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50 startups that will boom in 2018, according to VCs

Who better to ask than the startup experts, the VCs that watch the industry, guide the startups, hear their pitches, and invest in them?<p>We reached out to a number of top VCs and asked them which startups will boom in 2018. We invited participation from investors from a variety of backgrounds and …

How this woman grew her startup from zero to $58 million in three years

Susan Tynan's favorite bit of advice when asked for words of entrepreneurial wisdom is this: Ignore the well-meaning naysayers who tell you your idea can't be done.<p>Tynan is the founder and CEO of Framebridge, an internet custom framing startup. Founded in 2014, she has raised nearly $37 million …

Want Your Kids To Appreciate You? Make Them Do Sh*t For Themselves

The other morning, my son woke up late for school, stayed in the bathroom fixing his hair for a bit too long, then asked me to make his lunch.<p><i>No can</i> …

Parenting

The 20 best foods to eat if you're trying to lose weight

Not all calories are created equal.<p>Different foods go through different metabolic pathways in the body.<p>They can have vastly different effects on …

10 Books Tim Ferriss Thinks Every Entrepreneur Should Read

Check out these titles curated by the productivity expert and podcast host.<p>Tim Ferriss, the productivity expert,author and inspirational speaker, is an avid reader, and has highlighted many books on his show and through his blog, seeking to share some of the same wisdom that inspires him.<p>From …

This One Exercise Has Helped Me Build 2 Multimillion-Dollar Companies in Less Than 24 months

What got you to where you are today will not get you where you want to be.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>A few years ago, I found myself nearly $1 million in debt. Today, I have two multimillion-dollar companies to my name. I've come a long way, but as I look back I …

You Learn One of These 5 Ways (Infographic) | Inc.com

"Work hard" is such bland, blanket advice because the definition varies greatly depending on the person. Setting goals may be easy for you, but emotional intelligence a struggle. Where you have your challenges really depends on who you are and, in a broader sense, how you take in the world.<p>It is …

Learning

Apple's $1,000 iPhone Taught Us A Very Important Business Lesson | Inc.com

Everyone is going crazy over Apple's new iPhone --- for better or for worse. Now, whether you like Apple or not, we can all agree that the price of the newly released iPhone is quite the shocker. That might turn off some customers, but I will make the bet that it's a smart move for the company. …

Customers

12 Foods You Need to Stop Buying—and 17 You Should Eat More Of

The best and worst choices in every food group, according to registered …

Gen Z has a completely different shopping preference from millennials — and it's good news for retail

Members of the "millennials on steroids" generation told PwC in a survey forecasting holiday shopping habits that they prefer the in-store experience to shopping online.<p>PwC surveyed 2,395 national consumers — and, separately, 301 young Gen Z consumers — for its annual Holiday Outlook survey.<p>The …

I interview 100,000 people a year, and there are 6 questions that make job candidates stick in my mind

You'll be asked it in almost any interview. And while you may be tempted to sit back and relax during this portion—while the recruiter's put in the hot seat—that's not actually in your best interest.<p>Why? Because this is your final chance to make an awesome impression.<p>My team and I interview around …

Mentally Strong Kids Have Parents Who Refuse to Do These 13 Things | Inc.com

Raising a mentally strong kid doesn't mean he won't cry when he's sad or that he won't fail sometimes. Mental strength doesn't make you immune to hardship and it's not about suppressing your emotions.<p>In fact, it's quite the opposite. Mental strength is what helps kids bounce back from setbacks and …

Self-help

Mark Zuckerberg's Response to Donald Trump's Tweet Is a Master Class in Handling Criticism | Inc.com

What would you do if you were falsely accused--in front of almost 40 million people? That happened to Facebook yesterday morning when President Donald Trump tweeted, "Facebook was always anti-Trump." The tweet went on to claim that the networks, <i>The</i> <i>Washington Post</i>, and <i>The New York Times</i> were all …

Donald Trump

How to Create a Social Media Marketing Strategy From Scratch

Here's a blueprint for a successful social media marketing plan.<p>This story originally appeared on Buffer<p>When I went rock climbing for the first time, I had no idea what I was doing. My friends and I were complete newbies about ropes and rappelling and every other bit of jargon and technique that …

10 Social-Media Trends to Prepare for in 2018

Powerful social-media trends affecting both users and brands are strengthening and accelerating.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In the past year, a number of significant stories involved social media: Facebook lured Snapchat users to Instagram, the president of the …

The Millennials Are Here: Your Move, B2B Marketers

Free-Photos / Pixabay<p>As a Millennial who actively works to buck the lazy and entitled stereotype (specifically at my job in marketing at SnapApp), I …

Is Personal Branding Required for Business? How to Ignite the YOU Factor – Free Webinar

Do you need to worry about your personal brand as a working professional? Or is a personal brand only for those “online gurus” trying to get rich and …

Marketing

Facebook Is Adding More Advertising Objectives for Brands That Use Messenger

Facebook is rolling out specific advertising objectives for brands using Messenger, offering ways to target users based on goals like increasing …

Trudeau government spent $13.6M on sponsored social media

OTTAWA – Since coming to power the Trudeau government has spent more than $13.6 million on sponsored social media posts.<p>A CTV analysis of more than …

Canada

MailChimp Introduces Google Remarketing Ads

MailChimp announced the expansion of its cross-channel marketing capabilities on Tuesday, enabling customers to create their own Google …

Facebook launches ‘messages’ objective for ad campaigns

Facebook took steps today to make conversations between customers and brands a bigger part of its business strategy, announcing that advertisers can now choose “messages” as an objective in Ads Manager.<p>When starting an advertising campaign on Facebook, one of the first decisions you make is your …

Customer Service

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Tracking Local SEO & SEM via Google Analytics, GTM, and more

If you asked me, I’d tell you that proper tracking is the single most important element in your local business digital marketing stack. I’d also tell …

5 Essential Elements of a Call-to-Action Campaign

Perhaps your website is getting more traffic lately, it’s still necessary to have a plan in place in order to convert visitors into leads. Without …

Only 35% of Companies Think Content Marketing Is Truly Successful

Ascend2, which offers research-based marketing services, and Vidyard, a video marketing platform, recently released a survey of content marketers to …

Marketing

17 Speakers That Will Help You Understand Influencer Marketing at #Inbound17

43% of marketers are currently experimenting with influencer marketing.<p>With this amount of experimentation come trends, best practices, and emerging …

These companies' websites offer no clue as to what they do

Kasper Kubica wants to know what the hell these companies <i>do</i>.<p>For example, a company with the catchy name 84.51˚ describes itself thusly:<p>“We make …

10 Things You Should Never Share on Social Media

With social media, the personal is the professional. If you rely on your online presence as a means to earn money in any capacity, what you say and …

Public Relations

Instagram breezes past two major milestones

<i>This story was delivered to BI Intelligence "Digital Media Briefing" subscribers. To learn more and subscribe, please click here.</i><p>Instagram just passed important advertiser and user growth milestones, TechCrunch reports:<p><b>Two million active advertisers on the platform.</b> Instagram now has two million …

InterAct

How to grow your Instagram following

<p>With some 800 million active users, it's safe to say <b>Instagram</b> has transformed the world of social media. What was once a platform to share photos …