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Shopper’s Diary: Vintage and Modern Meet at A New Leaf in Chicago

On the corner of Wells and Lincoln in Chicago, A New Leaf floral shop invites curious shoppers inside with a front stoop that spills over with …

How A Chef Is Owning Content Marketing

I love to cook.<p>I also love to pull apart how people use digital media and technology to expand their business.<p>Jamie Oliver, the lovable British chef, and his marketing team fascinate me. After consuming countless hours of “Jamie Inc.” these past few years—his articles, his images, and his videos—I …

16 Detoxing Cleanse Foods

Get a jump-start on losing extra pounds with these essential cleanse foods

Meet Nördlingen, The Little Town In A Crater

Well this place is a <i>hole</i> bunch of fun.<p>The town of Nördlingen -- a stop on Germany's Romantic Road -- sits entirely within a crater, made when a half-mile-wide meteorite smacked into Earth about 15 million years ago.<p>The town's founders likely weren't aware they were settling in such a phenomenon -- …

21 Ways to Achieve Wealth and Success

Amazon #1 Best-Selling Author<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In his book, <i>Rich Habits -- The Daily Success Habits of Wealthy Individuals</i>, Tom Corley outlines several habits that distinguish the wealthy from the nonwealthy.<p>It got me to think, How many people operate on …

Self-improvement

The 8 Secret Places to Find the Best Stock Images

This story originally appeared on Visual.ly<p>Buying and searching for stock images can be a tedious and expensive task, especially if you stick to the standard sites. But there are other sites out there, and many of them are better than the status quo. Here are eight sites with great stock …

Judy Robinett: How Entrepreneurs Can Become Power Networkers

I recently spoke to Judy Robinett, who is the author of <i>How to Be a Power Connector: The 5-50-150 Rule</i>. Robinett is a business thought leader who is known as “the woman with the titanium digital Rolodex.” In her more than 30 years of experience as an entrepreneur and corporate leader, Robinett has …

Startup Staffing: 10 Things A Good Leader Can Do To Keep Their Employees Motivated

If you want to know if a fish is bad, look at its head, they say. No role in life is more dependent on success and failure than that of a leader. Some see the pressure that comes with managing others as a burden, others see it as a thrill. The reality is the best leaders see it as a mixture of both.<p>…

For content marketers, an alternative to the CTR

<i>This article was written by Sloan Gaon, CEO of PulsePoint.</i><p>Brands have long known the importance of evaluating campaigns for both brand impact and …

Content Marketing Optimization - TopRank Marketing

How can Content Marketing amplify reach, engagement and results by integrating Social Media SEO? This presentation from Lee Odden of TopRank Online Marketing lays out how online marketers can implement a process for incorporating the finer points of search engine optimization, content and social …

Is Business Blogging Still Worthwhile?

<b></b>State of Blogging<b>When I started blogging</b> a little over 10 years ago, there were about 1.5 million blogs (Technorati). That’s about 1 million other …

4 Ways to Get Media Attention Without a Press Release

This story originally appeared on PR Daily<p>A friend recently shared a press release his company had sent to several media outlets that purported to deliver some news. Problem was, the release contained nothing truly newsworthy. One big strike: It mentioned that my friend had been hired for his new …

Public Relations

How to Use the New LinkedIn Header Image for Profiles

Shares 6K<p>Have you noticed the new images at the top of LinkedIn profiles?<p>Do you want to grab people’s attention and really show them who you …

Infographics

18 Social Media SEO Resources to Improve Your Search Ranking

Do you know how social media impacts SEO? Are your own search and social efforts aligned? For many marketers, it’s not always clear how social media …

Public Relations

5 Data-Backed Twitter Tips You Should Know

Banana Muffins

We love banana muffins, banana bread, smoothies with bananas, banana pancakes, updated banana pudding (and this traditional version), banana ice …

Sunday Supper: Cheesy, Stuffed Mexican Peppers With Red Chili Sauce

<b>Editor's note:</b> Each Saturday afternoon we bring you a Sunday Supper recipe. Why on Saturday? So you have time to shop and prepare for tomorrow.<p>When I was a kid, I looked forward to birthday presents. Obviously. I also relished the chance to choose my birthday dinner. Stuffed peppers were on the …

Social Media Strategy: How Much Time Should Planning Take?

<i>This post originally appeared on the Buffer blog.</i><p>I have a blog post to write. This blog post, to be exact.<p>And in the course of researching, outlining, writing, editing, and writing some more, I also have other hats to wear. Email marketing. Social media strategy. Blog promotion, blog design, and …

Cash-Strapped? 10 PR Strategies to Improve Your ROI

<i>Dmitry Davydov is a Chief Marketing Officer for Bitrix24, worlds fastest growing free CRM, project management, private social network and online collaboration platform created specifically for small businesses.</i><p>PR is hard. And expensive. Most of the time, you get nothing out of it. And when your …