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4 Skills Every Marketing Operations Leader Should Master

Marketing operations is the heart of any marketing team. Therefore it must be a strong foundation that enables teams to learn and become more …

The best free software for small businesses

Introduction<p>Setting up a small business is hard enough without the extortionate costs associated with modern software licenses. Set up a number of …

90 Instagram accounts to follow for daily graphic design inspiration

When it comes to getting a daily dose of inspiration for your graphic design projects, nothing beats the visual delights of Instagram. From global …

The Ultimate Cheat Sheet of Ad Sizes & Specs for Every Social Network

Keep this quick reference guide handy for your social ads campaigns!<p>Is there anything more annoying than having your ad rejected because you missed one stupid little detail?<p>I run a ton of social ads across Facebook and Twitter promoting my company's content. Ad sizes, specs and requirements change …

29 logos designed with a clever twist that's hidden in plain sight

Creative logos can have the power to make us do a double-take, and when advertising dollars and brand recognition are on the line, clever messaging can be just the way for a company to hold our attention just a little longer.<p>Even better? When that design genius is hidden in plain sight. Luckily, …

This Week In Small Business Tech: Now You Can Be Like Amazon!

Here are five things in technology that happened this past week and how they affect your business. Did you miss them?<p><b>1 – Artificial intelligence is becoming big business.</b><p>Per this Forbes report: “Facebook has introduced “Deep Text” a text understanding engine that can understand with near human …

Microsoft's Official Guide For A DIY, Raspberry Pi-Powered Magic Mirror With Face Detection

Smart mirrors have been all the rage this year, and it looks like Microsoft's getting into the game too. While Microsoft's mirror is teased as a …

5 Hacks For Overcoming Social Anxiety And Networking Like a Pro

<i>You are SO awkward</i>. <i>They don’t ACTUALLY like you.</i> <i>You’re just gonna make a fool of yourself. Besides, you know you’re going to be in your head the whole time. Just tell them you’re sick and save everyone the trouble…</i><p>A certain degree of social anxiety is completely normal–even helpful. The fear of …

6 Software Tools for Monitoring Employee Productivity

The attainment of target output in any organization, to a great extent, depends on the consistency of employees' productivity level.<p>In today's competitive business world, every organization is facing new challenges regarding sustained productivity and creating committed workforce.<p>In the ever …

The 'Keurig for marijuana' is finally coming — and it looks amazing

The world's first single-serve, pod-based vaporizer system is coming to market in early 2017. Dubbed the CannaCloud, it's essentially the Keurig of cannabis.<p>The CannaCloud, made by Boston-based startup CannaKorp, could bring a level of precision and ease to marijuana consumption that could help …

Make Your Own Motion Sensing Smart Mirror by Yourself

Reportedly Microsoft has developed a smart mirror that can read your emotions, but it’s unavailable, so we might as well make our own motion sensing …

Amazon's screenwriting tool lets you easily share scripts

We all have at least one great story to tell, and Amazon's free screenplay writing software is intended to help you spin that tale. Like other screenwriting tools, Amazon Storywriter auto-formats your work to the required industry standard, with the added benefit of letting you submit your script …

Amazon Studios

Get certified & career-qualified in Social Media Marketing with this $29 course

We’ve all seen enough spam ads promising a quick & easy way to “make money online!”<p>But as companies increasingly establish their Web presence and outreach, social media is a tried-and-true tactic for engaging users and increasing revenue.<p>With the training provided in the <b>Silicon Valley Social Media</b> …

4 Fundamental Things Good Leaders Always Do -- And Never Do

<b>1. Make sure praise flows to those who deserve it</b> - As the old (but true) leadership saying goes, “Give credit, take accountability.” Effective leaders know that thoughtful recognition for strong performance is a fine way to encourage more of the same in the future, and are eager to provide praise …

Leadership

How To Become More Focused and Efficient Using These 6 Tips - Small Business Trends

Business moves at supersonic speed. While technology has facilitated easier communication and information gathering, it has also ushered in a new …

Marketing your small business is now easier than ever

<b>Q: Steve, I know you love to talk marketing. Do you have a very favorite way to market a small business? – Jennifer</b><p><b>A</b>: A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away, I had a business the old-fashioned way, the pre-Internet way. It was a worse way that’s for sure, especially with regard to marketing. …

5 tips to supercharge your social media engagement

<i>This article was originally published on PR Daily in May 2016.</i> <br>A strong social media presence is an essential part of many marketing plans.<p>Although …

Create your own amateur eSports league with Gfinity's Xbox One app

By Dom Reseigh-Lincoln<p><b>British eSports events firm Gfinity, which has made a name for itself with competitive gaming events, has just released a new</b> …

Personal Branding: 8 Ways to Create a Unique Business Identity

Have you been wanting to start your own business? Or maybe you already have, but you need a way to stand out among your competitors? Either way, if you haven't thought about the importance of personal branding, now is the time.<p>If you're not familiar with what the term "personal branding" means, …

The Ultimate Ad Dimension Cheat Sheet for Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn & Other Social Networks [Infographic]

Learn the correct photo & image dimensions for advertising on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and YouTube for both desktop and mobile devices.

“How to Get a Meeting With Anyone:” Guerrilla Marketing Meets Influencer Networking

The book “How to Get a Meeting With Anyone” covers exactly that – with a slight twist. The goal of the book is to help readers find ways to actually …

7 Career-Advancing Courses

Are you challenged at work? Do you regret career decisions? Are you happy? If the answer to the questions leads to a negative feeling, it is time to …

Employment

Make Better Marijuana Edibles with These Tips from a Weed Chef

Toss some marijuana in a brownie mix and everything will come out fine? Probably not. There’s a science to making edibles at home and using your weed …

Cannabis

10 Pieces of Financial Advice for Newly Married Couples

A few weeks ago, I was attending a wedding where I’ve known the groom for about 20 years. I wasn’t one of the groomsmen and didn’t know all of them, …

Personal Finance

The 22-year-old whiz kid who runs Apple's Twitter account shares his social media tips

One of the main people behind it is 22-year-old Tai Tran. Apple offered him a full-time job running social media before he even graduated. He's been named to Forbes' 30 under 30 list for marketing, and when he accepted a job at Apple, it was covered by Apple blogs.<p>Tran is sharing his social media …

13 online courses that could help you get rich

The wealthiest, most successful people appreciate the power of learning long after college or any formal education is over.<p>Today, it's easier than ever to continue your education with the chance to take online courses from some of the best universities in the world.<p>We've picked out some of the best …

Success

How to Start a Business On (Almost) No Money

<i>This piece originally appeared on Entrepreneur.</i><p>You’re excited to start a business. Maybe you have an idea, or you’re just fascinated with the idea of …

How to start a side business without quitting your current job

Not all entrepreneurs started out their businesses fresh from college – or quit halfway through.<p>Most entrepreneurs already had careers before they decided to go it alone. But making the jump can be terrifying, especially if you have overheads to pay. That’s why a growing number of people are …

Top 10 Cheat Sheets to Help You Master Microsoft Office

Microsoft Office is still the most popular office suite used by companies and individuals across the world. These Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and …

Working Hard Gets You Nowhere

If it's one thing I've learned over my adult years, it's that working hard gets you nowhere.<p>You can keep your head down in the muck all day long and in the end, your voice still isn't heard, your best ideas aren't realized, and you are no further along at the end of the day than you were when you …