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The 5:3:2 Rule for Social Media

When it comes to social sharing you need to get the balance right, and that's where the 5:3:2 rule comes into play. But what is 5:3:2?<p>Social media …

Vacant lots, empty homes and dying orchards on bullet train route attract squatters, vandals and thieves

Charlene Hook cherished her home of 30 years north of Corcoran, where pomegranate and pistachio orchards stretched for miles. So choosing to burn it down last year was a difficult decision.<p>She and her husband had no plans to leave their 2½ acres until the day the state bullet train authority said …

7 Social Media Trends to Watch and Capitalize On in 2018

The trend is your friend.Why? Because trends often become the norm, and getting in early allows you to harness its power without too much competition …

7 influencer marketing trends that will dominate in 2018

The popularity of influencer marketing shows no signs of slowing down. Interest in the term <i>influencer marketing</i> increased 90x from 2013 to 2016 and it doubled in first nine months of 2017. Reasons for ever-growing popularity of influencer campaigns are numerous ranging from their versatility (this …

If You're an Entrepreneur, This Is the Only Type of Content You Should Be Creating

Content creation for entrepreneurs is about one thing, and one thing only.<p>I am not your average writer.<p>My degree is in creative writing, but my background (and most formative mentorship) took place in advertising.<p>Between the ages of 22 and 26, I spent all day, every day, immersed in that world. …

Entrepreneurship

10 Part Action Plan for Writing Your Very First Book

There’s no doubt that writing a book is an excellent way to bolster your credibility and establish yourself as an authority. A book can also help you …

Writing

The Most Successful Businesses Know Their 'Now-Moments'

We’re all living in the moment. Anything that isn’t “NOW” is going to feel dated. And the trend for live streaming continues to grow and is expected to be a $70.05 billion industry by 2021; it’s currently at $30.29 billion.<p>Thanks to technology, the majority of us are equipped with powerful tools …

Marketing

year-old self — and anyone can use his advice for success

All this month across Virgin.com we're focusing on youth, with the aim to empower young people to follow their dreams and engage with society in a positive way - plus we're hoping to learn a thing or two from them along the way.<p>This topic got me reflecting on a letter I wrote last year, to a …

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>7 min read<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 …

Business Strategy

How 13 Instagram Icons Grew Their Followings to Massive Levels

Everybody starts with zero followers. Here's how these pros got thousands upon thousands of fans.<p>Reporting Intern<p><i>Instagram Icons</i> have unique ways to reach thousands of people each day. But every account starts at zero.<p>Whether the content is Hollywood memes or landscape photography, these 13 <i>Icon</i> …

After Listening to 25,000 Pitches, Richard Branson Has 1 Simple Tip for Entrepreneurs

If your pitch can't fit in this format, don't bother pitching the Virgin billionaire.<p>The spark that created one of the fastest growing companies in Richard Branson's Virgin empire came courtesy of a beer coaster.<p>In his new autobiography, <i>Finding My Virginity</i>, the billionaire entrepreneur recalls the …

Entrepreneurship

7 of the Best Books on Investing That Will Help You Save Major Money

<i>When it comes to your finances, do you take a head-on or head-in-the-sand approach? If you identify with the latter, the good news is you’re not</i> …

Costco has 2 new weapons in its battle against Amazon

On Thursday, the retailer announced that Costco Grocery will offer two-day delivery on nonperishable items, like cookies, cereal, and canned foods, starting this week. Delivery will be free on orders more than $75.<p>Additionally, the retailer partnered with Instacart for same-day delivery of all …

Imagine How You'll Feel on January 18 (if You Start a 100-Day Goal on October 10)

There are 100 days between October 10 and January 18. What if you decided to change something big during that time?<p>Recently, I wrote about how 100 days is the perfect amount of time to achieve a key life goal. It's enough time to accomplish something big--but short enough to be able to see the …

100day

The Content Strategies of 13 Instagram Icons

If you're looking to engage your audience and keep them coming back from more, start with these tips.<p>Reporting Intern<p>A good content strategy leaves your reader, viewer or follower engaged, informed and most importantly, hungry for more. It's especially important when starting out, and once you find …

Marketing

I retired at 52 with a $3 million net worth — here are the 10 worst money mistakes anyone can make

Said another way, they boil down to E-S-I. If this is the heart of your financial plan, it's likely that you'll be prosperous.<p>That said, there is one other thing you'll need to do — you must avoid the financial pitfalls that can significantly derail your finances. I call these the worst money moves …

38-year-old retiree uses Jay Leno's favorite money saving trick

When Jay Leno was an unknown comedian, he used a clever money saving trick to stay afloat: He generated two incomes and made sure to bank the bigger …

Jay Leno

Photo of Illegal Drone in National Park Shows the Sheer Scale of Lava Spout

Photographer and filmmaker Andrew Studer recently photographed something stupid and illegal: someone flying a drone <i>right next to</i> a lava spout in …

MailChimp Releases Marketing Automation Features For Free

Email marketing service MailChimp has made its suite of marketing automation features free for all users, highlighting the benefits of automation for …

Marketing

These Entrepreneurs Won't Mind If You Copy Their Best Growth Strategies

Behind every high-growth business, there is a stroke of a genius kind of idea that put the wheels in motion.<p>If you talk to any entrepreneur, they’ll tell you that a great business idea without a tangible growth plan is worth as much as a car with an empty gas tank. You won’t get far. In fact, you …

Marketing

Simon Sinek's Golden Circle Explained for Marketing and Sales

Asking questions like "What?" "How?" and "Why?" is essential for B2B marketing and sales teams to be successful, especially when shifting to account-based marketing (ABM)<p>The Golden Circle is an innovative concept presented by Simon Sinek in his TED Talk "Start with Why". It's super inspiring and …

Marketing

12 Warren Buffett quotes that'll make you smarter about your money

When Warren Buffett speaks, the investing world listens.<p>And with good reason: The chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway (BRK-A, BRK-B) has earned a …

The Social Media Analytics Showdown: What You Can Track and How

5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You need three things to create good campaigns and engage with fans on social media: good content, a steady stream of good content, content intelligence.<p>Every minute, we see a heavy downpour of social media messages, like …

Social Media

Genghis Khan's 3 Strategies For Success Could Change Your Life Immediately

Discover how one man became ruler of the largest empire in the world by applying a few simple strategies that can change your life forever.<p>If you want to continue to perform at peak levels, inspire others and become a thought leader in your field, you need to become a consummate learner. As soon as …

Self-improvement

The First 5 Steps to Launching a Successful Ecommerce Business

Make sure you get the right information at the right time.<p>6 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There’s no shortage of information online on how to start an ecommerce business. A quick Google search reveals millions of results on the subject. But all that …

Google Search

3 Digital Tools to Go One Up on Your Competition

Great content. Knowledge of what customers are saying. SEO: These tools can help you with the most important elements of competition.<p>7 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Not very long ago, promoting a brand was a drastically different task from what we know today. …

Marketing

No-fee stock trading app Robinhood is now officially worth $1.3 billion

The Series C round was led by Yuri Milner's investment arm, DST Global, and included Josh Kushner's Thrive Capital. Robinhood's total funding is now $176 million.<p>Robinhood launched in December 2014 and quickly became a favorite among younger people looking to invest without paying $7 or more per …

4 Free Small Business Marketing Tools

Here's a list of four marketing tools that add real value -- but don't cost a thing!<p>3 min read<p>This story originally appeared on PR Newswire's Small Business PR Toolkit<p>There’s only one thing better than finding a cool new marketing tool, and that’s finding a <i>free,</i> cool new marketing tool. Here’s a …

Small Business

Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? Top 10 Hacks for Having $1 Million for Retirement.

Spend less than you earn, especially when you start earning more, and you are halfway to being rich.<p>8 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Hopefully everyone answered yes to that question about becoming a millionaire. But for many of us that may sound like a pipe …

Personal Finance