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How Do You Become a Great Salesperson? (Most People Forget to Do This 1 Thing) | Inc.com

Dale Carnegie framed it best: to become a great salesperson, you have to remember that people want to do business with people they like and respect. At the end of the day, while you may be selling to a customer, what you're really doing is looking to earn their trust. As Carnegie said, it's about …

Selling

A Resilient Personal Brand Ensures Your Competitive Edge

Building your relevance for a future workplace based on lateral movement.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>“The future of work,” it’s the latest buzz phrase. Five years ago, that meant telecommuting, going paperless, shared workspaces and in-house coffee bars. Today, that …

Leadership

Google testing new ‘Instant’ label for AMP pages in Search results

Google’s rumored Snapchat Discover and Instagram Stories competitor for publishers could launch as soon as this month. Rumored to be built on Accelerated Mobile Pages, it will allow sites to surface video and other rich content right in Search. In the mean time, Google has been spotted testing …

3 Surprising Techniques to Become a Top 1-Percenter in Sales | Inc.com

There are only two real categories of salespeople: top performers, and everyone else. When salespeople are just starting out, they tend to learn as they go. And with the right techniques, any salesperson can ultimately become a superstar who closes the biggest deals and routinely takes home …

High Level

Google brings its resources for founders and startups to a single site

Google launched “Startup with Google” today, a new site that brings together all the company’s resources for founders and their startups.<p>As the name implies, the focus here is on Google’s own tools, services and initiatives (think everything from Firebase and Android Studio to Analytics and …

Startups

7 Key Selling Habits All Sales Professionals Must Develop

Improving these seven habits is the key to increasing your sales, your business revenues and your profitability.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>The following excerpt is from the Brian Tracy’s book</i> Million Dollar Habits<i>. Buy it now from</i> Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iTunes | …

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Why 6-Second Formats Are Saving Digital Video Ads

Is six seconds the new magic time for ad engagement?<p>The snackable video ad—popularized by the YouTube's non-skippable Bumper—is poised to become one …

Advertising

How to Create the Perfect About Page That Drives Leads

Just like your thank you pages, your about page is one of the most overlooked pages on most websites. They are, however, one of the highest ranked …

Marketing

The 4 Most Important People to Know When Homebuying

How do I get approved for a loan? Who will help me find the right home? Who can help me? Don’t panic! Here are the top four people you need to know …

Google's new free course could help you land a sweet gig localizing apps

Localization is a vital, but less talked-about part of the technology industry — and it can lead to a lucrative career, too. Now, to help people enter the field, Google just launched a free course on the Udacity online learning platform called <i>Localization Essentials</i>.<p>This six-lesson series is …

Apps

How to Use Google Search Console to Drive 28% More Search Traffic

Do you know what question I get asked almost more than any other question?It’s this one: <i>“How do I get more traffic?”</i>People ask me this every single …

Analytics

How to master the ABCs of SEO

There are 3 billion searches on Google every day.<p>That’s absolutely incredible—and potentially terrifying, if you’re a marketer. With so many searches …

SEO

How to Find 50 Backlink Opportunities in Just 20 Minutes

Even if you’re not an expert SEO, you know how important backlinks are.They’re the meat and potatoes of any SEO strategy.And believe it or not, there …

Marketing

Google Makes Changes To Quality Score Reporting

Marketers have now gained a way to report on their campaigns' historical quality score in Google AdWords.<p>Google has made it possible for marketers to …

How to Grow Your Startup Using YouTube

You’ve got a great product, a great team, and everything is lined up. Your startup is ready. Next, it’s time to grow your startup, and social media …

Social Media

How To Get 250,000 Real Facebook Followers In Under A Month

Okay, before we get started, I want to differentiate between purchased followers and real followers on Facebook. You can do any type of Google search and find hundreds of websites that will have their robot and spam account followers go and like your facebook page in just a few hours. And if you do …

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These Gamification Productivity Apps Will Boost Your Success

Gamification of work can help you achieve a lot more than you usually would, as it turns regular tasks into games. The basics of gamification are …

An Uber model for manufacturing is ready to upend the industry

Nazareth Ekmekjian was on a tight deadline, and news from the machine shops wasn’t good. A designer for Boston-based Piaggio Fast Forward, a transportation and robotics subsidiary of Piaggio Group, Ekmekjian needed a prototype of a component made within a week and a half. But every shop he …

Manufacturing

US Navy SEALs develop mental toughness by reinforcing one behavior

<i>This question originally appeared on Quora: How can the average person learn the skill of mental toughness without joining the military?</i> <i>Answer by Ronald Fry, author of Hammerhead Six.</i><p>Mental toughness is a state of mind. Anyone can develop the mental toughness of a solider without being part of the …

U.S. Air Force

3 Split Tests to Improve Your Direct Mail Results

If you want to increase your response rate, make sure you are ALWAYS testing something new.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Of course you want better results from your mailings. The worst thing you can do is to become complacent and think the mailing piece you’ve got is …

Direct Marketing

SEO Strategy in 2017: What's Most Important?

Don't trust what you've heard -- links are still king when it comes to search engine optimization.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Everyone wants to get a high click-through rate and a good spot in Google's search algorithm. But, when it is generally accepted in the …

Marketing

4 Innovative Mobile Apps That Will Make Your Business Processes More Efficient

Help with to-do lists. The distractions of tech devices. The need to solicit client signatures: Point-of-sale systems: "There's an app for that."<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>A business is only as good as the system it's created for its operation. Perhaps the pinnacle …

Apps

LinkedIn Just Rolled Out A Redesign—Here’s How To Clean Up Your Profile

Now that LinkedIn has a new look, it’s time to update your account–starting with these four cuts.<p>With its largest desktop redesign ever, LinkedIn is fighting the good fight against distraction. The 2017 updates make for less clutter across the platform and a more focused experience on every front, …

Employment

A former FBI agent shares the 5 mindsets that set winners apart

Here are five mindsets that set winners apart:<p>1. They discover what makes them unstoppable<p>You must love what you do or you'll never have the mental toughness to be a winner. Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi coined the phrase "flow" as meaning a state of deep absorption in an activity during which your …

Self-improvement

Why You Need a Personal Brand and How to Build it on Social Media | Inc.com

Companies, products and services need strong brands, yes. But you, as an individual? In case you hadn't considered it, an investment in personal branding can make the difference between an average career and one that involves more opportunities, a robust network of people who will help open doors …

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4 White Hat SEO Techniques to Implement in 2017 | Inc.com

<i>By Kristopher Jones, founder and CEO of LSEO.com.</i><p>As search engine algorithms become smarter on a daily basis, businesses -- both local and enterprise level --must keep clean SEO techniques at the forefront. The days of black hat SEO tactics, such as keyword stuffing, hidden text, link schemes and …

How to program Google Home to talk to you

If I could talk to the gadgets in my life, just imagine it. "Okay, Google, what will today be like?"<p>Thankfully, I don't have to imagine it — this is …

4 Creative (and Aboveboard) Ways to Improve Your Search Engine Rankings - Copyblogger

Promoting your content has clear short-term benefits — like attracting new readers, social shares, and comments.<p>But did you know it’s also a critical …

New savings app pits gas stations against one another

With the exception of credit-card use and self-fueling stations, the process of buying gasoline has changed little since the days of Henry Ford. So with gas prices rising again, seasoned technology innovators see an opportunity to change how people pay at the pump.<p>Even those who represent gas …

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