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The Top Digital Marketing Tools to Grow Your Online Presence

In the ever-changing business world, it’s hard to know where and how to invest your time as a small business. It can be especially confusing when …

Marketing
Self-improvement

Lead True by Putting People First

Put People, Organization and Community FirstNo matter the industry, leaders face the same types of challenges. It’s a leader’s personal compass that …

Leadership

10 Ways Leaders Think Differently

To create value for a business, you need to be able to do more than just put together a fancy presentation and come up with long, impressive words at meetings.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>With so much technology and information at our hands today, we can't become …

Leadership

Questions Or Answers: Which One Defines Great Leaders?

Clients often come to me for sales advice on the questions they ask their prospective customers. It’s actually one of my favorite topics.<p><b>Watch on Forbes:</b><p>On the surface it may seem like questions are a small thing. After years growing and then helping other business leaders, I’ve learned that the …

Leadership

Build Your Marketing Team in the Order that People Buy Things

A strategic long-term approach to building out a marketing team should instead focus on the customer journey.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In 2013, I made the decision to bring aboard a content creator as my first marketing hire. Since bringing that employee aboard, …

Marketing

8 Consistent Behaviors of Highly Authentic Leaders

Authentic leaders that truly walk the walk engage in these 8 behaviors every day. With intention, you too can step into your greatest authenticity.<p>In an era where virtually everyone is calling themselves a leader or entrepreneur, how can we distinguish the truly great ones from everyone else? And …

Leadership

In Just 3 Words, Amazon's Jeff Bezos Taught a Brilliant Lesson in Leadership | Inc.com

Yesterday, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos published a new letter to shareholders, in which he refers to the company's timeline as "Day 1," allowing Amazon to continually move forward.<p>What does Day 2 look like?<p>"Day 2 is stasis. Followed by irrelevance. Followed by excruciating, painful decline. Followed …

Leadership

5 Ways Leaders Can Truly Support Their People

I learned most of what I know about conducting business in the U.S. through my partner, Arthur Cooper. When we started Optimum7 back in 2007, he had …

5 Ways Successful Entrepreneurs Schedule Their Day

Maximize productivity to accomplish as much as possible.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Entrepreneurs are busy people. Chances are, they got to be successful because of how much they work. However, that kind of busy is different than the random, chaotic busy we can all …

Time Management

How to Create Your Five-Year Master Plan

Two weeks ago, I wrote this article here: The Most Valuable Strategy to Apply to Anything You Do. I received a lot of positive feedback from hundreds …

How to Take Your Business Online and Work for Yourself

A strong digital presence is the cornerstone of success.<p>For entrepreneurs who are looking to start their own businesses, it's not enough to have a bustling storefront—you need to be able to supplement your sales by building a strong presence online. The internet not only widens the net of your …

Small Business

4 steps for execs to create powerful personal brands

A personal brand is the story people think of when they hear your name.<p>If you’re a top executive seeking to be a leading voice in your industry, …

8 Ways to Get Press for Your Small Business

Public relations are something that small businesses, especially those that are new small businesses, neglect to make a priority. Offering compelling …

10 Leadership Lessons From My Favorite Clint Eastwood Movie Quotes

We may not consider the actor a management guru. But there's something to be learned from these lines that have come out of his characters' mouths.<p>Regular readers of my weekly column have come to expect me to do my best in presenting them with fresh perspectives on how to manage the challenges that …

Clint Eastwood

10 Offline Marketing Strategies That Still Work Today

With social media and the internet, sometimes we forget the effectiveness of traditional marketing methods.<p>This story originally appeared on Bizness Apps<p>Marketing has seen a paradigm shift with the rise of all things online and mobile. Creating a business Facebook page, tweeting about industry …

Marketing

How to Pick the Right Social Media Platform

Is Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Snapchat, YouTube or Twitter the best place to put your marketing dollars? It all depends on your brand and what you're trying to accomplish.<p>Is Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Snapchat, YouTube or Twitter the best place to put your marketing dollars? It all …

Marketing

10 Success lessons from Marcus Lemonis – “The Profit” for entrepreneurs

Share23<p>Tweet<p>Share71<p>+14<p>Shares 98<p>Marcus Lemonis, creator of CNBC’s The Profit, is a man who knows business. If you’ve never seen the show, Marcus is an …

Entrepreneurship

The 26 best websites for entrepreneurs

The number of websites for entrepreneurs is overwhelming.<p>As an entrepreneur, you are definitely visiting thousands of websites to get the right …

Entrepreneurship

3 Leadership Styles to Strive For, and 3 to Avoid

Learn about three highly-developed leadership styles, and three approaches to …

The Psychology of Confidence: 5 Hidden Qualities of Bold Individuals

You're reading The Psychology of Confidence: 5 Hidden Qualities of Bold Individuals, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self …

Self-improvement

7 Reasons All Entrepreneurs Should Strive for Better Writing

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Some people see entrepreneurs as leaders. Others see them as inventors. Still others see them as salespeople, or as general businesspeople. But very few people see entrepreneurs as writers.<p>On the surface, writing and entrepreneurship seem …

Writing

What's the Best Way to Legally Structure Multiple Businesses?

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Most entrepreneurs I know are driven, curious and never content with the status quo. These traits are probably why so many of them dabble in multiple ventures. A restaurateur may open a wine shop; a personal trainer may launch a line of …

Small Business

3 Startup Fundamentals You Can Bootstrap When You Have No Money

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Have you wanted to start a business for the longest time, but keep coming to the same basic realization -- you need money and have none to spare? You give up on starting and growing a business, and instead keep doing the things you've …

Small Business

3 Skills All Bosses Need To Learn Today

Every high-achieving employee wants this, and they'll get it somewhere else. Why not your company?<p>In my line of work, I will admit that not all leaders and owners have reached a visceral understanding of the potential of people. But those that do see it as their responsibility to help others grow …

Employee Engagement

7 Ways to Make Search Results For Your Brand Name Exactly How You Want Them

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Most search-engine optimizers focus on purely organic results, based around keywords related to your brand or industry. For example, if you’re a marketing agency, you probably spend time optimizing for phrases like “online marketing …

SEO

Just Start Doing Whatever It Is You Can't Stop Thinking About

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When you’re trying to get from one level of your life to the next, one of the most helpful things you can do is have an extended period of deep learning.<p>In earlier times, young people seeking to learn a craft typically underwent periods …

Textbooks

5 Smart Ways Entrepreneurs Stay Productive and Healthy

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Being an entrepreneur is an extremely stressful job. The total physical, financial, and mental burden of the business lies on you. This alone can threaten your health and have a detrimental impact on your physical fitness. And despite the …

Entrepreneurship

The 7 Deadly Sins of Business Blogging

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Since blogging has become so common, far too many people have fallen into the trap of thinking that it’s easy. This can be a huge mistake, especially for businesses.<p>The simple fact is that your blog can be one of the most important …

Marketing

There's One Big Thing Many Small Business Owners Are Neglecting - Small Business Trends

<i>The internal audit is a form of self-discipline that can prevent countless problems.</i><p>The first time you said to someone, “I’m starting my own …