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12 Charlotte dogs you need to follow on Instagram

I’m a firm believer that a puppy a day keeps the doctor away, which may explain why my Instagram feed is dominated by furry faces and wagging tails. …

Marvel is 'absolutely' making a sequel to 'Black Panther.' Obviously.

In today's least surprising news, Marvel is going to make a sequel to <i>Black Panther</i>.<p>Kevin Feige, president of Marvel Studios, revealed that there will …

The 9 most influential Charlotte women on Instagram

Do you check Instagram before leaving your bed in the morning? (If you said no, you’re lying).<p>As someone who spends her career — and her free time — …

The 10 best FREE outdoor activities for spring and summer

Charlotte’s warm weather inspires an afternoon outdoors during the spring and summer seasons. But a day pass at some of the Queen City’s top tourist …

This Is How You Stand Out, According to a Harvard Professor and Gary Vaynerchuk | Inc.com

Most businesses understand publishing content is a smart strategy to generate leads, nurture existing customers, and ultimately earn customer loyalty.<p>But even though they get that producing content is helpful, many don't fully understand the implications of the opportunity it presents.<p>In his book</i> …

Marketing

10 Best Free Blogging Tools For Bloggers

Every year people buy thousands of domain names to build their websites in order to make money online. Up till now, 326.4 million domain names have …

Infographics

7 DIY SEO Tactics for Companies Not Ready to Hire a Consultant

Simple tactics, like claiming your listings and managing social media, can increase your ranking.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Anyone who has ever registered a domain name can tell you that there is no shortage of people out there willing to sell you search engine …

Creative Commons' New Search Engine Makes It Easy To Find Free-To-Use Images

Busted! You copied an image on your blog that you saw on the internet. You didn’t think you were doing anything wrong but it turns out you were. The image was copyrighted and now the copyright holder is threatening to take you to court unless you pay a fee. That threat may be nothing more than …

Creative Commons

I Lost 31% of My Search Traffic but My Sales Went up by 73%

Do you ever wish you could read people’s minds?More specifically, have you ever wished that you could know exactly how to lead people to your site?In …

Common Sense

8 SEO Trends You Need to Pay Attention to in 2017

Knowing which techniques are most effective for driving traffic to your site is a learning curve that never flattens.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>A new year means new SEO speculation and trends. While there are some components of search engine optimization that have …

Social Media Ad Spending Is Expected to Pass Newspapers by 2020

The amount of money spent on advertising on social media is set to catch up with newspaper ad revenues by 2020, a leading forecaster said on …

8 Steps to Building a Powerful Personal Brand That Will Change Your Life | Inc.com

Before I invested in my personal brand, I was in a field I no longer liked and working for a company that didn't listen to a single one of my ideas, EVER. I was in a major career slump, and I needed to pivot in a big way. I decided that going all in on developing my personal brand was the way to …

Public Relations

SEO Advice to Help You Take Advantage of Google's Continued Updates | Inc.com

With Facebook's recent crackdown on fake news and the continued push for ad identification by the FTC on social media, it's safe to say that audiences everywhere are craving more realness in the content that hits their feeds. In a world where Instagram filters and Photoshopping run rampant and …

Fake News

39 Blog Promotion Sites to Share Your Article (Get FREE Traffic in 2018)

Marketing

3 Steps One Entrepreneur Took to 10x Her Startup Growth | Inc.com

The dot-com boom of the 90s attracted many entrepreneurs into believing that almost anybody had a shot of making it big. For a time, it seemed all you needed was an alluring IPO and nerves of steel to raise millions. That, of course, would not last. However, the companies that made it out of the …

Entrepreneurship

Law In The Age Of Social Media

The breadth and impact of social media can scarcely be exaggerated. In less than a decade, it has disrupted journalism, influenced global politics, and altered commerce by providing a platform for instantaneous global communication. One big problem: social media does not distinguish between fact …

Social Media

Are Big Data, Predictive Analytics And Social Media Getting In The Way Of Basic Marketing?

I recently purchased an accessory for a phone that required assembly instructions. Unfortunately, the English instructions were unintelligible—incorrect grammar, missing words, sentence fragments, etc.<p>Last month, I received an offer for a credit card—which I already have and regularly use—that was …

Marketing

10 Inspirational Must-Read eBooks to Accelerate Your Entrepreneurial Success

Get ready to snuggle up with some high quality, free content over your extended weekend.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>Entrepreneur has an affiliate partnership with TradePub so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>This holiday weekend is a great time …

Content Marketing Has Matured. Has Your Strategy? | Inc.com

Content marketing continues to evolve as part of the overall marketing mix. In fact, for many marketers, it has risen to the tactical forefront particularly given digital advertising issues like "banner blindness," low click-through rates, viewability and fraud concerns, not to mention the rise of …

Marketing

7 Tips for Running a Successful Social Media Marketing Campaign

In today’s digital world, social media is a staple tactic within most marketing strategies, with 92% of companies considering social media important …

Marketing

The 7 Best Books for Entrepreneurs in 2016 | Inc.com

Every year, I select the best books published over the past 12 month in several categories, culminating in my Best Business Books of the Year, which in 2016 will post on December 16th.<p>Today's column provides the best books for entrepreneurs and people who want to start their own businesses. Just to …

Entrepreneurship

8 Social WordPress Plugins to Improve Your Blog

Do you want to make your WordPress blog more social media-friendly? Looking for easy-to-use solutions? WordPress plugins are simple to install and …

WordPress

6 Tips to Increasing Email Signups

Writing blogs that capture an audience is no easy task and it’s a necessary task for companies who want to expand their brand message and engage your …

Connect Your To-Do App to Email to Create Tasks Directly From Your Inbox

When you get emails that require action, you want to make sure to add it to your task list as soon as you can, and the best way to do this is to …

Apps

How To Grow Your Ecommerce Store From Zero

Shares 1.8K<p>An amazing product idea is not enough to start and run a successful ecommerce store.<p>I’ve seen many people who have the enthusiasm to start …

How to Grow Your Business by Thinking Outside the Box

You can't will a great idea, but you can train your imagination, like a muscle with regular exercise, to change the way you look at things in your business.<p>Too many entrepreneurs put their best creative thinking into the idea, and believe that the business implementation simply requires following …

6 Top Marketing Strategies That Cost You Nothing to Implement

Who says marketing has to cost an arm and a leg? These six strategies can help get your brand name out there for free.<p>A. Social Media<p>Social media is so important and something that every business should be active on. It's a free and easy way to reach your potential customers, clients and consumers …

What Young Entrepreneurs Need to Understand About Money

<i>Enthusiasm sometimes trumps grounded planning and strategy for new entrepreneurs.</i><p>Thinking back to when I first started out as an entrepreneur, I really didn't know anything about money. I knew I wanted to make lots of it, and I knew how much spending power it had, but I didn't realize just how …

A guide to using the Facebook Pixel

Facebook allows us many different ways to target users with advertising. Facebook rewards advertisers for posting relevant ads. Not only money can be …