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What Your Small Business Should Do To Look Like A Social Media Pro

As social media use continues to grow, so does the number of marketing opportunities for small businesses. Nearly two-thirds of U.S. adults now use social networking sites, according to Pew Research, up from just 7 percent in 2005.<p>“That’s just a remarkable adoption curve,” said Sean Miller, lead …

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13 Valuable Skills You Can Teach Yourself for Free

Here are 13 skills you can teach yourself for free, along with resources to help you acquire those skills.

How to Set Up Gmail With Aliases and Import Other Inboxes

Everyone (well, almost everyone) uses Gmail. Some people only use Gmail. And if Gmail is your only address, there have probably been times when you …

How to Network Effectively at Events

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Growing a thriving business requires branching out to find new contacts, including partners to work with and customers to sell to. Networking is key to making this possible. Attending hundreds of events and exchanging countless business …

How to Make Your Own DIY Indoor Cat Garden

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #UltimateLitter #CollectiveBias Our two …

How To Write Emails That Get Opened And Convert Sales!

I’ve been writing emails since the early 90’s. My very first online company was built with nothing more than PPC ads and email marketing. So I …

19 Small Things That Will Make You Wildly Successful

Even the small things you do make a difference. Pick out a few of these and start today to make them a habit.<p>I have had the privilege of working with top leaders in all kinds of businesses. And I have found a definite pattern: their success is primarily the result of small actions repeated over and …

16 Web & Graphic Design Trends To Watch In 2016

<i>This just in! Check the</i> <i>all-new Web & Graphic Design Trends post for 2017</i><i>!</i><p>As a web & graphic design agency with an accent in visual storytelling, my …

The Bullet Journal Productivity Method Empowers Your Paper Notebook

If pen and paper are your favorite tools, or at least are the ones you’re most comfortable using to stay organized, the Bullet Journal is a …

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5 Really Good Reasons Why You Should Start a Business in 2016

There's never been a better time to strike out on your own.<p>Have you been dreaming about starting your own business? This coming year is the time to stop dreaming and start doing.<p>That advice comes from the personal finance site GOBankingRates. The site's editors asked best-selling author and career …

The Social Good Network: Where 11,000 Entrepreneurs Go To Grow

Starting any business is tough, and it’s often even harder for those looking to help, rather than just to capitalize. The most valuable asset many entrepreneurs have, especially when starting out, is their network—but how do you find those like-minded people, if you don’t already know them?<p>Enter …

Here's How To Launch A Product Without Spending A Dime

<i>This is the second article in a series about how how a group of students at Penn created a non-profit commercializing a product that helps the visually impaired recognize what they are looking at. Check out the first article here.</i><p>After building the first prototype of ThirdEye (see a demo at …

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5 Traits That Make Entrepreneurs Great At Selling

Great salespeople aren’t born. They’re made.<p>That’s right.<p>Contrary to popular belief, there’s no such thing as the “natural salesperson.” Yes, it’s …

9 Ways Small Businesses Can Be Big on Google

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Having trouble getting your small business site to rank in the search engines? Not even sure where to start? This post will provide you with 9 simple hacks to ensure your site is properly optimized and starts ranking as soon as possible. …

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Strikethru Makes Paper Productive by Combining GTD and Bullet Journal

If you prefer a pen and a notebook to digital to-do lists, then there’s a new productivity system on the block. Strikethru combines elements of the …

How Startups Can Utilize Lean Principles For Branding

You’re 99% sure that whatever it is that you’re going to build will change the world forever. And the next days, weeks, months you start building on …

Passionate Entrepreneurs Can Take a Page Out of the Best Salespeoples' Playbook

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Is there a key nuance of a great sales person that is not often talked about that could be useful for entrepreneurs? After all, both are in the revenue generating function with varying degrees of involvement. Let's consider the following …

7 Magic Words for Sales Success

Cold calling is a necessary part of growing a business. Anyone can be successful with the right approach.<p>At the top of the "fear" list for most people is death or public speaking. For me, it's cold calling.<p>I interviewed Daniel Jourdan, owner of Remedy of Atlanta Staffing and the self-proclaimed …

12 Websites That Will Make You Smarter

You can learn nearly anything online -- easily and for free.<p>We all know that the internet is full of ways to waste time. From adorable animal pictures, to silly gifs and yet another scroll through social media, our online lives can sometimes feel like one useless (if stress relieving) time suck.<p>But …

20 Highly Effective Ways to Promote a Product

You’ve found a product and created your online store. Now, what?Once you’re up and running, it’s time to start driving traffic to your store and …

71 Home Improvement Tips for Interior and Exterior of house

Whether it’s your ancestral home, or the one you purchased or built on your own, your home probably is one of the sweetest things you have. And who …

How to use Wordpress Plugins to Grow Your Business

> How to use WordPress Plugins to Grow Your Business<p>Views5373<p>As far as CMS systems and web frameworks, you could hardly do better than WordPress. …

5 Lifestyle Tweaks for a More Productive Life

Despite all the distractions, there are proven ways to increase your productivity that are not as hard as you think. Thankfully, it is in little changes that we have the ability to see dramatic gains. The following are five ways to dramatically increase your productivity.<p>Whether it be social media, …

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4 Important Personal Habits for a More Productive Life

Let's be real: productivity is difficult. You get motivated, you set goals, you put systems and routines in place... but reality doesn't seem to …

95+ Places to Find Images for Every Small Business Need

They say an image speaks a thousand words. Nowhere is this truer than on the World Wide Web. The WWW was simply text until browsers enabled us to add …

How to Change Your Sole Proprietorship to an LLC: 6 Easy Steps

Many small businesses get their start as a sole proprietorship. After all, it’s the default business structure. If you’re a single business owner and …

5 Helpful Tips for Introverted Entrepreneurs

Silicon Valley is overflowing with misconceptions. And while, by nature, every misconception is misleading, few are more deceptive than this one: Introverted people cannot be successful entrepreneurs.<p>Even if people don't say this out loud, they quietly believe it. The reason that this myth is so …

6 Social Media Marketing Tips for Small Business Owners

If you're a small business owner and looking for some easy new ways to promote your company-- media marketing is the way to go! Whether it's …