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Infographic: 10 essential parts of highly ranked websites

When customers want to find you, are search engines offering your website as a top result?<p>Digital marketers and PR pros must pay keen attention to …

How to Make Content Go Viral with These 6 Earned, Owned, and Paid Hacks

What if you could choose to make your content go viral?What if you didn’t have to leave your content’s success up to chance?It’s the dream of every …

From Zero to $600,000 in 30 Days: A Brilliant Way to Start Your Business

Crowdfunding changed my life - and it can change your's. Here's how.<p>Most investors said we were crazy when we pitched our idea for a video doorbell that sends live video from a user's front door to a smartphone. "A doorbell? No one cares about the doorbell," most people replied.<p>We refused to let a …

Ultimate Pitch Deck To Build A Billion Dollar Startup

Let’s be honest — most business plans are dull. No one has time to read a business plan unless they have already made the mental decision to fund you, and are just checking the boxes of due diligence. Experienced business pros and investors know that business plans change. In fact, the funding you …

Entrepreneurship

IKEA embracing digital as online sales soar

STOCKHOLM - Fast-growing online sales are helping to convince IKEA Group to step up its investment in digital technology and look beyond its …

Just How Influential Are Online Reviews? | eMarketer Retail

A survey of US internet users from Better Business Bureau and Nielsen found that more than half of respondents use ratings and online reviews …

Interior Define Expands Showrooms To Make Retail Personal: The Strategy

Showrooms, light on inventory but heavy on customer experiences, are a rapidly growing model in retail . And not just for digitally-native brands that want to cross over from the virtual world to the real one, but also for real-world retailers that need to add an additional experiential component …

Eventbrite co-founder Renaud Visage on growth and scaling internationally

France-born entrepreneur and Eventbrite founding technical architect Renaud Visage shares some of his lessons learned when it comes to scaling a …

Inside the GIF factory: How Giphy plans to build a real business by animating the internet

Plenty of tech startups dream of building a new consumer brand that's used and recognized by hundreds of millions of people every day.<p>Few of them get as close as Giphy, the four-year-old GIF search engine that's raised $150 million in funding to date at a $600 million valuation.<p>Giphy's mission is …

People with creative personalities really do see the world differently

What is it about a creative work such as a painting or piece of music that elicits our awe and admiration? Is it the thrill of being shown something …

How To Effectively Grow An Early Stage Business

Every entrepreneur knows starting a business is very hard. However, what many entrepreneurs find is that growing a business is even harder.<p>What I’ve learned from my 20 years working inside startups and in venture capital is that founders typically face a common set of challenges as their early …

Startups

How To Give A Blockbuster TED Talk

Great TED Talks invite the audience to listen differently to imagine their lives, their work, and their world in a different way.<p>These effective TED talks share a common structure which has these 5 elements:<p>1. Tell a story.<p>2. Expose the pattern.<p>3. Describe the science.<p>4. Imagine the future.<p>5. Take …

Luxury mews design? This home has it mastered!

We can't get enough of cool homes that showcase quirky design alongside luxurious materials and today, we've got the jackpot on that front! Created …

Here's the strategy Navy SEALs use to persevere through impossibly tough conditions

That might sound like a ridiculous assertion: Seriously? You're underwater in scuba gear with your instructor tying your air hose in knots, 100% certain that you're going to die, and a key to success is telling yourself, <i>You can do it</i>?<p>That's what Barker — who runs a popular blog by the same name as …

Eight Reasons Why It's So Hard To Really Change Your Behavior

Changing our behavior is a self-engineering challenge with few equals. I’m talking about long-term, sustained change, not short-run bursts that sputter out before real change happens. Whether the change involves diet, exercise, habits, dependencies or anything else, changing behavior is one of the …

Self Control

6 truths about money that are tripping you up

<i>— John D. Rockefeller</i><p>The irony of a strong financial life is that you don't really want it. You want what a strong financial life <i>represents</i>: options.<p>the ability to fail and try again someday<br>• more time, to be spent in personally meaningful ways<br>• stronger choices for our loved ones, e.g. schools and …

A startup is taking on Tesla with a stunning SUV in the hottest market for electric cars

Nio will sell its electric SUV, the ES8, in China in early 2018. The move puts the startup in direct competition with Tesla as it looks to gain traction in the country.<p>China had more electric car sales than Europe and the US in both 2015 and 2016 and has also exhibited faster sales growth.<p>Tesla has …

Electric SUV

UK's biggest solar company takes shine to global projects with deals worth £3bn

Solarcentury turns to Europe and Latin America as it transforms into an international firm to maintain growth hit by green cuts in home market<p>Britain’s biggest solar power company has shrugged off the cloud of drastic UK subsidy cuts by reinventing itself as an international firm with more than …

'Shark Tank' investor Kevin O'Leary shares the best advice he received early in his career

O'Leary launched SoftKey Software Products from his basement in 1983. When sales took off, he started to buy out his competitors, including Mindscape and the Learning Company. In 1999, he sold SoftKey to Mattel Toy Company for $3.7 billion. It was one of the largest deals ever in the consumer …

Entrepreneurship

Sports Tech Company Acquired After Raising $24 Million

Sports video analysis and statistics company Krossover has been acquired by Dallas-based Blue Star Sports, a company linked to Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones and focused on building sports management software. The acquisition comes after Krossover, an eight year old company, has raised over $24 …

Why You Need to Stop Asking For Permission

It's time to kill your self limiting beliefs and create something new<p>We're all guilty of it. Feelings of insecurity creep into even the most self-assured mind. You weren't always that way. Yet, somehow you find yourself doing it. "No, I couldn't do that." You've gotten v-e-r-y comfortable in your …

Why Influencer Marketing Needs to Grow Up

Influencer<p>marketing is all the rage among marketers. There's just one tiny problem.<p>It's grossly underutilized.<p>According to a recent survey by Traackr …

16 things successful people do over long weekends

Labor Day is here, and that could mean you have an extra day off to add to your normal weekend.<p>But how should you spend your long weekend?<p>If you're not sure how to make the most of the next few days, we've got some ideas.<p>Here are 16 things successful people do before and over long weekends:

Success

50 Quotes from Ancient Philosophers to Inspire You Past Every Business Hurdle

People like Confucius and Socrates were amazing leaders whose advice is still applicable to today's innovators.<p>Everyone, regardless of where they happen to be in their career, occasionally needs a good dose of inspiration and encouragement. But nothing says you have to take your inspiration and …

Does Your Content Pass The Strawberry Test?

Whether you are building your personal brand as a corporate team member or a solo-preneur, content marketing is the most powerful way to demonstrate your brand while delivering value to your stakeholders. The goal of content marketing is to get your audience to engage with your material. It makes …

62 Percent of Small Business Owners Say Facebook Ads Don't Work. Here's Why Experts Disagree.

Are Facebook ads ineffective, or is the problem user error?<p>In January 2017, Small Business Trends released the results of a survey of over 2,600 small-business owners, revealing that 62 percent of them believe Facebook ads are ineffective. With complaints of little-to-no ROI, these entrepreneurs …

Small Business

How to Create an 11,284-Member Facebook Group When You Have No Followers

Have you ever been part of one of those big Facebook groups, and thought “Wow. It would be cool to create something like this myself.”I was in that …

3 Strategies to Nail Before You Launch Your Social-Media Campaign

Planning and metrics are key to any successful marketing effort, yet many entrepreneurs rush into the social conversation with little idea of what they hope to accomplish.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When I talk to small-business owners, they often tell me they're …

20 Best Money Tips From Tony Robbins

<i>This article originally appeared on GOBankingRates.</i><p>Entrepreneur, best-selling author, and famed life and business strategist Tony Robbins built his …

Think big, go small: why influencer marketing isn’t about reach

Despite what many marketers and PR agencies in Asia still believe, influencer marketing is not a popularity contest.<p>The use of influencer campaigns …

Public Relations