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A patent that helped Amazon take over online commerce is about to expire

If you’ve bought anything on the internet with one click in the past 20 years, it was probably either on Amazon.com or a platform that pays Amazon a lot of money to license its patented and trademarked “1-Click” technology.<p>Apple, for example, announced in 2000 that it was licensing the technology …

Barnes & Noble

This Entrepreneur Is Building a Billion-Dollar Media Empire, And It All Started From His Dorm Room

Located less than 10 miles from the University of Texas at Austin, the headquarters of DigitalMarketer pays homage to the pursuit and commitment of a deep and intuitive understanding of both simple and complex marketing interactions, working to illuminate powerful website visibility strategies and …

Entrepreneurship

75 Ideas for Businesses You Can Launch for Cheap or Free

It takes courage and dedication to start your own business, but not much cash.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Today, many people today are looking to leave the daily grind for something that feeds their passion. People do not want to retire at the age of 60 (or older) …

Small Business

Larger-Than-Life Hyperrealistic Portraits Rendered in Graphite and Charcoal by Arinze Stanley | Colossal

<p>Nigerian artist Arinze Stanley works with graphite and charcoal pencils on large sheets of cartridge paper to render enormous portraits of his …

Why You Should Spend More Time on LinkedIn (According to Science)

<i>LinkedIn recently revealed some eye-opening stats about the immense amount of B2B traffic and sales leads it’s generating online.</i><p>If you are marketing …

Entrepreneurship

How To Start A Content Marketing Campaign With No Money

Content marketing has become one of the most popular digital marketing strategies, with 88 percent of B2B marketers now using it in some form.<p>But it costs significant time and/or money. What if you don’t have those dollars to invest? What if you’re just starting out, or what if you’re already …

Marketing

After Spending Millions, Here are the Top 7 Lessons from a Facebook Ad Agency

Get smart before you run a Facebook ad campaign. Every setting in your ad set up counts.<p>The web is overflowing with how-to guides on running a Facebook ad campaign.<p>If you're running an ad campaign yourself, it might be useful for you to get a sneak peak from inside an ad agency. AdvertiseMint …

62 Actionable Ideas for Getting More Clients From 13 Top Marketing and Sales Leaders

Talk is cheap and great ideas without action are useless. Instead, here are 62 actions you can take today from 13 brilliant sales and marketing thought leaders.<p>If you missed one of the best eight-hour-marathon, virtual events of 2016, Amanda Holmes and her team at Chet Holmes International have …

WeLoveFine and Marvel Release Comic Book Cover T-Shirts

If you spend enough time haunting exhibit halls at conventions, you’ll quickly notice there is no shortage of comic book t-shirts. You can find …

PayPal outage may have cost merchants millions

Payments company PayPal suffered a massive outage late Thursday night, which took down payments through the service across a number of sites, …

15 Things That Make Your LinkedIn Profile and Resume Look Really Unprofessional

Put your best foot forward on LinkedIn and with your resume. Remember: You have only one chance to make a great first impression.<p>If you're serious about landing a new job, then you need a LinkedIn profile and résumé that looks just as serious and professional as you are. Remember: First impressions …

16 Ways to Add LinkedIn to Your WordPress Website and Win New Clients

LinkedIn is by far the most professional of all the social networks. It acts as an online resume and provides you with a place to highlight your best …

A 4-Step Process for Selling Your Sales Team on Your Product

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I’m from a family of salespeople and nothing grates on me more than a salesperson representing something they don’t believe in. Any company is better off with a shiny website touting features than with a live person who feels a competitor …

Selling

How to Get More Customers in Your Sales Funnel with Engaging Lead Generation

In business and in marketing – it’s all about the leads. But today, with so many choices, options and research available, getting the average visitor …

Marketing

17 Linkedin Tools To Improve Sales Prospecting

A recent survey of 140 sales teams found that 96 percent of salespeople use Linkedin at least once a week to find prospects, gather data and even initiate the sales process. Another study by Harvard Business Review found that the top salespeople use LinkedIn to sell more.<p>But is it always a smooth …

Acquainted

Trying to Build an eCommerce Store with a Tight Budget? No Problem!

<b>Trying to Build an eCommerce Store with a Tight Budget? No Problem!</b><p>Building an eCommerce store is a risky investment, but being limited to a strict budget doesn't mean that you can't get your own online business started. As long as you have the right combination of expertise, work ethic, skills and …

120 Top Seo Tools For Ranking Your Website And Generating Social Buzz Fast Online

Congratulations! You’re excited because you just launched a new website or a blog or maybe you are thinking of starting one. But you’ll soon realize …

Internet Marketing

Best books for Ecommerce marketing professionals

Reading Time: 4 minutes<p>You have designed your ecommerce website, validated your product and chosen your target market. It is now time to start …

How To Build Your Reputation As A Leader On LinkedIn

<i>By Nicole Smartt</i><p>Whether you’re a job seeker or a recruiter, a sales representative or a CEO, an assembler or a lawyer, having a top-viewed LinkedIn profile can benefit your career. As a top 1 percent LinkedIn member with 4,678 connections, I’ve found that this position leads to a number of great …

6 Beauty Aids Science Says Really Work

The beauty world is constantly introducing new and trendy beauty treatments, from argan oil to bee venom, in hopes of capturing smooth, flawless, and …

Skin Care

5 Ways to Use Social Media as a Sales Tool

When it comes down to it, business is all about sales.<p>Marketing, advertising, hiring, logistics, and manufacturing matter, but all efforts are futile without sales. Thankfully, the internet has given small businesses an opportunity to expand their footprint and increase sales volume with thousands …

Social Media

11 Foolproof Ways to Start a Conversation With Absolutely Anyone

Ever wanted to talk to someone but couldn't think of what to say? Next time, try one of these 11 suggestions.<p>You're at a party or a conference or just walking along the street when you see someone you would like to talk with. It might be someone you've admired from afar, someone who might be a good …

Why SEO Is Much Easier Than You Think

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Search-engine optimization (SEO) has gone through a series of evolutions over the years. Older tactics, which focused on keyword-based optimization and black-hat practices, have become obsolete, and modern strategies, which focus on user …

Black Hat

How to Assemble Your All-Star Sales Team

Want to build a dominant sales force? Read this.<p>As Alumnify has started to grow, I've had to serve less and less roles in sales that I wasn't passionate about. Another benefit is that since I've been working with my team for a while, we know each other's strengths and weaknesses. The great part …

Customer Service

5 Best B2B Lead Generation Strategies (That Work in 2018)

Disclosure: We sometimes use affiliate links which means that, at zero cost to you, we may earn a commission if you buy something through our …

Interesting Infographics: 10 Ways to Convert More Customers Using Psychology

In our first Interesting Infographic of 2015, HelpScout has given us some interesting insight into how to convert customers using psychology. Some of …

11 Ways to Get More Followers for Your Google+ Business Page

Do you want to grow your Google+ Page?<p>Are you looking for ways to get your Google+ Page noticed?<p>Most people broadcast their content on Google+ and …

How Internet Marketing Will Affect Various Industries in 2015

January 1st always comes with some changes, and this year is no different. As the face of the internet landscape continues to change, so will the marketing practices regarding SEO, paid advertising, organic search, content marketing, social media interactions, and more. Regardless of the industry, …

Design Your Company Culture Like The World's Largest Hedge Fund

Ray Dalio, Founder of Bridgewater Associates, the world’s largest hedge fund, is a man after my own heart. A few years ago he publicly set down his core Principles for living, managing, and investing. Bridgewater uses these codified rules for recruiting, training, and most important, managing the …