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How Does Your Social Media Marketing Measure Up?

<i>By Rieva Lesonsky</i><p>Is your small business using social media marketing? If you are, you’re in good company. Some 96 percent of business owners, …

How to Escape Your Cubicle and Live the Dream Life

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I’ve been fortunate to live in some pretty amazing places. They include a small tourist town in the Canadian Rockies surrounded by some of the bluest lakes you can ever imagine, a remote bayside town in Alaska with office views of …

10 Inbound Marketing Tactics to Improve Your Brand’s Image

While Blockbuster has closed all of its stores, Netflix has grown to over 60 million subscribers as a new marketing platform, the Internet, grows. …

Marketing

How to Diversify Your Visual Marketing Strategy

When looking at blogging as a whole, there is one element that everyone can agree as the most important: the content. Quality, style, topic, …

Social Media vs. SEO: Which is Better?

Social media vs. SEO, which one do you think is better?* If you are a solopreneur or are running a small, or even medium-sized business, your …

Recruiters use these signals to determine when someone is ready to switch jobs

In Silicon Valley, there are two universal truths for tech companies: The first is that finding office space is hard. The other is that finding good engineers is really hard.<p>Tech recruiters certainly have a tall task in front of them: With a firm cap on visas for highly skilled foreign workers, a …

Employment

'Don't Write Business Plans': Advice For Startups From One Of Silicon Valley's Top Seed Investors

“Don’t write business plans,” warns venture capitalist and angel investor, Dave McClure, of 500 Startups. Headquartered in Silicon Valley, McClure and many of his colleagues has a pedigree from Facebook and PayPal. His firm employs a “cast a wide net” approach, with a particular focus on emerging …

Startups

With 40 People In 20+ Countries, This Startup Wants To Make Physical Offices Irrelevant

The maker of Todoist dreams that even huge corporations can let employees work from wherever. But it’s starting with itself.<p>A network of far-flung employees wasn’t what Amir Salihefendic had in mind when he created Todoist more than eight years ago.<p>Salihefendic, who fled Bosnia when he was six …

14 Ways Digital Agencies Can Generate More Leads

In today’s digital marketing landscape, the biggest challenge many agencies face is generating a strong pipeline of quality leads. According to B2B …

'Shark Tank' investor Daymond John explains how he spots up-and-coming entrepreneurs

<i>Back when the Fubu founder was just getting his fashion line off the ground, John built brand awareness by having rappers wear Fubu clothing in music videos.</i><p><i>Now, as a big-fish investor on ABC's "Shark Tank," John uses everything he's learned from more than two decades of business building to size</i> …

People underestimate the value of persistence for creative performance. - PubMed

Across 7 studies, we investigated the prediction that people underestimate the value of persistence for creative performance. Across a range of …

The Quick Guide to LinkedIn Marketing: 9 Best Practices

With its new features and updates, LinkedIn is becoming a social media platform that you shouldn’t overlook, especially if you are a B2B …

Marketing

Jet, a buzzy startup that raised $225 million to take on Amazon, just officially launched

Jet.com, which has raised $225 million to take on Amazon, officially launched Tuesday after welcoming beta testers in April.<p>The site promises to offer prices that are 10-to-15% lower than anywhere else.<p>Products start at about 8% cheaper right-off-the-bat, but the site then offers additional …

How to Execute Your Startup Idea with $0 | SEJ

Often people think that you need to raise a lot of money to build a successful online business. In this day and age, that’s not true.<p>You don’t need …

How to Create a Budget for Your Startup

<i>In their book</i> Start Your Own Business<i>, the staff of Entrepreneur Media Inc. guides you through the critical steps to starting your business, then supports you in surviving the first three years as a business owner. In this edited excerpt, the authors discuss the basics of creating a projected</i> …

10 Ways to Cut $500 off Your Monthly Bills

<i>By Cameron Huddleston, Columnist</i><p>Surely, you've heard the advice to cut out discretionary expenses -- such as a daily latte -- to save money. It's true that those small savings can add up and provide a little more wiggle room in your budget.<p>But what about those necessary expenditures -- the bills …

How To Market Your Start-up At NO Cost?

So, you are all set to launch your first startup in this year end, and wondering how to market your startup to gain some initial interest? Bold …

Marketing

Which Is A Better Credit Card Reward: Travel Miles Or Cash Back?

Not all credit card rewards are created equal, according to CBS MoneyWatch editor and <i>Worth It... Not Worth It?</i> It author Jack Otter.<p>From travel miles to cash back, there are plenty of ways you can choose to make your money work for you, but are you really getting the most of out of these …