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Welsh Floral Wedding Inspiration

There’s no better way to cheer up my day than with some breathtaking floral design, and Forbesfield Flowers delivered just that in this styled …

Weddings

Magnolia Plantation Wedding

Any time we hear from Red White and Green Photography, we know we’re in for a treat — so imagine when you add on the talents of Wildflowers Inc and …

Weddings

DIY Yarn Chandelier

We’re heading for the weekend with two easy projects by our contributor Kathryn Godwin shot by Emily Chidester Photography. With yarn as our weapon …

DIY

DIY Easy Yarn Backdrop

Continuing with our inspiration today shot by Emily Chidester Photography, Kathryn Godwin made a backdrop that you can make yourself in a jiffy. This …

Knitting

DIY Wedding Project Classes from Creative Bug

Creative Bug has to be one of the best DIY resources on the internet. Offering courses for just about any and every crafty idea you can imagine. Stop …

Nonprofits

DIY Clay Pod Backdrop

As you can probably tell by looking at what we love to pin, you will know we have a soft spot for beautiful backdrops and wall hangings. Lucky us who …

Chemicals

Charlotte Botanical Gardens Wedding

If ever there was a wedding dress that made our jaws drop and stopped us in our tracks, it’s this one from Ship To Shore. The gown was worn to …

7 Effective Questions That Will Kick You Into Taking Action Right Away

The difference between extraordinary people and ordinary people is the little “extra” that extraordinary people do more than normal people. And you …

Motivation

The 7 Things Writers Need to Make a Living - Copyblogger

If you’re a writer, you might have heard this most of your life:<p>People don’t make a living writing. You should find something practical to do with …

5 Ways to Provide Personalized Service to Small Companies -- Profitably

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When selling their products and services, companies typically target the largest opportunities first and the smallest customers last. The logic behind this is trying to generate the highest return on the investment.<p>In reality, the …

Customers

10 Things to Do So Apple Doesn't Reject Your App

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Apple recently released the top 10 reasons for rejecting apps in the seven-day period ending Aug. 28, 2014. While it’s just for a seven-day period, it’s indicative of what developers end up doing wrong.<p>Fifety eight percent of the apps are …

Apps

Ultimate Headline Formulas for Tweets, Posts, Articles and Emails

This story originally appeared on Buffer<p>A headline can serve either as an apple pie on the windowsill of your content or as its bouncer. It’s all in the way you phrase things.<p>Fortunately for us, many people have found headlines that work wonders, consistently, time after time. And they go well …

Infographics

Not Closing Sales? Look to These 5 Mistakes.

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Developing the right skill set to be effective at sales takes time and, more importantly, the ability to learn from your mistakes or failures. If you're not reflecting after both a successful sale or an unsuccessful attempt with intent to …

Selling

6 Elements Every Business Website Needs

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>With today’s tech-savvy consumer, a website is a given for any successful business -- regardless of size or industry.<p>Without a website, businesses won’t be taken seriously and likely will decrease their chances of being found by new …

Small Business

The Simple Secret to Making an Instant Connection With Everyone You Meet

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>“We have two ears and only one tongue in order that we may hear more and speak less.” - Diogenes Laërtius</i><p>Two months ago, I was in Munich missing a plane for Paris.<p>Arriving minutes before the gate would close on me, panicking inside, I …

Networking

Are You Playing to Win?

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There are two types of businesses in the world -- those playing to win (think Zappos, Starbucks and Apple) and those playing so as not to lose.<p>Businesses that are playing to win are aggressive marketers, relentless recruiters and …

McDonald's

Learning to Adapt Is the Key to Success

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Humans evolved as social animals with “safety in numbers” as a core survival instinct. That’s why cultural conformity is such a powerful force. It takes courage to go up against societal norms, challenge the status quo, and take on the …

Leadership

The 8 Fundamentals for a Successful Inbound-Marketing Strategy

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>An entrepreneur’s responsibilities reach far and wide. You wear a number of hats on a day-to-day basis, none more important than marketing. To succeed, you must learn the strategies and practices that work best in 2014.<p>A deep …

Marketing

5 Things CEOs Don't Ask About Marketing, But Should

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It’s often difficult to isolate and quantify what marketing is responsible for, so there is an inherent disconnect between result-oriented CEOs and their marketing teams.<p>Oftentimes, this results in a completely hands-off approach, usually …

Marketing

9 Signs You Should (Maybe) Quit Your Job Now

Entrepreneur and Connector<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It’s not uncommon for employees to have a bad day or two -- or week. And it’s pretty common for the average person to gripe about a boss or co-worker from time to time. But how can you tell if it’s just “one of …

Entrepreneurship

The Essential Script for Releasing a Client

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Most of the time, an entrepreneur’s efforts are focused on finding clients -- but then there’s that one client who warrants being let go. You know the signs: Every time you interact with him or her, you feel irritated. Or perhaps it’s …

InterAct

Coach Yourself to Success With These 6 Tips

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You have a great idea for a product or service that you can’t stop thinking about. You know this is your time. You want to get started <i>now</i>. You’re tired of working for someone else. Deep down, you feel that becoming an entrepreneur is your …

Entrepreneurship

Want to Write Better Sales Proposals? Follow These 5 Steps.

This story originally appeared on Salesforce<p>Sales proposals: Love them or hate them, they're an integral part of any successful deal. While some salespeople might view these documents as unnecessary -- or even as a waste of time --they're actually one of the most powerful instruments in a …

Writing

4 Steps to Identifying -- and Engaging – Your Core Customers

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In the first decade of the 21st century, less than half of all startups in the U.S. survived beyond three years. And of the nearly 44,000 companies founded in 2000 and listed in the Capital IQ database, less than six percent achieved more …

Customers

The 8 Secret Places to Find the Best Stock Images

This story originally appeared on Visual.ly<p>Buying and searching for stock images can be a tedious and expensive task, especially if you stick to the standard sites. But there are other sites out there, and many of them are better than the status quo. Here are eight sites with great stock …

Startups

Lee Odden on Defining High-Quality Content, The Future of SEO & More [Interview]

<b>In the latest installment of Scripted.com‘s Content Influencer series, Lee Odden talks about how to use thought leadership to fuel a successful</b> …

Marketing

Study: Pinterest Referral Traffic Drives 67% Increase In E-Commerce Revenue

Marketing and analytics solution provider Piqora claims its customers experienced a 67 percent increase in e-commerce revenue from Pinterest referral …

Get Up to 40% More from Your LinkedIn Company Page

I managed a LinkedIn Company Page that was selected as one of the <b>Top 10 LinkedIn Company Pages for 2013</b>, so I know a little bit about what I am doing …

25 Social Media Experts You Need to Know

25 Social Media Marketing Experts Recommended by LinkedIn<p>In the recently published eBook, The Sophisticated Marketer’s Guide to Linkedin, eight …