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Gear Advice: The 5 Best Zoom Lenses for Portrait Photography

(<b>Editor’s note</b>: Recommendations in this story are based on data and experiences the author has had while working as a photographer with …

Photography

The Five Pillars of a Solid Digital Marketing Strategy That Endures

It's 2017, and the digital marketing world is chaotic. Google powers 3.5 billion searches per day. Vine is dead, and Snapchat is SNAP. We live in a …

Why Google's Managers Are So Wildly Successful Comes Down to These 8 Behaviors

Google found that its most successful managers consistently displayed these qualities, in order of importance.<p>Becoming a good manager is no cake walk. Nailing down behaviors that lead to high employee engagement, trust, and loyalty requires continuous development.<p>But first, companies need to figure …

Leadership

Retailers Need New Tools For Marketing: Forget The 4Ps, Embrace The 4Es

A recent Adobe Think Tank, a video streaming forum, entitled “The Future of Experience Business,” began with a startling premise: “Marketing is an outdated practice, period.”<p>The statement arose from a question about marketing’s role in the experiential economy now that simply selling a product …

Customer Experience

Here are the 3 sectors that could benefit from the Fed’s great balance-sheet unwind

Each month, about $50 billion in Treasury bonds on the Fed's ledger reach maturity. Then the Fed buys new bonds to replace them.<p>The first step in the "great unwind" will be to let a portion of these maturing bonds roll off the balance sheet.<p>When the Fed goes from being a net buyer to a net seller, …

Markets

Run your startup the Toyota way

Toyota is known for its manufacturing efficiency. We’ve probably all heard that if a worker on the Camry line sees a problem, they have the authority to stop the line and address it. At the end of the day, teams meet to discuss what went wrong and what fixes actually fixed things. It’s called the …

How To Photograph Long Exposures At Night

The earth rotates at around its axis 1,000 miles per hour and hurtles around the Sun at about 70,000 miles per hour, yet the stars in the distance …

ViewSonic announces three new external displays at CES, including a curved 37-inch 4K model with USB-C

ViewSonic has announced three new high-end displays for 2017 including a 31-inch 4K with ‘frameless’ design and a 37-inch curved 4K model. It is also launching a cheaper 27-inch QHD display. Two of the new monitors feature USB-C connectivity which means a single cable acts as the display connector, …

Gear & Gadgets

5 search engine optimization trends for 2017

With every passing year, search engine portals develop new algorithms and rules with the hope of combating spam links and people trying to play the system.<p>These new rules set by Google, Bing etc. means that every webmaster must stay abreast to the ever changing SEO landscape in order to help …

World Wide Web

How to Write a Business Plan

Now that you understand why you need a business plan and you've spent some time doing your homework gathering the information you need to create one, it's time to roll up your sleeves and get everything down on paper. The following pages will describe in detail the seven essential sections of a …

6 Types of Businesses You Can Start With Almost No Cash

Have a craft creation to sell? Good at home repair? Resale transactions? Voila! You can become an entrepreneur-on-the-cheap.<p>Founder and CEO, AudienceBloom<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If you’re like millions of Americans, you dream of starting your own business. But …

Small Business

How the Design Thinking Process Improves Innovation and Customer Experience

An increasing number of companies are transforming product development by embracing a design method that puts the customer first. Instead of relying …

The Harvard Business Review Manager's Handbook: The 17 Skills Leaders Need to Stand Out

Publication Date: <b>January 03, 2017</b><p>The one primer you need to develop your managerial and leadership skills. Whether you're a new manager or looking to have more influence in your current management role, the challenges you face come in all shapes and sizes--a direct report's anxious questions, your …

Email Marketing Best Practices: What We Learned in 2016

Emails are one of the greatest tools we have as marketers, but Email Marketing Best Practices are constantly evolving. To stay relevant to our …

Marketing

Republicans call Obamacare a 'failure.' These 7 charts show they couldn't be more wrong

Congressional<p>Republicans, evidently hoping that by repeating an untruth they’ll convince American voters, and perhaps themselves, that it’s a truth, on Wednesday said theAffordable Care Acthas “failed.”<p>The undistilled version of this view came from House Speaker<p>Paul Ryan(R-Wis.), who emerged …

Health Care

10 Success lessons from Robert Kiyosaki – “Rich Dad, Poor Dad” for entrepreneurs

Share57<p>Tweet<p>Share181<p>+11<p>Shares 239<p>Robert Kiyosaki, is the author of number one personal finance book of all time ‘Rich Dad, Poor Dad,’ American …

Motivation

9 Awesome eBooks For Digital Marketers

As marketers, we’re always on the hunt for content that engages us, teaches us something new, or just entertains us with interesting stories about …

Marketing

The Management Ideas That Mattered Most in 2016

One of our favorite parts of the HBR year is looking back at what we published to find the ideas that, in retrospect, stand out the most — articles that taught us something truly new or surprised us with wholly new ways of thinking about topics we thought we were tired of, as well as the articles …

5 Strategies to Improve Your Content Marketing Instantly

An increasingly huge segment of the capital that modern businesses are assigning for marketing is being dedicated to online marketing. In fact, …

Marketing

The Most Effective Way to Say No Is to Say You "Don't," not You "Can't"

It’s an understatement that learning to say no is a critical life skill. It’s important both personally and professionally, and once you learn how to …

Time Management

10 Common Mistakes That Successful People Never Make

Do you ever feel exhausted by your efforts to be successful? Everyone’s idea of success differs, but one theme always remains constant – it’s hard …

Hypertrophy Is Not a Bad Word: Functional Hypertrophy Training

<b>As I wrote about recently in regards to the future of the fitness industry, one of my big picks for training trends is a return to hypertrophy</b> …

Exercise

Health officials monitoring highly addictive drug prescriptions

The P.E.I. government is now monitoring a list of the most highly addictive, commonly prescribed drugs to identify instances of misuse and help curb …

The Best Money Bloggers of 2016

For the smartest investing advice of the year, check out these sites.<p>Blogs are different, and they’re valuable. I still get much of my news and most …

The 10 Best Business Lessons Of 2016

Here’s a list of the best advice we’ve given for building and growing a successful organization.<p>Over the last year, there have been a lot of changes on the business landscape from Yahoo being sold to Verizon to Gawker going bankrupt. Along the way we’ve talked to CEOs of big companies, first-time …

Achieving Financial Success Without Extreme Frugality or a Huge Income

It’s not too hard to find stories in the media about seemingly ordinary people finding great financial success. You hear about what seems like an …

The Marketing Technique That Made This Entrepreneur Over $1 Million In Six Months

These strategies and techniques helped Brian Clark build a massive following and monetize at exactly the right moment.<p>It's no secret that we live in a world of ubiquitous content. It's everywhere.<p>We read, stream and binge-watch content at all times of the day: on the train before work, during our …

Marketing

What Great Managers Do Daily

So much depends upon managers. For example, a Gallup study found that at least 70% of the variance in employee engagement scores is driven by who the boss is. This is disconcerting because the same research found that about 70% of people in management roles are not well equipped for the job. This …

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The One Thing You Should Never Do if You Start a Company

<i>The Entrepreneur Insiders netwo</i><i>rk is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in America’s startup scene contribute</i> …