Mark Delane Brown

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How to Run a Company When You're the Only Employee

Running a business by yourself can be daunting. Focusing on what matters will boost your confidence and put you on the road to success.<p>Time is money. This is doubly true if you're running a small business. It's triply true if you're a sole proprietor--if the buck stops completely with you, no …

Small Business

Investing in marketing can pay off for small businesses

How quickly can you answer this question: What are the actual dollars budgeted towards all marketing efforts for the current year?<p>From my experience, most small business owners cannot answer this question. In many instances, a budget has never been created or if a budget was created, it is not …

Marketing

10 awesome online courses that are on sale for $10 or less

Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission.<p>Looking for a way to impress your boss without …

Google Analytics

To write better, edit out these filler phrases

The biggest improvement in my writing skills happened when I became an editor.Writers are often too familiar with their own ideas to spot mistakes …

Writing

How to make $400,000 a year writing about what you love — according to someone who's doing it

After posting my blogging income report from last year (where I made $401,681 with my blogging side hustle), I've been getting a lot of reader questions about how much money can you actually make blogging? I think blogging is the perfect side hustle because you can do it in your own time, you can …

Marketing

How to Generate Leads for Your Business Using Content

<i>(Editor’s note: This post originally appeared on the Shopify Partners blog. Read the original post here.)</i>Whether you’re an affiliate marketer, web …

Marketing

It’s the End of Agencies As We Know It. Here’s Where We Go Next

“I don’t know what agency or consultancy to go to anymore.”<p>A client of ours bemoaned this to me not too long ago. As a director of a major …

Advertising Industry

6 Brainstorming Tips to Get Your Creative Juices Flowing | Inc.com

You sit down with your team for a brainstorming session and wait for the creativity to flow -- but nothing comes to you. When there's too much pressure to think up your next big idea, this is often the scenario that results. But if you can reframe your thinking and seek inspiration in unexpected …

Creativity

Harnessing the Power of Follow Up Marketing

When most business owners hear the word marketing, they think of various things they can do to help increase future sales.<p>From regularly engaging …

8 Old-School Branding Techniques That Will Still Work for You Today

The 'Mad Men' days are long over, but what survives are such Don Draper trademarks as business cards, snail mail and testimonials.,<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Everything seems so fast-paced these days: You go to bed one night and wake up the next morning to the …

Marketing

How to Build Your Own App If You Don't Know How to Code

<i>In our series</i> Getting It<i>, we’ll give you all you need to know to get started with and excel at a wide range of technology, both on and offline. Here,</i> …

10 Awesome Services and Tools For Startups and Businesses

There are a lot of apps and services out there aimed at startups and small businesses. But how can you know which ones are really good?Well, I have …

Small Business

If You Want Responses To Your Sales Emails, You Need To Do These 5 Things | Inc.com

We all get them: emails so careless or poorly written a fifth-grade student could produce a better message. What happened? And, more importantly, how did such a travesty go out to prospective customers?<p>Bad copywriting is usually to blame. Either the sender has never learned to avoid things like …

Writing

The Starbucks Logo Has A Secret You’ve Never Noticed

Look closely at the Siren. She looks perfect. But by design, she’s not.<p>Her eyes command a warm confidence. Her hair ripples as an ocean wave that laps provocatively over her breasts. As the face of Starbucks since 2011, the Siren logo is alluring by design, beckoning you into the store to grab a …

Graphic Design

How to Develop a Facebook Strategy If You're Not a Social Media Pro | Inc.com

You've got a Facebook business page. You occasionally post, though maybe not often. You know you could be doing more, but aren't sure where to start.<p>Even with Facebook's big News Feed algorithm update announcement, non-social-media pros can still develop a strategy that connects with customers and …

Marketing

Best Practices for Advertising on Instagram

As they consider their digital marketing mix and strategies for 2018, many advertisers and marketers are seeking ways to effectively engage consumers …

Marketing
Employment

Customise sites with these responsive WordPress themes

If you've seen our Black Friday 2017 and Cyber Monday 2017 deals pages, you'll know we're working hard to bring designers, illustrators and artists …

Web Design

SEO Tips That Will Improve Your Website Design

When it comes to designing a new website or redesigning your existing one, SEO should be at the forefront of your mind.<p>Having a strong SEO campaign …

7 Stretches To Undo the Damage of Sitting All Day

You muscles will thank you.<p>By<p>Nov 14 2017, 6:19 PM<p>Hey, are you sitting down? Considering the average person spends about 10 hours each day seated …

Workouts

How to Optimize Images for Your Online Portfolio

As a photographer, designer or artist, your professional ethics could be wrapped into one line: work hard, (dis)play hard. You dedicate a lot of time …

Web Design

15 Books For Beginners To Learn Web Design

Share!<p>Around 5 years ago, I learned how to build websites by starting with simple HTML in notepad. I then purchased a book that taught me more about …

Web Design

Here Are 3 Ways to Tell Whether You'll Succeed or Fail at Entrepreneurship | Inc.com

Since starting my own company, I have learned (very quickly) some major differences between entrepreneurs that succeed and those that fail--or forever pledge the title of "entrepreneurship" meanwhile staying snug and safe in their 9-5 job.<p>Before I took the leap to launch Digital Press, I looked at …

Entrepreneurship

The 7 Financial Habits of the Most Successful Small Business Owners

The smartest money management tactics are well known and proven but few business owners apply all of them.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>For the first time ever, there is data to clearly illustrate seven financial habits of highly effective small business owners. Based …

Small Business

50 Best Resources When Learning to Code

Introduction<p>Learning to code has slowly become a valuable asset. Regardless of your profession, understanding coding and technology is a valuable …

Computer Science

5 Strategies for Creating Epic Content Marketing on a Tight Budget

Even when you know what you're doing, content marketing can be a daunting task. Still, it can and does pay off.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>What's the best way to promote your brand? “It’s easy,” everyone says. “Just create amazing content.”<p>But, the truth is, even if …

Marketing

Harvard is putting a 13 module photography course online for free

Four months ago, it was Stanford who made their photography course for free, and now comes Harvard’s turns. Harvard has an online learning platform – …

10 Steps to Starting a Side Business While Working a Full-Time Job

We are living at a time of unlimited potential. Never before have we experienced such a rapid growth in the number of young entrepreneurs who’ve …

6 Ways to Maximize Your Company’s Social Media Impact

<i>Originally shared on</i> <i>Startups.co</i><p>Social media is a polarizing subject. It is at once heralded as a revolutionary tool for connection and simultaneously …