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10 Ways to Show Love to Someone With Depression

<b>Do You Love Someone With Depression?</b><p>If you have a partner or are close to someone who struggles with depression, you may not always know how to show them you love them. One day they may seem fine, and the next they are sad, distant and may push you away. It is important that you know that as a …

Top 15 Websites to Find Free Images For Your Content Marketing

Finding an online library stocked with pictures that are of high quality and available to use for free can be a daunting task. All the effort you are …

5 Psychology Principles Every Visual Marketer Should Know

<i>This post first appeared on the Image Brief blog.</i><p>Let’s face it. Lifestyle photography can be cheesy, bland, or completely lackluster. Even for experienced creatives, it’s hard to balance what’s engaging with what sells. That’s why we see so many cheesy stock photos — and so many boring ads — in …

Happiness

5 Advanced SEO Strategies You’re Probably Aren’t Using | Inc.com

A lot of businesses have had their current websites for several years and while they may be functional, they may not be optimized for SEO in the current environment. SEO is a fast changing field, and even a site that was perfect a couple of years ago may be out of date when it comes to strategy and …

SEO

The Idiomatic Guide to Deploying Django in Production

Idiomatic Django Deployment - The Definitely Definitive Guide<p>Wow, this guide is long. Why not skip it? George and Adam are both available to …

The Three Elements of Successful Data Visualizations

Now that we’ve discussed when data visualization works — and when it doesn’t, let’s delve into what makes a successful data visualization. Although there are a number of criteria, including ease of comprehension and aesthetics, I’d like to explore the three that designers most often overlook.<p><b>1. It</b> …

My Ten Favourite UX Tools

I love working in the field of UX—the challenge of solving complex problems, the subtle combination of creativity, technology and influencing human …

14 Tips To Make 2015 Your Most Productive Year Yet

We talk to the most productive people all year, here are their best productivity tips for 2015.<p>In case you haven’t noticed, we’re a little obsessed with productivity.<p>To make your quest for a more productive self this year something you can really work towards, we asked some of the most productive …

20 Must-Reads for Aspiring Entrepreneurs

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Building a successful, thriving business isn’t easy. If it was, everyone would do it. According to data presented by the Harvard Business School:<p>25 percent of startups will fail within the first year.<br>• Of those remaining, 36 percent will …

19 Startup Habits to Start Today

Every month, I write a recap of some of the lessons I learned from our most recent interviews. This month, I put together a list of 19 habits …

How to Consistently Raise Your Own Bar for Success

<i>Meghan Cast is the VP of Marketing at Threadflip.</i><p>The phrase, “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” was coined in 1977 by Bert Lance; however a little shy of 30 years later, we are in a digital age where technology and innovation make change a necessity for continued success and relevance.<p>Today, …

Marketing to Millennials 101 | Inc.com

The Millennial Generation is a hard nut to crack. It encompasses people born from the '80s to the 2000s and has proven to be the most radically different generation since the industrial revolution. With the introduction of the Internet and all of the social platforms that go along with it, this …

Content Marketing Best Practices Report: Creating a Culture of Content

Content at scale is something many business leaders anticipate, but few know how to implement with any measure of quality.<p>As companies come to …

14 Marketing Tactics to Drive Online Sales [Infographic]

Want to focus more on driving online sales? The following tips can help you rev up your online business—especially during the holiday season.<p>One tip …

How Are B2B Marketers Scoring Leads? [Infographic]

Most B2B marketers (58%) say they use lead scoring as a general way to make their marketing efforts more effective, according to the following …

5 Essential Skills for Digital Marketing Consultants

Much of today’s digital marketing consulting is about data: goals, KPIs and performance metrics. Processes and technology also play a big part, …

Facebook

Many successful business marketers view thought leadership as the Holy Grail of content marketing. Buyers today seek out people and brands they view …

Marketing

Influencer Outreach - 5 Ways to Fail

Content Marketing has dominated much of the conversation about marketing in the past 2 years and the popularity of influencer marketing is also on …

12 Clever Ways to Use More Visuals on Social Media

Want to take your social media to the next level? Here some ways to make your social media posts more visual.

How to Optimize Your LinkedIn Profile for Social Selling [Infographic]

This infographic teaches you how to optimize your LinkedIn profile for social selling with section-by-section instructions.

The Secret to Protecting Your Brand Starts with Your Name

You want your business to stand out in the crowd. That’s why your brand should be highly memorable, emotionally compelling, and different from the …

7 Ways to Make “Write a Business Plan Month” Work for You

December is National Write a Business Plan Month! Every business owner needs a plan — whether you’re in startup mode, seeking financing or preparing …

7 Critical Startup Tools You Must Check Out Today

Startups are great when it comes to ideation, execution, and building teams. Businesses, in general, are true examples of passion coming to life.<p>You …

5 Ways to Troubleshoot Your Social ROI

The Return on Investment (ROI) of social media marketing can be difficult to pin down. Results can't be guaranteed, and there is no way of knowing …

How to Get Started With Digital Marketing | Inc.com

When business owners start trying to market online, many think a few tweets will build a loyal following. Unfortunately, according to marketing specialist Aaron Agius, to see results you need a strategy. Agius is the general manager for Louder Online. He's a specialist in content, search, and …

Marketing

Top rated New and Rising Windows Phone Games

Windows Central Roundup: New and Rising Windows Phone GamesFor those not familiar, the Windows Phone Store has a category of apps and games that …

Windows Phone

How To Protect Your Company's Crown Jewel (SAP Enterprise) Application

Is your business one of the 253,500 organizations that runs on SAP? If so, you understand full well why this industry-leading, all-encompassing client/server platform is considered a “crown jewel” application: First, you’ve made a significant investment to deploy, maintain and extend your SAP …

A Step-By-Step Guide For Using Content To Raise Funds

I’ve been following the trends behind Google psychology for the past six years and one thing that never ceases to amaze me is how could Bill Gates be so accurate in his 1996 predictions from “Content is King”?<p>Personally, I can’t think of a better proof of concept than showing them your startup’s …