Mark Ciabattari

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7 Free Marketing Tools That Can Make You More Successful

When goals are getting bigger and budgets are getting smaller, these free tools can be a marketer's new best friends.<p>Marketing is a broad, complex, and ever-evolving field, and recent years have seen tremendous growth in areas like content, social media, SEO, voice search, brand management, and …

Marketing

The 7 Best Presentation Software Tools For Entrepreneurs

Having great ideas, knowing the facts you want to convey and presenting a pitch deck so successfully that you get funded can be very different things. Regardless of the stage of your company, a lot of your success is riding on a few slides.<p>This is something I was reminded when I covered the pitch …

Infographics

Facebook Ads vs. Google Ads: Where is Your Audience Likely to Engage?

There are few names bigger in the digital advertising space than Google and Facebook.<p>Both platforms give companies access to billions of users and …

Marketing

How to Reduce Inflammation

T he term “inflammation” gets thrown around a lot these days. But what does it really mean, and how does it affect your health?<p>“Inflammation is, very …

Holistic Medicine

Suzy Welch: 3 phrases bosses use when they want to fire you

"Getting fired" may conjure dramatic scenes of tears, shouting and phones being slammed down.<p>But, according to bestselling management author and CNBC …

Divorce

5 Questions You'll Hear at Your Next Job Interview — and Exactly How to Answer Them

Bookmark this now.<p>Look, there’s no way around this: job hunting sucks.<p>It’s stressful, time-consuming, and success hinges on a million different …

Employment

Many Look To Buddhism For Sanctuary From An Over-Connected World

On the floor of a Zen Buddhist worship space in an apartment building in Washington, D.C., about 15 people recently sat on meditation cushions. They chant <i>sutras</i> and meditate, in complete silence, for a full 30 minutes.<p>And then one of the lay leaders of the All Beings Zen Sangha, or congregation, …

Meditation

The 1 networking rule 99% of people are afraid to follow, but should

How many times have you found yourself at a networking event, only to feel like you’re at a networking event?<p>I’ll let you in on a little secret: …

Networking

Keep Track Of Your Work Accomplishments Throughout The Year

Photo: 85Fifteen on Unsplash<p>When it comes time for your annual review or you want to ask for a raise, you likely know that you’ll need to back up …

Productivity

Quit Trying to 'Find Your Passion', Psychologists Say, And Do This Instead

You've been lied to.<p>Find your passion, they say. As if it were easy. As if, just by looking around the place, you might stumble into what you love – …

Psychology

4 Mistakes That can Ruin Your Freelancing Career.

Are you trying to speed up your freelancing career? Make sure that you aren't committing these mistakes.<p>4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You're reading Entrepreneur India, an international franchise of Entrepreneur Media.<p>With around 15 million Indians working …

Employment

Outsiders may be reading your Gmail: Here's how to stop them

Do you know who is reading your Gmail? Do you know how to stop those who shouldn’t have access to such messages?<p>A report published this week in the "Wall Street Journal" found that while Google itself indicated more than a year ago that it would stop reading your mail to target ads, hundreds of …

Apps

How to See Who's On Your Wi-Fi

Is your internet sluggish? If you suspect a neighbor is stealing your Wi-Fi, these two apps can help you identify devices using your connection and …

Wi-Fi

How To Create A Visual Marketing Strategy – A Consultant’s Guide

My fellow content marketing consultants and freelancers, tell me if this sounds familiar to you. You’ve put in the time and effort, slowly and …

Marketing

Google Is Rebranding AdWords, and Launching a New Advertising Tool for Small Businesses

Google is retiring its AdWords and DoubleClick brands--two advertising products commonly used by small businesses. But don't worry. There's a plan.<p>Giving us just enough time to say goodbye, Google announced yesterday that it will be replacing two of its core advertising products--AdWords and …

AdWords

Comparing Data Visualization Software: Here Are The 7 Best Tools For 2018

Visualization is an essential element of any Big Data and analytics strategy. The most up-to-date, real-time information and advanced analytics solutions are an expensive waste of money if you can’t communicate the results clearly and effectively to the people whose job it is to put them to …

Data Visualization

How this 34-year-old dad made $1 million off a simple Fiverr side hustle

A little over five years ago, Joel Young found himself in a situation many American families are facing: He was deeply in debt with an unpredictable …

Entrepreneurship

The Tiny, Essential Google Tricks for Way Better Search Results

Are you using Google effectively as possible? If you’re just entering words into the search field without using these totally basic but totally …

Image Search

Ten Things Never, Ever To Do -- Unless You're Getting Paid

Dear Liz,<p>I read your columns, but I still struggle to take your advice.<p>I left my job in December because they cut my hours.<p>My boss’s boss reached out to me in January and asked me if I wanted him to introduce me to a guy he knows who has a company here in town.<p>I said, sure! I was flattered. I got a …

Employment

11 Branded Content Masterminds Who Are Elevating the Art of Marketing

Whether creating viral videos or bringing the potency of journalism to corporate content, each of the creators honored in this year’s Adweek Creative …

Seven Excel Tricks You Need To Start Using

Image: iStock<p>Microsoft Excel is packed with useful data management features that don't see a lot of use, like pivot tables, index and match, and …

Integrating 4 Critical Tactics for Digital Marketing Success

<i>Image courtesy of Think Big Engine</i>Digital marketing success is more than just choosing a few digital tactics, it requires integrating those tactics …

10 Key Takeaways From Gartner's 2018 Magic Quadrant For Cloud IaaS

Gartner has recently published the Magic Quadrant for public cloud IaaS. The report points us to some interesting insights from the public cloud market. Based on the analyst’s commentary, it is becoming clear that the market consolidation is almost complete.<p>When compared to 2017, Gartner made the …

IaaS

I Got Ambushed At My Performance Review -- And I Just Found Out Why

Dear Liz,<p>I work for a financial services firm. The company is huge. It’s not a great job except that I get a lot of benefits, which is rare these days.<p>The person who hired me into the company retired a year ago.<p>Ten months ago I got a new boss, “Barbara.” She was transferred into our department from …

What is blockchain? The most disruptive tech in decades

Blockchain is poised to change IT in much the same way open-source software did a quarter of a century ago. And in the same way that Linux took more …

What Blockchain Could Mean for Marketing

Companies are collecting more data than ever before, and are making significant business decisions based on it. Of the 4 Vs of Big Data (Volume, Velocity, Variety, and Veracity), we have now seen ample evidence of the impact and importance of the first three. A higher “Volume” of data has led to …

12 Personality Quizzes That Can Help Determine Your Strengths

Learning more about yourself can be tough. It's so easy to observe others to learn what makes them tick, what areas they really excel in, and the …

Jeff Bezos Knows How to Run a Meeting. Here's How He Does It

When it comes to getting more out of business meetings, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos may have cracked the code.<p>Bad meetings: We've all experienced them. Whether it's poor planning, too much talking, or lack of preparation, bad meetings waste precious time and money.<p>But Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos …

Team Building

Google Just Launched a Smartphone Game to Teach Adults How to Code

From programmable LEGO robots to mobile apps like Hopscotch, there’s no shortage of games and toys designed to get children interested in computer …

Computer Science