Melissa Ambers

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Sales Emails Getting Zero Replies? It's Probably How You End Your Messages

Use these three steps to write the kinds of calls to action that make people excited to respond to your emails<p>So you've invested time in researching your prospective customers, writing an email that addresses their problems, and making sure to include an enticing subject line and lots of benefits …

Customers

Why Interactive Email is Great for Your Marketing

Most marketers have heard about the rise of interactive content. Interactive content includes anything that your consumers click on, swipe, or …

Marketing

How to start a business – eight first steps

On International Women’s Day, business owners offer aspiring female entrepreneurs some tips on where to start when starting-up.<p>1. Start with some market research<p>“When you have an amazing business idea, it’s oh-so-easy to dive<br>head first into building it,” says Pip Jamieson, founder of professional …

3 Strategies to Painlessly Free up Time and Get More Done

What juggling a growing tech company, grad school and a toddler taught me about how to efficiently manage time and priorities like a superhero.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>We're all wearing many hats and trying to fit multiple roles into a single 24-hour day. When …

Time Management

Why Branding Is The Most Important Move For Your Business.

(<b>ThyBlackMan.com</b>) <i>Starting your own business</i> is one of the biggest challenges you are likely to face in your working life. You will enter a time …

Keep Track of Your Work Accomplishments Throughout the Year

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 your request for more money or …

Important Marketing Tactics Solopreneurs Should Follow

Connecting with the customers emotionally in a business is very important if you want to make them permanent ones and don't let them plunge to your competitors<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You're reading Entrepreneur India, an international franchise of Entrepreneur …

Marketing

17 Inspirational Quotes from Oscar-Winning Movies

To get excited for the Academy Awards this weekend, here are some of the best quotes from Hollywood's top films.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The Oscars are just around the corner and that means on Sunday March 4, the famous awards show will reveal the top films of …

Motivation

Want to Grow Your Instagram Followers? Here's How I Increased Mine by 3,000 Percent

Here are five methods that I used to increase my Instagram following by 3,422 percent.<p>Initially, I was skeptical when I first heard about the advertising potential of Instagram. This was back in its early days, when it was still an unproven entity. Then I watched as it exploded in popularity …

User Generated Content

When Empowering Employees Works, and When It Doesn’t

Research has regularly demonstrated that when employees feel empowered at work, it is associated with stronger job performance, job satisfaction, and commitment to the organization.<p>Many leaders today often try to empower their employees by delegating authority and decision-making, sharing …

Employment

Monotasking is one of the best ways to get things done — here's how to do it

You may think you can do everything right now, but you can't — and you shouldn't.<p>Many studies have shed light on the downside of multitasking—trying to juggle multiple tasks at one time. One often cited study from Stanford University found that people who multitask are more easily distracted, less …

Time Management

6 signs you are a micromanager

As a manager or CEO it can be extremely difficult to self-diagnose whether you are a micro-manager or not. Especially if you run a fast-growing company, you might expect that your job entails staying on top of every detail, meeting, and conversation inside the business — let alone insuring that all …

Leadership

6 Things Smart People Do to Have Really Interesting Conversations

Hate small talk? Tired of the same old questions? These six approaches will make you that much more interesting.<p>Next time you go to a traditional 'networking' event, a cocktail party or dinner, do us all a favor: lose the elevator pitch. That approach is quickly losing relevancy in making authentic …

George Mason University

Follow These 3 Rules For Making Decisions and Your Business Will Never Stop Growing

Paralysis by analysis stops so many entrepreneurs from becoming successful.<p>Over the years, I have encountered a lot of managers, directors, vice presidents, and (even) C-level executives who have a hard time "pulling the trigger" on a decision.<p>This is how a "culture of indecision" spreads like …

Leadership

Build A Brand People Will Love With This One Trick

Ever heard of the “know, like and trust” factor in business? It’s the idea that you will be more successful as an entrepreneur if your customers know, like and trust you. To achieve this, according to copywriter Laura Belgray, you need to infuse your personality into your marketing.<p>It’s not enough …

Marketing

18 Tips That Every Student Needs In Their Life

There's no better feeling than being completely organised and ready to go.

How Can You Tell Someone Has True Leadership Skills? This Legendary Football Coach Nails It With 1 Brilliant Sentence

A profound quote decades old, it's even more applicable in today's social economy.<p>A few days ago, I was listening to a Higher Purpose podcast where the host, Kevin Monroe, asked his guest JeffHarmon, a leadership coach and author of <i>The Anatomy of a Principled Leader</i>, about the challenges of using …

Leadership

3 Rules of Public Speaking That You Should Ignore (and 1 to Live By)

When it comes to public speaking, some rules are meant to be broken.<p>I recently found myself in sitting in the back row of seats in a packed ballroom at a marketing conference. 400 people were crammed into a space that was likely only supposed to hold 250. The reason it was standing room only? …

Public Speaking

10 Unexpected Psychological Tricks That Will Help You Make A Great Impression On Anyone You Meet

Making a great first impression is something that doesn't come easily to everyone. Sure, there are people out there who can confidently walk up, …

The simple trick that could help you memorise anything in five minutes

Memory is a fickle thing. One minute you’re leaving for work in the morning, the next you’re in a frantic panic desperately searching for misplaced …

10 Gmail extensions that can boost your productivity

E-mail plug-ins you didn't know you needed but really do.<p>There’s a reason Gmail has become so popular — it’s free, it’s easy to use and it keeps evolving. To top it all off, Gmail offers even more improvements through the use of extensions, which are optional, user-installed upgrades that add new …

Marketing

11 First Sentences That Guarantee the Rest of Your Email Won't Get Read

Even if your intentions are professional and sincere.<p>Imagine you get this email. You don't know the sender, but you open it anyway. How long would you keep reading?<p>Dear Jeff,I hope you're having a great President's Day! I definitely am. Even though I'm spending a little time at work right now, I …

Top 10

9 Questions Interesting People Ask to Cut Through the Small Talk

It alls starts with having a genuine interest in the other person.<p>I remember early in my young career, one of my biggest fears walking into a networking event to "schmooze" or meeting someone for a business lunch was boring the other person to tears in conversation.<p>I didn't want to be the wind-bag …

Leadership

24 hidden settings that can maximize your Mac

We mean Mac-simize.<p>Apple prides itself on the polish and slickness of its software, and on the surface, macOS proves itself an intuitive and easy-to-navigate operating system. Dig deeper, however, and you'll find a heap of useful settings and options that let you customize your computing …

9 Must-Watch TED Talks That Will Make You A Better Entrepreneur

If you are an entrepreneur, of course you want to be successful. For some, success is measured strictly in dollars and cents. But for the majority of small business owners, success means that and much more. It also means healthy relationships, fulfilling work, and giving back.<p>If you’re striving for …

Entrepreneurship

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 is possible to do more by doing less — here's how

Like many entrepreneurs, I have a low attention span and a great number of interests, causing just about everything to stick to my snowball as it rolls down the hill. One of the questions that I need to continually ask myself, therefore, is, 'What can I shed?' It's important for me to be constantly …

Time Management

This simple technique can help you to take in more of what you read

Whether it's Facebook content, Bill Gates's favorite book, or the latest critical business report, most of us enjoy reading or have to do quite a bit of it through the day. But in the rush to do everything in less time, you might be missing a crazily simple way to commit more content to memory:<p>Just …

Bill Gates

Block Marketing Emails By Going Straight to MailChimp

Yes, you can unsubscribe from individual email lists, but what if I told you that you could unsubscribe from every single marketing email being sent …

10 Time-Saving Strategies According to a Top Wall Street Performance Coach | Inc.com

Time can't be recovered, made up for it, or reversed. There are 24 hours in a day and 168 in a week, and those numbers are not changing. What can change though is what you do with those hours and how you manage them.<p>Many of my executive clients work 50-plus hours a week yet still find a way to do …

Time Management