Michelle Danajka

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4 Ways To Optimize Blog Content So That It Actually Gets Read

You probably already know that having a blog is important, but you may secretly be dubious about how often people actually read to the end of any …

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9 Set-It-and-Forget-It Tools for Inundated Entrepreneurs

For entrepreneurs, in business and life, automation means true freedom.<p>As a busy entrepreneur, you lead a hectic life. You spend countless hours in back-to-back meetings, marketing your company and managing your team. Although you never let a minute go to waste, there's still not enough time in the …

Find Out How Much Your Time Is Worth Before You Waste Any More of It

This time management expert offers a formula for determining how much your time is really worth.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>The following excerpt is from the Dan S. Kennedy’s book</i> No B.S. Time Management for Entrepreneurs<i>. Buy it now from</i> Amazon | Barnes & Noble | …

Will 'Google My Business' Posts Change The Game Of Local Search?

Recently, Google announced that its Posts function is now available on Google My Business (GMB). A lot of businesses — especially the smaller, local players in their respective industries — stand to benefit from this update, as it allows users to add a post of up to 300 words directly to their …

Getting Started with Instagram for Your Business: 8 Simple Steps

More than 1 billion people use Instagram every month1, and over five million businesses use Instagram to tell their stories visually, connect with …

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The 7 Laws of Entrepreneurship (They Don't Teach You in School)

The education system doesn't teach you how to build a company.<p>Back when I was in college (for the short amount of time I attended), there was no major for entrepreneurship. In fact, I would argue it's something you can't fully learn in school, no matter how diligent the curriculum. There's no class …

9 Things People Accidentally Do That Make Their Mondays Unproductive

If you want a productive Monday, you better not make these mistakes.<p>Most people don't even realize when they're being unproductive.<p>In fact, most people go to bed on Sunday night making all these grand plans of how they're going to make their Monday the most productive Monday of all time only to …

Email Marketing vs. Marketing Automation: What Your Small Business Needs to Know

We delve into what these two practices are, how they differ from each other, and their importance to your organization.<p>PCMag reviews products …

21 Evernote Templates & Workflows to Skyrocket Productivity

Evernote is rapidly becoming a <b>staple part of our modern workflows</b>.<p>From 2009 to 2010, Evernote jumped from 2 million users to 6 million. Impressive, …

Take Evernote to Work With These Free Business Templates

The small business world has an unfortunate little secret. Most entrepreneurs discover it by accident, and it takes them by complete surprise. The …

How to use Evernote to organize your life

Never forget the important stuff<p>Finding a great note-taking app is like finding the perfect pair of jeans. They’re hard to come across, but once you do, you’ll always stick with them. The same goes for the best smartphone apps. Some people might still prefer the old, foolproof method of taking …

This Weight-Loss Strategy Makes Cutting Carbs So Much Easier

Finally, an easy way to tell the difference between good and bad carbs.<p>You know there are good carbs and bad carbs, but it can be pretty damn hard to tell them apart. That's where the glycemic index comes into play—and it might just be your key to losing weight by cutting carbs the healthy way.<p>“The …

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6 Ways to Get More Done Without Hiring More People

Using "blocks," "sprints" and sub-categorizing is just one strategy to consider.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When big businesses think about productivity, they often think in terms of their return on investment (ROI): Each employee costs a specific amount of money, …

The 8 Best Pieces of Business Advice I've Received In The Past 6 Months

Words of wisdom from business leaders.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>My job involves interacting with dozens of business visionaries on a regular basis. I’m constantly meeting with vendors, potential partners, customers and new employees. I take something positive away …

10 Ways to Update Your Marketing with New Trends and Technology - Small Business Trends

New technology, trends and techniques are likely to have an impact on how you do business in 2018. These changes can vary depending on your business …

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The Ultimate Beginner's Guide to Bullet Journaling

Staying organized seems easy from afar. Write a daily to-do list, use a calendar, don't take notes on random scraps of paper: these suggestions sound …

Managing Your Schedule Like a Boss: Tips the Experts Never Tell You

Time management is at the top of the short list of reasons why some people succeed and most don't.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Lou Gerstner, the former CEO of IBM, once said, “Never let anyone own your schedule.”<p>I don’t know about you, but I <i>love</i> that quote. It’s so …

8 Ways to Work Smarter and Improve Productivity

Get more done without working more hours.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>We all have the same amount of time in a day, and there is no way to get more of it. It doesn't matter how successful or wealthy one is -- we are all capped at 24 hours per day.<p>We have to subtract …

Good Housekeeping

Good Housekeeping reaches an audience of 30+ million each month. In addition to the magazine brand, the Good Housekeeping Institute is the consumer …

Loaded Baked Potato Casserole

This casserole combines all the irresistible features of a loaded spud, but is cooked and served family style for an extra-hearty side.<p>Nonstick …

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These Six Clever Gmail Add-Ons Will Make You Infinitely More Productive

Feel like your inbox could use an upgrade? Give Gmail new productivity powers with practical, efficiency-enhancing add-ons.<p>Gmail may be the de facto standard for web-based email—but sometimes, the service can start to feel a teensy bit stale.<p>After all, Google’s younger Inbox app is the where the …

Why Empathy Is the Most Important Skill You'll Ever Need to Succeed

To do your job well (or even to get a job), technical skills are no longer enough. Of all the soft skills, empathy is the one you will need the most.<p>Henry Ford is quoted as having said, "Why is it every time I ask for a pair of hands, they come with a brain attached?" Starting with the industrial …

82 Content Marketing Tools to Make Your Life Easier

Content marketing is hard.One of the reasons it’s hard for so many people is the fact that they don’t know where to start.If you want to be …

8 Travel Hacks You'll Want to Know Before Your Next Trip

Travel is always an adventure but you don't want it to be an ordeal.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Traveling can be just as fun as it can be stressful. I travel quite a bit for both business and pleasure and I can attest to the fact that knowing the ropes makes it a …

Writing a Business Plan May Not Be Your Idea of Fun, But It Forces You to Build These 4 Crucial Habits

These key habits will allow you to grow a stronger, more profitable business.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The average entrepreneur reacts to the term "business plan" with distaste, seeing it as a necessary evil when starting a business or seeking funding.<p>While the …

3 of the Top Opportunities and Challenges for Digital Marketing in 2017

Local search, online reputation management and a consistent, curated social media profile are three digital marketing essential for every startup in 2017.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Augmented reality, live video streaming, data visualization: There’s plenty of hype …

5 Hacks to Boost Your Blog Post’s Social Shares

You’ve just written an amazing 2,500-word, long-form blog post.It took you all week to write and perfect and it’s beautiful.It has dozens of images …

Want to Get More Clients? Get More Specific About How You Can Help, Not More Generic.

You can only help people who recognize they have a problem.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Last time we talked about organizing your service offerings and giving prospects a clear understanding of the possibilities in working with you, which, in my mind, is absolutely …

17 Tools Your Marketing Cannot Do Without in 2017

In the past decade, Marketing has gained access to a host of SaaS tools that optimize, simplify, and generally improve marketing efforts. Some, like …

How to Create a Social Media Marketing Strategy From Scratch

Here's a blueprint for a successful social media marketing plan.<p>This story originally appeared on Buffer<p>When I went rock climbing for the first time, I had no idea what I was doing. My friends and I were complete newbies about ropes and rappelling and every other bit of jargon and technique that …