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You Can Start This 6-Figure Service Business Tomorrow Morning for Under $100

The people delivering bread to grocery stores make good money but never get a vacation. That's a lucrative problem you can solve.<p>Writer, Consultant, Freedom Advocate, Lifetime Entrepreneur<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>About a year ago, I wrote an article about a …

Small Business

Best Napa Valley Wineries to Visit

The best Napa Valley wineries to visit feature a tasting room in a cave, artisanal cheese pairings, on-site sommeliers and more <i>—Megan Krigbaum (with</i> …

Wine

7 Ways to Incent Employees to Feel and Act as Owners

Building accountability into your business culture is a leadership process. It can't be driven by edict, and there is no magic potion.<p>One of the lessons I have learned over the years as a business executive, and now as a mentor to entrepreneurs, is that if you really want employees who …

Leadership

The Best Speakers Answer These 3 Questions Before Walking on Stage

Start with the structure to ensure success.<p>Every great TED talk begins with a good outline. If you want your presentation to leave a TED worthy impression, you'll need to start planning long before the day of the speech: how can you make your message memorable? What should be included in the talk? …

Public Speaking

15 Books Every First-Time Manager Should Read

Just got promoted to your first leadership role? Here's what you need to read now.<p>What's social media good for? That might be a hotly debated topic at the moment, but one thing's for sure -- your online friends and followers are certainly a great place to turn if you need book recommendations.<p>Just …

Warren Buffett Says This Is The 1 Simple Habit That Separates Successful People from Everyone Else

The 87-year old chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway once gave us a breakthrough principle of taking charge of one's life. Lets revisit it again.<p>Billionaire Warren Buffett, the chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, is now 87 years old and still capturing the world's attention as the second …

Facebook News Feed Armageddon Survival Guide: 6 Loopholes to Stay Alive

It's time for companies to re-think their Facebook marketing strategies.<p>Last week Facebook declared organic post reach dead for pages. Publishers and brands who used to connect to people via their Facebook pages need to figure out how to people going forward.<p>Of course, you can use conventional …

10 Instagram Automation Tools to Build a Massive Following

Instagram has immense power to make or break brands and influencers. For example, Halo Top Creamery increased online sales by 2,500 percent after …

How to Leverage Social Media In 2018: A Video Marketing Guide for Brands

As video is the both the present and the future of content marketing, it's a good idea to review what works best on YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Snapchat so you can plan accordingly.<p>As social media continues to dominate the focus of most company's marketing focus and media budget, now …

Beer Mixers – New Belgium Invites Beer Fans to Craft Their Own Blends

Generally brewers craft beers to present as intended, a finished product that can be offered as this kind of ‘coffee porter’ for instance, or that …

New Belgium Brewing

7 Ways to PR your Personal Brand on a Budget

7 Ways to PR your Personal Brand on a Budget written by Guest Post read more at Duct Tape MarketingA personal brand is an essential business tool …

Public Relations

30 Top Podcasts for Influential Entrepreneurs

Listening to podcasts is the easiest way to learn from the influencers you most respect.<p>You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with. If you want to be a top influencer and get paid to speak, land book deals, get interviewed by the press and build your business, you need to …

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 …

Infographics

How to Get More Instagram Followers: 12 Tips

Looking to get more Instagram followers without spending a dollar? Here are 12 ways to do it.<p>Face it. Instagram is one of the hottest social media platforms on the planet right now. With 800 million users now using the platform, you'll be able to target your customers and drive business results no …

Marketing

3 Tips for Writing Online Ad Headlines and Text That Grab Your Buyers' Attention

Technology > Advertising<p>With a limited word count, find out how you can make every word of your Google ads count.<p>Next Article<p>7 Questions to Determine Whether Your Ad Is Ready for the Big Time<p>Next Article<p>Perry Marshall • VIP Contributor<p><i>The following excerpt is from Perry Marshall, Mike Rhodes and</i> …

Marketing

25 books by billionaires that will teach you how to run the world

That's why we've rounded up 25 books by self-made billionaires. From the business insights of Bill Gates to the leadership lessons of Richard Branson, the wisdom collected in these pages extends far beyond the classroom.<p>Learn how these masters of industry achieved the impossible, in their own words.

Blackstone Group

Top 5 Influencer Marketing Platforms to Promote Your Brand

<b>Forget about Hollywood stars—nowadays, brands are going after social media celebrities for advertising campaigns. The rise of social media networks</b> …

Public Relations

This CEO Says It's Time To Rethink Your Approach to Video Marketing

Spending months on a video project? Don't.<p>One-third of online activity is spent watching video.<p>Think about that.<p>We have known for a while now that video is only increasing in popularity, but I don't think people truly realize the true influence of video content.<p>Here's some perspective: did you know …

Marketing

Automation: The Dirty Word in Social Media Marketing

Most forward-leaning brands have social media teams using social listening software to aggregate, filter, sort and manually respond to conversations. …

Public Relations

Boston Beer Company reports first quarter 2017 results

<i>[Press Release:]</i>(Boston, MA) – The Boston Beer Company, Inc. [NYSE: SAM] reported first quarter 2017 net revenue of $161.7 million, a decrease of …

Investing

The Secret to Happiness? Simplify.

For centuries, people leaned into the popular (and false) belief that possession—material wealth and stature—was synonymous with happiness. But now minimalism is on the rise, and for good reason: it works. With the popular Netflix film <i>Minimalism: A Documentary About Important Things</i> and the massive …

8 Elements of a Successful Business Plan

Perhaps you’ve heard the old saying that failing to plan is the same as planning to fail.<p>It’s commonly attributed to Benjamin Franklin, the 18th …