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#CXOTALK: Workday CEO explains his top priorities

CEO Aneel Bhusri explains why employee satisfaction is the driving force behind innovation, agility, and revenue at Workday.<p>Workday is one of the few …

A Startup's Guide to Price Matching

From an entrepreneurial point of view, it's important to recognize the significance of pricing strategy when launching a startup or growing a business.<p>Throughout the history of commerce, consumers have always been price sensitive. It's prices that often determine which vendor a customer selects. …

5 excellent questions to ask the hiring manager when your job interview is going horribly

The person I ended up speaking with got called in to talk to me at the last minute and hadn't really prepared much. He only spent five minutes asking me about my professional qualifications and then answered my questions about the company and his role in a matter of 15-second, one-sentence …

Why All Business Leaders Should Start Thinking Like Sommeliers

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Creating and running a business can be trying. You are faced with adversities on a daily basis and are forced to make decisions that affect the future of your company. There are many parallels between a business and a good bottle of wine. …

Leadership is a quality that you can teach yourself

Most people who are good at school follow a pretty straightforward strategy: study hard, get good grades, repeat. This basic approach to achievement stays the same from elementary school all the way through college.<p>But while school is strategically simple, business is among the most complex of …

Leadership

Produce More Content Quickly Without Sacrificing Quality

Every business’ website needs high quality content, but the content’s quantity must also be high in order to maintain client interest and a …

Ignore Naysayers And Start Your Business

When you set out to start a business, don’t be surprised if a small army of people line up to tell you why you should not—or cannot—do it. And, don’t be surprised if your strongest resistance comes from the people who care about you most.<p>Before I started my first business 30 years ago, I pitched my …

Entrepreneurship

How to Start a Business On (Almost) No Money

<i>This piece originally appeared on Entrepreneur.</i><p>You’re excited to start a business. Maybe you have an idea, or you’re just fascinated with the idea of …

Funding Circle Emerging As A Leading Small Business Marketplace Lender

At the annual Lendit conference, Lending Club CEO Renaud Laplanche kicked things off with a rather sober message of four headwinds facing the industry. Venture capital funding is declining, interest rates are increasing, an economic downturn is looming and the regulators are looking more closely at …

Interest Rates

How Do You Build a Marketing Technology Roadmap Today?

While you might need a magnifying glass, you don’t need to be a data scientist to see the exponential growth in the marketing technology landscape — …

6 Ways to Convert Prospects into Clients with Emotional Intelligence

People may believe that decisions are based on logic only, but the brain doesn't work that way. Here's how to make your prospect's decision easy with emotionally intelligent marketing.<p>A few weeks ago I attended an event as a guest expert with my radio co-host Kevin Harrington, one of the original …

21 Free Tools to Develop Your Content Marketing Strategy

Tools, tools, and more tools. From email marketing to social media management to content creation—you can find a tool for whatever ails you. But when …

Marketing

18 Stats About Marketing Analytics That Will Make You Nervous

According to an IBM survey of over 700 CMOs, one of the top four priorities this year is to “inject data-driven insights into every marketing …

Marketing

The 15 Basic Marketing Tools You Will Want to Use - Part 2

NOTE: Hear an audio version of this blog about the 15 Basic Marketing Tools on our radio show: The Marketing Checklist<p>http://www.starworldwidenetworks.com/index.php/Audio/marketing_checklist#2<p>I am beginning this series of blog posts with the same question which people want answered:<p>"What are the …

Why Cats Might Be the Key to Your Marketing Strategy

Website hosting company GoDaddy rolled out its latest ad campaign, which features a business owner that makes hats for cats. Here's a look at other feline-themed campaigns that have scored big views in recent years.<p>GoDaddy, the web hosting company that has previously come under fire for running …