Patrick Shaughnessy

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Free Options to Popular Paid Marketing Services and Tools

This story originally appeared on Buffer<p>What tools do you use to get your online marketing work done?<p>Can you do all the same work of a digital marketer, and do it for <b>free</b>?<p>The list of tools you use—often referred to as a marketing stack—probably covers a variety of different uses and needs, …

5 Creativity Books Everyone Needs To Read

Personally, I’ve always thought “creativity” was sort of an elusive term. I always thought that creative peeps — like Pablo Picasso for instance — …

8 Tech Skills Entrepreneurs Must Have to Succeed

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Whether you believe some people are born to be entrepreneurs or not, one thing is for certain. You can never have enough knowledge. Acquiring new skills will make you a stronger and more efficient entrepreneur. This is especially true in …

How to spy on your competitors and the best tools to do it

Shares 345<p>Monitoring what your competitors are doing online is essential for every business, whether you’re a start-up, SME or large corporate …

Why small talk is so excruciating

I hate small talk. <i>Hate</i> it.<p>And when I say I hate it, what I really mean is I'm abysmal at it. Just a total failure.<p>Here's how I experience small talk. Say I find myself interacting with a sales clerk, meeting someone at a party or conference, bumping into a neighbor on the street, any situation that …