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37 Free Online Marketing and Social Media Classes to Elevate Your Skills

Where can you go for the best, most useful marketing information? Check out these free resources.<p>25 min read<p>This story originally appeared on Buffer<p>When I first started out with digital marketing, I was blown away by the sheer amount of online marketing resources and social media classes.<p>I read …

Marketing

5 Surprising Steps to a More Effective To-Do List

<b>Ah, the to-do list.</b><p>Lately, I've had dozens of calls from high-achievers (a Head of School, a university athletic coach, a tech industry Chief Marketing Officer) asking me for specific instructions for keeping a more effective to-do list. Ineffective task lists trigger overwhelm, and these folks …

The best free online business courses starting in May

The road trip is often a rite of passage in American lore. From beats coasting down Route 66 to the breezy Sunday drives of the "Mad Men" era, the road has always been a place to relax, reflect, and re-group.<p>For three business professors, the American road held a different allure. It was an artery …

7 Tips for Creating the Perfect Logo for Your Brand

Your brand’s logo is the sort of thing that can have a bigger effect on your business than you first think. The wrong logo can make your brand come off as unprofessional, assuming anyone notices you at all. A good logo will create instant recognition within the minds of your target audience.<p>There …

Graphic Design

How to Find Anyone's Email (and Then What to Do With It)

What if you could find anyone's email address? Think of the potential! I'll teach you how to do just that--plus, what your next step should be.<p>It's often the case that getting in touch with just the right people can make all the difference between success and failure in business.<p>In this digital …

Marketing

Let This Bot Generate Millions of Logos for Your Brand

Beyond offering a product or service that people want, every great company needs an attractive and memorable logo. For those who are not artistically …

Narrative Science Dynamically Automates Summaries Of Financial Information

Sorry Tableau, but sometimes visualization is not enough.<p>Narrative Science brings computer-generated text to financial services in areas such as institutional portfolio commentary — automating the preparation of quarterly performance and attribution summaries.<p>[Quarterly reporting] “It’s a very …

10+2 Data Science Methods that Every Data Scientist Should Know in 2016 - Data Scientist TJO in Tokyo

Two years ago, I published a book -- written in Japanese so I'm afraid most of the readers can't read it :'(<p>Actually this book was written as a …

Retrieving Data from Google Books with `ngramr`

Karl Marx is the most famous founding fathers of modern sociology with a popularity peak in 1975-6, but declining ever since my little research using …

The Software Developer’s Library: A Treasure Trove of Books for People Who Love Code

A treasure trove of books for people who love code. Curated by Eric Elliott.<p>Arranged by topic, loosely in learning order.<p>A Note to Beginners<p>I learned …

13 online courses that could help you get rich

The wealthiest, most successful people appreciate the power of learning long after college or any formal education is over.<p>Today, it's easier than ever to continue your education with the chance to take online courses from some of the best universities in the world.<p>We've picked out some of the best …

The Anatomy of a Successful LinkedIn Profile [Infographic]

To stand out amid the millions of LinkedIn users, you need a stellar profile that captures attention and starts conversations. The following …

Infographics

38 Startup Pitch Decks From Companies That Changed The World

To celebrate the launch of my book The Art of Startup Fundraising, I thought it would be interesting to put together a blog post with a good amount …

5 Ways Entrepreneurs Can Make Side Income While Growing Their Business

I know a thing or two about being an entrepreneur. The realization that, hey, I'm going to start my own business, be my own boss, is such an exciting feeling.<p>That thrill of being the one to call the shots and making your own hours cannot be compared -- at all -- to the life of the cubicle …

How to Write a Business Plan: A Step-by-Step Template

Writing a business plan doesn't have to be an intimidating task, but it does require foresight, honesty, and plenty of research. Here is an outline and some smart tips to help get you started.<p>Creating a business plan is the first and most crucial step to building a successful company.<p>"A business …

Small Business

Follow These Simple Rules to Start a Business Intelligence & Analytic Based Startup

Follow These Simple Rules to Start a Business Intelligence & Analytic Based Startup<p>Are you one of those entrepreneurs who are thinking to start a new …

3D Illustrations of Pop Culture Characters and Objects Deserted in a Post-Apocalyptic World

In “Stretched Out”, a drowsy Simon’s Cat who has been sleeping outside all day was awoken by his human who was ready to feed him dinner. As with many …

Start your own business with these 4 great offers

Starting a business takes more than a great idea. The best way to ensure that your small business has a fighting chance in a competitive market is to develop a core set of skills to prepare yourself for every challenge, hurdle or roadblock you’ll find along the way.<p>That’s why we’ve put together a …

The best free online business courses starting in April

<i>This post from LinkedIn Influencer John A. Byrne appeared originally on LinkedIn.</i><p><i>Educated … Empowered … Equal.</i><p>That's the dream if you're a working woman. For every woman who leans in, far more are left out.<p>Often overlooked and underpaid, many women still tip-are tip-toeing a cultural minefield in …