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8 Traffic-Boosting Blog Secrets that Almost Feel Like Cheating

Some blogging techniques are downright unfair.<i>And that’s a great thing</i>.Everyone wants to get huge amounts of traffic to their blog, but some people …

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3 Mindful Breathing Exercises That Reduce Stress in 10 Minutes or Less

Feeling a little stressed?<p>Don’t worry, you’re not alone. According to a recent study, more than three quarters of Americans say they’ve felt stressed …

MY NUMBER 1 Instagram Marketing Strategy For Building Any Business Online | Affiliate Marketing Training

Here’s Your Opportunity To CLONE My Entire Internet Business System Today: Click Here!<p>Instagram Advertising and marketing Method:<p>If you're trying to …

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How to Make Your Website a Top Search Result (Without Writing Anything New)

Seven tips for turning private junk into click-worthy public gold.<p>One person's trash is another person's treasure. Many small businesses store internal documents on their private servers and never imagine they might be useful and interesting to the outside world.<p>But they very well might be. Let's …

Social Media

If You Think Zara Does Not Do Marketing, Think Again.

A student in class last week raised his hand and asked me how Zara is successful without doing marketing. Even though it is early in the semester, I was horrified that I had not yet succeeded in teaching my students what marketing is. As I thought about it some more, my horror calmed down. I know …

Marketing

Great Motivational Quotes To Read Before Going To Sleep

An alarming amount of our population suffers from insomnia or reports having low quality sleep. Sometimes after having a busy day I used to get in bed and have a hard time falling asleep because too many thoughts were rushing through my mind. After I picked up my meditation practice, and started …

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How to Land Big-Name Contracts (Regardless of Your Company Size)

The secret to landing big contracts isn’t deeper pockets or more manpower—it’s getting prospects to trust you. Understanding this fact has not only …

Small Business

Mental Happiness in 90 Days With 30 Habits Everyone Should Do

<i>This post originally appeared on Quora: What have you tried for 30 days that changed everything?</i><p>This is what you are fighting to create change in …

Former Apple Music employee bashes Spotify, Tidal and cheap fans

Indie label boss and former Apple Music employee Sean Glass has defended Apple's commitment to exclusives from big artists, bashing rivals Spotify and Tidal.<p>Exclusive new albums and related content are a major weapon in the current battle between music streaming services. This week Apple dropped a …

10 Success lessons from Tony Robbins – “Life Coach, Motivational Speaker” for entrepreneurs

Share41<p>Tweet<p>Share433<p>+15<p>Shares 479<p>There are few people on this planet as captivating as Tony Robbins. When he speaks, people listen. And you can’t …

How to Create Engaging Images for Social Media: A Simple Guide For Non-Designers

A great social media marketer today and an awesome advertiser in the 1960s have much in common.<p>David Ogilvy, the father of advertising, was famous …

Odd futures: how hip-hop shook off its macho image and got weird

You used to know where you were with rappers. Sure, there were unique and interesting characters among them, but there were definite and powerful strands of convention: competitiveness, combativeness, a certain cocksure sense of self, insistence on “realness” and a relatively limited area of …

5 Ways the Smartest Entrepreneurs Build Million-Dollar Brands

An exceptional personal brand can lead you onto a million-dollar thought leader path<p>Building a personal brand can play a crucial role in shaping an entrepreneur's impact, both on his or her business and on their wider audience as a whole. A strong personal brand connects a face to the company, …

Why Email Marketing Isn't Dead (And How It Can Dramatically Increase Your Revenue)

Some minor tweaks to your email marketing strategy will yield some major results (and happy customers).<p><i>Danny Wong is an entrepreneur, marketer and writer. He is the co-founder of Blank Label, an award-winning custom clothing company in Washington, D.C. To connect, tweet him @dannywong1190.</i><p>The death …

'Shark Tank' Star Robert Herjavec's Top 5 Small-Business Marketing Tips

When Robert Herjavec wanted to start his own company, people discouraged him. They said he couldn’t do it. He had zero experience, he didn’t have a business degree and he knew nothing about running a business.<p>The headstrong <i>Shark Tank</i> star investor steamrolled ahead anyway. In 1990, he launched his …

Small Business

16 Wise Ways To Build Your Brand In 2016

I took a look at my posts, articles and interviews from the recent past and pulled together the ones that got the most views and comments. I also added some that are just my favorites. Culling the best advice from these, this post shares the top 16 ways you can bolster the brand called <i>you</i>.<p><b>#16</b> …

5 Things to Watch For in 3D Printing in 2016

What is 3D printing good for?<p>That’s a question that’s become increasingly relevant in 2015, as the majesty of showing off 3D-printed trinkets has …

7 Online Marketing Ingredients You Can't Ignore in 2016

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Online marketing constantly evolves: What worked in years past won't necessarily be the most effective strategy today.<p>So, what should you focus on as you plan your online marketing strategy for the upcoming year? Here are seven …

Marketing

How to Use Facebook to Sell Out Your Next Event

Having trouble filling your programs and events to the max? Attract your perfect audience with these expert marketing tips.<p>If you've ever created a new program or planned an event you know that, compared to marketing and filling your program, development is the easy part. In fact, too many …

9 Ways Small Businesses Can Be Big on Google

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Having trouble getting your small business site to rank in the search engines? Not even sure where to start? This post will provide you with 9 simple hacks to ensure your site is properly optimized and starts ranking as soon as possible. …

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The Predictive Enterprise: Five Trends Shaping the Future of Business

What if you could predict what products or services your customers wanted before they did? What if you knew how your competitors were thinking about the market? What if you could anticipate with accuracy the next game-changing business strategy that would give you a strategic advantage?<p>These …

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Is Transparency The Music Industry's Next Battle?

The issue of how much musicians theoretically earn from their work has moved out of the trade press and into social media's trending topics recently, whether that's Taylor Swift demonstrating her clout via a successful protest of Apple Music or Jay Z's Tidal promising artists higher royalty rates …

5 charts to help unravel the Elliott Wave mystery

Slide 1 of 7<p>The Elliott Wave principle is based on Ralph Nelson Elliott’s conviction that social, or crowd, behavior tends to trend, and reverse, in …

5 Self-Sabotaging Behaviors That Keep You Stuck In Career Pain

Back when I was in my corporate marketing career, the same negative things kept happening to me, wherever I’d go. Toxic bosses, backstabbing colleagues, lack-luster work, chronic illness and exhaustion, and the nagging feeling that I couldn’t use my talents and skills in ways I wanted, were just a …

There’s A $10 Billion Opportunity As Marketing Hits The Big Time

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Ajay Agarwal</i> <i>is a managing director at Bain Capital Ventures in Palo Alto where he focuses on early-stage SaaS and mobile investing.</i> <b></b><p>Marketing is no longer the forgotten stepchild of enterprise software. Traditionally underserved and under-penetrated, marketing is finally receiving its …

Pakistan hangs 12 in largest execution since ban overturned

An unofficial moratorium on capital punishment was lifted in December and on Tuesday, among those executed was a man who said he was arrested when he was 16<p><b>Pakistan</b> hanged 12 convicts on Tuesday, the interior ministry said, amid a growing uproar over plans to execute a man whose lawyers say was 14 …

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