Stuart Thornton

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Your Team Wants to Work From Home. All You Have to Do Is Keep Them Connected.

The option to work flexible hours from home is one of the most prized perks, and probably the easiest one for employers to afford.<p>5 min read<p>With high-skill tech jobs in demand and the popularity of SaaS, telecommuting is the newest darling of tech companies across the globe. According to a survey …

14 Overlooked Traffic Sources That Marketers Should Be Using

Marketers leverage the power of popular social networks every day to drive traffic, spread brand awareness and engage with their audiences. The likes …

10 Affordable Marketing Ideas for Software Startups

At the way things are going at the moment, people continue to look towards the IT industry for solutions in everyday life. Complex tasks have become …

Marketing

7 Ways to Boost Your Small Business Marketing

If you are an avid reader of our blog, you know how imperative we think small business marketing is. Marketing is important to every business’s …

What A $100,000 Law Firm Marketing Plan Looks Like

Article ByRaj JhaPractice AlchemyAmbitious firms want more clients, better paying clients (or better cases), or they want to expand geographically. …

25 Backsplash Ideas For Your Kitchen Renovation

An interesting backsplash can take your kitchen from average to extraordinary.<p>From eye-catching tilework to impressive slabs of marble, this collection of some of our favorite kitchen backsplashes will help inspire your next remodel.

Kitchens

10 Gmail extensions that can boost your productivity

E-mail plug-ins you didn't know you needed but really do.<p>There’s a reason Gmail has become so popular — it’s free, it’s easy to use and it keeps evolving. To top it all off, Gmail offers even more improvements through the use of extensions, which are optional, user-installed upgrades that add new …

Gmail

How to Start an Online Business in 10 Simple Steps

Eager to start an online business or start a new blog, but not sure where to start? With improving technology, including excellent online tools and …

Small Business

7 Conversion Killers That Are Driving Your Customers Away

Website traffic doesn't matter if your visitors don't become customers. Find out how to get them to convert.<p>Do you know that 69 percent of online shoppers abandon their shopping carts mid-way before completing a purchase? As an ecommerce business owner, you know the amount of effort it takes to …

eCommerce

Why Do People Fail at Work-Life Balance? This Study Says It Has Nothing to Do With Productivity

A two-word answer that all successful people get.<p>We're all searching for that sweet work life balance in our careers.<p>But let me tell you something: most people miss the point about work-life balance. Just Google and you will see all these articles about work life balance tips....Don't eat your …

Work-life Balance

10 Unexpected Things You Haven't Thought to Frame as Art

(Image credit: Cup of Jo)<p>Creating gallery walls or clustering posters together always packs a punch, but what if you're tired of doing the same-old, …

Check Out This $38M Mansion, Decorated by Lenny Kravitz

If you're on the market for a home whose interior screams "are you gonna come my way," then look no further. A spec home with interior design from …

How Facebook Ads Are Helping These 2 Retailers Reach New Audiences – Adweek

It’s no secret that Facebook is a great way for retailers to target and reach audiences.<p>In a blog post published today, Facebook details just how …

Advertising

Before You Quit Your Job To Start a Business Do These 5 Things

If you have a full-time job but have the entrepreneurial bug, here are some creative ways to pursue your idea before your quit.<p>For quite some time, entrepreneurship and running a business has been all the rage. And now, you're thinking about testing the waters.<p>Maybe you already have a full-time job …

Small Business

Here's everything you need to know about blockchains, the ground-breaking tech that could be as disruptive as the internet

From a 'castle' full of bitcoin millionaires to the initial coin offering (ICO) craze, it's hard to escape the chatter about how some people are building their fortunes off the new world of cryptocurrencies. But behind those cryptocurrencies sits a technology called blockchains, which some people …

10 offices that feel more like a home than a workspace

For this week's roundup of popular images from Pinterest, we're spotlighting cosy offices that blur the boundaries between work and home, from rooms …

A clever "flat-pack" coat-rack

Luminaire's Piano Coat Rack hangs up to 48 garment from pegs that swing in and out of the piece, made from beech, oak, or walnut; it's a clever, …

Cory Doctorow

Four Examples of Retail Brands Killing it With Content

6 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As more and more retail brands and department store giants close shop and reduce locations this year, the rest of the retail industry is scrambling. They've got to find ways to unlock the keys to survival and growth.<p>What is …

Marketing

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella Just Gave the Best Leadership Advice in 7 Words

No wonder Amazon's Jeff Bezos tried to poach him.<p>Well, I have to admit one thing today:<p>I underestimated what Satya Nadella could do for Microsoft.<p>When he first became Microsoft's CEO, the tech giant was in a mess.<p>Not only was it losing to its biggest competitors, there was a lot of infighting.<p>But …

Satya Nadella

The 3 Must-Do's to Every Referral Marketing Strategy

Stop focusing your energy on outdated lead generation tactics. Do this to generate referrals that will exponentially grow your business.<p>No matter your industry or niche, referrals are the lifeblood of a thriving business. They're also some of the best clients you can find. With 77 percent of …

Marketing

How to Get the Best Marketing Automation Tools on a Budget

If you’re really excited about automating your business but you don’t have a big budget to invest in expensive tools out there, this article is for …

Marketing

[Part II] 4 Essential Elements Of Building An Original Brand

Last week, I explained how we’d cracked the code on finding your brand by sharing the first two elements of a four-part formula. Now that I’ve got you leaning into who really you are and we’ve defined who you’re talking to, it’s time to nerd out on some systems and processes.<p>As I told you then, …

Product Management

These Are the Top Six Books That Will Make You More Creative

If you read <i>What are the four principles that will lead you to breakthrough creativity?</i> and want more information, look no further.<p>Six of the best …

Creativity

3 Simple Tricks to Explode Your Sales Email Open Rates

Think like your prospect, be personal, track everything.<p>4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Do you spend hours crafting the perfect email only to discover that your prospect didn’t open it? If so, you’re not alone. For most salespeople, the biggest hurdle in …

Marketing

5 Things Your Marketing Team Will Thank You for Outsourcing

Outsourcing can save you time and money and free up your team, which is good for your team, your marketing efforts overall, and your bottom line.<p>Have you ever gone overboard at a buffet? You're standing in line, and the sight of those endless trays of macaroni and cheese, fried chicken tenders, and …

Marketing

18 Ways to Nudge Your Google Ad Higher Without Paying a Cent Extra

Few small companies can spend their way to the top of Google rankings, but none really has to.<p><b>Campaign Structure:</b> Target ad groups that only contain related keywords.<p><b>Speedy Load Times:</b> Many aspects can result in longer load times. Many blogs are image-heavy, and that can be what slows the load time.<p>…

AdWords

House Mullets: Traditional in the Front, Modern in the Back

You’re probably familiar with the term ‘mullet’ when it comes to hair, but did you know that house mullets exist as well? What’s a house mullet, you …

San Francisco

5 Ways to Make Your Tiny Bedroom Special (& Functional)

Melissa Morgan has rented this 380-square-foot apartment near Silicon Valley for four years. That's four years of trying to figure out how best to …

Our Best Advice for Hosting Guests in Your Living Room

Having a guest room would be nice, but for a lot of us living in small apartments (or small homes), that's just not possible. But just because they …