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Why Beacons And Digital Signage Are BFFs

• 0<p>https://www.convergent.com/resources/?p=2343<p>If you haven’t heard about beacons… you will soon.<p>What are Beacons?<p>Beacons are tiny radio transmitters …

How a Top Bank Executive Left Finance to Start an Adventure Travel Company -- and What He Learned About Success in Business

Jeff Bonaldi was a department head at Citibank when he struck out on his own to combine his passions -- history, adventure and stories. Here's what he learned.<p>10 min read<p><i>In this series,</i> The Gambit, <i>Entrepreneur associate editor Hayden Field explores extraordinary risk, speaking with successful</i> …

George Washington

YouTube Is Launching a New Creative Suite for Marketers to Make Better Ads

CANNES, France—Brands and agencies looking to refine the ad experience on YouTube are in luck. The company unveiled today a new offering, Creative …

Advertising

How Microsoft, Nabisco, and GM Make Customers Happier by Raising Prices

You can charge more for your product and simultaneously create more customer loyalty.<p>Business owners often worry that if they raise their prices, they'll lose customers and understandably so, since customers are likely to feel gouged when told they must pay more money for the exact same …

Customer Service

Your Best Opportunity For Growing Business: The Customer Experience

According to PwC, 73% of all people point to customer experience as an important factor in their purchasing decisions, just behind price and product quality. Yet only 49% of U.S. consumers say companies provide a good customer experience today. PwC’s most recent Consumer Intelligence Series: …

Customer Experience

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How an NFL Linebacker Is Tackling the Business World-- the Gary Vaynerchuk Way

For Tennessee Titan linebacker Derrick Morgan, the desire to win isn't confined to the football field.<p>5 min read<p>On a recent Monday night at the new Dream Hotel in Hollywood, Kevin Durant and Ezekiel Elliott bobbed their heads up and down to a live performance by Ty Dolla $ign, while hostesses …

Entrepreneurship

How The NBA Became The World’s Most Tech-Savvy Sports League

By building an ecosystem that involves VCs, teams, startups, and others, the league has become nimble and able to quickly adopt new technologies.<p>Inside a raucous Oracle Arena in Oakland last Thursday, with Rihanna, Jay-Z, and Kevin Hart sitting courtside for Game 1 of the NBA Finals, Golden State …

16 Windows 10 tricks you'll wish you knew sooner

In homes and offices across America, you can’t throw a stone without hitting a Windows PC. You’ll find Microsoft running on monitors in almost every school and library, in businesses big and small, and in living rooms, bedrooms, and dorms from coast to coast.<p>Windows is so commonplace, many of us …

Should You Pay Your Sales People Commission or Salary? Here's How to Decide

There's more than one way to pay sales people. Here are the two key questions you need to answer before you decide which model to choose.<p>If you ask ten CEOs how they compensate their sales people, you'll probably get eleven different answers. Everyone has a different plan and has changed it more …

Compensation

This Hot Chicken-Fueled Social Enterprise Is Changing Lives

Joe DeLoss isn’t even all that into hot chicken.<p>Sure, he prides himself on the mouth-watering grub he’s peddling. But the 32-year-old founder of Columbus hot spot Hot Chicken Takeover frequently admits that the chicken itself is a bit of a means to an end. Despite the fact that he spent months …

This Is Totally Why You're Not Successful Yet

There is no shortage of excuses for failure, and even more for mediocrity. This list will make you aware of the real truth about your ability to be successful.<p>You're frustrated. No matter how hard you work, how much you plan, or how badly you want it, you are not living the life of your dreams. But …

Self-improvement

18 Uncomfortable Things You Need to Do If You Don’t Want to Regret 2018

When you look back on the past year, don’t think of the pain you felt. Think of the strength you gained, and appreciate how far you’ve come. You’ve …

Happiness

Three Books To Power Up Your New Year

One of my favorite parts of the holiday season is that I get some breathing room in my calendar. I love to use this time to spend time with friends and family, to work on projects and certainly to catch up on my reading.<p>If you want to take time to read to improve your professional life, there are …

Mission Impossible

Your Ad Here: How Fast-Growing Startup GumGum Is Using Image Recognition Technology To Change Online Advertising, Sports Sponsorships And More

For one of the New York Mets’ last home games of the year, Ophir Tanz, 35, CEO and founder of nine-year-old tech startup GumGum rented one of Citi Field’s luxury suites for himself and about a dozen employees. At the time, the Santa Monica, Calif.-based company was in town for Advertising Week and …

Startups

Next-Level Personalization Creates Killer Customer Experiences: Four CX Guideposts

How do you turn a one-time customer into a loyal brand advocate? What's the difference between a consumer who buys a plane ticket from whichever …

Every investor needs to know these 12 valuation ratios

An uninformed investor: "This stock is so cheap! The current stock price is only $0.50!"<p>A smart investor: "Umm…the stock price means nothing. Your stock's EBITDA multiple is negative!"<p>I know. Cheesy example. But hopefully, it gets the point across. Just because the stock price is trading under $1 …

I went to a 'sugar baby summit' and learned 'sugar daddies' give tuition, gifts, investments, or cash — but they say it's about much more than the money

The student debt crisis in the US has gotten so bad, there's a growing group of young women — and some men — who are taking an unconventional approach to paying for college.<p>Through dating websites like SeekingArrangement.com, Sugar Babies, as they're called, partner up with wealthy, often older, …

The 15 best business books of all time

We've gone through our existing "best-of" lists and others to determine which business histories and management and investing guides have been most critically acclaimed.<p>We stayed away from academic books and biographies, and by limiting ourselves to just 15 titles, the final list is not …

How to Start Your Own Business Using Any 1 of These 12 Marketing Skills

Do you want to start a small business? Are you looking for a great side hustle? Do you have marketing skills? If your answers are yes, read on.<p>Maybe you want to start a business. But maybe you don't want to quit your full-time job -- at least not yet. You're trying to find a side hustle, but you're …

Small Business

Google is sharing its management tools with the world

Speaking at his alma mater in January, Sundar Pichai, Google’s low-profile CEO, revealed his key to effective management: “Let others succeed.”<p>Enacting Pichai’s advice is easier said than done. But Google is sharing some tools that might help. Its Re:Work blog is offering a series of instructive …

Goal Setting

2 Stories That Will Make You Stop and Rethink Your Life

You have an endless well of untapped potential within you, just sitting dormant.<p>A young man once approached Socrates and asked the philosopher how he could acquire wisdom and knowledge.<p>"Follow me," Socrates said in response, as he led the young man down to the sea. The young man followed as …

Self-improvement

5 Inspiring TED Talks That Will Free You to Be Happy and Successful

What’s the secret to happiness and achievement? Sometimes it’s not so much what you do as what you stop doing. That’s the lesson behind some of the …

Motivation

17 Powerful John F. Kennedy Quotes To Inspire You On His 100th Birthday

"Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names."<p>—<i>Commencement address at Yale University, 1962</i><p>—<i>1963</i><p>—<i>1962</i><p>—<i>Inaugural address, 1961</i><p>—<i>Address to the United Nations, 1961</i><p>—<i>Address in the Assembly Hall at the Paulskirche in Frankfurt,1963</i><p>—<i>Inaugural address, 1961</i><p>—<i>American University commencement</i> …

Legends Hospitality Scores Rich Valuation With New Mountain Capital Deal

Call it a home run, or a touchdown, depending on whether you are a baseball or football fan.<p>Yesterday, Legends Hospitality, majority owned by the New York Yankees and Dallas Cowboys, sold a minority stake to private equity firm New Mountain Capital for a reported $700 million. Legends is a leader …

52 Good Morning Meditations that Will Calm the Chaos in Your Life

<i>It’s not what you say to everyone else that determines your life; it’s what you whisper to yourself that has the greatest power.</i>The happiness of your …

Meditation

25 Features Every Business Website Must Have in 2017 (Infographic)

Building your online business? Here are some things to remember.<p>1 min read<p>Even though online businesses are becoming more prevalent, they haven't become any easier to launch.<p>To give your online business a greater chance to succeed, there are certain things you need to incorporate on its website. Of …

Small Business

If God feels distant, maybe our hearts need cleansing

March 19, 2017 by Adrian Warnock<p>Do you want to <i>know</i> God? You may have been a Christian for years, but you may feel that you don’t experience or KNOW …

Fake News

Finding a New Path When You’re Attached to the Old and Scared of Failing

<b>“All endings are just beginnings. We just don’t know it yet.” ~Mitch Albom</b><p>The difficulty of finding, let alone staying on a path was brought to mind …