Tim Oates

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Are You Lacking Focus? This Easy Week-Long Ritual Can Help

This short exercise helps clear the mental underbrush. And the biggest skeptics need it the most!<p>You know the benefits of meditation. But still, you don't do it. Hmmm.<p>Maybe it's time to consider an alternate approach. Not an alterna-<i>tive</i>--I have no doubt that meditation is everything you've heard. …

5 low-cost business ideas for teen entrepreneurs

Zandra Cunningham loves lip balm — so much that she used to ask her dad to buy her a new tube every day. Exasperated, he joked that she should make her own.<p>So she did. She was 9.<p>Six years later, her Buffalo-based business, Zandra, sells 37 natural, homemade skin products in stores in six states and …

How I Left A 12-Year Career In Silicon Valley To Work On A Beach In Belize

Three months ago, Jeanna Barrett traded a beige office in San Francisco for a palapa on the Caribbean. This is how she pulled it off.<p>Three months ago, I worked in San Francisco as a marketing leader for a unicorn startup. I earned a salary that let me do, eat, and buy whatever I wanted. Now, I live …

These Instagrammers’ Bullet Journals are organizational masterpieces

I’ve struggled with staying organized for as long as I have been accountable to others. In college, I used a very specific Moleskine planner that combined calendar pages with note-taking space. In the working world, I switched to a digital calendar, but no combination of systems, apps, or programs …

Productivity

Skyrocketing Your Success: 5 Lessons From Millionaire Entrepreneurs

When you’re looking for an idea for a business, there is never a shortage of people eager to impart their ideas. In fact, as soon as entrepreneurs announce we’re pursuing an entrepreneurial endeavor, friends come out of the woodwork to offer perspective, parents insist on weighing in, and we’re …

8 mobile marketing campaigns that aren't annoying

Right now, more people access the web via mobile than desktop. Yet companies still aren't spending significant amounts on mobile marketing. And …

Advertising

What Search Marketers Get Wrong About Demographic Research

You need to understand who your customers are, why they might be searching for your business, and what kinds of things they want to see when they get to your site.<p>Most search marketers understand that it's important to understand your demographics before you can be successful in an SEO campaign. …

How To Evolve And Improve Your Digital Marketing Game

Building a startup is all-consuming. There’s never enough time, money or human resources to go around. So if you’ve created an ad that seems to be working, it’s better to double down and stick with it, right? Not exactly. There’s always a way to improve. Digital marketing doesn’t have to be paid …

A LinkedIn Employee Reveals How to Dominate the Network

Get the scoop on how LinkedIn uses content marketing to build its brand online--and apply it to your own efforts on the platform.<p>LinkedIn has been in the news lately, and that's only going to increase as new opportunities continue to emerge on the world's largest social media network for …