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7 Free Marketing Tools That Can Make You More Successful

When goals are getting bigger and budgets are getting smaller, these free tools can be a marketer's newbest friends.<p>Marketing is a broad, complex, and ever-evolving field, and recent years have seen tremendous growth in areas like content, social media, SEO, voice search, brand management, and more.<p>…

Marketing

4 Reasons Why Introverts Make Great Leaders

Leadership is about solving problems and making decisions. You don't need to be the life of the business party to do either one.<p>Whether in business or in life, we look to our leaders to teach us, guide us, and help us make sense of everything. Therefore, most successful leaders have a strong sense …

Leadership

How to Get Real Results (and Sales!) From Facebook Ads

Do you have a compelling lead magnet that will persuade your visitors?<p>Facebook boasts of over 2 billion monthly active users, and it’s one of the best places to find qualified leads. While Facebook ads provide you with an opportunity to grow your business, most people end up with hundreds of …

Marketing

5 Best Web Practices To Grow Your Small Business Online

We all know that more and more people are utilizing the web when it comes to making a decision on choosing which products and services to buy. And yet, it’s hard to believe that there’s still a good amount of businesses that aren’t honing in on this online trend.<p>In fact, 29% of small businesses …

Small Business

17 Tools Your Marketing Cannot Do Without in 2017

In the past decade, Marketing has gained access to a host of SaaS tools that optimize, simplify, and generally improve marketing efforts. Some, like …

The growing list of applications and use cases of blockchain technology in business & life

Below, BI Intelligence, Business Insider's premium research service, has outlined those applications across finance, business, government, and other industries.<p>Blockchain Use Cases in Banking & Finance<p>Blockchain technology is simple to understand at its roots. Basically, the tech exists as a shared …

4 Tips To Ensure Your Website Design & SEO Is Done Right

Website design and organic search performance are intrinsically linked, which is to say that design has an observable effect on a website’s ability to rank well for relevant terms. This can become problematic for companies with isolated teams, where design and marketing don’t work closely together, …

SEO Is Simpler Than You Think. 5 Things Every Beginner Needs to Know to Get It Right

Finally, you can feel like you know what you're doing when it comes to SEO.<p>As a non-tech founder, I understand the resistance that comes with doing anything that makes you feel stupid. For me, that includes web design, HTML, and search engine optimization (SEO). This was particularly embarrassing …

Digital Marketing

7 Creative Content Distribution Tactics You Aren't Using

There's nothing more disappointing than creating a great piece of content, posting it, and then letting it shrivel up at the bottom of someone's feed.<p>Few revolutions have transformed marketing like social media. At the press of a button, marketers can broadcast their content to thousands, even …

Marketing

19 hidden gems you need to add to your phone right now

They're the apps that aren't exactly at the top of the App Store, but we love and use them often. Maybe we heard about them from friends or discovered them through trial and error — either way, they're the apps we tend to believe are our own little secret.<p>It turns out, 21% of people say they have …

Top 10 websites for Programmers to learn coding

6 Social Media Trends to Prepare for in 2018

2018 is only four months away, and brands have to prepare to take advantage of the opportunities social media presents -- or their competitors will.<p>When it comes to reaching audiences, effectively distributing your content, and building a following around your brand, social media offers a wealth of …

Social Media

This map shows what $100 is really worth in your state

Your dollars go a lot further in some states than others.<p>The Tax Foundation released the latest iteration of its map showing the relative value of $100 in every state compared with the national average using data from the Bureau of Economic Analysis.<p>In more expensive states like California, you can …

CSSReference.io is a gorgeous visual guide to CSS

The best way to learn CSS is through trial-and-error. <i>You’ve got to write code in order to learn to be a coder</i>. That’s the simple truth of the matter. But it’s always nice to have a helping hand guide you through the often confusing and contradictory technology used to style and illustrate webpages, …

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9 Ethical Ways to Bury Your Competitor’s SEO

The SEO landscape looks a lot different today than it did ten years ago.When I started doing SEO, the Internet was a much different place. The rules …

8 Free Content Marketing Tools You Should Be Using

With the help of these tools, you'll be on your way to executing a solid plan to engage audiences and build influence -- all without spending an extra penny from your budget.<p>When starting out with a content marketing strategy, it can seem intimidating to go at it alone, especially without tools, …

Infographics

Business Schools Don't Teach This Extremely Important Skill (but All Entrepreneurs Need It)

You might learn to grow a business, but few will teach you how to build one from scratch.<p><i>What's one thing about building a business you won't learn in business school? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand</i> …

Entrepreneurship

7 Surprising Traits That Make Introverts Wildly Successful

You don't need to be an extrovert to win at the entrepreneurship game.<p>The traditional view of an entrepreneur is of an individual who eats and drinks the energy of crowds, an inspiring, articulate ball of unreserved innovation who feels completely at home wrapped in attention. These types of …

entrepreneurs

10 Free Marketing Tools Every Entrepreneur Can Use

Reach your audience effectively without compromising quality.<p>6 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If you're an entrepreneur just getting started, you know the meaning of a budget. You also probably know that in order to get your business idea off the ground, you …

Marketing

36 eBooks on Computer Programming from O’Reilly Media: Free to Download and Read

This past week, we featured a free course on the programming language Python, presented by MIT. A handy resource, to be sure.<p>And then it struck us …

Computer Science

6 Innovative Ways to Attract New Customers

Trouble luring in new business? Check out these insights from entrepreneurs about how they did it.<p>3 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>This story appears in the May 2017 issue of <i>Entrepreneur</i>. Subscribe »<p>Attracting new customers is no easy task. However, there are …

Business Strategy

8 Business Books Entrepreneurs Must Read to Dominate Their Industry

Whether you're a rising executive or someone just starting out, these great books can help you reach your goal.<p>6 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Every time you pick up a book -- or download one to a device -- opportunity knocks at your door. A good book …

Self-improvement