Vandana Bharti

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10 Free Marketing Tools Every Entrepreneur Can Use

Reach your audience effectively without compromising quality.<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 have to …

9 Trends That Explain Why Small Businesses Are Thriving Now More Than Ever | Inc.com

According to a recent Gallup Survey, optimism among small business owners is the highest it's been in eight years. In fact, "the percentage of small-business owners expecting company revenues to increase over the next 12 months rose from 48% to 58%."<p>What's causing this optimism? It probably has …

Small Business

The Real Work on Your Content Begins After It's Published: Optimizing Performance

Many components of content marketing are controllable and predictable. But you know what isn't? Your audience's response. Surprises are the one thing …

55 Freelance Businesses You Can Start For Free Tomorrow Morning

Thinking about becoming a freelancer? You’re not alone.<p>Many people around the world are sidestepping their fears, ditching the 9-to-5 lifestyle, and setting out to make money on their own off of their skills and passions. Now’s the perfect time to do so – the demand for creative freelancers has …

Small Business

How to Make $1,828 From Every Blog Post You Publish

Earning money from your blog can seem like an uphill battle. It can be particularly disheartening if you’re brand new to it and playing “catch up” …

Marketing

How To Do Twitter Marketing in 10 Minutes a Day

Your mornings are precious. Sacred “you” time (when you’re not frantically checking your email while getting dressed while planning your route to …

10 Things Great Bosses Do Every Day

We've all heard the adage, "People don't leave bad jobs; they leave bad bosses." It makes great fodder for after-work gripe sessions, but is there really any data to back the claim up? As it turns out, there's a ton.<p>In one study, 61 percent of those working for bad bosses said they were looking for …

Tony Robbins: How to Retire Rich | Inc.com

Last week, I was honored to have the incredible opportunity to interview Tony Robbins about his new book, <i>Unshakeable: Your Financial Freedom Playbook</i>. You can watch the full interview on YouTube, which, at the time of publishing this article, already had more than 50,000 views.<p>Since Robbins is …

Investing

Breakfast with the Tories: Lisa Raitt, the Cape Bretoner devoted to stopping Kevin O'Leary

Everybody says Lisa Raitt is a lovely person. "Lovely" is the word you hear most often when her name comes up. And she is.<p>It's probably the absence …

Netflix extension for Chrome is your shortcut to a ton of hidden categories

Though its offerings are now available in more than 130 countries worldwide, Netflix has a sea of hidden content underneath its main selection of categories – and now there’s a nifty plugin that gives you access to all of its invisible listings straight from your browser.<p>Available for free, Netflix …

Chrome Web Store

Someone created a recipe for a weed margarita because the internet loves us

There comes a moment in adult life when the need for R&R arises, but finances, work or other obligations may not align with an island escape. In that …

Link Building For Your Website – Great Pointers From SEO Guru Stephan Spencer

Stephan Spencer is an internationally recognized SEO expert and best-selling author. He’s the co-author of The Art of SEO, author of Google Power …

Marketing

Tokophobia: The women too petrified to push

A little-known condition called tokophobia causes a fear of childbirth so intense women may avoid pregnancy altogether, writes Courtney Robinson. But …

22 Quotes From Salvador Dali That Creatively Inspire Success

For success today, you have to be creative or get passed by. Dali was an expert in thinking differently and teaches you his approach.<p>If you are simply doing business the same as everyone else you are destined for mediocrity. Whether you are a CEO building a company or trying to achieve top …

Google extends accidental click protections to native ads on mobile

As Sundar Pichai said in the 2016 Founders’ Letter, advertising allows Google’s services to be free. At the same time, it cares about delivering high quality ads and nothing ruins the experience more than accidental clicks. In a blog post, the company delved into various measures that prevent …

AdWords

This Instagram dismantles the "crazy cat lady" stereotype one adorable photo at a time

A woman living alone with her cat(s) conjures up some pretty negative adjectives: lonely, sad, desperate. The usual term for such a woman is “crazy …

Study: Millennials want brand managers out of their ears—and feeds

“If you build it, he will come.”—“Field of Dreams”<p>Many social media managers probably don’t approach consumers with a “Field of Dreams” …

The Top 10 Industries For Freelancers

The most in-demand industries for freelancers probably aren’t what you’d think, which presents a new challenge for building skills.<p>As the freelance economy continues to grow, a number of industries have emerged as top employers, and they may not be the ones you typically associate with …

Kuvée raises $6 million for smart wine bottles

Because everything is “smart” these days, wine bottles are getting an Internet connection, too. Meet Kuvée, a refillable case that keeps wine fresh for up to 30 days.<p>Announcing $6 million in funding from General Catalyst, Founder Collective and others, Kuvée aims to impress your dinner guests with …

About Us

David Reevely: Ontario’s new wine rules are complex, opaque and weirdly uncompetitive

The amazing thing about the Ontario government’s new rules for selling wine in grocery stores isn’t how dazzlingly complicated they are, it’s how …

Canada

7 Ways You Can Make More Money With Google AdWords

AdWords, Google's advertising system, requires time and money--but thousands of companies have discovered it to be time and money well spent. Here's why.<p><b>Editor's note:</b> <i>"The First 90 Days" is a series about how to make 2016 a year of breakout growth for your business. Let us know how you're making</i> …

10 Things Most Successful People Do Before Going To Sleep

Most of us either watch TV, listen to music, read a book, talk on phone or play games before going to sleep. But have you ever wondered what most …

Christian Dior (1905-1957)

In the seventh instalment of BoF’s fashion history series, meet the late bloomer who invented the ‘New Look.’ It took Christian Dior four decades to …

Great Depression

The Best Way to Run a Startup With a Full-Time Job

<i>The Entrepreneur Insider network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in America’s startup scene contribute</i> …

44 Things People Say When They Are Stuck | Inc.com

Change doesn't happen by magic but as a result of taking action. If you want to move ahead in your business, if you want to excel in your leadership, if you want to create a successful start-up, you need to make it happen.<p>Some of the greatest obstacles you may face lie within yourself. Think of the …

Motivation

'Accidental Entrepreneurs' -- When a Personal Mission Morphs into a Big Business

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Some of the most successful and inspirational entrepreneurs never set out with the goal of running a large company or employing scores of people. Many are simply men and women motivated to develop solutions to a problem they’re …

The 26 happiest, richest, healthiest, and most crime-free countries in the world

Every year, the Legatum Institute, a London based think-tank releases its annual global Prosperity Index, a huge survey that ranks what it calls the most prosperous countries in the world.<p>The amount of money a country has is one factor of prosperity, but the Legatum Institute considered more than …

European Travel

My Top 30 Meals Around the World, Part I

<i>Budapest, Hungary*</i><p>Food and culture go hand in hand. In my quest to discover the cultures of the world, I have found the greatest hints to be scattered across plates, kneaded into dough, and embedded in a smile and a heavily accented word. Across my travels, I have fallen in love with food - from …

A Foodie Abroad: Why You Shouldn't Eat Pasta in India or Burgers in Italy

Recently I was working for a few days at the World Expo in Milan. I was at the Etihad Alitalia Pavilion with Tourism Australia, working with Australian Aboriginal chef Mark Olive. Cooking demonstrations were done each day with Mark using herbs and spices indigenous to Australia, all of them new to …