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The Secret All Entrepreneurs Are Hiding

Some of the biggest and best-known tech startups are totally dysfunctional.<p><i>In his acclaimed book Disrupted (Hachette Books, 2016) former Newsweek editor Dan Lyons discusses his experience as an employee at HubSpot, a software marketing company. In the following edited excerpt, he discusses his</i> …

Things I Wish I Knew Before I Started Blogging | SEJ

Are you about to start your first blog? Maybe you’ve just got going, or you’re a few months in. You’re worried that you’ve missed something important …

Expresso app will show you everything wrong with your writing

If you want to see how well you’re writing, the free text-analyzer Expresso will give you a detailed breakdown of whatever you give it.<p>The web-based …

Creative Writing

How This Guy Grew 6 Million Dollar Companies Before Turning 35

Here are David Cummings' 4 controversial moves to making million dollar companies<p>94% of companies never hit $1 million in revenue in a year. Those that cross the million dollar mark are doing something that the others aren't.<p>Building million dollar companies from scratch<p>If anyone knows how to …

This Silicon Valley startup promises to turn you into a better boyfriend

Although their day jobs may involve disrupting the tech industry, tech workers don't want their relationships disrupted by their own inattentiveness caused by the focus they place on career pursuits.<p>The hardworking men of Silicon Valley are known for missing dates and forgetting special …

Silicon Valley

What 20 successful people do first each morning

Brittney Helmrich news.com.au<p><b>HOW you start your morning sets the tone for the rest of your day, so your morning routine is important, especially when</b> …

How to start a side business without quitting your current job

Not all entrepreneurs started out their businesses fresh from college – or quit halfway through.<p>Most entrepreneurs already had careers before they decided to go it alone. But making the jump can be terrifying, especially if you have overheads to pay. That’s why a growing number of people are …

Why Facebook And Mark Zuckerberg Went All In On Live Video

<b>It was February</b>, and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg was just back from paternity leave, sitting in on his first M team meeting since returning. M team meetings are where Facebook global management comes together — managers from engineering, product, sales, you name it — to talk about what’s going on …

Social Media

11 Absolute Truths of Social Media Marketing

Break these rules and you could lose followers and credibility and hurt your business.<p>As an experienced digital marketer, you already know about the importance of social media marketing. However, even some of the most hardened online marketers are prone to making mistakes on social media every now …

Want to Start a Freelance Business? 12 Successful Freelancers Share Their Best Advice

Experience is a great teacher, but so is learning from people who have been there and done that -- extremely well.<p>You have the skills. You have the desire. You have the persistence, work ethic, and belief in yourself required to start your own business and become a successful freelancer.<p>But what …

Buzz-Worthy Blogging Ideas For You To Steal

Difficulty: <p>Time Spend: 15 minutes ~<p>Tools Needed: Outdated Content Finder<p>What you’ll get out of this: A reservoir of buzz worth blogging ideas to …

Whatagraph: Create Beautiful Infographics from Google Analytics

Let’s face it, Google Analytics is a mess for the average business. For professionals who spend a lot of time in the platform, it’s a full-featured …

Buzz Aldrin: 'My First Experiment on the Moon Was a Failure'

If you want to do something significant, something noble, something that perhaps has never been done before, you must be willing to fail. And don’t …

Start your own business with these 4 great offers

Starting a business takes more than a great idea. The best way to ensure that your small business has a fighting chance in a competitive market is to develop a core set of skills to prepare yourself for every challenge, hurdle or roadblock you’ll find along the way.<p>That’s why we’ve put together a …

10 Sure-Fire Ways To Improve Your Copywriting Skills

Today we are expected to work in highly disruptive environments. We sit down at our desks, turn on our computer and immediately we are hit with …

Headphones

How to start a business with almost no money

You're willing to take some risks, like leaving your current job or going without personal revenue for a while.<p>But there's one logistical hurdle stopping you: You don't have much money.<p><b>Related: 7 Myths About Starting a Business That I Used to Believe</b><p>On the surface, this seems like a major problem, …

How to Use Google Adwords to Promote Your Content

If you’re using content marketing to expand your audience, generate brand awareness, and attract prospective customers, you’re likely leveraging a …

25 Content Marketing Tips Every Marketer Needs To Know

Content marketing has become a big part of consumer engagement and attracting the attention of the right audience online. That means that a lot more companies are doing it, and it’s getting harder to stand out amid the sea of audio, video, images, documents, blogs, and more.<p>To make matters worse, …

The 15 Best Podcasts for Entrepreneurs

Do you want to make your commute or lunch hour more productive? Then you should give these podcasts a listen.<p>Podcasts have become a very useful tool for the busy entrepreneur. They're easy to create, are quick to digest (especially for those with longer commute times or who use public transport), …

The 2016 guide for flawless blog optimization

Link building in 2016 should be focused on “pulling” readers in: writing excellent blog posts that naturally accumulate links.<p>Links remain the primary way that Google understands the importance of your blog. Generally speaking, the more high-quality sites that link to your blog, the higher your …

25 promising digital design blogs to follow this year

Let me ask you a simple question. How much value you get from the blogs you read every day? Are they worth your time?<p>Whether you are a startup founder, entrepreneur or a creative freelancer you read a lot of blogs and magazines every day. In the age of digital noise, it is extremely hard to find …

11 Entrepreneurs on Snapchat Who Are Doing It Right

Here are 11 entrepreneurs on Snapchat who are doing it right.<p>If you have been listening to marketers around the world, they are talking about Snapchat as their go-to channel for selling more books, building their brand, and growing their business.<p>After talking to hundreds of entrepreneurs, I keep …

Entrepreneurship Doesn't Require a Secret Power, but It Does Require This 1 Thing

Hint: It's not a superpower.<p>We need to talk. Entrepreneurship as a vague philosophical concept is really trendy right now.<p>You're going to see a lot of posts on social media talking about how it's the only thing to truly set you free. That if you can't do it, you're not hustling. How working for …

Facebook, Twitter and Instagram massively over-rated by marketers, says Prof Mark Ritson

He did not blame the slew of new digital and social media agencies, saying they are "doing a really good job" of pushing their message to marketers, …

Unicorns aside, it’s a good time to start a business

There’s been a healthy amount of chatter lately from analysts and tech writers that we are approaching a meltdown in startup financing. Unicorns, those startups valued at $1 billion or higher, are being downgraded at a rapid clip. The most recent victim is Flipkart, an Indian e-commerce firm …

Venture Capital

7 Free Image Sources for Your Blog and Social Media

Thanks to the Internet, we now live in a hyper-connected world. Whether it’s reading the news or checking Twitter, everyone goes online to check what …

10 Copywriting Tips You Can Use Right Now To Boost Conversion Rates

Writing great content is quite possibly the quickest and most cost-effective way to increase your conversion rates. Great content creates engagement …

Ben Franklin's Secret to Becoming a Better Writer

When Benjamin Franklin was a boy, he yearned for a life at sea. This worried his father, so the two toured the various trades in 18th-century Boston …

Opinion: Here’s what could trigger the next global market meltdown

This is part three of ‘Crash Course,’ a five-part series from commentator Satyajit Das on threats investors face in the current market climate. Next: …