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20 Tools You Need To Succeed In 2018 | Inc.com

Over the course of two very different businesses (an agency and now a tech startup) I've trialled and/or purchased many tools that claim to make some form of my business easier. From accounting to customer service, here is a list of the best of the best in each category.<p><b>Accounting</b><p>If you are a …

Project Management
Selling

This Leader Says Brand-Building Takes Place In 3 Steps. Here's How You Do It | Inc.com

Branding is just as important to a startup as it is a fortune 500 company.<p>To be successful, entrepreneurs must recognize the link between successful businesses and strong branding, and aspire to build a brand that emulates similar success for themselves. Additionally, entrepreneurs must understand …

Customer Service

How To Be Successful in Identifying Your Target Demograhic and Creating Your Social Media Strategy

The marketing strategy you employ on social media sites depends on a lot of factors – the most important of which is undoubtedly your target …

Marketing

10 Marketing Lessons From Apple [Infographic]

The 10-year-old kid, selling ice cold fresh lemonade on the street corner in your local neighbourhood had it right. He or she may not have realized …

Marketing

A 10 Step Facebook Marketing Strategy - Small Business Trends

There are 2 billion people connecting on Facebook every month. What’s more, 800 million people like something on the social media site monthly. Those …

How to Create a Social Media Marketing Strategy From Scratch

Here's a blueprint for a successful social media marketing plan.<p>This story originally appeared on Buffer<p>When I went rock climbing for the first time, I had no idea what I was doing. My friends and I were complete newbies about ropes and rappelling and every other bit of jargon and technique that …

Marketing

10 Things You Must Do Before Quitting Your Job to Start Your Company

You have a dream but you need a checklist to achieve it.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>So you've decided you're ready to take the plunge, quit your job, and get your own company up and running. You have an amazing business idea you are ready to launch. You're probably …

Small Business

How Leaders Can Push Employees Without Stressing Them Out

One of the most interesting findings of a recent HBR article on team chemistry is that the types of people who become leaders within organizations are about 30% less likely than their coworkers to feel stressed out. As the CEO of a small investment firm, I was surprised by the finding, but as I …

Leadership

How to Improve Your Sales Skills, Even If You’re Not a Salesperson

At some point in your career, even if you’re not a salesperson, you’re going to have to sell something — whether it’s your idea, your team, or yourself. So how can you improve your sales skills, especially if you don’t pitch people often? What should you focus on first? And what should you do if …

Selling

Design and Sourcing Considerations for Springs | Fictiv - Hardware Guide

Springs are absolutely everywhere, from jewelry clasps to large industrial robots. The probability of a fresh-out-of-school mechanical engineer …

Blynk Makes Creating Mobile Apps to Power Arduino or Raspberry Pi Projects a Little Easier

Android/iOS: If you want to control a Raspberry Pi or Arduino connected device from your phone, you’d usually need to know at least some programming. …

True Leaders Believe Dissent Is an Obligation

These are head-spinning times for those of us who think about the best ways to lead and the most effective ways to compete. What defines acceptable personal behavior (let alone behavior worth emulating) among public officials? Why would executives at so many iconic organizations — Volkswagen, Wells …

Leadership

Learn Eight Field Photography Tricks In 90 Seconds

If you’re looking to boost your field photography skills, these eight clever tricks can be done with common items almost everyone has.<p>In this video, …

[ AMV ] Numinous「60 fps」

Switcheroo Adapter Allows You To Control Switches To Turn On Any Outlet (video)

Mike Neilson has created a new piece of hardware called the Switcheroo which has been specifically designed to enable you to change which outlet in …

Dude's drone video showcases summer in this city better than a tourism ad

Stephen Greenwood is a Californian who documented his time in Sydney, Australia, with a little help from his drone.<p>The footage is genuinely …

Drones

Why domestic violence victims don't leave

Leslie Morgan Steiner was in "crazy love" -- that is, madly in love with a man who routinely abused her and threatened her life. Steiner tells the …

Film Review: ‘Generation Startup’

With:Brian Rudolph, Avery Hairston, Dextina Booker, Kate Catlin, Labib Rahman, Max Nussenbaum, Andrew Yang, Pamela Lewis.Release Date:Sep 23, …

Goldman Sachs

Here's what it's like to be a Black Hawk helicopter pilot

When most people find out you're a Black Hawk pilot, the first question you can anticipate is, "Have you seen Black Hawk Down?" Yep, read the books, too. I crack up when I see Jeremy Piven slamming levers around like he's closing a truck trailer. It's telling that the thing most people relate to …

Military

10 must-read economics stories of the week

<i>A list of some of the week’s most interesting stories on economic growth and social inclusion.</i><p><b>1.</b><b>Facts and figures.</b> Lower paying jobs are at much …

How to Create Raindrops of Light with Steel Wool

GoPro just released this 4-minute video tutorial titled “Creating Fire Rain: A Steel Wool Experiment.” It’s a look at how you can create raindrops of …

10 AMAZING GoPro Accessories You Must Have!

Brain Farm Pairs Phantom Flex4K with Aerigon UAV for First-Ever Ultra HD Aerial Drone Footage

Chances are, if you are at all interested in cinematography, you have heard of Brain Farm. Brain Farm is the entertainment and production company …

Drones

Director of Photography Jon Salmon shows you how to use a histogram

Does the image on the LCD screen often look different than your actual footage? Not quite sure if you are exposing correctly? Director of Photography …

Why Establishing Shots Are So Important for Every Production and How to Shoot Them Properly?

Even though the video below explores mainly filming of establishing shots for wedding films, it has a lot to do with establishing shots in general. …

Cinematography

Review: Blackmagic Micro Cinema Camera and Video Assist

A Winning Combination for 1080p Shooters, with Some Caveats<p>With the proliferation of drones and handheld gimbals, compact cameras have become very …

Watch the Year's Best Drone Footage in 174 Seconds

A montage from the New York City Drone Film Festival shows why UAVs are now the best camera operators around.<p>How much awesome drone footage have you seen? If your answer is anything other than "not enough," you're wrong. Fortunately for you, here's a compilation of world-class drone footage from …

Get Paid for Video Projects Without Sounding Like a Jerk

These tips and services for invoicing your video projects will help you get paid in no time.

LEDbits

<b>LEDbits</b> is an elegant and modular toolkit that takes the burdens out of building lamps with High Power LED technology. With LEDbits, you have …