Allie Nash

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The founder of a fashion brand with over half a million Instagram followers tells us exactly what to post to build a following

Over time, her social media following grew, and her artwork transformed into vintage-inspired fashion designs.<p>"Our page is all about what it's like to be a girl and we make sure that our content reflects the theme," she said.<p>Now, Valfré is distributed in over 250 stores in 28 countries around the …

How to Start a Blog and Make Money Online

Starting a blog isn't hard. Generating traffic and making a profit is.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Ever thought about launching your own blog? Ever wondered what it takes, not only to start up that blog, but also to successfully build it over time to make money …

5 Celebrity Facialists Reveal the One Product They Can’t Live Without

With seven-plus steps becoming ubiquitous in beauty routines thanks to the ever-increasing influence of Korean beauty on the Western skin-care market, a multiple-layer process is now the norm. And while most beauty junkies have a slew of cult-level items they use daily, be it a hydrating eye cream …

Science: Doodling Has Real Benefits For The Brain

Doodling, coloring, and free-drawing increase blood flow to the parts of the brain associated with reward.<p>Many creative people know that making art is its own reward. Now science corroborates it. A new study from Drexel University shows that the process of making art stimulates the area of the …

Twitter for Business – How to Develop Your Strategy, Plan, and Persona That Delivers Results

Twitter is one of the most powerful social networks to help business and marketing leaders increase brand awareness, establish thought leadership, …

Want to be a social media influencer? You can now take a course for it

When everything, from tree-tents to swimmable mermaid tails, are marketed on Instagram effectively (Tentsile and Finfolk Productions both have a …

Digital Marketing

How to Create a Social Media Policy for Your Employees

Want to help your employees better engage on social media? Wondering how a social media policy can help? A social media policy gives your employees …

Autotech Ventures closes $120 million first fund to connect automotive giants with startups

With no shortage of venture capital (VC) funds in Silicon Valley and beyond, one VC firm has elected to focus its entire effort on one fast-growing niche.<p>Founded out of Menlo Park, California in 2015, Autotech Ventures has set up shop with a specific focus on automotive startups, bankrolling …

How to Market Your Products With Social Media Influencers

Want to increase sales and grow your e-commerce business? This is the secret.<p>You've optimized your ecommerce website for the search engines, and now you're starting to get more traffic. But that increase in traffic hasn't translated into an increase in sales as you had expected. You want to …

What Your Rising Sign Says About Your Personality

By now, we’re pretty sure you’ve got a good grasp on all the major personality traits that make up your zodiac sun sign — honestly, is there anyone among us who <i>doesn’t</i>peek at their horoscope every week? Someone born in mid-October knows what it means to be a Libra: diplomatic and fair, generous and …

How To Prevent Chief Marketing Officer Failure

After having been a CMO and GM, I decided to go back to school and get a PhD with a focus on helping current and aspiring CMOs. As a former marketing leader, I felt that the academic community rarely investigated topics that mattered (in my role at the c-level) and that most of the managerial …

TED Talk: Why Brainstorms Lead to Unoriginal Ideas, and What to Do Instead

In one of the sharpest talks at TED 2017, viral music video veterans OK Go explain why brainstorming isn't the best route to smart, original ideas<p>For all the great talks I saw live at TED 2017, most focused on executing ideas brilliantly after you have them. But how exactly do you get those …

How to Spy on Your Competitors to Outrank Them on Google

Learn how to spy on competitors to better understand the strategy they are using to attain a high ranking on Google<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Want to hear something crazy? In 30 minutes, I can look at your competitor’s website along with your website and deploy a …

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 …

5 Powerful Tools to Spy on Your Competitors Online

The first Chinese iPhone copy has been released on the same day as the original device. How so? Only if you are using advanced spying skills as …

AAA officially launches its car sharing startup Gig with a giant, sober dance party in Oakland

Gig, a new car-sharing app created by the emergency roadside assistance service AAA rolled out to the Bay Area today.<p>The startup comes out of A3 Ventures, AAA’s venture arm and the new one-way car sharing service is now active in Oakland and Berkeley, California.<p>Gig is similar to other temporary …

20 Sketch Sheets and Templates for Designing Web and App Layouts

Looking for some sketch sheets and templates for creating the perfect web and app layouts? Look no further! We selected some of the best templates …

Cheap Natural Skincare Products Dermatologists Swear By

The latest trend in beauty is all-natural skincare, and for good reason. No one wants to slather their face with harmful ingredients, toxins and …

Preparing Your Social Media Strategy for 2017

It’s never too early to start working on your social media strategy for next year (or next week or next month).Recently, Buffer released their annual …

Design Thinking: Empathy Maps

Empathy Maps help to rapidly put your team in the user’s shoes and align on pains and gains — whether at the beginning of a project or mid-stream …

5 Reasons Why Your Gums Are Bleeding When You Brush

Whacked out hormones may be to blame.<p>The night before a teeth cleaning, most of us like to get in there <i>deep.</i> We floss and brush the pants off our chompers, then spit a couple drops of blood into the sink. But here’s the thing: “Bleeding from the gums is never normal,” says periodontist Sally Cram, …

Dentistry

Turn Your Brand into a Millennial Magnet with These 3 Marketing Tips

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The millennial market can be a tough nut to crack, especially for established brands that haven't previously targeted this booming demographic. While penetrating a new demographic is never easy, it is possible, as long as you understand …

Tried-and-true marketing tricks still have a place in the digital age

Even before the array of online ads stalking consumers at every turn, and even before the rise of digital ad blockers, back in the <i>Mad Men</i> era, legendary copywriter Howard Gossage said “the very bulk of advertising is its worst enemy because somewhere along the line an immunity starts building up …

You Can Make This Cozy, Oversized Knit Blanket in Less Than 4 Hours

Who wouldn't love snuggling with one of these?<p>We're calling it now: Super chunky knit blankets are going to be everywhere pretty soon. You <i>could</i> buy one of these beautiful, extra-snug throws for your home on Etsy for hundreds of dollars — or, even better, you could make one yourself.<p>This pin on …

Knitting

You Have to Hear Why This Teen Girl Decided to Get Her Leg Amputated

It all started with an ingrown toenail.<p>It’s hard to imagine actually electing to have a limb amputated. But that’s exactly what one young woman in the U.K. did after a scary complication from an ingrown toenail.<p>According to the <i>Daily Mail</i>, 19-year-old Hannah Moore had a pretty routine surgery to …

Medicine

Your Monthly Horoscope: June, 2016

<i>What's in the cards for you this month? We asked Angie Banicki, Hollywood's top tarot reader and self proclaimed "explorer of the soul" to share her</i> …

The 24 Best Websites For Discount Furniture And Decor

Clear eyes, full carts, can't lose.<p>When decorating a new space, it’s important to know which pieces are worth the investment, and which are worth finding for cheap. But let’s be honest ― we’ll take a good deal any day.<p>Thankfully, you don’t have to expend tons of time or energy searching for the …

The design world’s secret to maintaining creativity throughout your career

Cape Town, South Africa<p>God commanded Moses to take one; the Major League of Baseball commanded A-Rod, too. But the rest of us rarely get the chance to take a formal break from work, unless we’re in academia.<p>Perhaps we should.<p>At the first day of global design conference Design Indaba on Feb. 17, …

The Sensible Girl's Guide to Building Your Online Influence

Five insider tips to becoming your very own hypewoman.<p><b>Your Best Year Ever continues into 2016! Ready to supercharge your New Year's resolutions? This month, Natalie MacNeil, the ultimate self-starting businesswoman and the entrepreneur behind the motivational video series She Takes on the World,</b> …

15 New Social-Media Templates to Save You Even More Time With Your Marketing

This story originally appeared on Buffer<p>Imagine having a quick and fast way to get up to speed with social media or to get your work done in less time (and with more confidence).<p>When I’m in a pinch or into something new, one of the first places I turn is toward a template. I’ve built a stash of …