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Top 5 Instagram Automation Tools For Marketers

With roughly 800 million active users, Instagram is one of the main players in the social media ecosystem. Generation Z now uses the platform as one of their primary sources of interaction.<p>But, as digital marketers have come to learn, Instagram is far more valuable than an amusing consumer product. …

Marketing

6 Calorie-Blasting Moves That'll Make You A Better Runner

These explosive movements will do the trick.<p>High-impact running + high-impact cross-training = too much impact, right? Actually, quite the opposite. The secret to becoming a faster, stronger runner and preventing common overuse injuries (shin splints, runner's knee, IT band syndrome, the list goes …

10 Project & Task Management Tools To Try

a<p>If you find it difficult to manage your team and projects or find difficulty in keeping them at top productivity levels, then a project management …

Logo systems: the future of logo design?

Technology has changed the landscape of the design industry drastically over the past 30 years, but the theory and approach to logo design has …

Graphic Design

A branding expert’s visual breakdown of the year’s most popular logo trends

When seeing a new logo, how many times have you asked yourself, “Where have I seen that before?”<p>This year, Bill Gardner asked himself that very question 25,000 times.<p>Since founding the popular online logo database LogoLounge in 2002, Gardner has seen more than 200,000 logos (some approved, some …

Graphic Design

ALS-diagnosed Maker uses 3D printing to create eye-tracking wheelchair

Apr. 30, 2015 | By Simon<p>Although we’ve seen quite the gamut of various DIY projects that utilize both 3D printing and microcontrollers to create a …

Steve Blank On Why Most Startups Fail, And It's Got Nothing To Do With Technology

When well-known entrepreneur Steve Blank took the stage at Qualcomm’s San Diego headquarters last week, it felt a little like a rock star was in the house. The audience was chock full of current and aspiring startup founders, many of them engineers (this was Qualcomm’s stage, after all….).<p>Blank is …

Product Management

Using Emerging Social Networks to Increase B2B Productivity

<i>From James: Today’s post is the third in a series of four articles on social media marketing – all part of a contest within TopRank Marketing for a</i> …

Marketing

Introducing the first ever functional 3D printed dishwasher

Feb. 23, 2015 | Kira<p>22-year old Filip Sjöö, an engineering student in Obrero, Sweden, has 3D printed a functional dishwashing device that is …

Entrepreneurship

How a College Startup Scored One of the Biggest Wins in 'Shark Tank' History

Keen Home, a former finalist in Inc.'s Coolest College Startups, landed one of the highest valuations in the history of 'Shark Tank.'<p>When business school classmates Ryan Fant and Nayeem Hussain submitted their product idea to New York University's Entrepreneurs Challenge in 2012, they never …

Entrepreneurship

How the Internet of Things is affecting urban design

The Internet of Things is coming to a city near you.<p>That's not a tagline for the latest summer blockbuster or an ad for a swanky coffee shop chain: …

Four product marketing reasons why Tinder got really, really big

<b>If you are looking to build an app or other online service there are some clever product marketing plays that enabled Tinder’s incredible success -</b> …

Glip Launches Update To Make Its Work Chat More Productive

Glip, a messaging tool that was launched in 2014, has today released a big update to its service that overhauls the interface and improves the service’s first-party productivity tools.<p>The company’s overhaul comes at a time when other messaging companies like Slack are really starting to gain steam. …

Apps
Small Business
Venture Capital

The 6 Step Online Marketing Strategy Every Small Business Should Follow in 2015

<i>This is a guest contribution from Jawad Khan.</i><p>2013 was the year when people started taking content marketing seriously. The momentum grew in 2014 and …

Nine low-cost marketing ideas for your small business

On a tight budget to promote your business?<br>Here are some creative, low-cost marketing ideas that won’t break the bank.First, get some basics …

Small Business

The 5 Books Every Entrepreneur Should Read, or Read Again, in 2015

Serial entrepreneur, mentor, advisor and co-founder of YoungEntrepreneur.com<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Time is perhaps the rarest and most coveted asset an entrepreneur has in their life. The time to read is a crucial but often challenging feat to tackle on every …

Self-improvement

15 Startup Podcasters You Need To Follow

Some of the best entrepreneurial stories are found in these online podcasts.<p>As an entrepreneur you will never stop learning. While there are plenty of articles, webinars, infographics, eBooks, etc. out there to assist with helping your startup grow, too many people are overlooking one of the most …

An Evergreen Marketing Tactic That Most Entrepreneurs Overlook

<b>One Way That The Internet Will Never Be Able To Reach Your Customers</b><p>When you’re reading about modern marketing trends and advertising, it’s easy to forget that a world exists outside of the internet.<p>You know, the real world. The one that’s permanently in hi-def, and that never suffers from slow …

Marketing
Business School

Ex-Microsoft employees say company did not prepare them for startup life

There’s a common stereotype in the tech community that ex-Microsoft employees don’t necessarily make for the greatest entrepreneurs or startup …

How Do You Guarantee You Are Paying The Lowest Price For Goods Online? Try Flubit

This week I am writing about 5 London start-ups that I believe will enjoy success in 2015. Today I am focusing on Flubit, the site that guarantees to create you a lower price than the one you were about to pay to purchase goods online.<p>Bertie Stephens is one of Flubit’s founding partners, and he …

eCommerce

Mansion and apartment block created using 3D printer in China

Last year news began surfacing of industrious folks who had big dreams — literally <i>big</i> — for 3D printing, namely using the technology to “print” …

How Crowdfunding Is Changing The Way Startups Raise Money

The emergence of Crowdfunding has allowed entrepreneurs the ability to get their business ideas financed easier than ever. Funding your idea may now be just a few clicks away.<p>It used to be the case that credit cards, family, friends, bank loans and personal savings were the most popular ways to …

Crowd Funding

A cheap solution for multi-color desktop 3D printing is coming

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Credit: Spectrom<p>The biggest hurdle to bringing full-color desktop 3D printing to all is really a software problem, and a …

20 Collaboration Tools for Small Businesses

Small businesses that rely on teamwork can enhance their organization with a variety of helpful online tools.<p>Here is a list of collaboration tools to …

Why Mexico Is an 'Undiscovered Opportunity' for Entrepreneurs

A breakdown of the country's rapidly growing startup ecosystem.<p>It was 2008 when Paul Ahlstrom from Alta Ventures chose Mexico as the next big opportunity to create and promote a venture capital industry. It's been a long time since then. I was able to visit Monterrey, Mexico a couple months back …

Kevin O'Leary

2015 Forecast: You'll Never Work the Same Way Again

The nature of work is radically changing. In the past five years, a slew of economic, technological, and demographic shifts have upended the status quo.<p>Now more and more of us are eschewing 9-to-5 jobs to plow our own paths, pursue our career passions, and wrest control of our daily grind. And that …