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Wells Fargo Conversations

Wondering what to do with non-financial inherited assets? This podcast explores options for donating to a philanthropic cause.<p>Next steps in …

This Breathing Exercise Can Help You Stay Focused At Work

Think you know how to breathe? Think again. Here’s a method to help you keep calm and carry on.<p>What if there were something you could do right this minute to improve how engaged, productive, and creative you are at work? As it turns out, there is, and you’re already doing it—breathing.<p>Breathing …

16 Things Successful People Do to Maximize Their Time

Successful people focus on the five percent of things only they can do. Most importantly, they’ve defined success for themselves.

Success

The 10 Top Small Cities To Start A New Business

Entrepreneurs who want to go big on a startup should consider these smaller cities.<p>Startup founders take note: In entrepreneurship, as in real estate, location matters. A lot.<p>According to a new study by consumer finance site NerdWallet, smaller cities provide just as much fuel for startups as …

If Famous Logos Honestly Reflected The Brands They Represented…

<b>Jo Sabin,</b> head of community at graphic design marketplace DesignCrowd, recently published a collection of modified logos, reimagined to reflect the …

Graphic Design

Revised U.S. history curriculum addresses criticism, but conservatives still object

Last year, critics decried the new Advanced Placement U.S. history curriculum, saying it promoted anti-American perspectives.<p>This year, people on social media are up in arms about additional changes, saying the designers of the course gave in to revisionist history.<p>In truth, history teachers and …

Education

How to Promote with Brand Ambassadors Using Visual Content Marketing

Passionate brand advocates can provide marketing on steroids.<p>On a social web they boost sharing, enable crowd sourced marketing and they do it for …

12 Totally Free Airline and Hotel Perks

Like wine, beer, slippers or perfume? Read on.<p>Checking a bag. Snacking on the plane. Getting early access to your hotel room.<p>Nowadays any of these …

Pioneering 16-year-old breaking baseball barriers for women

PARIS (AP) — Simply by playing ball, Melissa Mayeux is busting through barriers.<p>Becoming the first ever woman on Major League Baseball's …

Tour de France

Top 10 Tips to Believe Your Startup will Work

Image Source: Freepik<p>An Entrepreneur has to constantly motivate himself and his team. Being positive and having faith in one’s goals, is the key to …

8 Apps That Put PR In Your Pocket | Inc.com

If you're like most startups, you have a love/hate relationship with public relations. You love your headlines. You hate the potentially tortured path to getting them. Here are some of the public relations apps I've reviewed recently. Try them out to see if they cut down on the angst and accelerate</i> …

Apps

50 Wise Quotes That Will Inspire You to Success in Life | Inc.com

Life is a gift that has been given to you. It is in your hands to make the best out of it--dare to believe that you can. Through the ups and downs, you'll find a lesson to learn that will make you a better person. Each experience--good and bad--makes you grow. Get along with life and surely, things …

Motivation

Ten social media trends that will shape marketing over the next decade

To remain relevant, marketers must embrace their inner digital geek and look beyond their geographical borders<p>It’s 2015 and brands have figured out how to best use social media for business. The last decade was filled with trial-and-error attempts to succeed as the operating environment evolved. …

Public Relations

A Positive, Proactive Case for Lawyers

Entrepreneurs frequently ask me whether they should hire a lawyer at an early stage in their business’s development or “go it alone,” muddling through a do-it-yourself formation and cobbling together a smattering of contracts and forms they chanced upon online. (Okay, okay, they don’t use quite …

Entrepreneurship

How This Company Makes $400 Shoes Seem Like a Bargain

Meet the tiny footwear line trying to give luxury shoe brands a run for their money.<p>One of the problems with shopping for high-end men's shoes is that most brands charge an arm and a leg for a single pair.<p>Addressing this predicament is the New York City-based luxury footwear startup Paul Evans. …

B/R NFL 1000: Ranking the Top 100 Wide Receivers from 2014

Who is the best player in the NFL? Not based on the last 10 years or one game, but over the last year: Who was the best?<p>Good luck answering that one without starting a fight, right?<p>Well, that's what the NFL 1000 aims to do by scouting, grading and then ranking the best players at each position …

Fantasy Football

The 5 Best Pieces of Financial Wisdom From Warren Buffett

The "Oracle of Omaha" truly lives up to his name.<p>Between 1964 and 2014, the S&P 500 increased by a whopping 2,300%. On the other hand, the stock …

Investing

5 New Secrets to Achieving Your Goals, Backed By Research

Goal setting is one of the four techniques the military used to increase Navy SEAL passing rates from 25% to 33%. Studies have also shown it makes …

How Entrepreneurs Access Capital and Get Funded

Ask any entrepreneur about his or her greatest challenge, and the conversation will likely turn to capital. Finance is the lifeblood of every …

Venture Capital

Dan Schawbel on Branding, Millennial Marketing #MarketingNerds

Podcast: Download<p>Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS<p><i>Visit our Marketing Nerds archive to listen to other Marketing Nerds podcasts!</i><p>In this …

Marketing

Mastering LinkedIn, the Personal Branding Epicenter of the Internet

This story originally appeared on KISSmetrics<p>LinkedIn enters into every conversation I have about personal branding.<p>It comes up in the daily conversations I have about content marketing and new media advertising. And whenever I’m tasked with helping people get started with social media marketing, …

Shop Theresa Delgado Collection

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LaunchDarkly, A Startup That Helps Companies Soft-Launch Features, Raises $2.6M

Whenever many large technology have a new feature they want to test, they roll it out to a small set of users before letting it go live. That those companies get feedback on the feature and iron out any bugs, and also roll back the changes quickly if anything is wrong or if the users don’t like it. …

Five Ways Anyone Can Generate PR

Everyone wants positive public relations. But not everyone can afford a talented PR firm or consultant. For small businesses or individuals looking to raise their profiles, the choices include:<p>buying expensive advertisements and hoping someone notices<br>• networking like crazy while trying to meet …

Public Relations

The 1 percent is right! Here’s how education could reduce inequality

America’s plutocrats shun redistribution and favor education. But here’s why ignorance is truly their best friend<p>As anyone who’s watched a TED talk, read a David Brooks column, or attended an Aspen Ideas Festival can tell you, there’s hardly a single issue currently vexing Americans that the 1 …

Bill Gates' Summer Reading List Is Heavy on Nerd, Light on Non-Nerd

Would you believe the Microsoft founder has a soft spot for comics?<p>You're likely still thumbing through the books on our summer reading list, so forgive Bill Gates for piling on. The Microsoft founder and noted philanthropist has shared a list of the six "beach reads" he's hoping you'll tackle this …

Books