Marica McKeel

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The Rise of Video Marketing on Social and How It Affects Your Business

The single most important strategy in content marketing today is video. Whether it’s video on Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat or Youtube, the content you …

House in Elie / WT Architecture

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> This new beach-side house replaces a 1970’s bungalow with a house that engages with its dramatic coastal …

12 Surprisingly Effective Ways to Get Organized

Successful people don't have more hours in the day, but they do have more time--because they know how to organize their lives.<p>Successful leaders, entrepreneurs, and business professionals lead very busy lives.<p>They often end up wearing many hats as they grow their businesses and take their companies …

How to Create a Social Media Calendar [Infographic]

Google Ventures On How To Design A Killer Website

To build the best consumer website, go shopping, says GV’s Michael Margolis.<p>What do buying coffee beans, making an investment, and choosing a doctor have in common? They’re all forms of shopping. In each case, customers follow predictable processes for finding, evaluating, and narrowing options. If …

"Starts with me, ends with us"

We are delighted to devote the entirety of this episode to an interview with Tod Williams and Billie Tsien. Our discussion spanned their nearly 30 …

CRAN Chronicle: February 2015- Perspectives from a Solo Practitioner

CRAN Chronicle: February 2015- Perspectives from a Solo Practitioner

The Only 10 Slides Needed When Pitching Your Business (Infographic)

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Once you’ve come up with a business idea that you believe in, the next step is getting investors to believe in it, too. You need to pitch your idea in a way that’s interesting and informative -- and quick.<p>Renowned entrepreneur Guy …

Venture Capital

Ikea: 7 Predictions For What Your Home Will Look Like In 2020

From silicon furniture to the death of storage, Marcus Engman of Ikea Sweden talks to us about the near-future of your home.<p>There’s a good chance that Marcus Engman is directly responsible for at least one piece of furniture in your house–and if you’re a millennial, maybe all of it. As head of …

8 Tasks You Had Better Love Prior to Becoming an Entrepreneur

If you are considering starting up your own business from scratch, here is a list of the eight tasks you had better love prior to becoming an entrepreneur.<p>If you are considering starting up your own business from scratch, here is a list of the eight tasks you had better love prior to becoming an …

Data-licious: How Dinner Lab Used Feedback to Improve Food and Conversation

This story appears in the March 2015 issue of <i>Startups</i>. Subscribe »<p>In 2011 Brian Bordainick moved to New Orleans—his assigned location with Teach for America—and soon became fed up with the city’s late-night dining choices. Not a cook himself, he invited a dozen people to a neighbor’s house for a …

Los Angeles

10 Habits Of Highly Authentic People

The word "authenticity" comes from the Greek root authentikos, meaning "original, genuine, principal." Genuine leaders are not just the usual suspects we conjure up — the business chieftains, historic figures, and mega technology innovators. They are all around us, I believe.<p>Each one of us is born …

Self-improvement

My Life’s Work: How a Hollywood Composer Uses Evernote to Make Music

Filmmaking is a deeply collaborative art.Long before the finished product projects onto the big screen, a cadre of creatives across an array of …

Blockbusters

3 “Lean Startup” Hacks to Build a Billion-Dollar Company

Share<p><i>This post was originally published by</i> <i>HootSuite CEO Ryan Holmes on the LinkedIn Influencer blog.</i> <i>Follow Ryan on LinkedIn:</i><p>Say you want to start a …

A Social Media Audit Template and Guide for Marketers

Conducting a social media audit is a key part of a social media marketing plan. This assesses how well your current social media use works for …

Public Relations

What Do Social Media And First Dates Have In Common? The Art of Social Media Lead

November 3, 2014<p>Share<p>We’ve all watched enough romantic comedies to imagine this scenario: You’re single and in a grocery store. You’re minding your …

Lessons in Customer Service From the World's Most Beloved Companies

This story originally appeared on Help Scout<p>An intense level of customer focus is a trait you'll find at any company known for world-class service.<p>The only "problem" is that we don't often get to peek at these companies specific practices: details as to what these companies are doing differently is …

Customer Service

The Essential Guide to Creating a Distinctive Personal Brand

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When I am asked to explain the steps that someone should take to create a compelling and successful online personal brand, I advise people to optimize their social-media profiles and updates and content disseminated so they’re …

Social Media

7 Things Killing Your Entrepreneurial Drive

Yes, even entrepreneurs get burned out -- especially if they're guilty of these bad habits.<p><i>Peter Daisyme is the co-founder of Palo Alto, California-based Hostt.com, a hosting company specializing in helping businesses with hosting their website for free, for life.</i><p>Some people have a little bit more …

You Need To Be Anywhere But The Middle

The middle fucking sucks.<p>Vagueness sucks. Lack of drive sucks. Half-assing things sucks.<p>The middle is what everybody is doing. It’s what the market …

Startups

How Da Vinci-Like Thinking Helps You Imagine Future Success

Da Vinci’s belief that “everything connects” helped make him the 15th-century Italian Renaissance man we all admire today. And it was another legendary thinker who noted that “the past is prologue.” Connect the dots to create a pretty picture for you and your business.<p>In recent years, Leonardo da …

The 5 ingredients of a thriving startup hub

TAMPA— Nearly every city across the U.S. is trying to cultivate a culture where entrepreneurs and startups can thrive. But what truly creates a …

White Paper: Announcing 5 Ingredients For Fostering A Thriving Startup Ecosystem' - Techstars

Shares 184<p><b>Introduction</b><p>While supporting thousands of community leaders over the past six years, UP Global has consistently found itself at the center …

Program, Plan, and Square Feet

[All images by BUILD LLC]<p>As architects and builders, we’re typically working on about eight houses at any given time (including the overlapping …

The Internet of Things Will Have Arrived When You Don't Even Notice It's There

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There are a lot of breathless predictions about the future of the Internet of Things, or IoT.<p>According to the pundits, in the not-too-distant future we will live in smart homes and navigate our smart city streets to work in smart offices. …

Internet of Things

5 of the Most Important Things You'll Learn About Being a Success Come From an Unlikely Place Â

There's a lot that sweating it out can teach you about running your business.<p>This time of year, new health club contracts surge by about 50 percent. The second week in January is historically the busiest time of the year for any gym. However, by the second week of February, 80 percent of all new …

5 Things You Need To Be A Successful Entrepreneur

But courage is just the beginning . At a fundamental level, most entrepreneurs need to repeatedly overcome adversity and pursue opportunities with very limited resources.<p>My path as an entrepreneur has been marked by the adversity I've experienced in my own life and the struggles I've witnessed in …

Entrepreneurship