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10 Facts About Food Regulation The Government Hopes You Won't Notice

Americans put a lot of faith in the government when it comes to food regulation. We trust that our meat is pathogen-free, and that raw fruits and vegetables won't make us sick. We tend to believe that something labeled "all-natural" comes from a small farm that uses no chemicals. And we tell …

47 Digital Media Resources You May Have Missed

It has been another busy week as spring approaches, and everyone gets restless for the warm weather. If you've been too preoccupied with spring …

#7: How to Get More Facebook Fans - Amy Porterfield | Online Marketing Expert

FREE DOWNLOAD<p>Looking for list-building ideas and inspiration?<p>This free (and highly detailed) cheat sheet will give you 20 smart strategies to help …

How to Build an Online Community for Your Business

Every day, things are changing in SEO. If you’re not already working on adapting, today’s the day.<p><b>It’s time.</b><p>It's not that SEO is dead or that links …

How to Use Pinterest to Promote Your Products

Shares 5K<p>Is your business on Pinterest?<p>Or are you still unsure how to use Pinterest to effectively promote your products or company?<p>In November, …

Infographics

5 Ways To Stand Out By Choosing A Niche To Lead

Anyone who says he’d like to be the next Mark Zuckerberg, Richard Branson, or Seth Godin doesn’t understand what it takes to be a standout entrepreneur. Standouts don’t aspire to be like anyone else. Instead, they forge ahead in an underdeveloped niche and define that space.<p>In order to do big …

A Step-by-Step Guide to Stop Procrastinating

How many times each day do you try to work yourself up to tackle some undesirable task? If you’re like me – several. Nothing is more exhausting than …

10 Tips for Driving Traffic to Your Website - Part 1

Whether you're a designer, blogger, business owner, or entrepreneur, you want people to know the services you have to offer or read the creative …

Why Productive People Get Up Insanely Early

If you want to do your best work, distraction is your enemy. So wake before it rises.<p><i>Editor’s Note: This story is part of 5 Habits Changes You Can Actually Make In 2015. Check out the full list here.</i><p>I am not a successful entrepreneur. I do not know the secret to life. I know that I love what I do …

Want To Increase Your Productivity? Take Control Of Your Time

A friend of mine recently told me about a problem she was having at work. <i>“I usually think I have enough time to get things done, but something always comes up and then I’m behind schedule on projects,”</i> she said. <i>“My boss spoke to me about this, and I’m worried that if it happens again she’ll include</i> …

Tips for Effectively Working from Home

If you're considering working from home, it's important to find a healthy balance between getting your work done and having a healthy home life. …

Launching a Startup? Plan Your Marketing Around These 3 Phases

Few words in startup marketing conjure up as much confusion as the word “launch”. For some, launch is a one-day event that is centered on the set of …

Marketing

Does Your Social Media Drive Transactions?

Vision Critical’s recently published “From Social to Sale,” about how social media activity — particularly Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest — can drive transactions. (For a detailed discussion of this, see my earlier post “How Social Media Moves Consumers from ‘Sharing’ to ‘Purchase’” )<p>In an effort …

6 Secrets Of Super Productive To-Do Lists

While it may appear simple, the to-do list is a many-splendored thing. Here are half a dozen ways to make yours splendid.<p>Just as there’s a difference between typing and writing, convulsing and dancing, and noshing and tasting, there’s a difference between emailing yourself about every project …

How To (Really) Get The Word Out About Your Startup

By Nate Kontny6 minute Read<p>Have you ever asked, “How do I get people other than my mom to visit my site?” I have. I’ve asked it a lot.<p>Most books on …

How to Get Everything Done By Doing Less

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Most entrepreneurs subscribe to the philosophy: "If you want something done right, you have to do it yourself." This mantra, accepted by many small-business owners as fact, is only half true. If you want something done right once and you …

15 Business Etiquette Rules Every Professional Needs To Know

The rules are slightly different from standard social settings, yet business schools rarely discuss professional etiquette topics.<p>In her new book "The Essentials Of Business Etiquette," Barbara Pachter writes about the specific skills professionals need to understand when presenting themselves in a …

9 Habits Of Productive People

It doesn’t matter what you do or where you work – everyone is looking for ways to be more productive on the job. But excessive amounts of caffeine and list-making won’t get you any closer to reaching peak productivity levels today.<p>So, why are we all so obsessed with productivity? It’s probably …

How to Build a Really Strong Brand | Inc.com

Conventional wisdom says building a strong brand entails creating a cool brand name, advertising that brand to potential buyers, and enforcing brand message consistency in all customer interactions.<p>However, conventional wisdom is wrong. Brand marketing can neither create nor build nor strengthen a …

Marketing

24 Techniques to Market a Product on a Tight Budget

Learning how to market a product on a tight budget is not as difficult as you think. It requires that you learn how to combine <i>content marketing</i> with</i> …

5 Things You Have to Understand Before You Start a Business

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Like many startups Weebly, the website creation and hosting service, was born in a college dorm room. Back in 2006, co-founders David Rusenko, Chris Fanini and Dan Veltri wanted an easy way to display their work on a website. They weren’t …

How to Maximize Innovation: Nurture Your Body as Well as Your Mind | Inc.com

Thanks to a long tradition of whisky-swilling, garrett-living, chain-smoking poets and artists, in our culture at least, creativity and healthy living aren’t usually thought of as going hand in hand.<p>But according to the latest research, for those of us not born with the temperament of an artistic …

Creativity

8 Things Really Efficient People Do | Inc.com

Most everyone would like to be more efficient. Just think, you would spend less time doing the things that you don't enjoy and more on the things that bring satisfaction, happiness and profit. Some people are actually very adept at efficiency. They manage every manageable moment so they have more …

Time Management

How We Got 1,000+ Subscribers from a Single Blog Post in 24 Hours

We had content, but no readers. Here are the exact steps we took to build relationships with influencers and find an audience...<p><i>This is part seven in</i> …

Marketing

5 Things Successful People Do Before 8 AM

Rise and shine! Morning time just became your new best friend. Love it or hate it, utilizing the morning hours before work may be the key to a …

5 Things Customers Don’t Want to Hear…EVER

Share<p><i>Tara Hunt is the author of “The Whuffie Factor,” and is a contributor to the HootSource blog. This post originally appeared on Tara’s website,</i> …

Customer Service

10 Awesome Infographics to Guide Your Marketing Plan for 2014

Infographics seem to be getting more and more popular lately. They’re certainly fun to look at, and they convey useful information in a format that’s …

Infographics

The 30 Best Pieces of Advice for Entrepreneurs in 2013

It started with a gap in the market.<p>Technology writing comes in many forms. It can be long and lyrical a la The New Yorker. And it can be bite-size — …

Startups

3 Time Management Tips That Will Improve Your Health And Productivity

This is especially true with your health, where the important issues almost never seem urgent even though your life ultimately hangs in the balance.<p>No, going to the gym today isn't urgent, but it is important for your long-term health.<br>• No, you won't die from stress today, but if you don't get it …

Time Management