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5 reasons marketing tech spending will reach $120 billion by 2025

More often than not, at least one of my weekly briefings centers on significant financing for a disruptive marketing-tech company. (I usually skip …

The Next Billion Dollar Startups

Startups that jump out to billion-dollar valuations are so rare they've come to be known as unicorns. We at FORBES, in cooperation with TrueBridge Capital Partners,* went hunting for the next wave of startups that are flying under the radar but getting ready to pop. We surveyed venture firms for …

4 Social Factors to Consider When Developing a Marketing Plan

When you are building your marketing plan, it is a no-brainer than social media must be factored in, unless you want to fall way behind the curve. …

15 Common Social Media Questions & Answers

Whether you’re just getting started with social media marketing, or you’re an experienced marketer, there’s always something new to learn. Asking the …

Social Media

10 Experts Share Their SEO Tips on How to Reach Your Audience

Expert Roundup Posts: 19 Examples in Different Niche Markets<p>Published<p>2 days ago<p>on<p>June 30, 2018<p>Expert roundups are getting a lot of attention lately. …

1491 (Second Edition)

• <b>Author:</b> Charles C. Mann<p>In this groundbreaking work of science, history, and archaeology, Charles C. Mann radically alters our understanding of the Americas before the arrival of Columbus in 1492. <br>Contrary to what so many Americans learn in school, the pre-Columbian Indians were not sparsely settled …

15 Essential Resources for Social Media Marketer Success

Social Media Marketing is a contemporary field and it is necessary for any kind of business. New social media websites and tools appear on a regular …

11 Industries For Hot Start-Ups

According to the Kauffman Foundation, 2010 and 2011 saw the highest rates of entrepreneurship in the past 15 years --.34% of Americans start a new business each month. IBIS World ranks the best industries for aspiring entrepreneurs to get in the door—and score big. Based on barriers to entry, the …

10 of the latest surprising and revealing studies on social media

I love to see new stats and research about how to best share to social media.<p>If it’s research-backed or numbers-driven, sign me up. These actionable tips are what drive a lot of our experiments at Buffer as we’re keen to see if the best advice from these studies meshes with our experience, …

Business Model Generation

• <b>Author:</b> Alexander Osterwalder & Yves Pigneur<p><i>Business Model Generation</i> is a handbook for visionaries, game changers, and challengers striving to defy outmoded business models and design tomorrow's enterprises. If your organization needs to adapt to harsh new realities, but you don't yet have a …

To Sell Is Human

• <b>Author:</b> Daniel H. Pink<p><b>Look out for Daniel Pink’s new book, When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing</b><p><b>#1 New York Times Business Bestseller <br>#1 Wall Street Journal Business Bestseller <br>#1 Washington Post bestseller</b><p><b>From the bestselling author of Drive and A Whole New Mind comes a surprising--and</b> …

I ate 40 teaspoons of sugar a day. This is what happened

For three years, Damon Gameau cut out sugar from his diet - then, for a documentary, he reintroduced the white stuff. The results were shocking<p>In the warm Australian summer of 2008, I was pretending to enjoy life as an early 30s single male. My love of self had certainly been applied well to …

The War That Forged a Nation

• <b>Author:</b> James M. McPherson<p>More than 140 years ago, Mark Twain observed that the Civil War had "uprooted institutions that were centuries old, changed the politics of a people, transformed the social life of half the country, and wrought so profoundly upon the entire national character that the …

Hooked

• <b>Author:</b> Nir Eyal & Ryan Hoover<p><b>How do successful companies create products people can’t put down?</b><p>Why do some products capture widespread attention while others flop? What makes us engage with certain products out of sheer habit? Is there a pattern underlying how technologies hook us?<p>Nir Eyal answers …

Pitch Anything: An Innovative Method for Presenting, Persuading, and Winning the Deal

• <b>Author:</b> Oren Klaff<p><b>Gold Medal Winner--Tops Sales World's Best Sales and Marketing Book</b><p>“Fast, fun and immensely practical.”<b><br>—JOE SULLIVAN, Founder, Flextronics</b><p>“Move over Neil Strauss and game theory. <i>Pitch Anything</i> reveals the next big thing in social dynamics: game for business.”<b><br>—JOSH WHITFORD,</b> …

21 ways to be awesome online

Last year I wrote an article listing 20 ways to be awesome online. There are many more than that, so I’ve decided to share with you another 21 tips to help you with your startup, small business, or freelance career.<p>When it comes to managing a business on your own, you have to do everything in the …

Small Business

7 Psychological Tricks for Getting More Work Done

Being more productive starts with willpower and discipline. Here are seven mind tricks for becoming more productive and disciplined.<p>We all wish we could get more work done in less time. If we were more productive, we'd have a better chance at getting that raise, we'd have more personal time to do …

Humanize Your Brand

Traditionally, marketing and advertising had primarily been about reaching out to the consumers and convincing them to buy products/services. What we …

Marketing

13 Things Successful 'Mad Men' Characters Do (and You Should Too)

The best drama on television for learning about the ups and downs of entrepreneurship is back for its final season.<p>This column is about <i>Mad Men</i>, but you don't have to watch the show to understand it (well, at least most of it).<p>As the show returns for its final half-season (set in 1970), I'm …

Google’s Head Of HR Shares His Hiring Secrets

Google’s SVP of people operations explains how he sifts through 2 million resumes and how he defines the Googleyness of potential hires.<p>Laszlo Bock knew he wasn’t walking into a traditional corporate setting in 2006 when he arrived for his job interview for head of people operations at …

10 Free Online Courses That Can Benefit Every Entrepreneur

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Every entrepreneur can benefit from continued education. Whether you are just starting out and handling multiple roles within your company or an experienced business owner -- enrolling in an online course is always a good way to improve …

Entrepreneurship

How to Lure More Traffic to Your Site

This story appears in the January 2015 issue of <i>Entrepreneur</i>. Subscribe »<p><i>Q: What tricks can I use to juice my website's traffic?</i><p>A: Many websites face the perplexing scenario in which 20 percent of the content drives 80 percent of clicks. This can be maddening, so we turned to Skip Besthoff for help. …

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