Mark Thorne

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10 Quotes From Entrepreneurial Icons That Will Inspire You to Crush 2015

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>With 2015 right around the corner, that means new goals, new challenges, new opportunities and new milestones await. Here are 10 great quotes from successful entrepreneurs to inspire you to come out swinging in 2015, whether that involves …

20 Tools for Creating and Delivering Amazing Presentations

Got a presentation coming up? Here are 20 tools you can use to make sure it goes off without a hitch.

15 Vital Tools for the Content Creator’s Arsenal

Every writer knows the feeling. You sit down to work on a project and … nothing. Nada. Zip. Your deadline is approaching and your page is blank. You …

4 Tools to Easily Create Videos to Diversify Your Content Marketing

Videos work great for content marketing for three reasons:• Certain demographics of users LOVE watching videos;<br>• Videos open up more marketing channels …

17 of The Best Tools to Get Your Content Its Largest Audience

<i>This post originally appeared on the Buffer blog.</i><p>When you’re creating useful, actionable, epic content, everyone deserves to see it.<p>So how do you get your hard work and effort seen by the largest audience possible?<p>We’ve considered that question often at Buffer, as we try to maximize our content so …

The Ultimate Content Marketing Tools List

Shares 5K<p>You have probably heard the saying “it’s all in the tools”, right? This is absolutely the truth in both social media AND content marketing. …

Content Marketing Tools - free or low cost

As content marketers, we are always looking for amazing free and low cost tools to help elevate our content. Here's what I use. Please add your tools …

Top 100+ Content Marketing Tools

Creating and promoting your content is a BIG task. In fact, I often spend a few days writing a single blog post. The one you’re reading right now …

No Photoshop? No Problem: 10 Visual Content Tools for Beginners

45 Best Mobile Apps and Tools for Marketers: How to Manage Social Media From Anywhere

You get a ton done when you’re at your computer, speeding away on the day’s social media strategy.<p>Might there be a way to wring some productivity …

10 Surprising and Important Social Media Stats You Need To Know

We love to make decisions and form strategies based on statistics. It’s why we A/B test and how we change directions on our social sharing.<p>Who …

5 Ways Top Marketers Kick Your Butt in Conversion Rate Optimization

Once you’ve invested in driving traffic to your landing pages, you have to close the deal as many times as possible. This is the basic premise of …

Read Virtual Freedom, Unleash More Time and Money for Your Business

It’s 5:30 am Eastern Time. As soon as I open my computer and turn on Skype, I’m greeted by a morning flurry of smileys, good mornings and sometimes …

How to Optimize your Marketplace Sales

<b>For merchants who operate their own online stores,</b> selling on eBay, Amazon, Rakuten, Sears, and other marketplaces can be confusing. Oftentimes, …

12 New Ecommerce Books for the Holidays

<b>With the holidays around the corner,</b> it’s time to browse the new ecommerce books.<p>I compiled this list using Amazon’s “Books” category. I selected …

Warning: these 58 Social Media Tips could Explode your Content Marketing

You've heard it a million times, right? -- "Content is King".<p>Makes sense. But how exactly do you create "kingly" content?<p>And how do you use Social …

Social Media

The Focused Business: Become a Small Business Superhero

The slow but steady turning of the leaves from bright green to golden yellow and fiery red is a trigger for small businesses to start thinking about …

7 Tips for Good Supplier Relationships

<b>Good supplier relationships may lead to</b> favorable prices, generous terms, improved availability, and even the occasional buyback. With these sorts of …

Read "Custom Nation" to Find Out if Customization is a Good Strategy

I’m part of the tail end of what is often called the “Me Generation” – you know those Baby Boomers who had to live life their way and on their terms. …

6 Million Things That Can Go Wrong With Your WordPress Website

<b>“The website isn’t working!”</b><p>Four simple words that will send you into a spiral of dread and despair. You go to your website and see something like</i> …

What exactly is "great content?"

Great content is the secret to marketing success on the social web. That’s what all the gurus and expert blogs tell you. And it’s true; great content …

7 Steps for Creating an Optimized Content Publishing Schedule

Companies eager to meet the digital information needs of customers are faced with the challenge of creating content on a regular basis and with few …

The Getting Started Guide to LinkedIn Advertising

If you are trying to reach other businesses and professionals, then Advertising on LinkedIn is one to try. Unlike Facebook, Twitter, and other social …

7 Effective Call-to-Action Examples

If you’re trying to get more leads and sales from your website and blog, the first thing to consider is your calls-to-action. Strengthening the …

20 Plus Ways to Build a Website or Web Presence

How do I start and build a website? This is one of the more commonly searched questions by small business owners. Thanks to Google and various …

How to Create a Google Plus Page for Your Small Business

Just like Facebook and Twitter, Google+ offers you the opportunity to create a business page to promote your business, organization or a specific …

Flipboard For Businesses, Professionals and Job Seekers

Inside Flipboard / June 19, 2013<p>“Flipboard For You” is our bi-weekly series highlighting how different groups of people can make the most out of …

Why You Can No Longer Afford to Ignore Google Plus for Business

Despite all the hoopla that surrounded the new social site when it was first released, many businesses are ignoring Google Plus completely in …