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Windowsill Gardening on the Cheap: Vintage-Style Tin Herb Gardens

I stumbled on the idea of using tea tins for a mini container garden the other day when looking around for an attractive option that would fit on my …

Gardening

Small Businesses Are Snapping Their Way to Success

Snapchat this, Snapchat that. We hear about Snapchat's rise to social media dominance surpassing Instagram and Twitter on users and going head to head with Facebook on daily video views. Snapchat has also claimed the throne as the #1 app in the Appstore.<p>The numbers reflect it:<br>• 10 billion daily video …

Small Business

Create Compelling Content: 21 Ways Writers Can Find Creative Inspiration

Coming up with ideas for new posts, articles, and even books can be tough. Here's a list of ways to find the inspiration you need.<p>Want to write more posts? Want to write more articles? Want to write a book?<p>If so, you're not alone (here's looking at you, LinkedIn Pulse), but coming up with …

Writing

The Business of Mini-Farming - Gardening

Many homeowners undertake the task of gardening or small-scale farming as a hobby to get fresh produce and possibly save money over buying food at …

How to Grow Your Email Subscribers via Social Media

Us marketers know that there are many ways to get in front of our target audience, but social media and email marketing are two channels that …

6 Small Business Social Media Ideas To Market Your Business | Small business news; tips; networking

July 20, 2015<p>What's more important than salaries at your small business? Small business owners and entrepreneurs sometimes believe they …<p>Sponsored By</b> …

Small Business

8 Ways To Have More Success With LinkedIn Publisher

How many views, likes and shares did your last LinkedIn Publisher post get?<p>Did it draw in your connections and inspire them to share, or did it get …

Infographics

Brands form customer loyalty even after they purchase an item

Building customer loyalty extends beyond the actual purchase, and brands and retailers should focus on how to continue relationships with customers afterwards.<p>Particularly, consumers in the UK feel closest to a brand after they've already bought something from them, according to a report from …

Customer Experience

How to Create a Social Media Measurement Plan

By now, most of us have accepted the fact that social media is a major factor when it comes to successful marketing, but many don’t know how to get …

Marketing
Facebook Live

4 Branding Tips That Help Increase Customer Loyalty

If you’re a small business owner looking to build a company that transcends generations, then you must respect the importance and power of branding. …

Marketing

Scoops of Flower Measuring Spoons

Life’s Too Short for Boring Emails<p>Enjoy 15% off your first order when you join our mailing list.<p>Plus, we’ll hook you up with the best deals,<br>first …

Basic Homemade Bread Recipe

TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + rising Bake: 30 min. + cooling YIELD:32 servings<p>Ingredients<p>1 package (1/4 ounce) active dry yeast<br>• 2-1/4 cups warm water …

Baking

13 Breads For Your Thanksgiving Table

Thanksgiving is basically the Starch Family reunion. Everyone's accounted for, with stuffing, mashed potatoes, and pie crust all making an appearance at the big meal. But amidst the din and the chatter, the bread—the root of this family tree—is often pushed aside for another scoop of something more …

8 Simple But Sure Steps To Miracle Farms:How You Make a Living From a 4 Acre Permaculture Orchard (photo & video)

What if I told you that it is possible to make a living from a 4-acre orchard and you can even do this with less work, more yield and more fun.<p>What …

Google Hangouts

How to Make a Gilded Watercolor Cake That Will Majorly Impress Your Guests

It’s true — our obsession with all things watercolor knows absolutely no bounds. We’ve tested the vibrant-colored waters with these DIY watercolor notebooks and honed our skills with our Intro to Watercolor Painting online class. For this next DIY, we’re moving things in a culinary direction with …

Dessert

5 Steps to Creating a Profitable Facebook Advertising Campaign

Almost all Internet users do 2 things on a regular basis:<p>They use search engines. T<i>hey use Facebook.</i><p>As a marketer or business owner, one of your …

10 Single Mom Entrepreneurs Share Their Best Business Advice

Reporter<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Running your own business is no piece of cake. Neither is raising a family. These 10 single moms, all of whom have built successful companies, manage to do both with a mix of intelligence, creativity and sheer determination.<p>For …

Entrepreneurship

Mindy Kaling's Guide to Killer Confidence

Mindy Kaling's secret? You have to earn that bulletproof feeling. In an excerpt from her new book, <i>Why Not Me?</i>, she explains.<p>One evening last year, I was onstage at a Q&A in Manhattan hosted by a magazine to discuss my life and career. This was one of those fancy events where ticket prices are high, …

Women Leaders

Stephen Colbert Shares Why He Thinks Women Should Be in Charge of Everything

<i>Brand-new Late Show host Stephen Colbert comes clean: He loves women. Can't get enough of 'em. Thinks they should be in charge of everything. Hear him out.</i><p>First off, it's an honor to be writing for <i>Glamour</i>, a magazine so sophisticated it has an extra u in the title. All the finest publications do, …

Carly Fiorina

The fastest-growing group of entrepreneurs in the U.S.? Minority women.

It has never been a better time to be a female entrepreneur.<p>At least that’s what Carla Harris, chair of the National Women’s Business Council (NWBC), …

Entrepreneurship

4 Secrets To Success From The First Black Woman To Own A Billion-Dollar Business

Janice Bryant Howroyd left her North Carolina hometown in 1976 with $900 in her pocket to start a business that would help others find employment. Two years later, she launched Act1, an international talent firm.<p>Fast forward 40 years, and Howroyd holds the title of the first African American woman …

North Carolina

The new Roku does 4K and finds the remote for you

It's clearly video-streaming box season. Apple finally dropped an updated Apple TV, the Chromecast got all colorful and the Fire TV upped its resolution to 4K. Now it's Roku's turn with the new Roku 4. The flatter and wider set-top box sports 4K, has a remote locator (YES!), an updated OS and a …

How to Advertise Your Business on LinkedIn

Where are you going to advertise your business?<p>Google Ad Words has the widest reach. Facebook has the most categories. Twitter is probably the best …

AdWords

Denmark moves to tighten citizenship requirements

Politicians in Denmark have agreed to make it more difficult to acquire citizenship in the country.<p>The Northern European country last month cut benefits for asylum seekers in another move to deter an influx of refugees and economic migrants.<p>"Acquiring Danish citizenship is something very special, …

Immigration

How Vera Bradley's founder bagged success

<i>Don’t be drab. That notion impelled stay-at-home mom Barbara Bradley to begin selling colorful handbags—cutting fabric on her Ping-Pong table—in</i> …

Mentoring

Handmade Labels

Labelling your handmade creations<p>Whether you are making your handmade creations to sell, or just to give to friends and family it's important to …

Top Interfacing Solutions for Bags & Totes: Fabric Depot

<i>Thank you for your support</i><i>!</i> Words to live by when you're deciding how best to interface a project. Interfacing is one of those behind-the-scenes …

Sewing