Chad Lindblom

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The Most Overlooked Sales Technique in the World

Use the "swim move" to transform your technique and crush your goals.<p>5 min read<p>If you knew there was one easy technique that could completely transform your selling approach, would you want to learn all about it? The answer is yes, assuming you like making sales­ and quickly increasing your profits.<p>…

Top 8 Marketing Trends That Will Define 2017

Serious marketers use every tool in the kit, from native ads and influencer channels to visual storytelling and now-or-never expiring content.<p>VIP Contributor<p>Author of A Paperboy's Fable: The 11 Principles of Success<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>At its core, marketing …

Marketing

3 Tools to Uncover Your Competitor's Keywords

With the combination of these three tools you can prepare a great list of profitable keywords.<p>4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If we talk about website optimization, keyword research is an essential part for both PPC marketing and search engine optimization …

Profit

How To Create Sliders for Your WordPress Website

The Digital Busiiness Lounge is an easy to use platform that lets you quickly create beautiful websites with all the Internet marketing tools you …

My strategy for turning $15,000 into $200,000 every month

Each company starts off with $100 in capital.<p>One has a one-month sales cycle (i.e., people go from prospect to client in one month). The other company has a four-month sales cycle.<p>Not surprisingly, the slower business brings in less over time. But do you know how much less after one year?<p>It only …

How to Make a Full-Time Income by Adding a Storefront to Your Blog

Creating and selling your own product lets you open a steady flow of passive income that may last long.Unlike monetizing your website with …

The Six Biggest Mistakes In Corporate Blogging

Columnist John Lincoln walks you through some common errors in corporate blogging so that you can avoid the pitfalls and build your brand …

Canva’s Ultimate Guide to Font Pairing

<i>Choosing one typeface isn’t so hard, but how do you choose a pair, or maybe three?</i>Whether you know it or not, different font combinations create …

The 3 Steps to Making Your Homepage a Success

Creating a home page is momentous for any business. You spend weeks carefully crafting every line of copy, every image, every color, every icon.<p>Agencies are hired, opinions are gathered, and budgets are obliterated. This is your brand we’re talking about, right? Everything is on the line.<p><i>Except</i> …

Marketing

15 Tools to Create Automation in Your Small Business

6 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The Wall Street Journal describes how marketing is becoming increasingly automated as a result of new technologies. "It's not that the goals of marketing have changed, but the means to achieve them." A wide-variety of automation …

Small Business

15 One-Hour (Or Les) Upgrades to Boost Passive Income Overnight

A tweak to your website here. A tweak to your website there. And voila... ...your income has just increased (in some cases by 1,800% as you'll see …

Marketing

Affiliate Marketing in OpenCart: Part One

For e-commerce frameworks, affiliate marketing has become an important feature to have in the kitty. In this three-part series, we're going to …

11 Top WordPress Plugins Of 2015

With this collection, we are showcasing a great assortment of some free and top rated WordPress plugins of 2015 for you so that you can download them …

Why Startup Founders Happily Give Up 90 Percent Of Their Companies

Most aren't concerned that dilution will mean giving up control.<p>Many people in the tech industry dream of building a startup, making it grow, taking it public, and growing rich along the way.<p>All of that is perfectly possible, but one thing these dreamers don't always realize is that these days, by …

Venture Capital

The Best Way to Ask Friends and Family for Seed Capital

4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There is no amount of lipstick that you can put on the problem: You need capital. And if you are like most entrepreneurs, you need capital quickly. It’s the people who have known you the longest who will likely be the first to …

Venture Capital

Y Combinator's Sam Altman to Founders: You Get Too Much Equity

At TechCrunch Disrupt event, investors push for changes to the way startups grant equity to their founders.<p>Y Combinator's new chief Sam Altman has an idea that you're not going to like: In a recent blog post, Altman writes that founders should get less equity, not more, and that founder equity …

Startups

Savings Time Line

Data from SaveUp, a digital budgeting tool that uses games to reward you for saving, shows that many millenials' savings goals are immediate or short term. The top five things the site's users reported saving for were a new car, a gift for someone else, a vacation, a new computer and a new phone. …

7 Ways To Pay Down Your Mortgage More Quickly

Don’t like the idea of paying down your mortgage over the span of 30 years?<p>Nothing can trigger that sinking feeling in the pit of your stomach faster than looking at your mortgage statement and seeing those dreaded lines: “360 payments” and “Payoff Date: 2044.” The notion of taking out a loan in …

Think Incorporating Will Protect Your Personal Assets? Not in These Cases.

6 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>For the savvy entrepreneur, incorporating a business can be a great way to lower the tax bill, ensure the business lives on, and gain legitimacy as an established business. However, the number-one reason to incorporate or form …

How Do I Build a Business Plan? (Infographic)

2 min read<p>You have a powerful idea for the next big thing, but before you sell it to anyone, you have to get it all down on paper. It’s time to make a business plan.<p>How do you know if you’re headed in the right direction? Washington State University created an infographic that provides 10 …

Small Business

6 Work Perks That High Earners Should Negotiate

<i>This post originally appeared on LearnVest.</i><p>You already know the basics: Salary? You better be negotiating. Vacation? Also on the table. In fact, here are five things beyond your paycheck you can negotiate on the job, at pretty much any level.<p>Since most of us spend more time at work than we do at …

Why Incentives Don't Actually Motivate People To Do Better Work

You would think that rewarding people for being good at their jobs would make them better at them.<p>But social science shows that it doesn't, for a number of reasons.<p>The go-to cliché for motivation is <i>the</i> <i>carrot and the stick,</i> with the carrot being the sweet reward and the stick the thwapping …

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Welcome to Pinterest<p>Find new ideas to try<p>OR<p>Continue with Facebook<p>Continue with Google<p>By continuing, you agree to Pinterest's Terms of Service, …

The Model That Really Makes Money

You may have a business model, but you've got to nail your sales model before you go to market.<p>Your company has a business model and a sales model. They are not the same thing. You need to understand both and be able to communicate them to the appropriate people with the confidence and conviction …

Business Strategy

7 Entrepreneur Oversights That Will Crash Profits

<b>Failing to factor in fixed costs when pricing.</b> Don’t forget to add all pesky “overhead” costs, with fixed elements, like rent, insurance, and …

Small Business

The S Corp Deadline Is Approaching: What to Know

4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>How you approach your taxes can make a big difference to your bottom line. The S Corporation filing is one of the easiest tax forms to complete. For certain situations, and understanding it fully can help you save money on …

Retirement

Funding Your Business on Your Own? Learn From These 7 Entrepreneurs

VIP Contributor<p>Entrepreneur and Marketer, Co-founder of Web Profits<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Business owners don’t know what they don’t know. The beauty of mistakes, however, is that they make you infinitely wiser. Smart business leaders won’t flinch when they …

Small Business