Deirdre Baker

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These 10 Podcasts May Just Get You to Stop Listening to Music

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I used to listen to a lot of music, during my morning commute to work, again on the return home and at other times throughout the day. There is nothing wrong with listening to music, but it wasn’t helping me to become a better business …

Entrepreneurship

25 New Photoshop Free PSD Files for Designers

Fresh and useful Photoshop freebies for commercial purpose. <b>Free PSD Files</b> are fully editable with smart objects, created by professional graphic …

Graphic Design

9 World-class Bloggers Share Their #1 Email List Building Tip

50+ fantastic freebies for web designers, January 2015

We’re back with another huge collection of free resources to fill up your designer’s toolbox. This month’s collection includes icons, mockups, …

Shopping Apps Are Now The Fastest Growing Thing In Mobile

With Snapchat’s rise and Facebook’s$19 billion WhatsApp purchase, 2014 seemed like the year of the messaging wars.<p>Turns out, ecommerce was the real mobile star of the past year. According to mobile analytics firm Flurry, shopping app usage grew faster than any other category of apps. Sessions on …

Apps

The small habits that improve your business

When you're starting a business as a young entrepreneur, it seems like there are an infinite number of tasks to juggle. That's why it's so important to stay on top of the details, no matter how tiny or tedious. Small changes, like reducing the amount of time you spend each day managing e-mail or …

10 Industry Leaders Share Their Best Lessons From 2014

From Pay Pal to F*ck Cancer, and every industry in between: Real business advice from entrepreneurs who’ve been there.<p>December is the time to set goals for the year ahead. Whether it’s making a resolution or forming a strategic plan, most of us are looking forward. But December should also be the …

Content Marketing Trend: "Micro-Content" | Marketing Insider Group

<i>By NewsCred contributor, Kylie Jane Wakefield</i><p><b>Gary Vaynerchuk is a digital marketing legend.</b><p>In the late 1990s, he launched WineLibrary.com, an …

Social Media

8 Tips to Create An Organized & Productive Home Office

One of the greatest benefits of a home office is the freedom to decorate and design your home office as you wish, but without letting either space …

Productivity

5 End-of-Year Tax Tips for Freelancers

We’re not sure how it happened, but it’s already the end of the year. <b>If you’re like most freelancers, you’ve probably avoided thinking about your</b> …

Personal Finance

64 Inspirational Quotes for Entrepreneurs

Sometimes someone else has already said what you're thinking. Here's a roundup of wise words about entrepreneurship, leadership, and creative endeavors.<p>Have you ever read a quote that perfectly captures what you're thinking or feeling during a given moment? Here are a few that speak to my both my …

65 Quotes That Will Dare You to Do Great Things

If we are to do great things we must always be motivated to take bold risks. If you're feeling timid or uncertain, find the inspiration to do what you are meant to do<p>At some point in life we're all faced with a decision of whether to take a risk. Whether it's leaving a miserable job, moving to a …

What Is The Cost Of A Lead? | Marketing Insider Group

The folks at Madison Logic just released an updated infographic that breaks down the cost of a lead across various industries. I published their …

Marketing

Ways to Generate Leads via Social Media

Lead generation is important for any business. Without leads (or referrals as they are sometimes called) you would have nowhere to start. Leads …

Ecommerce in 2014: which brands are getting it right?

<b>Which ecommerce sites are setting an example that others can learn from?</b><p>As part of our series of 2014 round ups, I've asked some ecommerce …

5 Ways To Boost Your Social Lead Generation

Many of us tap into the millions of reviews and comments on social media to find influencers, resolve customer complaints, buzz monitoring and the …

Facebook

Let's Reach Success - Turning Success Into a Habit

Success

The Biggest Myth in Time Management

Brad* is as hard a worker as anyone I know. He’s not just busy, he’s keenly focused on getting the right things done. And it pays off — he is the largest single revenue generator at his well-known professional services firm.<p>A few days before Thanksgiving, Brad flew from Boston to Los Angeles with …

The Top Ten Challenges in Time Management

What are some of the common obstacles keeping people from getting what they want, and what can be done to leap over these hurdles? Here are the top ten challenges people face when they try to accomplish things, in reverse order, like David Letterman does with his top-ten lists.<p><b>Challenge 10: I feel</b> …

25 Amazing Business Books From 2014

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Whether you're planning a much-needed vacation or gearing up to visit the family during the upcoming holidays, now is the perfect time to find a book to help you kill the time during your travels. But why not get something more out of …

Entrepreneurship

Here Are The Best Startup Pitches We've Ever Seen

TED Talks

Government Agencies Fail to Hire Women-Owned Businesses, Again

The Small Business Administration announced its annual tally of federal contracting results on Friday, and the results were familiar: The government …

How Not to Handle a Bad Yelp Review

Well, now we know that <i>fining</i> people won’t work. After the <i>New York Post</i> reported that Chris Wagoner, owner of the Union Street Guest House, a Hudson, …

10 Great Books for the People in Your Life

Entrepreneurs can use the holidays to spread wisdom, inspiration, and ideas for working better in the New Year.<p>Books offer the gift of wisdom. They are also cheap, easy to wrap, and gratifyingly un-ironic after all those ugly holiday sweaters. Entrepreneurs--or those who love them--can whip through …

Entrepreneurship

3 Best New Year's Resolutions for Leaders

Connecting with the people around you is the most powerful thing you can do--it can boost success, build teams, and move your business goals forward. Here are 3 ways to establish firm links.<p>The three resolutions you must make for 2015 are as easy as ABC.<p>1. Don't come across as <b>A</b>rrogant.<br>2. Take …

Body Language

How To Create Your Own WordPress Shortcodes

Shortcodes are a very powerful feature of WordPress. In essence a shortcode is a <b>placeholder</b> for some other content. A well-known shortcode is the …

How to Bulk Edit Featured Images in WordPress

Recently, one of our users asked us for a better way to bulk edit hundreds of featured images on their site. Featured images, commonly known as post …