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Get Your Best Homepage From 'nada' to 'Prada' in 7 Steps

Once in awhile, when browsing the internet, you might get on a homepage or landing page that takes your breath away. Having a great home page does take a lot of effort and time, but when it’s finally done, you can really take pride in your work.<p>And there’s nothing better than that!<p>The reason of …

10 Ways To Make Your Life Easier as a Social Media Manager

<i>This article originally appeared on the Twitter Counter blog.</i><p>There’s a common misconception that managing social media on a professional level is as easy and breezy as uploading an image on Facebook with a simple caption to go with it. But, you and I both know that there’s much more to it.<p>Managing …

9 Overlooked Ways to Market Your Business

5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Entrepreneurs typically operate with lean budgets and aggressive goals. So they should never pass up an opportunity to educate, build awareness or provide an offer to a potential customer. Sales should always be "up front and …

Marketing

A Simple Formula for Mastering SEO the Easy Way

Great content and backlinks get you to the front of the line.<p>5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Trying to understand all the different facets and nuances of SEO is just about as difficult as trying to decipher an ancient language. There are hundreds of different …

Marketing

9 Sales and Marketing Tips for Startups

How you sell yourself is different than how you market yourself.<p>7 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Marketing done right can be an incredible boon for your business’s net income. Done wrong, however, it can feel like throwing money into a raging bonfire. Because …

Marketing

5 Things to Keep in Mind When Building a Professional Community

Here's how to take the lead in community building.<p>It's not easy building a professional community from the ground up, but Noelle O'Reilly has managed just that: her inaugural Dublin Tech Summit hosted over 10,000 attendees on February 15th and 16th, 2017.<p>Here's how O'Reilly has made it all …

Networking

4 Ways to Show Your Customers Love Year-Round

Here are a few proven strategies that allow you to show appreciation for your customers well beyond the season of love.<p>4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>For most of us, Valentine’s Day is all about showing loved ones how much we care. Of course, the best …

Customers

18 Destructive Habits Holding You Back From Success

Rarely is one thing we do more consequential than what we do habitually.<p>8 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Habits are the foundation of our everyday lives. We build our daily practices, and eventually our habits and routines shape us.<p>We either build good habits …

Self-improvement

Are You a Procrastinator? Here Are 5 Ways to Be More Decisive.

What you don't want to happen is "analysis paralysis."<p>5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Decisiveness is one of the most important qualities entrepreneurs need. Being decisive means being able to make decisions firmly and relatively quickly, rather than sitting …

Self-improvement

Ending Your Emails With This 1 Word Vastly Improves the Response Rate

The art of effective emailing begins with how you end.<p>I'm sure I'm only one of many people who feel as if they're drowning in a sea of email. There are countless tips on how to manage your inbox if you're on the receiving end and how to write better emails if you're on the sending end. Yet still, …

Productivity

Four Tips To Help Make Your Dream Job A Reality

Homebuilder and designer Kim Gordon is taking the Southern California housing market by storm. Her homes sell quickly and secure a price that is $1 million to $2 million above comparable properties in the area. She took an unconventional career path and built her business without a formal college …

3 Tips for Networking Like a Pro from the CEO of Startup Grind

Love them or hate them, networking events can lead to amazing opportunities for entrepreneurs. You could strike up a conversation with your next business partner or shake hands with an investor who’s looking to add a company just like yours to their portfolio.<p>Of course, those are best case …

The Hidden Costs of Undervaluing Human Resources

Effective talent-management systems combine traditional HR functions with newer elements like talent development and retention.<p>5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The addition of millennials into the workforce has caused businesses to reevaluate how they manage …

Human Resources

Want To Succeed In 2017? Work Harder Than Everyone Else

Photo Credit: Unsplash[/caption]<p>A culture of hustle maintains the belief that constant hard work and determination will lead to the greatest success. It’s about always being on top of your game and staying alert to the next opportunity you should grab or pursue. In my own company, the hustle …

Side Hustler's Life: 5 Ways to Make It Work

The one thing side hustlers don't have enough of is time. Here are a few strategies to help you.<p>5 min read<p>You are working a full-time job, expectant to have a social life (debatable if this expectation is even realistic) and grinding away on your side project – with only 24 hours in a day. Oh and …

Entrepreneurship

All Successful Startups Begin With This Checklist—an Expert Explains Why

<i>At MyDomaine, we know how challenging it is to turn your passion into a thriving business. Making that leap of faith takes courage and confidence,</i> …

14 Brilliant Ways to Get People to Take You More Seriously

If your presence doesn't make an impact, then your absence won't make a difference.<p>Are you having trouble with people not taking you seriously? There are lots of irrational reasons people may have for being dismissive--your age (too young or too old), race, sex, voice, height. It may even be that …

Self-confidence

Working Won't Ever Make You Rich. Here Are 5 Things That Will

Wealth means more than just money.<p><i>What are most people ignorant of that prevents them becoming financially wealthy? originally appeared on Quora, the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer by Charles Tips, retired</b> …

Personal Finance

Follow These 8 Steps to Stay Focused and Reach Your Goals

Decrease the amount of noise in your head.<p>4 min read<p>Accomplishing a goal can be hard work. But even if a project is something you are passionate about and want to complete, distractions such as social media, doubts and other tasks can make it nearly impossible to concentrate on it. Don’t fret. …

Productivity

Small Business Trends You Can't Ignore One Month into 2017

Just five weeks into 2017 and authenticity may be your number one marketing weapon.<p>Every New Year I sit down with my laptop and brainstorm topics for new list posts. As we know they're an accessible and digestible, if a bit "plaid out" method for getting eyeballs on the Internet. Lately I've sought …

Small Business

How to Find Your Ideal Customers on Social Media (Part 2)

Sarah Mateljan, Co-Founder and CEO of CourseGenius, discusses how to use paid advertising on social media to acquire new customers.<p>Over 65% of people in the US are active social media users, and the stats are similar for other industrial nations. It's likely your customers are already on social …

Marketing

Why Social Media Is Beneficial For Small Business Owners: 5 Sites And The Best Ways To Use Them

Keeping up with the growing number of social media sites and trying to put your small businesses mark on the map can seem overwhelming. <i>What platform</i> …

Four Mistakes To Avoid When You Get An Acquisition Offer

Have you ever been approached by someone who wants to buy your business? It can be flattering to be approached, but if you reveal too much to your suitor, you could end up regretting you ever met.<p>The other day, one of our customers over at The Value Builder System contacted me for some advice. He …

40 Awesome Ways to Be an (Even) Better Leader

There is no better time than right now to question your current standards of leadership and set new, extraordinary ones for yourself.<p>You're a good leader. You run a good organization. You have a good product and a good brand. You have good customer service. Your sales are good. You have good people …

Michelle Obama

Why Smart People Don't Multitask

Multitasking is really tempting. It's also really bad for you.<p>4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You may have heard that multitasking is bad for you, but new studies show that it kills your performance and may even damage your brain. Every time you multitask you …

Time Management

The 1 Thing That Made Steve Jobs, Warren Buffett, and Bill Gates So Successful

It also worked for Zuckerberg, Bezos, and even Henry Ford.<p><i>What important things does a 20-year-old need to know about money and finance? originally appeared on Quora, the knowledge-sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Cody Shirk, author of</b> …

selfdevelopment

10 Life Lessons I Wish I Knew in My 20s

What do you wish you knew in your younger days?<p>Time speeds up the older I get. I'm in my late 30s and looking back, there are a lot of things I may have done differently had I known what I know now. With experience comes wisdom, and I could have used some of that wisdom when I was in my 20s.<p>But I …

Motivation

Want to be a Revered Leader? Here's How the 25 Most Admired CEOs Win the Hearts of Their Employees

America's 25 most admired CEOs have earned the respect of their people. Here's how you can too.<p>Glassdoor recently released a listing of the highest ranked US CEOs based on employee feedback. And while every CEO in this group has their warts, this prestigious group has managed to be human while …

Employment

We Are All Salespeople. Use These 3 Techniques to Become a Better One.

4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>This article was originally posted Feb. 2, 2016.</i><p>You may not have the title of a salesperson, but it’s imperative that you polish up on your skills and become a better communicator to win in business and in life. Whether you run …

Entrepreneurship

7 Truths About Success Millennial Entrepreneurs Just Don't Get

What it takes to succeed as a young founder in a manner that makes a difference and attracts people to your vision.<p>7 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>We millennials have a lot to learn when it comes to understanding success in business, and, perhaps, even in …

Entrepreneurship