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These are the secrets to excellent customer service

<i>This story was delivered to BI Intelligence "E-Commerce Briefing" subscribers. To learn more and subscribe, please click here.</i><p>L.L. Bean topped the list for excellent customer service in the latest "Customer Service Champions" report from Prosper Insights & Analytics, which surveyed 6,500 consumers …

If You Don't Believe in Setting Goals, It's Because You Don't Know How to Do It

You can achieve practically any of your wildest dreams.I have a secret to tell you.<p>I have a secret to tell you.<p>You can achieve practically any of your wildest dreams.<p>It really doesn't matter how big.<p>Suspicious?<p>Doubtful?<p>By the end of this blog post, you won't be. I'm going to break down exactly how …

Self-improvement

6 Administrative Tasks You Can Automate

Are you being productive or busy?<p>It's easy to get caught up in the day-to-day of running a business. There are always phone calls to take, meetings to go to and crises to deal with. But if you're always putting out fires, you're never going to get to the heart of what really makes the needle …

Time Management

7 Examples of E-Commerce Popups Done Right

You’re probably familiar with popups.<p>You might even be using them already.<p>And if you’re not?<p>You’re missing out on a TON of sales opportunities.<p>In …

Want to Get Better at Selling Others on Your Ideas? Learn How to Draw a Vision Map

Drawing a map will help people get from here to there.<p>Have you ever drawn a map to show someone how to get to your house? Or how to get from your house to the park or the corner store? If you have, you know how to draw, how to visualize, and how to communicate a path in time and space.<p>These are the …

Data Visualization

5 of the Best Prototyping Tools to Test Out Your Web and Mobile Designs

, as it lets you and your team review concepts and share feedback in the early stages of a project. By creating an interactive mockup of a website or …

Prototyping

Design Freebies - Fonts, Mockups and Icons

It's time for that beloved time of the month when we bring to you some sweet design freebies! It's always great to keep your resources updated with …

14 UX Design Books: The Essential Reading List

Staying up to date is a key to success whetherThe post 14 UX Design Books: The Essential Reading List appeared first on iamwire.

Bootstrapping Your Startup Starts With Modern Marketing

Funding a business by yourself can feel like an insurmountable challenge. Businesses are expensive, requires knowledge and efficiency and leaves …

Small Business

The Best Days and Times to Send Your Email (Infographic)

Here are some tips to help you boost your email marketing efforts.<p>2 min read<p>From creating copy to the best time to hit send, email marketing is not an easy task, but there are certain things you can do to help make your campaign successful.<p>If you really want to get your email opened and read, one …

Marketing

This Startup is the Airbnb of Warehouses and Has Amazon in Its Sights

A Seattle startup has come out of nowhere to offer online merchants something even Amazon doesn’t: overnight ground delivery to nearly anyone in the …

10 SEO Mistakes to Avoid During a Website Redesign

Redesigning a website can be a huge project, with hundreds of technical, financial, creative, operational, and strategic decisions to think through. …

SEO

5 Things That Will Make You Love Cold Calling

Now that's a phrase I never thought I would say<p>To say I hate cold calling would be an understatement. I know how important it is to growing my business, but I will do anything to get out of it, including reorganization my paper clips, writing yet another article, or even checking Facebook to see if …

Cold Calling

4 Things Your Website Needs Convert Visitors Into Customers

Your site is the basis of all your marketing initiatives, but did you know it can also be your highest performing lead generation tool?<p>6 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Imagine this: your brand is firmly planted at the number one position on search engine result …

Marketing

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

Dev-Books Is a Massive List of the Most Recommended Coding and Programming Books

Stack Overflow is filled with thousands of questions and answers, and many of those are book recommendations from programmers with many different …

58% Abandon Mobile Transactions Before Checkout

It’s not surprising that consumers around the world are using their smartphones to make purchases.<p>However, while an overwhelming number of people …

Crafting a Solid Content Marketing Plan

Updated November 20, 2016<p>Advertising was a simpler thing before the advent of the Internet. Now, your messages compete with millions of social media …

10 Ridiculous Sales Mistakes You Need to Stop Making

Easily fixable mistakes that many junior salespeople make<p>I'm an investor and advisor in a New York-based Ad Tech company. Recently I worked with their sales team to help improve some processes.<p>We identified a few mistakes the team was making. I'm going to share 10 sales mistakes you may be making …

Voice Mail

The 7 Best Online Marketing Tactics for 2017

Do you want to be a magical unicorn or a boring old donkey in 2017?<p>If you want to be a unicorn — and who doesn’t? — this is the post you’re looking …

Bodyweight Workout: Cycle 2, Week 2, Day 1

<b>The bodyweight workouts require only the space of a yoga mat.</b> This cycle will focus on building up to a one-arm push up over next two 6-week cycles. …

Workouts

60 Email Marketing Strategies, Tips, and Examples

It’s no secret that email is still the #1 most effective marketing channel around. Unlike other channels like PPC or social media marketing email has …

A Week-by-Week Guide to Becoming a Runner (Later in Life and/or Safely)

<b>Whether it’s events like Tough Mudder, a marathon, or a local sprint triathlon many people decide to take the step to get into running each year.</b> …

Why time management is ruining our lives | Oliver Burkeman

All of our efforts to be more productive backfire – and only make us feel even busier and more stressed<p>The eternal human struggle to live meaningfully in the face of inevitable death entered its newest phase one Monday in the summer of 2007, when employees of Google gathered to hear a talk by a …

Time Management

11 Exercises To Relieve Lower Back Pain

If lower back pain is a constant annoyance in your life, you might be wary of working out in fear of making it worse—and understandably so. However, …

What Everyone Should Know About The Process of Designing Apps

<i>by</i> <i>Michael Flarup</i><p>I realised something the other day: I’ve been designing apps for nine years now! So much has changed since the early days and, it …

Buy a house with a buddy? This startup aims to simplify non-traditional home-buying partnerships

Buying a house can be the biggest, and often most difficult, financial decision anyone makes. And it can be even tougher in such a hot housing market …

Real Estate

Forget Startups–Just Buy A Small Business From A Retiring Entrepreneur

Droves of baby boomer business owners are starting to retire, and looking to hand off their life’s work. That spells opportunity.<p>Sure, you may want to found the next “Uber for [insert service here],” but that’s not the only entrepreneurial path you can walk. In fact, it may not even be the best …

Small Business

10 Free Web Design Resources That Every Designer Should Be Aware Of

A well designed and functioning website is any designer’s dream. If you want to make your website a success, then you have to ensure that you have a …

This Specific Type of Exercise Will Keep Your Brain Young, Study Says

Do this type of exercise twice a week and your brain will thank you.<p>Exercise doesn't just make you fitter. It also makes you smarter. Don't believe me? A whole host of studies prove that moving more leads to thinking better, which is a phenomenal thing to know if you're looking for a little …

Exercise