Ian Smith

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12 ways to improve your running technique

Want to run harder, faster and further without hitting the buffers? We asked legendary trail runner Ryan Sandes to hand out his top tips for taking …

Marathons

10 Easy Pieces: Illuminated Pavers

Illuminated pavers sit flush with the surface of a driveway or path, discreetly hiding their powers until the sun goes down. Unlike bollards or …

Landscaping

10 free tools for creating infographics, images and more

In the world of PR and marketing, visuals rule.<p>You can boost interest and engagement with your social media and blog posts by adding compelling …

Infographics

Claire Lotriet's World of Ed Tech: We should take heed of the true value of freebies

It is a truth universally acknowledged that a teacher in possession of a meagre classroom budget must be in want of free stuff.<p>Maybe it’s having to …

Freebies

How to Research and Plan Your Blog Content for a Year

Do you use a blog to connect with customers and prospects? Wondering how to plan and publish strategic content on a consistent schedule? In this …

Marketing

12 Ways to Master Your Calendar and Manage Your Time for Maximum Results

Getting more done is all about assigning sufficient time to work without distraction on what is most important.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Charles Darwin once said, “A man who dares to waste one hour of time has not discovered the value of life.” Some people, and …

Time Management

95 Simple Ways to Generate Massive Amounts of Website Traffic

rawpixel / PixabayI’ve put this comprehensive article together to help you cut through the marketing hype and crap that’s all over the social media …

Marketing

How to Write a Business Plan Executive Summary

How to Write a Business Plan Executive Summary<p><i>by Ruth Mayhew</i><p>A critical step in starting your own business is writing a business plan. Consider your …

Small Business

30 Patio Ideas to Make Your Backyard Look Incredible

Kick back under the sun with these stylish designer ideas for outdoor spaces.<p>Whether you have a porch, pool, or patio, our guide to creating a luxurious outside area will help you take full advantage of warm weather. Oh, and don't miss our top swimming pool designs and outdoor kitchens!

How to Create a Facebook Business Page in 6 Steps

A Facebook Page for your business is a powerful way to connect with your customers and reach new ones.<p>This story originally appeared on Fit Small Business<p>A Facebook business page is a free public profile you can create for your local business, brand or product. Similar to your personal Facebook …

Here's What it Takes to Be a Social Media Manager

Do You Have What It Takes to Be a Social Media Manager?<p>by Elizabeth Harmon<br>January 30, 2018<br>If you’re really interested in becoming a Social Media …

Hear a 65-Hour, Chronological Playlist of Miles Davis’ Revolutionary Jazz Albums

When Miles Davis attended a White House dinner in 1987, he was asked what he had done to deserve to be there. No modest man, Davis, he responded …

Albums

Train to Run Faster As You Age

If you’re like most of us, you may be over the hill before you even realize there was a hill to go over in the first place.<p>The book “Running Science: …

Marathons

This Excellent Google Tool Can Help Increase ROI

How AdWords Conversion Tracking Can Strengthen Your Campaign<p>This Excellent Google Tool Can Help Increase ROI<p>Updated January 18, 2018<p>The Google …

An 8-Minute Crash Course on Blending Modes in Photoshop

Want to get a good grasp of Photoshop’s Blend modes? Here’s an 8-minute crash course on the subject by the Photoshop Training Channel. They may be …

Tutorials

17 Free SEO Tools You Should Be Using

Do you know any successful SEOs? I bet they’re always running SEO experiments. And tracking them too.<p>You can’t optimize a page for a keyword today …

Using Instagram For Business: Best Practices For Ecommerce

Let’s make something clear: This is not another generic advice post for marketing your products on Instagram. No, this is something much more …

Why Programmatic Is Leading The Technology Revolution In Marketing

Programmatic advertising-in which search, social and display ads are bought and sold through machines-is on the rise with no sign of halting in the …

Marketing

How Not To Ruin Content Marketing For Your Clients

If you represent a brand online, you know how important it is to get things right. Every aspect of strategy counts in the long run because a brand …

Marketing

How to Set Your Social Media Goals For 2018

Social media experts are everywhere and there are many varying opinions on what’s ahead in the constantly changing landscape.In this post we’re going …

Marketing

How to Create a Successful Startup Website

For a startup company, having a website is crucial. The modern business world is very web-driven, and having a startup website may be the only way …

UI Design

How to Shoot Clearer, Better Photos with the iPhone

I’ve heard it said over and over again that the best camera is the one you have with you. Honestly, I couldn’t agree more. I have an amazing DSLR and yet I find that the majority of my pictures are taken with my iPhone. Unfortunately, our iPhones still struggle in a lot of ways that more advanced …

Mobile Photography

18 Awesome Benefits to Blogging

Free-Photos / Pixabay<p>Whether you are just starting out, or running a seasoned online business, the benefits to blogging are significant. The Internet …

6 Top Tools to Transform Your Content Marketing in 2018

You already know about influencer marketing and, um, the Kardashians. But, what about tools such as GrooveJar and Almighty Press?<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Last year pretty much blew by. But, in 2018, you have an opportunity to start fresh, using new marketing …

How to Create Great Content: A Step-by-Step Guide to Content Marketing That Delivers Real Results | Inc.com

Content marketing is a great way to get people talking about your products, your services, and your company. Content marketing is also a great way to engage your customers and maybe even create a community. (Plus, you can always use the resulting SEO boost.)<p>But if you're new to content marketing, …

Marketing

How to Write Instagram Captions That Drive Engagement

Staying active on social media is absolutely necessary if you want your business to be successful.This statement holds true for small, local …

Marketing

How to reverse-engineer your online advertising strategy

Online advertising experts love to talk about the importance of matching your landing page content to your ads. And you’ll get no argument from me — …

AdWords

Surefire Ways To Come Up With Solid Blog Post Ideas In 2018

Are you back in the office today fighting to get past the holiday vacation fog and generate content ideas for 2018? Join the club! A busy upcoming …

How To Multiply Your E-Commerce Revenue With Conversion Rate Optimization | Inc.com

<i>By Jared Atchison, co-founder of WPForms.</i><p>The design of your website plays a key role in generating conversions and sales for your business. The way you design your call to actions (CTAs), the colors you use in the buttons and the placement of your buy buttons will determine how well your business …

AdWords

10 Instagram Tools to Help You Build Your Following in 2018

Successful brands and influencers have used these tools in order to generate sizable Instagram audiences in no time.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>What do the world's best brands and most successful influencers have in common? One comonality is a massive Instagram …