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26 of the best business books you can read, according to CEOs

Highly successful people typically work hard, practice the right habits every day and strive for self-improvement, with the latter often coming in the form of a book. If reading is something you're willing to do to sharpen yourself, take some suggestions from more than two dozen executives who have …

Self-improvement

52 Good Morning Meditations that Will Calm the Chaos in Your Life

<i>It’s not what you say to everyone else that determines your life; it’s what you whisper to yourself that has the greatest power.</i>The happiness of your …

Meditation

This CV landed me interviews at Google and more than 20 top startups

During my senior year of college, I decided that I wasn't going to become another boomerang kid that moved back home, jobless and with no plan for …

How To Lose 8 Kg Weight In 7 Days?!

Are you looking for the fastest way to lose weight? Are you having a big party in a couple of weeks time and are looking to get into skinny clothes …

Fitness

These 10 courses will help you become the kind of Big Data pro that big companies wish for

<i>This is a paid placement and if you buy something through this article or on the BGR Store we will receive compensation from retail partners.</i><p>The …

Big Data

Four Work Habits You Need To Change At Each Stage Of Your Career

This GE exec shares how she learned to change her working methods as she’s taken on bigger leadership roles.<p>I accepted my first management role early in my career, heading up a 15-person team at GE Global Research’s semiconductor laboratory. It was a big step at the time, but today I manage 28 labs …

5 Top Trends for Digital Marketing in 2016

What the Experts Say Will Happen in the Rest of the Year<p>Somehow, we're already just over halfway through 2016! Heading into the New Year, many digital marketers and analysts predicted that we would see some of the biggest changes in digital marketing yet. So, how have things shaken out so far? I …

The Ultimate Guide to Social & PR Branding [Free Toolkit]

Your brand story is communicated through visual identity, tone of voice, PR, and social media channels. Here's everything you need to know.

5 Tools You Need to Start an Online Business

The internet has changed the game completely. A web business is easy to set up these days and you can build a business around what you love, from …

Small Business

11 Awesome Tactics and Tools to Grow Traffic That Sticks

To be honest I am disillusioned.<p>Social media offered a promise that was so compelling in 2008 that I was hooked at first look. The potential and the …

Marketing

12 low-cost business ideas for people who like to keep to themselves

Introverts are powerful in their own right.<p>They are productive thinkers with strong opinions who can achieve great lengths.<p>Despite what the media says — often stereotyping them as "shy" or "socially awkward" — introverts can make great business leaders and entrepreneurs.<p>In fact, many successful …

Warren Buffett

Improve Your Design Process With These 4 Deliverables

In an agile process, designers and developers aim to build prototypes and products quicker than ever. Long gone are the days of meticulously …

UX Design

12 Lessons You Either Learn or Regret It Forever

Over the course of your life and career, there are certain problems that continue to surface until you learn your lesson. Here are 12 that you don't want to learn the hard way.<p>Sticking your neck out and taking charge of your career is no trivial matter. Whether that's switching careers, going back …

Self-improvement

6 Video Tools to Ignite Your Social Marketing

Do you want to bring more pop to your social media marketing? Looking for video tools to help? The right tools make it easy to create engaging video …

Marketing

The 3 P’s of Effective Business Decisions

Organizations make lots of decisions every day. Each is an opportunity to improve their bottom line, reduce fraud or improve lives.<p>Today, businesses …

5 Affordable Online Marketing Strategies for the Startup With a Limited Budget

<i>Startups don't have much money to work with, but that doesn't mean you can't run a successful marketing campaign.</i><p>Every business goes through a startup phase, where customers are sparse, revenue is light, and you aren't 100 percent sure what you're doing (even if you're a seasoned entrepreneur). In …

The Future Of Branding Is Debranding

Branded content camouflages what companies have been trying to do since time immemorial: Sell you stuff. Here’s a better idea.<p>As digital media blunts the impact of advertising, brands are looking for new ways to lure consumers. The latest, buzziest effort has been to publish stories that look and …

Marketing

3 great deals to enhance your project management skills

Quality instruction is key when working towards a professional upgrade. These three great offers from TNW Deals are specifically tailored to help you sharpen your project management skills, preparing you for certification and success in one of the most valuable professions in today’s</b> …

Project Management

Want Loyal Customers? It's Time to Fix Your Loyalty Programs

With brands competing for customers' loyalty and wallets, they need a creative way to differentiate. A recent study shows that the brands with the …

It took this startup 384 days to get its first thousand customers and to make $1 million — and then it doubled that just 38 days later

"I very quickly realized I was the least handy person on Earth," he jokes. "I didn't know how to swing a hammer."<p>Suddenly, Ludlow was a first-time homeowner; he was now responsible for maintaining a house, and it was his biggest purchase to date. But he had no idea who to call when he needed help. …

AOL

A Complete Guide To 2016 Content Marketing Trends - #infographic

“When planning for 2016, where should marketers even start?<p>As the ever-changing world of tech drives consumers action in 2015 trends, 2016 is shaping …

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 …

Marketing

Charming Illustrations Highlight True Love in All of Life's Little Moments

True love doesn't always consist of grand, cinematic gestures. In fact, it's often the little things that mean the most when you're in a long-term relationship. Spending a lazy morning together, helping each other get through a bad day, and even assembling furniture side-by-side can end up …

Love

These 25 Fantastic Slide Decks Will Help You Step Up Your Content Marketing

Content marketers like me know better than anyone else how important it is to put our money where our mouths are when it comes to providing high-level content to our target markets. The following 25 slide deck examples about content marketing prove it.<p>Check them out now to get the campaign insights …

9 startup lessons entrepreneurs would teach themselves if they could go back in time

A 2012 Harvard Business School study found that three out of four venture-backed startups fail.<p>And not even the luckiest and most talented founders — the Mark Zuckerbergs of the world — make it through the process unscathed.<p>All entrepreneurs will make poor management decisions or wrong hires and …

Entrepreneurship

Perpetual Failure: The Reason Why I Continue To Save So Much

Whenever things are going well for an extended period of time, I begin to worry. <i>Where did all the bad luck go? Something must be wrong.</i><i></i> I’m not sure …

College of William & Mary
Small Business

How to Kill it with Instagram Marketing

Are you using Instagram to its fullest potential?<p>If you have a visually striking product or brand (and even if you don’t!) and you’re not on …

Marketing