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Should You Use Paid Ads to Promote Your Small Business?

Paid advertising can be a great way to guide more traffic to your site and increase business, however it can be an expensive endeavor if you don't really know what you are doing.<p>This story originally appeared on Bizness Apps<p>Paid advertising can be a great way to guide more traffic to your site and …

15 Online Design Tools To Help You Create Stunning Visual Content

Beautiful design and great visual content play a great part in today’s economy. It doesn’t matter in what field you specify – you might be a writer or entrepreneur wanting to sell your services or products.<p>The main difficulty is that hiring a competent designer might be expensive and if you run a …

Infographics

Regular Stretching May Boost Fitness of Those Who Can’t Exercise

Study of sedentary people points to cardiovascular improvements<p>Regular stretching may help to boost cardiovascular fitness in people who are unable to exercise due to surgery or poor health, according to a small study in the American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation.<p>A single 40-minute …

Exercise

50 Modern Fonts to Give Your Designs a Contemporary Feeling

<i>Try one of these modern fonts to position your work at the forefront of design.</i>‘Form follows function’ in modernist design and the principle …

Typography

Everything You Need to Know About Social Video Marketing in 2016 and Beyond

Cloud-based video creation service Animoto shares its best social video tips for SMBs and marketers.<p>Marketers and SMBs plan to spend more on video over the next 12 months, and it's no wonder--we're rapidly headed towards a world in which the written word will be obsolete.<p>In marketing, video is an …

Marketing

7 Tools That Will Help You Do More Productive Design Work

We are huge fans of beautiful, elegant design—but not always of the time it takes to make something beautiful. Luckily, there are a number of tools …

How to approach a responsive redesign

Building a responsive web site from scratch is all well and good, but it's another matter to take an existing site and give it a responsive web …

Web Design

The Secret Website Where Fashion Insiders Buy Their Designer Shoes

Shop now, shop often.<p>Fact: Now is the best time to go shoe shopping. Everywhere from Zara to Saks is slashing prices, which means you'll get a nice deal, but you'll also have to do battle with footwear lovers everywhere for the standout styles and most popular sizes.<p>One way to avoid the crowds? …

Gary Vaynerchuk: "Entrepreneurs, You're Doing It Wrong"

If you love entrepreneurship, wine, or social media, you also love Gary Vaynerchuk. The "wine guy" helped grow his father's wine business from 3 million to 60 million in just 5 years, with the help of an innovative wine tasting YouTube show launched in 2006. The daily show grew his personal brand, …

14 Motivational Fitness Quotes To Inspire You Every Time You Work Out

Sometimes, no matter how important your goals are to you, it's a struggle to bring your best effort to your gym session (or work up the motivation to …

Motivation

10 Places to Find Design Inspiration Online

Creativity is magical, not magic.<p>I wish I could say I came up with that clever adage, but I have the deep dark corners of the Internet to thank for …

Mistakes You Most Likely Already Made As A Web Designer

All web designers want perfection. However, they are just humans and mistakes can always appear. It is so easy to simply overlook some details. There …

Web Design

10 Timeless Lessons I Learned About Business from the Founders of America's Biggest Wine Brand

How two "nobodies" went from clueless to industry mega-stars.<p>Last month I had the pleasure of interviewing Michael Houlihan and Bonnie Harvey, the founders of the world's most popular wine brand, Barefoot Wine.<p>What's most humbling is that they had absolutely NO idea what they were doing at …

How We Grew Our Web Traffic By 5,000% In 3 Months (With Zero Advertising)

<i>554.</i><p>That’s how much monthly website traffic we had to our website three months ago.<p>20 visitors a day may sound encouraging if you’re starting a personal project, but when your goal is to build a successful business with a team counting on you…<p>Well, you’re probably screwed.<p>And if we continued at …

Marketing

Instant Authority: 5 Strategies for Launching a Personal Brand from Nothing

Want to launch a personal brand? Follow these five tips.<p>Building a good reputation and personal brand doesn't happen overnight. People like Seth Godin, Brian Solis, and Neil Patel didn't suddenly find themselves on the minds of marketers worldwide by accident. Their brands were built through career …

The List of Marketing Tools You Won’t Be Able to Live Without

Marketing tools streamline and speed up your everyday job and relieve the pain of time-consuming and draining tasks by automating them. They organize …

Infographics

Taking Care of Business with invoicely

Being in business often means that you are stuck with all the related tasks that go along with it – even if they’re less-than-fun. Take billing, for …

Small Business

8 Great Workout DVDs

Sculpt, burn and tone— no gym required. These eight reader-approved videos will whip you into shape in no time.

7 tips for driving traffic to your portfolio website

So, you've found one of the best WordPress themes and built yourself an amazing design portfolio website using the latest responsive web design …

9 Tips for Creating an Awesome Brand

Entrepreneur and Connector<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When creating your brand, it’s imperative that you think about everything from your logo to color scheme to to the tag line. You also have to have a memorable brand name, strong message, support system, and all …

Marketing

Say Goodbye to Marketing & Brand Building, Say Hello to Consumer Centricity

Marketing is an old profession. It’s been around for hundreds of years in one form or another. If you’d like to see more about its complete history, …

Marketing

10 Very Useful User Experience Tools For Every Designer

UX designer is responsible for improving the usability, accessibility, and pleasure provided in the interaction between the user and the product. …

UX Design

4 Branding Tips That Help Increase Customer Loyalty

If you’re a small business owner looking to build a company that transcends generations, then you must respect the importance and power of branding. …

Customer Experience

5 Musts Before Launching Your Social Media Marketing Campaign

Founder and CEO, AudienceBloom<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When you decide to pursue a social media campaign, it’s natural to get a bit excited. You’ve been thinking about the potential returns of social media marketing for a long time, and you want to start earning …

Marketing

You hired some star designers. Great! Now what?

Memo to the C-suite: Lean into design thinking, building and communication as core to your leadership team.<p>Innovative tech companies know that great technology and marketing will get you partway to success. Great design — and talented designers — must be central to your company to truly unlock the …

Design Thinking

Instagram Changed Their Logo and Uhh... It's Pretty Bad

Photo-sharing wunderkind Instagram gave itself a makeover last week, and everyone on the Internet is throwing a pretty big fit over it. While I'm not usually one to partake of the Haterade, I simply cannot help myself here.<p>Even if we completely disregard the fact that Instagram's iconic Polaroid …

How to Effectively Introduce Your Company's Updated Brand

Rebranding your business can be overwhelming, but can lead to long-term benefits for your company.<p>Marketing a new brand is a big undertaking that involves a wide array of challenges and obstacles. But when done right, a brand transformation can bring exciting new opportunities for growth.<p>Careful …

6 Easy Steps To Better Icon Design

This article discusses a set of design guidelines in six steps. The steps follow the basics of sound icon design, including consistency, legibility …