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Want to Raise Mentally Strong Kids? Do These 3 Things (Most Parents Don't Do Any of Them) | Inc.com

Challenges, hardship, and setbacks are inevitable. Teaching kids to build mental muscle helps them become resilient. It's also the key to helping them reach their greatest potential in life.<p>But, it's easy to get so caught up in day-to-day issues, like homework and soccer practice, that you forget …

Self-help

The Care and Keeping of Notebooks: A Reading List

I found my favorite notebook—a red Moleskine, narrow-ruled, hardback—at the Harvard Book Store while on vacation. I liked its bold color. Someone had …

12 hidden features in iOS 10

After months of beta testing, Apple has finally released the first official version of iOS 10.<p>The update brings Siri to third-party apps and …

How to write a one-page marketing plan

Writing any kind of plan for a business is daunting at first. Whilst most business owners at some time have written a business plan, very few write a …

Marketing

How to Write a Marketing Plan

Experts know that careful planning is integral to marketing success. Here's your guide to crafting a thorough marketing plan - and learning more about your customers along the way.<p><b>There's no question</b> that most entrepreneurs thrive on action. But as the Roman philosopher Marcus Tullius Cicero so …

Marketing

Write a Simple Marketing Plan

5 steps to a simple, concise plan that'll get your marketing efforts on the right track<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><b>Q:</b> My partner and I want to write a marketing plan for our business, but it seems really complicated. Is there a way to simplify the process?<p><b>A:</b> Writing …

Marketing

How to Write a Great Business Plan: Sales and Marketing | Inc.com

Providing great products and services is wonderful, but customers must actually know those products and services exist. That's why marketing plans and strategies are critical to business success. (Duh, right?)<p>But keep in mind marketing is not just advertising. Marketing--whether advertising, public …

Small Business

How to Write a Book Marketing Plan in 13 Easy Steps

Image: Matthew Loffhagen<p>Shares 276<p>It’s quite simple really: the work you put in before your book launch determines the success of your book.<p>Of course …

10 Questions You Need to Answer to Create a Powerful Marketing Plan

10 Questions You Need to Answer to Create a Powerful Marketing Plan<p>Updated December 24, 2017<p>A marketing plan is an essential marketing tool for every …

Marketing

Target resources to get marketing right

Small businesses can generate a buzz and sales by putting resources to good use and knowing their aims and their market<p>Marketing your business is vital. Once the services and products you have to offer are ready, you need to get your name or brand into the marketplace to generate sales. Without a …

10 Questions to Ask When Creating a Social-Media Marketing Plan

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Ever heard the saying "Failing to plan is planning to fail?" That old but wise adage often rings true when it comes to social media marketing. Creating a detailed, goal-oriented social-media strategy is just as important as having a rock …

Marketing

How to Create a Marketing Plan

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Firms that are successful in marketing invariably start with a marketing plan. Large companies have plans with hundreds of pages; small companies can get by with a half-dozen sheets. Put your marketing plan in a three-ring binder. Refer …

Marketing

3 digital marketing strategies for making ads more relevant

Relevance. In digital marketing, it's what brands covet and what publishers strive to provide. Relevance is the driving force behind behavioral …

15 Marketing Strategies That Inspire Strategic Thinkers

These strategies will definitely spark your creative energy.<p>It takes a lot of time and effort to develop and maintain a marketing campaign that resonates with your intended audience. As a strategic thinker, however, the development of a marketing campaign takes even more consideration. After all, …

Marketing

How to Create an Effective Marketing Strategy for Your Startup

Starting a business is a really exciting venture, but simply starting one and doing work doesn’t mean that your business will be a success. For a …

Write a marketing plan

Why you need a marketing plan<p>A good marketing plan will help you:<p>answer key questions about your business<br>• act as a reference document to help execute …

11 Marketing Ideas For Small Businesses On A Budget

Share<p>Marketing your small business doesn’t have to break the bank. With the growing digital marketing landscape, there are many creative and …

Marketing: Save Time, Money, And Resources On Market Research

Market research is used to manage the risk associated with offering up new products or services, but if you’ve ever had to undertake some form of it …

Marketing

The Greatest Marketing Plan in the World

How many pages should a great marketing plan be? If you ask Jim Horan, the answer is one.<p>Of course, if you ask Horan how long a business plan, campaign plan, or divisional plan should be, he will give the same answer: one page.<p>For 20 years Horan has spread the gospel of the one-page plan. “It …

Small Business

Growthverse: An Interactive Visualization of the Marketing Technology Universe

<i>Introducing</i> <i>Growthverse</i><i>, the first living taxonomy of the marketing tech ecosystem in support of the modern, tech-savvy marketer.</i><p>The role of the …

5 Ways to Integrate Snapchat Into Your Marketing Strategy

Just when you feel like you’re figuring it all out…<p>Another social media marketing platform pops up.<p>I get it, you’ve just come to grips with how to …

Marketing

How to Easily Analyze the Social Activities of Your Competitors

Shares 16K<p>Do you want to freshen up your social media marketing?<p>Have you thought about looking at other accounts for inspiration?<p>Checking out what …

The Idiot’s Guide to Running a Digital Strategy

Having worked agency side in Europe and Asia for most of my career, I’ve come across a variety of marketing directors, the good, the bad, and the …

How to Create an Instagram Marketing Strategy

Instagram, with more than 700 million total monthly active users, now claims over 8 million accounts using business profiles. What does that mean for …

Marketing

Marketers Increasingly Relying on Behavioral Research to Influence Decisions

Some two-thirds of marketers currently use behavioral research (consumer behavior insights) to influence their marketing decisions, and almost 7 in …

Public Relations

How To Build A Winning Social Media Marketing Strategy (With Explosive Results)

You breathe a sigh of relief.<i>Phew!</i>Your blog post is finished. You go over your blogging checklist one more time and hit PUBLISH.You share your post …

Marketing

10 Reasons Why Influencer Marketing is the Next Big Thing

As the world has shifted to social media, consumers look at fellow consumers to inform their purchasing decisions. Instead of looking at companies, …

Public Relations

Key Tech Trends: Where Do Marketers Go From Here?

The shift to mobile. Billions of devices. Big data. Virtual reality. These concepts are common parts of marketers’ everyday language. They also …

Virtual Reality