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7 Ways to Succeed As a Stay-at-Home Entrepreneur

The number of employees working remotely is steadily increasing. For entrepreneurs who are trying to get a new business off the ground, usually home …

15 Must-have Chrome extensions for web designers and front end developer

<b>The freshest links about design and interactive, from around the web. A designer’s must!</b><p><b>Responsive Web Design Tester is a quick and easy way to test</b> …

Web Design

To Master Branding, “Build Patterns Not Stamps”

<i>Co.Design has partnered with the Brooklyn design studio Hyperakt to bring you Lunch Talks, a video series of conversations with smart, creative people.—Eds</i><p>Since 2008, diary-loving Jonny Naismith has been design director of Moving Brands‘ New York office, helping countless clients create or …

Graphic Design

Small Businesses Are Snapping Their Way to Success

Snapchat this, Snapchat that. We hear about Snapchat's rise to social media dominance surpassing Instagram and Twitter on users and going head to head with Facebook on daily video views. Snapchat has also claimed the throne as the #1 app in the Appstore.<p>The numbers reflect it:<br>• 10 billion daily video …

Small Business

Think big, spend little: Securing brand exposure for small businesses

Greenlid Envirosciences did not have the money for a flashy advertising campaign. So it made one that intentionally looked cheap.<p>After a successful appearance on CBC's <i>Dragon's Den</i>, Greenlid's "compostable compost bin" is sold at established retailers such as Home Hardware, but it still has only a …

Small Business

A Designer’s Guide To The $15 Billion Artificial Intelligence Industry

As artificial intelligence gains ground, designers will need to adapt. Here’s how to get started.<p>Artificial intelligence is a $15 billion dollar industry and growing. With more than 2,600 companies developing intelligent technology, the value of AI is expected to rise to more than $70 billion by …

Artificial Intelligence

How Eating Fruit Helps Your Heart | Men's Health

They were also 34 percent less likely to have a heart attack, and 36 percent less likely to experience an ischemic stroke, the most common kind of stroke that occurs when blood flow to the brain becomes blocked.<p>And it doesn’t take much fruit to make a difference: The people who consumed the most …

Here's Exactly How to Work Out if You Want to Lose Weight | Women's Health

To help you make the most of your time at the gym, we asked Di Paola to put together the ideal routine for someone looking to slim. Say hello to your new weight-loss sweat sched:<p>Sunday: LISS<br>Choose your favorite way to stay active for 60 minutes, whether it's biking, running, hiking, swimming, or …

This Is the Best Exercise to Erase Your Belly Pooch, Says Science | Women's Health

<i>Trying to get flat abs? If you've got a dumbbell on hand, you can do some of these moves:</i><p>Visceral fat is not only a pain in the butt, it’s also extra unhealthy, since it’s located in the abdominal cavity and surrounds several important organs. So, researchers looked into how certain types of …

5 Ways To Increase Sales Using The Psychology Of Pricing

Understanding <i>how</i> and <i>why</i> people buy something matters. Many business owners focus exclusively on how they can make the biggest margins on a product, while still remaining competitive. What they fail to consider, however, are the very real factors that influence consumers during their purchase …

eCommerce

Can’t Program? Now There’s A WYSIWYG For Designing With Code

A new tool from Framer makes it easy to design with JavaScript–even if you don’t know a lick of code.<p>Gone are the days when designers did all their UI/UX concepts in Photoshop. Now, they’re being called on to code their mockups.<p>But how do you introduce designers to code if they’ve never programmed …

Prototypes

How To Take Professional Photos With Your iPhone – iPhoneography

Professional iPhone photography tips abound on the internet, not a week goes by that I don’t see an article with “5 ways to improve...

iPhoneography

This 16-Year-Old Business Phenom Tells You How to Create Lifelong Brand-Loyal Consumers

Pay attention to what this teenager has to say about marketing to Millennials.<p>When a 16- year-old business tycoon reaches out to you on Twitter, you pay attention. I was instantly impressed with Connor Blakley, both when I chatted with him on the phone and when I recently met him in person.<p>At age …

Public Relations

Pinterest Refers More Traffic to Retail Sites Than Reddit, Twitter and YouTube Combined

Since the early days of social media, the big question has been around measuring the return on investment. While it’s nice to know the value of a …

Advertising Industry

10 Web design trends you can expect to see in 2016

Design trends often span several years (even decades for some types of design), but Web design is a quickly moving and changing industry where trends come and go quite often.<p>We’re still working with some of those trends now: responsive web design, flat design, performance and speed, and perfecting …

5 Marketing Tools You Probably Aren’t Utilizing

Sure, we’re all on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram – some of you even use <b>Google AdWords</b>. Guess what? Those are the things that <i>everyone</i> is doing! …

5 Social-Media Opportunities Businesses Mostly Overlook

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In January 2015, <i>MediaPost</i> reported that CMOs are turning more of their attention toward social media. What was once believed to be a passing fad has turned into one of the most popular ways for brands to cultivate and engage an audience …

Public Relations

Ten new marketing concepts your company needs to understand right now

The basics of marketing will, for the most part, stay the same but the landscape is continuously evolving. Technology is speeding everything up and companies who want to get the message out about their business need to constantly educate themselves on new trends. Here are ten key concepts you need …

Marketing

5 Psychology Principles Every Visual Marketer Should Know

Let’s face it. Lifestyle photography can be cheesy, bland, or completely lackluster. Even for experienced creatives, it’s hard to balance what’s engaging with what sells. That’s why we see so many cheesy stock photos — and so many boring ads — in marketing materials. The ‘search’ for the perfect …

The Value Of Events In A Marketing World

You’d be hard-pressed to find a marketer who doesn’t focus on building online relationships; nearly every marketing leader swears by it.<p>Connecting with your audience online through content, social media, and digital storytelling is no longer an unproven or emerging trend; it’s the foundation of a …

Marketing

Ditch the Paper and Increase Productivity With These Six Apps!

<i>This is part of the "Increased Productivity" series where experts in productivity, brain training, and business success share the techniques and tools they couldn't live without.</i><p>Going paperless has probably been an agenda item in most offices for several years now, but somehow it never quite seems …

How To Future Proof Your Brand On Mobile & Beyond

<i>This essay is part of a series written by speakers featuring at our upcoming 10th anniversary TNW Conference Europe. Brian is both CEO and Co-Founder of mobile advertising network Kiip.</i><p>Staying relevant in a constantly changing arena. This is the number one concern I hear from brands.<p>As the CEO of …

Why You Should Never Start Just One Business

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There are two types of entrepreneurs: Those who start one company and those who start lots of companies.<p>Those who start lots of companies like to describe themselves as “serial entrepreneurs,” which may or may not be slightly fatuous. …

Entrepreneurship

You think Snapchat is for sexting, but it's actually a giant threat to TV

The strongest cable show was AMC's "The Walking Dead." Its midseason finale, in November, reached 14.8 million people.<p>Big numbers, right?<p>Try this one: 24.79 million.<p>That is the number of people who, on the evening of Jan. 26, 2015, and over the next 24 hours, watched a video broadcast on their …

Social Media

The Millennial Customer Has $200 Billion To Spend (But Wants A New Style Of Customer Service)

Here’s the story you already know. Millions of soldiers, sailors and airmen return from World War II to the embrace of millions of riveting Rosies, apparently <i>very</i> riveting, judging by the fruitful output of these couples during the postwar decades: 2.4 children per couple, the biggest generation …

Customer Experience

How ‘venture builders’ are changing the startup model

If you haven’t yet heard of venture-builders — also called tech studios, startup factories, or venture production studios — let me introduce them to you: They’re organizations that build companies using their own ideas and resources.<p>Unlike incubators and accelerators, venture builders don’t take …

10 Excellent Platforms for Building Mobile Apps

If you've ever wanted to build an app for your business, blog, product or service, but the heavy investment of both time and money put you off, …

40 Free Resources Every Designer Should Know

<i>Jennifer Cirpici is a Dutch graphic designer and blogger. This post originally appeared on OtherFocus.</i><p>Ever wondered where designers get their resources to help them succeed with a project? Here is a list of great resources including sites, PSD. files, actions, UI elements, mock ups, et cetera. Best …

Need to Change? Keep a Diary

Jean-Claude, the French manager appointed by the Western investor to head the sales team of a joint venture in Romania, was experiencing resistance from the sales managers reporting to him. Results were below target and Jean-Claude put the blame squarely on the sales force.<p>The board asked me to …