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How to get customers for your startup- A comprehensive guide.

Marketing and selling products and services for your newly created startup can be a difficult preposition. But, it can easily be done if we think …

Marketing

7 Short Books Worth More Than an MBA

You can spend $250,000 to get an MBA or spend a weekend reading these classics. Your choice.<p>Over the past few decades, the value of an MBA has declined, probably because the academic world can't keep up with the rapid pace of change in the business world.<p>Relatively few entrepreneurs have MBAs, but …

5 Steps to Audit Your Digital Marketing Strategy for 2015

It is critical to audit your content marketing to ensure you’re focused on the right goals from the start. Many look for shortcuts to success with content, which can be avoided by understanding how your content performs today and what you want to achieve in the future.<p>“Don’t look for loopholes to …

Marketing

61 Key Social Media Metrics, Defined

<i>This post originally appeared on the Buffer Blog.</i><p>Of all the hundreds of social media acronyms and abbreviations out there, I think “KPI” has confounded me the most.<p>I think it’s because the phrase “key performance indicator” always sounds like something you need to be wearing a suit in front of a …

30 of the Most Inspiring Things Anyone Ever Said

Before the perspiration--even before the motivation--you need to find inspiration.<p>The start of a new week or a new month--heck, a new <i>anything</i>--brings with it an opportunity. You can either keep doing what you've done in the past (whether it's worked well or not). Or you can take stock, take charge, …

Motivation

15 Greatest Marketing Innovations of All Time | Inc.com

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4 Books Every Entrepreneur Must Read

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The greatest lessons you'll ever learn will most likely be from your own experience. But entrepreneurs can also learn a lot from the advice and experiences of others, as long as we allow ourselves to be teachable.<p>Perhaps you were in grade …

Entrepreneurship

50 Life Hacks to Simplify your World

11 Questions Every Entrepreneur Must Be Able to Answer

And this isn't just a one-time exercise--these are the questions you should be asking yourself and your team constantly.<p>As a serial entrepreneur--I founded digital creative agency Ciplex and more recently the social greeting card company Open Me--I'm constantly striving to improve the businesses …

Business Strategy

Seven ways on putting LinkedIn to work for you

While the longevity of commercial value with Facebook and Twitter continues to be questionable, there is no question that LinkedIn is here to stay. …

Why Business Owners Should Direct — Not Delegate — Their Digital Marketing

By delegating every aspect of digital marketing strategy, most business owners have effectively given control of their companies’ growth and vision …

Marketing

10 Questions to Jumpstart Your Strategic Planning Process

It's time to start planning for next year. Don't let your team come up with a brittle--and ultimately unimplementable--hodge-podge of spreadsheets. Here's how to do better.<p>Sometime in the next two weeks--and certainly by next month-- tens of thousands of businesses, large and small, will have begun …

Management

What Online Marketing Strategy is Right for You?

These days, there are plenty of ways to woo consumers on the Web. Here's how to figure out which one makes the most sense for you.<p>As recently as a few years ago, online marketing meant one thing: search marketing. And there were only two flavors of search marketing: search engine marketing (SEO) or …

Five Things Entrepreneurs Should Never Do

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>James Altucher is an investor, programmer, author, and several-times entrepreneur. His latest book, “Choose Yourself!”</i> <i>(foreword by Dick Costolo, CEO of Twitter) came out on June 3. Follow him on Twitter @jaltucher.</i><p>I’m breaking all the rules.<p>I’m at a silent retreat for the week. No …

14 Tips to Nail Down Demographics

Having robust data about your customers (current or future) is critical to your startup's success. Good research can inform everything from creating …

11 Travel Startups You Need to Know

We all know about the awesomeness of TripIt, Airbnb and Hipmunk and how they've revolutionized travel. But there's a new crew of travel startups …

6 Sites That Will Transform Your Brand

Everywhere I look online I see articles, videos, and blog posts about “personal branding”. It is especially relevant to me, as a recent graduate and …

Web Design

5 steps to achieving great things

You’re good. You wouldn’t be where you are if you weren’t. But you know you’re capable of better than good. You’re capable of achieving truly great …

Top 10 Marketing Books of All Time

Essential books for entrepreneurs who really want to understand how and why their customers buy.<p>In previous posts, I've identified the best motivational books of all time and the best sales books of all time. Today, I've selected 10 books about marketing that I believe should be in every business …

22 Crowdfunding Sites (and How To Choose Yours!)

It's not just Kickstarter anymore. Here's a road map.<p>Crowdfunding used to be pretty simple. Artists, inventors, and filmmakers posted their ideas, and funders chipped in a few bucks to make something happen. Kickstarter, the site that triggered the crowdfunding movement, was the cornerstone. In …

39 Awesome Tools and Resources for Blogging and Social Media Marketing

Social media and blogging has gone from being an activity you did for just fun and pleasure to serious business.<p>Social media used to be what …

Google Glass in 10 years: The view from dystopia

Recently Google announced it was launching a quantum artificial intelligence lab with a company associated with NASA, while, at its developer …

The Entrepreneurs Handbook: 52 Essential Resources for Startups

The thought of launching a Startup is incredibly intimidating with most failing to survive their first few years, it can often result in an …