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How to Grow a Small Startup Business From 0 to 5 Figure Months in 100 Days

Being a CEO for over 10 years and managing couple different companies after getting my MBA definitely taught me a thing or two about the business world, but putting the so called safety of the corporate world and biweekly paycheck behind me and taking on the competitive business arena as an …

Small Business

Live Streaming Platforms From YouTube and Facebook

If you stream live on Periscope, chances are you’ve got a wish list of enhancements you want, and you wanted them yesterday. Small Business Trends …

Livestreaming

Philippines through the eyes of local startups

It is the second largest ASEAN nation of 102 million people and, similar to Indonesia’s geography, it has thousands of islands that forms the nation …

Startups

When Mapping Your Growth Don't Assume Price Is Your Big Weakness

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I recently accepted an invitation to sit on the Advisory Board of a local small business. I’ve been watching this enterprise since they started three years ago and have been consistently impressed with their creativity, persistence and …

Café

5 Best Apps of the Week: Bumble Will Now Find You Friends + More!

The weekend is upon us! It’s time to spend some quality time doing the things you love — and that’s including downloading new apps to your smartphone. Here are the best apps of the week, including an brand new Google app that will basically eliminate the need for your wallet. We also see a couple …

Apps

Banana S'more Nut Bars

12 to 16 Servings<p>Print<p>Ingredients<p>Nonstick vegetable oil spray<p>15 whole graham crackers (about 8 ounces)<p>2 tablespoons (packed) dark brown sugar<p>1/2 teaspoon kosher salt<p>3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, melted<p>10 ounces high-quality milk chocolate (such as Lindt or Scharffen Berger), finely chopped<p>…

Dessert

10 Bad Habits That Could Be Destroying Your Happiness | Inc.com

Bad habits keep you unhappy, keep you stuck, make you do things you don't want to do. Start today, right now, to eliminate them from your life. When you do, you'll open up room for new positive habits to take their place.<p>Any or all of these 10 habits is a good place to start.<p>1. Postponing your …

Happiness

The Newest Ice Cream Cone Trend Will Make All Your Dreams Come True

We've found the delicious successor to Cronuts.<p>Ice cream just became even more delicious, thanks to a cafe in Prague called Good Food: Coffee and Bakery. How do you improve a classic dessert like ice cream? By replacing the standard wafer cone for a doughnut cone, and then stuffing ice cream …

Ice Cream

5 Ways to Make Your Content Earn More Inbound Links

Inbound links are one of the biggest factors in organic search rankings. So, how do you get them?<p>Content serves a variety of roles in the online marketing sphere. It's an authority establisher, getting more people to see and trust your brand, it's a sales engine, encouraging more people to buy your …

Marketing

How to Turn Prospects into Customers with Your Landing Page

The 8 essential elements your landing page must have in order to up your conversion rate<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>The following excerpt is from Perry Marshall's book</i> <i>Ultimate Guide to Local Business Marketing</i><i>. Buy it now from</i> Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iTunes<p><i>Perry</i> …

Marketing

How To Drive Traffic To Your Blog: The Ultimate Checklist

There are many good reasons to set up a blog and it’s great that you went out and finally set yours up. Hopefully by now you’ve figured out what your …

Infographics

How to Build an Attractive Business and Personal Brand - Small Business Trends

Should you brand yourself or your business? The short answer is both. The better question is what should you brand first — your business or …

Small Business

Job Growth in Franchise Sector Reported for January - Small Business Trends

U.S. franchisees continue generating employment and thereby boosting the economy, according to the ADP National Franchise Report for January 2016. …

Take These 25 Steps to Complete the Journey of Reinventing Yourself

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>We all reach a point in our lives when we need to reinvent ourselves. Whether it’s a personal, professional, or both, life sometimes doesn't go exactly as planned. We've all been there or will go through it at some point in our lives. …

Productivity

Legal Warnings for Small Businesses Using Periscope

Periscope is the hot topic among businesses and marketers these days and for good reason. Since Twitter acquired Periscope in March of 2015 for $120 …

8 Ingredients for Awesome Promotional Gifts - Small Business Trends

It’s no wonder that promotional gifts for clients are so popular. Promotional gifts are a $2.2 billion industry (PDF) according to the Promotional …

Marketing

How to Become a One Man PR Team - Small Business Trends

Over the years as an entrepreneur I have built a plethora of useful skills. I would imagine any entrepreneur ends up doing the same since we all wear …

Bite Size Content is Fun and Easy to Digest for Readers - Small Business Trends

Multi-task much? A recent study conducted by Microsoft Corporation found that the average human now has a shorter attention span than a goldfish. A …

Marketing

Is a Handmade Business Right For You? - Small Business Trends

Are your friends and family members loving something you make so much that they are encouraging you to think about starting a handmade business to …

What Hurts You (a Little) Is Good for You

In our modern society, we associate coddling ourselves with being healthy. We obsess over antibacterial rooms while sitting in our comfortable …

PageRank Is Dead. What Marketers Need Now Is Trust Flow.

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Poor PageRank. We knew it. We used it. We sang its praises.<p>But, alas, PageRank is dead. And the world has changed -- at least when it comes to search engine optimization (SEO), scoring and optimization.<p>As an industry, we’ve had some time …

SEO

How to Come Up with a Killer Marketing Strategy for Any Business in 40 Minutes

Need to grow your customer base and not sure how to go about it? Follow these steps to come up with your marketing strategy.<p>Successful businesses are <i>fast.</i><p>If you're not fast, you'll get outmarketed, outsold, and out pivoted at breakneck speed.<p>One area where speed is essential is in the realm of</i> …

Marketing

How to Grow Your Business Quick Without Breaking Budget

Ask any CMO how they grew their business and they can talk for hours about marketing expenses, recruiting expenses, training expenses - and the list goes on.<p>Ask any CMO how they grew their business and they can talk for hours about marketing expenses, recruiting expenses, training expenses--and the …

Marketing

7 SEO Secrets Your Agency Won't Tell You

SEO agencies often don't tell the whole story, though they generally have legitimate reasons for that. Here's what yours hasn't told you.<p>This may seem like one of those click-bait ads like "what personal trainers don't want you to know about weight loss," but make no mistake--this isn't a gimmick …

Weight Loss
Business Strategy

6 Tips for Getting the Most From Your Sales Team All Year

It's that time of year: Your team is looking at the next four quarters wondering how they're going to top last year's numbers.<p>To get the most out of your team, you know you need to get everyone to up their game, keep key sales data front and center, identify and share the team's best practices, and …

Self-improvement

The Top 5 Trends for Startups in 2016 | Inc.com

2015 brought ups and downs to the world of startups. On the positive side, startups continued to grow on a worldwide scale. The startup scene in Chicago had their best year ever. Over 600,000 new businesses were started in the UK last year, and Indian startups raised at least $5.6 billion in …

Startups
Recruitment

See Which Pinterest Pins are Popular with Men - Small Business Trends

Pinterest, the popular social media pinning platform, once had the reputation of mainly being preferred by women. But that’s no longer the case. …

Small Business