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A Small-Business Guide to Google Analytics (Infographic)

Don't let the platform intimidate you -- let it help you.<p>2 min read<p>Google Analytics can at first seem complicated and scary. However, once you get a few things down, you’ll be well on your way to mastering the application and growing your business.<p>Analytics and data measuring tools are incredibly …

Small Business

12 Kinds of Sales Prospects and Why You Need to Create a List for Each One

You turn prospects into customers by talking with them, so get on the phone.<p>8 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Prospecting is the one thing you need to do each day if you are serious about increasing your income. You need to make room on your calendar for it and …

Customer Service

Top 5 Recommended Data Visualization Tools for Startups

Representing your data graphically has several advantages. Graphs, maps, charts, and infographics can be useful to notify others and highlight the …

How to Use the Google Analytics New Custom Audience Report For Better Remarketing

On most sites, over 90% of visitors leave without converting.That’s an estimate for <i>all</i> traffic to your site.As bad as that might sound, the numbers …

The Surprising Trick to Helping Anyone Change

Behavior change can be hard. Although there are lots of theories about what motivates people to create long-lasting change, new research shows the …

This Silicon Valley sleeper hit app just got $52 million to do for spreadsheets what Microsoft did for computers

Airtable, a spreadsheet app that has become one of Silicon Valley's sleeper hits, has raised $52 million in new funding in a round led by Caffeinated Capital and CRV to bring its total to $62.6 million.<p>When it was founded in 2012, Airtable was a small, business-focused spreadsheet program. It has …

A Core Portfolio Of ETFs – For Everyone

<b>Advantages of investing in a core portfolio of ETFs</b><p>A core portfolio of ETFs is quick and simple to set up and manage. An investor must decide which …

Investing

9 Powerful MS Excel Features That You May Not Be Aware Of

Do you use Excel often for work? These 9 tricks should help make your life a little bit easier…<p><i>The following is a guest post by</i> <i>Steven Correy</i><i>. Steven</i> …

The Single Worst Way to Respond to Customer Complaints (and How to Avoid It) | Inc.com

Exceptional customer service is critical to keeping your business humming. Getting there can involve all kinds of strategies, but the real key is to grasp that most difficult customer- service experiences involve reactance theory. Wrap your head around this one principle and you might see your …

Self-help

The simple packing math that means you never, ever need to check a bag

Quick: think of a short list of the most frequent-traveling people that you know. Whether that list is full of frequent flying points-chasers who are well-acquainted with in-flight mimosas or budget backpackers who spend most of their time in coach, I’m willing to bet they have one thing in common: …

Backpacking

Big Think 2017 Top Ten: #3. Adam Alter on How Goal Setting is a Hamster Wheel. Set Systems Instead!

Odd Lots: How An Austrian Economist Explains the Tulip Bubble

Every week, hosts Joe Weisenthal and Tracy Allowaytake you on a not-so-random walk through hot topics in markets, finance and economics.<p>The tulip …

Hibiki 17 Is One Of Japan's Most Sought-After Whiskeys, But It Can Be Bought Cheap

There was a time when not many people knew just how good Japanese whiskey really was—in those days before Suntory’s Hibiki (響) was featured in the film <i>Lost In Translation.</i> “For relaxing times, make it Suntory Time,” Bill Murray suavely purred into the camera, dressed a tux, and a legend was born. …

Whiskey

3 Ways to Increase Client Retention Through Transparency

"Transparency" is no longer a buzzword -- it's a real necessity in today's business world. Here's how to make sure you're exercising it.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Here’s a news flash: The days of corporate silos and veiled marketing are over. No longer can a …

How Many Combinations Are Possible Using 6 LEGO Bricks?

Mathematician Søren Eilers was intrigued by a LEGO-related math problem. Let's say you have six "standard LEGO bricks" (the rectangular 4x2 bricks …

Lego

Take a Quick Tour of the Mind-Boggling Universe of Mathematics

Math is often considered synonymous with pain, boredom and frustration. It’s not uncommon to hear someone say, “ugh, it’s like doing math.” But math …

The Mathematician Who Will Make You Fall in Love With Numbers

Math conferences don’t usually feature standing ovations, but Francis Su received one last month in Atlanta. Su, a mathematician at Harvey Mudd …

Mathematics

Top 10 Ways to Stay Safe On Public Wi-Fi Networks

Free Wi-Fi is a windfall, especially if you’re working from the library or airport, or if you just want to save data on your phone or laptop. Still, …

I Lost 31% of My Search Traffic but My Sales Went up by 73%

Do you ever wish you could read people’s minds?More specifically, have you ever wished that you could know exactly how to lead people to your site?In …

How to Get Actionable Data from Google Analytics in 10 Minutes

It’s no secret that I’m a huge fan of Google Analytics.There aren’t many free, intuitive programs that give you the kind of super-valuable …

How Fuzzy Logic Flies Fighter Jets

Psibernetix is applying fuzzy logic to mental health and aerial combat — with stunning results.<p>We tend to think that artificial intelligence views …

The Data Types You Should Be Using to Create Segments for Personalization

Segments play a huge role in any company’s personalization efforts. If you’re unfamiliar with segments, they are groupings of people based on a set …

3 Ways Data Dashboards Can Mislead You

Executives love dashboards, and why wouldn’t they? Single-screen “snapshots” of operational processes, marketing metrics, and key performance indicators (KPIs) can be visually elegant and intuitive. They show just-in-time views of what’s working and what isn’t — no need to wait for weekly or …

How to win in the age of analytics

There’s greater potential in big data. What’s ahead as the field matures?<p>Since the concept took hold, big data has made big waves. The field of …

Good Data: The Key To Good Data Analytics | Presentations | Big Data

Stephen Chesley is a member of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s Agency-wide Workforce Planning and Analytics Team and is based at …

Fake News? Big Data And Artificial Intelligence To The Rescue

The impact of fake news on the recent election has focused public attention on this multi-tentacled and growing problem. Vast swaths of the population fall prey to such misinformation, while others struggle to discern unbiased truth from the morass of lies and distortions that surrounds us.<p>Experts …

Artificial Intelligence

Self-driving cars are already deciding who to kill

"Every time the car makes a complex maneuver, it is implicitly making trade-off in terms of risks to different parties," Iyad Rahwan, an MIT cognitive scientist, wrote in an email.<p>The most well-known issues in AV ethics are trolly problems—moral questions dating back to the era of trollies that ask …

How the Big Data Explosion Has Changed Decision Making

Organizations I work with increasingly struggle to straddle two painfully polarizing operating principles. On the one hand, they desperately seek greater agility; on the other, they genuinely want to include all the right stakeholders in their processes. This conflict uncomfortably transcends …

The Top Three Data Trends of 2016

If there's one phrase that could be used to describe the momentum behind marketing data business ventures in 2016, it's full<p>steam ahead. Companies …