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Succeed with your own product in 2014

When you’re trying to build your own product, it’s easy to get in a rut. Stuff happens, and it affects your momentum: failed launches, …

Motivation

35 Beautiful Landing Page Design Examples to Drool Over [With Critiques]

A professionally designed landing page can improve your conversion rates.<p>This post is all about showcasing awesome landing pages, to give you some …

Why transparent salaries make sense

Yesterday, an article by Joel Gascoigne of Buffer set Hacker News alight with discussion. Arguments against transparent salaries abounded. People …

Sell Your Product Before It Exists

There’s crowdfunding and then there’s crowdfunding. While most startups who set up pages on Kickstarter, Indiegogo or a host of other crowdfunding sites are looking to hit a specific goal and then get started making their project a reality, a new crop of businesses are using the platform for as a …

Recognize, Remember, and Give Thanks - ensign

God asks that we give thanks to Him for whatever blessings we receive from Him. It is easy for us to become mechanical in our prayers of gratitude, …

7 Marketing Truths Every Business Leader Should Know

Author of Real Leaders Don't Follow<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>"Marketing is too important to be left to the marketing department."<br>– David Packard, co-founder, Hewlett-Packard</i><p>If you ask 20 business leaders to define marketing, you’ll probably get 20 different …

Marketing

How A Handful Of Milliennial Influencers Saved Acura’s ILX Launch Campaign

If you ask the public what are the top ways car companies advertise their new product, they’d probably agree on something like billboards. Or glossy …

Your Brand: By The Numbers

Seth Godin’s explanation of a brand is as simple and complex as any of the big ideas that keep us up at night: “it’s an expectation”. Businesses have …

jQuery Basics (2014) Course

I'm an alien, I'm a legal alien, I'm an Englishman in Portland. All of my professional life I've worked with computers online. I'm a polyglot …

The Beginners Guide to Online Marketing

Chapter 1 Be Laser Focused on Your Customers<p>Your customers, prospects, and partners are the lifeblood of of your business. You need to build your …

5 Painfully Obvious But Extremely Effective Facebook Tactics

Sometimes, you just need to point out the obvious (Image Source)<p>On any given day, an average Facebook user’s news feed filters around 1,500 possible …

The History of the Trapper Keeper

In the fall of 1981, second grader Mike Ryan was walking through the halls of his new school when he realized something terrible: He was the only kid …

Etymology

Stop Trying to Rank for Keywords! Use the Dandelion Theory Instead

Richard Jacobs is an attorney marketing specialist and author of 2 books… Secrets of Attorney Marketing Law School Dares Not Teach and But I Only Had …

Biz Stone: Entrepreneurship Is All About Making Mistakes

The Twitter co-founder and serial entrepreneur spoke about the importance of making mistakes in your start-up.<p>Earlier this week, Biz Stone, co-founder of Twitter, presented at the New Context Conference in San Francisco and highlighted the fumbles from his start-up career--a nice lead up to today's …

Entrepreneurship

Inspire, Interact & Inform to Create Thought Leadership in Your Niche

<i>This is a guest contribution from Will, a young entrepreneur slash marketer.</i><p>We can all agree that the most popular blogs have a few things in common …

How Colors Affect Conversions - Infographic

Color has a powerful psychological influence on the human brain. Learn how others have harnessed it and how you can do the same.<p>Click on the …

Infographics

B Testing

A/B testing is the process of experimenting with different options in order to measure the relative success of each one. Where the web is concerned, …

Are You Waiting to be Perfect Before You Start Your Blog?

The biggest challenge for any blogger, content creator and publisher is to “start”<p>Many of us wait to be perfect before publishing. Others are afraid …

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5 Advanced Mobile Web Design Techniques You’ve Probably Never Seen Before

Until recently, creating mobile web designs that look and feel like native apps has pretty much been an impossible dream. There are plenty of …

Visual Design

How to Growth Hack Your Ecommerce Business for More Traffic and Sales

It seems like growth hacking is the latest marketing buzzword.<p>And for good reason. It's the mindset and methodology that's been used by famous …

10 Super Useful Tools for Better Web Typography

It’s been said that web design is 95% typography. So as a web designer, getting the typography right is a must. Today with the growing popularity of …

Typography

Building Visual Hierarchy into Your Designs

It’s important to remember that hierarchy has not only to do with content and the words that you have on a page. The imagery you include in your …

5 Profound Insights On Success From A Wharton Prof Devoted To Understanding It

When Wharton Business School professor Richard Shell was faced with a life-threatening illness, he was forced to think about the big picture. What was success to him? Since then, Shell has dedicated his life to helping folks find true meaning in their own lives and work.<p>If one advances confidently …

Develop an Internal Locus of Control – Mark Black

The formula for resilience is a complicated one. In fact, there may not even be one conclusive formula for everyone but rather a variety of formulae …

Talking Strategically: The 7 Things You Must Master to Succeed

Many in business, and most in talent management, fail to realize that as soon as you open your mouth, it’s immediately obvious to almost all leaders …