Ken Onozawa

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BAPE Set to Drop ABC Long-Tape Panel Caps in Six Colorways

For the upcoming winter season, BAPE is set to release a lineup of ABC long-tape panel caps of six colorways – black, pink, green, white, blue, and …

The 10 Commandments of Effective Communication

Effective communication is easier said than done. How can we do better?<p>Communication is the lifeblood of every relationship. A lack of healthy communication causes marriages to fail, creates distance between parents and children and can destroy the culture of any organization.<p>Effective …

How I Went From $50,000 in Debt to Building a $30 Million Business in 7 Years

Why it's all about doing the right things.<p>$50,000. In debt.<p>It was 9 P.M., June 2008. I was sitting alone in the office, sweaty, exhausted, and worried. That sinking feeling in my stomach got worse as I calculated the bills my business owed. I had no one else I could turn to: My business partner …

6 Expert Tips to Running Your Instagram Like a Professional Influencer

Want to be a top Instagram Influencer? You need to run your account like a business. Here are the pro tips for getting started.<p>These days, it seems like if you want to be an established brand, influencer, or professional, you need a large social media presence, especially on Instagram. Some of most …

Instagram lets anyone invite a guest to their live broadcasts

That didn't take too long. After several weeks of testing, Instagram has given all mobile users the option to add a guest to their live broadcast. Tap an icon and you can invite one of your viewers to participate, splitting the view in two. You can swap guests at any time, and these group videos …

3 Changes Your Company Should Make to Performance Management in 2017

Managers and employees alike are stressing because they're about to have their dreaded year-end performance review. Fix that.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>This may be the happiest season of the year, but for many managers and employees, things aren’t all that merry …

Remote Working

5 Digital Marketing Trends Worth Acting on in 2017

These 5 things will be extremely important in 2017 for marketing anything online.<p>As the new year begins, it's crucial that you look back at 2016 and really review what worked, what didn't, and most important how you should shift your strategy to be successful in 2017.<p>We are in a fascinating time …

Ten Apps That Will Improve Your Marketing Team's Productivity In 2017

More and more CMOs are finding themselves overwhelmed by the mounting responsibilities they have to tackle every day. However, though the modern world generates a lot of stress, it also provides relief. Technology, when correctly used, can help alleviate some of the burden of responsibilities.<p>If …

5 things I wish I knew before I started a business

Even though that startup failed, I have been involved in a number of successful ventures since then and published a successful book, "The 2 AM Principle: Discover the Science of Adventure."<p>Looking back at my failed venture, there are several things that I wish I knew then that I know now.<p>1. The …

Outsourcing

Millennial Customers Will Dominate In 2017. Is Your Customer Service Experience Ready For Them?

As we head into 2017, the millennial generation is now the largest domestically and worldwide, outnumbering even the Baby Boom generation from whose loins they sprung, according to Pew, which tracks such things.<p>So it’s more important than ever to be sure that your customer service practices and …

Customer Experience

The Best Way to Avoid Your Next Business Disaster

Diagnose your problem in six steps.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>What do you do when things in your business go exactly opposite to plan? If your launch goes splat or the marketing campaign that was supposed to make the hockey-stick happen falls on deaf ears, you may …

Entrepreneurship

How to Expand Your Small Business Locally

Here are a few things you can do to keep your small business thriving in your local community.<p>This story originally appeared on PR Newswire's Small Business PR Toolkit<p>Most small businesses get the majority of customers from the local community around them. But once you’ve settled into a place, it …

Small Business

How the Best CEOs Get the Important Work Done

If you’re a chief executive officer, your job is to execute. It’s written right into your title. But what does it mean, in terms of daily tasks, to be the company’s top “executer?” After all, CEOs don’t actually build factories or sell products.<p>It’s tempting, therefore, to view the CEO as primarily …

Facebook is actually out to kill the web as we know it

Last year, around this time, I wrote about Facebook’s secret plan to kill Google and become the second trillion dollar company in the process. It generated <i>lots</i> of conversations. But I was wrong. Facebook’s plan is actually much bigger than that. This week, unless you’ve been playing Candy Crush …

8 Ways Successful Entrepreneurs Manage Their Evenings

As entrepreneurs there are a lot of mixed messages out there. You’re often told you should be constantly “crushing it”; that working through the …

The Costs of Starting a Fashion Brand | HYPEBEAST

For the final installment of The Costs of Starting a Fashion Brand, we look towards what any label<p>/May 1, 2015<p>May 1, 2015<p>32,197 Hypes 0 Comments<p>In a …

The Art of Silence

When I was a resident I was given the opportunity to participate in a series of seminars designed to improve my teaching skills. In one discussion …

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The Facebook Advertising Ecosystem Explained

Facebook is a daily destinations for millions and millions of consumers. Increasingly, their ad products offer targeting according to specific demographics, social connections, interests, and habits.<p>Advertising on Facebook has become more sophisticated, varied, and data-intensive. Facebook has …

Social Media

The Anatomy Of A Successful Logo Redesign

Here, Jessica Hische diagrams every move she made in updating Mail Chimp’s identity–with graphic design tricks for making sure a newcomer is actually welcomed.<p>Familiar logos are like overly attentive suitors: They’re so naggingly present that their charms are lost to you–until, one day, they’re …

Graphic Design

4 Keys To Turning Customers Into Brand Evangelists

To grow your brand, know what people find meaningful, connect with them thoughtfully, create joy they can’t live without, and believe in your employees.<p>Every day, we see signs that doing business today is more complex than ever. The developed economy continues to be sluggish, with 2.4% growth in …

A Lush Line Of Travel Goods, Designed For The Attention Economy

Octovo, a new startup spun out of Ammunition, debuts a collection aimed at focusing your attention where it belongs: on your life.<p>A wallet isn’t a particularly secure way to carry bills. It’s often not even a very functional way to organize your credit cards. But it does offer a convenient way to …

Silence Is Golden: When Not Talking Says Plenty

As a young manager, I measured myself by how much I spoke out. Now older, I measure myself by how often I stay silent.<p>I enjoy listening to Oldies music. It’s relaxing but, surprisingly, can also send my mind off in different directions. So when I heard the 1960s song “Turn, Turn, Turn” by the Byrds …

"Your Logo Looks Like a Toilet"

Visual branding magnifies the truths about your organization -- good and bad. Here are three lessons from one organization's missteps.<p>When the University of California introduced a new logo last year to unify its 10 distinct campuses, the effort was met first with public disinterest, then ire, then …

This Little Word Will Make You a Better Manager

Add this magic word to negative feedback to make it radically more effective.<p>Giving feedback is hard. VC Ben Horowitz named it one of hardest skills for executives to master. "Even the most basic CEO building blocks will feel unnatural at first," he writes, noting, that "giving feedback turns out …

6 Basic Steps to Landing a Sale

Whether you're B-to-B or B-to-C, you won't master the sales process without these six steps.<p>To say that making a sale is important to business is like saying oxygen is a vital component in breathing. Sales is the crux of business whatever its size and scope -- unless perhaps you’re a mammoth social …

9 (Free) Ways to Dazzle Your Customers

It doesn't take much time or money to truly blow customers' minds. Here are a few ideas.<p>Lee brought three lattes to our table. He put one cup down, made eye contact with each of us, and asked how we were doing today. Then he stopped as three customers met his gaze. He smiled and chatted for about …

The Most Important Leadership Skill You'll Ever Learn

There's one thing that all leaders do well. It's not managing or even having great ideas.<p>One of the precepts of Predictable Success is that being successful in business (in anything, really) is simple: just make--and implement--good decisions.<p>Even simpler: just make <i>one</i> good decision (your next …

Leadership

Facebook For Business: What You Need to Know

Facebook has a new site for businesses, providing everything from how to create a page, to best practices by industry and playbooks for creating your own campaigns.<p>Facebook has created a new resource, "Facebook For Business," which provides instructions and examples of how to use all the …

Marketing