Laura M. Ali

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The Law of Attraction Explained in Simple Terms

Many people have a very deluded idea of what exactly the Law of Attraction (<i>LOA</i>) is these days. Due to mass popularisation of the law, it has been made to seem like a very simple, almost magical process in which you just imagine what you want and "<i>BAM!</i>" it's there. Not so.<p>This law of the Universe …

Spirituality

Digitizing customer journeys and processes: Stories from the front lines

These company examples highlight what some leaders are doing to build new customer experiences.<p><b>A compelling customer experience</b> has evolved from a …

Customer Experience

The Brands Making Stores Useless

Your cheat sheet to the year’s biggest direct-to-consumer brands, and what they’re good for.<p>Last year, direct-to-consumer was an emerging buzzword used to describe brands that “cut out the middleman” in the retail world. Now, it’s a uniform for people in the know: Warby Parker glasses, Everlane …

CircleUp25: The 25 Most Innovative Consumer Brands of 2016

It’s rare when one of the biggest sectors of our economy experiences massive change. The change is so pervasive, it can sometimes fly under the radar since it’s constantly happening right under our noses. Consumer and retail is seeing tremendous innovation, and it has once-dominant, big industry …

Venture Capital

The Truth About Customer Experience

Companies have long emphasized touchpoints—the many critical moments when customers interact with the organization and its offerings on their way to purchase and after. But the narrow focus on maximizing satisfaction at those moments can create a distorted picture, suggesting that customers are …

This is a big benefit of Tesla's direct sales model

It's a deceptively simple question, but it also underscores an important benefit of Tesla's direct sales and service model. Unlike most incumbent automakers, Tesla has a <i>very</i> direct relationship with its customers since the company has vertically integrated distribution and service, much to the …

Tesla

The start-up helping you get your party on

Everyone loves a good theme party. Chris White included. So he turned his enthusiasm for events like the Kentucky Derby, music festival Burning Man …

Startups

How Dollar Shave Club Grew From Viral Video to $1 Billion Acquisition

Let’s talk about shaving.<p><i>Wait, what? Is that awkward? Do you not want to?</i><p>For some people, shaving and grooming may be a strange, personal topic of …

Marketing

3 Direct to Consumer Brands Offering More Value than a Value Proposition

With the emerging retail trend of brands moving toward a more “direct to consumer” model, here’s a deeper look at a few select brands that are doing …

eCommerce

The huge opportunity of Direct-To-Consumer brands

There is a tectonic change in the retail and services industry. The Direct-To-Consumer movement. While it already began a few years back, these …

Marketing

Marketing plan

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The Growth Framework That Helped Brooklinen Build a $10 Million Business

Rich Fulop is the co-founder of Brooklinen, a store that supplies simple and beautiful bedroom basics delivered straight to your door.On this …

Entrepreneurship

Why direct-to-consumer is becoming an important retail channel

One of the largest retailers in the world is doubling down on direct sales. According to <i>Market Realist</i>, Nike, the undisputed leader in the sports …

eCommerce

Designer Spotlight: Boll & Branch First To Revolutionize Ethics In Luxury Bedding Industry

<i>Designer Spotlight is a regular column focusing on style and the professional woman.</i><p>Boll & Branch has created a revolution in ethics in the e-commerce luxury linens industry. Founded by wife-and-husband duo Missy and Scott Tannen, it has become an even stronger, more substantive company with a …

Clothing

Going Straight To The Source: Today's Thriving Direct-To-Consumer Brands Threaten Monopolistic Industries

The next generation of commerce is arriving, and with it are a slew of new startup brands that forego traditional retail channels and instead sell directly to shoppers. These direct-to-consumer (D2C) startups aim to compete with monopolistic brands in huge markets by offering a vastly improved …

Warby Parker

3 Habits of Exceptionally Strong Women Leaders

Comparing yourself to others is holding you back. Here are 3 ways to leave that old habit behind and get people to see your true strengths!<p><i>By Kirsten Blakemore Edwards (@KirstenBeMe), MA CPCC, Consultant at Partners In Leadership</i><p>At some point in their careers, most women have asked themselves, "How …

Leadership

21 Secret Facts About Successful Online Businesses That Nobody Understands

There are a lot of misconceptions about what it takes to run a successful online business. I find that even experienced business owners often underestimate the time, energy and skill it takes to really succeed online.<p>This post will look at 21 “secret” facts that set successful online businesses …

Small Business

Everyone Likes Flex Time, but We Punish Women Who Use It

Offering flexible workplace schedules seems like a no-brainer. Work has become more flexible — tied less to specific times and places — and gender roles have changed. Letting employees shift their hours to accommodate hectic life schedules makes sense. Surveys show that flex time ranks high on the …

Be the Best Leader You Can Be by Learning This One Crucial Skill

Leadership means having the ability to listen to others. Find out how you can become a better listener.<p>The act of listening is pretty simple.<p>Ok, technically it's not that simple, but I don't want to get into the actual logistics of sound waves and how you detect them. I just mean when you listen to …

Public Speaking

20 Things Successful Entrepreneurs Never Say

Are your thoughts keeping you from ultimate success?<p>What separates the best entrepreneurs from the rest? Their mindset. While other people complain and let their negative thoughts get to them, remarkably successful entrepreneurs are steadfast in only thinking and saying things that serve them.<p>If …

Self-improvement

Want To Stop Procrastinating? You Should Fine Tune Your Mindset In This Way

Do you want to stop procrastinating? If so, we have uncovered this effective strategy for fine tuning your mindset and accomplishing goals.

Why Peer Groups for Business Leaders Work

One of my all-time favorite poems is <i>all ignorance toboggans into know</i> by e.e. cummings. In it, he warns us of the dangers of doing what I’m about to …

Self-improvement

Want To Live A More Fulfilling Life? You Need To Understand This Concept First

<i>“Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.” –</i> George Bernard Shaw<p>If you’ve ever asked someone for advice about life, …

18 of the hottest under-the-radar startups to watch in 2017

Founders, venture capitalists, and tech employees flock to the Bay Area and New York City to launch and build startups, fund new ideas, and simply just live among their tech-obsessed brethren.<p>But there's a new wave of companies eschewing the Valley/Alley life in favor of building their startups in …

Andreessen Horowitz

From Selling Water on the Street Corner to a Multi-Million Dollar Online Business

CEO of Integrity Marketing & Consulting<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>“Make millions from just your laptop!”</i> I know what you’re thinking: That sounds more like a cheesy infomercial or a daydream fantasy. But think again and meet Army veteran Emanuel “Manny” Hernandez, …

Entrepreneurship

What Having a “Growth Mindset” Actually Means

Andrew Nguyen/HBR STAFF<p>Scholars are deeply gratified when their ideas catch on. And they are even more gratified when their ideas make a difference — improving motivation, innovation, or productivity, for example. But popularity has a price: people sometimes distort ideas, and therefore fail to …

3 Unconventional Lessons Every Entrepreneur Needs to Hear (to Succeed for the Right Reasons)

These will keep you grounded.<p>One of the most influential people in my life, a mentor of mine, taught me that a person should never judge their wealth by the amount of money they make, or how "successful" they are. A person should judge their wealth based on the amount of people they have positively …

Motivation