Lynn Brock

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The 5 Best Website Builders for Entrepreneurs -- and Which Ones to Use, and When

Looking to create your online portfolio or build a landing page for your business? Here's where to start.<p>About 71 percent of small businesses had websites in 2017, suggests a survey by Clutch, a business-to-business research firm. If you’re part of the leftover three in 10, there's no time like the …

Customer Service

17 Growth Mindset Quotes That Will Inspire Your Success and Happiness

"Picture your brain forming new connections as you meet the challenge and learn. Keep on going." -- Carol Dweck<p>According to Stanford psychologist Carol Dweck, when we have a "growth mindset," we believe that our intelligence, creative abilities, and character are things that we can improve in …

Motivation

Spocket raises $1.2M for platform that allows anyone to become an e-commerce retailer

This week, Spocket closed a $1.2 million fundraising round to double the Vancouver, B.C., startup’s team and push further into social media …

Online Life

Without a personal leadership philosophy, you don’t have a plan

A personal leadership philosophy is a set of beliefs and principles you use to evaluate information and respond to people and situations. It allows anyone who hears it to gain an understanding of your values, priorities, approach to decision making, and what you expect from yourself and others.<p>For …

Best blogging platforms of 2018

1. Blogger<p>2. WordPress<p>3. Jekyll<p>4. Tumblr<p>5. Typepad<p><b>Read on for our detailed analysis of each platform</b><p>The popularity of blogging (which originally …

Web Design

10 of the best WordPress hosting providers for starting your own website or blog

Sites that employ WordPress as their content management system account for about 30% of websites online right now. Simple to set up, keep secure, and …

SEO Isn't the Only Way to Drive Traffic. Here Are 6 Alternative Strategies.

As marketers, we invest a lot of our time and energy into SEO.<p>Considering that Google receives over 66,000 searches every second, we’d be stupid not …

How to use Visual Studio Code

Index• Index<br>• Introduction<br>• Should I switch to VS Code? And why?<br>• Getting started<br>• Explorer<br>• Search<br>• Source Control<br>• Debugger<br>• Extensions<br>• The Terminal<br>• The Command …

Never Stop Learning: Stay Relevant, Reinvent Yourself, and Thrive

Publication Date: <b>June 05, 2018</b><p>Keep learning, or risk becoming irrelevant. It's a truism in today's economy: the only constant is change. Technological automation is making jobs less routine and more cognitively challenging. Globalization means you're competing with workers around the world. …

Learning

To Be More Popular on LinkedIn, Change This 1 Thing on Your Profile

Knowing how hiring managers search for talent can help increase views of your profile.<p>Who wouldn't want their dream employer to contact them out of the blue on LinkedIn and say, "We'd like to chat with you about working for us." That's the idea behind LinkedIn. It gives hiring managers and …

Seven Steps To Make Your Business Instagram Account Successful

Instagram is a platform that allows for a lot of creativity and different ways to put your brand forth. It is known that Instagram gets a younger audience, with 59% of users in the 18-29 age range. If you are looking to renew your client base or create brand awareness for a new market, it could be …

7 UX Principles for Creating a Great Website

We spend a lot of time online reading news, navigating websites and using web apps. In some cases, our experience online is not the best that we …

UI Design

10 Skill-Building Courses That Are On Sale for $10 or Less

Learning a new skill doesn’t have to cost you a ton of time and money. Of course, the path to self-improvement means that's money well-spent, but if …

Google Analytics

18 Ways for Digital Nomads to Make Money

All you need is a laptop, Wi-Fi and some wanderlust.<p>Real estate entrepreneur, writer and filmmaker Heidi Hough lives in a community of foreigners and natives in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Prior to Chiang Mai, she was in Vienna for a few months, and before that, she hopped between Los Angeles and New …

How to Fold 5 High-Flying Stunt Paper Airplanes

John Collins knows how to make a piece of paper go the distance. In 2012, he set the world record for the farthest flight for a paper aircraft. …

Creating a Professional Business Plan for your Start-Up

Are you, or someone you know (Client or friend), thinking about starting up a new business? One of the biggest fears in starting up a new business is …

5 Online Classes That Could Change The Course Of Your Career

Going back to school isn’t cheap, but the good news is that you don’t have to get a graduate degree to learn things that will help improve your …

Project Management

Google Web Designer Reaches 3.0 Beta

Google Web Designer just released its 3.0 beta version for public consumption and testing. Despite the product’s name, you still can’t design …

Web Design

The Best Website Builder for Small Businesses

After researching 17 of the top website-building services and hosts, building 20 websites with seven of the most promising ones, and changing …

Here is how to delete Facebook

Some of us have been on Facebook for more than a decade, but all good things come to an end. Over the past 18 months, Facebook has been in a downward spiral. The social network is in the eye of a controversy storm, with fake news, Russia’s meddling in the 2016 presidential election, and misuse of …

Want to Become a Consultant? There's an App for That. Actually, There Are 3.

If you have skills that others need, consider the apps Clarity, Moonlighting and Upwork.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If you're a seasoned entrepreneur, you're likely expert at something other entrepreneurs need help with -- be it complex accounting issues, or how to …

15 Top Leadership Books Every Current or Future Boss Should Read

Since Robert K. Greenleaf wrote his seminal essay, <i>The Servant as Leader</i>, the servant leadership movement has risen from obscurity to the very principles of how the most successful companies on the planet operate and profit.<p>Roughly one-third of those companies are regularly featured in <i>Fortune</i> …

General Electric

Learn how to use Excel to automate complex tasks and more with this $9 course

Microsoft Excel can do a lot of things. It can organize and manipulate data, execute math functions, create professional reports, and do a bunch of …

Want to Land One of the Best Jobs of 2018? Here Are 3 Smart Tips

It takes more than a degree and experience to land the best jobs.<p>Glassdoor just released its annual report of the 50 Best Jobs in America for 2018. Data scientist and DevOps engineer took the top two spots. But if you don't have the degree or experience for either of these, fear not! There are …

7 Strategies That’ll Help You Get The Most Out Of People

That’s when it happened.<p>He turned to us in the corner, raised his arms in defiance, and mouthed “f*ck you” to all of us.<p>We were his coaches.<p>And we …

Take Ownership: How to Rise Up as a Leader in 2018

Leadership is in high demand. Here are 6 steps to becoming a better leader in the new year.<p>I'm often asked what is the number one skill that I would focus on if I want to achieve success in business and in life. My answer is always leadership.<p>There is a leader within everyone, and I am obsessed …

How to Run a Better Online Store in 5 Minutes

E-commerce experts give advice on how to elevate your business.<p>E-commerce is enormous, and it is growing fast. E-commerce sales surpassed $1.9 trillion dollars in 2016. Yes, with a T. It's no wonder 130,000+ new Shopify stores were started last year alone.<p>Everyone seems to be starting an e-commerce …

Better charts. Smarter lookups. Your Excel spreadsheets made better.

Become a spreadsheet masterImage by MicrosoftAre you the nerd at the holiday party sequestered at the kitchen table, surrounded by empties, trading …

3 Unquestionable Behaviors Separating Great Leaders From Mere Bosses

What does it take to be a truly great leader? Ask yourself another, much more important question.<p>If you're in management, you've probably sat through a workshop or two or read plenty of books on how to lead others. For the most part, the focus is to change unwanted behaviors and the methods …