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5 Questions to Ask When Analyzing Your Content Marketing Ideas by @BrockbankJames

Want to know which of your content ideas will earn the most links, engagement, and coverage? Ask these five questions.The post 5 Questions to Ask …

Search Engines

5 Account Based Marketing Tips That Will Build Your Pipeline Now

ABM, Account Based Marketing, we’ve all heard about it. (If you haven’t go here and get caught up, quickly)It’s the new big thing. Or maybe it’s not. …

Operatix Is Changing the Game for B2B Technology Sales With Fast Growth and Successful Results

SAN JOSE, CA and DALLAS, TX and FLEET, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwired - April 07, 2015) - At Operatix, a rapidly growing sales acceleration company, …

Square Too Expensive? Try These Alternatives

As Square cancels flat fees for small businesses, it's time to review your other payment processing options.<p>A new version of this post has current information for 2017 and some additional resources.<p><i>Editor's note: Updated post to include EMS, another payment alternative, and to correct information</i> …

Profit

3 Telltale Signs You’re Paying Too Much for Credit Card Processing

3 Telltale Signs You're Paying Too Much for Credit Card Processing<p>Credit card processing seems like a maze of rates and fees, conflicting …

11 Reasons Why Audiences Are More Important Than Keywords

There’s a lot of talk about the importance of keywords in online content.And that’s good. Keywords are important.But they’re not the most important …

Marketing

4 Techniques Pros Use to Make Their Content Fascinating

Images, data, quotes and storytelling are important.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Have you ever wondered why you read the articles you read online? How it is that some articles manage to grab our attention even with all the distractions online today? No matter how …

Success

So You Want to Build a Chat Bot – Here's How (Complete with Code!)

You’re busy and (depending on effective keyword targeting) you’ve come here looking for something to shave months off the process of learning to …

Chatbots

21 Slow Cooker Recipes That'll Inspire You To Pull Out The Crock Pot

People who own a slow cooker know that this kitchen appliance is truly great. No other appliance can cook you dinner while you’re at work, and reward you with the sweet smell of a delicious meal when you walk through the door.<p>And that’s not all. This appliance is also a master at breakfast recipes, …

Cooking

Everything You Need to Know About Merchant Services

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It’s the most wonderful time of the year -- to take a look at your company’s operating expenses! One place where you can easily find savings is in your merchant account fees.<p>As the owner of a national merchant account brokerage, I’m going …

Personal Finance

How to sell the problem you solve, not the product

“Don’t sell life insurance. Sell what life insurance can do.”<p>– Ben Feldman<p>If your company sources and polishes diamonds all day long, you might think …

7 Reasons Salespeople Don’t Close the Deal

Pretend that you’re an experienced buyer who has met with hundreds of business-to-business salespeople. What percentage of them would you say are excellent, good, average, or poor?<p>According to a new study of more than 230 buyers, 12% of salespeople are excellent, 23% good, 38% average, and 27% poor.<p>…

B2B

4 Rewards Trends that will Transform your Promotions in 2017

Technologies, behaviors, and demographics are changing rapidly, and brands can have a tough time keeping up with the evolution of the rewards …

How Your Business Can Take Advantage of LinkedIn’s New Lead Gen Forms

LinkedIn's new lead gen forms offer great opportunity for those looking to boost their content marketing efforts.

Content Marketing

7 Facebook Headline Hacks to drive clicks through the roof

Your problem is attention.<p>It’s competing with friends and family. Breaking through the other three million that already advertise on Facebook. …

7 TED Talks That Will Change the Way You Look at Business

These presentations can teach you about the importance of time off, where you can do your best work, how to pitch to investors and more.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>TED Talks are a godsend. They introduce us to people we should keep on our radar and concepts we can …

Entrepreneurship

5 Things You Need to Know About Video Marketing

Video is here to stay! If you want to beat the competition and stand out in the crowd, video marketing might be your holy grail.<p>This story originally appeared on Bizness Apps<p>You have probably heard it everywhere: video marketing is the future -- and the present. Hubspot claims that “video content …

Marketing

Marketers, watch for these social media trends

Social media has reached a maturity level many once thought unfathomable.<p>Think back to the early days of Friendster, MySpace and even Facebook: Who …

Public Relations

20-Minute Dinner Recipes for the *Best* Lazy Nights Ever

None of us want to cook a labor-intensive dinner after a long day at work. All we want to do is get home, throw on our comfy pants, pour ourselves a glass of vino, and eat our weight in sweet potato fries. If you were about to hit up your trusty search engine for “30-minute meals that save the …

Cooking

5 Keys to Building a Strong Social Media Audience and Personal Brand | Inc.com

When it comes to building a loyal audience on social media, there is a huge difference between acquiring followers in bulk, and attracting people who genuinely care about your content. In fact, it's far more valuable to have 5,000 people who keep up with your every move, than to have 50,000 …

Public Relations

20 best free fonts of 2017

We all love a free font. But with so many new free fonts continually being released, it’s easy to get a little lost.So in this post, we’ve brought …

Typography

10 Reasons All College Students Should Be Entrepreneurs

Some of the world's wealthiest entrepreneurs started their businesses in college, from Steve Jobs, to Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg, and maybe it's no coincidence.<p>While achieving long-term business success at a young age, especially while juggling a full course load, isn't easy, college campuses …

Entrepreneurship

Why You Need to Be in a Committed Relationship With Content Marketing

It's time to start taking content marketing seriously.<p>Any couple will tell you a happy marriage takes total commitment. An Olympian will tell you she didn't get the gold without complete dedication. And a good parent will tell you raising a happy, healthy child takes devotion.<p>For any of your …

Marketing

Get Better at One-on-One Meetings

Five ways to make the time more valuable. Based on the work of Margaret Moore, co-founder of the Institute of Coaching at McLean Hospital, a Harvard Medical School affiliate.

Harvard Medical School
Employment

3 Social Image Tools That Increase Exposure and Engagement

Wondering how to improve the impact of your social media images? Looking for tools to optimize your visual content? In this article you’ll discover …

Social Media Marketing

14 Ways to Grow Your Small Business - Small Business Trends

Gary Vaynerchuk is the Belarusian business mogul who transformed his father’s $3 million wine business into a $60 million empire. He used YouTube to …

Small Business

If Brand Logos Were Affected By Their Own Products

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A Creamy Mushroom Pasta for When Nothing Else Will Do

When all you want is a bowl of creamy pasta, adding a pile of golden-brown mushrooms makes it feel virtuous.<p><i>Welcome to Cooking Without Recipes, in which we teach you how to make a dish we love, but don’t worry too much about the nitty-gritty details of the recipe, so you can create your own spin.</i><p>If …

Cooking