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Free Resource Websites: Images, Vectors, Data Visualizations, Colors, Fonts, HTML, & CSS

No surprises here – just a list of great free resources!You don’t spend endless hours online without coming across some great websites that the …

What Every Successful Startup Knows About Marketing

From Dharmesh Shah, an entrepreneur who built a company--and wrote the book--on the subject.<p>Building a great company means spending the vast majority of your time and resources on two things:<p><b>Creating products and services people will love,</b> and• <b><br>Finding people to love those products and services.</b><p>Even …

Want To Hire Superstars? Here Are 7 Questions To Ask During Interviews...

Enterprise Ecommerce / How to Sell Online<p>Want To Hire Superstars? Here Are 7 Questions To Ask During Interviews…<p>Mitchell Harper / 5 min</b> …

4 Ways To Improve Customer Experience Using Data

<i>Sara Vera is a data scientist at</i> <i>Insightly</i><i>, a CRM and project management tool.</i><p>In marketing, data is power. Surveys of marketers across industries suggest that brands of all shapes and sizes have hopped on the big data bandwagon. The Direct Marketing Association found that 84 percent of respondents …

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7 Ways to Validate Your Startup Idea

<i>Ariel Rosenthal is a co-founder at</i> <i>Xprt</i><i>, a new startup looking to save people the hassle and the headache of doing extensive research before buying a product.</i><p>I don’t know if you ever experienced a eureka moment – a second when everything comes together and an amazing idea pops into your head. As …

A Dozen Lessons for Entrepreneurs

The 25IQ blog posts below have been rewritten and are now part of a new book that will benefit the author’s chosen charity: No Kid Hungry. The author …

A New Way of Looking at Eric Ries's Vision-Strategy-Product (VSP) Pyramid: THE LEAN PLAN

Tucked away in Eric Ries's seminal book, "The Lean Startup," is probably the most important tool in the Lean Startup Methodology. It's on page 23 of the book and it does not even have a formal name in the book. I and other people are calling it, the "Vision-Strategy-Product (VSP) Pyramid." I'm now …

5 Ways to Validate Your Startup Ideas With $100

<i>Sean Kim is the creator of The Growth List, helping you create a business around your lifestyle. This post originally appeared on his blog.</i><p>There is a misconception that is spread around the media that in order to win big, we need to risk big.<p>That the most successful entrepreneurs, business owners, …

26 startups in Asia that caught our eye

Here’s our newest round-up of the featured startups on our site this week. If you have startup tips or story suggestions, feel free to email us. …

Five Innovation Lessons From Kickstarter's Most Successful Campaigns Of 2014

This post is written by my colleague at New Markets Advisors, David Farber:<p>As Lean Startup principles have taken root over the past few years at companies large and small, innovators have stopped asking whether a product <i>can</i> be built and started asking whether a product <i>should</i> be built. Those who …

29 Free Internet Tools To Improve Your Marketing

<i>This post originally appeared on the Buffer blog.</i><p>Aren’t shortcuts just the best?<p>While everyone else takes the long way, you and your shortcut get to breeze right through, skipping a few steps and feeling pretty smart doing it.<p>Finding a good marketing shortcut feels especially great, considering all …

The 5 Essential Traits To Achieve Entrepreneurial Excellence

Our five Essential Traits for Entrepreneurial Excellence are: Work Hard, Work Smart, Stay Humble, Serve Others, and Stay Hungry!<p>We have featured the entrepreneurial wisdom of MJ Gottlieb in several columns. His business partner Gary O’Neil recently shared some advice on how we can all up our game …

59 Free Twitter Tools and Apps for Marketers

<i>This post originally appeared on the Buffer blog.</i><p>Twitter is a fascinating adventure of relationships, entertainment, education, and fun. Now imagine layering on a few dozen powerups.<p>That’s how it feels sometimes when you find just the right Twitter tool. And there’s a tool for practically every …