Marlon Jefferson

20 Flips | 4 Magazines | 14 Likes | @marlonjeffe28bn | Keep up with Marlon Jefferson on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Marlon Jefferson”

104 Facts You Didn't Know About Mobile Marketing (Infographic)

Just last year, mobile devices overtook desktop in internet usage.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>By providing consumers personalized information and promoting products and services directly to their phones, mobile marketing is a great resource for brands big and …

Stop Delegating Social Media to Your Interns

You really don't want your social media manager to be just figuring it out along the way.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You know social media can be a valuable tool for your business -- you just haven’t found the time to prioritize it. But then it hits you.<p>“I’ll just …

How to Do SEO When You’re in a Low-Volume Niche

Almost every day someone tells me, “Neil, I love your SEO tips, but I’m in a really small niche. What do I do?”Does that sound familiar?I’ve gotten …

I’m the Founder of a Multimillion-Dollar Business: Here’s Why I Owe It All to a Decision I Made at 25.

In a legendary moment during the 1932 World Series, Babe Ruth pointed to the stands to show exactly where he was going to hit a homerun — and then …

A 29-year-old startup founder who built an ecommerce empire shares her advice for entrepreneurs

The recent inductee to Forbes 30 under 30 list for retail and ecommerce told Business Insider that she started her own business in middle school selling jean skirts.<p>"This was back when jean skirts were a big thing," Box said."I figured out how to stress denim using old jeans, bleach, and …

5 Ways to Repurpose Your Popular Social Media Posts

Want to get more out of your social media content? Wondering how you can save time and increase engagement? By repurposing popular posts and content …

21 Hidden Facebook Features Only Power Users Know

There are so many things you can do on Facebook.com that you probably don't know about everything.<p>Features Editor<p>This story originally appeared on PCMag<p>Facebook is the principal digital public square of today. Well, it's the principal digital public square for those <i>of a certain age</i> (i.e. …

5 Digital Marketing Ideas That Could Improve Your Brand Growth in 2017

With 2016 officially in the rear-view mirror, it’s time to start thinking about how your marketing strategy will evolve in 2017. It’s a good idea to step back for a moment, assess the success of last year’s marketing campaigns, and consider ways to evolve your digital strategy in the year to …

Marketing

4 White Hat SEO Techniques to Implement in 2017 | Inc.com

<i>By Kristopher Jones, founder and CEO of LSEO.com.</i><p>As search engine algorithms become smarter on a daily basis, businesses -- both local and enterprise level --must keep clean SEO techniques at the forefront. The days of black hat SEO tactics, such as keyword stuffing, hidden text, link schemes and …

White Hat

4 Movies Every Entrepreneur Should Watch

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As I look back on my entrepreneurial life, I find it interesting to think about the information that has influenced my entrepreneurial framework. I’ve found that much of my knowledge about entrepreneurship has been formed by books that I …

How To Keep Growing Your Business After You Reach $1M Per Year

A mentor of mine once told me that a business that makes $100,000 in a year is different from a business that makes $500,000 in a year, a business that makes $500,000 a year is different from a business that makes $1 million a year, and so on. He also told me that the person who is successful at …

How Startup Funding Works

HOW STARTUP FUNDING WORKS BY ANNA VITAL<p>A HYPOTHETICAL STARTUP GOES FROM IDEA TO IPO<p>IPO (Initial Public Offering)<p>how much you get it<p>money …

Venture Capital

10 Things That Set Entrepreneurs Apart From the 9-to-5 Crowd

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Being an entrepreneur is similar to being a professional athlete, in the sense that many people want to play the role, but very few have what it takes to make it to the big leagues.<p>It also takes a great deal more than just a …

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> …

Employment

8 Reasons To Choose A Startup Over A Corporate Job

Sure, a corporate gig might (initially) pay more than a startup and come with cushy benefits, but there are real, career-defining reasons to heed the siren song of a startup.<p>You’ve graduated from college, diploma in hand (or in the mail), and you have a couple of job offers on the table. Other than …

50 Best Websites for Entrepreneurs | Inc.com

There are many websites out there that can help entrepreneurs grow a bigger, better business--but there are many more time-suck websites. How can you tell the difference? By depending on a cheat sheet for the best websites for entrepreneurs.<p>Here, a cheat sheet of 50 to get you started:<p>The name says …

7 Questions That Entrepreneurs Must Be Prepared to Answer | Inc.com

Unless you're fortunate enough to be able to fund a startup on your own, you are going to have to seek investors to help get your business up and running. The problem is if you fail at your pitch, you can forget about securing that much-needed money.<p>To help ensure you impress potential investors, …

5 Tips on Growing to $100 Million and Beyond | Inc.com

Ask most companies to name the holy grail of business and they may talk about meteoric growth and the increased revenue and new customers that come with it. For David Steinberg, CEO of New York City-based big data and digital marketing firm Zeta Interactive, it was a number--$100 million in sales. …