Matthew Nichols

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Autodesk Acquires 3D Figurine Design Tool Modio, Re-Launches as Tinkerplay

When Wayne Losey left his job with a big corporate toy company, he had a dream to bring the kind of toys that he loved as a kid to market. Wayne wanted to combine the fun and adventure of action figures with the customizability of Legos. He realized that 3D printing could be used to help him make …

The Single Best Alternative to Cold Calling

Here's how to get in front of customers without picking up the phone.<p>Many salespeople get anxious when prospecting, which affects their tone, delivery, and confidence. Ultimately, it affects their results. This anxiety is derived from negative experiences, whether real or imagined, which are …

7 Cold Calling Tips to Improve Your Closing Rate

Cold calling potential prospects can be frustrating and hard. Whether you are doing it in person or on the phone, it is your job to warm up a …

The Best New Beauty Brands of 2014

Photo 6/10<p>The Hair Care Line With Serious Style<p>The Brand: R+Co<br>R+Co is all about style -- from the colorful packaging and quirky names (Dallas …

3 Essential Brand Building Tips

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Graphic Design

Brands, agencies and publishers agree: 2015 is the year of programmatic branding

<i>This article was written by Martin Stockfleth Larsen, Chief Marketing Officer, Adform</i><p>As the old joke goes, New York will be a great city — once it’s …

What’s Your Leadership Marque? - Lead Change

Logos, Brands, Slogans. Our world is saturated with advertising, marketing and branding, but are you missing the big picture?<p>The true measure of …

3 unusual places to foster that million-dollar deal

<i>The following story is by Chirag Kulkarni, a serial entrepreneur and advisor. He is currently the CEO of C&M Group, an entrepreneurial strategy consulting firm focused on growth and new product innovation for startups to Fortune 500s. Previously, he cofounded STR, a B2C and B2B racquet-stringing</i> …

Conversion Rates: 13 Content Marketing Strategies Every Business Must Implement

Ever since traditional forms of advertising have taken a backseat, businesses of all sizes are relying solely on digital marketing strategies to pull …

Marketing

Websites vs. Physical Stores: Online Business Trends for 2015

Over the last few years, we saw companies of all sizes embracing digital media for the most critical business processes. In the realm of sales and …

Five Experts, Five Tips For Business Success in 2015

A new year is always a time of reflection, and for small business owners there are no exceptions. With success coming in different shapes, sizes and even dollars, consider how you can help support your business in the year ahead to make it your best yet.<p>Below, gain five tips from five industry …