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This Founder Grew His Company 800 Percent Annually (and He's Sharing His Secret) | Inc.com

It doesn't matter what you're selling. Product or service, if you don't have a good way of finding and communicating with truly qualified prospects, your sales numbers are going to stink worse than Limburger cheese in sweaty gym shoes. Fortunately, modern artificial intelligence is every bit as …

Machine Learning

The CEO of Red Hat shares the 4 books that most influenced his career

Most executives will say you are what you read, and that's no different for Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst.<p>The former chief operating officer of Delta and the author of "The Open Organization" oversees more than 8,000 employees in 80 countries at the open-source software company. His unique views on …

Red Hat

The 12 dumbest things you can do with your money in your 30s — and how to avoid them

Time is still on your side in your 30s. If you manage your money well, it can mean huge financial gains in the future.<p>That's easier said than done. And many of us tend to assume that we'll have more money in our 40s and have plenty of time to tune up our finances, which can lead to some poor money …

QuizUp has a new corporate trivia game for companies

QuizUp is expanding beyond its realm of competitive trivia gaming with a new program aimed at helping companies revamp corporate learning, reports TechCrunch.<p>QuizUp at Work lets employees face off against each other in fast-paced challenges based on their companies’ corporate programs, products and …

Employment

12 tips every photographer should know

Mobile Photography

What's the Difference Between an Index Fund, an ETF, and a Mutual Fund?

Q: What is the difference between index funds, ETFs, and mutual funds? -- Gary A: An easy way to think about it is this: Exchange-traded…<p><b>Q: What is</b> …

The Typical American Is Embarrassed by Their Retirement Savings. Should You Be, Too?

Find out where you stand. Stop being embarrassed. Make progress.<p>We all have things we'd rather not share with the world -- private things that, …

Pager Turns Your Facebook Pages Into Full-Fledged Websites

Meet Pager, a neat little hack developed during our 24-hour Disrupt NY Hackathon by a team of three engineers. It’s the perfect idea for small business owners who want to turn their Facebook page into a more traditional website.<p>The team has already worked for restaurant owners, doing freelance work …

9 Rules for Creating Killer Product Videos

<i>This post first appeared on Vimeo.</i><p>Whether you’re selling a product or service, the ubiquitous product video can be the make-or-break moment for your potential customers. A truly great product video both informs and inspires viewers to give you their attention (and their wallets).<p>At Vimeo, we’ve …

Marketing

The Best Way to Invest Money In IRAs

Investing in an IRA is different than investing in a standard brokerage account. Here's the best way to do it.<p>An IRA can be a great tool when trying …

How To Invest Your $600,000 IRA

Nagging question for someone departing from a job, at retirement or in midcareer: where to roll over the 401(k). Inertia, memories of the 2008 crash or misgivings about managing a large pot of money may lead to a bad answer. Good answers are readily at hand.<p>What you do with a retirement account …

Retirement

Harness the power of video marketing in 2015

The Super Bowl has long been one of the golden annual events for major U.S. advertisers, with most ads viewed by upwards of 100 million people. But when it comes to video ads online, the 2014 holiday season is the new winner.<p>Unruly's Viral Video Chart shows this year's branded video ad campaigns …

Are You Worried About Retirement?

According to a recent <i>LA Times</i> article titled “The hard truth about Americans’ retirement options,“ maybe you should be. The article opens with this quote from Boston College’s Center for Retirement Research director Alicia Munnell about what to do if you’re not on track for retirement: “There are …

How To Turn One Presentation Into A Million Connections

Working with my clients on their personal branding, I’ve noticed one common misconception. Too many executives believe their real-world personal branding activities are unrelated to the virtual world of digital branding. This mentality is not only extremely inefficient; it can also lead to mixed …

7 Online Marketing Tips for Entrepreneurs Who Can't Market or Sell | Inc.com

An entrepreneur can be successful without being a marketer or salesperson.<p>This might sound a bit odd. After all, an entrepreneur goes into business to sell something--to create a product, to meet a need, or to grow a business, right?<p>That's true. But not every entrepreneur has the talent or …

Marketing

Why Small Businesses Have a Marketing Edge Over Giants

Articles about julie fisher how shop furniture on Dwell.com - Dwell

We tapped architect Julie Fisher—who designed the inventive staircase-slide hybrid in our March 2014 issue—for her expert opinion...<p>The New York-based designer's thoughts on lighting the home, choosing the right bulb, and more.<p>Los Angeles-based rug designer Ben Solemani talks us through the do's …

Food Preparation

Selling Through Customer Service: Turn Customers into Evangelists

<i>John-Paul Narowski is the founder of</i> <i>karmaCRM</i><i>, a simple Web-based CRM software focused on small businesses.</i><p>The days of high-pressured sales pitches by suave looking salespeople are over. You can thank the Internet for that. Nowadays, sales competition is fierce across industries, and a popular way …

The Best Typefaces From April 2014

<i>Sean Mitchell is an interactive designer based in Vancouver, British Columbia, and the editor of TypeRelease.</i><p>Did another month just pass us by already? Guess that means it’s time for yet another round of beautiful typefaces from this past April. Check these out!<p>The name Silencio references silent …

Does your business need to get a grip on its marketing?

Here are eight warning signs to watch out for that reveal your marketing (or lack of) is holding your company back<p>As the managing director of a small business, marketing is just one of hundreds of things on your to-do list. With so much competing for your time it can be hard to devote time to …

How Alibaba Could Disrupt Amazon In The U.S.

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba has gotten lotsofattention thanks to its pending multi-billion-dollar U.S. IPO. It seems to have no immediate plans to expand in the U.S.—but that’s likely just a matter of time. And when it does, Amazon had better watch out, because Alibaba has a host of ready …

Follow these three rules, and retire comfortably

When making big financial decisions — a home, a car, college for the kids — you make must take into account how much income you’ll need for …

Major retirement savings mistakes — by millennials

When it comes to saving and investing for retirement, wisdom is wasted on the aged. It’s the young who need some help.<p>Unfortunately 401(k) plan …

Branding Case Study by Agency Necon for Priori Concept

Priori Concept – Branding Case Study.<p>Polands renowned multidisciplinary branding and graphic design agency Necon was hired to develop a modern …

Graphic Design

Retailers Bring the Digital Experience In-Store

The retail experience is on the cusp of tremendous change. While predictions vary depending on whom you speak to, the numbers all point to one …

eCommerce

Leave Work at Work: How to End Your Day

<i>Andrea Ayres-Deets is the Lead Writer at Crew, an invite-only network connecting short-term software projects with handpicked developers and designers. Andrea writes about psychology, creativity, and business over on the Crew blog.</i><p>It’s 10:00 at night and I’m still thinking about work. Thinking …

How to Sync Your E-Commerce Store with Your Offline Business

When possible, target the content related to specific store locations to ensure only certain members of your audience see this information.<p>Facebook allows businesses to target members of their audiences based off of a few different demographics, one of which being geographic location.<p>This is an …

Marketing to Millennials: The consumers to change the market landscape

<i>Jamie Gailewicz oversees the Bailey Brand Consulting Client Services team, where he is involved in the ongoing management of clients, delivering sound strategies and inventive solutions.</i><p>To sell to any audience, you have to understand it. Discovering how its members think, act, and purchase is only …