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10 Reasons Your Content Marketing Has Failed

Nobody wants to fail. And yet, it happens all the time. Especially in content marketing.<p>Content marketing can work, of course. It does work. But if you’re among those marketers who aren’t getting the results they need, it may be time to look at what went wrong.<p>These ten issues are the usual …

Marketing

5 Steps To Building A Million-Dollar Business With No Employees

Nearly seven years ago, Michelle Schroeder-Gardner started her blog, Making Sense of Cents, to share her experience of paying off student loan debt and holding herself accountable. The last thing she expected was it turning into a million-dollar business.<p>But in 2017 her business brought in …

Small Business

Instagram & the Shift Towards Data-Driven Influencer Marketing

• How organic content helps drive the “me too” factor that resonates to the audience of an influencer allowing for greater ROI<br>• Why analytics are …

Marketing

Why 'getting lost in a book' is so good for you, according to science

“Transportation” — or the act of losing yourself in a book — makes you more empathetic, more creative and (hello!) it’s an escape.<p>Whether you’re the reader who rips through a new book each week or the one still slogging through that bestseller your friend recommended months ago, psychologists (and …

Psychology

Intermittent Fasting For Women: A Beginner's Guide

Intermittent fasting has become increasingly popular in recent years.<p>Unlike most diets that tell you <i>what</i> to eat, intermittent fasting focuses on <i>when</i> …

Holistic Medicine

A Small-Business Guide to Instagram Stories (Infographic)

If you're not using Instagram Stories, you're missing out on a major marketing opportunity.<p>Instagram is a great source to build your brand’s identity, engage new followers and expand your reach. However, if you’re simply posting images to your business’s Instagram page, you’re missing out on a …

Small Business

4 Strategies to Use When Marketing to Millennials

Follow these four strategies to reach individuals in this tech-savvy, cause-oriented generation.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Consumer stereotypes would have you believe that millennials are cheap, fickle customers who only make purchases online. If your goal is to …

Marketing

Getting Writer’s Block? Here Are 21 Ways To Find Inspiration For Your Next Story

“It ain’t whatcha write, it’s the way atcha write it.” — Jack Kerouac<i>Bonus tip: Bookmark this story for future inspiration!</i>Back in January, I was …

The Secret to Writing the Middle of a Story

If you’ve ever had the middle of a manuscript sag and feel flabby, congrats. You’re a writer! One of the questions I ask when get stuck writing the …

How to Make Pesto like an Italian Grandmother

If you've ever tasted pesto in Italy you know that the pesto here in the United States just isn't the same. I received a lesson in how to make pesto …

Italian Food

How Do You Get People to Believe in Your Business? Tell a Good Story.

A lot of people have good ideas -- but it's often those with the best stories who are able to set themselves apart.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When it comes to starting a company, one of the hardest challenges founders face is convincing other people to get behind …

Google Glass

How To Write 1000 Words In An Hour

When writing this article, I had one goal — type 1000 quality words in 1 hour.A few weeks ago, I got the rare opportunity to have a 20-minute phone …

The Case For Starting A "Tiny" Business

For those familiar with green products, ECOBAGS have become a staple. Sharon Rowe founded the company in 1998, with the simple mission of eliminating plastic shopping bags in the United States. Her first product was a Classic String Bag, a “simple, lightweight, expandable cotton net bag of the type …

30 Summer Books To Get Excited About

Any book is a beach read if you read it on a beach.

25 Essential Drives for a U.S. Road Trip

TravelTraveler Magazine<p>As you make your way across mainland America, be sure to look into these worthy roads.<p>These compelling drives will enhance any road trip across the lower 48 states. Whether you're looking for the best highways for foodies, seeking scenic landscapes, or trying to explore …

Kei Miller essay about white women sparks tensions among Caribbean writers

We’re all trying to write, to draw inspiration from this place ... That doesn’t mean we can’t ask hard questions Kei Miller<p>All of this is about if people get to write because they’re white... What is considered a valid Commonwealth story? Sharmaine Lovegrove<p>An incendiary essay by the award-winning …

Writing

The Truth About Writing That Book

By<p>April 19, 2018 3:44 p.m. ET<p>Are you an advisor who’s thought about writing a book? Get in line.<p>In a prior life, before becoming the editor of …

Reading Academic Research Papers Is the Best Success Hack You've Never Heard About

Graduate-level research is a lot likelier to help you figure out real life business problems than that book of motivational quotes beside your bed.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Despite the bad rap it tends to get in the self-made businessperson community, college is …

Entrepreneurship

2018 could be the first year in decades with no Nobel Prize in literature

COPENHAGEN, Denmark — For the first time since 1943, there’s a notable risk that no Nobel Prize in literature will be awarded this year.<p>And that’s …

Your Meetings Are Killing Employees' Best Ideas. It Isn't Your Fault. Here's How to Fix Them

Shared information bias and groupthink destroy innovation. But you can get it back.<p>Think back to your last team meeting. Did you and your employees or co-workers have a friendly, respectful conversation? Was there consensus? Did everyone agree on the best course of action and how to implement …

Leadership

5 Houseplants You Can’t Kill

Bring the outdoors indoors to reduce stress, boost your mood, and improve productivity.<p><i>"My fake plants died because I did not pretend to water them." —Mitch Hedberg</i><p>Let’s face it: keeping houseplants alive (real or, in Mitch Hedberg's case, fake) isn’t always easy. After your second or third plant …

Plants

34 Writing Contests in April 2018 — No entry fees

34 Writing Contests in April 2018 — No entry fees<p>There are nearly three dozen free writing contests in April. As always, every form and genre is …

Creative Writing

5 Ways to Cope with Emotional Stress

Emotional stress can be particularly painful and be challenging to deal with. Part of the reason is that thinking about a solution, or discussing …

Transcendental Meditation and Its Many Benefits

Transcendental meditation, also known as TM for short, is a simple and effective form of meditation that is shown by research to be quite effective …

Meditation

How to Practice Mindfulness – 5 Tips No One Has Told You

Mindfulness is a paradox. It’s the easiest thing in the world and the hardest thing in the world. Let me explain.<p>Look at your right hand. See the …

Mindfulness

11 European destinations everyone should travel to alone

Travelling alone can be a hugely rewarding experience, especially in a place that's bursting with enough culture, attractions, and scenery to keep …

A Meditation on Working with Anxiety

This practice combines mindful breathing, the body scan, and mindfulness of thoughts with <i>mindful self-inquiry</i>. Mindful self-inquiry is an …

Mindfulness

Nine Ways to Focus a Wandering Mind [Infographic]

Picture this: You're slouched in a meeting, supposedly paying attention, but your mind has wandered off, churning out various to-do lists, thinking …

Mindfulness

6 Reasons You Must Write A Book (And How To Write It In 48 Hours Or Less)

Your book is the perfect billboard, business card, and elevator speech which people can get "at a glance," and immediately.<p>Mike Koenigs was on a flight from to South by South West when he heard an interesting conversation happening one row ahead of him.<p><i>"Do you know who that is a few rows ahead?"</i> …

Writing

The Nonprofit Marketing Musts That B2B Marketers Can Do Too

Heartfelt marketing isn’t just for nonprofits. Every brand has a center of good.<p>Using this good to get results might be more intuitive for …