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Why Your Watch Deserves a Custom Strap

For luxury watches and men’s fashion as a whole, individuality is the new name of the game. Smaller independent watch brands — those offering new and …

Watches

How to build a business empire with Instagram

What does it take to succeed online? Shouldn’t real-world influence transfer into the digital world? The introduction of computers and smartphones has changed the business world and yet many still do not understand how new digital platforms fit into the business realm. These platforms are a new …

Have An Online Store? Use This 1 Simple Psychological Trick To Sell More | Inc.com

Have you ever purchased a product online just because it had the most positive reviews? Or ate at a restaurant because it had the longest line in town?<p>Then you'll be pleased to know that the same psychological processes that led you to make those purchases can be leveraged to get others to make …

eCommerce

Instagram Influencer Marketing: Three Steps to Unleash the Power of Social Celebrities in Ecommerce

<i>This is a special guest contributor post by Jonathan Chan from</i> <i>Foundr Magazine</i><i>.</i><p>Social media has changed the way we define “celebrities.”<p>Today, …

Marketing

How Can You Spot Really Good Leaders? They Do Any of These 7 Things Daily | Inc.com

Can you imagine working for someone in a high-level leadership role, perhaps a CEO, and suddenly it dawns on you: This person isn't leadership caliber.<p>Your next thought may be, <i>How in the world did he (or she) make it this far up the ladder?</i><p>It's a fair question. People are promoted into leadership …

Employee Engagement

15 Trends Every Business Leader Should Watch in 2017

As technology and digital marketing tools continue to improve, businesses will have to adapt to trends in marketing and consumer behavior.<p>Businesses …

5 Reasons Why Dialing Is Still The Best Way to Make Dollars | Inc.com

Looking for a way to sell more? Stop focusing on everything digital. Is your web presence important? Sure. Are you ubiquitous on social media? Congratulations. Are you employing some great automated email campaigns to keep your customers in the know? Fantastic. But most importantly, are you picking …

Customers

Influencer Marketing Vs Influencer Relations- What's the Difference?

Influencer marketing this; influencer relations that- we’re hearing both terms being thrown around an awful lot across social media, sometimes …

The Marketing Trend That Nobody Talked About: Brand Activism

Why brand activism is the only trend marketers forgot to talk about and why it’s an important issue today<i>?</i><p>There is that moment of the year when every writer is looking for what will be the trend in the next year. Starting November, my Twitter and Facebook feed was flooded with these words that make …

4 Questions Smart Leaders Always Ask Employees to Improve Their Performance

They're also great for fostering open dialog and developing meaningful work relationships.<p>I've written often on the power of transparency--the backbone of trust--that brings teams together to produce great work. Trust simply cannot happen without it.<p>And if you're in a leadership role, I caution …

Employment

7 Tips for Making Your Brand More “Likeable” on Social Media

For most brands and marketers, social media is an important and necessary component of their overall digital marketing strategy. Not only does social …

Public Relations

How To Build An Emotional Connection With Prospects And Sell Your Product Like Hot Cakes

Shares 356<p>Stop wasting your time and budget.<p>Emotional connection is what you need to sell your product or service.<p>If you don’t connect with prospects …

New study reveals best time to show ads

There’s plenty of research and data that shows the best time to tweet or when to show your ads on Facebook or Google AdWords among other platforms. Posting at the right time ensures that you get to your target audience at the time they’re most likely to view your content and take necessary …

50 trips everyone should take in Asia

As the world's largest continent, tourist options can seem endless and overwhelming, which is why we put together the following list of 50 can't-miss attractions, foods, and experiences.<p>Keep scrolling to see what should be on your itinerary.

Asia Travel

7 Questions to Help You Accurately Measure Customer Satisfaction | Inc.com

<i>By Gregory Ciotti, marketing at Help Scout</i><p>There are many ways to get a quantitative look at how your customer service team is doing, but far fewer to assess the care and thought being put into your replies.<p>Measuring customer satisfaction thus becomes an easy metric to spin your wheels on. But you …

Customer Service

Candid Anonymous Messaging App Launches on Mobile

Candid announced the launch of its anonymous personalized news and content sharing application on mobile. The app was designed to give users a place …

Apps

Ten Sticky Topics Every Healthy Team Talks About

If you want a healthy team you have to step out of the bubble and talk about human topics. Too many teams run on a fake energy fueled by politeness and our lifelong training to hit whatever goals are put in front of us. That energy can only take your team so far.<p>If you want to go to a higher level …

Self-help

How Stüssy Became a $50 Million Global Streetwear Brand Without Selling Out

Growing organically from its surf-inspired roots, the independent label, which turns 35 this year, managed to parlay its heritage into a business …

Why Companies With a Good Product and Strategy Aren't Succeeding | Inc.com

<i>By Tanner Corbridge, partner for Partners In Leadership who works with business leaders to create greater workplace accountability and facilitates enterprise-wide culture change.</i><p>There's a remarkably simple and consistent formula hidden within the success of many of the most profitable brands in the …

Profit

3 months ago I threw everything away — and it's taught me surprising lessons about minimalism

It's been three months since I threw everything out. I've lived in four different places. I haven't paid rent anywhere.<p>I always have benefited from the kindness of others.<p>That doesn't mean I couch surf. But after 20 years of being good to people, I realized I had never let people be good to me. Now …

Minimalism

12 sneaky ways Amazon gets you to spend more

Amazon is one of the largest retailers in the world. Offering millions of items for sale, competitive pricing and free shipping deals, Amazon has had a significant impact on the way we shop for retail goods.<p>Sales in 2015 rose 20 percent to $107 billion, but profit margins at Amazon remain tight, …

eCommerce

11 Beautiful Indoor Benches To Add To Your Home Now

Designers Amy Meier and Michel Smith Boyd render judgement on these surprisingly versatile pieces that come in a dizzying array of styles.<p>In its most elemental form, the bench is the simplest piece of furniture imaginable. Raise a plank on four legs, and boom—you've got one. Today these long, …

Portable

Big Changes Ahead at Ralph Lauren

The Wall Street Journal had an article yesterday on Ralph Lauren’s financial woes. The company has seen a 50% drop in sales and profits in recent …

Artificial intelligence is changing SEO faster than you think

By now everyone has heard of Google’s RankBrain, the new artificial intelligence machine learning algorithm that is supposed to be the latest and greatest from Mountain View, Calif. What many of you might not realize, however, is just how fast the SEO industry is changing because of it. In this …

SEO

The Big Mistake Most Managers Make

<i>The Leadership Insiders network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in business contribute answers to timely</i> …

Leadership

8 Businesses That Failed At Content Marketing (And What We Can Learn From Them)

There is always a little thrill when reading about another company’s branding failures. At least it wasn’t <i>you</i>, right?<p>But I’m not here for the schadenfreude (as good as it may feel). I’m here to point out the valuable lessons in these content mistakes so you don’t follow suit.<p>With that in mind, …

Marketing

Here’s What Happens When You Give Your Employees More Independence

<i>The Leadership Insiders network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in business contribute answers to timely</i></i> …

Innovation

3 Strategies Robert Coorey Advises to Help You Sell in Today's Market

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In this day and age, if you want to sell anything, there is a singular truth you need to live by: Traditional marketing is dead. Stick a fork in it. Done.<p>Back in the day, marketers and salesmen alike thought that if they turned up the …

Marketing

The Most Important Question for Any Entrepreneur, Period.

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>What would you do if your back gave out -- after 100 miles of nonstop running?<p>What would you do if you were in a tent in the most remote part of the Hebrides, swallowing gnats when you were breathing?<p>What would you do if you were so …

Arctic Circle