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5 Content Formats That Perform Way Better Than Plain Blog Posts

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Infographics

48 Tested Tools for Boosting Business at Every Step

The right tool executed the right way at the right time can save entrepreneurs time, money, and a whole lot of headaches. Today's digital age has ushered in countless tools that can propel your business forward.<p>But which tools are right for your organization and worth the investment?<p>Entreholic, a …

Project Management

This 22-Year Veteran Shares His Best Advice On Building A Digital Marketing Career That Will Last

Looking for a career in digital marketing but don’t know where to start? I’ve been there. Despite a successful PR career, I wanted to try something new, challenging and in-demand. So I chose digital marketing.<p>I’m not going to sugarcoat it for you. Digital marketing isn’t easy. There’s a steep …

Marketing

The Top Entrepreneur Conferences to Check Out in 2017 | Inc.com

I remember my first conference well. It was like I was the new kid in school, except no one introduced me or showed me around. I felt kind of like a loner and was pretty intimidated by so many other entrepreneurs and leaders who seemed to know exactly what they were doing.<p>As an entrepreneur, …

Entrepreneurship

4 SEO Mistakes You Need To Fix Now

If you care about the success of your business, you must, by proxy, care about how you rank in search engines when users query relevant keywords. You’ve recently decided to focus on search engine optimization (SEO), and you’re seeing improvements, but they’re very gradual. You might look at the …

Google Analytics

A System for Easily Publishing Consistently Great Content - A Pamela Wilson Series

<i>This five-part series is a guest contribution from Pamela Wilson of Big Brand System.</i><p>Content marketing works — you know that. It’s one big reason you …

Where Did Your Pitch Go Wrong? Experienced Entrepreneurs Share Their Mistakes | Inc.com

Amy Errett is CEO and Founder of Madison Reed, a startup revolutionizing every aspect of the home hair care experience. Amy founded Madison Reed with years of business and operating expertise as a leading entrepreneur, senior executive, venture capitalist and social-mission visionary, under her …

Entrepreneurship

The most important stories in advertising, December 1

Google CEO Sundar Pichai. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images<p>Good morning. Here's everything you need to know in the world of advertising today.<p><b>1. AppNexus has filed for an IPO.</b> The nine-year-old ad tech company has filed the paperwork confidentially, The Wall Street Journal reports, and the company may …

Wall Street
Marketing

The psychology of logo designs

Click on the infographic to see it full size<p>Any branding expert will tell you that colours are loaded with subtle messages and meanings that will …

Graphic Design

The 11 Best Social Media Automation Tools For Content Marketers

Social media is all about being quick and responsive these days.<p>If you want to save your time while working on your digital marketing strategy, then …

Marketing

7 Core Functions Of SEO You're Missing

If your site isn’t getting the rankings you’d like, it may be time to get back to basics. While Google’s algorithm changes almost daily, the core functions of SEO generally stay the same. By carrying out these simple, yet extremely important strategies, you’ll undoubtedly see your rankings …

Social Media

Black CEO and entrepreneur wins cash prize in business plan competition

Su Sanni is one of eight winners who will receive help with his startup company through 43North<p>Entrepreneur Su Sanni was able to showcase his solid …

T.I Sons Lil Wayne Over #BlackLivesMatter Comments - Exclusive Hip Hop News, Interviews, Rumors, Rap & Music Videos

(AllHipHop Rumors) Lil Wayne continues to catch hell over his comments about “My life matters” vs “Black Lives Matter.” But this time, it is T.I. …

Rap & Hip-Hop

13 Red Flags That Will Get Your Pitch Rejected Every Time

Investors are people too. A positive first impression can quickly turn negative if you innocently seem to violate business basics while profiling your new venture.<p>After listening to hundreds of startup pitches, and reading even more business plans, most new venture investors develop their own …

Investing

As the Cost of Living in Silicon Valley Explodes, Startups Look to Phoenix | Inc.com

Much of the tech work force still considers San Francisco the place to be to work with billion-dollar companies. But that may be beginning to change.<p>A recent piece for <i>The New York Times</i> indicates that while Phoenix may not surpass San Francisco in terms of the number of venture capitalists or …

Silicon Valley

The 7 Elements of a Strong Business Model - Crazy About Startups - Entrepreneurship, Startups

Creating a business model isn’t simply about completing your business plan or determining which products to pursue. It’s about mapping out how you …

27 Things Jay Z Did In The Early '00s That He’d Never Do Now

"It was the best of times, it was the worst of times...the gift and the curse."

Five Times the Olympics Made the World a Better Place

For the past 120 years the Olympics have endured despite war, hostage taking, economic depressions, the death and birth of countries, and the …

Summer Olympics

Nike SB Introduces the Bruin Hyperfeel

The Nike Bruin was originally launched as a basketball silhouette back in 1972. Since then, it has done as some sneakers do and crossed over to the …

Shoes

7 Steps To Build the B2B Marketing Strategy You’ve Always Wanted

It’s often said that a thousand mile journey begins with a single step, but what often goes unsaid is how many steps it takes to get there. This is …

Marketing

Top 7 Must-Have Tools For Website Owners

Looking to improve your website or just getting started with creating one? Columnist Jordan Kasteler outlines his favorite tools that will help your …

Marketing

Top 10 Best Exercises to Do at Home with No Equipment

While weight training is perfect to get whatever fitness results you want – losing fat, gaining muscle or keeping fit – the required equipment isn’t …

Workouts

11 Tricks That Make Shopping at Costco Even Better

Take your bulk-buying game to the next level — and save some extra cash.<p>You may not need a giant stuffed bear, but we support buying a 30-roll pack of paper towels or a 48-ounce box of crackers. A typical Costco only stocks about 4,000 different items (compared to 50,000 at a typical supermarket or …

14 books to read on your commute that will make you smarter about business

One way of combining the necessity of getting to our workplace with success is to spend the time reading or listening to books.<p>Here are my suggestions for great business books to read or listen to during your commute.<p><b>1.</b><b>"The</b> <b>E-Myth"</b> by Michael Greber. This is an excellent book about the myths …

Commuting

Building the Best Damn Logo Design for Your Business

Source: PixabayThe business of designing your company logo is of utmost importance. While a logo design may seem like a peripheral part of your …

Graphic Design

Ten Things Never To Do On LinkedIn

You could think of LinkedIn as a huge database or a research tool for job-seekers and business-developers. LinkedIn is certainly both of those things. You could think of LinkedIn as an online public square where people can post billboards about themselves and their services.<p>You could also think of …

Employment

Top 11 Things To Do In Barcelona

Barcelona, located on the shores of the Mediterranean sea in northern Spain, is the most cosmopolitan city in this country. It is welcoming, plural …

Why is brand experience crucial to business success?

Andrew Stothert, CEO of Brand Vista, argues it’s time to think beyond customer service and look at how customers experience our brands<p>Many years ago …