Michael Barclay

118 Flips | 17 Magazines | 8 Likes | 31 Following | 24 Followers | @mikeyispink | Social media enthusiast. Musician. Web designer. Small Business marketing guru. Twitter: @mikeyispink & @sfxDOTcom

8 Ways to Get More Engagement on Instagram

Did you know, for example, that images of human faces encourage more social connections with your users?<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Instagram has caught the eye of marketers everywhere. It's relatively new, at least compared to old standbys like LinkedIn and …

Social Media

8 Ways to Create an Instagram Campaign That Will Blow Up Your Brand

Do you want to start an Instagram campaign?If so, you need to do it right.Instagram is an exciting platform, and it’s one of the fastest growing out …

Marketing

If It Doesn’t Suck, It’s Not Worth Doing

According to psychological research, the anticipation of an event is almost always more emotionally powerful than the event itself.<p>The dread of asking your boss for a raise is paralyzing and can last months.Yet, once you get yourself to finally do it, it’s over before you know it. The excitement of …

Motivation

10 Simple Time and Energy Investments You Can Make in Yourself

I tend to view a good life as being one that’s full of good investments. If you use your resources (money, time, energy, etc.) in a smart way, …

How I Get More Done 2 Days Than Most People Do In 2 Weeks

There’s one thing that I do better than most people.<p>I’m not smarter than most people. I’m not more talented. I don’t have some Ivy League education. I don’t get a lot of lucky breaks.<p>Instead, I hustle. That’s my secret skill.<p>But it’s not a real secret. I’ve taken the time to research productivity …

Time Management

17 Tricks To Get More Things Done During the Work Day

Sometimes, we wish there were more hours in the day. Unfortunately, we can’t control time. What we can control is our productivity. Being cautious with how we spend our time is vital to getting more done during the day. Waking up earlier, meditating, creating daily to-do lists -- there are a number …

7 money moves to make now that will pay off later

You tell yourself that you could have been much better off, if only you had taken other actions with regard to your finances.<p>But why wait until it's too late? Rather than suffer regret later in life, take steps now to set yourself up for financial success.<p>If you make these seven smart money moves …

Personal Finance

20 Must Watch YouTube Channels That Will Change Your Business

I confess that when I watched my first business video on YouTube, I winced. It was bad. The lighting was terrible, the editing was frightful and the host sounded like yet another corporate drone that has come to define the modern executive.<p>But then, I started to discover a few gems, then a few …

The Ultimate Working From Home Guide | Investopedia

<b>Amazon.com Inc.</b><p>Amazon.com Inc. (AMZN) employs more than 500,000 workers around the world, many of them reporting to work from their home offices. …

Want to Stay Mentally Focused All Day? Start With These 10 Brain Hacks

Here's a big hint: Don't multitask.<p>Ever have a day like this? One minute you're prepping for your next status meeting. The next, an urgent email pops up and you begin replying--and before you can hit send a co-worker alarms you with an instant message demanding your immediate attention to put out a …

19 Tiny Habits That Lead to Huge Results

Success starts with the little things.<p>Success doesn't happen in an instant. It happens through the progression of lots of little successes, strung together over time.<p>If you want to build something big, if you have a vision, a dream, or even just a clearly defined end goal, the question is not how …

How To Harness The Brain Chemical That Makes You Trust Someone

Brain scientists still don’t understand why these simple behaviors release trust-inspiring oxytocin. But they know how.<p>Next time you’re having a fight with your partner try this: Reach out and touch them. Place your hand gently on their knee or their hand. Now, if the fight has escalated to …

7 must-have apps to be more productive at work

Share23<p>Tweet<p>Share19<p>+12<p>Shares 44<p><i>Get our latest app for startup stories, news, ideas, research and analysis.</i> <i>Install Now »</i><p>A lot has been written about …