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Forget That Product You're Working On. What's Really Going to Sell in the Future Is ... Services.

"Do-it-for-me" is the next evolution of the on-demand economy.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Today’s consumers value their time more than ever. With the proliferation of on-demand apps, there is virtually no need to wait in lines or even to leave your house if you’re …

Action Movies

How to answer the ‘sell me this pen/pencil’ question in a job interview

I’ve been on both sides of this question, both interviewing people and interviewing for sales jobs. It can be awkward. And as highlighted in <i>The Wolf</i> …

Employment

5 Blockchain trends influencing the future of social media marketing

Credit: Adel de Meyer<p>Whether you are a social media marketer offering your services to businesses or a business owner using social media to reach customers, it is imperative you understand that social media is about to go through a dramatic shift.<p>Blockchain technology is disrupting numerous …

Public Relations

The Surprising Way to Be More Effective at Storytelling | Inc.com

By now, most of us are familiar with "the irresistible power of storytelling as a business tool" (as <i>Harvard Business Review</i> describes it) to get people's attention, involve them emotionally and help them remember the content you're trying to convey.<p>But you may not know that the traditional way we …

Public Speaking

The Productivity Secrets of an Entrepreneur Whose First Business Idea Turned Into Multimillion-Dollar Company

The founder and CEO of Thumbtack looks to a quote from Bill Gates to help him stay focused on the long term.<p><i>Editor's Note: Entrepreneur's</i> <i>"20 Questions"</i> <i>series features both established and up-and-coming entrepreneurs and asks them a number of questions about what makes them tick, their everyday</i> …

20 food names you're probably mispronouncing

Sometimes food names can be tricky to pronounce. That's because many are rooted in a foreign language (hello, French recipes!) with pronunciations that-unless you've studied the language-are difficult to decipher. Others simply defy all pronunciation rules, period. Here's our roundup of the most …

How to Create a Facebook Event Frame, Instagram Event Geotag, and Snapchat Event Filter

Does your business host live events? Would you like to turn event attendees into ambassadors? Facebook, Instagram, and Snapchat all allow you to …

GeoTagging

4 Website Strategies You Need to Stop Using Right Now

The wealth of media that can be easily added to your website can be both a blessing and customer-distracting curse. Following are four trouble spots to focus on to create a professional site that won't leave customers cross-eyed and looking for other options.<p>A new web site launched with a website …

Better Sales Emails Start With The Subject Lines. Here Are 5 Ways To Fix Yours

Wrapping a compelling message in a weak subject line will ruin the entire package--and your sales relationships<p>Nothing ruins a sales email faster than a bad subject line.<p>Did you know that 33 percent of recipients open an email based on its subject line? That sounds like a pretty solid number--until …

To write better, edit out these filler phrases

The biggest improvement in my writing skills happened when I became an editor.Writers are often too familiar with their own ideas to spot mistakes …

Public Relations

Influencer Marketing Takes an Important Twist in 2018

There has been a shift in influencer trends. Marketers, take note.<p>Influencer marketing. Now those are two words you hear tossed around a lot in meetings. You might know that tapping into the power of influencer marketing can be good for your business, but hands up how many of you actually know how …

How to Write Posts That Actually Get Read and Shared

I had a call the other day with an entrepreneur who told me that his blog articles are like an echo chamber; it feels like he is talking to himself. …

The 5 Online Businesses That Anyone Can Start | Inc.com

<i>I want to start any kind of online business that generates a monthly cashflow. What's the correct way to start? originally appeared on Quora: the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer by Noah Kagan, Chief Sumo at AppSumo, on</b> …

Small Business

10 Instagram Automation Tools to Build a Massive Following

Instagram has immense power to make or break brands and influencers. For example, Halo Top Creamery increased online sales by 2,500 percent after …

7 Online Marketing Trends That Will Dominate 2018

What your customers want, how your customers think, and how your customers interact with each other are all changing—constantly. Each year in the digital age, we see the rise and fall of social media platforms, lightning-in-a-bottle trends and memes, and overarching changes to customer preferences …

Marketing

What Marketers Need to Know About LinkedIn

While much of the focus has been on Facebook and Instagram, LinkedIn has been silently growing their user base to more than 500 million users.<p>This story originally appeared on Buffer<p>What if I told you that LinkedIn, a social media platform that is now 14 years old, is the next big opportunity for …

How to Win Every Negotiation (by Not Trying to Win) | Inc.com

Despite what we often see in the movies, business negotiations should never be high-drama, zero-sum games. It's not about somebody winning, somebody losing and everyone pounding the table.<p>Negotiation is not about getting as much as you can, as fast as you can. That kind of deal making will only …

Problem-solving

This 100-Year-Old To-Do List Method Promises Maximum Productivity

When you’re writing your to-do list, it’s tempting to write down all the tasks you might <i>possibly</i> get done the following day. But where do you even …

5 SEO Strategies to Immediately Focus On in 2018 | Inc.com

Today, your website is your storefront. Even if you have a brick and mortar business, many people will find you online or check you out online because getting in their car. Sure, it's nice to have a great website with content that makes you stand out, but that doesn't mean anything if you're not …

Engines

Realtors Being Fined for Illegal Drone Use?!?!

It is no secret we are seeing a large amount of real estate being bought and sold with the help of drones. This tool gives buyers a new perspective …

The five-minute trick that helps Instagram’s CEO crush procrastination

Kevin Systrom may be CEO and co-founder of Instagram—but he’s still susceptible to procrastination. And so the 33-year-old billionaire has come up with a simple trick to tackle the tasks he tends to put off. “If you don’t want to do something, make a deal with yourself to do at least five minutes …

Procrastination

10 Common Rental Kitchen Frustrations, and How to Fix Them

Rental kitchen challenges range from minor annoyances to serious, hair-pulling frustrations. But before you go and break your lease, consider this: …

Living Rooms

I Learn New Things Everyday –Online Entrepreneur Says, Revealing How

Talking about Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) and digital marketing, Aamir Iqbal, excellently referenced as Sultan of Multan, is an entrepreneur of diverse orientations, and an astute online solution expert respected by all and sundry, making names in these areas due to his unrelenting drive for …

How to Run Effective Google adwords Campaign

Google Ad words<p>Google AdWords is a tool for market where companies pay to have their website ranked at the top of a search results page, based on …

How to Use Data-Backed Influencer Marketing to Grow Your Startup Business

The world of business is undergoing massive transformations.Being a business graduate, I was used to studying about companies that were big corporate …

Marketing

Leave Corporate Life and Work For Yourself: Tips To Starting Your Own Business

The corporate world can mean long hours and stressful deadlines to hit. When combining this with trying to be the best parent possible it can be very …

Want to Be Insanely Productive Without Working Longer Hours? Spend $100 a Month on This | Inc.com

You know what I would do if I had a time machine in business?<p>Kick young Tommy's ass and ask him to get organized. Why? Back in the days, I would sort out my emails and arrange my meetings. And, I got more and more frustrated at myself for letting great business opportunities -- even tens of …

Time Management

Millennials ditching graduate jobs at big firms in favour of founding startups, research suggests

The number of young entrepreneurs in the UK is soaring as millennials shun graduate jobs at large firms to go it alone, new research suggests.<p>There …

6 Things You Must Quit Doing Today to Be More Successful

Sometimes quitting is necessary to overall success. Here’s how to know when you should throw in the towel.<p>Most of us grew up hearing the mantra …

Motivation

8 Productivity Tools Illustrate You Have Way More Time Than You Think | Inc.com

One of my most popular articles from last year was, <i>Billionaires Master the Rule of 168: Life's Great</i> <i>Equalizer</i>​. Laura Vanderkam, in her popular and eye-opening book,<i>168 Hours</i>, goes on to talk about how we all falsely perceive a shortage of time. Her research from studying the time logs of people in …

Time Management