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10 Important Lessons for Businesses Old and New - Small Business Trends

No matter where you are in your business journey, it’s never too early or late to learn. From those just thinking about starting a business to …

Small Business

3 Rules of Thumb for Maximizing Twitter

Social media has provided companies a quick, uninhibited way to connect with consumers the world over. From this, of course, has stemmed those brands …

Did You Know This About Email Subject Lines?

Email messages are important — but sending an email message with a great subject line is even more important. It’s important for one to one …

How Do You Write a Business Blog? A Quick Start Guide

You’ve finally gotten the A-OK to move ahead with writing a corporate blog. Congrats! That is an awesome first step to inbound marketing success. …

States Where Regulations Harm Small Businesses The Most

The federal and state governments continue to impose ever-more burdensome regulations on businesses across the country.<p>Overall, in 2014 alone, the Obama Administration imposed an estimated $181.5 billion in proposed and final regulatory costs on the U.S. economy according to a study by the American …

Regulation

10 Newsletters Every Content Marketer Should Subscribe To

According to Chartbeat, over 92,000 articles are published every day on the Internet. That’s a lot of clutter to sort through, but luckily there are …

Marketing

5 Ways The Cloud Can Transform Your Small Business

Cloud-based services such as Spotify and OneDrive have irrevocably changed the way we consume, store and share content in our personal lives.<p>Similarly, many large organizations have become well accustomed to the cloud, having years ago turned to hosted storage and remote disaster recovery to boost …

Small Business

Best Freelance Sites and Outsourcing Services for Business - Small Business Trends

There are times when you need to hire employees for your business to complete specific projects.<p>For example, if you create logos for your clients, …

Millionaires Don't Use To-Do Lists

Do you really think Richard Branson and Bill Gates write a long to-do list and prioritize items as A1, A2, B1, B2, B3, C1 and on and on?<p>In my research into time management and productivity, I’ve interviewed over 200 billionaires, Olympians, straight-A students and entrepreneurs. I always ask them …

Time Management

The Biggest List of 133 Relationship Management Tools

July 06, 2015<p>I think I use anywhere between 3-7 tools and platforms a day. Although, it may seem on the excessive end as the number rises, I couldn't …

29 essential content marketing metrics

• Discounts of $50-$300 off on conferences, workshops, webinars and webcasts<br>• Exclusive and archived content on all four news sites - Ragan.com, …

Top 20 Content Marketing Blogs You Should Read Every Day | Marketing Insider Group

By Michael Brenner<p>In Content Marketing<p>31<p>What are the top content marketing blogs you read every day?<p>This is a question I get asked, just about every …

A Playbook for Making America More Entrepreneurial

Americans have long believed in the importance of entrepreneurs to the health of our economy. We see ourselves as risk-takers and innovators. Today more than ever, the entrepreneur is celebrated, failure is accepted as a cost of doing business, and starting your own company is seen as a path to …

Small Business

Wall Street Costs The Economy 2% Of GDP Each Year

“Wall Street is back,” says the <i>New York Times</i>, and the economic cost is high. The excessive financialization of the U.S. economy reduces GDP growth by 2% every year, according to a new study by International Monetary Fund. That’s a massive drag on the economy–some $320 billion per year. Wall Street …

Economics

How to Get a New Employee Up to Speed

From a manager’s perspective, a new hire can’t come up to speed fast enough. Balancing the newcomer’s need to learn the ropes and your desire to have her quickly produce is a challenge for any time-strapped boss. What’s the best way to bring your new employee on board? Who do you enlist in the …

Management

What Small Businesses Are Demanding in the 2016 Election | Inc.com

There are no "one size fits all" issues for small business in the 2016 presidential campaign. While candidates try to appeal to all small businesses, many owners want very specific things. A sample of what's on the agenda of some individual owners, and two small business advocacy groups:<p>Help small …

Small Business

The 3 Worst Things You May Be Doing When Setting Goals

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>Jonathan Tzou, head of growth at Complete, co-wrote this article.</i><p>Setting a goal is simple. Just say what you plan on doing and everything else falls into place.<p>Right?<p>Wrong.<p>It turns out that some methods of setting goals are better than …

Time Management

Want to rebuild the economy? Stop obsessing over tech start-ups.

Six years after the Great Recession ended, the nation’s economic recovery remains tenuous. The hiring rate has weakened; the manufacturing sector continues its rapid decline; and the labor force has shrunk to its lowest level since the 1970s. Nobody has felt this sluggishness more than millennials, …

Entrepreneurship

10 Content Marketing Mistakes That Amateurs Make - Insights

Content marketing is time consuming.<p>Do you often wake up in the middle of the night saying to yourself that it’s not worth the time and effort. We …

Marketing

50 Books That Transformed My Business and My Life

This story originally appeared on Buffer<p>As a teenager I had a period of many years where I stopped reading books completely. I even remember a time where I couldn’t imagine reading books at all. After I graduated and started to be interested in business and startups, I realized the immense power …

Self-improvement

The Credit-Card Survival Kit Your Small Business Needs (Infographic)

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Although small in size, a credit card can have a huge impact on a small business. Yet, with so many companies offering business card options, it can be difficult to figure out what to look for and which one is best.<p>Thankfully, an …

Small Business

10 cash flow resolutions for small business

<b>Cash is king – particularly within a small business. Your organisation may be making sales left and right, but if you’re not collecting funds from</b> …

Five Ways Social Media Increases Company Values | Inc.com

Some business owners do not believe social media does, or could ever have any impact on them or their business. So, they do not use it personally or professionally.<p>However, if you own a business, a well-executed, social media marketing strategy can help grow your business and ultimately increase …

Public Relations

6 Lessons Content Marketers Should Never Forget from 2014

<b>Last year was one of content marketing's strongest - here are the biggest takeaways.</b><p>Content marketing continues to rise in popularity year over year, …

Marketing

4 Things Businesses Are Worried About for 2015 | Inc.com

New Year's is the traditional time to look ahead and, naturally, look back. Not just personally, but it's a great time to look at your business too. And I don't know anyone who runs or leads a business who, when they look ahead, isn't worried about two hundred different things. Or more.<p>Because I …

Business Strategy

8 Sales and Marketing Questions to Help Your Business Systematically Scale | Inc.com

Klayton owned a successful retail and service contracting company in Atlanta, Georgia. When I first met him he was in his early thirties and had a steadily growing business. But, he had reached a point in the business that he was bogging down managing the day-to-day of running the company and as a …

Marketing

Forget SMART Goals -- Try CLEAR Goals Instead | Inc.com

I have a friend by the name of Adam Kreek. Adam is an entrepreneur, a motivational speaker, and a guy who just happens to know a lot about setting goals. Not only did he win a gold medal at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games with his Canadian rowing team, but he and three other rowers came within a few …

Olympics