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The Complete Introduction to R Programming Bundle | TechSpot Store

<b>Introduction to R Programming</b><p>Jump Into One of the Most Effective Statistical Analysis Tools on Earth<p>It seems like everything these days is driven by …

Data Science

14 Adventures to Add to Your Bucket List ASAP

<i>Photo: Michael Matti</i><p>You've probably started a list already and spent countless hours behind your computer daydreaming...but here are a few of our favorites that you might want to take a look at.<p>1. Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia<p>Hike through Croatia's largest National Park to a series of …

Here Are 5 Reasons Why Email Marketing Still Matters | Inc.com

When the Internet was new to consumers, everyone loved email. One of the best parts of logging onto AOL was the knowledge that after minutes of agonizing squeals, you'd be treated to that wonderful phrase, "You've Got Mail!"<p>But after a couple decades of Nigerian prince schemes, Spanish lotto scams, …

Marketing

Why Your Current Social Media Strategy is Wrong

<i>Piers Cooper is CEO of Addvocate, a startup that created a platform to let brands harness the trust and breadth of the people who know their companies best.</i><p>Some of the biggest brands in the world are spending big bucks in the hope of turning paid likes and followers into measurable ROI. Guess what: …

The Gentle and Visual Guide to Startup Marketing

Content Marketing: How to Surpass 90% of the Field in 90 Days

<i>Barry Feldman is a content marketing consultant, copywriter, social media advisor and more. This post originally appeared on his blog, Feldman Creative.</i><p>Sorry. I’ve been toting this one around in my pack for a while now and haven’t yet shared it with you. Here you go, the most effective content …

How to Land Sponsors For Your Event, Conference, Blog, Etc.

<i>Jason SurfrApp is the founder of IWearYourShirt and author of Creativity For Sale. This post originally appeared on Jason’s Medium blog.</i><p>I’ve landed over 2,000 sponsors and generated $1,000,000+ in revenue through sponsorship driven projects. Let me show you how I’ve done it.<p>“The most intimate …

Are You Making These 5 Common User Onboarding Mistakes?

<i>Samuel Hulick is a long time UX consultant with an intense focus on user onboarding. This article originally appeared on the Help Scout blog.</i><p>Getting people to sign up for your software is tough. It requires a lot of time, energy, and money, yet many companies are losing most of those hard-won users …

The 25 Tools Every Entrepreneur Should Know About

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Most entrepreneurs have a lot of responsibilities on their plate from day one of operation. Everything from hiring employees, managing teams, marketing the brand and dealing with finances can fall under a founder's responsibilities. …

Stop Listening to These 5 Self-Limiting Beliefs Stunting Your Business

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Every successful entrepreneur had to conquer many self-limiting beliefs before they could grow their business. These beliefs may be buried deep in your mind, or maybe you’ve verbalized them, but these self-limiting beliefs will keep your …

Useful Free Lightroom Plugin Shows You What Focus Points Your Camera Used for Each Photo

There are some Lightroom plugins that make you truly question why the feature isn’t built directly into Lightroom itself, and Show Focus Points is …

All You Need to Know About Getting Started with Kettlebells

No dropping weights. No grunting. Free pizza. <b>These are all real things happening in fitness centers currently (although admittedly they’re all at the</b> …

The Complete Guide to Understand Customer Psychology

Chapter One The Mind Of Today’s Consumer<p>Today’s consumers are driven by research. By the time they’re ready to reach out to your company, they’re …

Marketing

So You've Validated Your Startup Idea. What Next?

<i>Ariel Rosenthal is a co-founder at</i> <i>Xprt</i><i>, a new startup looking to provide instant technical support and shopping advice from reliable and vetted experts.</i><p>Working on startups for the last 10 years, I had some successes and some failures. Six months ago, I pulled the curtains on a startup I had …

Building Trust with First Time Subscribers, Leads & Customers

Whether this involves adding customer testimonials throughout your website on landing pages or embedding tweets from customer’s praising your company, showcase the customer testimonials, reviews, case studies and feedback to help others understand your existing track record.<p>The example from Social …

25 Books on Persuasion, Influence and Human Behavior

<i>Gregory Ciotti is the marketing director at Help Scout. This post originally appeared on the Helpscout blog.</i><p>Reading good books remains the supreme “life hack”—knowledge that often took years to assemble can be consumed in mere hours.<br>I can’t think of a single better way to empower your learning (and …

25 Tools to Find Awesome Content to Share | Inc.com

Friends share. Acquaintances share. Everyone shares.<p>But where can you find a consistent stream of awesome articles, videos, and other content that your connections <i>want</i> to receive?<p><i>That's</i> the trick.<p>And that's why Kevan Lee of Buffer is such a great resource. (Buffer lets you schedule, automate, and …

Infographics

The Top Android Photography Apps

Most people taking photos on their smartphones do it for fun. You may have seen many photography apps but never thought about downloading them. …

Mobile Photography

To Succeed, Fill These 5 Roles With the Right People

The solution to many problems is keeping close to people with the knowledge and concern to help you figure it out.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Look around right now. What do you see? The walls of your home office, gray cubicle partitions or a roomful of caffeinated …

7 Tools Product Hunt Used to Build Its Early-Stage Community

<i>Erik Torenberg is Product Hunt’s first hire. This article originally appeared on the CMX Hub.</i><p>I’ve been thinking about building online and offline communities for the past few years. Community is at the center of what I do, from planning in-person events (rap cyphers, book clubs, happy hours) to …

4 Steps to Implementing a Social CRM Strategy

Shares 3K<p>Are you using social media to improve your customer service?<p>Is your current Customer Relationship Management process inefficient?<p>A …

Escalate Revenue and Growth With These 5 Strategies

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Success is dependent on growth, and while we all strive for success, many entrepreneurs experience very little growth in their business.<p>With the right strategies and plan, revenue and growth can be escalated. Here are five tips that can …

25 Ways to Create Contagious Content [Infographic]

Content is the foundation for blogs and websites. It is what makes your readers and viewers come back for more.<p>The range and type of content that is …

Never Run out of Ideas for Blog Topics! 5 Simple Tips that Work

Developing new and exciting article topics, titles and inspiring headlines can be challenging for content marketers due to the overwhelming amount of …

Creating Social Media Micro-Content With Long-Tail SEO

Both approaches to being a smarter marketer are beneficial to your business because they allow your organization to get its messaging through to your audience ahead of the competition at a quicker pace than if you were to focus too heavily on achieving short term gains.<p>Focusing your efforts on …

Top 10 Marketing Books of All Time | Inc.com

In previous posts, I've identified the best motivational books of all time and the best sales books of all time. Today, I've selected 10 books about marketing that I believe should be in every business library.<p>Some of these books explain how technology has changed the strategy and tactics of …

Marketing

How to Create a Social Media Marketing Plan from Scratch

<i>This post originally appeared on the Buffer blog.</i><p>When I went rock climbing for the first time, I had no idea what I was doing. My friends and I were complete newbies about ropes and rappelling and every other bit of jargon and technique that goes with climbing. We saw others doing it spectacularly …

Why You Must Increase Your Rate Of Failure To Succeed In Business

There is one universal constant that separates those who have found success from those who sit around and dream of success – fear. Fear is what makes …

Social Media Strategy: How Much Time Should Planning Take?

<i>This post originally appeared on the Buffer blog.</i><p>I have a blog post to write. This blog post, to be exact.<p>“It's both terrifyingly interesting and interestingly terrifying”According to VICE, TNW Conference is quite the eventFIND OUT WHY<p>And in the course of researching, outlining, writing, editing, …