Ricky Craib

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Capitalize On Big Data To Grow Your Business -- Without Breaking The Bank

Thanks to the dawn of digital, savvy business leaders can now keep a pulse on thousands of customers and prospects with ease, design stunning websites in a few hours, and run social campaigns to capture revenue from droves of Internet users.<p>There’s another movement on the horizon that’s set to …

Marketing

5 Companies, 5 Ways To Create An Innovative Culture

In a future teeming with robots and artificial intelligence, humans seem to be on the verge of being crowded out. But in reality the opposite is true.<p>…

Apple’s ‘Proactive’ to take on Google Now with deep iOS 9 search, Augmented Reality Maps, Siri API

After several years of quiet development, Apple is readying a major new iOS initiative codenamed “Proactive,” which will leverage Siri, Contacts, Calendar, Passbook, and third-party apps to create a viable competitor to Google Now for Android devices. Like Google Now, Proactive will automatically …

Apple Pay

Business is booming, says Airbnb CEO

Brian Chesky says the peer-to-peer home rental site is doing so well that it doesn't need more investments. Despite that, an IPO doesn't look imminent.<p>Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky said Wednesday that the company is generating enough revenue that it doesn't need to raise any more money from investors.<p>"We …

Startups

5 Marketing Tips For The Entrepreneur Without Marketing Experience

Gresham Harkless, Jr., the Blogger-in-Chief at CEO Blog Nation, gives some advice to new entrepreneurs who are wondering about how to market their brand. He says, “I use several methods to market my business – all the methods I’ve chosen to adopt are ones that work for me and my personality.<p>When …

Marketing

The Growing Business Case For Compassionate Leaders: Jason Garner, Spiritual Entrepreneur

<i>“The values that make great entrepreneurs – maverick leadership, the vision to identify and solve needs and the courage to re-write the rules – are the same values that create an opportunity to positively impact the people and environment around us.” – Jason Garner, “…And I Breathed”</i><p>Last year I …

Leadership

Apple just defied a bunch of theories about business

<i>Apple’s most recent quarterly numbers broke all sorts of records and, as we shall see, a number of laws.</i><p>Apple just released its numbers for the quarter ending last December, the first quarter of its 2015 fiscal year. The figures are astonishing:<p><b>iPhones</b>: Apple sold 74.5 million, +57% over last …

Henry Blodget

3 reasons your startup is struggling to raise venture capital

<i>This article is part of DBA, a new series on Mashable about running a business that features insights from leaders in entrepreneurship, venture</i> …

It's Never Too Late To Innovate

In every developed nation, politicians, policy makers and business leaders are worried about their aging populations. These fears are entirely understandable, with most countries facing the prospect of fewer workers supporting a growing cohort of elderly retirees. For example, the ‘old age …

Apple Watch project was more difficult than the iPhone, says Jony Ive

Apple chief designer Jony Ive said that designing the Apple Watch was more difficult than the iPhone because it needed to meet so many diverse expectations, reports the <i>WSJ</i>.<p>“Even though Apple Watch does so many things, there are cultural, historical implications and expectations,” Ive said. “That’s …