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Advanced Blogging: How to Go Big With Your Blog

Shares 4K<p>Do you have a blog for your business?<p>Are you ready to take your blogging to the next level?<p>To explore how to build your blog readership, I …

How to Construct a Content Machine (Even If You're Not a Natural-Born Writer)

A marketing revolution has been taking place before our eyes. Interruption marketing has been overthrown. Businesses—yours and mine—can no longer …

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

7 Killer Quotes from Shark Tank's Barbara Corcoran | Inc.com

As the first female shark on <i>Shark Tank,</i> Barbara Corcoran knows how to swim in the deep end--and more than hold her own. She's an inspiration to countless entrepreneurs, male and female, and dishes out advice she learned the hard way. She turned a small real estate venture into a multimillion dollar …

Entrepreneurship

20 Search Terms You Should Plug Into Google Alerts | Inc.com

Businesses already realize the importance of monitoring the internet for mentions of their brand. But there are many other ways you can use Google Alerts to gather information that can help you in your professional life. Through these alerts, you can better manage your own online reputation, as …

Taco Bell

6 Ways to Get More Press For Your Business | Inc.com

Getting press for your business is a great way to get more customers in the door. After all, publications writing about your business are usually reputable and have a large reader base, leading to customers that will trust your brand and definitely buy. However, getting the press to notice your …

Public Relations

A Quick & Easy Way to Remove Bags Under Eyes in Photoshop

For most of us shooting in harsh light under the mid-day sun or using studio lighting for that contrasty look, bags under the eyes are a part of …

Tutorials

9 Things To Ignore When House Hunting

Looking for a new home can be a challenge, especially when you walk into someone’s for-sale home and 20 years of their lives are on display. You have to really use your imagination to determine how you can that particular home ‘yours.’ Many people choose to remodel and stage their homes prior to …

Kumi Yamashita Unveils Latest Artwork Made from a Single, Unbroken Thread

Artwork by <b>KUMI YAMASHITA</b><p>Kumi Yamashita, whose mind-blowing artwork has been featured previously (here and here), just unveiled her latest artwork in …

Stamp Yo Face Creates Custom Rubber Stamps Featuring Hand-Drawn Portraits of People’s Faces

Hannah and Kevin of Stamp Yo Face sell custom portrait stamps that feature a hand-drawn portrait created from a photo of the customer’s choice. Once …

Spectacular Photos of the Magical Ice Castles in Utah

Salt Lake City-based photographer Ben Kuhns, who also happens to be one half of creative network Lunar / Solar, captures some enchanting images of the spectacular towers of ice, aptly known as <i>Ice Castles</i>, in Midway, Utah. The massive, icy structures are given a mysterious appeal through Kuhns' …

Castles

Spectacular Starry Skies Convey the Essence of the Universe

The mysterious beauty of the universe overhead can only be seen in the proper setting and not all of us have access to those places. Landscape and astro photographer Nicholas Buer is one of the lucky ones who, upon finding the right spot, has seen the universe reveal itself in all of its …

Landscape Photography

Stylish Eco-Friendly Villas Renew More Than They Consume

In the city of Kunming located in Southwest China, Vincent Callebaut Architectures has designed 45 stunning villas they call Flavours Orchard. Determined to pioneer an eco-friendly lifestyle, the stylish structures are meant to encourage a close and intimate relationship with the natural …

Design

Start from Seed: Tips to Grow Your Garden Cheaply

Last year, I spent a bunch of money on annuals and perennials for my small backyard plot. This year, I've vowed to be more like my dad, who always …

Artist Imagines Paris with Art Instead of Ads

Etienne Lavie imagines what Paris would look like if works of art plastered the streets instead of advertising, so he Photoshopped masterpieces into …

Art

Yes, Old-School Marketing Can Be as Effective as Social Media | Inc.com

If you pine for the simpler days of old school marketing, then here's a welcome reminder. You can still use those tactics, <i>Inc.</i> contributor Andrew Griffiths says in a recent interview.<p>Griffiths is an Australia-based entrepreneur, and he recently made a guest appearance on the weekly podcast "Small …

Marketing

New in the Shop: Janne Parviainen's Lively Streaks of Light

Helsinki-based artistic photographer Janne Parviainen gives life to light through his incredible light paintings, which are all created entirely in-camera. Without the use of any digital manipulation, Parviainen manages to transform streaks of multicolored lights into three-dimensional, figurative …

Art

30 Most Influential Wedding & Portrait Photographers

As most wedding and portrait photographers know, the annual WPPI conference in Las Vegas is right around the corner from February 27 - March 6. While …

Photography

Why Nations Fail

• <b>Author:</b> Daron Acemoglu & James Robinson<p><b>Brilliant and engagingly written, Why Nations Fail answers the question that has stumped the experts for centuries: Why are some nations rich and others poor, divided by wealth and poverty, health and sickness, food and famine?</b><br>Is it culture, the weather, …

The Future of Content: Upcoming Trends in 2014

We've entered a fortuitous time to be involved in the digital marketing space. Almost half of the global population now has access to the internet, …

Marketing

10 Surprising New Twitter Stats To Help You Reach More Followers

<i>This post was originally published on the Buffer blog.</i><p>Since social media is changing so often, it can be hard to keep up with stats and trends that affect how you use it. I quite often forget the facts that I’ve read, or I use Twitter based on stats that are outdated now.<p>In fact, when I recently …

How to Create a Social Media Strategy By Spying Your Competitors

Shares 4K<p>Are you struggling to create a social media strategy for your business?<p>Lacking insight into the social behaviors of your customers?<p>No data, …

5 Tips to Bring New Life to Your Social Profiles

Shares 6K<p>When was the last time you updated your social media profiles?<p>Are they starting to feel drab or dated?<p>Your social profiles may be in dire …

DIY: Gift Wrapping Supplies from a Surprising Source

We know that it’s what inside that really counts, but we can’t help ourselves: we like the outside of the gifts we give to look as pretty as the …

Crafting

Glamorous Gold and Silver Leaf Planters

Spotted via Feliz, a collection of cement planters wrapped in metal leaf from Austin, TX-based designer Joanna Wojtkowiak. To us, they scream …

Garlic Planting

End of the year preparations are almost finished at the allotment, just a couple more beds to weed and lightly dig over and plot 4 will be ready to …

Don't Waste Money - Make Your Social Media Advertising Smarter, More Original, More Effective

<b>#5 of 10 More Don’ts of Corporate Social Media</b><p><b>“Advertising is the price companies pay for being un-original,” designer Yves Behar has said.</b><p>But on social media, originality in advertising actually has found a new canvas, a new playground to explore. And the profession itself is being redesigned in …

5 Small Business Pay Per Click (PPC) Tips - Small Business Trends

I recently attended Pubcon Las Vegas 2013, an event that spanned 3 days and featured keynote addresses from Jason Calacanis, Matt Cutts and Scott …

What is the difference between AdSense and AdWords?

Google started as a simple but powerful search engine with a minimal homepage layout featuring nothing but a search bar and the company’s distinctive …

5 New Tax Laws That Can Cost Business Owners Dearly

The 2013 tax year is coming to a close, but business owners, most of whom pay taxes on business profits on their personal returns, may be unaware of …