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How to Organize Your Entire Life with Trello

Trello is an awesome project management tool that makes collaboration easy and, dare I say, even fun. But this visual list tool can do so much more, …

Project Management

9 Secrets Every Salesperson Needs to Know

Effective sales is the single most important factor for a company's success. A company's revenue and size is entirely dependent on the organization's ability to close business and turn leads into clients.<p>Despite working in sales for most of my career, I have met very few sales people.<p>I have met …

33 business books every professional should read before turning 30

To help you figure out how to navigate the professional world and set yourself on the right trajectory, we've rounded up some of our favorite business books.<p>They include career guides, business memoirs, and academic research on how to maximize your time and network.<p>Here are the business books we …

10 Videos That Will Make You Smarter for 2016

From Mark Cuban to Russell Simmons, Inc.'s most popular videos of 2015 will give you the tips and inspiration you need right now.<p>As ZinePak co-founder Kim Kaupe explains, the most successful entrepreneurs tend to be supported by great mentors. Until you find one or two to work with, however, we've …

Entrepreneurship

3 Tips for Turning a Company Into a Brand

Boosting online visibility has never been more important. Because of this, the number one job for companies online is building a unique brand and gaining credibility.<p>Boosting online visibility has never been more important. Because of this, the number one job for companies online is building a …

Marketing

10 Business Books in this Entrepreneurs Survival Guide

Being an entrepreneur isn’t a career choice, it’s a calling. And this means that it’s a very personal experience. There are countless experts and …

31 Tips for Local Digital Marketing

Creating a digital marketing strategy for a local business is quite different than creating one for an online-only business. Your local digital …

12 Essential Tips for Starting a Profitable Company

Here are a few things that I've learned along the way that will help you to starting a more profitable business.<p>How many business owners do you know that opened a business with the intention of that business failing? Hopefully that figure is low--like zero percent low. But failure is often a part …

Entrepreneurship

What 'Shark Tank's' Robert Herjavec Looks for in a Startup

4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If 25 years ago you asked a classroom full of college students about their career aspirations, you likely would have received much different answers than you would today. Inspired by entrepreneurial success stories highlighted …

Entrepreneurship

Top graphic design trends for 2016 marketing: Usable, mobile, accessible

To stay ahead of the curve in 2016, graphics need to be appealing and optimized for all media and devices. Here's how to get the most out of your …

4 Steps for Creating a Successful New Brand

Building a new brand is a daunting task. After all, branding defines the core message and values of your organization, product or service, and it …

10 Must-Have Apps for Startups and Small Businesses

Are you challenged at work? Do you regret career decisions? Are you happy? If the answer to the questions leads to a negative feeling, it is time to …

Employment

How To Give Every Employee A Personal Stake In Your Company

For one thing, employees need to know and understand exactly how your business makes money.<p>If you’re a business owner, you want your employees to feel as personally invested in the company as you do–but you probably know that isn’t likely. Still, your management strategy can have a huge impact on …

Employment

How to Get More Customers in Your Sales Funnel with Engaging Lead Generation

In business and in marketing – it’s all about the leads. But today, with so many choices, options and research available, getting the average visitor …

Scaling Up Strategies for Startups: Dos and Don’ts

<i>Author: Anish Williams, Co-Founder & CEO, TranServ</i><p>When comparing opportunities within the past few years across the world, India has emerged as an …

Innovation

5 Ways to Use Storytelling in Your Social Media Marketing

Do you want to use storytelling in your social media marketing?<p>Are you looking for inspiration?<p>Building your social media campaigns around stories …

Entrepreneurs, here's how to keep the cash coming

Why do so many businesses fail? Bad cash flow management is a big reason. Sure, maybe your business plan is foolish or your financing is inadequate. But if your company is on solid ground, nothing can hurt you more than a slow hemorrhage of cash.<p>Everyone hears about the boons that good cash …

So you're a startup CEO, what do you do all day?

Chief Executive Officer? Chief Visionary? Chief Cheerleader? Chief Salesman? Chief Funding Officer? Chief Communications Officer? Chief Team Builder? Chief Lightbulb Changer? Chief Coffee Maker? Yup, all of these titles apply to the role of a startup CEO.<p>It is perhaps one of the hardest jobs to do …

10 Ways to Close Deals Faster Without Cutting Your Price

We all want to close deals faster. Too many times the way salespeople close a deal faster is by cutting the price, thinking a lower price will create …

Why Experienced Salespeople Fail at Startups

I’ve been mentoring and advising startups for several years now. I’ve also had the experience of hiring amazing sales people and hiring (then letting …

5 Unusual Marketing Ideas For Startups

Why waste your time with your one more marketing guide? You already know the basics. And you’ve probably heard the advice a million times; create a …

The Ultimate To-Do List For Your First 100 Days in a New Sales Job

Your first 100 days as a sales rep are like drinking from a firehose. Here's a to-do list to make them easier.

List-Worthy

How Many Social Media Users Follow Brand Pages? [Infographic]

With Instagram opening up its ad platform to more brands, many marketers are in the process of re-assessing how they can utilize the platform to best …

Weak Jobs Data Can’t Keep U.S. Stocks Down

Energy and materials shares boost market despite economic-growth worries<p>Stocks climbed, as a rally in the price of oil boosted the shares of energy and materials companies after a weak jobs report.<p>The gains pushed major stock indexes into positive territory for the week.<p>U.S. bond yields and stocks …

11 actions you can take today to start getting rich, according to a self-made millionaire

The good news is that success is a learnable skill, and anyone can start thinking, acting, and making choices like the super wealthy.<p>In T. Harv Eker's bestselling book, "Secrets of the Millionaire Mind," the self-made millionaire identifies specific "millionaire mind actions" that could help you …

12 books you should read to impress your boss

Not only that, it improves your vocabulary, expands your world, and generally makes you a more educated and interesting person to be around.<p>Below, 12 entrepreneurs from YEC suggest books that they themselves have loved and passed on to their employees.<p>Read just one and you'll find yourself ahead of …

A master list of free tools for lean startups

Any entrepreneur worth their salt will be excited at the thought of accessing free yet functional tools. Been there, done that, and having run from …

startups

This little-known company is attacking $50 billion Salesforce on its most important day

If you're in San Francisco this week, you've probably noticed how crazy Dreamforce can be, almost shutting down parts of the city with all its festivities.<p>But amid all the activity going on, a little known company called Zoho has found a way to draw some attention away from San Francisco …

5 Overlooked But Super Effective Ways to Boost Sales on Your Blog

If you’re blogging for a living, there’s a high probability that you are selling something – it could be a product, a service or a subscription.<p>In …