Marc Taylor

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4 Body Language Cues You Need to Know When Networking

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Body language can be extremely powerful when it comes to networking and building relationships with others. Within the first seven seconds of meeting you, people check you out visually.<p>Could you be unknowingly undermining your networking …

How You Should Be Using LinkedIn -- But Probably Aren't

This story originally appeared on Business on Main<p>If you're like me, you hastily set up a LinkedIn page, accepted invitations to connect, and then left your page to wither. Big mistake. In a recent survey of 835 business owners by Vistage International and The Wall Street Journal, 41 percent of …

Optimizing Your Business Website for Mobile at No Cost

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If you have not yet optimized your business website for mobile devices, you ought to.<p>At least one company will do it free of charge – it’s counting on customers to upgrade to its premium version at $9 per month.<p>New York City-based …

David Foster Wallace's Legendary Graduation Speech Is Now An Awesome Short Film

Novelist David Foster Wallace gave a speech called "This Is Water" to the 2005 graduating class at Kenyon College.<p>The speech, which has become legendary, discusses how meaningless daily routines take over our lives and that we have to choose how we think, and what we pay attention to.<p>"This Is …

When Marketing to Men, Keep These 10 Stats in Mind (Infographic)

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If your target customers are men, understanding the purchasing behavior of your male audience is critical when it comes to marketing your products or services. But it isn't always easy.<p>There are a number of misconceptions regarding how …

How to Get Started on Pinterest: 8 Boards Worth Creating

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>The following excerpt is from Karen Tiber Leland’s book</i> Ultimate Guide to Pinterest for Business<i>. Buy it now from</i> Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iTunes<p>Before you begin to create new boards on Pinterest, it's smart to consider what types of …

How to Create Share-Worthy Content That's Optimized for Search

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>To get a high ranking in online searches, your website needs to be optimized for the major search engines. You also need to create the kind of online content that people will want to share on social media sites.<p>To maximize both avenues …

The Habits of Self-Made Billionaires (Infographic)

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Self-made billionaires have one business strategy in common: They took enormous risks. There is no careful, cautious path that leads from humble beginnings to Bloomberg's list of the richest people in the world.<p>Of the 100 richest people …

5 Apps to Help Unclutter Your Life

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>A few apps were made to de-clutter your inbox, desk and life.<p>Here are a few that we've tested and praised as sanity-savers:<p><b>1. Swizzle cleans up email spam by removing your name from multiple email lists at once.</b> <br>Swizzle is a new product from …

3 Games To Help You Generate Business Ideas

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Too many people say to themselves: "I'm just not creative." But creativity is a skill that can be developed with practice and dedication. It's about solving problems and refusing to take no for an answer. The most creative people I know …

How to Build an Online Community for Your Business

Every day, things are changing in SEO. If you’re not already working on adapting, today’s the day.<p><b>It’s time.</b><p>It's not that SEO is dead or that links …

Online Marketing 101: Are You Prone to Shiny Object Syndrome?

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Don't fall victim to Shiny Object Syndrome -- a malady that afflicts many otherwise talented marketers who tend to see new digital channels, trends and buzzwords as silver bullets that will blow away their target audience. I'm frequently …

Facebook, Foursquare Redesign Business Pages

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Business owners who rely on Facebook and Foursquare to drive customers will notice some significant changes to their pages on the sites. Facebook has redesigned its mobile Pages for businesses and Foursquare has updated business pages on …

How Your To-Do List Can Boost Your Bottom Line

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If you're like most entrepreneurs, you started your businesses because you didn't want to work for someone else. At some point, reality sunk in. Your new boss works you to the bone and makes you feel guilty if you're not working 24/7. You …