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4 Unconventional Ways to Bring Traffic to Your Site

Following "the road less travelled" by "re-marketing" and turning to micro-influencers can bring more visitors to your site.<p>5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Millions of businesses join Facebook, Twitter and Instagram every day for the sole purpose of generating …

Marketing

The Best Days to Send Email Campaigns and Other Email Marketing Tips

Email marketing can be an effective way to drive business, but it requires that you invest time into a strategy.<p>4 min read<p>This story originally appeared on PR Newswire's Small Business PR Toolkit<p>Reportedly, 83 percent of marketers consider email their primary lead generation channel. While email …

Marketing

This Flowchart Helps You Find Your Leadership Style

If you ever have to step up and manage people, it can be pretty difficult to figure out the best way to do it in a way that both works with your …

10 Business Podcasts You Should Be Listening To (If You Aren't Already)



The definitive list of awesome business podcasts.<p>We've all heard by now that the most successful people read extensively. Bill Gates, Mark Cuban, Elon Musk. They all credit at least some of their success to regularly devouring books.<p>But for those of us who don't have the time, or simply want to …

Self-improvement

This Old-School Marketing Technique Can Triple Your Responses

It's seen as old-fashioned 'junk mail' by some, but direct-mail marketing is paying off for many entrepreneurs.<p>Bryce Goldman and James Brennan know a thing or two about what it takes to look good. The co-founders of Kopari Beauty, a San Diego-based skin care product maker, have been using direct …

Marketing

How to Memorably Introduce Another Speaker

As a professional speaker and facilitator for over 20 years, I’ve been introduced more than a thousand times, by countless meeting planners, conference organizers, and team leaders. Nevertheless, most of the introductions have fallen into one of four categories:<p>1) Flattery: “Deborah needs no …

Public Speaking

10 Success lessons from Peter Thiel – “PayPal Founder, Billionaire” for entrepreneurs

Share15<p>Tweet<p>Share37<p>+11<p>Shares 53<p>Peter Thiel is a silicon valley entrepreneur who founded two multi billion dollar companies, PayPal and Palantir. As a …

10 unique online marketing methods that most business owners don't know about

Catering to search engines can be frustrating, especially if your usual tricks and strategies have stopped working. Fortunately, there are some …

25 Ecommerce Conversion Hacks to Make Your Website Profitable (Infographic)

6 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There are roughly 47 billion web pages competing for our attention. Of these, about 12 to 24 million are ecommerce websites, though only 650,000 (or 3 percent) actually net more than $1,000 per year in revenue.<p>While this may …

eCommerce

19 Online Calculators for eCommerce

<b>A List Of eCommerce ROI, Marketing, Email, CLV, SEO, Retention and Growth Calculators</b><p>There is a number of online and excel calculators that can help …

After watching over 100 TED talks, these are the insights that have stuck with me most

Watch one TED talk, and you have a factoid to share with a friend at a bar.<p>Watch over 100 TED talks across several years — as I have, obsessively — and you begin to think a little differently about the world.<p>Not every talk is awe-inspiring or illuminating, but the best ones have changed how I think …

Want to Be a Good Boss? Start by Understanding Why You Want to Lead: Research explores the pros and cons of two distinct leadership styles.

Kids on the playground and military generals both know that there are two ways to hold onto power. You either dominate everyone and demand their …

Leadership

10 Powerful Phrases That Will Help You Snag Customers

<i>This piece originally appeared on Entrepreneur.com.</i><p>Have you ever stopped to wonder why you buy some products and leave others sitting on the shelf? …

6 Habits for Hyper Success in Business and in Life

Research shows that you can be far more successful than you might imagine. Here's how.<p>While it's great to be successful in achieving your goals, every once in a while, an individual or team will do something even better--they will achieve hyper-success. This is the kind of success that comes only …

Self-improvement

Here's a Blueprint for the Perfect Morning

Never wake up on the wrong side of the bed again.<p>What is the common thread that links the people we most admire, whether it's successful CEOs, high flying sportsmen or novelists who find the time to, y'know, write a damn book?<p>You can bet your bowl of cornflakes they know exactly what they're doing …

20 Ways Your Business Can Outrank Anyone Online

8 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Is there one particular website that consistently outranks yours? This can be an extremely frustrating experience. It seems like no matter what you do, you just can’t seem to improve your rankings.<p>This post will give you a …

Marketing

The Top 5 Lessons I've Learned After Reading 500+ Self-Help Books

By the time I was 15 years old, my mom, sister, and I had moved homes at least 25 times. My father was an alcoholic. I was getting government-paid …

65 Facts About How We Shop Online

A new infographic from coupon and deals site BargainFox reveals 65 statistics about ecommerce psychology in 20 key categories that most affect …

eCommerce

HBR Guide to Negotiating

Description<p>Publication Date: <b>February 16, 2016</b><p>Forget about the hard bargain. Whether you're discussing the terms of a high-stakes deal, forming a key partnership, asking for a raise, or planning a family event, negotiating can be stressful. One person makes a demand, the other concedes a point. In …

Management

Top 5 E-Commerce Platforms in 2016 | Inc.com

<i>Click Here to Read My Updated 2017 Article (Now Available)</i><p><i>Please note that the following article was published in 2016 and a full year has passed (with some new data and insights worth checking out). Please be sure to read the most current information available in 2017.</i><p>There are a number of choices …

eCommerce

Your Favorite HBR Articles of 2015

Here are the 20 articles you and your fellow HBR readers spent the most time reading in 2015. I’m biased, of course, but I think it’s a particularly good list this year. And as usual, it reveals a lot about what managers around the world are thinking and worrying about right now. A lot of us are …

Pope Francis

5 Last-Minute Tips for Small Retailers to Boost Black Friday Sales

6 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The shop-till-you-drop season is upon us. While consumers are gearing up for long lines and cyber sales, small and mid-sized retailers are scrambling to prepare for the holiday rush. We get it -- as a small business, you’re …

eCommerce

Here's what Richard Branson, Elon Musk, and 22 other successful people ask job candidates during interviews

That's why they steer clear of these cliché queries and instead ask more meaningful ones.<p>Many top execs have their one favorite go-to question that reveals everything they need to know about a job candidate.<p>Here are 24 of them.<p><i>This is an updated article originally written by Alison Griswold and</i> …

Emotion and the Art of Negotiation

It is, without question, my favorite day of the semester—the day when I teach my MBA students a negotiation exercise called “Honoring the Contract.”<p>I assign students to partners, and each reads a different account of a (fictitious) troubled relationship between a supplier (a manufacturer of …

Anger Management

5 Questions Guaranteed to Weed Out Bad Job Candidates

Here are some of the best interview questions to find the best talent.<p>You've launched your startup, you've probably pinned down some investors, and all signs point to a "real" business. However, you are just getting started. Every time you add someone new to the team, they're a new "moving part" …

Employment

Seven ecommerce add-ons all online retailers need to know

Selling online can feel like a juggling act. You have to manage your inventory, your pricing, your marketing efforts, and more, while somehow …

A Dozen Things I’ve Learned from Charlie Munger about Moats

<b>1. “We have to have a business with some inherent characteristics that give it a durable competitive advantage.”</b> Professor Michael Porter calls …

The complete guide to never quitting anything again

The truth is, most people can become good at almost anything.<p>However, most of us quit before we reach the finish line. Why?<p>“The most intimate digital technology festival on the planet”CNBC liked TNW Conference that muchFIND OUT WHY<p>Frustration and lack of persistency is one of the biggest reasons …