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3 Ways to Increase Customer Loyalty

Customer loyalty is arguably the most important factor in business today. Not only will it bring repeat business, but also translate to more opportunities via word of mouth as well as brand mulligans for those little hiccups that occur every now and again. Here are three tips that I’ve found come …

8 Advanced Tips for Never Losing SaaS Customers

It’s never fun to lose customers. To lose customers is to lose money.In SaaS, we call it <i>churn rate</i>. Churn rate is defined as “the percentage of …

Customer Experience

How & Why Prototypes Are Mandatory for Good Design

Nothing brings you closer to the functionality of the final product than prototyping. While wireframes sketch out the blueprint and mockups show the …

UX Design

40 Free Resources Every Designer Should Know

<i>Jennifer Cirpici is a Dutch graphic designer and blogger. This post originally appeared on OtherFocus.</i><p>Ever wondered where designers get their resources to help them succeed with a project? Here is a list of great resources including sites, PSD. files, actions, UI elements, mock ups, et cetera. Best …

How to Consistently Raise Your Own Bar for Success

<i>Meghan Cast is the VP of Marketing at Threadflip.</i><p>The phrase, “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” was coined in 1977 by Bert Lance; however a little shy of 30 years later, we are in a digital age where technology and innovation make change a necessity for continued success and relevance.<p>Today, …

Content Sharing: How to Build a Following Using Other People's Content

Shares 7K<p>Do you have a content sharing strategy for your business?<p>Are you interested in discovering ways to leverage great content to promote your …

Infographics

39 Blogging Tools to Help You Work Faster

<i>This post originally appeared on the Buffer blog.</i><p>When you’re finding amazing content to share on social media—the kind of thing that grabs attention and gets people to click, share, and comment—one of the most valuable, most original places to turn is your own blog and the content you personally …

Et si vous innoviez pour contrer vos concurrents ?

Nous avons eu le plaisir de visiter l’<b>Exposition Design 2014 à la Citée des Sciences</b>.<p><b>Cette petite exposition est particulièrement intéressante car</b> …

Toulouse Business School

Facebook News Feed: How to Respond to Facebook Changes

Shares 4K<p>Do you use Facebook to promote your business?<p>Are you curious how to respond to the recent changes to the Facebook news feed?<p>To learn how to …

Infographic: The Habits Of Successful And Unsuccessful People

<i>Click to view enlarged version</i><p><b>It is</b> only natural that everyone wants to be successful, and there are certain good habits that one should pick up in …

Infographics

21 Ways to Achieve Wealth and Success

Amazon #1 Best-Selling Author<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In his book, <i>Rich Habits -- The Daily Success Habits of Wealthy Individuals</i>, Tom Corley outlines several habits that distinguish the wealthy from the nonwealthy.<p>It got me to think, How many people operate on …

Self-improvement

Google Pingouin ou pénalité liens factices, d'où vient la confusion ?

Que ce soit en lisant les forum ou en discutant avec des clients, je me rends compte que la <b>différence entre une pénalité manuelle et le filtre Google</b> …

Wedding font ideas

May <i>29</i><p>Categories Wedding Inspiration<p>You guys all know how much we adore good design and swoon over pretty paper goods, yes? Well, a lot of the very …

Designing Around the Whole Story with User Narratives

<b>User narratives are becoming more popular as a tool for experience design.</b> User stories, those discrete morsels of information that give us personas …

UX Design

Les trucs et astuces pour booster votre programme d'Affiliation

N’hésitez pas à mettre en avant votre programme d’affiliation sur votre site.<p><b>Beaucoup ne le font pas car ils craignent de cannibaliser leurs ventes,</b> …

Marketing

3 Things You Can Change to Go From Startup to Grown Up

Stop calling yourselves a ‘startup.’ In the past decade, I have worked with many successful business people that have launched new businesses. Not a single one of them has labelled their business a startup.<p>One of the hardest battles you face when you begin a business is being thought of as …

Change Habits, Change Your Industry

Data & Featured Lists Editor<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>Experts explain how understanding the way humans create new habits can accelerate the adoption of your new tool or service.</i><p>Arun Sundararajan recently experienced the power of a behavior-changing app. The …

Entrepreneurship

22 Ways to Ramp Up Your Content-Marketing Strategy

Co-Founder of TrustaFact<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Content marketing can be a wolf in sheep’s clothing for small businesses. What may seem like the easiest discipline of all marketing strategies is actually one of the hardest, most time consuming and can be the …

Marketing

Disrupting Behavior: 4 Companies Boosting Business By Changing Behaviors

Data & Featured Lists Editor<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Some of the most disruptive startups didn’t just change an industry – they changed how we live. There’s a wave of new companies who hope to change peoples’ habits and become the next Uber, Facebook or</b> …

Harvard Business School

5 Excuses That Shouldn't Stop You From Bringing Your Ideas to Life

Co-Founder of inventRight; Author of One Simple Idea Series<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I’ve heard every excuse in the book from my students about why they’re unable to turn their ideas into reality. But the only way to succeed at becoming an entrepreneur is to have …

Entrepreneurship

How to Build a Brand That Attracts Die-Hard Followers

They are the envy of every brand strategist: brands who have a community of die-hard cult followers -- you know, the people who go out of their way to evangelize and share the brand with everyone they know.<p>How did these brands build this audience of loyal followers, and what can you do to build …

If You Envision It, It Will Come

It’s not just mumbo-jumbo: visualize your positive future and you’ll have an easier time reaching that peak performance. There’s a science to visualization that runs much deeper than reading a copy of <i>The Secret</i> by Rhonda Byrne.<p>How?<p>Studies have shown that concentrated visualization efforts work …

Dealing With Feelings: How to Be an Emotionally-Aware Leader

Entrepreneur | CEO | Speaker | Author | HR and Tech Evangelist<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Leaders fall too easily into the trap of seeing the people who work for them as employees first and people second. Yet, it’s <i>the people</i> who determines whether or not your …

Emotional Intelligence

This Billionaire Just Gave 10 Startups $100,000 Each on a Whim

Senior Entrepreneurship Writer at CNBC<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When you are a billionaire, you can drop a million bucks on a whim. And today, 10 startup entrepreneurs are sure glad Steve Case did.<p>At the first ever Google for Entrepreneurs Demo Day, the co-founder …

9 Lessons You Won't Learn in Business School

Combine that with the fact that startups -- where everyone seems to want to work -- don’t care at all about graduate business degrees. They want to see real-life experience and that you have the grit to make it in the startup trenches where it’s much more visceral when your job, not your grade, is …

Leadership

8 Ways to Hit a Home Run When Pitching a New Product to a Major Corporation

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I recently witnessed an utter disaster when I helped a startup make a pitch to an established multinational firm.<p>Members of the startup team thought they knew what the corporation wanted but they didn’t. They delivered a generic …

Product Management

How You Can Optimize Your Content Marketing in 3 Data-Driven Steps

<i>Today’s article is a guest post by David Cheng of ShareBloc.</i><p>Maintaining a steady blog publishing routine is hard to do. At ShareBloc, we try to blog …

Focus on Opportunity, Not Income Inequality

Professor at Case Western Reserve University<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>America’s growing income inequality has begun to concern our elected leaders. In a speech at the end of last year, President Obama called it “the defining challenge of our time.”<p>The fraction of …

Income Inequality

How Thinking Like a Hacker Will Grow Your Business

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Developers are currently some of the most sought after innovators and doers of our time. They include everyone from Jack Dorsey of Twitter and Square, Bill Gates of Microsoft, Tony Hsieh of Zappos and Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook, among …

Entrepreneurship

Infographic: A Seven Day Plan To Stay Productive

<i>Click to view enlarged version</i><p><i>Click to view enlarged version</i><p><b>Online task managing website</b> HiTask has created an infographic titled ‘7 Day Plan to Stay …

Infographics