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7 Things That Influence Every Sales Email Strategy

You must evaluate these seven factors in order to create a highly effective inside sales strategy for your organization<p>Writing a successful sales email requires a careful consideration of options and variables, rather than a one-size-fits all approach. No matter who your audience is, or what you're …

The Best Watches of 2017 (So Far)

In 2017, watchmakers have pulled out all the stops to keep guys interested in mechanical timepieces, despite the wearables market getting bigger with each new do-it-all-on-your-wrist release. The following watches may lack a hard drive, but they more than make up for one with their fine …

Oracle vs. Salesforce on AI: What to expect when

​Oracle and Salesforce both promise artificial intelligence assisted apps with capabilities including machine learning and natural language …

37 Recipes That Reinvented the Classics

We didn't think the classics could get any better—until they did.<p><b>Recipes like Caesar salads and ramen are classics for good reason:</b> They're close to perfect. But for exacting restaurant chefs and test kitchen editors, they're a foundation for endless inspiration. These 37 creative recipes …

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Content marketing analytics: how to look at the right KPIs to measure ROI (and what we learned from 20,000 conversions)

As we finished 2015, I looked back at our data to find out how we’ve been doing with our own content marketing. Content marketing is fundamentally …

7 Date Colognes Guaranteed To Impress Any Potential Lover

If your Tinder pickup line was an absolute trailblazer and you’ve got a time and date on the books, it stands to reason that your pre-date groundwork …

8 amazing menswear brands you’ve never heard of

Native Youth<p>A Manchester brand that isn’t tracksuits or bucket hats – hurrah! They started out in 2012 with a small 30 piece collection, but is now …

9 Vital Customer Analytics Every Manager Should Know

To succeed and grow, a business needs to be able to acquire, retain, satisfy and engage their customers effectively. Customer analytics are vital for assessing how well your business does this. Let’s look at some of the key customer analytics in use today.<p><b>Customer satisfaction analysis</b><p>Customers who …

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What Startup Sales Can Learn From UX

Startups, Sales, UX, and building a repeatable growth engine<p>As consumers and product users, we are perpetually purchasing “things” that end up going …

14 books to read on your commute that will make you smarter about business

One way of combining the necessity of getting to our workplace with success is to spend the time reading or listening to books.<p>Here are my suggestions for great business books to read or listen to during your commute.<p><b>1.</b><b>"The</b> <b>E-Myth"</b> by Michael Greber. This is an excellent book about the myths …

The Definitive Guide To Marketing Your Business On Instagram

Think Instagram is just a social networking trend for teens? Or that only business with visual products can benefit from using it? While Instagram may be a relative newcomer on the social media scene, there’s a strong business case for it becoming a part of your marketing strategy.<p>For instance: Did …

11 Influencing Skills and Principles Used By Successful Sales Teams

<i>The best sales teams are those that know how to influence people. But while certain salespeople have an innate understanding of the skills necessary</i> …

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How to Write a Great Business Plan: Financial Analysis | Inc.com

Numbers tell the story. Bottom line results indicate the success or failure of any business.<p>Financial projections and estimates help entrepreneurs, lenders, and investors or lenders objectively evaluate a company's potential for success. If a business seeks outside funding, providing comprehensive …

Google Offers A Free Crash Course In Android Development

Google has teamed up with Udacity to make available a free course in Android development available to all – complete with videos, quizzes, course materials and forums. The course is called “Developing Android Apps: Android Fundamentals,” and it provides everything you need to learn how to make an …

Apple Teams Up With IBM For Huge, Expansive Enterprise Push

Apple has announced a strategic partnership with IBM that will see the enterprise giant transfer over 150 of their enterprise and IT apps and tools to Apple platforms natively, and will also have IBM selling Apple iPhones and iPads to its business clients all over the world. In an interview with …

Viralheat Is Using Social Media Sentiment To Predict Buying Behavior

Trying to target ads to people based on their digital behavior is a hit-and-miss business, with the emphasis usually on miss. Tracking you browsing history too often results in ads that fall into the uncanny valley of internet advertising — a Zappos banner that follows you all over the web, showing …

5 Big Questions About Big Data | Inc.com

It's hard enough to figure out what big data means to your business and your customers. But what do your data-collection efforts mean to society?<p>That may seem like a lot to chew on. But a panel discussion at Dell Women Entrepreneurs Network in Austin last week urged entrepreneurs to consider five …

9 Tricks Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, and Other Top Execs Use to Run Meetings | Inc.com

Americans sit through some 11 million meetings every day--with the unproductive ones costing companies $37 billion a year.<p>Since we've already looked at the most egregious meeting mistakes, we decided to explore how the most successful executives run effective meetings.<p>After combing through the …

60 Awesome Social-Media Tools for Entrepreneurs | Inc.com

I know a little about social media tools, like how to get more leads and referrals on LinkedIn, how to find awesome LinkedIn groups, how to optimize your LinkedIn profile so other people can more easily find you, and how some people use the power of LinkedIn to irritate the living crap out of …

10 Best Shoe Stores In Sydney - An Essential Guide

Beautifully crafted shoes are a staple item of every man’s wardrobe. Made to exude one’s personality with the right outfit, it’s good practice to …