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14 Ways to Go Deeper With God

Go Deeper With God! Whenever we think of spiritual growth, it seems the most likely place for such things to happen is during an extended retreat, …

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11 Unbelievably Specific Facebook Audiences You Can Target

As I was jogging by the Charles River one recent morning, a Pandora ad advertising a primary care practice in downtown Boston came on. Weirdly …

Rethink Your PPC Strategy with These 10 Remarketing Facts

I’ve been using remarketing since 2012 and last year, spent over $500,000 on these ads alone. Why?<p>Because they’re freaking awesome.<p>If you’re sitting …

These Incredible Saltwater Batteries Are Designed To Store Renewable Energy

Now we can clean power even when the sun isn’t shining or the wind isn’t blowing.<p>If we’re going to use renewable power in a big way, we’re going to need better battery storage. Because solar and wind are intermittent sources of energy, they need to be backed up for when they’re not there, because, …

Clean Energy

A Record-Breaking New Artificial Leaf Makes Power From Sun And Water

The system can power a home or a car.<p>For some energy researchers, it’s the holy grail: How can technology cheaply and sustainably recreate photosynthesis, nature’s way of making fuel, which works way better at taking energy from the sun than anything we’ve been able to invent?<p>A new “artificial …

This Startup Can Grow Metal Like a Tree

Traditionally, metals need to be extracted through mining and then shaped into usable materials using large amounts of heat. But now, a Seattle-based …

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2018<p>New SolarWindow Performance Record<p>SolarWindow has now filed more than 90 U.S. and international patents and trademarks for protecting its brand …

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New at Google: Local Guides App, Search Impact Report, AdWords Upgrades

Recently, we saw a few announcements from Google that will affect small businesses over the next year. It’s important to stay up-to-date on the …

Here are the Latest Facts on Mobile Marketing. They Will Surprise

We are spending 2 hours 51 minutes a day on our mobile devices. The only other media we spend more time on is TV at 4 hours and 21 minutes.<p>This …

Facebook Launches Hyper-Local Ads Targeted To People Within A Mile Of A Business

Facebook’s mobile ubiquity and push for always-on location sharing came to fruition today with the launch of hyper-local advertising that could convince people to visit stores they’re nearby. Soon, brick-and-mortar businesses will be able to target ads to anyone who lives or was recently within a …

8 Ways to Get a Better Night's Sleep | Inc.com

Are you feeling tired and sluggish at work? It could be that you are overloaded and working too hard. Or maybe you're just not getting a good night's sleep. I have needed progressively less sleep as I get older. When I was young I loved to get a luxurious eight--nine hours. Now I only sleep six …

Bring customers in the door with Google Maps Business View

One of the toughest things about running a successful business is standing out from your competitors. With Google Maps Business View, you can show …

A House Bill Would Ban the Practice of Penalizing Negative Reviewers | Inc.com

On Tuesday, lawmakers introduced a bill that would make it illegal for companies to penalize customers who post negative reviews online.<p>The Consumer Review Freedom Act, introduced in the House by California Democrats Eric Swalwell and Brad Sherman, follows legislation signed by Governor Jerry Brown …

Use These 10 Opening Phrases in Your Emails | Inc.com

I process email for a living, or at least it seems that way most of the time.<p>Hundreds of new messages arrive on a daily basis, some of them so dull and uninformative they make me want to go find a pencil and jam it into my spleen. Others start with something a little juicier, a little more …

Want to Double Profits? Send a Survey

Surveys engage people. But did you know they can actually influence customer loyalty and profits?<p>Research from the Harvard Business Review shows that …

21 Simple and Free SEO Tools to Improve Your Marketing

<i>This post originally appeared on the Buffer blog.</i><p>Whenever I dream up a home improvement project for my place, I end up working smartest and fastest when I have the right tools at my disposal. It’s amazing the difference a good tool can make – and the extra time it takes to get work done without a …

7 Tips to Get More Customers, More Often - Small Business Trends

We all claim to want more customers more often, but are we doing what it takes to get that done? I asked Sarah Reilly Engel, VP of Merchant Success …

11 Revealing Title Tests

Take a look at some blog post title A/B test results, and what the takeaways are for your own title brainstorms.

10 Best Content Marketing Books for Small Businesses of 2013 - Small Business Trends

Marketing has gotten complex. But who says you have to be implementing every single marketing technique or social media platform? Granted, there are …

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Creative Pastors and Creative Church Ideas - Ed Young from Fellowship Church

Children's Ministry: Why is it important?

Skit Guys - The Skinny On Evangelism

All Evangelical Leaders Will Soon Be Doing Gay Weddings

I'll make a prediction: within 10 years or less mainstream evangelicals like the editors of <i>Christianity Today</i> magazine (and whomever/whatever is running the Billy Graham empire et al) will "come around" on issues like gay marriage equality, choice for women and premarital sex. They'll suddenly find …

BEAUTIFUL SLAVE Song About Child Slavery And Human Trafficking TAKE NO GLORY

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Depression in Children and Teens…A Primer for Pastors, Church Staff and Christian Parents

Stephen Grcevich, MD, a child and adolescent psychiatrist and Key Ministry Board Chairman, developed this series of blog posts for a teaching series …

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Census Report Shows 60% of Mothers in 20's Are Unmarried

A recent report from the U.S. Census Bureau says 62% of women age 20 to 24 who gave birth in the previous 12 months were unmarried. This compares …