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Get Graphic! 8 Affordable Web Tools to Infuse Visuals Into Your Marketing.

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Increasingly, the web is awash with visuals. Wherever you turn, they are there in the form of photos, infographics or videos.<p>And why not? You give people what they ask for. With the advent of Big Data, many readers simply don’t have the …

Infographics

5 Questions to Ask Before Hiring a Social Media Marketing Agency

Today, 90 percent of businesses use social media marketing because of its ability to reach consumers. Social media is the most popular online …

7 Illusions to Shed in the First 100 Days of Your Startup

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>To build a successful business, you need more than just a great idea. You also need the right technology, a clear understanding of the problem you are solving, knowledge of the competitive landscape and a team you trust to execute on your …

Entrepreneurship

See It Through: 5 Steps to Finishing What You Start

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>An inventory of never-completed projects, initiatives and objectives doesn’t get you to success. Learning to actually finish your mission is one of the best lessons you’ll learn as an entrepreneur.<p>Every day you’re juggling multiple balls …

Time Management

Boost Reader Engagement With 9 Easy Subheading Tricks

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Why use subheadings? Is it worth spending much time to devise them? The answer to both questions is a resounding yes.<p>A great headline and a catchy, teasing introduction may end up being wasted effort if your article lacks …

Engines

5 Top Tips for Content Marketing Success - Jeffbullas's Blog

The power of online marketing on a social web has only scratched the surface of its full potential.<p>This year smart marketers will stop using content …

Know When It's Time to Sell Your Business | Inc.com

Video Transcript<p><b>00:10 John Warrillow:</b> A lot of people ask me, "When is the right time to sell?" And I think if you look at the way entrepreneurs think about selling their business, they think about the 400-meter relay. You know in a 400-meter relay, when one runner passes the baton to another in …

Selling

What Not To Do When Growing Your Company, From A CEO Who’s Done Just That

Don’t rush the hiring process, and four other top tips for growing the right way.<p>Your company’s growth can feel like a complex equation. Add a consultant here, subtract a client there, divide up this budget and hope for the best. The numbing reality is that the choices we make, more often than not, …

Human Resources

Build a Referral Network to Find Strong Candidates | Inc.com

Video Transcript<p><b>00:09 Allison Fass:</b> All right. Selena, I'd like to start with you. With seven employees at Heritage Link Brands, you don't yet have a formal HR program or a person heading up HR. So I'd like to ask you how do you know when it's time to hire someone and then how do you find people to …

Employment

It's Okay to Make Mistakes -- But Not These Mistakes | Inc.com

Were there truly a Moron Hall of Fame, I imagine it would be a splendid Frank Gehry building shaped like a massive ear. It would serve as an icon to the biggest cause of meltdowns: failure to listen. Leaders are flooded with signals from various sources -- their market, their employees, board …

Dot-com

Why Growing Your Business Is All About Perspective

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You have all heard the saying, "You can do anything if you set your mind to it." For entrepreneurs, this adage couldn't be truer.<p>Successful entrepreneurs tend to have what is referred to as a “growth mindset” as opposed to a “fixed …

Entrepreneurship

6 Ways to Get Sales Email Opened | Inc.com

I recently received an email from a reader that contained an excellent question: "Do you have any Subject Line templates/best practices for prospecting emails?"<p>(<i>Note:</i> to hone your emailing skills, sign up for my free weekly newsletter.)<p>Here are some guidelines, based partly on my own experience and …

Marketing

Apple Sells Record Number of iPhones, Shares Fall

For Apple, today is part good news, part bad news. While the tech giant reported better-than-expected earnings on an increase in revenues, and record sales of iPhones during its fiscal fourth quarter, investors apparently aren't all impressed.<p>For the three-month period ended September 28, Apple …

iPhone

15 Baseline Tech Skills All Entrepreneurs Should Have

<b>QUESTION:</b> WHAT IS ONE BASELINE TECH SKILL SHOULD ALL ENTREPRENEURS HAVE A GOOD HANDLE ON BEFORE STARTING UP?<p>KNOW HOW TO WIREFRAME<p><i>“Being able to</i> …

6 Easy Ways to Kill Your Social Media Reputation | Inc.com

I'm continually amazed at how far social networking has progressed since 2011. Back then, when I wrote about how to increase your followers in the September issue, there was still a sense that posting on Twitter and Facebook could be a waste of time. (That's why my editor used that …

Communication Skills

Be Willing to Suffer for Success and Other Must-Read Business Tips

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>A roundup of the best tips of the week from Entrepreneur.com.</i><p>Success doesn't come easily to most people, not even to talented entrepreneurs who are willing to work hard. "Doing something you love will make you work harder at it, but that …

Entrepreneurship