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Master Excel like the boss you are for less than $30

Microsoft's beloved WordArt feature of the 1990s helped your childhood self give homework assignments the ol' razzle-dazzle — all under the watchful …

Software

8 indispensable (and free) Google tools

Google is so much more than just the world’s premier search engine.<p>Google has a bevy of helpful products—many of which are completely free. If you …

SEO

Create A Free Project Management System From Scratch

<i>Nicholas is a marketer & web designer based in Boston, MA with a specialty in high growth B2B startups. He is currently the Director of Marketing for Jebbit.</i><p>For marketers who wear multiple hats, keeping project information streamlined can become an overwhelming task. Managing content, sales …

Project Management

Study Shows Secret To Managing Millennials Can Be Summed Up In One Word

There’s a famous quote attributed to F. Scott Fitzgerald: “The rich are different from you and me.” For a generation of older managers, a similar sentiment could apply to their understanding of Millennials in the workforce. They’re just somehow different. They want different things, they’re …

Leadership

How To Stop Measuring And Start Managing

When I first started taking business classes a thousand years ago, they were still teaching the old-school definition of management. Back then the conventional wisdom was that managers did five things: planning, forecasting, budgeting, controlling and something else. Who can even remember? I heard …

The Workplace

UPS Ups Its Shipping Game

4 min read<p>The Internet is bringing more and more shoppers and retailers online. That means a lot of customers are receiving a lot of packages in the mail. But here’s the rub: For some people, receiving packages is a challenge. If a person lives in a city, works full time and doesn’t have a doorman, …

eCommerce

Create a Personal Business Plan That You'll Really Use

5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Every successful business leader I’ve encountered is in some way a prolific goal setter. For this reason, the single most important piece of advice I give any aspiring entrepreneur or business professional is to figure out …

Logging

6 Ways To Improve Customer Service Culture (And 6 To Avoid)

First the bad news. Some approaches to improving customer service and creating a customer-centric culture are guaranteed to fail, even to backfire spectacularly. Let me warn you off of six of these in the interest of saving you the time and trouble, before we get to the ones that work.<p><i>Six</i> …

27 Ways to Put the Customer First on CX Day

October 7th is CX Day. CX Day is a global initiative by the CXPA to celebrate great customer experience and the professionals that make it happen. Follow hashtags #CXDay and #iheartcustomers for all of the updates.<p>Customer experience is about action, not words. Little things can make a big …

10 Affordable Tools to Help Online Entrepreneurs Succeed

5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>An entrepreneur naturally has a lot on his or her shoulders -- as in the entire success or failure of their business. Those with online-based businesses have several tools available to chose from that help improve productivity …

Mobile Devices

The 11 Rules of Highly Profitable Companies

10 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>LinkedIn Influencer, Tim Ferriss, published this post originally on LinkedIn.</i><p>How do you generate the most profit with the least effort? How do you maximize margins without sacrificing quality?<p>I'm not talking more customers, nor …

Profit

Build a Culture of Ownership at Your Company

5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Just about every business preaches the benefits of building a culture of accountability.<p>“Leaders need to be accountable,” managers say. “Employees need to be accountable. We must do everything possible to ensure accountability …

Employment

33 Books Every Entrepreneur Should Read

And it doesn't come with a manual.<p>Luckily, there's a multitude of excellent books from founders, VCs, and CEOs who have been through it all.<p>Here's a collection of some of the best books on management, leadership, and entrepreneurship for anyone from seasoned entrepreneurs to those just starting out.<p>…

7 Awesome Business Tools and How They Can Help You

Mike Michalowicz, CEO of Provendus Group, swears by the importance of the cloud and writes that there’s virtually no limit to what the cloud can do …

Coaching the Toxic Leader

Senior executives have the power to create an environment that allows people to grow and give their best—or a toxic workplace where everyone is unhappy. How executives end up using that power depends in part on their mental health. Sound, stable bosses generally build companies where the rules make …

Children’s Feelings About Brands Persist into Adulthood

Consumer-brand companies’ investments in child-oriented advertising provide brand benefits long after the audience has grown up, says a team led by Paul M. Connell of the State University of New York at Stony Brook. For example, people in the UK who had been exposed to the Kellogg’s Frosties …

How to Build a Really Strong Brand

The most brand marketing can do is call attention to your customer's positive feelings.<p>Conventional wisdom says building a strong brand entails creating a cool brand name, advertising that brand to potential buyers, and enforcing brand message consistency in all customer interactions.<p>However, …

Marketing

24 Techniques to Market a Product on a Tight Budget

Learning how to market a product on a tight budget is not as difficult as you think. It requires that you learn how to combine <i>content marketing</i> with</i> …