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Business owners: How to enjoy your best year ever!

Your past does not equal your future. With a few improvements, it’s possible to elevate your business to a whole new level — which is what today’s post is all about. Let’s go! Question time As business owners, there are some important marketing questions, which you should regularly ask yourself. Show More Summary

12 Things every business owner should know!

Here are 12 pieces of advice I wish someone had told me, when I started out in business. I hope you find them useful. Be quick to forgive. While you’re holding a grudge, they are out dancing. Either you run the day or the day will run you. Show More Summary

Stop making excuses. Really. Stop it!

Most of the excuses we have for failing to reach our potential, are bogus. Think about it: Nelson Mandela crafted his plans for a new South Africa, when confined to a prison cell. Steve Jobs built the world’s most valuable business, despite coming from a family with very little money. Show More Summary

Let go of the past. Embrace progress!

It’s easy to start. Easy to set grand goals. The tricky part is sticking with the project. Back in January, business owners worldwide set goals. They committed to do what’s required, in order to significantly grow their business this year. Show More Summary

How to create a new product or service, which people will love

The world’s most successful businesspeople have something in common with the world’s greatest inventors. It’s simply this: Instead of answering the questions people are already asking, they look for new, better questions to answer. The...Show More Summary

3 Easy ways to boost your productivity

Think about it: Technology makes it easier than ever to get things done. Processes that used to eat our time can now be automated. Meetings that used to require travel, can now be conducted using Skype, FaceTime etc. We carry a phone...Show More Summary

You’re Guaranteed To FAIL If You Do This…

Do you suffer from a Failure to Launch? Is self-doubt and a lack of total confidence holding you back from reaching your goals in life? Watch this video to discover the ONE thing that will guarantee you to fail... and read on for 7 simple solutions to the things that keep you from achieving success!

Online Marketing News: A Squeaky New Penguin, 2015 Content Trends, AdWords Declines

9 Mistakes Most Businesses Make on Social Media [INFOGRAPHIC] - Getting into social is so easy, many business jump right in without a second though. Everyone is doing it, right?  Check out these 9 mistakes many businesses are making on social and how you can make sure you aren’t making them. Social Media Today Google [...]

Better Business Blogging – 7 Lessons Learned from Writing 1 Million Words

Blogging for over 10 years has been quite a journey to say the least. During that time, I’ve had my share of challenges, opportunities, disappointments and surprises. Back when I started, there’s no way I would have imagined having so many things to say for so long or anticipated what impact ongoing content creation would [...]

3 Ways to Optimize Your Brand’s Social Media Marketing Success

While nearly 90% of companies are using social media for marketing, the distance between “using” and “succeeding” is of Grand Canyon proportions. In the early stages of social media marketing maturity, business use of social media tends to go through a series of phases from not doing anything to beginning to monitor social channels to sharing [...]

Online Marketing News: Safety Check Everyone, Content Marketing in 2015, Golden Triangle Downfall

Twitter vs Facebook: Key Statistics, Facts & Figures [INFOGRAPHIC] - How do Twitter and Facebook compare?  Who wins in a no-holds fight between the two?  This infographic has the answers you seek. AllTwitter Facebook Introduces Safety Check - In times of disaster or crisis, people turn to Facebook to check on loved ones and get [...]

Only companies with impeccable customer service will survive the Zombie Apocalypse

Guest Post by Peter Shankman, Author of Zombie Loyalists: Using Great Service to Create Rabid Fans Imagine a world where decisions aren’t made based on anonymous reviews with no validation on sites like Yelp or TripAdvisor, but rather, through trusted sources in your own network. Imagine that world is automatic – If you want to […]

How The Motley Fool Became the #1 Company in America to Work For

Click Here to Subscribe via iTunes Click Here to Subscribe via RSS Feed (non-iTunes feed)   The one stat you need to know “According to a new report by the Conference...Show More Summary

New Report: How Content Co-Creation With Influencers Beats Information Overload #MastersofCX

Creating remarkable marketing isn’t just about the flash and dazzle of big ad spends. It’s about creating great experiences for your customers whether they’re early stage prospects researching solutions or satisfied clients looking for ways to better engage with the brand. One of the best marketing investments a company can make is in the experiences they create through [...]

The Future of Business Starts with Us

I often share a quote by Russian novelist Leo Tolstoy, “Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.” And that’s where are in business. We all talk of change but very few of us start with changing the very things that will help us more effectively compete for the future. […]

IAC’s HowAboutWe co-founder: How to Avoid Delusional Thinking in Start-up Growth Strategy (Guest Post)

[Andrew: Trying to build and launch dating apps is a favorite pastime of 20-something tech entrepreneurs. However, dating products are notoriously hard to grow because it requires people to be "in-market" and also they don't necessarily want their friends to know they're online dating. Today, we have a great piece from a veteran of the […]

Why The Sharing Economy is Changing Everything

Click Here to Subscribe via iTunes Click Here to Subscribe via RSS Feed (non-iTunes feed)   The one stat you need to know Forbes estimates “The revenue flowing through the share economy directly into people’s wallets will surpass $3.5 billion this year, with growth exceeding 25%. Show More Summary

Agencies' Free Pass on Media Conflicts Perhaps Ending | Nielsen: This Internet Stuff is Important | The Only Good Mobile Search Ad is a Top Search Ad

Agencies: After a few years of agencies getting a pass on alternate media buying models, with agencies earning margins due to ownership of the tech stack, or sometimes even the media itself, their clients are now getting concerned that - heaven forfend - there might be conflicts of interest causing them to get raw deals. Analytics: A somber [...]

Offline Expectations from Online Engagements are Unrealistic

Picture this: You’re at a stop light. It seems to be taking forever for it to turn green. You become impatient. You start yelling. You’re wondering why it hasn’t changed. Finally it does change and you peel out. You’re angry because it took entirely too long. It’s been an astounding and unfathomable 3 minutes. Here’s […]

The Single Greatest Cause Of Employee Disengagement

We all lead “double lives.” We have our personal lives where we can: control the technologies and devices we want to use, build and shape communities, share and collaborate with who we want where we want, easily access information, take...Show More Summary

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