Today's Top Stories
7 Ways to Master a New Business Skill - Learning new skills that you can channel into your business doesn't have to be super costly; in fact, there are many ways to incorporate learning a new skill into your regular routine.
Will Your New Product Be a Hit? How to Find Out Without Risk - Before you invest in new product development, talk to your customers. If you provide solutions to common problems, your product launch risk will be much lower.
The Essential Website Design Checklist for 2015 and Beyond - Whether your business needs a website to generate new leads, engage with your audience, or sell products, this checklist provides valuable information that will help you in your next web design project.
How to Get Money When Your Startup Is in Trouble - Your dazzling startup dream can quickly turn into a nightmare when your cash supply runs out. From equity financing to loans and beyond, you have multiple options for reinvigorating your bank account.
49 Inspirational Career Quotes - If you’re out of a job and searching for a new one, or dissatisfied with the one you have and dreaming of a new position—or even a completely new career—let these words of wisdom help motivate you.
11 Best Practices for Optimizing Sign-Up and Landing Pages - It's critical that your company website be designed in a way that discourages visitors from clicking away. Eleven entrepreneurs share their best practices for optimizing sign-up and landing pages.
Should Your Company Require College Degrees When Hiring? - There has been talk about how the global economy has become too obsessed with college for years. Now the UK branch of Ernst & Young has decided to really make that degree even less valuable. Should other companies follow the example?
Sales Is No Longer About Selling–But You Still Have to Sell - The traditional idea of a pushy salesperson is no longer acceptable in today’s market, but in reality, not a lot has changed. The key activities and attitudes you need to excel as a salesperson remain the same.
6 Ways to Solve Major Issues With Employees - A toxic employee can be detrimental to the work environment. Entrepreneurs share serious employee issues they have faced, and the steps they took to get to the root of the problem.
3 Easy Ways to Prevent Credit Card Fraud - Small business expert Denise O'Berry discusses her personal story about being "attacked" with credit card fraud and shares three easy ways to prevent it from happening to you.
3 Keys to a Successful Infographic Release - Today’s Internet-savvy consumers love infographics and they can’t seem to get enough of them. Here’s how to create and launch an infographic that will bring maximum value to your company.
4 (Really Cool) Hacks to Boost Your Productivity - The ultimate nemesis for entrepreneurs is distraction and not being able to focus. The following tried and tested hacks are guaranteed to help you become more productive at work and in your life.
Break the ‘Sales Rules’ That No Longer Work for Salespeople - Some rules have stood the test of time. Don’t burn the candle at both ends comes to mind with some of the salespeople I see. Yet other rules no longer apply. Here are a few that should be cast aside.
Pivoting Your Business’ Target Market: Q&A With Justin Boggs of Scope.LA - Young entrepreneur Justin Boggs is the founder of Scope.LA, a social content tool that turns users' best social content into more purchases.
What VW Can Teach Us About Managing a PR Crisis - The world watched in shock when Volkswagen announced that some of its cars had been programmed to circumvent EPA testing. What can startups learn from this crisis?
3 Ways to Be Part of the ‘Over-the-Top Service’ Movement - "Over-the-top service" or OTTS is when every customer is offered an extremely high level of service. If spoiling your customers is something you’d like to do to separate yourself from the competition, here’s how.
Finding Your Perfect Startup Location - There are more options than ever for choosing your startup location. From co-working spaces to working at home, here are some of the possibilities.
Do Animated GIFs Have a Place in Content Marketing? - While animated GIFs can be cheesy and distracting when improperly used, they can also be a powerful part of a visual content strategy.
Marketing: If I Knew Then What I Know Now - I'm a firm believer in learning from my lessons, and there have been plenty in marketing over the past nine years.
What to Do When Your Child Wants to Skip School and Become the Next Mark Zuckerberg - In today's world of high-profile startup acquisitions and overnight Internet millionaires, it's important for parents to instill these five essential building blocks to success in their children.