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Kind Snacks founder Daniel Lubetzky made a $220 million mistake—it turned his startup into a $5 billion company

Kind Snacks founder Daniel Lubetzky had to make some tough calls while building his company into a $5 billion snack brand.

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Here's Why You Should Approach Your Business Like an Artist

Learn how artists approach their creative work so you can apply the same principles to increase your business's growth trajectory.

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A New Study Finds a Third of Meetings Are Useless. Elon Musk Has the Solution

Companies are paying $25,000 a year per professional employee to have them sit in pointless meetings.

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    Things Just Got Real in Elon Musk's Attempt to Buy Twitter

    Now he’s got cash. Tesla and SpaceX billionaire Elon Musk has just made a huge new move to acquire Twitter, the social media giant.
    Last week, Musk announced plans to offer $43 billion to buy th...

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    4 Decisions That Will Increase Your Revenue and Business Growth

    The Internet and social media have been amazing for entrepreneurs but they've also created a shortsighted view of what it means to build a business.

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    Pinterest, Etsy Among 23 Stocks Expecting 100% To 2,883% Growth

    Pinterest, Etsy, Deere and Ternium lead this list of 23 leading growth stocks expecting 100% to 2,883% EPS gains in Q1 2021.

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    8 Keys to Building Business Momentum With Limited Resources | Inc.

    Sustained business growth is necessary to thrive and survive today, and it won't happen by default.

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    I Posted On LinkedIn 90 Times in 90 Days. Here's Why You Should Too.

    Learn how consistently posting relevant content can grow your personal brand and revenue.

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    Starting a business with no money. How to do it?

    How to start a business when you don't have capital. Know the financing options you can get.

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    The Rules of Startup Success, According to Daymond John

    The 'Shark Tank' investor and entrepreneur reflects on the wisdom he's gained from backing hundreds of startups-- and learning to assess himself honestly.

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    Coca-Cola Is Discontinuing TaB After Almost 60 Years

    It doesn’t have a huge fan base, but the people who run the website ‘ilovetab.com’ are going to be very upset about this.

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    10 Of The Best Online Business Courses To Elevate Your Business Skills

    Nine online business courses that will help you boost your business knowledge. Explore branding, marketing, negotiating, public speaking, and more.

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    3 Keys to a Highly-Effective Content Marketing Strategy

    Zero in on these three areas of content marketing to boost engagement with customers and prospects.

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      I cofounded two startups with my best friend. Here are 5 ways we made it work

      It’s a rule many agree on: Doing business with friends is a bad idea. These two entrepreneurs met in college a decade ago and are proving the old adage wrong.

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      5 Reasons Now Is the Best Time to Start Your Own Business | Inc.

      GE, GM, IBM, Disney, HP, Hyatt, Trader Joe's, FedEx, and Microsoft were founded during hard times.

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      What It Takes to Launch a Successful Online Clothing Brand in 2020

      If you have the right drive, know-how and positioning, you can start a business that will do well for years to come.

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      Why Defunding Police Will Hurt America’s Small Businesses

      Small business owners must use their leadership platform to be voices of reason against the defunding police movement and expose it as a canard for a political agenda. Nothing good comes from anything that harms America’s small businesses.

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      4 Things to Check to See If Your Business Is Ready to Reopen | Inc.

      As non-essential businesses prepare to resume operations, recognizing the signs that your business is--or isn't--ready to reopen is a crucial next step.

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      Just putting it out there: It's embarrassing to exist on LinkedIn

      I've never been big on social media, but there's one platform I absolutely can't stomach the courage to exist on: LinkedIn.

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      Trader Joe's Won't Do Delivery Or Pickup. For An Extraordinary Reason | Inc.

      Not every supermarket chain thinks the same way. Some prefer to stick to certain principles.

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      Clever Zoom Backgrounds For Your Next Meeting | Inc.

      Brands are giving us Zoom backgrounds that can place us anywhere from a Paris chateau to the Iron Throne. These are among some of the top looks out there.

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      How to Re-open Your Business | Inc.

      Here are some questions to ask as you prepare to re-open your doors once the pandemic subsides.

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      The Keys to Getting Your Customers Back | Inc.

      Don't expect a return to business as usual. You've got to give people a reason to trust your company.

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      The Biggest Changes to the Small Business Loan Program This Week | Inc.

      The Small Business Administration released a 31-page document outlining the latest changes to the Paycheck Protection Program.

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      Applying for Small Business Loans? Here's How to Prepare | Inc.

      Getting loans through the U.S. government's Paycheck Protection Program may take more time than originally intended. Here are a few things you can do to help speed up the process.

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      How to Manage Salaries During Covid-19 | Inc.

      Five strategies to make the best decisions about cutting salaries, furloughs, and layoffs, that are in the best interest of your employees and your business.

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      How Your Small Business Can Survive The COVID-19 Pandemic

      How can small businesses survive the turbulent times coming ahead in 2020? Here are a few tips.

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      What's Plan B? The Lifeboat Strategy for Your Startup | Inc.

      Ask yourself these four questions to lead your business through a time of uncertainty.

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      The Essential Guide to Business Continuity in a Crisis | Inc.

      Inc.'s solutions center offers expert advice on handling panicked customers, interrupted supply chains, webinars, Zoom meetings, hyper kids, and a work environment that changes by the hour.

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      U.S. internet well-equipped to handle work from home surge

      BOSTON (AP) — The U.S. internet won’t get overloaded by spikes in traffic from the millions of Americans now working from home to discourage the spread of the new coronavirus, experts say. But...

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      ‘Shark Tank’: Why these toothpaste company founders turned down a 6-figure deal with Mark Cuban

      "It is shocking when someone says 'no' to me," "Shark Tank" investor Mark Cuban said after Bite Toothpaste Bits turned down his offer of a $325,000 investment. "When was the last time that even happened?"

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      As coronavirus pandemic spreads, demand for remote-work startups spikes

      As the novel coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, spreads around the world, many companies are asking their staff to work from home. The boom in working remotely may prove temporary — even if the trend behind it is not — but having more staff operating aw

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      The Big Squeeze: How Mr. Whipple Made Advertising History

      Dick Wilson, the star of more than 500 Charmin toilet paper commercials, became one of the most recognizable faces in the country.

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      How to Make your Podcast a Successful Lead Generator | Inc.

      As the podcast space becomes more congested, a well-positioned content strategy is integral for success. Use these tips to craft your podcast as a lucrative lead-generation tool.

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      I got 82 rejections to fund my business, here’s what I learned

      “Constant rejection can be detrimental, but in my case, it kept me going.” NextChapter founder Janine Sickmeyer discusses how she moved on from hearing “no” over and over.

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      Toys “R” Us Is Officially Back in Business! | Mental Floss

      A year and a half after Toys “R” Us closed its doors, the toy titan is back with a smaller, cooler type of store.

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      T-Mobile CEO John Legere to step down on May 1

      COO Mike Sievert is taking over as the carrier continues to look toward closing its merger with Sprint.

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      7 Smart Business Ideas You'll Wish You'd Thought of First--and the Companies That Did

      These startups came up with unique business models--and they turned out to be wildly lucrative.

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      Starting a Restaurant or Food Business? Take This Advice - Eater

      How to fund your business, knowing when to launch, what to prioritize, and how to compensate yourself, and other advice for chefs, restaurateurs, and entrepreneurs

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      Target’s same-day pickup and delivery services growing at double the rate of 2018 | TechCrunch

      Target’s investment in same-day pickup and delivery options is paying off. The company, which today offers same-day in-store pickup, drive-up and same-day delivery through its acquisition of Shipt, said this week that these services combined have more t

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      How To Save Your Business When You're Running Out Of Cash

      Your company requires three main resources to stay alive: food (customers), water (employees, vendors and creditors) and air (cash).

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      300 Examples Of Business Ideas To Help You Start A Successful Business

      Are you looking for a business idea? But you want to make sure it's profitable first? You can learn from these 300 businesses to ensure your start-up launches on the right foot.

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      Toys ‘R’ Us is back from the dead and will open U.S. stores in 2019 | AdAge

      Maybe American kids will only have to live through one Christmas without Toys “R” Us.

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      The 7 Best Podcasts in Business and Finance

      Business and finance podcasts are multiplying, and some of them are quite good. Here are our favorites.

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      11 Businesses You Might Not Know Were Started By Women

      They include Pepperidge Farm, Proactiv, and your favorite soy sauce brand—which was founded by a samurai widow, according to legend.

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      Amazon may be rethinking its New York City headquarters | TechCrunch

      Amazon’s decision to open HQ2 in New York City has been a controversial decision since day one. The company has been championing the estimated 25,000 jobs the move could bring to the metropolitan area, while citizens and local government officials have

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      Jeff Bezos says 'Amazon will fail' one day - Business Insider

      Jeff Bezos told Amazon employees that 'one day Amazon will fail,' according to a recording heard by CNBC of an all-hands meeting.

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      Volkswagen Is Killing Off the Beetle. Again. | Mental Floss

      Test your knowledge with amazing and interesting facts, trivia, quizzes, and brain teaser games on MentalFloss.com.

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      Glossier CEO Emily Weiss on why the company won’t sell on Amazon | TechCrunch

      E-commerce beauty startup founder, Glossier CEO Emily Weiss, dished on stage at TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2018 this morning about some of the company’s top competitors in the e-commerce space, including Amazon as well as the forthcoming threat from Instagra

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      5 Tips to Nail Your LinkedIn Profile Like a Boss

      A digital media and commerce company that enables creativity through inspirational content and online classes.

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      How to use Whatsapp as a Business Tool: 3 Easy Tips

      Whether you own a restaurant or a toy store, WhatsApp can be your best business buddy.

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      A New Harvard Study Reveals The Truth Behind Amazon's Purchase of Whole Foods (And Why Store Shelves Are Shockingly Empty)

      Employees crying, empty store shelves, and irate customers do not sound like the Whole Foods we know and love. Welcome to the new normal -- at least for now.

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      Why It's Wrong To Ask Users What They Want (And What To Ask Instead)

      Effective UX research does not ask users what they want, focusing instead on the real as opposed to the hypothetical.

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      Inside The Ecosystem That Fuels Amazon’s Fake Review Problem

      A vast web of Amazon review fraud lives online, and it's designed to evade the company’s efforts to thwart it.

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      ‘It’s just not what people want anymore’: Subway to close hundreds of U.S. stores

      The world's largest restaurant chain, which has been struggling to turn around its U.S. business, plans to expand abroad instead.

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      Why Your Brand Plan Is More Important Than Your Business Plan

      If people don't know who you are and what you represent, they won't do business with you.

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      Want to Increase Attendance at Your Next Event? Use These 8 Social Media Strategies | Inc.com

      Events can provide you with monumental business results. Here's how to make sure every seat is filled at your next one.

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      Why More One-Person Businesses Are Breaking $1 Million Dollars In Revenue

      The number of solo entrepreneurs and partnerships hitting seven-figures rose 33 percent since 2011.

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      Your Amazon Prime Membership Just Got A Lot Better

      With the most recent updates to Prime members' perks, shopping for groceries is easier than ever before. 

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      Want to Work From Home? Here's the Best Advice From 3,000 People Who Are Doing It Right | Inc.com

      Houzz polled its members and asked people who work from home for their best advice. Here's their collective wisdom.

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      Apple's best-paid female employee earns nearly twice as much as CEO Tim Cook

      Angela Ahrendts oversees strategy, real estate and development, and operations of Apple’s physical stores, online store, and contact centres.

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      5 SEO Strategies to Immediately Focus On in 2018

      While Google's algorithm is constantly changing, these tactics aren't going to change anytime soon and will increase your chance of being found online.

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      How GoFundMe Is Redefining The Business Of Disaster Relief

      Families in need used to look to nonprofits and government. Now they can raise their own funds in record time–assuming they have a click-able story.

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      How to make millions on Instagram

      Over the past decade, there has been a dramatic shift in the way companies execute marketing campaigns. Today, marketers are using social media platforms and influencers to spread awareness of their products and services. Instagram is one of the most popu

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      Tai Lopez Reveals the Secrets He Used to Make Millions From Social Media

      It's easier than you think to transform your social media profile into a lucrative business.

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      How To Get More Real Instagram Followers: The Definitive Guide

      Struggling to get any followers on Instagram? We hear you! This definitive guide will show you how to grow your Instagram following faster...

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      eBay Is Playing Catchup, But Will It Work? - Racked

      Even with 171 million users, the online shopping giant is grasping for relevancy.

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      The Startup Teaching Languages That Have Almost No Teachers

      After failing to find a Buryat instructor, Inky Gibbens launched Tribalingual to offer e-courses in endangered languages spoken only by thousands of people.

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      Amazon Prime members will get special discounts at Whole Foods

      Amazon Prime members will receive special discounts at Whole Foods. The Federal Trade Commission has approved Amazon's acquisition of Whole Foods.

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      End of the checkout line: the looming crisis for American cashiers | Technology | The Guardian

      Donald Trump is fixated on a vision of masculine, blue-collar employment. But the retail sector has long had a far greater impact on American employment – and checkout-line technology is putting it at risk

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      10 Essential Business Skills to Learn Before You StartUp

      Your successful startup needs to have the following skills alongside those technical ones that you already possess

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      How to Make Your Business Fully Remote in 7 Steps

      Converting a traditional business to one that's fully remote can be intimidating. But take things one step at a time and you'll pull it off.

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      Sheryl Sandberg Is Being Approached to Replace Travis Kalanick as CEO of Uber | Inc.com

      The beleaguered ride-hailing company wants to tap the Facebook COO, according to a source close to Uber board member Arianna Huffington.

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      Amazon is gobbling Whole Foods for $13.7 billion

      Amazon has made a bid to buy Whole Foods in what would be a whopping $13.7 billion deal. The all-cash acquisition (which includes Whole Foods Market's net..

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      A Daily Social Media Checklist That Will Double Engagement

      Looking to increase your social media engagement? You need a plan! Here's your daily social media checklist with exact steps you need to take.

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      21 Secret Facts About Successful Online Businesses That Nobody Understands

      This post will look at 21 "secret" facts that set successful online businesses apart from the rest. If you want to succeed at building your online empire. Take note.

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      5 Keys To Building A Strong Social Media Audience | Inc.com

      Fitness entrepreneur Amanda Bucci helps explain how it really works.

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      75 Ideas for Businesses You Can Launch for Cheap or Free

      It takes courage and dedication to start your own business, but not much cash.

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      7 Things You Must Do to Grow a Fanatical Following Online

      Even with technology at their fingertips, your audience members want to hear real stories and connect in meaningful ways. Give them that, and they'll become loyal followers.

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      The Perception of Influence vs. Actual Influence | Inc.com

      With everyone being a content creator, the line between true influence and less-than-true influence has been blurred.

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      Here's What 2016 Taught Us About Content Marketing and SEO

      Success as an internet marketer requires constant appraisal of trends and vigilance for what isn't working any longer.

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      How To Do Twitter Marketing in 10 Minutes a Day

      If you’re low on time, here’s a plan for getting all your tweeting done in 10 minutes a day.

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      A 5-Step Checklist to Maximize Press Coverage for Your Business

      You're doing PR all wrong. The good news: It isn't hard to start doing it right, and it might even cost less than you think.

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      These 7 Free Podcasts Will Save You $100,000 On a Wharton MBA

      Want to learn about digital marketing? Monetizing your content? Scaling your startup? There's a podcast for that.

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      How Marketing Changes When Shopping Is Automated

      Products will flow to our homes like a utility, as electricity and water do.

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      How Growing Technologies Can Help Your Small Business

      Although opening a small business is never easy, today entrepreneurs have a number of useful tools available to them. Thanks to new...

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      Marketing Technology is Changing the World. And Marketers Are Getting Left Behind.

      In an early episode of Mad Men, Don Draper spars with a researcher about the value of the customer insights she’d collected. Don argued that creatives need to show the future, not the past, and that data couldn’t show a brand where to go.

      Marketing has evolved a lot over the last 50 years. Now, data commonly informs copy, and marketers often test and improve creative concepts before launching broadly.

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      A LinkedIn Employee Reveals How to Dominate the Network | Inc.com

      Get the scoop on how LinkedIn uses content marketing to build its brand online--and apply it to your own efforts on the platform.

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      4 Misconceptions About Personal Branding You Need To Abandon Right Now

      If you're in any corner of technology or marketing, you need to widen your web presence beyond LinkedIn.

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      Here's A Toolkit for Creating a Loyal Instagram Following

      These brands were built on Instagram. They share their strategies for creating a loyal following and driving sales on the platform.

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      It’s 2016, So Why Do Almost Half of Small Businesses Not Have a Website?

      New survey finds having a company website is not a priority among small business owners

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      Top 5 Marketing Automation Tools for Small Businesses | BusinessBlogs Hub

      For reasonable monthly or annual rates, marketing automation tools are available to small businesses to save time and money on their online marketing

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      Tips on how to grow your small business

      Transitioning from a lesser experienced start-up to a budding, small-to-medium-sized business can be an exciting yet confusing process, particularly if you’re investing a lot of time scoping out the best tools and strategies to help your business flourish.

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      How to spot a deal on Black Friday

      This week on a special MashTalk, we share our advice for how to spot a true deal on Black Friday.

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      5 Financial Tech Insights for Small Business Owners

      Small business owners wear a lot of hats while learning to build a solid business foundation. One that may not fit so comfortably is the financial technology hat. Learning how to get all systems in place for successful eCommerce can be complicated and the

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      This young director is helping one of the world's biggest media agencies to engage with startups

      Hannah Blake is open innovation director at MEC Global, which employs 5,000 people worldwide and sits under the WPP umbrella.

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      How Smart Entrepreneurs Prepare for Business Travel

      Running a business often requires running around the country (or even the world) in order to meet with investors, connect with clients, and build a support network. If you're traveling regularly for w

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      5 Essential PR Tips for Small Businesses | Gillian Small

      Elaborate public relations campaigns can often be an expensive undertaking. Creating a PR campaign to fit the needs of your small business will require focused time and effort, but doesn't have to break the bank. Below are a few tips to keep in mind when

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      This is where most startups go wrong

      Stephen Lake, CEO of Thalmic Labs, explains the common mistakes entrepreneurs make when starting a business.

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      16 quick small business marketing tips from the experts - Talented Ladies Club

      Need to give your small business marketing a boost? Read 16 quick marketing tips from the experts.

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      Fun Fall Social Media Marketing Ideas for Your Business - WPamplify

      Blog post about Fun Fall Social Media Marketing Ideas for Your Business. Click here to read more.

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      Silicon Valley's 91-year-old designer - BBC News

      Barbara Knickerbocker-Beskind was always inventing things, as a child and as an occupational therapist. Now, at the age of 91, she works for the design and innovation firm IDEO.

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      College Majors Where Women Go on to Make More Money Than Men

      Want to make more money than men? Major in engineering. A new study found that female engineers outearn men—at least at the beginning of their careers.

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      How to choose the perfect app for your business

      Choosing a business app is not the same as choosing a consumer app. You can’t just download and delete it when it doesn’t do what you intended it to.

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      5 Steps to Creating a Viral Video? Do Tell. | Inc.com

      There are probably five steps you can take to make your video go viral. I wonder what they are.

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      8 Ways That Blogging Will Kickstart Your Startup

      In this age of relationships, you are a very important element of your new brand, and it's never too early to start marketing the value of your expertise, insights and ideas.

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      'I Read This 20 Times:' Five Founders Pick The Best Books For Startups

      Five founders pick the best books for startups. One French entrepreneur recommends a literary classic she's read 20 times and says the principles within it have everything to do with her business. Entrepreneurs from around the globe weigh in with their mo

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      What Marketing Experts Don't Understand About Blogging

      Blogging isn't just limited to WordPress. Here's how you can use social media sites like blogs.

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      8 Outside the Box Marketing Ideas Your Business Should Try in 2015 | Inc.com

      Forget classical thinking with your marketing--2015 is the year that you want to start digging into the more inventive side of how you market yourself and your products.

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      "Puff, The Magic Dragon" Restaurant Chain is in the Works | Mental Floss

      If the company that created the Rainforest Cafe has its way, you could soon be eating in a "Puff, The Magic Dragon"-themed restaurant.

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      How social media influences consumer buying decisions - Tampa Bay Business Journal

      Brand awareness, website traffic and fan engagement are a good start, but they don’t cover what makes social media marketing important.

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      3 Reasons Why No Small Business Should Hire a PR Agency

      Sir Richard Branson once famously remarked, “Publicity is absolutely critical. A good PR story is infinitely more effective than a frontpage ad.” The problem is, with PR agencies charging retainers of $3,000 to $10,000 per month, few entrepreneurs can even let themselves imagine what a full-page article or TV appearance could do for their growth.

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      4 research-backed signs you're meant to be an entrepreneur

      Could you be the next Mark Zuckerberg? While about 43% of American kids and adolescents say they plan to start their own businesses, just 13% of adults in the US are engaged in entrepreneurial activities.

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      How did Taylor Swift earn her place as one of Forbes' most powerful women?

      Forbes announced today that Taylor Swift has entered at number 64 of the World’s 100 Most Powerful Women list. With five platinum albums in nine years, and seven Grammys under her belt, it's unsurprising that the 25-year-old country music sensation turned worldwide superstar has made it, but what changed in the past year to for her to be deemed more influential than ever?

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      How to Make Your Brand Irresistible to Millennials | Inc.com

      Millennials are one of the hottest topic in marketing. Here's how to really appeal to them.

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      Starbucks ends 'Race Together' campaign in stores, effort not over - Yahoo News Canada

      Read 'Starbucks ends 'Race Together' campaign in stores, effort not over' on Yahoo News Canada. Starbucks Corp head Howard Schultz told employees on Sunday they will no longer be encouraged to write "Race Together" on drinks cups, but the compan

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      Barbara Corcoran on How to Start Your Own Business on the Side

      It’s often easier to start a new business while you’re still doing your day job, following a hunch that what you love might be just what a lot of customers out there are willing to pay for!