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  • How to Create Pinterest Images That Drive Massive Results Pinterest can become your biggest traffic driver? And more than that, you can use it to convert higher-quality leads in a shorter amount of time? It’s all possible when you position your content properly. That means creating super compelling images. How do you do that? Below I list seven easy tips to help you create Pinterest images that drive massive results. PLUS, grab the Infographic at the end!
    1/29/2018 7:26:43 AM
  • 5 Features Entrepreneurs Need on a Smartphone - found them on the Huawei Mate 10
    1/21/2018 12:01:27 AM
  • How to Succeed in Business? Do Less - WSJ The best performers instead ask a crucial question before they draft their goals: What value can I create? And by value, they mean the key benefits they bring to customers and others, not themselves.
    1/12/2018 7:24:39 PM
  • Social Media Analytics:  A Guide on What and How to Measure As your social media presence grows, you will need to consider investing in some 3rd-party analytics tools. Ideally, you want a cross-platform tool with good competitive analysis. The selection of social media analytics tools we have covered gives you some good options.
    1/9/2018 9:38:07 AM
  • R.P.M. Group Training Program Restoration Performance Management is a group of Restoration & Remediation owners who are selected and matched into a small group of other business owners. The RPM Group helps you tackle the issues and problems we all face in business. Together we will work towards building real value in our businesses… and ourselves. RPM Group members lean on each other, give advice, share connections and network with each other. Each month we focus on one of the eight Key Value Drivers in operating a successful business.
    12/27/2017 1:23:26 AM
  • Why the innovation race is getting automated Large companies seeking to protect their core business are active in the M&A market, snatching up companies that have competing technologies or even just patents for competing technologies. At the same time, startups trying to capture market share are forced into 100-plus hour work weeks, stealth launches, and tight codes of secrecy about technology under development.
    12/16/2017 11:51:47 PM
  • 9 Deadly Sins Startup Founders Commit Most | Latin Business Today For most startups, these nine flawed assumptions are the most toxic of all. Here are the 9 deadly sins for start ups: 1. Assuming “I Know What the Customer Wants” First is the founder’s unwavering belief that he or she understands who the customers will be, what they need, and how to sell it to them.
    12/13/2017 7:14:23 AM
  • Marketing Lessons for Startups: How to Grow Your Company on Small Budget Your customers do not care about the amazing features of your product. What they want to know is how your product will make them amazing.
    12/4/2017 9:20:17 AM
  • This Founder Wants To Help 1 Million Female Entrepreneurs Achieve $1 Million In Revenue Gross: What are the most important characteristics someone needs to have to be successful in your role? Pimsleur: I think leaders need to have five qualities: 1. Great empathy and a “heart connection” with the people you lead — you have been where they have been or your life experience allows you to identify with them. 2. A “water around rocks” mentality, meaning you will always find a way. 3. The ability to keep learning from other experts and from your students. 4. A vast network — part of my role is to introduce people to each other for possible funding. 5. Humor and humility.
    11/25/2017 8:37:24 AM
  • When should you kill a product? Noah Kagan, Rob Walling and 16 other founders weigh in - WP Curve WPPS
    11/17/2017 6:29:22 PM
  • Slump in startups is slowing the economy — is big business to blame? | The Seattle Times
    10/29/2017 4:30:07 PM
  • The 2 Underrated Startup Success Factors | Capital & Growth Blog Niko did a ‘fireside chat’ with Capital & Growth, explaining why timing and empathy are often underrated startup success factors. Niko Bonatsos is a Managing Director at the venerable venture capital firm General Catalyst. He is ‘the peoples’ venture capitalist’ and has a massive social media following! In his words “I am particularly interested in investing in and partnering with first time tech founders, who have a strong perspective about solving big problems their way. I don’t mind if you weren’t born in the U.S. (talent is universal, while opportunity is not) or if your accent sounds funny (mine does for sure). I don’t care if you didn’t go to Stanford or if you aren’t a domain expert yet. I partner with tech founders who are learning animals and treat every decision as a learning moment; these are the types that become domain experts a few years later.”
    10/8/2017 3:44:14 PM
  • Tony Robbins life coach success - Business Insider Robbins: I always tell people: Life is the dance between what you desire most and what you fear most. You've got to be able to deal with the threshold of control. And what I mean by that is, do you ski or snowboard? Feloni: I've skied. Robbins: OK. So most people are intermediate their whole life. What happens is, they go, they learn a little bit, and then one day they think they're on a blue and it's a double black diamond. And they're like, "Holy shit, I'm going to die." And it looks like you're going to go off the cliff. And those moments are threshold-to-control moments. What I mean by that is, you're going, like, out of control, you know you literally can die, you could go over the edge, and so you have two choices: Focus like crazy on what you want and carve, find the way to carve, or focus on what you're afraid of. And then if you do that, all you're going to do is slam yourself on the ground and try to hang on for dear life. Well, most people do the latter, so they're terminally intermediate. They never become a master at anything. The people who become the masters are the ones that the fear is there, and it's uncontrollable fear. Courage isn't that you're not afraid; it's you're scared shitless but you decide that you're going to focus on what you're here to do versus on what you fear and you push yourself. Once you figure out how to do that first carve and then another, another, then all of a sudden, the black diamond is your bitch. You're no longer afraid of that. And you become a masterful skier or snowboarder or whatever it is. And when you learn how to overcome those instead of collapsing. I think that is the single most important thing.
    9/29/2017 9:23:15 PM
  • Interview with Tony Robbins life coach success - Business Insider How Tony Robbins came from a broken household to build a $6 billion empire and coach business legends like Marc Benioff and Paul Tudor Jones. Tony Robbins is a life and business coach, known for his infomercials in the 1990s and his list of high-profile clients. He owns 33 companies and directly runs a dozen of them. He expects to generate $6 billion in annual revenues this year. Robbins says he had four fathers and an abusive mother, so he wanted to help other people.
    9/29/2017 9:16:19 PM
  • Principles by Ray Dalio TEDtalk Principles are ways of successfully dealing with reality to get what you want out of life. "Rather than thinking, ‘I’m right.’ I started to ask myself, ‘How do I know I’m right?’
    9/21/2017 11:17:41 PM
  • Tony Robbins interviews billionaire Ray Dalio - author of Principles Learn the ultimate principles of success in LIFE and BUSINESS in an intimate conversation with Tony Robbins and billionaire Ray Dalio – one of the world’s greatest investors and the most successful hedge fund manager in history, Ray Dalio, known as “the Steve Jobs of Investing” Learn how Dalio founded his company in a 2-bedroom apartment at age 26, and then built the $165 Billion Bridgewater into the biggest hedge fund in the world
    9/21/2017 10:46:30 PM
  • How Artificial Intelligence Is Revolutionizing Business In 2017 72% of respondents in the technology, media, and telecommunications industry expect AI to have a significant impact on product offerings in the next five years. The technology, media and telecommunications industry has the highest expectations for AI to accelerate new product and service offerings of all industries tracked in the study, projecting a 52% point increase in the next five years. AI-based improvements are expected to deliver Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) gains in the Financial Services and Professional Services industries as well. The following graphic compares expectations for AI’s expected contributions to business offerings and process improvements over the next five years by industry. Boston Consulting Group & MIT Sloan Management Review, Reshaping Business With Artificial Intelligence Customer-facing activities including marketing automation, support, and service in addition to IT and supply chain management are predicted to be the most affected areas by AI in the next five years. Demand management, supply chain optimization, more efficient distributed order management systems, and Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems that can scale to support new business models are a few of the many areas AI will make contributions to the in the next five years. The following graphic provides an overview of operations, IT, customer-facing, and corporate center functions where AI is predicted to contribute. Boston Consulting Group & MIT Sloan Management Review, Reshaping Business With Artificial Intelligence 84% of respondents say AI will enable them to obtain or sustain a competitive advantage. 75% state that
    9/10/2017 7:01:30 PM
  • How Artificial Intelligence Is Revolutionizing Business In 2017
    9/10/2017 7:00:36 PM
  • Lurn - Blog online seminars to help start business
    8/28/2017 3:10:31 PM
  • Study: 64% make a purchase after watching marketing videos on Facebook
    7/25/2017 9:53:37 PM
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