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You may have noticed the increasing number of attractive websites and highly visual apps such as Pinterest and Instagram. It's all part of a powerful trend that Richard McManus, founder of the tech blog ReadWrite, calls the Visual Web. In effect, says McManus, "images and video are becoming an incr Read More
Whether you’re in sales or marketing, you’re pretty much trained to talk about how awesome your product or service is and why people should buy it. Always be closing, as they say. Well, what if you stop selling and instead be genuinely, honestly helpful? Read More
Years ago, when I lived in Silicon Valley, there was a core group of about 50 people–the “cool kids”–who would make or break any social application that came about. Even though it often seemed, back in those days, that Twitter was down more often than it was up, the “cool kids” persisted in their u Read More
Social media may not be your only online marketing strategy, but in this day and age of digital consumerism, it most certainly should play an integral part of your overall promotional agenda. This applies to small businesses and large businesses, even nonprofits, alike. As far as nurturing a grow Read More
What price should you charge for your product? Good question. A successful entrepreneur dissects the pricing strategies that have worked for her. Read More
his is one of the most difficult blog posts I’ve ever written…because I’m about to admit something that’s not easy to talk about. Even though I know some people will not be comfortable with the decisions I’ve made, I think putting all my ugliness, fear, and doubt out there may help you. And if writ Read More
You may have noticed this is my first blog post in 2013. Despite this blog receiving over 1.2 million unique visitors last year, I almost gave up on it entirely. Here’s what happened…and the huge mistake I made (which probably isn’t what you think.)

I’ve been wavering back and forth on what to d Read More
There are lots of posts online about how to make your first dollar, or even how to grow a modest side business. But there’s precious little information on how to build a billion-dollar company.

Before we get into the how, though, there’s something I want to address–and that’s why. Why would you Read More
Spend any amount of time around social media conversations, and one word usually pops up more than any other – transparency.

People talk about social media empowering consumers, because now brands have to be “transparent” in every communication.

People talk about social media sorting the whea Read More
The following answers are provided by the Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC), an invite-only nonprofit organization comprised of the world’s most promising young entrepreneurs. In partnership with Citi, the YEC recently launched #StartupLab, a free virtual mentorship program that helps millions of en Read More

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