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7 Startup Lessons From Successful Small Business Owners

If you had the chance to live your life over again, what would you do differently? Most small business owners wouldn’t change a thing—at least, not when it comes to their businesses. Some 82% of small business owners in the most recent SurePayroll Scorecard have no regrets about when they started their businesses; in fact, 10% wish they had...

Creating Influencer-Targeted Content to Earn Links + Coverage – Whiteboard Friday

Most SEO campaigns need three kinds of links to be successful; targeting your content to influencers can get you 2/3 of the way there. In this Whiteboard Friday, Rand covers the tactics that will help your content get seen and shared by those with a wide and relevant audience. Click...

Why Community Management Matters For Your Business (And How to Do It Right)

“Community management” is often used interchangeably with “social media management”. And while it’s definitely a key part of any social strategy, managing your community becomes more and more important the bigger your customer base becomes. Community management, at its core, is...

How to Discover Your Customers’ Most-Googled Frustrations (and solve them)

Google is a treasure trove for marketers. Currently (2017), it “processes over 40,000 search queries every second!” This “translates to over 3.5 billion searches per day and 1.2 trillion searches per year worldwide.” And just look at how much Google use grew between 2000 and 2012: It’s ridiculous! And this all means one thing. Google can generate valuable data like it’s nobody’s business. There’s arguably no other...

HEBI is trying to make building custom robots as easy as playing with LEGO

The X-Series Actuator doesn’t look like much. Actually, if I’m being honest, it kind of looks like a red metal scotch tape dispenser with ribbed sides and a couple of ethernet ports. The product is scattered all over HEBI’s one-room Pittsburgh office in various states of disarray. The palm-sized metal component is the startup’s...

5 Productivity Lessons Painfully Learned From Running Marathons

Reader Resource Apply now to be an Entrepreneur 360™ company. Let us tell the world your success story. Get Started » A few years back, I decided I wanted to run a full marathon before I turned 40.I downloaded a training app, closely followed it and subsequently completed my first 26.2 mile distance within the top half of finishers for my age...

4 Tips on How to Get Your Long-Awaited Raise

By Peter Yang You’ve been patiently waiting for your long overdue raise, but it’s becoming more apparent by the day that it’s not going to simply happen on its own. The reality is, if you’re going to get a raise anytime soon, you’re going to need to march right up to your boss and demand one—nicely of course. However, this...

Live Video Strategy: How to Create a Show That Engages

Interested in broadcasting live video? Have you considered starting a live video show? To explore how to create a successful live video show, I interview Luria Petrucci. More About This Show The Social Media Marketing podcast is an on-demand talk radio show from Social Media Examiner. It’s designed to help busy marketers and business owners discover what works with social media marketing. In this episode, I interview...

Step-by-Step You Can Turn Your Ecommerce Side Hustle Into a Real Company

Reader Resource Tune in June 28 and learn how to unlock the power of customer data in our free webinar. Register Now » The nature of work is evolving. To make a living and build a successful career for yourself, you no longer need to work a traditional 9-to-5 job, commute to a physical office or wait patiently for someone to finally...

Scaleway doubles down on ARM-based cloud servers

Iliad’s cloud hosting division Scaleway has been betting on ARM chipsets for years because they believe the future of hosting is going to be based on ARM’s processor architecture. The company just launched more powerful ARMv8 options and added more cores to its cheapest options. If you’re not familiar with processor architecture, your computer and your smartphone...