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10 Creative Ways To Use Animation In Online Marketing

YFS Magazine

Use animations to tell a compelling story and actively engage with your audience. Here's a look at 10 creative ideas to use animation for online marketing. Grow Marketing & Sales animation animation development marketing online marketing online video video animation

How to Structure Your Optimization and Experimentation Teams


It’s important to know the most efficient way to arrange your optimization team to ensure their productivity and yours. But what’s the best way to structure your team? Should optimization folks be in a separate team? Or under product teams? Or marketing?

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Why Every Growing Business Needs An Answering Service

YFS Magazine

Business growth represents a legitimate progression of your success, but it also uncovers logistical barriers associated with scaling business operations. Back Office Grow answering service back office communications

Overwhelmed With Projects? Here’s What to Do

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

When you first start your business, you’ll be desperate for as many projects as you can get. Your operating capital will be limited, so you’ll need to generate revenue quickly and sustainably, and more projects are the answer.

How Startups Can Keep Product Development Lean


by Steve Owens, Founder and CTO of Finish Line Product Development Services. The lean start-up movement has been based on a single insight – which the purpose of a start-up is to discover a business model that works.

Maximizing Your LinkedIn for a Successful Product Management Career

The Product Guy

In a recent live stream from one of our mentors of The Product Mentor , Paul Hurwitz, lead a conversation around “Maximizing LinkedIn for Product Managers”. We are always looking for more product mentors from all around the world. Signup to be a Mentor Today! View the live stream….

These 6 Niche Marketing Tips Will Create Deeper Connections With Your Customers

crowdSPRING Blog

Olga in Paris for Flytographer. The saying goes “You can’t please everyone.” ” And what’s more, you shouldn’t try. Not all customers are alike. And spending time, money and manpower trying to reach all of them effectively is not only foolhardy but impossible.

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Four Clever Ways To Get Free Digital Marketing


Digital marketing an essential tool for any business out there, whether large or small. Competition is typically stiff in any market, so a brand’s long-term success usually hinges on effective online marketing strategies.

Side Business: The Side Hustle Opportunity

The Startup Magazine

The Way Of The Hustle. When a British man who managed a construction company wrote a series of fish tank reviews for an obscure website, he included links to several Amazon product listings at the end of the reviews.

3 ways your remote team might get cabin fever — and how to combat it

The Next Web

Studies show that employees who work from home can be even more productive than in-office peers. They’re typically happier since they have more control over their lives and schedules.

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How To Deal With Employees Who Have Alcohol Or Substance Abuse Problems

The Startup Magazine

Substance abuse and addiction problems are something we don’t talk about often enough. As a business owner, recognising and understanding how to treat them can be very important. So, here’s a guide on dealing with employees with substance abuse issues. Get educated about alcoholism.

Motherhood Isn’t For Everyone


by Andy Cunningham, author of “ Get to Aha!: Discover Your Positioning DNA and Dominate Your Competition “ Customer experience isn’t for everyone. Really. If it’s not part of your corporate DNA, you shouldn’t make it the focal point of your business.

It's Easier to Focus in a Coffee Shop Than an Open Plan Office, According to Brain Scans

Inc Startups

It's not just the noise that's distracting. It's the annoying behavior of your coworkers. Productivity

The Evolving Significance of SEO in Marketing Today

Duct Tape Marketing

The Evolving Significance of SEO in Marketing Today written by John Jantsch read more at Duct Tape Marketing.

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10 Ways We're Fostering Anxiety Rather Than Resilience in Today's Young People

Inc Startups

We're robbing young people of the mental strength they need to stay healthy. The Inc.


Transcript of The Importance of SEO in Marketing Today

Duct Tape Marketing

Transcript of The Importance of SEO in Marketing Today written by John Jantsch read more at Duct Tape Marketing. Back to Podcast. Transcript.

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Amazon HQ2 Proposal Deadline Has Arrived: Here are the top 5 Contenders

Inc Startups

It's a huge opportunity considering the second headquarters is expected to bring with it as many as 50,000jobsand tens of billions of dollars' worth of investment. Hot Spots


How Tech for Campaigns Has Helped 3,000+ Techies Make a Difference in Progressive Politics

Hunter Walker

I met Jessica Alter when was running FounderDating, which helped solo founders discover their perfect cofounders. Like many of us, the 2016 Presidential Election alarmed her, but unlike many of us, she’s doing something more than just rage tweeting. Jessica, along with two cofounders, started Tech for Campaigns , which connects tech volunteers with the campaigns of progressive candidates for skill-based volunteering.

How Can You Spot True Leaders? They Do Any of These 3 Super Rare Things Daily

Inc Startups

Robert Goffee and Gareth Jones, Europe's leading experts on organizational culture, leadership and change, discovered that inspirational leaders display the quality of "selectively showing their weakness.".

Austin Bids to Become Amazon’s Second North American Headquarters


“That’s right, you’re not from Texas, but Texas wants you anyway” to quote Lyle Lovett. And Austin wants the second Amazon headquarters. City leaders officially submitted Austin’s bid to Amazon on Wednesday, a day before the deadline. On Sept. 7, Amazon announced the Seattle-based tech giant was looking for a second North American headquarters, Amazon […]. The post Austin Bids to Become Amazon’s Second North American Headquarters appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin

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This Instagram Message From Kobe Bryant to an Injured Player Is the Most Inspiring Thing You'll Read Today

Inc Startups

Kobe Bryant's advice to recently injured Gordon Hayward will teach you how to make emotions work in your favor.


How Entrepreneurs and Executives Can Work with Private Equity and Venture Capital Funds

David Teten

I presented a few weeks ago to the American Marketing Association Executive Forum on how their members can work with and earn money from private equity and venture capital funds.

5 Devastating Career Mistakes Holding You Back

Inc Startups

Being aware of these blund is the first step to making progress.


Purple Squirrels & Other Lies | Steve Johnson, Under10 Consulting | BoS USA 2016

Business of Software Blog

Steve Johnson, Principle, Under 10 Consulting. Purple Squirrel (n) is used by recruiters to describe a job candidate with precisely the right education, experience, and qualifications to fit a job’s multifaceted requirements.

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6 Ways You Can Cultivate a Healthy and High-Performing Culture

Inc Startups

Company culture is an important tool to success, but many get it wrong. Cultivating a healthy and high performing culture starts with these 6 habits. Company Culture


Even a taste of ownership motivates employees.


Close. How about employees all the way down the line and through the corporation? How do we align them to the goals and strategies of the enterprise? Obviously for the appropriate individuals, a bonus program aligned to the department’s goals is appropriate.

If You Need More Evidence That Open Offices Are Just Awful for Productivity, Here It Is

Inc Startups

Noise is part of it. But that's not all. Innovate

GSO church headed to N.C. Supreme Court over solar panels

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

This test case for North Carolina dates back to June 2015, when the nonprofit NC WARN began selling solar power to Faith Community Church near downtown, from a system installed on the roof of the church

This Conference You've Never Heard of Is Internet Marketing's Best Kept Secret

Inc Startups

The LeadPages Converted conference is where advanced digital marketers go to get better. Secret Weapons

Virginia Creeper Trail invites bikers to take it easy

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

DAMASCUS, Virginia— It was an invitation even teenagers who had hoped to be watching college football or playing video games couldn't resist: a mountain bike ride — all downhill

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5 Industries 3D Printing Will Disrupt in the Next 10 Years

Inc Startups

5 industries 3D printing will disrupt in the next 10 years. Technology

Woolly worms predicting winter weather? It's gospel in one N.C. mountain town.

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

The North Carolina mountain town of Banner Elk is having its 40th annual Woolly Worm Festival this weekend

Unproductive Day? Here's How to Make Tomorrow Better

Inc Startups

Here are four tips to help you nip your lack of motivation in the bud and make tomorrow far better and more productive. Productivity

FBI agents rescue 84 children, including 3 in NC, from human traffickers

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

Agents with the Federal Bureau of Investigation rescued 84 minors, including three in North Carolina, this month during a nationwide operation that targeted underage human trafficking

10 Common Money Mistakes Millennials Make When Starting a Business

Inc Startups

Very few businesses that make it are those of millennial entrepreneurs. Money

Greensboro church headed to N.C. Supreme Court over solar panels

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

This test case for North Carolina dates back to June 2015, when the nonprofit NC WARN began selling solar power to Faith Community Church near downtown, from a system installed on the roof of the church

Ineffective Meetings Cost Companies Up to $283-Billion a Year (Streamline Collaboration With These Tips)

Inc Startups

A recent survey shows 79% of people would be willing to use screen sharing during meetings if it were easier to set up. Productivity

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