AJ Agrawal is an entrepreneur, speaker, and writer. He is the CEO and Co-Founder at Alumnify Inc.

 

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Why Every Team Needs to Do a Company Retreat

Company Retreat

Business is more about catering to employees and customers than it is about numbers. Numbers are important, but they’re only factorable when you have happy customers and employees. This means it’s imperative to keep people happy in order to increase revenue and profit margins….

Technology Is Changing the Way People Negotiate

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Negotiation is an age-old art that has formed the business world since its inception. One of the biggest issues you’ll discover is that 67% of negotiated decisions has already been made before a customer ever makes contact with you. That’s where negotiation starts. In recent years, the…

6 Digital Marketing Strategies for Your Human Resources Department

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Marketing your business is an essential part of overall company performance, but have you ever stopped to consider the way you market available positions? In any competitive industry, it’s essential that you attract top talent. So how do you go about letting the modern…

7 Ways Marketers Benefit from the US Presidential Election

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With the election coming up, marketers are enjoying this time of year. They have so many benefits that come their way when it comes time for an election year. A marketer’s main goal is to take advantage of all of the marketing benefits without…

7 Free SEO Tools to Powercharge Your SEO Campaign

Every business is actively and obsessively participating in the race to generate traffic, get listed in top ranking in the search engine’s results and in overall drive business to success. This will involve the use of tools that are employed in the seamless and…

5 Tips for Setting Up a Startup Pivot Strategy

17 Entrepreneurs On the Right Time to Start a Business Lessons

Startup founders often believe they have a great idea. They put the stat that 50 percent of startups fail within five years aside because they believe it will never happen to them. However, a pivot strategy is essential because you never know what can…

For Your Startup to Succeed, You Need to Be a Better Networker

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Every startup founder has to network if they’re going to succeed, particularly face-to-face networking, which 85 percent of business people prefer. When you establish your company you have nothing and nobody. No one knows your name and you have nothing to build up. Business…

9 Tips to Make Sure Your Startup Doesn’t Get Hacked

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There’s no doubt about it – Getting hacked can be extremely detrimental to your company. A security hack can more costly than any failed launch or missed deadline. Most people have heard of the famous Sony or RadioShack hacks that cost the companies tens of millions…

5 Core Members of Your Content Marketing Team

Team 4 Things to Consider Before Applying to An Accelerator

The art of content marketing involves a substantial amount of behind-the-scenes thinking and work that should be invisible to the end user. In just a few short years, this ever-changing field has gone from the domain of a few versatile digital thinkers to a…

How to Win Brand Evangelists and Influence People

How to Win Brand Evangelists and Influence People

Every salesman has the job of trying to persuade people to buy what they’re selling. The only way they can do this successfully is through influence. Influence is the psychology of persuasion and it’s an extremely important attribute that you have to take into…

How Important Is Off-Page Optimization in SEO?

SEO often begins with on page optimizations such as building high-quality content, improving page load speed, and incorporating keywords with site-wide elements (title tags, meta descriptions, etc.). After this, you can proceed with your link-building campaign and spread the word on your website. Link-building…

How to Bounce Back from a Failed Startup Launch

How Technology Has Caused Us to Procrastinate More Than Ever

Startups all start with optimism, but they don’t all meet the expectations of their founders. In fact, 90% of them fail. If you want to build up a brand, you have to accept that there’s a chance of failure. Just because something goes wrong…

What Startups Should Do to Benefit from Local SEO

Google has researched local behavior and discovered that 50% of users who make local searches actually visit the store in question within a day. This is a massive conversion rate previously unheard of. For startups, it represents a golden opportunity to bring in your first…

7 Reasons Why Food Startups Are Getting Major Funding

7 Reasons Why Food Startups Are Getting Major Funding

Major corporations and venture capitalists (VC) are investing in food startups more than ever. Society’s eating habits are changing and with that, the food industry needs to make changes as well. Some major corporations, such as breakfast cereal brands, are removing unhealthy and undesirable…

Why Startups Are in the Post-Unicorn Era

Forget Unicorn Hunting: The First Accelerator for Revenue Companies

The “Unicorn Era” referred to startups being valued a $1 billion or more. The era is coming to a close as more startups are receiving higher valuations and funding for sustainability. Critics say that these unicorn startups are a blueprint for the next risk…

How to Get Top Development Talent with a Small Budget

How to Get Top Development Talent with a Small Budget

Startups are notorious for having no money. In fact, no money is why most startups are doomed to fail from the start. Yet on occasion, you hear stories about top development talent turning down huge salaries in favor for startups, which have nothing but…