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13 Tools and Resources for First-Time Cloud Users

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Whether it’s for file sharing, customer service, or basic business functions, it seems like every organization these days is using the cloud. Compared with traditional on-premise programs, cloud tools offer a much easier way to store, manage, access, and update the software you need…

10 Ways to Get Your Business Ready for the Wearables Wave

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Wearable technology may not be as ubiquitous as smartphones just yet, but it’s well on its way. In November 2016, Wall Street Daily reported that this category of devices was approaching peak adoption, with a 26.1 percent year-over-year increase in wearables shipping by the second…

14 Smart Marketing Tactics to Encourage App Downloads

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In the mobile-first era, it seems that every business has its own app to enhance the customer experience. While there may be legitimate value in offering your customers an app, you may face some stiff competition: When there’s an app for everything, how can…

9 Platforms That Will Keep You Excited About Video Content After Vine

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Vine, the Twitter-owned video platform, announced late last year that it was shutting down. The popularity of Vine skyrocketed back in 2013, thanks to the novelty of its short, looping videos that inspired creatives in comedy, art, sports, music and dance. But now with the…

8 Ways to Build Up Your Cybersecurity Defenses

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Yahoo announced a security breach late last year, totaling over a billion compromised accounts. According to The New York Times, critics said the internet company giant “has a long way to go to catch up to these threats.” Not only must companies better their…

12 Social Apps for the Most Well-Connected Entrepreneurs

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Whether you connect online or meet in person at an event, networking is a necessary business investment. You can be a social butterfly or an awkward conversationalist, it doesn’t matter. You need to network. The relationships you build are critical to your personal growth…

10 Productivity Hacks for Entrepreneurs on Their Commute

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Entrepreneurs often work on the go, whether it’s on the train, in the back of an Uber, or walking from one meeting to the next. Instead of wasting the commute time, there are plenty of productivity tools and methods to make the most out of…

13 Gmail Hacks That Every Busy Professional Needs to Know

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Whether you impulsively check your inbox every twenty minutes or put it off as long as possible, there are tools and tricks to maximize your productivity when it comes to email. With these Gmail hacks, you’ll spend less time following up on emails and…

10 Ways Your Teams Can Unite to Analyze Customer Data

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In this day and age, marketing and tech can work hand in hand to achieve many of your startup’s goals. When it comes to leveraging customer data, having them join forces could mean major growth for your business. But how do you go about doing this? We asked…

10 Ways Artificial Intelligence Can Simplify Your Business

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In early 2016, the creators of Siri revealed their latest artificial intelligence assistant, Viv, meant to be the the intelligent interface for everything. Viv goes beyond Siri’s ability to pull answers from basic web searches and answers complex questions that more closely resemble how people talk….

9 Ways to Further Distance Your Business From a Cyber Attack

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You may have certain methods in place to protect your business from a cyber attack, but are you really as protected as you need to be? With hacks and data breaches becoming more and more common, you may want to think about giving your security…

10 Ways to Start Smart in Marketing Automation

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Marketing automation is hugely popular among marketing teams, but many of them pay for services that don’t suit their needs. If you’re looking for a “beginner’s guide” to marketing automation, there are a few tricks to try before splurging on a premium service. We asked…

12 Website Features You Need for Your ECommerce Business

Consumers today demand the highest quality web experience, and that includes being informative in an engaging way. If you own an ecommerce business, there are design features that could help avoid cart or website abandonment. We asked 12 entrepreneurs from Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC)…

11 Entrepreneurs Share Their Biggest Failures

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Ask any entrepreneur and they will say they have learned a lot. And while success is a big part of growing as an entrepreneur, nothing helps you grow faster than failure. The Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC) asked 11 entrepreneurs to share some of their…

10 Ways Big Data is Changing How Startups Invest in Marketing

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With big data providing more insight into buyer behavior than ever before, it’s no surprise that startups are changing the way they invest in marketing. But what exactly is the availability of big data helping them do? We asked 10 entrepreneurs from Young Entrepreneur…

8 Marketing Lessons Learned from the Success of Pokémon Go

The launch of augmented reality game Pokémon Go sparked the attention of both newcomers and longtime fans of the series, and saw a huge surge in popularity, seemingly overnight. While this is a rare phenomenon, it teaches brands a much-needed lesson in how they…

8 Entrepreneurs Give Tips for Building a Beautiful Company Website

When it comes to attracting new customers, your first impression is everything. In fact, it’s likely one of the first touch points they’ll have with your brand is your company’s website. While it may be tempting to build a simple landing page and push…