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WhatsApp Just Rolled Out an Android App for Small Businesses


Businesses on Facebook have the Facebook Pages Manager application, and businesses on Messenger have Analytics for Apps data for their Messenger bots. And now, businesses on WhatsApp have some tools. Read more...

I'm in My 60s -- Proof That It's Never Too Late to Launch a Startup


I'm an entrepreneur in my 60s, and there's a 21-year span between my first venture and latest startup, which is the third successful business I've launched. What I learned in my 40s and 50s helped me. Read more...

The Keys to Persuasion and Powerful Self-Confidence


Learn why this entrepreneur and motivational speaker dedicated his life to helping others..... Read more...

Hitting the Marketing Email Sweet Spot With Millennials (Infographic)


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When You're Customers Are Talking, Quiet Your Brand Voice and Listen.


"Brand voice" is an important concept for maintaining message consistency but it is not more important than your customers..... Read more...

Don't Fear Failure. It's How You Get to the Right Answer.


Peanut co-founder and CEO Michelle Kennedy explains why trial and error will lead you to success..... Read more...

Looking Ahead: 5 Business Trends to Follow for a Successful 2018


Blockchain, artificial intelligence and live social media interactions will all make their mark this year..... Read more...

Good-bye, Fluffy Office Perks, and 3 Other Tech Business Predictions for 2018


Make 2018 your most successful year yet.....

Pyramid Schemes Are Targeting Snapchat's Mostly Teen Users


Most people understand the basics of pyramid schemes: participants recruit new investors, ad infinitum, but since there aren’t an infinite number of people willing to join, eventually, someone will. Read more...

Here's How to Wring Value From Outdated Blog Posts


A revival strategy will work for most content.....

Why One Entrepreneur Says If You Want to Change Your Life, Change Your Clothes


George Brescia, a style expert and author of 'Change Your Clothes, Change Your Life Because You Can't Go Naked!,' sits down with Jessica Abo to discuss how you can dress for success..... Read more...

Why More One-Person Businesses Are Breaking $1 Million Dollars In Revenue


The number of solo entrepreneurs and partnerships hitting seven-figures rose 33 percent since 2011..... Read more...

All Entrepreneurs Face Failure But the Successful Ones Didn't Quit


Fear of failure is natural. In entrepreneurship, overcoming your fears is essential..... Read more...

Keeping up with SEO in 2018: What you should focus on


Any webmaster worth their salt is constantly reading, watching, and learning more about SEO. Google usually rolls out quite a few big changes throughout each year and while some updates are larger. Read more...

How Crowdsourcing Is Shaping the Future of Everything


As fast as things are changing, they are about to change even faster. Technology is making it progressively easier to access the knowledge, experience, and resources of the crowd. We have already. Read more...

How to Think Like a Billionaire


If you want to be a billionaire, you have to be passionate, enthusiastic and dedicated. That's it..... Read more...

Facebook is making major changes. Here's what that means for your news feed.


Opinion Abilene Christian, is advising its students to give it a lot of thought before applying for a job at the restaurant which dresses its wait staff in tight shorts and low-cut tops. The. Read more...

Can social media become less hateful by law? Germany is trying it — and failing, critics say.


BERLIN — When 32-year-old German teacher and academic book author Bahar Aslan took to Twitter this week to accuse authorities of not doing enough to investigate several alleged xenophobic crimes,. Read more...

Some Canadian media prepared for Facebook changes, may be “devastating’ for others


The prospect didn't appear to weigh too heavily on Global News, an early and frequent adopter of Facebook as a distribution channel..... Read more...

Washington turns in another strong performance in small business


Economy news grab bag: Small-business employment and who's moving in and out of the state. Curse you, blue-state hellhole! With all those taxes and regulations and sputter Seattle — killing. Read more...
5 Top Small-Business Posts of 2017 from The Experts Blog

5 Top Small-Business Posts of 2017 from The Experts Blog

In case you missed them, these blog post for entrepreneurs trended in the Wall Street Journal in 2017. While you’re catching up on your reading before Q1 takes off, don’t forget to add these to you must-read list

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7 small business resolutions for 2018

7 small business resolutions for 2018

Okay. So last year you planned to launch your brand. Maybe you launched your brand but progress is slow going. Now’s not the time to stay in stuck mode. Make 2018 the year for momentum. But before you rev up all pistons, make..

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Terms You Should Know: Connection Economy

Terms You Should Know: Connection Economy

What It Is

Nearly 20 years ago, author/publisher Kevin Kelly wrote New rules for the new economy: 10 Radical Strategies For A Connected World – a book in which he..

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