Entrepreneurism

    • Three New Year Business Resolutions You Should Steal

      By Mars Dorian, {grow} Contributing Columnist I’ve watched a volley of Youtube videos about making New Year’s business resolutions and realized they’re… A) too complex and cumbersome to follow through B) too focused on specific measures which you can’t control Without further ado and blahblah, let’s kick-off 2017 with a bang of viable online actions: 1) Set goals you can truly influence I .

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  • Being an Empathic Marketer in an Automated World

    … from North Carolina). What the best of these marketing experts have in common was empathy. I would consider them empathic marketers. What is an Empathic Marketer? They care deeply about their customers. Each has a remarkable ability to listen and ask penetrating and respectful questions that dig deeply into the psyche of their audience. Each…

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  • Strategies to deal with losing readers through the newsfeed evolution

    …, economics of social media, economist, foundr, mark schaefer, newsfeed Posted in Blogging best practices, branding, Case studies, Communty-building, Content distribution, economics of social media, Entrepreneurism, facebook, Facebook marketing, Internet marketing, Marketing best practices, Marketing Strategy, Mobile marketing, ROI and measurement, Snapchat, Social Media best practices, Social Media Strategy, Traditional media and advertising, Uncategorized | No Comments » All posts …

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  • How I get more stuff done than you: Focus

    … By Mark Schaefer I help a lot of people with their business ideas and problems and inevitably this question comes up: “You seem to be everywhere … how do you get all this stuff done?” My answer is deceivingly simple: FOCUS. I say “deceivingly” because it is such a simple word but so exceedingly difficult to achieve! As a small business owner…

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  • 5 questions you should ask yourself every day before bed

    … By Mars Dorian, {grow} Contributing Columnist I’m a vampire. No, not the solar-phobic Transylvanian bloodsucker with his campy cape, but the graveyard worker who spends all night hitting the keyboard and dropping into bed when the first sun rays sneak through my curtains. You see, I’m what the German government now calls the digital solo-self…

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  • Six steps to increase your app conversion rate

    … Kiki Schirr, {grow} Contributing Columnist App marketing is a difficult job. Your goal is higher downloads and app conversion rate in a crowded space with strict marketplace rules. Often the people who build apps are from small teams with no formal training in marketing. And unlike marketing physical goods, advertising might not be your best…

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  • Three Ways Leaving the 9-5 for Entrepreneurship Improved My Life

    … By Elise Perkins, {grow} Community Member Stress in the workplace remains a top trigger for the everyday aches and pains that plague the American employee. A recent Deloitte study further illuminates the reasons why this occurs: worries over making mistakes, challenging workloads, “urgent” projects which add to the daily deliverables, excessive…

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  • Success may mean staying true to what you know is true

    … By Mark Schaefer I invented Groupon. Well sort of. Many years ago, my first big consulting opportunity was with a national newspaper chain. The company saw the writing on the wall and knew they needed to make big changes to adjust to the digital age. I was invited by the publisher to come into their office and present my innovative new ideas…

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  • Four online business rules that don’t exist any more

    … By Mars Dorian, {grow} Contributing Columnist A few days ago, I was working my face off in my creative cave, realized my social battery was drained, and decided to join a bar meet-up in my hometown of Berlin. I had a chance to talk to online entrepreneurs from all over the world and listened to their unique business stories. It reminded me how…

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  • Case study: Small business content marketing success

    … building, blogging best practices, blogging success, content marketing, entrepreneurism, marketing strategy Posted in blogging, Blogging best practices, Case studies, Content Marketing, Entrepreneurism, Marketing Strategy | No Comments » All posts …

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  • The start-up strategy for beating Facebook

    … Two of the hottest social network startups have taken decidedly different turns in their fortunes. If we compare Snapchat and Blab we can tease out lessons for all of us when it comes to strategies for beating Facebook. If I were a betting person, in 2014 I might have placed my bet on Blab over Snapchat to win in a fair race. Blab, a live…

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  • 3 Business tips to make the second half of your 2016 count

    …) opportunities await those who dare to ask. Soon, I’m going to sunny Italy to social media-ish assist an artist while living 3 weeks in a beautiful countryside mansion…for free. I have to ‘teach online marketing’ for a couple of hours a day and can spend most of the day working on my dream projects while enjoying the sexy nature and sun. The price…

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  • 4 Lessons learned from super niche marketing

    … previous ones by a loooong shot. I make dozens of sales a day, with as many as 35,000 pages read a week, for which I get paid for as well. One more book, and I’m able to live off self-publishing exclusively, which is a dimension away from the few bucks I used to make with my previous ones. So what has changed? Marketing. And to be more specific…

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  • The world’s best creativity technique

    … OK, some blog post headlines tend to be a little sensational. Not this one. I want to share with you the absolute best, can’t-miss technique for truly breakthrough thinking I have ever used. That sounds like a cheesy affiliate ad or something, but there’s no catch here. I am simply giving you one of my best leadership ideas. But it gets better…

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  • Market networks bring businesses into the “enabling economy”

    … At SXSW I became aware of a new marketing trend called “market networks.” This new business model of an “enabling economy” seems to coming of age and I thought I would explore the idea. Market networks represent a different way to do business compared to sites like Air BNB or Uber that simply aggregate demand. In that model, neither the seller…

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  • Social Media and ASO: The Two Essentials of App Marketing

    … by Lilach Bullock, {grow} Community Member In 2016, app developers will have their work cut out for them. Not only do they have to design and create an app that offer users something unique and valuable, they also have to find a way to generate substantial interest in it. According to Statista, 3,970,000 apps are currently available on all…

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