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These Surprising Trends Reveal What People Really Want to See in Your Content

Photo by nic on Unsplash Whether you’re a seasoned marketer or just want to make your Youtube video sing, your content won’t have the reach you want unless you incorporate what viewers ache for. But what in the hades is that, exactly? Storyblocks, which specializes in providing video, images and audio for all types of content, conducted a mass analysis of 64 […]

What Road-Tripping Across America to Meet Customers Taught Me About Being a Better Leader

Getting outside of your comfort zone and walking in other people’s shoes can help you become a more effective leader. If the recent HR crises in Silicon Valley have taught us anything, it’s that leaders should take a more hands-on, thoughtful approach to crafting their company cultures. CEOs and business owners can start by seeking […]

Sink or swim why bootstrapping will make you a better entrepreneur

Photo by Jakob Owens on Unsplash Bootstrapping will make you a better entrepreneur. It’s not easy to grow a business without external funding. You have to swim, or you’ll sink fast. You also have to stretch your resources and work efficiently. If you’re in the deep end, without a life jacket, it’s time to get creative. Here is […]

6 Successful Dealmakers Share Their Top Tips on Raising Capital

Do today what others aren’t willing to. Bootstrapping will only take your startup so far. Many businesses underestimate how much money they really need to keep going and growing, and they run out of runway. When raising funds, these investor-entrepreneurs and members of The Oracles share their best secrets, tips, and strategies. Source: 6 Successful Dealmakers Share […]

How To Become Super Successful: Keep It Simple

Photo by Isaac Benhesed on Unsplash It is estimated that adults make up to 35,000 decisions daily.  Decision fatigue  refers to the psychological concept that we have a limited number of mental resources, and using them to make irrelevant decisions can affect productivity.  If you manage a business or even a side hustle, chances are you could greatly […]

4 Signs that Entrepreneurship Might Be for You

Photo by Roman Kraft on Unsplash I often hear todays’ business gurus talk about how they started their first business at like, 10 and have been hustling every since. That wasn’t me.I’m pretty sure I was busy climbing trees, playing with dolls and video games. You know, kid stuff… It wasn’t until my first “real” job at 20 […]

The REAL Reason Behind Gary Vaynerchuk‘s Success in Social Media

Photo by Jonas Svidras on Unsplash Meet Gary Vay-ner-chuk. I have been watching his content for about a year and Gary is now one of my biggest online mentors. At first, I couldn’t pinpoint what’s so attractive about his content but I think I nailed it down. Let´s take a deep dive into Gary’s underlying principles. Not only […]

How to Be Productive: 10 Ways to Actually Work Smarter

Photo by Marcus Wallis on Unsplash Be productive and work smarter. A while back I wrote an email to myself with my own personal rules on how to be productive. It distills all the lessons I’ve learned throughout the years about productivity and working smarter. That email serves as a constant reminder when I am feeling unproductive or […]

Breaking Out of A SALES SLUMP

Photo by Lucas Lenzi on Unsplash Sales Slump. Life is about selling yourself.. so if you are not on a sales team.. remember.. you are always going to have to sell yourself in life… It could be for a tryout, a job interview, a raise, a higher position in the Company, or landing a new deal… and, to […]

If You Want to Build a Billion-Dollar Brand Like Apple and Coca-Cola, Change Your Marketing Strategy

Five tips to know when it might be time to move beyond product and into brand advertising. Apple didn’t become the most valuable brand in the entire world, worth $170 billion (total market cap: $814 billion), by talking about the processing power or pixel count of its computers. Instead, the company taps into a universal desire to express […]

30 Business Podcasts For Entrepreneurs

Want to learn the secrets that built the world’s greatest businesses?Listening to podcasts is one way to do just that. That’s why we’ve compiled this list of 30 of our favorite business podcasts! These shows will teach you everything from starting up and selling your product to the hidden economics that drives industries. They’ll also […]

Dig Deeper: The Secret To Gripping Brand Narratives

3 secret places. Brand strategy is an excavation. I’ve written in the past that “You dig and dig and dig until a market path is revealed.” The perfect story, just like strategy, already exists. There is already a compelling, loyalty-building narrative hiding in the DNA of your brand. If you pull apart the floorboards and start shoveling at […]