38 Content Marketing Stats That Every Marketer Needs to Know

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By: Neil Patel Do you know where the content marketing industry is moving or why? Because if you don’t, you won’t know how to adjust your own content marketing strategy for growth. Sure, you may have a gut feeling, but nothing beats having concrete evidence, which can help you formulate your marketing budget and build the best content marketing strategy possible. Are you a content marketer? Download this bite sized cheat sheet to get to know about 38 content marketing stats. ...
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6 Ways To Achieve Any Goal

By:  Molly Cain Remember that one glorious night not too long ago when you were pumped full of champagne and big ideas? You promised yourself that this would be the year you accomplish <insert goal here>, and you resolved to make it happen. And then you shouted something inaudible above the crowd to your friends, kissed a random stranger and then danced the night away. Yep, that night. It’s now time for a pulse check. How are you doing on <insert goal here>? Have you accomplish...
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Don’t Let Your Business Plan Gather Dust

By: Barry Moltz If you’ve only ever used your business plan to raise money, you may be leaving a powerful leadership and growth tool in the drawer. A business plan isn't just something to show bankers or investors. Instead, consider reviewing these documents at least once a year in order to measure your company against your stated goals, learn from the results and shift directions when necessary. Consider putting these eight sections in every plan, and reviewing them quarterly, or a...
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3 Simple Steps to Help Mitigate Business Risk in 2016

By: Brian Moran When opportunity arises, many small-business owners must answer the key question: Is it worth the risk? Here are 3 ways to assess the situation and help decrease business risk. “You can’t steal second with one foot on first.” The question may come up often for small-business owners: “Is it worth the risk?” The “it” portion of the question may vary from business to business, but the question is usually the same. “It” refers to the reward your business wi...
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Bluesmart: World’s First Smart, Connected Carry-On Luggage

What is Bluesmart? Bluesmart is a high-quality carry-on suitcase that you can control from your phone, like a boss. From the app you can lock and unlock it, weigh it, track its location, be notified if you are leaving it behind and find out more about your travel habits. You can also charge your phone 6 times over with a built-in battery. Isn’t that awesome? After decades of no innovation in the luggage industry, we re-imagined the suitcase to solve all the problems of the modern traveler. N...
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The Power of the “AND” Philosophy

Guy Kawasaki: Influencer -- Chief evangelist, Canva ~ Like many entrepreneurs, Daniel Lubetzky’s path has been a series of ups and downs that alternately made him deliriously excited and desperately worried. Lubetzky is the CEO of KIND, founder of PeaceWorks and OneVoice, cofounder of the apparel company Maiyet, and author of the New York Times bestseller Do the KIND Thing. According to Lubetzky, people often let circumstances force them into choosing between two seemingly incompatible opt...
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What Product Creation Is REALLY About

Home › Business Strategy ›  What Product Creation Is REALLY About by Pam Hendrickson & Mike Koenigs  When you create a product, it’s not about you—not really. It’s not about your expertise, your education or even your strategies and systems. It’s about them—the people who you want to help. It’s about what you can provide this group of people to help them become wildly successful at what they do. So many people came to us during our recent launch of Make Market Launch IT Acade...
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Make This the Year [2015] You Finally Launch Your Own Startup

By: Don Tapscott - Influencer, CEO The Tapscott Group. 2015 will be the time to start a business. Here’s why and how... Around the world we are facing unprecedented unemployment – even in the developed world. Youth are particularly hard hit. In 2014 more than 1.6 million students graduated from American colleges and universities. Many moved directly into the swollen ranks of the unemployed. After taking on enormous debt to finance their studies, they ended up competing for unpaid internshi...
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Bridging the gap? What gap?

By: Jordi Alemany - Management Consulting “Bridging the gap” between strategy and execution has become a very popular phrase these days. Half of the world – consultants - is trying to help the other half bridge the gap! "Bridging the gap? Why there is a gap is the question you should try to address. The question becomes: Did you know there was a gap by the time you designed your strategy? If you think carefully about it, having to bridge a gap between the strategy designed by the exe...
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Isabel Allende: How to live passionately—no matter your age…

We have curated the post below from TED because we felt that it was a very interesting and an appropriate way of delivering a presentation on the topic of living passionately and because we wanted to introduce TED (an acronym for Technology, Entertainment and Design) to anyone who may not be aware of it. We feel that  the  presentations at TED are always good for expanding ones horizons and the topic of ... How to live passionately—no matter your age piqued our interest as a topic that applies ...
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