Time Optimization: Five Methods For Entrepreneurs To Make The Most Of Their Day

Everyone — even the most driven entrepreneur — still has only 24 hours each day. Working without time optimization is akin to wasting time, little by little. An hour wasted here and a few minutes wasted there all add up to a few spare hours which could have been converted into meaningful output, if only that time had been optimized. In order to make the most of each day, time management and strategic organization are crucial. Time management is not new, nor is it unique to the business world. D

Changing Your Project Management Methodology? How To Get Your Team On The Same Page

Many companies use various project management systems across different departments. As your business grows, you may need to adjust your methodology and unify the systems your team members are using. But getting everyone on the same page about your new protocols can be a big challenge, especially if they have to adapt to new tech tools. We asked the experts at Young Entrepreneur Council how they’ve improved company communication in the face of process changes. Follow their advice to create a sea

8 Experts On Why Google's "Page Speed" Update Makes Sense

After months, maybe even years, of hype from both SEOs and Google themselves, Google’s page speed update started rolling out in July. That means if you hadn’t gotten your site’s speed up to acceptable standards already, it’s officially starting to impact your mobile-first index rankings. Since this update is only expected to impact the slowest of the slow sites on the internet, for most marketers, this signals less of a need to overhaul their websites and more of a chance to look at how your ov

3 Tips for Project Managers to Manage Input From Multiple Stakeholders

Your company is implementing a new system for an internal process — say it is a CMS or a CRM system — and part of the process is soliciting the input of the project’s stakeholders, including the users, of which typically there are a lot. This can be thankless task according to Kat Leffler, an IT consultant who has been involved in numerous projects for large corporate enterprises focusing on operational readiness, process normalization and incident tracking. To get a sense of how ugly managing t

Top 25 Convenience Store Marketing Tips from the Pros

Your store’s brand is what will make it stand out from other convenience stores in your area. Brand your store’s windows and stick the latest promotions right on the front door. People passing by can be tempted to try your latest snack or beverage. Consider monthly products (using seasoned fruits or vegetables) or special drinks for every season. Turn your customers into returning ones with branded discount cards, special products available to regulars or even a “customer of the month” reward for your best clients.

10 Channels You Can Use To Stay Ahead Of Programming Trends

The only constant is change. And in the digital world, change comes swiftly—so quickly, in fact, that the next thing you know, you’re already left behind. That is, if you allow yourself to miss out. As a web developer, the desire to be kept in the zone of the latest programming trends should be an integral and inseparable part of yourself, especially if you intend to keep your career on track to survival. But today’s technology has made it possible for a wide range of media platforms to bomba

Why New Plugins Fail - Is The WordPress Community To Blame?

WordPress has achieved massive success since its inception in 2004. In a very short period of time, WordPress has become the most popular CMS leaving behind the likes of Drupal and Joomla. In a recent survey by W3Techs, it was found that WordPress now powers 30% of the web. This is phenomenal growth considering it was 25% in 2016. Powering 30% of the web means a lot of people will build solutions around WordPress

Disruptive Innovation & Online Education in Higher Education

Clayton Christensen, best known for his theory of “disruptive innovation,” believes as many as half of America’s 4000 colleges and universities will close or go bankrupt within 10 -15 years. The gist of his argument, laid out in his book The Innovative University, is that online education is undermining traditional institutions’ business models to the point that many won’t – and aren’t – surviving. Christensen’s theory isn’t baseless. The U.S. Department of Education and Moody’s Investors...

11 Slack Communities for SEOs and Digital Marketers (That You Should Join Today)

Slack is one of those messaging apps. It’s a place where you can communicate with various teams, collaborate on projects, and much more. But what are Slack communities? In essence, they’re similar to Facebook groups, but they exist on Slack. Each Slack community is based around a specific topic (e.g., link building) and provides a place for members to share knowledge and insights about that topic. Members can also message other members directly.

Your Guide to Welcome Email Best Practices

Your Guide to Welcome Email Best Practices Your email strategy is essential when looking to increase conversion rates and boost your sales. In fact, 73 percent of senior-level marketers believe email is a critical step in the customer’s journey. If you’ve already attracted subscribers to your email list, congratulations! But there’s more work to be done — to achieve maximum ROI from your list, you need to build solid relationships with your new leads.

How to Hire Freelancers and Manage Remote Teams

In the modern economy, businesses are constantly seeking out ways to obtain an edge over their competition. The increasingly interconnected nature of the world we live in and advances in information technology provide several such opportunities. More and more companies are turning to outsourcing and with good reason. The benefits that you can gain from outsourcing some of your work to freelancers are numerous and can often times provide your company with a competitive advantage.

25 Entrepreneurs Share How They Use Blogging for Business – Rescue a CEO

The Blogosphere is here and it is not going anywhere. It’s not just for people talking about what they’re eating for lunch or their next celebrity crush. Blogging is big business for entrepreneurs and business owners. CEO Blog Nation recently launched a blogging community and we regularly blog for entrepreneurs and business owners and there are numerous reasons to blog. Rescue a CEO asked some businesses how they use blogging to help their business. I use my blog, J’adore Detroit, as an inbound

The Big Question: What's Your Favorite Slack Group?

With nearly a week of 2018 under our belts, we’ve had a chance to get a quick look at what the new year has in store. And hopefully, we’ve embarked on our journey with the tools we need to make great things happen. For example, the Spin Sucks 30-day Communications Challenge tipped off earlier this week, and the Slack community is abuzz with responses and questions around the first few days-worth of challenges. It’s an ongoing conversation amongst a community of PR and marketing professionals...

What's the WORST email marketing advice you ever received? - 22 experts share their story

Whether you're starting off with digital marketing or you have been at it for years, you're always searching for the next "BIG THING" to help put you over the edge within your marketing endeavors. As we all know, there are a few staple strategies in place we use continually and one of the cornerstones of a good online marketing strategy is "emailing". However, doing email marketing effectively is where it gets tricky. The first problem every single marketer has when they start off is...

7 Things You Need To Consider Before Going Freelance As A Coder

What's one piece of advice you wish you'd been given before you went freelance / independent consultant? originally appeared on Quora: the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world. Answer by Mario Peshev, CEO of DevriX, on Quora: If I had to name only one piece of advice, it would be, “Your technical skills are a small percentage of what it takes to be a successful freelancer.”

WordPress Marketing Team Launches Case Studies and Usage Survey for Agencies, Clients, and Enterprises

The confusion between WordPress.com and self-hosted WordPress is just one of the many factors that make the software a unique marketing challenge. Mario Peshev, CEO of DevriX, identified many more obstacles that enterprises find in using WordPress. Several of these include misconceptions about security, scaling, and limitations for functionality beyond blogging. WordPress’ Marketing Team aims to provide agencies with free resources to combat common misconceptions and show real-world examples of where the software is quietly powering enterprise websites behind the scenes.
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