10 ways to prepare for the AI and automation revolution

Artificial intelligence and automation are no longer the stuff of science fiction; they’re a very real and growing presence in both the business and consumer landscape. For many companies, AI can streamline operations and improve decision-making with advanced data analysis. Automating routine tasks can also free staff up to work on bigger picture projects that can propel your business forward. Of course, if you’re not ready for the AI revolution, you won’t be able to reap its tremendous potenti

Maintaining Company Culture When Scaling: Eight Methods Every Entrepreneur Should Know

Adding new team members is an important and exciting time for any business. Not only is it indicative of success, but it is also an excellent opportunity to further focus the direction of the company. Hiring new players to the team means that new ideas and backgrounds come along as well — a benefit that can greatly add to a company’s creativity and perspective. Yet, with new people coming in as a company scales, it can be challenging to maintain a cohesive company culture. To help you scale wit

10 Social Media Tips For Introverted Business Leaders

Social media can be intimidating, especially for more private individuals. But if your business doesn’t have a social presence, it can actually hurt your reputation and hinder your growth. While you must manage them carefully, your social media accounts give you the power to engage directly with customers and build your personal brand while promoting your business. Below, 10 members of Young Entrepreneur Council share their social media suggestions for introverted business owners. Regardless o

10 Entrepreneurs Share The Worst Business Advice They Ever Got

When starting a business, it can seem like everyone has an opinion on how you can become successful. They sound off on how to make your business grow faster, how to attract more customers, and how to generally run things. While good mentorship is useful, it is important to recognize that not all of the advice you’ll get is good. Sometimes even very successful, well-intended people can lead you astray. The following are the reflections of ten entrepreneurs recalling the worst advice they received

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

Successful s You Should Be Following

Have you ever wondered what it takes to reach the level of success you have dreamed of? There is no better resource than studying the success of those who have done it themselves! Below is a list of successful entrepreneurs you should learn from. Kharen Minasian, serial entrepreneur, coach, author, speaker and strategy consultant to a long list of companies. Kharen Minasian is a co-founder of S.T.O.R.M. an education company that is on track to directly impact over 1,000,000 children this year w

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
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