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    Don’t Forget These Five Essential Elements In Your Next Press Release
    Forbes

    Don’t Forget These Five Essential Elements In Your Next Press Release

    Five Proven Blogging Tips To Earn Loyal Clients And Higher ROI
    Forbes

    Five Proven Blogging Tips To Earn Loyal Clients And Higher ROI

    White Label SEO & Content Partnerships: 7 Benefits, 2 Negatives
    Search Engine Journal

    White Label SEO & Content Partnerships: 7 Benefits, 2 Negatives

    13 Simple Ways to Learn From Other Entrepreneurs
    allBusiness

    13 Simple Ways to Learn From Other Entrepreneurs

    A Day in the Life of a Creative Writer Mad at Google
    Search Engine Journal

    A Day in the Life of a Creative Writer Mad at Google

    This post discusses a day in the life of a creative writer (yes, that was a Beatles ripoff). The tactics are also useful across any discipline – from creating SEO strategies to developing a dominating paid advertising campaign to planning your business’s quarterly goals.
    17 Non-Negotiable Skills for Blog Writers in Any Business
    Search Engine Journal

    17 Non-Negotiable Skills for Blog Writers in Any Business

    Whether you run an agency that offers blogs or a company searching for a freelancer or in-house blogger, the following 17 non-negotiable skills are crucial for acquiring and retaining quality talent, and increasing company revenue through one of the strongest forms of content marketing.
    Yin & Yang for Success: Maximize Confidence, Minimize Risk

    Yin & Yang for Success: Maximize Confidence, Minimize Risk

    Back in 2008, I took a nervous breakdown. I mentally crashed due to my non-stop lifestyle of my mid-20s – one of playing music and writing fiction while working full-time as a night reporter and taking full semesters of day classes at a private university.
    Avoid These 5 Blog Strategy & Creation Mistakes

    Avoid These 5 Blog Strategy & Creation Mistakes

    Here are the top five mistakes you should avoid when creating a blog strategy and each blog itself.
    14 Things To Do If It Looks Like An Employee Has Reached Their Limits

    14 Things To Do If It Looks Like An Employee Has Reached Their Limits

    As a leader, motivating your employees is critical for maintaining a successful business. But motivating employees who have already reached their limits in a particular position can prove to be complex. Without the opportunity for growth or other goals to pursue to help keep them engaged, team members can grow bored or even burn out.
    Eight Things To Remember When Starting A Business On A Shoestring Budget

    Eight Things To Remember When Starting A Business On A Shoestring Budget

    It can be a real struggle to start a business when you don’t have the funds you need to pursue all the sharp ideas you want to explore and see grow. You know there is a myriad of costs to cover, especially when getting started, and your budget may be getting tight just trying to do the basics.
    Six Communication Habits Leaders Should Remember

    Six Communication Habits Leaders Should Remember

    Becoming a great leader takes some real initiative and confidence. But how you communicate with an audience—whether it’s your own team, potential or existing customers, or industry peers—can heavily impact just how well your message and ideas are received.
    Eight Traits To Value When Looking For The Right Co-Founder

    Eight Traits To Value When Looking For The Right Co-Founder

    A good co-founder can offer guidance and an alternate perspective on budding problems, as well as possess skills in areas you are not as strong in.
    Five Things To Look For When Considering Working With A Vendor
    Forbes

    Five Things To Look For When Considering Working With A Vendor

    As an entrepreneur and business owner, you work with vendors on a nearly daily basis. While you certainly will be regularly courted by a series of new vendors, knowing whether it makes sense to start a partnership with one of them or not requires some careful consideration.
    The 31 Irrefutable Laws for Creating an SEO-Friendly Website That Ranks in Search

    The 31 Irrefutable Laws for Creating an SEO-Friendly Website That Ranks in Search

    65 SEO experts share their best tip for optimizing an entire website–ranging from content marketing to technical SEO–to help you reach the top spots in Google.
    10 Creative Marketing Ideas to Build Your Business

    10 Creative Marketing Ideas to Build Your Business

    When entrepreneurs are first starting out, they usually are not thinking of “rocking the boat” when it comes to marketing. Yet a very creative promotion can work wonders for a new business, generating a positive buzz that will get it noticed. To find out which approaches work best, we asked 10 entrepreneurs from YEC Next and Young
    25 SEO Myths and SEO Lies Exposed and Explained

    25 SEO Myths and SEO Lies Exposed and Explained

    SEO is a constantly changing landscape, with new updates, algorithm changes and best practices constantly rolling out. It can be a full-time task of just staying up-to-date on all of the changes. Along with all of the noise comes SEO myths and flat out lies. These range from pure bullshit with full-intent to deceive, to pure speculation that is spread by individuals that simply don't understand search engine optimization, yet still throw their two-cents around.
    Starting a Business Blog is a Must for Success: 8 Tips

    Starting a Business Blog is a Must for Success: 8 Tips

    For your business to thrive in today’s online world, a strong online presence is a must. Paid advertising on AdWords and social platforms will produce immediate results, but for long-term success, nothing trumps content marketing. And it all begins with what I call “home base” — your website’s blog.
    11 Habits of Content Creators Who Optimize “Creative Spend”

    11 Habits of Content Creators Who Optimize “Creative Spend”

    The greatest content creators and writers know how to optimize what I call “creative spend,” which is measured in creative units, or CUs. Visualize one of those old-school wooden rulers used in elementary schools. Picture it having 100 CUs. When you’re around 100, your creative energy is at its peak, and you complete high-quality work in less time. If you’re around 0 CUs, your creative energy is depleted. Here, the work is unacceptable and takes much more time.
    Deepen Your Focus: 5 Time Management Skills That Work

    Deepen Your Focus: 5 Time Management Skills That Work

    Much of the world’s workforce drowns itself daily in futile tasks. The top ones include neurotically checking and responding to emails and engaging with social media feeds. These actions can cause stress and lead to a loss in deep focus -- the underlying theme of world-class time management.
    10 Journalism Skills Every Content Marketer Needs

    10 Journalism Skills Every Content Marketer Needs

    Starved to its core, the skeleton of a content marketing campaign has one overall goal: to provide engaging and valuable content. Your prospects must actually know you exist and you must remind your current customers that you still exist. Everything else builds upon this skeleton: - The mediums used, such as blogs, social media, or video. - The more granular details, such as voice used in those blogs and social media posts. - The colors used in content to psychologically attract more interest.
    Nine Tips for Inspiring Entrepreneurs Who are Ready to Take the Leap

    Nine Tips for Inspiring Entrepreneurs Who are Ready to Take the Leap

    Like many entrepreneurs, my college life was anything but traditional. I entered with zero focus and took multiple semesters off. Music and fiction writing were my passions, and driving a UPS truck paid the bills. Back then, work only equated to making money, not a lifestyle. Entrepreneurship was the furthest thing from my mind...
    Six Important Qualities Startup Hires Need to Succeed

    Six Important Qualities Startup Hires Need to Succeed

    Many people assume that working for a startup is just the same as working for any other company. However, startups operate much differently than bigger, established companies. Whether it’s requiring employees to hold more than one role, be able to troubleshoot independently or maintain flexibility at work, startups often require new hires to have a variety of skills in order for that employee to succeed in the workplace. However, it can be extremely difficult to know which qualities match startup life without actually committing to work at one. To help both businesses and job seekers discover what qualities are needed, without someone signing on the dotted line, six members of YEC Next share some of the traits they believe are most important for startup new hires to have. Here's what they look for:
    11 Communication And Speaking Skills That Will Boost Your Reputation As A Leader

    11 Communication And Speaking Skills That Will Boost Your Reputation As A Leader

    Sometimes, it’s the small things that make the difference between an average leader and a great leader. Nowhere is this more evident than in communication. The traits and skills we display when we speak one-on-one or to a group—body language, active listening, speaking thoughtfully and so on—tell others a lot about us. Developing strong communication skills is essential to being a great leader. Below, 11 entrepreneurs from YEC Next and Young Entrepreneur Council discuss some of the speech and communication skills that are trademarks of a good leader and the best ways to develop them.
    13 Steps to Fail Miserably at Blog Writing

    13 Steps to Fail Miserably at Blog Writing

    The problem is many fail miserably at blog writing. Most don’t follow the absolute basic rules of digital content creation. If you do any of what the following subtitles say, you’re wasting your time. But don’t worry – the solution resides right below the subheading. Remember, also, that these solutions will work best when a website’s technical platform is sound, meaning all tech SEO from loading times to CSS are optimized. Without a technically sound platform, these blogging efforts won’t produce the results a website needs to truly stand out.
    13 Fatal Marketing Mistakes that Can Sink Your Business

    13 Fatal Marketing Mistakes that Can Sink Your Business

    The right marketing strategies can elevate your brand and give your business positive attention and exposure, while the wrong ones can sink your company. To find out which strategies work—and the ones to avoid—we asked entrepreneurs from YEC Next and YEC this question:
    Pay Yourself Or Reinvest In Your Company? Six Tips For Entrepreneurs

    Pay Yourself Or Reinvest In Your Company? Six Tips For Entrepreneurs

    This allocation can be a tricky situation to navigate. To help you gain a better understanding of what needs to be considered when deciding how much you should pay yourself, we asked members of YEC Next to share their own experiences, as well as the reasons behind their decisions. Here's what they said:
    10 Tips to Simplify Complex Content for Your Audience

    10 Tips to Simplify Complex Content for Your Audience

    How do you make content about complex or boring subjects (think ethnographic research of how automobile traction control works) simple to understand and exciting for the target audience? Most of this clarity-driven task – I’d argue about 85 percent – is up to the writer.
    8 Off-Beat Marketing Idea That Work

    8 Off-Beat Marketing Idea That Work

    There are so many ways to getting your brand’s name out there, with some of the ways being very affordable or even free. Due to market advertising saturation, it’s always good to try new approaches if you want your brand to stand out and stay top of mind with your target audience.
    Six Negotiation Tips To Remember When Presenting A Proposal

    Six Negotiation Tips To Remember When Presenting A Proposal

    19 Daily Habits That Make You Less Productive (And What to Do)

    19 Daily Habits That Make You Less Productive (And What to Do)

    Building Credibility When You’re Small: Seven Approaches To Consider

    Building Credibility When You’re Small: Seven Approaches To Consider

    Will a New Hire Work Out? 6 Signs to Watch For

    Will a New Hire Work Out? 6 Signs to Watch For

    19 SEO Horror Stories That Will Scare the Hell Out of You

    19 SEO Horror Stories That Will Scare the Hell Out of You

    5 Ways Small Businesses Can Compete With Large Firms for Top Talent

    5 Ways Small Businesses Can Compete With Large Firms for Top Talent

    6 Critical Skills to Master as a Business Leader

    6 Critical Skills to Master as a Business Leader

    Funding Your Startup: Five Options For Building Up Needed Capital

    Funding Your Startup: Five Options For Building Up Needed Capital

    How to Plan and Open a Business Within Months

    How to Plan and Open a Business Within Months

    5 Content Writing Tips: How to Get to the Point Clearer & Quicker

    5 Content Writing Tips: How to Get to the Point Clearer & Quicker

    WTF is Thin Content? And How to Fix It

    WTF is Thin Content? And How to Fix It

    Nine Ways First-Time Entrepreneurs can Accidentally Block Their Own Success

    Nine Ways First-Time Entrepreneurs can Accidentally Block Their Own Success

    Nine Tips for Aspiring Entrepreneurs Who Are Ready to Take the Leap
    Forbes

    Nine Tips for Aspiring Entrepreneurs Who Are Ready to Take the Leap

    Blogging for SMBs: Everything You Should Know
    business.com

    Blogging for SMBs: Everything You Should Know

    Eight Ways Small Business Owners Can Take A Moment To Recharge
    Forbes

    Eight Ways Small Business Owners Can Take A Moment To Recharge

    Insourcing vs. Outsourcing: What’s Best for My Digital Marketing?
    searchenginejournal.com

    Insourcing vs. Outsourcing: What’s Best for My Digital Marketing?

    9 Effective Search Engine Marketing Tips for Small Business Owners
    allbusiness.com

    9 Effective Search Engine Marketing Tips for Small Business Owners

    17 Tactics to Create Engaging & SEO-Friendly Content
    searchenginejournal.com

    17 Tactics to Create Engaging & SEO-Friendly Content

    Find, Train & Retain Your Ghostwriter Today: Essential Tactics
    searchenginejournal.com

    Find, Train & Retain Your Ghostwriter Today: Essential Tactics

    Top 5 Reasons You Should Hire a Ghostwriter to Write Your Content
    searchenginejournal.com

    Top 5 Reasons You Should Hire a Ghostwriter to Write Your Content

    Content & SEO: Why & How to Build Trust, Authority & Reputation
    searchenginejournal.com

    Content & SEO: Why & How to Build Trust, Authority & Reputation

    Traditional Agencies Are Dead: 25 Benefits of a Remote Workforce
    searchenginejournal.com

    Traditional Agencies Are Dead: 25 Benefits of a Remote Workforce

    SEO Writing in 2018: Top 47 Tips to Master a Combined Art
    searchenginejournal.com

    SEO Writing in 2018: Top 47 Tips to Master a Combined Art

    SEO-Driven Content Marketing: Systematic Approach for Long-Term Clients
    relevance.com

    SEO-Driven Content Marketing: Systematic Approach for Long-Term Clients