success

Nine Ways You’re Sabotaging Your Success Without Realizing It

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I decry the injustice of my wounds, only to look down and see that I am holding a smoking gun in one hand and a fistful of ammunition in the other. -Craig D. Lounsbrough Finding...
Basil

Plant Basil as an Entrepreneurship Practice: How planting help you learn patience

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Growth is one of the internal rewards of any entrepreneur. When you see the growth, both quantitative and qualitative growth, you experience the joy you have expected. However, growth happens through the passage of...
Fan

Would You be Your Own Fan?

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Building a fan base starts from a niche and expands through connections, engagements and sharing. It takes work and dedication. Few people know that better than brand strategist and marketer Nsimbi Joshua. He is passionate...
Dynamic pricing

AI and Dynamic Pricing – Secret Weapon of Tech Giants Today

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One price for everyone! The invention of price tag took place in the 1870s to maintain the fairness of everybody looking to buy the product they love. Dynamic pricing had always been the norm...
Blogging

Smart content takes blogs to next level

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If you want to learn about blogging, contact someone who does it for a living. One such person is Leslie Samuel. He owns Become a Blogger, hosts the Blogging with Leslie podcast, heads training at...
Money

Wealth Creation Grows from Purpose

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Money maven Patrice C. Washington wants people to keep their priorities straight. She urges everyone to chase purpose, not money. “Live your life’s purpose, find fulfillment and earn more without chasing money,” she said, redefining...
Dividend Aristocrats

3 High Quality Dividend Aristocrats For Long-Term Dividend Growth

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Dividends are a big part of our investing philosophy, as research has shown that dividend growth stocks have significantly outperformed non-dividend paying stocks. For example, the Dividend Aristocrats are a group of 57 stocks...
Social listening

Everyone Just Wants to be Heard

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Two-way conversations come naturally between people. If not in person, friendships form online through talking and listening in particular. Entrepreneurs face different challenges -- or at least they think they do. They have to crack...
digital marketing

Data Tells the Tale of Digital Marketing

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Social media changes the game when it comes to thinking about return on investment. Meanwhile, quantifying content and its effect can be a challenge. This is Christine Gritmon’s wheelhouse. The social media strategist and self-described...
Networking for success

Embracing Networking for Success in Business

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As a business owner or entrepreneur, networking is vital in getting you more business leads, closing deals, and leveraging new business openings. It also helps you grow as a person and learn how to...
New Chapters

Tragic Plot Twist Opens New Chapters

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The aftermath of a major life-changing event -- a tragedy -- would not have been how Tim Lewis wanted to change his profession. Yet, it was a stark realization that tightened his grip on...
Live Streaming

Live Streaming Inspires Human Moments

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Wondering what live streaming is all about, Jennifer Quinn researched the topic and got hooked. Also known as JennyQ, in a short time she jumped from novice to maven. Quinn has made herself the leading...
How to Invest

How to Invest in Yourself and Your Business

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I started planning for Lightning AI more than three years ago. I was working as a marketing manager, and every day I was repeating the same tasks over and over again. I knew that...
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Use These Proven Strategies to Scale Your Startup

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Congratulations on launching your startup! Hopefully, you have survived the initial phase and your business has taken off successfully. Now, it is time to prepare for the next step which can make or break...
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Personal Brands Strike Gold in the Long Run

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Creating a personal brand is a cornerstone for marketing, particularly on the internet. Having a persona determines where and how much you should direct your efforts. Besides being a social influencer, Ian Moyse is also...
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Business Partnerships: Their Importance for Expanding Overseas

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With China and other Far East countries growing into strong business hubs, any serious entrepreneur must be thinking of expanding his business into that prime region. The European Union, on the other hand, has...
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Artificial Intelligence and Whopping Paychecks: What’s the Deal?

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New York City exclaims to be the capital booming industry in artificial intelligence. This city has a staggering 11% percentage of machine learning job vacancies in a single area. From Silicon Valley, the home...
loan

How a Small Business Owner Can Qualify for a Loan and Avoid Debt

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If you are aspiring to be a small business owner, you know that financing a small business is no cakewalk. Your first and foremost duty is to know exactly how much is required to start...
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Ocado leads the Robotization of Retail

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The Ocado Group plc (LSE: OCDO) is an interesting company to watch because it leads to the robotization of retail. In fact, I think Ocado is one of the few companies that could challenge...
Growth Hacking

Growth Hacking 2.0

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For many years I've been forecasting the eventual demise of the generous sales and marketing budgets of traditional SaaS companies. Growth marketers use a standard methodology when determining the effectiveness of independent campaigns across brand...