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Psych! Understand the Human Mind to Turn Web Traffic into Sales

Derek Halpern (@derekhalpern on Twitter) started blogging and creating websites in college so he could make a living without having to work a “real job” while earning his psychology degree. …

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Personal Brand or Business Brand? Why Not Both?

There’s an ongoing debate about branding: Do you need a business brand or a personal brand? Dan Schawbel, managing partner of Millennial Branding and prolific tweeter at @DanSchawbel, says it’s …

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5 Entrepreneurial Lessons We’ve Learned from Steve Jobs

Apple fans everywhere were shocked by the recent news that CEO Steve Jobs is stepping down. The innovative company’s iconic leader — known for parading across stages in his black …

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How Small-Business Owners Can Become Visionary Leaders

What could a small-business owner possibly have in common with Abraham Lincoln and Martin Luther King Jr.? If you understand the power and importance of having a vision, then you …

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Outspoken Media’s Lisa Barone on Managing Your Online Brand

Lisa Barone, co-founder and chief branding officer of Outspoken Media, has been working on the front lines of search engine optimization and social media for more than five years. A …

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Brian Solis on Making Sure Your Social Media Efforts Aren’t Antisocial

Many companies work hard to build a following on Facebook and Twitter, yet their social media presence is often quite antisocial. So says Brian Solis, author of Engage! and the upcoming …

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Wendy Piersall on Making Money from “Mom Blogging”

Anyone can start a blog, but it takes skill, hard work, and a lot of chutzpah to earn real money from one. Chicago-area serial entrepreneur Wendy Piersall has done just …

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Danny Sullivan of SearchEngineLand on Making the Most of SEO

Renowned “search expert” Danny Sullivan leads the news and information site SearchEngineLand.com, which covers Google, SEO, pay-per-click, and just about everything else related to search engines and search marketing. We …

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Jason Falls on Social Media without the B.S.

Jason Falls is a social media expert, founder of the consultancy Social Media Explorer, and co-author of No Bullshit Social Media: The All-Business No-Hype Guide to Social Media Marketing. By …

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James Chartrand of Men With Pens on Being a Woman in the Copywriting World

James Chartrand, a copywriter from Montreal, built a reputation as the chief “man” behind the writing and web design firm Men With Pens. Frequent blogging on both that site and …

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Business Coach Pamela Slim on How to Escape Your Office Cubicle

Pamela Slim is a business coach, author, and speaker who helps frustrated employees break out of their corporate jobs to start their own businesses. Her blog Escape From Cubicle Nation …

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Laura Fitton on Curating Content and Building Community

Laura Fitton (@pistachio on Twitter) co-authored Twitter for Dummies and founded oneforty, a social business marketplace that helps users discover tools to help streamline their social media presence. Here, she …

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Lewis Howes on Social Media and Business Success

A former pro athlete turned author, speaker, and angel investor, Lewis Howes (@LewisHowes on Twitter) sustained a career-ending injury and wound up sleeping on his sister’s couch before starting a …

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Fostering More Female Tech Entrepreneurs [VIDEO]

When it comes to women working in Silicon Valley technology businesses — particularly women at the helm — the numbers remain painfully small. Less than 5 percent of tech startups …

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Always Be Closing: Meet Michael McIntyre, The Quintessential Salesman

Michael McIntyre is a rags-to-riches example of classic American success. After building a $3 billion dollar insurance benefits business, recruiting and training thousands of salespeople, and opening offices in 40 …

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