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Posted on : December 03, 2008
Twitter Link Roundup #325 – Terrific Reads for Small Business, Entrepreneurs, Marketers, and Designers!

The latest roundup of our favorite reads from the past week, for entrepreneurs, small business owners, marketers, and designers. Plus ... tips on how you can improve your memory.

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12 Awesome Visual Marketing Tools That Will Help Grow Your Small Business

Visual content is in higher demand than ever before. Brands, startups and small businesses are all looking for ways to enrich their storytelling and market their products and services. A recent Social Media Examiner report revealed that 74% of marketers use visual content in their social media marketing – even more than blogs and video. In fact, visual marketing is considered to be the second most important form of marketing content – second only to blogs. With the endless demand for new, bigger, better content, it can feel impossible to keep up. If you’re an experienced designer, you probably relish the challenge. But if you’re a small business owner or marketer, you need to find smart ways to improve your company’s visual marketing without breaking your budget. Fortunately, there are some terrific, affordable tools and services that can help you..

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11 Essential Content Marketing Tools That Will Help Your Business

Nearly 9 out of 10 marketers use content marketing as part of their marketing strategy. But doing content marketing effectively takes skill, patience, and the right tools. Whether you're just starting out with content marketing or have been leveraging content marketing for a while, check out 11 of our favorite content marketing tools.

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Why Augmented Reality Will Be One of The Hottest Marketing Trends in 2018

Augmented Reality (AR) is 2018's major marketing buzzword. We looked at the creative ways companies are using augmented reality (AR) in their marketing to give you some ideas on how you can incorporate AR in your own marketing strategy.

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Twitter Link Roundup #324 – Terrific Reads for Small Business, Entrepreneurs, Marketers, and Designers!

The latest roundup of our favorite reads from the past week, for entrepreneurs, small business owners, marketers, and designers. Plus ... why you need better office lighting to sleep better at night.

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4 Major Challenges of Being Your Own Boss (and How to Overcome Them)

If you've been putting off starting your own business, you're hurting yourself. Tomorrow is an entrepreneur's enemy. Here are 4 of the most common challenges you'll encounter running your own business and proven tactics to help you overcome those challenges.

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8 Powerful Psychology Principles Behind Great Product Design

If you understand the science of how people process information, make decisions and take action, you can create more effective (and more successful) products. Here are 8 proven, powerful ways you can incorporate psychology to increase engagement and design better products.

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Twitter Link Roundup #323 – Terrific Reads for Small Business, Entrepreneurs, Marketers, and Designers!

The latest roundup of our favorite reads from the past week, for entrepreneurs, small business owners, marketers, and designers. Plus ... how subtle changes in design can make a big difference.

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Neuroscience Secrets That Can Supercharge Your Marketing

Marketers and business owners who understand human behavior and motivation have an unfair advantage over their competitors. The good news is that you don't have to have a PhD in neuroscience, or a staff of 50 marketers, to apply the fundamentals of neuroscience to your own marketing efforts. Here's how you can use neuroscience to supercharge your own marketing efforts.

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Top 10 Best CRMs for Small Businesses in 2018

Your ability to organize information efficiently and effectively is often the difference between your business succeeding and failing. We've curated a list of the most recommended CRMs for small businesses and startups.

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Twitter Link Roundup #322 – Terrific Reads for Small Business, Entrepreneurs, Marketers, and Designers!

The latest roundup of our favorite reads from the past week, for entrepreneurs, small business owners, marketers, and designers. Plus ... the morning rituals successful people follow (that you should adopt).

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8 Proven Strategies to Make Video Marketing Successful for Your Small Business

Videos have become increasingly important, both as entertainment and as a form of marketing. Here are 8 proven strategies for making video marketing easier for any small business or startup.

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Important Mobile App Design Trends for 2018

People and companies creating mobile apps are focusing more of their efforts on creating experiences that connect with people through great functionality, easy-to-use interfaces, and "your needs first" prioritization. Here are the important mobile app trends we expect to see in 2018.

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Twitter Link Roundup #321 – Terrific Reads for Small Business, Entrepreneurs, Marketers, and Designers!

The latest roundup of our favorite reads from the past week, for entrepreneurs, small business owners, marketers, and designers. Plus ... how memes became popular and why they're important.

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Why the Smartest Businesses Are Turning to Troll Marketing

Consumers are bombarded with so many marketing messages that it's becoming increasingly difficult for a brand to stand out. What can entrepreneurs and small business owners do to amplify their marketing messages and what can they learn from big Brands?

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Why Side Projects Are Important (And How You Can Get Started)

Some of the most popular products and companies we know, including Slack, Twitter, Craigslist, Gmail and Trello, started as a side project. Here's why you should invest your time in developing and pursuing a side project. It may be the most important thing you do this year.

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Color Trends For 2018 (What Marketers and Small Businesses Need To Know)

Whether you're an entrepreneur or small business owner looking to have your first logo designed, or an established company redesigning your website or marketing materials, the colors you choose can make or break your marketing initiatives. To help you take your brand and marketing to the next level, here are six things you should know about how marketers and businesses will use color in 2018.

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Twitter Link Roundup #320 – Terrific Reads for Small Business, Entrepreneurs, Marketers, and Designers!

The latest roundup of our favorite reads from the past week, for entrepreneurs, small business owners, marketers, and designers. Plus ... the best of 2017.

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Biggest Product Packaging Design Trends In 2018

Customers may fall in love with your product, but product packaging often provides the first touchpoint between your customer and your product. Investing in good packaging design (the packaging for your product) and package graphics design (the graphics/content on the product packaging) is critical to your company’s success. As a product's first impression, packaging has to fulfill the "three W's of good packaging design": What is this? – inform the customer about the product. What does it do? – provide some instruction or clue as to the product’s functionality. What's the value? – why should anyone buy it? Effective product packaging does more than merely set the stage for a product. The experience of unpacking a product is part of a customer’s experience with a brand, much like a company’s name and logo. Learn more about this in Elements of a Great Unboxing Experience and..

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6 Reasons Why Tomorrow Is An Entrepreneur’s Enemy

"I'll do it tomorrow," and variations of that excuse echo through the minds of entrepreneurs everywhere. Here are six reasons why many people habitually procrastinate, and what you can do to create better habits.

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28 Ways Artificial Intelligence Will Affect Your Business and Life in 2018

Every business owner and would-be entrepreneur should check out these 28 statistics about AI in 2018 (and beyond). Artificial intelligence will change our businesses and our lives. Are you prepared?

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Twitter Link Roundup #319 – Terrific Reads for Small Business, Entrepreneurs, Marketers, and Designers!

The latest roundup of our favorite reads from the past week. Terrific reads for entrepreneurs, small business owners, marketers, and designers. Plus ... why you should reframe how you set goals.

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12 Important Small Business Trends in 2018

We've curated a list of twelve important trends small businesses should keep on their radar. Social media, work culture, hiring, technology, and more... these are the opportunities your small business can't afford to ignore in the new year.

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6 Compelling 2018 Book Cover Design Trends Every Author Should Know

If you're an author publishing your next book or an aspiring author writing your first book, here are six compelling book cover design trends you'll see in your local bookstore and online next year.

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Twitter Link Roundup #318 – Terrific Reads for Small Business, Entrepreneurs, Marketers, and Designers!

The latest roundup of our favorite reads from the past week. Terrific reads for entrepreneurs, small business owners, marketers, and designers. Plus ... the answer to an important question: can you safely eat the rind on cheese?

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