• ENTREPRENEURS
    How Predictive Analytics Can Help Your Business See the Future (Infographic)

    Your customers are supplying you with data that can help you predict the future. Now more than ever, predictive analytics are becoming available to small businesses looking to get ahead of the competition by mining their data and generating meaningful intelligence. From mapping customer purchase trends to optimizing product campaigns, predictive analytics can be the digital […]

  • ENTREPRENEURS
    How Your Business Can Stay Ahead of the Game With Artificial Intelligence

    Artificial intelligence holds great promise for everything from employee productivity to marketing campaign success. With early implementations of technologies such as predictive analytics, about half of the companies in three major business regions — western Europe, Asia/Pacific and the United States — plan to adopt some form of AI within the next five years. While […]

  • NEWS
    How to Get Lenders to Want to Finance Your Business

    Many small businesses fail in the first few years, and one reason why is running out of money. If you’ve ever watched the television shows Dragon’s Den, Shark Tank or The Apprentice, you will know that one of the most important ways to achieve business success is to get the finances right. That means thinking […]

  • MOTIVATION
    How to Maintain Motivation When Surrounded by Naysayers

    I’ve had lots of business ideas throughout the years. Some have paid-off, while others never panned out. Thankfully, I have a great support system that is honest without exactly being a naysayer. However, I’ve also encountered my fair share of naysayers. You know. Those people who drain every ounce of motivation out of you. Yeah. […]

  • How to listen to podcasts: everything you need to know

    Guardian writers Owen Jones and Jonathan Friedland recording a politics podcast in May. Photograph: Linda Nylind for the Guardian Listening to audio programmes, or podcasts, is simple if you have access to the internet. You just need to find a podcast platform or application (app) that suits you and then sample some of the many […]

  • MOTIVATION
    How To Stay Motivated Longer, With A Little Help From Science

    We have more motivation available to us than we think, suggests a new study, but finding it requires challenging a few assumptions and rethinking how we organize our time. The study kept daily tabs on about 16,000 volunteers who completed a series of tasks over several months using an online learning platform. Observing how the volunteers engaged the tasks throughout […]

  • PODCASTS
    How to start listening to podcasts

    Your friends keep bringing up fun facts they learned from the latest episode of Radiolab, or discussing a crazy potential future described on Flash Forward. If you want to start listening to podcasts like these, but haven’t dived in yet, then this guide is for you. We’ll cover everything from the history of the audio format to […]

  • PODCASTS
    How To PR Your Way To Podcast Success

    There is no denying that as a marketing vehicle, podcasts are hot. I’ve written recently about the strategy of PR through podcast guesting. I’ve also written, further back, about the tips for building an audience by starting a show of your own.  Regardless of your strategy so far, if you listen to at least one per month, you’re […]