Get Featured in Inc. Magazine: 21 Growth Hacks

Get featured in Inc. Magazine

Entrepreneurs from all over the world would love to have their companies featured in Inc. Magazine. How do I know? I had a column on Inc. for three years, where I published over 200 articles on the site about marketing, social media, and entrepreneurship. While writing for Inc., I received a dozen or more pitches…

3 Rock Star Marketing Strategies for Musicians

Drake made history with his album “Scorpion,” breaking Apple Music and Spotify streaming records by cumulatively gathering over 1 billion streams. One decade ago, it would have been unfathomed that much of an artist’s success would be attributed to online streaming and digital marketing. The era of digitization is upon us, propelling physical sales (ex.…

Joel Marion Shares the Backstory Behind Building a $100 Million Company

building a $100 million company

I had the privilege of sitting down with one of the world's most tenacious, health-aspiring entrepreneurs, Joel Marion. As a 5-time bestselling author and fitness personality, Joel has appeared on NBC, ABC, and CBS, SIRIUS satellite radio, and has been featured in world-renowned publications, including Men’s Fitness, Entrepreneur Magazine, Inc. Magazine, Forbes, Woman’s Day, Maximum…

How This Fitness Entrepreneur Used Instagram to Build 4 Companies & Generate $25 Million in Revenue

Instagram Strategy

Michael Morelli Jr. is a fitness entrepreneur, author, and coach in Scottsdale, Arizona. He is known for his best-selling book, The Sweet Potato Diet and is the creator and founder of the two multimillion-dollar companies, @Morellifit and @DetoxOrganics. Michael began his journey of building his empire five years ago in the basement of his mother’s house. In this small…

Grow Your Business With Guest Podcast Appearances

Guest Podcast

A confident and passionate voice, one which can easily educate the masses on any topic with ease while still maintaining a level of entertainment for those listening in! Appearing as a guest on podcasts might be just what you need to reach your target audience, increase SEO rankings, and build brand awareness amongst new potential…

25 Instagram for Sales Tips (The Ultimate Guide for Entrepreneurs)

Instagram is one of the most popular social channels globally, but it’s also a handy platform for brands and businesses. In this guide, we’ll explore the benefits of being on Instagram for executives and CEOs for lead generation and sales.  Scrolling through photos and exploring feeds may not be the first activity that comes to…

How to Use PR to Skyrocket Sales (The Ultimate Guide For Executives)

Press Services

When it comes to marketing your brand, there are many different concepts and philosophies that you can follow in order to increase your chances of success and drive more sales. Some companies will place a heavy emphasis on social media, while others may focus on traditional approaches such as television, flyers, and newspaper advertisements. At…

NFL Star Dez Bryant Shares How His Humble Beginnings Fuels His Success

Dez Bryant

It was Saturday morning. I was having my first cup of coffee of the day and checking the notifications on my phone. When to my absolute surprise I had a Twitter DM from Dez Bryant. (As in the former All-Pro Dallas Cowboys wide receiver and megastar). He wanted me to come to Dallas immediately to chat at…

Are You Always an Expert?

I saw a magazine advice column recently where a professional was wondering how to respond to those who asked for her advice when she wasn’t in her office. She’s a well-known medical professional in her community, and when she’s out walking, at a store, or even out for dinner, she’s sometimes asked about how to…

12 Live Streaming Video Tips to Build Your Brand and Business

Live Streaming Video

Linkedin is the last major social media platform to implement live streaming video. They are slowly rolling it out this year. I operated a photographic supply business and camera store for more than 28 years. During that time, I witnessed the dramatic evolution in imaging technology. With still imaging, I have seen all the variants…

Find Out What Your Car Says About Your Personal Brand

Cars and personal brand

When you see a big brown delivery truck you automatically think UPS. When you see a pink Cadillac you automatically think Mary Kay. Some business vehicles have been around for so long they become part of the cultural background and branding, immediately recognizable icons of decades-old businesses. However, startups don't get that type of visibility.…

8 Reasons How a Powerful Personal Brand Will Make You Successful

If you do not have a powerful and visible personal brand you are putting yourself at a disadvantage in almost every aspect of your professional, business and personal life. Personal branding has become a requirement for anyone looking to grow their business, get a better job, get noticed by the press, take their career to…

How Gen Z Entrepreneurs are Crushing the Barriers to Entry

Gen Z

You can learn a lot of things by flipping burgers that you aren't going to learn anywhere else in the world. It's a great exercise in patience, and you'll learn the nuts and bolts of food safety that your parents don't teach you at home. But there's a growing trend among Gen Zers to skip these early life…

10 Power Tips to Becoming a Thought Leader

Thought leader tips

I get asked frequently how I got to be a contributor for a major platform like Entrepreneur. In fact, every time one of my articles get published on any of the several well-known platforms I write for, I get Facebook, and Linkedin messages and emails asking, “How do I get published there?” I also get asked how I got to…

Learn How to Brilliantly Cross-Promote Your LinkedIn Recommendations to Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter

Social Networks

Students, job seekers and those with a "stable career" all have one thing in common. They need to build their personal brand. It's one of those things that's best to have and not need than to not have and need. Recommendations are a great way to do this. It's known that LinkedIn is a good place…

How To Use Your Haters As An Instrument For Growth

Growth

Throughout my career, I've been plagued by people telling me I'm not good enough. I've been rejected for more jobs than I care to remember. I've heard every excuse in the book for not being hired. Some of them were quite absurd and hard to swallow. I've had my share of toxic bosses who have tried to hold me back.…

How to Deal With Social Media Trolls

Are you familiar with this term? We’re seeing evidence of them everywhere on social media, which is a shame. As a verb, troll can mean “to post inflammatory or irrelevant material on an electronic forum to provoke responses; as a noun, it can mean “a person who posts such material.” But no matter what the…

How I Bypassed Traditional Methods and Got Hired Using Social Media (Twice)

Social Media

Life as a military spouse is rewarding and challenging. Unemployment and underemployment are faced by many. Applying online for a job and waiting to be contacted doesn't work. I used social media to establish my personal brand, bypass job applications, get noticed and hired twice. I have a Chemistry degree. I worked for several years…