As the owner of a commercial art gallery for more than 24 years, I never imagined that people would buy art online, or that I would be selling to them without any prior relationship or connection. I had seen the importance of developing mutual trust and respect with clients, and per tradition, I would nurture these working relationships over a period of years. However, I was proven wrong; while I have continued to spark and build new connections around the world as an art consultant, I’ve done so remotely with the ability to work anywhere. I’ve heard companies refer to someone like me as a “nomad,” and I know many entrepreneurs who fit this class of professionals.
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A Forbes interview with Griffin Thall, CEO and Co-founder at Pura Vida Bracelets & 30 Under 30 Retail 2015
Even though mediums for marketing, like social media, are continually expanding and evolving, the true marketing paradigm has remained the same. As CEO and co-founder of Pura Vida Bracelets, I’ve learned along the way best practices for building a following online. In particular, my brand has hit a stride with speaking to our audiences on Instagram. How can you, too, build your personal brand or business on Instagram? Here are my top five tips.
Cyber criminals will use any means available to get your information or you money – both, if possible. They are performing technical attacks against every device connected to the internet, probing for vulnerabilities, bad configurations or poor security. It does not matter the size of your organization; whether you are Fortune 500 company with 2,000 employees or if you are startup with only three employees, you are at risk of being under attack. But cyber criminals are also using another kind of attack to take advantage of our natural tendency to trust.
By Graham Marsden, Director of Marketing, Entrepreneurs’ Organization
The Early Days of .gif Files
Think back to the early days of the internet, back to the time where you went to the store and shelled out a hard-earned $40 to purchase a screensaver featuring flying toasters in order to prevent screen-burn on your bulbous CRT monitor. Now remember the visual smorgasbord that the best internet marketers were employing at the time – an all-in appeal to grab your attention for more than a fleeting second. Yes, I’m talking about the early days of the animated .gif file format.
The two discuss their own personal and professional goals for 2016, and they provide great insight into how you, as an entrepreneur, can set yourself up for success this year. Watch the episode below, and learn why you need to figuratively “show up and throw up” when making achievable goals this year.