15+ Best Keynote Presentation Templates Print E-mail
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Do you have you have a business presentation coming up really soon? 

The closer your presentation date approaches, the more pressure you're under to design a compelling presentation fast. You need to: 

  • Put your ideas and business data into a compelling visual form. 
  • Craft your message and design it to resonate with your audience.

Now's the time to start making your presentation from scratch. 

But, what if you're staring at a blank screen on your Mac? Or, struggling with designing great Keynote slide layouts? 

Kaspian Modern Keynote presentation template for Mac
Are you ready to fire up your Mac and design a great Keynote presentation?


How to Approach Your Website Redesign Process Like a Pro Print E-mail
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Your website redesign project doesn’t start when you sketch out what you want the site to look, when your designer starts drawing the first pixel, or when you buy a pre-made website template. Even for small businesses, redesigns should start with a lot of strategic planning.

Without a strategic approach, your redesign might come out late, over-budget, and might be more of an expense than an investment. The following process might sound a bit overwhelming, but you’ll get a lot of advantages in return. 

You can also streamline the process by using the Pro Website Redesign Planning - Worksheet (Free PDF Download). After you're done, you'll have a website that looks great, runs efficiently, and can bring in more business.

How to Plan a Successful Small Business Exit Strategy Print E-mail
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Does your small business have an exit strategy?

You may be thinking you don't need one right now—perhaps your intention is to keep running your company successfully for many years to come. But things can change quickly, either in your business or your personal life, and it pays to be prepared.

What happens if you need to take a step back from your business for health or family reasons? What if your interests change, or your industry changes and your business is no longer so compelling in its current form?

It’s a common problem. More than half of small business owners plan to leave their businesses within ten years, but three-quarters of them have no plan in place, according to a survey by Securian.

How to Add Slicers to Pivot Tables in Excel in 60 Seconds Print E-mail
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Slicers make it easy to change your views inside of a pivot table with a clickable menu. In this tutorial, learn how to quickly add slicers to pivot tables in Excel to better control your unique spreadsheet views.

How to Add Slicers to Excel Pivot Tables (Quickly)


Note: Watch this short tutorial screencast or follow these quick steps that compliment this video:

1. Add Your First Slicer to Your Excel Pivot Table

I'm working in a pivot table here and I'll add my first slicer. With the pivot table selected, find the Analyze tab and click on Insert Slicer. The menu that pops up will show each column of data in your

How to Create Multiple Streams of Passive Income Print E-mail
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Passive income is the goal for a lot of want-to-be-entrepreneurs (sometimes called by the godawful name, wantrepreneurs). Instead of slaving away for someone else, trading your precious time for a few dollars an hour, you’re able to lounge on the beach in the sun with a mojito while cash flows into your bank account. 

If you’ve been keeping up with this series, you know that passive income is a lot more complicated than that. It takes time, effort and creativity to put together something that is going to bring you in enough money to pay for the mojito, let alone the flights and beach-side hotel. 

One of the best ways to increase your passive income earnings is by branching out into other areas. Rather than investing all your energy in one single idea, having a few smaller ones can be more successful. Let’s look at why and how to start putting multiple streams of passive income together. 

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Top 20+ Premium WordPress Themes (Most Popular For 2017) Print E-mail
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One of the reasons WordPress is so popular is the sheer amount of themes available for almost any niche imaginable. Whether need a small business website or a personal blog, you’re bound to find a theme that suits your needs.

Even though there are plenty of great WP themes designed with specific industries in mind, there are also professional multipurpose themes that can be used for any type of website. They are also one of the most popular types of WordPress themes precisely because of their versatility.

The best Premium WordPress themes offer versatile built-in design options
The top Premium WordPress themes offer versatile design frameworks (like The Ark shown here).

What Makes Premium Multipurpose

How to Choose the Best Products to Sell Online in 2017 Print E-mail
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Some of today’s most successful businesses started with a brilliant idea. Consider Art Fry, the inventor of Post-it notes, or Kevin Plank, the brain behind Under Armour’s quick-drying workout gear.

These entrepreneurs had a moment of inspiration where they noticed a problem that needed solving, invented a product, manufactured it, and sold it.

But sometimes, successful businesses start not from a specific idea but simply from the founder’s desire to start a business.

This approach to entrepreneurship has become increasingly common as it’s become easier and more cost-effective to sell products online.

Neither type of business is “better” than the other. It doesn’t matter incredibly much if you have a brilliant idea just come to you, or if you do a bunch of research and launch strategically into a category of your choice.

What most determines a business’s

BigCommerce Review (2017): What is BigCommerce and Why Use it? Print E-mail
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An online store is a great way to expand your customer base and double your revenue. But, before you set up your eCommerce website, it’s important to choose the right platform.

Aside from an attractive and responsive design, your chosen platform:  

  • Should make it easy to manage your products and your inventory. 
  • Come with good SEO features to help your store have better visibility for search engines. 
  • Integrate with a shipping provider and your accounting software so you can track your revenue.
Why build your online store with BigCommerce
Why should you build your online store with BigCommerce? 

Luckily, there is no shortage of online platforms that have those features that also allow you to build an online store

How to Start Selling Products Online Successfully (In 2017) Print E-mail
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Opening an online business is as easy as a few clicks, which is why the Internet has been flooded with aspiring retailers in recent years.

But launching a successful store is a whole different story. To do that, it takes a dedicated level of research, planning, and strategy that not everyone is willing to commit to.

It doesn't make sense to put in the work and effort of launching a store, only to see it fail. Doing the proper initial product research, taking the right steps at launch, and marketing your online store strategically are how you set yourself up for long-term success.

Here’s the deal: selling yourself short isn’t an option. It’s go big or go home, and it starts right here.

If you’ve decided you’re ready to put in the work it takes to successfully launch and run an online eCommerce business for the long haul, we’re here to help. 

How to Insert a YouTube Video into Powerpoint in 60 Seconds Print E-mail
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In Microsoft PowerPoint, you can add a YouTube video to really bring some variety to your presentation. Let's look at how to do that in just a few steps.

Note: In this tutorial we use the popular Marketofy PowerPoint templateYou can find more premium PowerPoint templates on GraphicRiver.

How to Add YouTube Videos into PowerPoint (Quickly)


Note: Watch this short tutorial screencast or follow the

17+ Best PowerPoint Template Designs for 2017 Print E-mail
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Imagine, you walk to the front of the room. Fire up PowerPoint. Get ready to start your presentation, and it dawns on you:

You made your presentation design with a default template that came installed with PowerPoint (or worse, you used some dated PPT presentation theme you found for free online).

As the overhead screen lights up, you realize that your presentation is going to come across as boring, unprofessional, and maybe even a bit cheesy.


Fortunately, it’s not the future yet. You can avoid this situation right now. There's a simple solution: 

Use one of the best PowerPoint presentation templates with on-trend designs that are the most popular in 2017.

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How to Create Web Input Forms With Google Sheets Print E-mail
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In this tutorial, I'll show how to create web forms that log responses to a spreadsheet in Google Sheets. You don't have to be a programmer or know how to build websites to follow along.

Example of form
Here's a super simple form I built with just a few clicks; the responses will be logged in a spreadsheet by Google Sheets.

Here are three ideas for how you can use a simple web form to get important data and store it directly in a spreadsheet:

  1. Use a survey to collect feedback and take suggestions on your website or side project.
  2. Take lunch orders from co-workers.
  3. Capture notes and important details from your clients, such as wedding day specifics from a photography client.

At the end of this tutorial, you'll be able to build your own input forms and take feedback for free