The Real Value of Creating Value

By Rainmaker.FM


Today’s guest on Hack the Entrepreneur is the co-founder and CEO of GroundMetrics, a unique technology startup in oil and gas exploration.

He began his career in business management and was a strategic marketing consultant. He then co-founded and ran CarCode Corporation, which was acquired by a major toll road management company in 2009.

In 2012, he won the Gold Award at the World’s Best Technology Competition, and the San Diego Venture Group’s Business Plan and Quick Pitch Competition awarded him second place.

Now, let’s hack …

George Eiskamp.

In this 28-minute episode, Hack the Entrepreneur host Jon Nastor and guest George Eiskamp discuss:

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How to Use a Comma

By Rainmaker.FM


On this episode of Editor-in-Chief, host Stefanie Flaxman continues her Editorial Standards series with a lesson about correct comma usage.

Commas are often underused or overused. Do you know how to implement the right balance in your writing?

When punctuation marks are used correctly, readers take them for granted — they are merely symbols that seamlessly guide readers through your text.

And there are consequences when punctuation marks are used incorrectly.

In this 14-minute episode, Editor-in-Chief host Stefanie Flaxman discusses:

  • The art of punctuation
  • Why correct comma usage isn’t nit-picky
  • How to avoid a jarring experience for your readers
  • Three easy-to-remember ways to use a comma

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How to Grab Great Ideas (Without Using Your Hands)

By Rainmaker.FM


It’s funny, how we forget things. Sublime reflections and exalted ideas. Like they were never even there. But if they were so sublime and exalted, why did they not remain with us?

And it’s funny how we fear losing these ideas. The lengths we will go to preserve them. The legends are legion.

Keeping waterproof slates in your shower. Talking into your phone’s voice memo app while you pump gas on a dusty August day. Scribbling in your tiny notepad in the dark of night so you don’t wake your spouse. In the morning light, however, the handwriting is illegible. You might …read more      

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28 WordPress Plugins That Increase Profits and Save Time

By Neil Patel


Starting up and running a small business is not easy.

Even if you have all the knowledge and skills you need, it still takes a ton of time and effort to give the required attention to all parts of your business.

You need to create a website, get leads, convert leads into customers, create products, and so much more.

You’ll reach a point when you just can’t do it all, and that’s when you’ll need some help.

Sometimes, you can hire people. Most of the time, it’s more cost efficient and practical to see if a product can reduce your workload.

The first time you …read more      

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5 Powerful Ways to Keep Building Authority Once Your Content Has Matured

By Demian Farnworth

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You’ve launched. You now have loads of content on your blog. You’re happy with the growth and the traction you’ve gained. Your audience is growing — not as fast as you’d like, but you’re meeting goals.

Things are looking up because you’ve created authority with what seems to be a solid and loyal audience. But the rush of new content ideas is slowing, and enthusiasm (both yours and your audience’s) is cooling.

You’re worried about sustaining the momentum while deepening your authority and influence with your audience. And there’s a really good reason why this is a significant concern.

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