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BusinessEssentials Weekly Roundup

By Alessandra Ceresa 

We may have taken a week off, but that doesn't mean we aren't always on the prowl. As per usual, I have scoured the web, and found some pretty pertinent and interesting stuff this week. Running and growing a business, and that includes sales and marketing is all about the continuation of gaining knowledge. The more you discover, the more you learn, the more your grow. 

1. Seth Godin's "I don't get it."

If you read this post weekly, you know how much I love Seth Godin. His blog posts are short, to the point, and get you thinking. This is one of my favorites so far. Enjoy. 

Seth Godin


2. The Top 7 Content Marketing Trends that Will Dominate 2014 by Jayson DeMers 

This is a fantastic article for any marketer. It simply defines where content marketing is going in the next year. As we have predicted in the past, mobile, obviously huge, is a must for any business. Another trend? Content Director is the next big hire that most businesses should consider making. 

Read the full article here and get the low down on these upcoming trends in content marketing. 

Content Trends 2014 Forbes


3. A Randy Glasbergen Cartoon 

I thought this cartoon was hysterical. This cartoon illustrates why a CRM is a necessary part of both a sales and marketing executives life. Most of us come into contact with a ton of people each day, and unless you are super human, it is a struggle to remember everything about everyone. This is where your CRM comes into play, and in a BIG way. 

Randy Glasbergen Cartoon


4. Why You're Not a Morning Person (and How to Become One) by Life Hacker 

This is not explicitly sales or marketing related, but it is. Why? Because, if you read this article, there are a ton of interesting studies being done researching the differences in creativity, energy, etc in people that get up early vs. people that tend to work late into the night. I am a victim of both. There are many times when I find myself writing content way after the people around me have gone to bed. I have not determined when I produce my best content specifically, but I do know that I feel great when I wake up early and get stuff done! 

Morning Person Life Hacker

Read the full article on how to get your snoozing self out of bed in the morning! 


5. Ideas for Turning Content into Conversions by Ion Interactive on MarketingTechBlog 

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So, there you have it. There are my favorite five articles and infographics I found this week. If you have a favorite, let us know. Email aceresa@businessessentials.pro.com. 

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