50 Links Your Business Needs in 2015

Happy 2015! Here’s an assortment of 50 links your business needs. I hope you’ll find them useful in the coming year.

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Attitude, Productivity & Work Ethic

14 Productivity Tips – From Fast Company, which of these might you find useful?

Things to Stop Doing in 2015 – The Harvard Business Review wags its finger at you.

Digital Productivity Tools – Recommended by Tech Cocktail.

Eight Time-Saving Apps – From Entrepreneur.

Customer Relations

15 Customer Service Improvements – From Forbes.

15 Customer Service Predictions for 2015 and Beyond – From CustomerThink.

Will Mike Be Your Typical Customer in 2015? – An infographic from April 2014 that’s worth a look.

Data

Five Big Data Trends – From Venture Beat.

Finding the Right Tools for Big Data – From ReadWrite.

Big Data and Analytics Outlook – From Gigaom Research.

How One Business Used Customer Data to Remake Its Brand – A Washington Post article on Timberland.

Human Resources

Recruitment and HR in 2015 – A Business2Community overview.

Top Workplace Trends for 2015 – From Business News Daily, what’s likely to affect employees in the coming year?

2015 and Social HR – From Forbes.

Information Technology

Six IT Trends for 2015 – From Information Week.

Business Technology Predictions for 2015 – From Talkin’ Cloud.

Top Cloud Service Providers – In October 2014, Talkin’ Cloud ranked 100 Cloud Service Providers.

Seven IT Start-ups Influencing How Businesses Innovate in 2015 – Brought to you by TechCrunch.

Eight BYOD Predictions – From Computer Business Review.

Marketing

Content Marketing Trends – From Forbes, a discussion of some trends you need to be aware of in order to keep your content fresh and engaging.

35 Experts Share Content Marketing Predictions – Compiled by Business2Community.

Five B2B Marketing Trends – #5 on the list is especially worth noting (“The Need for Quality Content Will Spotlight the Importance of Professional Writers”).

The Year of Video MarketingMarketing Profs urges you to make the most of videos for attracting and retaining customers.

Digital Marketing Trends and Tools – A 2015 guide from Smart Insights.

Does Your Marketing Lack a Human Touch? – A few tips from Entrepreneur on tending to the human element of your marketing in the coming year.

Six Ways Mobile Devices Will Influence Marketing – From Venture Beat.

10 Powerful Email Marketing Tools – From Business2Community.

How Might Marketing Change in 2015? – Various experts answer questions about marketing creativity at Co.Create.

Money

Five Financial Milestones for 2015 – This article deals primarily with personal finances, but there’s content related to business as well (particularly working while self-employed).

Financial Literacy Tools and Resources for 2015 – From Nerd Wallet, useful for personal finances and for people starting out in business.

Five Reasons to Opt for Cloud Accounting in 2015 – From The Huffington Post.

Networking

12 Organizations for Entrepreneurs to Join – Compiled by Entrepreneur.

Six Effective Networking Tactics – Have you given these a try?

Security

Predictions for Major Threats in 2015 – A Wired piece.

Questions Businesses Need to Ask About Their Security – This IT Pro Portal article also offers a bunch of cyber-security tips for consumers.

Hackers Targeting Your SmartphoneCNBC article discussing why mobile devices are prime targets for cyber-criminals.

10 Major Security Incidents and Vulnerabilities in 2014 – An eWeek slideshow.

Small Business

Healthcare Exchanges – A brief guide from Inc.com on what you need to know about offering healthcare to employees in 2015.

50 Ideas, Predictions, and Trends for Small Businesses – Insights from a variety of experts and small business owners, compiled by Business News Daily.

SCORE – If you’re looking for free mentoring services and workshops on how to grow your business, check out SCORE as one resource.

10 Small Business Resolutions for 2015 – From USA Today.

Social Media

Keep Track of These Social Media Companies – From Forbes, a list of social media resources to keep your eye on (some will be better suited for your business than others).

9 Social Media Trends – An overview from TechRepublic.

Chat Apps as “The New Social Media” – From TechCrunch.

Planning to Publish on LinkedIn? – A few insights from Business2Community.

Website

100+ Best WordPress Resources – Numerous businesses use WordPress.org software. At the link, you’ll find suggestions for improving security, design and other features for your site.

Top 5 Web Trends for 2015 – A useful infographic from Visual.ly on website design trends.

10 Web Design Trends – From The Next Web.

Tips for Improving Website Conversions – From Marketing Land.

Eight Great SEO Tools for Startups – From Small Business Trends, you don’t need to work at a startup to find these useful.

– Hila

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