Happy 2015! Here’s an assortment of 50 links your business needs. I hope you’ll find them useful in the coming year.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 Marketing – Marketing 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.
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.
12 Organizations for Entrepreneurs to Join – Compiled by Entrepreneur.
Six Effective Networking Tactics – Have you given these a try?
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 Smartphone – CNBC article discussing why mobile devices are prime targets for cyber-criminals.
10 Major Security Incidents and Vulnerabilities in 2014 – An eWeek slideshow.
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.
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.
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.