Derek Self

About the author

Derek Self is a Chicago-based writer and artist. He founded a digital publication in 2016 and has written extensively about emerging technologies, blockchain disruption, and the latest trends in fintech. As a professional actor and musician, he relies on his phone to memorize lines and connect with drummers who forget rehearsal times. Bookmarks on his laptop: Ableton Live forum, Coinbase, Playbill, TechCrunch, Dawes artist page on Spotify.

10 Rules To Get Customers To Open Your Emails

Email marketing is a smart idea. You go right to your target audience and reach them, on their schedule, when they check their emails. The real skill is writing subject lines and headlines that stand out.Sure, your emails have value. They inform, they encourage recipients to be part of

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Why LinkedIn Marketing Is Essential for Your Professional Services Business

LinkedIn is no longer just a place to post your resumé. It’s the epicenter of business and professional marketing, which helps make it a perfect platform for your real estate agency or law firm. Finding your audience among LinkedIn’s 756 million users can help you grow your client base

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7 Online Learning Platforms To Help Employees Learn New Tech Skills

Over the past year, as you’ve had to rethink your business—add e-commerce, step up your social media, bring in new software—you’ve asked your employees to do a lot, too. If you’ve all been guessing together how to use new technology, online training can help smooth the transition.Helping employees learn

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Creating Great Playlists for Your Restaurant

Music is the elusive pulse of any restaurant experience. You want people to remember how they felt as they enjoyed your establishment—and music plays a significant role in influencing our emotions. Take the time to curate a positive music experience for your guests without being a trained DJ. Luckily,

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Where To Find Good Freelance Talent for Your Business

Freelancers are everywhere. Coding at a local coffee shop. Blogging in the park. Offering legal counsel from a sofa. Nearly 57 million Americans do freelance work and that number is expected to grow. By 2028, according to Statista, the majority of the U.S. workforce will be involved in temporary