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67 Motivating Quotes That Will Inspire You to Be Successful | Inc.com

I once scoffed at the notion of inspiring quotes and aphorisms. Then, I grew up a bit and shed some of my cynicism. I came to appreciate how reflecting on true words of wisdom can help you to develop a happier, more success-oriented mindset.<p>With that in mind, here’s a long list of some of the most …

Motivation

The Need for More Leaders and Less Bosses

"<i>Leaders care about why things get done. Bosses just want things to get done. Bosses maintain order for the sake of order. Leaders introduce order for the sake of progress</i>." - Akshay Kapur<p>Do you work for a boss or with a leader? Are you a boss or a leader? This is an extremely important question …

Human Resources

Five Ways Point of View Can Make You a Better Writer by Janice Hardy

<i>Think you know POV? Janice Hardy shows us how POV can take your writing to a new level.</i> <i>Welcome back, Janice!</i>Whenever a new writer asks me to share …

Creative Writing

The hidden costs of owning a home in 15 major US cities

An analysis by real estate marketplace Zillow and service marketplace Thumbtack broke down the costs any homebuyer should be prepared to float in 15 major US metro areas, calculating how much homeowners should expect to pay on top of their mortgages — and how those costs compare to a median-priced …

Real Estate

10 Rules Of A Great Conversationalist

Guerrilla marketing campaign shows insanity of Vancouver real estate market

Just when you thought the Vancouver real estate market couldn't get any crazier, posters spotted on the city's West Side indicate there may be more …

Canadian Real Estate

4 Steps to Manage Your Employees and Help Them Win

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>“The team with the best players wins.” -- Jack Welch<p>When Jack Welch was the CEO of General Electric, he was able to produce record growth year after year by using a few simple principles relentlessly. The system of management he used was …

Employment

Top 10 Reasons Your Brand Needs To Be On Facebook

Are you still waiting to be convinced of the value of Facebook for business? Is it really necessary?<p>Below are the top 10 reasons your brand needs to be on Facebook. Read through this list and then decide for yourself!<p><b>1. Facebook is still the most popular social networking site for …

Marketing

10 Words To Remove From Your Vocabulary

We’ve all had to work with annoying colleagues—the foghorn who won’t stop talking, the slacker who palms off his work on others, or the kleptomaniac …

Clayton Christensen

The real reason why Apple wanted to acquire Dropbox before it became a $10 billion startup

But once it was clear the offer would never materialize into a real deal, Jobs went on a public spat, saying he will "kill Dropbox" with iCloud, Apple's own cloud file storing product.<p>Dropbox CEO Drew Houston, however, has taken Jobs' potshot comments with grace so far, saying, "He said he liked …

Dropbox

20 Expert Tips for Becoming a Website Copywriting Pro

When was the last time you gave your website text some love and made some improvements – your headlines and call-to-actions in particular? Making …

10 inspiring content marketing examples from charities

<b>Content marketing has gone way beyond buzzword status and is now a core part of almost any well-known brand’s marketing strategy.</b><p>As Graham Charlton …

Marketing

How you can do less to achieve more in your career

I was in a Starbucks this morning and looked around. Every single person I could see — dressed in his or her business finest — was perched in place, …

The middle class is struggling to make the rent

Making the rent is a common struggle for the poor. But it's becoming increasingly difficult among the middle class.<p>One in five renter households making $45,000-$75,000 a year are considered "cost-burdened," meaning they spend more than 30% of their income on rent, according to Harvard's State of …

Housing

Google Calendar gets more productive with new features

Google has just issued an update to the official iOS app of its Calendar service that adds a handful of noteworthy features.<p>First off, Google …

Apps

Why social media advertising could be a better option than search advertising

<b>Search advertising (e.g. banners ads, PPCs) is a proven marketing method that effectively drives traffic and sales to advertisers. For lots of</b> …

Crafting Compelling Fiction With Jim Heskett

Imagine yourself deep in a forest. You notice your travel companions rifling through your backpack while muttering to themselves at half-volume. Unsettled, you retire to your tent where you find a mysterious key. You don't know what lock it might open, but you have a hunch the others will do …

Writing

Microsoft sends out firmware updates for Surface 3 and Pro 3

A new firmware update has been released by Microsoft today for its two flagship tablet products, the Surface 3 and Pro 3. There aren’t many new …

Richard Branson: How to make your customers work for your brand

Mark Cuban and the Co-Sharks' 5 Biggest Investments | Inc.com

<i>Shark Tank</i> star Robert Herjavec stunned viewers in May by making a handshake deal to invest $5 million in Zero Pollution Motors, maker of a $10,000 plastic minicar that runs on compressed air. The deal would have doubled the previous record for the largest <i>Shark Tank</i> investment ever, but ultimately …

Entrepreneurship

The 10 things in advertising you need to know today

<b>1.</b> <b>Snapchat just launched a new website</b> <b>to explain exactly why advertisers should spend hundreds of dollars per day on it.</b> Snapchat is reportedly generating hundreds of thousands per day from its video sponsorships.<p><b>2.</b> <b>Instagram just completely revamped its search and discover features.</b> Since day one, …

Barcodes

5 character traits that tell you it’s time to start your own creative business • Creative Digest

Some of us are born with an innate creativity that seems to propel us in everything we do. Others find creativity through their methods and learn it. …

Creativity

How To Motivate Yourself To Do Virtually Anything

“<i>If you can dream it, you can do it</i>.” <br>-Walt Disney<p>Whatever you want to achieve - be it business or academic success, a healthier lifestyle or a …

TheFIX 019: Photoshop CC 2015 Kicking the Tires

Deal: Dallas CityPass can save you 30% or more on admissions to attractions

CityPass has recently added Dallas to its list of cities where travelers can save money when they buy one ticket that includes several attractions. Those visiting the newest member of the CityPass family can save 30% or more on admission to four top attractions in the Big D.<p>Other CityPass …

Apple wins Cannes Lions top prize for its 'Shot on iPhone 6' ad campaign

Apple’s World Gallery ad campaign — launched in March featuring photos from its new iPhone 6 — has won the top prize in the Cannes Lions Outdoor category — a competition that focuses on open air ads such as billboards, posters and creative environments.<p>In this campaign, popularly known as ‘Shot on …

What 9 Successful Entrepreneurs Wish They Had Done Differently

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In 2004, many of us had the opportunity to become shareholders in Google for the very first time. Most of us passed on that offer. Had we decided to invest, by cashing out today, we would make more than $5 for every dollar we put in. To …

Entrepreneurship