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5 Critical Warning Signs That You're Making Bad Decisions

Everyone's entrepreneurial journey is different, but the pitfalls are the same.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Starting your own business is a labor of love. You’ve made a commitment to go out on your own. Then the hard part starts: figuring out how to generate revenue, …

What's a Leader to Do When Employees Are Still Disengaged (Despite Best Efforts)? These 3 Things | Inc.com

They move slowly, shuffling feet, moaning, groaning, seeking to drain the life out of those around them.<p>Has the zombie apocalypse finally arrived?<p>Did your teenager just get up on Saturday morning?<p>Neither. That's just the 70 percent of employees that are disengaged (according to Gallup polls) …

Employee Engagement

Young people suffer from a lack of practical skills

<b>More than half of 18- to 24-year-olds don't know how to set up utility bills.</b><p>When my sister hired a young teenager to work in her pizza and bagel …

5 Proven Ways to Be More Influential at Work | Inc.com

Most people, at some point in their professional life, feel that they're not really getting anywhere but just kicking the can down the road.<p>Sometimes that's nature's way of saying you need to be working in a different organization or even a different field. But often it simply means you need to …

Leadership

How to Prioritize with Laser-like Clarity | Inc.com

In addition to knowing yourself, having clarity about your priorities also predicts your personal reliability. The most important decision in business, and in life, is to decide what's most important.<p>So, as a request or an opportunity arises, ask yourself if this is a high priority for you. If it …

Time Management

Here's the Secret to Getting Things Done | Inc.com

Have you ever wondered how some people seem to accomplish their goals effortlessly?<p>Or, how some people seem to get promoted or recognized while you work nights and weekends without recognition?<p>Or even how some people make work look easy, while you feel like you can't get on top of your email?<p>How do …

Networking

How To Save Time Maintaining The Home While Working Long Hours

The working mother is not always going to work just a 40 hour work week especially if she has founded her own company. After a 10 to 12 hour day at …

Time Management

How to Have Better One-on-One Meetings With Employees

If you having regular one-on-one meetings with your employees, great! As a good manager, you probably want to make them better. If not, don’t worry, …

Opinion: This should be your No. 1 criterion when buying stocks now

Investing is a forward-looking endeavor. Investors need to build a portfolio for the economy that lies ahead, not the one in the rearview …

The 1 Secret Brain Exercise That Will Help You Achieve All Your Goals | Inc.com

There's a funny truth in the business world: hard work does not equate to success. If you've believed in this supposed connection for any length of time, you may find it unbelievable that there is in fact no direct cause-and-effect relationship between those two things.<p>So, if you can't draw a …

Self-improvement

Building a Business Shouldn't Require You Stop Having a Life

Ironically, many entrepreneurs freed themselves from day jobs only to enslave themselves to their startups.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There's a trend that's been growing for some time now. You see it when you log onto social media. You've watched YouTube videos …

Why Millennials Are So Entitled (Parents Are Partly Blamed) | Inc.com

<i>Entitlement</i> is perhaps the top word associated with the Millennial generation. In fact, 71 percent of American adults think of Millennials as "selfish," and 65 percent think Millennials are "entitled." Whether or not you believe the "entitlement" label is accurate, perception is reality.<p>Some of the …

Leadership

The 5 Largest Solar Projects in the World (and the U.S. Doesn't Hold the Title)

China and India are in a battle over who holds the biggest solar power plant in the world.<p>The U.S. used to be the home of some of the biggest solar …

12 Important Career Lessons Most People Learn Too Late in Life | Inc.com

If there's one thing we all have in common, it's that we all make mistakes along the way (and hopefully learn valuable lessons from them). But if you're smart, you'll learn as much as possible from the mistakes of others and spare yourself some of the grief.<p>Here are 12 important career lessons that …

Self-improvement

Teachers cash in, big time, by putting lessons up for sale

Miss Kindergarten is in the million-dollar club. So are Lovin Lit, the Moffatt Girls and about a dozen other teacher-entrepreneurs who are spinning …

Teaching

North Korea’s Nuclear Strength, Encapsulated in an Online Ad for Lithium

WASHINGTON — The online ad reads like something only a metallurgist could love: an offer to sell 22 pounds of highly pure lithium 6 every month, set for delivery from the port of Dandong, China.<p>But it caught the attention of intelligence agencies around the world for a simple reason: Lithium 6 …

North Korea

To Be an Exceptional Boss, Here Are 11 Things You Must Give Your Employees | Inc.com

Think about a boss you truly respected. Think about a leader you truly admired. Think about a leader you not only loved to work for, but <i>with</i>.<p>What sets that person apart from every other boss?<p>Simple. They <b>gave</b>: generously, selflessly, and without expectation of return. They gave because their …

Employment

A startup founder worth $15 million explains why entrepreneurs should think like farmers, not suits

My path to becoming a tech startup founder with more than $15 million in funding hasn’t been conventional. My formative years were spent living and working on my family’s farm in Gladbrook, Iowa, a town with a population of around 1,000. I didn’t attend college on either coast, develop a knack for …

Entrepreneurship

'The Founder' Proves Entrepreneurship Is About More Than Just a Good Idea | Inc.com

When your best employee quits, it can be a tough pill to swallow. When they leave to start a rival company using your business model and your ideas ... "gutted" is the only way to describe it. Back in the early years of 1-800-GOT-JUNK?, this happened to me.<p>I was devastated, but I also realized I …

Entrepreneurship

Why Smart People Don't Multitask

Multitasking is really tempting. It's also really bad for you.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You may have heard that multitasking is bad for you, but new studies show that it kills your performance and may even damage your brain. Every time you multitask you aren’t …

The Best Places to Exchange Money

While plastic will get you by at some international travel destinations, the country’s local currency works everywhere. Avoid rip-offs when exchanging one currency for another by taking care of it before your trip or at a large hotel or bank in your destination city.<p>Before the Trip<p>Many banks in the …

ATMs

How a Salt Water Mouth Rinse Benefits Oral Health

A salt water mouth rinse is useful for a number of different reasons. It's a great option for anyone who has a sore throat, gum sores or recently …

Dentistry

Blackberry is quietly trying to make a comeback — but not with phones

What was once the world's biggest smartphone maker is now out of the phone manufacturing business altogether. Since 2009, its market share has fallen from 20% to just .1%.<p>But Blackberry is looking to stage a comeback, just not with smartphones. Blackberry has been quietly ramping up its …

The jobs that really smart people avoid

Over the last 35 years, Wall Street grew into an outsize part of the American economy. The financial sector now accounts for one fifth of U.S. corporate profits, which puts it neck and neck with manufacturing, an industry that employs twice as many workers.<p>During its transformation in the 1980s, …

College & University

Sleep Position: Why Back is Best

The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that healthy infants be placed on their backs for sleep, as this is the safest position for an infant …

A Decade Of iPhone: The Smartphone Disrupted Everything But Still Has Work To Do

It was a decade ago today when Apple introduced the first iPhone to more than a little bit of skepticism. The then-unprecedented pricing, starting at $499. The all-touchscreen design, forgoing the physical keyboard that dominated the “smartphones” of the day. The fact that Apple had never built a …

IPhone 8

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Africa

Baby products: Must-haves for the first year

Products you need for your baby<p>Which baby products are essential for the first year? Look over our checklist of the most important things you'll need …

Newborn checklist

For more new baby help check out this video on how to give baby a bath. <br>We have lots more helpful videos, including tips on <b>how to get a baby to latch</b> …

Babies