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5 Ways to Have Your Customers Fund Your Business | Inc.com

A long-held notion in entrepreneurial circles is that the way to start and grow a thriving business is to come up with a great "idea", write a great business plan, raise capital from angels or VCs, flawlessly execute the plan, and (Voila!) get rich!<p>But it hardly ever happens that way, as the vast …

Business Strategy

Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh shares 4 business books he thinks everyone should read

Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh wants his employees to continuously explore new ideas. That's why there's a library of some of his favorite books at Zappos' Las Vegas headquarters.<p>Over the years he's recommended well over 20 business books— including his own, the 2010 bestseller "Delivering Happiness" — and …

Penguin Random House

Zappos Company Culture | Library List | Company Culture

The Zappos Family loves Core Value #5 "Pursue Growth and Learning." We love it so much that we have a dedicated Library for team members to check out …

5 simple ways to increase traffic to your website

Elon Musk has Wall Street wrapped around his little finger

The ease with which it raised the funds (and the fact that its shares rose 5% the week of the sale), shows how easily Tesla is able to use Wall Street to do its bidding.<p>Plenty of people I've spoken with in the auto industry are astounded that a profitless company, one that struggled to build 50,000 …

Tesla

The big business of 'like farming' on Facebook

They could well be the subject of "like farming", the process of artificially inflating the number of Facebook page likes.<p>Researchers like myself have developed computer algorithms that can tell genuine likes from artificial ones generated by farm-controlled accounts.<p>But it turns out that more …

Machine Learning

THE MOBILE MARKETING REPORT: How marketers are reaching mobile consumers

BI Intelligence<p>Mobile marketing is getting more spotlight these days. Revenue from mobile advertising accounted for 30% of total ad spend in the first half of 2015, according to the IAB, and it's on track to account for more than one-third in the second half of the year. Despite this growth, mobile …

Digital Advertising

Ad Blocking Software Has 200 Million Users

Ad-block software usage may be more common than previously thought. There are nearly 200 million monthly active users (MAU) of ad-block software globally, according to data from a new study by PageFair and Adobe included in our latest ad-blocking report.<p>That represents a big uptick in ad-block …

Digital Advertising

14 books to read on your commute that will make you smarter about business

One way of combining the necessity of getting to our workplace with success is to spend the time reading or listening to books.<p>Here are my suggestions for great business books to read or listen to during your commute.<p><b>1.</b><b>"The</b> <b>E-Myth"</b> by Michael Greber. This is an excellent book about the myths …

Self-improvement

4 Ways Entrepreneurship Changes You Forever | Inc.com

Some things you do in life change you forever. Obvious examples may be falling in love, having a baby, graduating college or your first beer. For many--myself included--staring your first business is one of those things. And it was way more impactful than my first beer.<p>Getting entrepreneurs to …

Entrepreneurship

How Successful People Quash Stress

We all know that living under stressful conditions has serious physical and emotional consequences. So why do we have so much trouble taking action to reduce our stress levels and improve our lives? Researchers at Yale University have the answer. They found that intense stress actually reduces the …

Entrepreneurship

Scrappy

At a recent Startup Weekend, one of the attendees asked me what I thought were the most important traits for an entrepreneur to posses to be …

Time I

Millennial Entrepreneurs Lead The Way: Intelligence, Access, Action

Part II<p>Further exploring how millennials are building the entrepreneurial community I spoke with Sheena Lindahl and Michael Simmons, co-founders of Empact.<p>Sheena and Michael founded Empact in 2006 to bring entrepreneurism to college campuses and beyond. Sheena recalls when colleges were the only …

10 Best Business Books of 2014 | Inc.com

Every year, I select 10 books that, IMHO, provided the most value to their readers. Some of these may already be on your radar, but others you might have missed. Enjoy!<p><b>Author:</b> Judy Robinett<p><b>Subtitle:</b> <i>The 5 50 100 Rule for Turning Your Business Network Into Profits</i><p><b>Why I like it:</b> As somebody who is …

New Hampshire

Tips From Tech Startups On How To Grow Your Small Business

Looking to expand your business? Check out these practical tips from some of Australia's most successful entrepreneurs.<p>Lifehacker's Supporting Small …