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10 Things Your Team Needs From Your Leadership

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As leaders our most valuable assets are our employees, not our customers. We must take care of our employees so they will be inspired to take care of our customers. Yet, so often out of our own needs and desires, we forget the people who …

18 Things Mentally Strong People Do | Inc.com

As the author of <i>13 Things Mentally Strong People Don't Do</i>, I usually spend my time talking about the bad habits that can rob you of mental strength. After all, it only takes one bad habit to hold you back from reaching your greatest potential.<p>In addition to giving up those bad habits, however, it's …

Self-help

The 10 Best #Snobshots of the Week

We’re back with another roundup of the 10 Best #Snobshots of the Week. If you are unfamiliar with Snobshots, it’s our global street style roundup, …

Is L.A. the Next NYC for Fashion?

Talking to industry representatives for their opinions on the matter.<p>The hypothesis of this article is definitely a bold one. To question whether one city is better than another at anything is controversial in its own right. To pit two cities like Los Angeles: the sun-scarred mecca for elongated …

New Jersey

7 Reasons Why European Cities Are Going To Beat U.S. Cities As Hubs For Innovation

The U.S. has the perception as the heart of global entrepreneurship, but Europe might soon take the crown. Here’s why.<p>Given the refugee crisis, the potential Brexit, terrorism, and the recent economic crises in Greece and elsewhere, it can be easy to overlook the European Union as a viable region. …

4 Digital Advertising Methods That Lead to Success

Advertising technology is a consistently evolving industry. For digital advertisers, keeping on top of new and old marketing techniques alike is a …

Without This Clause, Your Rights to Your Invention Are at Risk

Negotiating an improvements clause in your product licensing agreement is crucial to your success.<p>If you've been following my columns about how to license your product ideas for passive income, you know I believe in the power of self-education. You can't depend on others to do the work for you. You …

Judging beer by the bottle: How a craft brewer tripled sales

When Oakville, Ont.-based Cameron’s Brewing got started in 1997, operations like it were more often called microbreweries than craft breweries. The industry was still small, and the design of many independent brands didn’t look a whole lot different from the beer giants.<p>That might have worked when …

3 Mental Habits That Set True Geniuses Apart

What average people regard as 'work,' geniuses tend to regard as play.<p><i>What are some secret things geniuses do to solve problems? originally appeared on Quora -- the knowledge-sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Steve Denton on Quora:</b><p>I …

Type terms: the animated typographic cheat sheet

Typography is a complex subject, which even the most experienced creative director can struggle with. There's a lot of, often confusing, terminology …

MIN: The New Simplicity in Graphic Design

Min: The New Simplicity in Graphic Design, a new book publication by Stuart Tolley.<p>This new publication by Stuart Tolley is an inspiring visual …

4 Mistakes To Avoid When Styling Food for Food Photography

With the rise in popularity of food photography, everyone is now accustomed to shooting their food before they eat it. But what makes a truly …

Photography

From Broke To A Billionaire Overnight - Here‘s How You Do It

I have covered the subject of fundraising extensively in this blog and also in my book <i>The Art of Startup Fundraising,</i> since fundraising is one of the …

Entrepreneurship

4 Steps to Writing Emails That Convert to Business

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Every entrepreneur should have a healthy fear of the spam folder. After all, having your emails end up in spam means just one thing: Your target customers are ignoring you. <i>But,</i> you respond, <i>It’s increasingly difficult to write e-mails that</i> …

The 10 Best Cities For Young Entrepreneurs Right Now

Entrepreneurship

Power Up Your Team by Using Scrum Properly — SitePoint

<i>The following is a short extract from our recent book, Scrum: Novice to Ninja, available for free to SitePoint Premium members. Print copies are sold</i> …

These are the Key Points of the Bauhaus Manifesto

May 21, 2016<p>Nadia Herzog is a pen name of Nadja Bozovic, a freelance journalist whose interest goes from the questioning influence of different art …

Art

6 Exercises to Stop Slouching | The Art of Manliness

Earlier this year when I made a video about how to plan your week, several viewers commented on the terrible Quasimodo-like hunched back I displayed. …

Pain

Silicon Valley’s Star Design Firm Goes Analog And Builds A Lifestyle Brand

Ammunition–a 2016 National Design Award winner–departs from its typical tech work to create a brand for an Alaska Native corporation.<p>The state of Alaska conjures up all kinds of associations. For some, it speaks to endless expanses of untrammeled wilderness; to others it’s Sarah Palin territory. …

17 Books To Read If You Want To Become A Billionaire

Success is magnetic. As a species, we’re constantly studying how it happens, why it happens, who has achieved it for themselves, and how we can …

7 Reasons to Stop Caring What Other People Think | Inc.com

Most people care what other people think to some extent. However, if you are a "people pleaser" who needs external validation throughout the day it can be tough on the job and in relationships.<p>In order to find happiness and self confidence consider some ways that will help you to accept yourself …

Happiness

5 Must-Have Skills for Every Successful Small Business Owner

If you look for successful small business owners on the internet, you’re likely to find a hundred different names and their stories of becoming …

Small Business

11 Mental Habits That Will Improve Your Business Savvy

Want to become a savvier entrepreneur? Follow these tips.<p>Psychology and business success go hand in hand. It's been well documented that people like Steve Jobs, Mark Zuckerberg, and Richard Branson all have unique mindsets that have contributed to their success.<p>Thoughts become words, words become …

Easy Tips On How To Create A Brand Position For Your Product Or Service

<i>How to create a lasting perception about your brand that makes you stand out from the competition.</i><p>There’s a lot of wisdom behind the phrase, “Out of mind, out of business.”<p>Marketing experts Al Ries and Jack Trout penned it in their classic book, “Positioning: The Battle for Your Mind.”<p>If your …

Product Management

How 3M Lost (and Found) its Innovation Mojo | Inc.com

Originally published by <b>Don Peppers</b> on LinkedIn: The Downside of Six Sigma<p>Revered for decades as one of the world's most innovative companies, 3M lost its innovative mojo when it began using Six Sigma to try to improve its operational efficiency. James McNerney, the CEO named in 2000, was a Jack …

Innovation

Why designers should be taking a digital-first approach to branding

Branding has always been a very top-down process: through identity and messaging, brand designers have tried to define and influence what consumers …

Nextiva Used a Little Ingenuity -- and Dennis Rodman -- for a Marketing Slam Dunk

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If you are a small business trying to compete against major brands, you may struggle with how to make an impact on a budget. This entrepreneurial David versus Goliath challenge can come up in all venues, but especially in places like …

Every Entrepreneur Should Outsource These 3 Key Tasks

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Outsourcing. It is not an unfamiliar word in the entrepreneurial sphere. More and more entrepreneurs are trying to infuse this tactic in their business to be more productive.<p>With books like "The 4 Hour Work Week," the benefits of …

The 4 Golden Rules of Millionaire Time Management

There’s really only one life hack you need to sit up and pay attention to when building your business: time management. It’s a ridiculously vital skill, yet many of us are guilty of falling behind. I think entrepreneurs are easy to label with this false image of rolling out of bed whenever they …

98 Best Motivational Quotes to Make You More Successful | Inc.com

Motivational quotes can make a surprisingly big difference, lifting your spirits when you're down and encouraging you to even greater heights when you've hit a plateau.<p>That's because success is an outcome. Becoming successful--however you choose to define "success," since everyone's definition …

Motivation