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11 Techniques for Connecting With Your Remote Team

Home is where the heart is, and work is where the laptop is.<p>Working remotely does not have to feel so distant for your team. Here are 11 techniques to help you team feel more connected.<p><b>Team Meetings:</b><p>1. Create a regular schedule and stick with it. Avoid the temptation to have impromptu meetings with …

13 Emerging Nanotechnologies And Materials That Will Change The World

<i>Policy Horizons Canada worked with futurist and data visualizer Michell Zappa of Envisioning to produce a report called MetaScan 3: Emerging Technologies and accompanying infographics. We are reproducing the summary for emerging nano technologies and materials science.Graphene. Erlend Davidson</i> …

19 Top Menswear Designers Explain How To Buy And Wear A Suit

<b>Giorgio Armani</b><p>"When choosing a suit, a man should look for something that he can wear, and not something that will wear him. In other words, elegance, sophistication, and timeless style are always better than of-the-moment trends, which will date—and date the wearer."<p>"As for style, a two-button …

5 Dirty Secrets About the U.S. Economy

If there’s one thing I hate these days, it’s discussing the U.S. economy.<p>Will raising wages by seventeen cents destroy humanity? Will edible deodorant add 0.000007 percent to GDP? If we resurrected giant man-eating dinosaurs, could we use them to keep our warehouse pickers in line? Isn’t it awesome …

Enterprise Software: How To Go Mobile-First

The enterprise software market is certainly ripe for mobile growth. Yet many of the traditional vendors – and even cloud startups – really do not know how to put together the right approach.<p>What to do? Well, a good idea would be to check out GetFeedback.com, which is taking on SurveyMonkey to …

Why Energy Is Technology's Next Big Thing

J. Paul Getty, one of the wealthiest people of the 20th century, reportedly said that his formula for success was, “rise early, work hard, strike oil.” It was, after all, energy that made the industrial age hum.<p>Of course, these days ambitious young go-getters are much more likely to seek their …

The Digital Video Advertising Report: Growth Forecasts And Viewability Scandals

It's not hard to understand what makes online video so compelling to advertisers. Video ads provide a level of visual and narrative richness that nearly equals television, while offering all the advantages of digital, including advanced targeting, tracking, and increasingly, automated buying of …

5 Things to Look for in a Venture Capitalist

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>What really separates venture capitalists from the rest of us?<p>I’ve been dealing with VCs for a long time, including my time as one of them. I’ve lost count of the number of meetings I’ve had and the thousands of emails (and dollars) I’ve …

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The Single Biggest Reason Most Entrepreneurs Fail

and 5 Things You Should Do to Overcome It<p>Exactly two years ago today, I woke up at 5 in the morning. Yes, I was suffering from our generation’s new …

5 Insightful Lessons Learned From Business Books

Since the response was so great on my last article, “10 Valuable Lessons Learned from The Top Business Books,” I thought I’d share more lessons …

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FORTUNE — With the annual tax deadline approaching next week, middle class Americans may be wondering how private equity titans like Mitt Romney get away with such low tax rates on their millions in income. The answer is that private equity firms are treated as passive investors in the companies …

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FORTUNE — Tinder may not be worth $5 billion, but investors say the dating app remains an extremely valuable product.<p>A Bloomberg report Friday said IAC/InteraActiveCorp., owned by Barry Diller, had bought another 10% of Tinder from venture capitalist Chamath Palihapitiya for $500 million, valuing …

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FORTUNE — The U.S. system for taxing corporate profits is outdated, ineffective at raising revenue, and creates perverse incentives for companies to shelter profits overseas. It is also, for most U.S. companies most of the time, a pretty good deal, which is one of the big reasons why any serious …

4 Ways to Look Like an Expert When You're Just Starting Out

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When you’re first starting your business, you want to project competence and gravitas – after all, no one wants to be your guinea pig. But the truth is, you probably don’t have that much experience yet. This will obviously change as you …

5 American Entrepreneurs Doing Good Business

This story originally appeared on FOX BUSINESS<p>These American entrepreneurs are merging business with compassion and heart to create jobs and provide communities across the globe a chance to earn a living wage. Here are their stories.<p>1. Nisolo<p><b>Product:</b> Handcrafted, leather shoes<p><b>Cause:</b> Job</b> …

8 Smart Ways to Save Money as a Small Business

<i>Sponsored by Skype — Use</i> <i>Skype Credit</i><i> to call mobiles and landlines home and abroad at low rates.</i>It’s tough out there for a small business. When …

9 Companies Poised to Ride the Energy Boom

Surging oil and gas production, particularly from shale basins that are just starting to deliver marketable fuel, may be better for ancillary …

17 Red Flags for IRS Auditors

Ever wonder why some tax returns are eyeballed by the Internal Revenue Service while most are ignored? Short on personnel and funding, the IRS …

Taxes From A To Z (2014): Z Is For Zoo Memberships

<b>Z is for Zoo Memberships.</b><p>And museum memberships. And support of public television. And church dinners.<p>Taxpayers often believe that checks written to a qualifying charitable organization necessarily results in a tax deduction. That’s only partly true.<p>A charitable donation is tax deductible only to …

Three Money Smart Strategies For Financial Literacy

I’d like to kick off Money Smart Week by saying that I think more Americans know about UFOs than they do about financial literacy.<p>Yet how many flying saucers have you seen in your life compared to credit card disclosures, mortgage documents and 401(k) statements? Chances are, financial information …

Heartbleed Proves the Password Is Dead. This Is What You Need Now

The password had its day. There is a better way to protect yourself and your business--and you need to start using it today.<p><i>R.I.P., password. You were a good idea, and damned useful, in your time, but your time has passed.</i><p>The Heartbleed bug has made plain what everyone in cybersecurity already …

The Top 3 CEO Blind Spots

What do CEOs misunderstand the most about how their management teams think?<p>If you spend time with a few thousand management team members the way Steve Kimball has, you discover some things. Mainly, you discover that CEOs don’t know their management teams very well. At all. Kimball is CEO of Inc. …

What a CEO Really Does: 'Half the Time I'm a Psychologist'

Gravity Media CEO Yuriy Boykiv says leading people means knowing how to dissect and manage human behavior. In fact, that's the bulk of the job.<p>Your business card says you're founder and CEO of your business. What it doesn't say is that you're also ceaseless promoter of your business, big-picture …

StellaService CEO Jordy Leiser: How to Win Against Bigger Businesses | Inc.com

Keen Home: How a Connected HVAC System Means More Comfort, Less Waste

This Wi-Fi-enabled home-heat regulating system made it to the championship round of Inc.'s Coolest College Startups competition. See how it got there.<p><i>Editor's Note: This article is part of Inc.'s 2014 Coolest College Startups package. Read on for more on the hottest startups to watch right now.</i><p>The …

Are Celebrity Investors a Good Idea for Your Startup? | Inc.com

Where to Go for Tax Help (Besides Your CPA)

You probably can't get through tax time without your CPA, but there are other resources you can rely on too.<p>It's tax season again.<p>That means you'll probably be leaning on your accountant pretty heavily. But there are other places to go, where you can (and should) supplement the information your …

How to Really Love Selling (It's Possible)

It doesn't matter if you're selling a product, a startup idea, or simply a vision: Selling is not about pitches or closing deals. It's something much more simple.<p>Many people--even some who sell for a living--feel uncomfortable when they're selling, even if they don't actively dislike it.<p>The reason …