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15 Free Ways to Increase Your Facebook Page Likes | Inc.com

Facebook is one of the hottest social networks for business owners. There are over 20,000 people on Facebook and as of Q1 of 2015, over 1.44 billion active monthly users.<p>Who wouldn't you want <i>that</i> kind of reach?<p>But most business owners wonder if I have a limited marketing budget, how can I increase …

Marketing

Everyone Has a Business Inside Them

<i>This article by Cindy Gallop is part of our Blogtober event, which features blog posts written by industry influencers in support of Breast Cancer</i> …

Entrepreneurship

How to Stop Being Jealous of Successful People

How many times have you caught yourself clicking through the Facebook profile pictures of a “friend” (whom you’ve never met) at 1:37 a.m., and …

30 Websites That Will Make You Unbelievably Smarter | Inc.com

Most of us spend some amount of time--sometimes a lot!--online. Instead of chasing after provocative headlines and weird old tricks, why not spend time on sites that will make you smarter in life, shrewder in business, and wiser in leadership?<p>Here are 30 of the best sites for professional and …

Learning

Stop Focusing On Marketing ROI and Start Focusing On Profits

<i>Andrew Keene is President & CEO of AlphaShark Trading, which he originally founded as KeeneOTheMarket.com in 2011. Previously, Andrew worked as a proprietary trader at the Chicago Board Options Exchange. He began his career in the prestigious Botta Capital 'clerk-to-trade' program, and would</i> …

10 Ways We Can Move Business To The Next Level Through Purpose

It's time to move purpose from statement to story, from rhetoric to results. It's not as easy as it sounds, to make purpose systemic and not just a trend or passing fad. How can we make purpose come alive in our complex world where conflicting priorities - from personal aspirations, to professional …

Innovation

15 Books by Billionaires On How to Run the World

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The 9 Most Inspiring Podcasts for Female Entrepreneurs | Inc.com

Fresh off a six-month stint at a startup, I was exhausted and wondering what to do next.<p>As I pondered what new thing to throw myself into, I did what anyone who's been working full-time, commuting two hours a day, and trying to manage life with two kids under the age of 5 would do with so much …

Entrepreneurship

10 Traits That Will Help You Succeed In Small Business (And Maybe Life)

What does it take to succeed in business? Skill, sure. Some charisma, yes. Innovative ideas, without doubt. An MBA from Stanford? It can’t hurt.<p>But those are the easy answers  as we found out this year when we sat down with leaders from small, but growing companies to ask this very question. Coming …

Small Business

4 SEO Lessons For Small Business From The Automotive Industry

Admit it: when you hear the phrase “car dealer”, the first image that comes to mind is a probably a guy wearing a cheesy suit give you a hard sell on …

Heinz ketchup can't legally be called 'ketchup' in Israel

When is a bottle of ketchup not a bottle of ketchup? Evidently, when it's in the promised land.<p>Heinz Ketchup, arguably the most recognizable brand of …

Sandra Bland: Texas records show racial breakdown of those stopped by same trooper

The Texas state trooper whose traffic stop of<p>Sandra Blandlast month ignited national controversy did not appear to disproportionately stop minority drivers, records show, but a racial profiling expert cautioned that it's difficult to draw conclusions from the figures.<p>Trooper Brian T. Encinia, 30, …

African-American News

Facebook Data Indicates That “LOL” Is Dead

Emojis are a young man’s game.<p>The way someone laughs online says a lot about a person, according to new data released by Facebook. Fifteen percent of people laughed in Facebook comments during the last week in May, for instance. Men were more likely to say some variation of “haha” than women. And …

Language

I Used to Think Non-Drinkers Were Buzzkills — Then I Sobered Up

"Cool" girls might drink, but the way I drank was not cool.<p>There was a time when the highest compliment I could give a woman was "I want to drink with you." I loved the ritual of liquid bonding, how you could walk into a bar as awkward strangers and stumble out with purple teeth and a new BFF. …

How to Make Your Very Own Milk and Cookie Shot

Last year on March 14th, Dominique Ansel (the genius behind the Cronut) shattered our perception of milk and cookies by unveiling the chocolate chip cookie shot, a shot glass made of chocolate chip cookie and filled with milk. Since then, multiple YouTube channels, food blogs, and even Spoon …

Balenciaga Break-Up: "It Was Mutual"

Wang’s departure is a rare example of a drama-free, mutual break-up between a designer and a fashion house, says Imran Amed.<p><b>LONDON, United Kingdom</b> — …

Breakups

The Science of Analysis Paralysis: How Overthinking Kills Your Productivity & What You Can Do About It

When in doubt, Google it.<p>This is my first instinct whenever I’m faced a problem I don’t know enough to solve. As a Millennial, I can barely remember …

The 6 Books Shark Tank's Daymond John Wants You to Read

Former West Coast Editor<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>This article originally published on September 26, 2015.</i><p>When Daymond John was in elementary school in Queens, N.Y., he had to read books four times over to retain what they said. Now, at 46, he says he still has to …

What I Learned After Forty Companies Rejected Me After College

Facing countless rejection as a college graduate looking to work for a recently profitable startup is hard. However, you can rise above rejection …

Profit

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The hipster is dead, and you might not like who comes next

What do we call me? I’m a 26-year-old writer who lives in a gentrifying neighborhood in Brooklyn. I’m a straight white man with a single-speed bike …

Can't Kick a Bad Habit? You're Doing It Wrong | Inc.com

I had just finished giving a speech on building habits when a woman in the audience exclaimed, "You teach how to create habits, but that's not my problem. I'm fat!" The frustration in her voice echoed throughout the room. "My problem is stopping bad habits. That's why I'm fat. Where does that leave …

Self-improvement

The 9 Habits of People Who Never Have to Clean Their Homes

A maid isn't needed, just some better habits.<p><b>1. They put away their clothes every night.</b>When you're changing into your pajamas, it might be tempting to just toss your clothes on a chair or even on the floor, but don't fall prey to that lazy trap. It takes a couple of seconds to put them in your …

Coats

'Yoga Pants are Ruining Women' and Other Style Advice From Fran Lebowitz

Sartorial tirades from one of the most tailored and opinionated dressers in all of New York City.<p>"You are calling me from a cell phone," Fran Lebowitz , the cultural critic, writer, and sometimes actress announces, mere seconds after I say hello. She says it's the worst connection in the history of …

5 Common Morning Routine Mistakes

For many of us, the morning doesn’t seem like it’s anything important. The time between your initial wakeup and your arrival to the office is usually …

Palcohol -- powdered alcohol -- is now legal in the U.S.

Palcohol, a new powdered alcohol product that allows consumers to mix alcohol powder with liquid to create a cocktail, has been approved by the U.S. Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau. Lipsmark, the company that makes Palcohol, recently announced the news on its website.<p>"Imagine a regular …

Alcohol

Unleash Your Creativity (It's Up to You)

I was accused of plagiarism. Well, tracing to be more exact. And it was my grade 7 art class. See, I am not, and have never been, any good at drawing. Or painting. Or anything very artistic for that matter so the assignment to create something that I would be graded on was quite daunting. I took …

Creativity

Innovation Overload: Why Saying 'Creativity' Is Not Enough

“What’s the opposite of innovation?,” the joke begins. A tart punchline quickly follows: “Innovation consultants.”<p>Since I teach, coach and sometimes consult on innovation and creative leadership, that cynical joke gives me pause. Consultants of all kinds are easy marks, of course, whether they are …

The Importance of Creativity in Business

<i>NYU-Stern professor Kim Corfman on the importance of creativity in business and the role of culture in spurring or constraining creativity.</i><p>Creativity …