Carly Clark

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Design Your Employee Experience as Thoughtfully as You Design Your Customer Experience

Improving customer experience is often a top business priority, but what about employee experience?<p>Temkin Group reports a correlation between employee engagement and success in customer experience. In its 2016 Employee Engagement Benchmark Study, the firm showed that companies that excel at …

Customer Experience

The future of web design doesn’t involve computers at all

Just phones.<p>Building a website is no easy task. When I sat down to create a site to show off my writing, it took hours of digging around online to find a template that looked similar enough to what I wanted, and hours more to personalize it. Half the time, I wanted to alter some piece of the site’s …

Web Design

3 Questions That Kill Innovation -- and What to Ask Instead

The questions you ask can derail your progress, or empower your business.<p>6 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Questions are powerful tools -- as essential to investors and venture capitalists researching opportunities as they are to entrepreneurs seeking the best …

6 Google Doc Hacks to Boost Your Productivity

It's one of the most widely used business tools, but it isn't always easy to use. Here are some hacks for Google Docs that can save you time and energy.<p>When you run a small business, there's never enough time in the day. Your task list is as long as a shopping receipt, and it seems to stay the same …

Google Docs

Steve Jobs' secret for eliciting questions, overheard at a San Francisco café

Last month I was enjoying the remarkably good crab cake and poached eggs at Just for You Café in San Francisco's Dogpatch neighborhood, when I overheard a mentoring session taking place at the next table. I recognized the mentor as the famous, 50-something ex-CEO of a household-brand internet …

Leadership

Dashdash, a platform to create web apps using only spreadsheet skills, nabs $8M led by Accel

Sometimes I think of spreadsheets as the dirty secret of the IT world today. We’ve seen a huge explosion in the number of productivity tools on the market tailored to help workers with different aspects of doing their job and organising their information, in part to keep them from simply dumping …

Here's How You Can Measure the ROI For Your Content

Getting likes and shares for it on social media for your content pieces may not define their efficacy<p>5 min read<p>You're reading Entrepreneur India, an international franchise of Entrepreneur Media.<p><i>Content is everywhere. It is at the core for businesses to engage with prospects. Knowing how your</i> …

This Is Your Path to the $1,000-Per-Hour Mindset

If you don't value your time, who will?<p>4 min read<p>If I asked you the question “How much for an hour of your time?” would you reflexively know the answer? If I were a betting man, I would lay odds that almost everyone reading this wouldn’t have a clue. And after putting some thought into it, most …

Infographic: Common Logo Design Brief Descriptors & How They Might Differ

Image by Peper Pascual and featured with permission<br>What might clients mean when they tell you to keep a design “young but not too playful,” or …

This College Professor Makes More Money in One Day From Instagram Than in Two Months Teaching. Here Are Her Secrets to Success.

Samira Kazan teaches physics and math, but her unique smoothie bowls are what gained her more than 600,000 Instagram followers.<p>12 min read<p><i>In this series,</i> <i>Instagram Icon</i><i>, Entrepreneur speaks with the individuals behind popular Instagram accounts to find out the secrets of their success.</i><p>One bad date …

I Tried Dopamine Dressing—and It Made Me Happy

Can I dress myself happy? That’s the question I challenged myself with while still in the throes of first-trimester discomfort, nausea, fatigue, and …

New Study Proves You Should Not Go Completely Digital

85 percent of consumers said they are more likely to shop with a small business that has custom/professionally printed materials<p>I still like a real book and the Sunday newspaper. I also like that when a salesperson leaves me that glossy folder filled with information that I can digest when I have a …

How many hours it takes to turn an acquaintance into a friend

Here's an unfortunate little truism, taken from a study recently published in the Journal of Social and Personal Relationships: "It is not possible to have friends without first making friends."<p>Look, I'm very much in favor of having friends. I even have some myself! It's just that the making …

Struggling to Make Sense of Your Company's Financial Data? Here Are 5 Key Financial Metrics You Need to Know

Many CEOs struggle with choosing which financial metrics to pay attention to. While every company has unique numbers based on their own business model, here at five that every leader should watch.<p>Every business has its own set of critical numbers and metrics. If you're a software-as-a-service …

Small Business

Houseplant Disruptors: The Instant Jungle Courtesy of Bloomscape

How to make living with plants extra-easy for urbanities? In an already overgrown industry, Justin Mast saw a new way in: fast, affordable delivery …

I Finally Figured Out How to Make the Crispiest, Crunchiest Chickpeas—And They’re Seriously Good on Everything

Crispy chickpeas are one of those things you either need to nail, or it’s a total disappointment. <i>Almost</i> crispy chickpeas just don’t cut it. In my …

Recipes

Survey Shows Amazon Not Hurting Most Small Businesses

It's easy to blame the online leader, but there's more to the story.<p><b>Amazon</b> (NASDAQ:AMZN) has been blamed for slowing traffic at America's malls, the …

For a High-Performing Team, Ask Positive Questions

Have you ever been in a meeting where the energy shifted suddenly from ho-hum to positive and electrified? Those shifts often come not because someone stated an opinion, but because someone asked a positive question.<p>Research confirms this. One study* found that members of high-performing teams have …

Happiness

If You Still Don't Know Who Your Ideal Buyer Is, Try These 3 Steps

These three tips will help you develop your ideal customer profile and increase your sales emails' response rates<p>Ever had to buy a gift for someone you didn't really know but really had to impress? Think bosses and in-laws. Choosing items for these people is generally challenging because, unlike a …

66 Styling Hacks That Fashion Girls Use Daily

The difference between fashion girls and the rest isn't necessarily an endlessly stocked wardrobe — it's just knowing the right ways to wear it. Women with great style employ a few steady fashion hacks on the regular to take their basics up a notch with accessories, reinvent the way they wear "the …

Clothing

5 of the Best Small Business Grants for Women

Recent years have seen significant growth in the number of businesses owned and operated by women. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, just …

Small Business

An Artist Sees Data So Powerful It Can Help Us Pick Better Friends

There has been a lot of scary news about big data — about corporations or government invading your privacy. But imagine if we could use our data to make our lives better.<p>That is at the center of artist Laurie Frick's work — she wants to help create a future in which self-delusion is impossible. In …

Blond Hair

A growing number of $1 million 
businesses have just one employee: 
the owner

Selena Cuffe imports wines from South Africa and other distant corners of the globe. Rachel Charlupski provides baby-sitting services at hotels, …

Small Business

This Renowned Wharton Professor's Best Leadership Advice: For the Love of God, Stop Brainstorming

Superstar leadership expert Adam Grant identifies the most important evidence-based truths to apply to your business today.<p>Leadership is not mysterious. If you understand how people and organizations behave, you'll have a pretty good idea how to maximize the performance of both. Fortunately, we're …

6 Things the Most Organized People Do Every Day

Your life is busy. Work/life balance is a challenge. You feel like you’re spreading yourself so thin that you’re starting to disappear.<p>Most of us …

Photoshop Tips: Here’s How to Add Clouds & Enhance Colors for More Dramatic Landscape Photos (VIDEO)

One lesson all outdoor photographers learn is that there’s a big difference between a beautiful location and a great landscape photograph. That’s …

Landscape Photography

I Accidentally Spoiled My Kids. Here’s How I Plan on Fixing It

We struggled financially for a long time. Then some good fortune came our way. After it did, my kids took everything for granted.<p>A few years ago, my …

The New Facebook Algorithm: Secrets Behind How It Works and What You Can Do To Succeed

<i>Too busy to read? Just click the play button below to listen to this post.</i><p>The Facebook algorithm is constantly evolving in order to provide a better …

Social Media Marketing

Breathe is a smartphone ghost story that knows where you live

Kate Pullinger’s tale subtly changes depending on where (and when) it is read<p>Author Kate Pullinger has written a ghost story for smartphones, using …

Struggling to Grow Your Business? Keep It Simple With This 1 Powerful Strategy | Inc.com

Several months ago, I was at a crossroads. Our online kids coding startup had been growing, but our growth had slowed despite numerous pivots, marketing tweaks, and website changes.<p>Our social marketing campaigns weren't achieving the returns that we needed, and we were attracting a lot of the wrong …

Business Strategy