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11 Brilliant Ideas For Decorating Your Apartment On The Cheap

After splurging on essentials like couches and tables, it's daunting to think about how to make a new place feel more like home.<p>But decorating doesn't have to be expensive. Here are 11 brilliant ways to decorate your apartment on the cheap.<p>Permanent wallpaper is intimidating because it's so …

The Power of Forgiveness

To discipline is to manage, but sometimes to forgive is to truly lead.<p>Back then, when a person was pulled over, he didn't stay in his car and wait for the officer to approach. Instead, he'd take the walk of shame back to the police car while others more fortunate drove smugly by.<p>So I trudged back, …

6 Easy Ways to Turn Customers Into Brand Fanatics (Infographic)

Here's how to build an enthusiastic customer base.<p>Growing a fanatical following isn't something only Apple can achieve.<p>You're probably already doing a lot to earn your customers' love and affection without even thinking about it -- for example, incorporating great design into all of your products. …

15 Ways to Find More Time to Think

Everyone could use more "white space" during the day. Here's how to find it.<p>One of the smartest entrepreneurs I know, a man who is generally positive and upbeat, was complaining.<p>He had just offered one of his senior people a substantial promotion--and raise--but it would mean the employee would …

The Most Important Success and Happiness Rules You Can Learn From My Mom

Just in time for Mother's Day, here's the most important success and happiness advice I ever got from my mom--told in two related ways.<p>Recently, my column 17 Daily Habits My Dad Insists Will Make You Happier and More Successful was one of the most popular articles on <i>Inc</i>. This was very gratifying …

Why Everything You Thought You Knew About Strategic Thinking Is Wrong

Strategic thinking is about prioritizing tasks and decisions and executing on them well. Unfortunately business leaders often have the wrong idea about the concept.<p>It's often said that every leader needs to think strategically. But what does thinking strategically mean exactly?<p>Nick Tasler, the CEO …

The Surprising Interview Question One CEO Always Asks

This one question can help determine whether job candidates have the right amount of competitiveness and drive.<p>To figure out if job candidates have what it takes to survive in today's cutthroat work environment, Wayne Jackson, chief executive of the software security firm Sonatype, asks the …

A 10-Second Method to Test the Vitality of Your Startup Idea

How badly do your potential customers really need what you're selling? Can they live without it? Here's a simple framework for assessing just how vital your business could be.<p>In 1998, <i>Inc.</i> magazine had a recurring section devoted to startup trends called "Upstarts."<p>At the time, a red-hot field was …

The Tough Love Guide to Selling

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Have you tapped your network for all it's worth?<p>When you’re starting out, you can’t rely on family and friends to sustain your business forever. In fact, you really need to start expanding your network and making sales before you bleed …

2 Quick Exercises That Will Boost Your Confidence

Stanford professor Deborah Gruenfeld demonstrates a simple truth about power and posture.<p>A big client meeting. An investor pitch. A keynote address. In any of these situations, an extra shot of confidence can go a long way.<p>Turns out, it's easier to get that little boost than you might think. In a …

100 Great Questions Every Entrepreneur Should Ask

Paul Graham, Jim Collins, Tony Hsieh, and other business leaders share the questions you should be asking if you want to improve your company.<p>There’s no Superman versus Iron Man face-off between questions and answers over which is the better tool for innovation. But if there were, questions would …

As You Start Your Career, Focus on People Skills

All across the country, this year’s soon-to-be graduates are revving up to start their careers. You may be one of them. You’re already thinking about what you’ll do when get into your new position. You’re smart and energetic, and you’re eager to commit both of those attributes to moving ahead. But …

101 Career Tips You Can Learn in 3 Seconds

We know—you want great career advice, but sometimes, you just don’t have time to read lengthy articles or books.<p>Well, today, you’re in luck: We’ve …

How to Open a Savings Account

Melpomene / Shutterstock.com<p>Opening a savings account gives you a new option for stashing your extra money — whether it's for a short-term goal like …

10-Step Guide to Recover After Your Social Security Number Is Stolen

Over 15 million Americans were identity theft victims in 2016, and 2017 was even worse. The Equifax data breach alone compromised the personal …

Marinate Meat in Beer for Healthier Grilling

Throwing your favorite meats on the grill can be the tastiest way to cook, but that delicious char can also be hazardous to your health. A recent …

Mango Avocado Smoothie

• 1 1/2 cups frozen mango<br>• 1 cup orange juice (or 1/2 cup orange juice + 1/2 cup water)<br>• 1/2-1 cup almond milk<br>• 1/2 avocado<br>• 2 tablespoons unsweetened coconut …