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Want to Be Super Successful? Science Says Do Any 1 of These 10 Things | Inc.com

We all have the same amount of time. That's why people who are more productive -- and successful -- use their time more effectively.<p>And that's why my <i>Inc.</i> colleague Chris Winfield is such a great resource for entrepreneurs.<p>Chris is an entrepreneur and writer, and if you like this post (and the next …

Time Management

The 10 Best Business Books of 2016 | Inc.com

Not every business book that thumps onto your desk is a worthwhile read. But just a cursory glance at the year's endless stream of flaps, blurbs, and press releases suggests a few trends in 2016. Among them: fewer leadership titles. More niche or skeptical perspectives on data and technology. An …

Books

12 Golden Rules For Achieving Success

Initially, introspect and try to understand what it is that you want. Be sure of it. Be firm on it.<p>Visualize yourself achieving that.<p>Now express your …

Motivation

2 Ways Successful People Learn Faster (and So Can You)

What you learn is important, but how you learn makes all the difference.<p>Years ago, Chuck Yeager (the first person to break the sound barrier) sent me on the wrong path.<p>Okay, maybe it was my fault. I read Chuck's autobiography and somehow came away with the mistaken impression that a good pilot …

6 Baby Steps To Become A Data Ninja Entrepreneur

<b>By Dayna Sessa</b><p>If analyzing numbers makes you anxious, relax. A majority of the value you gain from data comes from things you already do as a savvy business person.<p>I waited eagerly for my daughter to turn six months old and sit independently so my husband and I could begin bringing her to a …

5 low-cost business ideas for teen entrepreneurs

Zandra Cunningham loves lip balm — so much that she used to ask her dad to buy her a new tube every day. Exasperated, he joked that she should make her own.<p>So she did. She was 9.<p>Six years later, her Buffalo-based business, Zandra, sells 37 natural, homemade skin products in stores in six states and …

Small Business

3 Perks Every Startup Should Be Offering Employees

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6 Books That Should Be on Every Entrepreneur's Reading List | Inc.com

<i>What books should entrepreneurs read? originally appeared on Quora--the knowledge-sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by James Altucher, entrepreneur, angel investor, and best-selling author, on Quora:</b><p>I'm going to be very direct. I've …

Books

The Incredibly Short Mantra Entrepreneurs Should Say Every Morning

Sometimes the most simple techniques are the most powerful and profound.<p>Even though this column is about a "mantra," there's nothing mystical about it. I'm talking science here, specifically neuroscience.<p>Words have power over your brain. Research proves the words you use to characterize events and …

Happiness

6 Surefire Ways to Stay Constantly Motivated

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>“How do you stay so motivated?”<p>That is a question I’m asked on a constant basis -- by friends, business connections and readers of this column -- and it’s a question that all entrepreneurs should address on a regular basis.<p>You see, we are …

The #1 Thing Holding Entrepreneurs Back & the 3 Steps to Defeat It

<i>Brian Shimmerlik is the Co-Founder and CEO at Vengo, which produces digital wall-mounted vending machines. He earned his BBA at the Ross School of Business and his MBA at NYU Stern. Brian recently spoke at The Blackstone Charitable Foundation Texas Announcement and his remarks can be viewed</b> …

Here’s What You Need to Ask Yourself Before Starting a Business

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Do You Need To Be A Geek To Be A Tech Startup Founder?

Do you need to be a geek to be a tech startup founder? No, absolutely not. Let me put it out there, I don’t code, I don’t hack, but I do have vision and know what I want, and I do know how to hire the right people to make it happen. It’s valuable to have a technical background, but it is not a …

Startups

Here‘s How Entrepreneurs Go From $0 To $5M in Funding

During the writing of my book, <i>The Art of Startup Fundraising</i>, I tried to distill all of my learnings during my years connecting startups with …

Venture Capital

Today's Must-Reads For Entrepreneurs: Inside A $10 Million Restaurant Failure

News and insights from around the Web:<p><b>Failure</b><p>Dinner Lab’s idea was to take promising No. 2 or No. 3 chefs and give them the opportunity to create their own menus in pop-up restaurants: “In New York City we hosted an event in a church where we used a propane burner. A neighbor thought the building …

Ralph Lauren

Why It's Best Not to Tell Friends and Family Your Business Ideas

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Every entrepreneur has likely experienced the same scenario at one point: sharing a great idea and execution plan among friends and family, only to be told bluntly that it wouldn’t succeed.<p>It is frustrating, and in some ways …

This Four-Letter Word Is the Secret To Success

<i>The MPW Insiders network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in business contribute answers to timely questions</i> …

How Entrepreneurs Think

How often do you think about the way you think?<p>I remember how busy my thought process was in the earliest days of starting WordStream. At the time, I was bootstrapping my start-up with consulting fees while building the software side of the business. Everything seems urgent, all the time, when …

Your Surroundings Are More Important to Success Than You Think

Your environment--including the people you surround yourself with--is the clearest indicator of who you are and who you're becoming.<p>If you want to make any permanent change in your life, willpower won't get you there.<p>Whether you want to get healthier, stop using social media so much, improve your …

5 Battle-Tested Dale Carnegie Quotes That All Entrepreneurs Need to Remember | Inc.com

Dale Carnegie's business philosophies have always had a seat at our family's dinner table and my two sisters and I were required to read the famous book <i>How to Win Friends and Influence People</i> (thanks, dad). Selling over 30 million copies, it has certainly withstood the test of time. As I have …

Entrepreneurship

The Gold Rush of IoT and What It Means for Your Brand

Over the past year, the Internet of Things (IoT) has made an interesting shift from devices to services.<p>Over the past year, the Internet of Things (IoT) has made an interesting shift from devices to services. Instead of focusing on the devices that connect to one another, companies have moved the …

13 Habits of Phenomenally Successful Leaders | Inc.com

<i>In running or managing a business, what are the most important things you can do as a leader? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Evan Asano, CEO & Founder: Mediakix.com, @EvanAsano, on …

Leadership

5 Things All Successful Entrepreneurs Do (and 3 They Never Do)

How many of these traits do you have? And how many should you shed?<p>We all look for an edge in our business building and examining the past behaviors of other successful entrepreneurs is a great way to set your own do's & don'ts. Sure you can read about Mark Cuban or Richard Branson. But, you need …

10 Habits of the Most Remarkably Passionate People | Inc.com

Exploring how successful people conduct their lives can motivate and guide our own. Sometimes, while seeking deeper understanding, we find ourselves drawn to something other than success.<p>We realize that it's the most passionate people who we're drawn to. Whether in business, politics, or …

Self-improvement

How I Built a Billion-Dollar Company

<i>The Entrepreneur Insiders network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in America’s startup scene contribute</i> …

17 Things Everyone Needs to Know How to Do | Inc.com

Knowing how to do things, being self-reliant and confident, are key to a productive, effective, and successful life.<p>But to get there, you need to master some basic skills and fundamental wisdom.<p>Here are 17 things I'm asked about most often.<p>This list is far from comprehensive. There's more to come, …

Self-improvement

Why 2020 Is Shaping Up To Be A Pivotal Year

In <i>The Dynamo and the Computer</i>, economist Paul David explains that although electricity became widely available in the late 19th century, its major effects weren’t seen until 30 years later. More recently, Robert Gordon’s new book, The <i>Rise and Fall of American Growth</i> showed that by the 1940’s the …

Natural Gas

Elon Musk's Top 4 Entrepreneurial Traits | Inc.com

Elon Musk is widely admired for visible entrepreneurship. While there are lots of impressive leaders, few touch his superhero scale.<p>Some of Musk's characteristics are by chance--like being an immigrant from Africa. (Just think about that next time you're voting on immigration policies.) Or having …

Tesla

What Mark Zuckerberg Taught Me About Motivation

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Leadership