David C Mabry

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The Donald Trump Cabinet Tracker

In a surprise announcement, President Trump said he was nominating the acting secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs, Robert Wilkie, to lead the agency on a permanent basis.<p><i>Updated on May 18 at 1:18 p.m. ET</i><p>President Trump’s latest pick to head the Department of Veterans Affairs is the man …

Who Benefits From Donald Trump's Tax Plan?

Donald Trump has proposed a very detailed tax plan — but his statements on the campaign trail don't always match what his proposal would really do.<p>For instance, at a rally in Scranton, Pa., Trump promised to "massively cut taxes for the middle class, the forgotten people, the forgotten men and …

Donald Trump

What to Sell Online: 8 Strategies for Finding Product Ideas Part 1

How To Find Shopify Products (Don't Over Think It Keep It Simple)

LinkedIn's Newest Target Audience Might Surprise You

With an open appeal to Small Business Owners, LinkedIn is venturing deeper into its desire to be a platform where business deals get done.<p>LinkedIn is courting a new (and some would say, surprising) audience - Small Business Owners.<p>It's a far cry from the tried-and-true groups of job seekers and …

Small Business

What Your Hobbies Reveal About Your Future, According to Science

This personality quiz can guess whether you'll get rich (or married) on the basis of what you do for fun.<p>According to the Greek philosopher Heraclitus, "character is destiny." If that's true, given enough information about a person's character, you should be able to make a decent stab at guessing …

hobbies

The Most Creative, Problem-Solving Products of the Year

Check out a slew of companies that achieved massive growth through truly creative problem-solving products.<p>All of the businesses on <i>Inc</i>.'s list of the fastest-growing private companies in America have one thing in common: Their revenue growth is off the charts. Within this pool of impressive …

Lebron James

The Biggest Mistake New Entrepreneurs Make When Coming Up With a Business Model

Having an innovative product is nice--but providing exceptional service is the core differentiator.<p>I'll never forget how my dad supported me when I dropped out of college to build my junk removal business. As one of the top surgeons in Canada, he could have been embarrassed; after all, he expected …

Business Strategy

5 Ways to Identify the Best Innovation Opportunities

The new theory of 'jobs to be done' goes beyond demographics to uncover disruptive potential.<p><i>In their book</i>Competing Against Luck<i>(HarperCollins, 2016,) Harvard Business School professor Clayton Christensen, along with co-authors Karen Dillon, David S. Duncan, and Taddy Hall propose to explain how</i> …

Innovation

Lean Startup vs. Design Thinking: What Works?

How to create a customer-centric venture.<p><i>By Marina Krakovsky | Stanford Business contributor</i><p>In the world of entrepreneurial incubation, design thinking, a user-centered way to conceive and create a successful product, is often compared and contrasted with the lean startup approach, which is more …

Lean Startups

20 Startups Nailing Instagram Marketing (and What You Can Learn From Them)

Find out what these 20 startups are doing right and how you can apply it to your own Instagram branding.<p>Instagram is a game changer for businesses. It's free, it's visual, and with more than 500 million active users, its potential to reach the right audience is huge. In fact, it recently rolled out …

Social Media

How to Perfectly Craft an Email That Delivers Negative Feedback

The author of a new book about email shares tips on how to deliver negative feedback.<p>We've all got one (or several) things that really grate us at work. For Jocelyn K. Glei, the founding editor and director of creative community 99U, it's email anxiety. In her just-released book <i>Unsubscribe</i>, she …

Writing

If You Have These 3 Things in Place, You Will Master Any Industry

Recipe for success? Here you go.<p>Habits are universal. We are all human. Which means that success and how it is achieved is also largely universal. What someone learns in one industry is often extremely similar to what someone learns in a completely opposite industry--when reduced down to their …

Innovation

5 Things You Probably Didn't Know You Needed in a CRM Solution

Are you unhappy with your CRM? These may be what's missing from it!<p>When it comes to CRM technology, there's good news and there's bad news. The good news is that there are more CRM solutions on the market than ever before. The bad news is that there are more CRM solutions on the market than ever …

Project Management

10 Business Trends That Will Grow in 2017

Because so many Millennials are in charge of buying decisions, business trends for the upcoming years will change.<p>If you haven't noticed, Millennials have been on the rise. They are now the largest living group according to the Census Bureau.<p>Because so many Millennials are in charge of buying …

Small Business

3 Essential Steps To Launching Your Own Products And Finding The Right Supplier For Your Business

Who is going to be making your product?<p>I am all about the value of building a personal brand. And one of the most important parts of building a quality personal brand is learning how to both provide people a ton of value, and understanding how to properly monetize yourself so that you can turn what …

Business Strategy

Skip Netflix Tonight And Try One Of These 5 Hobbies To Be More Innovative

Ever wished you could make yourself more innovative? Research suggests you can, and you won't have to spend more time in the office to do it.<p>The typical entrepreneur undoubtedly has their hands full. Between building a brand from the ground up, launching new products and creating interest in their …

Creativity

3 Lessons From Mr. Money Mustache That Will Make You Rich Within 10 Years

Rich people got rich by living like they were broke. Broke people stay broke by living like they're rich.<p>This is an open letter to the two men I love most in my life, my father and my best friend. You don't love your jobs, you're not following your entrepreneurial dreams, you don't spend enough …

Personal Finance

20 Things You Should Ask Yourself If You're Wondering If Entrepreneurship Is Right for You

Consider these 20 questions before you take the leap.<p>The dream of entrepreneurship exists in the minds of the ambitious, the ones who believe they can reach for the stars. And in their minds, they can see it. They know what they want to build--and if they don't know what to build, they know they …

Entrepreneurship

How to Start a Successful Company as a Millennial (According to This Millennial Entrepreneur)

Age doesn't matter when you're making the right moves.<p>Millennial entrepreneurship is a hot topic right now--and rightfully so.<p>However, the reason why this is such a controversial topic for people is because never before have there been <i>so many opportunities</i> for young people to succeed as well--and …

Entrepreneurship

5 Major Shifts in Facebook Advertising All Marketers Need to Know

Things are changing faster than you think.<p>Facebook has permeated virtually every aspect of our lives and, with over 1 billion users, has provided entrepreneurs with a cost-effective and powerful way to market to customers.<p>When it first launched in 2004, ads were primitive banner displays called …

Social Media

Want to Be a Better Entrepreneur? Do These 4 Things

Release, read, sleep, and recruit.<p>Reid Hoffman said it best: "Starting a company is like throwing yourself off the cliff and assembling an airplane on the way down." Creating something that has never existed before is a truly death-defying feat, with plenty of ups, downs, and confusion. However, …

Human Resources

Want to Reduce Parenting Stress? Science Shows This Is a Likely Cause

When multi-tasking bleeds into family time, the results aren't pretty.<p>Kids and screens. It's a hot-button parenting topic that's not going away anytime soon... or ever. How much screen time is appropriate? Which games and programs are good for cognitive development? Which social media platforms are …

Parenting

Check out Amazon's Clever Strategy for Brainstorming Brilliant Ideas

It's all about figuring out where to start.<p>Business has been booming for Amazon, and the future looks bright.<p>One of the surprise contributors to this success is the Amazon Echo, a smart speaker that's capable of answering your questions, playing back music and podcasts, and controlling smart …

Amazon Echo

7 Insanely Powerful Lessons My Mentor Taught Me (Which I Didn't Realize Until Later)

This wisdom changed my life.<p>Having a mentor is more than an opportunity. A true mentorship is one filled with emotional investment--a desire in the mentor to see their knowledge manifest in another, and an ambition from the student to take each lesson to heart. In a true mentorship the student …

Motivation

2016 Election: One Last Look at Where the Candidates Stand on Small-Business Issues

As we approach election day, small-business owners and prospective buyers should brush up on where each candidate stands when it comes to the issues that influence their companies and employees most.<p>After more than a year of heated campaigning, the country is only two weeks away from choosing its …

Small Business

3 Rules You Need to Break If You Want to Be Truly Successful

A new book helps people break the rules and find success.<p>There are many perks associated with pushing boundaries and breaking rules as an innovator. Yet, when it comes to business models and unique offerings, stepping outside the social norms can be daunting. In times of change and stress, we …

Stop Motion

The 1 Reason Your Buyers Aren't Becoming Repeat Customers (and How to Turn Them)

Grow your database, one happy customer at a time.<p>I'm a consumer at heart. I buy groceries, clothing, tech accessories, and anything else sparkly that catches my eye. Whether you realize it or not, every one of these purchases comes along with a return policy of some sort. They can be wordy and …

Customers