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Startups

4 Simple Tips To Make You A Better Leader Right Now | Inc.com

One of the biggest myths about leadership, that I hate, is leadership is difficult. Now I don't disagree that some people make leadership hard, or find it hard to lead, but that's not the same as leadership being hard.<p>Leadership can be easy, and I wanted to share four secret tips that you can do …

Leadership

In 2005, Steve Jobs Said These 3 Things That Set Doers Apart From Dreamers | Inc.com

Steve Jobs' had brilliant inventions, innovative designs and an incredibly amazing approach to entrepreneurship. This, among other things, keeps his legacy alive.<p>Years ago, a speech Steve Jobs gave came up on my YouTube feed. I played it not realizing that what he was going to say would soon become …

Motivation

This CEO Built a $200 Million Empire Before He Turned 30. Here Are His 7 Tips for Starting a Business | Inc.com

What does it take to create a multi-million dollar empire, is it luck, is it finding the right market? Lawrence Ng built a $200 million business empire before he turned the age of 30. When Ng was 21 years old, he decided to take his knowledge of digital marketing and strike out on his own, sinking …

Entrepreneurship

The 3 Most Important Leadership Principles I've Learned Over the Past 24 Years | Inc.com

Samuel Langley should have been the first man to fly.<p>He was highly-educated, amply funded, and widely supported. He had all the right ingredients for success. But on December 1903, when the first successful manned flight took off, it was not Langley at the controls. It was two brothers with no …

Leadership

9 Books That Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos, and Warren Buffett Think You Should Read | Inc.com

Bill Gates reads about 50 books every year, Mark Cuban reads three hours every day, Mark Zuckerberg resolved to read 24 books in a year, and Warren Buffett spends 80 percent of his day reading.<p>Perhaps like you, I like to learn and improve my skills as a leader, so I'm always curious about what the …

Bill Gates

9 Ways Entrepreneurs Think Differently Than Employees | Inc.com

When you see a glass of water, do you think of it as half full or half empty? The way you answer could be a key factor in your future success.<p>A report from Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) says 27 million working-age Americans are starting new businesses. But half of small businesses fail …

Entrepreneurship

It Doesn't Matter How Smart You Are: These 17 Personal Shortcomings Will Ruin Your Business If You Let Them

Why there are more important attributes than intelligence.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It might make logical sense that the smartest entrepreneurs are naturally the most successful. It might make sense, but it's not true. Over the past 25+ years of being …

Self-improvement

14 Things You Better Love Before Becoming an Entrepreneur

Imagine somebody asked you to write on a piece of paper the things you love doing. If what came to mind was “partying, hanging out with friends, going to the beach, meeting new people, traveling,” you might ready to go on vacation or spring break.<p>If on the other hand, you wrote “learning, making …

5 Reasons Why You're Not Accomplishing Your Business Goals

When that little voice is screaming "quit," remind yourself why you started.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Every day you log onto Facebook, you see at least one person complaining about how many people there are in the gym. The status update ends with, “In a few …

Entrepreneurship

This Entrepreneur's Secret for Going From Bartender to 7-Figures a Year

Instead trying to get hordes of customers, he focused on getting a few who pay top dollar.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Let’s say you run a business, or you’re an entrepreneur, or simply a freelancer. You offer a service, a great one, and you want to make a lot more …

Marketing Strategy

3 Ways to Get People to Buy Your Product (Especially if They're On the Fence) | Inc.com

Without paying customers, a business cannot grow revenue and succeed over the long run. And without enough leads, a business won't have prospects to convert into those valuable customers.<p>In a poll of small business owners, my company found that growing customers base and cash flows were the top …

Marketing

15 habits of self-made millionaires, from a man who spent 5 years studying rich people

Success doesn't crop up overnight. All self-made millionaires had to start somewhere.<p>Much of their transformation from ordinary to seven-figure status can be attributed to "rich habits," a term coined by Thomas C. Corley, who spent five years researching the daily habits of 177 self-made …

Self-improvement

How to Become the Most Persuasive Person in the Room | Inc.com

Let's be honest, it takes more than knowledge, position, and popularity at work to convince people to see things your way. It takes the power of persuasion.<p>If you want to succeed, you have to be able to persuade and influence others. It doesn't matter how smart and skilled you are--if you don't …

Public Speaking

5 Keys to Becoming a Super Effective Leader | Inc.com

No matter how successful a businessperson you might be, leading others is a very real challenge for many. And while we know that anyone can lead, not everyone can lead effectively.<p>What are the keys to being a remarkably effective leader? Read on to find out.<p><b>1. Communicate</b><p>Communication, especially …

Goal Setting

4 Ways to Start a Business With No Money

<i>May 25, 2015</i><p>A lot of entrepreneurs get caught up on the old cliche -- "you <i>need</i> money to <i>make</i> money."<p>Thanks to the "lean startup" paradigm, much of …

6 Startups And Popular Websites You Didn't Know Started As Side Projects

The common thread shared by the most successful startups today, from Uber to Facebook, Slack, Stripe and others, is that they all solve very real, meaningful problems for their users.<p>Yet still, more than 42% of failed startups cite a lack of market need as their primary reason for eventually going …

Startups

12 Negative Habits You Should Give Up If You Want to Be Successful | Inc.com

When it comes to "achieving success," the hardest thing for people to wrap their heads around tends to be the idea that small wins add up to big victories. It's a whole lot easier to imagine the end goal, the big celebration, than to think about each tiny step along the way it will take to get …

Time Management

10 Powerful Ways You Can Be a Successful Leader | Inc.com

These are times that call for great leaders--people who are confident and courageous, certain in their leadership--to show us the way.<p>It's not easy, but if we can learn to follow their example we too can separate ourselves from the pack.<p>Here are 10 powerful ways to become a successful leader:<p>1. …

Self-improvement

10 Business Books Every Entrepreneur Should Read in 2017

Bill Gates recently released his favorite books of 2016. Claiming he averages about one book a week, the billionaire business magnate says reading is …

Self-improvement

10 Skills you need to be the next successful entrepreneur

Share22<p>Tweet<p>Share14<p>+14<p>Shares 40<p>While the debate rages on as to whether entrepreneurs are born or made, one thing can’t be disputed: polishing certain …

4 Things You Need To Understand to Succeed as an Entrepreneur

Entrepreneurship has never been easy. If it were, everyone would be more than happy being their own boss. However, founding a startup puts you on a …

Stash raises $25 million for an app that can turn anyone into an investor

Stash, a mobile app aimed at helping novices invest their hard-earned money, has raised $25 million in a Series B round led by Valar Ventures, with participation from Breyer Capital, Goodwater Capital, and Entrée Capital.<p>The funding comes less than four months after Stash closed a $9.5 million …

This is how you persuade a VC to give you millions

How do you persuade a venture capitalist to give you money?<p>Traditionally, startup founders prepare a deck of slides and make a formal presentation to a VC fund in the hopes of getting an investment. But it turns out that "the pitch" and "the deck" are only a small part of what VCs really think …

Venture Capital

10 Success lessons from Jack Ma – “Wealthiest Man in Asia” for entrepreneurs

Share54<p>Tweet<p>Share38<p>+11<p>Shares 93<p>Jack Ma, a short, lean man in his early fifties who came across a computer when he was 31, went on to build the most …

10 Success lessons from Richard Branson – “Self-made Billionaire” for entrepreneurs

Share51<p>Tweet<p>Share273<p>+15<p>Shares 329<p>Richard Branson went from being a dyslexic kid who performed badly in school to a British business magnate with a …

7 Things Steve Jobs Said That You Should Say Every Single Day | Inc.com

He came, he saw, he conquered...and he left behind some words to live by:<p><b>1. "Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower."</b><p>Ideas without action aren't ideas. They're regrets.<p>Every day, most people let hesitation and uncertainty stop them from acting on an idea. (Fear of the unknown and …

Self-improvement

The Simple Mind Trick That Instantly Makes You More Persuasive

Mastering the art of persuasion is as simple as beginning with "You're right."<p>Even as neuroscientists continue to unearth new discoveries about the human brain, some of the most effective brain hacks have been around for years. Take Blaise Pascal, for example, born in 1623. The 17th-century French …

Hacking

15 Daily Routines That Will Boost Your Productivity

Looking to become more productive? Here are 15 daily habits that can help you.<p>Feeling the office blues?<p>It's okay. It is an unfortunate reality that most U.S. workers spend long hours in the office, working themselves to death until they become office zombies.<p>Because of the long hours and often …

Self-improvement

5 Reasons Why So Many Entrepreneurs Do CrossFit

CrossFit… the word itself is divisive in fitness circles, immediately calling up either impassioned praise or accusations of some level of fitness …