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Top 5 Things I Wish I Knew When I Started My Business

When I launched VerbalizeIt in 2012, I knew I was in uncharted territory. Having never before grown a small business, I surrounded myself with as many talented and experienced mentors, teammates and investors from whom I could learn best practices as we scaled our company. Since then, we’ve failed, …

New Jersey

27 Underrated U.S. Vacation Spots You Should Visit Before You Die

Did your favorite hidden gem make the list?<p><i>Note: Submissions have been edited for length and/or clarity.</i>

Lake Superior

How to make money the startup way


Is rent out of reach? Study shows how 11 US cities stack up

NEW YORK (AP) — Renters are on the rise in America's biggest cities, but many tenants are scrambling to keep up with growing rent bills and shrinking vacancies, according to a study released Thursday.<p>From Boston to Miami, New York to Los Angeles, more than half of tenants are paying what experts …

Real Estate

Sleep: Why Successful Entrepreneurs Snooze More and Work Less

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The value placed on sleep has plummeted in recent years as members of the business community have continued to to brag about how many hours they’ve clocked, versus how many hours of sleep they’ve lost.<p>Sacrificing sleep may seem to make …


16 Ways to Create Your Own Happiness at Work | Inc.com

Let's face it, happiness and work do not tend to go hand in hand. A 2013 Gallup study, which reported data from more than 180 million people, found that just 13 percent of us consider ourselves to be "happily engaged at work."<p>Those who do rate themselves as happy are 36 percent more motivated, six …


34 “More” Reasons To Start Your Own Business | Inc.com

• More control of your time. You get to decide how much to work each week.<br>• More self-respect. No more kowtowing to some tool in the corner office.<br>• More self-awareness. You'll quickly learn your strengths and weaknesses.<br>• More individuality. You'll never become a cog in your own machine<br>• More originality. …


‘How I went from broke to an instant millionaire here’

This was the advice that Will Hatton, a 26-year-old traveller who explores some of the world’s least-visited countries on an extreme budget, received …


5 Ways You Can Help Others Be Happy

Happiness is something we just cannot live without in this life that is full with various obstacles and challenges. Although it might not be easy to …

Best outdoor activities in Seattle

In most US metropolises, you have to venture miles outside the city limits to enjoy anything remotely resembling an ‘outdoor’ experience. But, in Seattle, the urban-rural juxtaposition is a little less demarcated. Here are our top picks for outdoor activities in Seattle.<p>Often referred to as the …

Puget Sound

15 must-read books by tech CEOs that will give you a peek inside their brilliant minds

And a lot of them want to share their ideas with anybody who will listen.<p>We've put together 15 of the best books written by current and former tech CEOs that will give you a peek inside their fabulous minds.

Silicon Valley

How to Write a Great Business Plan: Key Concepts | Inc.com

Some entrepreneurs succeed without a business plan. With great timing, solid business skills, entrepreneurial drive, and a little luck, some founders build thriving businesses without ever creating even an informal business plan.<p>But the chances are more likely that those entrepreneurs fail.<p>Will a …

Small Business

15 Beliefs Happy Couples Hold

We’ve all known that one couple that seems to have it all: the couple that still looks at each other with a sparkle in their eyes, and who you can …

Tony Robbins Reveals His Secrets for Motivating Your Employees | Inc.com

If you are having trouble rallying your employees around your company's mission and you can't motivate them around a cause, chances are that you might be too focused on your own monetary gain or personal success.<p>Life coach Tony Robbins, who recently sat down with Inc.'s editor-in-chief Eric …


Temporary vs Permanent Happiness (Self-Help vs Personal Development)

When you read Health Mind Power, you are reading personal development.<p>Not self-help.<p>I don’t write self-help, because I don’t like “self-help” and I …