DodgenCo: A Career Guidance Company

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20 Business Lessons You Don't Want To Learn The Hard Way

A few months ago, we posed this question to ShortStack‘s Facebook fans: “What is one business lesson you learned the hard way?” It began as a simple question to garner engagement, but it led to a long list of business owners’ reminiscences that included some great advice.<p>Of course every business …

10 Startup Founders Tell Us: The Best Advice I've Ever Received

When you’re thinking about starting a company or first in the entrepreneurial trenches, any nugget of advice you can get from someone who’s been there before is like gold.<p>But as time goes on, you’ll realize that some of those tips are better—and more applicable to your business—than others.<p>So, to …

Technology Drives Marketing Predictions for 2014 - Small Business Trends

As proven by this year’s holiday shopping season, technology is reshaping the way customers find and purchase products. And research indicates those …

5 Morning Rituals to Keep You Productive All Day Long

Co-founder of thredUp.com<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Most of us work long hours: 40, 50 or even 60 hours each week. But chances are, given distractions like online entertainment, office snacking habits and ill-designed time management, we're only churning out …

Time Management

Personal Branding for Introverts

I had just finished a talk at a leading technology company when an engineer approached me. “I liked your ideas about personal branding, and I can see how they’d work,” he told me. “But most of them aren’t for me — I’m an introvert. Is there anything I can do?” What he didn’t realize is that (like …

13 Surprising Things That Affect Whether You Get Hired

But there are many more small details that overtly or subconsciously affect the way you're perceived. For example, does the time of your interview affect how you're critiqued? Are you supposed to accept that cup of coffee they offer?<p>Here are 13 surprising things that affect whether you land the job.

Job Interviews

Stop Spending Time With Toxic People

The people around you rarely have a neutral effect on you -- they either facilitate your accomplishments or undermine them.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>In his book</i> No B.S. Time Management for Entrepreneurs<i>, business coach and consultant Dan Kennedy reveals the steps</i> …

Small Business

How to Thrive on LinkedIn #smlondon

Being on LinkedIn is something you can’t avoid nowadays. Once your profile is the best, you have to now <i>thrive</i> on LinkedIn. This infographic by Boot …

3 Reasons Why Every Executive Should be on LinkedIn | Inc.com

You probably don't need to join Facebook for your work (unless you're a marketing executive). You even can still get away with not being active on Twitter.<p>But for all executives, yes, even CFOs and other C-suite types, LinkedIn is, as one executive recruiter put it, "no longer an option. It's a …

Employment

14 Steps To Improve Your LinkedIn Presence In 2014

Contributor William Arruda gave Forbes readers good reasons last week to give LinkedIn a much more serious look in 2014.<p>Now that Arruda has covered the “why” of updating your profile, I’d like to take a closer look at the “how.” So I’ve reconnected with Wayne Breitbarth, the LinkedIn consultant and …

Why Every Employee At Your Company Should Use LinkedIn

Having your entire workforce use LinkedIn could become your company’s rocket fuel. Yet many employers block company computers from accessing LinkedIn. They’re afraid employees will look for a new job, be poached by a recruiter or waste precious work time socializing online. According to a recent …

10 Things You Should Do Every Workday | Inc.com

Ever feel as if, in the quest to get <i>everything</i> done, you're not quite doing enough?<p>For example, you've heard on various occasions (including once or twice from us) how important it is to keep in touch with former colleagues, whether you have strong ties or weak ones. But corresponding with old …

Business Development

4 Marketing Resolutions for 2014 | Inc.com

As 2013 wraps up to a close, it’s time for that annual rite of passage: New Year's resolutions. This year, in an effort to prevent these resolutions from becoming part of the 92 percent that fail, I’m going to make them specific, achievable, and all part of the goal of super-charging your online …

Marketing
Management

7 Healthy Habits for Entrepreneurs | Inc.com

Another year is upon us, and you may be wanting to kick off 2014 in a healthy way. But resolutions are like diets: they often fail. Usually because they don’t address your ingrained habits.<p>In his book, <i>The Knack</i>, my friend and mentor, Norm Brodsky writes about the importance of developing strong …

Entrepreneurship

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The 10 Most Overused Buzzwords on LinkedIn (Infographic)

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>For the fourth year in a row, LinkedIn has released a list of the top 10 overused buzzwords in its members' profiles. We've changed a lot in a year, apparently. While "creative" was the most prolific adjective for the past two years, it's …

Top 10

The Single Most Important Habit of Successful Entrepreneurs

Find out how the presence or absence of just one critical habit can determine your business success or failure.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>In his book</i> No B.S. Time Management for Entrepreneurs<i>, business coach and consultant Dan Kennedy reveals the steps behind</i> …

Success

What Santa Can Teach Us About LinkedIn Profiles | LinkedIn Talent Blog

Have you seen Santa’s LinkedIn profile? Check out his Summary:<p>Since it’s Santa’s busiest season, we were very lucky he found some time to sit down …

6 Ways to Attract Recruiters to Your LinkedIn Profile

You know the drill. You’re unhappy in your current job — or unhappy with no job — and are desperately updating your LinkedIn profile that hasn’t been …

5 LinkedIn Recruiter Tips That Will Make You a Sourcing Superstar | LinkedIn Talent Blog

Since its inception in 2011, customers of LinkedIn Recruiter have not only had their accessible pool of talent increase by 90%, but Recruiter has …

9 Reasons Why You Must Update Your LinkedIn Profile Today

Over the past decade, LinkedIn has become an essential personal branding tool. It has never been more important to build and maintain a stellar LinkedIn profile. The virtual professional network has morphed from an online resume and networking site to a comprehensive personal branding resource. …

The Number One Job Skill in 2020

What's the crucial career strength that employers everywhere are seeking -- even though hardly anyone is talking about it? A great way to find out is …

Study: LinkedIn Positioned To Become First Global Economic Graph, Business Platform On Par With Google And Facebook

LinkedIn is positioned to become the first global economic graph with the ability to mine the transactions of an emerging data economy. That’s the conclusion of a study by faberNovel, which has published the results of its work with a detailed 127-slide report titled: LinkedIn, The Serious …

fm-term-meta-98235404-mutual-fund | Fortune.com

FORTUNE may receive compensation for some links to products and services on this website. Offers may be subject to change without notice.<p>Quotes delayed at least 15 minutes. Market data provided by Interactive Data. ETF and Mutual Fund data provided by Morningstar, Inc. Dow Jones Terms & Conditions: …

Sweeping changes: Peek into the way we will work in future

I decided to break free,” recalls a Bangalore-based techie about the decision he took two years ago to quit the fourth MNC he worked for, writing …

Social Media
Drew Houston

How To Build a Personal Brand | Inc.com

I think most female tech CEOs can appreciate my frustration: How can male tech CEOs get away with T-shirts and ragged jeans up on stage, but as a female tech CEO, I couldn’t? The guys were considered hip, but I was just underdressed.<p>I needed a brand. A hip female CEO tech brand that I could make my …

CEOs

5 Reasons Why Most People Never Discover Their Purpose | Inc.com

<i>"The deepest form of despair is to choose to be another than himself."</i> Soren Kierkegaard<p>After my last post on How to Know if You're Working (and Living) with Purpose, I had the opportunity to hear from a handful of readers about their fear that the path they've chosen isn't the right one.<p>We are …

Self-improvement