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This Retailer Spent $30,000 on Its Employees--and Got $3 Million of Sales in Return

Gap stores conducted research that might turn industry labor practices upside down--while squashing 4 productivity killers along the way.<p>Everyone's looking for the keys to improved productivity and a way to dramatically improve performance. There are few industries more in need of such secrets than …

Employment

What People Find Most Charming About You, Based On Your Myers-Briggs Type

In the last few years especially, the internet has been nerding out about the Myers-Briggs personality test, which was made by Isabel Myers and …

Psychology

7 Advanced Google Search Tricks You Should Be Using For Market Research

You probably use Google every day. But, are you using it right?<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You may know how to use Google's basic search functions, but in this video, Entrepreneur Network partner Neil Patel wants to teach you some advanced tricks for market research.<p>…

Thought Leadership

Step-by-Step, This How You Create a Facebook Ad That Sells

Your ad needs a great visual, call to action and value proposition.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Advertising on Facebook is a must for any marketer. First of all, it’s a goldmine when it comes to users. As of June 2017, the channel boasts more than 2 billion monthly …

Apps

It Took Apple Executive Angela Ahrendts 1 Sentence to Drop the Best Career Advice You'll Hear Today | Inc.com

As the SVP of retail strategy at Apple, Angela Ahrendts is one of the highest-ranking executives at the most valuable company in the world. To get that job, she had to leave her post as CEO of Burberry, where she had led a remarkable turnaround to reestablish the company as one of the world's …

Angela Ahrendts

Science Says Happy Couples Have These 13 Characteristics | Inc.com

Romantic relationships are challenging, rewarding, confusing, and exhilarating--sometimes all at the same time.<p>Should you take things slowly at the beginning or dive right in? Can things stay hot in the bedroom even after years of being together? What happens when one of you wants to use a holiday …

Happiness

15 ways to make people respect you immediately

There's a difference between being liked and being respected. Ideally, you'll be both.<p>But according to Lynn Taylor, a national workplace expert and the author of "Tame Your Terrible Office Tyrant: How to Manage Childish Boss Behavior and Thrive in Your Job," being respected is at least partly about …

Self-improvement

The 4 Investments That Pulled Me Out of Nearly a Million Dollars in Debt -- and That Cost Nothing

If you feel something is lacking in your life, it may be because you're not investing in one or more of these four things.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Four years ago, I was $726,000 in debt. I had my back against the wall, and I didn't know how to escape the ditch …

To This Day

A neuroscientist who studies decision-making reveals the 6 most important choices you can make

Turns out, humans are pretty lousy decision-makers. We fall victim to bias, let emotions cloud our judgment, and tire of making choices pretty quickly.<p>But Cerf has also learned that making a handful of really smart choices at the right moment can eliminate the need to make hundreds of smaller, …

Self-improvement

6 Ways to Motivate Employees -- or Anyone -- in Your Life to Do Something

Getting people to reach for more in their lives and work begins with asking them what it is important to them.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Are you able to inspire and motivate yourself, your employees and other people around you?<p>It’s a challenge that everyone from …

Motivation

Funding solutions for pressing food and agriculture issues

A coating that increases the shelf life of produce, a spray that reduces pesticide pollution, and software that optimizes farming operations were the …

MIT

Your Coffee Is From Where? California?

GOLETA, Calif. — There is a new crop growing in Southern California’s famous avocado groves — coffee.<p>About two dozen farms between San Diego and here, just outside Santa Barbara, are nurturing coffee bushes under the canopies of old avocado trees, in what may be the first serious effort in the …

Coffee

The Quickest (and Easiest) Way to Banish Inflammation in One Meal

Amid the torrent of new supplements, powders, and tonics that are released each year, it can be difficult to know what's good for your health and …

How to Find Your Next Big Idea, According to a Self-Made Millionaire | Inc.com

Hard work, perseverance and diligently practicing the right daily habits are key in getting ahead in business and life. But finding a big idea helps, as well. Take it from Joel Holland, founder of VideoBlocks, a subscription-based platform for downloading stock footage, video, and looping motion …

Business Administration

Instead of Staffing Up For Your Marketing Campaign, Build A Chatbot.

Bots are the smartest addition to your marketing team available.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If you own a business, you can't afford to ignore chatbots. While often considered a simple customer service tool, these machines can now help businesses automate a huge …

Marketing

SEO Tutorial: 12 Immutable Laws For Dominating Google's Search

Mystified by SEO? It all makes sense once you understand how Google sees it.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>What happens in an internet minute? One year ago. The answer would have been 2.4 million searches on Google performed per minute. Yes. Per minute. This year, 3.5 …

SEO

15 Scientifically Proven Ways to Work Smarter, Not Just More

Nobody cares how busy your are or how work you late, they just care what you get done.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Whether you're working a traditional 9-to-5 gig or running your own business, we all struggle with productivity. For many this is a daily struggle. The …

Princeton University

Tai Lopez Shares 7 Steps to Launch a Business With No Money or Experience

How to go from idea to paying customers in one to eight weeks.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Last year, 310 out of 100,000 people on average created new businesses each month in the U.S., according to the 2017 Kauffman Index of Startup Activity. Most entrepreneurs …

Entrepreneurship

12 Lessons You Learn or Regret Forever

Sticking your neck out and taking charge of your career is no trivial matter.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Sticking your neck out and taking charge of your career is no trivial matter. Whether that's switching careers, going back to school or walking away from a j-o-b …

Self-improvement

Jeff Bezos Credits Amazon's Success to This 1 Thing. Too Bad Most Companies Aren't Willing to Do It | Inc.com

In 2015, Amazon became the fastest company ever to reach $100 billion in sales. In his letter to shareholders last spring, Jeff Bezos reflected on what he felt fueled such rapid growth:<p>One area where I think we are especially distinctive is failure. I believe we are the best place in the world to …

Business Strategy

What the Beach Does to Your Brain

Science says the surf and sand does the mind (and body) good. Here’s how to reap the benefits of all that 'vitamin sea.'<p>There’s nothing quite as synonymous with summer as the beach — and we’ve got good news for those who flock to the surf and sand as soon as work lets out on Friday …

Brainwaves

7 Powerful Tools for Reinventing You and Your Business

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If you’re in a rut or things aren’t progressing as quickly as you would like, it is time to make changes. Change means reinvention. We all have the opportunity in life at any moment to reinvent ourselves. Each time a major shift in life …

Motivation

Skyrocket Your Start-up With Clever PR

Whether you're in the middle of developing a game-changing app, a new must-have product or savvy service, if you're in start-up phase, chances are you're operating on a very lean budget.<p>So how can you build the profile of your fledgling brand when your budget is so tight?<p>You guessed it. The media! …

Public Relations

Here's Why Most Businesses Fail: 6 Mistakes New Entrepreneurs Make

<i>This article was originally published on Elite Daily</i>.<p>You want your business to succeed.<p>I get it.<p>Who doesn't want to see a business -- into which a person dedicates blood, sweat and tears -- blossom? But, just so you know, 80 percent of businesses fail within their first years.<p>That statistic is …

Entrepreneurship

Lessons From a 91-Year-Old Entrepreneur That Are Still Relevant Today

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I recently had the pleasure of sitting down with 91-year-old entrepreneur Jack Nadel to ask him how he has been able to achieve sustainable success in a wide range of industries over a 70 year span of time.<p>Nadel started his first business …

Entrepreneurship
Real Estate

This Sinister Software Tells You How to Craft the Perfect Email Based on People's Personalities

What if you knew <i>exactly</i> what to say over email to get someone to like you? When to insert a smiley face, when to get to the point, when to flirt? A …

7 Things High-Impact Ecommerce Store Owners Are Good At

When people look at high-growth ecommerce shops like Amazon, Gilt and Wayfair, they have different ideas for the <i>one</i> reason why those businesses have become so successful. Indeed, Amazon got its start after building the world's most comprehensive bookstore. Gilt pioneered flash sales. Wayfair, …

eCommerce

Nitro Coffee: Cold Brew With A Kick

One of the hottest trends in coffee this year is Nitro Coffee. If you’ve been living under a rock and don’t know about Nitro, it’s <b>cold brew coffee</b> …

Coffee