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Four traditional habits every small business should break

Have you ever wondered about handshakes: Respected business owners stand with their backs straight, looking each other in the eye while they compete to crush each other's fingers?<p>The handshake may be a time-honored tradition that's here to stay. But, contrary to many business beliefs, not all …

Business or personal? How to stay on the taxman’s good side

Most entrepreneurs have at least one favourite tool – something that makes the business of running a business a bit easier. For Martina Rowley, owner of Beach Business Hub in Toronto, it's a low-tech accordion file folder.<p>"I use it to store my receipts, with each slot representing different …

100 Incredible Resources For Tech Entrepreneurs And Startups

Note: Please support the creator of this article by viewing it on DailyTekk.com (where I originally published it)!<p>Dude. Startups are hard. But they …

7 Things Successful People Do Differently to Reach Their Dreams

It’s inspiring to envision the future and to set dreams and goals for things we hope to achieve. But then there’s the question of how to turn those …

7 Ways To Identify Leaders Among Your Employees

Recognizing tomorrow’s leaders today is vital for your company’s long-term success. Here’s the only checklist you need.<p>An organization needs to put a structured plan in place for leadership continuity. For that to happen, it needs to zero in on individuals who have leadership potential.<p>This ongoing …

How to Stand Out as a Leader: 6 Tips | Inc.com

To get ahead in business and life you need to be intentional about how you conduct yourself. That's according to Jim Calandra, CEO of breast imaging technology startup Gamma Medica. Here's his advice on how to stand out as a leader.<p>1. Display a high moral character at all times.<p>This involves …

Leadership

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 …

The 10 things in advertising you need to know today

<b>1. Netflix is eating TV's dinner.</b> If it were a TV network, it would be at least the fourth-biggest in the US, and maybe even number two, according to BTIG Research.<p>2. <b>Reed Hastings, Netflix CEO, spoke about the TV industry on his company's Q1 earnings call.</b> He said that while linear TV "has been on …

22 Absolutely Essential Diagrams You Need For Camping

From survival to s'mores, here's everything you need to know to ensure a flawless camping trip.

Camping

Top 10 Camping Gear Essentials from Kmart | Behind the Blue

There’s no need to rough it to experience the great outdoors. Whether you planning a trip to a campsite or just your backyard, Kmart has your covered …

Panorama Trail in Yosemite National Park

Panorama Trail is a nearly 10-mile long point-to-point hike from the top to the bottom of Yosemite Valley. Starting at <b>Glacier Point</b> and ending at …

National Parks

Glass from the Past: Make a Lamp With Vintage Power Line Insulators

When I was a kid, I spent tons of time walking under the power lines at my grandparents’ farm, hunting for old glass insulators. Over the years, I ended up with quite a colorful collection, and I love the idea of turning those fond memories into beautiful DIY glass insulator pendant lamps!<p>In my …

Flea Markets

5 Quotes That Will Get You Off the Fence and Taking Action

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Whether you’re stalled out with a project you’re working on, feeling stagnate in your personal life or simply finding you’re procrastinating instead of tackling that to-do list, inspiration can be a powerful motivator to get you …

7 New Machines to Make Great Coffee at Home...Without Using a Pod

Making cafe-quality specialty coffee at home just got a whole lot easier. And we don't even have to change out of our pajamas.<p>We love specialty coffee and are forever grateful for our favorite baristas, but sometimes we wish we could make craft coffee at home taste like it does at cafés—with the …

Coffee

How To Impress A Venture Capitalist: 12 Prominent VCs Share What Gets Their Attention

Entrepreneurs seeking funding are often unsure of what they must do to get a venture capitalist’s attention. So we asked 12 of them exactly what they hope to see when an entrepreneur walks through their door.<p><b>1. Know Your Competition</b><p>“I am impressed when someone really understands what their …

Venture Capital

How to Motivate Yourself in 10 Easy Steps | Inc.com

It's 2:00 p.m. Your lunch sits snugly in your stomach causing fog to settle over your brain. Your energy is low. Thought processes stop mid-stream. You know what needs to get done, but your body is resisting it.<p>We can all relate to this feeling, but the similarities stop there.<p>Some people fall prey …

Procrastination

How To Build A Culture Of Customer Service Excellence In 10 Minutes A Day

It’s 9 am local time in Istanbul, and at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel the troops are smiling and dressed to serve. But before they face a single guest, they make time for their 10-minute “lineup” meeting, a chance to align themselves for the task at hand by discussing one of their 16 central service …

Customer Service

Integrative Ideas and Social Brands

Insights from the WARC Social Strategy Prize<p>In the 15 or so years since digital technologies fundamentally changed the nature of media and commerce, …

The Entrepreneurial Undergrad 3 -- The "So You Wanna Be An Entrepreneur" Essentials List

Dedicated to the notion that knowledge often comes when you’re studying something else, I offer up the following pre-enterpreneur (incidentally also the pre Columbia University Entrepreneurship in Biotechnology course) reading (or listening or watching) list.<p>Joe Hyams: Zen in the Martial Arts. …

Entrepreneurship

A Practical Look At Supply Chain Management For Small Business — YFS Magazine

Photo: Jason Crowther is currently the Dean of Enrollment for Grace College of Divinity; Source: Courtesy Photo<p>Supply chain management represents all …

Thought Leadership

7 Essential Beliefs All Startup Founders Should Have

Being a successful startup founder requires you to have a distinct set of beliefs to be able to create your dream and turn it into a reality.<p>Many …

Startups