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SoulCycle and Harley Davidson will always have this in common

The crowd is mostly women, many of them late for work, and they're impatient. A suited bouncer at the door and a bag check are slowing everything down.<p>This isn't the launch of Apple's latest iPhone or a limited-edition, collectible Nike sneaker.<p>It's SoulCycle's warehouse sale.<p>The scene above — …

12 books on every aspect of launching and running a business

<i>This post is in partnership with Entrepreneur. The article below was originally published at</i> <i>entrepreneur.</i><i>com</i><i>.</i><p>By Firas Kittaneh, Entrepreneur<p>To expand …

12 documentaries on Netflix that will make you smarter about business

The online movie and TV service has a vast cache of business and tech documentaries that anyone with a subscription can watch instantly. The topics range from profiles of great tech innovators like Steve Jobs to deep dives into industrial design.<p>Each of these 12 documentaries offers an entertaining …

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10 Surefire Ways To Boost Your Networking

Do you want to improve your networking skills? Many people struggle with shyness, awkwardness, and insincerity; check out 10 sure-fire ways to boost …

The skills you need for success in sales

<i>This question originally appeared on Quora.</i><p><i>What skills are required to be successful in sales? Not sure how sales skills are evaluated but would be</i> …

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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 …

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How To Brand Yourself As An Expert In Your Field In 10 Steps

Have you ever heard of a little business term called “pre-framing”? Basically, this is how people perceive you before really knowing you.<p>If you know …

6 Facts Every Entrepreneur Should Know about Conversion Rate Optimization | Inc.com

I think that the main title is the clearest and most descriptive. If you think that one of the other titles works better, go for it.<p>Are you an entrepreneur? If so, then you need to know about conversion rate optimization. Specifically, you need to know <i>why</i> CRO matters (because it does), and <i>what</i> to …

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60 Reasons Why Entrepreneurship Is Amazing

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Every entrepreneur has a different story about why he or she decided to start a business. Some have known from day one that they wanted to work for themselves and others come up with ideas while working for someone else and decide to take …

11 Traits of Extremely Effective Salespeople | Inc.com

No business can survive without sales. As much as the tech industry would like to replace salespeople with algorithms, most companies still require the human touch to prospect, cultivate, and ultimately close the deal.<p>The best salespeople make it seem easy. They have a relaxed and natural way of …

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4 Ways Your Looks are Essential to Entrepreneurial Success | Inc.com

More than perhaps most American adult males, I give much deference to Tina Fey's cult classic, high school comedy "Mean Girls." In what was Lindsey Lohan's breakout role (back before her many problems), she played a teenage girl discovering the pitfalls of the sometimes vicious clique-filled …

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10 Business Networking Apps Entrepreneurs Should Know About | Inc.com

Are you experiencing trouble making business connections? Your smartphone might help. Are you planning on keeping in touch or are you planning a meet-up? Your smartphone may assist with that, as well. Here are 10 excellent business networking applications:<p>Happening<p>Meeting other people might be the …

The Best Industries for Starting a Business in 2015 | Inc.com

The old adage that timing is everything in business is incomplete. When it comes to launching a successful startup, the other crucial ingredient is identifying a new, untapped market opportunity. Breaking into any industry is hard, but certain sectors are particularly ripe for new entrants.<p><i>Inc.</i>'s …

How Angels Can Get The Best Deal Flow From Accelerators

Some amazing companies like Airbnb, Dropbox and SendGrid got their start in business accelerators. Even better, they brought great returns and a fun ride to their investors. So what are the best ways for angels to leverage and support accelerators so they can find great startups like these?<p>Patrick …

Why Legal Cannabis Is 2015's Best Startup Opportunity

Every entrepreneur dreams of discovering an untapped market where they could start with a low investment and build a huge business. If that’s you, consider the developing legal marijuana industry.<p>This sector is growing faster than ganja under grow lights.<p>The best part is, it’s early days for this — …

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20 Things All Entrepreneurs Should Know About Angel Investors

Angel investors invest in early stage or start-up companies in exchange for an equity ownership interest. Angel investing in start-ups has been accelerating. High-profile success stories like Uber, WhatsApp, and Facebook have spurred angel investors to make multiple bets with the hopes of getting …

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13 Reasons To Get To Nicaragua Before Everyone Discovers It

Ahh, Central America. While most travelers spend their time plotting escapes to Europe or Southeast Asia, this little nugget sits unassumingly right under their noses (literally -- it's pretty much directly south, and a shorter flight than you'd think).<p>And Nicaragua may just be the best nation in …

5 Jim Cramer-Inspired Money Lessons For Gen Y Entrepreneurs

Jim Cramer: that big ball of energy on CNBC. Yeah, you know the one I’m talking about. Or not — based on the ratings lately, I might be the only Gen Y’er who is watching. But it shouldn’t be that way. Every single day, Cramer says something that could benefit you young entrepreneurs out there, …

A Small Business Lesson From What Target Did Right In Canada

In 2011, Target Corporation, the successful national retailer out of Minnesota, announced they were expanding into neighboring Canada.<p>The launch was aggressive; by assuming almost 200 spaces vacated by a recently bankrupted chain, Target Canada opened 133 stores in less than two years, including …