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9 Things to Do Before Launching Your Startup | Inc.com

If you're busy jamming on your startup, then you know that even the thought of marketing beforehand is the most daunting thing you <i>don't</i> want to think about. But, it should be one of the most important items on your prelaunch to-do list.<p>Building an audience before you even have a product is …

Social Media

7 Fried Chicken Common Mistakes—and How to Avoid Them

From skipping the brine to using the wrong oil, these common mistakes will ruin your fried chicken. Avoid them to make the crunchiest, juiciest bird ever<p>There's a lot to love about fried chicken. First, there's that hot, crunchy, shatteringly crisp crust, fried to golden-brown perfection. Once you …

Recipes

Master Buttermilk Brine

Makes 1 quart<p>This recipe makes enough brine for one 3½–4-pound chicken or 4 pounds of chicken pieces.<p>July 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 quart buttermilk<p>4 teaspoons kosher salt<p>1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper<p>Whole chicken and/or chicken pieces<p>Recipe Preparation<p>Combine buttermilk, salt, and pepper in a …

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The Characteristics of a Great Entrepreneur (Infographic) | Inc.com

Launching--and sustaining--a successful business requires skills that don't always come naturally.<p>And while no two entrepreneurs are alike--each has his or her own unique story for how they started their company--there are characteristics and personality traits that successful entrepreneurs tend to …

Entrepreneurship

Indiegogo’s Danae Ringelmann on Crowdfunding as Market Research

On the crowdfunding platform Indiegogo right now, there’s a campaign for a product called the New Matter Mod-t. It’s one of the first low-price 3D …

11 Financial Books Every Young Person Should Read

Those of you who are seeking investing enlightenment are not going to find much of it on the web.<p>I suggest you log off, power down your computer, and read some books. Take your time. The months you spend perusing this list will be well spent.<p>I'd recommend reading at least the first four books …

19 Words That Will Make People Like You More | Inc.com

(<i>Be sure to check out the related column: 37 More Words That Will Make People Like You Even More.</i>)<p>First impressions can lead to lasting impressions, which can lead to likability and happiness. So a lot of people will tell you to dress better, read more (so you'll have interesting things to talk …

Small Businesses Should Focus Only on What They Do Best | Inc.com

If you are a nascent company, time is your enemy and resources are tight. You don't have time to gain knowledge and skills you don't have already, so you need to focus on what you're known for and find smart solutions for problems you don't know how to solve.<p>That was the theme of a National Small …

Alice Medrich's Magic Ingredients

<i>Every week, baking expert Alice Medrich will be going rogue on Food52 -- with shortcuts, hacks, and game-changing recipes.</i><p><i>Today: This is what your dessert has been missing.</i><p>Does your best chocolate mousse seem a little plain? Brownies need a bump? Biscotti, ice cream, strawberries simply too boring …

Big Mama's Fried Chicken

<i>Every other week, we’re unearthing Heirloom Recipes -- dishes that have made their way from one generation's kitchen to the next.</i><p><i>Today: Jocelyn Delk Adams of Grandbaby Cakes brings us a timeless fried chicken recipe.</i><p><i></i><p>My Big Mama's (grandmother) recipes are the epitome of timeless. While growing up, …

Recipes

Poulet à l’ Estragon (Tarragon Chicken)

<i>Sunday Dinners comes to us from our own chef/photojournalist/farmer/father figure Tom Hirschfeld, featuring his stunning photography and Indiana farmhouse family meals.</i><p><i>Today: An ode to spring's most versatile herb -- and a classic French chicken recipe fit for a Sunday dinner.</i><p>Spring always seems …

Pane Fritto (Fried Bread)

<i>Every Tuesday, Italian expat Emiko Davies is taking us on a grand tour of Italy, showing us how to make classic, fiercely regional dishes at home.</i><p><i>Today: Give your French toast an Italian makeover with this fried bread from Friuli.</i><p>Day-old bread is a staple ingredient across the whole of Italy. It …

Find Your Competitive Advantage: What Are You Willing to Be Bad At? | Inc.com

Deciding where to focus your time and energy next usually involves some deep consideration about what the market demands as well as what your own values are.<p>Questions involving the latter are harder to answer, as they're usually not so straightforward. That's why, in a recent video posted to <i>99U</i>, …

Customer Service

How to Define Your Company: Capabilities vs. Products | McDonald's Strategy | Inc.com

McDonald's is about to become the largest children's book distributor in the U.K., according to reports in <i>The Bookseller</i> and <i>The Wire.</i><p>Here's how it will work: For a limited time in each Happy Meal, Mickey D's will offer a code for a free e-book in a children's mystery series. The e-book provider is …

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The Proven Price-Hike Strategy That Won't Hurt Sales | Inc.com

Increasing your profits is almost always an organizational priority. The question is, How do you boost profits without raising prices? After all, the conventional thinking around price increases is that you'll upset customers--and potentially lose them--if you do it.<p>Let's assume, for a moment, that …

How to Build a Great Presentation | Inc.com

Listeners like a vertebrate speech or presentation--a talk with a spine. They dislike gelatinous, invertebrate talks.<p>They like all the parts of the speech hanging together, all the ribs connected to the back bone, the knee bone connected to the shin bone.<p>Good opening lines ignite interest, solving …

How the Status Quo Hurts Innovation | Inc.com

Are you trying to lead your company through a big change, but some employees are dragging their feet?<p>Liane Davey, the vice president of team solutions at Knightsbridge Human Capital and author of <i>You First: Inspire Your Team to Grow Up, Get Along, and Get Stuff Done</i>, says if your employees, partners …

Management

6 Legal Mistakes That Can Ruin a Business Deal | Inc.com

Legalities, if not handled correctly, can trip up any small business, but several pitfalls are particularly dangerous for tech startups trying to ink deals with customers, partners, and investors.<p>That's according to Jason Boyarski and David Fritz, partners in the New York City law firm Boyarski …

3 Things a CEO Should Never Delegate | Inc.com

Entrepreneur Dan Shapiro is a three-time CEO who has raised more than $30 million in venture capital. In 2011, Google bought one of his startups, Sparkbuy. Since then, he's worked at Google. He's writing about these experiences in a forthcoming book called <i>Startup CEO Secrets</i>.<p>How does any of that …

Guy Kawasaki's Secrets to Influencing Anyone (Infographic) | Inc.com

In his book, "How to Achieve Enchantment," Silicon Valley business advisor Guy Kawasaki explains how you can influence others while doing it ethically. In the infographic below, created on behalf of Kawasaki, Column Five depicts how you can enchant your employees -- and your boss.

9 Tricks Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, and Other Top Execs Use to Run Meetings | Inc.com

Americans sit through some 11 million meetings every day--with the unproductive ones costing companies $37 billion a year.<p>Since we've already looked at the most egregious meeting mistakes, we decided to explore how the most successful executives run effective meetings.<p>After combing through the …

Jeff Bezos

7 Ways To Build Your Courage Against Impossible Odds

Conquering fear is about self-awareness, wisdom, and understanding your strengths–often in the face of adversity. Luckily these are personality traits that you can practice.<p>Fear has a place in our emotional life, and it shows up daily. Everything causes it: finding new work, dealing with financial …

10 Things Employees Want More Than a Raise | Inc.com

Contrary to popular belief, employees value many things more than the amount of money they're being paid. If they're treated right, employees will not only work for less, they'll be happier and more productive as they do so.<p>Based upon hundreds of conversations I've had about bosses and jobs, here's …

Employment

The Entrepreneur Duck Syndrome

While I was a student at Stanford I learned about a phenomenon called “Duck Syndrome.”<p>Like ducks in water, Stanford students appear calm, composed, and seem to move effortlessly. However, below the surface, they are paddling hard just to stay afloat.<p>This desire to look effortlessly successful is a …