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How the iPhone 6 And iOS8 Will Revolutionize Sports And Fitness

If you’re into sports and fitness, you probably like the idea of your own personal trainer. That someone that will keep you focused, drive your performance higher, and keep you on track. Many can hire one, while others find it out of their price range.<p>Fitness, and sports are a massive business that …

3 Simple Ways to Build Your Personal Brand With Content | Inc.com

Personal branding: It sounds like a lot of work, right? Who has time to add another thing to the list?<p>Stay with me, here. Building your personal brand is a great marketing tool. And it also happens to be a lot of fun. If you’re doing it right, it can enrich your social life, teach you new things, …

Marketing

Social Security: Complicated for couples - Encore - MarketWatch

Baby boomer couples are waking up to the need to maximize their Social Security benefits, by using complex claiming strategies to get the most they …

You Can’t Be a Great Manager If You’re Not a Good Coach

If you have room in your head for only one nugget of leadership wisdom, make it this one: the most powerfully motivating condition people experience at work is making progress at something that is personally meaningful. If your job involves leading others, the implications are clear: the most …

10 Great Dividend Stocks for Retirement

Age and circumstance matter when it comes to building an ideal portfolio. Whereas youngsters have both the time and the wages to make up for losses …

Why Working Remotely Is Better For Business

Stop preparing for the ways your workflow, coworkers, and management will change–because they already have.<p>It’s a beautiful afternoon as I write this post at the Dineen coffee shop in Toronto.<p>I’m also instant messaging a co-worker in New York City, about to get on a Skype call with our Community …

How Instant Feedback During An Interview Can Change A Career

Many job seekers ask for feedback after an interview, but how would you react if you get blunt advice during it? Work it to your advantage.<p>In the winter of 1998 at the University of Rochester, I had an 40-minute interview with consulting and marketing company Sapient, and encountered managing …

The Comcast Call: Why Every Single Customer Matters | Inc.com

Sometimes the whole notion of customer service goes terribly awry.<p>"I'm just trying to figure out what it is about Comcast service that you don't want to keep. Why are you not liking this service?" the rep demanded to know from a customer who'd been asking the company--for 13 minutes--to close his …

Customer Service

Facebook Tests Out a New Way to Make Transactions | Inc.com

Facebook is now testing a new way for small businesses to carry out transactions right on the social media site, the company said today.<p>A couple of unnamed businesses are woking with Facebook to test a "Buy" feature that will let users enter their payment information and check out without having to …

Small Business

How to Effectively Network in the 21st Century | Inc.com

No one disagrees that building relationships is indispensable for business success. However, when it comes to the best way to make this happen, opinions are all over the place. On one hand are the traditionalists who stand by the age-old process of going to real life events, seminars, conferences, …

Online

GoTenna Lets You Text Your Friends Even When There's No Signal

Anyone who sends texts (so, that's pretty much everyone) knows that sending messages in big crowds or remote places is often a lot easier said than …

The Absolute Last Open Letter to Millennials | Inc.com

Dear Millennials,<p>I promise you, this is <b>the absolute last time</b> you will have an article written about you. Really. And I also promise that by the end, you will be happy you read it, even if a trophy is not being awarded.....jk LOL<p>We are all well aware that over analyzing your generation has been a …

David Letterman

Entrepreneurs with Creative and Curious Mind are the Most Precious Resources | Inc.com

Dear entrepreneurs - I want you to dream so big and so audaciously that people call you crazy. The only caveat is that if you just happened to be actually crazy. You should always remind yourself that the day before something is a breakthrough, it's just a crazy idea.<p>I have a secret to share with …

Entrepreneurship

Defining Your Foe Helps Find Your Friends | Inc.com

Sometimes companies get stuck. Or they are embattled by an untiring competitor.<p>In the 1990s, Dell computers led a price-slashing program to gain market share. As personal computer prices went lower and lower, Apple computer maintained its higher price.<p>Counter to common wisdom at the time, Steve …

Mad Men

Robust Business Activity Offsets Dreadful Housing Sector Data

NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- True to <b>Federal Reserve</b> Chair Janet Yellen's Congressional testimonies this week, it was housing data on Thursday that …

Tweeters have retirement questions. We've got answers | Reuters

CHICAGO (Reuters) - The Twitterverse has questions about retirement. What’s the best way for young people to get started saving? Are target date funds good or bad? Should we expand Social Security to help low-wage workers?<p>Retirees fish from a public dock on the Sacramento River in the Sacramento …

Space.com Celebrates Its 15th Anniversary

30 years after Neil Armstrong first set foot on the Moon, former CNN anchor Lou Dobbs surprised a lot of people by jumping into the dot-com boom by founding an ad-supported news site called, simply enough, Space.com. He surprised people further by leaving CNN to become the CEO of the nascent …

It's Actually Youngest Customers Clinging to Bank Branches

"The survey underscores the growing complexity in how consumers want to interact with banks in the digital age," says Peter Kirk, a managing director …

The 20 Most Powerful Words

Build leaders by teaching this concept: "When I am in a group or team environment, I place the interests of the enterprise ahead of my own."

Enterprise

Twitter Acquires CardSpring To Power In-Tweet Commerce And Offers

Twitter just announced it’s acquired CardSpring to enable “in-the-moment commerce experiences.” CardSpring is an application platform that lets developers build card-linked offers electronic coupons, loyalty cards, and virtual currencies that work with credit cards and other types of payments. …

New Social Media Research That Could Change Your Strategy

Shares 10K<p>Are you managing social media for your business?<p>Do you pay attention to the trends happening across the social web?<p>If so, you already know …

Marketing

5 Characteristics Successful Entrepreneurs Have in Common | Inc.com

Knowing the most common characteristics of successful entrepreneurs is a good place to start in order to better your own business chops. The good news? If you don't have these traits, you can develop them over time.<p>It won't always come naturally to you, but mimicking the positives of successful …

Entrepreneurship

Great Management Questions from Paul Graham, Jim Collins, and Other Business Leaders | Inc.com

There’s no Superman versus Iron Man face-off between questions and answers over which is the better tool for innovation. But if there were, questions would be winning. Questions ignite imaginations, avert catastrophes, and reveal unexpected paths to brighter destinations. Jim Collins, Marshall …

Leadership

Facebook has released Mentions, an iOS app only for celebrities

Facebook has released a new app, but it's only for celebrities. The company just announced an iOS app called Facebook Mentions, which can be accessed only by people with verified accounts. With Mentions, users can see a somewhat Twitter-like stream of posts that reference them, and they can find …

Why PowerPoint Is Bad for Decisions

Unexpected things can change your decision-making, even if you don't realize it.

Why You Should Let Employees Leave Early on Friday | Inc.com

Who knew that giving employees longer weekends could be a best practice for getting more done?<p>Companies that let workers leave early on Fridays--or any day of the week--if they make up the hours on other days, can help boost employee morale with little or no impact on the bottom line, according to …

Employee Engagement

Reid Hoffman's Surprising (and Highly Effective) Hiring Strategy

LinkedIn co-founder Reid Hoffman talks to Inc.'s Eric Schurenberg about building loyalty with employees, networking best practices for entrepreneurs, and his new book The Alliance: Managing Talent in the Networked Age.

Entrepreneurship

Why Yahoo’s troubles reflect bigger problems for media

Two years into Marissa Mayer's tenure as Yahoo's chief executive, there are still big questions about the direction of the company. It's hard to sum it up better than the following chart, which shows that the estimated value of the company's stake in Chinese Internet company Alibaba is worth nearly …

Bill Gates’ Internet Doomsday Prophesy Comes True

In 1995, Bill Gates sent a (now infamous) memo warning of the Internet’s impact. Now, with the news of 18,000 layoffs at Microsoft, Gates’ words are …