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The Fastest Growing Areas of Startup Investment in 2015

Earlier this week, we examined the trends in the major categories of startup investment including eCommerce, Software, Social Networking and …

30 Marketing Ideas To Increase Sales For Your Small Business

3 Underused Social Marketing Tactics That Build Relationships: New Research

Shares 7K<p>Are you looking for new ways to improve engagement with your audience?<p>Do you want to know the most effective, yet rarely used social tactics?<p>…

Marketing Automation for Small Business

http://bit.ly/marketing-automation-for-small-business<p>en_US<p>article<p>Marketing automation enables businesses to execute campaigns, automate processes, …

How to Delegate Your Email to an Assistant

In the early days of the internet, email natives loved to trade tales of executives who asked their assistants to print out emails so they could read and respond to them on paper. Now we all use email, and assistants are a seemingly rare commodity. But they can still play a useful role in managing …

The Daily Routines of Geniuses

Juan Ponce de León spent his life searching for the fountain of youth. I have spent mine searching for the ideal daily routine. But as years of color-coded paper calendars have given way to cloud-based scheduling apps, routine has continued to elude me; each day is a new day, as unpredictable as a …

Top 10 Legal Mistakes Small Businesses Make

One of the last things that is on an entrepreneur’s mind when they start a company are legal issues. Unfortunately, it is exactly these types of things that trip them up and can sink their company.<p>Here are the top 10 legal mistakes and what to do about them (in addition to seeking the advice of an …

19 Websites That Will Make You Smarter

Here's a list of websites that will actually make you smarter:<p><b>Digital Photography School—</b> Read through this goldmine of articles to improve your photography skills; they're helpful even if you're a complete beginner. There's also an active forum where you can find a community of other photographers …

13 Google Search Tricks That Make Life A Whole Lot Easier

You <i>think</i> you know how to Google? You don't know how to Google.<p>Even the most seasoned Googler might not know every tip and trick available with just a few extra keystrokes in the search bar. Consider this your instructions manual for the world's most popular search engine.<p>Define A Word<p><b>The Scenario:</b> …

Why you should take notes by hand — not on a laptop

Walk into a college lecture these days and you'll see legions of students sitting behind glowing screens, pecking away at keyboards.<p>Presumably, they're using the computers to take notes, so they better remember the course material. But new research shows that if learning is their goal, using a …

10 Lessons I Learned from a Year of Productivity Experiments

Over the last 12 months I have conducted countless productivity experiments on myself, interviewed some of the most productive people in the world, …

Time Management

4 Easy Ways to Increase Morale | Inc.com

<i>The</i> <i>New York Times</i> recently published an op-ed detailing the latest scientific research on how bosses can get their employees to be "more engaged," which is the current buzz phrase for better employee morale.<p>The whole article is worth reading, but here are the takeaways that I got out of it:<p>1. Focus …

12 Things Successful People Do in the First Hour of the Workday | Inc.com

The first hour of the workday is critical, since it can impact your productivity level and mindset for the rest of the day.<p>"Successful people understand the importance of having control over their mornings, and know how to use that time wisely," says Lynn Taylor, a national workplace expert and …

Time Management

15 Things Successful People Do on Monday Mornings | Inc.com

Monday mornings are the most critical time of the workweek, as they set the stage for the day and week ahead.<p>"Because you've stepped away for a couple days, these back-to-work mornings are the most memorable for the rest of the week," says Lynn Taylor, a national workplace expert and the author of</i> …

4 Signs You're a Terrible Communicator | Inc.com

As an entrepreneur, you are probably a big picture thinker--the visionary leader driving your company and team forward.<p>So, it's also natural that as the founder or CEO, you probably like to communicate. Whether glued to your cell phone, chatting via email or just grabbing someone at random for a …

11 Interview Questions You Wouldn't Think to Ask--But Should | Inc.com

Everyone wants to make better hiring decisions. Most people focus on how well candidates perform in the interview: In theory, if you ask the right questions, you'll get answers that will give you insight into what the candidates really bring to the table.<p>The following companies use questions that …

8 Conversational Habits That Kill Credibility | Inc.com

Dressing for success may create a good impression, but people judge your intelligence and credibility based upon what comes out of your mouth. Based upon working with the readers of my free weekly newsletter, here are eight verbal habits that immediately mark you as somebody who's either foolish or …

10 Words to Cut From Your Writing

This story originally appeared on PR Daily<p>As Mark Twain famously wrote, "I didn't have time to write a short letter, so I wrote a long one instead." His point? Strong writing is lean writing.<p>When you want to make your writing more powerful, cut out words you don't need--such as the 10 included in …

3 Beliefs of Highly Successful People | Inc.com

Here at Inc.com, we frequently round up things you can do to be more successful. That makes sense--we all want to know what we can do to achieve more, but as Hubspot founder and CTO Dharmesh Shah recently pointed out in one of his LinkedIn Influencer columns, success isn't just a matter of what you …

10 Things You Should Do Every Workday | Inc.com

Ever feel as if, in the quest to get <i>everything</i> done, you're not quite doing enough?<p>For example, you've heard on various occasions (including once or twice from us) how important it is to keep in touch with former colleagues, whether you have strong ties or weak ones. But corresponding with old …

8 Ways to Energize Each Morning | Inc.com

Workdays are more productive when you hit the ground running. Here's how to make certain you've got the energy to start your day right, and keep it moving forward.<p><b>1. Inspire your body.</b><p>When you're sleeping, your muscles become sore so that waking leaves you groggy. Rather than shuffle through your …

6 Habits of Remarkably Likable People | Inc.com

When you meet someone, after "What do you do?", you run out of things to say. You stink at small talk, and those first five minutes are tough because you're a little shy and a little insecure.<p>But you want to make a good impression. You want people to genuinely like you.<p>Here's how remarkably …

The Power of Mornings: Why Successful Entrepreneurs Get up Early

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When running a business, it may seem like there are never enough hours in the day. Tapping into the power of mornings, a time of day when there are less demands, might be the key to increasing your productivity.<p>For 15 years, Starbucks …

9 Things Really Productive People Refuse to Do | Inc.com

If you want to be more productive, don't start by taking on new habits and routines. Instead, do less. The most productive people know how to stay focused and how to say no--but most importantly, they know how to delegate and outsource.<p>To get a handle on the time-sucking, productivity-killing tasks …

You Will Absolutely Love This 20-Minute, Life-Improving Daily Habit | Inc.com

There's so much talk recently about how hard we all work, and how overwhelmed we all feel. Does that sound like you? You don't get enough sleep each night, but it's unrealistic to think you'll scale back in the near-term. So what do you do? Fortunately, there's an attractive, easy answer.<p>Just take …

How to Start a Business in 10 Days

This story appears in the September 2013 issue of <i>Startups</i>. Subscribe »<p>With an executive staffing venture about to open, a business loan from the in-laws gnawing at her conscience and a new baby to care for, Michelle Fish was already feeling the pressure. But what really pushed her over the edge was …

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 …

7 Productivity Apps You Can't Live Without

Get even more done with some of these new and updated applications.

Bad Boss? 7 Management Moves to Avoid

Don't be tempted to use these cheap tricks. There are better ways to handle employee challenges.

Leadership

5 Essential Rules for Great Presentations | Inc.com

I recently had a long conversation with Peter Handal, the CEO of Dale Carnegie Training, on the subject of giving great presentations. I've read (and written) plenty of posts on this topic, but Handal managed to boil everything down to these five essentials:<p>1. Be yourself.<p>If you pose as somebody …