Kent Vermette

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3 Secrets for Making Your Customers Happy Every Time

Learn the secrets for making your customers happy.<p>Have you ever been to a restaurant and experienced lousy service? Imagine the kind of place where the wait staff are rude, your meal take sages to come, and your food is bad. How would your experience change if the wait staff were friendly and …

7 Mistakes Entrepreneurs Make on LinkedIn

It's not just for finding a job.<p>LinkedIn calls itself the "World's Largest Professional Network" and it's established itself as one of the three biggest must-play properties on social media.<p>For anyone looking to expand their influence and network--especially important goals for entrepreneurs and …

Entrepreneurship

Skip the Random, Small-Time Raises (Your Employees Will Thank You)

Handing out multiple raise per year may be the thing the cool kids are doing, but it's unlikely to make your employees happy in the long run.<p>Companies that think they can win their employees' love and loyalty by doling out small change throughout the year will find the novelty effect is short lived.<p>…

Email Etiquette for Entrepreneurs

<i>This post originally appeared on the Crew blog.</i><p>The more time I spend working on my startup, the more time I seem to be spending in my inbox. Running a startup is pretty much synonymous with “sending lots of emails” I’ve realized (especially when you’re not the person writing lots of code).<p>The more …

6 Tips for Managing People Who Are Older Than You

Like many other millennials hoping to break into the national security world, I hightailed it to Washington, D.C. the minute I had my master’s …

17 Things Extraordinary People Do Every Day

Want to achieve extraordinary goals? Take these easy, proven steps every day.<p>Some people seem to get ahead, no matter what. They aren't necessarily smarter, more creative or harder working than many others. Still, they achieve much more than their peers. Why is that?<p>The philosopher Aristotle …

5 Fast-Growing Industries Ripe for Entrepreneurs

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When you’re thinking about starting a business, think first which industries have sustainable momentum. No venture is a sure thing, but if you start your business in an industry with a strong positive trend behind it, you’re starting on …

Entrepreneurship

The All-New Pushup Circuit That Builds Strong, Massive Shoulders

A great set can make your waist look slimmer, your arms look bigger, and your back look broader. Here's the circuit that will help you build bolder shoulders<p>When it comes to shoulders, the bolder, the better. One of the best ways to build a massive set: Pushups. But we're not talking about pounding …

The 2-Minute Workout That Works Your Abs From Every Angle

How strong is your core? Find out with this ultimate ab challenge<p>Ripped abs are reason enough to add some core moves to your routine. But a strong torso can also give you the foundation you need to lift more weight with less risk of injury. "Crunches alone won't get the job done, though," says Todd …

27 Tips for Mastering Anything

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>What does it take to become a master at your craft? Is genius innate, or can it be learned?<p>In his book, "<i>Mastery</i>," Robert Greene draws from the latest research, interviews modern masters, and examines the lives of former greats like Albert Einstein, …

Creativity

What scientific research says you should do when you have a hangover

If you have one too many tonight, among the things you might be wondering tomorrow morning—along with “Where is the Advil?” and “Can everyone please just shhh?”—are a number of existential queries that hangovers, in all their guilt-inducing agony, tend to stir. Like, “Is that ‘hair of the dog’ …

Alcohol

The 4 big fears all us men have to face

Stressed out? Blocked? Too much pressure? Feel something’s holding you back? What’s sabotaging you? Look closely, they’re right there. In front of …

Dollarama’s stock: Not cheap, and trouble lies ahead

During its nearly five-year life as a public company, Dollarama Inc.'s shares have been expensive, even as its wares have been cheap. It's put up the numbers to justify that: Dollarama typically has led North American deep-discount retailers in sales and profit growth.<p>It's still the leader, but …

World Cup 2014: riot police deployed in Sao Paulo as protests get violent

Officers and a journalist injured after tear gas fired with World Cup due to open in hours<p>Riot police were deployed in São Paulo ahead of the opening World Cup game amid clashes with protesters.<p>Within 10 minutes of the demonstration, officers had reportedly fired tear gas and sound bombs, and …

Amid Iraq turmoil, Kurds seize Kirkuk, a long disputed prize

Maliki’s options are now so limited, he has called on everyone from friendly countries to ordinary Iraqi citizens to take up arms and fend off the Sunni fundamentalist ISIL, whose reach spans from parts of eastern Syria — where they are also battling Bashar al-Assad’s government — to Iraq’s western …