Lakeisha Jones

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Backstage Capital Launches Fund for Black Female Founders

<i>By Britt Terrell</i><p>Too few women, and even fewer women of color, receive the support they need to get start-ups off the ground, so a new venture fund …

How to achieve extreme productivity

7 ways to use “systemized common sense” in your day.<p>By Kara Baskin | January 17, 2018<p>You don't have to do all of this. Here's how to temper your …

Here Are Some Great Business Ideas for Women with No Start-Up Costs

No Start-Up Costs Business Ideas for Women<p>Updated April 01, 2018<p>For budding female entrepreneurs who have little or no cash to start a business, …

How to start a business – eight first steps

Women Mean Business banner<p>On International Women’s Day, business owners offer aspiring female entrepreneurs some tips on where to start when starting-up.<p>1. Start with some market research<p>“When you have an amazing business idea, it’s oh-so-easy to dive<br>head first into building it,” says Pip Jamieson, …

Small Business

How to survive a nuclear bomb: 3 steps to save you in case of a missile or attack by North Korea

How likely is the threat of nuclear war? Despite escalating tensions with North Korea, some experts say fears are overblown. Others caution that the …

First Aid

How to get the most from your Chromebook touchpad

Your Chromebook's touchpad is simple to set up and use, and a couple of handy features make it more than just a way to move the mouse pointer. With …

3 Simple Steps To Hold People Accountable | Inc.com

There is a common theme that many leaders struggle with: they don't know how to hold their people accountable. Even if they are great at hiring A players, many leaders still are left with that feeling that their people could be doing more or better work.<p>Rather than first finding fault with the …

Employment

Forget Your 401(k): Try This Brilliant Retirement Strategy Used by the Rich | Inc.com

The truth hurts. Retirement planning is something that most Americans fail at.<p>According to the Economic Policy Institute, for households between the ages of 50 and 55, the average savings balance is just under $125,000. But this number is a little skewed. As a result of a handful of big savers that …

Retirement

Why Happy People Cheat

A good marriage is no guarantee against infidelity.<p>“Most descriptions of troubled marriages don’t seem to fit my situation,” Priya insists. “Colin and I have a wonderful relationship. Great kids, no financial stresses, careers we love, great friends. He is a phenom at work, fucking handsome, …

Relationships

Why Women Aren’t C.E.O.s, According to Women Who Almost Were

A year ago, dressed in suffragette white and addressing a cheering, weeping convention, Hillary Clinton stood for possibility. Now she is a reminder of the limits women continue to confront — in politics and beyond.<p>More than 40 years after women began pouring into the workplace, only a handful have …

McDonald's

How Do You Know Someone Is an Exceptional Leader? Look for Any of These 7 Signs | Inc.com

If you're new to the employee engagement conversation, I'll cut to the chase and break it to you like this: Since 2000, Gallup research has shown that roughly 70 percent of the U.S. work force is "not engaged" or "actively disengaged" at work.<p>If your company is part of this dismal predicament and …

Employee Engagement

8 Questions to Ask a Potential Financial Advisor | Investopedia

There are many types of financial advisors. Or is it financial planner? Certified financial planner? Investment advisor? Wealth manager? This is …

10 Steps Everyone Must Take to Get Rich

These moves will be your foundation for establishing positive financial habits that will move you closer toward your goal.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The millennial generation is at the point now where they’re starting to think hard about how to build long-term …

11 Daily Habits of Exceptionally Successful People | Inc.com

Succeeding in business and in life obviously requires mastering a set of skills that will produce extraordinary results, says conventional wisdom.<p>None of them, unfortunately, come from reading books or articles such as this one, but it's certainly a good start.<p>The real success factor comes from the …

Self-improvement

A 31-year-old who ditched her 9-to-5 with $1 million in the bank shares the spreadsheet she used to get there

That's how Shen says she and her husband Bryce were able to bank $1 million by age 31 and quit their jobs as computer engineers in Canada to travel the world.<p>"I think tracking is absolutely paramount. That's one of the things that would help people a lot financially," Shen told So Money podcast …

10 Monthly Dividend Stocks to Buy to Pay the Bills

I like making money in the stock market. But I <i>love</i> dividends. You see, the problem with capital gains is that in order to actually enjoy them, you …

Investing

5 Challenging Experiences That Strengthen Your Leadership Skills | Inc.com

Not only do challenges in life make you more resilient, but they have the potential to set you up for success. Showing up, no matter what battles you endure exhibits perseverance and strength. These qualities are essential to being a strong manager or business owner.<p>Here are five life-changing …

Leadership

Warren Buffett's Top 10 Dividend Stocks

Here are the highest-paying dividend stocks in the Oracle of Omaha's portfolio.<p><i>This article was updated on August 29, 2017, and originally published</i> …

How Smart People Handle Difficult People

Toxic people defy logic. Some are blissfully unaware of the negativity they spread, while others seem to derive satisfaction from creating chaos.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Difficult people defy logic. Some are blissfully unaware of the negative impact that they …

Want to Be an Exceptional Leader? Science Says Think This Way (Because Most Bosses Don't) | Inc.com

Praise can be incredibly motivating. Praise can be extremely encouraging. Praise can be hugely inspiring.<p>If you do it the right way. Take the wrong approach, and praising an employee can actually have the opposite effect.<p>The difference lies in whether you assume skill is based on innate …

Self-improvement

Here’s Why Your Team Meetings Suck

Team meetings suck, but they are a must — both internally and externally — for most businesses.<p>Google “meetings” and you’ll find that many articles …