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5 Questions To Prepare Your Business For The Next 10 Years

When you’re immersed in the startup world, it’s easy to get consumed by the here and now. You’re focused on rapid growth, scalability, and turning a profit. But once you’ve latched on to success, it’s important to think about the long-term viability of your company.<p>A recurring theme in recent …

6 Things You Don’t Realize You Should Negotiate At Work

Think bigger than vacation days and maternity leave: When the basics are covered in negotiations, you might want to ask for these perks instead.<p>You already know the basics: Salary? You better be negotiating. Vacation? Also on the table. In fact, here are five things beyond your paycheck you can …

Dilbert Creator Scott Adams On Why Big Goals Are For Losers

The famous cartoonist has many failed businesses under his belt. Here he shares why he thinks passion is B.S., big goals are a setup for failure, and the “systems approach” is the only way to success.<p>Famous cartoonist Scott Adams recently launched his newest business (this is something like his …

How To Negotiate Even If You Really, Really Hate It

A lot of people hate it, but negotiation is critical to getting what you want. Here are four tips to make it (slightly) less painful.<p>If the thought of negotiating makes you weak in the knees (not in a good way), take note: It doesn’t need to hurt. In fact, there are several ways to make negotiation …

5 Emotional Intelligence Tips We Can Learn From One Of America’s Wisest Leaders

Sure, Abraham Lincoln was a great leader. But what can the 16th president teach us about emotional intelligence? A whole lot it turns out.<p>When asked to rank American Presidents, scholars consistently have ranked Abraham Lincoln amongst the top three, and when ranked on leadership, he is usually …

7 Tips for Giving Great Feedback

Practice, do it early, and always be interested.<p>Not all gifts come in neat packages, and this is definitely true of feedback. It is one of the more difficult tasks that business managers face, yet it is crucial for making workplace relationships more functional and people more productive, says …

14 Tactics for Reading People's Body Language

Communication doesn't end with what people are saying.<p>Whether someone's lying to you, hitting on you, or bossing you around, you can read their intent and emotional state in their body language--if you know what to pay attention to.<p>According to UCLA professor Albert Mehrabian, 55 percent of what …

22 Qualities of Entrepreneurs Likely to Fail

An angel investor's take on qualities entrepreneurs must not possess.<p>I'm not an angel investor.<p>Nor am I likely to be providing venture capital anytime soon. So you would think reading a comprehensive guide to angel investing would be of little interest to me.<p>In fact, often the best way to approach …

7 Jeff Bezos Quotes That Outline the Secret to Success

Can the Amazon founder's unique approach to business help you improve how you run your own company?<p>No one can accuse Jeff Bezos of thinking small or falling prey to convention. The man who dared to build the everything store, has a famously idiosyncratic approach to business.<p>From the big things …

What Leadership Is Not

Don't let these dangerous leadership myths keep you from achieving your potential.<p>In previous extracts, we first redefined what leadership is, in order to demystify it, and took a fresh look at where leadership occurs.<p>Finally in this first chapter*, it's important for us to get out of the way some …

4 Great Ways to Work Effectively On the Go

Forget about the office: Today, people work from anywhere and everywhere. Here's how you (and your staff) can get everything done, no matter where you may be.<p>Modern technology enables us to communicate and work with one another anywhere in the world, around the clock. We can send files, access …

Do These 3 Things and Be a Better Leader

You can't earn your team's respect unless you're willing to get your hands dirty. Here's how.<p>The best leaders can lead from anywhere--the top, bottom, or middle. It may be counterintuitive, but any leader who doesn't dig in and get their hands dirty won't last long.<p>In the Navy SEAL teams, this …

3 Tips for More Productive Meetings

If you aren't careful, meetings have a way of eating up everyone's time, including your own. Here's how to keep your discussions on track.<p>In my class at the University of Chicago, I teach aspiring entrepreneurs and others how to sell. You have to get selling right, or the company can't survive. …

5 Short, Must-Read Business Books

Spend five hours reading these classics and you'll be closer to success than ever before.<p>Let's suppose you've got a five-hour flight. Sure, you can watch a movie, but what if you could emerge from the flight with knowledge that could change your entire life and career?<p>Here are five complementary …

8 Really Effective Tricks to Boost Your Courage

No doubt about it, fear sucks. Here's how to put it in its place.<p>Is fear holding you back from trying something new or going after what you really want? Here are some ways to get past it.<p>I hate fear. Fear has cost me a hefty sum in dental bills from grinding my teeth. Fear interferes with sleep, …

11 Ways to Get Your First 1,000 Customers

Here's concrete advice from a CMO who helped his company get to 130,000 customers in two years.<p>Attracting a strong and loyal customer base is a matter of life or death for your e-commerce company. Ideally, adoption will snowball, and your startup's future will be bright and profitable. But how to …

9 Tips For Handling Rejection

Only by learning to embrace rejection did the CEO of tech startup Addappt find success.<p>Mrinal Desai knows what it feels like to be rejected. Before he became the co-founder and CEO of address book app Addappt--whose name is infused with the spirit of resilience--he was turned away more than he was …

5 Fixes for Your Worst Productivity Mistakes

Inefficiency is a slow drain on your company's lifeblood. Consider these tips for improving your operations.<p>Everyone knows the U.S Postal Service is on its last legs--but it isn't because of the advent of the Internet or because its competitors have better prices. Ask any of the 30 people waiting …

10 Times You're Better Off Saying Nothing at All

You know the saying that sometimes the best thing to say is nothing at all? Here are 10 of the times when that is most true.<p>You've probably read before about the key phrases that greatest leaders say every day.<p>But great leaders are also wise when it comes to the opposite strategy: Sometimes, the …

4 Signs Your Business Needs A New Leader

An entrepreneur should know when it is time to move on for the sake of his or her business.<p>Entrepreneurs who have built a business from the ground up often have strong emotional ties to their companies. Too often though, emotions can get in the way of sound business decisions, and a leadership …

15 Ways to Find More Time to Think

Everyone could use more "white space" during the day. Here's how to find it.<p>One of the smartest entrepreneurs I know, a man who is generally positive and upbeat, was complaining.<p>He had just offered one of his senior people a substantial promotion--and raise--but it would mean the employee would …

9 Books Every Entrepreneur Needs to Read

So many books, so little time. Here's where to find the best advice for your business.<p>Some of the best content to be found about startups is locked in books. An entrepreneur asked me yesterday for a 140 character recommendation of one book for founders. Reducing my list to just one and condensing …

6 Things You Need to Know Today

A roundup of the day's news--curated by the Inc. editorial team--to help you and your business succeed.<p>1. Patent Problems<p>Amazon successfully won a patent for a photographic lighting technique that photographers have known and used for years. Despite the fact that Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has …

Top 50 Leadership and Management Experts

Who makes the list? More important, whom should you be listening to?<p>Ultimately, people are a product of their influences.<p>Even truly groundbreaking business thinkers use the ideas, the perspectives, and the advice of others as the basis for their own thoughts and actions.<p>So, who are the most popular …

6 Things to Know About What Your Competitors Are Doing Right

Yes, of course, you want to exploit what the competition is doing wrong. But don't forget to study what it is doing correctly.<p>It is Business 101: You have to study the competition.<p>When most people hear that, they instantly jump to analyzing the competition to see what it is doing wrong, and what …

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5 Things Small Businesses Should Do Better With Data

Is Big Data only for big business? Not anymore. Here are five ways the CEO of Swipely says smaller ventures should analyze data.<p>Imagine you're waiting at the checkout in a store. The customers in front of you represent a lot of things: sales, maybe a mild annoyance for you if the line is long, and …

20 Time-Management Lessons Everyone Should Learn in Their 20s

Use these timesaving tips to work better and more productively.<p>When you're just starting your career, you need all the help you can get managing your time. Even when you're working hard, you could be wasting a tremendous amount of time either by trying to multitask or by focusing too much on minute …

6 Tips for Leading People As If Their Lives Depend on You

Using techniques developed over years of experience as a mountain climbing guide, Art Mooney can make anyone feel comfortable following him.<p>I've had the distinct pleasure of learning how to ice, rock, and alpine climb from one of our country's best-known and most highly respected mountain guides, …

What Truly Great Bosses Believe

The very best managers think differently about the nature of the workplace, company, and team dynamics.<p><i>My new book, Business Without the Bullsh*t: 49 Secrets and Shortcuts You Need to Know, is being published this week, so my posts are condensed excerpts from it.</i><p>The most successful bosses--and the …