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7 Things That Influence Every Sales Email Strategy

You must evaluate these seven factors in order to create a highly effective inside sales strategy for your organization<p>Writing a successful sales email requires a careful consideration of options and variables, rather than a one-size-fits all approach. No matter who your audience is, or what you're …

10 Behaviors of immensely successful entrepreneurs

Share7<p>Tweet<p>Share12<p>+13<p>Shares 22<p>All successful entrepreneurs have one thing in common that they know how to manage all the dimensions of their lives, …

20 successful entrepreneurs share the most important lesson they learned in their 20s

Mistakes are unavoidable, but the truly successful learn from these setbacks and move on all the wiser.<p>We asked entrepreneurs, including a few "Shark Tank" investors and the cofounders of popular retailer Warby Parker, to share the most important lesson they learned in their 20s.<p>Here's what they …

Ever Talk About Non-Work Stuff With Your Employees? Do It. They Will Love You.

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>According to Gallup, 50 percent of people who leave a job do so because they want to “get away from their manager." Ouch.<p>But when you dig deeper and read into the survey responses, what people are really saying is that they want a better …

Two Things to Do After Every Meeting

Steve Jobs insisted that every item on a meeting agenda have a designated person responsible for that task and any follow-up work that happened. He called that person the DRI—the Directly Responsible Individual. He knew the public accountability would ensure that a project or task would actually …

Malaysia's 1MDB Decoded: How Millions Went Missing - WSJ.com

Malaysia’s 1MDB Decoded<p>How Millions Went Missing<p>Photo: Olivia Harris/Reuters<p>A Malaysian government investment fund is embroiled in a corruption scandal that is roiling an important U.S. ally. Government investigators say nearly $700 million was deposited into Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak’s …

Economic Development

After Nearly 30 Years, Microsoft’s Developer Division Head Leaves Company

The executive who oversees Microsoft’s developer tools and services, S. Somasegar, has announced that he will leave the company after 27 years. In a series of tweets, Somasegar, who is usually called by his nickname Soma, said he plans to pursue other career opportunities.<p>ZDNet first broke news of …

Microsoft Visual Studio

11 Unique Habits of Highly Successful Entrepreneurs

<i>This article by John Rampton is part of our</i> <i>Blogtober</i> <i>event, which features blog posts written by industry influencers in support of Breast Cancer</i> …

Productivity

13 Annoying Email Mistakes Even Smart People Make | Inc.com

How good are you at email? We all complain about getting too much of it, and we all try to cut down the time we spend on it. Yet in our email-driven business world, it remains a primary form of communication, something we spend a large part of every workday doing. The amount of time we spend on it …

Time I

7 Things Really Successful People Never Do | Inc.com

There are good habits, and not-so-good ones. Then there are habits that will actually prevent you from achieving success. That observation comes from the personal finance site GOBankingRates, which recently used Stephen R. Covey's bestseller <i>The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People</i> as a starting …

Self-improvement

The 5 Times Leaders Should Say No

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Leadership requires making decisions. Though we are in an increasingly data-driven world, many decisions a CEO faces are bedeviled by insufficient information, compelling arguments on both sides and passionate advocates you don’t want to …

5 Daily Habits That Lead to a Successful Life

A “successful life” will hold a different meaning for each of us. What makes it a success is determined by the goals, dreams, aspirations you have in …

Motivation

IMF: Global markets should brace for China slowdown

There's no doubt about it: China's slowdown is going to have an impact beyond its borders.<p>Christine Lagarde, managing director of the International Monetary Fund, is telling developing countries to prepare now, and warning global growth will be weaker than the IMF forecast just two months ago.<p>"As …

Stock Markets

World's biggest smartphone market hits saturation as sales in China fall for first time

Smartphone sales in China have fallen for the first time as the market reaches saturation, according to research from Gartner<p>Smartphone sales in China, the world's biggest market, have fallen for the first time as the country's authorities attempt to restore investor confidence in the rapidly …

10 Differences Between A Boss And A Real Leader

A boss is different from a leader. A boss can be a leader – but not necessarily.<p>A boss is <i>your</i> boss: the one with the nice, sleek room at the end of …

Leadership

How dangerous is flying in Indonesia?

The safety of Indonesia’s aviation industry is back in the spotlight following the crash of a Trigana Air Service flight on Sunday.<p>Since 2001, there have been at least 40 air accidents on Indonesian soil that resulted in fatalities, according to the website aviation-safety.net. They include …

Why Indonesia Has So Many Plane Crashes

Sunday’s crash of a Trigana Air flight in the remote Papua region is the third major aviation disaster endured by the Southeast Asian country in the last 12 months.<p>The Indonesian province of Papua is one of the world’s most remote regions, a place so forbidding that scientists regard it as a “lost …

Indonesia infrastructure projects delay disappoints investors

<b>Workers using heavy machinery are seen constructing the new MRT line in central Jakarta. Investors hoping for President Joko Widodo to speed work on</b> …

7 life lessons I have learnt from Jim Rohn which greatly improved my life

One of the best ways to improve your life in a most effective way is to find a mentor, learn from his teachings and then take action. In that way you …

Motivation

Issue of the day: What will Indonesia look like?

<i><br>I have lived in Jakarta for quite a while now. I guess I was always naive and thought that Indonesia would be like Singapore; blossoming into a</i> …

10 Important Tips for Entrepreneurs on Their First Startup

It’s a complex and exciting thing to be an entrepreneur these days, but there are plenty of challenges that go along with this lifestyle.If you are …

Customers

8 Tips for Entrepreneurs Who Are Balancing Their Business with Their Day Job

If you’re keeping your day job while you start a business, it can be hard to find balance.So, you’re ready to start your business, but not quite …

Small Business

Are You a Leader or a Follower? | Inc.com

Leadership is the art of persuasion--the act of motivating people to do more than they ever thought possible in pursuit of a greater good.<p>It has nothing to do with your title.<p>It has nothing to do with authority or seniority.<p>You're not a leader just because you have people reporting to you. And you …

Self-improvement

In business, trust is one of the most valuable tools

<i>This is the latest news and information for workers and managers from across the Web universe, brought to you by Monday Morning Manager writer Harvey Schachter. Follow us on Twitter @Globe_Careers or join our Linked In group.</i><p><b>Assess your trustworthiness</b><p>Consultant Bob Rosen suggests evaluating your …

How Do You Measure the Success of Your Business? -- Hint It's Not How Much You Made Last Year

In our society it seems like our success is measured by how much we earn, how many promotions we get or how big our bonus is. These things seem to be front and center in the media today. I admit, I have been sucked into this mentality lately. I talk to my kids about "careers" and "long term, stable …

Tech Industry

21 Time-Management Lessons Everyone in Their 20s Should Know

One of the most difficult skills to master at the beginning of your career is time management. You can waste a tremendous amount of time by trying to …

Time Management

7 Habits of Highly Respected Leaders

Your technical skills might get you a promotion, but it’s your people skills that will earn you the respect of your employees.<p>A title, position, and corner office may earn them extra pay and benefits, but respect is something that does not automatically come with a leadership position. This has to …

11 Leadership Mistakes Founders Wish Their Employees Would Call Them Out On | Inc.com

Being a good entrepreneur also means being a good boss. But when you’ve spent so much time building your product or service from the ground up, it can be hard to switch from ‘founder’ to ‘manager,’ and that can cost your team in the long run.<p>Eleven entrepreneurs from Young Entrepreneur Council …

Leadership