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Three Ways to Increase Retention Within Your Small Business | Inc.com

No business can afford to lose a valuable employee but the impact is disproportionately severe at small- and mid-sized enterprises. The repercussions hit hard at a company's bottom line — replacement costs are estimated at upwards of 150 percent of annual salary for mid-level employees and a …

Employee Engagement

On Winning The Hearts—And Dollars—Of Mommy Bloggers

Babies don’t really need expensive leather shoes. But thanks to some strategic mom marketing, Freshly Picked’s adorbs $60 baby moccs are hot.<p>In 2009, Susan Petersen, a stay-at-home mom in Provo, Utah, had a lightning bolt of an idea. She’d been struggling to find shoes for Gus, her newborn son. The …

The incredible rags-to-riches story of Britain's new entrepreneurship tsar Michelle Mone

So much so, Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron on Tuesday named Mone as the country's entrepreneurship tsar, which means she will help people get people back into work in areas of high unemployment.<p>They probably couldn't have picked a better person. Her life may look glamorous now, but it …

How To Make Money As A Blogger

When it comes to a lifestyle-friendly business, blogging appears to have it all. You get to work from home, focus on a topic of interest and share your creative talents. But can you really earn a living as a blogger? And if so, what’s the best way to get started?<p>To help answer those questions, I …

Marketing

Why I Stopped Angel Investing (And You Should Never Start)

I started angel investing almost by accident, which sounds strange to say. Who “accidentally” invests tens of thousands of dollars into highly …

Entrepreneurship

Alphabet lets Google be more ambitious, more boring and more crazy at the same time

The company is taking a page out of the playbook of Warren Buffett -- a longtime hero of co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin -- as it prepares for its next stage of growth.<p>When Google went public in 2004, co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin titled their letter to potential shareholders "An …

Profit

3 ways to get your customers to do your marketing for you

What people <i>do</i> trust are the recommendations they get from their friends and other consumers. That's why 85% of consumers read online reviews before they buy something, and up to half of all purchasing decisions involve some form of consumer-to-consumer communication.<p>In fact, marketers can save …

Marketing

How to Succeed at Building a Million-Dollar Home Business | Inc.com

Are you one of those people that find hiring an office space and employees counterproductive? Would you rather build and run your business from home single handedly or with a co-founder/partner?<p>If yes, then you're not alone. As per the last recorded US Census Bureau statistics, there were just over …

Entrepreneurship

What is and how to use Slack: the ultimate guide to doing anything.

Slack, the team messaging app that’s the hot thing of the moment among startups, has seen explosive growth in the last year with over one million people now using the service every day.<p>What is Slack?<p>It’s chat room for your whole company. If you’ve heard of Internet Relay Chat (IRC) before, it’s …

Apps

A startup dissolved overnight and laid off its 400 employees via email with no warning

In the middle of the night, a startup that had raised $5.5 million dissolved and disappeared. It deleted its Twitter accounts, Facebook pages, and Google+ profile. It changed its website to say it was "pausing operations."<p>At 1:34 a.m. PT on Monday, Zirtual, a virtual-assistant company, sent an …

Startups

Books that all startup founders should read : startups

Startups

12 Enjoyable Steps to a More Balanced Life

We tend to go over to the extremes in our search for more pleasure, when instead we should be looking for more balance if we want to live a happier …

Happiness

Lisbon is Subverting Street Art Cliches Through Creative Workshops for Older People | Colossal

<p>LATA 65 is connecting art between generational divides, matching older citizens of Lisbon with a relatively young form of art—graffiti (“lata” means …

99 Amazing Facts for People Who Like Amazing Facts

<b>1.</b> In 1939, Hitler's nephew wrote an article called "Why I Hate My Uncle." He came to the U.S., served in the Navy, and settled on Long Island.<p><b>2.</b> …