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40 Useful Self-Management Hacks to Master Your Time | Inc.com

As we near the end of the year, this is typically the time people start thinking about what goals to set, how to be more productive (heck, even at 4 a.m.), and what needs to happen for better work-life balance.<p>Well, nothing you do in 2017 can lead you to the Promised Land faster than having a …

Time Management

Is This The Missing Element In Your Retail Customer Service And Customer Experience?

“I can’t believe that Amazon knows who I am, and my local retailer doesn’t,” an obviously-frustrated customer told me when I interviewed her as part of a customer service initiative for that retailer some time ago. <i>[I've omitted the type of retailer in order to be discreet. The lessons here apply to</i> …

Customer Experience

4 Fundamental Things Good Leaders Always Do -- And Never Do

<b>1. Make sure praise flows to those who deserve it</b> - As the old (but true) leadership saying goes, “Give credit, take accountability.” Effective leaders know that thoughtful recognition for strong performance is a fine way to encourage more of the same in the future, and are eager to provide praise …

Leadership

5 Productivity Hacks For Busy Entrepreneurs

MacGyver would have killed it as an entrepreneur.<p>Why?<p>In business – particularly in startups – resourcefulness rules. Everyone I know who has successfully bootstrapped and started a company is really good at getting a lot done with just a little. A friend of mine who started a church told me that …

Productivity

Stress-Free Email: How to Keep Your Inbox Empty

"We hate email," says productivity expert and former principal Frank Buck, "because every time we check it, someone is adding to our already-crowded …

Productivity

9 Entrepreneur Habits That Lead to Long-Term Success

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Being an entrepreneur is a lifestyle that requires staying power, because starting a new business is a long-term process with many tough challenges. As an angel investor, I look diligently for signs that an aspiring startup founder has …

Entrepreneurship

You Can't Achieve Success Without This

<i>MPW Insiders is an online community where the biggest names in business and beyond answer timely career and leadership questions. Today’s answer for:</i></i> …

Leadership

5 Tips to Break the Grip of Procrastination

<b>Procrastination, prevarication, inertia</b> - all names for the same activity, or rather lack of it.<p>We all blame our circumstances, our surroundings or other external influences for not getting on with the "job" - whatever that may be. Finding the next distraction to avoid doing the task at hand is an …

Procrastination

4 Simple Steps to Getting Twice as Much Done in Half the Time

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Do you ever get to the end of a day, look back and ask yourself, <i>“What did I really get done today?</i>” You feel like you spent the whole day working but have nothing to show for it: Your business hasn't improved. You haven't reduced your …

Time Management

The ancient productivity tool that will boost your brain power

At Winter Session, a bag and wallet maker in Denver, employees not only craft many products manually; they are also encouraged to keep handwritten notes about manufacturing processes. Co-founder Tanya Fleisher says that "writing things down helps you internalize and process the information on a …

Why we don't follow through on what we set out to do — and how to fix it

Instead of writing the book, Hugo spent the next year pursuing other projects, entertaining guests, and delaying his work on the text.<p>Hugo's publisher had become frustrated by his repeated procrastination and responded by setting a formidable deadline.<p>The publisher demanded that Hugo finish the …

Procrastination

8 Mental Habits the Most Successful People Learn to Break

It’s not what you learn, but what you unlearn that matters.<p>Sometimes, success comes not from what you learn to do but what you learn to stop …

How To Get Customers in Your Door - Business Marketing Ideas for Retail Business Owners

Retail Business is Show Business! Strategies that Will Keep Customers Applauding

Getting Started with Online Retail (Featuring Shopify)

Building a Successful Retail Business - Jonathan and Deborah Meyer

What is the retail business model?

6 Strategies for Marketing Your Retail Business Online

<i>In</i> Start Your Own Retail Business and More<i>, the staff of Entrepreneur Media, Inc. and writer Ciree Linsenman explain how you can get started in the retail industry, whether you want to start your own specialty food shop, gift shop, clothing store or kiosk. In this edited excerpt, the authors offer</i> …

Networking

Women in Retail - A Land of Opportunity

The UK retail sector is a leader in innovation. E-commerce has revolutionised how we shop and as a result, we have the highest online spending per …

Small Business

How to Use Influencer Marketing for Your Retail Business - Small Business Trends

One of the hottest marketing trends for the coming year is something called “influencer marketing.” Basically, influencer marketing means working …

Public Relations

Doing This for an Hour Each Day Can Make You More Successful

<i>The Entrepreneur Insider network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in America’s startup scene contribute</i> …

Entrepreneurship

9 powerful habits to develop in 2016

Success is also subjective; if one chooses to live within one's means and owes no debts, he or she may consider him- or herself successful, whereas another may see success in the numbers in their bank account.<p>Regardless of the definition, when we think of successful people, what attributes …

Motivation

7 Things You Need To Stop Doing To Be More Productive, Backed By Science

Work Hard, Work Smart<p>When I was 17 years old, I used to work and study for about 20 hours a day. I went to school, did my homework during breaks and …

The 10 Best Business And Productivity Books Of 2015

Read some (or all!) of these 2015 favorites over the holidays and you’ll return to work in January ready to make 2016 the best year yet.<p>The holidays are a great time to catch up on reading, and think beyond day-to-day issues. Here are 10 of our favorite business and productivity books from 2015 …

Thought Leadership

This Google Employee Has A Brilliant Time Management Strategy

I recently wrote an email to our team that posed a simple challenge in time management. The response I got was unexpected, and I was urged to share it with more people—so here we are. Some of my fellow Googlers went so far as to make a video for those of us who appreciate a good visual aid. …

Time Management