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How Ripple Works and Why It's Surging

XRP is the latest cryptocurrency to surge in value. Here's why.<p>Ripple is just the latest digital currency that uses blockchain encryption to gain …

Cryptocurrency

Trump Damaged Democracy, Silicon Valley Will Finish It Off

Donald Trump’s rise is, in a sense, just one symptom of the damage the tech oligarchs are doing to America.<p>When Democrats made their post-election …

You Can See the Most Beautiful Sights in America on This $213 Train Trip

A big adventure doesn't have to cost you a fortune.<p>If one of your 2017 resolutions is to see all of the beauty and history that America has to offer on a dime, then you're going to love this supremely affordable travel idea.<p>Thanks to a brilliant train route devised by travel expert and blogger …

These 25 Photos Are Not Your Average Wedding Pics

Every picture tells a story. 📸<p>The wedding day passes by in the blink of an eye. That’s why it’s essential to have a talented, experienced photographer there to capture moments big and small.<p>This week, Fearless Photographers ― a website dedicated to showcasing the very best in wedding photography ― …

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

5 Classics Every Entrepreneur Should Make Time to Read | Inc.com

There are a few books out there that have stood the test of time in the business world. They helped shape the industry years ago, and they continue to remain true to this day. If you have high aspirations for yourself and haven't read these five books, you are doing yourself a disservice. They are …

Self-improvement

20 biggest reasons why startup companies fail

Startup companies seem to have all the fun. They create new markets, disrupt old ones, get ridiculous amounts of money from venture capital firms, …

Startups

15 of the fastest growing startups in the world still flying under the radar

But we wondered: Who are the fastest-growing startups in the world that serve businesses, that we should be hearing about next (i.e. enterprise startups)?<p>That's a loaded question, we know. It all depends on your definition of "fastest growing." Startups are private companies that don't have to …

Startups

4 Reasons Introverts Make Some Of The Best Entrepreneurs

Introverts bring a few key strengths to the table that extroverts are more likely to lack. Here’s how great leaders harness them.<p>Do introverts, especially those who are shy, have what it takes to be entrepreneurs?<p>Tick off the personality traits you imagine a successful business owner should have, …

15 must-read books by tech CEOs that will give you a peek inside their brilliant minds

And a lot of them want to share their ideas with anybody who will listen.<p>We've put together 15 of the best books written by current and former tech CEOs that will give you a peek inside their fabulous minds.

How to Write a Great Business Plan: Key Concepts | Inc.com

Some entrepreneurs succeed without a business plan. With great timing, solid business skills, entrepreneurial drive, and a little luck, some founders build thriving businesses without ever creating even an informal business plan.<p>But the chances are more likely that those entrepreneurs fail.<p>Will a …

5 Ways to Validate Your Startup Ideas With $100

<i>Sean Kim is the creator of The Growth List, helping you create a business around your lifestyle. This post originally appeared on his blog.</i><p>There is a misconception that is spread around the media that in order to win big, we need to risk big.<p>“It's both terrifyingly interesting and interestingly …

Meet the Badass Women of L'équipée

Get to know the women of L'équipée and join them as they travel the Road to Beauty.<p>Created by Marie Claire in partnership with Dove Get to know the women of L'équipée and join them as they travel the <i>Road to Beauty.</i>

Microsoft's Digital Assistant Cortana May Be Heading to iOS and Android

Microsoft is beefing up "Cortana", its virtual voice assistant found in its line of Windows Phones, with plans to provide her contextual reminders and various other features on iOS and Android devices later this year, according to <i>Reuters</i>.<p>Announced for Windows 10 desktops earlier this year, …

Why You Should Always Delegate Before You Really Have To | Inc.com

If you are feeling overwhelmed, you are not alone.<p>The frustrations you are experiencing are both understandable and predictable. As small companies grow, the founder can no longer do everything himself. Many refuse to delegate, and their organization stop growing. Their companies never become any …

Top 10 Podcasts for Entrepreneurs to Learn Personal Finance From | Inc.com

Sometimes it can be hard for entrepreneurs to find the time for anything outside of work. Building a business takes a lot of work and mental resources. However, one thing you can easily incorporate into your daily routine to better yourself and your business is listening to podcasts. Since you can …

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Millennials' surprise: There isn't an app to solve all problems

Poverty? Isn't there an app for that?<p>None of my college journalism students has asked me that one — yet. But I wouldn't be all that surprised if one of them did.<p>Millennials, it seems, have very different ideas about how to solve urban problems. And unlike the notions of this retirement-age New …

Bruce Rauner

2015 Is The Year Of The Millennial Customer: 5 Key Traits These 80 Million Consumers Share

Millennial customers—80 million in the U.S. alone–are about to become the most important customers your business has ever seen. In spite of the clichés you see in the media about this generation (ramen-eating, impecunious, underemployed, and so forth), millennials are not only the largest …

Marketing To Women: Trends To Watch In 2015

2014 was a watershed year in marketing to women. We witnessed female-empowerment advertising campaigns from brands like Pantene (Not Sorry), Under Armour (I Will What I Want) and Always (Like a Girl); we saw a sweeping effort to update women’s images in stock photography with the Lean In Getty …

6 Tech Trends That Will Help Small Biz in 2015 | Inc.com

Next week, what will likely be over 150,000 attendees from around the world and all corners of the consumer electronics world, will gather in Las Vegas for the annual International Consumer Electronics Show (CES). While many of the products shown there are oriented toward entertainment, there are …

How to Maximize the Impact of Your Presentation | Inc.com

Pitching to potential investors. Onboarding new employees. Relaying last year's key metrics. Most of us deliver presentations every day.<p>So why does 'public speaking' get such a bad rap? For every cool and confident presenter, there are 10 like you--you dread having to speak in front of others. You …

Public Speaking

Marketplace

Project info<p>Marketplace is a story about a place and people who value buy-sell, earn-loose options. A good deal helps them to live through another day. Not many of them take care of oil prices and skin color of the president of the USA, but they all run their „big business”. If you have just sold …

3 Potent Secrets to Innovation

I have always maintained that seeing the future is less a matter of imagination, and more one of observation. Being able to gain powerful insights into the game-changing developments that will disrupt your business is an essential skill to success. And today I want to discuss three powerful …

How One Startup Is Using The Cloud To Supercharge Growth

The cloud has quickly emerged as one of the best tools to meet this challenge. Many successful startups have embraced the benefits of cloud early on in their business journey, which makes it easier for them to set up operations, scale to new workloads as demand increases, and access new application …

Why Characterizing Your Website is Crucial

The initial phase in outlining a web page is to characterize it. In order to legitimately characterize a site, there are three questions that must be …