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Why Some Companies Are Turning to Social Media for Seasonal Employees | Inc.com

Traditional hiring methods aren't cutting it when it comes to attracting seasonal workers. Twitter to the rescue!<p>The National Retail Federation says retailers are expected to add at least 730,000 extra workers this holiday season. A national unemployment rate of 5.9 percent, the lowest since 2008, …

Employment

7 Unwritten Rules of Productive Office Environments | Inc.com

Cultivating an office atmosphere that encourages productive, satisfactory work can be challenging for any entrepreneur. Everyone has different working preferences and different strengths and weaknesses, so it's hard to find a suitable one-size-fits-all approach that works for …

The Workplace

26 of the Greatest Lessons Max Levchin Learned as a Young Entrepreneur | Inc.com

<i>Answer by Max Levchin, eternal entrepreneur, bilingual bicyclist, on Quora,</i><p>It's usually better to have a cofounder than go it alone.<p>Being an entrepreneur is not about being in love with an idea, it's about being in love with running a company.<p>Having a highly homogeneous (background, education, …

Entrepreneurship

Kickball Ice Cream Maker

Punt up some frozen treats using the kickball ice cream maker. Making ice cream has never been this much fun – simply load the ingredients into the …

The New Pinterest Analytics Tool: How To Use It for Business

Shares 8K<p>Are you struggling to measure your Pinterest efforts?<p>Do you want an easier way to track pins and engagement?<p>The new Pinterest Analytics tool …

Infographics

Google’s Skybox Satellites Shoot GIFs Of Burning Man Being Built

Google bought Skybox Imaging for $500 million, and the micro-satellite company’s most recent mission was…to take photos of Burning Man. Skybox repeatedly flew its satellites over Burning Man to create GIFs of how the 70,000 person make-shift hippie city was assembled and then deconstructed over …

Amazing Quotes to Inspire You Out of a Creative Rut

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It is entirely easy for entrepreneurs to get caught up in the rigorous daily grind of running a business and have her or his creative effectiveness greatly hindered. Add to this insecurity and fear of failure and you will land yourself in …

Don't Pull an Urban Outfitters: Integrate Marketing With Strategy | Inc.com

It was only a couple of weeks ago when Zara proved that cultural illiteracy is bad business. The Spanish-based clothing and accessories brand released a kid's striped pajama top with what was taken by many to look like a Jewish star.<p>The product hit the Web, people hit the ceiling, and Zara's PR …

Marketing

3 Qualities All Successful Entrepreneurs Have

You have to be able to bounce back from failures, you have to have passion, and you have to be willing to lead by example.

Entrepreneurship

5 Habits That Will Help Spark The Best Ideas You’ve Ever Had

There’s no magic trick for generating genius ideas, but these habits will have your creative juices flowing–with some practice.<p>What if whenever someone asked you a question, you had tons of innovative ideas waiting in response? You would be a hot commodity; who doesn’t want an ideas …

How to Grow Subscribers for Your Business Blog (Infographic) | Inc.com

Racking up subscribers to your business blog is a great way to build awareness for your startup, but doing so requires more work than simply publishing the occasional blog post.<p>Some tips for growing subscribers include featuring your opt-in form prominently on your homepage, building a landing page …

Small Business

How to Grab the Attention of Top-Notch Mentors

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Finding a great mentor is a tough task. Many of these advisors are often busy, hard to reach and honestly not very interested in you. Building a relationship with people you want to associate with takes time and most importantly you have …

How to Lead a Team of People You Don't Know | Inc.com

Whether you've taken over a new department or started your own company with employees you only met through the hiring process, you're going to be responsible for leading people you don't really know. If you have only had people you've known for a long time working for you in the past, you need to …

Leadership

10 Inspiring Quotes That Reduce Stress | Inc.com

Few emotional states are more dangerous--both to yourself and to your team--than stress. If you're stressed, you make poor decisions, you get sick more easily, and you spread your stress to those around you.<p>Fortunately, there's a timeless way to get stress back under control: Draw upon the wisdom …

Spirituality

10 Things The Best Leaders Never Say

Whether you like it or not, the words you use can seriously affect your ability to achieve success. And that's especially true for leaders.<p>"The most successful leaders can articulate their organization's mission and express it in ways that inspire others to achieve it," says Darlene Price, …

4 Things Young Self-Made Millionaires Have In Common

Most people work their entire careers without becoming millionaires, but some achieve that kind of wealth before turning 30.<p>As it turns out, there are a few key characteristics that set certain people up to earn big early on, according to Peter Voogd, founder of the Game Changers Academy, who made …

Check Out 10 Amazing Maker Inventions From The 2014 Intel Developer Forum

At the recently concluded Intel Developer Forum (IDF)in San Francisco,you never knew what you'd come across — but you could always be certain it was worth a second look.<p>One minute you'd be watching yoga acrobatics performed in front of the wearable technology zone, and the next, Google co-founder …

Inventions

33 Books Every Entrepreneur Should Read

And it doesn't come with a manual.<p>Luckily, there's a multitude of excellent books from founders, VCs, and CEOs who have been through it all.<p>Here's a collection of some of the best books on management, leadership, and entrepreneurship for anyone from seasoned entrepreneurs to those just starting out.<p>…

Self-improvement

9 Podcasts That Will Make You Smarter

More than 25% of internet users download or listen to podcasts, Pew reports. Apple reached its 1 billionth podcast subscription last year.<p>Podcasts are gaining in popularity for a number of reasons: You can listen in the car or on the train to work, you can dig deep into a topic, and you don't have …

Ultimate Garage: The 7 Most Extreme Man Caves

Here are the seven most extreme and amazing shops we found around the U.S. and Canada, and the stories from their creators.<p>A garage can be much more than the place where you park your car or stash your junk. These ultimate garages show how a heavy-duty upgrade can turn one into a kayak-making shop, …

10 Most Expensive Cars Ever Sold At Auction

Most car lovers go to car auctions looking for a diamond in the rough. But then there are the collectors who can afford to drop seven or eight figures on a priceless auto.<p>In the past decade, the world's most valuable cars have started going for private-jet money. What makes a car fetch such high …

Top 10 Most Dangerous Plants in the World

Over millions of years, plants have developed some crafty ways to fend off hungry animals. Deadly neurotoxins, thorns capable of puncturing car tires, and powerful digestive enzymes are just a few. Following the recent discovery of Nepenthes attenboroughii, a giant pitcher plant large enough to …

The Top 50 Inventions of the Past 50 Years

In the past half-century, scientific and technological advances have transformed our world. PM convened a panel of 25 experts to identify innovations that have made the biggest impact, from the hospital to outer space to the kitchen. Here, then, are the breakthroughs of our time.<p><b>1955—TV REMOTE</b> …

101 Gadgets That Changed The World

The alarm clock. The personal computer. The smartphone. The radio. You know the greatest gadgets of all time (and youve probably owned most of them), but which has changed the world more than any other?<p>The alarm clock. The personal computer. The smartphone. The radio. You know the greatest gadgets …

10 Cars That Were Ahead of Their Time

Some were labeled as flops. But all ten of these cars had something in common: They boasted features that were well ahead of their time, including reconfigurable interiors, hybrid engines and four-wheel-drive in GT sports car.

The World's 18 Strangest Roadways: Gallery

The most direct path between two points is a straight line, but roads are rarely straight. Engineers must calculate the most efficient routes over mountains, through cities and around water, all wh...

Top 10 James Bond Villain Gadgets

James Bond's nemeses love bleeding-edge tech as much as 007 doesthe Man with the Golden Gun even takes his name from his favorite nifty gizmo. We didn't think it made much sense to list our most memorable Bond gadgets without showing off the villain<p>James Bond's nemeses love bleeding-edge tech as …

The Ten Most Outrageous Motorsports

Give these guys wheels and a tank of gas, and they'll find a way to go racing.

The World's Top 12 Fastest Vehicles

The fastest vehicles people have engineered sincein space, in the air, on the ground and on water.<p>In 1911, the fastest aircraft could travel approximately 90 mph and the fastest cars could do a little more than 100 mph. One hundred years later, these numbers seem small compared to space shuttles …

The 10 Most Accurate (And 10 Least Accurate) Sci-Fi Movies

Science fiction wouldn't be much fun if movies never took any creative license. But some popcorn flicks are just too wrong to enjoy.<p>Science Fiction wouldn't be much fun if movies never took any creative license. But some popcorn flicks are just too wrong to enjoy. Here are 10 movies we love for …