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These 5 Tiny Mistakes Are Blocking Your Success | Inc.com

Success in both life and business revolves around your ability to effectively communicate, inspire, and work with other people. But those are no easy tasks, and it can be difficult to know where to start in attempting to improve yourself in those areas. Start unlocking your true potential by fixing …

Self-improvement

The Ultimate Guide To Data Visualization Wireframing And Mockup Tools On The Web | Articles | Big Data

Your next big analytics project depends on accessible data visualizations. Here is a list of some of our favorite wireframing/mockup tools to help …

The coolest tech investors in the UK

We sorted through the UK's leading technology figures to bring you this list of the coolest investors in the UK.<p>Our list includes institutional investors, private investors, and also company CEOs who make personal investments on the side.<p><i>Additional reporting by Oscar Williams-Grut, Lara O'Reilly,</i> …

Venture Capital

The 10 most popular free online courses for professionals

Your education shouldn't stop when you leave the classroom.<p>Learning new skills is a great way to expand your mind and get ahead in your career — and it's easier than ever with a plethora of online classes just a click away.<p>A good place to start is with this year's most popular Coursera courses from …

Online Education

7 Things the Best Leaders Never Fail to Do | Inc.com

How does a seemingly ordinary woman become a super-successful business leader? What qualities do you need to reach and then effectively fill a top leadership position? And what qualities or actions are likely to hold you back?<p>To find out, Kathy Hurley and Priscilla Shumway, who are themselves …

Leadership

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 …

Small Business

5 Things A Startup Must Do To Raise A Venture Round

Venture capital is incredibly important for startups and their founders. Not only does a venture round provide important funds for sustainable growth, but it also comes with the added benefits of industry connections and expertise. However, despite what you may have heard over the years, there are …

Venture Capital

How to Develop 5 Critical Thinking Types

Great leaders think strategically.<p>They can understand and appreciate the current state as well as see possibilities. When dealing with today’s issues, they operate from a broad, long-term perspective rather than focusing only on short-term implications. And they can gather information and make …

61 Key Social Media Metrics, Defined

<i>This post originally appeared on the Buffer Blog.</i><p>Of all the hundreds of social media acronyms and abbreviations out there, I think “KPI” has confounded me the most.<p>I think it’s because the phrase “key performance indicator” always sounds like something you need to be wearing a suit in front of a …

Marketing

How To Boost Employee Happiness Without Spending Any Money

Bonuses and perks might make people happier in the short term, but they don’t solve the underlying problem. Here’s what does.<p>You know the saying “Money can’t buy happiness.” You get it. But startup founders and CEOs still don’t seem to understand.<p>When CEOs find out that their employees are unhappy, …

Happiness

6 Strategies for Managing a Fast Growing Company

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Paul Graham once said that, "A startup is a company designed to grow fast." In fact, Graham goes on to say that "if you get growth, everything else tends to fall into place." Of course, that sounds much easier said than done. If you've …

Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurs Need to Stop Doing These 10 Things, Right Now

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Being an entrepreneur is hard. It's really hard. There isn't a playbook, instructional manual, video or biography that can possibly provide you with enough information to make it easy.<p>While the difficulty is just part of the deal, there …

Entrepreneurship

10 UX Design Trends You Shouldn't Overlook in 2015

In today’s fast-changing world of user experience design, predicting the future is no longer the art of gazing into a crystal ball. Instead, keeping …

UI Design