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How to Build a Lucrative Business by Renting Your Expertise

Renting your expertise to high-profile individuals, celebrities, and corporations could be your way to millions.<p>Let's face it, every hopeful entrepreneur may not have the next big app, invention or product that will make them fortune in today's market. However, that does not exclude you from …

Small Business

20 handy things you didn't know Google Photos can do

Most people think of Google Photos like a dusty old album on the shelf. Every once in a while, you flip through those old snapshots with a friend. Remember that trip to the beach? That was so nice.<p>Like most Google services, Photos is overflowing with helpful features, which can manipulate, …

Apps

I tried Peloton's new $4,000 treadmill — and now I get why the company has such a cult following

LAS VEGAS — With its new $4,000 treadmill, Peloton wants to work out your whole body.<p>The fitness startup on Tuesday unveiled the Peloton Tread, a high-end treadmill that, much like its popular exercise bike, has built-in live workouts.<p>The Tread is Peloton's first new product since the bike, and CEO …

Cycling

Celine Dion's Response to Unruly Fan Rushing the Stage Is a Powerful Lesson in Emotional Intelligence | Inc.com

How would you react if a drunk stranger suddenly rushed you at work? Would you run? Fight? Freak out?<p>That's the apparent situation famous singer Celine Dion had to deal with during a recent performance at Caesar's Palace. During the middle of her concert, a fan who appears to be intoxicated rushed …

Emotional Intelligence

Shutterbug’s Top 10 Favorite Cameras & Lenses of 2017

Another year has come and gone, which means it’s time for Shutterbug to once again pick our favorite cameras and lenses of the past 12 months. With …

Cameras

The 4 most fat-burning exercises you can do at the gym

Yes, Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year, but all that indulging can leave us feeling somewhat sluggish and bloated come New Year.<p>There's nothing else for it but to hit the gym.<p>But let's be honest here: you don't want to spend any more time working out than you absolutely <i>have to</i> in …

Exercise

Why Do So Many Bosses Fail or Quit? Here's the Whole Reason, Summed Up in 1 Sentence | Inc.com

Increasingly over the years, I have witnessed more companies racking their collective HR brains trying to figure out how to best engage their employees to perform at a high level.<p>Well, put the foosball tables, climbing walls, and nap pods away. Culture is king in shaping employee engagement, and it …

Logging

How to Write an Email Subject and Opener That Will Actually Make People Pay Attention | Inc.com

How many of these emails have you deleted this week? Maybe this one...<p>Hi John, I hope all is well. Wanted to reach out to you about the useless crap we are selling and that I really don't care about but want to get my quota bonus so I can save up for the new iPhone 17.<p><i>So</i> weak. On every …

Writing

Google Unveils an AI Investment Fund. It's Betting on an App Store for Algorithms.

Google just placed yet another bet on the idea that artificial intelligence will remake the world—and throw off wild profits.<p>The company disclosed …

Machine Learning

40 Simple Daily Rituals for Getting Ahead in Business and Life | Inc.com

The most successful people you know didn't get where they are by doing things like everyone else. One thing they likely have in common: Consistently doing the right things day in and out. Here's what dozens of high achieving executives say are their secrets to getting ahead in business and life.<p>1. …

Mark Twain
Leadership

Successful Leaders Cultivate Accountable Employees | Inc.com

<i>By Craig Hickman (@HickmanCraig), Futurist and Senior Vice President of New Product Development</i><p>Employee engagement is fostered, not forced, and it derives from a sense of ownership over one's work. Organizations that encourage employees to take ownership in everything they do are able to hold onto …

Employee Engagement

4 Reasons You Should Never Hide Your Personality in the Workplace | Inc.com

Have you ever felt the need to put on a "game face" while you're at work? Do you have to act "manly" or "tough," so that others will respect you? I know that many women feel that they can't act overly feminine, in fear that they won't be taken seriously. They think they have to wear power suits to …

The Workplace

Build Serious Strength With This Badass Kettlebell Circuit Workout

Get stronger, tone up, break a sweat, and feel like a total badass: DIAKADI personal trainer Liz Letchford, MS, ATC, created this strength-building workout for women, with both bodyweight and kettlebell moves for a seriously challenging circuit.<p>Complete these six moves, and then do it all over …

Workouts

Top-down management doesn't work with Scrum

Scrum Alliance released its 2016 ‘State of Scrum‘ report and the results indicate that businesses are having difficulty adapting to Agility based project management. Scrum is an Agile framework for completing complex projects. The basic idea behind the platform is for workers to share information …

Knowing the Difference Between Facts and Emotions Can Help Control Conflict | Inc.com

Facts are married to emotion. As a leader, it's your job to ask the right questions that lead to what the key issues are. The natural tendency for most people is to deflect the real reasons for hurt and feeling discounted. It's the emotions that will resolve the conflict, not just the facts.<p>Here's …

Self-help

5 Ways to Give Feedback That Inspires People to Grow, Not Shrink.

Feedback done wrong is worse than saying nothing.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In the best businesses, everyone knows where they stand. Holding someone accountable is strictly between his or her performance and the expected standard. It’s not about you and that …

Hurling

We Overcommit Because We Don’t Want to Disappoint. But Then We Disappoint Because We’re Overcommitted

We live in a culture of “yes.” We don’t want to disappoint our bosses, colleagues, families, or friends, so we say “yes” as often as we can manage. Oftentimes, we say “yes” when we should say “no.”<p>There’s nothing wrong with wanting to please. In fact, we’re hardwired for it. But when we overcommit …

Corporate Culture

15 Qualities of the Perfect Employee | Inc.com

In today's global business environment, hiring (and keeping) the right employee is one of the most difficult jobs a manager has. Often leaders focus on the skill sets needed to get a job done right and overlook basic skills and personality traits critical to being a valued and productive team …

Employment

Here's How Good Managers Give Bad Employees Feedback | Inc.com

Raise your hand--who likes to discipline an employee? I hear crickets chirping in the background.<p>Yet discipline is a cornerstone of highly productive companies. Without it, employee performance is at risk.<p>But don't see it as a negative. If conducted with a constructive, future focus, it provides …

Employment

Headshot Photography 101: Introduction to Headshot Photography

Welcome to Headshot Photography 101! We have designed this workshop to provide a solid system, from point of capture through to post production, to …

Photography

Do These 4 Things Before Vacation to Make Sure You're Not Stressed During Your Time Off | Inc.com

Memorial Day Weekend has passed, which means Summer is here (in spirit, at least). A question that often comes to mind for entrepreneurs and small business owners is one that almost everyone faces this time of year -- how to fit in a vacation. Traveling, for business or for leisure, always requires …

Productivity

Don't Hire Employees. Hire Peers | Inc.com

Warren Buffett has stated, "Somebody once said that in looking for people to hire you look for three qualities: integrity, intelligence, and energy. And if you don't have the first, the other two will kill you. You think about it; it's true. If you hire somebody without integrity, you really want …

Leadership