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How to Develop a Winning Tradeshow Booth

You probably already know tradeshows are a great way to get your business in front of thousands of people in a very short amount of time. But, in my …

7 Voicemail Secrets to Get a Call Back Every Time

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Successful entrepreneurs understand that reaching out to people -- whether we want their advice, financial support or business -- is a form of sales. When the person you've been hounding responds to your request for a meeting, they've …

Voice Mail

Microsoft Is Super Pissed at Google For Breaking Its YouTube App

Earlier today, the Microsoft-built YouTube app for Windows Phone was unceremoniously disabled by Google. These kind of little inter-corporate …

How to enable the Google+ Photos Chrome app on Mac

Last month we reported that Google’s slick new “Google+ Photos” app that launched exclusively on the Chromebook Pixel could possibly be making its way to Mac. The proof came from a newly posted listing on the Chrome Web Store that made references to auto-uploading features specifically for OS X. …

Enable Google+ Photos app in Chrome for Mac, Windows

Trick Chrome into letting you install the Google+ Photos app on your computer.<p>Over the weekend 9to5Mac posted a quick tutorial from Google Operating System detailing how to enable the Google+ Photos app without the need for Chrome OS.<p>Of course you'll need to be using Chrome on your Mac or PC, but …

Operating Systems

What It Takes to Be the Customer's First Choice

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>To get exceptional results in sales, you must gain an understanding of people, what they want and not only build trust, but also certainty with them. Old school selling was simply based on understanding the customer's needs and building …

Selling

Borrow These 5 Smart Startup Habits To Maximize Your Productivity

Startups create systems of efficiency to make organizations maximally awesome. That works for individuals, too.<p>“Entrepreneurship, by definition, is the art of creating systems that generate more value for less effort,” Contently cofounder Shane Snow writes on LinkedIn. “Startups realize that the …

Startups

Less Choice, More Commitment: Customers Want Simplicity | Inc.com

Consider what your brand offers and think less, not more. This is true especially when you’re developing new products or services. Fewer choices translate to higher sales. So if you’re hurling myriad selections at customers, blindly hoping that one will fill the bill, your customer may just leave …

Customers

Crowdtilt Launches Crowdhoster To Let Anyone Create, Customize And Host Their Own Crowdfunding Campaigns

Thanks to the JOBS Act and the rise of Kickstarter, Indiegogo and the parade of startups that have emerged in their wake, crowdfunding has gone mainstream. However, according to the minds behind Crowdtilt — the Y Combinator-incubated platform that caters to the many types of “group fundraising” …

Help New Employees Succeed From Day One | Inc.com

The first day at a new job is filled with great emotion and excitement for anyone. If the interview process was grueling, the day starts with a mood of triumph and hope. Everyone sees potential and opportunity in that first day. The company is banking on the investment, and the employee is ready …

Employment

27 Books Every Entrepreneur Should Read

So we've pulled together the essential reading list for entrepreneurs — from our own reading, and recommendations from founders, VCs, and CEOs.<p>Are there any other important books you think should've made the cut? Let us know in the comments.

Self-improvement