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39 Blogging Tools to Help You Work Faster

<i>This post originally appeared on the Buffer blog.</i><p>When you’re finding amazing content to share on social media—the kind of thing that grabs attention and gets people to click, share, and comment—one of the most valuable, most original places to turn is your own blog and the content you personally …

Fear Never Goes Away. The Lucky Ones Just Know How to Cope Better | Inc.com

On the outside, I am an extroverted, sometimes over-the-top cheerleader for my portfolio companies. The Startup Factory (TSF), the accelerator I run, has 31 investments. But I have a secret. I worry. I worry a lot.<p>At its core, my worry is all about fear. What do I fear?<p>I am afraid that my …

Self-help

2 Post-It Notes to Stick to Your Mirror | Inc.com

A while back, I posted "10 Questions That Make You Successful," which (based on the shares and comments) has helped a lot of people. Since posting that, I've refined those questions into a daily two-minute program that creates lasting happiness and success:<p>Step 1. Set yourself up for success each …

Happiness

How to Turn Customer Interviews Into Sales | Inc.com

The lean startup methodology took what they taught in MBA classes and turned it upside down, completely changing the way most of us thought about entrepreneurship. No longer was starting a business about projections and management titles. Instead, it changed into experiments and data.<p>While customer …

Customers

Avoid This Major Relationship Building Mistake | Inc.com

Why aren't some people responding to my introductions? Do they not appreciate me? What am I doing wrong?<p>I was three months into my experiment to make three introductions per day. The experiment was going great ... and terrible.<p>My original inspiration was an interview with Adam Rifkin. Adam has been …

Leadership

18 Ways to Make Your Body Speak the Language of Success | Inc.com

Research shows that 60 to 90 percent of our communication with others is nonverbal, which means the body language we use is extremely important.<p>In addition, it's especially important to make a good first impression. Why? Because within the first few minutes of meeting someone, we are already making …

Self-help

7 Ways to Show Your Employees You Care About Them | Inc.com

Want to help your employees reach their full potential and try to go above and beyond every day? Then show them that you genuinely care. And if you already do plenty of that, then consider this fact: Thirty-one percent of workers report that their bosses don't appreciate them. And guess what? …

Employment

The 1 Success Habit Every Entrepreneur Must Master | Inc.com

Some entrepreneurs seem to have a knack for finding moneymaking opportunities. Here's how they do it.<br>It happens all the time. A new technology, idea, or scene emerges. A handful of pioneers jump on it, often purely for fun. Eventually some entrepreneur figures out a way to turn the innovation into …

Entrepreneurship

11 Things Really Great Leaders Say Every Day | Inc.com

Most businesses are busier than ever, and as the boss, it's easy to forget to regularly take some time out to inspire or lift up your employees. Your people will really appreciate it, and they'll be happier and more productive as a result. Here are some of the things that your employees want you to …

Employment

The 4 Most Effective Words A Leader Can Say | Inc.com

Your people come to you all the time with questions and problems that they want you to solve.<p>It comes with being the boss.<p>And, since you're a Type A Go-Getting Problem-Solver, there is nothing better than the feeling you get when you solve something really hard.<p>But the next time one of your team …

Leadership

The 1 Email That Every Salesperson Must Master | Inc.com

In "How to Write a Killer Sales Email," I explained how to use email to start up an email dialogue with a potential customer. This post describes the other end of that sales process--the email you send to close the deal.<p>A proposal email is different from the formal sales proposal written in …

Selling

4 Questions to Gauge a Job Candidate's Passion | Inc.com

When it comes to hiring the perfect new employee for your business, hard skills are relatively easy to test. Evaluating cultural fit and personality, though more difficult, still boils down to the same gut sense of someone's likability and compatibility that you use to guide all your social …

Employment

Are You Neglecting One of Your Most Important Leadership Responsibilities? | Inc.com

As an entrepreneur and a dad, my schedule is pretty hectic. When I'm not at the office or flying to speak at conferences and meet with prospective clients, I try to spend time with my family and recharge.<p>That doesn't leave a lot of time for writing. I do it, anyway. Writing isn't just something I …

Leadership

Want to Be a Great Leader? Start Acting Weirder | Inc.com

For some reason, leaders struggle to embrace their "inner weirdness." But if you don't figure out how to do it, you'll miss out on one of the simplest ways to strengthen your team and build an amazing company culture.<p>When we talk about building weirdness in our team, the ultimate goal is to develop …

Employment

50 Best Websites for Entrepreneurs | Inc.com

There are many websites out there that can help entrepreneurs grow a bigger, better business--but there are many more time-suck websites. How can you tell the difference? By depending on a cheat sheet for the best websites for entrepreneurs.<p>Here, a cheat sheet of 50 to get you started:<p>The name says …

Entrepreneurship

7 Habits of the Most Joyful People in the Office | Inc.com

Want to change your mood around the office? It all starts with your actions.<p>Smile when you walk in the door and people will know you are ready to get things done. Look down at the floor and smirk at people waiting for that morning meeting and you're giving them the message that you'll be hiding in …

Video Conferencing

6 Simple Ways to Create Exceptional Habits | Inc.com

"<i>We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit</i>."--Aristotle<p>The best way to make long-lasting changes in the way you work or manage each day is by creating exceptional habits. By forming and sticking to these habits, you can move closer to our big-picture goals in life. …

Healthy Eating

6 Simple Ways To Improve The Way You Speak

What’s the secret of all great communicators? It’s all in the delivery. Here’s how to enhance, tone, and take care of your speaking voice.<p>Business leaders pay a great deal of attention to communication. Mastering what you need to say and how you need to say it are important factors if you’re going …