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The Daily Habits of 21 Highly Successful People | Inc.com

The most successful people I know make navigating business and life look easy, often because they have their crap together more than most people. They get up early, stay in front of health issues, and are smart about money. They know the value of a good night's sleep, a restorative vacation, and a …

Success

What to Write About In a Blog [Infographic]

Don’t know what to write about in a blog?<p>Want some fresh ideas to create a new content?<p>The content you write on the topics which people are curious …

Marketing

Why Most People Network the Wrong Way | Inc.com

My son's social life is now part of my social life, as it is with most parents, and I recently took him to an extracurricular class. Another parent was talking about how his new schedule limited time with his own son. I asked why.<p>"I made a career change."<p>"Wonderful! What are you doing now?"<p>"Oh. I …

Networking

6 Things To Consider Before Becoming A Digital Nomad

Remote working has become commonplace over the past few years, leading to more people than ever becoming location independent (a.k.a. digital nomads).

Small Business

9 Social Media Mistakes That Destroy Your Marketing

Do you make these social media mistakes?<p>Want to know how to use social media more efficient?<p>You can have many social media accounts, but still no …

Marketing

The Importance of Not Staying Busy

This story originally appeared on Buffer<p>Who isn’t busy these days?<p>Everyone always seems in a constant rush to their next appointment, even toddlers.<p>And of course, on our way to those meetings we need to stay up-to-date on our email, share with the rest of the world through Facebook, Instagram and …

12 Things Arianna Huffington Wants You to Do Before Bed

Remember, your bed is for sleep and sex only--no work!<p><i>What are tips and strategies for creating an effective night routine for a good nights sleep? originally appeared on Quora: The best answer to any question.</i><p><b>Answer by Arianna Huffington, editor in chief of the Huffington Post and author of The</b> …

5 Steps You Can Use to Find Your Niche

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You want to start a business, but the thing that's holding you back is the market niche you know you need to choose. And, honestly, this can be tricky: You could list all of your interests and passions and still come away feeling as if …

How to Improve Social Media Marketing by Measuring Your Growth

Looking for the ways to improve social media marketing?<p>Which social media channel works well for your business?<p>Social media marketing is effective …

Marketing

6-Point Checklist For Wantrepreneurs Ready To Pursue Their Dreams

The definition of an entrepreneur is a person who launches a business in the pursuit of making profits. According to me, this definition is only …

Entrepreneurship

Want Your Daughter to Succeed? Ban This Word in Your House | Inc.com

Sheryl Sandberg has toured the country speaking on women and leadership. In her talk, often on college campuses, she asks this of all the young men in the audience:<p>"Raise your hand if you were ever called 'bossy' growing up."<p>About 10 percent of hands go up.<p>When she does the same for young women, 90 …

Gender

These 6 Companies Are Making the World a Better Place

Nearly 300 businesses with a social mission entered the Inc. + Toms Pitch for Good Contest.<p>Readers of Inc.com agreed with the three celebrity-entrepreneur judges presiding over Tuesday night's Inc. + TOMS Pitch for Good competition. We asked our website visitors to vote for their favorite among six …

Find Your Niche in 60 Minutes or Less With These 4 Questions

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Creating a value proposition that investors andcustomers are likely to buy into isn’t easy. After all, you need to distinguish your brand from the thousands of other startups competing against you every day.<p>With consumers today being …

This Explains The Relationship Between Intelligence and Creativity

• 35shares<p><i>What is the relationship between intelligence and creativity? originally appeared on Quora – the knowledge sharing network where questions</i> …

Design

10 Startup Secrets You Can Learn From Plus-Size Model and CEO Ashley Alexiss

Ashley Alexiss had one prevailing problem she wanted to solve when she decided to launch her own swimwear line.<p>"For a lot of women, trying on new swimwear before the summer … it almost makes you want to hit the beach in a snowsuit," she says. "So I want to try to change that for women."<p>Enter …

Everything You Need to Know About Snapchat

This story originally appeared on Buffer<p>Snapchat is the latest platform taking the social media world by storm.<p>Since its launch, in September 2011, Snapchat has shown incredible growth. The Ghost now boasts over 100 million daily active users and 7 billion video views, daily. Even The Whitehouse …

5 Steps to Starting Your Business Online

Here are a handful of the basic steps you need to take in order to put your business in a position to be successful.<p>Whether you own an existing brick and mortar business or you're building an ecommerce brand, properly establishing your internet presence is one of the most significant …

7 Steps to Defining Your Niche Market

<i>In their book,</i> Start Your Own Business<i>, the staff of Entrepreneur Media, Inc. guides you through the critical steps to starting a business, then supports you in surviving the first three years as a business owner. In this edited excerpt, the authors explain how you can find the right niche for your</i> …

This Tiny Change to Your Website Will Get You Way More Clicks

This small tweak to how you word requests could mean lots more clicks.<p>The list of human cognitive biases is long. From the availability heuristic to the Zeigarnik effect, reading about them all is enough to make you despair that we'll ever be able to make logical decisions or plan rationally.<p>But …

Uber has become the symbol of everything right and wrong with Silicon Valley today

Uber is valued at $60 billion. It's privately held. Nobody outside its execs and a few investors really know what its books look like.<p>If Uber someday turns into a highly successful company with a massive market cap — say, equivalent to Facebook, which is now worth over $300 billion — then this …

To Raise Productivity, Let More Employees Work from Home

<b>The study:</b> Nicholas Bloom and graduate student James Liang, who is also a cofounder of the Chinese travel website Ctrip, gave the staff at Ctrip’s call center the opportunity to volunteer to work from home for nine months. Half the volunteers were allowed to telecommute; the rest remained in the …

Square Settled Lawsuit With Refuted Co-Founder for $50 Million

This story originally appeared on Fortune Magazine<p>On Thursday afternoon, payments company Square issued an earnings report, an announcement that revealed an interesting tidbit of news.<p>The company has settled an ongoing lawsuit brought about by Robert Morley for a whopping $50 million. Morley claims …

How Myers Briggs Predicts Your Entrepreneurial Calling

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Entrepreneurs have very distinct personality traits. They are confident, driven and intelligent. Generally speaking, they’re also an honest and deeply passionate breed of humans, so much so that other people think they’re a little bit …

It's Your Vision: Help Them See It

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><b>Q: How do you communicate your vision without overwhelming your staff? And what happens when folks are not on board?</b><p><b>A:</b> When I think about ways to meaningfully project a company’s story, a pair of mantras from mutual fund wizard Peter …

2016 is the Year of the Pegasus

2015 was the year of “The Unicorn” in startup-land. If you’re lucky enough to be reading this and thinking of a mystical four-legged creature with a …

An entrepreneur finally outed Silicon Valley’s biggest problem

The woman who outed Silicon Valley’s biggest problem is an unlikely whistleblower. Maren Kate Donovan’s startup Zirtual is among the most high-profile failures of 2015. After raising $5 million in a short span of time, Donovan laid off her 400 employees overnight one Sunday last August. What …

Silicon Valley

Why the Best Leaders Are Social Media Savvy

The C-suite is more effective and trustworthy when engaged on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, according to new research. These tools can help you overcome a reputation crisis.<p>Social media is more than just a key to driving sales, it can also be a helpful source for founders to project confidence …

Which Entrepreneurs Will Benefit Most From the New Era of Crowdfunding?

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The next era of crowdfunding begins May 16.<p>From that Monday, entrepreneurs can raise money by selling pieces of their companies to anyone with the cash and the interest. Before this rule change, entrepreneurs could only raise funds with …

The one thing that will always get in the way of success

In his book <i>The Happiness Industry,</i> political economist Williams Davies writes that CEOs have now become “psychologists-in-chiefs,” managing the well-being of employees as much as business operations.<p>The term “psychologist-in-chief” may have been tongue-in-cheek, but the pace of innovation depends …

TED Talks

Four Quick Tips For Speaking More Confidently

Business speaking isn’t about being flashy. It’s about being poised, balanced, and relevant.<p>What does a confident speaker look like? Some people think projecting confidence means being upbeat, bold, and in your face.<p>That’s great if you’re looking to get attention from passing cars. But you aren’t a …