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How to End a Conversation Like a Man | The Art of Manliness

We’ve done several articles on the Art of Manliness covering the wonderful art of conversation, from its dos and donts, to how to make small talk, to …

Reduce These 9 Startup Risks for a Better Shot at Investor Funding

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Endeavoring to raise money for your startup businesses can be a tedious process. Creating your minimum viable product (MVP), building your team, and refining your pitch are just the beginning, and each can take months. And when you are …

18 Things You Need to Stop Doing if You Want to Be Successful | Inc.com

Too often we act as if time is infinitely available. There's always another day, right? But that's a huge mistake.<p>Whether you're working or having fun, being mindful about how you spend your time is one of the best things you can do for your life.<p>Here are 18 time-wasters to cut out today.<p>1. Running …

Self-improvement

7 Harsh Truths That Will Make You a Better Entrepreneur | Inc.com

I'm not sure who originally shared the quote below, but it's one of the best summaries of business ownership I've ever come across:<p><i>"Entrepreneurship is crazy. One day you feel like you're on top of the world, and the next day you want to die."</i><p>These experiences are two sides of the same coin. …

Entrepreneurship

5 Steps to Seriously Improve Your Networking Skills

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>No matter what profession you’re in, networking is the fuel that accelerates success. Not only is it useful for learning directly from individuals you meet, but the benefits of association and growing your own authority are just as …

5 Weekend Habits of Highly Successful People | Inc.com

There are a lot of books, articles, and blog posts out there about the weekday habits of successful people. Things like waking up early, eating a healthy breakfast, and unplugging at the end of the day tend to get included in these lists. But what happens between Friday night and Monday morning? Do …

Time Management

7 Ways People Know You Aren’t Being Authentic | Inc.com

You might think it would be easy for people to be authentic, to be "real." But of course it's not. Why? Because people are constantly maneuvering inside their head trying to please, trying to achieve, or sometimes just trying to stay out of trouble. Society is unpredictable and most people just …

Self-improvement

4 Reasons Every Entrepreneur Should Go on Retreat at Least Once a Year | Inc.com

You've started a successful company. Everything is going great, revenues are climbing at a steady clip, you're expanding the business and hiring more people. What should you do to keep your business on track?<p>Leave. Not forever, just for a week or so. Getting away from day-to-day problem solving …

Yoga

How to Think Like Steve Jobs, Innovate Like Elon Musk, and Act Like Bill Gates | Inc.com

A wall-mounted battery that can power your entire house? An electric car that can drive three times as far as its competitors? A train that runs on air pressure?<p>These are just a few of the ideas Elon Musk has invented or promised. The brilliant innovator runs multiple companies and always seems to …

Bill Gates

A Quirky New Trick to Beat Procrastination | Inc.com

Entrepreneurs aren't the only people who struggle with procrastination. Psychologists, it seems, do too. At least that's what you'd have to conclude from the number of scientific studies addressing the root causes of putting stuff off and how to overcome the tendency to procrastinate.<p>Now there's a …

Procrastination

Battle-Tested Startup Advice From 6 Awesome Entrepreneurs

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You never really know what it’s like to launch a business until you’ve done it. Still, getting advice from a seasoned business owner can certainly help you know what to expect.<p>We talked to the six finalists who are in the running to win …

The One Thing Every Entrepreneur Needs to Start Planning for Now (Hint: It's Not Retirement) | Inc.com

There's no escaping entrepreneurship, at least not for long; you may get to the point where you no longer need the money, but you'll never get to the point where you no longer need the passion.<p>Yes, you may have enough money to head off and live the rest of your life on a tropical island watching …

Audiobooks

5 New Habits for Great Networkers | Inc.com

Robbie Samuels is a Boston-based events organizer and networking expert who has built a 2,400-member meetup group from scratch. It's not his first venture. In high school, in the Long Island town of Ronkonkoma, New York, he was a bagel sandwich entrepreneur. "I took orders the night before," he …

Networking

The 8 Simple Habits of Incredible Bosses | Inc.com

Being a boss is hard. It doesn't always come naturally. Many who want to move up the ladder don't really consider whether they have what it takes to consistently motivate people to do good work.<p>Incredible bosses aren't always born that way. Most work hard to learn techniques that are useful and …

Leadership

5 Ways to Innovate With the Power of Fashion

This Fashion Thinking framework will unleash all kinds of ways to anticipate the new and remix the old.<p>As Coco Chanel famously remarked, "Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in the street; fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is …

6 Things You Must Do When Interviewing Job Candidates | Inc.com

Nobody loves conducting job interviews. You sit there searching for the perfect question to ask, while the candidate tries to figure out the perfect answer to give. And the stakes couldn't be higher--you know how important it is to bring in the best possible people, especially to a small business. …

Employment

The Secret to Better Design: Mindfulness

Can yoga and meditation help you find the spark of innovation that will take your design to the next level?<p>They say that innovation is 99 percent perspiration and one percent inspiration. No doubt that's a true ratio and creating exceptional products is mostly a matter of perseverance, elbow grease …

3 Advertising Techniques Proven to Be Effective With Millennials | Inc.com

Every day we are assaulted by terrible advertisements -- stories that don't make logical sense or are lazy, ads that lie or don't have anything to do with the brand.<p>One of the biggest motivators for our account team at <i>The Odyssey</i> is to help ensure readers and brands steer clear of lousy …

Marketing

Why CEOs are taking home more cash

Cash compensation for CEOs is on the rise thanks to stocks up near historic levels, The Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday. CEOs received 37.3% of …

When a Two-Year College Degree Pays Off

You generally do better with a four-year degree, but sometimes a quicker diploma can launch you on the road to success.<p>Steven Polasck of Corpus …

Do You Have These 3 Simple Leadership Tools? | Inc.com

I have thrown out almost all of the leadership styles I was shown 20+ years ago.<p>There was the patriarchal style left over from the 1950's. This was the closed-door, Dad knows best and you follow what Dad has decided. This style also included a general protection over the employees just as a father …

Leadership

Why Every Entrepreneur Needs a Trusted 'No' Person

Leila Janah, founder of Sama Group, says you need to have someone who act as a smart filter to your boundless ideas.

Entrepreneurship

5 Companies That Show Why Bigger Is Better | Inc.com

Recently, a writer was lamenting the closing of a local grocery store in his neighborhood. He was sad to see yet another small business fall victim to the larger chains. "The managers and butchers were mostly men," he sadly recounted. "...cranky old guys who never smiled and who barked at you if …

Wells Fargo

Why McDonald's Isn't Dead Yet | Inc.com

McDonald's sales have been sputtering for more than two years and the company seems trapped in a cycle of bad headlines that likely won't end soon.<p>Its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday aren't expected to be pretty either, and there's a chance its dominance will continue to wane as newer …

McDonald's

10 Truths About Life We Forget Too Easily | Inc.com

It's surprising how easy it is to lose sight of the important things in life. Busy schedules and weekly routines have a tendency to put the brain on autopilot.<p>Some of life's essential truths need repeating. Keep this list handy and give it a read any time you need a boost.<p>1. Being busy does not …

High Blood Pressure