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5 Money Mistakes You Don't Want to Make | Inc.com

Entrepreneurs are often so busy running their businesses that they make common mistakes that could wind up costing valuable time and money. Make sure you avoid making any of the blunders below.<p>1. Being Disorganized<p>Yes, taking care of your day-to-day operations and putting a heavy emphasis on …

Small Business

Social Media Rock Stars Know How to Listen--and Measure | Inc.com

Last week, <i>AdWeek</i> announced the contenders for this year's Shorty Awards honoring the best brands on Twitter, Vine, Instagram, and beyond. For the most part, these social-media masters are not glossy publications with reams of content to disseminate or Hollywood powerhouses with meme power. They are …

Public Relations

Innovation: Small Businesses Live It, Big Businesses Buy It

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There is a recurring theme in the business world. Large companies are becoming bogged down with processes, are worried of investor confidence and their bloated management system is making it difficult for them to come up with innovative …

Small Business

5 Tips for Picking the Perfect Partner

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Business partnerships, like romantic relationships, can be tricky and are statistically more than likely to fail. However, a healthy and functional partnership can help both of you achieve success greater and faster than what you could …

Entrepreneurship

3 Routes to Register Your Business Name

CEO of CorpNet.com<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Most entrepreneurs understand the importance of a business name to their branding. New business owners spend sleepless nights brainstorming the perfect name. But after you’ve picked a name, what’s the next step to making …

Small Business

How to Tell Your Professional Story on LinkedIn | Inc.com

There are more how-to articles about creating LinkedIn profiles than there were stars at the Academy Awards. But with all due respect, most are worth less than a DVD of Lindsay Lohan's best performances. That’s because almost every tip I’ve read suggests you should create an LI profile that reads …

B2B

How successful people make themselves luckier

The two most important days in your life are the day you are born, and the day you know why.<p>Unfortunately for some people, that second day never occurs. For lucky people, though, the second day—the day you know why—is often described as a personal epiphany. The most successful people have a clear …

Success

7 Things Really Amazing Communicators Do | Inc.com

It doesn't matter whether you are in the business of delivering products or services--either way, your success depends heavily on communication. When things go wrong, you can almost always trace the problem to a breakdown in communication. And when things go right, it's usually great communicators …

Public Speaking

An Easy Way to Prioritize Your 'Big Ideas' | Inc.com

Whether you're starting a new company or building a new business within an existing organization, the hardest step is getting out of the starting blocks. Ideas come easy. The challenge is turning your big idea into a business.<p>We are working with one company has grown over the past decade from a …

Innovation

8 Sentences That Drive Bosses Crazy | Inc.com

Being the boss is difficult enough without employees saying things that add confusion and misdirection to the process.<p>If you've got a boss, set a mental flag to stop yourself if you hear one of these sentences coming out of your own mouth. And if you <i>are</i> the boss, here's what to say to train your …

Leadership

13 CEOs and Founders Reveal Their Top Productivity Hacks

Struggling with distractions in the workplace? Here is how 13 tech entrepreneurs get the most out of their workday.

Productivity

For Entrepreneurs, Passion Can Become A Pitfall

Entrepreneurs need to love their products. But passion can blind you to what you really should be focusing on: results, and how to successfully pivot your business if necessary.<p>When I graduated from college, I was dead set on making positive change in the world. My passion was international …

Business Strategy

How to Name Your Startup

<i>This post originally appeared on the American Express OPEN Forum, where Mashable regularly contributes articles about leveraging social media and</i> …

The 30-Minute Strategy For Creating A Successful Path To Your Goals

How the wisdom of hip-hop star Drake helped focus the author’s mind and illuminate an important idea: Great strategies are stories told backward.<p>I’m on a flight to Florida after five hours of sleep, and I should be drafting a strategic vision statement for a client I worked with yesterday.<p>But …

Fun-Da-Mental

Weekend Watching: 4 Videos on How to Improve Company Culture

Need a break from work this weekend? Sit back, relax, and learn something from these four videos on how to improve company culture at your …

Team Building

5 Things CEOs Shouldn't Delegate | Inc.com

There is such a push for leaders to delegate to their subordinates that it would be understandable for a business owner or CEO to think her job IS delegating. Maybe if you're Larry Ellison or Jeff Immelt it is, but for the rest of us mortals, the job of CEO has a lot less glamor and a lot more …

CEOs

Your Weekend Has 60 Hours–Here’s How To Wring The Most Out Of Them

Do your weekends fly by too fast? Craft weekends that are memorable, relaxing, and productive with these 10 tips from productivity expert Laura Vanderkam.<p>Weekends always seem to go quickly, but they’re longer than we think. There are 60 hours between that 6 p.m. Friday beer and that 6 a.m. Monday …

Time Management

Do Super Angels Limit Entrepreneurs? | Inc.com

The perennial criticism lobbed against Silicon Valley goes something like this: Entrepreneurs aren't thinking big enough, and too many of the new start-ups being launched are really nothing more than fancy features or clones. As Founders Fund puts it: "We wanted flying cars, instead we got 140 …

Venture Capital

Unplug Your Weekend Or Ruin Your Life

You need energy to do your best work or be a good friend or partner. Weekends give energy. So learn how to do them well.<p>Not separating your weekend from your week can unravel your relationships, stymie your stress recovery, and ultimately ruin your productivity, research suggests.<p>We can avert these …

Flavors

PandoMonthly New York with Betaworks CEO John Borthwick, the full interview

Many of our PandoMonthly guests found startups. The rest are the venture capitalists who invest in those companies. John Borthwick might be the first …

Steve Vs. Steve: Jobs, Ballmer In A Leadership Smackdown

Microsoft is restructuring under the leadership of a man called Steve, much like Apple once did… Is this 2013 or 1997?<p>Yesterday Steve Ballmer sent out a lengthy memo to Microsoft staff announcing a reorganization of one of the world’s biggest tech companies (<i>we do mean huge: Ballmer’s memo rocks in</i> …

Leadership

Dropbox Moves Beyond The File To Power Cross-Platform Applications

In its latest move from file storage base to cloud-based operating system, Dropbox announced a set of new tools for app builders on Tuesday that syncs app data across platforms.<p>“Today we move beyond files and folders to store any kind of application data,” Dropbox CEO Drew Houston said at the …

Apps

6 Time Management Tips for Busy Entrepreneurs

As a young entrepreneur ready to take on the world, perhaps the most precious resource at your disposal is time. Money, ideas, talent, support – it …

5 Reasons Everyone Sucks At Interviews

Don’t worry, it’s not you, it’s the strange ritual that is the job interview. Can it be fixed?<p>Job interviews are strange rituals: both sides of the table are fidgety, anxious, alert to the weightiness of situation, and if you were showing up to be interviewed by Google, you might have been …

Human Resources