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Take Back Your Mornings – Set a Routine [Infographic]

Don’t Sell a Product, Sell a Whole New Way of Thinking

We all know the story. A team creates a groundbreaking new innovation only to see it mired in internal debates. When it is eventually launched in the market, there is an initial flurry of sales to early adopters, but then sales cycles become sluggish. Pilot customers are enthusiastic, but broader …

9 Things You Need to Stop Doing Today | Inc.com

One of my long-standing clients, National Motor Club, is a provider of roadside assistance and other safety and security benefits for its members. Soon after Matt Krzysiak was promoted to CEO, he showed leadership courage by rolling out an initiative called “the dumb things we do.”<p>It was a …

Profit

Testing at Airbnb

By Lou Kosak<p>When I was considering an offer from Airbnb early last year, one of the things I made sure to ask about was testing. At my last startup …

Is Your Company a Lifestyle Business or a Startup?

I used to run a company that provided me with an easy, laid-back lifestyle of $500,000 per year in just 12 hours of work per week. It was a piece of …

Entrepreneurship

How Google’s Redesigned Search Results Augur A More Beautiful Web

Google’s revamped search results page ditches underlined links. It’s a small tweak that means a lot to the web.<p>If you’ve searched anything on Google in the last day–and chances are you have–you might have noticed something different. The company’s newly designed search results page has ditched the …

Google Glass

How Women Entrepreneurs Can Turn Their “Weaknesses” into Strengths

One thing the panelists at SXSW’s “Entrepreneuring Women” session seemed to agree on is that being a female entrepreneur can have advantages.<p>Though …

UX Sketching

Why is it necessary?<p>When I start my UX process<p>every surface becomes a sketchpad to jot out quick ideas. Sometimes it’s on the back of a sushi menu, …

10 Questions to Ask Before Determining Your Target Market

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The better you understand your customer, the faster your business will grow. But new ventures often struggle to define their target market and set their sights too broadly.<p>"We often overestimate the market size, and in many cases there …

Small Business

Using Brainwriting For Rapid Idea Generation

Brainwriting is simple. Rather than ask participants to yell out ideas (a serial process), you ask them to write down their ideas about a particular …

5 Ways to Make Your Status Reports Better

One of the best tools you have for keeping interested parties up to date is the status report which you will send out on a regular basis.<p>You will …

15 Ways To Identify Bad Leaders

It’s important to realize that just because someone holds a position of leadership, doesn’t necessarily mean they should. Put another way, not all leaders are created equal. The problem many organizations are suffering from is a recognition problem – they can’t seem to recognize good leaders from …

Project Management - 15 Techniques When Time Is Running Down

<b>Kelli Schmith</b> (@MarketingVeep on Twitter) posed a question via Twitter recently about <b>what project management techniques people use</b> on marketing …

Project Management

Let Go, Keep it Simple, Move Quickly: Secrets to Being a Productive Entrepreneur (Infographic)

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Time is money, especially if you are launching a business. As you kick off the new year, let go of old habits and focus on becoming more efficient.<p>From figuring out the perfect sleep temperature to dumping the clutter from your desk and …

Infographics

Silicon Valley Lost, And Found

Silicon Valley is a place that is just as much about people reinventing themselves as it is about people reinventing industries.<p>As a new year turns, it’s time to go through that silly (but actually necessary) exercise of pausing to reflect. In a world of endless e-mail and distractions, it’s hard …

6 Tips for Creating Amazing Content | Inc.com

The great thing about marketers is that they love to write about themselves. So you can just imagine how happy they are now that content marketing is the hot trend for success. For those who still don't understand what it's all about, here is a simple explanation.<p><i>Instead of advertising, you become</i> …

Marketing

Negotiating Time and Cost: How to Determine the Scope of a Development Project

<b>Accurately estimating the scope, costs, and priorities of development projects requires a collaborative effort between IT and management.</b><p>You ask IT …

Five Things to Start and Five Things to Stop in Project Risk Management

Are You Just Doing Things?

I’ll bet you have a lot of things to do.<p>Of course you do.<p>We all do.<p>A Personal Kanban anti-pattern that I’m seeing is that people are filling their …

5 Things You Should Do Better with Each Passing Project

For me project management is a great blend of the old and the new. Each new project sees you have to learn new processes and systems as well as deal …