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5 Ways To Make Your Emails Stand Out From A Cluttered Inbox

Emails don’t have to be a shot in the dark. With these tips you’ll not only get your emails read, but they could lead to some business, too.<p>Sending emails is an integral part of selling in today’s world. But at a time when your prospects are receiving hundreds of emails every single day, it is easy …

The Secret to Happy Partnerships | Inc.com

At the core of most successful organizations are people who work well together.<p>Happy collaborators are typically more productive and are less apt to look elsewhere for work. But what are the circumstances that lead people to want to team up again and again?<p>Research by Stanford’s Daniel McFarland …

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HBO Silicon Valley Episode 2 Recap: Why It's Impossible to Be the Nice Guy | Inc.com

The second episode of startup comedy <i>Silicon Valley</i> ventured into familiar territory for entrepreneurs: the terrifying first moments of starting a company.<p>In this episode, the marble-mouthed protagonist, programmer Richard, has just accepted a $200,000 investment from a Peter Thiel-esque VC named …

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How to be smart about charitable giving | Inc.com

Once upon a time, successful entrepreneurs turned their attentions to philanthropic activities at the very ends of their careers (if not their lives).Today it’s completely different. Company founders often build charitable efforts into their business plans from Day One, and emphasize their …

Entrepreneurship

The 3 Deadly Sins of Networking

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Despite all the information out there about effective networking, business owners continue to commit blunders in their efforts to get face-to-face with potential clients.<p>Entrepreneurs can be guilty of thinking of themselves first and the …

Getting the Most From Your Startup's Board of Directors

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Upon raising a round of financing, entrepreneurs are flesh with cash and another important resource: Their board of directors. This group is a valuable asset as these people provide experience, insight and a network.Consequently, it is …

The Art of Business Pitching Has Changed. Are You on Board?

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I’ve seen several dozen business pitches in the last few weeks. That includes pitches for the angel investment group I’m in, plus pitches for two international business plan competitions. I’ve been doing this since the 1990s. Styles have …

Lead From the Top: 5 Core Responsibilities of a CEO

Veteran CEO; CEO, Black Box; Founder, Khorus<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>What are the responsibilities of a CEO?<p>This is something everyone at a company from an entry-level employee to the chief executive should know. After all, understanding what is required of a CEO …

Is it Time to Move Your Business Out of the Spare Bedroom?

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Moving from a home office, where occupancy costs are effectively zero, to rented space is a big decision.<p>Obviously, monthly expenses will increase. You’ll have to pay rent. If it’s not included in the rent, you’ll have to cover utility …

Advisory Board 101: The Biggest Mistake You Can Make With Advisors

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><b>Editor's Note:</b> <i>The following is the second in the series "Advisory Board 101" in which Jessica Alter, the CEO and entrepreneur behind FounderDating -- a people network for entrepreneurs -- provides insight and shares advice pertaining to</i> …

Tech firms to increase alerts about police requests for data -- report

With bad PR about the NSA still adrift, and an influential privacy scorecard set to be released, Apple, Facebook, and Microsoft will expand their notifications, says a report.<p>Despite Justice Department objections, Apple, Facebook, and Microsoft plan to expand their policies on notifying customers …

What Netflix Thinks Your Mother Wants to Watch

Think Mother’s Day is a time for flowers, cards and breakfast in bed?<p>Netflix disagrees.<p>In honor of the upcoming holiday, which falls on May 11 in the …

Box IPO Delay Wouldn’t Be Without Compromises

It hasn’t been a great couple of weeks for Box.<p>First came word that Intralinks bought DocTrackr, an information rights management vendor that Box reportedly had its eye on. Then last night, the Wall Street Journal and others were reporting that Box plans to delay its IPO.<p>What’s happening here?<p>It …

The Three Essential Warren Buffett Quotes To Live By

Among the many wonderful things about being a (shameless) Warren Buffett devotee is that the man’s wisdom provides life and money lessons in equal measure. Whether you’re compounding cash or fulfillment, the results are the same: geometric returns. In many ways, the two are inseparable for Buffett: …

Steve Jobs's 13 Most Inspiring Quotes

Words of wisdom from the former Apple executive.<p>"Creativity is just connecting things. When you ask creative people how they did something, they feel a little guilty because they didn't really do it, they just saw something. It seemed obvious to them after a while."<p>"Remembering that you are going …

Motivation