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The Secret of a Successful Customer Experience

There is a growing body of evidence, based on research, that connects a brand’s performance to engaged employees. Engaged employees are able to …

The Ultimate Collection of Free Physics Videos

You don’t need to pay hundreds of thousands of dollars or sit through hours of classes in order to understand the fundamental nature of the universe. …

Avoiding Service Business Burnout (Top 5 Leverage Points) | Inc.com

Over the years my company, Maui Mastermind, has coached thousands of service businesses, helping them to overcome the typical obstacles that keep so many of these labor intensive companies small.<p>This is such a common challenge that we even have a name for it. We call it the <i>"Self-Employment …

100-Plus Awesome Free Things for Salespeople and Marketers | Inc.com

One of Guy Kawasaki's "reality checks" for entrepreneurs is the question "What can we beg, borrow, or lease that we are buying?" However, as evidenced by Kawasaki's own new product Canva, the Web has lots of entirely free and free-to-try resources.<p>I built this list specifically for salespeople and …

What Research Shows About Talking Back to a Jerk Boss

Kenneth Andersson for HBR<p>We’ve all suffered incompetent or unpleasant bosses. But if yours is outright abusive, what should you do?<p>Our pages include plenty of advice on coping with a bad boss, and none of it suggests being a bad employee in return. So we were intrigued to see recent research …

Making time for kids? Study says quality trumps quantity

Do parents, especially mothers, spend enough time with their children?<p>Though American parents are with their children more than most any parents in the world, many feel guilty because they don't believe it's enough. That's because there's a widespread cultural assumption that the time parents, …

10 Simple Steps to Build a $10 Million Business | Inc.com

Building a business is no easy feat. As a two-time entrepreneur, I've experienced the ups and downs of building a company and culture. Aside from my children, however, there is nothing I'm prouder of than the two great companies we've built: Likeable Media and Likeable Local.<p>While the wildly …

How to Write a Killer Sales Email | Inc.com

Most sales emails have a response rate of around 1 percent. In other words, if you send out an email to 100 potential customers, only one will get back to you. Let me explain how to write sales emails that get much higher response rates.<p><i>Note:</i> to hone your emailing skills, sign up for my free weekly …

Zillow Launches Agent Finder To Help You Find The Best Realtor In Your Area

While Zillow is primarily a site for browsing real estate listings, it’s also a referral service for real estate agents. Today, the company is launching its new Agent Finder, an updated tool for finding the right agent in your neighborhood that’s now available on the company’s website and through …

Real Estate

Property Partner Raises £5.2M To Let Anybody Invest In The UK ‘Buy-To-Rent’ Real Estate Market

Whether or not you agree that real estate should be viewed as an asset class, as opposed to simply a much-needed way for everyone to put a roof over their head, there’s no doubt that the sheer expense of investing in property creates incredibly high barriers to entry. Home buyers often talk about …

3 Types of Procrastinators and What Motivates Them (infographic) | Inc.com

You know you work better under pressure, preferring to put things off until it's really crunch time.<p>After all, why do right now what you could put off for just another few hours?<p>There are those people who jump on each task the minute it comes up, ritually crossing to-do items off their list one by …

Procrastination

Opendoor Gets Another $20 Million To Simplify The Process Of Selling Your Home

It’s only been about three months since home-sales marketplace Opendoor has been open for business, but it is already making its market on residential real estate in Phoenix, Ariz. As it looks to expand into two new cities, the company has raised $20 million in additional funding led by GGV Capital.<p>…

Can Content and Blogging Actually Generate Sales? | Inc.com

Does blogging really help bring in sales? Or is it a giant waste of time?<p>I am here to tell you that content can generate sales, but only if you do it right. I have sold consulting services, software, books, digital goods-;you name it. All from blogs.<p>So why are so many business people doubtful or …

No content = No visibility = No pipeline

<p>Buying patterns have changed drastically over the last two decades. It is only natural that selling patterns change as well.</p>

How Leaders Should React When Someone Disappoints

“Why?” the CEO of the hedge fund yelled at one of his portfolio managers. “Why would you increase that investment? What were you thinking?”<p>The portfolio manager muttered a weak defense which the CEO promptly tore to shreds.<p>When the manager left his office, the CEO turned to me, exasperated. “How do …

10 Tips to Leverage Your Personal Assistant to Get More Done in Less Time | Inc.com

<b>Have ONE (1) project list on which your assistant tracks everything you give him or her to do.</b><p>Don't try to manage deliverables by email. Instead have your assistant have one excel spreadsheet where he or she puts everything.Make sure that your <i>assistant</i>--not you--owns the project list, and that …

9 Ways to Do PR Like a Pro | Inc.com

Marketing and public relations are vital to growing a business and to sustaining its profitability over the long term. Without either, your firm can quickly disappear from the public consciousness, and your sales and profits can plummet.<p>Not everyone can afford to hire a PR firm, but that doesn't …

Public Relations

Why Most Digital Marketing Fails -- And How To Fix It

<i>This article was co-authored by Chris Abraham and Dorie Clark</i><p>If you’re looking for insights about the future of digital communications, it pays to ask someone who’s been there from the beginning. Social media strategist Sally Falkow has been a keen observer of online trends since the mid 1990s, and …

Public Relations

Staying Motivated After a Major Achievement

In 1993, after leading his country to an Olympic gold medal, winning his third NBA championship, and scoring more points than any player in the league for a seventh consecutive season, Michael Jordan announced his retirement from basketball. He was 30 years old.<p>“I just needed to change,” Jordan …

5 Ways to Work from Home More Effectively

More people are foregoing a lengthy commute and working from home. Whether you are a full-time freelancer or the occasional telecommuter, working outside an office can be a challenge. What are the best ways to set yourself up for success? How do you stay focused and productive? And how do you keep …

5 Unusually Successful Startup Stunts You Can Learn From | Inc.com

Publicity stunts are not unusual in the business world. In fact, some of our most well-known traditions began as publicity stunts, like the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade and the Rose Bowl. Although publicity stunts are not always successful, these five startup companies used unique publicity …

What Everyone Should Know About Managing Up

Photo by Andrew Nguyen<p>Having a healthy, positive relationship with your boss makes your work life much easier — it’s also good for your job satisfaction and your career. But some managers don’t make it easy. Bad bosses are the stuff of legend. And too many managers are overextended, overwhelmed, or …

99% of Networking Is a Waste of Time

Building the right relationships — networking — is critical in business. It may be an overstatement to say that relationships are everything, but not a huge one. The people we spend time with largely determine the opportunities that are available to us. As venture capitalist and entrepreneur Rich …

10 Best Ways to Start a Company | Inc.com

There are lots of things to do to build a company without any funds. As a matter of fact, you may get pretty far with just online access, time, and concise vision. Here is a list of 10 measures to take to assist in building the company of your dreams--without having to spend an arm and a leg in …

Even for the active, a long sit shortens life and erodes health

Maybe those of us who sit for long hours in meetings, on phone calls, and tapping away at keyboards should be getting hazard pay. New research that distills the findings of 47 studies concludes that those of us who sit for long hours raise our average risk of cancer, cardiovascular disease,<p>type 2 …

4 Email Marketing Goals To Set In 2015 (And How To Make Sure You Actually Achieve Them)

No matter what time of year it is, it’s always a good idea to set marketing goals.<p>Setting goals makes it easier to measure the results of your different marketing activities, and also provides the focus and motivation you need to stick with them.<p>Here at Constant Contact, our team is kicking off the …

Marketing

Enriching Your Employee Experience From the Start | Inc.com

The start of a new year is a great time to enrich the messaging of your culture and to state (or restate) what you as a leader expect of your team. One very impactful way to do this is with your employee guidebook. Have you read yours recently? Does it accurately reflect your evolving company …

Where Boards Fall Short

Boards aren’t working. It’s been more than a decade since the first wave of post-Enron regulatory reforms, and despite a host of guidelines from independent watchdogs such as the International Corporate Governance Network, most boards aren’t delivering on their core mission: providing strong …

The Authenticity Paradox

Authenticity has become the gold standard for leadership. But a simplistic understanding of what it means can hinder your growth and limit your impact.<p>Consider Cynthia, a general manager in a health care organization. Her promotion into that role increased her direct reports 10-fold and expanded …

7 Business Tools That Are Perfect for Solopreneurs | Inc.com

Being a solopreneur has lots of advantages, but the fact that you're a one-person company isn't one of them. There's no one to remind you of appointments, manage sales leads, do your tax planning, or keep your accounts up to date except you. If you're like most entrepreneurs, you also have a whole …