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Why LinkedIn Is About to Become Scary Good | Inc.com

If you are still not convinced of the power of LinkedIn for sales and marketing, listen to this announcement about the platform's game-changing new job and recruiting features.<p>"Our platform is changing. Today, 500 million members are engaging on LinkedIn at record rates," LinkedIn noted in …

Employment

Super Slack Apps

Level up your Slack-powered team with these marvelous apps. Discover 46 curated products like Notify and Statsbot about Super Slack Apps followed by …

10 Tips To Make You a Slack Wizard

Slack continues to creep into offices and organizations worldwide, bringing a new and intuitive approach to old group chat model. If you’ve been …

Why (And How) You Should Be Using Slack

We all want to be less busy, more productive, and work smarter, but this can be easier said than done. Often times, particularly at large …

6 essential tips for working smarter with Slack

It’s good to stay in touch. Today I work in my house all by myself, but even when I worked in the busy <i>Macworld</i> office, a large portion of our team …

7 Essential Tips for Slack Users

Become a master of team messaging platform Slack with these easy tricks.<p>PCMag reviews products independently, but we may earn affiliate commissions …

How to master Slack at your office

I'm a Slack convert. Slack is my best friend. OK, not quite, though I'm entirely open to the idea that Slackbot is sentient.<p>There's more to the …

Productivity

Want to Start Your Own Coaching Business? These Are the 4 Mistakes Every Entrepreneur Makes | Inc.com

If you don't have a product to sell, you sell information instead.<p>A consultant, for example, sells information. You bring a consultant in, and he or she instructs you and/or your team on how to do what it is you do, better.<p>The Internet has made the industries where information is sold extremely …

Want More Consulting Clients? Use These 6 Simple Strategies | Inc.com

During my career as a small business coach/consultant, there have certainly been times of struggle, especially in the beginning years. Most consultants wonder where the next client will come from. They may ask, "Are my rates too high?" and many even wonder if their rates are too low. The typical …

Using Evernote in Your Law Practice: Five Ways to Start

When talking with lawyers about Evernote, I often get the same comment: “I heard it was a good productivity tool so I downloaded Evernote, but I …

Five Slack Hacks That Can Keep You Productive No Matter What

Here’s how to get notified only when you want to, master some handy keyboard shortcuts, and turn off that annoying red dot.<p>Slack is designed to replace your inbox and be the one place where all your communications would happen, keeping you and your team productive and informed at the same time. But …

Discover why an Amazon Web Services certification is your key to a six-figure salary

<i>This is a paid placement and if you buy something through this article or on the BGR Store we will receive compensation from retail partners.</i><p>Amazon …

Forget the rankings. Charlotte is not that friendly to small business

It was easy to make fun of our neighbor to the south a few years back when state government employees began answering the phones with the phrase, …

Customer Service

It Only Takes 7 Words to Create the Last Work-From-Home Policy You'll Ever Need | Inc.com

A friend of mine runs a company with approximately 300 employees. Eighty percent are totally remote workers, and many of the remaining 20 percent work from home at least some portion of every week.<p>Over time, his work-from-home policy has grown from one page to more than a dozen. Every time …

Work from Home

Top Hacks for Becoming a Project Management Master: Nathan Ellering on Marketing Smarts [Podcast]

Nathan Ellering knows a thing or two about marketing project management. As demand-generation lead at editorial calendar company CoSchedule, he's …

The development projects that matter in 2017

Looking into 2017, there are some absolutely incredible construction projects in Charlotte that will begin, continue or complete by the end of the …

Think Charlotte had a challenging 2016? Look at what awaits in 2017

Each year, the Observer’s editorial board looks ahead to some critical questions Charlotte and North Carolina face in the upcoming 12 months. Today, …

A Cap on Craft Brewing Could Dry North Carolina's Taps

Charlotteans love our craft beer. With 27 breweries in the Charlotte area (defined as Charlotte, Huntersville, Cornelius, Mint Hill, Concord, …

Beer

Lower South End is growing fast. Can sidewalks and streets keep up?

Pete Politis has decades of experience opening restaurants in Charlotte, and now he’s betting on the area just south of South End.<p>“It’s changed so …

Urban Design

This Charlotte startup is building the Procter & Gamble of 2050

Charlotte entrepreneur Bill D’Alessandro has his company, Elements Brands, poised for big things.<p>The company operates consumer product brands, …

RIP South End

It’s official: South End is dead.<p>The funky neighborhood emerged from the ashes of abandoned warehouses and became a beacon of weird and cool over the …

Will this development northeast of Charlotte become the next Birkdale?

With a growing population, the completed Interstate 485 loop and a market looking for walkable, mixed-use developments, MPV Properties is betting …

What should South End be when it grows up?

No matter how much you’d like them to, children don’t stay young forever. Neighborhoods are the same way.<p>South End was never going to stay weird and …

Let’s stop blaming development for every small business closing in South End

Following the news that Phat Burrito would be closing its doors forever, Charlotte mourned the loss of the pioneering South End business with …

5 Tips for Starting a Business Later in Life | Investopedia

Some people are born to be entrepreneurs. Colonel Sanders of KFC fame apparently wasn’t one of them. Although he had a lifelong skill for cooking, he …

Small Business