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How Paying Employees More Can Make You More Profitable

MIT professor Zeynep Ton says the relationship between wages, productivity, and profits is not as clear-cut as most of us think.<p>It seems like simple math: The more you pay your employees, the lower your profits.<p>How then, to explain companies such as Costco? Costco pays higher wages than any other …

Employment

A Possible Perk for Coffee Addicts: Better Long-Term Memory

2 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There are already plenty of reasons to keep your caffeine addiction alive and kicking: habitual coffee drinkers are less likely to die of heart failure as those who don't indulge, and research has suggested that caffeine may …

Coffee

BrandProject Aims To Apply The Betaworks Model To Consumer Products And Goods

A new seed-stage investment fund and ‘company creation’ startup called BrandProject launched today, with offices in Toronto and New York, and a team of founders who, between them, have a boatload of experience building, shipping and marketing consumer hardware and software for some of the biggest …

10 Apps That Make Managing Projects Remotely a Breeze

When your team is based everywhere, consider these communication and project-management aides.<p>Managing a team or a big project from afar? Overseeing the process can be a job in itself. To figure out how entrepreneurs manage it all successfully, we asked our own Young Entrepreneur Council members to …

Project Management

The One Thing You Need to Know About Great Content Marketing

What content you create is important... but not nearly as important as the reason why.<p>For most companies content marketing is not just an awareness and advertising tool but forms the basis of their inbound marketing efforts--or, as HubSpot's Dharmesh Shah likes to call it, selling to humans--to …

Marketing

How A Quiet Walk Saves Your Creativity (And Sanity)

Our days are short on sunlight and packed with too much stimulation. Here’s why a walk outside (even when the weather is gross) can refresh your focus.<p>Blogger-marketer-entrepreneur Herbert Lui was trying everything to get over the 3 p.m. slump: he was swilling coffee, splashing water on his face, …

Productivity

3 Startups Tackling Custom Clothing for the Masses | Inc.com

It used to be that a custom-tailored wardrobe was out of reach for all most the most well-heeled shoppers. But not anymore.<p>Sites like Indochino and Black Lapel in recent years began to solve this problem at least for men's suits, making it simple to input your measurements, choose things like what …

Clothing

These 365 Quotes Will Inspire You Every Day This Year

Best-selling author and entrepreneur Dave Kerpen shares 365 powerful, inspirational quotes for leaders in 2015<p>With a new year nearly upon us, it's a great time to get inspired about the future, your vision, your goals and executing on those goals. I'm so grateful for all of the inspiration I've …

Motivation

Hinge Hits SF With Its App For Finding True Love, Not Just Hookups

Tinder is great if you care about looks, not personality. But if you want a simple dating app that matches you based on interests, education, and profession, there’s Hinge. Today it launches in San Francisco. In city of quirky and sometimes socially awkward people, Hinge’s focus on brains and …

3 Sentences That Destroy Companies

When these utterances start to become commonplace around the office, it just might be the beginning of the end.<p>If you hear any of these three sentences at work more than once or twice, you can be certain that your company is heading down a dead-end path:<p><b>1. "We've always done it this way."</b><p>If there's …

Profit

How Dabbling Can Actually Help Your Career

Jack (or Jill) of all trades, master of none? Not so, say these three dabbling experts.<p>It used to be that having a lot of varied interests meant that you are flighty.<p>Not anymore, according to the founders of Dabble, a Chicago-based startup that offers one-time courses allowing participants to try …

San Francisco