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2013 Audi S4 First Test

With a Quickness<p>You know how this goes. <i>Motor Trend</i> is testing an Audi, which means I’m going to hit on three things: It’s fast, the steering feels awful, and the MMI infotainment controller spins backwards. Why? Because Audi has a formula that works very, very well and applies it across the line, …

How to Hire a Winner Every Time

Want engaged, passionate employees? Follow these four simple steps.<p>If you've read Gallup's annual State of the American Workplace report, you know the numbers aren't encouraging: 70 percent of employees are disengaged or actively disengaged from their jobs. Odds are, some of your employees are …

Make Yourself Redundant: Why All Effective Leaders Enjoy Vacation

A couple of weeks ago I went on a real vacation. I didn’t bring my computer, I shut off my phone. The only time I even thought about work was when my mind wondered to topics of long term strategy. I didn’t worry about the day-to-day operations at my company even once. Why? I did not need to. I had …

Are You a "Small Business Person" or an Entrepreneur?

There's a big difference between somebody who runs a business and a true entrepreneur. Three factors to help you tell the difference.<p>A few years ago, I went on a date with a girl I'd met online. She was nice, but there was no romantic chemistry, and our talk turned to Internet dating war stories. …

8 Words to Avoid When Selling

These words really raise your customer's hackles.<p>Over the two years, I've read hundreds of sales messages and heard dozens of sales presentations.<p>Probably 90 percent of them are full of words that are both trite and ineffective.<p>Here are the worst offenders:<p><b>1. "Exciting"</b><p>There is no word more boring …

Selling

12 Mistakes Start-Ups Make the First Year

From going out too much to having too many founders, here's what you've been doing wrong.<p>When you write and read about start-ups all day long, you see founders make a lot of mistakes.<p>As an observer of and dabbler in start-ups, I've kept track of all the things I'd try to avoid as an …

Want to Close More Sales? Stop Selling

Make your customer service reps your sales team, give information away for free, and other counterintuitive sales advice.<p><i>In today's online marketplace, building a traditional sales force or conducting expensive sales training programs should not be the first action items on your business</i> …

Selling

9 Ways to Help Your Significant Other Be Successful

Male or female, support from a life partner can make or break the path to prosperity. Here are nine powerful ways to increase success for you as a couple.<p>Books and blog posts from thought leaders like Sheryl Sandberg and <i>Inc.</i> columnist Carrie Kerpen have triggered many a party conversation about the …

3 Types of Useless Apologies

Not all apologies are created equal. Here are three ineffectual concessions that you can probably dismiss.<p>The experts agree: The phrase "I'm sorry" can go a long way toward smoothing over a major oops. Even defense lawyers have begun advising their clients to apologize for wrongdoing in order to …

Compensation

When Selling a Business, Confidentiality Is Key

Sure you're excited about the sale. But revealing too much too soon can put the deal--and your company itself--in jeopardy<p>When the time comes to sell your business, it's easy to get excited about the hustle and bustle of the selling process--and the large payout in the offing. Just make sure you …

Dont Be a Fad, Solve a Real Problem

One of the things in the web world that you will notice is the theme of the latest “technology trends”. In 2012, the hot trends were photo sharing …

10 Principles for Creating a Product People Actually Want to Buy

From that time until now, I’ve started 3 companies, created and sold 6 different products, generating about $250,000 worth of sales (I don’t think …

Product Management

Naturally Increase Your Brain Power Today

As a young entrepreneur you probably never stop thinking about your business. Your brain is “on” all week, all evenings and even weekends.<p>Then you …

Six Lessons Learned From Turning My Passion Into A Business

Everyone dreams of pursuing their passion. “If only I could just find a way to make money doing what I love,” you’ll hear people say. The allure of spending every precious waking minute of your life pursuing a hobby that puts money in your pocket enters almost every entrepreneur’s mind at some …

25 Ways To Live Differently

If your goal is to live a boring life and be like everyone else, you are probably well on your way. However, if your life goal is to make your own …

Money Tips: 10 Best Personal Finance Books of All-Time

Money management is one of the most important skills a young person can develop. Unfortunately, many people lack even the most basic money management …

Personal Finance

Win Friends. Influence People. Achieve What You Want

You have heard over and over again that in order to succeed, you just need to work hard, study hard, learn a lot, etc. But there’s a lot more to it …

Self-improvement

Interview: How Michael Gluck Turned $5,000 into $1,000,000 with VG Market

Michael Gluck started his entrepreneurial career at the age of 4 – painting smiley faces on coconuts to sell to people on the beach.<p>Today, Michael …

Entrepreneurship

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The Must Have Personality Traits to Start a Business as a Student

It is very easy to start a business these days. Many times, it does not even require any form of real investment. A person is able to hop online and …

Powerful Leadership: Do Unto Others As They Would Want Done

I recommend you revise the Golden Rule. Let me explain.<p>"‹This past week, I pissed off a major business partner. I can't get into all the details, but, in essence, I added my own sales force to my product his team had been selling. I truly thought he would be thrilled to have more support selling …