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11 Habits of Genuinely Likable People | Inc.com

There's a formula to making a great first impression: Smile, make eye contact, be engaging. But first impressions can also quickly lose their impact, especially when there's no substance beneath the surface glow.<p>Being genuinely likable over the long haul is tougher. Building and maintaining great …

Self-improvement

5 Easy Ways to Boost PPC Landing Page Conversions

Fighting to increase your landing page conversion? You’re not alone. Only 22% of businesses are satisfied with their landing page conversion rates. …

AdWords

100 Incredible Resources For Tech Entrepreneurs And Startups

Note: Please support the creator of this article by viewing it on DailyTekk.com (where I originally published it)!<p>Dude. Startups are hard. But they …

The Strongest Entrepreneurs Do These 8 Things Every Day

While a great business plan, marketing strategy and team are essential components of a winning company, the best entrepreneurs are masters of their inner beings as well, according to health and spiritual expert Ron Williams (also an entrepreneur).<p>A master fitness trainer, bodybuilder (he’s …

Entrepreneurship

IKEA's future kitchen tells you how to cook

For IKEA, your future kitchen shouldn't just have the occasional smart appliance -- it should be a technology hub. The furniture store's Concept Kitchen 2025 includes tech and other helpful additions meant to save both time and resources, such as a pantry with induction cooling (to preserve food …

5 Traits All Successful Startup Entrepreneurs Have

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Whether you have decided to start your first venture, or you’ve been running a company for a while now, you ought to take note of certain traits that all accomplished entrepreneurs share.<p>Long-term success, after all, is not due to luck or …

Entrepreneurship

Stalk Everyone You Know With Crystal's Eerily Accurate App

Crystal, a new app that analyzes public data to tell you exactly how to communicate with people, has had us all at TNW looking up our friends and family today (as well as ourselves, of course) to find out what it knows about us.<p>What’s surprising is that it’s often eerily accurate. The app touts …

Dark matter may not be completely 'dark' after all, say scientists

A clump of dark matter appears to be lagging behind its galaxy suggesting it is interacting with something else...but what?<p>Dark matter may be having an even bigger impact on the Universe than previously thought, after scientists found the first signs that it interacts with something other than …

The Real Leadership Lessons of Steve Jobs

His saga is the entrepreneurial creation myth writ large: Steve Jobs cofounded Apple in his parents’ garage in 1976, was ousted in 1985, returned to rescue it from near bankruptcy in 1997, and by the time he died, in October 2011, had built it into the world’s most valuable company. Along the way …

How to Brain Hack Your Way to Success

Have you ever driven your car to work in the morning? Suddenly, you are parked at your office, and don’t remember the drive?<p>The entire time you were …

There's A Hidden Dark Side To Being An Entrepreneur - It Wreaks Havoc On Your Mental Health

The life of an entrepreneur sounds glamorous when you’re on the outside looking in. Setting your own schedule, creating your own rules, and building the type of company you want to work for can be incredibly alluring.<p>In fact, successful entrepreneurs tend to be idolized by the masses as they appear …

Mental Health

The Best Startup Accelerators Of 2015

Startup accelerators, now fixtures of the tech community, were hard to find just a few years ago.<p>When researchers Yael Hochberg and Susan Cohen began researching accelerators in 2010 and 2011, they could hardly find 10 true programs to rank. On Tuesday, Hochberg and Cohen released their latest …

Startups

Qualities Your Next Mentor Should Have

Finding a mentor isn’t easy and not every person you admire is perfect for the task. In a recent online panel, we asked our experts in small business and leadership what qualities effective mentors share. Here’s what they suggest.<p><b>They’ve solved the problems you’re facing right now.</b> Find someone who …

Business Administration

Ingenious giant phone case makes one-hand usage a snap

A simple, ambidextrous case makes using giant phones with one hand easy for everyone.<p>Although initially subject to some mockery when first introduced, the larger-sized phone -- 5.5 inches and above -- is now par for the course. For better or for worse, big screens are here to stay.<p>They do have …

Gear & Gadgets

5 80s Business Movies Every Entrepreneur Should See | Inc.com

Entrepreneurs find inspiration in unusual places. One of those places, for me, is television. I use it to re-charge and find inspiration.<p>But that's me.<p>I am sure as many or more people find distraction and inspiration in movies. Box office revenues back that up. Here, then are five 1980s movies …

Entrepreneurship

How Steve Jobs Trained His Own Brain | Inc.com

Steve Jobs is one of the two or three greatest icons of high tech, rivaled only by Bill Gates and perhaps Mark Zuckerberg. He's mostly known for his legendary ability to create innovative, groundbreaking products.<p>What's less known, though, is that Steve Jobs was a pioneer in what was once a rather …

Meditation

7 Essential Habits of a Healthy Entrepreneur

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>So there I was, exhausted at the end of a long work day, frustrated by a particularly stressful drive home and contemplating pouring a stiff bourbon and withering away on the couch for a couple hours.<p>Then something happened.<p>My habits took …

Entrepreneurship

7 Inspiring Steve Jobs Quotes That Just Might Change Your Life | Inc.com

He came, he saw, he conquered...and he left behind some words to live by:<p><b>"I'm convinced that about half of what separates successful entrepreneurs from the non-successful ones is pure perseverance."</b><p>Everyone says they go the extra mile. Almost no one actually does. Most people who do go there think, …

Motivation

7 Life Rules That Will Position You for Greater Success

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Finding success in business isn’t about luck. It requires a great deal of courage and big thinking, as well as the motivation to overcome those fears that can keep you stuck in accepting smaller parcels of reward.<p>To exponentially elevate …

Self-improvement

How I Got 6.2 Million Pageviews and 144,920 Followers

A 15-MIN GUIDE TO BLOGGING, ONLINE MARKETING, AND GROWTH<p>I will get straight to the point since I have so much to share.<p><b>Long story short:</b><p>Some weird …

Marketing

10 Traits All Successful Entrepreneurs Share

Founder of FE International<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Do you have what it takes to be a successful entrepreneur?<p>Not all entrepreneurs are created from the same blueprint. They come from different geographic locations, upbringings, income brackets and social …

Entrepreneurship

10 Mindsets That Will Radically Improve Your Performance

Success is something all career-driven individuals desire yet it eludes many people — at least at the levels desired. Why are some businesspeople …

Self-improvement

18 One-Pan Breakfast Recipes That Will Send You to the Strata-sphere

Alright, show of hands. Who out there loves bread, brunch and basically all things indulgent? Looks like just about everyone. This means you <i>definitely</i> need some strata in your life. These 18 eggy, cheesy and sometimes meaty bread puddings stir together all of the usual breakfast table suspects into …

Breakfast

12 Signs You Have an Entrepreneurial Mindset

This story appears in the March 2015 issue of <i>Startups</i>. Subscribe »<p>If you were pressed to describe the stereotypical entrepreneur, which words would you use? <i>Passionate? Dedicated? Optimistic?</i> Sure, those apply. But <i>insecure</i> and <i>troublemaker</i> are more accurate, according to ’treps who know a success …

Entrepreneurship

13 Habits of Exceptionally Likable People

Co-author of Emotional Intelligence 2.0 and President at TalentSmart<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Too many people succumb to the mistaken belief that being likable comes from natural, unteachable traits that belong only to a lucky few—the good looking, the fiercely …

Body Language

CEOs of 3 Leading Companies Share How to Take a Startup to the Next Level

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The road from startup to market leader is a tremendously challenging one. Startups that manage to get their feet on the ground have a long way to go before they become a top player in an industry.<p>I spoke with the CEOs of three immensely …

Startups

Don't Fall for These 12 Mental Money Traps

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Most of us were brought up poor or in the middle class -- and then continue the rest of our lives plagued by the thoughts, ideas and actions of the poor and the middle class. If you were brought up like I was, by parents that had great …

Personal Finance

The Four Fundamentals of Content Marketing

In my previous posts, I have explored the basics of utilizing social media to drive traffic to your company's site. But without solid content …

Marketing