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Here’s how to use Airtable, the user-friendly spreadsheet app that’s taking Silicon Valley by storm

Everyone in Silicon Valley seems to be talking about Airtable, a user-friendly spreadsheet app that makes it super easy to build custom applications — no coding experience required.<p>Airtable has achieved something of a cult following, especially among developers. Tesla uses Airtable to track …

Apps

Want to Become a Consultant? There's an App for That. Actually, There Are 3.

If you have skills that others need, consider the apps Clarity, Moonlighting and Upwork.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If you're a seasoned entrepreneur, you're likely expert at something other entrepreneurs need help with -- be it complex accounting issues, or how to …

Small Business

Salted-Butter Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Epi associate editor Emily Johnson liked her family cookie recipe, but thought it could be even better. So she started making it with butter instead …

Dessert

It’s not only Casey Donovan who swears by the WLCW diet

“I was never an overweight teen or child ... but as I got older and had children and lost my father I began emotional eating,” Tanya, 42, says.<p>Her …

6 Ways You Can Start Your Own Business While Working a Full-Time Job

Are you looking to start your own business? Before you hand in your notice at your day job, you might consider holding down the fort while you get your company off the ground.<p>Are you looking to start your own business? Before you hand in your notice at your day job, you might consider holding down …

Small Business

What B2B Buyers Really Care About

It’s Saturday, and a chief operating officer who last week negotiated a multimillion-dollar deal for a fleet of vehicles for her company is feeling pretty good. To reward herself, she’s shopping for a convertible sports car to enjoy on weekends. Surely the price-value calculation she makes for a …

Customers

Tea-Brewing Hasn’t Changed In 100 Years. These Tea Crystals Could Change That

A startup has transformed tea leaves into crystals that instantly dissolve in water, creating a quicker and more potent beverage. Tea addicts rejoice.<p>They say that 90% of our bodies are made of water. In my case, I’m pretty sure that I’m mostly made of tea.<p>I’m half Chinese and half Indian, so my …

Tea

The To-Do List Method That Finally Got My Life In Order

Who knew graph paper could make such a difference?<p>You’ve probably heard by now about the life-changing magic of a functional to-do list. <i>You’ll be</i> …

The ‘Gold Standard’ Meat Sauce

When Marcella Hazan, the cookbook author who revolutionized the way Americans cook Italian food, died in September 2013, The Times asked readers to submit their favorites of her recipes. Many wrote in to sing the praises of her famous (and contentious) red sauce made with just four ingredients — …

Tomatoes

Google Spent Years Studying Effective Teams. This Single Quality Contributed Most to Their Success | Inc.com

The best companies are made up of great teams. You see, even a company full of A-players won't succeed if those individuals don't have the ability to work well together.<p>That's why not too long ago, Google set out on a quest to figure out what makes a team successful. They code-named the study …

Emotional Intelligence

How to Figure Out What Your Side Hustle Should Be

A staggering 55 million people — more than 35% of the U.S. workforce — are now freelancers or contractors, and that number is projected to rise to 43% by 2020. About 44 million people report having some kind of side hustle, and of those who do, 36% say they earn more than $500 a month from it. …

Entrepreneurship

This Is What Tim Ferriss Listens to While He's Working

While some of us require a monastic silence in order to complete anything work-related, plenty of other people find that music helps them focus. In …

Tim Ferriss
Innovation

How Elon Musk Used This Simple Mental Strategy to Build Billion-Dollar Businesses | Inc.com

How do you start the most successful private space company if you're not a rocket scientist? Or bring electric cars into the mainstream without a background in the automotive industry?<p>It might seem like everything Elon Musk touches turns to gold, but behind his unparalleled drive and ambitious …

Tesla

This 60-Second Breathing Technique Beats Stress, Improves Health and Might Even Cure Your Insomnia | Inc.com

You know that getting a good night's sleep is vitally important for your mental and physical health, mood, and even your brain function. But what if you just can't fall asleep? We all have trouble sleeping at times in our lives, and for some people, it's a constant battle.<p>But there's a simple and …

How the Most Successful Teams Bridge the Strategy-Execution Gap

The strategy-to-execution gap is an enduring problem with no easy solution. As the Japanese proverb goes, “Vision without action is a daydream. Action without vision is a nightmare.” In their seminal HBR piece, Paul Leinwand, Cesare Mainardi, and Art Kleiner outlined what senior leaders must do to …

Management

7 Planners That Will Make 2018 Your Most Productive Year Ever | Inc.com

Last year, one of my top articles on Inc was a roundup of the planners that I recommended for maximizing productivity, honing your focus, and getting more done in 2017. So this year, I'm revisiting some of those favorites and adding some new ones to the list, to help you set yourself up for a …

The One Step You Must Take to Destroy Toxic Habits

Author of "The Art of Stopping Time", Pedram Shojai, explains how you can change your destructive habits to have a better life at work and home.

Self-help

Walmart’s “Outside The Box” Podcast Is Engaging, But…

It feels like the most un-Walmart piece of marketing ever.<p>Have you ever been to Walmart on Black Friday? Or on any day in December? Or on a Saturday afternoon in April? Now try to remember if anyone in that cart-pushing mob scene was thinking about the granular elements of retail or macro …

Marketing

Why Branding Experts Need to Step Out of Their Silos

The broader brand community needs to work more closely and more constructively together to help brands explore more effective ways to grow.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Spend any time at a brand or marketing conference or reading the marketing press these days and …

Licensing

The 1 Book That Most Impacted Malcolm Gladwell's Worldview | Inc.com

Every once in a while, you come across one of those books. You know the one: It challenges you; it delights you; it has you consider something vital in a deeper way. You find yourself recommending it to people, gifting it to people, telling strangers on the subway about it.<p>For Malcolm Gladwell, …

Self-improvement

How I Regained My Time -- and My Sanity -- and Still Grew My Business

How do we optimize our time for maximum output? Here are my three tips.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As entrepreneurs, especially if we are solo entrepreneurs running a business that makes money and has customers, we need to figure out how to optimize our time. It's …

Time Management

I Used Design Thinking To Reinvent My Career—Here’s Why It Worked

A former lawyer explains how the methodology led her to try out life as a pastry chef before getting a master’s in psychology.<p>In 2009, my law career stalled. I was burned out and ready to make a professional change, but I had no idea where to start or what my next step should be. Should I continue …

Design

Meatballs: An Oral History

Summer of '78<p>Summer of '78<i>Meatballs:</i> An Oral HistoryIn the summer of 1978, two future directing legends, Bill Murray, and a group of teenagers went into the Canadian woods. They came back with one of the most groundbreaking movie comedies of their generation.<p>Illustration by Sam Hadley.<p>In the summer …

Comedy

10 Slow Cooker Recipes Light Enough for Summertime

When we think of slow cooker recipes, we often imagine warming, hearty meals like soups and stews. And while these are undoubtably yummy meal options, they don’t exactly scream summer. But you know what’s often made in a slow cooker? Summertime staples like gourmet taco recipes and even chilled …

Cooking

You Just Had a Difficult Conversation at Work. Here’s What to Do Next

We’ve all been there: the fluorescent light flickering above, your stomach in knots, voices at the table becoming raised, including your own. Nearly everyone experiences difficult conversations at work, whether with peers, managers, clients, or direct reports. We know they are difficult …

Employment

Don't Quit Your Day Job To Pursue Your Passion -- Here's What You Do Instead

If there’s one question that every aspiring entrepreneur asks themselves at some point (or many points) along their journey, it is whether or not they should quit their day job to pursue their passion full time.<p>In the last 16 years of my career, I’ve worked for large multinational institutions, …

Employment

Great Things Can Happen When You Break Out Of Your Comfort Zone | Inc.com

When I took a job in Warsaw, Poland in 1997, I really didn't know what I was getting into. I had never been overseas for an extended period of time before, didn't speak any foreign languages, except for some rudimentary Spanish and, truth be told, I didn't have any idea how to cope in a strange …

Eastern Europe

Being a Strategic Leader Is About Asking the Right Questions

If you asked the world’s most successful business leaders what it means to “be strategic,” how many different answers do you think you’d get? Consider this number: 115,800,000. It’s the number of unique links returned when I searched online for “strategic leadership.”<p>There’s a good reason for all …

Management

This 30-Day Fitness Challenge Will Make You Feel Like A Badass

Exercise four times per week, feel amazing, become a total boss.<p>View this post on Facebook