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16 Productivity Tools Useful for Every Entrepreneur

6 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Productivity is the name of the game for entrepreneurs. The good news is that there are thousands of amazing software applications out there, designed to make your life easier. The bad news is that you don’t have time to try …

Project Management

Should You Always Promote From Within Your Company?

4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If you don’t have excellent people in the correct roles, it’s nearly impossible to develop a great offering and serve your customers well. That’s why it’s critical to establish a culture of advancement and give top performers …

Human Resources

How to Bridge the Communications Gender Gap -- From Both Sides

5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When it comes down to it, age sometimes matters. People of different generations can have varying preferences and perspectives on many aspects of life. This can be particularly pronounced when it comes to the way they …

Text Messaging

Mum Starts Plane Brawl With Passengers Who Told Her Baby To 'Shut Up'

A four-person brawl broke out on an Air China flight from Chongqing to Hong Kong on Thursday, reports say.<p>The fight started at 26,500 feet when two …

Nigel Farage Defends Use Of Words 'Chinky' And 'Poofter'

Nigel Farage has defended the use of the word "chinky", after a Ukip parliamentary candidate was forced to quit for using the term to describe a …

14 Most Creative Works Of Art Of 2014

Art is no longer only the domain of the professional artist. With the likes of Photoshop and Freshpaint allowing anyone the chance to make their …

Bad boy Uber is flawed but, admit it, we're all addicted

It has been a dark week for taxi app Uber but Emma Barnett explains why we can't get enough of transport's bad boy<p>Tis the season to be merry and stumble home in the wee hours. Usually this means a scramble for the last Tube or a smelly night bus home. But not this year. I’m rocking taxis all over …

U.S. swimmer Phelps sentenced to 18 months probation for drunken driving

BALTIMORE (Reuters) - American swimmer Michael Phelps, the most decorated Olympian of all time, pleaded guilty on Friday to driving under the influence of alcohol and received 18 months of supervised probation and a one-year suspended jail sentence.<p>Michael Phelps swims 1:58.74 in a 200m individual …

Google+ Can Now Automatically Make Your Videos Look Better

For almost two years now, Google has been automatically enhancing the photos you upload to Google+; starting today it will do (almost) the same with videos, too.<p>It won’t do this automatically, though. Instead, whenever Google now thinks it can improve a video you upload, a banner will appear in the …

Households to pay new £11 energy bill levy to keep the lights on

Government awards £990m in subsidies for new scheme to keep lights on from 2018 but experts warn policy could backfire and increase the risk of blackouts before then<p>Consumers will pay an £11.40 annual energy bill levy to help keep the lights on from 2018, ministers have announced, amid fears the …

Move over burrito, bibimbap and biriani, it's all about creamed cod roe

Fan of The Killing? Try a lingonberry. Here's how Scandinavian cuisine, like television's Nordic Noir, is invading our shores<p>Smoked kelp. Lingonberries. Fermented Baltic sea herring. Creamed cod roe paste. These are just some of the weird and wonderful Scandinavian foods that are brought to these …

Israel launches air strikes against targets in Gaza

Raid - the first since truce between Israel and Hamas ending summer conflict - follows launch of a rocket from Palestinian territory<p>Israeli war planes struck targets in Gaza late on Friday night, in the first air strikes since the August truce that ended a 50-day conflict.<p>The planes were in action …

How online touts use 'bots' to grab tickets the second they go on sale

It's a disappointment thousands of music and sporting fans will have faced: you're ready with credit card in hand the minute tickets go on sale for a …

How much longer can traditional estate and lettings agents survive?

With the likes of easyProperty and Emoov hot on their heels, high-charging agents could be in peril – and a good thing too<p>How much would a tenant have to pay to secure a £1,000-a-month flat through estate agents Foxtons? A total of £420, while the landlord would have to pay another £2,448 for …

Adonis Stevenson vs. Dmitry Sukhotsky: Preview and Prediction for Title Fight

Friday night in Quebec City, Adonis Stevenson defends the WBC light heavyweight title against Dmitry Sukhotsky. Stevenson is also the lineal light heavyweight champion, but his thunder in the division was definitely stolen when Sergey Kovalev unified all three of the other major belts by defeating …

The New Era of Time Management

Era 1 time-management thinking was all about efficiency.<p>It was predicated on the idea of doing things faster. All things being equal, efficiency is good, but there is a limitation to efficiency that gives it a point of diminishing returns as a time-management strategy.<p>No matter how efficient we …

Time Management

6 Ways to Go Above and Beyond the Average Work Retreat

5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The most productive time of the year for a company doesn’t have to be in the office. An off-site retreat can reaffirm a shared mission and give rise to new ways of thinking. That’s why employees at my company, ZenPayroll, go on …

Employment

This Is How Uber's 'Surge Pricing' Works

The backlash against Uber’s surge pricing in the midst of an Australian hostage crisis on Monday was swift and decisive.<p>Uber riders in Sydney started …

Transportation

Can my sister-in-law dodge estate agent’s fees if she makes a private sale?

<b>Q</b> My sister-in-law and her husband are in the process of selling their house. They recently had a viewing through their estate agent, after which the house viewer offered to buy their home in a private transaction for £121,000, as he could not meet their minimum price of £123,000. By doing this …

How do Apple, Google and Amazon avoid UK tax? – video

Huge US technology companies such as Google, Amazon and Apple sell millions of pounds worth of products and services in the UK – but pay very little tax. How do they get away with it? And can chancellor George Osborne really hope to recoup more in corporation tax from international companies adept …