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How I Knew the Company I Started Was About to Fail | Inc.com

<i>As a CEO, what's it like to know your company is doomed? originally appeared on Quora -</i> <i>the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world</i>.<p><b>Answer by Eric Mayefsky, Head of Data Science at Quora, on Quora:</b><p><b>As a CEO, what's it like to know your</b> …

startups

8 killer ground rules for meetings that make people compete to be there

We’ve all been in meetings where we check our watches. Our time is valuable. A well-run meeting makes people feel they are a part of progress – not …

Treadmills

3 Bad Leadership Traits You Need to Overcome When You Become a CEO

Though your career might've taken a giant step forward, there's still plenty of (personal) work to be done.<p>5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You've made it. After all your hard work, you've climbed your way to the top of the corporate ladder to become the CEO of …

Leadership

4 Tactics to Create Organizational Change That Sticks

To do what you've never done, you'll need to think in ways you've never thought.<p>The hardest part of managing change is not convincing people that it's necessary or even getting the ball rolling. It's ensuring change sticks and sustaining the required behavioral shifts after implementation.<p>No matter …

Employee Engagement

How These Startups are Digitizing Car Maintenance

Using analytics and IoT, these startups are bringing about a difference<p>8 min read<p>You're reading Entrepreneur India, an international franchise of Entrepreneur Media.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>At roughly $20-30 billion, as per various estimates, the opportunity at …

What Amazon Gets About Customers (That You Probably Don't)

The surprising thing? It's so crazy simple.<p>Let's say you order a PlayStation on Amazon, as a Christmas present for your son. This was delivered to your doorstep; your neighbor signed for it, and left it on your front porch.<p>But then it mysteriously vanished. Now you have to fork out a few hundred …

Customer Experience

7 Traits you Need in an Employee to Really Help You Build Your Business

Entrepreneurs working alone can quickly find their shortcomings, but often look in the wrong places to find the real help they need.<p>As an advisor to startups, and a mentor to many aspiring entrepreneurs, I'm still surprised at the number who are determined to go at it alone. Even worse, when they …

Entrepreneurship

One Thing Coca-Cola, Geico and Under Armour Are Doing That Every Company Should Do Today

Copy these highly successful content marketing strategies to build your billion-dollar brand.<p>5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Billion-dollar brands inspire us; they give us the proof that "the sky isn't the limit." They raise the bar and help move us to bigger …

Marketing

Dear Every Company in America: Please Stop Answering Your Phone Like This (and Do This Instead)

We know why some companies make the wrong choices. Don't be like them!<p>Talking on the phone: it's the worst, right? But sometimes, when when you're trying to get customer service from a big company, there's no substitute for talking with a real person.<p>Yet, many companies go out of their way to make …

Customer Service

How To Make Your Small Business Sound BIG

It’s Sunday night. You’re a small business owner, and you haven’t yet invested in marketing automation. That means you can’t deliver triggered …

Is Your Business Prepared for a Cyber Attack? (Infographic)

Half of all cyber attacks happen to small businesses.<p>1 min read<p>From phishing to malware, there are a number of ways hackers are breaking into our online data. And for entrepreneurs, not only is their personal data in danger, so is their business's. Half of all cyber attacks happen to small …

Cyber-attacks

10 Ridiculously Simple Business Tips That Will Help You Beat Your Competition

TeroVesalainen / Pixabay<p>Business can be brutal because… well, that’s business!<p>For every success you have in growing your market share, another …

Customers

Facebook Is the Best Tech Company to Work For. An Executive Says These 5 Culture Traits Are Why

Despite the rapid ascension to $500 Billion, Facebook never lost sight of this vital concern.<p>Facebook's rise has been staggering to witness -- from a college dorm room to a publicly traded company with a valuation of $500 billion, 20,658 employees, and 2.01 billion monthly users. Facebook has …

Employment

15 startups to watch and what their value proposition can teach your business

Travel startups go back to the days of Web 1.0. And just when you think that you’ve seen it all in travel sites and apps, here comes Lola. Lola is part of a new breed of intelligent agent-powered services that combines artificial intelligence and human power to provide personalized, concierge-like …

Startups

7 Effective Ways to Run Your Small Business like a Big Business CEO

Business individuals who think less like entrepreneurs, and more like big brands and their CEOs have a good shot at making long haul progress. We …

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The Ultimate Guide for Creating Powerful Landing Pages for Your Brand

You need effective landing pages that convert as much as you need a worthwhile product or service. Without a great landing page, all your brilliant …

This free typeface is perfect for adding placeholder text to your wireframes

Wireframing is an integral part of the design process in building web and mobile apps, and speed is key to getting your ideas on to the drawing board. That’s why it makes sense to ditch all the standard ‘lorem ipsum’ dummy text and go with Flow.<p>This free typeface, created by Shopify designer Dan …

49 Best Chrome Extensions Productive Managers Can’t Do Without

If you’re like me, your browser is at the center of your work.<p>I’m a Chrome user, and I was sold initially on their <b>minimal design and layout</b>, along …

All you need to automate your hydroponic grow system

Introducing the Seedo, the world’s first fully-automated hydroponic grow system designed to specifically grow cannabis. Seedo is designed for the …

Aquaponics

The 5 Most Important Questions to Ask Yourself When at a Crossroads

Are you facing a big decision? Are you stuck in a difficult spot? Answering these 5 questions will lead you to your best outcome.<p>A close colleague is wrestling with the fact that his business partnership is literally sucking the life out of him. He launched his company several years ago with a …

Leadership

Prawn white spot disease: What is it? - ABC Rural - ABC News

Prawn industry in crisis<p>White spot disease (WSD) found in Queensland prawns is highly contagious, lethal to crustaceans and has reduced prawn farm …

17 Android 7.0 Nougat features you need to know

Co-Founder Agreement Sample

A Co-Founder Agreement is a contract between the Co-Founders of a business, setting out the ownership, initial investments and responsibilities of …

CO-FOUNDER’S AGREEMENT: Things you should look out for while entering into a co-founders agreement

Company founders, at a very early stage of business, in fact even before incorporation, should enter into an agreement which governs the nature and …

Why Does Your Startup Need A Founders’ Agreement?

Have you ever longed to stop being a part of the rat race and be your own boss? Ever wanted your name to go down in the history of entrepreneurial …