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The No. 1 Rule in Sales Is to Forget What You've Been Taught About Sales | Inc.com

Like many people who graduate with a degree in sociology, my first official job after university was in sales.<p>Traveling and meeting small-business owners throughout the U.S., Canada, and Australia was an incredible experience that helped to expand my skills and mindset.<p>Our potential clients always …

Selling

The Ultimate Guide To Being A Morning Person

1. Do your squats while brushing your teeth<p><b>This article was originally published on</b> Healthline<b>.</b><p><i>Beep! Beep! Beep!</i> Your alarm goes off. Panic! You’ve overslept and pressed the snooze button one too many times. Now, all you can do is struggle to find the energy to get out of bed.<p>Every morning is the …

22 Years Ago, Steve Jobs Said 1 Thing Separates People Who Achieve From Those Who Only Dream | Inc.com

Steve Jobs set extremely high expectations. He challenged other people to work harder, work longer, and do <i>more</i> -- sometimes more than they thought was possible.<p>Jobs was ... well, let's just say that Steve Jobs was demanding.<p>But he also believed in the power of asking.<p>I've never found anybody that …

Self-improvement

SaaS vs PaaS vs IaaS: What’s The Difference and How To Choose

While the cloud is an extremely hot topic from small businesses all the way to global enterprises, it is still a pretty broad concept that covers a …

5 Financial Milestones You Should Hit Before Turning 30

And they're simple, too.<p>For many of us, 30 looms like a terrifying deadline. It’s when a lot of people ask themselves: <i>Am I financially secure? Am I</i> …

Infographic: 5 Markets Amazon Is Charging Into

Conglomerates went out of fashion in the 80′s and 90′s thanks to a spate of asset stripping. Now they’re back in vogue thanks to the high-flying ambitions of tech companies like Facebook, Google and Amazon, who all seem to be entering markets you’d never have predicted a decade ago. Amazon, which …

eCommerce

Amazon innovation chief: 'We are failing and will continue to fail'

Amazon's vice president for global innovation policy and communications, Paul Misener, gave the keynote speech at Retail Week's tech conference in London this week, telling the assembled retailers what they can learn from the ecommerce giant's growth.<p>Misener, who has been with Amazon for over 15 …

How This Singaporean Startup Generated $12.9M In Only 8 Months

Online ads are dead. Right?<p>Tell that to Kosuke Sogo. His company, AdAsia Holdings, has expanded into nine countries and generated over US$12.9million in revenue in only eight months. On top of that, the company received US$12 million in Series A funding, the most for an ad tech company in Southeast …

Marketing

Google might kill URLs in mobile search and ruin things for everyone

Our own Napier Lopez spotted an odd change in Google’s search service on Android today: search results don’t include URLs like they used to. Instead, they only display the page’s title, a thumbnail of a featured image from the site, and a blurb.<p>It isn’t clear if Google is merely running a test or …

Machine learning comes to your browser via JavaScript

There’s now a JavaScript library for executing neural networks inside a webpage, using the hardware-accelerated graphics API available in modern web …

7 Reasons Salespeople Don’t Close the Deal

Pretend that you’re an experienced buyer who has met with hundreds of business-to-business salespeople. What percentage of them would you say are excellent, good, average, or poor?<p>According to a new study of more than 230 buyers, 12% of salespeople are excellent, 23% good, 38% average, and 27% poor.<p>…

TensorFlow Tutorial For Beginners

<i>Originally published at</i> <i>https://www.datacamp.com/community/tutorials/tensorflow-tutorial</i><p>Deep learning is a subfield of machine learning that is a set …

4 Methods B2B Marketers Can Use To Generate Deeper Customer Insight

In dozens of conversations I’ve had with experts at IBM, Gartner, Sirius Decisions, Forrester, and others, one common theme has emerged: B2B marketing has become more dynamic, challenging, and sophisticated. Many experts suggest that while in the past, B2B marketers could learn a lot from B2C …

Customer Experience

PB129: How to Create Your Facebook Advertising - 3 Types of Ads to Consider

Darren: Hi there, it’s Darren from ProBlogger here. Welcome to Episode 129 of the ProBlogger Podcast. Today, we’re going to talk about Facebook …

How To Apply Psychology To Design An Optimized Landing Page

As a digital marketer, you know that landing pages are essential for creating great first impressions and generating leads for each marketing …

What Every Entrepreneur Can Learn From Snapchat‘s Leaked Pitch Deck

I was very lucky to come across this pitch deck used by Snapchat back in 2014. To provide some background, Snapchat is a photo messaging app that …

10 Rules for a great startup idea

Share91<p>Tweet<p>Share231<p>+114<p>Shares 336<p><i>Get our latest app for startup stories, news, ideas, research and analysis.</i> <i>Install Now »</i><p>Even though it’s trendy in …

Entrepreneurship

IN THEIR OWN WORDS: 13 startups explain why they failed

Some go out in dramatic implosions that leave people without jobs overnight. Some just face a slow decline until they stop.<p>The reasons startups fail are as varied as what they're working on, but thanks to a new genre of "startup post-mortems" we can take a look at some of the reasons companies say …

3 Powerful Steps to Write Your Brand Story | Inc.com

<i>John Cinquina, an Entrepreneurs' Organization (EO) member from Perth, Australia, is the CEO of Red Meets Blue Branding--a brand strategy agency--and the author of</i> Build Great Brands<i>. We asked him about the best way to craft your own brand's story and why it will be valuable. Here's what he had to</i> …

Marketing

Five SEO Strategies To Consider When Sales Are Stagnant

It’s normal for your business to experience occasional sales slumps or down times. Whether it’s caused by seasonal changes or unexpected economic trends, you need to find the source of the problem in order to fix it.<p>One reason your sales might be falling: your SEO marketing efforts are lagging …

Marketing

Silicon Valley Legend Creates Pitch Deck Template For Entrepreneurs

Peter Thiel cofounded Paypal with Elon Musk and Max Levchin in 1998. They sold this company to eBay in a deal worth over $1B. He then founded several …

7 essential steps to help you build a winning startup strategy

You have a great idea for a business and are rightly excited to get going. There is so much to do that you can hardly sleep at night. You are thinking of all the plans and steps that you must complete, like securing financing, setting up a website, hiring your first employees… the list goes on and …

How to Raise Capital as a Solo Founder

<i>I've played a role in founding three startups, but I'd never tackled the trials of fundraising until Roomi. Within a year, I raised $2 million.</i><p>Convincing someone to invest in your brainchild is one of the biggest challenges a founder faces, and solo founders are often perceived by investors as an …

3 disastrous HR mistakes your startup should avoid at all costs

The first few years of any startup are generally characterized by long hours, cramped workspaces, shoestring budgets, and skeleton teams.<p>In a scene closely resembling a beehive, individuals and divisions scramble around each other, totally focused on their individual goals and deadlines.<p>“75% of …

The Difference Between Customer Experience And User Experience

In short, customer experience encompasses all interactions a person has with your brand. Customer experience is measured in overall experience, likelihood to continue use, and likelihood to recommend to others. User experience deals with people interacting with your product and the experience they …

Customer Experience

Where Venture Capital is Heading: the Newest Frontier | Inc.com

You don't have to pack a suitcase of cash (large bills) like Midas-list investor Jenny Lee when she opened up China. Today, the big frontier for disruptive technologies is the American backyard, according to the latest numbers released by Pitchbook and City National Bank. Between 2014 and 2015, the …

Venture Capital

An angel investor who's helped start over 100 companies reveals the No. 1 thing he looks for in entrepreneurs

Cockiness, sheepishness, inexperience, idealism — just to name a few.<p>It's considerably harder to figure out which characteristics <i>attract</i> investors and make them believe in the entrepreneur's business idea.<p>Even David Rose, a serial entrepreneur and an angel investor who's either founded or funded …

7 Red Flags: Is The Startup You're Considering About To Fail?

Angel investors have many techniques for selecting the most promising startups to invest in. But sometimes, we still get caught on a sinking ship. When that happens, it’s important to take action quickly. That’s why I was intrigued when I read Alejandro Cremades’ book, <i>The Art of Startup …

Venture Capital

To understand how the $60bn company is taking over the world, you need to stop thinking about cars<p>Every week in London, 30,000 people download Uber to their phones and order a car for the first time. The technology company, which is worth $60bn, calls this moment “conversion”. Uber has deployed its …

Transportation

7 Maps That Will Change How You Think About Global Politics

The ways we look at geopolitics are hopelessly out of date. Military might and the power of nation-states aren’t what they used to be. Now it’s all about who’s the most connected.<p>Power in the 21st century means something very different than it did even a few decades ago. Military might, territory, …

Geography