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Tonya And The Training Wheels: How Anticipatory Customer Service Builds Success And Loyalty

Tonya is a house attendant at The Inn At Palmetto Bluff, a strikingly picturesque inn-and-cottage institution nestled among ancient, Spanish moss-draped live oaks along the May River thirty minutes from Savannah.<p>What’s a house attendant? It’s the hospitality position that used to be called a …

Customer Service

Social Innovation Ideas (And A Career Tip) From Laurene Powell Jobs

Entrepreneurs deserve a better shot at financial success if they’re working on civic-minded projects, says Laurene Powell Jobs, the widow of Apple founder Steve Jobs. In an on-stage discussion Wednesday at Stanford, she shared her thinking on a wide range of issues, including the need for …

Silicon Valley

Startups: Let’s Talk About Depression

<i>Erik Torenberg is Product Hunt’s first hire. This article originally appeared on Medium.</i><p>Anxiety. Depression. Burnout.<p>We don’t really talk about it. Many people go through it, but most people suffer alone.<p>We want to kickstart a conversation in tech around stress and mental health, and to create a …

Mental Health

16 Entrepreneurial Books Successful CEOs Swear By

Browse through the business section at your local bookstore or favorite e-commerce site, and you’re sure to become inundated with a variety of …

Entrepreneurship

4 Steps to Creating Authentic Stories Your Customers Will Want to Read

Authentic stories help powerful brands make deep connections with customers. But that high-level principle creates real-world challenges for content …

The Surprising Amount Retirees Pull Out Of Savings

People! Why won’t they behave the way financial advisers and economists tell them to when it comes to their retirement and their money?<p>Last week, Merrill Lynch and Age Wave came out with a survey of retirees which found not only didn’t they all downsize when retiring, 30% who’ve moved since they …

Retirement

Inside the Psychology of Productivity | Inc.com

More practically, the rigid, reductive format of to-do lists is not optimal for the kinds of work done by leaders, says Teresa Amabile, a professor and director of research at Harvard Business School. "The really important things that don't generally have a specific deadline may be what you should …

Time Management

How Neuromarketing And The Science of Influence Will Change Marketing

Recent reports from Google expose the current state of internet advertising—56% of digital ads are not seen by humans, and only 50% of ads are viewable. Other reports have detailed bot fraud and URL masking, which no one anticipated ten years ago. Today’s 56% of digital ads not being seen isn’t any …

Digital Advertising

A Writer in the Family: On the Way We Pass Our Stories On

By Daniel Torday February 19, 2015<p>On History<p><i>On writers, glass, Pliny the Elder, and the way families pass on their stories.</i><p>Vesuvius in eruption.<p>Since I started writing, I have sought forebears who might have had literary aspirations. Were there writers in the family? My great-uncle György, who was …

Literature

4 Things U.S. Business Owners Can Learn From Their Counterparts Around The World

<i>By Raoul Davis</i><p>There’s a lot of advice out there for entrepreneurs, along with common misconceptions touted as conventional wisdom. In his book, “The Real Truth About Success: What the Top 1% Do Differently, Why They Won’t Tell You, and How You Can Do It Anyway,” <i></i>author Garrison Wynn reveals that the …

Detroit Auto Show

5 Ways to Unlock Your Team's Creative Powers | Inc.com

Any time you produce something new you are putting yourself and your reputation on the line.<p>The creative qualities needed to craft beautiful works of art are no different than the ones needed build a business. It all starts with taking risks and finding new ways to disrupt old ways of thinking.<p>At …

Creativity

A Formula to Stop You from Overcommitting Your Time

When I dive into time coaching clients’ schedules, I consistently discover that people misdiagnose themselves as having a “productivity” problem when, in fact, their bigger issue is an overcommitment problem. When they have committed to more external projects and personal goals and obligations than …

Major dietary guidelines report recommends decreasing meat consumption

For environmental benefits as well as to reduce chronic disease and obesity<p>A new report from the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee, the top panel of nutritionists in the country, has found that the American diet-- filled with way too much salt, sugar and saturated fat --is taking a serious toll …

Build Your Fantasy Kitchen with IKEA's New Sektion System

Drawers within drawers will up your organization game.<p>IKEA has unveiled its new SEKTION kitchen system, which allows customers to create customized layouts. And that doesn't mean you have to spend your entire weekend in a crowded store, overwhelmed and stress eating Swedish meatballs. Instead, the …

Tone Your ENTIRE Core in Just Two Moves

You can totally rock these Pilates-inspired exercises.<p>You may know Jen Widerstrom as one of the life-changing trainers on <i>The Biggest Loser</i>. Well, she's got some moves for you, too! Drop down and check out these strengthening Pilates-inspired moves, straight from <i>The</i> Women's Health <i>15-Minute Belly,</i> …

5 Time Management Tools to Tame Distractions

<i>Image credit: Flickr/edgeplot</i><p>We’re no stranger to daily distractions and frequent interruptions that constantly make us feel pulled in different …

The One Foolproof Combo That Gives You Perfect Beach House Style

Bright white and natural wood details create an inviting summer space. Here's how.<p>Bright white and natural wood details create an inviting summer space. Here's how.

Strength training fights belly fat better than aerobic training

Strength training fights belly fat better than aerobic training<p><b>Men who do strength training keep their fat percentage lower in the long term than men</b> …

Exercise

Americans Rank This as the No. 1 Skill to Get Ahead in Life

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>We're living in uncertain times. As average yearly incomes stagnate, the economy continues to sputter towards recovery, and we spend more and more time online, it feels natural to worry about the reality today's children will face when …

Late Again? How To Be On Time In The Morning

<i>Emily Hutchinson, Houzz Contributor</i><p>Being the person who is consistently running late is not a great personal trait. I should know; I’m one of them! Developing naughty morning habits that keep people waiting, fail to impress the boss and make you miss important appointments — these are all classic …

Time Management

Make it Modern: Fresh Ways to Think About Curtains

Curtains do so much more than control the amount of natural light that enters a room. They are a key decorating layer that can also make a room feel …

Small Spaces

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We know: You're a busy entrepreneur who doesn't have time to pay attention to something so frivolous as New York Fall 2015 Fashion Week.<p>Still, you may not need to get all couture in the office but you do need to look polished and put together. With that goal in mind, we scoured the runways looking …

Clothing

9 Secrets of a Productive Morning Routine | Inc.com

Productivity is a hot topic right now. We're all looking for productivity hacks to help us become more efficient with the limited time and energy we have available to us. But is there anything we can do first thing in the morning--before the workday even officially starts--to become more energetic, …

Time Management

30 Simple Habits To Help You Work Well With Others

The phrase “Must work well with others” is so commonly found on job descriptions for open positions that it gets ignored almost completely. And yet it’s not simply text placed there to fill space, nor is it an empty request–it’s a threat. If you don’t work well with others, you’re going to get …

Self-help

How to Focus On What Matters as an Entrepreneur

Starting a business is a mind game. Like an Olympic athlete, a chess grand master, or a Wimbledon tennis pro, you're competing, performing, and using all your mental powers to achieve success.<p>You have to think like a startup in order to be a successful startup. And how do you think like a startup? …

Business Strategy

How Boosting Female Entrepreneurship Will Fuel Economic Growth

Want to fuel economic growth? Support female entrepreneurs.<p>Encouraging more women-led startups can have as much positive impact on U.S. economic growth as the entry of women into the labor force during the 20th century, according to a November 2014 report by <b></b>the Kauffman Foundation, Sources of …

Women Entrepreneurs

13 Ways to Rethink the Foot of Your Bed

(Image credit: Home Life)<p>When designing your bedroom, don't forget to address the foot of the bed. It's up-front-and-center, prime real estate that …

Small Spaces

5 Mindfulness Techniques That Will Improve Your Relationships and Make You a Better Leader | Inc.com

Greater mindfulness can make you a much more effective leader. It will give you better insight on both employees and customers, and help you make better decisions. That advice comes from Charles Francis, author of <i>Mindfulness Made Simple: Your Guide to Finding True Inner Peace</i> and director of the …

Mindfulness

7 Surprising Ways To Boost Your Memory

Feeling forgetful? Your posture and the fact that you insist on walking through doorways could be to blame.<p>Memory is a tricky thing. Why is it hard to recall what you had for lunch yesterday, yet singing the theme song from Gilligan’s Island presents no problem? The reason some things stick and …