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To grow your company and make millions, start working four days a week

Is it possible for an entire company to work a four-day week, grow revenue by 120% per year and do millions of dollars in yearly sales?<p>Yes.<p>At Treehouse, the online school I founded in 2010, we figured out how.<p>We work a 4-day week, and in just 32 hours per week, here’s what we’ve been fortunate to …

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100 Best Websites For Entrepreneurs

We’ve searched high and low to bring you the first annual list of FORBES 100 Best Websites For Entrepreneurs. Whether you’re seeking advice on raising capital, scaling your business or looking for general industry insight, these sites are worth reading.<p>The picks here are arranged in no specific …

Payment leaders: NFC and digital wallets are overhyped, Asia will lead innovation (while Europe lags behind)

What will the payments industry look like over the next few years? A new report from the Payments Innovation Jury, an anonymous group of 25 industry leaders, aims to answer that question.<p>A poll of the group shows that 60 percent believe near-field communication (NFC) payment technology won’t live …

Airbnb Could Teach You a Lot About Customer Service | Inc.com

Airbnb recently beefed up its customer service staff with a team of 50 investigative agents who track down guests who abuse their hosts' generosity.<p>The move came after the company got tired of seeing its brand name associated with a tiny number of horror stories, in which people's homes are trashed …

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How can we provide better customer service? Create software that lets customers serve each other

Advertisement<p>23 Comments<p>Credit: Nomad_Soul/Shutterstock<p>Recently I was asked a question following a presentation that suddenly made me realize social …

The technology that's transforming gardening

<b>With the holiday weekend coming up and the weather (hopefully?) taking a turn for the better, many of us may start feeling a bit green-fingered and turn our attentions to a spot of gardening.</b><p>Special Report: The Technology of BusinessTech finds profit in poo in DubaiBringing Lebanon's designers …

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Airware, which puts the brains in drones, nets $10.7M in funding led by Andreessen Horowitz

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Drones, or unmanned, aircraft are already used in military intelligence operations; Airware is betting that they will be big …

Elevatr Is A Mobile-First Tool For Startup Business Plan Creation

Serial entrepreneur with too many ideas rattling around in your head? Then you’re going to like this one: a new mobile app called Elevatr will help you keep track of your inspirations, as well as develop a business model, in order to turn your passing thoughts into plans actually worth pursuing …

Docurated Is An Enterprise Service To Search And Collect The Data You Need From Your Files

Docurated is a enterprise tool targeted towards enterprise users — it is publicly launching onstage at Disrupt NY. It aggregates all your documents in one place, turning them into a beautiful searchable and customizable database. Docurated will now provide Dropbox integration as well.<p>“We don’t need …

Traveling Abroad? EatWith Wants To Help You Break Bread With The Locals In Their Own Homes

<i>Nothing</i> makes traveling to a new land more amazing than befriending a local or two. Meet the right person — someone outgoing, with knowledge of the locale — and it’s like punching in a cheat code. You’ll do better things, see better places, all while avoiding the generic tourist junk. But finding …

Banks shunned as SMEs and investors turn to peer-to-peer finance

Britain’s small businesses are turning to peer-to-peer (P2P) lending platforms to raise capital, and the majority say that they won’t go back to …

PromiseUP Launches To Gamify Your Promises So That You’ll Keep Them

PromiseUp, a new iOS app that sees its full launch today, has a simple but rather lofty mission: To make people keep their promises, and ultimately, make the world a better place. It hopes to achieve this with a mixture of social and gamification in which users earn (or lose) virtual currency …

Mobile apps: Do not forget about HTML5!

Earlier this week, LinkedIn released updates to its app across Apple’s iOS and Google’s Android. Usually, this wouldn’t be news. Apps get updated all …

Friends spark a revolution to change money

The Network: TransferWise aims to disrupt the banking world with a cheaper way to exchange money, reports Andrew Cave.<p>The business TransferWise began with a simple exchange of <b>currency</b> between two Estonians in London with contrasting needs.<p>Now, the firm is aiming to become a global business by …

85 Top Responsive Web Design Tools

As the mobile market continues to grow, demand for responsive website design intensifies. This has introduced a new set of tools, 10 of which we've …

7 Responsive Design Tips to Revamp Your Workflow

Responsive design is rapidly becoming the new standard in our industry, along with its evolving carousel of best practices, platforms and tools. The …

How The Best Entrepreneurs Compete On Price

<i>Some 30 years ago, I began work on my first book:</i> <i></i><b>Sweat Equity</b><i>:</i> What it Really Takes to Build America’s Best Small Companies. <i>I thought it would be fun to go back and revisit some of the lessons that my co-author Geoffrey N. Smith and I came up with, the ones that have stood the test of time.</i><p><i>Here, is</i> …