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Make Your Team Feel Powerful

Research has shown that helping others feel more powerful can boost productivity, improve performance, and leave employees feeling more satisfied on the job. A study conducted by Yona Kifer of Tel Aviv University and published in Psychological Science found that employees were 26% more satisfied in …

Why the Right Board of Directors is Critical to Your Nonprofit's Success

<i>The following excerpt is from The Staff of Entrepreneur Media, Inc. & Corbin Collins’ book</i> Start Your Own Nonprofit Organization, 2nd Edition<i>. Buy it now from</i> Amazon | Barnes & Noble | IndieBound<p>Starting a nonprofit requires creating a board of directors that oversees the operation of the …

The Big Problem With Small-Business Websites (Infographic) | Inc.com

Your customers today expect to be able to go online and easily find information about your company as well as ways that they interact with you. For many small businesses, however, this isn't the case. The infographic below, created by Column Five Media for legal practice management software …

How to Start a Business Without Sacrificing Too Much | Inc.com

Twitter's CEO and co-founders have said that they won't sell stock when the lock-up ends on May 5. Why? It's not hard to guess. A sudden flood of shares hitting the market could send the stock price tumbling, and the company wants to keep a strong share value for possible acquisitions, adherence to …

Top 3 Small-Business Challenges And Solutions For 2014

For small businesses, 2014 is shaping up to be a year for recovery and reassessment.<p>Although the economy appears to be rallying, this is no time for complacency—it’s a good bet a few more bumps will appear along the road to recovery. Steering clear of those obstacles will require company owners to …

The Singular Secret For A Leader's Success: Self-Awareness

The National Advisory Council of a prestigious west coast business school was asked what single quality they thought would be most valuable for their graduates to acquire as they graduated. The answer was self-awareness.<p>I have found, however, that this term is interpreted in widely different ways. …

Beware the Next Big Thing

Where do new management practices come from? A few emerge fully formed from the minds of academics and consultants, but the vast majority come from corporate executives experimenting with new ideas in their own organizations. A case in point is the online retailer Zappos, which is replacing its …

The Quick and Dirty on Data Visualization

Displaying data can be a tricky proposition, because different rules apply in different contexts. A sales director presenting financial projections to a group of field reps wouldn’t visualize her data the same way that a design consultant would in a written proposal to a potential client.<p>So how do …

The financial risk you don’t even know you’re taking

It’s important to constantly seek to expand your human capital. Think of it as a form of investment.<p>How much are you worth?<p>No. Really. Between your job and what you contribute to society, how valuable are you? Many ponder the question, but even after reams of studies and philosophy courses, it is …

How Do You Optimize Facebook And Twitter Accounts?

Whether you need to promote your brand, share event pictures, connect with your clients or create a buzz, social media marketing is a necessity and …

Scared Someone Will Laugh at Your Ideas?

<i>Rahul Varshneya is the co-founder of</i> <i>Arkenea Technologies</i> <i>and a mobile strategy advisor. He can be contacted via Twitter</i> <i>@rahulvarshneya</i><i>.</i><p>Ever noticed that whenever Facebook implements a new design change on their website, just how many people crib and rant about the change?<p>Most people are habituated …

Data Gathering Habits For Epic Business Growth

<i>David Arnoux is Head of Growth and co-founder of Twoodo, helping your team organize itself using simple #hashtags.</i><p>A business whose true north is growth will know that collecting quantitative and qualitative data is critical. Organizing your company’s data and knowledge from the beginning is not …

Piggybacking: Marketing for The Age of The Network Effect

<i>Sangeet Paul Choudary is the author of the blog Platform Thinking. Patrick Vlaskovits is a NYT bestseller author and CEO of Superpowered.</i><p>Welcome to the age of the zero-dollar marketing startup. WhatsApp, and earlier Instagram, have officially become a permanent part of startup lore for having built …

Getting To $100M+ Revenue: Understanding The 3 Phases Of A Startup

<i>Mitchell Harper is the co-founder and co-CEO of Bigcommerce. He tweets at @mitchellharper.</i><p>In order to be successful as a first-time entrepreneur, it’s important to understand that as your business grows, what got you to where you are won’t necessarily keep moving you forward.<p>In his excellent book …

Stats: The Growing Power of Online Video

It’s no secret that video is a powerful form of online content, but just how powerful?<p>Shutterstock has collaborated with comScore to produce this video that showcases some of the key stats around the growth of online video consumption. For example, 190 million Americans (61 percent of the total …

Getty makes photo collection available to bloggers free of charge

Getty Images has announced that a new embedding feature launched on its website today will make some 35 million images available for non-commercial use to anyone who wants them. That means bloggers—even ones that get revenue from Google ads—can use Getty’s trove of stock images free of …

Keep Your Marketing on Track with Evernote

Posted by Joshua Zerkel on 10 Feb 2014<p>Every business needs to spend time marketing. Centralize marketing efforts in Evernote to help keep your team …

Who Cares If The Picture Is Yours? It’s On The Internet!

A friend of mine, an artist, recently had a picture from her Facebook profile end up on a stranger’s wall. She was not just outraged; she felt …

Hire Slow, Fire Fast

A lot of start-ups hire fast and fire slow. A bias for speed combined with the pressure for high growth drives many leaders to be quick to hire (“We need to fill this role <i>now</i>!”) but slow to remove underperforming employees because they’re busy and would rather put off the awkward, hard …

What's Holding You Back? 7 Reasons Your Business Isn't Growing.

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You may have a great product, outstanding customer service and a steady flow of customers, but if each year the numbers look the same, your business has stalled. This sort of predicament can only sustain a flat line in growth for so long …

5 Startups Giving It Their Best at SXSW

The road to SXSW glory is paved with good ideas, and this year is no different even if some of past festival standouts are not along for the ride. …

Starting a Business: 4 Ways to Be Intentional About Growth | Inc.com

In the early days of a startup, you should have a one-track mind: Everything you do is helping to build your company.<p>"Honestly, everything is selling. Everything is marketing, everything is support when you're at an early stage," Toutapp CEO Tawheed Kader said at a Senator Club Meetup Thursday …

How to Manage Someone You Don’t Like

Everybody complains about incompetent bosses or dysfunctional co-workers, but what about irritating direct reports? What should you do if the person you manage drives you crazy? If the behavior is a performance issue, there’s a straightforward way to address what’s irking you — but what do you do …

Simon Sinek: How Extraordinary Leaders Evolve | Inc.com

<i>Simon Sinek doesn't have the second-most-watched TED talk for nothing.</i> <i>His speech on "How great leaders inspire action," based on his signature concept of starting with "why," is currently at more than 11.5 million views. (Sinek later distilled his TED talk into this briefer video for Inc.) But the</i> …

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