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Sales Tips for Entrepreneurs: 8 Ways to Get Real | Inc.com

When was the last time someone shouted "buy, buy, buy!" at you and you went ahead and bought whatever it was the lunatic was trying to sell you?<p>That's what I thought. Force is not an effective sales tactic.<p>I know I won't buy anything from someone unless I trust the person. Whether you're pitching …

4 Essential Role Players You Want On Your Business Team

Do you have a mentor, accountability partner, confidant and evangelist on your business team?<p>“Nobody has ever before asked the nuclear family to live …

8 Key Focus Elements Will Attract Startup Investors

One of the most common failures I see in startups is lack of focus. Unfocused entrepreneurs boast that their new technology will generate multiple disruptive products for consumers as well as enterprises around the world. Investors hear this as trying to do too many things with limited resources, …

How To See What Others Don't (In Order To Increase Your Chances of Success)

Seeing What Others Don’t is not only the title of new book by Gary Klein, it is also a mantra that can make you successful.<p>Let’s deal with the book first and then my assertion.<p>Although I have never met him, I have been a fan of Klein for years. He is a very smart guy who is a senior scientist at …

How To Be A Real Leader - Even When You're In A Fake Environment

I just read a post here on Forbes, Is Authentic Executive Presence an Oxymoron? The author, Kristi Hedges, says, in effect, <i>“I hope not, and I don’t think so – but it’s tough.”</i><p>I agree. It <i>is</i> hard to be authentic as an executive: there are many forces pushing you to be guarded, even deceptive; to …

The Importance Of Understanding The Demographic Profiles Of Your Target Market

You have laid all the groundwork for your product, implemented penetrative marketing strategies and even reduced your price points to rope in more …

Behind The United State Of Pop: An Amazing Mashup Of The 25 Biggest Songs of 2012

DJ Earworm talks about how he creates his annual “United State of Pop” mashup of the 25 biggest songs of the year, and why 2012 ruled.<p>Every December since 2007, anyone wondering what the preceding 12 months of music sounded like needed look in only one place: DJ Earworm’s “United State of Pop” …

Are you stuck? (Hope is not a strategy.)

Some churches (or people) are stuck because they fail to get perspective. They are afraid to acknowledge their current condition.<p>Some churches (or …

How I Learned To Stop Comparing Myself To Others, And Love My Own Ideas

That last bragging tweet by a talented so-and-so got you down? Jealous of a competitor’s Facebook status update? It’s time to step away from the social media, forget about forces you can’t control, and concentrate on only one thing: being the best you realistically can be.<p>When I first started my …

Starting Business Challenges and How to Solve Them

Starting a new business is never as easy or as simple as one might think. Failure is a real probability with any new business, many within the first …

The Smartest Leaders Make Their Own Opportunities

We all know no one posts the best jobs. The really juicy positions usually get handed around like a treasured prize within social networks. Maybe you’ll see a notice on LinkedIn, or a posting on your alumni listserv — but probably not. The most exciting jobs have an infinite number of aspirants, so …

The Great Business Book Purge | Inc.com

Two weeks ago, I dumped more than 300 business books.<p>“Dumped” sounds harsh. The purge wasn’t as bloody as all that. Many were unbound galleys stamped with dire warnings not to quote, reproduce, or distribute. I’m very cautious about such matters (in accordance with the FBI’s no-exhibition rule I …

Five Easy Ways for First Time Entrepreneurs to Increase Productivity

When you’re starting your own company for the first time, you experience many ups and downs and go through big changes, both good and bad. You no …

5 Lessons Every Startup Founder Should Learn

No matter your education, founding a company is going to school you. Take these lessons to heart before you get hit with the books.<p>Your idea is probably not new<p>There are very few new ideas. Whatever idea you have come up with, someone else is already working on it, because most ideas and companies …

What Inspiring Leaders Do

What do top executives want from their leaders? IBM recently asked this question of 1,700 CEOs in 64 countries. The three leadership traits that most mattered were the ability to focus intensely on customer needs, the ability to collaborate with colleagues — and the ability to inspire.<p>Our own …

What Successful People Do With The First Hour Of Their Work Day

Many successful people schedule themselves a kind of grown-up home room at the start of every day. You should, too–here’s how.<p>Remember when you used to have a period at the beginning of every day to think about your schedule, catch up with friends, maybe knock out a few tasks? It was called home …

President Obama: 'Trayvon Martin Could Have Been Me'

In a deeply personal reflection on race, President Obama today said the African-American community is frustrated and pained by the acquittal of …

How To Schedule Your Day For Peak Creative Performance

Are you a certified organizational ninja? It’s okay, nobody is–so steal this idea from career kickstarter Amber Rae, who shares her “Work, Play, Fit, Push” framework for getting things done while staying inspired.<p>About four years ago I started working for myself. I wanted the freedom and …

10 Traits of Great Leaders (and Their Followers) | Inc.com

Much is written and taught about becoming a great leader. Many strive for leadership and many actually become great. As Shakespeare said in <i>Twelfth Night</i>: "Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and others have greatness thrust upon them."<p>Whether acquired by birth or circumstance, certainly …

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#JusticeForTrayvon: The 36 Most Inspiring Moments Since The Trayvon Martin Verdict (PHOTOS)

George Zimmerman was acquitted Saturday in the murder of Florida teenager Trayvon Martin. In the wake of the jury's verdict, many were shocked and many more were angry.<p>Some took this anger and reacted with violence, but that has been the exception and not the rule. Instead, the overwhelming …

Holder speaks out against 'Stand Your Ground' laws after Zimmerman verdict

Attorney General Eric Holder took aim Tuesday at "Stand Your Ground"-style laws — such as the one that figured into the George Zimmerman case — saying they may encourage violence and "undermine public safety."<p>"It's time to question laws that senselessly expand the concept of self-defense and sow …

George Zimmerman trial: juror calls for change to 'stand your ground' laws

A member of the jury that found George Zimmerman not guilty in the shooting death of unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin called for changes in Florida's self-defence law, which she said gave jurors no option but to acquit the defendant.<p>The juror's statement adds to pleas from around the country …

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Eric Holder condemns self-defence laws in wake of George Zimmerman acquittal

Eric Holder, the US attorney general, launched an attack Tuesday on self-defence laws he said encouraged more violence, and used George Zimmerman's …