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How to Write a Résumé That Stands Out

The resume: there are so many conflicting recommendations out there. Should you keep it to one page? Do you put a summary up top? Do you include personal interests and volunteer gigs? This may be your best chance to make a good first impression, so you’ve got to get it right.<p><b>What the Experts Say</b> …

Yes, things are hot in startup land, but this ain’t no dot-com bubble

Earlier this week, prominent venture capitalist Bill Gurley sent a warning shot across the startup industry, noting that burn rates at venture-backed …

The Most Powerful Person In Tech At Every Age

From Marissa Mayer's two-year-old son Macallister to 95-year-old VC Henry Hillman, it's clear that influence in tech comes in all ages, shapes, and sizes.<p>We've compiled a list of the most powerful people in tech at nearly every age, considering factors like the person's sphere of influence, clout, …

33 Books Every Entrepreneur Should Read

And it doesn't come with a manual.<p>Luckily, there's a multitude of excellent books from founders, VCs, and CEOs who have been through it all.<p>Here's a collection of some of the best books on management, leadership, and entrepreneurship for anyone from seasoned entrepreneurs to those just starting out.<p>…

Self-improvement

Wall Street: How Bull Markets Turn Into Bubbles Before Bursting

<i>Disclosure: I own shares of QQQ</i><p>“THE STOCK MARKET—the daytime adventure serial of the well-to-do—would not be the stock market if it didn’t have its ups and downs,” writes John Brooks <i>in Business Adventures</i>.<p>That has certainly been the case with Wall Street in 2014, with S&P500 (NYSE:SPY), the NASDAQ …

Luxury Dating App Touts Itself as Tinder for the 1%

Here's a story that somehow isn't from <i>The Onion.</i> A new dating app called Luxy has introduced itself with quite bold aplomb -- its press release touts …

7 Mistakes Entrepreneurs Make on LinkedIn

LinkedIn calls itself the “World’s Largest Professional Network” and it has established itself as one of the three biggest must-play properties on …

Things Entrepreneurs Didn't Worry About 10 Years Ago

Startup founders had a lot less to worry about back in the good ol’ days of 2004 says inc. Here’s a list of what’s new since then.<p><b>1. iOS versus</b> …

SolarCity Offers Its First Home Solar Loan

SolarCity on Wednesday launched its first residential solar loan that it’s structured to resemble a power purchase agreement, unlike conventional loans that are being rolled out by a small but growing number of its competitors.<p>The company, the largest residential solar installer in the country, …

89 Ways To Sign Off On An Email

A year ago I wrote a story called “57 Ways To Sign Off On An Email.” It surprised me by becoming one of my best-read stories, with more than 750,000 views to date. Since most of us are emailing more than ever and, I believe, still searching for the best ways to conclude our correspondence, I’m …

3 Smart Ways to Attract Recruiters to Your LinkedIn Profile

LinkedIn has revolutionized the recruiting world and made it easier than ever to reach out to job candidates directly, whether they’re actively or passively job hunting. With so many recruiters on LinkedIn, this is obviously welcome news to job seekers.<p>Well, at least some job seekers—the ones who …

What The Top 1% Of Software Engineers Do That The Other 99% Do Not

<i>Answer by Michael O. Church, functional programmer and machine learning engineer, on Quora</i><p>My first inclination was to disclaim, “I’m not top 1%, maybe top <i>N</i>%” where N is some slightly higher integer, because false precision makes great humble-brags. In reality, I have a hard time identifying “top …

This Woman Didn't Get Hired Because She Refused An Invasive Background Check

Two years ago, the Pacific Northwest College of Art offered novelist Lois Leveen a teaching job where she would help encourage critical thinking among students. The problem was the college did not want her to do too much critical thinking when it came to protecting her privacy.<p>The author of several …

The Most Important People to Network With

Digital Royalty founder Amy Jo Martin emphasizes the need for entrepreneurs to have a network of other entrepreneurs from whom they can solicit advice.

Entrepreneurship

7 Principles for Propelling Your Startup to Success

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Want a venture to succeed?<p>I developed seven principles that can help a startup improve its odds at success based on analysis of more than 1,500 public companies that I did for my book <i>Value Leadership</i>.<p>Companies that followed these …

Why Richard Branson Thinks Unlimited Vacation Time Is Awesome--and You Should Too | Inc.com

Richard Branson recently announced that the approximate 170 employees on his personal staff at Virgin may take as much time off as they like.<p>That's right, unlimited vacation time with no one keeping track. Sound a bit radical? Branson says it's simply humane.<p>"Treat people as human beings, give them …

The Workplace

6 Ways to Win at Demo Day | Inc.com

Last June, Startup Next held its pitch/demo in San Francisco while the Google Developer conference took place across the street at the Moscone Conference Center. The streets of San Francisco were alive as Google entertained the tech glitterati non-stop, with tech challenges during the day and with …

San Francisco

The Art of Rejection: Win Respect at Work by Saying 'No'

What I didn’t know earlier in my career was that it’s entirely possible to say no in a way that builds a relationship rather than tearing it down. If you turn down an assignment, it’s important to thoroughly explain your reasons for doing so, and then offer an alternative.<p>If you present your …

Sales and Dating: Why Good Salespeople Operate Like eHarmony vs. Other Dating Sites | Inc.com

I've always thought that sales and dating are uncannily similar. At an obvious level, they are both about making connections and convincing the other person to enter into a relationship with you. However, more interestingly, if you extend the analogy, your method or technique for finding partners …

Relationships

Have a Brilliant Idea? How to Keep it Safe. (Infographic)

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The trouble with intellectual property is that it’s tricky to hide. At the same time, the stakes for keeping your ideas secret can be high.<p>For many entrepreneurs, the life or death of a business can hinge on whether their intellectual …

Ensure Your New Employee's Success With These 5 Steps

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You believe your new employee will bring great value to your organization. You expect they will help to ease some of the workload and burden. Mostly, you hope they will deliver the results you reasonably want and need within the cultural …

Women's Roundtable of Entrepreneurs Discuss Hurdles and Risk for Inc.'s 35th Anniversary | Inc.com

<i>We are going to transform urban transportation," Robin Chase told Inc. in 2001, shortly after co-founding Zipcar, the car-sharing company that disrupted the auto rental business. Since then, Inc. has tracked the growth of a class of entrepreneurs who aren't white men as they spawned entire</i> …

Travel Industry

Does Your New Startup Really Need That Funding? | Inc.com

Entrepreneurs tend to be people full of ideas searching for ways to make those ideas a reality. For centuries, the path to this dream has been through funding. Searching out angel investors, attracting the attention of venture capitalists and pursuing grants becomes a central focus. So much so that …

Entrepreneurship

15 Quotes That Remind Us of The Awesome Power of Humility | Inc.com

At age 25, in 2002, I was the top salesperson in the country for Radio Disney. I was making great money. I was productive, successful and confident.<p>I was also cocky, arrogant, and disliked. I was downright unlikeable.<p>A year later, I appeared on national TV on the reality show Paradise Hotel, and …

Self-improvement

3 Business Lessons You Can Learn From Batman | Inc.com

There has never been a savvier businessman in comic books other than Bruce Wayne (except for perhaps Tony Stark). In addition to his credentials in business, Bruce Wayne has managed to capture the imagination of people all over the world for his personality and persona, as well as the bad guys that …

Entrepreneurship

15 Quotes to Inspire Great Teamwork | Inc.com

The difference between success and failure is a great team.<p>When I first became an entrepreneur, in the spring of 2002, I was a consultant. As Dave Kerpen Strategic Consulting, I could make my own hours, determine my own success, and avoid answering to a boss. But as a one-man business, I had …

Motivation

5 Lessons I Learned from My Employees | Inc.com

All entrepreneurs I know, no matter how successful, have at least one character trait in common: they're still as hungry to learn as when they started out. The people who act like they know it all are the ones you should be wary of. I want to surround myself with people who are constantly pushing …

Leadership

Study: Here's How to Inspire Kids to Become Entrepreneurs | Inc.com

Are you hoping your kids will follow you into entrepreneurship or, alternately, are you sitting in a cubicle dreaming startup dreams and hoping your children choose a riskier but more rewarding path? When it comes to teaching the skills and mental habits this will require, my Inc.com colleagues …

Ohio State University

Mark Cuban: Stock Trading Is a Loser's Game | Inc.com

Mark Cuban became a billionaire by selling his shares in video company Broadcast.com at the height of the U.S. tech bubble, but the serial entrepreneur says that today, the stock market is a completely different beast.<p>"Back then, every other commercial you saw was [about] day trading and every …

Stock Markets