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The 15-Minute Daily Habit That Can Boost Your Team's Productivity | Inc.com

Leaders can quickly increase their team's productivity by introducing a new habit to help them work more effectively.<p>This seems counterintuitive, but if you and your team stop working 15-minutes before you walk out the office door or log off your computer and reflect on what you learned, you can …

Harvard Business School

3 Traits High Performing Sales Reps Have That Average Sales Reps Don't

A deep analysis reveals what you might have guessed -- the people who are really good at sales are really good listeners.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Sales reps share similar objectives to build pipeline, trust and credibility while creating a great buyer experience. …

Top 10

7 things a good boss does every day

While the perfect boss — like the perfect person — may not exist, "good" bosses do.<p>For those managers who haven't yet grasped the behaviors exhibited by their more venerated leadership colleagues, read on.<p>The following seven tips provide insights on how you can become a good boss, too:

Employment

10 Myths About Negotiating Your First Salary

You just got your first job offer. It’s an exciting and stressful time. The prospect of negotiating your salary feels especially daunting — you don’t want to ruffle any feathers. So you’re thinking about skipping the negotiation altogether. But negotiating your salary is extremely important, …

Employment

Case Study: When You Have to Choose Between Core and New Customers

It was the Monday morning after the Phoenix race. Erica Jackson, chief marketing officer of the Mendoza Marathon Corporation, had risen early to watch people line up to register for next year’s event and expected an enthusiastic crowd. But when she walked into the field, she saw only dour looks and …

Trends

Want to Be A Better Leader? Then Adopt These 9 Habits! | Inc.com

Over the course of my career, I must have spent over 3000 hours reading leadership books, attending training sessions, and studying leadership. From this I learned a lot of things which have worked, many that didn't and several I should have just known better and avoided.<p>I've led large complex …

Leadership

10 must-read biographies of brightest entrepreneurs

Share26<p>Tweet<p>Share34<p>+11<p>Shares 61<p>Books are a terrific source of inspiration, a distillation of years of wisdom, a constant friend, a flight of the …

How to Write a One-Page Business Plan

It's not as hard as you think.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Starting a business is no easy feat, and at the backbone of every business is a solid business plan. Before those words scare you, you'll be happy to know there's a simple way to do this.<p>In this video, …

Business Strategy

What the Companies on the Right Side of the Digital Business Divide Have in Common

In just a few years digital technology has connected an ever-growing number of people, sensors, and devices. It’s created new business and social networks, resulted in new ecosystems, and transformed our economy. Of course, not all organizations have responded to it in the same way. While some have …

Innovation

3 Ways Anyone Can Access The World's Best Scientific Research | Inc.com

Take a look at any breakthrough technology and invariably it started out in a lab somewhere, usually decades before any commercial product hits the market. The problem is that, with tens of thousands of scientific papers published every year, it's hard to separate the wheat from the chaff.<p>That's …

Innovation

Five Signs That You Have A Great Business Idea

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You're reading Entrepreneur Middle East, an international franchise of Entrepreneur Media.<p>It may come to you while you’re working late, travelling to the office, or even when you’re struggling to sleep at 2 a.m., but there’s no mistaking …

Entrepreneurship

7 Things to Outsource Immediately to Scale Your Business

Instead of wasting time and money on guessing and experimenting, outsource to an outside expert the conversion strategies you need.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>This article is included in</i> Entrepreneur Voices on Growth Hacking<i>, a new book containing insights from more</i> …

Small Business

From the Brink of Bankruptcy to Growing a Billion-Dollar Business

Mark Moses shares his business and life lessons on how to think big, build amazing teams, create company culture and overcome adversity.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>On this episode of Business & Burgers, Alan Taylor and Scott Duffy take us back to the award-winning …

Business Strategy

How UGG's Founder Pivoted His Business Model to Conquer the American Market

Brian Smith relives those first few years of rejection, slow growth and at last a breakthrough!<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>From selling merch out of his van on the sunny shores of southern California, to creating a billion-dollar international fashion brand, UGG …

Business Strategy

Why This Successful Company Completely Changed Its Offerings -- and How It Made It Work

Generally everything was going well at Pocket Gems. That's when they decided to shift their strategy so they could work on something entirely new.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In 2012, Pocket Gems was thriving as a leading mobile game developer. We had found early …

Business Strategy

How a Brick-and-Mortar Store Can Be the Foundation of Ecommerce Success

Expand your online sales by establishing a storefront presence.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Everyone needs to realize just how damn lucky we are to live in this digital era. You can literally start an ecommerce business as a side hustle during the evenings until it …

eCommerce

5 B2B Growth Hacking Tools for Your Business

Growth hacking isn't magic, it's just having the correct tools to optimize your strategy.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>All B2B marketers and business owners are on a constant search for ways to grow their company. One of the keys to success for any small company or …

Marketing

7 Elements That Will Take Your B2B Sales Product Demos From Lifeless To Inspiring

Product demos don't have to be rote exercises. Instead you can weave in storytelling and videos that address your buyers' pain points.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Creating a strategy to enhance your B2B product demo experience can be tricky because it’s a sales …

Demonstration

12 Daily Habits of Exceptional Leaders

A great leader has the incredible ability to bring out the best in you.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>One of the most popular <i>Dilbert</i> comic strips in the cartoon’s history begins with <i>Dilbert</i>’s boss relaying senior leadership’s explanation for the company’s low profits. …

Leadership

3 Things Every Sales Team Needs to Be Thinking About in 2017

Thinking about your sales team's goals for 2017? Drift's VP of Sales shares 3 things you can do to improve conversion rates and drive more revenue.<p>Read the full story on the Drift blog here: http://blog.drift.com/sales-team-tips

Marketing

5 Important Business Lessons You Can Learn From Billionaire Oprah Winfrey

Oprah isn't just a T.V. personality -- she's a businesswoman who grew her brand and worth over decades.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There’s no doubt that Oprah Winfrey is one of the most inspirational figures in business, and, while not everyone can have Oprah's …

Oprah Winfrey

12 Ways to Identify the Future Leaders of Your Company Right Now | Inc.com

Let's face it: At the core of every successful company is a team of good leaders making good decisions.<p>When you set out to identify future leaders to move your company forward, do you know what to look for? Could you easily identify what each of their futures holds?<p>Better yet, if you're not a …

Human Resources

50 Inspirational Quotes to Help You Achieve Your Goals

Get motivated with insights from these leaders.<p>We’ve all been there. You’ve set a goal, and after a few weeks into your new routine, the shine has started to wear off. It’s getting a little harder to climb that hill.<p>But it’s important to remember that not only are you not alone, but seriously …

Motivation

8 Podcasts Every Marketer Should Be Listening to

Podcasts offer some super-practical tips on everything from starting a business to growing a social media campaign. Are you listening?<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Podcasts have become one of the most popular content mediums, and it’s difficult to say why. The number …

Marketing

The State of Sales & Marketing at the 50 Fastest-Growing B2B Companies

There’s a lot of information out there for sales and marketing professionals. In fact, as our friend Erik Devaney at Drift.com points out, a quick search of the term “sales and marketing advice” yields more than 90 million results on Google.<p>What’s more, there are tons of industry influencers who, …

Marketing

Want to Know If You'll Be Successful This Year? Take This Quiz to Find Out | Inc.com

We can't Google answers for the things we really want to know: Will I have a successful, fulfilling career? Will I find true love? How much time do I have left to live? The future can't be known for sure.<p>We can, however, look at probabilities and adjust our behavior to take them into account. …

Self-improvement

4 Books to Make You Stronger and More Resilient in 2017 | Inc.com

Books are a leader's best friend. Moving into 2017, I recommend 4 books that are probably not on your traditional business list. They don't address sales, marketing, networking, strategy, finance, culture, teambuilding, or any other business topic.<p>Instead they focus on where all success …

Leadership

9 Ways to Make Your Customers Happy (Infographic)

Happy customers are a core component of a healthy, profitable company.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Customer satisfaction is vital to keeping your company afloat. Without customers, how would you make any money? Bad customer service can cost a business a lot. Just …

Customer Service

Starbucks has big plans for artificial intelligence

Starbucks also led the way with Mobile Order & Pay. That technology allows people to skip the line, creating a better experience for regular customers while offering shorter lines for casual visitors. That system, which has since been copied by rivals Dunkin' Brands, and Panera Bread (along with …

Artificial Intelligence