Joseph Abayol

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Why Every Company Needs a Board of Directors | Inc.com

Companies are prone to making mistakes. Not having a board of directors is one and I'd like to explain why I believe every company should have an active board and how to do it.<p>Early on in my career, I was fortunate enough to have consulted with hundreds of businesses that ranged from one person …

Leadership

7 Tips for Surviving The Leap From Employee to Entrepreneur

Becoming a successful entrepreneur takes more than a great idea and important connections (although both do help). Making the shift from the steady …

40 Best Inspirational Quotes for Entrepreneurs | Inc.com

Sometimes, all you need is a little push. A little nudge. A little burst of inspiration.<p>Here are 40.<p>Tweet 'em. Share 'em.<p>But most important, pick the one that makes your skin tingle, your heart race, your motor rev, and place it somewhere you'll see it every day: your monitor, your screen saver, …

Motivation

17 Things Extraordinary People Do Every Day | Inc.com

Some people seem to get ahead, no matter what. They aren't necessarily smarter, more creative or harder working than many others. Still, they achieve much more than their peers. Why is that?<p>The philosopher Aristotle offered an explanation a really, really long time ago: "We are what we repeatedly …

Self-improvement

10 Things Successful Writers Do Differently

Everyone’s walking around with a book in them. How do I know this? Whenever I tell anyone I’m an author, people tell me they want to write a book. I …

Creative Writing

6 Body Language Signs That Will Get You What You Want

<b>Do: Hold Your Chin.</b><p>"It's something we see powerful people do—Hillary Clinton, Steve Jobs on the cover of his biography. It's a thinking pose, a …

What Sells a Book? - Self-Publishing Review

<b>Book covers</b><p>I’ve often seen independent authors posting a series of cover images online and asking people to choose their favourite; or they might ask …

Blogger Transformation: 10 Tips for Turning You Into a Success

5 responsesBlogging7 min read<p>Professional bloggers from all over the world share great blogging tips everyday. But, just how popular do you want to …

Marketing

How to Get Your Career Back on Track

I once heard a story about how working elephants are trained not to break free from their tethers, even though they are easily strong enough to do so.<p>…

Do This in the Morning and Be More Productive All Day | Inc.com

<i>Everyone has a unique way of starting their day off on the proverbial right foot. What do successful entrepreneurs do every morning to ensure they are über-effective at getting things done? We asked members of the</i> <i>Entrepreneurs' Organization</i> <i>to provide their tips and tricks for maximum …

Time Management

Great Management Questions from Paul Graham, Jim Collins, and Other Business Leaders | Inc.com

There’s no Superman versus Iron Man face-off between questions and answers over which is the better tool for innovation. But if there were, questions would be winning. Questions ignite imaginations, avert catastrophes, and reveal unexpected paths to brighter destinations. Jim Collins, Marshall …

Leadership

Soft Skills for the Future

<b>Five right-brain skills are predicted to be in high demand in the "Conceptual Age."</b><p>Advertisement<p>Creativity is emerging as the most important …

Revealing The Secret To Successful Leadership

In leadership circles, we’re constantly on the lookout for sage advice on what it takes to succeed; of what skills, competencies, and/or strategies …

Leadership

6 Ways to Turn Your Blog Into a Money Maker

<b>This excerpt is part of Entrepreneur.com's</b> <b>Second-Quarter Startup Kit, which explores the fundamentals of starting up in a wide range of industries.</b><p><i>In the book Start Your Own Blogging Business, the staff at Entrepreneur Press and marketing expert Jason R. Rich explain how to start a profitable</i> …

The Do's and Don'ts of Writing a Blog

<b>This excerpt is part of Entrepreneur.com's</b> <b>Second-Quarter Startup Kit, which explores the fundamentals of starting up in a wide range of industries.</b><p><i>In the book Start Your Own Blogging Business, the staff at Entrepreneur Press and marketing expert Jason R. Rich explain how to start a profitable</i> …

Are You a Boss or a Leader? | Inc.com

Being the boss does not necessarily mean you are leading. Here is a list of 10 characteristics that will help you determine if you are having a positive impact on your employees.<p>1. A boss knows it all; a leader is always learning.<p>2. A boss gives answers; a leader seeks solutions.<p>3. A boss talks …

Leadership

Bill Gates on the Future of Employment (It's Not Pretty) | Inc.com

With all of his good works, Bill Gates's recent comments about the future of employment are enough to spark fear in the hearts of anyone who depends on a salary to keep the lights on and food on the table.<p>The famed Microsoft co-founder was recently quoted by <i>Business Insider</i> as saying: "Software …

Bill Gates

19 Things Remarkable People Think Every Day

Each is a small thing, but each also has the power to change your life... and the lives of the people around you.

What Your Logo’s Color Says About Your Company (Infographic)

Understanding the science behind color could increase the effectiveness of your company’s branding methods.<p>When it comes to identifying your brand, your logo is probably the first thing your customers will think of.<p>While honing the narrative and message behind your logo should of course be your …

6 Strategies for Launching a Successful Blog

<i>In the book Start Your Own Blogging Business, the staff at Entrepreneur Press and marketing expert Jason R. Rich explain how to start a profitable business as a blogger by generating income from advertisers, subscribers, merchandisers and more. In this edited excerpt, the authors reveal the six</i> …

How to Hire the Right Candidate for the Job: Thinker. Builder. Improver. Producer. | Inc.com

Over the years, I've helped dozens of small to mid-size companies build their management teams for future growth. The first steps are always the same: Figure out the strengths and weaknesses of the existing management team, then determine where the company is positioned in the classic corporate …

Employment

What 10 Things Should You Do Every Day To Improve Your Life?

Chris Pecoraro—Getty Images<p>Sam Edwards—Getty Images/Caiaimage<p>Jetta Productions—Getty Images<p>by nacoki ( MEDIA ARC )—Getty Images/Flickr RF<p>Reza …

Cocaine

15 Simple Ways To Supercharge Your Brain

Your brain is the engine that controls every action you perform, so needless to say, you should keep it supercharged and ready for action throughout …

48 epic dream hotels to visit before you die

A GOOD HOTEL CAN MAKE or break a trip. The worst hotel in the best place is still going to make retiring after a long day an unfortunate experience. …

Speedboat

How to Negotiate Practically Anything, Contracts Article | Inc.com

Advice from Bob Woolf, the man who's closed deals for everyone from Larry Bird to Gene Shalit<p>If you're like most people, you don't <i>like</i> to negotiate. It's confrontational, unfriendly, sometimes downright mean. What's more, if you don't do it right you stand to get beat, which will cost you. And …

Boston Red Sox

Trim the Fat From Your Startup

This story appears in the February 2014 issue of <i>Entrepreneur</i>. Subscribe »<p>The lean movement, the concept that businesses should eliminate waste in order to use less capital and fewer resources, is often associated with major multinational manufacturers. But John Shook, chairman and CEO of the …

Why We Love Certain Brands by @DavidBrier - Future Of Work

Seth Godin wrote, “A brand’s value is merely the sum total of how much extra people will pay, or how often they choose, the expectations, memories, …

Customer Service

3 Secrets to Building Brand Loyalty | Inc.com

If you want to build brand loyalty in an age when 80 percent of consumers look online to see what other people think instead of just sticking with a brand they know, you have to be smart about both the quality of your product and the experience of buying it.<p>Customers have moved beyond unquestioning …

Customers