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How to invest in legalized marijuana

Mark Twain is said to have remarked that a gold rush is a good time to be in the pick and shovel business. Investors may be able to apply that same …

Making Your Home Smell Amazing: Ideas & Inspiration

We all want our homes to smell lovely and refreshing. It’s the best feeling in the world to step inside the front door to a burst of lemons or warm …

24 Stunning Wine Bottle Centerpieces You Never Thought Could Complement A Special Event

Weddings are very special events, in most cases unique for the two most important participants. This puts pressure on you when planning it.Everything …

10 Apps To Help With Your Home Decor Projects

Technology is a wonderful thing. There are so many different apps and online tools available to help people with a variety of projects. And home …

5 Ways to Build a Better Team | Inc.com

The only way to move mountains for your business is by leveraging the collective brainpower (and, sometimes, muscle power) of a group of employees. But it can't just be any old group. To truly move mountains, you need to build your teams wisely.<p>Here are five ways to turn a ho-hum team into one …

Influential Leaders Ask These 6 Questions | Inc.com

The key to being a powerful leader isn't giving orders -- it's extending your influence. And one important way to do that is by spreading and soliciting new ideas.<p>As an influential leader, you are a conduit of ideas. Some are your own, while others are from your team. Some are well-baked concepts …

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Radically Change the Way You Sell: 7 Ways | Inc.com

I started my sales career in 1990 at Parametric Technology Corporation as the secretary to the vice president of sales. At the time, the company had $3 million in revenue. Ten years later, I was a senior vice president of sales and the company had $1 billion in revenue. I had a very nice run and …

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Management Rule No. 1: Show--Don't Tell | Inc.com

Over the years, I've skimmed hundreds of corporate "mission statements."<p>They usually consist of vague business jargon that is meant to inspire but which really don't mean much, like "We offer superlative customer service."<p>In most companies, if you privately ask an average employee what he or she …

Seven Types of Sales Managers

Over the past decade, I’ve worked closely with hundreds of vice presidents of sales, and like all of people, each has a unique personality. Some are gregarious. Some are assertive. Some are action-oriented. But even as I observe their individual differences, I have recognized patterns of behavior, …

The Skill Every Leader Must Master | Inc.com

There are many qualities necessary in a successful leader. They need to be bright, ambitious and competent communicators. But the most powerful leaders have an uncanny ability to build trust and confidence among their followers. They do this most effectively with one simple skill ... …

5 Things The Best Managers Do And Don't Do

Excellent managers come in all shapes and sizes. They can be loud and quiet, extroverted or introverted, Type A or calm. Their management style can be as unique as personalities. But while elements of personal style may vary, there are absolutes one can point to about management substance. …

15 Things Inspiring Leaders Do Differently | Inc.com

Over the past fourteen years, I have worked, coached, trained and studied well over 20,000 leaders. In that time, there are some common practices that I've observed from inspiring leaders at any level in any size of organization. Think of this as a to-do list if you aspire to inspire.<p><b>Inspiring</b> …

10 Ways to Keep Your Sales Team Happy | Inc.com

If selling your products or services requires a salesperson, your sales team is your most valuable resource. Here's how to make sure that they're both happy and productive:<p><b>1. Keep them in the loop.</b><p>If you update your website without telling your sales team, you're setting them up to look stupid in …

7 Ways to Create a Remarkably High-Energy Workforce | Inc.com

As an leader, you work hard. <i>Very</i> hard. But make no mistake about it--you can't be the only one. To succeed in the long run, you need the active and engaged participation of your employees. This means unleashing the energy that is within each one of them. Here's how.<p><b>1. Catch them doing something</b> …

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7 Things Really Amazing Communicators Do | Inc.com

It doesn't matter whether you are in the business of delivering products or services--either way, your success depends heavily on communication. When things go wrong, you can almost always trace the problem to a breakdown in communication. And when things go right, it's usually great communicators …

7 Valuable Lessons From 7 Memorable Bosses | Inc.com

Every boss--good or bad--can teach you something, whether it's what to do or what to avoid at all costs. Here are just a few lessons from some managers who helped us along our life journeys.<p><b>1. Take time to ponder.</b><p>Donny Williams taught a young Chester this one day. He told him to go back to his …

DIY Desks from Vintage Doors - Finding Home Farms

Some men bring home jewelry for their wives.<p>My husband, brings home old doors – and I am so glad.<p>Many years ago, Dana was driving past Drewsville …

Old Doors: Revised

It’s been a very hectic week for me. With my day job, packing and planning for a 10 day long trip to Colorado (not as vacation-like as I’d want–2 …

EP2 Plywood Media Console ‹ HomeMade Modern

This project can be made in a few hours out of $40 of furniture grade plywood. The entire console is made from strips of plywood that are stacked and …

HomeMade Modern EP6 Concrete Lamp

This DIY concrete lamp is cast in an empty milk carton. Its small size makes a great starter project for people who haven’t worked with concrete …

HomeMade Modern EP5 Dip Dye Chair

Dip dyeing is an easy way to give traditional furniture a fresh modern look. We got these old Windsor chairs at a thrift store for $10 and stripped …

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HomeMade Modern EP15 Concrete + Wood Coffee Table

I was exploring Home Depot and found these 36” long, 1 ¼” square Fir balusters for $1.80 each. They're smooth, straight and have a nice grain so I …

Workin’ It: 15 DIY Desks You Can Build

To continue on our organization kick (all month long, get ready!), we turn our attention to DIY desks. We’ve shown you a few wall-mounted ones, a handful of standing ones, and now it’s about 15 ways use shelves, file cabinets, and old doors to create your own custom workspace. Time to get …