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4 Tiny Changes That Can Really Increase Your Profits

Sometimes building a highly profitable business is easier than it looks.<p>We so often think the answer to growing our company is working longer hours and doing much more work, but in my experience coaching hundreds of business leaders and entrepreneurs on growth, it’s often the really simple, easy …

2 Ways to Quickly Expand Your Network | Inc.com

<i>Good karma.</i><p><i>What goes around comes around.</i><p><i>You reap what you sow.</i><p>Whether or not one believes those things, we all hope to enjoy the boomerang benefits of good behavior. In his fantastic book "Give and Take," Wharton professor Adam Grant argues that "success depends heavily on how we approach our …

Entrepreneurship

Digital marketing optimization: five lessons from the top performers

<b>The average conversion rate in Adobe's Digital Optimization survey is 2.6%. However, 20% of companies have a conversion rate greater than 4.5%.</b><p>So …

Today, Imagination Is The Most Important Business Skill. Here's Why

In a famous scene in the 1967 movie <i>The Graduate</i>, a family friend takes aside Dustin Hoffman’s character, Benjamin Braddock, and whispers in a conspiratorial tone “Plastics. There’s a great future in plastics.”<p>The line has become immortal because it signifies a common rite of passage: the …

5 Ways Entrepreneurs Make Their Own Luck

So you want to be lucky? You want to have all the good things that lucky people have? The fast cars, the nice homes, a business of your own? We all …

5 Lesser-Known Google Analytics Features That Marketers Should Use

<b>Google Analytics</b> is an awesome piece of FREE software that helps you gain insights from web traffic and allows you to make more informed decisions …

Analytics

15 Underrated Apps Every Entrepreneur Should Use

Whether you have a tech question or a fashion concern, there's probably an existing app that can help you out.<p>But frankly, with all the apps out …

Entrepreneurs Today Don't Need a Big Budget to Start

It wasn't so many years ago that starting a new e-commerce business on the Internet was a complex custom development project, usually costing a million dollars or more. Now you can do it for free, or a few hundred dollars, with one of the many web building tools available, like Shopify or Weebly …

9 Things Successful People Do When Working From Home | Inc.com

I wrote the first draft of this column before 8 a.m. on a Sunday, working in my pajamas at the standing desk in my home office.<p>A new study says I have good company in that kind of work flexibility, and not just among entrepreneurs and those who work for themselves. Nearly one-third of full-time …

Malcolm Gladwell on Why Entrepreneurs Should Be Troublemakers | Inc.com

As a <i>New Yorker</i> staff writer and best-selling author, Malcolm Gladwell has written extensively about some of the most disruptive innovators in the history of business.<p>While many of the characteristics these entrepreneurs share are somewhat obvious, you'd be surprised to hear what traits Gladwell …

Self-improvement

If You Want To Be Rich, Don't Get An MBA

The first thing I am going to say about wealth is that many authors who write about prosperity and wealth make it clear: <i>A job will not make you rich.</i><p>If you want to be wealthy, at some moment of your life, you will have to create a source of income other than your salary. This is an evident and …

'Thank You' Is Golden, 'No Problem' Is A Problem

It has happened to all of us: You’re being waited on at a restaurant, buying a product or returning something to a merchant, and as an employee is delivering some kind of service you say, “Thank you.”<p>Good for you; your mother would be so proud. But she wouldn’t be impressed by what has become an …

6 Tips on Creating a Culture of Creativity | Inc.com

Decades ago companies could stay alive based on the strength of their products alone. Today it's different--consumers are constantly plugged in and they're fickle with their affinities, which are largely influenced by the content they consume online. Are your ads entertaining them? Do your videos …

8 Little Ways to Become More Present (and Love Your Life More)

Do you ever pull into the driveway after a long day of work and wonder where the day went? Ever find yourself living for the weekend only to marvel …