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Top 10 Worthwhile Uses for Tablets

Tablets seem to be all the rage right now, but some of us are still trying to figure out why we'd even want one. Well wonder no more: here are ten …

How Experience Helps Get You Through The Toughest Challenges

Meet Steve Fisher, a professional kayaker and National Geographic Adventurer of the Year in 2013.<p>When he’s not on the water, Fisher operates a small video production business to supplement his career as a professional athlete, and he feels that the worlds of business and sport–and the attributes …

Your Fat Is Making You 10 Years Older

There are plenty of health risks of being very overweight, but they’re easy to ignore. What if people realized they’re actually “aging” faster?<p>Obesity can lead to all sorts of health problems–Type-2 diabetes, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol are some of the more common issues. But …

What Twitter's New Scheduled Tweets Mean for Marketing Your Business

This story originally appeared on KISSmetrics<p>Twitter has announced a new tool exclusively for Twitter Ads users – Scheduled Tweets. It lets the users create a tweet and then schedule a date and time for it to be sent out, up to a year in advance.<p>What does this new feature mean for marketers? How do …

4 Innovators, 4 Ways to Get Inspired

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Creativity is critical to entrepreneurship, whether you’re a veteran tycoon stuck in a rut, an aspiring entrepreneur pursuing your big idea, or a thriving small business owner seeking solutions to an operational challenge. Sure, lightning …

How You Can Win at Social Media Right Now (Hint: Silly Cat Pics Don't Cut It)

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Today, it takes more than a couple of cat pictures for a brand to be successful on social media. Whether on Pinterest or Vine, brands constantly need to update their tactics and strategies in online marketing to stay relevant and engage …

Ask Norm: How Can A Start-Up Compete Against the Big Guys? | Inc.com

<i>Dear Norm,</i><p><i>Our year-old start-up is a monthly nail-polish subscription service that donates 30 percent of its profits to charity. Our competitors are very large nail-polish companies that have an extensive network of brick-and-mortar outlets and huge advertising budgets. They can ship globally. We</i> …

Change Your Hiring Style as Your Business Grows

You can't always hire for attitude. Once your business gets to a certain size, you have to start hiring for specific skills.

How to Be Way More Productive | Inc.com

<b>Wake Up With More Energy</b><p>Many people feel tired in the morning not because they didn't sleep enough but because they have low blood sugar. You can minimize this by consuming a tablespoon or two of unsweetened almond butter before you go to sleep. It's a very simple way to stabilize your blood sugar. …

The Interview Question You Don't Want to Ask--But Should | Inc.com

I’ve been told my interview style is “different.” But after interviewing dozens of candidates a week for years, I’ve learned a few things I hope will help other entrepreneurs trying to hire in this tough market. In a start-up like mine, hiring is ultra-binary: bringing on the wrong person sucks …

6 Signs of a Big Opportunity | Inc.com

We all face new business opportunities on a regular basis. Some sound like great ideas that could be the next big thing. Many ideas may have great value to customers but are far from profitable business opportunities. How can you tell the difference?<p>Pursuing every opportunity is a recipe for …

Talkin' 'Bout My Generation: What Works Best to Motivate Employees? - Small Business Trends

When it comes to motivating, engaging and retaining employees, there’s no one-size-fits all strategy that small business owners can rely on.<p>That’s …

10 Must Have Customer Service Apps for Your Arsenal

Recent additions in technology make this the new golden age of customer service. It’s as simple as getting the right customer service apps to serve …

4 Hot Retail Trends to Jump on This Holiday Season

All year long I keep track of trends on my blog and in my email newsletter. As retailers gear up for the holiday sales season, I thought I’d share …

Five Offline Marketing Ideas to Help Get Your Business Noticed

So much is made of the whole online marketing thing these days that it’s hard for small business owners, like you, to find useful information that …

The Power of Unpopular: Yes, It's Actually Powerful

What emotion pops up in your head? Is it a brave assuredness or a fear of being alone in following your passion?<p>If the feeling is the latter, you may …

Invisible Businesses, Divided Healthcare Dollars and More

Are you ready?<p>It’s time for another edition of our community news and information roundup.<p>We’ve searched far and wide through the online small …

20 Things Your Website Should Do and 5 Things It Shouldn’t

Is your small business website effectively pulling in visitors, keeping them around and converting them to customers? If your website is a little …

Tips for Approaching & Photographing Strangers

Street photography can be nerve-racking for some people. The idea of talking to strangers and/or capturing photos of them can be daunting. There are …

Street Photography

Street Photography Cheat Sheet For Your Travels

If you are new to street photography, or even if you’re not, remembering settings, nailing the composition, getting idea inspirations, and just …

Street Photography

5 Ideas to Photograph When You’re Out on the Street

1. Seek Out EmotionThis is an easy point to make—photographs are better when they show people’s emotions. However, it’s much easier said than done. …

How To Take Charge of Your Happiness Today | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

I have always opposed being told what to do or the vice versa of it. Since childhood I have lived the life of a rebel who wanted to make, follow and …

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Why Google will crush Nielsen

<b>The web user is the most watched consumer ever.</b> For tracking purposes, every large site drops literally dozens of cookies in the visitor's browser. …

Review: Phorus PS1 Speaker and PR1 Receiver

For those who crave a wireless audio experience in the home, you have two distinct options. One is to use Bluetooth, which is remarkably stable, but …

If Your OS Isn't Flat Yet, It's in for a Radical Redesign

Everyone's talking about flat. Flat Windows 8, flat Apple iOS 7, flat Google+ and Google Now—flat is the design trend du jour that has yet to …

From Arrested Development to Dr. Who, Binge Watching Is Changing Our Culture

Never mind the fact that <i>Arrested Development</i> is coming back this weekend as a revived fourth season of a show that ended seven years ago – yes, seven …

The Xbox One Misses the Perfect Set-Top Box Target

The Xbox One could have been the true center of your TV universe that let you throw all those other boxes away.<p>When Microsoft announced the latest …

30 Things You Didn't Know About Return of the Jedi

Tomorrow marks the 30th anniversary of <i>Return of the Jedi</i>, the third and (for awhile) final chapter in the <i>Star Wars</i> saga. It also was, arguably, the …