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Want to Write Better Sales Proposals? Follow These 5 Steps.

This story originally appeared on Salesforce<p>Sales proposals: Love them or hate them, they're an integral part of any successful deal. While some salespeople might view these documents as unnecessary -- or even as a waste of time --they're actually one of the most powerful instruments in a …

10 Signs You Were Born to Be an Entrepreneur | Inc.com

Entrepreneurs come from all walks of life, but almost all of them share similar personality traits. From confidence to curiosity, there are certain attributes that are inherently entrepreneurial. These are 10 signs that you were born to be an entrepreneur.<p><b>Risk-Taking Behaviors</b><p>Starting your own …

3 Types of Focused Leaders | Inc.com

I can always tell the true interests of a company leader by their focus. Often that focus isn't the best direction for the company. Learning to strike a healthy balance in your focus is key to driving your company to the success you want and envision.<p>Leaders fall into three</b> …

Leadership

How to Actually Implement "Lean" Methods at Your Company | Inc.com

It's the oldest, wisest business tip, yet it's one that companies--even smart companies--neglect: How do you solve the crucial problem that your customers and prospective customers want solved?<p>The metaphors for gauging the job-to-be-done are countless. My personal favorites include:<p>"People don't …

Customers

11 Startup Skills You Won't Learn in School | Inc.com

While some people knock advanced degrees, many entrepreneurs benefit from formal business training. But there are certain things even the best programs don't usually teach (or teach well) that are critical for you to master.<p>Eleven founders from YEC name the startup skills that only on-the-job …

Entrepreneurship

Top 10 Free Mobile Sales Apps | Inc.com

With summer almost over and a big Apple announcement on its way, this is a great time to recustomize your iPhone or iPad to help you sell--without spending a lot of money. Here are the 10 best free apps (in alphabetical order) for salespeople:<p>Over the years, I've had the opportunity to play with at …

Apps

How to Build a Startup in 10 Days | Inc.com

In 2010, Tiago Paiva had just graduated from Instituto Superior Técnico in Portugal with a master's degree in computer science, and was working for Procter & Gamble. But instead of continuing to work a well-paying job at an established company, Paiva, along with his former classmate Cristina …

Startups

How to Start a Tech Company Without a Techie Co-founder (or Any Money) | Inc.com

It seems impossible at first. When we have a great tech idea, most of us who are not developers never pursue our vision because we don't have a co-founder with a technical background. In reality, through hustle and a little creativity, you can get a company off the ground before you bring in your …

Business Strategy

5 Key Principles for a Company's Website Redesign

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>A company website is the face of a business and one of its main sales tool, so it needs to be built with the aim of converting visitors into customers.<p>The primary goal of a site is to educate the audience on what the company does, why it …

The 10 Must-Have Ingredients for a Successful Invention

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Sometimes I feel like a priest. When I tell people I am not only an inventor but also help other innovators, just about every person has a “confession:” They have an idea, one they have been nursing for years and want to get it off their …

Before You Quit Your Job, Do These 10 Things

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>In his new book, Smart People Should Build Things (HarperBusiness, 2014), the "recovering lawyer" and founder of Venture for America Andrew Yang offers up his opinion on how our country can rectify our current economic problems – have</i> …

Are You a Good Leader? (Infographic)

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Once, it may have been enough for a company to find something that works and keep doing it over and over again. Today, in a marketplace of continual innovation and change, a company needs strong and strategic leadership to truly thrive. …

These Website Mistakes Are Costing You Money (Infographic)

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Your business’s website is your window to the world: It’s how you find customers and how they find you. And if you try to pinch pennies on the maintenance and upkeep of that window, you could be costing your business a fair amount of …

Web Design 101: How Typography Affects Conversions

This story originally appeared on KISSmetrics<p>As an Internet marketer, conversion is our bread and butter. I can guarantee you spend a large part of your time pondering ways to optimize landing pages. Things like copy and design are the obvious features we all like to play around with.<p>But there is …

35 Reasons Elon Musk Is The Most Badass CEO In America

Its Model S sedan is among the safest cars on the road. Its Supercharger network is rapidly expanding across the country.<p>In 2013, it was the most searched automaker on Google.<p>At the helm is CEO Elon Musk, the South African-born self-made billionaire who is also the CEO of private space venture …

60 Beautiful Examples of Websites With Full-Blown Video Backgrounds

Large background images have already become an integral part of any Web design yet they’re often perceived as trivial things. In spite of this, the …

Web Design

15 Websites with Beautiful Typography

We are continuing to see more an more web designers realize the importance of typography. And with services like Typekit, Google Fonts, and Fontdeck, …

Typography

20 Best Clean Website Design for Inspiration

New Trend s comes every year in web design.<p>There are so many options and effects are produced in the design to attract visitors. Fair and clean …

Sharp Shooter: How to Shoot Black & White

We see color all around us: on our screens, big and small and in real-life. It’s the norm. Black & white, however, evokes an emotion. With less to …

Don’t Call Them Small: 6 Great Mid-Size Watches

Big watches still rule the timepiece landscape, but, like dinosaurs and SUVs, their days may be numbered. Much to the relief of small wrists (and …

Timekeeping Icon: Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso

It’s 1930 and you’re a British Army officer in India. What do you do to wile away your spare time? Why, you play polo of course. But the sport of …

Best Custom Watch Straps

One of the interesting things about watches is how you tie them to your wrist. Back when wristwatches were first popularized in the trenches of World …

Michael Swift: Horologist

Few people are even aware of what a horologist is, let alone the unfathomable patience and care required of such a craftsman. Michael Swift has …

The 10 Best Mechanical Watches to Wear When Traveling

<i>Last Updated February, 2018: This post has been updated with new picks for 2018. Prices and links have also been updated.</i><p>You’ve got your slip-on …

5 Best 35mm Prime Lenses

It’s easy to think that a bag full of lenses is a good thing — hell, there’s one for nearly every possible use. But what exactly is the perfect lens? …

Timekeeping Icon: Audemars Piguet Royal Oak

To refer to the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak as a mere icon is to almost willfully ignore the importance of the watch, the line it inspired, or, indeed, …

Breakdown: Zenith Stratos Flyback Striking 10th

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Saxon Snow: To the Heart of German Watchmaking with A. Lange & Söhne

Aglance out the second floor window of the assembly department at the A. Lange & Söhne manufacture told the story: the drive back to Dresden would be …

Time on Our Hands: Meridian Prime MP-01

In case you hadn’t noticed, there is a renaissance of British watchmaking happening. New brands from Old Blighty are springing up left and right, and …

An Open Courseware Series of Textbooks for Design

A solid design education is an excellent investment, but as more and more educational institutions move toward offering open courses online, free …