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12 Tools to Improve Meeting Effectiveness

When you’re running a business, the last thing you want to deal with is another dropped call or bad connection. Especially in this day and age, when chances are the key members of your staff, partners, and even investors may not be in the same country, let alone the same room. Shouldn’t simple …

How to Survive Your First 100 Days of App Development

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Putting out an app is like releasing a music single. You never know which song will be your next big hit -- or flop. There are two million apps on the app store, yet only a fraction of those make any money.<p>This means it's particularly …

Outsourcing

3 Steps to Stop Being Busy and Start Being Productive

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Often you get to the end of the day and think, “I was busy all day, but what did I accomplish?”<p>Goals give us more than just a target to aim for -- they help us change our behavior today. Do you get the work that is most important to you …

Time Management

4 Books Every Entrepreneur Must Read

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The greatest lessons you'll ever learn will most likely be from your own experience. But entrepreneurs can also learn a lot from the advice and experiences of others, as long as we allow ourselves to be teachable.<p>Perhaps you were in grade …

Entrepreneurship

How to Design Your Startup Office for a Productive Workforce

If you look at some of the latest startup offices, there seems to be a competition to who can have the coolest ping pong tables, kitchen, and big TVs displaying real time data. But are they essential to office productivity and culture?<p>We spoke to some of the hottest startups to hear their …

Staying Focused on Your Startup: How to Build Habits That Stick

Maybe we’re tired of the crusty baby-boomers’ business model, or maybe we just have more resources and technology available to us. Whatever the …

Startups

Dear startups: Stop giving internships a bad name

<i>This is a guest post by Heather R. Huhman, author of Lies, Damned Lies & Internships.</i><p>Dear startup founders:<p>Your unpaid internship practices are giving internships a bad name, and we’d like you to stop. Startups can definitely gain from hiring interns, but it’s important to give them a quality …

YC-Backed Amulyte Is Building A Better Lifeline For Seniors On The Move

Commercial catchphrases like “I’ve fallen and I can’t get up” have become the stuff of legend, but it’s not funny when one of your grandparents have been in that same situation.<p>University of Waterloo alumni Jaclyn Konzelmann and Perry Haldenby have been there with their own grandparents, and after …

The Ultimate Cheat Sheet For Starting And Running Your Business

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>James Altucher is an investor, programmer, author, and several-times entrepreneur. His latest book, “Choose Yourself!”</i> <i>(foreword by Dick Costolo, CEO of Twitter) came out on June 3. Follow him on Twitter @jaltucher.</i><p>This is going be a bullet FAQ on starting a business. No joke. If …

10 Ways for Students to Unleash their Inner CEO

You want to bust out of graduation ahead of the pack? It’s time to tighten up your CEO skills because you’ll use them right out of the gate.<p>Lucky for …

Student Government

5 Startup Founders Reveal Their Best Company Culture Tips

<i>This post originally appeared on the American Express OPEN Forum, where Mashable regularly contributes articles about leveraging social media and</i> …

13 CEOs and Founders Reveal Their Top Productivity Hacks | Inc.com

The Secret to Effective Communication? What You Do Before You Open Your Mouth

Next time you make a presentation, or lead a team meeting, consider the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art's slogan, "Think. Breathe. Speak."<p>"Think. Breathe. Speak." is the slogan of an advertising campaign run by the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art.<p>The Academy trained (among others) Alan Rickman, Fiona …

12 Quirky Things Tech Companies Do With New Hires | Inc.com

The Secret To Forming Super Productive Habits

If we don’t know how habits work we’ll never develop better ones. Let’s get to it.<p>The reason it’s so hard to form productive habits is the same reason they’re so effective when they’re in place: It’s all about willpower.<p>So once we <b>understand willpower</b>, we can better <b>hack</b> the <b>habits</b>.<p>Roy F. Baumeister, …

9 Easy-To-Steal Habits Of The Super Successful

We wish there was a handbook for success, but there isn’t. Here’s the next best thing: a list of ways you can realize your dreams–and be a more productive person in the process.<p>Wouldn’t it be great if success was simple?<p>But it isn’t.<p>There’s no one-size-fits-all answer for success in work and life, …

The Best Skills To List On A Tech Resume, Ranked By Salary Value In Dollars

One way is to make sure you've got all the skills the employer wants and then some.<p>Business Insider asked job hunting site Bright to sift through its massive database of 10 million job postings and tell us what skills employers want for a wide range of tech jobs.<p>The results is a sort of map that …

Employment

7 Simple Ways to Boost Your Productivity

Feeling overworked, overwhelmed and overloaded? You have way more control over your time and productivity than you realize.<p>We're always complaining about how little time we have and how overwhelmed we are. We whine about all the interruptions and communication overload. We spend all sorts of time …

How to Spot a Future Entrepreneur

Researchers have found surprising entrepreneurship predictors in children as young as ten.<p>There may be a better way than charting your child’s lemonade stand profits to know whether you’ve got a future entrepreneur on your hands. Much like predictors used to study diseases--diet, family history, or …