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Why You Should Connect With Strangers on LinkedIn | Inc.com

"Give me one good reason you should not connect with strangers on LinkedIn."<p>My tweet set off a volley of responses with the general sentiment being it's a practice to be avoided. The folks who engaged with me (all of whom I don't know) gave these reasons:<p>Your LinkedIn mailbox will get loaded up …

4 Worst SEO Mistakes | Inc.com

Most business owners rely on traffic from search engines to drive sales. But whether you are an SEO guru or a novice looking to extract a few more leads from your search engine marketing efforts, chances are good that you are making at least one of these incredibly common--and potentially …

5 Steps to Great Meetings | Inc.com

You're not alone in thinking that most meetings are a waste of time. In a survey of businesses conducted a few years ago, Microsoft found that people spend 5.6 hours each week in meetings; 71 percent of American employees reported that these meetings "aren't very productive."<p>Meeting formats do, of …

6 Steps to Make Working from Home Work | Inc.com

As companies and technology evolve, working remotely increasingly considered "normal."<p>Business owners and managers have their own set of challenges to think through, including how working from home should be rolled out across an organization. For employees, the reality of working from home can …

Forget Good Grades, Success Depends on Hard Work, Passion, and Optimism | Inc.com

Sure, it's important to get good grades. Kids with better grades have more options. They get into better colleges and grad schools and then make their way to good jobs. And because grades are all that a kid has to show when first entering the workforce, it’s helpful to do well in school. It’s …

Are You Selling or Serving? | Inc.com

If you're like most business owners, you probably re-evaluate your sales strategy on a regular basis. There are many factors to consider when switching up your sales approach, including your customers' changing needs and your latest product offerings. But one thing should never change: You should …

Why You Shouldn't Start a Company With a B-School Buddy | Inc.com

There are plenty of inspiring success stories of entrepreneurs who met in business school and go on to build some of the most innovative start-ups. Warby Parker's founders met at MIT. Reddit's founders met in college.<p>It might seem like a good idea to look to your business school colleagues, who are …

3 Decision-Making Pitfalls to Avoid | Inc.com

As an entrepreneur, you're almost certainly going to have to make some bets that involve putting your company up as the wager. If you take a chance and you're right on the gamble, you'll be considered lucky--even smart. Even so, sound business decisions cannot--and should not--be left to …

6 Ways Startups Can Boost Sales (Without Selling Their Soul)

<i>Gregg Schwartz is the Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Strategic Sales & Marketing, an industry-founding lead generation firm based in Connecticut.</i><p>Startup companies often struggle with lead generation and sales – even though the founders are often very enthusiastic about their company’s …

Fend Off Disease with Coffee

Could a jolt of java keep diabetes at bay?<p>This news should perk you up: Three to four cups of coffee a day can lower your risk of developing type 2 diabetes by 25 percent compared to drinking less than two cups, according to new research from the Institute for Scientific Information on Coffee …

This Man Thinks He Can 3-D Print An Entire House

Scientists already are working on 3-D printing organs. If we can do that, a house should be easy.<p>While enthusiasts believe that there will eventually be a 3-D printer in every home, University of Southern California professor Berokh Khoshnevis has spent the last decade working on a far bigger …

Underwater wi-fi given test run to create 'deep-sea internet'

<b>Researchers have tested an "underwater wi-fi" network in a lake in an attempt to make a "deep-sea internet".</b><p>The team, from the University of Buffalo, New York, said the technology could help detect tsunamis, offering more reliable warning systems.<p>They aim to create an agreed standard for underwater …

Pictures of the week: 40 Weeks And A mirror, by Sophie Starzenski

Each week, the Guardian Weekend magazine's editorial team choose a picture, or set of pictures, that particularly tickle their fancy. This week, their choice is Sophie Starzenski's 40 weeks and a mirror.