Marija Strmotich

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Everline Future 50: Britain's most disruptive new businesses revealed

The 2014 entries were as diverse as they were brilliant, showcasing businesses poised to revolutionise the way we do just about everything: from the …

3 Business Basics to Review Constantly | Inc.com

In a recent <i>Wall Street Journal</i> blog post, Eze Vidra, head of Google for Entrepreneurs Europe, enumerated five things entrepreneurs need to know.<p>There were some good points, the most important being an indirect one: It's always time to reconsider the basics. These aren't points you check off a list …

Customers

How to Keep Customers Coming Back | Inc.com

One of my earliest memories as a customer was in a tailor shop when I was about 5 years old. My school required all students to wear uniforms. The tailor gave me trousers with four loops. I was skinny and the pants sagged between those loops and the belt then cut into my flesh.<p>But the tailor …

Customers

4 Ways to Keep the Team Happy | Inc.com

In the Bay Area, you can bet it can be pretty tough to retain employees. In fact, a report by Payscale said that Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company, Google, and Amazon had the worst employee retention rates, and Google's average pay was the best. I guess it's not just about top-notch free …

Hung Up

How BooKoo Bounce Does Beaucoup Business | Inc.com

For Gene Sausse, bouncy houses are serious business. He says his New Orleans party station for children, BooKoo Bounce, is expected to exceed $700,000 in annual revenue this year and has an annual growth average of 4 percent. "We've enjoyed a positive cash flow since the first year of operations," …

New Orleans

9 Ways to Be Less Annoying on LinkedIn | Inc.com

LinkedIn is a powerful tool, but it brings out the worst in some people.<p>As the network seems poised for change--recently, LinkedIn announced that it will soon allow anyone to publish content on its platform (much as LinkedIn Influencers do now)--I talked with David Gowel, CEO at RockTech, and …

Thought Leadership

How CEOs Stay So Productive

Even the bigwigs get tempted by the latest cat video. They just figured out how to kick the habit with some simple mind hacks and easy-to-use apps.<p><i>“Productivity is never an accident. It is always the result of a commitment to excellence, intelligent planning, and focused effort.”</i>-–Paul J. …

7 Reasons You Won't Ever Be Successful

Dear Business Owner,<p>I’m sorry I have to be the one to tell you.<p>It would have been better coming from one of your close friends, but since they didn’t do it, I guess it falls on me.<p>You see, you have a number of nasty habits that are keeping you from being the successful business owner you always …

This is what the Internet will be like without net neutrality

Pro-net neutrality activists have long warned that not having net neutrality will lead to a world dominated by large companies such as Facebook and …