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Why Your Business Partner Should Be Nothing Like You

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>My business partner and I are polar opposites. He thinks I'm meticulous and I think he's messy and impulsive. But it's because of these differences that our business partnership works well. If it didn't, I doubt we'd have been able to …

Entrepreneurship

5 Branding Tips to Supercharge Your Sales

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In business, good branding creates trust and can make it easier to sell a product to customers. While the brands we choose as customers can be reflections of our beliefs and values, the right kind of branding can steer us toward products …

Marketing

7 Ways to Survive and Thrive at a Startup

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As one of TheLadders' original 20 employees, I know first-hand how rewarding and challenging a job at a startup can be, especially when you're new to the workforce. Play your cards right and you will learn more in one year than your …

Entrepreneurship

The 10 Skills Employers Most Want In 20-Something Employees

Are you able to work effectively in a team? That’s the skill employers most want when they are recruiting new college grads. The next most important skill: ability to make decisions and solve problems.<p>The National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) a Bethlehem, Pa. non-profit group that …

Jim Collins: Give Your Company a Big, Hairy Goal | Inc.com

What's your BHAG? That stands for Big, Hairy, Audacious Goal.<p>And that was a question author and speaker Jim Collins posed to the audience Friday to kick off the 2013 <i>Inc.</i> 500/5000 conference in Washington, D.C.<p>Collins, who wrote <i>Good to Great</i> and <i>Built to Last</i>, among other books, said that's not …

Walt Disney Company

Why You Absolutely Must Sweat the Small Stuff | Inc.com

For most people, the adage "don't sweat the small stuff" is actually pretty good advice. If you stub your toe, spill your drink, or get cut off on the freeway, why should you let it ruin your day?<p>Most business leaders benefit from focusing on big wins over small details. "Follow the 80/20 rule!" …

Social Entrepreneurship

7 Tips to Help You Remember Names Better

This story originally appeared on PR Daily<p>There’s no easy way to admit this, but I am horrible with names.<p>I shake hands with someone I’ve just met, the person says his or her name, and within 10 seconds I’ve forgotten the name. And since I’ve just started a new job, I am beyond frustrated with my …

Employment

China Built A Prototype For A Train Capable Of Reaching 1,800 MPH

Currently, the fastest commercially operated maglev reaches just 431 km/h and even the world record is just 581 km/hr.<p>According to project lead Dr. Deng Zigang, this huge increase in speed is achieved through the lack of air resistance in the near-vacuum tunnel.<p>"If the running speed exceeds 400 …

Sea Level

Should You Be Squatting At Your Desk?

Forget standing desks. Here’s why we need to open up our minds–and our hips–to a new kind of posture.<p>Sitting, we have heard, is the new smoking–that’s why we’ve been inundated with new ways to work, from standing desks to treadmill desks. But Bitehype blogger Feyyaz Alingan pitches us on an …

Ergonomics