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7 Tips for Building a Successful Crowdfunding Page | Inc.com

<i>By Evan Varsamis, entrepreneur, founder/CEO at Gadget Flow, investor and marketing advisor at Qrator Ltd.</i><p>When you look at successful crowdfunding campaigns, the one thing that stands out is that they nailed it right from the beginning. Crowdfunding might sound easy from the start, but it's actually …

Crowd Funding

Interior design ideas, architecture and renovating photos

Gut townhouse renovation, with a two story contemporary addition to convert into Owner’s triplex with garden rental. A unique combination of …

How to Write a Great Business Plan: Management Team | Inc.com

Many investors and lenders feel the quality and experience of the management team is one of the most important factors used to evaluate the potential of a new business.<p>But putting work into the Management Team section will not only benefit people who may read your plan. It will also help <i>you</i> …

Management

The Discipline of Teams

Early in the 1980s, Bill Greenwood and a small band of rebel railroaders took on most of the top management of Burlington Northern and created a multibillion-dollar business in “piggybacking” rail services despite widespread resistance, even resentment, within the company. The Medical Products …

Top 10 Ways to Take Your Leadership From Good to Great | Inc.com

There are a lot of really good leaders out there in the world, but there are relatively few who are truly great. Great leaders are hard to find, but the good news is that any leader can become better and more effective by adopting some simple habits and then putting them to use every day.<p>I am a …

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Use 'The 10-Minute Rule' to Revolutionize Your Productivity | Inc.com

<i>This story first appeared on The Muse, a web destination with ecxiting job opportunities and expert career advice.</i><p>Call me crazy, but I've always preferred sleep to caffeine. But with erratic schedules and tight deadlines, getting six or more hours of sleep per night is no easy task for a …

Time Management

8 Quick Ways To Create A Comfortable Guest Room

Is your guest room still in shambles with visitors on the way? Here are 8 fast and easy ways to make it feel like home.<p><i>House Beautiful</i><p><b>1. Put out a welcome basket</b><p>Nothing makes guests feel more at home than a selection of treats and goodies. Fill up a basket with everything from travel-sized soaps to …

Why Good Managers Are So Rare

Gallup has found that one of the most important decisions companies make is simply whom they name manager. Yet our analysis suggests that they usually get it wrong. In fact, Gallup finds that companies fail to choose the candidate with the right talent for the job 82% of the time.<p>Bad managers cost …

7 Things Great Leaders Must Do | Inc.com

Every company has underperformers. Sometimes they are just not up to the task or a poor culture fit. Sometimes, however, it's not entirely the employee's fault. There are plenty of bad bosses out there as well.<p>Many people come to positions of power without proper skills or training for managing and …

Employment

Are You Looking for Leadership in All the Wrong Places? | Inc.com

<i>This article is an adapted excerpt from the author's forthcoming book, Do Lead.</i><p>In the previous extract from <i>Do Lead</i>, I concluded with a definition of leadership which I've honed from 35 years of working with leaders (heroic and otherwise), and from engaging in occasional acts of leadership …

Leadership

11 Ways To Set Yourself Up For Success In Your Early 20s

Whether you're still in school or recently graduated, on your own or still living with your parents, you could benefit from some advice from those who've already figured out how to survive in the real world.<p>In a recent Quora thread, users addressed the question: "What can I do in my 20s that will …

Self-improvement

The Four Secrets to Employee Engagement

How did you feel about coming to work this morning?<p>I’m sure many factors influenced whether you felt like digging right in, but one of the most significant was almost surely your boss.<p>It seems obvious: Direct supervisors who set their teams up for success, observe them in action, ask for feedback, …

French Baguette - How to Make Baguettes at Home - No-Knead French Bread Recipe

Apple Cider Baked Donuts Recipe - Laura Vitale - Laura in the Kitchen Episode 653

Want to Be More Successful? Try the Optimism Workout

You can cultivate a positive attitude like you would a muscle, says paralympic medalist Bonnie St. John.

Paralympics

Keep Pounds Off for the Long Run

Lasting weight loss may seem like an uphill battle, but it's possible. Here's what we know works, from research on long-time losers.

3 More Flat-Ab Moves for the End of Summer

If you’re still pining after pinterest-worthy abs for the summer, it’s not too late. End the season on a high note with these three flat-ab moves. …

17 Science-Backed Ways To Bust Out Of A Workout Rut

<i>By Alexandra Duron</i><p>There's something just as comforting about tucking yourself in bed after a long, stressful day, as there is about settling into a workout routine. After all, who doesn't feel awesome when they've mastered something that was once a huge challenge? While we completely support that …

7 Style Tips For Large Men - Big Man's Guide To Sharp Dressing | The Art of Manliness

Fashion, like any industry, has its share of quackery, and no one gets treated to more “miracle products” or “life-changing purchases” (Spanx for men …

4 Practical Tips for Being a Better Thought Leader | Inc.com

As a marketer, thought leadership is one of the most valuable assets your brand -- or you -- can attain.<p>Prospects conduct a great deal of research leading up to the purchase. This means marketing professionals must help educate prospects in the early stages of the buying cycle; doing this well can …

Thought Leadership

5 Ways to Build a Better Team | Inc.com

The only way to move mountains for your business is by leveraging the collective brainpower (and, sometimes, muscle power) of a group of employees. But it can't just be any old group. To truly move mountains, you need to build your teams wisely.<p>Here are five ways to turn a ho-hum team into one …

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7 Ways to Generate Great Ideas | Inc.com

What makes the difference between a good idea and a great idea? Good ideas come along all the time and help people solve minor problems in work and daily life. Great ideas appear a little less frequently and require a little more work to execute. Great ideas aren't necessarily the result of …

Creativity

Make or break: travelling as a couple

Travelling as a couple can present unique challenges (and advantages) on top of the exhilaration and standard stress that accompanies long-term travel. Will it make or break the relationship? What happens when one person wants to go to the Full Moon Party and the other wants to jungle trek?<p>Like …

Three Differences Between Managers and Leaders

A young manager accosted me the other day. “I’ve been reading all about leadership, have implemented several ideas, and think I’m doing a good job at leading my team. How will I know when I’ve crossed over from being a manager to a leader?” he wanted to know.<p>I didn’t have a ready answer and it’s a …

27 Tips For Mastering Your Destiny

In his latest best-seller, "Mastery," author Robert Greene analyzes great figures from history, interviews contemporary leaders, and draws from years of psychology research to distill steps anyone can follow to become a master.<p>His other books discuss the strategies of power, seduction, war, and 50 …

Self-improvement

Tag: Garden Design 101

Hardscaping 101: Driveway Paving<p>by Kier Holmes<p>A Vital Vine: 11 Best Varieties of Ivy<p>by Kendra Wilson<p>Garden Visit: At Home with Winemaker Rosemary …

Top 3 Ways Marketers Waste Money | Inc.com

Even during lean times, companies spend a lot of money on marketing, hoping that the spending will result in future sales. Unfortunately, marketing is one of those areas where it's really easy to waste money.<p>Here are three popular wastes, along with advice for how to better spend the money:<p><b>1.</b> …

Marketing

4 Keys to Coaching Underperforming Employees | Inc.com

Winning leaders are those who coach good employees to become better people. These leaders equip their teams for success at work and at home.<p>Occasionally, though, leaders can get so enamored with new approaches and cutting-edge technologies that they forget to do the basics. Coaching is one such …

Employee Engagement

A Room with a View in Upstate NY

Justus Kempthorne and Inez Valk-Kempthorne, who fled Manhattan a while back, make a good team: He’s a carpenter and cabinetmaker, she’s a …