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24 Must-Have Tools for Running a Growing Company Today | Inc.com

According to data gathered by Siftery, a tool that tracks and suggests software used by businesses, top companies today use an average of 37 different tools or software platforms to run their day-to-day operations.<p>Whoa!<p>That is an amazing fact to consider, especially when compared to how few tools …

Small Business

Why Changing Your Identity Is the Key to Changing Your Behavior | Inc.com

There are many strategies discussed when it comes to accomplishing goals. Some people claim there is a simple five-step process to reach goals. Others say goals are achieved through visualization techniques. Or, you might have heard that setting attainable goals is the key.<p>While all these …

Self-improvement

Four Examples of Retail Brands Killing it With Content

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As more and more retail brands and department store giants close shop and reduce locations this year, the rest of the retail industry is scrambling. They've got to find ways to unlock the keys to survival and growth.<p>What is happening to …

Marketing

How to Create a Social Media Marketing Strategy From Scratch

Here's a blueprint for a successful social media marketing plan.<p>This story originally appeared on Buffer<p>When I went rock climbing for the first time, I had no idea what I was doing. My friends and I were complete newbies about ropes and rappelling and every other bit of jargon and technique that …

Marketing

Science Says These 7 Attention Exercises Will Instantly Make You More Focused | Inc.com

With knowledge workers--software engineers, writers, entrepreneurs, and most people with a "white-collar" job--currently outnumbering all other workers in the U.S. four to one, it's clear that the thinkers will inherit the Earth.<p>Yet with longer days, higher expectations, and the constant pinging of …

Mindfulness

10 ways to bring mindfulness into your everyday life

To attain enlightenment or even a certain level of meditative bliss, it isn’t necessary to practice in a cave. In fact, it’s more effective if we can …

Meditation

Exactly What to Do to Get Out of Your Own Head

"When you get in your head, you're dead." ~ Tony Robbins<p>We all have those moments (or weeks or days!) when we get in our head too much. Our constant …

Aung San Suu Kyi

10 Reasons Why 7 Out of 10 Businesses Fail Within 10 Years

There's a fierce tide of potential for failure in business. Half of all businesses won't make it to the five-year mark.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>While startup life seems glamorous at best when it comes to dizzying valuations and unsustainable bubbles that help to …

Small Business

How to Have a More Mindful Pregnancy

Mindfulness is a popular practice that's great for your health—including your mental health. Here's how to make it work for you during pregnancy.<p>The benefits of mindfulness are well-documented—study after study shows how much it can help practitioners with everything from anxiety and depression to …

The kidney stone diet: Five foods to prevent them

Passing a kidney stone is often described as one of the most painful things a person will ever experience. As many as 1 in 10 people will develop …

31 Digital Tools Entrepreneurs Say They Can't Live Without

What tools do CEOs actually use every day?<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Today there are too many tools to choose from, which got me wondering, what tools do CEOs actually use every day? What tools could they not live without?<p>I've interviewed over 700 CEOs as part of …

Project Management

Too Busy for Mindfulness? 9 Little Tricks You Can Actually Do

These simple mindfulness techniques require minimal time and effort.<p>You’ve heard all about the health benefits of practicing mindfulness: It can help …

Mindfulness

The Founder of a Million-Dollar Startup Has This Advice For First-Time Entrepreneurs | Inc.com

Most business owners can only dream of hitting the million-dollar sales mark. Then there are those who blow right past it, as if the elusive number was never even in their sights.<p>Allen Brouwer, co-founder of Best Self Co. and one of the eight winners of Shopify's recent Build a Bigger Business …

Entrepreneurship

13 Things Science Says Will Make You Much Happier

Research shows that 40% of our happiness is completely up to us. Here are proven ways to boost your outlook on life.<p>It’s no secret that we’re …

Happiness

How to Start Your Own Business: From Entrepreneur to Amazon in 3 Steps

Every entrepreneur starts with big dreams. Launching a business takes an enormous amount of risk and effort, and the payoff for that, at least in …

Business Strategy

Tony Robbins Has 1 Question That Can Turn Your Worst Day Around | Inc.com

I erupted out of sleep only to be jerked back by the handcuffs and leg cuffs that held me to the wooden bench. It took a few minutes of drunken processing to realize I was in a Boston jail cell with zero recollection of how I got there.<p>Which version should I tell? The funny blackout version where I …

Tony Robbins

9 high-impact books that will make you smarter every day

Lifelong learning is the "ongoing, voluntary, and self-motivated" pursuit of knowledge for either personal or professional reasons. The pursuit of knowledge is easier than it has ever been before.<p>Cultivating the mind is essential for your personal growth. Digging deeper will separate you from the …

Self-improvement

6 entrepreneurs share strategies for staying relentlessly persistent

When starting out in business, it can be difficult to generate self-belief if you've never done it before. "Maybe this isn't for me," you think after the 10th hot lead says, "I'll pass."<p>These seasoned entrepreneurs and members of The Oracles share their strategies to program your mind for …

Entrepreneurship

Don't Forget This One Crucial Thing When Launching Your Business or Product

No marketing plan? Bad idea.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It's surprising how many entrepreneurs launching a business do so (or plan to) without a well-thought out <b>marketing plan</b>. Earlier this year, I met with an entrepreneur who had worked for more than two years on …

Marketing

2 Negative Habits You Must Break Now

Eliminate these two behaviors you learned as a child to achieve the success you crave.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>The following excerpt is from the Brian Tracy’s book</i> Million Dollar Habits<i>. Buy it now from</i> Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iTunes | IndieBound<p>When you are …

Self-help

6 Business Books Every Leader Needs to Read | Inc.com

Benjamin Franklin once suggested we either write something worth reading or do something worth writing. Some of the top writers today are CEOs and business professionals sharing experiences and dispensing good advice on how to run a lean business, develop innovation, deepen employee engagement, and …

Business Development

5 Online Business Courses That Will Make You Much Smarter (for Free) | Inc.com

Thanks to technology, learners in every corner of the globe can now study nearly any subject online, often for free or next to free. But such bounty can sometimes be overwhelming. With so many offerings, which classes really benefit students the most?<p>Class Central aims to clear up some of the …

Learning

The Customer Growth Indicator: How to win the battle for initial consumer consideration

New research reveals how businesses can attract customers when it counts most: at the beginning of their decision journey.<p><b>Recent research indicates</b> …

24 Instagram Marketing Tools for More Followers, Likes & Sales

As Instagram marketing becomes less of a choice and more of a necessity for your business, it can be frustrating to have yet another social media …

I've adopted a '2-hour rule' based on the habit that led Einstein, Darwin, and Nietzsche to brilliance — and it's had the highest ROI of anything I've done

Albert Einstein was 16 years old when he first flirted with the idea of special relativity.<p>He was a daydreamer. The pioneering theory that lead him to establish the foundation of modern physics was actually envisioned in one of his many famous thought experiments.<p>He wondered, specifically, what …

Creativity

New Free Work Tools From Google Help You Think Like the Leader of a Billion-Dollar Company

The search engine shared its internal tools for running a business and leading a team.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>From free gourmet lunches to on-campus rock climbing, it’s no wonder everyone wants to work at Google. However, behind all of these fancy work perks is …

Work-life Balance

4 Proven Ways to Deal With Stress Without Shutting Down, Giving Up or Taking Meds

Stress grinds people down but don't underestimate measures as simple as a better perspective or a walk around the block for dealing with it effectively.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Stress happens. In fact, stress is perfectly normal and, in some cases, even be …

Self-help

If You're Not Converting Visitors to Customers, Blame These Common Landing Page Copywriting Mistakes.

The time and effort you spend on site design and marketing is mostly wasted if you don't get your landing page right.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Most marketers approach landing page strategies with the wrong mindset. After they've spent all their time and money on …

Marketing

9 Most Common Behavioral Interview Questions and Answers | Inc.com

If you're an interviewer and like to ask behavioral interview questions, you'll like the following list of behavioral interview questions. And if you're a job candidate trying to prepare to answer behavioral interview questions at your next job interview, you'll love the matching list of behavioral …

Success