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This Seattle VC just returned from London, and now he’s got $50 million burning a hole in his pocket

Venture capitalist Bill Bryant is back in Seattle, and he’s got some money to toss around to hard-charging entrepreneurs who want to change the world.<p>…

33 Books Every Entrepreneur Should Read

And it doesn't come with a manual.<p>Luckily, there's a multitude of excellent books from founders, VCs, and CEOs who have been through it all.<p>Here's a collection of some of the best books on management, leadership, and entrepreneurship for anyone from seasoned entrepreneurs to those just starting out.<p>…

Self-improvement

5 Powerful Habits of Extraordinarily Effective Leaders | Inc.com

In business today, change can be rapid and unexpected. A great company one day can be not-so-great the next. Your best people may come and go, and your business strategy may need to change radically overnight to keep pace with ever-shifting markets. Challenges like these can make leading a …

6 Mistakes You May Be Making on LinkedIn | Inc.com

It's a valuable networking tool, helping professionals connect for jobs and advice. But many LinkedIn members aren't taking full advantage of the networking features of the site. When used to its fullest, LinkedIn can be an even more powerful social media tool than Facebook and Twitter.<p>Setting up …

5 Tips on How to Be Effective at Content Marketing

Content marketing is fun but it often feels overwhelming.<p>It’s about inspiration, perspiration (doing the work) and good luck. Making that content …

3 Techniques That Will Double Your Social Media Content With Half the Effort

This story originally appeared on KISSmetrics<p>Too often, doing social media can become a pain. This is especially true for startup environments, run by busy people with more “important” things to do than post on Twitter and check on Facebook engagement levels.<p>But we all know, deep down inside, that …

6 Sustainability Buzzwords to Use at Cocktail Parties | Inc.com

The world of Sustainability evolves so quickly that it can be a little hard to keep up with. You may remember Michael Porter, of Harvard Business School, trumpeting in the new term "shared value," making anyone still cooing about "corporate social responsibility" suddenly seem terribly pass.<p>So …

How Brands Can Win With Snapchat

This story originally appeared on PR Daily<p>Brands and publishers are finally starting to use Snapchat effectively, which begs the question: How?<p>A recent ONA14 session from <i>Washington Post</i> digital editor Masuma Ahuja gained a ton of attention, including a piece from Poynter that breaks down some of …

From Amazon warehouse workers to Google bus drivers, it's tough working a non-tech job at a tech company

Amazon's warehouse workers want to be paid for the time they spend waiting to be searched to confirm they haven't stolen anything during their shift, …

1 Secret Every Great Leader Learns | Inc.com

Woodrow Wilson certainly didn't know in the midst of World War I that we would end up victorious, but it was his responsibility to lead and command our country at a perilous time. Entrepreneurship requires a very similar mindset: You must lead a team and inspire belief in a vision of success, …

Time I

3 Things Every Entrepreneur Should Know About Crowdfunding | Inc.com

Crowdfunding is a lucrative option for many business owners. Instead of seeking out investors, you open a Kickstarter or a GoFundMe page (or any other avenue that you find will work best for your business) and let the market itself determine how much it wants your product. You only have to make one …

17 Things Extraordinary People Do Every Day | Inc.com

Some people seem to get ahead, no matter what. They aren't necessarily smarter, more creative or harder working than many others. Still, they achieve much more than their peers. Why is that?<p>The philosopher Aristotle offered an explanation a really, really long time ago: "We are what we repeatedly …

This Is Google's Achilles' Heel -- And Startups are Targeting It

This story originally appeared on CNBC<p>In the world of Internet startups, taking on Google's main business has been a fool's errand. The graveyard of failed search engines is long and deep, and while there are still challengers promising safer or more relevant results, Google's market share only …

5 Reliable Methods for Building Trust in Your Mobile App

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Social proof is one of the strongest, most compelling ways to persuade people to download your app, paid or free. More people will download and use an app if their friends or network are talking about it.<p>To encourage these people to …

4 Steps to Identifying -- and Engaging – Your Core Customers

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In the first decade of the 21st century, less than half of all startups in the U.S. survived beyond three years. And of the nearly 44,000 companies founded in 2000 and listed in the Capital IQ database, less than six percent achieved more …

How to Attract and Keep Great Employees | Inc.com

I can't imagine anyone saying they want to work for an "OK" company. As entrepreneurs, we all want to create a great company that people <i>want</i> to work for. But how?<p>A Great Place to Work, a global human resources consulting, research, and training firm, has identified and studied effective workplaces …