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How to Write a Business Plan: A Step-by-Step Template | Inc.com

Creating a business plan is the first and most crucial step to building a successful company.<p>"A business plan is important because it communicates to everyone involved in the organization what the goals are, and how management plans to get there," says Drew Starbird, a professor of operations …

Small Business

5 Social-Media Opportunities Businesses Mostly Overlook

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In January 2015, <i>MediaPost</i> reported that CMOs are turning more of their attention toward social media. What was once believed to be a passing fad has turned into one of the most popular ways for brands to cultivate and engage an audience …

The complete guide to never quitting anything again

The truth is, most people can become good at almost anything.<p>However, most of us quit before we reach the finish line. Why?<p>“The most intimate digital technology festival on the planet”CNBC liked TNW Conference that muchFIND OUT WHY<p>Frustration and lack of persistency is one of the biggest reasons …

Self-improvement

‘Mindfulness’ Messes With Your Memory

If Oprah practices mindfulness, it must be a good thing—right? But new science disagrees.<p>Mindfulness—that buzzword that means, “focusing on emotions …

Mindfulness

Making the Best of a Bad Situation: 10 Great Movie Romances at the End of the World

What better time to fall in love than after society’s collapse?<p>In this weekend’s <i>Z for Zachariah</i>, Margot Robbie, Chiwetel Ejiofor, and Chris Pine are trapped in a post-apocalyptic love triangle. We won’t tell you how it all plays out, but suffice it to say that you could have <i>worse</i> options when it …

Mad Max

10 Steps to Starting a Business While Keeping Your Full-Time Job | Inc.com

A few years ago, I published a post on starting a business while keeping your full-time job. I listed a number of reasons why this makes sense. I even included some practical steps.<p>But I didn’t go far enough.<p>So here’s a guest post from Ryan Robinson, an entrepreneur and marketer who teaches people …

Entrepreneurship

Say "No" to These 10 Things to Increase Your Success

“The difference between successful people and really successful people is that really successful people say no to almost everything.” – <i>Warren …

9 free things rich people do that make them more successful

Sure you have.<p>A great idea, motivation, persistence, and a little luck helps, but most successful people share certain habits.<p>Here are nine habits that have helped place them on the top:<p>Ray Dalio, the founder of Bridgewater Associates, told The Huffington Post in 2013 that "Meditation, more than …

10 Lists To Keep If You Want To Be Successful

The human mind is truly incredible, and we should all strive towards creating a tenacious memory we can rely on. Many lucrative professions or …

Success

How to Make Money Online: The Basics

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Let’s say you’re a newbie to the world of online sales and are looking to make money online, but you’re starting with a small startup budget. With the blinding wealth of information available for new business owners, knowing how to spend …

8 Collaboration Tools to Improve Your Content

Shares 12K<p>Are you part of a team that collaborates on content?<p>Want tools to make the collaboration process more efficient?<p>Whether you’re working on …

Evidence Group Consciousness May Have a Physical Effect on the World

Studies at Princeton University have suggested that two or more minds that hold the same thought or emotion simultaneously may have a tangible effect …

Princeton University

7 truths about the mind you missed in psychology class

The longer you live, the more you realize that the difference between success and magnificent failure lies in how well you understand people. If you’re like many, that fact makes you regret not having studied psychology. I hate to be the one to tell you, but holding both a BSc. and an MSc. in …

Self-improvement

How To Build An Online Community: The Ultimate List Of Resources...

This is a collection of my favourite and most popular posts from the last six years. It should give you a great overview about both the strategy and …

4 Business Models for the Data Age

Organizations have always depended on data — to manage operations, to communicate with customers, to pay employees and suppliers, to plan their futures, and so forth. Those with the best data have enjoyed distinct advantages — in commerce, for example, better understanding the market leads to …

Don't Make These 6 Business Plan Mistakes

Your business plan is a roadmap. Use it to steer your business away from the inevitable potholes and dead-ends.<p><b>1.</b> <b>You are only thinking of the present.</b> Get as detailed as you can with your forecasting. For instance, by looking ahead, you might find that your margins will shrink to a level with which …

11 Fascinating Books on Harvard Business School's Required Reading List

Looking for some great summer reads? Check out this list of 11 intriguing books from Harvard Business School courses' online syllabi.

Harvard Business School

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ISPs

The Hottest Personal Branding Trends That Will Impact Your Success In 2015

When Tom Peters coined the term “personal branding” in his prophetic article “The Brand Called You” in 1997, he was describing a world of work where employees think of themselves as brands and use all the same assets, resources and tools that corporate brands have to remain relevant and achieve …

Four ways to better market your brand to millennial customers

With the millennial generation representing 25 per cent of the population and more than $200-billion in annual buying power in the U.S. alone, companies from every industry are vying for this generation's attention. But with so many brands trying to break through and with millennials' inboxes and …

10 Habits You Should Ditch Now to Bring Productivity to an All-Time High

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>They say that you have the same number of hours in the day as Beyonce -- so why does it feel like you’re never able to get caught up on your business to-do list?<p>Apart from not having your own team of personal assistants, stylists and …

3 Easy Ways to Use Turn Happy Customers Into Your Best Salespeople | Inc.com

I'm a firm believer in creating a great experience that people want to talk about. At VerticalResponse, the email marketing company I founded, we did our best to do just that. And we took the customers that loved that experience and put them on a pedestal so that their voice could be heard.<p>Do you …

Customers

How to Use 'Alternative' Social Networks in Your Marketing Strategy

Many businesses concentrate their social media marketing on the three most-used platforms: Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.<p>However, if you're one of …

Here's Why I'm Dying To Invest In North Korea

Now I am not a tour group kind of person. I like to make my own way and create my own itinerary, to decide where to go and what to eat. That is not an option in North Korea, where we had government minders every minute we were there. Walking down the main thoroughfare in Pyongyang, I saw a …

Eight ways to become the most pro-active person you know

One of the things I often tell my team is, "Be proactive in your own becoming." This sounds like a weird phrase at first, but when you break it down, it makes sense – and it will put you on the path of achievement.<p>In short, being proactive in your own becoming is a mix of hustle and …

Why Marketing Needs To Get Serious About Customer Success

The difficult truth is that your customers don’t care about your innovation or your products; they care only about the result you can help them achieve. So while many companies believe they’re focused on their customers’ success, they’re really focused on their own success.<p>As we argued in our last …

12 Things Successful People Do Before Breakfast

Those among us who have managed to find professional success and eke out a life actively embrace this philosophy. They must set aside their first hours of the day to invest in their top-priority activities before other people's priorities come rushing in.<p>Science supports this strategy. Vanderkam …

Time Management