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5 beste nieuwe Android-apps augustus 2017

Elke maand komen er heel veel nieuwe Android-apps in de Play Store. In dit artikel vind je een lijst met de beste gloednieuwe Android-apps die in …

The 1 Thing Companies Get Wrong About Mission Statements

Mission statements aren't easy to craft, but avoiding this single error might drastically change your company reputation and revenue.<p>A good mission statement serves a twofold purpose for businesses, focusing employees toward a common goal and communicating to consumers whether that company …

Why 'Feminine' Leaders Are More Effective

In a recent talk, author John Gerzema showed that people want leaders who show empathy, patience, and other traits typically associated with women.<p>U.S. consumers reward socially virtuous businesses with their money and their loyalty. But some of the most caring companies are founded overseas.<p>Brand …

Cut Your Hours and Get More Done With These 4 Small Changes

Working better doesn't necessarily have to mean working longer. These 4 small changes to how you work could help you to drastically increase your productivity levels and enable you to get more done in less time.<p>Working smarter doesn't necessarily mean working longer hours. In fact, working hugely …

Should You Want More Money or More Time? (Hint: There's a Right Answer)

Here's what a UCLA study of more than 4,400 Americans reveals.<p>We face this kind of decision all the time. Pitch one more customer, or go home to an early dinner with the family? Attend a career-boosting workshop or take a badly needed vacation? Apply for that high-paying job that will have you …

Who Will Rule the Future of Work? Generalists or Specialists?

As a freelancer, are you more likely to succeed by being a generalist or a specialist?<p>When thinking about the future of work, especially in regards to freelance or gig jobs, do you think it is better to be a generalist or a specialist? A generalist is someone who is fairly good at performing a …

13 Incredible Facts to Help You Unleash the Power Of Your Mind

The road to evolution starts with understanding the power of your mind.<p>Successful people create their own reality wisely using the power of the brain to create the outcomes they want in life. They truly believe they can achieve anything they set their mind to.<p>Irrespective of their current …

The 4 Essentials to Building Your Startup Sales Force

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Scaling up is an exciting process for any startup. If you’re at the point where you have achieved a level of initial success and are ready to amplify your idea by starting a sales force, that means your hunch about the market has been …

In an 8-Hour Day, The Average Worker is Productive for This Many Hours

It may make you feel better about leaving work early today.<p>The 8-hour workday is not based on the optimal number of hours a human can concentrate. In fact, it has almost nothing to do with the kind of work most people do now: Its origins lie in the Industrial Revolution, not the Information Age.<p>In …

Time Management

4 Smart Ways to Find the Best Project Management Tools for Your Team

What you do matters most -- but how you do it goes a long way towards ensuring success.<p>Everyone needs sales skills in order to succeed. The same is true with project management skills: whether you need to get things done on your own or -- more likely -- with and through other people, the ability to …

Tiny Apartment? Check Out These Loft Beds For Adults

The college dorm staple is being reinvented by a custom furniture designer.<p>Designer Roberto Gil has been making custom furniture with a small team of woodworkers in his studio in Red Hook, Brooklyn, for over two decades. Though his company, Casa Collection, started out doing custom cabinetry jobs …

How Toms' Blake Mycoskie Built a $400 Million Business on Social Entrepreneurship | Inc.com

Since then, Toms has undergone big changes. A private equity firm now owns 50 percent of the company; a new CEO is chief strategist. The culture is different too. Just as Silicon Valley companies are laboratories for new technologies and business models, so Toms is becoming a kind of Darpa for the …

Entrepreneurship

13 Books That Will Make You a More Resourceful Entrepreneur | Inc.com

Do you want to develop out-of-the-box thinking? Acquire a problem-solving mindset? Find ways and means out of difficulties? These books will help.<p><i>1. Mindset: The New Psychology of Success</i>, Carol Dweck<p>Mindset makes the difference between success or failure. Dweck writes the growth mindset, or …

Self-improvement

Do These 6 Things to Master Personalized Marketing

How personalization and targeting can lead to better "customer journeys" - and greater profits.<p>With all of the options available to customers, in order to win and keep their business, you have to remove friction from your customers' lives as much as possible. The customer journey has to provide …

Empathy Is the Secret to Writing That Sells, According to Science

Can activating mirror neurons make your writing more effective?<p>Writing aimed at driving sales often takes an emotional angle--it taps into feelings of happiness, of sadness, or relief. It evokes empathy, and makes the reader feel an emotional response that suits the sales objective. Think about …

This Is The App That Just Might Save Your Inbox

Basecamp and Slack get all the glory, but the future could be Hiver.<p>It's been twenty six years since AOL's "You've got mail," sound was heard for the first time, and almost a decade since the giant finally made email a free service to keep up with the competition. Today, 92% of adults use email and …

17 Invaluable Things to Know About Customers | Inc.com

It's difficult or impossible to sell quickly and effectively if you don't understand your customers. Unfortunately, many entrepreneurs and companies don't bother to do the research or even know what they should be researching.<p>In the recently published book Beyond the Sales Process, authors Steve …

Business Strategy

10 'TED Talks' Every Entrepreneur Should Watch

The "Onion Talk" series neatly satirizes the self-satisfied excesses of the "TED Talk" series.<p>I recently posted 21 short videos worth more than an MBA, the 13 most inspirational videos of all time, and the 7 most motivational feature films of all time.<p>However, to quote another great motivational …

10 Rules for Beating Stress

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Stress has a funny way of sneaking up on you when you least expect it, but how you respond is only half the battle. The secret to winning the war against stress lies in what you do when you aren’t working (and presumably aren’t …

Seth Godin's 5 Things That Will Destroy Your Business | Inc.com

From employee irritation at ridiculous processes to consumer distress over failed UX, broken elements can destroy your business. Of course, even the richest companies get it wrong sometimes. So how do you stay on top of potential headaches before they ever get to market?<p>In a brilliant talk …

Customers

­52 Business Books the Fortune 500 CEOs Think You Should Read | Inc.com

<b>The scene</b>: Two college students, running to class, checking their phones, and finding emails from Fortune 500 CEOs.<p>Is this real life?<p>This is what happens when a desire to learn collides with the generosity of America's top business leaders. We (Grant Hensel and Julia Wittrock) graduated from …

Leadership

3 Awesome TED Talks That Will Make You a Better Person | Inc.com

While there are many ways to become a better person, with some taking longer than others, watching these 3 remarkable TED talks will definitely get you on the right track.<p><b>1. Amy Cuddy: Your Body Language Shapes Who You Are</b><p>Social psychologist Amy Cuddy demonstrates for the audience just how much our …

TED Talks

11 Productivity Tools Employees Loved in 2015 | Inc.com

As a COO, I'm responsible for my company's day-to-day operations. What does that mean exactly? Simply put, I help Okta's employees, partners and customers securely connect to any technology, ultimately making them more productive. Because of that, I think a lot about productivity and the tools of …

Project Management

The Quest to Find World’s Best Motivational Quote | Inc.com

In last week's post "100 Brilliant Quotes from 100 Brilliant Minds" I asked you to send me a quote that motivates you personally. I repeated that request earlier today in my free weekly newsletter. Here's what's come in so far.<p>"If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at …

Motivation

Demonstrating Positive Elearning ROI

How can you and your organization demonstrate positive elearning return on investment (ROI)? Find out in this guide, which describes six key strategies.<p>Learn more about eLearning: http://www.lynda.com/Elearning-training-tutorials/33-0.html

eLearning

7 Reasons Companies Should Never Hire an Entrepreneur | Inc.com

I started my first company at the age of 25 after every job I had frustrated me. When I made the Inc. 500 list at 35 years old, I joined the Entrepreneurs' Organization and was suddenly introduced to thousands of other entrepreneurs with whom I had something significant in common; we apparently …

Entrepreneurship

7 Deadly Ways To Kill Customer Happiness | Inc.com

Customers keep the doors open and pay the bills of the business. And just as the saying "If Mama ain't happy..." applies to the home, the saying "If the customer ain't happy..." should be looked at as a foundational principle of your business. Happy customers boost conversions, profit, and more, …

Customers

Most Businesses go to Great Lengths to Make This Mistake. | Inc.com

Recently I was preparing a keynote presentation for a large group of Financial Advisers. I was doing my homework, checking out their websites, figuring out what the best message was that I could give these professionals and something slowly started to dawn on me.<p>In doing my research, I realized …

Small Business

The Productivity Mistake Everyone Is Making | Inc.com

Getting the job done day in and day out is tough. I always go through periods where my productivity starts slacking, and I can feel the laziness bug start creeping in. To get back on track, I follow a few steps and I'm back in no time. The harder part for most people is figuring out when and if …

Time Management

50 Encouraging Quotes to Persevere in Life and Motivate You to Succeed | Inc.com

Life is composed of ups and downs. Learning to get through the downs is key to being successful. Without obstacles, difficulties, struggles, and challenges, life wouldn't make much sense. You become stronger, more compassionate, and more grateful when you strongly believe in your capacity to …

Motivation