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The 8 Rules of Leadership by Jack Welch | Inc.com

Leadership is all about growing others. It's about your team and its welfare. It's about your direct reports and their performance.<p>Leadership is a tough act. It's a daily balancing act. As a leader, you're expected to use your insight, experience, and rigor to balance the conflicting demands of …

Leadership

TPP and Keystone Actions Unite Trump With Some Vulnerable Democrats

Trump’s move put him in line with red-state senators up in 2018<p>In just the first days of his administration, President Donald Trump signed executive …

Poll: Voters liked Trump’s ‘America first’ address

Dark. Negative. Divisive. That's was the immediate narrative about President Donald Trump's inaugural address.<p>But many Americans liked it.<p>A new POLITICO/Morning Consult poll shows that the new president’s message is resonating with voters, refuting the idea that Trump bungled his first speech as …

Hidden stars: Melania and Ivanka Trump are well-liked, poll finds

Donald Trump may have a secret weapon when it comes to his woman problem: Melania and Ivanka Trump.<p>A new POLITICO/Morning Consult Poll finds that voters have positive impressions of Trump’s wife and eldest daughter. Forty-seven percent of voters have a favorable opinion of Melania Trump, while 32 …

How Neil Gorsuch became Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> In only a few weeks, Judge Neil Gorsuch went from the federal appellate bench in Colorado, to become President Donald Trump's nominee for the US Supreme Court.<p>His quick ascent is due to a combination of factors, including his track record, demeanor and the impression he has made …

27 Books These Successful Executives Say Inspired Them the Most

Whether you flip pages, tap an e-reader or listen to audio, these inspiring titles are worth your attention.<p>Whether you flip pages, tap an e-reader or listen to audio, a good book can be a perfect companion, relaxation aid or source of inspiration. Check out these quotes from more than two dozen …

What Your Small Business Can Learn From 60 Years of Disneyland

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Disneyland is celebrating its 60th anniversary this year. This kind of staying power is rare today. I’m certain that you probably know several amusement parks that have opened and closed over the course of your life.<p>Yet, as anyone who has …

Small businesses important for Africa's growth - Business

UNITED NATIONS - Africa's small businesses are key to economic growth, and joint ventures with Chinese companies can help, Ibrahim Mayaki, CEO of the …

Utilize Live Tweeting, Social Selling and These Other Community Tips - Small Business Trends

Social media has had a huge impact on the way businesses communicate with their customers, from live tweeting at events to using Facebook and …

Small Business

5 reasons 2016 is the year of the small business owner | Inc.com

Small business owners are the backbone of the U.S. economy. Their growth and progress underscore a steady revival of the American marketplace. In fact, more owners of small- to medium-sized businesses are going into 2016 with increased optimism about their economic future.<p>According to <i>The Principal</i> …

How I Made Myself a DIY Spider Light for $40

I recently made myself a DIY Spider Light as a thrifty alternative to the Spiderlite that costs hundreds of dollars. The entire project ended up …

DIY

Three Stocks To Favor With The Collapse Of Crude Oil Prices

Now that crude oil prices have plummeted to a five-year low, is it finally time to abandon the severely weakened energy stocks? Or is opportunity knocking for the intrepid oil investor?<p>Some savvy oil analysts think there are opportunities to be seized among the oil stocks that have plunged some 30% …

How to Use Customer Recommendations to Grow Your Business

This story originally appeared on Business on Main<p>At a time when one-click LinkedIn endorsements are stacking up faster than rush-hour traffic, obtaining sincerely worded recommendations is a lot like pulling into the carpool lane. You have to invest upfront in planning, personal contact and …

Why Investing In A More Mobile Workforce Makes Sense

The digital revolution has radically transformed what the traditional office looks like. Acres of beige or putty-colored cubicles, like the herds of buffalo that ranged across the American west, are long-gone, replaced by a mobile, distributed workforce who is no longer tethered to a central …

Startups Should be Wary of Disruptive Technologies

How many times have investors heard startups start their pitch by touting that their technology is “disruptive?” What entrepreneurs forget or don’t realize is that most customers are initially wary of any technology, that educating the market on new technology is expensive, takes a long time, and …

How to Amp Up Your Office Style on a Startup Budget

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In the startup world, ping pong tables and free swag have become the status quo. But these kinds of lush office accoutrements are not always feasible on a startup budget.<p>Still, it's important for your workspace or office to reflect your …

This Is The Most Important Word When It Comes To Relationship Marketing

Among the many definitions of the term:<p><i>“Relationship marketing is a strategy designed to foster customer loyalty, interaction and long-term engagement. It is designed to develop strong connections with customers by providing them with information directly suited to their needs and interests and by</i> …

Why Some Videos Go Viral: 6 Reasons | Inc.com

The basic elements of highly successful online videos are really just fundamental principles of human interaction, and you can apply to nearly any form of communication (especially marketing).<p>While there's no way to guarantee that anything will "go viral," studying and applying those basic elements …

5 Things Your First Investors Must Bring to the Table | Inc.com

Looking to VCs or angels for the capital to take your start-up to the next level? Proceed with caution--not all investors are created equal. In fact, there are a handful of characteristics you should look for when you're shopping for potential backers.<p>Sharmila Shahani-Mulligan, CEO and founder of …

Crowdfunding: The Legal Need-to-Know

I’m going dispel a myth right now: You cannot legally sell equity through a crowdfunding website in the US right now. But you will be able to soon. …

Small Business

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Stop Building Websites and Start Building Smart Sites

The mission of digital-telepathy is to make great design accessible to anyone by creating new standards that improve how people interact with and …

3 Simple and Creative Alternatives to Using PowerPoint for Presentations

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When you think about creating business presentations, this first thing that might come to mind is Microsoft's PowerPoint software. But some people find creating and viewing PowerPoint presentations to be tedious or not very engaging.<p>The …

7 Productivity Hacks for Entrepreneurs

As an entrepreneur your time is extremely valuable and there’s never enough of it. Often times you are the only employee in your company and if …

Time Management

Just One Thing Is More Important Than Talent

Venture capitalist and serial entrepreneur Howard Tullman explains the characteristic that is most persuasive when you pitch your business.

Elevatr Is A Mobile-First Tool For Startup Business Plan Creation

Serial entrepreneur with too many ideas rattling around in your head? Then you’re going to like this one: a new mobile app called Elevatr will help you keep track of your inspirations, as well as develop a business model, in order to turn your passing thoughts into plans actually worth pursuing …

From Renting Bedrooms on Airbnb to $1.5 Million in Venture Capital: Lessons in Resourceful Startup Funding

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>To understand what it means to bootstrap, consider Tracy DiNunzio. She didn’t have the money to launch a business, but she didn’t let that stop her.<p>The fashion entrepreneur behind online marketplace Tradesy went from putting her bedroom …

Mother Nature Network Broke the Online Ad Model for Fun and Profit | Inc.com

Attend an online media conference and you're bound to meet a lot of depressed people. Rates, driven by an effectively infinite supply of inventory, have politely obeyed the law of supply and demand and fallen into the pits. Even major outlets like the <i>New York Times</i> can get clobbered by "struggles …