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10 Reasons to Hire a Business Coach Now | Inc.com

No matter what stage your business is at, a business coach can make you work harder and progress faster than you would on your own. From providing a much-needed ego check to helping expand your network, a business coach can give you both the tools and perspective you need to go from point A to …

Boost Your Business with Marketing Tips Old and New - Small Business Trends

With marketing methods that are constantly changing, it can be tough keeping up. But it can also be easy to get caught up in all the trends and …

Marketing

9 Wealth Building Books You Can’t Miss

<b>Think and Grow Rich</b> <b>by Napoleon Hill</b><p>One of the first books of its kind, this title was first published in 1937, and has since become a long-time …

The 3 Most Valuable Characteristics of Great Entrepreneurs | Inc.com

Soon after my friend Tod Sacerdoti sold his startup BrightRoll to Yahoo for $640 million (it's awesome when great things happen to great people), he shared that a major contributor to his company's success was its lack of resources. “Since it was difficult for us to raise venture capital in our …

Four Shortcuts To A Faster, Lower-Cost Business Startup

Starting a new business? Congratulations! By now you probably know exactly why you want to make this move. You also have a good idea about what products or services you will offer, and to whom. But have you thought much about how you will get your message out through a coordinated branding and …

The 5 Decisions That Will Change Your Life Forever as an Entrepreneur

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Becoming an entrepreneur is a huge deal. It’s not a decision to be taken lightly. But because the choice to transform into a business owner has been so heavily glamorized over the past decade, many people feel surprised and guilty about …

6 things every small business owner should invest in

If you're trying to grow a healthy small business, there are some investments that are worth every penny in the long run.<p>Here are six things worth the investment for small business owners:<p>Setting up social media accounts and a basic website can be cheap — if not completely free — but unless you're …

5 Reasons Why Parental Leave May Be the Best Startup Perk You Don't Offer

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>With so many American companies offering splashy office perks and work benefits to recruit and retain top talent, it’s surprising we’re still the only developed country in the world that hasn’t made paid parental leave a standard benefit. …

5 iPhone Apps to Keep Track of Your Investments

Ask anyone who’s tried to make an extra buck or two on Wall Street on their own, and they’ll all tell you the same thing: investing is hard. But, …

Investing

Why You Should Think Big When It Comes to Networking | Inc.com

Say you're at a networking event and get into a nice conversation with a new contact. Turns out, they have no use for what your business does. Are you wasting your time? Should you politely excuse yourself and move on?<p>According to sales master Ian Altman, networking is not just about doing business …

6 Ways to Build a Happy Startup Culture the Scrappy Way

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Company culture can make or break an organization, and a common misconception is that it’s expensive to foster. Building culture should be viewed as a practice, not an expenditure.<p>As a startup founder, I’m no stranger to doing things the …

7 books to read before you quit your job

You have a great business idea. You have a passionate need to escape cubicle life. You even have an outstanding work ethic and a healthy dose of risk tolerance. You're all set to quit your gig and be an entrepreneur — except for one thing.<p>You don't have an MBA. Or any idea really about the nuts and …

5 Things Entrepreneurs Should Do Every Day to Grow a Business

<i>Certain daily habits can add up over time to help your business grow.</i><p>Entrepreneurs have a certain drive to improve things. They want to create, revise, sculpt, and nurture a business to new heights, increasing their workforce, market, clients, and profitability iteratively over the course of months …

7 Things That Make Great Bosses Unforgettable

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Some bosses are harder to forget than others. While bosses can be unforgettable because they make life miserable, the most memorable bosses stick with us because they change us for the better.<p>When I ask audiences to describe the best and …

22 business books that blew my mind

<i>I am often asked for tips on good books to read. Recently I have posted an article in Russian listing my favourite business books, which got over 70</i> …

The best business apps for iPhone

If you run a small or medium-sized business then you will be amazed by just how much usage you can get out of your iPhone. There are many fantastic …

8 Powerful Marketing and Web Tools for Savvy Entrepreneurs | Inc.com

With a seemingly endless list of web and social media tools to choose from, you might need help sorting out the best from the rest. Here are some great options for web analytics, SEO, graphics, and content:<p><b>1. Quill Engage.</b> You've probably checked out your website's Google Analytics data and found …

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5 Ways Faith in Something Bigger Than Yourself Can Lead to Startup Success | Inc.com

When you're starting a business, you face many challenges. Whether it's startup capital (and it always is), developing a product from conception to market, or leading a talented group of people, the experience can drain even the most optimistic innovator, no matter how inspiring her product might …

The single worst mistake that a manager can make

<i>MPW Insider is an online community where the biggest names in business and beyond answer timely career and leadership questions. Today’s answer for:</i> …

Filing And Paying Business Taxes On Time

(<i>This post is part of my Small Business Startup & Survival Guide. You can catch up on the whole series here.</i>)<p>If you’re a W-2 employee, tax time is fairly simple: one return for federal and perhaps one or two for state and local, depending on where you live.<p>If you’re a small business owner, those …

Ditch Email, and Instead Use These 3 Tools at Your Startup

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It sounds revolutionary, but if you lead a startup, don’t use email to communicate with your team. Don’t get me wrong, email is one of the most important business inventions of the last 100 years. It’s changed the way we do business, and …

5 Ways That Podcasting Is a Powerful Marketing Weapon

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Podcasting is quickly morphing from an emerging phenomena to a powerful and commonplace marketing weapon. Early adopters started podcasting only about a decade ago, but podcasting has seen a meteoric rise over the past several years, …

12 Books on Every Aspect of Launching and Running a Business

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>To expand my knowledge and skills, I read. To source inspiration for innovative ideas and to develop a better understanding of the ever-changing world that we live in, I carefully absorb information from books. Over the years, I’ve read …

7 Reasons Your Audience Isn't Connecting With Your Brand

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>With the growing prominence of digital marketing, customers are coming to expect a more personalized experience, and today’s savvy brands are doing everything they can to measure up.<p>If you don’t connect with your customers in a personal …

The 4 Qualities That Inventors or Entrepreneurs Should Look for in a Partner

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Most of the technologists I know inherently believe that the terms <i>inventor</i> and <i>entrepreneur</i> mean the same thing, so they are frustrated and surprised when they build their products and no business evolves. They don’t understand that most …

The Color To Avoid In Your Business Plans And Logos

<b>We know</b> that adding relevant photos to a business plan can be a big help to your proposal. Since investors, like everybody, tend to make decisions …

10 YouTube Videos Every Entrepreneur Should Watch

Want business advice from Warren Buffet? Inc.com compiled a list of videos that every entrepreneur should watch.<p><i>This post originally appeared at Inc.com. To read more, check out:</i><p><i>The Best Industries to Start and Grow a Business in 2011</i><p><i>
Jason Fried: Why I Run a Flat Company</i>