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Google Is Giving Away Its Best Tools for Managers Absolutely Free | Inc.com

When it comes to developing great managers, Google doesn't leave much to chance. The data-obsessed company famously spent years studying the attributes of effective managers for its Project Oxygen, determining that technical expertise was less important than less-sexy attributes like consistency, …

Goal Setting

Practical automation guide and tools for busy bloggers

Credit: Tomas Laurinavicius<p>Bill Gates is famous for saying, “I choose a lazy person to do a hard job. Because a lazy person will find an easy way to do it.”<p>However shocking that sounds, putting more work and hours into something doesn’t always yield better results. And today’s fast-paced online …

How to Automate Your Business Using These 5 Simple Tools

Automating business is necessary to entrepreneurs although you are managing your business with professional staffs. One of the best marketing strategies nowadays is running a successful business through customer relationship management (CRM).<p>This could help you increase your revenues through …

Establishing an Online Presence for Your Business

Establishing an online presence for your business is crucial in today's world. But you can't simply create a website, whip up some content, and then sit back expecting to get ranked in the search engines.<p>Not only do you want to rank, you need to rank on page one for your targeted terms. Out of the …

Online Life

Research: Writing a Business Plan Makes Your Startup More Likely to Succeed

When asked about an opponent’s plan for their impending fight, former world heavyweight champion Mike Tyson once said: “Everyone has a plan until they get punched in the mouth.”<p>It is a school of thought now fashionable in entrepreneurship circles. Advocates of “learning by doing” approaches such as …

Content Creation Checklist: 7 Steps to Get You Started

Content development is an art.<p>This story originally appeared on PR Newswire's Small Business PR Toolkit<p>Content development is an art. It's a lot more than starting with a topic, writing down some words and hitting publish. When writers start out developing a new piece of content, it's a process.<p>In …

BAML: These 7 stocks will be big winners in the sharing economy

Have you ever used Uber, Ebay, Facebook or AirBnB? Then you are officially part of the sharing economy.<p>The unofficial "economy" encompasses the ideas behind open-source software and peer-to-peer sharing.<p>Companies like Uber let you connect with other users in order to find a ride without talking to …

How To Make Insanely Good Edible Cookie Dough

With a little trial and error — and lots and lots of dough — I figured it out.<p><i>For</i> Epicurious<i>, by Katherine Sacks.</i><p>It’s hard to find a child (or, um, an adult, TBH) who doesn’t like licking the spoon while mixing cookie dough. Not only is it hard to wait for the baked cookies to be done, but there’s …

Zelda: Breath of the Wild tips: How to kill Guardians, climb in the rain, and more

The new Zelda game is incredible, and it is also complicated. Breath of the Wild has interlocking systems that enable you to do some incredible things, but you may find yourself overwhelmed when you start. And I’m here to help.<p>Before we get into it, a piece of advice: Don’t sell the loot you …

Mr. Skin's 18th Annual Anatomy Awards Are Back To Honor This Year's Best In Film And TV Nudity

HBO<p>Mr. Skin, the man who knows the best nude scenes like the back (or would it be front) of his hand, is back with his 18th Annual Anatomy …

9 of the most fascinating TED Talks about money

Fortunately, there are plenty of resources to turn to, from podcasts to books to personal finance gurus, that will teach you the basics and then some.<p>We've rounded up nine TED Talks — all between 10 and 20 minutes — that could alter the way you think about money, and how you choose to save, spend, …

What Every Investor Should Know About the Dividend Tax

Investor's Guide to the Dividend Tax<p>How the Dividend Tax Works and the Dividend Tax Rates<p>Updated March 12, 2018<p>One of the great things about …

Google removes restrictions from free version of Data Studio, its tool for creating customized reports

Google is making its data analytics and visualization tool Data Studio infinitely more appealing this week with the news that it’s removing the five-report limit from the free version of the software.<p>First unveiled as part its Google Analytics Suite 360 announcement in March 2016, Google Data …

Here's exactly how to ask someone on a date without making a fool of yourself

And yet, over the course of human history, we've managed to figure out the latter two pretty well, while the first is still somewhat of a problem area.<p>That's probably because there's no one, right way to say, "I'm into you." But there <i>are</i> ways to avoid making a fool of yourself when you do …

Frugal Shoppers Learn How to Save Money on Everything

4 Reasons Halo Wars 2 Has Something for Everyone

Halo Wars 2 is attempting to bridge the gap between consoles and computers in the strategy space.<p>Whether you’re a fan of Halo, a real-time strategy …

65 Free Web Resources for Starting Your Own Business | Inc.com

Where starting a business is concerned, there never seem to be sufficient resources available, and that includes one of the most precious resources of all: information.<p>Here's a handy guide that was originally created by Ubuntu Company Services, a South African company registration and compliance …

Small Business

Shiftgig raises $20M more to connect hourly workers with open jobs

The rise in on-demand services from the likes of Uber, Lyft and Postmates is fuelling a new workforce of freelancers in the service industry who are not tied to single places of employment and can work hours that are more suitable to them. Now a similar kind of flexibility is finding its way into …

You Probably Don't Know Enough About Marijuana to Pass This Quiz (or Invest in Pot)

Marijuana legalization has made the marijuana industry incredibly alluring to investors. The marijuana market is expected to surge to $21 billion by 2020, and that's got many people wondering which marijuana stocks could benefit most.<p>While the marijuana market is undeniably growing quickly, and …

6 Ingredients or Less: 15 Surprisingly Simple Recipes

It's amazing how many delicious dishes you can make with only a handful of ingredients. From Mirin Glazed Salmon to Scottish Shortbread, these recipes will have you in and out of the kitchen in no time.<p><b>1. Mirin-Glazed Salmon</b><p>Adapted from one of my favorite cookbooks, <i>Nigella Express</i> by Nigella …

A visual history of Nintendo's video game consoles

We can't say how good it'll be just yet, but on concept alone, it looks neat.<p>This is far from the first time we've said that about a Nintendo console. The Japanese giant has earned legendary status among gaming fans for making machines — and a whole lot of games — that aren't quite like their peers.<p>…

The 1 Question That Gets Every Single Millennial in Trouble | Inc.com

In the past two weeks, I have seen Simon Sinek's viral video explaining all-that-is-wrong-with-Millennials in my Facebook feed an unnecessary number of times. And it has been interesting seeing my peers, fellow Millennials, agree and disagree, feel understood and feel misunderstood. Sinek clearly …

Leadership

Cash-back services: Do they really work?

As the Cheapskate, I'm frequently asked to share my favorite money-saving tip. When I do, it's frequently met with skepticism:<p>"That sounds too good to be true."<p>"There's no such thing as a free lunch."<p>"You can't get something for nothing."<p>Yeah, I get it. It does sound too good to be true. But what's …

Personal Finance

The 21 hottest women-founded startups to watch in 2017

There has never been a better time to be a woman in the startup world.<p>There's no denying we have a long way to go. After all, venture capital firms are made up of mostly men, and some continue to suggest that women aren't cut out for the tech world at all. And way more VC money is offered to male …

Cinnamon Swirl Pancakes Put a Twist on a Breakfast Classic

Relationship-ending "are you a pancake or waffle person" debates notwithstanding, it's fair to say people love a good pancake. In fact, this guy …

3 of the Best Tech Stocks You’ve Never Heard Of

It has been another great year for the best tech stocks in 2016. As usual, large-cap tech stocks like Facebook Inc. (FB), Amazon.com, Inc. (AMZN), …

Investing

10 Podcasts Every Business Owner Should Listen To | Inc.com

One of the best, fastest, and easiest ways to improve your business is by checking out the right podcast. Avoiding mistakes made by others, getting up-to-date advice, and expanding your knowledge base are all paramount to successful business ownership. However, podcasts have exploded in popularity …

Entrepreneurship

How to up your online dating game—and find a good girl

The greatest invention in romance since condoms, dating apps are pure efficiency: thousands of women, no long profiles to read, no grammar mistakes …

The do’s and don’ts of crafting the perfect online dating profile

If you’ve lost that log-in feeling, fear not! We’re here to help you bag love at first (web)site.<p>Dating sites expect a 37 percent hike in activity on …

Relationships

Using Google Spreadsheet to Track a Stock Portfolio

Today we’re going to geek out in a spreadsheet because I was talking with some friends over at The Motley Fool and mentioned that I use a Google …