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3 Ways to Declutter Your Mind So You Can Focus on the Things That Matter Most

Getting rid of the mental clutter makes room for the things that really matter.<p>Researchers estimate you have about 60,000 thoughts each day. And many of those thoughts involve thinking the same things over and over again.<p><i>I never have enough time. I have nothing to wear. I look stupid. My house</i> …

Self-help

If Your Employees Can't Answer This 1 Simple Question, They're a Lot Less Productive Than You Think

Nothing is more powerful for tracking productivity than these 6 words.<p>Want to know a dirty little secret in business? Everyone loves being busy.<p>Don't believe me? Try walking into your office and asking all of your employees this one simple question:<p>"What results did you achieve today?"<p>More often …

The Surprising Way to Be More Effective at Storytelling | Inc.com

By now, most of us are familiar with "the irresistible power of storytelling as a business tool" (as <i>Harvard Business Review</i> describes it) to get people's attention, involve them emotionally and help them remember the content you're trying to convey.<p>But you may not know that the traditional way we …

Public Speaking

Can This Brooklyn Entrepreneur Reinvent Public Relations?

Working in the startup scene in the San Francisco Bay area, Dmitry Dragilev landed an exciting job. As head of marketing for online poll company Polar, he helped the company grow its web presence for two years until it was acquired by Google.<p>While others on his team gladly joined Google as …

Computer Science

A 5-Rule Guide to Making It Big as a Freelancer | Inc.com

Experts are projecting that up to 43 percent of workers will be part of the gig economy by 2020, and with good reason--freelancing both can make up needed income and lets you be your own boss. If you're considering freelancing on the side or even making gigs your full-time thing, adopting these …

Employment

Want to Raise Calmer, Happier Kids? Science Says This Can Help | Inc.com

Mindful is the new busy. Backed by science showing that mindfulness boosts everything from immunity to productivity, workplaces across the world are encouraging employees to get back to the business of being right here, right now.<p>The demand for mindfulness--whether from a course, a coach, a …

Mindfulness

Flowspace is AWS for warehouses

Got too much internet traffic? Get servers on demand from Amazon Web Services. Got too many pallets of physical goods? Well now you can get on-demand warehousing from Flowspace. The startup aims to become the next critical logistics service by making atoms as easy to store and ship as bits.<p>“We want …

Science Says These 10 Things Will Help You Raise Extremely Smart and Successful Kids | Inc.com

What parent doesn't want their child to do well in school, stay out of trouble, and grow up to be a highly successful adult? But as I've found over the years raising my own daughter, that's far easier said than done.<p>The truth is, there is no set path to guaranteed parenting success (believe me, …

Parenting

One Woman Vegan Cosmetics Startup on Track to Make Quarter of a Million

A vegan makeup brand in Malaysia has proved popular by shipping 10,000 orders since its startup last year and earning $4727.57 (RM20k) a month which …

Vegan

Sourceress raises $3.5M to find candidates that managers want without realizing it

When a company is looking for a candidate for an open role, the hiring manager is probably going to rattle off a bunch of qualifications that they’re looking for to a recruiter — and Kanjun Qiu says recruiters will probably just run with that when the manager’s requirements might not actually be so …

Employment

Urban farming incubator Square Roots raises $5.4M

Square Roots isn’t your normal startup incubator. Sure, the people who participate are entrepreneurs — but instead of sitting at desks building new gadgets or smartphone apps, they’re growing food in hydroponic farms housed inside long, metal containers.<p>Founded by executive chairman Kimbal Musk …

This Bay Area startup is arming retailers with the technology to take on Amazon Go

Amazon is still tinkering with the checkout-free technology behind its Amazon Go retailer concept, but Palo Alto, Calif. startup Standard Cognition …

Google is sharing its management tools with the world

Speaking at his alma mater in January, Sundar Pichai, Google’s low-profile CEO, revealed his key to effective management: “Let others succeed.”<p>Enacting Pichai’s advice is easier said than done. But Google is sharing some tools that might help. Its Re:Work blog is offering a series of instructive …

Work-life Balance

6 books successful entrepreneurs and CEOs think everyone should read

With summer approaching, you're probably going to need something to read.<p>Business Insider Netherlands asked successful entrepreneurs and CEOs for book recommendations.<p>Which book inspired them the most? What should we read to improve our lives or to become more successful?<p>Here are the titles to keep …

Self-improvement

Your Startup Has People Problems? Play the 'No Blame' Game | Inc.com

A friend of mine has started up a sweet technology company all by himself. He's launched a few projects and soon expects serious university and corporate collaborations. In a sign of imminent success, he recently hired an engineer to write the grants.<p>Except it is not working that way. The engineer, …

Employment

34 Metrics That Startup Founders Need to Track [Infographic]

Success as a startup is measured in a lot of different ways. Some people think a high valuation is the key to turning heads in the business world, …

Popular Pays raises $3.1M in new funding to connect marketers and creators

How can Popular Pays stand out in the influencer marketing crowd? The key, according to co-founder Corbett Drummey, is to focus on content.<p>The approach seems to have convinced investors, with Popular Pays announcing that it has raised an additional $3.1 million, which it rolled up with the funding …

Hyde Park

Founder Failed Four Times Before His Startup Was a Success | Inc.com

No one likes to fail, especially four times. Despite all odds, this founder was able to pick right back up and start a new e-commerce business. WAY.com<p>WAY, which stands for "What's Around You," is an online marketplace based in Silicon Valley that works with over twenty thousand vendors to provide …

eCommerce

Startup Tools And Tips You Can’t Afford to Miss

Entrepreneurship is not for the faint of heart. Starting a business can feel like trying to swim upstream, in crowded, icy waters — with weights on …

7 Tools That Startups Should Know About Right Now | Inc.com

Being an entrepreneur is no easy task, and while patience and perseverance are desirable qualities, having a few tools of the trade puts the odds of success in your favor. Startups run on lean budgets and small teams, and rely on software and applications to lighten the load. These tools are more …

Project Management

12 Personality Traits of People Whose Startups Actually Make Money | Inc.com

I wish that there was an exact science on what not only makes an entrepreneur successful but also what determines the success or failure of their startups.<p>The truth is, there are a countless amount of factors that influence the fate of a startup. And, sometimes it all comes down to timing and luck. …

Entrepreneurship

Birchbox to launch a second, more personalized beauty subscription service

Subscription beauty service Birchbox is launching a new, pricier tier to its service, offering customers the ability to better customize their monthly box of products, along with other perks. The service, which is only being offered to current subscribers for the time being, is $14 per month, …

Playment gives companies on-demand workers to analyze data using mobile devices

Pretty much every company, to some extent, has to power their algorithms with data and machine learning if they’re going to be competitive with anyone else in their space. The challenge there, though, is that not everyone can have the massive computational power and data of a company like Google — …

5 Travel Startups Rethinking Car Rentals Beyond Sharing

Startups continued to experiment with fresh takes on the car rental business model in the year since Skift last looked at new travel startups …

Carsharing

Startup AutoFi has joined with Ford to make buying a car less painful

And if you go the traditional route, the process almost always involves visiting a dealership in person and spending a lot of time on the financing and insurance part of the deal.<p>A San Francisco startup, AutoFi, wants to change that and has now joined with Ford to roll out its technology at a …

Ford Motor Company

3-Step Guide For Telling a Compelling Brand Story

When you're looking for solid advice for launching a successful startup, it makes sense to turn to experts like Gary Vaynerchuk for advice.<p>Gary is a serial entrepreneur and New York Times best selling author. In the book Foundr V1.0, when asked to share his top tip for startups, Gary says to focus …

How 2 Theater Geeks Turned Their Passion Into a Hot Startup

On a wet, late-October evening, Merritt Baer and ­Brian Fenty sat in the audience of <i>Tick, Tick … Boom!</i>—an off-Broadway musical about a SoHo waiter …

Omri Brazilay On Building Real Estate Tech Startup, Propcy

<i>We know what it’s like building a real estate startup, but we also know that no two experiences are the same. We sat down with</i> <i>Omri Brazilay</i><i>, the co-founder and CEO of</i> <i>Propcy (and a fellow Forbes contributor)</i><i>, to hear his take on the real estate market and what it’s like as the newest player in the</i> …

Real Estate

UK-based AI startup Gluru is building a smarter task manager

Gluru, a UK-based startup that’s building an Artificial Intelligence (AI)-powered task manager, has raised a $2 million seed round. Backers include Sussex Place Ventures, SaatchInvest, Gecad, and Playfair Capital. It brings total funding for Gluru to $3.5 million.<p>Founded two years ago by Tim …