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Jitbit's SQL interview questions

Since we're selling a help desk ticketing system we have <b>lots of IT people among our customers</b> - programmers, IT-support agents, system …

Street Smarts Trump Book Smarts If You Want To Get Seriously Rich

It’s certainly possible to make yourself worth a few million dollars based solely on book smarts. A sensational accountant – a verifiable master in a particular corner of the tax code – can amass a personal fortune of this size. However, ramping up that expertise to make many multiples of those …

4 Essentials for Successful Mobile Apps

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The app economy is thriving with an estimated annual revenue of $25 billion and over a million apps across app stores. But while the number of apps hitting the market increasing every month, the question is, how many are getting noticed …

New To The Whole 'Startup' Thing? You Must Read This Book

There are very few books you can point to about startups, venture capital, and entrepreneurship on the market. kbs+ Ventures knew this and decided to do the next best thing: they compiled articles from around Silicon Valley and Alley about topics ranging from fundraising and building a business, to …

A Commencement Speech for Entrepreneurs in the Class of 2013 | Inc.com

Tis the season for the drudgery of graduations. No offense to the graduates, but most graduations are 90 seconds of interest, (the march across the stage by your child or one of their friends), packed into hours of tedium, often pinnacling with 20 minutes of platitudes in the form of the dreaded …

14 Revealing Signs You Love Your Startup Job

The Cult-Like Cultures of Amazing Start-ups | Inc.com

If you ask 10 executives or business leaders what really motivates employees to do great things, you'll probably get 10 different answers.<p>Many will provide a generic response along the lines of employee engagement or emotional intelligence. Not that employees shouldn't be engaged or leaders …

Top 3 Shrewdest Business Moves | Inc.com

<i>Editor's note: This post has been updated to correct an inaccuracy. Philip Terry submitted the question to the Quora community, not Quora itself.</i><p>Earlier this month, Philip Terry, a member of the online question-and-answer forum Quora, asked the online community: What's the shrewdest, smartest …

Are You Ready To Call It Quits?

<i>By Erika Morphy</i><p>You religiously watch the clock. You’re annoyed by every single one of your co-workers. Your job has lost its thrill.<p>It’s obvious that it’s time for a change, but how exactly should you go about leaving a job—especially when the unemployment rate is hovering at 7.5%?<p>Guess what? …

Work Life Balance: How to Take Control | Inc.com

Somewhere in between dreaming about a 4-hour workweek and the reality that you're becoming a 24×7 workaholic is an illusive notion called work-life balance.<p>Contrary to popular belief, achieving some sort of balance between work and play is achievable. You actually have more control over it than you …

3 Signs You're Too Busy to Be Brilliant | Inc.com

The last five years have produced an increasingly fevered body of business-speak that has achieved almost cult-like status. Expressed variously as 'always be shipping', or 'fail fast', the people who promote this approach would have us believe that leadership--indeed, the very act of creation--is …

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Why Two Founders Are Better Than One | Inc.com

As a seed-stage investor, I get to see companies at the most formative stage of their development. One of the more interesting variables is the one-founder-versus-two-founders dynamic. I, for one, am a fan of the two-person founding team (or three-person, or four-person). In fact, it is now a …

An Entrepreneurs Handbook To Slaying Goliath

<i>The following guest post is by John Lusk.</i><p>Every time I’ve started a company, I’ve chosen a category in which multiple, bigger players already exist. And every time I’ve chosen to go this path, I get the same response from friends, family and especially investors. They’ll say, “You’re too late to win …

Job Hunters: Here's How You Can Stand Out From The Pack

Though the economy is beginning to improve, many employers are overloaded with job applicants and extremely choosy about who they’ll hire. So if you want to land a position, you’ve got to find a way to stand out from the pack.<p>That’s especially true for anyone over 50, who often faces the added …

The uncomfortable difference between being a founder and an employer

It's a common gripe about tech blogs: They spend so much time focusing launches and exits that they don't write much about the stuff in between. And …

Is There an iPad App for Proposals?

Scott Wilson says someone should create an app to make proposal-writing easier.

The Hidden Work-Life Balance Crisis Among Entrepreneurs

In the work-life balance conversation for entrepreneurs, there are two camps; those who acknowledge the need for work-life balance and those who see work-life balance as a hindrance to one’s career. Each side hits on truth from a different perspective.<p>Jeff Berger (27) is the CEO of Doostang …

Rich vs. Wealthy: How Do You Want Your Life to Be Defined?

I was recently told about the difference between rich and wealthy by a brilliant man who wishes to remain anonymous. “Rich is waking up at 4am in …

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Why Everyone Is an Entrepreneur Now | Inc.com

Millennials have disrupted the labor market, making it acceptable to job hop and complete "tours of duty" until a better offer comes along.<p>In the process, company loyalty has become a thing of the past, and everyone needs to accept it, say Chris Yeh and Ben Casnocha in the <i>Harvard Business Review.</i><p>We …

Is Having A lot of Money An Efficient Means to Happiness?

Be honest with yourself – why do you want to make A LOT of money?<p>Is it because you want to:<p>gain acceptance from peers?<p>have total autonomy over your …

How to Make Wealth

<b>Want to start a startup?</b> Get funded by Y Combinator.<p>May 2004<p>If you wanted to get rich, how would you do it? I think your best bet would be to start …