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A Structured Day Can Keep Wasted Time at Bay

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Americans may as well start giving flowers to their computers, buying their business phones diamond encrusted cases and taking their briefcases on expensive vacations -- our nation is having a love affair with work.<p>For most entrepreneurs, …

Room to Grow: A Look at the Changing Landscape of Green Startups

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>Editor's note: From food to fashion, this weekly series asks startup founders at New York City incubators to weigh in on the pluses and minuses of certain popular industries.</i><p>With hybrid vehicles, solar panels and rooftop gardens becoming …

7 Steps to a Convincing Apology. (You're Welcome, Governor Christie) | Inc.com

We all screw up. Hopefully not often, but we do.<p>Unfortunately, we're just as bad at apologizing as we are at trying to be perfect. Apologies from business leaders and politicians, in particular, are pretty much guaranteed to be lame.<p>When Snapchat got hacked, the company's first statement …

Government

What Customers Really Hate | Inc.com

Every few months, business magazines and newspapers publish lists of "companies people hate." These lists always consist of same companies: banks, airlines, cable/telcom providers, and social networking sites.<p>Those are very different types of businesses, but they have one thing in common: they all …

Customers

10 Questions to Ask When Applying to a Startup Accelerator

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Dying to be the next Dropbox or Airbnb to emerge from a rock star startup accelerator? Get in line. The market for early stage funding for hot startup brainchildren is bursting at the seams.<p>If you hook up with the right accelerator, you …

6 Signs It's Time to Turn Your Startup in a New Direction

This story appears in the November 2013 issue of <i>Entrepreneur</i>. Subscribe »<p>StyleZen had a following of loyal customers. But the principals at the shopping site, which launched in 2011, were struggling to expand that user base. "We had amazing user engagement, but we couldn't figure out how to grow …

10 Tips on How to Be a Better Entrepreneur in 2014

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The start of a new year is a great time to put our work habits under a microscope, toss the ideas that haven't been working and put new action into play. Each year has its lessons, so it's always good to reflect on what you've learned and …

12 Ways Students Can Help Your Small Business Succeed

1. TAP INTO GREEK LIFE<p><i>“Sororities and fraternities are some of the most useful and least tapped into resources for small businesses. If you’re</i> …

Fraternities

Why Exercise Is The Key To Work-Life Balance

Getting enough exercise doesn’t just make your butt look good; it also can save it in the office or at home.<p>Maybe you should be asking your boss for midday workouts.<p>Interesting research published in the <i>Harvard Business Review</i> shows that exercise isn’t a selfish indulgence (how dare you care about …

Legendary Ex-HR Director From Netflix Shares 6 Important Lessons

The culture doc, created by McCord, CEO Reed Hastings, and others at the company, is still evolving and is used by the company to this day. It has also been the starting point for many other companies, some of which have created their own, similar documents.<p>The concepts laid out in the presentation …

The Workplace

Are You Worthy of Leadership? | Inc.com

Occupying a leadership role does not make someone a leader.<p>Many of us know people in lofty positions with long titles who appear completely ill-suited to the requirements and sacrifices of leadership, even as they are “leaders of the organization.” To offset this widespread defect, it is important …

Leadership

3 Big Ideas to Steal From Netflix | Inc.com

Netflix has made controversial headlines recently after releasing all 13 episodes of its new original series “House of Cards” at one time. Hollywood and Wall Street surely are watching to see if the bold premiere strategy will bomb or prove to be brilliant. Silicon Valley execs, too, are watching …

Employment

'Shark Tank' Winner: You'll Always Need More Money Than You Think

This story originally appeared on CNBC<p>Tod Wilson is the owner of Mr. Tod's Pie Factory, a wholesale and retail bakery with locations in Somerset and Englewood, N.J. He's also the first person ever to win "Shark Tank," and his life and business have both changed considerably in the more than four …