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How to Write the Perfect Business Plan: A Comprehensive Guide | Inc.com

Maybe you think you don't need a step by step guide to writing a great business plan. Maybe you think you don't need a template for writing a business plan. After all, some entrepreneurs succeed without writing a business plan. With great timing, solid business skills, entrepreneurial drive, and a …

Small Business

Tight Budget? 13 Affordable Ways To Reward Your Team For Their Hard Work

If you want to keep your top employees, a little appreciation can go a long way. Employees who feel that their efforts are valued and recognized tend to be more loyal, and in today’s competitive job market, you can’t afford not to invest in employee recognition.<p>But what if you don’t have the spare …

Employee Engagement

Can CBD Really Make Everything in Your Life Better?

Everyone seems to be vaping oils and drinking CBD tinctures these days. Here's what to know before you try.<p>You’ve probably heard the term “CBD” before. From bud and vape oils to bath bombs and body lotions, everything is getting infused with the stuff. Cannabidiol—its real name—is said to relieve …

Cannabis

These are the most important manners to teach your kids before age 10, according to a royally-trained expert

FOR most parents, the most important manners to drill into your kids are saying please and thank you.<p>But according to a royally-trained etiquette …

Kids

These 22 sketches make complicated financial concepts simple enough to fit on a napkin

Tina Hay doesn't think in numbers.<p>In 2002, enrolled in a finance class while pursuing her MBA from Harvard Business School, she realized that her classmates who came from the world of banking and consulting were acing the coursework without a problem, while she struggled to master the concepts …

Personal Finance

FDA approves first cannabis-based drug

<b>(CNN) —</b> The US Food and Drug Administration approved a cannabis-based drug for the first time, the agency said Monday.<p>Epidiolex was recommended for approval by an advisory committee in April, and the agency had until this week to make a decision.<p>The twice-daily oral solution is approved for use in …

FDA

How To Use The 4 Ds Of Effective Time Management

Do you sometimes struggle with time management?<p>Or does the day lack enough hours to attend to your projects, habits, commitments and more?<p>When half past five rolls around, do you look at your to do list and feel you didn’t accomplish much of anything?<p>If you’re struggling to take charge of the day, …

Time Management

Bill Gates Reads 50 Books Per Year. But Only These 6 Leadership Books Made His List of Recommendations

Of all 186 books Bill Gates has ever recommended on his personal blog, six leadership books get special attention.<p>In a 2016 interview at the <i>New York Times</i>, Bill Gates said that reading is still the "main way that I both learn new things and test my understanding." He told <i>The Times</i> he reads about 50 …

Bill Gates

Don't Touch! A Scientist's Advice For Spotting Poison Ivy Before It Ruins Your Summer

It was a close encounter in 2012 that made microbiologist John Jelesko take an interest in poison ivy.<p>The Virginia Tech professor was cutting up a downed tree with an electric chainsaw. What he didn't realize was that his power cable had been dragging through poison ivy. So at the end of the day, …

Virginia Tech

Meet the 7 'visionaries' transforming health care, according to the NYT

New York Times' list of visionaries include an immunotherapy pioneer, the founder of a text-based crisis line, and more.

7 Reasons To Start A YouTube Channel Now (And First Steps To Take)

Have you considered starting a YouTube channel? YouTube stars are influencing generation Z’s buying habits and career ambitions on an astounding level, millennials check YouTube at least once a day on average, and even gen Xers and baby boomers are in on the action, watching videos at least …

Marketing

This Is America’s Hottest Job

Murray Webb had been a lackluster student more interested in sports than schoolwork while attending a small Virginia college. Then he transferred to …

How Data Impacts Healthcare Architecture and Beyond

Check the wrists of those around you, and you’ll find biosensor tracking devices gathering data on sleep patterns and step counts. Patient-generated …

The Burnout Crisis in American Medicine

Are electronic medical records and demanding regulations contributing to a historic doctor shortage?<p>During a recent evening on call in the hospital, I was asked to see an elderly woman with a failing kidney. She’d come in feeling weak and short of breath and had been admitted to the cardiology …

Health Care

Panic Attacks Are Universal Because All Humans Evolved to Feel Fear

Panic attacks are part of the human experience, but what triggers them is personal.<p>They can begin suddenly and peak quickly, with their signature …

University of California

The 10 things confident people won’t ever do

In <i>The Empire Strikes Back</i>, when Yoda is training Luke to be a Jedi, he demonstrates the power of the Force by raising an X-wing fighter from a swamp. …

Self-improvement

What Job Skill Is Most Lacking in the U.S.? LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner Has a Surprising Answer

American employees are lacking (sort of) one surprising skill. Here are some keys to moving it to the strength side of the ledger.<p>LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner just appeared on CNBC's <i>Squawk Box</i> to reveal surprising new research about the state of job skills in the U.S. He talked about gaps in computer …

Leadership

Chores for Kids: How to Make Clean Up Time Fun for Young Children

Chores for children help kids understand responsibility, accountability, and gives them a sense of accomplishment. They can also be fun.<p>Even when …

Cancer Breakthrough Leads China's Biotech Boom

A few days before Craig Chase was discharged from the Jiangsu Provincial People’s Hospital in Nanjing, his doctor told him something he never …

Want to Improve Your Communication Skills? Stop Saying These 25 Words.

Stop saying these words in the office. You'll improve your communication skills and your coworkers will thank you.<p>9 min read<p>For thousands of years, our most powerful tools to change the world and our surroundings have been our words. That’s still true today.<p>From the lines you hear on TV, the …

If You Want to Be a Great Leader, You Should Stop Using These Phrases Now

Your words have the power to either inspire or discourage your employees<p>When you're a manager, your employees are constantly watching to see how you behave and what you say. As a result, it's important to be intentional about your choice of words in any setting.<p>As the boss, there are certain things …

Leadership

Fun and Free Educational Websites for Kids

Your children can learn something new today in a safe online environment. These 20 free educational websites for kids are fun while offering online …

Kids

10 Books to Read if ‘A Brief History of Time’ Was Too Brief for You

Inspired by the late Stephen Hawking’s beloved best-seller, the hosts of the ‘BookLab’ podcast offer more mind-bending musings on space and …

Physics

The 25 most influential books ever written about business

<i>The</i> <i>Insider Picks</i> <i>team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Warren Buffett — arguably the most skilled investor of our time — said reading 500 pages a day was the key to success, because "that's how …

Sarepta Says FDA Welcomes Review Of New Muscular Dystrophy Drug

Sarepta Therapeutics says regulators at the Food and Drug Administration have told it they were open to reviewing its next experimental treatment for Duchenne muscular dystrophy, meaning that it could file an application for the new medicine by the end of this year.<p>That had been an open question …

The Key To Raising A Happy Child

For much of the past half-century, children, adolescents and young adults in the U.S. have been saying they feel as though their lives are increasingly out of their control. At the same time, rates of anxiety and depression have risen steadily.<p>What's the fix? Feeling in control of your own destiny. …

Parenting

Amazon Wants to Disrupt Health Care in America. In China, Tech Giants Already Have.

BEIJING — Amazon and two other American titans are trying to shake up health care by experimenting with their own employees’ coverage. By Chinese standards, they’re behind the curve.<p>Technology companies like Alibaba and Tencent have made health care a priority for years, and are using China as …

Artificial Intelligence

These 3 Words Will Make You a Time Management Expert

The lazy person's guide to time management..<p>For many of us, time management feels like a magical key to success. We have a to-do list that grows faster than we can work. We invest in systems, books and planners, all in hopes of mastering our time. If we could only find the right trick to stay on …

Time Management

Be like Bill Gates and Warren Buffett: If you’re not spending 5 hours per week learning, you’re being irresponsible

“In my whole life, I have known no wise people (over a broad subject matter area) who didn’t read all the time — none. Zero.” <i>— Charlie Munger, Self-made billionaire & Warren Buffett’s longtime business partner</i><p>Why did the busiest person in the world, former president Barack Obama, read an hour a day …

Self-improvement

You've Just Promoted Someone, and Your Other Employees Are Upset. Here's What to Do Next

A colleague one day, a boss the next. Awkward? You bet.<p>Promoting from within is a valuable retention strategy. With opportunities for advancement, employees will be open to new challenges and responsibilities. It also prevents top talent from jumping ship. Reaching the next level in their career …

Leadership