Sarah Lattanza

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Overlooked Rental Home Cash Flow

Cash flow, that monthly bank deposit of rent collected in excess of operating expenses is a major consideration when investors evaluate a rental property. Sometimes new investors forget one component of cash flow simply because they don't see it every month. Think of cash flow not as a calculation …

Real Estate

The Introvert’s Guide to Networking

Networking… excuse me as I hyperventilate for a minute before we get started.<p>The very word conjures up images of forced glad-handing, of awkward …

Networking

Why Morning Is Not the Best Time to Drink Coffee

If you suck down a cup or two right when you get in to work, you're probably not maximizing your natural body rhythms. There is a better way.<p>If you’re anything like me, your response to this headline is a howl of indignation. Somethings in this world are sacrosanct, and for us coffee-lovers, one of …

11 Body Positions and Gestures That Can Improve Your Performance | Inc.com

Sometimes You Win, Sometimes You Learn

Out this month, <i>Sometimes You Win, Sometimes You Learn: Life's Greatest Lessons Are Gained from Our Losses</i> by John C. Maxwell helps readers “learn how …

Motivation

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Success

The Secret Sauce of Successful Entrepreneurs? It's All in Their Head.

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The boom and bust nature of Silicon Valley startups often results in entrepreneurs being viewed simplistically as "successes" or "failures" based on the outcome of their startups. However, the real key to success is ones mindset, which …

Self-improvement

7 Signs Your Sales Training Needs a Revamp

This story originally appeared on Personal Branding Blog<p>What better time to start looking at creating, rebuilding or tweaking your sales training program? When was the last time your company took a look at how they are developing the people who capture the revenue that fuels everything else? Or if …

Salesforce

Before You Send That Angry Email, Read This

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It happens to us all. In dealing with a colleague, employee or even a customer of business partners, something rubs us the wrong way. Big time.<p>In the old days, we might manage the situation by walking down the hall and have a quiet chat. …

Productivity

How Faith in the Workplace Can Increase Our ROI

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Even people of abundant faith find themselves hesitant to take the daily help God provides. Business, after all, is hard labor, and entrepreneurs typically believe that they are self-starters who can do it on their own.<p>True, most business …

Customer Service

4 Ways Entrepreneurs Can Ensure They Get Their Z's

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Sleep is one of the most important building blocks of a quality human life. Sleep not only affects body functions and mental health but it plays a role in keeping the immune and nervous system working properly, according to studies by the …

3 Ways to Reenergize Your Team

When the going gets tough, the tough... do these three things.<p>Entrepreneurs need to go the distance. But so do their teams. That can be a lot harder.<p>When working on anything new, the sense of adventure and newness can be exhilarating, and undoubtedly serves as a key source of motivation. However, …

How Do You Want to Spend Your Next 4 Years of Your Life?

The questions you need to ask yourself before you decide to start your company.<p>As our Lean LaunchPad for Life Sciences class winds down, a good number of the 26 teams are trying to figure out whether they should go forward to turn their class project into a business.<p>Given that we’ve been …

How to Make a Decision--When You're Not Ready

You don't have data and you don't have time. Here's how to make a choice anyway.<p>In the era of big data, it is wise to wait for all the information before you make a big decision. But sometimes it's time to choose--and the information just isn't there yet.<p>So what to do? McKinsey & Company consultant …

Quit Using These 10 Words to Describe Yourself on LinkedIn

Why? Everyone else is using them too. Check out LinkedIn's 2013 Most Overused Buzzwords list.<p>Words can make a huge impact.<p>Or not.<p>Even the most descriptive, most meaningful words can lose all meaning when they're used too often. That's why most corporate communications don't really say anything. …

Why Leadership is Gratitude, Too

The end of the year is an ideal time to take stock of your leadership -- and to offer thanks.<p>Before starting a new year, one must close out the old. With all the pressures and hard knocks of being a leader, it is especially helpful to remind yourself of the very good, useful, and rewarding reasons …

3 Ways to Drive Crazy Increases in Customer Loyalty

How to apply innovations at companies like Starbucks and Amazon to your business<p>Most small business owners intuitively understand the power of loyalty. They instinctively seek to turn new customers into regulars and regulars into word-of-mouth advocates.<p>Besides improving product and service …

Get More Email Opens and Clicks Using Behavioral Targeting

Behavioral data can be highly predictive of future decision-making patterns and road-to-purchase activity.<p>Knowing who your customers are is great, but knowing <i>how they behave</i> is even better. Their personas and demographics tell you what they <i>might</i> be interested in, but their behavior tells you what …

A Fascinating Framework for Time Management

Yes, you can have a weekend.<p>We all know the kind of sacrifice it takes to start and lead a company. From long hours and late nights to early mornings and missed meals, your company is your everything.<p>That principle, though, runs up against what we know to be true about something else: the value of …

Fire Fast: Why Startups Let So Many Employees Go

New BLS data found that startups are much more likely than corporate companies to fire employees. Here's why.<p>Startups fire nearly 25 percent of their employees within the first year of the company's existence, according to a recent survey from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics. This compares with …

Why You Need to Embrace Failure

It's something that everyone experiences--and the primary impetus for every success you have.<p>In a very broad sense, you're failing. No matter what you achieve in life and business, you'll always fail. And eventually, Costica Bradatan, an associate professor in the Honors College at Texas Tech …

Why You Should Front-Load Your Weekly Work Schedule

You shouldn't have time for a case of the Mondays.<p>Weekends, ideally, provide you the opportunity to catch up on sleep, get some needed social and family time, and generally recharge your batteries. With that in mind, you might want to consider really getting off and running early in the next week, …

Survey: 63% of 20-Somethings Want to Start a Business

And with the right perspective and skills, they just might make it.<p>If you're under 30 years old, you probably want to run your own business. That's the finding of a recent University of Phoenix survey. In the 1,600 adults surveyed, 63 percent of people in their 20s either owned their own businesses …

How to Build a Profitable Business Blog in 20 Minutes a Week

Blogging is essential to modern business success, but it can also be very time consuming. Here's how to do it without overloading your already jam-packed schedule.<p>You hear it all the time. In order to stay relevant and grow your customer base, you need a truly awesome blog. Not only does it have to …

Profit

The 20-Minute Morning Routine Guaranteed to Make Your Day Better

Medications, meditations, or chugging coffee not required.<p>Today sucked. You felt tense, stressed, and sulky.<p>Want tomorrow to be different? Want to be in a better mood the whole day? It's easy: Work out early, for about 20 minutes, before you start your day.<p>You probably already know that exercise is …

Exercise

What Your Phone Says About You

You might be surprised how humans and even computers judge you according to the kind of phone you use.<p>I sometimes use a digital recorder with a cracked screen. When I do, it's not uncommon for my interview subject to suggest I get a new one. "They're so inexpensive these days," said the last guy …

Want a Perfect Elevator Pitch? Just Fill in the Blanks

What differentiates your product or service from everyone else's, to the point where customers will pay for it?<p>You've heard the phrase "value proposition" a million times, but do you know what one is? Just as important, do you know what yours is? And can you articulate it quickly? Even if you can, …

10 Scientifically Proven Ways to Be Incredibly Happy

Try one. Try them all. They work. Science says so.<p>It's easy to think of happiness as a <i>result</i>, but happiness is also a <i>driver</i>.<p>One example: While I'm definitely into finding ways to improve personal productivity (whether a one-day burst, or a lifetime, or things you should <i>not</i> do every day), probably …

5 Tips to Help You Hyper Focus

Feeling distracted? Who isn't? Here Inc. columnists share ways to hunker down and focus on important priorities.<p>These days the demands of business put more on most people's plate than they probably can handle. It's not intentional, but every company is trying to extract maximum efficiency out of …

Time Management