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The Changing Landscape of Consumer Packaged Goods

Identifying and building relationships with the next big company is something B2B sales teams try to do, but most of them do it inefficiently and ineffectively. This webinar for B2B sales leaders will give you smart, proven strategies, templates and data to help you target, nurture and prioritize …

10 Uncommon Habits of Extraordinarily Productive People | Inc.com

Whatever your definition of success (each person's definition of "success" is and should be different), one thing is true for everyone: Success means getting things done.<p>Highly successful people are able to get a lot more things done, and here are simple ways you can too.<p>1. They eliminate every …

Time Management

How to Enable Family Sharing in iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite

With the release of iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite, Apple has included a new Family Sharing feature that allows multiple users to easily share content and interact with each other. Most notably, Family Sharing allows up to six family users to <b>share purchases made from the iTunes, iBooks, or App Store</b>. The …

Impress the Angels: How to Make It Into "Startup Heaven"

What is an angel investor? How do they invest? What's the difference between an angel investor and a venture capitalist?<p>This presentation answers all these questions, and also includes tips from actual angel investors on what you can do to impress an angel.

300 slideshares that entrepreneurs must read

When you become an entrepreneur, you accept the reality that you will need to have a deep amount of knowledge about a broad range of management and leadership topics (and the most efficient way to empty trash bins too).<p>There is a vast amount of free and amazing material online to help you …

Entrepreneurship

7 Tips for Avoiding Burnout | Inc.com

You hear it all the time: "Work smart, not hard."<p>At the same time, being a hard worker is considered a desirable trait in an individual. And when you're an entrepreneur, it's a must-have trait for success. But sometimes, working too much can lead to burn out. Instead, you should try to find ways …

Time Management

How to Go From Big Idea to Successful Business | Inc.com

This week, I had the chance to speak with a friend who's created a truly unique design in a product category that has relied on the same basic approach for quite a while now. He's got a prototype, has a patent pending and is working to figure out how to manufacture it. The countless hours of …

Business Strategy

HummingBoard is a Raspberry Pi rival that lets you swap out its processor

You'd think the world of hobbyist mini computers would be full, considering that you've got a choice of Arduino, Raspberry Pi, Beaglebone and even Intel's NUC. That hasn't deterred SolidRun, which is releasing the HummingBoard as a more powerful alternative to the Raspberry Pi. Built on the same …

9 Work Habits You Need to Stop Today | Inc.com

Perhaps you've heard of a "not-to-do list." CEOs and productivity experts recommend the idea highly as a huge productivity booster that will help you free up time and headspace for all the things that really matter.<p>Sounds great. But what should go on it? Best-selling author Tim Ferriss has some …

Time Management

Does Your To-Do List Make You Sad?

<i>Mikael Cho is the co-founder of Crew, a network that connects short-term software projects with handpicked developers and designers. This post originally appeared on the Crew blog.</i><p>As our company grows, so does the to-dos. It gets harder to prioritize what needs to be done on any given day.<p>In the …

How Malfunctioning Sharks Transformed the Movie Business

<i>Before Steven Spielberg became Hollywood royalty, he was just another young director with a giant shark problem.</i><p>It was July 1974, and 27-year-old …

Let's just race EVERYTHING at the Isle of Man

Today's example of why: 250cc SuperKarts<p>As race venues go, the Isle of Man is basically a class in and of itself. You are reminded of that every year during the TT, but it's not all about the bikes. This video dates back to 2009, but it's as thrilling as anything you'll ever watch for the pure …

6 Unconventional Tips For Selling Your Big Ideas

Take a cue from the likes of Amy Adams and Mike Tyson: The key to getting others on board with your ideas involves forgetting, interrogating, and showing off a little.<p>Are your ideas getting pulled down or picked apart by bosses and clients?<p>If so, it’s not necessarily because your ideas suck–it …

On Branding: 7 Tips on Crafting a Powerful Personal Story | Inc.com

Entrepreneurs tell stories. They tell investors about how their business model is unique; they convince consumers of their products' benefits, and they advertise online about how their brands will disrupt the whole industry.<p>However, there's just one story that entrepreneurs must never forget to …

Public Relations

15 Productivity Hacks For a Startup Parent

I limit myself to very little general or world news. For tech news I just head over to Techmeme every morning and scan the top stories.<p>Think about it – we don’t consume much news when we are on a vacation. What happens when we are back? Nothing changes. If it is really important, you’ll hear it …

5 Bizarre Ways to Appear Smarter, Based on Science | Inc.com

Look around you and it's clear that geeks are in ascendance. The tech industry, with it's army of engineers and eggheads, is the most dynamic and chattered about sector around, so-called "quants" are the new media superstars, and even something as old-school as farming is being radically disrupted …

Psychology

D-day landings scenes in 1944 and now – interactive

Former naval officer Bernard Jordan returns safely to his nursing home after sneaking out to catch a ferry to Normandy<p>Published: 7 Jun 2014<p>UK veterans group will never again walk in their hundreds through the white rows of headstones of Bayeux war cemetery<p>Published: 6 Jun 2014<p>'I was the only one …

7 Motivating Mad Men Quotes that Sum Up Event Marketing

Mad Men is so classic in its industry wisdom that we've collected 7 standout quotes that sum up trade show and event marketing today.

Mad Men

9 Qualities of Remarkably Confident People | Inc.com

I'm not particularly confident. Scratch that. I'm situationally confident: sometimes, very much so; other times, not at all. So I spend a lot of time thinking about how to gain confidence.<p>And that makes me wonder. In a world of "fake it till you make it," how can you tell when someone is truly …

Self-improvement

11 Steps to Achieving Impossible Goals | Inc.com

The loftiest goal I ever set in the early stages of my professional career was to become a Navy SEAL. Achieving that milestone gave me a new perspective and set the foundation for the rest of my life. Nothing seemed too far from my grasp.<p>The first six months of training, called Basis Underwater …

Motivation

That Mad Men Computer, Explained by HBR in 1969

It’s 1969 on this season’s <i>Mad Men,</i> and a glass-enclosed climate-controlled room is being built to house Sterling Cooper’s first computer — a soon-to-be-iconic IBM System/360 – in the space where the copywriters used to meet.<p>That same year, in an article entitled “Computer Graphics for Decision …

Avoid These 3 Pitfalls When Opening a Consulting Business

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If you’ve ever met someone who told you they were a “business consultant,” and you scratched your head wondering what in the heck does that really mean, you are not alone. The term “consultant” is so vague it often borders on euphemistic: …

How to Improve Your Business by Visiting Customers in Person | Inc.com

I kicked off 2014 with a slightly unconventional objective: spend more face time with our customers.<p>As OnDeck's first employee, I was the first salesperson, product developer, and marketer, and for years I had been around customers constantly. However, as our company grew from two to 50 to now 270 …

Small Business

Why 'No' is the Most Important Word You'll Ever Say

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When I started The Protocol School of Palm Beach, I chased every opportunity that came my way. My company was brand new and I needed clients. To grow my business, I said yes to everything.<p>At first, it was great. My professional network …

10 Awesome Infographics with Hilarious Twists

Data visualization doesn’t always have to be bland and boring; neither does it have to be backed by years of surveying – or even be serious at all. …

25 Fun Facts About Back to the Future

<b>A few things you might not know about Marty, Doc, and Doc's pet chimpanzee.</b><p>1. The script was rejected over 40 times by every major studio.<p>"Some more …

“Oh, My God! It’s Our Children!”

It is considered the worst school disaster in U.S. history. On Thursday, March 18, 1937, at 3:17 in the afternoon, some seven hundred students and …

How to Test Your Business Ideas

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Many of the greatest inventors and entrepreneurs admit to having failed at some point in their careers, but Richard Christensen, entrepreneur and author of <i>The Zig Zag Principle</i> (McGraw-Hill, 2011) says while failing may be a normal part …