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Historical Evidence That Jesus Rose From the Dead

The historical evidence for the resurrection of Christ is very good. Scholars such as William Lane Craig, J.P. Moreland, Gary Habermas, and others …

Steve Jobs Was the World's Greatest Salesman Because He Answered the 1 Question on Everyone's Mind

Once you realize your customers don't care about your 'product,' you'll be more likely to make a sale.<p>I'm looking at an intimidating 800-page binder as I write this article. It contains confidential information about a new product category. When I prepare the company's leaders to launch the …

Small Business Sales Calls: Why It's About Quality and Not Quantity

Like you, I love emailing and hate the phone.<p>The lifeblood of a small business is sales. Whether you own a jewelry store like my parents or a restaurant, you're number one concern is likely figuring out the best way to reach customers. Plenty of consultants and blogs will tell you that you should …

Small Business

New to Sales? Doing These 5 Things Can Fast-Track Your Career

You don't need business school to launch a successful sales career.<p>Some of the most talented salespeople don't come from a business background, or even start out in that profession.<p>Take Alice Heiman. She trains some of the largest sales teams in America, but for 13 years she was an elementary …

Samsung goes overboard to make you care about laundry

Its FlexWash and FlexDry machines can handle up to four loads at once.<p>Let's be honest: it's hard to get excited about laundry machines. Even when they have neat party tricks like Amazon refills and smartphone apps, it really boils down to one question: does it clean your clothes properly? Samsung …

The best 4K & 5K USB-C and Thunderbolt 3 displays for MacBook Pro & MacBook

We already gave you the rundown on requirements for connecting your old DisplayPort and HDMI displays to the new MacBook Pro, and if you need a new monitor now, the best option going forward is probably to go all-in on USB-C. That goes not only for MacBook Pro or 12-inch MacBook users, but also …

MacBook Pro

Stanford Dean: You Need These 8 Skills to Qualify as an Adult

Adulthood isn't a number. It's a set of skills different people attain at different ages.<p>A lucky few among us are old souls who achieve a level of wisdom, compassion, and basic life skills when they've barely reached their teens. Others are hot messes who can barely manage to pay the electric bill …

Peel Turns Your Apple Watch Into A Universal Remote Control

Does it make sense to use your Apple Watch as a remote control for your media devices? Smart remote maker Peel thinks so, having just launched a universal remote control application for the Apple Watch which lets you operate over 400,000 models of home electronics, including not only televisions, …

6 USB-C accessories that'll let your new MacBook actually connect to stuff

USB-C's tiny and reversible design may be the one port to rule them all, but the world — especially the working world — isn't ready for it yet.<p>Until …

Great Salespeople Follow These 2 Rules

These two simple rules are the key to starting and developing solid relationships with your customers.<p>What creates sales success? Some people say it's personality; successful salespeople are outgoing and friendly. Some people say it's expertise; successful salespeople understand problems and find …

9 Places You Can Learn How to Code (for Free) | Inc.com

Coding isn't just for the supergeeks anymore--getting a little code under your belt is an incredibly valuable skill for marketers and any other members of a business team. You can:<p><b>Use HTML to fine-tune some wonky text paragraphs.</b> Even the smallest bit of HTML knowledge can be helpful when dealing …

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'Made with Code' Project Aims to Get Girls Interested in Technology

Internet<p>Google and several partners in the tech industry and elsewhere launched a new effort Thursday that aims to get girls interested in topics like computer science and IT. "Fewer than one percent of high school girls express interest in majoring in computer science," wrote YouTube CEO Susan …

Computer Science

40 Best Inspirational Quotes for Entrepreneurs

Don't just read them. Live them, and make your dreams a reality.<p>Sometimes, all you need is a little push. A little nudge. A little burst of inspiration.<p>Here are 40.<p>Tweet 'em. Share 'em.<p>But most important, pick the one that makes your skin tingle, your heart race, your motor rev, and place it …

The 5 Best Ways To Learn How To Code

Photo: Courtesy of Skillcrush.<p>It’s no secret that the world of tech has a serious diversity problem. From bro-y CEOs and founders behaving badly on …

3 Expert Ways to Get Beyond 'No' in a Sales Meeting

<i>"The chronic kicker, even the most violent critic, will frequently soften and be subdued in the presence of a patient, sympathetic listener--a listener who will be silent while the irate fault-finder dilates like a king cobra and spews the poison out of his system." --Dale Carnegie,</i> How to Win …

Learn To Build Apps With 88% Off The Complete iOS 7 Development Course

We know many readers are interested in learning to code. So, we partnered with StackSocial to offer TNW readers a special deal on one a great iOS 7 development course. In this iOS bootcamp, you’ll gain the skills needed to build your own iPhone & iPad applications for iOS 7. Normally $499, TNW …

Why You Should Always Under-Promise and Over-Deliver

<i>Andrea Ayres-Deets is the Lead Writer at ooomf, an invite-only network connecting short-term software projects with handpicked developers and designers. Andrea writes about psychology, creativity, and business over on the ooomf blog.</i><p><i>“</i><i>Sure boss, I can have that article to you in two hours.”</i><p>That’s an …

Design & Development News | The Next Web

Imagine you are trying to buy something online -- plane tickets, an app subscription, a pair of sneakers. If you are an English speaker with an email address ending in .com, .org, .edu or .net, that process probably goes pretty smoothly for you. But if your email address ends ...<p>To the layman UX …

3 Great Books on the Art of Selling

Leadership guru Daniel Pink recently listed his favorite sales books. Here's a brief look at the top three.<p>Sales and leadership guru Daniel Pink recently recommended six of his all-time favorite books on the art of selling. Here's a brief look at three of his top picks, which he noted on business …

Cricket Wireless offers 5 lines for $100, trade-in cash

Prepaid carrier Cricket Wireless is rolling out a handful of new perks to customers starting this Sunday. The first is a family plan that costs $100 for up to five phone lines, a deal sweetened even more by the pledge to knock $5 off the total when you pay your bill automatically online.<p>Cricket's …

Cricket Helps Families Save in 2014 with "5 Smartphone Lines for $100"

Compared to other multi-line discounts, this new plan offers twice as much full-speed data and at least one more phone line than other carriers. …

Learning to code? EngineHere can connect you with devs in a virtual classroom

Want to learn to code? You’ll have plenty of options to choose from, with dozens of providers promising to teach you computer programming skills in no time.<p>But Benjamin Plesser, founder of EngineHere, believes he’s found the optimal “learn to code” model. Plesser is a software developer who …

5 Worst Mistakes That Salespeople Make

Is your sales team making any of these mistakes? If so, your company could be paying the price.<p>Salespeople are the face of your company. Their professionalism and attentiveness casts you and your company in a good light. But when they mess up, it reflects poorly on everyone. Here are some of the …

Review two-pack: Vaja’s latest premium leather cases for iPhone 5

<b>Product:</b> For the past couple of weeks, I have been using Vaja’s premium leather <i>Grip Hardshell Case</i> and <i>Executive Leather Flip Cover</i> for the iPhone 5. These cases are built-to-order and handcrafted in Argentina. Vaja’s website allows customers to completely customize both the inside and outside …

Big Presentation? 5 Rookie Mistakes to Avoid

Every entrepreneur needs to present at some point. From apologies to information overload, a primer on what not to do.<p>As you grow your company, you will find yourself standing in front of an audience more often. After all, you are the best person to take your message to the masses: You feel the …

5 Questions That Will Close the Sale (Without Pressuring Customers)

Can't close the sale? Try a few of these simple low-pressure questions.<p>Good salespeople know that asking questions is the most effective way to learn about the needs of your customers. But you’ve got to ask the <i>right</i> questions. Otherwise, you risk scaring prospective customers out the door--or …

7 Ways to Make Presentations More Convincing

Presentations are more persuasive when they touch both mind and heart at multiple levels.<p>The point of a presentation is to convince decision-makers to make a public commitment to whatever you're selling, according to G. Richard Shell and Mario Moussa, co-authors of the excellent book <i>The Art of Woo</i>. …

2 Sentences That Engage Customers

To get customers interested in what you're selling, make your sales message about your customers.<p>You're excited about your company, right? You're proud of your products, right? Therefore, your best strategy, when talking to a customer, is to tell the story of your company and its products with …