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Robert Rodriguez on Building a Kick-Ass Network

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>With films like <i>El Mariachi</i>, <i>Desperado</i>, <i>Spy Kids</i> and <i>Sin City</i>, Austin-based filmmaker Robert Rodriguez has carved out a career on Hollywood's fringe. He is a key member of the digital filmmaking revolution and the original indie film …

The Naptime Entrepreneur: Pursuing Your Business in 'Off Hours'

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Working around a baby’s schedule to build a business sounds crazy, but it has worked for me. When you have your first child, everyone tells you to “sleep when the baby sleeps,” but I worked while the baby slept.<p>Plenty of other …

Blog Post, Social Media Update, and Newsletter Article Ideas for April - Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Posted By Kristina Leroux, Community Engagement Manager on Feb 25, 2014 | 2 comments<p>I am working on the next edition of our Monthly Nonprofit Writing …

Content marketers: 16 ways you can be astoundingly productive with Evernote

Shares 429<p>Content marketers must curate, keep track of and work with a tremendous quantity of ideas and information. One powerful tool for managing …

Three free tools to boost your nonprofit's public relations

Unless you have a publicist, public relations strategies at small to medium nonprofits are often on the back burner. There are press releases that …

How These Six Highly Productive Bloggers Get So Much Done

“Routines are important, but only if you make them your own. Simply copying someone else’s routine probably won’t work.” — Jeff Goins<p>Although I’ve …

How To Sustain Nonprofit Through Social Enterprise | Network For Good

When I talk with groups of nonprofits at conferences and training events, I often hear the same common concern from fundraisers and marketers: how …

Social Enterprise

Editors' Picks: Best Videos of 2013 | Inc.com

Looking for some inspiration to motivate you in 2014? Look no further than some of the phenominal speakers Inc. has seen over 2013. And the good news is, we have video.<p>It wasn't easy to narrow it down, but using video views, social media shares and likes, and staff recommendations, check out this …

Entrepreneurship

Under Armour's 4 Tips for Building a Mighty Brand | Inc.com

It all started with a shirt.<p>Kevin Plank, a University of Maryland football player, wanted to practice and play in something a little more high tech than cotton. He was tired of wet, soggy, thin T-shirts--he needed something that would keep him dry but not weigh him down as an athlete. Seven …

Under Armour

How to Win New Customers With LinkedIn: 4 Tips | Inc.com

Regardless of the size of your company, LinkedIn can be an excellent way to find new customers, according to Michael Pedone of SalesBuzz.com. Here's his step-by-step method:<p>1. Conduct appropriately targeted searches.<p>First, you probably want to sign up for a LinkedIn Premium account, because you'll …

Webinars

6 Unconventional Ways to Be More Productive | Inc.com

I'm a little obsessed with my productivity. As a writer, I'm constantly trying to tweak my routine and squeak out a bit more work in a shorter period of time, or at least within the normal business hours of 8 to 5, yet still maintain a high level of quality. Over the years, I've tried a few …

Indie Music

People Must Be Valued or Innovation Will Leave With Them

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Innovators do not view their endeavors as a means to stock options, a promotion or retirement package. It is the vision, the big lightbulb, as well as a sense of integrity and self-respect, that entrepreneurs strive for each day.<p>While it …

7 Remarkably Effective Ways to Lead With Your Heart | Inc.com

Too often business is all about doing what your head tells you to do rather than your heart. Leaders are ideally positioned to put humanity, compassion, and purpose back into the workplace, so why not use that power?<p>By putting people first, and by tapping into employees' unlimited wells of …

Employee Engagement

Is Collaboration Still a Key to Success? | Inc.com

Collaboration <i>is a big-time word. Everyone uses it. It's a part of mainstream business jargon.</i> <i>But has the actual practice--and resulting value--of collaboration faded away?</i><p><i>The following is a guest post from Andrew Filev, the founder and CEO of Wrike, an online project-management platform that</i> …

Innovation

How to Use LinkedIn to Grow Your Business | Inc.com

Unless your company has a huge marketing budget, social media is likely the first place you turn to reach customers. Indeed, according to a study released this week by LinkedIn, an overwhelming proportion of small and medium sized businesses (SMBs) are using social media to market to customers, …

Small Business

For Eventbrite, Being the Happiest Workplace on Earth Is a Balancing Act | Inc.com

To be recognized as one of the happiest companies to work for is no small achievement. However, even more difficult than maintaing euphoric employees is striking the balance between having fun at work and turning out a quality product.<p>At today's Women 2.0 conference in San Francisco, Eventbrite …

San Francisco

The Brain-Based Secret to Personal Productivity | Inc.com

By now, you've probably already broken most of your New Year's resolutions. You're not alone: Only about 8 percent of those who make them keep them. But it may not be that you'll never lose weight or learn a foreign language.<p>If you aren't being productive or if you feel off track, it could simply …

Time Management

How to Prepare Yourself for Big Opportunities | Inc.com

People live in hopeful expectation. Most dream of big opportunities coming their way. It could be the big brand that wants to partner or the corner office job opening up, or maybe it's the call from the <i>Today</i> show. People picture the rewards, the recognition, and the adrenaline rush of a challenge. …

Betting

Keep Your Marketing on Track with Evernote

Posted by Joshua Zerkel on 10 Feb 2014<p>Every business needs to spend time marketing. Centralize marketing efforts in Evernote to help keep your team …

Going Paperless: Automating Repetitive Stuff about Meetings

I promised that beginning this year, one of these posts each month would be a more advanced, in-depth post on how to use Evernote for automation. I …

30 Ways Evernote Can Improve Your Life | One App to Rule Them All | The Art of Manliness

<i>Update: This article is NOT a sponsored post. We received absolutely nothing from Evernote in exchange for this post and have never communicated with</i> …

How to Quit Your Procrastination Habit Once And For All

The first step is awareness–the rest will follow. Here’s how to own up to you procrastination habits, and correct them for good.<p>We all procrastinate, and by and large, we all know the solutions to our procrastination.<p>I put off writing this article (ironically, I know, and yes I know you’ll put off …

I'm So Over Leaning In -- I Want to LEAN OUT!

By now, there are few people in on earth who haven't heard of the <i>Lean In</i> movement that Sheryl Sandberg has launched. Sandberg's manifesto, <i>Lean In</i> is bringing women and the organizations to their feet, to stand up and take measure of the amazing impact that women have in the work force every day. …

Sheryl Sandberg

How content marketing can help your nonprofit

<b>Target audience:</b> Nonprofits, cause organizations, foundations, NGOs, social enterprises, businesses, educators, Web publishers.<p>Your nonprofit has a …

Social Media Update 2013

Some 73% of online adults now use a social networking site of some kind.1 Facebook is the dominant social networking platform in the number of users, …

Going Paperless: Annotating Paper Books and Magazines without Marking Them Up

I have a lot of books, as well as a lot of old science fiction magazines1. I adore books, and the books that I have on my shelves are part of a …

This Week's Top Downloads

Every week, we share a number of downloads for all platforms to help you get things done. Here were the top downloads from this week.<p>Chrome: Using …

What Is Evernote, Anyway? 51+ Tips To Make You An Evernote Ninja

Evernote is one of the most popular productivity app today and it’s getting more popular than ever. We can use Evernote the way we want and that’s …

Forget The 10,000-Hour Rule–How To Really Improve At Any Skill

The popular 10,000-Hour Rule claims that it takes 10,000 hours of working at a skill to become an expert. But research suggests that to become awesome at a skill, it’s not about quantity of time spent, it’s about quality.<p>If you’ve spent any time wondering at what makes people successful, you’ve …