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Reawakening After Age 50

For many, turning 50 demarks a new period of diminishing life expectations. For others, turning 50 demarks their new beginning.<p>You can be in the best …

Staying Motivated at 53

Shares 4K<p>Two months ago, Billy Donovan, elite basketball coach, and ESPN’s coach of the year asked me how I stay motivated at 53 to stay in …

Aging Is B.S. - The Myth Of Missed Opportunities

<b>Never tell me you're too old. Never tell me it's because you're aging that you're fat, sore, achy, can't recover, not as strong, not as fit, or</b>... …

Wellness

The Ultimate Guide to Outreach on Social Media

This story originally appeared on Buffer<p>Selling is tough. It can be scary. It can be intimidating. But if you wanna succeed in this life, you’ve gotta learn how to do it.<p>As the founder of Hustle Con, the startup conference for non-technical founders, I’ve been throwing conferences for a while …

Facebook Ads

Create an Unforgettable Customer Experience With These 5 Tips

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Developing a specific and unique competitive advantage is crucial for business success.<p>Over the years and in my work here at Xero, a company providing cloud accounting software, I’ve talked to thousands of small business owners and have …

Customer Experience

To Win More Prospects, Stop Selling and Start Courting

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The relationship between the buyer and seller is tricky by definition. In a perfect world, it would be a healthy partnership with open lines of communication, honesty and mutual respect. But we don’t live in a perfect world. The reality …

Relationships

5 Predictions About the Growing Power of Online Customer Reviews

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>We all do it – routinely sort through search results by customer star ratings and scroll through buyer feedback before making a final shopping decision.<p>It’s no secret the way consumers make decisions has dramatically changed from over the …

eCommerce

What Recruiters Look At During The 6 Seconds They Spend On Your Resume

Although we may never know why we didn't get chosen for a job interview, a recent study is shedding some light on recruiters' decision-making behavior. According to TheLadders research, recruiters spend an average of "six seconds before they make the initial 'fit or no fit' decision" on …

Employment

How to Build a Really Strong Brand | Inc.com

Conventional wisdom says building a strong brand entails creating a cool brand name, advertising that brand to potential buyers, and enforcing brand message consistency in all customer interactions.<p>However, conventional wisdom is wrong. Brand marketing can neither create nor build nor strengthen a …

Marketing
Web Design

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

Shoes<p>Fancy rich-guy designer slippers aren't just for fancy, rich, designer-wearing guys anymore.<p>By Matt Sebra23 hours agoView More<p>Gift Ideas<p>All …

Before & After: A Summer Cottage Reborn on the Connecticut Coast

The classic adage when house hunting is to never fall in love with something before it’s yours. Last summer, our San Francisco-based friend Charlotte …

15 Business Etiquette Rules Every Professional Needs To Know

Barbara Pachter's new book reveals the essentials of business etiquette.

Employment

Grounded Literature: 5 Great Books About Coffee

Feet up, couch bound with a good book in one hand and a hot cup of coffee in the other is a reader’s rite of passage. Those co-mingling aromas of …

5 Cold-Brew Coffees that Fuel New York City

Some like it hot, some like it not. For the cold brew enthusiast, there is no substitute. Steeped for a minimum of 12 hours, cold-brew coffee is …

Cool Beans: 5 Great Cold Brew Coffee Makers

Iced coffee has been a longstanding warm-weather alternative to the hot stuff since forever, but there have always been drawbacks. As you’d expect, …

Startups

How to Create Inspiring Rituals for Your Team | Inc.com

Here's a strange but eye-opening exercise: Try pretending that you're a Martian, new to Earth, and take notes on your business's observable rituals. What do you observe when your team enters their workspace? What happens after meetings? What happens when the team achieves a goal?<p>Our rituals create …

Pizza Hut

10 Things Extraordinary Bosses Give Employees | Inc.com

Good bosses have strong organizational skills. Good bosses have solid decision-making skills. Good bosses get important things done.<p>Exceptional bosses do all of the above--and more. Sure, they care about their company and customers, their vendors and suppliers. But most important, they care to an …

Employment

How to Tell If You're Losing Your Mojo | Inc.com

We've already seen the difference to an organization between hitting a bump in the road, and coming to the end of the road. Obviously, it's near-impossible to avoid the first, and vitally important to avoid the second -- to prevent the beginnings of a decline into irrelevance and ultimate …

HTML5

4 Dirty Negotiating Tricks (and How to Counter Them) | Inc.com

Even if you're hoping to reach a win-win agreement with your customer, there's always a chance that the customer will try to pull a fast one. Here are four common negotiating tricks and exactly how to counter them.<p><b>1. Pretending to have cold feet.</b><p><i>Scenario:</i> You've already reached verbal agreement, …

Management

5 Surefire Ways to Tank a Pitch | Inc.com

In any given month, my venture capital firm receives more than 100 pitches from hopeful entrepreneurs looking for our funding. This is a pretty typical volume for a VC firm.<p>What might surprise you: The percentage of start-ups that actually land a venture firm's check is in the low single digits. …

Entrepreneurship

When It's Time to Stop Thinking--and Start Doing | Inc.com

If you run a start-up--whether it’s for profit or a social enterprise--one of the big questions that you face every day is whether to spend more time thinking about your venture’s problems or just make a decision and take action.<p>If you’re anything like me, you’ve been through an educational process …

Entrepreneurship

What Makes a Truly Great Leader? | Inc.com

If you spend your career in the high-tech industry, you'll probably get to work with all sorts of brilliant and highly accomplished leaders. CEOs, entrepreneurs, VCs, executives, super-talented technogeeks--they're everywhere. That's just the way it is around here.<p>You can pick up a lot of useful …

Leadership

Digital Detox? Trust Me--You Need It | Inc.com

Here's how obsessed people are with their mobile phones: According to <i>Time</i>, 68 percent of users take their devices to bed with them, 20 percent check their phones every 10 minutes, and one third report feeling anxious when briefly separated from their beloved gadget.<p>"I still feel twitchy," my friend …

Northern California

Why Innovation Requires Salespeople | Inc.com

Last week's <i>New Yorker</i> magazine includes an article by Atul Gawande describing how innovation spreads. While we are accustomed to think of technology as "changing the world," those changes only take place because of, well, salespeople.<p>As Gawande explains:<p>"In the era of the iPhone, Facebook, and …

Innovation
Entrepreneurship

The One Book Every Entrepreneur Should Read | Inc.com

<i>If you could only recommend one book to another entrepreneur--just one book about business, entrepreneurship, personal success--which book would you choose?</i><p><i>It's a great question, because the book you choose says as much about what you value as it does about the person you recommend that book to.</i><p><i>So</i> …

New York City