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The 18 countries with the lowest tax rates in the world

The World Economic Forum's recent global competitiveness report uses "total tax rate" as one measure of how competitive a country is, with lower figures being better.<p>The total tax rate is actually defined by the World Bank. Here's how it works:<p>The total amount of taxes is the sum of five different …

Income Tax

Bottega Veneta opens a new homeware store in Milan

Last week, Venetian fashion house Bottega Veneta opened their third Milanese boutique. Situated on Via Borgospesso in a beautiful 18th century …

How to make your Gmail address public without going nuts

At a time when we're all socially connected, making your email address publicly available is often the friendly and approachable thing to do.<p>It can …

Apps

Why live TV is finally escaping cable's clutches

For years, analysts and prognosticators have been predicting that the world of TV was going to shift from "over-the-air" (OTA) to "over-the-top" …

Ten Things I Learned Researching Ten of the World’s Fastest Growing Startups

What high-flying companies know about growth that no one else does.<p>When we launched GrowthHackers.com back in late September we had a notion of doing …

Meet The Network Of Guys Making Thousands Of Dollars Tweeting As "Common White Girls"

The Twitter illuminati that made "Alex From Target" an overnight sensation can drive millions of clicks with a simple retweet.<p>Cameron Asa is a 21-year-old communications major at the University of Tennessee. He's also the owner of Tweet Like A Girl, a Twitter account with 1.2 million followers.<p>Asa …

Social Media

17 Ways to Know You Were Born to Be an Entrepreneur | Inc.com

You put everything on the line: your talent, your creativity, your ideas, your money, and yet you still do it, sometimes again and again.<p>That's why your friends often don't understand. (Sometimes even your family doesn't understand.)<p>"Why don't you just play it safe and get a job?" they ask. The …

Motivation

I Hate Meetings. You Hate Meetings. Let’s Change That

Aaron Frazin, CEO of Charlie App, serves up three unconventional pointers to slay your next meeting.<p>Meetings are something that are hard to do well, especially when you are trying to win new business or work a new connection. The nerves. The unknowns. The put-you-on-the-spot pitch process. But it …

1 Interview Question That Reveals a Superstar Job Candidate | Inc.com

We all have our favorite interview questions. (And every interviewee has questions, like the five great questions job candidates ask.)<p>Yet we all wish we had better questions to ask, especially when hiring the perfect person is so critical. But is there one perfect question that can identify a true …

Employment

The Secret Art of the Follow-up Email | Inc.com

For years I'd been doing something that just came naturally to me when sending (or responding to) sales or pitch emails. That thing was sending a follow-up email. And I recently realized that more than 75 percent of the 2,000 deals I've landed over the years have come from sending follow-up …

8 Ways America's Top Leaders Have a Productive Day [Infographic] | Inc.com

Here are the 8 things you can learn from their day:<p><b>1. Exercise</b><p>Michael Schneider recently said he likes to exercise every day. It helps him stay productive. Several of the most influential leaders in America said the same thing. They exercise an average of 45 minutes every day. This daily activity …

Time Management

3 Rules for Content Marketing Promotion | Inc.com

<i>"Marketers always ask me how to make more or better content, and it's almost always the wrong question. The right question is: 'How do I get my content in front of the right people?'"</i><p>- Joe Chernov, Content Marketing Institute's 2012 Content Marketer of the Year<p>According to a 2013 Forrester report, …

Marketing

How the Feed Changed the Way We Consume Content

The RSS feed — or as we now know it, "the feed" — organizes the world into a series of neat, clickable, constantly updating bits of information. But …

Scaling Too Fast Can Tank Your Business | Inc.com

As you are building a business, it's natural to think about how to make it really, really big. But scaling a business too soon is a surefire way to tank it.<p>Every business, no matter how big its ambitions, needs to start by thinking like a small business aimed at serving a few customers, and serving …

Small Business

Social Media Mixology: Which Networks to Use Together

Here at <i>Mashable</i>, we preach the importance of knowing your social networks. Different sites have different audiences, favor different types of content …

7 Design Tips for a More Productive Office

The right workspace can greatly increase employee peace of mind and productivity. But before you panic and install a Google-style indoor go-cart …

Why Every Entrepreneur Should Have a Mentor

"Being an entrepreneur isn't an easy job," says Andres Teran, cofounder of Toplist, a social shopping recommendation startup. "There are moments that …

The New Industrial Revolution: Everyone's a Maker

We're in the midst of another Industrial Revolution, and it's all thanks to 3D-printing. While there are several startups working to expedite …

10+ Must-Have Tools for the Connected Professional

Are you the type of person who never leaves the house without your ballpoint pen? I didn't think so.<p>For the connected professional — that person who …

7 Reasons 2013 Was the Year of Google

Google celebrated its 15th anniversary this year, but showed none of the creeping complacency that have derailed other dominant tech companies. For …

Apple: What to Expect in 2014

Apple and its eponymous logo lost some luster in 2013. Experts questioned the company’s ability to innovate. Others pointed to the plummeting stock …

James Franco Explains the Art of Selfies: 'Attention Is Power'

Actor James Franco likes taking selfies. Like you, it fuels his self-described Instagram addiction. But while his selfies get lots of love from his …

The Content Marketing Forecast: 10 Predictions for 2014

2013 was the year of Red Bull. At every marketing conference, not a panel went by without a shout-out to the content marketing geniuses based in …

How I (Finally) Got Over My Fear of Public Speaking

I know the feeling all too well now. My chest tightens with panic and my head starts to spin. I begin to focus on the thoughts racing through my head …

7 Tips for Building a Social Media Audience

Self-proclaimed "social media gurus" are a dime a dozen these days.<p>When it comes to a successful social media marketing strategy, it can be tough for …

7 Questions to Ask Before Starting a Business in 2014

If your New Year’s resolutions include quitting your job and starting a business, you’re not alone. What could be more fulfilling than calling the …

8 Tech Companies That May Go Public in 2014

This has been a busy year for IPOs. In total, 222 companies went public in the U.S. in 2013, raising nearly $55 billion, which represents the most …

How Tesla Batteries Are Powering an Energy Revolution

Those Tesla Motors lithium-ion battery packs aren’t just powering electric luxury sports sedans for the 1% any more.<p>They’ve started appearing in a …

10 Startups to Watch in 2014

If you only focus on the multi-billion dollar valuations of young companies like Pinterest, Uber and Snapchat, you might assume 2013 has been a very …

Google in 2014: The World Is (Almost) Its Oyster

When I interviewed Larry Page and Sergey Brin for their first ever <i>Time</i> magazine story, the then 27-year-old Google founders started talking up a …