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6 Habits To Make Your Small Business More Productive

Not enough time in the day? Too much to do? <i></i>That’s the lament of all entrepreneurs and small business owners!<p>There are lots of ways to save time, and plenty of tools to help you work faster. Recently I talked about super handy smartphone apps that make work easier and improve time management, and I …

Small Business

Your Mobile Phone can Detect Earthquakes

Was it just you or did the ground really shake? Your iPhone, iPad and most newer mobile phones can work as basic seismometers, the same instrument …

7 Signs You Will Fail as an Entrepreneur | Inc.com

Not everyone is cut out to be an entrepreneur. Many decide to begin a startup only to find it was more than they bargained for, they had the wrong motivation, or perhaps their skill set wasn't appropriate. Sadly, these people waste time and resources not only of their own, but of the people who …

Entrepreneurship

To be successful, do only what you do best

If there were some way for you to download decades of my experience in the business world and sort through the individuals who have had great success bringing real products to market, you'd find something very interesting.<p>You'd find a lot of very competent, talented, smart, ingenious, driven people …

Apple's Tim Cook leads different

Tim Cook assumed he was ready forthe harsh glare that shines on Apple’s (AAPL) CEO. He had, after all, filled in for Jobs three times during the …

Apple founder Steve Jobs used Zen mindfulness as path to success

It was mindfulness, the kind taught in Zen Buddhism, which an old-fashioned high-flyer might have dismissed as New Age mumbo-jumbo.<p>The Apple …

21 Ways to Achieve Wealth and Success

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In his book, <i>Rich Habits -- The Daily Success Habits of Wealthy Individuals</i>, Tom Corley outlines several habits that distinguish the wealthy from the nonwealthy.<p>It got me to think, How many people operate on autopilot and don’t stop to …

The Six Worst Pieces Of Business Advice Anyone Ever Gave Me

When you are starting your own business, there is no shortage of advice and opinions flowing your way. Mention that you’re striking out on your own, and everyone — from your brother-in-law to the person sitting next to you on the plane — has some kind of input or anecdote on how to run your …

10 Powerful Habits of Ultra Successful People

This excellent infographic is a brilliant way to get you into the right frame of mind to achieve all the goals you are set to accomplish: It goes …

Apple Just Canceled The Right Click

Years ago, when Steve Jobs decided that mice needed only one button, Apple had a problem. While Mac users were busy clicking on things all over the screen, PCs added a second button, the right click, in order add a second layer of interaction, a feature that eventually forced Cupertino’s hand and …

Here’s what Dallas entrepreneurs, investors can do to create a thriving startup hub

DALLAS — Dallas has lots of entrepreneurs, tons of money, and a favorable business climate. So why isn’t it more like Silicon Valley, and what can …

Startups

Silicon Valley mints 23 new billionaires to become best place to get rich

State of California now has 131 people worth 10 figures, more than any country beside China and the US<p>If you want to become super-rich, move to Silicon Valley.<p>It may sound like obvious advice, but the <b>latest Forbes rich list</b>, has just named it home to the greatest number of billionaires on the …

Silicon Valley

The 9 Traits of Successful People

Successful people are like birds in a flock. They often possess like qualities and attributes. Here are 9 traits I have observed in successful …

Kobe Bryant Taught Lakers to Embrace 'The Darker Emotions'

Kobe Bryant, in his upcoming documentary film <i>Kobe Bryant’s Muse</i>, explains how he created the Black Mamba persona to channel his negative emotions …

7 Brutally Honest Reasons You'll Never Be Successful

It’s frustrating isn’t it?<p>You’ve set big goals for your life. Your dreams are admirable.<p>But you’re not getting anywhere.<p>What’s the problem?<p>You’re not …

Motivation

Twelve Of Today's Most Impressive Young Entrepreneurs

Building a startup is hard. That’s the reality in the midst of the noise, hype, and glamour depicted of entrepreneurship these days. In no particular order, you need to<p>Attract and work with A-game players who share your vision, values, mission, goals, and chemistry but who have complementary skills …

Entrepreneurship

3 Things You Need To Know As An Entrepreneur

It’s tough out there for aspiring entrepreneurs. You have to take the right risks and make the right sacrifices for long-term success.<p>One of the smartest things an aspiring entrepreneur can do is learn from other successful entrepreneurs who are a few to several steps ahead in realizing their goals …

Entrepreneurship

Steve Jobs would have turned 60 today. Here are 15 of his most inspiring quotes

To commemorate, we've put together a collection of some of his most thought-provoking or inspiring words.<p>(<i>Dylan Love and Karyne Levy contributed to a previous version of this article.</i>)

How to Turn Every Failure Into a Measure for Success | Inc.com

<i>Before coaching</i> <i>the Dallas Cowboys to two Super Bowl victories and five NFC championships, Tom Landry had one of the worst first seasons on record (winning no games) and won five or fewer games over the next four seasons.</i><p><i>Before Microsoft, Bill Gates dropped out of Harvard and tanked his first</i> …

Motivation

In 1982, Steve Jobs presented an amazingly accurate theory about where creativity comes from

It was a chance for Jobs to talk to high-achieving youngsters about how to make their lives and the world better.<p>"<b>If you're gonna make connections which are innovative ... you have to not have the same bag of experiences as everyone else does</b>," he said, echoing research on creativity, "or else …

Creativity

The Attitude Shift That Guarantees Your Success

Being grateful is good for your mind and your health–but did you know it’s good for business, too?<p>One of the biggest secrets to success in life and business is simple, powerful, and sadly dismissed by many people—and especially entrepreneurs–as unimportant. It’s called gratitude.<p>The simple act of …

Jeff Bezos shares his best advice to entrepreneurs

Within two months, Bezos and his team had customers in 45 countries and all 50 states, and sales of $20,000 a week. In May 1997, Amazon went public with a $500 million valuation.<p>Today, Amazon has a market cap of $172 billion and sells nearly anything a customer can think of at low prices and fast …

Three Lessons Learned From A High Growth Tech CEO

Productivity is the baseline from which businesses operate. The U.S. Department of Labor compiles its labor statistics in terms of productivity. CEOs continually strive to increase productivity in their workplace. And for Eric Morgan, CEO of Workfront, increasing productivity has led to great …

Entrepreneurship

The 7 secrets to getting more leisure time, according to science

Feeling overwhelmed? Are you constantly running from thing to thing but never getting it all done?<p>When researchers survey people, they say they're …

3 Ways To Keep Up Your Team On Track | Inc.com

When your company is hitting its stride, you feel it. The team is excited, customers are pouring in, and your job seems easy. These are the highs of entrepreneurship, and one of the best positions a founder can be in. While a beautiful place for a company to be in, it usually doesn't last too long. …

Business Strategy

5 Best All-Inclusive Resorts for Families in the Caribbean

Whether you're a family of three or of five, with toddlers or with teens, these five best Caribbean all-inclusive resorts promise carefree good times in a natural paradise with unbridled fun under the sun for the whole family. Above and beyond delicious cuisine and decadent spa treatments, each of …

5 Tips to Stay Present in Business and in Life

A successful investment banker went on vacation to a tropical island. There he met a fisherman who had a unique way of catching fish. The banker immediately saw a business opportunity.<p>The banker said that eventually the fisherman would be able to make an initial public offering, so that he could …

Entrepreneurship

NYC: Inside Dream Downtown hotel's $5,000-a-night penthouse suite

Dream Downtown in New York City launched its modern $5,000-a-night penthouse suite at the first of the year, and it's already booked for several nights in February.<p>The GuestHouse, as it's called, is at the top of the hotel's south tower in the city's Meatpacking District.<p>Let's cut straight to the …

New York City