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Startups Are Personal: Focus On Company Culture

We continue our lessons learned series (co-authored by me and Traklight’s Mike Willee) and move from personal values to company culture. As an entrepreneur, one of the most important things you can do for your business is to establish the tone and culture that you want, or at the very least, …

Entrepreneurship

Workflow And Process Management For Startups | New Startups

Pipefy is a workflow and process management tool for startups. They help them organize and run their processes in one place without the help of IT …

Project Management

Mentally Strong People: The 13 Things They Avoid

<i>Editors’ Note: Following the huge popularity of this post, article source Amy Morin has authored a guest post on exercises to increase mental strength here and Cheryl Conner has interviewed Amy in a Forbes video chat about this article here.</i><p>For all the time executives spend concerned about physical …

What I Learned From My Recent Breakup

Just recently I broke up with my boyfriend of five months. Although the relationship was very short lived, it taught me a few lessons that I hope to remember when I move on into a new relationship. This list is far from being complete, as new lessons will surely be added, but I am grateful that I …

7 Productivity Apps You Can't Live Without

Get even more done with some of these new and updated applications.

Productivity Apps

How to Make the Best Decisions for Your Startup

I have unwittingly made some bad decisions in my 28 years on this earth, but every day I make better ones. Reflecting on this, it is clear that …

Management

7 Ways To Build Your Courage Against Impossible Odds

Conquering fear is about self-awareness, wisdom, and understanding your strengths–often in the face of adversity. Luckily these are personality traits that you can practice.<p>Fear has a place in our emotional life, and it shows up daily. Everything causes it: finding new work, dealing with financial …

Fake it 'til you make it: Episode 3 of HBO's Silicon Valley, reviewed

<i>We’re recapping each new episode of “Silicon Valley,” HBO’s surprisingly not-terrible comedy-drama that follows a group of young Palo Alto developers</i> …

Jason Goldberg: "It’s wartime at Fab and every team member needs to be here for the right reasons."

It’s been hard to find many good things to say about the state of Fab lately. But at least its founder is having fun. So we learned in the wee hours …

8 Things Truly Outstanding Leaders Do Without Thinking | Inc.com

Once in a while you meet a leader who stands out--even in a room filled with skilled, experienced, successful people. She isn't just remarkably charismatic. He isn't just remarkably likeable.<p>You can tell, in an instant, they simply think and act and lead differently than most people.<p>But those rare …

Leadership

How to Find Your Mini-Me | Inc.com

As you scale your business, you need to find professionals with specific skill sets, ranging from finance and operations to sales and human resources. But if you're like me, you're also in search of entrepreneurial-minded employees--people who can help take your business to the next level.<p>I dig …

Entrepreneurship

5 Ways to Make Customers Ambassadors Without a Referral Program | Inc.com

Referral programs have their place, but most of the time your users don't need any rewards to share content or talk about your company and products online.<p>I recently talked to Clément Delangue from mention about easy ways startups can get media coverage. Mention is a service that monitors the Web …

Marketing

Work-Life Balance: 4 Ways to Have a Life Outside Your Business | Inc.com

Are your weekends your own?<p>Think about it. What did you do on Saturday and Sunday? Catch up on emails? Put out a few business fires? Or finally slog through those household errands you didn't have time to get to during the week?<p>If you returned to work Monday feeling more ragged than refreshed, you …

Work-life Balance

Social Responsibility: How to Make Investments That Pay Off | Inc.com

Just in time for International Women's Day, Goldman Sachs announced a $50 million seed contribution to a new fund aimed at helping close the credit gap for women-owned businesses in developing countries. The idea is to create the world's first global finance facility exclusively dedicated to …

CSR

4 Ways to Say No Without Sounding Like a Jerk | Inc.com

You no doubt know that focus is key to doing your job well. Common sense and about 8,000 blog posts a year remind entrepreneurs and others that limiting your commitments is the only route to excellence (and continued sanity). But let me guess, you still struggle to take control of your schedule.<p>Why …

Mentoring

Become a Top Networker: 4 Ways Anyone Can Build Bonds Faster | Inc.com

Do you like networking? Me neither. I often want to run screaming from cocktail parties. Yet I do like people; they are endlessly fascinating. And this, my friends, is how you can learn to love networking.<p>Here’s the key: The more you help people get what they want, the more they’ll help you. When …

Networking

Do Attractive Women Have More Pull With Investors? The Answer May Surprise You.

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It's a complicated and crowded time to talk about gender and the workplace. But it's an important conversation nonetheless. Women are still vastly underrepresented in traditionally male (and high-paying) industries such as computer …

You As Chief Happiness Officer in Six Simple Steps | Inc.com

The old saying "Happy spouse, happy house" has a corollary in your business. When your employees are happy, fired up, and bringing the best of themselves to the job every day you'll have a happy workplace, happy customers, and a healthy bottom line. Here are six things you can do as a leader to …

Employment

3 Easy Steps for Finding the Ideal Co-Founder

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Let’s get right to the point – building a successful business is one of the hardest things a person can do in their lifetime. We all know this, especially if you have experienced it firsthand. With that in mind, one of the first things a …

How To Make Yourself More Marketable From Your Couch

Learning new skills doesn’t have to involve a new degree. Free online courses can be valuable resources, whether you’re looking for a job or looking to improve in the one you have.<p>Eight years after graduating from Bowdoin, Dan Farnbach was doing a lot of sitting on his couch. He’d taken on several …

The 5 Common Mistakes Entrepreneurs Are Still Making on Twitter

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Twitter is one of the purest forms of true social media -- conversations and direct interactions in real time happening all day, every day, making it one of the most valuable brand channels for entrepreneurs. You can find out what people …

9 Things Successful People Do When Working From Home | Inc.com

I wrote the first draft of this column before 8 a.m. on a Sunday, working in my pajamas at the standing desk in my home office.<p>A new study says I have good company in that kind of work flexibility, and not just among entrepreneurs and those who work for themselves. Nearly one-third of full-time …

Productivity

5 of the Most Famous Growth Hacks of All Time

<i>Jon Yongfook is a serial entrepreneur based in Asia. He started and sold a popular recipe portal, and now runs a virtual assistant software company. He mentors young startups at Singapore Management University and True Incube Thailand, a 500 Startups Partner.</i><p>Startups are a special breed of …

5 PR lessons from Viber’s rise from zero users to a $900M exit

Anyone reading VentureBeat has probably dreamt at some point of becoming the next big startup success story. In fact, a handful of VentureBeat readers may have already achieved this dream. But for most, the dream to build a successful tech company will remain just that — a dream. So it’s a special …

Sharalike Automatically Turns Photos & Videos Into Shareable Slideshows

Sharalike, a new application that lets you create video slideshows similar to Facebook’s recently popular “Lookback” videos, is now launching into beta. The company’s technology takes your own photos and videos and automatically sorts them into animated, HTML slideshows in just a matter of seconds. …

Mention Launches An iPad App For Its Media Monitoring Tool, Opens Office in New York

French startup Mention launched an iPad app to monitor your online reputation from your tablet. At the same time, the company hired its first full time employee in New York — it will expand to the U.S. in the coming months. It also purchased the mention.com domain name and moved its product to the …