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Inside Chipotle’s extremely intense, 39-point checklist for good management

Behind the organized chaos of a Chipotle mid-lunch rush is a sophisticated management ethos, of a type more often associated with tech giants or august industrial conglomerates than fast casual burrito restaurants. And while founder Steve Ells is the famous champion of Chipotle’s natural and …

Restaurants

Not to Miss: 10 Productivity Apps for Entrepreneurs | Inc.com

Using apps for productivity is a no-brainer for those who have a lot on their plate, but figuring out which apps are best and which apps work together well is really the question. There are tons of mobile apps available, but there is such a thing as using too many, and some work better than others …

Apps

These Posters Will Show You How Famous Start-Ups Were Conceived

Every great idea comes from a dream and a ll our dreams can come true, only if we have the courage to pursue them. This goes for everything in life, …

What Entrepreneurs Can Learn From the 5 Craziest Investor Meetings I've Had With Founders

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As a startup founder, a huge amount is staked on your ability to fundraise. Investment means you have something to live on while you turn your idea into a reality. It allows you to hire and spend money on the things you need to get your …

Entrepreneurship

9 Dumb Decisions Even Smart Bosses Make | Inc.com

Over the years, I've met plenty of smart people who have corner offices. Being smart, however, doesn't keep them from making these all-too-common management mistakes:<p>1. Failing to review performance and coach employees.<p>Smart bosses are always busy, which is why many tend to put coaching employees …

Management

Avenger's Sequel: Overloads On Action, Plot Is Weak

<i>Avengers: Age of Ultron</i> is proficient at delivering superhero thrills for those who need them. While this movie may be effective moment to moment, very little of it lingers in the mind afterwards.<p>Transcript<p>RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:<p>When "The Avengers" movie came out in 2012, it broke box office records …

Comics

How to Use Wanelo to Drive 4x Increased Traffic and Conversions

Managing your ecommerce presence is an ever-changing process. Studies prove that having your own ecommerce site increases revenue by at least 28%, …

Effective Fitness Programming

Fitness

6 of the Most Unbelievably Cheap Paradises on Earth

By: John Marshall<p><i>Credit: Justin Sawn/Flickr</i><p>Everyone at one time or another has wanted to get away from it all and beach/ski/paraglide-bum it in some foreign land. Small problem: that's very expensive. Or is it? (That's our sweet rhetorical way of saying maybe not.) Check this list of 12 shockingly …

6 Actionable Tasks You Can Do Today to Become a More Successful Entrepreneur

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Are you more successful today than you were yesterday?<p>If you are an entrepreneur, this is most likely your goal. No matter what kind of entrepreneurial niche you find yourself in, chances are you are focused on continually improving. This …

Entrepreneurship

20 Things All Entrepreneurs Should Know About Angel Investors

Angel investors invest in early stage or start-up companies in exchange for an equity ownership interest. Angel investing in start-ups has been accelerating. High-profile success stories like Uber, WhatsApp, and Facebook have spurred angel investors to make multiple bets with the hopes of getting …

Venture Capital

The 5 Key Pillars You Need for Epic Content Marketing Success

Content and knowledge in the past was trapped on film reels, photo albums, printed books and filing cabinets.<p>To consume content required sitting down …

Marketing
Small Business

Why Marketers Need to Learn to Swipe Right

Much like online dating, the matchmaking of brands and customers has entered into the social space with intent to discover, engage, and find …

Marketing

Why non-profits should consider a revenue-driven model

In a recent article in The New Zealand Herald, "Why Does Social Enterprise Matter?", The Akina Foundation explores why now is a better time than ever for nonprofit social organizations to shift to self-sustaining (or even profitable) business models. We couldn't agree more.<p>Our organization, The …

Innovation

Will Twitter Be Dead In Three Years?

It was called a social media touchdown: Twitter versus Facebook at Super Bowl XLIX and both social media groups made special efforts for the jamboree.<p>Twitter, which saw 25 million tweets during last year’s Super Bowl, launched NFL Experience, a special Twitter page gathering NFL-related posts to …

Social Media

How To Build A Decent Business Website For Just $100

As a web designer, I obviously want to help businesses by designing sites that will make the best impression on their customers and visitors. However, getting a professional website designed and coded can cost thousands of dollars and many small business owners simply do not have that kind of …

Small Business

The 21 Best Android Apps You Should Download Right Now

Whether you're a smartphone novice or a master of custom ROMs, these are the apps that every Android user needs to check out.<p>Whether you're a smartphone novice or a master of custom ROMs, these are the apps that every Android user needs to check out.

Apps

Five Recommendations for Pitching Investors

Recently, I have seen a lot of pitches by entrepreneurs looking for money. As I have read through their emails, listened to their elevator pitches, …

The Most Important Design Lessons Of 2014

May they inspire you to greatness in 2015.<p>More companies than ever identify as design-led organizations. Yet the nuts and bolts of how to “do design” remain mysterious to many. Meanwhile, design as a profession has sprinted past the days when industrial designers crafted beautiful, shiny objects, …

Design

Facebook Media Publishing Tools: This Week in Social Media

Shares 3K<p>Welcome to our weekly edition of what’s hot in social media news. To help you <b>stay up to date with social media</b>, here are some of the news …

Infographics

4 Ways Social Data Can Improve Your Business

Forget about marketing, advertising, and social media for a minute.<p>For a while, just think about your business. What is the number one issue for your brand today? What’s the age-old problem that if you fixed would guarantee a promotion?<p>Social media data and digital analytics give us the opportunity …

4 Weekly Google Analytics Reports Every Business Owner Should Set Up

It’s one thing to do all the things you’re supposed to do for an SEO campaign: writing great content on a regular basis, keeping your site structurally sound, posting high-quality offsite links, and so on, but it takes another level of effort to actively measure and analyze your impact. Without …

5 Tips for Telling the Story of Your Startup | Inc.com

Storytelling is an art everyone is born with, yet few of us use those skills in the business setting. We forget that everything has a story, especially when it comes to how a company got its start. Every business began as someone's dream and every entrepreneur dealt with setbacks, trials, …

New Jersey

One Week Marketing Plan: Marketing with $300 or Less

In <i>The One Week Marketing Plan: The Set It & Forget It Approach for Quickly Growing Your Business</i>, Mark Satterfield makes a very bold claim, even for …

On Twitter, twice as many people are talking about Black Friday this year

Despite thinning crowds on what’s perhaps the biggest holiday shopping day of the year, twice as many people are talking about Black Friday on Twitter this year.<p>The data comes from a new report by social marketing and analytics platform Spredfast, which said it logged 2,013,943 conversations …

Investing

Start Off December With a Ton of Events

The month of December is kicking off with a full week of events. Getting things started Dec. 1 is the Construction Super Conference in Las Vegas. …