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How To Get Photographic Memory Instantly

Mike Michalowicz

Before you read this post I need you to make me a promise. I need you to promise that you will share this post with at least one friend if you are able to achieve something that you knew (believed) was impossible.

Why MANY smart people defend themselves aggressively

Life Beyond Code

The question: Have you seen any of your smart people defending them or their actions aggressively? The BIG question: Have YOU defended yourself or your actions aggressively? I was recently at a pitch session where one of the founders gave a sub-optimal pitch and got sub-optimal ratings for his pitch.

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7 Steps to Achieving Entrepreneurial Lifetime Goals

Startup Professionals Musings

Successful entrepreneurs are usually hard-driving, and highly focused on some specific goals, like being the dominant player in a given domain, or the low-priced provider of their product.

A Love Note to Entrepreneurs (#bizcrush2013)

Up and Running

It’s Valentine’s Day and who can resist the chance to wax poetic about well….love.

2 Words of advice for new and serial entrepreneurs

Taffy Williams

Make your dreams a reality ! I do not know anyone that ever dreamed of going to work to make minimum wage. Perhaps there are people that dram of minimum wage jobs and I hope they achieve it. On the other hand, entrepreneurs tend to have significantly larger dreams.

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Corporate Due Diligence Fast and Easy - DShen's Blogs

Dshen

In two past posts, I talked about doing due diligence on startups. The first one was The Lack of Due Diligence is Appalling and Foolish where I lamented that most investors I met out there did virtually no due diligence

5 Reasons to Stop Checking Facebook at Work

Inc Startups

A handful of studies confirm what you likely already suspected: Your Facebook habit is hurting you--in more ways than one. How many times do you check Facebook a day? And what are your motivations for doing so? Are you bored? Don't have enough to do?

Love Your Customers More Than They Love Themselves

Mike Michalowicz

Quick. Think of the plumbing business. What comes to mind? Exposed butt cracks or a company doing some twenty-odd million dollars in business. There is a reason “plumber-crack” comes to mind first. Everyone knows its kinda an ugly business.

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Fewer Customers Will Help You Grow Faster

Inc Startups

Focusing on a smaller number of customers might actually fuel your growth instead of impeding it. Here are four ways to make it work. Growing means expanding your business, right? That's what many entrepreneurs and CEOs assume they need to do.

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Four Technologies That You Absolutely Need In Your Office

YoungUpstarts

by Halit Bozdogan. Smaller companies who are on the up, or just starting out, usually have a finite amount of resources. So finding ways to ensure that you get the best bang from your buck is crucial. There are things that every office is going to need. Desks, chairs and the like are common sense.

3D Printing: Everything You Need to Know

Inc Startups

In his State of the Union address, President Obama said 3D printing could spur a U.S.-based based manufacturing revolution.

The makings of a successful subscription ecommerce business

The Equity Kicker

Subscription ecommerce has become quite a hot business model over the past couple of years, perhaps reaching peak hotness 6-12 months ago.

Can't Focus at Work? Your Diet May Be to Blame

Inc Startups

Three simple tips to boost your energy at the office. Everyone knows that what you eat can have an impact on your waistline and your health, but your food choices can also have an impact on your energy and concentration at work.

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The 5 Small Business Marketing Pillars

Duct Tape Marketing

Enjoy this guest post from Duct Tape Marketing Consultant Patrick Giammarco. photo credit: Sam Beebe, Ecotrust via photopin cc. It’s no secret. These are challenging times for small businesses.

An Acquisition Without the Acrimony?

Inc Startups

Lots of acquisitions lead to redundancies, lay-offs, and ultimately unhappy marriages. But they don't have to be that way. Most acquisitions are designed to fuel growth.

Five Common Employment Fouls And How To Prevent Them

YoungUpstarts

by Rob Wilson, CEO of Employco USA. When running an office, business owners face a range of challenges, including the risk of a lawsuit when office politics go awry.

3 Tips For a Healthy Hiring Process

Inc Startups

Hiring people that are not the right fit for your company is akin to catching a cold. Here's how to limit the extent of the illness to the rest of the company. Growing revenue at a progressively rapid rate is not easy, but hiring the right staff to keep pace is even more difficult.

Get Good at What You Love and the Money Will Follow

Duct Tape Marketing

You’ve certainly heard all the talk about the need for passion in your work. There’s no doubt that doing what you love is essential, but getting really good at what you love is how you turn it into a profession.

6 Reasons to Use Crowdsourcing

Inc Startups

Having difficulty coming up with a new idea or content? Here are six reasons to try crowdsourcing. Our company, Wild Creations , is coming up on our six year anniversary.

5 Ways To Save Money When Starting A Small Business

YoungUpstarts

by David Bakke. If you don’t think that saving money is important when you launch a small business, just take a look at the statistics: More than 30% of small businesses fail within the first two years, and insufficient funds is one of the top reasons why.

3 Social Media Lessons From Marco Rubio's Awkward Televised Water Grab

Inc Startups

Here's what Poland Spring got right--and wrong--when its bottle landed in a viral video. By now, you've probably seen the footage of Florida Senator Marco Rubio's bizarre water grab during his televised response, on behalf of Republicans, to Barack Obama's State of the Union Address.

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More Innovation

deal architect

On the New Florence blog The Future of Higher Education The WEF 2013 Technology Pioneers My Micro NY Space Scavenger Hunt Shiver me timbers A scanner for the TSA to consider? The Argus-IS super camera Filming the Giant Squid Unilever: Innovative Business Uses of Technology

5 Rules to Survive Office Romances

Inc Startups

You'll be hard-pressed to extinguish office romances. Here's how to ignore them (and why you want to). What should you do if your employees fall in love with one another? Most people have very strong views on this subject.

More Words of Wisdom from Jeff Bezos

Scott Edward Walker

To Our Clients & Friends: Welcome to our weekly series “Helping Entrepreneurs Succeed.” Each week, we post a favorite video clip of a successful entrepreneur, investor or business leader on a variety of topics.

3 Lies That May Bring Down Our Economy

Inc Startups

From education to housing, it's time to call B.S. on the widely-cited myths that have the power to take down our next generation. Everybody lies from time to time.

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QR Codes Fail: Online Customer Contract Flawed

Immersive Web

Immersive Web “When 29-year-old manufacturing worker Michael Hellesen sees a Quick Response code around his hometown of Racine, Wis., he sometimes scans it using an application he downloaded to his Google ( GOOG )Android smartphone. More often than not, it takes Hellesen to a brand’s website.

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A Surprising Antidote to Procrastination

Inc Startups

If you find yourself putting things off, the culprit may be a weak sense of identity rather than a weak will. When you put off tasks that are important for the betterment of your business, do you beat yourself up for having a weak will?

The Ultimate Guide to Hiring as a Small Business

Journey of a Serial Entrepreneur

As someone who has been in the HR space for over 5 years, I have helped many companies of varying sizes with their recruiting function, from large organizations like Standard Chartered to 2 person startups. Regardless of your size, recruiting well is a very challenging job.

Maker's Mark Dabbles in Diluting Its Brand

Inc Startups

The bourbon distillery offers a perfect case study in how to anger your biggest fans: Take the product they love and water it down--literally. Maker's Mark has become one of the great bourbon brands in the U.S.

The Customer Contract: QR Codes Fading into Oblivion

Immersive Web

Immersive Web “When 29-year-old manufacturing worker Michael Hellesen sees a Quick Response code around his hometown of Racine, Wis., he sometimes scans it using an application he downloaded to his Google ( GOOG )Android smartphone. More often than not, it takes Hellesen to a brand’s website.

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Youngstown: Shrugging Its Rust Belt Reputation

Inc Startups

Paul Cusson, chairman and founder of Inc. 5000 company Northern States Metals, says Youngstown, Ohio is poised to change manufacturing forever.

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Stockholm-Based Truecaller Adds Name Search, Has 11 Million Users

ArcticStartup

Stockholm-based Truecaller is solidifying themselves as a full-featured crowdsourced phonebook after the announcement of their new Name Lookup feature.

Buyers Will Line Up for This Business Model

Inc Startups

There's one business model that can greatly increase the amount your company is worth. How often do your customers come back to you? The answer can define the value of your business.

Applifier's Everyplay Shows Early Traction, Turns On The Camera

ArcticStartup

The ' Let's Play ' style of YouTube videos where gamers narrate and play games has become a gaming staple, but fairly impossible for mobile games.