01Jul

Dave Kerpen: 'What's Cooler Than Reaching a Billion People on Facebook?'

Dave Kerpen, CEO of Likeable Local, explains exactly how to target your audience using Facebook ads. You Just WatchedHow I Did It: Tim Gimbell, The LaSalle Network   Video Transcript 00:10 Dave Kerpen: One of the cooler features on Facebook for small business owners is taking out Facebook ads to […]

01Jul

How to Avoid a Hostage Crisis in China

Jill Krasny | Inc.com staff Jul 1, 2013 In America, bosses are only held captive in movies. In China, it’s everyday business. As last week’s episode with U.S. executive Chip Starnes proved, you can never be too prepared for a hostage crisis. Shutterstock Last week, Chip Starnes, the owner Specialty Medical Supplies […]

01Jul

The Week in Tech: Apple iWatch, Firefox Phone, BlackBerry RIP?

TECH REPORT | John Brandon Jul 1, 2013 Get your weekly serving of what’s new in tech. This week: The latest sign Apple is working on a watch, and phones to watch (skip). shutterstock images Welcome to the debut of a brand new series: tech trends of the week. Starting now and […]

01Jul

7 Founders Pushed Out of Their Companies

Men’s Wearhouse made headlines recently when it decided to can its TV spokesman and founder George Zimmer. This type of thing happens all the time, says Noam Wasserman, a professor at Harvard Business School. Sometimes their passion detracts from their management skills and they aren’t suited to run the companies […]

01Jul

3 Ways Angel Investors Can Help You (A Lot)

LIKEABLE LEADERSHIP | Dave Kerpen Jul 1, 2013 Don’t be so quick to turn to VC money. Here’s why I recommend angels, instead. shutterstock images I recently closed a $1 million seed-funding round for Likeable Local, my new social media software company. But it wasn’t through venture capitalists. My seed round is a […]

01Jul

Resistance Is Futile: Uber Loves a Fight

Christine Lagorio | Inc.com staff From the July/August 2013 issue of Inc. magazine Uber, the car service that is not a car service, knows that any time it moves into a new city, it will face a fight. That’s fine. Fighting is good, winning is better, and explosive growth is best of […]

01Jul

7 Ways Businesses Can Dodge Obamacare

David Francis and Eric Pianin, The Fiscal Times Jul 1, 2013 A handful of experts interviewed by The Fiscal Times outlined the following seven tactics for dodging health care reform, including the pros and cons. Obamacare That’s because under the law, businesses with at least 50 “full-time equivalent” employees have […]

01Jul

Finding Your Sales Champion

BOTH SIDES OF THE TABLE | Mark Suster Jul 1, 2013 Even the most amazing product won’t sell itself. Getting someone to fight for your company is necessary – but not just anyone can be the knight in shining armor. shutterstock images This is part of a series that describes a sales […]

01Jul

Always Ahead of the Curve

Nancy Averett From the July/August 2013 issue of Inc. magazine For boat designer Rodger Martin, it’s the key to his company’s success. In the sailing world, shorthanded races (those with just one or two crew members per boat) have a reputation for being especially grueling. In May, seven two-person crews […]

01Jul

How We Hit $912 Million in Sales

Christine Lagorio | Inc.com staff From the July/August 2013 issue of Inc. magazine Jack Dangermond, co-founder of mapping software maker Esri, talks about how his company maintains steady, stellar growth. <a target=_blank href="http://redirect.viglink.com?key=11fe087258b6fc0532a5ccfc924805c0&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.inc.com%2Fuploaded_files%2Fimage%2FJack-Dangermond-photo-by-Spencer-Lowell-Inc-Magazine-pop_27140.jpg" class="lightbox" title="Spencer Lowell “I don’t understand why young entrepreneurs feel this pressure to take venture capital.” “> Spencer Lowell […]

01Jul

Toys With Love

Toys With Love | Inc.com Using a mobile device? Go to m.inc.com for our mobile version. You Just WatchedHow I Did It: Tim Gimbell, The LaSalle Network   Gail and Stacey, co-owners of Toys with Love, Inc., share a passion for making kids happy. So when they need to spread […]

28Jun

6 Questions for Silicon Alley's First Billionaire

Francesca Louise Fenzi | Inc.com staff Jun 28, 2013 A billionaire is born, but Shutterstock founder Jonathan Oringer says more money doesn’t change a thing. Courtesy Company On Friday, Shutterstock founder and CEO Jonathan Oringer became the first billionaire to emerge from New York’s fast-growing tech start-up scene. Oringer founded the company […]

28Jun

Damage Control: Tips for Surviving a Crisis

LEGAL LIFE COACH | Chas Rampenthal Jun 28, 2013 When life hands you lemons, you’d better be ready. Here, LegalZoom founder Chas Rampenthal explains how to keep calm and carry on. Shutterstock Picture this: You show up at the office and there are five federal agents standing outside with a search warrant. […]

28Jun

The Senate's Immigration Bill: 2 Things You Need to Know

Jeremy Quittner | Inc.com staff Jun 28, 2013 There’s growing bi-partisan support for more H-1B visas, and you’ll probably have to learn how to use E-Verify. shutterstock images In a sign of progress, the U.S. Senate passed an immigration reform bill yesterday by a wide margin, 68 to 32. Though prospects of […]

28Jun

Vesta Preferred: Building a Realty Firm From Scratch

Ever since Greg Pekarsky and Brad Robins founded Vesta Preferred Realty, the two have been working nonstop. Finding balance and a strong support network has helped them keep growing their Chicago-based start-up. For co-founders Greg Pekarsky and Brad Robbins, 80-hour workweeks are just a part of the hustle. Gratitude: My Team […]

28Jun

I'm Always on the Clock [VIDEO]

Ever since Greg Pekarsky and Brad Robins founded Vesta Preferred Realty, the two have been working nonstop. Finding balance and a strong support network has helped them keep growing their Chicago-based start-up. Full: Grind, Hustle, and Payoff7:44 For co-founders Greg Pekarsky and Brad Robbins, 80-hour workweeks are just a part of […]

28Jun

You Can't Afford to Be Selfish

Ever since Greg Pekarsky and Brad Robins founded Vesta Preferred Realty, the two have been working nonstop. Finding balance and a strong support network has helped them keep growing their Chicago-based start-up. Full: Grind, Hustle, and Payoff7:44 For co-founders Greg Pekarsky and Brad Robbins, 80-hour workweeks are just a part of […]

28Jun

My Phone Is My Lifeline

Ever since Greg Pekarsky and Brad Robins founded Vesta Preferred Realty, the two have been working nonstop. Finding balance and a strong support network has helped them keep growing their Chicago-based start-up. Full: Grind, Hustle, and Payoff7:44 For co-founders Greg Pekarsky and Brad Robbins, 80-hour workweeks are just a part of […]

28Jun

You Must Decompress

Ever since Greg Pekarsky and Brad Robins founded Vesta Preferred Realty, the two have been working nonstop. Finding balance and a strong support network has helped them keep growing their Chicago-based start-up. Full: Grind, Hustle, and Payoff7:44 For co-founders Greg Pekarsky and Brad Robbins, 80-hour workweeks are just a part of […]

28Jun

Making it in America

Ever since Greg Pekarsky and Brad Robins founded Vesta Preferred Realty, the two have been working nonstop. Finding balance and a strong support network has helped them keep growing their Chicago-based start-up. Full: Grind, Hustle, and Payoff7:44 For co-founders Greg Pekarsky and Brad Robbins, 80-hour workweeks are just a part of […]

28Jun

Find What Drives You

Ever since Greg Pekarsky and Brad Robins founded Vesta Preferred Realty, the two have been working nonstop. Finding balance and a strong support network has helped them keep growing their Chicago-based start-up. Full: Grind, Hustle, and Payoff7:44 For co-founders Greg Pekarsky and Brad Robbins, 80-hour workweeks are just a part of […]

28Jun

How Sean Parker Should Have Handled His Wedding Controversy

Christine Lagorio | Inc.com staff Jun 28, 2013 Things could have gone oh-so differently for the Silicon Valley mainstay, should he have followed these bits of expert advice. <a target=_blank href="http://redirect.viglink.com?key=11fe087258b6fc0532a5ccfc924805c0&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.inc.com%2Fuploaded_files%2Fimage%2FSean-Parker-and-Alexandra-Lenas-Getty-fullscreen_27229.jpg" class="lightbox" title="Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images for SXSW “> Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images for SXSW My own first response to […]

28Jun

Patagonia Invests $20 Million in Eco Start-ups

Liz Welch | Inc. magazine Jun 28, 2013 The outdoor-clothing company spreads the green. Mark Gamba/Gallery Stock AGAINST THE STREAM Patagonia’s salmon jerky business uses sustainable fishing methods. Now, Patagonia is funding other innovative food companies. The $575 million outdoor-clothing company Patagonia recently took on a new role: Investor.  In May, the […]

28Jun

No Guts, No Glory: Fail on Your Own Terms

GRIST | Leigh Buchanan | Inc. magazine Jun 28, 2013 You say you believe in your idea. In your people. In your plan. Then run your business that way, and you’ll have no regrets. shutterstock images The startup-childbirth analogy ranks among our most overworked business clichés. We talk less about the deathbed vigil that […]