05Jul

Sunday Is My Day of Work…Not Rest

BASEMENT TO BOARDROOM | Janine Popick Jul 5, 2013 When do you have time to be strategic? When do you have time to take a look at how your business is really doing and where you want it to go? shutterstock images If you’re like me and you run your own business […]

05Jul

12 Ways to Gain Your Independence

ROARING OR BORING | Kevin Daum Jul 5, 2013 On this Independence Day Weekend, take back your freedom with these 10 declarations. shutterstock images Now that the fireworks are over and your ears have stopped ringing, it’s a good time to reflect on the masterful way our founding fathers and mothers took […]

04Jul

A New Rule for Meetings

The Build Network staff Jul 4, 2013 Always be capturing. <a target=_blank href="http://redirect.viglink.com?key=11fe087258b6fc0532a5ccfc924805c0&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.inc.com%2Fuploaded_files%2Fimage%2FABC_27405.jpg" class="lightbox" title="photo by Peter Hellberg “> photo by Peter Hellberg No one likes taking notes at meetings. But somehow you need to record what happens. How else will the ideas, assignments, and deadlines take hold? Here’s the […]

04Jul

The App That Turns You Into Beethoven

Jill Krasny | Inc.com staff Jul 4, 2013 Can’t read or write music? No worries: This award-winning app will translate any melody into written form and turn any sheet music into song. Courtesy ScoreCleaner Most of the people you know are as helpless with a page of sheet music as your average […]

03Jul

Putin? Ahmadinejad? Those Guys Are Nothing To A Business Owner

UNDER THE WIRE | Gene Marks Jul 3, 2013 Struggling with pesky foreign leaders, President Obama? Try running a small business for a few years. <a target=_blank href="http://redirect.viglink.com?key=11fe087258b6fc0532a5ccfc924805c0&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.inc.com%2Fuploaded_files%2Fimage%2Ffile8891307482302_27422.jpg" class="lightbox" title=" “> From Russia and China to Syria, North Korea, Iran, and Afghanistan, President Obama certainly has his foreign policy challenges. Yet I […]

03Jul

City Transit Drag Race: Uber Vies for Ubiquity

Christine Lagorio | Inc.com staff Jul 3, 2013 Entrepreneurs are shaking up the huge, highly fragmented taxi-and-limousine industry. Will the most comprehensive worldwide footprint emerge as the competitive differentiator? shutterstock images If you’ve checked in on the blog of the San Francisco transit-app company Uber over the past couple of months, the […]

03Jul

5 Ways Busy Executives Can Stay Fit

BATTLEFIELD TO BOARDROOM | Brent Gleeson Jul 3, 2013 As a matter of fact, you do have the time–and the obligation–to stay mentally and physically fit. Your organization depends on it. shutterstock images My Nation expects me to be physically harder and mentally stronger than my enemies. — Navy SEAL Creed Young aspiring […]

03Jul

Qwiki COO: "It's an Incredible Outcome"

Eric Markowitz | Inc.com staff Jul 3, 2013 Yahoo snapped up the video sharing app for a reported $50 million. It’s clear that Qwiki has a coolness factor–but it’s less clear how that will help Yahoo. Yahoo’s quest to own the Internet rages on.  Yesterday, the company announced it had acquired Qwiki, […]

03Jul

The Greenest Office Building in the World

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03Jul

The Founding Fathers Were (Mostly) Entrepreneurs

D.C. BILL | Bill Murphy Jr. Jul 3, 2013 Doctors, lawyers, merchants (and a few ne’er do well heirs) — meet the self-made men behind the Declaration of Independence. <a target=_blank href="http://redirect.viglink.com?key=11fe087258b6fc0532a5ccfc924805c0&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.inc.com%2Fuploaded_files%2Fimage%2Fshutterstock_18344350_27397.jpg" class="lightbox" title="Shutterstock “> Shutterstock We all know about Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Franklin, true entrepreneurs before the word was even […]

03Jul

Why Product Innovation Isn't Everything

SMARTER START-UP | Neal Cabage Jul 3, 2013 As Starbucks and Amazon have proven, sometimes it makes sense to focus on the value surrounding your product, rather than the product itself. <a target=_blank href="http://redirect.viglink.com?key=11fe087258b6fc0532a5ccfc924805c0&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.inc.com%2Fuploaded_files%2Fimage%2Fsbux-orig_17972.jpg" class="lightbox" title="Flickr photo courtesy of Marjorie Lipan “> Flickr photo courtesy of Marjorie Lipan How was Starbucks able […]

03Jul

The Long Road to Takeoff

The Build Network staff Jul 3, 2013 It can sometimes seem like products just debut in the marketplace and take off like wildfire. One day they’re new; the next day, we can’t live without them. But the statistics tell another tale. <a target=_blank href="http://redirect.viglink.com?key=11fe087258b6fc0532a5ccfc924805c0&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.inc.com%2Fuploaded_files%2Fimage%2Ftakeoff_27404.jpg" class="lightbox" title="photo by flickr user Willtron […]

03Jul

Obamacare Delay: Here's What It Means to You

OBAMACARE COUNTDOWN | Adam Bluestein Jul 3, 2013 You’re off the hook for now. But you are still going to need a strategy to avoid an administrative train wreck next year. Getty The message buried in the Administration’s stunning decision to delay full implementation of the Affordable Care Act, is this: If […]

03Jul

Silicon Valley Is Hacking Your Food

Christine Lagorio | Inc.com staff Jul 3, 2013 This 24-year-old founder thinks humans can live healthier by just not eating. And that’s not the most audacious–or most bizarre–part of his vision. Courtesy Company Software isn’t eating your lunch…not just yet. But you’ve probably heard that a 24-year-old programmer who went through Y […]

03Jul

How Millennials Think, and What to Do About It

GET FOUND | Brian Halligan Jul 3, 2013 You can gripe about Gen Y all you want. But if you can’t attract them, you’re going to lose the war for talent. shutterstock images During the last month, hundreds of thousands of our nation’s college graduates have proudly crossed the chasm between college […]

03Jul

4 Signs You Have a Superman Complex

START ME UP | Minda Zetlin Jul 3, 2013 A healthy dose of confidence is one thing. But assuming you’re too good to fail? That’s like saying you’re made of steel. <a target=_blank href="http://redirect.viglink.com?key=11fe087258b6fc0532a5ccfc924805c0&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.inc.com%2Fuploaded_files%2Fimage%2FMAN-OF-STEEL-Everett-full_26902.jpg" class="lightbox" title="Clay Enos/?Warner Bros. Pictures/courtesy Everett Collection Henry Cavill, as Superman “> Clay Enos/©Warner Bros. Pictures/courtesy Everett Collection […]

03Jul

3 Top Convertible Tablets

TECH REPORT | John Brandon From the July/August 2013 issue of Inc. magazine Inc.’s John Brandon reviews the latest convertible tablet books. <a target=_blank href="http://redirect.viglink.com?key=11fe087258b6fc0532a5ccfc924805c0&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.inc.com%2Fuploaded_files%2Fimage%2FTested-Tech-laptops-fullscreen_27267.jpg" class="lightbox" title="Teru Onishi “> Teru Onishi Prefer the minimalism of a tablet but like the power and feel of a laptop? A convertible tab book has all […]

03Jul

11 Ways to De-Clutter Your Day

OWNER’S MANUAL | Jeff Haden Jul 3, 2013 Do less and achieve more–starting today. Adopt some of these easy habits to make it happen. shutterstock images Success tends to create clutter: more meetings, more projects, more decisions, more items on your to-do list. But often doing more can mean achieving less. That’s […]

03Jul

How To Keep Remote Workers from Driving You Batty

SPRINGBOARD PRESENTS: BEEN THERE, RUN THAT | Rosemary O’Neill Jul 3, 2013 We’ve done flextime, part-time, contractors, and moved our home office. Here’s how we stayed sane. Marylka Yoe Uusisaari/Flickr Not every organization is built to handle remote workers. Even some tech companies (notably, Yahoo) can’t hack it. But over the past […]

03Jul

5 Start-ups Behind This Summer's Hottest Gear

TECH REPORT | John Brandon Jul 3, 2013 Waterproof Bluetooth speakers, a high-tech mosquito killer, and more: Check out the start-ups challenging big brands on summer essentials. The Zing Anything water bottle Bored by all the big brand products this summer? Walk into most stores and you’ll see an array of summer […]

03Jul

Start Slow and Snail

THE PERSPIRATION PRINCIPLES | Howard A. Tullman Jul 3, 2013 Yes, you read that right. For some business it’s about snailing, not scaling. dennis_goedegebuure/Flickr When I talk to companies about their social media strategies, I recommend that they start small and scale. A measured and iterative approach makes a lot of sense […]

03Jul

The Only 8 Reasons Companies Will Buy From You

SALES SOURCE | Geoffrey James Jul 3, 2013 To appeal to a B2B customer, your sales message and approach must address one or more of these issues. shutterstock images There are eight (and only eight) reasons that companies buy things from other companies.  You ability to sell B2B is directly dependent upon your […]

03Jul

Entrepreneurship: There's No Turning Back?

START IT UP | Jessica Stillman Jul 3, 2013 A new study shows that ex-entrepreneurs can struggle to find jobs if they decide to return to regular employment. Really employers? Really? shutterstock images You’ve probably heard about employers’ bias against the long-term unemployed and the catch-22 it creates — those most in […]

02Jul

Obamacare Employer Mandate Delayed Until 2015

Nicole Carter | Inc.com staff Jul 2, 2013 Businesses with more than 50 employees have one more year to skirt penalties. Looks like some small businesses can dodge Obamacare penalties–at least for one more year.  The Obama administration will postpone the employer mandate–a key component of Obamacare that fines businesses with more […]