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What's the Right Burn Rate for Your Company?

inc.com — Here's a framework to help you determine how much money your startup should be spending each month. I was reading Danielle Morrill's blog post today on whether one's " Startup Burn Rate is Normal." I highly recommend reading it.

16 Funny Quotes to Start Your Next Business Presentation

inc.com — Looking for a funny quote to start a presentation? Look no further. Scrambling to create a business presentation? Here's a tip. Start with a slide showing a a series of funny quotes just to warm up the room. It makes people realize your talk is not going to be a total borefest and you plan to keep things lively.

EBay to Split off Lucrative PayPal Business

inc.com — Under pressure from investor Carl Icahn, eBay will separate PayPal into a separate, publicly traded company. EBay is splitting off its fastest growing segment, mobile payment service PayPal, the e-commerce company said Tuesday. Investors applauded the news, sending eBay's shares up nearly 7 percent in morning trading.

10 Things I Learned by Studying Every Shark Tank Pitch Ever Made

inc.com — During its first five seasons, nearly 400 entrepreneurs have appeared on Shark Tank to pitch their ideas. In honor of the 6th season premiere, I analyzed every single one of them and found key lessons for anyone who wants to be successful.

The Next Big Thing in the Food Industry: Flies

inc.com — Glen Courtright's company, EnviroFlight, is poised to revolutionize the farming industry, fight world hunger, and make a nice profit. All by breeding lots and lots of bugs. Inside Glen Courtright's 20,000-square-foot complex on the outskirts of Dayton, Ohio, there are rows and rows of large bins.
Sep 30, 2014

Sex, death, global food shortages-and flies. Lots and lots of flies. Insane, great #longread: bit.ly/1yxTDaM by @BernhardWarner

Welcome to Inc.com

Sep 30, 2014

RT @nickrizzo: Servicey! MT @jledbetter: Maybe you won't eat flies. But soon you might eat something that was fed flies. Great read: inc.com/welcome.html?d…

Sep 30, 2014

Maybe you won't eat flies. But there's a decent chance you'll be eating something that was fed flies. Great read: inc.com/welcome.html?d…

3 Management Lessons From a Turkish Wedding

inc.com — When cultures collide, you can learn a lot about how to be a better manager and business owner. Most people spend their time at weddings drinking and eating cake. I look for keys to making better managers, and therefore, better businesses. We spent last weekend at my sister-in-law's wedding, in Adana, Turkey.
Sep 30, 2014

Gold has its costs, and other lessons from a Turkish wedding @realevilhrlady inc.com/suzanne-lucas/… via @Inc

Want Big Success? Find A Big Partner

inc.com — A good relationship with a large company can provide the resources you need to succeed. Entrepreneurs often enter business with a particular mindset of wanting to conquer an industry. But sometimes the best thing to do is to work with other companies, increasing the success of each.
Sep 30, 2014

RT @Inc: Big competitors can be your biggest asset @eriksherman bit.ly/1uZyRef

The 10 Fastest-Growing Private Companies in Denver

inc.com — Inc. 5000.With its relatively low cost of living and high quality of life, Colorado's capital city is fast becoming a small business hub. The 18th largest metro economy in America, with major sectors including energy, telecommunications and food, Denver boasts an impressive 47 companies on this year's -not to mention that it's also a hotspot for the blooming marijuana industry.
Sep 30, 2014

New @Inc: The 10 Fastest-Growing Private Companies in Denver bit.ly/YLqGYi

How To Create a Killer Sales Message

inc.com — Your sales message is the core of all you sales and marketing activities. Get it right and everything else will fall into place. I write a lot about sales messages because they're the foundation of business success. An exceptional sales message intrigues investors, attracts talent and wins customers.
Sep 30, 2014

My one page guide (and a video) for creating memorable sales messages. ow.ly/C7wTF

Sep 30, 2014

RT @Inc: A one page guide (and video) to creating a message that convinces customers to buy. @Sales_Source bit.ly/1nCpJOc