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When Most Entrepreneurs Are in Their Prime (Infographic) — These days, if you're past your twenties, it's easy to get fooled into thinking that you're past your entrepreneurial prime--at least if you're in Silicon Valley. But that's hardly the case, according to the most recent report from the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM).
Oct 30, 2014

RT @EricSchurenberg: New @Inc: When Most Entrepreneurs Are in Their Prime (Infographic)

Oct 30, 2014

New @Inc: When Most Entrepreneurs Are in Their Prime (Infographic)

Be the Boss Who Goes From Good to Great — Anyone who's ever had a bad boss aspires to do better. It's fine to be a good boss, but honing your leadership skills can make you a great boss. A few weeks ago in this column I asked What would you rather be, a boss or a leader?

What the CurrentC Hack Means for Apple Pay-and Your Small Business — What does the recent CurrentC hack really mean for small business? That didn't take long. News broke this week that hackers stole e-mail addresses for testers of the new CurrentC payment system--you know, the one that the big retailers like Wal-Mart, CVS, and Best Buy support.
Oct 30, 2014

RT @Inc: What does the CurrentC hack mean for you--and for the future of Apple Pay? @jmbrandonbb

The 10 Meanest Bosses of All Time — This is one top 10 list that no entrepreneur should ever strive to join. Most of the bosses I've known are reasonably fair-minded. Not perfect, of course, but definitely with their hearts in the right place. Some bosses, however, have a real mean streak that makes their employees miserable.

Dispatch From Africa: What It's Like to Travel With the Ebola Health Scare — INSPIRED BUSINESS TRAVELER You should encounter very few inconveniences during travel because of Ebola in most of Africa. The question will be what will happen when you go home. Kampala, Uganda October 29, 2014.
Oct 30, 2014

New @Inc: Dispatch From Africa: What It's Like to Travel With the Ebola Health Scare

BeanGenius Wants to Be Your "Sherpa" to Finding the Perfect Cup of Coffee — A new startup called BeanGenius uses an algorithm to deliver specialty coffee based on consumers' personal taste. It may seem like Starbucks has a monopoly over the coffee cups in your office, but an up-and-coming startup called BeanGenius is betting on the growing population of coffee connoisseurs who are looking for a specialty roast with just the right flavor notes.
Oct 30, 2014

attn @laureltouby: BeanGenius Wants to Be Your "Sherpa" to Finding the Perfect Cup of Coffee… via @Inc

11 Great Business Books to Read Right Now — Successful entrepreneurs and smart businesspeople follow a simple motto: always be learning. There are many ways to go about it, but cracking open an insightful read is never a bad idea. Here's a selection of great books on innovation, entrepreneurship, success, happiness, and even what makes different people tick.

How to Ward Off Hackers with Tokenization (Infographic) — Tokenization is a valuable security tool for businesses that keeps sensitive data in an encrypted vault. Here's how it works. The recent cyber attacks at Kmart and J.P. Morgan Chase have businesses on high alert, as hackers continue to pose a significant security threat to companies big and small.
Oct 30, 2014

New @Inc: How to Ward Off Hackers with Tokenization (Infographic)

5 Tips to Hire Rockstar Female Tech Talent — Unhappy with the lack of diversity on your tech team but unsure how to find and attract top female talent? Recruiting company Piazza has tips. The tech industry has taken a whole lot of (well deserved) flak for its lack of gender diversity, particularly in technical roles.
Oct 30, 2014

These tips are just good practice; gender doesn't matter RT @bamitav: 5 Tips to Hire Rockstar Female Tech Talent

To Etsy, or Not to Etsy? — The pros and cons of selling your artisanal goods through a third-party marketplace. When starting a handcraft business, many entrepreneurs take to Etsy or eBay to sell their goods--but some choose to go it alone. What to know before selling your designs through a third-party site: PRO: That's where the customers are.
Oct 30, 2014

To Etsy, or not to Etsy? Our guide to all things artisanal can help you decide how to sell your goods: @johnpeabody

Tip Sheet: The Post-Artisanal Playbook — How do you grow while remaining true to your small-scale, lovingly cultivated roots? It's hard to shake a handcrafted, locally sourced stick these days without hitting a new artisanal business. Demand for makers' goods is booming; just look at online crafts marketplace Etsy, which helped artisans sell more than $1.4 billion worth of goods last year.
Oct 30, 2014

I love this look at the pitfalls of trying to scale up an artisanl handcraft-in-your-backyard business @johnpeabody

The Spookiest Little Publisher in the World — A Hallow's Eve visit to visit Cemetery Dance Publications, one of the unlikeliest--and scariest--entrepreneurial success stories in publishing. To a casual observer, Forest Hill, Maryland is light on evil. Corn grows tall in the fields, but no vacant-eyed, scythe-wielding juveniles lurk among the stalks.
Oct 30, 2014

For Halloween: @leighebuchanan's completely delightful profile of horror publisher @cemeterydance.… via @Inc

Malcolm Gladwell on the Trick to Building Self-Confidence — The best-selling author explains the key psychological move that could boost--or break--your success. Every startup founder, eventually, wants to go head to head with the big dogs in his or her industry--and win. But in the beginning, it's crucial not to compare yourself to the biggest competitors in your field, says best selling author Malcolm Gladwell.
Oct 30, 2014

New @Inc: Malcolm Gladwell on the Trick to Building Self-Confidence

The 20 Worst Brand Translations of All Time — These classic marketing blunders show that globalization isn't always as easy it seems. When you're globalizing a brand, it's always a good idea to check whether your name, logo or tag line mean something wildly different in the regions where you're expanding.

Finally: Science Explains Why We're All More Ignorant Than We Think — Unfortunately, ignorance tends to feel a lot like expertise. A friend of mine, Richard Isaacs--sadly deceased for some years now--kept a laminated card that he called an "explanator" in his wallet. Richard insisted that the simple saying imprinted on it explained most of the problems with the world: People Are Idiots.
Oct 30, 2014

RT @Inc: The less people know, the more confident they tend to be in their attitudes. There’s a scientific reason why

Why a GOP Controlled Congress Doesn't Mean Much for Small Business — STATE OF SMALL BUSINESS Exit polls suggest Republicans have an advantage over Democrats vying for seats in the Senate. What might this mean for small business? We take a look. It's beginning to look a lot like 1994.
Oct 30, 2014

New @Inc: Why a GOP Controlled Congress Doesn't Mean Much for Small Business

8 Entrepreneurs Who Look Like Cats — Cheezburger's Ben Huh was right: entrepreneurial types are just like finicky felines. Related Links Links: Why Apple's Offer to Freeze Employees' Eggs Isn't Really a 'Perk' Malcolm Gladwell on What
Oct 29, 2014

Because the world needs more cat slideshows: 8 cats & the entrepreneurs who look like them @jillkrasny

Oct 29, 2014

Happy National Cat Day! 8 Entrepreneurs Who Look Like Cats via @inc @jillkrasny

11 Indispensable Tools for Working on the Road — Could you spend three weeks working away from your office? I'm writing this at an RV camp near Twin Falls, Idaho. Yesterday, my husband and I started the day in Rawlins, Wyoming. Tomorrow, we're hoping to make it to somewhere in Oregon.

Making a Plan to Plan — The key to long-term planning is finding the time and space to think. This morning, I found myself crunching some data on pharmaceutical prices. But the fact that this was on the top of my to-do list would have been absolutely inconceivable a year ago.