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10 Ways to Stay Sane This Holiday Season

inc.com — For most of us, the holidays are a mixed bag. Sure, there's lots of fun stuff to look forward to (and anticipating things does make you happier), but there can also be tons of stress and anxiety along the way.

How to Scrub Out The Toughest Personalities

inc.com — There are a variety of personalities in the business world. Effectively managing each of these personalities is quite a feat. It is a leader's duty to discover and develop the techniques needed to optimally manage each one. But what steps should be taken to manage up, or out, those with the personalities that are the most damaging to an organization?
Nov 27, 2014

Good advice! Particularly on meddlers + blatherers RT @Inc: 6 types of office troublemakers and how to manage them trib.al/Fgo5OnU

How to Get the Help You Need for Your Business

inc.com — Helpfulness is a critical hallmark of sustainably creative companies. Companies where it's easy to ask for help solve problems faster and better--and information doesn't get siloed. But most executives I know are afraid to ask for help. They think it's a sign of weakness or they're afraid that bringing in help will reduce the profile.
Nov 27, 2014

Great companies are characterized by helpfulness. But how should you ask for help? @M_Heffernan inc.com/margaret-heffe… via @Inc

4 Ways to to Deal with the Fear of Failure

inc.com — Every entrepreneur deals with the fear of failure. Fear is a problem, because it can damage everything in life. It ruins your productivity, destroys your dreams, and keeps you from building the business you're trying to build. Fear robs life of its joy.

Before You Quit Your Job To Become An Entrepreneur, Read This

inc.com — You could be sitting on the fence with an idea or a desire to start your own business. Inspiration comes through many different sources and not all reasons are valid enough to pursue a business. For instance, getting fed up of being answerable to someone all the time isn't the right reason to start your own company.
Nov 27, 2014

New @Inc: Before You Quit Your Job To Become An Entrepreneur, Read This bit.ly/1rrlnLR

Twitter's Ev Williams: Design Matters More Than Ever

inc.com — Can you do it? That's the first question. The second question is can you do it reliably and efficiently? Then, inevitably, the question that follows is, can you make it look better? "I think that's a natural Wednesday at Gigaom's annual evolution of industries.
Nov 27, 2014

RT @Inc: Medium CEO Ev Williams says design, not engineering, is priority No. 1 for web companies. @lmmontini bit.ly/1y4RdQe

How Omaha Steaks Makes Ringing Up Holiday Sales Look Easy

inc.com — Inc. recently wrote about the Black Friday selling plans of some of our most successful companies. But we also had the opportunity to speak with Todd Simon, the the scion of Omaha Steaks founder and immigrant entrepreneur, J.J. Simon.
Nov 27, 2014

New @Inc: How Omaha Steaks Makes Ringing Up Holiday Sales Look Easy bit.ly/1rq4tNv

4 Reasons Your Customers Aren't Sharing Your Content on Social Media

inc.com — Content marketing and digital media strategies often (if not always) include social sharing as a metric for success. Creating highly engaging, widely relatable content is a crucial step towards earning an audience's attention. But while pageviews are important, marketers need a deeper understanding of why people share ito create content that will reach further.
Nov 26, 2014

When does using common sense become "self-censorship"? When academics put it in a paper, I guess: inc.com/kelsey-libert/…

Nov 26, 2014

71% of people censor themselves on social media. (should be more IMO

3 Crisis Negotiation Tactics Guaranteed to Get You Through Any Holiday Meal

inc.com — Ugh, Thanksgiving. While the rest of the country seems to be celebrating family, you're dreading sitting down to dinner with yours. How could you possibly stand another year of passive-aggressive mind games and quickly escalating (possibly drunken) arguments? Maybe a few of the nation's top crisis negotiators can help.
Nov 26, 2014

New @Inc: 3 Crisis Negotiation Tactics Guaranteed to Get You Through Any Holiday Meal bit.ly/1xHiGT0

How DJ Calvin Harris Became the Year's Most Successful Headliner

inc.com — Not too long ago, Calvin Harris was stocking shelves at supermarket in rainy Scotland. These days, he spends his time playing sold-out DJ sets in sunny locales like Puerto Rico and Las Vegas. The only aisles he has to navigate are the ones at the Grammys.
Nov 26, 2014

RT @Inc: How @CalvinHarris became the most successful live music act of 2014 @oscarraymundo bit.ly/1ChGOn6

Nov 26, 2014

How @CalvinHarris became the year's most successful headliner. The DJ shares his secret to superstar success w/ @Inc: inc.com/oscar-raymundo…

3 Things You Must Do to Make Your Crowdfunding Campaign a Success

inc.com — Crowdfunding your new product or idea sure beats dipping into your own pocket, and it's probably significantly less stressful than asking family members to invest. But ask anyone who has ever done a Kickstarter or Indiegogo campaign and they'll tell you it's no walk in the park.
Nov 26, 2014

New @Inc: 3 Things You Must Do to Make Your Crowdfunding Campaign a Success bit.ly/1yZ9GLd

Bracing for Black Friday From the Front Lines of Fraud Detection

inc.com — It wasn't that long ago that Black Friday was a single day event on the seasonal calendar. But today, the official kick-off of the holiday shopping season has morphed into a five-day extravaganza, starting with door buster sales on Thursday, as well as what's known as Small Business Saturday, before culminating in the online flourish that is Cyber Monday.

8 Teamwork Tips for Working with Unfamiliar Coworkers

inc.com — The professional world sometimes forces us to work together with coworkers we may not know. Those situations are fantastic opportunities to learn the ins and outs of another department and diversify your own professional experiences, but they can also be stressful, especially if you aren't sure how to work together on a complex project.
Nov 26, 2014

New @Inc: 8 Teamwork Tips for Working with Unfamiliar Coworkers bit.ly/120AWO4

Why Powerful Women Are More Likely to Be Depressed

inc.com — Does being the boss lead to depression? It's not supposed to. Being the boss is generally thought to be good for you: bosses tend to have more control over their work, which is thought to lessen stress. And bosses often have more schedule flexibility than their subordinates, which is linked to decreased symptoms of depression.
Nov 26, 2014

The upside, of course, is power. The Hidden Downside to Being a Powerful Woman @weisul inc.com/kimberly-weisu… via @Inc

3 Reasons Holiday Shoppers Will Spend Cautiously

inc.com — Falling gas prices. Soaring stock market. Unemployment at a six-year-low. All signs point to a successful holiday shopping season. Despite the economic tail winds, though, retailers are finding themselves having to work to get shoppers into stores. Why? Five years into the economic recovery, most Americans still are struggling.

10 of the Best Small Biz Saturday Deals

inc.com — Small business Saturday is finally here--starting this Saturday, of course. I've assembled some of the best deals, Most of these are 50% or more.

How To Look Like A Leader

inc.com — What exactly does it mean to look like a leader? There is, of course, the notion that you should dress for success. But are there other ways to inspire confidence in your leadership abilities? According to new research, it could be as simple as taking care of yourself.

Airbnb Is Inc.'s 2014 Company of the Year

Nov 25, 2014

Drumroll, please ... @Airbnb is Inc.'s company of the year! inc.com/magazine/20141… Are you as surprised as I was? pic.twitter.com/nD3ZyaeKJS

Nov 25, 2014

Inc. announces its Company of the Year: Airbnb inc.com/magazine/20141… Great profile by @burthelm

Nov 25, 2014

RT @Airbnb: We're humbled to be @Inc's 2014 Company of the Year. Thanks to our employees & community who helped make this happen. http://t.…

Nov 25, 2014

Introducing (tho it needs no intro), @incmagazine Company of the Year... ow.ly/ESpN6

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How to Make Going Public Easier

inc.com — Frank Sorrentino, CEO of ConnectOne Bank, explains what every entrepreneur needs to know before going public.