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You Got Them to Click - Now What? Four Ideas. — Many companies spend countless hours and dollars scheming ways to get people to their websites. Marketing campaigns, public relations, SEO, direct advertising, promotions, social media, online ads and websites themselves can suck companies--especially startups--dry. But they're essential because if you're not online, you're not real and what's the point in being online if no one is going to where you are?

14 Things Succe- Ah, Forget It, Let’s Have a Holiday Karaoke Party! — Most small busiess offices are a lot more functional than that of the fictional Bluth Company, which served as the corporate backdrop for the beloved TV show Arrested Development. In that show, a holiday party features an awkward karaoke duet.
Dec 21, 2014

New @Inc: 14 Things Succe– Ah, Forget It, Let’s Have a Holiday Karaoke Party!

10 Trends for 2015 You’d Better Pay Attention To — Every large business in the world keeps a close eye on future customer trends and demographics--they have to if they hope to be selling the right products and services to the right customers at the right time.
Dec 21, 2014

New @Inc: 10 Trends for 2015 You’d Better Pay Attention To

Drinking Wine Made Me a Better Entrepreneur — Six months ago on a Saturday afternoon, I found myself sitting outdoors on a sunny patio soaking in the California sun, thinking about the chilly New York air I would return to the next morning. Gazing over gardens at Bouchaine Vineyards in Sonoma Valley, I enjoyed a glass of Pinot Meunier, a light, midrange red that would end up being a staple in my home.
Dec 20, 2014

RT @Inc: Advice we like: Drink wine to become a better entrepreneur @adavda

9 Things Incredibly Successful People Do — Everyone wants to be successful, whatever that means for the individual. But so many people struggle with getting there. Often, it's because they don't have a clear definition of what success really is. In my journey, I have spent time with entrepreneurs, executives, and billionaires.

7 Luxury Products Every Highly Successful Entrepreneur Needs — Have you ever driven a high-end Lexus sedan? When you use the navigation system in a car like the 2015 LS 460, a voice chimes in as you pull into the local country club. "You have arrived..." the voice announces. That's a nice sentiment.
Dec 20, 2014

New @Inc: 7 Luxury Products Every Highly Successful Entrepreneur Needs

Dec 20, 2014

Inc: Here are the high end products you want when you have made it big… @inc

How to Be Happy After Your Exit

Why Planning a Future Exit Makes Your Business Operate Better Now

Dec 20, 2014

RT @Inc: Even if you don’t want to exit, planning for it will help you win. @BasilPeters @BoBurlingham

65 Quotes That Will Dare You to Do Great Things — At some point in life we're all faced with a decision of whether to take a risk. Whether it's leaving a miserable job, moving to a different position that stretches you, starting your own business, or even taking on a tricky new assignment, greatness requires risk.

The Cannoli King Rises Again — It's a gray, chilly morning in the Belmont section of the Bronx, and two things are crossing my mind. First, hardly anyone's on the street, and second, they all might be inside Artuso Pastry. The line's packed with locals eager for their first sip of coffee and they keep streaming through the door.
Dec 21, 2014

Moving story from @jillkrasny about classic NYC bakery wrecked by a fire before the holidays, but it won't slow down…

Dec 19, 2014

Can Artuso Pastry come back bigger and better after a fire? My 3,000 word opus for @Inc:…

11 Great Reasons to Hire Developmentally Disabled Employees — I have a 24 year old son who is developmentally disabled, and I know first-hand how difficult it is for these individuals to find an employer willing to give them a chance. Typically, they barely make through in the door, and the answer is "No"--simply based on how they look, act, or speak.
Dec 19, 2014

New @Inc: 11 Great Reasons to Hire Developmentally Disabled Employees

5 Leadership Lessons From the Cuba Negotiations — Regardless of where you stand on President Obama's recent decision to open diplomatic relations with Cuba, you can learn from the way Washington planned and ultimately brokered the Cuba détente. As reported, it took President Obama and his administration 18 months to come to an agreement with Cuban officials.

The Real Story on How Reddit Notes Came to Be — The concept Reddit unveiled today--non-monetary gifts known as Reddit Notes to be distributed to active redditors in mid-2015--has been years in the making, Inc. has learned. And it will look different than what many users expected.

Uber Suspends Operations in Portland for 3 Months — Less than two weeks after the ride-hailing app Uber launched in Portland without officials' approval, the company said it is suspending operations for three months to work out its differences with the city. General manager Brooke Steger wrote in a blog post Thursday that Portland is working to update its regulations for private for-hire transportation so that Uber would be able to operate legally.

Richard Branson Reflects on Virgin's Biggest Wins and Crushing Defeats in 2014 — 2014 hasn't been the best year for many companies. But few feel that sentiment more acutely than Richard Branson's Virgin Glactic. In October, the space exploration company's SpaceShipTwo rocket plane went down in the Mojave desert during a test flight, killing co-pilot Michael Alsbury. Still, the consummate optimist was able to find a silver lining.
Dec 19, 2014

New @Inc: Richard Branson on 2014: 'I'm Proud of the Virgin Galactic Team'

8 Things That Will Immediately Make Your Company More Sellable (Long Before You Sell) — Over the years I have met many entrepreneurs who hope to sell their companies. Some built their companies to sell from day one. Others built lifestyle businesses and are just ready to move on.
Dec 20, 2014

Great column from @kevinjdaum on @JohnWarrillow 8 keys to a sellable business, as highlighted in my own FInish Big…

5 Resolutions You Should Immediately Break — This post contains the five most common New Year's resolutions. If you've made any of these resolutions, I strongly recommend breaking them ASAP. Instead, try my alternative resolutions, which might actually improve your quality of life. Bad idea. The thought of "losing" something isn't motivating. It's demotivating.
Dec 21, 2014

RT @Inc: "Eat More Chocolate" and 4 More Healthy (Really!) Resolutions @Sales_Source

Why Leading and Managing Are Two Very Different Things — Are leading and managing two different things? They are if you ask executives whose companies made the Inc. 500 list, our annual ranking of the fastest-growing private companies in the U.S. Whereas managing requires good organizational skills, leadership takes things one step further, to set the vision or overall strategy of a company.

The 3 Different Types of Business Exits

Dec 20, 2014

RT @Bangladesh20141: “@Inc: Here's how the size of your company will affect your future exit strategy. @BasilPeters @BoBurlingham

Dec 20, 2014

RT @Inc: Here's how the size of your company will affect your future exit strategy. @BasilPeters @BoBurlingham

Dec 20, 2014

RT @CBBTexas: VIDEO: Here's How The Size Of Your Company Will Affect Your Future Exit Strategy - - @BasilPeters @BoBurlingham @Inc