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5 Signs It's Time for You to Change Careers

Inc Small Business - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 10:53pm
Sometimes you just end up following the wrong career path and it takes someone else to objectively point it out. Here are 5 signs you can identify on your own.
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The Cost of Customer Service Wait Times (Infographic)

Inc Small Business - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 2:13pm
Poor customer service costs U.S. companies billions every year. To build customer loyalty, avoid these mistakes.
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Reid Hoffman on How to Know If Your Product Will Fail

Inc Small Business - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 2:09pm
The co-founder of LinkedIn discusses his new book "The Alliance" and shares a simple rule for testing out new products.
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3 MIT Students Make 3D Printed... Ice Cream?

Inc Small Business - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 12:39pm
Hamburgers, pizza, and now ice cream, 3D printing is giving food more aesthetic value.
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How Top e-Commerce Companies Keep Customers Coming Back (Infographic)

Inc Small Business - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 12:36pm
Here's how some of the most popular websites use data-driven product recommendations to figure out what customers want next.
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VC Spending Soars, Fueled by Software Deals

Inc Small Business - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 12:25pm
Venture capital is alive and well in 2014--at least for some industries.
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Is Moving to Silicon Valley Right for You?

Inc Small Business - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 11:35am
So, you have a dream about "doing a startup," and the Valley is calling. Let's look at some pros and cons.
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How to Write a Killer Sales Email

Inc Small Business - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 10:53am
Customers are more likely to respond to emails that are short, sweet, and get right to the point.
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The Case for Shorter Workweeks (Infographic)

Inc Small Business - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 10:49am
Americans in particular tend to work longer weeks. The trouble is, they're not necessarily more productive as a result.
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The Coolest Cooler: Is This Kickstarter Project Too Successful?

Inc Small Business - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 10:43am
The founders behind this high-tech cooler wanted to raise $50,000. Instead, they've raised $6 million--and still have weeks to go. What happens next?
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Amazon Kindle Unlimited: How Much Can You Give Away Before There’s Nothing Left?

Inc Small Business - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 10:42am
Fascination with feeding consumer desires to get ever more for ever less is dangerous.
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The Buzz on Burt's Bees: Lessons From the Company's Eccentric Namesake

Inc Small Business - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 10:11am
The iconic bearded man on the cosmetic brand's products lives a reclusive, not-so-entrepreneurial life. But he still has much to offer.
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What Does Your Logo Color Say About Your Company?

Inc Small Business - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 8:30am
Different shades are associated with different emotions and industries. Is your logo conveying what you want it to?
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To Find Focus, Spinning Off a Brand May Be Your Best Recourse. Just Ask GE

Inc Small Business - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 8:17am
The company announced the IPO plan for Synchrony Financial, its long-standing credit card business.
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Facebook Tests 'Buy' Button to Help Businesses Boost Sales

Inc Small Business - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 8:06am
Feature will allow users to buy products from businesses without leaving the social network's site.
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What to Do When You're No Longer the Only Shareholder

Inc Small Business - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 8:00am
The Sellability Score founder John Warrillow outlines the options you have when you're no longer the only decision-maker. Plus, one contract clause to keep your eye on.

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4 Leadership Lessons From Marine General James "Mad Dog" Mattis

Inc Small Business - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 7:52am
The retired four-star general recently gave a talk to Stanford business students. Here are some of the important takeaways.
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Legal Weed Creates New Market for Pot Edibles

Inc Small Business - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 7:48am
Pot brownies and cannabis cookbooks begin to enter the mainstream.
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Fast Talkers: How to Slow Down in Front of an Audience

Inc Small Business - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 7:48am
Speaking too fast makes your listeners work too hard. And that's the last thing you want to do. Try this easy-to-do exercise to slow down.
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Edward Snowden Slams Dropbox for Poor Security

Inc Small Business - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 7:34am
Snowden called the cloud storage company "hostile to privacy," recommending its competitor SpiderOak instead.
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