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Are you obsessed with the same metrics investors care about? Here are three investor-friendly ways of looking at fast-growth businesses. Nothing seems to grab headlines more easily than a company that raises, say, $50 million and is valued at $2 billion. Show More Summary
I wasn't ready to start a business, but South Africa inspired me. Nelson Mandela and his family have given me incredible boosts of confidence--and motivation--along the way. Here's what I've learned from working with them. "As we let...Show More Summary
In some cases, investing too many resources can lead to negative returns.
There's a surprising upside to surviving adversity: it increases feelings of courage and confidence.
From brainwave readers to exercise trackers, wearable devices are taking off--and creating a big opportunity for start-ups. The famous line from Socrates that the unexamined life is not worth living has taken on a new meaning in the modern era. Show More Summary
Sir Richard Branson, Alexa von Tobel, Marc Ecko, Barbara Corcoran--and more reveal the best advice for running a business. Looking for some inspiration to motivate you in 2014? Look no further than some of the phenominal speakers Inc. Show More Summary
The money is just the frosting for business owners who call their own shots and help to make the world a better place. Being an entrepreneur is not just about making your own hours, being your own boss, or someday making millions of dollars. Show More Summary
The car-hailing app company's latest marketing move involves a massive partnership with Home Depot to deliver $135 fir trees on demand. That's big. But not why you think. Uber may not be able to bring your daughter a pony this Christmas, but it is getting into the holiday spirit. Show More Summary
The entrepreneur's Revolution Fund has invested a large sum in the Washington D.C.-based salad chain, Sweetgreen. Sweetgreen just got some green--courtesy of Steve Case’s Revolution Fund. The fund, started by Case and two former AOL colleagues, announced its $22 million investment in the Washington D.C.-based salad chain startup on Wednesday. Show More Summary
Here's a look at the new wearable devices on the market--and those coming in 2014. A wave of companies, many of them start-ups, is creating wearable electronic tracking devices for nearly every part of the human body, from brainwave-monitoring headbands to smart socks. Show More Summary
The state of small business is strong, but Congress is a serious drag on the economy in which entrepreneurs operate. At the heart of a new Inc. special report, the State of Small Business, is a survey: We ask Inc. 5000 CEOs about their outlook, then add our own reporting on the economy. Show More Summary
How a diversity of industry helped some of Boston's most successful businesses grow so quickly. Last week, I used Aileen Lee's excellent TechCrunch article on Unicorns as a jumping off point to analyze the role of the MBA in creating these unusually valuable companies. Show More Summary
Thoughtful leaders are truly respected. Here are six traits that make them so admired. The last month of the year is a great time for introspection, enhancing relationships and setting a course for the year ahead. This is the time when it's easy to notice those people who are thoughtful. Show More Summary
A look at American Express's dominance of Small Business Saturday--for better or worse. American Express's Small Business Saturday campaign is an obvious win for Main Street, but is the company's own bottom-line boost getting in the way? Since its launch in 2010, Small Business Saturday has quickly taken on a life of its own. Show More Summary
Giving gifts to employees doesn't have to be so hard. Here's what they really want. With Thanksgiving just around the corner, managers start thinking about what gifts to get their employees. (And for the record, presents only flow downward, not upward. Show More Summary
Tom Gimbel, CEO of LaSalle Network, advises managers to find ways of connecting with individual employees to learn their specific motivations.
If the new health care law has a winner, it has to be start-ups. Here's a few good reasons why. For months now, the debate has raged over the impact that the Affordable Care Act, a.k.a. Obamacare, will have on businesses. A number of the law’s provisions are only beginning to take effect, so the jury is out. Show More Summary
Instead of condemning, he should be praising business and entrepreneurs. It's about free will. "The Pope... has the responsibility, as Christ's ambassador, to remind the rich to help the poor, not to endorse any government to force people to. Show More Summary
Technology is utterly changing the way that companies spend money on marketing. I recently posted the 15 Greatest Marketing Innovations of All Time, so this is probably a good time for me to write about where marketing is headed. The...Show More Summary
Why do entrepreneurs make the same errors, over and over? Here's how to steer clear of the Moron Hall of Fame. Were there truly a Moron Hall of Fame, I imagine it would be a splendid Frank Gehry building shaped like a massive ear. It would serve as an icon to the biggest cause of meltdowns: failure to listen. Show More Summary