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A Hoteliers Guide to Sports Tourism

The tourism industry in the UK is never far away from the news with current affairs having such a huge impact on our local touristic businesses. Great news for touristic businesses are the major sporting events that the UK continues to attract. From the 2012 Olympics to Le Grand Depart of the Tour De France […]

10 Things Everyone Should Know About Selling

Almost every position in every company requires some kind of selling. Here are the essentials you need to know to do it well. There are thousands of "how to sell" books and training courses available everywhere around the world. However, everything you really need to know about selling really boils down to the following simple rules: 1. Show More Summary

Crowdfunded goods at crowd-determined prices

Singapore-based Haystakt is offering a twist on the crowdfunded model, dropping the price of artisanal products for every purchase made after the funding target has been reached.

Do This in the Morning and Be More Productive All Day

If you think coffee gets you kickstarted, just wait until you try gratitude. Everyone has a unique way of starting their day off on the proverbial right foot. What do successful entrepreneurs do every morning to ensure they are über-effective...Show More Summary

Do You Make It Too Hard to Get Promoted?

Have problems with your superstars leaving rather than moving up? Out-of-date promotion practices may be part of the problem. For those who lead companies, how difficult do you make it to promote someone? Is all the effort worth it to...Show More Summary

Why Great Speakers Are Like Yoda, Not Luke Skywalker

Author and Duarte Design CEO Nancy Duarte on the right way to use slides, how to cure stage fright, and why "Star Wars" will help your next presentation. No matter how frustrated you are with your presentation--no matter how bad your slides currently seem--chances are that Duarte Design has seen worse. Show More Summary

Strengthening Your Small Business With Subcontractors

Dealing with the ebb and flow of workloads can be challenging for small businesses. How do you address those extra busy times without adding regular employees? And what happens when things slow down again? Subcontractors can often help provide a great solution. Show More Summary

Spring Clean Your Small Business Technology

Is your small business technology up to par? If not, now is the time for some spring cleaning. Take these simple steps to ensure your business technology keeps running smoothly.

Selling Your Business: 5 Important Considerations

Selling your business involves more than cleaning up your offices and putting out a "for sale" sign. If you want better results, make sure you do your homework.

9 Critical Mistakes That Can Kill Most Startup Businesses

While many startups are filled with bright-eyed company evangelicals, the odds are against you. Learn how to avoid the mistakes many new companies make.

The Problem With Giving Employees a Stipend to Buy Health Insurance

If an employer pays each worker the same amount of money to cover health insurance premiums, older employees will have to pay a larger share of their premiums than their younger colleagues. Is that legal?

Micro self-storage will stow single boxes for 24 hours

The UK's LOVESPACE self-storage company will take even just a small box of items off customers' hands for as short as one night.

5 Things You Need to Know Today

A roundup of the day's news curated by the Inc. editorial team to help you and your business succeed. 1. Unwearables Hardware founders take note: Naveen Selvadurai, the co-founder of Foursquare, isn't convinced the future of tech is all wearable. Show More Summary

10 Ways to Get Out of Your Comfort Zone

Your comfort zone feels great, but it isn't where you need to be. To push your company forward, you have to take risks. As entrepreneurs, we crave a challenge. It's a critical component of peak performance because it provides stimulation. Show More Summary

Heartbleed: What You Do and Do Not Need To Worry About

If you have a business website, you’ve probably already heard, and are worried, about the Heartbleed Bug. Simply put, the Heartbleed Bug is a flaw in the SSL certificate used by some websites. That flaw might allow passwords, credit card numbers and other data to be leaked as a result. Show More Summary

Cities, Economic Uncertainty and Job Hopping

TechCrunch's How Burrowing Owls Lead to Vomiting Anarchists (or SF's Housing Crisis Explained) is a long an rambling article on why housing has gotten so hard to find and pay for in San Francisco. The part of the article I...

Technology and Smiles: Brooklyn’s One Girl Cookies Brings In the Dough With iPad POS, Analytics and Customer Service

New York City is filled with all kinds of neat bakeries and little shops to please your palette. What separates those who succeed and those who don’t succeed are two things. First, an executive and team who has the vision and passion to make a great product and treat customers well. Second, is the strategic [...]Show More Summary

The Sky is the Limit as Google Acquires High Altitude Drone Company

Google has come one step closer to making its balloon-powered Internet initiative, Project Loon, a reality. The tech giant recently acquired Titan Aerospace, a New Mexico-based company that builds drones for high altitudes, the Wall Street Journal reports. Show More Summary

Back 9 Links: Does Google read too much sci-fi?

Upstarts, newsmakers and influencers who caught our attention on Wednesday, April 16. Google’s “science-fiction” thinking is actually a limitation.The strange odyssey of AOL Instant Messenger.Counterpoint: The Washington Post and The...Show More Summary

4 Reasons IBM’s Massive $500 Million Private Cloud Hartford Deal Is Symbolic

IBM recently landed a huge deal – a $500 million, six-year private cloud whopper with insurance colossus, The Hartford. The Hartford will move to a private cloud-based infrastructure on IBM’s PureFlex System. Under the $500 million agreement, IBM will also provide a number of other services related to mainframe, storage, backup and resiliency. Show More Summary

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