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How Lean Planning Can Benefit Your Business

Inc Small Business - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 11:29am
While it's been effective for startups in Silicon Valley, the Lean Startup Model isn't right for every type of business. Lean Planning works by combining useful parts of the model with elements of traditional business plans.
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This Is How Your Customers Really Want to Contact You (Infographic)

Inc Small Business - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 11:09am
Few people like navigating complicated phone trees or sending an email to a black box. This is how they really want to communicate with your business.
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3 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Pitching Your Startup

Inc Small Business - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 11:00am
Don't start asking investors for money until you have a full sense of what your business is and how much it will take to get it off the ground.
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How Startup Funding Really Works (Infographic)

Inc Small Business - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 10:46am
Not sure if you should take on outside funding? Check out this example that shows exactly what happens to your ownership stake when you do.
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Gary Vaynerchuk on Billion-Dollar Ideas

Inc Small Business - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 10:45am
In the latest episode of the #AskGaryVee Show, a new online video series, Gary Vaynerchuk talks about big business ideas--and does the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.

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Berlin Bans Uber, Taxi Drivers Cheer

Inc Small Business - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 9:19am
Uber won't be allowed to operate in the German capital.
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Try This Marketing Secret, Courtesy of Def Leppard

Inc Small Business - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 8:30am
Inc. columnist Jeff Haden goes to a Def Leppard concert... and walks away with much more.
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The Tough Road Ahead for Wal-Mart

Inc Small Business - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 8:16am
The world's largest retail store cut its profit outlook as its customers continue to spend cautiously.
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6000 Cisco Employees Are Getting Canned

Inc Small Business - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 8:06am
Technology company Cisco announced the massive layoffs during a Wednesday conference call.
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3 Tips for a Truly Productive Day

Inc Small Business - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 8:00am
MobileRoadie co-founder Michael Schneider swears by these healthy habits.

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The Biggest Lesson I Learned as an Apple Designer

Inc Small Business - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 7:30am
There are a lot of misconceptions about how Apple designs its products. Here's the truth on how the company handles deadlines--and why you should do the same.
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Hey Startups, Stop Turning Off Top Talent!

Inc Small Business - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 7:30am
A new report identifies one big way early-stage startups may be making hiring much more difficult on themselves.
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5 Life-Changing Lessons from the World's Youngest Billionaires

Inc Small Business - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 7:30am
These super-rich youths have a lot more going for them than dumb luck.
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How Can Women Make as Much Money as Men?

Inc Small Business - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 7:27am
A look at the reasons for the pay gap between men and women, and what can be done to overcome it.
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3 Essential Skills to Teach Potential Leaders

Inc Small Business - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 7:05am
Once you've identified employees with high potential for leadership, there are three important areas you need to help them master.
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Steve Blank: How to Delight Your Customers

Inc Small Business - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 7:00am
Serial entrepreneur Steve Blank explains how to better understand customer expectations.

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"Men Know What They Want in an Employee. Not in a Mate."

Inc Small Business - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 6:40am
They're driven. Ambitious. Always busy. And for some men--intimidating.
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6 Health Hacks for Frequent Travelers

Inc Small Business - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 6:37am
Freshii founder Matthew Corrin dishes on his unusual travel habits and why they work for optimal health.
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3 Entrepreneurial Lessons from The Wizard of Oz

Inc Small Business - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 6:29am
The film debuted 75 years ago--and it remains a rich metaphorical source of business wisdom.
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Keeping Your Cool: 5 Tips for Investing in the Next Big Thing

Inc Small Business - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 6:28am
Every investor wants to invest in the "next big thing," but how can you tell when you've finally find a diamond in the rough? This is a list of five things to look for.
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