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Science Reveals the Best Age to Start a Thriving Business (It's Much Older Than You Might Think)

A 60-year-old founder is three times more likely to launch a successful startup than a 30-year-old, and nearly twice as likely to launch one in the top 0.1 percent of all companies.

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The Oldest Company Still in Business in (Almost) Every Country

The business world may be competitive, but the oldest companies around the globe have managed to withstand the test of time.

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8 Tips to Improve Your Writing as an Entrepreneur | Inc.

Business leaders have great ideas, but don't always share them clearly in writing. It's time to change that.

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The First 3 People You Should Hire When Starting a Business | Inc.

Starting a new business? These are the most important hires you'll make this year.

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Why People Are Quitting Their Jobs During The Pandemic

The pandemic has acted as a "destabilizing moment" in most people's lives, which has prompted or even required us to stop and think about the things that we most value in society. For some, that has resulted in quitting their jobs.

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How to Turn Your Idea into a Business

Have an idea for a business, but don't know where to start? These resources are available to help bring your vision to life.

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Brooklyn startup gives New Yorkers alternative to Amazon

A new startup is giving New Yorkers an alternative to shopping on Amazon with a platform that allows customers to shop from multiple local businesses.

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LinkedIn Begins Offering Video. Here Are the Top 2 Reasons Marketers Are Excited

LinkedIn's new video feature gives marketers a new way to tell their brand's story.

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How to Create a Brand From Scratch

A brand is an established identity for a business or organization, used to distinguish that company from other competitors. But more than that, your brand is the vehicle that carries your company’s reputation, and often the core of your marketing and adve

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4 New Ways To Reenergize Workers At Home | Inc.

Find new ways to sense how workers feel and engage them in solving the company's challenges

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This Startup Raised $37 Million To Make Going To The Dentist Fun

Tend is tackling the staid dentistry industry by focusing on patient hospitality.

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California Uber and Lyft drivers brace for shutdown over worker classification

Companies threatened to shut down operations over a court ruling ordering them to classify their drivers as employees by 20 August

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How to Market to Consumers At Home

You aren't the only business owner trying to figure it out, but here are some ways to get started.

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6 Ways to Improve Your Small Business SEO in 2020

Small businesses face immense competition from established brands, but there's still plenty you can do to boost your SEO without substantial funds.

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If you're self-employed, here's how you can get a tax break for your home office

If you work a side hustle from home, you can get a tax break for new business-related supplies like a new laptop or printer.

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An Alarming 53 Percent of U.S. Restaurants Are Now Permanently Closed, According to Yelp

Half of the restaurants that were on the food rating site in March of 2020 aren’t coming back.

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15 Things I’ve Learned After Weeks of Working From Home

There’s virtue to be found within four walls. Ho-hum activities are now the highlights of the week, and a fastidious routine helps me find solid ground.

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Farewell, workplace burnout: will coronavirus slow the manic pace of our modern lives?

Here’s hoping the pandemic forces a rethink of our obsession with work and the culture of busyness

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Expanded unemployment benefits: Who qualifies, how to apply

Part-time and self-employed workers can also get benefits. Here’s what you need to know

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Why aren’t banner ads as effective any more?

Banner ads definitely have their purpose, but times are changing and so is their effectiveness. It’s vital to know when they work and when they don’t. Also, what should you use to advertise instead of banner ads? Here are some key questions answered as we

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3 Simple Ways to Use Communication to Enhance Your Brand's Customer Experience | Inc.com

When done right, the way you communicate can even become a beloved part of your customer experience in your startup or growing business.

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5 Exciting Email Marketing Trends to Watch in 2020 | Inc.

Happy email subscribers equal higher engagement rates and conversions.

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Here's How One Popular Stock Site Can Give You Millions of Images--for Free | Inc.com

We live in an undeniably visual world--so a marketing strategy that includes compelling images is crucial to any brand's success....

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This new startup claims it will help you buy a home without a mortgage

Los Angeles-based investor-backed startup Fleq buys the house of a customer’s choice and sells it back to them in shares, piece-by-piece.

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More employers offer flexible hours, but many grapple with how to make it succeed

More businesses are offering flexible schedules but it doesn't always work. Some don't formalize policies or provide technology to make it seamless

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4 Proven Sales Techniques for Introverts

Hate making the hard sell to strangers? Learn these techniques to make sales without going too far outside your comfort zone.

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How Uber and Lyft got lost | VentureBeat

Uber and Lyft have been so focused on short-term super-growth and long-term domination that they completely overlooked the middle-term.

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How New Startups Can Scale From Scratch

Scaling can be difficult, so it's important to know how to keep your company moving forward.

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Why--And How--To Prioritize Weekly One-to-One Meetings | Inc.

Still conducting annual performance reviews? The case for meeting 50 times more often.

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How To Build A Brand Through Social Media

Social media is an incredible tool to grow a business. Designers Anne Maxwell Foster and Suysel dePedro Cunningham of Tilton Fenwick used social media to get press features, clients, and brand partnerships. Here's how they did it and their top 10 tips for

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Uber's new free ride promo will only be available to Super Bowl losers - SlashGear

Two cities, each represented by a professional football team, will battle it out for honor and glory this weekend. One of those cities will be victorious,

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Teamable, the Tinder for hiring, raises $5M and acquires Simppler | TechCrunch

Teamable, a provider of hiring software that leverages employees’ social networks, has brought in $5 million from new investor Foundation Capital and existing backers True Ventures and SaaStr Fund. The startup also announced its acquisition of Simppler�

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Disruptor Marketing: Five No-Fail Marketing Strategies

People don't like change, but that doesn't mean your disruptive product won't be a hit.

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10 most effective social media tools for PR pros | Articles | Social Media

Social media has brought new opportunities for communicators—and heaped new responsibilities on their already full plates. Here’s the software to help you stay on top of it all.

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OK, So You've Got a Business Idea. Here's What to Do Now | Inc.com

It's time to get over the analysis paralysis. Here's how to take your startup from idea to empire.