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    1. 8 Novel Ways to Help Your Marriage Stand Up to the Stress of Entrepreneurship | Inc.com

      8 Novel Ways to Help Your Marriage Stand Up to the Stress of Entrepreneurship | Inc.com

      Being the spouse of an entrepreneur can be extremely hard.  To not feel jealous of the time and attention your spouse gives to the business takes understanding and can be too much of a challenge for some.  While there are clear advantages to having a stable home life for some entrepreneurs the risk, stress, and uncertainty can make any relationship hard to maintain, but there's help.  

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    2. New SEO Ranking Factors Study Points to Massive Changes in Google Search Algorithms | Inc.com

      New SEO Ranking Factors Study Points to Massive Changes in Google Search Algorithms | Inc.com

      Obviously getting higher organic search rankings on Google is critical. But figuring out the idiosyncrasies behind how Google computes their rankings is an incredibly difficult task!

      This month, SEMrush conducted extensive research into search ranking factors via a novel machine-learning-based analysis of 600,000 keywords, pinpointing 17 elements that appear to impact the position of sites and search listings in the search results. And, by using their insights, you can make changes designed to help improve the rankings of your domain and pages:

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      Mentions: Google
    3. 4 Tips For Surviving When Your Startup Actually Takes Off

      4 Tips For Surviving When Your Startup Actually Takes Off

      Success is hard. As an entrepreneur, we're all focused on achieving a certain level of assured business, or a steady rate of incoming clients. What many overlook, however, is how difficult it is to continue to serve those clients with the same quality we originally promised. Scaling properly requires founders to keep track of many moving parts, demands and requirements, all while maintaining at least the appearance of order and security (and our own sanity).

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    4. The Paperless Office: Urban Legend or Attainable Reality?

      The Paperless Office: Urban Legend or Attainable Reality?

      The concept of a paperless office has been years in the making--nearly 41 to be exact. In the June 30, 1975 issue of BusinessWeek an article titled "The Office of the Future" started rounds of paperless office predictions. In the article, Vincent E. Giuliano asserted that "by 1990, most record-handling will be electronic." Other leaders were a bit more pragmatic in their assertions. Former president of Redactron Corporation Evelyn Berezin (who is best known for designing the first computer-driven word processor) stated, "It will be a long time--it always takes longer than we expect to change the way people customarily do their business."

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      Mentions: Xerox Advertisement
    5. How Visionaries Like Bill Gates Achieve Their Goals--and You Can Too

      How Visionaries Like Bill Gates Achieve Their Goals--and You Can Too

      How Visionaries Like Bill Gates Achieve Their Goals--and You Can Too Develop these three traits and you will be unstoppable. By Minda Zetlin Minda Zetlin is a business technology writer and speaker, co-author of The Geek Gap, and former president of the American Society of Journalists and Authors. Like this post? Sign up here for a once-a-week email and you'll never miss her columns.

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    6. How to Cut Costs Without Cutting Morale

      How to Cut Costs Without Cutting Morale

      It's better to give than to receive. You've probably heard these words of wisdom, maybe even repeated them to yourself in an attempt to suppress your disappointment after ending up on the short end of a holiday gift exchange.

      "It's better to give ... it's better to give," you mutter under your breath as you remove the final scraps of wrapping paper to reveal the undeniable, crushing reality of the socks that constitute your ostensible present.

      Admittedly, this is a first world problem. But it's also a problem worth keeping in mind, because it shows the danger of runaway expectations, and holds special relevance as the tech industry's habitual optimism is tested by news of cost-cutting and slowing growth.

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    7. 5 Things Successful Networkers Always Do

      5 Things Successful Networkers Always Do

      A lot of time and energy is put into networking these days. For all the digital connections made on LinkedIn, there are still tons of people gathering at meet-ups and network parties. Some people go just to meet people, but serious networkers go with purpose and intent. They are looking for opportunities and they know how to pursue and capitalize without coming off creepy, pushy or desperate.

      You can sharpen your networking skills with a little forethought and the tips below. Here is my approach and more insights from my Inc. colleagues.

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    8. Why Staying Connected at All Hours is a Bad Thing

      Why Staying Connected at All Hours is a Bad Thing

      We are more connected now than we've ever been before. On the one hand, this is a great thing. It makes it easier for people to collaborate with one another, work on their own time, and stay informed about the world. Unfortunately, this constant connectivity can at times be detrimental. Just because we have the capability to always be plugged in and working, doesn't mean it's a good idea.

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    9. Bill Gates Thinks You Should Read These 6 Books This Year

      Bill Gates Thinks You Should Read These 6 Books This Year

      You might know Bill Gates as a hugely successful entrepreneur, the billionaire founder of Microsoft, or even, in his latest incarnation, a dynamic philanthropist, but in his quieter, less public moments he's also something else -- an avid reader.
      Like many of the most successful business people, Gates recognizes the incredible power of reading to nurture the mind and give us fresh perspectives on the world. Perhaps that's why each year at TED he offers his fellow attendees a suggested reading list of books he thinks they should check out. Here are his picks for 2015.

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    10. 10 Tips for Leadership When You're Not the Boss

      10 Tips for Leadership When You're Not the Boss

      When founders and CEOs look to hire and promote managers, they want people who exhibit leadership. But how can you exhibit leadership if you're stuck in individual contributor roles? No one reports to you, and you're not even a project manager.

      Good news is, leader isn't a title, it's a group of characteristics, and you can acquire them, even if you're not the boss. Here are 10 ideas:

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    11. 7 Things Warren Buffett Can Teach You About Leadership

      7 Things Warren Buffett Can Teach You About Leadership

      The 'most successful investor of the 20th century' has a thing or two to teach you about being a great leader. Warren Buffett is a famed philanthropist, business magnate, and sharklike investor. As the CEO and biggest shareholder of Berkshire Hathaway and someone who consistently ranks among the richest people in the world, he's smart, business savvy, and slick, even into his 80s.

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      Mentions: Warren Buffett
    12. How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love My Cubicle

      How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love My Cubicle

      Around 70 percent of U.S. offices are now 'open plan.' And most people hate them. Many people claim that they are too noisy and too distracting. It's hard to concentrate, especially if you're always being interrupted. Others say that, however well-intended the design might be, it hinders collaboration because it's so hard to have a vigorous debate without drawing attention. According to The Economist, some studies show that workers in open space offices are more likely to suffer from high-blood pressure, stress and all those viruses and colds that circulate freely.

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    13. How to Inspire Your Team to Bring Their A-Game

      How to Inspire Your Team to Bring Their A-Game

      Are your employees pushing the boundaries? They can tap their super-powers -- if you ask them to.

      Every business owner, myself included, wishes one time or another that an employee would step up, stretch or otherwise do something to help move the company forward in ways beyond his job description. The question is: How can we make this happen? Even more importantly, how can we inspire all our employees to step up at the same time? The answer turns out to be a lot simpler than I thought. You just need to ask.

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    14. Why You Absolutely Must Sweat the Small Stuff

      Why You Absolutely Must Sweat the Small Stuff

      For most people, the adage "don't sweat the small stuff" is actually pretty good advice. If you stub your toe, spill your drink, or get cut off on the freeway, why should you let it ruin your day?

      Most business leaders benefit from focusing on big wins over small details. "Follow the 80/20 rule!" "Fail fast!" "Hit a grand slam and no one remembers your strike outs!"

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      Mentions: Steve Jobs
    15. Customer Service: An Opportunity Missed

      Customer Service: An Opportunity Missed

      Most companies have customer service that alienates customers. Here's a better idea.

      Goal customer service on:

      1. Solving customer problems with extra credit for solving the difficult ones.
      2. Keeping the customer on the line to determine what else they might need.
      3. Selling add-ons and additional services that better meet the customer's needs.

      In other words, treat customer service as an opportunity to create customer loyalty and increase sales, rather than as an expense to be minimized.

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    16. 5 Steps to Keeping Your Top Performers

      5 Steps to Keeping Your Top Performers

      It's no secret that some employees perform better than others. And while it takes all kinds of people to make the world go 'round, high performers are every company's most valuable resource. These are the employees who bring the greatest value to your business--and to your customers--so it pays to do whatever you can to keep them happy, engaged and with your company for the long run.

      Here are 5 steps that will keep your high performers from looking elsewhere.

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    17. 7 Personal Habits Every CEO Should Have

      7 Personal Habits Every CEO Should Have

      Balancing health, relationships, and work doesn't have to mean walking a tightrope. 

      Being a CEO is an incredibly lonely experience.

      You're constantly under pressure and unsure about whom you can trust, which leads to wasted time and riding a roller coaster of uncertainty. Battling a never-ending list of expectations, you can make this struggle worse by neglecting your health and the people important to you.

      It doesn't have to be this way.

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