Category Archives: Business

By : Michael Simmons March 4, 2015

Inception is one of my all-time favorite movies. In it, characters find themselves in dream worlds without knowing where they are or how they got there. That’s how I used Read More

By : February 27, 2015

1. Choose Must. Elle Luna quit her dream job at the peak of success. She left Mailbox before it was acquired by Dropbox because she wanted to create art. Over Read More

By : Nellie Bowles October 28, 2014

Do not underestimate the YouTube makeup-tutorial starlet. Do not dismiss her “Barbie Transformation Tutorial;” her “Sailor Moon Transformation,” which includes anime contact lenses; nor her alarming “Zombie Barbie.” Because Michelle Read More

By : INC.COM October 27, 2014

Success can come at any age. And for this bunch, it came early and it came with a pretty awesome payday. Check out a few of the richest teen entrepreneurs Read More

By : LOLLY DASKAL October 27, 2014

Connecting with others, making others better as a result of your presence, and making sure the impact lasts are at the heart of leadership. But the problem is that leaders Read More

By : Nicole Arce October 15, 2014

With 10 million subscribers a month, Spotify is the biggest music streaming service to beat. However, Apple, with its $593 billion market valuation and nearly 1 billion iTunes users, is Read More

By : Sarah Perez October 11, 2014

Google has rolled out a new iPhone app called Primer, aimed at teaching startups the fundamentals of marketing – with a Google spin, of course. The new app, available only Read More

By : Neil Patel October 11, 2014

Too often, doing social media can become a pain. This is especially true for startup environments, run by busy people with more “important” things to do than post on Twitter Read More

By : October 11, 2014

The online retail giant Amazon will be opening its first-ever physical store in the heart of New York City, the Wall Street Journal is reporting. This bricks-and-mortar retail store will Read More

By : Sujan Patel October 7, 2014

Most entrepreneurs have a lot of responsibilities on their plate from day one of operation. Everything from hiring employees, managing teams, marketing the brand and dealing with finances can fall Read More

By : Mitchell Levy September 30, 2014

In our increasingly competitive world — one in which we clamor for the right kind of attention for our companies — the pursuit of “likes” can become an obsession. While Read More

By : Michael Howard September 30, 2014

British Virgin Group billionaire Richard Branson started a new vacation rule for all of his salaried staff: the “policy-that-isn’t.” From now on, if you work for Branson’s personal staff of Read More

By : Jeffrey Hayzlett August 18, 2014

There are times when a little motivation goes a long way. As entrepreneurs, it’s easy to get discouraged when things don’t immediately happen. Don’t give up! Anything worth doing is Read More

By : Steve Kovach August 4, 2014

What’s on your smartphone home screen says a lot about you: How you spend your time online, how you get stuff done, and how you like to have fun. We Read More

By : John Heggestuen August 4, 2014

A wave of innovation is driving a dramatic shift in the way we make payments. In this presentation, we highlight the most important trends fueling the changes: the rise of Read More

By : Hayley Peterson August 4, 2014

Move over, millennials. Marketers are beginning to target a new crop of young people who are rapidly growing in number and influence: Generation Z. Studies differ on the exact age Read More

By : Phil Carter August 4, 2014

A few customer groups are driving a disproportionate share of growth in smartphone use and mobile transactions. For entrepreneurs looking to build the next billion dollar m-commerce company, it pays Read More

By : Drew Hendricks August 4, 2014

Every new company has to begin somewhere. These 6 world-famous ones–worth more than $25 billion each–started in garages. All of these renowned companies have proven that success truly depends on Read More

By : Philip Elmer-DeWitt August 4, 2014

Even in a slow quarter the iPhone by itself generates more revenue than all of Amazon After Apple reported its quarterly earnings Tuesday, Slate’s Jordan Weissmann offered several eye-opening comparisons. Read More

By : Jessica Stillman August 4, 2014

Great writing requires clear thinking. Just ask Jeff Bezos, CEO of Amazon. “There is no way to write a six-page, narratively structured memo and not have clear thinking,” he has Read More

By : Jake Sorofman August 4, 2014

If you’re a mid- or late-career marketer, chances are your job today is mostly unrecognizable from what you signed on for. Perhaps no other business function has changed as dramatically Read More

By : Anna Hensel August 4, 2014

As a city steeped in American manufacturing lore, Detroit is very distinctly linked with the automobile industry. These days, however, watchmaker Shinola is leading the charge to write a new Read More

By : Jordan Novet July 24, 2014

At Apple’s annual meeting in Cupertino, Calif., today, chief executive Tim Cook dropped a curious factoid: In the past 16 months, Apple has bought 23 companies. Like Cisco, IBM,, Read More

By : Leigh Buchanan July 24, 2014

Paul Graham, Jim Collins, Tony Hsieh, and other business leaders share the questions you should be asking if you want to improve your company. There’s no Superman versus Iron Man Read More

By : Kevin Daum July 24, 2014

Most people remember that single piece of advice that changed their lives. Here, Inc. columnists share the best business advice they ever got. There is no shortage of advice in Read More

By : Monique Valcour July 24, 2014

If you have room in your head for only one nugget of leadership wisdom, make it this one: the most powerfully motivating condition people experience at work is making progress Read More

By : Christina Desmarais July 18, 2014

Advertising, social media and content marketing all have their place in winning the hearts of a loyal fan base, but really the best way to engage with customers and potential Read More

By : Ryan Lawler July 18, 2014

On-demand shipping startup Shyp only officially launched in San Francisco just a few months ago, but it’s already looking to expand to new markets. First, though, the company raised $10 Read More

By : Steve Tobak July 18, 2014

When you build a startup, the most important thing to understand is how venture capital firms evaluate companies. That is the litmus test for any business. After all, they’re the Read More

By : Matthew Panzarino July 18, 2014

Today, Apple SVP of Operations Jeff Williams attended a meeting with President Obama following the company’s adoption of the White House’s ‘SupplierPay’ initiative. The program, which also includes a financing component, Read More

By : Drake Baer July 10, 2014

Super lucky people get so frustratingly fortunate by finding ways to expose themselves to positive chance. Such is the story of Chris Sacca, the cowboy-shirted angel investor that made out Read More

By : GSElevator July 10, 2014

We’ve all seen and perhaps grown tired of guides and lists that are ripe with tedious cliches and full of humdrum regurgitated meme wisdom. For that very reason, @GSElevator – Read More

By : Susan Weinschenk July 10, 2014

I’ve decided to start a series called 100 Things You Should Know about People. As in: 100 things you should know if you are going to design an effective and Read More

By : Kay Tan July 10, 2014

Are you one of those job seekers who have been sending far too many resumes and been hit with far too many disappointment? The problem may not lie with your Read More

By : Brett & Kate McKay July 9, 2014

I don’t watch much television — with two small children and a business, I just don’t have time. But there’s one show that I DVR and watch without fail every Read More

By : Rayyan Islam July 9, 2014

What do Jack Dorsey (Co-Founder of Twitter and Square), Mark Cuban (Founder of and owner of the Dallas Mavericks) and Nick Woodman (Founder and CEO of GoPro) all have Read More

By : Heather Huhman July 9, 2014

When you apply for any job, the very first tool you will use to grab the attention of employers is your cover letter. (Yes, there are of course companies that Read More

By : Leigh Buchanan July 9, 2014

There’s no Superman versus Iron Man face-off between questions and answers over which is the better tool for innovation. But if there were, questions would be winning. Questions ignite imaginations, Read More

By : Dan Frommer July 9, 2014

The Priceline Group is in the news today for buying OpenTable, the digital restaurant reservations service, for $2.6 billion. Its long-term stock chart is worth a longer look for two Read More

By : Jason Clampet, Skift July 9, 2014

The Priceline Group announced this morning that it would acquire hotel reservation and customer service relationship platform OpenTable for $2.6 billion. Priceline will pay OpenTable $103 per share in an Read More