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The Ultimate Guide to Learning Anything Faster

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“If only I learned about investing when I was still in my early twenties…” If only. For many of us, there are more things we want to learn than we have time for. And as information becomes more readily accessible online, the number of things we want to learn has only increased. That means that the only   …Continue Reading


To Snag Top Employees for Your Startup, Use the R.O.W.E. Strategy

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The startup world is more intense than ever and good employees are becoming hard to come by.  With so much competition, how can you ensure your company attracts and retains the best of the best? I’d argue that implementing a Results-Only Work Environment (ROWE), as initially coined by Cali Ressler & Jody Thompson, is the   …Continue Reading


10 Steps Needed to Take to Properly Fire Someone

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“You’re fired.” Before you even think of uttering those words, you’d better be sure they’ll stand up in court. In most jurisdictions, an employer and employee are free to terminate their relationship at any time, for any reason. Sometimes called “at will,” this arrangement sounds simple. But the ramifications are far from it. Most of   …Continue Reading


7 'Recipes' That'll Simplify Your Recruiting Process

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If you aren’t already familiar with IFTTT (which stands for “if this, then that”), it’s time to get comfortable with this massively powerful productivity tool. Essentially, IFTTT allows you to create “recipes” that include a trigger action and a follow-up action. Let’s look at an example to see how that works in practice. Suppose you use   …Continue Reading


Dell Launches Effort Supporting UN's 'Goal 8' to Enhance Global Entrepreneurship

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Dell is crazy about technology. It’s also crazy about entrepreneurs.  Today, the Round Rock, Texas-based tech giant has launched the Global Entrepreneurship Call to Action. The aim is to get at least 100,000 signatures from entrepreneurs and other business leaders to support the passage of UN Sustainable Development Goal 8. Never heard of it? The United   …Continue Reading


Meet Amelia, the AI Platform That Could Change the Future of IT

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This story first appeared in the June issue of Entrepreneur. To receive the magazine, click here to subscribe. Her name is Amelia, and she is the complete package: smart, sophisticated, industrious and loyal. No wonder her boss, Chetan Dube, can’t get her out of his head.  “My wife is convinced I’m having an affair with Amelia,”   …Continue Reading


4 Ways to Get Truly Honest Feedback From Employees

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Getting employees to give honest feedback can be like pulling teeth. After all, no one wants to upset their boss with complaints, criticism or suggestions. But just like employees, employers need to hear the good, the bad and the ugly. While positive feedback encourages people to continue doing what they do well, it’s the constructive feedback   …Continue Reading


10 Online Invoicing Services for Small-Business Owners

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As a freelancer or small business owner, you’re well aware of the importance of invoicing: If you don’t invoice clients, then how are you going to get paid? Thankfully, plenty of invoicing options available today allow you to easily send out these all-important communications. But, with so many services available, which one should you choose?   …Continue Reading


How This Natural, Sugar-Free Soda Is Making Major Inroads With Consumers

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This story first appeared in the June issue of Entrepreneur. To receive the magazine, click here to subscribe. It all changed for Paddy Spence during a trip to Whole Foods in March 2010. That’s when the food-industry veteran, who had given up sugar cold turkey a decade earlier, discovered Zevia. The zero-calorie soda was sweetened with   …Continue Reading


What Matters More, the Quality or Size of Your Social Media Audience?

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For some brands, massive social media numbers — whether their own or bloggers they are considering for campaigns — takes precedence over anything else. This lSeaves me to ask, when it comes to followers and “likes,” does quantity trump quality? Social media manager Jason Francis, of Social Media Samurai, says that “Quality trumps all. I know people   …Continue Reading