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Inside the Mind of a Top Angel Investor

Brian Cohen, Chairman of New York Angels, tells Inc.'s Scott Gerber everything entrepreneurs need to know about building a business that will impress investors.

Bill Bartmann: To Get Over Failure, Own It

The outspoken founder of debt-collection agency CFS2 has written the book on failure--literally. His life story is a lesson in resilience.

Arianna Huffington on Wellness for Workaholics

Buy all the nap pods you want. Good luck getting your overachievers to sleep.

How to Create an Open-Source Office

No one loves open-plan offices. Here are tips for designing one that actually boosts employee productivity.

Hire Qualities, Teach Skills

Attitude, aptitude, intelligence, intensity, and integrity--"if you have those five things, we can teach you the rest," says the consumer advocate.

Bill Bartmann: The Comeback Kid

How do you succeed after failure? The founder and CEO of CFS2 Inc., a debt collection company based in Tulsa, tells Inc.'s Scott Gerber how it's done.

Without Their Permission: Alexis Ohanian Wants You to Adapt

The reddit co-founder talks to Inc.'s Scott Gerber about the open internet, valuing your users, the importance of the reddit alien, and more.

7 Questions for Shutterstock's Jon Oringer

Bootstrap billionaire Jon Oringer, founder of Shutterstock, says getting venture capital is optional. Building a great company culture is not.

Photo Finish: Success Lessons from a Marketplace Master

Shutterstock founder Jon Oringer talks to Inc.'s Scott Gerber about the lessons he learned in creating a crowdsourced, subscription-driven marketplace.

How to Delight (Not Confuse) Your Customers

The key to creating an engaging experience across all your sales channels is consistency.

Ace Your Presentation, Shark Tank-Style

Bruno Francois's appearance on the popular TV show got him $500,000 and Mark Cuban's seal of approval--and provided vital lessons on how to deliver a masterful pitch.

Marc Ecko's No. 1 Branding Tip for Entrepreneurs

First and foremost, the fashion designer recommends that you focus on what makes you authentic. Here's how.

10 Reasons to Stop Working So Hard

It's time to add up all the ways in which working ridiculous hours hurts you and the people around you--and put a stop to the madness.

Are Executive Assistants Worth the Trouble?

Meet five whose bosses couldn't do their jobs without them.

Marc Ecko: Trump Makes Firing Look Easy, But It Isn't

This fashion mogul may have created a billion-dollar business, but he says that being the boss is about character and muscle, not style.

A Day in The Life of Barbara Corcoran and Her Executive Assistant

Why she'd be Lost Without her EA, Gail Abrahamsen.

Marc Ecko: Mastering the Art of Authenticity

Fashion designer Marc Ecko talks to Inc.'s Scott Gerber about his best advice for entrepreneurs, his lowest moment in business and his new book, Unlabel.

Celebrity Chef Gets Back in the Market

Anthony Bourdain is planning to open a massive food market in New York City, with a little help from an entrepreneur.

Gary Vaynerchuk Shares the Keys to Twitter Success

The entrepreneur sat down with Inc. on Tuesday and offered his tips for gaining traction on the social network.

11 Questions for Neil Blumenthal

Why mission trumps all at Warby Parker, and more.

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