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Inbound14 Day One Highlights

Inbound 2014 Day 1

I'm at Inbound14 this week in Boston attending HubSpot's big annual content marketing conference. These are highlights from day one. Here are day two's! Attempting to write a recap of Inbound 14 Day One highlights seems like an impossible task. There are over 150 speakers (of them, 25 are Best

10 strong leadership habits all business owners should have

leadership habits

Some leaders seem so…together. They have strong leadership habits and always having energy, look well rested, and generally appear calm, have high performance, and confident. So what’s the secret potion they’re drinking every morning? And where can we get some? After digging around, we found

Small business owner’s favorite reads this month | July 2014

small business articles

The summer is usually a slower time for many businesses, as a lot of people are on vacation, but it's been pretty busy here at EnMast. We're working on our relaunch, and with our growing community you guys have kept us really busy! I recently returned from vacation (speaking of, if you have no

5 of my best productivity tools (that will also change your life)

Writedown app

THUNK. THUNK. THUNK. That was the sound of me banging my head against the desk before I started using these tools. Do you ever feel that way? Like you’re constantly working, but never really getting ahead? For a long time, I struggled with managing my productivity because I was always

Top small business owner articles | May 2014

managing millennials and millennial values

In May, our focus was productivity. We challenged the business owners' attachment to meetings, and gave away a fabulous tool to help employees really own their projects--and bring fewer interruptions to the boss.  We also enjoyed talking to Jeff Fliegler of The Point Solutions, a new kid on the

Millennial values: A business owner’s guide to managing Millennials

millennial values

You’ve read the studies about Gen Yers having different values than Gen X or Boomers. You’ve heard all about work/life balance and why us youngin’s really value it. But when it comes to the practical ways we want work/life balance or why it’s one of the core Millennial values, there’s not a whole

Why I refuse to check my email after work hours

checking email after work

In college, I wanted a Blackberry. I wanted one badly. (Sad, I know.) Unfortunately, I had this EnV phone that was ‘cool’ for others my age (lame), but when I would text on it, it looked like I was playing a video game with the way it flipped up. I needed to look more ‘professional’ and ‘mature,’

Cube vs. Corner: Millennial Leadership — what’s the deal?

millennial leadership

Cube vs. Corner is the place where Devan and Brad debate an issue from the boss’s perspective, and the employee’s perspective. This time we’re tackling Millennial leadership. Brad's experience with Millennial employees and his client's employees is that they don't want to lead. Devan argues the

Small business owner’s favorite articles this month | April 2014

top small business podcast

Woo-HOO! It has been an exciting April! Besides the thrill of growing membership, Brad made it ICON14 this week! And our post about headphones at work stirred up some controversy on LinkedIn. (And you know how we looove to stir things up! ;)) But the icing on the cake is that our Breaking Down

Does listening to music at work improve productivity? Here’s 8 compelling reasons why it does

music improves productivity

Brad and I wrote a little while back about wearing headphones at the office.  He noticed I was wearing them more often and we had some issues when he would try to get my attention. So we shared about it on LinkedIn, and it generated a storm of comments from people with polar opposite views — either

Highlights from Day Two at #ICON14

ICON14

(Get the highlights from ICON14 Day One here.) When your day starts and ends with Casey Graham (a guy whose company has grown 850% in the last 4 years) -- Seth Godin shows up in the middle -- you know it's been a great day. Welcome to day two at ICON14. (Also, check out Infusionsoft's recap

What is #ICON14? Day One highlights from Infusionsoft’s small business conference

Infusionsoft ICON14 Conference

(Read highlights from Day Two here.) It's hard to find a company that "gets" small business owners. Most big companies create products and services that they think small business owners want; but we know, when we see them, that they aren't for us. Even as they are selling to me, I feel like they