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Quick: What's 15 Percent of $129?

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I’ve met lots of successful business owners and many of them share similar traits. Many are hardworking and optimistic. Many are also intelligent and creative. Some have a good way with people. Most lead with self-confidence. Others are …

Business Strategy

7 Steps to a Perfectly Written Business Plan

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Every business needs to have a written business plan. Whether it’s to provide direction or attract investors, a business plan is vital for the success for your organization. But, how do you write a business plan?<p>SBA.gov recommends that a …

Small Business

Shipping Container House Breaks The Boundaries Between Indoor And Outdoor

Houses built out of repurposed shipping containers are quite controversial. Some love them and some hate them and there are some valid points on each …

San Francisco Progressives Declare War on Affordable Housing

The U.S. is running out of places for people to live. Rent is a bigger and bigger part of our cost of living. Here is an index of rental prices divided by median household income:<p>The Rent Is Too Darn High<p>How average U.S. rent has changed relative to median income.<p>Source: Federal Reserve Bank of St. …

Housing

Migrating Ideas: Play The City created Diverse Planning for Win-Win Situations at reSITE 2016

<b>In the second day of</b> <b>reSITE</b><b>, an interactive game has been played with the audience to understand and implement multi-layered necessities, needs,</b> …

Ultimate Workstation

By Jamison RantzEvery workshop needs a good workstation. Over the past years I have built a few, like the portable workbench and the easy workbench …

Woodworking

25 Content Marketing Tools to Grow Your Brand

Content marketing is hot right now.<p>And with good reason. Marketers and brands today need to understand how to promote their content to grow traffic, …

Infographics

How to Build a Sleek Outdoor Sofa for Cheap

Buying pre-made outdoor patio furniture can be expensive, but this DIY outdoor sofa can be made in a day using basic supplies from your home store.<p>There's nothing better than enjoying a summer evening while lounging on patio sofa, but pre-made patio furniture is anything but cheap. Still, don't let …

Starting Today, There Is a New Way for Entrepreneurs to Raise Money. Here's the Good, the Great, the Bad and the Ugly.

Starting today, entrepreneurs have a new way to raise money.<p>Equity crowdfunding, whereby entrepreneurs sell a portion of their companies in exchange for cash, has historically only been available to accredited investors. As of today, however, anyone can invest in a startup through equity …

Crowd Funding

Meet Millennials' Needs in Real Estate Design Decisions

It's no secret that the greatest measure of success in the real estate industry is high occupancy rates. Yet architects, builders and developers who ignore millennial lifestyle trends and working preferences in the housing they construct, and the model home interiors they use to showcase their …

18 renovation apps to know for your next project

Everybody needs a little help sometimes<p>Embarking on a home renovation project is no easy feat, but thanks to today's advances in internet technology, there is probably a stellar app out there ready to assist with every part of the process.<p>Below, we rounded up 15 standouts across three …

The Simplest Way to Avoid Bad Street Design: Copy the Ones That Work

Models matter. Let’s design more streets like the streets we already love.<p>When you’re a hammer, everything looks like a nail. And when you’re a traffic engineer, it seems, everything looks like a highway.<p>If traffic engineers did not control the design of so many of our public spaces, this might not …

Urban Design

20 Awesome Backpacking Trips

If you haven’t walked four to 16 miles on a trail lately, set up a tent, slept under the stars, woken up, drank coffee, and watched the world wake up …

How to Get Rid of Your Landlord and Socialize American Housing, in 3 Easy Steps

Let’s get rid of private housing.<p>Plenty of time and effort have lately gone into analyzing a host of related crises—homelessness, unaffordable urban …

13 priceless benefits your startup can offer potential employees

Working for a startup can be fun, and it can also be terrifying. But for all the media emphasis on cool perks and crazy hours, the employees who …

IBM has a secret weapon in the cloud wars with Amazon

Just this week, the 104-year-old company announced a miss on its quarterly earnings— the fourteenth quarter in a row that IBM posted lower revenues than a year ago. Wall Street analysts remain wary, and IBM stock is getting pounded.<p>But IBM insists there's a bright spot: Its cloud computing …

Cognitive Computing

How to Never Get Angry: 3 New Secrets From Neuroscience

They’re one inch from your face, boiling with rage, screaming and yelling at you.<p>And all you want to do is scream and yell back. But you know that’s …

Use short-term rentals to get millennial buyers off the sidelines

Last year, I was talking to a millennial friend about homeownership. Like so many people in my generation, he did not see the value in owning a home, …

10 Best Places To Travel To During ‘Ber’ Months

Move over summer, sweater weather is back! Time to hide those tank tops and slip in to comfy jackets and pullovers. It’s so tempting to laze around …

Create an Excel Dashboard - Excel Dashboards for Business Intelligence

Create Excel Dashboards<p>Excel Dashboard Design for Data Visualization and Business Intelligence, by <i>Jon Wittwer</i><p><b>Excel dashboards</b> have become a popular …

Data Visualization

17 stunning restaurant designs from around the world Style

Appetizing designs: Inside 17 of the world's most stunning restaurants<p>Updated 19th November 2015

12 Isolated Spots to Escape to in BC

Lake O’Hara<p>By Roslyn Kent<p>Lake O’Hara is an unrefined gem nestled in Yoho National Park and because of its fragile state it’s not an easy destination …

Hiking

The Most Effective Strategies for Attracting Customers

A survey of more than a thousand consumers finds that people respond to online content, search, and direct mail marketing techniques.<p>The age of low-value, high-noise marketing has ended. With 198 million people blocking ads outright, consumers have demonstrated they’re fed up with bullhorn …

4 Great Resources for Presenting Your Data Creatively

Move beyond the bar chart and wow with charts from these inspirational sites.<p>Having the technical know-how to bring quantitative visions into beautiful, understandable focus is not only a sought-after skill among employers, but it's really important for making sense out of the oceans of data we're …

Data Visualization

How to get customers for your startup- A comprehensive guide.

Marketing and selling products and services for your newly created startup can be a difficult preposition. But, it can easily be done if we think …

Marketing

Top tools to get your startup off the ground

Which comes first – the apps or the business? It might sound like a dumb question, but the consequences of building a business on the wrong software tools can be serious. What if your customer database can’t talk to your accounting system? Or your resource planning is in chaos because everyone’s …

Project Management

Leading Recruiting Software and Applicant Tracking System

Jobvite Hire is the Leading Best-of-Breed Recruiting Software<p>Our comprehensive recruiting platform accelerates recruiting with an easy-to-use ATS, …

Recruitment

Top 10 Business Plan Templates You Can Download Free | Inc.com

Writing your business plan. Ughhhh.<p>It's definitely not the most exciting part of starting a business. In fact, if you're like a lot of entrepreneurs, you're probably going to find yourself pulling a few all-nighters to get one done before heading into your first pitch for funding. Because that's …