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Gorgeous modern cabin offers airy perch above lake

Swoon<p>The innovative cottage experts at YH2 Architects have been at it again, this time crafting a gorgeous modern retreat overlooking the waters of Lac Plaisant in Quebec. The stark exterior architecture and comfortable interior give it a perfect balance of beauty and practicality.<p>The home has a …

12 ways successful people get more done than the rest of us

1. They create structured to-do lists.<p>Most people who have a to-do list just keep a running list, with no sense of timing or priorities. There are lots of ways to structure your list to avoid making it a never-ending drudge. One technique I suggest to my coaching clients is to take an index card …

Time Management

8 Invaluable Business Lessons Learned From 8 Years Running My Own Business | Inc.com

I started my business eight years ago. I told my wife that we'd make this a year by year thing fully expecting it to be a one-year experiment.<p>Eight years later, here are the eight most important things I've learned on my journey from startup through growth and inevitable periods of …

Business Strategy

10 Things to Know Before You Sign a Partnership Agreement

10 Questions Partnership Agreements Need to Answer<p>What Needs to Be Included in a Partnership Agreement<p>Updated February 21, 2018<p>Legally, you can still …

Intellectual Property

Why the Secret to Keeping Your Best Employees Is Treating Them Like Owners | Inc.com

It doesn't matter if you sell software or soft drinks, without dedicated employees, your company will not realize it's true potential. Your greatest resource walks out on two feet, everyday. And sometimes they don't come back.<p>I've learned that instead of spending my time chasing the unknown, trying …

Employee Engagement

25 Top Podcasts That Will Spark Your Entrepreneurial Vision

Listening to a podcast while going to and from work is a rare example of successful multitasking.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Ever heard anyone say that the trend is your friend? Sure, if something is getting a lot of attention, you probably should examine it …

Entrepreneurship

How I Stopped Worrying and Learned to Love Design Thinking

This curated column is authored by author, professor and speaker,The post How I Stopped Worrying and Learned to Love Design Thinking appeared first …

Design

5 Secrets to Keeping Your 9-5 Job While Growing Your Side Hustle

Keep your steady paycheck, build a little side income and after awhile you're making real money.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>For many people, settling into a traditional 9-to-5 job means no longer having time to focus on their true passions. For others, that 9-to-5 …

Small Business

15 Tips to Build and Manage a Team Successfully

A business’ success is strongly dependant on its team. A weak, unmotivated team can slow the business down and prevent it from reaching its full …

Project Management

Some of Your Millennial Employees Could Make Great Leaders. Here Are 3 Ways to Identify Them | Inc.com

There's no denying that Millennials are the future of the workforce.<p>But managing each new generation brings its own challenges, none more so than the current crop, who feel unfairly stereotyped by the negative traits often associated with them: that they're entitled, lazy and self-absorbed, to name …

Leadership

4 Necessary Steps to Land Your First Client | Inc.com

<i>How does a new business get its first client? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer by Drew Reggie, Entrepreneur + Writer, on Quora:</b><p>Successfully starting a new business is about minimizing …

Quora

4 Ways to Know It's Time to Make the Leap and Start Your Own Business

Don't feel like the life you want is too far from reach.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Fifty-one percent of Americans are interested in being self-employed, however most don’t start their own business, largely out of fear of what would happen if they don’t succeed. I …

Entrepreneurship

You Really Could Have a Legitimate Business in a Week

If your great idea solves problems, the rest is mostly filling out forms online. You can knock it out in a few days.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Starting your own business is an exciting and fruitful experience for many entrepreneurs. Yet many people hold the …

Small Business

12 important lessons for building a business in your first year

The first year is always the hardest.<p>The first year of trying to get back into shape. The first year of learning a language. The first year of learning a new skill.<p>For us, it was the first year of launching our company. While this wasn’t my first time starting a new business, I’ve learned that it …

20 minute workout: How to burn fat and build muscle in under half an hour

This is a great quick workout for improving your fitness and getting a little more toned and defined when you’re strapped for time, or if you just …

Exercise

5 types of rest every creative should adopt

There’s a pervasive idea out there that life and creativity are a zero-sum game. Indulge one, destroy the other. Or, as designer Stefan Sagmeister once wrote in a mural of coins across a plaza in Amsterdam: “Obsessions make my life worse and my work better.” But as anyone who has ever experienced …

Creativity

7 Podcasts That Will Make You a Smarter Leader | Inc.com

"Venture capitalists are great aggregators of information (and opinions) on specific industries, geographies and market sentiment," said Kara Nortman a seasoned entrepreneur and venture capitalist at Upfront Ventures. "They're paid to stay ahead of trends and look at pitfalls and success factors of …

Entrepreneurship

Jeff Bezos Just Shared His Secret for Amazon's Success (and Yours as Well) | Inc.com

Every so often you come across a concept so elegant in its simplicity that you can't help but be drawn to it because of how easily it reduces even the most complex set of ideas into something short and memorable. For example, Malcolm Gladwell's <i>Tipping Point</i>, or Robert Fulgham's <i>All I Really Need to</i> …

Business Strategy

How Can You Spot Really Good Leaders? They Do Any of These 7 Things Daily | Inc.com

Can you imagine working for someone in a high-level leadership role, perhaps a CEO, and suddenly it dawns on you: This person isn't leadership caliber.<p>Your next thought may be, <i>How in the world did he (or she) make it this far up the ladder?</i><p>It's a fair question. People are promoted into leadership …

Employee Engagement

Today's Workout 28: The 4-move circuit for massive pecs

Whether at the beach or in the bedroom, every guy wants to look great shirtless. The secret to a bigger chest, killer triceps, and a rock solid back? …

This Is the Single Most Important Leadership Trait, According to Hundreds of Founders | Inc.com

Transparency. Passion. Communication.<p>You know that they're all important traits of effective leaders. But are they the <i>most</i> important qualities?<p>Not according to a recent study conducted by The Alternative Board, which surveyed hundreds of entrepreneurs across the world to find out about their …

Leadership

How to Make $1,828 From Every Blog Post You Publish

Earning money from your blog can seem like an uphill battle. It can be particularly disheartening if you’re brand new to it and playing “catch up” …

Marketing

Financial Secrets From A 20-Something Blogger Who Makes $100K Per Month

We’ve all seen the scam emails, tweets, and comments. “I make $7000 dollars a week working from home! Find out how!!!” Or some variation thereof. If you believe that, I always think, then I have a Nigerian prince I’d love to introduce you to.<p>Which is why, when I heard Michelle Schroeder-Gardner’s …

Personal Finance

All Successful Startups Begin With This Checklist—an Expert Explains Why

<i>At MyDomaine, we know how challenging it is to turn your passion into a thriving business. Making that leap of faith takes courage and confidence,</i> …

Understanding Project Management and Tips for Success

He's responsible for having the appropriate equipment and materials in the correct location at the proper time.<p>Time<p>The three elements to successful …

Passive Income Resources: Inspiring Examples of Making Money Online

We here on the Entrepreneurs site love the idea of "passive income," that is, setting up a business that will make you revenue while you sleep! But …

Logotype vs Logomark

What’s the Difference?<p>In the field of logo design, you will find that most logos consist of lettering, often called a logotype design, and a symbol …

5 Things to Consider Before Starting a Side Hustle | Inc.com

Side hustles are gaining a lot of momentum with people who have the entrepreneurial spirit but can't or don't want to quit their day job. Bills, student loans and other responsibilities often are the cause for not going all in. And that's okay. Despite what investors may think, mitigating risk to …

Entrepreneurship

28 Best Habits to Have in Business

Cultivate good habits and you'll be making progress on autopilot.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The world's most successful businesses are run by entrepreneurs who harbor the right habits to ensure their longevity and staying power in the marketplace. The truth is that …

Self-improvement

3 Tools To Keep You Organized And Productive | Inc.com

This time year, motivation is the name of the game. Resolutions have been made, new budgets are getting executed, and gym memberships have increased. However, the sad truth is budgets get re-worked and most gym memberships are canceled after 24 weeks.<p>While there's nothing wrong with new resolutions …

Project Management