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Designing More Effective UI Navigation

Effective navigation is an essential part of <i>any</i> great Android app. Get your navigation right, and users will have no problems finding their way around your app’s screens, completing tasks, and generally having an all-round positive user experience. If your app’s navigation is clunky or confusing, …

UI Design

The Top 10 Branding Mistakes Entrepreneurs Make - OLBlog

A big part of starting a business is having a plan then having thediscipline to act on it. Being part of a startup isn’t always glamorous, and often …

Here's a 10 Step Guide to Successful Income Investing for Beginners

10 Steps to Successful Income Investing for Beginners<p>Updated December 24, 2017<p>Do you need to build a portfolio that will generate cash? Are you more …

Investing

The most popular and easy metric to use in real estate investing is cash on cash return, but what should you be aiming for?The most popular and easy metric to use in real estate investing is cash on cash return, but what should you be aiming for?

You would rarely hear anyone talk about cash on cash return outside the world of real estate investing. Most other investments such as stocks are …

Real Estate

Step-by-Step Guide to Building Your Own Apple Computer on The Cheap

Meet your new ‘hackintosh’.<p>Apple computers are great, but they're often very expensive. So what's the solution if you want a super-powerful Mac …

A Dozen Things I’ve Learned from Elon Musk About Business and Investing

Elon Musk is a classic missionary founder who is more interested in changing the world and creating enduring businesses than just the financial …

University of Pennsylvania

How to Get Over the Fear of Starting a New Business

Just because starting a new business can be scary doesn’t mean you shouldn’t give it your best effort.Starting a new business requires a leap of …

Self-improvement

The Dumbest Legal Mistakes Early Startups Make

Legal issues are often at the back of an entrepreneur's mind in the excitement of launching a startup<p>Legal issues are often at the back of an entrepreneur's mind in the excitement of launching a startup. But just because you are small doesn't mean that people are going to let things slide when you …

A VC's Tips on Raising Money for Your Startup

Use these seven tips to better position yourself, and your startup, for success.<p>As an entrepreneur, I was once in the middle of pitching to an investor when he asked me the question: “What do you want to get out of this?” I started to repeat the financial figures that I had prepared, but he …

Top 10 SharePoint Alternatives for Small Businesses

SharePoint can seem like a very tempting choice for a collaboration and content management platform. Not only is the product well known, but it’s got …

How to Start a Business With Little to No Money

Starting a business is the aspiration of every entrepreneur who’s ever lived, as well as every person who’s ever been stuck in a nine-to-five job and …

Small Business

How to Start a Business On (Almost) No Money

<i>This piece originally appeared on Entrepreneur.</i><p>You’re excited to start a business. Maybe you have an idea, or you’re just fascinated with the idea of …

Should You Visit the Florida Keys?

<b>My Answer is yes and no - Here is why.</b><p>After living in Miami for over 20 years, I would say yes. But when I first arrived in Florida, and drove that long skinny road down to the final and southernmost destination in the USA, I did not even think it was that pretty.<p>I had seen nicer roads when leaving …

Small Business Marketing Ideas: A 3-Step Proactive Approach to Word-of-Mouth Advertising

Without bloated budgets and big staffs, generating and implementing small business marketing ideas is never easy.<p>You can’t buy the communication …

Open Source Accounting Software for Small Business

Looking for an alternative to mainstream small business accounting software? We list the five best open source software programs—and their …

Accounting

How to Figure Out If Your Big Idea Is a Viable Business

Before you sink any money into a new enterprise, take your idea for a test drive.<p><i>This story is part one of a five-part series on the best way to</i> …

21 Insane Gadgets To Make Your iPhone Even Cooler

Because carrying a handheld computer isn't high-tech enough.<p><i>We hope you love the products we recommend! Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a small share of sales from the links on this page.</i>

Burger King

How Can Small Businesses Use Snapchat?

Businesses small and large are turning to Snapchat to leverage their brand and tap into the hot Millennial crowd. With 100 million active users each month, Snapchat has become a staple to digital savvy users looking for a quick interaction with a friend or brand.<p>With 71% of their user base under …

Marketing

How to Avoid a Startup Failure

<i>The Entrepreneur Insider network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in America’s startup scene contribute</i> …

10 most important things in advertising

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. Justin Sullivan / Getty Images<p>Good morning. Here's everything you need to know in the world of advertising today.<p><b>1. Facebook admitted it's worried about ad blockers.</b> The company highlighted ad blocking technologies as a significant risk factor in its annual 10-K filing.<p>…

41 Brilliant Elevator Pitches That Will Inspire You to Write Your Own

Okay, you’ve got 30 seconds (or less!) to sell your million-dollar idea to a room full of strangers. Go! As intimidating as that room full of strangers may be, the trick to landing the deal is to choose your words wisely so that your pitch packs the biggest punch possible. The following elevator …

50 Tax Deductions You Didn't Know About

From home renovation deductions to hobby expenses.<p>Tax deductions reduce your taxable income by accounting for expenses you’ve incurred. The IRS …

Black Friday Deals: Apple Accessories, Cases, Docks, Home Automation and More

In addition to Black Friday deals from Best Buy, MacMall and other major retailers, many smaller companies are offering discounts on Apple products, accessories and apps for U.S. Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Cyber Monday.<p>A number of those deals are highlighted below, with most beginning to go …

Shopping

The apps that let you earn money while you holiday

Mixing business and pleasure <i>(Image: Gerard Launet/Plainpicture)</i><p>GETTING away from it all can be a chance to rake it in. A crop of start-ups is looking …

40 trips you should take before you turn 30

Your 20s are an ideal time to take on some adventure and travel to faraway places.<p>Chances are you'll end up having some wild experiences that you'll never forget.<p>From partying at the world's largest Carnival in Rio de Janeiro to paragliding in New Zealand, here are the trips you should take when …

How to (really) find a job overseas

I’ve been working overseas for nearly 2 years now. I write this post from once again another country I never thought I would wind up in (Qatar) and I …

5 Bright Ideas That Could One Day Make Flying Better (Or Even Fun)

What will those crazy kids think of next?<p>Airbus persistently asks just that, soliciting students from around the world to submit ideas that can help …

Look At This Ridiculous Russian Supersonic Cargo Plane Concept

Just, why?<p>Never mind the fact that Russian-backed separatists in Ukraine are struggling to win a civil war--the Kremlin wants to wow the Future with a gigantic supersonic cargo plane. Named the PAK TA, the concept from Russia’s Military-Industrial Commission will be a supersonic transport than can …

Aviation

NASA's wild experimental plane wing has 18 propellers attached to it

And it looks nuts<p>NASA is working to make a more efficient, electric-powered plane, and the proposed wings for it look like something out of a dream. Eighteen small engines sit atop the 31-foot wingspan and work together to lift and propel the plane forward. The wings are part of NASA's Leading Edge …