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Draw like an artist: go from "I can't draw" to "handmade art for sale"

Boing Boing-beloved artist Chris Locke (previously) writes, "World-famous artist and middle-school art teacher Christopher Locke has published a new …

Fontsmith publishes a guide to choosing more accessible typefaces

Type foundry Fontsmith has published a guide to typographic accessibility, a resource for designers to gauge the legibility of their fonts and create …

The 10 Best Wireframing and Prototyping Tools for Designers

Wireframe becomes more and more important as it will make it easier to communicate ideas and cut down project cost. The prototyping tools for designer …

The 1 Thing Nobody Understands About Social Media Marketing (and It's Seriously Mind-Boggling)

You're doing it wrong.<p>Let's get down in the weeds for a second about social-media marketing.<p>I cannot tell you how many times a day I hear the words, "We need to be on Facebook. We should be posting more on Twitter. We should show people our culture on Instagram."<p>Nobody cares.<p>That's the cold, …

14 super-busy startup founders share their single best productivity tip

Imagine if you could get twice as much work done by 5 p.m. every day.<p>For most people, improving productivity means more business growth, better health, less stress … and better odds of reaching those big, scary goals.<p>In this post, busy CEOs and founders of 14 fast-growing companies shared how they …

Startups

10 Tips to Achieve Anything You Want in Life

I’m no stranger to feeling stuck in life.<p>I’ve trained with some of the best coaches on the planet during my 20-year sports career, and again when I …

Motivation

7 can't-miss apps: Zagat, Potterize, 'Kubic,' and more

With Yahoo's big sale to Verizon finally becoming official and a new look at how the iPhone without a headphone jack could work, you may have missed …

The 18 apps you should use every day to be more productive

That's why we've assembled a list of apps that will make you more productive, and take away some of the stress from your life.<p>From fan favorites to cutting-edge newcomers, these apps help you sketch out an idea, take detailed notes, or stay in touch with your team.<p>Whatever your day consists of, …

Apps

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> …

How I went from $40,000 in debt to a millionaire by 30

My father was a union electrician who brought in a nice, but not exceptional, living. My mom was a stay at-home mom turned jobbie-entrepreneur (as I talked about here). But, money was always tight.<p>When my parents separated in my early teen years (and ultimately divorced), that put further pressure …

University of Pennsylvania

How to Create a Font in Adobe Illustrator

What You'll Be CreatingIf you're a designer or illustrator who's more comfortable creating glyphs in Adobe Illustrator, this tutorial is right up …

Graphics

Unload Your Thoughts and Ideas With a "Mind Capture" Ritual

Your mind is always bouncing around thoughts and ideas in your head, but it’s hard to capture and understand them if you’re constantly being …

Productivity

Building the Best Damn Logo Design for Your Business

Source: PixabayThe business of designing your company logo is of utmost importance. While a logo design may seem like a peripheral part of your …

Graphic Design

The 37 Best Websites to Learn Something New

Forget overpriced schools, long days in a crowded classroom, and pitifully poor results. These websites and apps cover myriads of science, art, and …

10 Simple Tips to Amplify Your Content Marketing Results

<i>This article has been contributed by Carmelo Hannity.</i>You are in business to make sales and generate profit, right? And you know that content …

Marketing

6 Easy-to-Acquire Habits That Will Help You Build Wealth

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>"We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit,"</i> Aristotle said. And that's good advice. Yet some habits are hard to start or stop. Like, smoking, for one. Or . . . complaining about your boss.<p>Other habits, …

Self-improvement

7 Best Free Websites To Learn Photography Skills Easily

The Deadlift. It is the quintessential weightlifting exercise. According to David Robson, a bodybuilder, personal trainer and contributor to …

Exercise

5 best font editors

There are thousands of paid-for and free fonts available these days. But sometimes, when you just can't find exactly what you're looking for, …

Typography

Is your website layout doing more damage than you think?

<i>Building a website can be nerve-wracking.</i>Underneath all the design decisions that you have to make, is something even more important: your website’s …

Web Design

8 Websites Every Entrepreneur Should Keep in Bookmarks

We all come across thousands of websites while looking for something we need, or following a trail of links, or simply surfing aimlessly – and once …

Social Media

The Key to Becoming Successful at Anything

Regardless of the destination, this will help you get there.<p>How do you define success?<p>For some, it could be building a sustainable business. For others, it means finding more time to spend with your loved ones. How about filling your spiritual need or finding a higher calling? (If you're like me, …

The 25 Best Free iPhone Apps For Business

Make meetings actually useful. Brainstorm like a champ. Take the boredom out of busywork. And much more.<p>That little computer in your pocket has come a long way over the years, huh? Here are 25 incredibly useful apps that can help you run your business a whole lot smarter than ever before. And every …

Beating Procrastination: 72 Successful People Reveal their Most Powerful Tips

Why do today what you can put off till tomorrow?<p><i>"This isn't important right now, I will get to it later." "This is too difficult, let's keep it for next week." "I need to be in the right mood." "I work better under pressure."</i><p>It comes in various forms (as above), but it has one name. …

Procrastination

How to Double Your Traffic Without Paying Google or Facebook a Cent

I had just launched my blog.<p>The first post was published and it was there for all the world to see. But no one knew it existed. I had no budget for …

Social Media

How I turned my side job into a business that makes $15,000 a month

Yet, as had happened with all my jobs, after the initial novelty wore off I found myself bored and frustrated.<p>When a family friend suggested I start freelancing, I joined Ramit Sethi's Earn1K course, which teaches students how to choose a profitable business idea, identify their target market, and …

Entrepreneurship

9 Things Science Says Your Home Needs If You Want To Be Happy

Consider this your excuse to treat yourself to fresh flowers on the regular.<p>Just because your home is stylish and clean doesn't mean you're living your happiest life possible. Bummer, we know. But according to science, these are the colors, scents, and accessories you should feature in your home to …

15 Surprising Things Productive People Do Differently

I recently interviewed over 200 ultra-productive people including seven billionaires, 13 Olympians, 20 straight-A students and over 200 successful entrepreneurs. I asked a simple, open-ended question, “What is your number one secret to productivity?” After analyzing all of their responses, I coded …

Time Management

Meet Sprinklr, The Billion-Dollar Startup That Cracked Social Advertising

Ragy Thomas has a saying about attendance at Sprinklr’s weekly customer review meetings, held every Monday at noon across the startup’s 11 offices worldwide. Senior staff and board members know it by heart: “The only excuse is if you’re attending your own funeral.”<p>For a CEO with a Catholic …

Social Media