Kevin Alvarez

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11 awesome podcasts to kill off the dreaded dead time

“Work smarter, not harder” is often heard advice for entrepreneurs wishing to have at least one more hour in their day.<p>While I longed for the same, I also noticed I did actually have a lot of so called ‘dead time’ during my day. You know, commuting from point A to point B, or just one of those …

Entrepreneurship

Photographers, Are You Missing One of These FOUR Steps?

If You're Doing a Shoot, Consistency is Absolutely Key<p>Today, we've got 4 steps to ensure you're keeping your photoshoot series all in a nice neat …

19 Ingenious Design Books to Inspire You in 2017

• Author: Margaret Rhodes. Margaret Rhodes Design<br>• Date of Publication: 01.01.17. 01.01.17<br>• Time of Publication: 7:00 am. 7:00 am<p>The best design books have …

15 Powerful Plugins For Photoshop And Sketch

Photoshop and Sketch are powerful tools widely used by designers and developers. Sometimes it might seem that features are endless. But it can get better.<p>What could help significantly increase the efficiency and quality of the work are powerful plugins.<p>Here you will find a list of 15 plugins for …

Web Design

The 3 Key Tips for Budgeting Your Money | Investopedia

It's almost a truism that budgeting is a critical step for anyone looking to get serious about money management. After all, you have to know where …

For Designers: The Cool Design Tools You Should Try In 2017

<i>Stage & Gallery: “Stage is an interaction prototyping tool, while Gallery is a collaboration tool for designers.”</i><p><b>2016 may not</b> be the best year in …

Prototyping

Army warns of new threat: Energy drinks

<b>(CNN) —</b> The US military is warning against the danger of troops over consuming energy drinks, saying it could do "some serious harm to your body."<p>A post on the pentagon's official science blog this week details the health risks involved, citing a report that found soldiers in the field were more …

Online Life

10 Fascinating Things You Probably Didn't Know About Credit Scores

Credit scores are an important part of life for most U.S. adults. If you want to buy a house, finance a car, get a credit card, or rent an apartment, good credit makes it easier to do so. However, there are many things about credit scores that are not well understood, and here are 10 you may not be …

9 Smart Money Moves To Make In January

January is a clean-slate month. You’re starting fresh in a new tax year and you’ve got 12 months ahead of you to work toward your financial goals, whatever those might be. Maybe this is the year you finally beef up that emergency fund, or the year you get serious about paying down debt.<p>These …

Personal Finance

The Psychology of Logo Design: Shape

If handled correctly, a logo can be the most powerful tool for a designer when promoting a brand. However, when all they have to work with is shape …

Graphic Design

This Is the First Thing Your Doctor Does Every Morning

No, hitting snooze doesn’t make the cut<p>Some mornings, the struggle is just too real.<p>Just after you part with your pillow, making healthy decisions might be the furthest thing from your mind. At least drinking coffee is good for you, but don’t just rely on that cup of joe to get you going.<p>Develop a …

10 Evening routines of billionaire entrepreneurs

Share22<p>Tweet<p>Share180<p>+12<p>Shares 204<p>Our daily routines can make a huge difference to how healthy, happy and productive we are. When used effectively, it …

Entrepreneurship

10 Ridiculously Easy Ways to Save Money in 2017

As we inch closer to 2017, many of us have money on the brain. If you're hoping 2017 will finally be the year you get on top of your savings, here are 10 simple, painless ways to achieve that goal.<p>IMAGE SOURCE: GETTY IMAGES.<p>While maintaining a budget is one of the most effective tools for tracking …

10 Success lessons from Kevin Systrom – “Instagram Founder and Billionaire” for entrepreneurs

Share9<p>Tweet<p>Share8<p>+1<p>Shares 17<p>Since launching in 2010 and being acquired two years later by Facebook for $1 billion with just 13 employees, Instagram …

Photographers, Do These 4 Steps Just Before You Seal The Deal

Make Sure You've Got Everything In Place Before Signing On The Dotted Line<p>Yes, don't go scribbling your reputation away <i>just</i> yet!<p>There are some simple …

7 Ways to Work Smarter and Improve Your Luck in Business

Have you ever wondered what role luck plays in business success, and what you can do to improve your own luck? Here are some tips.<p>Don't you wish you could be as lucky as Mark Zuckerberg or Elon Musk, who always seem to be in the right place at the right time for their business ideas to thrive?<p>After …

Self-improvement

10 Small Business Website Errors That Drive Customers Away

Visitors seldom leave a small business website with a <i>neutral</i> impression. For most prospects, your small business is an unknown quantity, so their first impression of your company will either make them more comfortable doing business with you or less comfortable. For this reason, you want their …

Small Business

10 Must-have business tools to be a more productive entrepreneur

Share26<p>Tweet<p>Share27<p>+13<p>Shares 56<p>As a modern online entrepreneur, you have access to some amazing resources. Entrepreneurs love to save money, but at …

Small Business

The Role of Color in Branding (Infographic)

The color of your logo will determine how it is perceived.<p>The power of color is often underestimated by consumers. But marketers spend a lot of time thinking about this important element.<p>In fact, color is one of the biggest factors that marketers and designers take into account when creating a …

Marketing

Eight Common Mistakes First-Time Entrepreneurs Should Ditch In 2017

Looking back over the past year, four top entrepreneurship gurus share the stumbles that newbies repeatedly make.<p>Business owners make a lot of mistakes, especially first-timers–I’m one, and I know I have. But some entrepreneurs’ entire businesses are based on helping others start their own. And …

The Dumbest Thing Entrepreneurs Do When Hiring

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

10 Ways to get your customers to promote your brand

Share8<p>Tweet<p>Share47<p>+12<p>Shares 57<p>With the time and situation in favour of the startup culture, we are witnessing hundreds of new startups coming up …

Customer Experience

A financial expert reveals when you should pay off your credit card bill more than once a month

But even if you diligently zero out your account on the last day of every month, your credit score can still fluctuate. Say you make a large purchase, such as a couch or an international flight, and your balance skyrockets. It could look unfavorable on your credit report should you apply for a loan …

9 Clear Cut Signs You're Ready to Be Your Own Boss

When dreaming of the day you start your own business, it's not always clear when it's time to turn your fantasy into reality.<p>Becoming an entrepreneur involves the right combination of knowledge, opportunity and mindset. You want to make sure enough pieces of the puzzle are in place to give your new …

7 Perfect Gifts for First-Time Entrpreneurs

This holiday season, whether you are gifting a friend, your team, or yourself, here are the things every entrepreneur needs.<p>Every year I get asked what types of gifts people should get for their team and/or clients for the holidays. Gift giving is tough, especially when you want to give something …

Dream Big, but Never Forget Your Business Basics

Businesses can be very simple or very complicated. Start simple.<p><i>I'm 17 and starting a business but I do not know anything about running a business. Where do I start? What do I learn? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with</i> …

Small Business

How To Improve Your Credit Score Quickly

Is your credit score below 760? That’s the score at which you are likely to get the best interest rates on a mortgage. If you’re not interested in buying a home but need to rent a new apartment, it will still be a challenge if your credit score is below 600-650 (higher for more expensive units), …