Matt Scallions

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Why the right mindset is crucial to becoming a successful Business Designer

How to become a Business Designer (1/3) — the mindset<p>Business Design is the most important skill of the future. We need its unique approach to create …

Steve Jobs was the World's Greatest Salesman Because He Answered the 1 Question on Everyone's Mind

Once you realize your customers don't care about your 'product,' you'll be more likely to make a sale.<p>I'm looking at an intimidating 800-page binder as I write this article. It contains confidential information about a new product category. When I prepare the company's leaders to launch the …

10 Easy Pieces: French Industrial Wall Lights

The French have been expertly refining industrial-style lighting since the 1920s, playing with scale, rotation, weight, and balance. From Charlotte …

Paint your walls these 2 colors if you're trying to sell your home

Real estate giant Zillow scoured more than 32,000 photos from home listings to see how paint colors impacted average sales prices.<p>What they found out may surprise you. It turns out homes with walls painted shades of blue or light gray tend to bring in more in resale dollars than those with white …

These Are The 2018 Color Trends That Should Be On Your Radar

From tech-inspired blues to minimalist browns.<p>Of all the design trends we look forward to most in the coming year, color holds a steady spot at the top of our list. After all, it sets the tone for what furniture we buy, what decor we invest in, and the overall mood for that design …

Home Decorating

The Good Thing About an Antiquated Industry? Lots of Room to Innovate.

Fresh thinking is never more needed than when your business has existed for generations.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In case you haven’t noticed, we’re living in a time where a profitless, disappearing message app is worth $20 billion and White House staffers …

The Sophisticated New Tile Trend We Can't Get Enough Of

I'm very into tile. I have favorite kinds of tile. I watch tile trends. I have joked about starting a blog called 'Tile Therapy', but it is not …

7 TED Talks That Will Change the Way You Look at Business

These presentations can teach you about the importance of time off, where you can do your best work, how to pitch to investors and more.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>TED Talks are a godsend. They introduce us to people we should keep on our radar and concepts we can …

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 …

Home Improvement

Why Wayfair Won And Furniture.com Flopped | Inc.com

New York Times op-editorialist Thomas Friedman loudly proclaimed that the world is flat.<p>But he was profoundly wrong. Two Massachusetts online furniture businesses located 40 miles away from each other and targeting an industry that's estimated to be worth $30 billion and growing at 8% a year had …

Marble Top Side Tables Add Class And Glamour To Everyday Decors

Your every day side table might be very useful and practical to you buy if you want it to also be an aesthetically pleasing addition to the room or, …

Relaxing Chairs And Loungers Invite You To Lie Back And Relax

The idea of comfort is always associated with furniture pieces such as sofas or chairs and yet not all of them are comfortable. Some designs can be …

Ood Mirrored Prefab Rooms

They're meant to be hotel accommodations, but judging by the design and quality of Ood Mirrored Prefab Rooms, they'd make fine getaways as well. The …

What Architects Can Teach the Rest of Us About Thinking Like a Designer | Inc.com

In my previous articles I wrote about applying Design Thinking to your innovation process for business growth, and why your HR department should embrace Design Thinking.<p>Now I'd like to take a deeper dive into design ways of thinking, from the systemic design perspectives of architecture and why …

Architecture

The Design Trick That Makes Small Spaces Seem Larger

This is the conventional wisdom: for a small space, light colors. Dark colors can make a space feel heavy and oppressive, and they tend to soak up …

These Entrepreneurs Won't Mind If You Copy Their Best Growth Strategies

Behind every high-growth business, there is a stroke of a genius kind of idea that put the wheels in motion.<p>If you talk to any entrepreneur, they’ll tell you that a great business idea without a tangible growth plan is worth as much as a car with an empty gas tank. You won’t get far. In fact, you …

What in the World Is Causing the Retail Meltdown of 2017?

In the middle of an economic recovery, hundreds of shops and malls are shuttering. The reasons why go far beyond Amazon.<p>From rural strip-malls to Manhattan’s avenues, it has been a disastrous two years for retail.<p>There have been nine retail bankruptcies in 2017—as many as all of 2016. J.C. Penney, …

Macy's

7 Tips to Build a Business While Working a Day Job

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Many people dream of leaving their nine-to-five jobs to start their own businesses. Many successful entrepreneurs had to keep their day jobs until they reached a point in their businesses when it was feasible to quit. This transition time …

6 Tips for Designing the Perfect Workspace

The most productive workspace is a space in which you feel comfortable and confident.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>These days, we demand everything from our workspaces: privacy, personality, hospitality, flexibility. We want sitting desks and standing desks, napping …

Want to Declutter? Toss This From Every Room of Your Home

Decluttering is no easy task, especially if you're going full Marie Kondo and really taking on each and every single item in every single room. After …

48 Tested Tools for Boosting Business at Every Step

The right tool executed the right way at the right time can save entrepreneurs time, money, and a whole lot of headaches. Today's digital age has ushered in countless tools that can propel your business forward.<p>But which tools are right for your organization and worth the investment?<p>Entreholic, a …

This Prefab Cabin Was Built in 10 Days for Only $80,000

The cabin is in Russia, but the builder is now accepting pre-orders in the U.S.<p>Nestled in the woods of Kazan, a city in southwest Russia, sits a 1,184-square-foot DublDom, one of several DublDom modular prefab homes designed by the Moscow-based architect firm, Bio Architects.<p>What makes the DublDom …

Prefab Homes

If You Build It, They Won't Come -- You Need To Sell It

The days when tech startups failed because they couldn’t get the software to work are over. Today, what matters more is the ability to sell the product, but a worryingly large number of startups haven’t got the message. In this interview I talk to Irina Berdisa, an expert in enterprise IT sales, …

Startups

5 Design Trends To Watch In 2017

In recent years, design has progressively gone from minimal to completely flat; and for some, this style doesn’t represent an accurate message.<p>Users are being drawn to design that seems “real”, whether real means VR and AR apps that almost feel lifelike or packaging that showcases a product instead …

UI Design

How to Get Major Press for Your Brand

Over that past few years my advice has been regularly featured to millions of people all over the world in places like:• TIME<br>• Fortune<br>• Entrepreneur<br>• The …

7 Stoic Principles Every Entrepreneur Must Embrace

Philosophy’s absence from the business world is a crucial mistake. By and large ignored by popular culture and forgotten by the media, modern …

Smart Entrepreneurs Build Startups Without Investors

In my experience as an advisor to aspiring entrepreneurs, I often encounter the myth that an initial startup requires investors. The reality is that over 80 percent of new businesses will never attract venture capital or Angel funding, according to experts, and there are many good reasons for …

Startups

Greg Lavardera + Tedd Benson = Alliance For Modern Methods of Construction

credit: Bensonwood/ Greg La Vardera<p>Tedd Benson is one of the most interesting builders in America; he has been looking at the way houses have been …

Entrepreneur Courses: Learn How to Start a Business With (Almost) No Money

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>Entrepreneur has affiliate partnerships so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>“You don’t need the money, you need a better strategy.” Has anyone ever told you this? Does it sound like a far-out theory that doesn’t …

5 Reasons You Should Build a Small Business ,  Not a Startup | Inc.com

In Silicon Valley, it seems that everyone's aspiration is to "Be A Founder." I chatted with Jon Westenberg, who thinks that most people should focus on building a small business instead of chasing the startup dream.<p><b>Why do you think Silicon Valley culture encourages startups over small …

Small Business