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10 Destination-Worthy Hostels to Book Into

Hostels offer inexpensive accommodation to travelers who want to experience the world, but sometimes the hostel is an experience in itself.<p>Imagine …

12 Hostels That Are Even Better Than Hotels

Spend more of your money on seeing the sights while staying somewhere great.<p>It’s a common scenario: You’ve made a resolution to travel more in 2018, …

European Travel

The World’s Coolest Hostels

There was a time when staying in a hostel meant bare-bones accommodations, dingy bathrooms shared with countless others, and inedible food. These …

European Travel

14 hostels you won’t believe aren’t luxury hotels

When you think of hostels, images of dirty, insect-ridden bunk beds in a tiny dorm room may come to mind.<p>But thanks to technology and social media, dodgy operators can't get away with mediocre listings anymore if they want to succeed in the competitive hostel market.<p>Hostel booking site Hostelworld …

European Travel

8 Things that Separate Great Hostels from Average Hostels

[section]"Hostel." How can one word evoke so many different pictures in different people's minds? Depending on how much traveling a person has done, …

Hostels

The 5 Ultimate Content-Marketing Tools

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Content marketing is fast becoming the standard. While the premise of providing valuable content for your consumers is great for relationship building and creating die-hard fans, it can take time and energy to properly manage.<p>All the …

Marketing

5 Must-Have Instagram Tools

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Instagram is about so much more than posting photos. Savvy marketers are using the platform to start conversations with followers; engage with people using hashtags; and now, even post Snapchat-esque stories.<p>With more than 60 million …

Marketing

Why Incubators Are an Invaluable Resource for Startups

Joining an incubator will give you a crash course on what it takes to make it as a startup.<p><i>By Nav Athwal, founder and CEO of RealtyShares.</i><p>Taking a startup from the "idea" phase to a fully fleshed-out company is a journey that's often fraught with obstacles. As the CEO and founder of an online …

Startups

7 Ways to Shape the Culture of Your Company

Seven simple ways to reinforce and build the company culture you want.<p>Following up on my earlier article on five concrete steps to begin to create your company culture, here are seven simple ways to reinforce and build the company culture you want.<p><b>1. Get clear on your goals and priorities.</b> Your …

Leadership

This stair step was designed to wrap around and become a TV stand

Hey contemporist friends! Today’s Design Detail is this custom combination of a staircase and a TV/entertainment unit, in this house designed by …

10 Type Rules for an Excellent User Experience

You're reading 10 Type Rules for an Excellent User Experience, originally posted on Designmodo. If you've enjoyed this post, be sure to follow on …

Typography

How One Entrepreneur Turned an Invasive Weed Into a Successful Business | Inc.com

"You really don't need to wait to get started. You don't need to wait until you have all your resources nicely lined up. Just start with whatever you have in front of you, even if it's messy or scrappy or it's rough around the edges-quite literally. Just start and you can build something pretty …

Entrepreneurship

10 TED Talks by Young People to Inspire You in 2016 | Inc.com

Chances are you've watched at least one TED or TEDx talk in your lifetime. Throughout TED's three core focuses of technology, entertainment, and design, thousands of subject matter experts from all corners of the globe have shared their ideas and expertise with eager audiences since the 1980s.<p>Some …

Entrepreneurship

Why LinkedIn Must Be a Huge Part of Your Marketing Strategy

Marketing your business on social media? It's time to start making LinkedIn a bigger part of the mix.<p>LinkedIn has over 400 million users and is growing. Who would have thought that this business social networking site would keep growing at the rate it has, plus have such a positive effect on …

Marketing

10 Most Popular Best Practice Posts of the Year | Inc.com

As 2015 comes to a close, I just wanted to take a moment to say thank you to the readers of Best Practice.<p>I truly appreciate your readership, support and encouragement. Many of you have reached out to let me know how I've helped your business or career, and that's especially rewarding.<p>Others of you …

Bill Gates

12 LinkedIn Tips, Some of Which Are Fairly Savvy | Inc.com

From the simple to the sublime, here are some LinkedIn tips that real professionals have been using and getting real results.<p>#1. For salespeople that want to stop cold calling, social selling is the path, and LinkedIn is the avenue they'll take to get there. When you're looking to connect with a …

Marketing

Mental Toughness, and Why Rob Lowe Is Making Me Do 100,000 Pushups and 50,000 Situps | Inc.com

I've decided to do 100,000 pushups and 50,000 sit-ups this year -- and in a few ways I have Rob Lowe to blame.<p><b>First,</b> Rob stars in the Fox TV series The Grinder. He plays an actor who played a lawyer nicknamed "The Grinder" because he outworked and out-thought and out-hustled the competition. (It's …

Self-improvement

How Mark Zuckerberg Keeps His Ridiculously Challenging New Year's Resolutions | Inc.com

It's January. In other words, it's time to carry out your resolution, however important it may be to you. Did you make one this year?<p>Mark Zuckerberg did.<p>And he's not messing around, either. The face behind the 'Book is known for setting notoriously challenging personal goals for himself each year. …

Mark Zuckerberg

How to Squeeze More Sales Out of Every Email | Inc.com

I've been taking a close look at my email marketing channels recently, and I have to say I've been finding a few good nuggets of information. I've learned a lot over the years, and putting that information to use is a refreshing feeling. Even better is getting the chance to share it, which is what …

Christmas Eve

Why Brands Must Embrace the Democratization of Luxury in 2016

Alexa von Tobel makes a case for embracing the changing face of luxury, and bringing it to your customers, in 2016.<p>As part of look ahead to 2016, Firebrand Group released a new Ebook, 20.16 Big Ideas for 2016. In it, we asked a number of our favorite award-winning marketing experts, authors, and …

Thought Leadership

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Top Content Marketing Tricks That Made Companies Successful in 2015 | Inc.com

As we come to the close of 2015, it's time to look back on the year that was and note the importance that the consumer played in the development of content marketing strategies. Engaging audiences, producing helpful content, and tailoring content to suit consumer needs and trends all proved …

Marketing

For Busy Entrepreneurs

How Blogging Can Be the Start of a Career Change<p>Millions of people worldwide go about their daily 9-5’s while daydreaming about a change in career. …

Thomas Edison

3 Powerful Storytelling Campaigns That Will Inspire You | Inc.com

I've written about successful storytelling campaigns before and it always inspires me when I see great marketing campaigns that tell awesome stories. You know the type, the ones that draw you into an amazing tale and you come away with a feeling that you should be doing business with a company that …

Marketing

5 Reasons People Aren't Searching Your Website | Inc.com

If your company has a website it had better be optimized for search, meaning when a customer is looking for something he or she can easily find it. If not, prospects will fall off, customers will be frustrated and ultimately, you'll lose business. That's according to Matt Riley, CEO of Swiftype, a …

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