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A Rickety Gin Distillery Is Reborn Into a Bright, Award-Winning Home

A design duo strategically transform a dark, rundown distillery into their own modern abode.<p>When architect Rupert Scott and his wife, interior designer Leo Wood, first laid eyes on a London gin distillery, it was dark, dank, and not at all inviting. Yet, despite its flaws, the couple immediately …

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, …

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 …

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 …

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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, …

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 …

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 …

Why Incubators Are an Invaluable Resource for Startups

<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 marketplace for real estate investing, I know all too well the challenges startups face with …

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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 …

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 …

How One Entrepreneur Turned an Invasive Weed Into a Successful Business

The inspiring story of how one woman built a thriving business using extremely unpromising raw materials.<p>"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 …

10 TED Talks by Young People to Inspire You in 2016

Why should age be a defining factor of success?<p>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 …

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 …

10 Most Popular Best Practice Posts of the Year

Here are your favorite posts of 2015.<p>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 …

12 LinkedIn Tips, Some of Which Are Fairly Savvy

How to leverage and grow your network with proven social media tactics<p>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 …

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

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 …

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How Mark Zuckerberg Keeps His Ridiculously Challenging New Year's Resolutions

He's putting us all to shame. Even Bill Gates.<p>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 …

How to Squeeze More Sales Out of Every Email

Email is a more personal form of communication than sending people to a landing page via an ad, so you have some immediate advantages.<p>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 …

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 …

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Top Content Marketing Tricks That Made Companies Successful in 2015

Personalization and timeliness are rising in importance for companies that want to be seen and heard.<p>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, …

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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. …

3 Powerful Storytelling Campaigns That Will Inspire You

A great story should be at the core of your business, are you telling it every chance you get? You should.<p>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 …