Nikita McKinder

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Granite or Quartz Debate: Is One Really Better Than the Other?

Inch for inch, your countertops will have the most visual impact on your kitchen. That’s why choosing the right material can be such an agonizing …

London's secret green shelters: What's inside? | CNN Travel

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Non-Touristy Ways to See the Great Wall of China

There are so many things to experience on one’s first trip to China—the obvious sights like the Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square, the contemporary art galleries of Beijing and Shanghai, the street food, the street markets—that it almost feels overwhelming. However, of the many sights on the long …

Hiking Angels Landing in Zion National Park

The higher we climbed the more nervous I got. I held the chain as I peered over the edge and thought to myself, “What in the world did we get …

32 Easy Exercises to Boost Your Creativity Everyday

You don't need to be a talented artist to pick up a creative habit.<p>For a lot of people, creativity is a talent that few people have.<p>For me, creativity is a skill we all have and can improve with regular exercise.<p>"Creativity is not just for artists. It's for businesspeople looking for a new way to …

Creativity

Organize Your Kitchen in One Day

It happens to everyone; you move into your house with every intention on keeping things decluttered and perfectly organized. You plan to keep everything in its designated spot so it looks clean and orderly at all times. The years go by and you've adapted to your method of madness - the large square …

The Best-Kept Secret Swimming Holes of Central Florida

With a year-round temperature of 68°F, Kelly Park Rock Springs is a wonderful place to cool down on a hot day. Because the park’s creek flows freely …

20+ DIY Christmas Decorations That Look So Elegant

"Oh, this old scalloped tree skirt? It's vintage."<p>Elevate your home this holiday season with plenty of cash leftover for presents under the tree. These fancy DIY Christmas decor projects will gift you your most festive display yet.

The Best Bar Carts for Entertaining Photos

When decorating a living and dining area, there are several necessities that come to mind instantly: table, dining chairs, sofa, carpet, cocktail table. But for the entertaining aficionado, there’s another piece that may well prove just as useful: the bar cabinet. While bar carts have enjoyed a …

13 Red Flags That Will Get Your Pitch Rejected Every Time

Investors are people too. A positive first impression can quickly turn negative if you innocently seem to violate business basics while profiling your new venture.<p>After listening to hundreds of startup pitches, and reading even more business plans, most new venture investors develop their own …

Startups

101 Places to Buy Furniture & Home Decor Online

Oh, the joys of online home decor shopping. Not only can you find great deals on all kinds of housewares, you can do it all in your pajamas and from …

Wacky things you haven't tried at Walt Disney World yet

About 48 million people visit Walt Disney World Resorts annually and while most stick to the tried-and-true attractions, there are plenty of experiences only the most savvy Mickey fan has tried.<p>Take your family on a behind the scenes tour; have a seat at Cinderella’s Royal table and enjoy a meal …

5 Steps to Develop a Business Plan - OLBlog

A business plan is essential for every entrepreneur, but if it’s your first time doing one can be tricky. Business owners discussed when referring to …

Shop Paint, Furniture, Rugs and More From Fixer Upper's Joanna Gaines and Magnolia Home Furniture

If you're a fan of the HGTV show <i>Fixer Upper</i>, you likely share our desire to crawl through the TV and move into one or more of the houses Chip and Joanna Gaines miraculously take from dismal and dilapidated to beyond amazing. And don't worry, you're not alone in your love for the sweet Texas couple …

10 Useful Tools that Every Entrepreneur Should Have

Let me ask you a question.<p>Do you ever feel like you’re overwhelmed with all of the things you have to do to grow your business?<p>Of course you do. You’re an entrepreneur, right?<p>It’s a common feeling. There’s so many different tasks that we have to do in order to reach our goals. Entrepreneurs have to …

The 14 Phrases Every VC Wants to Hear in Your Pitch

<i>This article is part of</i> Tools of the Trade<i>, a weekly series in which a variety of experts share actionable tips for achieving fast and effective</i> …

6 Books Entrepreneurs Should Read Every Year

Essential reading for entrepreneurs on strategy and execution<p>While speaking to students at USC's Greif Center of Entrepreneurial Studies this week, I was asked for a list of books that have been most beneficial to me in business. You'll find those titles below, but I wanted to quickly preface why …

Innovation

25 Amazing Ideas Of Bedside Tables For Small Spaces

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7 Ways to Build Hype Months Before Your Business Launches

Have you heard about that new company? I don't know exactly what it is, but it's going to be amazing!<p>5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You’ve been prepping for months -- maybe even years -- and your new business is finally starting to take shape. Chances are, …

Marketing

5 Ways to Make Your House More Traditional on Any Budget - Home Improvement Projects, Tips & Guides

Traditional style remains an interior design standard. The clean lines and cozy atmosphere are welcoming and comfortable. Traditional style can …

7 Steps to a Perfectly Written Business Plan

6 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Every business needs to have a written business plan. Whether it’s to provide direction or attract investors, a business plan is vital for the success for your organization. But, how do you write a business plan?<p>SBA.gov …

Small Business

Couple builds their own adventurous 204 sq. ft. modern shed home

Smaller homes need not feel like coffin boxes -- that's what the purveyors of "big is always better" want you to think. We've seen numerous times how …

The 5 Biggest Tax Differences Between an LLC and Corporation

Guest Writer<p>CEO of CorpNet.com<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Among the many decisions you need to make when launching a business is selecting a business structure. If you do nothing, your business, by default, is structured as either a general partnership (multiple …

Small Business

An entrepreneur who now earns 6 figures shares the career advice he wishes he'd had in his pizza delivery days

Fed up with "trudging through six feet of snow, up six flights of stairs to get a $2 tip," he set his sights on something more, and spent two years learning everything he could about running an online business.<p>"I would read these stories, like '18-year-old kid started an office chair site and makes …

5 Underrated Countries Where You Should Take Your Next Adventure

Where to travel when you've already traveled to all the typical places.<p>So you've already climbed Kilimanjaro, hiked the Inca Trail, and trekked to Everest base camp. And now that those trips are off your bucket list, you're looking for some off-the-beaten-path suggestions on where to go next. …

11 Little-Known Painting Hacks from Our Expert Field Editors

We asked for real-world painting pointers—and got hundreds of great tips from our Field Editors. Here are 11 of our favorites.<p>1 / 13<p>No More Splashy …

DIY

The 7 Elements of a Strong Business Model - Crazy About Startups - Entrepreneurship, Startups

Creating a business model isn’t simply about completing your business plan or determining which products to pursue. It’s about mapping out how you …