Peter-John Taylor

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What's in a (Business) Name?

Naming a business can seem like a daunting task, and it may not be something you want to spend a lot of time doing. But make no mistake - <i>your business name can often be just as important as the quality of the products you make</i> and the price at which you sell them.<p>A good business name gets you …

35 trips every couple should take in their lifetime

There's nothing quite like travel to put any relationship to the test, no matter whether you and your significant other are adventure-seekers, lovers of luxury, or old-school romantics.<p>From surfing in Bali to spa treatments in the rainforests of Costa Rica, here are the trips you and your honey …

What the head of marketing in 2017 should look like

Nick Hyde, PR & content manager at Happy Creative, interviews MD Karen Lambert to discuss what the head of marketing in 2017 should look like<p>In my …

Marketing

4 Kinds of Fraud That Could Destroy Your Business

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Get two entrepreneurs in a room and chances are one, if not both, have been the victim of accounting fraud. According to the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners annual report, nearly half of all small businesses experience fraud at …

This Mega-Size River Cave In Laos Is Stunning To Explore Via Kayak

Take a deep breath, because things are about to get <i>epic</i>.<p>The Xe Bang Fai River cave in central Laos is considered to be one of the largest known river caves in the world. Find the upriver entrance -- which is a forest-covered sinkhole, mind you -- and you'll journey on an underground river about …

Recycled Newspapers Turned into Furniture

WooJai Lee is a Korean/New Zealander designer based in Eindhoven, The Netherlands with a new project called PaperBricks. It’s no surprise that paper …

Furniture

Photographer Captures Perfectly Symmetrical Kingfisher Dive After 6 Years and 720,000 Pictures

Capturing the “perfect shot” is sometimes years in the making—just ask Scottish photographer Alan McFadyen. He devoted about 4,200 hours and 720,000 exposures in order to photograph a kingfisher making a precisely symmetrical dive into its reflection on a lake.<p>McFadyen has admired the small, …

Palawan, The Most Beautiful Island In The World, Is Sheer Perfection

It's hard to believe the Philippines are an under-appreciated tropical travel destination, especially with their extraordinary hiking, diving, beaches and of course -- islands that are THIS beautiful.<p>And while we'd like to visit every single island in the Philippines, there's one island in …

China’s Atlantis of the East

The Chinese city of Shicheng was flooded in 1959, then forgotten. With its recent rediscovery, divers can explore a 600-year-old city that is both underwater – and unseen for decades.<p>Often called the “Atlantis of the East” by travellers, the underwater city of Shicheng is a magnificent, mysterious …

Archaeology

How to Come Back from a Customer Service FAIL - Small Business Trends

When a customer experiences poor customer service, what happens next can make or break your relationship with that customer. Can you win back a …

The Difference Between Sales and Business Development

Almost daily, I run into the misconception that the function of sales and business development are interchangeable, from co-workers to industry …

Business Development

10 Questions to Ask Before Determining Your Target Market

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The better you understand your customer, the faster your business will grow. But new ventures often struggle to define their target market and set their sights too broadly.<p>"We often overestimate the market size, and in many cases there …

Board of Directors vs. Advisory Board

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Building a trusted group of advisors is an incredibly important part of building your business. I would suggest you create two different boards. One will be an advisory board, I like to call the honorary advisory committee (HAC), and the …

How to Conduct a Patent Search

Learn the first and most important step in patenting an idea: making sure no one else beat you to it!<p>You have an amazing, earth-shattering idea; an ingenious way to solve an old problem, or a groundbreaking new technology.<p>Of course, you can't patent an idea. But as soon as you've fleshed it out to …

The Difference Between Antique And Vintage, According To An "Antiques Roadshow" Appraiser

The differences are slight but incredibly important.<p>If you've ever found yourself nodding, silently bewildered, as a shopkeeper tells you all about that "vintage pen case" or "antique bookstand," you're not alone.<p>You probably have a good idea that both terms mean <i>old</i> — but what's the difference? And …

Is My New Product Launch Going To Fail?

It can be an exciting time when a business launches a new product. You’ve tested it, conducted surveys, completed market research, and done a full …

How to survive losing your star employee or partner

<i>This post is in partnership with Entrepreneur. The article below was originally published at</i> <i>entrepreneur.</i><i>com</i><i>.</i><p>By Jayson Demers, Entrepreneur<p>New …

Cognac: The History and the Art of Enjoying Cognac

The History of Cognac, dating back four centuries, Cognac, was a recognized wine-growing area long before cognac was ‘invented”, this area has wine …

Alcohol

How a Bunch of Antique Vases Came to Be Worth More Than $1 Million

On Feb. 9, a green art deco Languedoc vase by Lalique, the famous French glassmaker, will hit the auction block at Christie’s in London. One of 120 …

Dining Rooms

The Foolproof Formula for New Brand Launching

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The opportunity to market a new, enhanced brand is an exciting chapter for any business. Though the process may present various obstacles to overcome, an effective brand transformation can completely redefine the business’s future …

Exposing the Roots of the Viking Horned Helmet Myth

Yes, some helmeted Vikings traveled around Europe, West Asia, and even North America raiding and pillaging. It is a myth, though, that their helmets …

Do B2Bs Know Their Target Market?

Many <b>B2B</b> companies embark on sales and marketing efforts with nothing short of a shotgun approach to the market. Understanding your specific <b>target</b> …

Marketing

How to Refocus Your Product Marketing on Credibility, Not Collateral

It’s not just the media landscape that’s struggling with over-crowding; today’s brands are tasked with rolling out a steady stream of new and …

The 5 Least-Visited Countries in the World

Here's a guide for globe trotters who prefer the road (far) less traveled.<p>The appeal of some travel destinations is that <i>everyone</i> wants to visit them. For the rest of us, nothing beats a country that's <i>not</i> overrun with tourists, where experiences feel authentic, and the majority of the people you …

Using Cloud-Based Tools to Boost Your Online Business

Running a successful online business isn’t easy, so what cloud-based tools are other businesses using to boost their online sales and …

Small Business

What ERP Means for Your Small Business - business.com

In today’s business landscape, no business is too small for an ERP solution. Learn the benefits of this long-term investment.<p>“To ERP or not to …

From Inspiration to Implementation

Introducing the Invention Cycle<p>There is an insatiable demand for innovation and entrepreneurship. These skills are required to help individuals and …

If you want to explore the world, this is your super-yacht

The yacht's owner, Francois Fiat, chose the yard because he wanted a boat that would be as robust as the commercial vessels Piriou has built in its 50-year history.<p>Fiat named the boat after Alexandre Yersin, the Swiss born, French scientist and adventurer who traveled the world to find cures for …

Elephant Foot Glacier

The Elephant Foot Glacier in northeastern Greenland, looks like a bowl of batter that has been poured over a pan. The sheer pressure of the …

Greenland

Why People With Multicultural Experience Are More Creative

A person who has immersed themselves in another culture has the openness and cognitive flexibility to make your organization more creative.<p>Most creative people have two things in common: They are willing to consider alternatives to the way things are currently done, and they see objects, people, …