Ruby Montoya

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How a new media startup grew from 12 employees to 200 in a 18 months, and just landed $80 million to grow even more

A year and a half ago, media startup Culture Trip had a small online following and 12 employees.<p>Now, the site rakes in close to 15 million monthly unique visitors, and its 200 in-house employees are based across three continents. In addition to the company's full time staff, the site relies on 300 …

Employment

Kidbox raises $15.3 million for its personalized children’s clothing box

Kidbox, a clothing-in-a-box startup aimed at a slightly younger crowd than StitchFix, has raised $15.3 million in Series B funding to expand and scale its business.<p>The round was led by Canvas Ventures, and includes participation from existing investors Firstime Ventures and HDS Capital, as well as …

Startups

Hack Your Way to 10,000 Podcast Downloads with These 15 Tips

Back in July of 2016, I started a podcast with Eric Siu called Marketing School.We’ve come a long way since then.In fact, we are over 600 episodes …

Marketing

A Yale psychologist reveals the simple trick he used to finally quit drinking for good

Humans are creatures of routine.<p>Scientists agree that about 40% of what we do every day is thoughtless. There's a term for the actions triggered by daily, repetitive situational cues: habits. The more practice you have doing something, the less effort it takes. That's how our actions become more …

Southern California

6 Exercises That’ll Seriously Improve Your Posture

Straighten up and balance out your body with these moves.<p><i>This article originally appeared on DailyBurn.com.</i><p>One thing most gym-goers probably don’t …

7 Storytelling Structures to Improve Your Presentations (Infographic)

What your favorite plots and your next business presentation should have in common.<p>Giving presentations, whether during meetings with co-workers or to potential new clients, can often seem intimidating. But luckily, there are tried and true ways to organize your information so that it is both easy …

How To Become Happier, Healthier And More Successful In 60 Days

Improving your life does not have to require drastic and onerous changes. It is possible to completely turn your life around in just 60 days by …

How to Make Your Business Fully Remote in 7 Steps

Converting a traditional business to one that's fully remote can be intimidating. But take things one step at a time and you'll pull it off.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Remote businesses are becoming more popular, thanks to today's possibility of working off site, …

Research: Writing a Business Plan Makes Your Startup More Likely to Succeed

When asked about an opponent’s plan for their impending fight, former world heavyweight champion Mike Tyson once said: “Everyone has a plan until they get punched in the mouth.”<p>It is a school of thought now fashionable in entrepreneurship circles. Advocates of “learning by doing” approaches such as …

How the First 20 Minutes of Your Day Can Set You Up for Success

Engage a positive routine right after waking, and you'll tap into the power of your subconscious brain.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You all know about that morning-routine thing: Everyone raves that waking up early and sticking to your routine will help you get more …

A retail startup that allows people to try on clothes digitally just got a £10 million boost

The round was led by TAL, a leading Hong Kong-based clothing manufacturer which also led the 2014 funding round. The company had already raised £12.5 million ($16.1 million) since setting up in 2008.<p>Metail presents customers with a simulated version of themselves that takes into account their size …

How to Create a Stellar Social Media Marketing Plan for Under $100

Here are some ways to get the most value out of every penny.<p>This story originally appeared on Buffer<p>How big is your social media budget?<p>I’ve heard of companies that spend millions on marketing and others who spend zero (we skew toward the zero side at Buffer).<p>Regardless of how much you spend, you …

8 things ridiculously successful people do before 8 a.m.

Starbucks continues to grow relentlessly, with CEO Howard Schultz planning to open 500 new stores a year over the next five years. Much of this …

How to Manage Your Time Wisely, According to a Productivity Expert | Inc.com

Imagine a world where you are productive, and your to-do list isn't overflowing with scary tasks. That sounds dreamy, doesn't it? By rewording the way that you write out your list of things to do, you can accomplish a whole lot more in less time.<p>I bought a book titled <i>Getting Things Done</i> by David …

Time Management

3 Daily Habits That Will Change Your Life | Inc.com

It's not the big things that take out most leaders and creative pros, it's the little ones. Over time, they forget to do the small things that position them to bring their best effort to the table every day. While everything might look fine to those around them, the decay has already begun and they …

Creativity

Yves Huy Truong Photography

Fashion, beauty, and lifestyle through the lens of photographer and director Yves Huy Truong.Yves Huy Truong is a well established photographer and …

Photography

China open to free-trade agreement with Mexico: Xinhua

© Reuters. A vendor waits for customers during the Expo China Homelife Show, a platform for leading Chinese companies seeking to do business in …

China

How to Build The Ultimate Smartphone Projector

In this video, DIY Perks will be making a really well-designed smartphone projector that stands head and shoulders above most others out there! It …

Craftsman or Artist: What Are Photographers?

Are photographers artists? This question causes endless debate and, up until now, my answer has always been yes. I've begun re-thinking that answer …

Turn Your To-Do List Into a To-Do Calendar

Do you always install your air conditioner on a sweltering summer day, or rush to do your taxes in mid-April? For absolutely necessary tasks like …

Three of the world’s most powerful billionaires agree—there’s one trait you need to succeed

Not a lot of people know about Ray Dalio, and he prefers it that way.<p>Considered one of the “100 most influential people in the world” by <i>Time</i> magazine, Dalio is the founder of <i>Bridgewater Associates,</i> the largest hedge fund in the world, with $122 billion under management.<p>So he’s kind of a big …

Self-improvement

Chill Out: Guided Meditations for Every Part of Your Day

If you feel like you can stand to become more centered and relaxed throughout your day, then take a look at the guided meditations free on YouTube – …

Meditation

10 questions that can dramatically change your life (and your business)

The quality of our questions determines the quality of our lives.<p>A few years ago, I was in a dreary situation that I didn’t know how to get out of. I was not passionate about the work that I was doing, I wasn’t surrounding myself with the right people, and I felt like a hamster running in …

Peter Thiel

Understanding these three principles will help you develop true intrinsic motivation

What motivates us? Fear and punishment? Or money, fame, and power?<p>One train of thought, called self-determination theory, starts from the idea that all humans have the natural—or intrinsic—tendency to behave in effective and healthful ways.<p>Central to self-determination theory, or SDT, is the …

Psychology

21 Places To Shop For Clothes In Your 30s

In case festival wear isn't really your jam anymore.<p><i>Note: Submissions have been edited for length and/or clarity. Not all submissions are from Community members.</i>

Clothing

Instagram Marketing Cheat Sheet: What, When & How to Post [Infographic]

Do you need help getting your Instagram marketing strategy off the ground? Not sure what, when and how you should be posting to achieve …

Infographics

The Best Content Marketing Checklist To Make You More Successful

We’re firm believers in the power of checklists.<p>They’re essential for ensuring your work is efficient and effective. Nearly any task can be broken …

Marketing

What's the Ideal Length for Social Media and Web Content?

What’s the optimal length for your tweet, Facebook post, or your blog headline? What will actually get people to click through and engage with your …

The Keyword Research Cheat Sheet

Keyword research can be daunting, especially for those new to the world of SEO. Fear no more — this handy infographic sums it all up in one “cheat …

The Ultimate List of 53 Blog Post Ideas for Content Marketers

Starting a blog is easy, but creating quality, valuable content regularly and consistently can be hard. If you ever find yourself stuck and can’t …