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The 3 Fundamentals You Must Focus on to Excel at Sales | Inc.com

<i>How do you become a better salesperson? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer by Tom Sullivan, Software Salesman, on Quora:</b><p><b>Your Product:</b><p>You should study your product extremely hard and know …

Product Management

The Fundamentals to Building a Successful eCommerce Business From Scratch

Building a successful eCommerce business is like running a marathon. You have to start preparing beforehand so that you don’t run out of fuel mid way.<p>…

Marketing

This eco-friendly house in France cost under $200K to build

Greenhouse design inspired its translucent panels<p>Building a budget-friendly <i>and</i> environmentally-friendly house is a difficult feat. It’s one thing to build a large house for under $130K, but this low energy, greenhouse-inspired French house takes it one step further.<p>BRUT architects designed and …

Architecture

How to Build a 'Franken-Startup' Entirely Out of Software Services | Inc.com

There are two pieces of advice every founder has heard: Keep your startup as lean as possible, and only do things that are high-leverage uses of your time. There's an obvious tension here: How are you supposed to get done all the things a company has to do without hiring a bunch of people?<p>Here's …

Small Business

Self-sufficient Skilpod home generates all its own energy, pops up in less than a day

Belgian construction company Skilpod has produced a prefabricated home that can generate all its own energy and pop up in as little as half a day. …

Social Housing

How To Use Social Media On A Small Business Budget

If you’re the owner of a small business or a start-up, chances are you're running low on a marketing budget. So what should you do to spend less and …

5 Key Elements Every Small Business Website Should Have

Incorporate these five important website elements into your site to build an online presence that brings customers directly to your business, no matter where they're located.<p>This story originally appeared on PR Newswire's Small Business PR Toolkit<p>Your business may be small, but a business website …

Small Business

Zero-carbon home generates income by making more energy than it needs

The home of the future could slash your utility bills and generate enough money to help pay the mortgage. UK firm Koru Architects designed and built …

This Prefab Cabin Was Built in 10 Days for Only $80,000

The cabin is in Russia, but the builder is now accepting pre-orders in the U.S.<p>Nestled in the woods of Kazan, a city in southwest Russia, sits a 1,184-square-foot DublDom, one of several DublDom modular prefab homes designed by the Moscow-based architect firm, Bio Architects.<p>What makes the DublDom …

Carpenter builds himself a cozy timber home in Quebec

This modern abode is all about windows and wood<p>In the icy Eastern Townships of Quebec, Canada, snowy winters demand that all abodes be cozy and warm. For one local carpenter seeking a first home, that meant building a winter-worthy sanctuary with his own two hands. Clad in raw Hemlock pine, the …

Top 15 PV Solar Power Home Design Ideas – The Cost of Solar Energy

Oil, gas, coal-generated electricity, and other fossils-fuel derived energy sources are not the only game in town in terms of home energy options …

2016: The year in wood construction

This is the year that wood construction got <b>BIG</b> and <b>TALL.</b> Things are happening all over the world as building codes evolve, and architects and builders …

Is an even smaller New York apartment the key to sustainable living?

Ollie says its apartments help reduce carbon emissions by housing twice as many people than a traditional building. But is more urban density the answer?<p>Chris Bledsoe is of the contrarian opinion that most New York City apartments are too large. His company, Ollie, rents studios on East 27th Street …

Urban Design

Zero-energy timber and steel home is buried into a natural dune

VVKH architecten designed Villa Meijendel in Doornweg, the Netherlands to a client’s custom specifications – but they also had a big helping hand …

This prefab London backyard studio is as cool as a custom cottage

This modern garden studio outside London looks totally custom, but it’s not. The cedar-clad structure, which does double-duty as a home office and …

Germany's solar-powered Smart Green Tower mimics the technology of electric cars

If a car can run on a lithium-ion battery, why can’t the same technology be applied to a city block? This is the conceptual basis of the Smart Green …

Clean Energy

Old bungalow transformed into a light-filled dwelling with recycled brick

Andrew Burges Architects revamped a “badly planned” 1940s bungalow in Sydney into a light-filled dwelling for six that boasts a low energy footprint. …

8 Pictures of small, beautiful and cheap homes

In big cities, we are used to living in tiny apartments, while homes in the countryside tend to be much larger. But have you ever thought of living …

Clever apartment fits everything you need in one cube

Room in a box, redefined<p>In this recent project from playful Moscow architecture firm Ruetemple, the line between architecture and furniture is blurred to impressive effect. The first thing you’ll notice in this revamped 516-square-foot apartment is the cubic central volume, an all-white module that …

Spiffy tiny house has bike rack, yoga hammock, and more

One for the ladder-averse<p>Projector theater system. Beer draft lines. Yoga hammock. What doesn’t this 250-square-foot tiny house have? Built with efficient structural insulated panels on a custom 32-foot gooseneck trailer, this sharp micro dwelling forgoes the “lofted bedroom” often found in tiny …

Atelier l'Abri designs Canadian cabin for carpenter to build himself

A young carpenter who wished to build his own residence was the client for this modest project by Atelier l'Abri, located in Quebec's Eastern …

6 budget-friendly wooden houses you'll love

Lately, we've been seeing a lot of super cute little wooden homes with some seriously good environmental credentials. So we thought it was time to …

The 42 best decorating tips of all time (part one)

It's that time of year again! Winter, we mean, when you find yourself with less inclination to brave the cold weather in favour of staying indoors …

DIY

10 Pictures of small but sophisticated bed rooms

Since everyone needs a quiet and calm place to rest, bedrooms should be well designed so that they provide a space for recharging with a good night’s …

Create Small Fruit Trees with This Pruning Method - Organic Gardening

Many fruit trees — including semidwarf varieties — can easily grow to 15 feet and taller. Anyone who has tried to manage one of these large trees in …

Gardening

12 trips everyone should take in Europe in 2017

Europe is always a good idea.<p>However, some places might be a better idea than others next year.<p>We've put together the ultimate European bucket list for 2017. From celebrating Finland's independence to jetting to Bordeaux on a brand new high speed train, here are 12 trips everyone should take in …

European Travel

Everything You Need To Know For An Amazing Trip To Thailand!

It isn’t easy to understand what Thailand is made up of. As soon as you fall for its beaches and forests, a skyscraper infested skyline diverts your …

Eco-friendly tiny house was designed to host visitors to the 2018 Winter Olympics

The wee abode was designed to have a minimal impact on its verdant surroundings<p>The 2018 Winter Olympics are set to begin this week in Pyeongchang, South Korea, and among the venues and accommodations constructed in anticipation of the Games is this impressive eco-friendly tiny house.<p>Built to host …

Tour a Scandi-Inspired, Holiday Ready Vienna Home

<b>Name:</b> Svenja Bruecker <b><br>Location:</b> Vienna, Austria <b><br>Size:</b> 1300 square feet <b><br>Years lived in:</b> Renting 6 months<p>Svenja is an interior design blogger and her …

Living Rooms