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5 'Starts' to Consider Before Starting Up Your Business

3 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Taking the plunge into entrepreneurship requires many things -- creativity, tenacity, resilience and money all come to mind. More than anything, though, it requires courage to take that initial step, leave your comfort zone and …

Entrepreneurship

How to Run a Lean Product Team

A lean product team will run circles around a want to be visionary.<p>Not finding out what your customers want kills your startup. It's the single most important thing our team needs to be focusing on. And it is your job as the CEO, to lead the way in discovering how you're going to find …

Product Management

Using Color Theory to Improve Website Accessibility

There are tons of articles and guides about <b>color theory</b> and its importance for every web designer. Colors are really essential in design and may even …

The Original Green By Steve Mouzon: A Must-Read If You Care About Sustainable Design

Steve Mouzon has been a fixture on TreeHugger since I first read his thoughts on the original green, on how people designed before the the Thermostat …

Mexico City Restoration Adds Luxury Comforts to a Challenging 1970s Design

• 1 |<p>It is not difficult to see the 1970’s influence in the harsh exterior of the home. Slate gray tiles and a low profile could easily be off putting. …

Tasmanian irrigation schemes transforming dry farmland into green cropping region

Farmers in Tasmania's south east are harvesting their first vegetable crops, as new irrigation water transforms the normally dry region.<p>The South …

Gorgeous Sustainably-Built Fall House Conforms to the Landscape in Big Sur

1/14<p>Fall House-Fougeron Architects<p>Sited on a cliff 250 feet above the Pacific Ocean near Big Sur, the Fall House is a sustainably-built vacation home …

Why the Spring Real Estate Market Has Been Awful for Buyers

NEW YORK (MainStreet) – This spring has been a great time to sell a home, but not such a fine season for buyers.<p>According to the National Association …

Real Estate

How Can You Challenge or Prevent a Low Appraisal?

A couple of days ago I wrote an article about appraisals and how they are completed. That article explained why banks use appraisals and the basics …

For Sale: Detroit Land Bank Seeks Buyers For Vacant Houses

Detroit has tens of thousands of abandoned homes. The city is experimenting with new ways to repopulate them — including auctioning them online for as little as $1,000. There are deals to be had, but the cost of repairs often exceeds the value of the homes.<p>The city's worst homes end up with the …

3 Tips for Buying a Vacation Home

1.1 million vacation homes sold in 2014. Here's how to find a hideaway of your very own.<p>Second–home sales leaped 57% last year, according to the …

Real Estate

Cooperative versus Sandwich Lease Options

<b>Sandwich</b> <b>Lease Option</b><p>A Sandwich Lease Option is a technique that has been used for many years but the technique has been overlooked by many. To me it …

Real Estate

Finding motivated sellers

Need my help finding motivated sellers? Send me your email address for a whole week of tips and training.<p>It's no secret that being a successful real …

Real Estate

34 Educational Resources for Aspiring Entrepreneurs

When you’re ready to launch a startup, the name of the game is research. You need to tap every resource you can to learn the ins and outs of …

How To Get A Business Loan, Pt. 1

One of the markers of this post-recession, so-called recovery has been the practice of deleveraging. Across the economy, from consumers to businesses large and small, debt has become something to get rid of.<p>Out here on Main Street, this trend has manifested in a dramatic drop in bank borrowing by …

Hey, Small Business Owners: Here Are 8 Apps That Will Delight Your Customers

<i>By Abby Perkins</i><p>A business’s most important asset isn’t its location, its employees, or even its product; it’s customers that keep it ticking. That’s …

The Quick and Dirty Guide to Starting Off Your Small Business on Social Media

Every day, more and more small businesses are embracing social media as a new and necessary part of both smart marketing and good branding. Of …

How Can A Small Business Owner Or Entrepreneur Determine If Advice Is Good Advice?

Travis Timmons of Fitness Matters is given advice all the time –and he rejects most of it because it doesn’t pass the test of the 4 lenses that he learned from studying the teachings of W. Edwards Deming.<p>What about you? Are you getting advice that really is reliable and useful, or are you getting …

Cheers to Light

Perfect for romantic rendezvouses and elegant affairs, the Bottled lamp was designed to add eclectic ambience to any formal setting. Shaped like a …

Design

A Glass Wall or a Wall of Glasses? Tre Bicchieri Restaurant Sports a Seemingly Fragile Facade

(Courtesy Carbondale)<p>The newly-erected <i>Glass Wall</i> at São Paulo–based fine dining establishment Tre Bicchieri is one of those …

São Paulo

Meet the man who grows chairs (and tables and lamps)

Gavin Munro doesn’t just grow trees, he grows furniture. Making one piece of furniture can take decades using traditional methods, if you consider …

Furniture

This elegant, organic LED lamp will make your reading nook cozier than ever

LEDs are firmly established as the energy-saving, long-lasting successor to incandescent bulbs, but the next wave might just come in the future of …

Elegant Zero-Energy Furniture can store heat and regulate indoor temperatures

Heating and cooling are no longer exclusively an architectural issue, but one that can be tackled with smart furniture design. This elegant-looking …

Re Rag Rugs use textile industry discards to create stylishly sustainable floor coverings

Re Rag Rug started as an experimental design project that explores the social and ecological sustainability of the rug. Using material that is waste …

Sustainability

Tato Architects updates a traditional Japanese house with a curved plywood interior

Tato Architects has replaced all of the walls inside a traditional Japanese house with curving plywood screens (+ slideshow).<p>Studio founder Yo …

Rux unveils modular Stickbulb lighting made with reclaimed wood

<b>New York 2015:</b> Rux, a multidisciplinary design firm in New York, has unveiled new pieces in its Stickbulb line of modular contemporary lighting.<p>The X …

Bec Brittain's latest lighting collection features LED tubes arranged in diamond shapes

<b>New York 2015:</b> Brooklyn-based lighting designer Bec Brittain has launched a lighting collection called Zelda, based on diamond-shaped forms, as well …

Italian designers continue marble tile recycling project with Little Gerla vases

A pair of Italian designers has extended their line of products made from rejected marble with a collection of four vases, all made from a single …