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This Wyoming Resort Is All Your Luxury Wild West Fantasies Come True

The once-private Snake River Sporting Club has been revamped as a luxe resort destination and gateway to the Grand Tetons.<p>I wasn’t expecting to be …

Hot Springs

Treat Yourself to Garlic Butter Steak Bites Tonight — Delicious Links

<i>Kitchn's</i> <i>Delicious Links</i><i> column highlights recipes we're excited about from the bloggers we love. Follow along every weekday as we post our …

Best Pitch Decks: The Early Stage Pitch Decks Of The Hottest Funded Startups

What does it take to create a winning pitch deck that gets your startup funded?<p>Whether you are still at seed stage, or are preparing for a follow up series of funding, a lot of your success is riding on a few slides. Not long ago I covered the pitch deck template that was created by Silicon Valley …

Startups

This Seattle Startup Aims To Remove The Expensive, Boring Parts Of Customer Support

Your own business is likely living in what I’ll call <b>Scenario 1</b>: Every customer inquiry and request has to be handled personally by your capable, well-trained human agents–even when the floodgates have opened due to a product glitch or similar event. Frankly, some of these inquiries aren’t worthy of …

Google Is Rebranding AdWords, and Launching a New Advertising Tool for Small Businesses

Google is retiring its AdWords and DoubleClick brands--two advertising products commonly used by small businesses. But don't worry. There's a plan.<p>Giving us just enough time to say goodbye, Google announced yesterday that it will be replacing two of its core advertising products--AdWords and …

AdWords

What You're Willing To Tolerate Sets The Tone For Your Company Culture

I’m obsessing lately about a presentation Harvey Goldberg gave on leadership. He asked a simple question: “What do you <i>expect</i> from your people?” Then he asked, “Now, what do you <i>tolerate</i> from them?” He then drew the two squares above and said, “What you tolerate is what you will get, and that becomes …

Team Building

A hot startup raised $66 million in 5 days using these 24 slides

Tech investors are throwing money at Front, a five-year-old startup that aims to change the way teams get work done. The startup makes a shared-inbox app that lets teams handle messages from email, texts, Slack, and social media, all in one place.<p>This year, Mathilde Collin, the 28-year-old …

Startups

MIT's Mind-Blowing Solutions to the 9 Hardest Startup Problems

Deciding how big you want the company to be and change its strategy, organization, and processes while sustaining the culture.<p>If you aspire to be a successful startup leader, it helps to know how to solve the toughest challenges you'll face.<p>When I was a graduate student at MIT, professors …

Blow-Up Hot Tubs Exist, So OMG, I'm Never Leaving My Backyard Again

Summertime PSA: Walmart is selling inflatable hot-tub spas with massaging jets, and they start at $299. So if you're looking to relax and unwind, you <i>could</i> treat yourself to a $150 massage, a $45 mani-pedi, a $70 facial, and a $40 sauna pass at your local day spa . . . or you could spend about the …

7 Remarkably Clever Bathroom Hacks

<i>By: Christopher Discipio</i><p>Whether you share a bathroom with three other roommates or are lucky enough to bask in your own lavatory ambience, the washroom is a place where improvements can <i>always</i> be made. The 7 hacks below will organize, sanitize, and generally make your morning/night routine a more …

How to set up a paperless office using your Mac or iPhone

Sick of the mountains of paper stacking up in your inbox? You’ve probably heard about the joys of having a paperless office, maybe even thought about setting one up, but didn’t know how.<p>Well, here’s how. Not only is it easy to set to do, it can totally change your life.<p>Here’s how to use your Mac …

It’s Time to Tell Your Kids It Doesn’t Matter Where They Go To College

When my daughter Jora was in high school, she went to a talk I gave on the adolescent brain, during which I pointed out that high school grades don’t …

High School

The 7 Worst Words to Use in Sales

I’m guilty of using all of the words I’m about to share with you when selling. Looking back, they have cost me money, influence and the opportunity to build deeper relationships. I have since deleted these words from my vocabulary and sales conversations within my organization. The result… …

Selling

This cryptocurrency startup with a 12-year-old CEO is trying to solve a common frustration among gamers

George Weiksner was 11 years old when he sat down to discuss dividing up the equity of his new startup with his co-founder, who also happened to be his father. George initially asked for an 80% stake in their cryptocurrency-based gaming platform Pocketful of Quarters, a proposal his father, …

Blockchain

Photographer Amber Mozo Shoots Pipe

Mozo's story of how she found the courage to face the wave that took her father's life<p>In 2005, renowned surf photographer Jon Mozo was killed while …

How to Remove People From Complicated Images Automatically Using Photoshop

Beautiful places are of course something many of us want to photograph, but the problem is often that there are constantly people in the shot at such …

Morsel Spork: After 18 months of engineering, meet the ultimate camping utensil

If you're going to spend a whole 18 months re-designing the camping spork, you might as well make the world's most badass single outdoor …

Camping

Where Should You Be Writing Content Online As A Founder or CEO? These 2 Platforms

This is where you should be writing online as a Founder or CEO.<p>If you were to ask me, "Cole, how do I become an entrepreneur?" which response would better answer your question?<p>A very logical definition of entrepreneurship and general steps entrepreneurs take when beginning their journey.<p>My personal …

Long Exposure Experiments Photo Contest Winners

Thank you to all the photographers that shared their best long exposure photos in the Long Exposure Experiments Photo contest with chances to win …

This Online Tool Will Tell You Whether You're Ready for Funding

Even if you aren't seeking private capital, you can take an online survey to determine whether your company is well positioned for growth.<p>You might have a great idea for a company, but you’ll need more than that in place before investors will even consider taking a chance on you. If you want to …

Entrepreneurship

Want to Get Funded? Make Sure Your VC Pitch Deck Has These 4 Things

Be short, direct, and focus on what matters most in a pitch context.<p><i>How long should a good venture capital proposal be? 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 Shane Luke, Start-up Founder</b> …

I'm a startup CEO — here are 8 lessons critical to success I've already started teaching my kids

How comfortable are you with the unknown? Scientists say that successful entrepreneurs have a strong tolerance for ambiguity. But most company founders also know that the opposite of success is failure. The stakes are high and losing hurts. And that is a good thing. If it did not hurt — we would …

Entrepreneurship

Dialpad Free launched: No-cost advanced small business phone system

Small businesses drive innovation and offer opportunities for millions of people. Dialpad is trying to help these small businesses break free of the …

How to sync Lightroom catalogs across many computers without Lightroom CC

A few weeks ago Adobe renamed Lightroom to Lightroom Classic and re-launched Lightroom as cloud connected Lightroom CC. Aside from making everyone …

Get Ready to Shoot Epic Fall Photos with These 5 Tips from Landscape Pro Nigel Danson (VIDEO)

French philosopher Albert Camus one said, “Autumn is a second spring, when every leaf is a flower.” For photographers, this sentiment means a season …

These 14 Places Will Let You Learn Photoshop for Free

Learn to dodge and burn like the masters<p>Adobe Photoshop is considered the gold standard in photo editing software. In fact, it can be hard to picture (see what I did there) a world without the amazing images created with this software.<p>In the right hands, photographs can be created that would leave …

10 Fitness YouTube Channels That Will Get You Ripped For Free

From boutique boxing gyms to rage yoga, fitness is becoming increasingly niche – and increasingly expensive to match. We all want the celebrity body …

An Interview With Music Vine, The New Name in Music Licensing for Video

Finding the perfect soundtrack for a video project or short film can be a laborious and painful process for budget filmmakers, yet it’s a task that …

Here’s a Checklist for Learning How to Retouch Photos Like a Pro

If you are a photographer or fledgling retoucher opening Photoshop for the first time, it is a daunting experience, to say the least. There is a …

7 Cheap Photo Hacks Using Common Household Items That Will Improve Your Photography (VIDEO)

All photographers love quick tips to help them improve their images and protect their gear. And if that advice involves using inexpensive household …