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Put down that drone! FAA cracks down on realtors using aerial drone photos

You probably know by now that the Federal Aviation Administration hates the use of drones in aerial photography – at least until it can come up with …

Commercial real estate development surge expected in California

As the economy improves, commercial real estate industry leaders are increasingly optimistic about a surge in the California market over the next three years or so, a new report said.<p>Experts said they expect the nonresidential market will keep growing steadily for the next three years but start to …

A Key Leading Indicator For Commercial Real Estate Hits Its Highest Level In Two Years

Note: This index is a leading indicator primarily for new Commercial Real Estate (CRE) investment.<p>From AIA: Architecture Billings Index Positive for Third Straight Month<p>Billings at architecture firms accelerated to their strongest pace of growth since December 2010. As a leading economic indicator …

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Signs Point to Growing Momentum in NJ Commercial Real Estate Market

<b>by</b> <b>Tara Nurin</b><b>, NJSpotlight.com</b><p>The odds are in favor of New Jersey's commercial real estate market gradually pulling itself out of its recession and …

Colorado pot laws help Mile-High City’s appetite for real estate | Fortune.com

Kelly Brough, president and CEO of Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce, is not happy talking about legal marijuana, the booming industry now nudging its way into the Denver business world. She is quick to point out all the steps made by the chamber to protect existing Denver businesses from any …

Tips on How to Launch an eBook: Get Started Here

It is amazing how thoroughly the landscape of publishing has changed in the last decade. Where eBooks were once a novelty that had not quite managed …

How to Monetize Your Knowledge - Small Business Trends

According to statistics, most small businesses today are service providers. They may be financial advisors, lawyers, personal trainers, accountants, …

LinkedIn Groups for Sales Success: Your Secret Weapon

Did you know that people who participate or engage in LinkedIn Group discussions get an average of four times as many profile views?<p>LinkedIn Groups …

8 Subconscious Mistakes Our Brains Make Every Day–And How To Avoid Them

The “swimmer’s body illusion,” and other ways our brains play tricks on us.<p><i>Editor’s Note: This is one of the most-read leadership articles of 2013. Click here to see the full list.</i><p>Get ready to have your mind blown.<p>I was seriously shocked at some of these mistakes in thinking that I subconsciously …

Why B2B Startups Fail - And How to Prevent It - Small Business Trends

Why do startups fail in the B2B world? Any number of reasons. Today we’re going to take a look at some of the main reasons, and more importantly, …

Starting A Small Business? Avoid These 5 Dumb Mistakes New Small Businesses Make.

Like many new entrepreneurs, I made a lot of dumb mistakes when I started my business.<p>I worked too long hours. I neglected my family. I spent too …

4 Content Curation Tools To Consider for Marketing

Content marketing – creating and sharing your own blog entries, videos, infographics and more to attract customer attention and drive sales – is a …

Business Structures: DBA, Sole proprietorship, Corporation and LLC

When you’re starting or running a small business, countless questions arise, particularly surrounding your business’ legal structure:<p>Is my business …

14 Unorthodox Tips for Becoming Successful in Business

It’s no secret that you don’t become successful in business by doing the same thing the others guys are doing. Being able to take calculated risks is …

Why Online Video is Beating Social Media

In 7 Reasons Why Video is the Fastest Growing Online Ad Format, I share Forrester, Cisco and Forbes research on why video is beating social media as …

5 Secrets of a Google Plus Marketing Ninja

It may not be Facebook, but Google Plus has an impressive and growing reach. The platforms connection with Google assures that posts will be highly …

Move-up buying activity rises with home equity gains

Housing demand from move-up buyers — or existing homeowners selling their current properties to replace them with a more expenseive home — is on the …

Keller Williams claims North America agent count throne

Keller Williams Realty, the 30-year-old Austin, Texas-based franchisor, claims to have more agents affiliated with its brand in the U.S. and Canada …

Your Nosy Boy/Girlfriend Can Unlock Your iPhone 5s With Your Thumb While You Sleep

The passcode can’t die yet. The iPhone 5s’s Touch ID fingerprint security system can be unlocked with your finger even if you’re asleep. That means a jealous lover could hold your phone to your thumb while you slumber and read all your texts, call logs, emails, and more.<p>Apple confirms that a dead …

Nest Labs To Open Up Its Learning Thermostat To Developers

The Nest Learning Thermostat is about to get a little smarter (and perhaps the forthcoming Protect). Speaking at CEDIA Expo 2013, Tony Fadell, the company’s co-founder and CEO, just detailed an API that’s aimed at developers looking to integrate the Learning Thermostat within their ecosystem. Want …

Down payment help in exchange for appreciation

Jeff Uter would have needed to sell stocks or pull cash out of his consulting business to afford the down payment on a $780,000 home in Orange County.<p>Instead, he paid half of the 20 percent required and got the other $78,000 from San Francisco real estate investment company FirstRex. In exchange, …

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The most beautiful Lego art you'll ever see? (pictures)

In "Beautiful Lego," Mike Doyle showcases dozens of stunning pieces of Lego art created by a variety of artists. From fantastical buildings -- like Doyle's own "Contact 1: The Millennial Celebration of the Eternal Choir at K'ai Yne, Odan" -- to spaceships, animals, scenes from Tolkien, and much …

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How Online Home-Price Estimators Distort the Market

One of the more attractive tools on real estate search websites these days for prospective homebuyers and sellers alike are those providing automated …

Report: Nest will make a smoke detector

After rethinking the thermostat, connected home goods company Nest will be tackling another essential home appliance: the smoke detector. Former <i>Wall</i> …

5 Conceptual Ideas and Realities to Incorporate into Any Startup

Some risk is a natural part of being an entrepreneur and many entrepreneurs experience some exhilaration from all this. They are, after all, creating …

5 Essential Social Sharing Buttons for Your Site

Today, there’s a social network for just about every interest and demographic. People use social media for everything from landing a job to finding …