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Articles about forest retreat combines small living camping experience on Dwell.com - Dwell

As the perceptions of what a travel shelter should look and feel like has continued to adapt, Collective Retreats has been...<p>A couple builds a home that makes the most of its woodsy site.<p>Sited in Northern India, a holiday home is perfectly positioned for glorious views of the Himalayas.<p>Despite its …

“Growing Small” Presents Retailers with a 90-Day Guide to More Profit

“Growing Small: How to Manage, Market and Measure Your Way to Retail Success in 90 days! Even if You Have No Time or Money” promises to help …

Small Business

How to Run a Startup While Working Full Time

It’s not unusual for entrepreneurs to work two jobs at the same time, at least during the launch phase of their startup. They have their full-time …

12 Quotes That Take You Inside The Mind Of Billionaire Mavs Owner Mark Cuban

Mike Stone/Reuters Mark Cuban always seems to come out on top.<p>His first job was tending bar in Dallas. Then he took a gig as a computer salesman. He was fired — and he realized he "was never going to be a very good employee."<p>So he started his first company, MicroSolutions, which he sold for $6 …

Customer Service

33 Books Every Entrepreneur Should Read

And it doesn't come with a manual.<p>Luckily, there's a multitude of excellent books from founders, VCs, and CEOs who have been through it all.<p>Here's a collection of some of the best books on management, leadership, and entrepreneurship for anyone from seasoned entrepreneurs to those just starting out.<p>…

Self-improvement

How To Clean an Iron

We've all been there: pressed for time (pun intended), forced to use our iron with a dirty plate, nervous that the precious few minutes we are taking …

Best advice from CEOs: 40 execs' secrets to success

By and<p>Warren Buffett<p><b>Chairman and CEO—</b><b>Berkshire Hathaway</b><p>Advice for young women: “You do the same thing a male will do. You follow your passions. You …

Make Your Best Customers Even Better

Just over a year ago, managers at Kraft believed that their Velveeta brand had only moderate growth prospects. With the consumer migration toward natural and organic products, sales of Velveeta—a processed, unrefrigerated “cheese food”—had languished. The customers who did buy it typically used it …

25 Must-Have Free Fonts for Entrepreneurs and Designers

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As an entrepreneur, I hear a lot of things said about good design: Good design is simple. Or it's all about white space. Others say good design is understated or that it's hard to describe.<p>As a designer, though, I can tell you that while …

Stop Trying to Kiss Your B2B Clients on the First Date

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>We’ve all been told that kissing on the first date is a faux pas. And this same advice can be applied to B2B marketing.<p>B2B marketing requires you to build a relationship between you and your potential customers, not unlike the …

Customers

5 Reasons Why Pivots Are Crucial to Today's Businesses

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>What do Starbucks, Twitter and Nintendo all have in common?<p>They’re all companies that pivoted their initial focus into something new, eventually becoming industry giants. Starbucks started out selling espresso machines, Twitter was a …

Business Strategy

22 Quotes to Inspire Your Marketing Efforts

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>We all need inspiration on a day-to-day basis, be it in our personal lives or to do our work. And especially if you’re trying to build a successful business. Startup life can be quite daunting, as I’ve experienced myself and while …

Marketing

Start With a Simple Business Plan and Grow It as Needed

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>What does the phrase “business plan” mean to you? Do you even need one or want one?<p>Too many people, including some experts who should know better, think of a business plan only as it was years ago: a long formal document that's hard to …

Small Business

4 Questions You Must Think Critically About Before Starting a Business

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Entrepreneurs are an eager bunch. That’s part of what makes us so great!<p>We’re go-getters. We wake up early. Mondays excite us. (Okay, maybe that last one is a bit of a stretch.)<p>I’ve had the pleasure of working with thousands of …

Entrepreneurship

Turns Out, Humility Offers a Competitive Advantage

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In an age where authoritarian power is being questioned from the classroom to the boardroom, the emerging research is conclusive -- humility is a dramatically more powerful and effective way of leading.<p>Scientific inquiry into the power …

Leadership

A Slew of New Technologies Is Making a Science of the Art of Sales

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Sales teams across the country are faced with an interesting conundrum. There are more tools in the market than ever before. The trick is figuring out which ones are worth the investment.<p>The right measurement for judging a new tool is …

Selling

Who's in Your Corner?

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Imagine traveling through life with a group of smart, enthusiastic peers who are completely engaged in living a large, successful and happy life, never settling for less, and always showing you the way to stretch and go for it. What would …

Self-improvement

Sales Prospecting Isn't an Event. It's a Campaign.

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Bill is responsible for sales at his company and considers himself a tenacious worker. Whenever he discovers a new prospect, he will attempt to contact that person by phone, through email and even with an office visit if possible. After a …

Voice Mail

No More Air Conditioners: This “Skin” For Buildings Keeps The Inside Cool With Zero Energy

Could a new high-tech material help return some buildings to zero energy use, while retaining modern comforts? Researchers at the University of …

Clean Energy

9 Traits That Will Lead You to Success

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Every budding entrepreneur wants to know: Do I have what it takes to make it? Is success a matter of being in the right place at the right time? How big of a role does luck really play? What about connections? Do I need an Ivy League …

Entrepreneurship

Marathon Runners Make Better CEOs, Study Finds

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Successfully running a large company is kind of like running a marathon: Both require diligence, commitment, work ethic and strategy. But does being a marathon runner make you a better leader?<p>Yes, at least according to new research …

CEOs

Go Fund Yourself

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Today if someone has a viable business idea, many more funding options exist besides taking the route of seeking the backing of angel investors and venture capitalists.<p>A growing number of accelerators and incubators (virtual and …

Venture Capital

7 Tips for Making a Success of That Crucial First Meeting With a Prospect

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Obtaining a face-to-face meeting with a prospective buyer is hard to secure, painful to schedule and expensive to attend. And yet, despite the hundreds of millions of dollars being funneled into online presentation tools like WebEx, …

Apple Watch

Like Running a Business, Getting in Shape Takes Lots of Small Steps to Succeed

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>We often see fitness as a binary issue. Either you’re working out and eating healthy or you’re not. But this is like telling your employees either we’re a successful company or we’re not.<p>The problem with this mindset is that it leaves no …

Exercise

The Oldest Entrepreneurship Programs in America

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Entrepreneurship education began in the first half of the 20th century with course offerings like "family business" and “new enterprises.” Since then, it has become one of the fastest growing areas of study in higher education.<p>The number …

Entrepreneurship

6 Suggestions for an Aspiring Entrepreneur

This story originally appeared on Buffer<p>I feel incredibly lucky that I managed to jump on board the path of building a startup. Having hit upon a product that solved a key pain for many people, Buffer has grown rather fast. The team is now 25 people and we’ve just crossed $4M ARR.<p>When I reflect on …

Entrepreneurship

A 10-Point Checklist to Confirm You Can Be an Entrepreneur

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As entrepreneurs, we are in complete control of our destiny. We steer our own ship, and have two possible outcomes: Sailing into a glorious sunset or crashing and watching the ship sink. This scenario appeals to true entrepreneurs and …

Entrepreneurship

How to Strike Up a Sales Conversation With Someone You Know

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As entrepreneurs, we all know people friends or acquaintances who could benefit from our professional assistance. But unless they specifically ask for help, beginning the conversation can be awkward. You don’t want to jeopardize the …

Logo Design

25 Reasons I Will Not Invest in Your Startup

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Every investor wants to bet on a winning horse. I mean what’s the point in losing money on purpose? But that’s the risk taken on a gamble. And the same can be said about investing in startups.<p>Over the past month I’ve been putting together …

Startups