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How once troubled cleaning startup Handy paused the clock and revamped its workaholic culture

Handy launched in 2012 with a simple promise: busy professionals could book home cleaning services from an app, and the company would match that demand with workers who wanted to clean houses.<p>Greene, vice president of growth at the home-cleaning startup, joined in 2014 and quickly rose through the …

The Answer to This One Question Will Skyrocket Your Sales

Can all your sales problems be solved with a single question?<p><i>Dr. Karl Blanks is an Entrepreneurs' Organization (EO) member from London. He is the co-founder of Conversion Rate Experts, a consultancy that scientifically grows many of the world's most successful web business, including Google, Apple,</i> …

Customers

4 Websites to Help Quit Your Job and Start a Business

Taking your work to the next level means setting and keeping career goals. A career goal is a targeted objective that explains what you want your …

Employment

Inside 6 Crazy Airbnb Offices Created By Local Designers

From new outposts in Singapore and São Paulo to its original San Francisco space, Airbnb taps locals to create its seriously swanky offices.<p>Airbnb has shaken up the way we travel thanks to its quirky and off-beat escapes. In fact, its model has been so successful that big hotel chains are ripping …

São Paulo

Infographic: 21 Ways to Improve Sales in your e-Shop

Imagine having to convince a stranger, in a matter of seconds, that you have something they should buy. That’s what e-shop owners need to do …

This Startup Is Making It Incredibly Easy to Start a Business

Silicon Valley payments upstart Stripe said Wednesday it is debuting a new program, called Atlas, to help more entrepreneurs be able to set up U.S. …

Startups

We got 10 CEOs to tell us their one killer interview question for new hires

Where do you see yourself in five years? Tell me about a time when you showed leadership. What is your biggest weakness?<p>These are the standard questions that job candidates face during interviews. And by now, everyone also has standard answers. (“My biggest weakness? I work too hard.”)<p>As you scale …

Employment

Top 10 Social Media Trends For Small Business

[Interesting]The latest statistics don’t lie – there are over 2 billion active social media users worldwide , and that number is expected to increase …

Mason Jar Snow Globes Are This Season's Most Adorable DIY

Festive AND easy? Rejoice!<p>There are holiday DIY projects and then there are <i>holiday DIY projects</i>, those complicated, harder-than-they-looked-on-Pinterest undertakings that are more likely to leave you feeling frustrated and fresh out of curse words rather than basking in the joyful afterglow of …

How to Supercharge Your Router with DD-WRT

Few routers utilize their full potential out of the box because their firmware limits their functionality. Thanks to an open-source project called …

Wi-Fi

The 1-Hour Documented Content Marketing Strategy

Developing a content marketing strategy doesn't have to be a nerve-wracking endeavor. Columnist Quinn Whissen believes you simply need one hour to …

The Big List of Zapier Hacks for Marketers: 46 Recipes For Social Media, Productivity and More

Social media automation, when done with care and the right strategy, is awesome. It can amplify your great content while freeing up your time to …

15 Tips to Master the Art of Cold Emailing

Sending cold emails can be risky business. Not only are you putting yourself out there, but there’s a good chance that your email won’t even be …

Pools of Recycled Motor Oil Reflect Spectacularly in Switzerland's Bellelay Abbey

Inside Switzerland's Bellelay Abbey, two intriguing pools of recycled motor oil create serene, unbroken reflections of soaring architecture. The chapel's ornately decorated arches and vaulted ceilings are mirrored in vivid detail on the oil's rich, glassy surface. Unlike reflections in water, the …

How To Protect Your Android Phone If It's Ever Lost Or Stolen | Drippler - Apps, Games, News, Updates & Accessories

Losing your phone or having someone steal it is a nightmare. Fortunately, Google has baked some tools into your Android that could help you find it. …

StartupBlink Maps Startups and Accelerators Worldwide

Ever wonder where the next startup boom might happen around the globe? A close look at StartupBlink might be of help. The site features a world map of startups, accelerator programs, coworking spaces and more.<p>While it’s hard to say exactly how many startups there are on Earth, StartupBlink knows …

8 Daily Habits That Will Make 2015 Explosive

5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The new year is here and most entrepreneurs are looking at how they will raise their game in 2015. Many of you may want to ramp up your personal development and productivity to a whole new level to reach some major goals.<p>When it …

Time Management

25 Web Resources That Will Maximize Your Productivity

The most productive people are masters of efficiency — tuning their calendars, arranging their tasks, and otherwise making the most of their time.<p>To aid your quest for efficiency, here are 25 of the most useful web productivity resources we've found.<p>They'll save you a lot of time in the long</b> …

Neil deGrasse Tyson Selects the Eight Books Every Intelligent Person on the Planet Should Read

In December of 2011, <b>Neil deGrasse Tyson</b> — champion of science, celebrator of the cosmic perspective, master of the soundbite — participated in Reddit’s Ask Me Anything series of public questions and answers. One reader posed the following question: <i>“Which books should be read by every single</i> …

4 Apps That Will Supercharge Your Productivity

Not enough hours in the day? These tools can help you get it all done.<p><b>1. For Managing Tasks: Todoist</b><p><b>The problem:</b> You’re juggling multiple projects, …

Apps

Samsung's Plan To Replace Android Has Hit A Snag, And Now Things Are Looking Bad For Next Year

After watching profits tumble this year due to increased competition from other Android phone makers, Samsung sits at an odd inflection point. It can pump out pricey, generic Android phones and watch cheaper phone manufacturers continue to eat its lunch, or it can start innovating in software and …

10 must have Android apps for your new Android smartphone (2014)

Getting your first Android smartphone is a special event. It opens up a whole new world and you’re officially a part of the largest platform in the history of mobile devices. That said, there are a virtual ton of applications and getting started with them isn’t easy. In this round up, we’ll take a …

Apps

Videos Your Small Business Must Have in the Coming Year

Video is so important. Unfortunately, there are many business owners who feel that video is not for them or they simply haven’t taken the time to …

How to establish your business blog as an authority in your industry

by Seb Atkinson | December 16, 2014<p>Readers of Social Media Explorer will already know how content marketing can improve your site’s SEO, but what …

Marketing

10 Quotes From Entrepreneurial Icons That Will Inspire You to Crush 2015

6 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>With 2015 right around the corner, that means new goals, new challenges, new opportunities and new milestones await. Here are 10 great quotes from successful entrepreneurs to inspire you to come out swinging in 2015, whether …

Entrepreneurship

16 Productivity Tools Useful for Every Entrepreneur

6 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Productivity is the name of the game for entrepreneurs. The good news is that there are thousands of amazing software applications out there, designed to make your life easier. The bad news is that you don’t have time to try …

Project Management

10 Secret Features Hidden in Your Mac

3 min read<p>This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>Let's face it: you probably don't know as much about your Mac as you should.<p>But there's hope!<p>We've put together some great tips and tricks that can show you how to save time using your Mac, from taking advantage of its hidden calculator to …

OS X

Email Marketing Should Remain Top Priority for Small Business Owners

With so many online avenues to consider when it comes to promoting your business online, email is often left in the dust. Social media sites such as Facebook and LinkedIn often top conversations when it comes to identifying best practices for gaining online visibility. Yet email – as old fashioned …