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Learn How to Tell the Story of Your Idea

An essential part of success is being able to explain how your business will make people's lives better.<p><i>In this ongoing series, we are sharing advice, tips</i> <i>and insights from real entrepreneurs who are out there doing business battle on a daily basis. (Answers have been edited and condensed for</i> …

Entrepreneurship

This Is Totally Why You're Not Successful Yet | Inc.com

You're frustrated. No matter how hard you work, how much you plan, or how badly you want it, you are not living the life of your dreams. But success takes more than hard work. You may not want to admit it, but it's possible that the biggest obstacle to success is YOU. It's likely you're guilty of …

Motivation

10 Ventures Young Entrepreneurs Can Start for Cheap or Free

Don't be discouraged. You can afford to leave the 9-to-5 rat race.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If you're a young entrepreneur who's sick of the 9-to-5 rat race, you should start thinking out of the box. You need to find an idea that will allow you to start your own …

Small Business

Cool iPad, Bro: Rethinking Hotels for Millennials

Some hotels are figuring out how to crack the millennial code. Hint: It's not just about having a hip lobby.<p>The first thing most people in marketing will tell you is that the goal is not to create things specifically aimed at millennials, the oft-maligned generation who have never heard TV static …

Hospitality
Donald Trump

Google's New App Wants to Be Your Personal Travel Guide

If you frequent Google Maps and use Gmail as your primary email provider, Google probably knows a lot about your travel plans. Now, the search giant …

Apps

10 Tips for Choosing the Perfect Business Name

Branding<p>When researching business name ideas, start-ups need to think carefully for both legal and marketing purposes. An effective business name …

Experts Convene in Galápagos to Brainstorm Protection of Earth’s Marine Heritage

Changing Planet<p><b>Managers of the world’s flagship marine protected areas are meeting in the Galápagos Islands this week to chart a sustainable ocean future</b><p><b>National Geographic Endeavor —</b> Today in the Galápagos, UNESCO is bringing together the guardians of our planet’s most unique and beloved ocean …

What is a Good Cash on Cash Return for an Investment Property?

You would rarely hear anyone talk about cash on cash return outside the world of real estate investing. Most other investments such as stocks are …

Affordable Caribbean adventure: Dominica on a budget

The Caribbean’s self-proclaimed nature island, Dominica is a small seedling on the map in the same garden as honeymoon favorites St Lucia and Antigua, yet a world away in spirit. It’s also definitely <i>not</i> the Dominican Republic, which is a fact that (understandably) confuses quite a lot of …

Caribbean

Exploring Vietnam's remote Con Dao Islands

Way south of the mainland, Vietnam’s idyllic Con Dao Islands (population 6000-ish) are the perfect oceanic antidote to the feverish energy and punishing pollution that can afflict the nation’s booming mega-cities.<p>For decades the main settlement of Con Son was used by the French and Americans as an …

Vietnam

Galapagos: An Island-by-Island Guide

The Galapagos Islands are the definition of a bucket-list destination. They’re like no other place on Earth, and you’re basically vacationing in an …

South America

Destination Reports Celebrity Cruises explores Galapagos

Celebrity Cruises revealed exciting new cruises on board its newest ships in the Galapagos Islands.<p>The cruise line has added two new ships, Celebrity …

Cruise Ships

Galapagos Conservation Trust announces 2017 ecotourism cruise

The Galapagos Conservation Trust in conjunction with award winning travel agency Travel Matters and tour operator Go Barefoot has launched an …

National Parks

Orca stuns tourists by flinging sea turtle out of Galapagos waters

Tourists are shocked when an orca tosses an unsuspecting sea turtle into the air during a boat trip around the Galapagos Islands.

Boats
Marketing

Butler service and giant tortoises: Two cruise lines launch new Galapagos routes

GETTYAll cruise passengers travelling to Galapagos can expect to see sun-basking sea lions<p>Celebrity's two new ships, Celebrity Xploration and …

10 Essential Items You Need for a Galapagos Vacation

Because of its remote nature, warm temperatures, and environmental policies, you don’t want to be on a trip to the Galapagos (or any active or remote …

Snorkeling

Adventure Photography Galapagos Photo Tour

GALAPAGOS ISLANDS PHOTO TOUR<p>Ecuador Rain Forest Included!<p>March 13-25, 2017<p>$6,295<p>Deposit: $750<p>Run in conjunction with Strabo Tours.<br>Sign up here: …

6 Risks All Smart Real Estate Investors Insure Against

Credit<p>Change they say is a constant thing in life. Another constant thing about life is its uncertainty. You never know what may happen in the next few seconds, minutes, days or years. Although we have grown as a race to be able to influence future realities by projection strategies and proper …

Real Estate

How to Make Yourself Work (When You're Not in the Mood)

How to beat procrastination and get things done even when you don't feel like working.<p>Procrastination affects everyone. It sneaks up on most people when they're tired or bored, but for some, procrastination can be a full-fledged addiction. They avoid all day the work that is right in front of them, …

Procrastination

4 Etiquette Blunders You Can't Afford To Make at Work

Technology has changed the workplace in many ways, but these 4 rules of business etiquette still apply.<p>There's no denying the paradigm shift in American corporate culture to more relaxed and unconventional office environments. Google and Facebook have been leading the way through their nap pods, …

Corporate Culture

13 things you should do after a job interview

But what exactly should you be doing during those moments after a job interview, after you've breathed your sigh of relief?<p>"How you handle the post-interview process is just as important as how you performed during the actual interview," says Amanda Augustine, a career-advice expert for …

Employment

Use This Formula To Write A Solid Business Plan In 30 Minutes Or Less

A little back-of-the-envelope arithmetic now might save your company from screwing up big time later.<p>A client of mine is starting a new retail business, and she’s finding that setting up the operations is pretty expensive. The building needs extensive renovations, and the basic equipment isn’t …

Small Business

3 Weird Ways To Turn Procrastination Into Work-Horse Productivity

About a year ago I came up against my biggest obstacle in my career as a freelance copywriter.<p>I had just taken on a big name client and I was so …

95 Business Books for People Who Dream Big

After some requests for “further reading” on a variety of management concepts, my coworker Rebecca Corliss put together some internal …