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19 Coolest Things You Need in Your Backyard

This article was originally published on SmokingDesigners Website - 19 Coolest Things You Need in Your Backyard and it was Written By Nataliya Ford.

6 Smarter Ways to Make the Most of a Garage

Believe it or not, this cave-like space has potential.<p>Your garage might be a scary, junk-filled spot that you'd rather forget about. But, you're missing out on some prime room real estate there. To up its appeal — and its utility — consider these ideas.<p><b>1. Paint It a Cheerful Color</b><p>Designer Annie …

Dining Rooms

5 Essential Communications Skills to Catapult Your Career

Developing great communication skills is a key to professional success.<p>Communication skills have always been instrumental for senior leaders. But they’ve become equally important for aspiring leaders.<p>Professionals today are expected to show polished “executive” communications skills earlier in …

Big dollars for dust: Home services startup Handybook raises $10M

Handybook is a dream come true for those of us too busy or too lazy to clean our own homes.<p>The “Uber for home services” startup has swept up $10 million and released a new mobile app today, which lets people easily book on-demand services for cleaning, handyman work, furniture building, movers, and …

Meet the Growth Hacking Wizard behind Facebook, Twitter and Quora's Astonishing Success

7 years ago, when Facebook and Twitter were just getting started, the primary magic trick to high growth rates involved creating a product that connected people to people and people to content. Back then this type of network effect gave the Mark Zuckerbergs of the world unexpected primacy over …

Drink Up: 10 Leadership Lessons From the CEO of Anheuser-Busch InBev

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>"You were chosen, not elected. You don't need to please everybody." That's just one piece of advice Anheuser-Busch CEO Carlos Brito shared in his speech to a crowd of business leaders at the World Business Forum in New York on …

The new frontier of digital franchising

The concept of franchising as a distribution model has been around since the nineteenth century, and the first company to pioneer the model in 1940 was — you guessed it — McDonald’s.<p>Fast forward 70 years, and the trend set forth by the Big Mac has transformed the business landscape, successfully …

Why Some Entrepreneurs Succeed--and Some Don't | Inc.com

<i>From a rational point of view, starting a business is crazy: The failure rate is high, the emotional toll is high, and the likelihood of having to work extremely hard for potentially little reward is incredibly high.</i><p><i>But every year millions of people take the entrepreneurial plunge, and many</i> …

Entrepreneurship

Second-Guessing Being an Entrepreneur? 5 Things to Consider | Inc.com

Do you ever wake up, knowing you have a long, challenging day ahead and ask yourself why you chose to start a business? Sure you do, even if it's for the briefest moment. Long hours, difficult employees, unreliable suppliers, lack of cash flow, and demanding customers will drive any human being to …

Entrepreneurship

Best Advice I Ever Got: Dries Buytaert | Inc.com

When I started working on Drupal in my college dormitory 12 years ago, I had no idea that one day it would be used by 2 percent of the world's websites. What's even more exciting is the open-source community that has grown up around Drupal. More than 20,000 contributors share their code and are …

Business Strategy

5 Ways to Encourage Your Employees to Lead | Inc.com

Every organization needs a great leader charting the course--but you must have leaders within your company as well. Some of today's most effective businesses encourage every one of their employees to take on leadership roles in their organizations. When employees throughout a business become …

Employee Engagement

Behind The Scenes At Homejoy, A Cleaning Startup That Says It’s Really A Tech Company

If I were ranking startups based on how much I value their services, Homejoy would place pretty darn near the top — every month or so, one of their cleaners comes by my apartment and in two or three hours it becomes more sparkly than I’ve ever been able to make it. All for just 20 bucks an …

17 Startup Founders on How to Become Insanely Successful

Here's what it takes to launch a business, from those who have been there before.

Startups

Using The New Adwords Keyword Planner For Local SEO Keyword Research

<b>Editor's note:</b> Since the publication of this post, referenced tools may have undergone visual, technical and branding changes. The core advice …

AdWords

The Habits of Self-Made Billionaires (Infographic)

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Self-made billionaires have one business strategy in common: They took enormous risks. There is no careful, cautious path that leads from humble beginnings to Bloomberg's list of the richest people in the world.<p>Of the 100 richest people …

The Surest Way To Build A Billion-Dollar Internet Company

As a venture capital investor, I’m focused on identifying and backing high potential consumer technology startups. It’s the small number of hits that …

How to Prototype an App in 1 hour: meet POP

<i>Business Prototyping tools review – No business plan survives the first contact with the customer. During our Business Prototyping phase, we help our</i> …

Goodbye Ugly Forums! Moot Is A Flexible And Modern Platform For Online Discussion (And It’s Free)

Moot, a startup offering a new take on commenting and forums, is launching today after three and a half years of development with the goal of bringing these key pieces of Internet discussion into the modern era. Unlike many of the options for online discussion that exist today, Moot is designed to …