Kimberly C. Nies

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In São Paulo, a colorful apartment on a budget

Lella and Julio’s apartment, located in São Paulo, Brazil, is the first apartment the couple have lived in together. As is often the case for young …

This small dwelling needs a seashore....or maybe it already has one.

Gift For Dad: Make A DIY Leather Cord Roll

Getting Dad the perfect gift for Father's Day can seem a little tricky. One thing most men need help with is organization. Get a headstart on your …

Crafting

Pedestal Dishes

It's not just cake that deserves to be put on a pedestal. Using dishes you already own and flea market finds, you can build footed dishes in various styles that rise to many different occasions.<p>To create a whimsical granny-chic pedestal stand, glue a tchotchke to a gold-trimmed or floral-patterned …

The Family Behind Luxury Lingerie Business Cosabella

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Guido Campello's life revolves around underwear. As a child in Miami, the son of Italian immigrants played with the luxurious fabrics his parents brought home from their business. After school, he did his homework in the office of his …

The Secret to Successful Product Design? Simplicity.

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The more immediately someone understands a product or message, the greater chance you have of selling him or her on it. Everyone recognizes Apple's white ear buds without explanation. Visual perception occupies by far the largest area of …

5 Things That Belong on the Front Page of Your Website

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In business, you only get one chance to make a good first impression, and your company's website is no different. When customers arrive at your site they should instantly have a clear understanding of who you are and what you do. But …

Want to Sell More Online? How 'Split Testing' Your Site Can Help

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Your website is a critical tool to help your startup to attract new customers and sell more products and services. But if your site design isn't optimized to engage visitors, you might be missing out on leads, sales or newsletter signups …

What's Your Financial Personality?

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If you understand how you think and feel about money, you may be able to make more of it.<p>Financial decisions aren't just about dollars and cents. For most people, they're often rife with emotions and preconceived notions. By analyzing …

The Surprisingly Simple Productivity Time Saver

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The timer that rings when your pizza is done can also help you become more productive at work. Francesco Cirillo was a student at Guido Carli International University, a business school in Rome, in the early 1990s when he discovered the …

6 International Shipping Mistakes and Ways to Avoid Them

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When Spreadshirt, a global custom T-shirt company, investigated why its shipping costs were so high, it soon realized the company was paying more than $60,000 simply for products that weren’t deliverable because of invalid customer …

Top Tech Entrepreneurs Offer Tips on Starting Up

This story originally appeared on Business on Main<p>Launching a new technology startup is a major undertaking. It's not for the faint of heart. There'll be plenty of mistakes to deal with, late nights at the office, and a hell of a ride all around. But if you're lucky and do a few things right, maybe …

How to Turn Your Startup Into a Lean, Mean Marketing Machine

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Marketing your startup can get expensive and often the strategy you choose doesn't work as planned. How can you promote your products or services without spending a lot of money or time developing comprehensive marketing plans?<p>You've …

9 Tips to Power Up Your Social Media

This story originally appeared on Business on Main<p>Last month, I came across this SOS on LinkedIn: "Help! What is the recommended amount of time we should be spending per day on social media marketing to help promote our business?" The plea quickly drew nearly 200 responses and absolutely no …

Fake It Until You Make It: How to Believe in Yourself When You Don't Feel Worthy

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Do you ever feel like you don't quite deserve your success or aren't fully qualified to do what you do? That common feeling is what psychologists call the "impostor syndrome," a phenomenon where successful people feel like frauds waiting …

The Best Marketing Advice You're Forgetting to Follow

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>We've asked a coterie of marketing experts to join Entrepreneur's Team Digital to provide answers to your common questions about building an online presence. Got a question? Ask it in our comment section below or on Twitter using the …

Can I Deduct That? Your Tax Deduction Checklist

This story originally appeared on Business on Main<p>Tax deductions and credits are crucial to your company's bottom line. But with the federal tax code now stretching to more than 73,000 pages, figuring out what you can and can't claim can be challenging. These tips can help you minimize your tax …

Pick of the Day: Marketing & Social Media

Inside Flipboard / December 10, 2012<p>Ever since Facebook became a household product, marketers have been trying to understand how to harness the power …

Shop Etsy on Flipboard

Inside Flipboard / March 27, 2013<p>Holy handmade handbag! Time to flex that credit card and prepare those fingers for some intense flipping: Etsy, <i>the</i> …

Searching For A New Entrepreneurial Idea? Look Backwards

Up until now we have discussed <i>new</i> ways of approaching a market. That is, of course, not the only way to compete differently. You could approach the market the way people did in Grandma’s time. In other words, you can compete differently by offering things that nobody does any more.<p>Two quick …

4 Steps For A Better Website Development Process

Launching a new website or redeveloping your current one sounds simple enough, right? But there’s actually a lot to consider before you dive into the world of Web development, and it runs much deeper than defining a price.<p>A website isn’t a product, it’s a service. This makes choosing a Web …

Connecting With The Treasury Secretary & Other Influencers

As the CEO of an economic development organization that accelerates the growth of innovation clusters in Northeast Ohio, I connect with influential people to position the region as an innovation hub, raise visibility of its technology assets and attract resources. In this role, I make sure my …