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Articles about 26 books you need read if you love design on Dwell.com - Dwell

The ChampPhaidon Design Classics: 001–999.<p>Even with ample lot size, one Boulder couple opted to go small with their new home.<p>We’ve all seen interior design that almost brings us to the point of being ill.<p>The ads in the real estate section of the Sunday New York Times are a barometer of perceived …

Prefab Homes

Articles about most popular homes 2014 built budget on Dwell.com - Dwell

A budget home embraces custom details fit for a family of five.<p>A pair of designers in Oslo, armed with tricks for introducing color and daylight, remake their compact late-19th-century...<p>Palm Springs thrives as a getaway, but lately an influx of people visiting through home-sharing services has …

Palm Springs

Architizer

This Map Shows The Most Famous Book Set In Every State

Local literature can be a surprising source of home state pride, no matter where you're from.<p>We found the most famous book set in each state. How many have you read? Check out the annotated map below.

Books

Traveling With Kids: Choosing Which Hawaiian Island Suits Your Family

People ask me all the time which Hawaiian Island is best for kids. And while my answer is always the same -- they are all great and it just depends what you are looking for -- that is really the politically correct response.<p>Here's how I'd break down the pros and cons of the islands in terms of …

Trails

7 Ways to Make Your Business Card Your Best Marketing Tool

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Every day we hand out a tiny brochure about our businesses without even realizing it. Look at the stacks on your desk, the deck in your drawer or the stash in your wallet. Business cards, in all sizes, shapes and colors, are everywhere. …

Marketing

Need a Beer? These Ballpark Apps Are Changing How You Get One

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The guys behind three recent startups, Bypass, Yorder and Snagmobile, didn’t understand why sports fans had to leave the action just to get a beer and set to work on mobile apps that would let you order right from your seat.<p>Now, their …

New York State

Lessons in Persuasion From Apple CEO Tim Cook

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There are good negotiators, and then there is Apple chief executive Tim Cook.<p>When Cook showed up for a Congressional hearing yesterday, the stage appeared to be set for him to take a beating over Apple's financial practices. Lawmakers …

U.S. Congress

NHL Playoffs: Lessons in Building a Winning Sales Team

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Just like in the National Hockey League playoffs, a successful sales team is made up of stars, role players and a strong supporting cast. As a sales manager, to build a winning sales team you have to find and empower the right people to …

Ice Hockey

The Psychology of Color and Branding (Infographic)

This story originally appeared on PR Daily<p>It's no secret that different colors evoke different emotions in us, and that marketers have been taking advantage of this for years.<p>But which colors spur which emotions?<p>Perhaps most notably, it is said that red stimulates the appetite. That's why the color …

Infographics

How Website Optimization Helped a Small-Business Owner Bounce Back From Debt

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Sonny and Ami Ahuja founded their Racine, Wis. retail perfume business in 1996 and, over the course of a decade, built it to five locations around the state. However, online competition that undercut prices by as much as 50 percent, …

Small Business

Get a Free Sign for Your Storefront -- And How to Give Away Stuff, Profitably

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If you want a sign to display in your storefront telling customers what time your business is open, you can get one from Signs.com today at no cost.<p>The Salt Lake City, Utah-based banner and sign production e-tailer is launching a …

Freebies

How to Plan and Shoot YouTube Videos for Business

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>This is the second in a six-part series on how your business can get started on YouTube. In this installment, we examine how to plan and shoot your videos.</i><p>To create a YouTube video for your business, you can either hire a professional …

Videography

Tech Startups That Turned Down $100 Million Buyout Offers

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>It's common sense: If someone offers you $100 million, you accept and become fabulously rich.<p>In Silicon Valley, common sense is replaced by an irrational desire to create an extraordinary company like Google or Facebook. For 99.99 percent of …

Startups

Top U.S. Cities for Women Entrepreneurs (Infographic)

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>More women than men earn college degrees, but many still struggle to reach leadership roles. Rather than try to compete in the corporate world, more women are starting their own businesses according to data compiled by software firm …

Entrepreneurship

Instagram Has a New Tagging Feature It Believes Will Be Huge for Brands

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>Instagram has introduced "Photos of You," a new way for users to tag people, businesses, and products in photos.<p>The feature seems similar to tagging Facebook photos. And it presents a new opportunity for brands to engage users of the social …

InterAct

10 Questions to Ask When Creating Your First Kickstarter Project

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You have a standout idea for a new product but need to raise money for it. So, you wonder whether you should consider a campaign on the popular crowdfunding site Kickstarter. After all, Kickstarter's results have been impressive. Since it …

Crowd Funding

The Internet Sales-Tax Bill Takes a Step Forward

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Senate lawmakers have overwhelmingly voted to pass a bill which would bring an end to tax-free online shopping.<p>The Marketplace Fairness Act of 2013, which sailed easily through the Senate on Monday with a bipartisan vote of 69 – 27, is …

Small Business

How to Protect Your Business Idea Without a Patent

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It's natural to fear that your idea might be stolen. But you can't turn your vision into reality without the help of others. Sooner or later, you're going to want to ask an industry expert to evaluate your product or service. You're going …

Small Business

Women Entrepreneurs Can Win Larger Contracts Through SBA Set-Aside Program

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The Small Business Administration removed the cap on government contracts set aside for women-owned and economically disadvantaged women-owned small businesses.<p>Before this week, federal government contracts were capped at $6.5 million for …

Small Business

How to Use Customer Recommendations to Grow Your Business

This story originally appeared on Business on Main<p>At a time when one-click LinkedIn endorsements are stacking up faster than rush-hour traffic, obtaining sincerely worded recommendations is a lot like pulling into the carpool lane. You have to invest upfront in planning, personal contact and …

Marketing

Defining Your Brand: The First Step In Your Marketing Strategy

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>The following is the fourth in the series "Marketing Like the Big Brands," running every other week in which marketing expert Jim Joseph shows entrepreneurs on a small-business budget how to apply marketing strategies used by big …

Marketing

Teaching Kids to Code With Youth Digital

Scouring the internet for a programming curriculum for her 7-year-old daughter Vivian, an avid gamer, Andrea Phaneuf was continuously running into the same problem: Everything was geared toward teens.<p>It wasn't until she stumbled upon startup Youth Digital, a coding and programing course for …

Education Technology

5 Parenting Skills That Make You Better at Running a Business

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Business owners often think of their companies as "families," whether or not relatives work with them. Good mothers and fathers keep families running smoothly, and business owners can learn a few things from the parenting playbook, says …

Parenting

4 Business-Naming Tips for Branding Success

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If you're just starting up, one of the first -- and most important -- decisions you'll make is what to name your business.<p>It sounds easy enough. Make up a funny name like Google or Yahoo, and you're in business. But nothing is ever that …

Small Business

From Renting Bedrooms on Airbnb to $1.5 Million in Venture Capital: Lessons in Resourceful Startup Funding

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>To understand what it means to bootstrap, consider Tracy DiNunzio. She didn’t have the money to launch a business, but she didn’t let that stop her.<p>The fashion entrepreneur behind online marketplace Tradesy went from putting her bedroom …

Startups

Accounting Apps for Your Number-Crunching Needs

This story originally appeared on Business on Main<p>If your business has never installed an accounting package or hasn't had the need to look into new software for a few years, the market has definitely changed. Not only are there new, proven models for purchasing and using financial software -- …

Small Business

The Startup Money Hunt: When Entrepreneurs Bring In Investors (Infographic)

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Giving away portions of the company you poured your blood, sweat and tears into may be painful. But, as an entrepreneur, selling equity in your startup for cash can be financially beneficial.<p>Many successful startup entrepreneurs follow a …

Venture Capital

The Bitcoin Buzz and How Young Entrepreneurs are Cashing In

Bitcoin may be a virtual currency, but the buzz it's getting on the street is very real.<p>You can't open a website or newspaper these days without reading about Bitcoin, the digital currency that was invented in 2009 by a mystery person who goes by the name of Satoshi Nakamoto. The latest news is …

Cryptocurrency

Why Future Entrepreneurs Should Invest in College

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Go to college or not go to college? As an aspiring entrepreneur, this is a particularly tricky question -- especially as the deadline for enrollment at many U.S. universities looms.<p>A college degree isn't necessarily required to be a …

Entrepreneurship