Nimi Walson

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99 Insanely Useful Resources for Freelancers

Becoming a freelancer nearly a decade ago was one of the best decisions I’ve made in my career. It gave me freedom, flexibility, and the chance to …

A Powerful 7-Part Outline to Create Your Business Plan

A 7-part outline to help you create a winning business plan.<p>While my business coaching company, Maui Mastermind, primarily focuses on helping existing businesses in the $1-25 million sales per year range successfully and increase owner independence, I do get asked about the best way to structure a …

Small Business

Attract more customers and investors in just 2 minutes

Disclaimer: You may take more than 2 minutes to accomplish some of the suggestions we are sharing below to promote your startups to potential …

Startups

This Is What the Cities of the Future Will Look Like

BOGOTÁ -- People are often so used to a dreadful situation that they see nothing wrong with it. Less than 100 years ago, women could not vote; such a situation was widely accepted. Similarly, today, we are so used to our cities that we aren't aware of potential life-changing improvements that can …

Urban Design

Extraordinary Teenagers Build an Eco-Friendly Mobile Village for the Homeless

Nickelsville is a nomadic shanty town where the homeless sleep under rickety tarps and tents, struggle with basic sanitation, and have trouble affording necessary electricity. Not long ago, a group of empathetic Seattle teens worked on solving this complex problem by teaming up with Sawhorse …

Nonprofits

LyfeLens dash cam pushes live video to your iPhone and doubles as a hotspot

With a series of built-in smart features, sensors and cloud support, on-top of your basic surveillance capabilities, LyfeLens is attempting to be much more than your typical in-car camera solution.<p>Head below for more details and a video of the system in action:<p>Affixed to the inside of your …

Dashcam

Nigeria: Child brides facing death sentences a decade after child marriage prohibited

Maimuna Abdulmunini was just 13 when she was arrested for burning her 35-year-old husband to death.<p>The legal process dragged out over five years. Finally in 2012, when she turned 18, Abdulmunini was convicted of murder and sentenced to death. Today, despite a court ruling six months ago that the …

Africa

25 Tools to Make Your Company Look Bigger Than it Is

Appearance is everything with consumers, who may trust large companies more than smaller ones. These platforms, websites, and apps can help.<p>Being a small company has its upsides. You're fast and nimble, and you don't have any bureaucracy mucking up your ability to get things done. However, being …

Africa's new breed of solar energy entrepreneurs

<b>African economies may be booming, but continued growth and quality of life are being jeopardised by lack of power.</b><p>The International Energy Agency (IEA) estimates 585 million people in sub-Saharan Africa lack access to electricity, with the electrification rate as low as 14.2% in rural areas.<p>The …

How Amazon Tricks You Into Thinking It Always Has the Lowest Prices

It's all about price perception.<p>Amazon is known for having low prices. But a study conducted by a startup called Boomerang Commerce reveals that Amazon’s pricing strategy is much more nuanced than simply undercutting the competition.<p>Boomerang, founded by Amazon veteran Guru Hariharan, makes …

5 Floral Design Trends To Watch Out For In 2015

The top trends for 2015.<p>We asked Marie Ackerman, Teleflora's Vice President of Education, to predict the top floral trends for 2015. Get a head start in the new year by trying out one of these ideas.

Trends

14 Lessons in Minimalism from the Glass House

Minimalists need medicine cabinets, too. Our visit to architect Philip Johnson’s iconic Glass House, in New Canaan, Connecticut, was like meeting a …