Rich Carter

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How Creatives Can Beat the Torturously-Slow Payment Process

Trying to get paid on time as a creative is the pits. You complete a project for a company, submit your invoice…and wait. And wait. And wait some …

Intellectual Property

Building a Lifestyle Brand With Instagram, Digital Media and a Small Budget

Last week we launched a new report in our <b>Skift Trends Reports</b> service, <b>The Rise of Lifestyle Branding in Travel</b>.<p>Below is an extract. Get the full …

How to Write a Business Plan: A Step-by-Step Template | Inc.com

Creating a business plan is the first and most crucial step to building a successful company.<p>"A business plan is important because it communicates to everyone involved in the organization what the goals are, and how management plans to get there," says Drew Starbird, a professor of operations …

Small Business

The Pros and Cons of DIY Website vs. Professionally Developed

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If you’re looking into building a new website or updating an existing site, one of the first choices you’ll have to make is whether to do it yourself or hire a professional. Not so long ago, there would have been no question of hiring a …

The Shortcut to Finding Your Purpose in Life

In a seminar room on an Ivy League campus, I sat across from earnest, and anxious college seniors. In a few months, they would leave the classic …

You Don't Need to ‘Feel Like’ Doing Something to Start Doing It

Your productivity may flow when you’re in the zone, but it’s easy to get carried away <i>looking</i> for motivation. Truth is, you don’t need to feel like …

Procrastination

A Strong Personal Brand Will Enhance Your Life, No Matter What You Do for a Living

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Most entrepreneurs understand the importance of branding when it comes to business. Building a well recognized and respected business brand ads tremendous value and can create a significant competitive advantage. Just ask Apple.<p>So why, …

How to Get and Stay Motivated Every Single Day

How can you be motivated if you don't know where you're headed?<p><i>How do I get motivated every single day? originally appeared on Quora--the knowledge-sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Matthew Jones, life coach and personal-growth expert,</b> …

How to become a highly paid freelancer while keeping your day job

Since I began freelancing just over a year ago, I've had the opportunity to work with nearly a dozen high-growth startups and world-class experts.<p>What's more, I've never had to negotiate for the premium prices I charge for my content marketing services.<p>Because I've done such an effective job of …

Rebranding an event in just 5 days

Sarah Butler shares how her team completely rebranded Greenhouse Open in less than a week.The post Rebranding an event in just 5 days appeared first …

UX Design

5 Things that Kill Your Productivity (and What to Do About It)

You're reading 5 Things that Kill Your Productivity (and What to Do About It), originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. …

Productivity

9 Things Mentally Tough People Always Do

Talent is important, but success is also based on persistence, focus, and standing fast in the face of criticism. Fortunately, mental toughness is something you can develop.<p>Let's get this out of the way: Mental toughness is not a quality you either do or don't have.<p>Sure, some people may have …

Self-improvement

A Guide to the Beautiful, Elaborate 'Jungle' of Script Typefaces

We live in a world of print typefaces. If you’re an iPhone user, you’re probably staring at San Francisco all day. If you use Android, it’s Roboto. …

Chicago Wedding Stationery Companies for Every Type of Bride

Once wedding invitations are signed, sealed, and delivered, the tone of your big day debuts. That's why it's important to make sure yours perfectly reflect you and your fiancé's wedding-day style. Depending on whether you're a simplistic, modern bride or all about the elaborate, romantic details, …

Whose Fault Is It When Employees Fail? - Small Business Trends

I recently read a book that every small business owner and entrepreneur should read. “Extreme Ownership: How U.S. Navy Seals Lead and Win” is written …

Want to Become Rich? Cultivate These 7 Habits | Inc.com

Here's one of the most common and understandable questions many of us ask ourselves: "How do I get rich?"<p>There are two answers to this question. The first is to be born into money. The second, if it's too late for the first, is to become an entrepreneur.<p>You've heard it before, right? But there's a …

Self-improvement

UI/UX Design Glossary. Steps to Usability

Practice shows that structured data is a great way to work optimization and that is one of the reasons why old good stuff like phone directories, …

6 Marketing Tactics for Small Business Success in 2016

Small businesses often lack something that their larger counterparts have: a big marketing budget.<p>But what small businesses lack in budget, they can …

20 Free Photoshop Actions All Designers Must Have

Automated scripts save time and improve workflow in all creative fields. Adobe products like Photoshop offer scripts called <b>actions</b> that automate a …

Tutorials

Master your Mac with these tricks and shortcuts you didn't know you needed

Sometimes a mouse or touchpad just isn't fast enough when you're approaching deadline. Sometimes you want to be able to quickly switch between …

How to Start a Business With (Almost) No Money

<i>This piece was originally published on Entrepreneur.</i><p>You’re excited to start a business. Maybe you have an idea, or you’re just fascinated with the …

How to Apply the 80/20 Rule to Brand Management

The concept of the 80/20 rule has been around for a long time. So long, in fact, that most people discount it. But there’s something to be said for …

Customer Experience

10 books that will change the way you live your life

Whether the focus is getting out of bed as soon as the alarm goes off, getting a creative project off the ground, kicking procrastination forever, or figuring out — hallelujah! — what to do for a career, we're all works in progress.<p>But finding the path that'll get us there is a torturous, tender, …

15 Simple And Effective Motivational Ways To Reset Your Life And Reinvent Yourself

Busy works schedules, toxic relationships, bad habits — there are many things that make living a tough job. If that’s how you feel about life, here …

The Secret to Happiness is Regular Audits

By Mauro GattiLondon School of Economics professor and happiness scholar Paul Dolan knows a thing or three about crafting a happy life. He’s …

10 Motivational Books On Productivity You Should Read Once In Your Lifetime

Time is a priceless commodity. Those who know the value of time make it point to never waste it unnecessarily. But most people who waste time don’t …

50 Canadian Book Cover Designs

Lists are always problematic, but CBC Books longlist of Canada’s Most Iconic Book Covers seems strangely underwhelming somehow. Setting aside what …