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STREET PHOTOGRAPHY PROJECT IDEAS

Hanoi, 2017Fresh out of the HAPTIC LAB of STREET NOTES MOBILE EDITION:1. Coffee shop project:Spend an entire day in a coffee shop. Make photos of …

Street Photography

How to Create a Profitable Sales Plan for Your Business: 10 Steps

A comprehensive guide to planning and writing a great sales plan for a startup, a growing company... or an established business in need of a revenue jump-start.<p>Sales. Every great business starts with sales (since without sales and revenue, you have no business.) And just as every great salesperson …

Business Strategy

5 Ways to Generate Word-of-Mouth as a Small Business

Ninety-two percent of consumers trust referrals from people they know, and 77 percent of consumers are more likely to buy a new product when learning about it from friends or family.<p>This story originally appeared on Bizness Apps<p>Humans rely on their network to make decisions about where to go, what …

How to edit raw images in 5 simple steps

<b>James Paterson gives his top tips for editing raw photographs</b><p>Camera makers expect the raw photographer to want to make their own choices when it …

Paint Color Ideas for a Coordinated Bedroom and Bathroom

Tips for Creating Color Flow<p>Want a smooth transition from bedroom to master bath? Use paint colors to tie them together visually. View these four …

Interior Design

Quick Instagram and Social Media Workflow Tips for Photographers

Each day there are new ways to accomplish the same task, especially with the ever-evolving social media whirlwind. Today I want to share my favorite …

Please stop bragging about how busy you are

“Busy” has become a brand. We moan, brag, and compete about how busy we are.<p>Many of us are locked in a state of frantic, racing, cramming, skimming …

How to setup a simple home studio combining natural and continuous light

Setting up a home studio in a small space isn’t always easy. That’s especially true if you need to use it as a regular room, too. You need something …

7 traits of successful people that require no talent at all

Being on time, being passionate, and being prepared all make the list.<p>This got me thinking of similar traits that are not only easy to implement, but are absolutely free — and can make some serious changes in your life.<p>1. Being virtuous<p>Set your standards and morals high in your personal and …

Self-improvement

How to write a cold email that gets a response from even the busiest people

Sending the right cold email could land you your next client, employee, or even job.<p>But, as you probably know from experience, trying to get in touch with someone you've never met, especially if they're quite busy, can be an exercise in futility.<p>Thankfully, though, there are proven tactics that …

Writing

3 PRACTICAL APPLICATIONS FOR STREET PHOTOGRAPHY

Dear friend,Here are some practical applications for street photography (in real life):First of all, I think street photography is useless if you’re …

Street Photography

Why talking to yourself is the first sign of… success

A London dentist stopped looking in other people’s mouths and started opening his own. The results may be something for everyone to chew on.<p>Eugene Gamble spent most of his career as a dentist in London, quietly and diligently working on people’s teeth. Then, three years ago, he decided to give up …

Self-improvement

Startup founders who raised $15 million explain what everyone gets wrong about quitting your job to start a company

As the roommates considered starting their company, which today provides short news updates to 5 million subscribers at 6 a.m. every morning, they enrolled in a Skillshare class about finding a business partner taught by investor and entrepreneur Alex Taub.<p>Speaking with Business Insider US editor …

Employment

Successful Brands Don't Market Their Products

They market the experiences of using their products.<p><i>What are some interesting psychological marketing tactics? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer by Nidhi Singh, Leads Digital Marketing</b> …

Coca-Cola

How to Start a Blog That You Can Grow Into a Business

Businesses of all kinds start blogging as a way to build up a long-term audience.But the reverse is also happening where more and more bloggers start …

Marketing

Overpower the Sun With Strobes When Photographing Your Next Engagement Session

Photographing an engagement session in a wide open field on a sunny day may seem like a portrait photographer’s nightmare. In this video, on-location …

How to Take Better Portraits in Direct Sunlight

Talented commercial photographer Lou Freeman discusses the best solutions for modifying natural light when shooting in full sunlight.<p>By using a scrim …

Tips for Building a Small Business Through Branding

When you launch a small business, no matter the industry it’s in, it is important to spend a lot of time and energy on marketing. This is the way to …

Marketing

What is 'Authority Marketing' and How Do You Achieve It?

Here are what this contributor calls the "seven pillars" of making yourself a known entity in your industry.<p>CEO, Advantage Media Group and ForbesBooks.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>What makes you so special? Why should anyone purchase your product or service or listen …

Marketing

Science Explains Why Early Birds Have Better Mental Health Than Night Owls

Birds

The Most Charming Bed-and-Breakfasts in Big Cities Around the World

With a quiet and cozy atmosphere, friendly hosts, and a scrumptious breakfast served on china, a quaint bed-and-breakfast can be the perfect place to …

Boston

Here are the 10 best hotels for families — and those on a budget

January isn't even over yet but we're already daydreaming about our next vacation: sun, sand and relaxation. The cherry on top of our dream vacations? Spots that are perfect for the whole family — without breaking the bank.<p>As part of its 15th annual Travelers’ Choice awards, travel and booking site …

How to Convert Those Instagram Followers Into Customers

Instagram now has more than 600 million monthly active users worldwide–more than Twitter, Snapchat or LinkedIn.<p>According to a Forrester study, the …

Marketing

Is the New Star Really a Sign of a Messiah for Israel?

Humans across the world will get to see a star born in 2022, and one rabbi says it’s a sign from the Bible of a new military leader for Israel.<p>In …

Theology

Five Ways To Say “No” So You Can Finally Reclaim Your Focus

Staying productive is all about consciously deciding what not to do. Here’s how.<p>It isn’t news that culture is obsessed with <i>doing</i>–with being in motion, with being occupied, with being busy. But the upshot of all this doing is that we spend very little time deciding exactly what we should be doing in …

A Tibetan Monk Reveals the Most Effective Way to Deal With Toxic People

We’ve all come across toxic people before. You know, the type of person that can be manipulative, judgmental and inconsiderate of anyone’s feeling.<p>It …

Mindfulness

When to post on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram

Social networks have become a part of our daily lives – we use these platforms to keep in touch with friends, catch up on news and browse the latest …

Marketing

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The Ins And Outs Of Facebook Marketing

Would you like to have millions of eyes on your ads? Are you aware that Facebook can make that happen? Millions of people are registered on there and …