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What I would do if I were starting a brokerage in today's real estate market

I know what I would do if I were starting a brokerage today.<p>There are three areas I wouldn’t ignore as a real estate broker in a consumer-focused …

Real Estate

5 ways to make money with your phone

You don't like to think about it, but between the up-front cost and the monthly contract payments, your phone costs you a fair bit of money. What you might not realize is that it can make you money, too.<p>You won’t get rich, but you can pay for a few trips to Starbucks. Here’s how to get started.<p><b>1.</b> …

14 books by mega-successful CEOs that will teach you how to run the world

But the ones worth reading ditch the platitudes in favor of instructive anecdotes — which is why they so often come from execs who have lived through it.

Skip the Boring Business Plan. Focus on This Strategy Instead.

5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The concept of starting a business without a plan would send anyone running -- and for good reason. Every great business begins with a plan that outlines measurable goals and the methods for achieving them. Plans, done …

Lean Startups

6 Tips For A Great Work/Life Balance | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

I will be the first to admit it; I haven’t always had a good work/life balance. For some time I worked as a Strategy Consultant for a global …

Time I

Navdy is the Dashboard Heads-Up Display from the Future

The $499 Navdy answers calls, skips tracks, and gives directions without obscuring the road ahead.<p>Head-up displays have been around since the 1950s in jet fighters, and in automobiles since the 1988 Oldsmobile Cutlass. Now, more sophisticated displays are coming to our cars to tell us how we're …

189 Powerful Words That Convert: Write Copy That Gets Your Customer’s Attention Every Time

“Join us!”<p>“Sign up!”<p>These phrases litter the huge variety of email newsletter boxes you’ll come across online, and they generally serve the same …

Marketing

The 2-Minute Workout That Works Your Abs From Every Angle

How strong is your core? Find out with this ultimate ab challenge<p>Ripped abs are reason enough to add some core moves to your routine. But a strong torso can also give you the foundation you need to lift more weight with less risk of injury. "Crunches alone won't get the job done, though," says Todd …

Design & Development News | The Next Web

All stories in Design & Dev<p>Google adds 'Theming' to Material Design to unify designs across applications<p>Google today announced several updates to Material Design, the company's visual design language and set of specifications for applications should look. While rumors persisted up to the event that …

Top 9 things to Remember When Life is NOT Going Your Way

Life is not easy to play on. All of us had gone through the bad times in our lives and we get through them, however some get through them more easily …

Motivation

How A Change of Attitude Can Change An Entire Life

<i>“Your greatest limitation comes from within, not from without!”</i> Master Choa Kok Sui<p>There are tons and tons of quotes, proverbs and advices that are …

Motivation

Car Salesman Confidential: How We Get Paid

These Days, the 'Home Run' Is Harder to Come By<p>I am a commissioned salesperson.<p>I get paid a commission every time I sell a car. My commission is a percentage of the profit. At the dealership where I work, I get paid 25 percent of the “front-end” profit and 5 percent of the “back end.” The front-end …

Time I

7 Tips for Entrepreneurs Ready to Launch a Business

Perhaps nothing can prepare first-time business owners for the wild ride ahead. But you don't have to fly blind. Here's advice from a founder living it.<p>Entrepreneurship is the ultimate roller coaster. Having been through building a business twice now, I can attest to the fact that some days I'm …

Entrepreneurship

Articles about 8 light filled rooms we love on Dwell.com - Dwell

Method Homes’ compact Element 1 prefab model rises to the challenge of a difficult building site.<p>Somewhere between the fanciful beasts of Where the Wild Things Are and the hand-drawn charm of Marimekko, the characters in the...<p>DWELL Your Rooms We Love OFFICIAL COMPETITION...<p>Las Vegas designer Logan …

Deal: California's free 2014 visitor guide available in print, online

Want to learn to milk a cow, make cheese or pick your own persimmons? The 2014 California Official State Visitor's Guide points you to farms in the state where you can stay and "work" a little. The free 204-page "Go For It!" guide includes 32 trip ideas, a detailed state map and more -- and it's …

Life's Short: 5 Quick Ways to Slow Your Time Down | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Over at the Matt Cutts blog the other morning searching for SEO tips to help me take over the world, I found an article that was quite different yet …

Your Company Is Only As Extraordinary As Your People

There is nothing more powerful than employees’ passion and initiative to make customers happy to spark long-lasting word of mouth about your brand.<p>Your company is truly only as great as the people who embody the mission of your organization, those who go above and beyond to see the company succeed …

15 Million Students Learned to Program This Week, Thanks to Hour of Code

Hour of Code, a five-day-old initiative to get kids to take programming tutorials during Computer Science Education Week, will soon reach 15 million …

Barack Obama

Dash is a free coding course that'll teach you how to make CSS robots

General Assembly has launched a new online service that teaches basic web development for free, in your browser. It's called Dash, and it lets users learn how to use HTML, Javascript, and CSS by working through four projects of increasing difficulty.<p>As you progress through the projects — starting …

4 Ways to Have a Stress Free Day | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

We all go through our ups and downs during the course of the day but over the last few years it feels as though our lives have turned upside down. …

The 7 Top Habits of High Achievers | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

What separates the high achievers from the also ran’s, the scorers from the mediocre, the successful from the ordinary. The answer greatly lies in …

Motivation

The Top 7 Mindset Secrets for Success | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

I must admit, when I first sat down to write this article, I wasn’t inspired and had no idea what to write about! As a matter of fact, I stared at …

Motivation

The Best Places To Bring Kids In L.A.

<i>Sometimes, you find yourself with a child on your hands. Maybe it's your child. Maybe it's your friend's child. Maybe it's some other child that we</i> …

6 Basic Steps to Landing a Sale

Whether you're B-to-B or B-to-C, you won't master the sales process without these six steps.<p>To say that making a sale is important to business is like saying oxygen is a vital component in breathing. Sales is the crux of business whatever its size and scope -- unless perhaps you’re a mammoth social …

Selling

Increasing Your Confidence

One of the most important skills in business is the ability to remain confident.<p>Think about it. When you feel confident you: Present well in meetings and presentations. Reach out to potential customers and joint venture partners. Dare to dream up big ideas then have the fortitude to take action on …

NoFlo Launches Kickstarter Campaign To Help Everyone To Understand And Visualize Code

NoFlo, a company that has built an open-source visual programming tool based on “flow-based programming,” a concept that came out of IBM in the 1970s, is launching a $100,000 Kickstarter campaign today to help build a mainstream version of its development environment and add new programming …

It's The 30-Year Anniversary Of The Greatest Wall Street Movie Ever Made: Here's The Story Behind It

<i>In June of 1983, "Trading Places" was released in theaters. It remains the greatest Wall Street movie ever made.</i><p><i>Thirty years later, most regard it as part of the canon of American comedies, having launched, revived, or defined the careers of many of its cast and crew.</i><p><i>If you haven't seen it yet, you</i> …