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Wow - check out the view on #MatadorN reader @thegingersafari's morning hike on Cadillac Mountain. Acadia, Maine. #travelstoke! ▂▂▂▂▂▂▂▂▂▂▂▂▂▂▂▂▂▂▂▂ #maine #landscape #ocean #hiking #nature #outdoors #horizon #travel http://bit.ly/1qdYtB2

23 signs you were born to travel

<b>1.</b> You can make friends anywhere, but are just as happy to sit in silence by yourself.<p><b>2.</b> You’ve always been willing to try anything once. Except …

Transform your travel writing, pt. 4: Know thy subject

STORYTELLING IS AN extended process. To borrow from audio/video terminology, there’s a production phase and a post-production phase. Production is …

Writing

The small fishing village of Kangaamiut, in Southern Greenland, photographed by Matador Creative Director @spoart. #travelstoke #greenland #adventurecanada #bannikin http://bit.ly/1uNNouH

The 7 fundamentals of documenting your travels

One of the biggest mistakes in travel is assuming you’ll “never forget” a particular moment or feeling. From launching out of a plane for a skydive, …

The 6 most significant changes in travel in the last 20 years

I SPENT 6 YEARS as a young traveler exploring the globe, and have been fortunate to have spent the last 18 years working in the travel industry, both …

Travel Industry

Condo sales, construction set records downtown

New condo sales in the GTA are up 33 per cent from last year.<p>So far this year, there have been 37 new highrise projects launched for sales across the …

There is no magic formula for small-business success – only this

I've been asked many times to lay out my magic formula for building a successful small or medium-sized business. I usually respond by saying there's no magic, only hard work and experience.<p>While this is certainly true, the success of a small or medium-sized business depends on dedicated execution …

Small Business

7 Entrepreneurs You Should Start Following Now

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Want some inspiration? Start following inspiring people. And when I say “follow,” I am not referring only to Twitter, although that is an excellent starting point. I mean follow as in study, investigate, hear, heed, sit at their feet and …

10 Tips for Mastering Twitter

If you're not using Twitter to connect with customers and market your startup then perhaps you should reconsider.<p>In social media, Twitter is a force to be reckoned with. While lacking the massive scale of Facebook, the popular microblogging platform that went public last fall is making noticable …

5 Social-Media Tips to Enhance Your Marketing

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Could your marketing campaign use a little flair in social media marketing?<p>If so, here are five helpful tips to enhance your marketing via social media:<p>1. Share at the best times.<p>There may not an exact best time to post, but data …

PayPal's Small Business Lending Program Expands

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>PayPal is putting more power behind its credit business.<p>Today, the company announced that its Bill Me Later credit-line program will now be called PayPal Credit. In addition, the company said it will continue to expand Working Capital, …

5 Reasons Real Estate Is, Once Again, a Prudent Investment

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If you are someone who has given up on the dream of real estate investment, before even giving it a serious look, consider a few trends.<p>Construction is on the rise, foreclosures and repossessions are decreasing. The U.S.. Census Bureau …

9 Things Exceptionally Smart Entrepreneurs Do to Be Successful

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In the words of Winston Churchill, "Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts". And this couldn't be truer for founders.<p>Every entrepreneur strives to be successful but the sad truth is that most …

5 Books That Reveal the Secrets of Your Entrepreneurial Heroes

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>What can we learn by reading about the world’s greatest entrepreneurs? Often, it’s the small but telling details, such as the fact Warren Buffett and Bill Gates solidified their "bromance" during a dinner party after they both cited focus …

7 Crucial Steps to Building a Champion Sales Team

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Joe runs a company with 19 salespeople, a mix of veterans and newcomers. Sales have been flat for the past 18 months even though the economy has improved. He is constantly making futile attempts to get his team to prospect more. Joe tries …

Develop the Body Language of a Leader With These 5 Exercises

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Speech is habit, and through Vocal Awareness you will learn how to move from unconscious behavior to conscious behavior in every encounter so that you are always in charge of how you want to be known.<p>Our body language speaks volumes. The …

5 Quotes About Meaning That Will Frame How You Define Entrepreneurship

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Meaning may perhaps be the most important part of your entrepreneurship journey. It will shape why you got into business and how you structure your approach to business all together.<p>Meaning is more than money and bigger than your company …

10 Lessons to Learn From Failing Startups (Including My Own)

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Entrepreneurs who start businesses often fail, although the statistics cited can vary, according to Bloomberg.<p>While it’s a given that launching a startup means embarking on a long and winding road, pinning down the exact odds for success …

How to Split Your Time Between Technical SEO and Content Marketing

This story originally appeared on KISSmetrics<p>Time is the online marketer's perennial dilemma. There are so many things you could do, but so few things you actually have time to do. The two broadest categories of an online marketer's task are technical SEO, also known as conventional SEO, and …

The 7 Key Ingredients of a Powerful Twitter Bio

<i>Neil Patel is the co-founder of KISSmetrics and Crazy Egg. This post originally appeared on the Buffer blog.</i><p>Your online reputation is your reputation. And it better be good.<p>The way you describe yourself on Twitter has everything to do with how people perceive you online. So how the heck do you do …

Keith Rabois’ Homebuying Startup OpenDoor Raises $9.95M From Everyone

Well.<p>It seems like a lot of Valley investors want to see the process of buying homes become a lot more efficient.<p>After Khosla Ventures VC and former Square COO Keith Rabois teased that he was working on a project to make buying homes as simple as clicking a few buttons, a horde of Valley angels and …

Morgen Newman: 3 Benefits to Launching in 30 Days

MixedMade co-founder Morgen Newman decided to start a company in 30 days. Here are 3 ways it helped him get started on the right foot.

Antarctica

Sales jumped when firm focused on condo balconies

<i>The #Takeoff series is about crowdsourcing issues important to Canadian small businesses. They tell us about their defining moments and we write about their stories, the issues, and strategies for success or how to overcome obstacles.</i><p>When Doug and Kelly Niessen wanted to install outdoor flooring on …

Small Business

How to fly on a private jet for under $150 per person

No security lines or TSA pat downs. Cushy leather seats and legroom for days. Fido curled up right next to you. The perks of flying on a private jet …

The Beginner's Guide to Vine

Vine's meteoric rise through the social media world comes as little surprise to anyone who's browsed through the looping six-second video clips that …