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How to Find Airbnb Investment Property

You’re thinking of buying an investment property to list on Airbnb. You know things like location and costs are important but are not sure what that …

The Financial Advice You Need in Your 30s | Investopedia

Now that you're in your 30s, your career is a bit more established and your personal life may be more complex if marriage and kids have entered the …

Driving 101: An Unbeatable West Coast Road Trip

Road trips are one of our favorite things, and we've already shared a few great itineraries. The Ultimate West Coast Road Trip Part 1 takes you from …

Miles from Nowhere in Patagonia

Adventure<p>After hours of steep bushwhacking through spiny Calafate bushes in Chilean Patagonia, I cursed as another thorn impaled my leg. I was tired and hungry, my heavy wet feet squishing in boots that were soggy from crossing multiple bogs. My guide, Fernando, was 30 feet ahead—too far for me to …

National Parks

The Best Camping Spots on the Northern California Coast

With mild temperatures, lesser crowds, and year-round open campgrounds, winter can be an ideal time to go camping along the California coast.Perhaps …

The Next Power Tool You Buy Should Be an Impact Driver

An impact driver won't replace your cordless drill/driver, but it will expand your abilities.<p>A cordless drill/driver is extremely versatile, which is why it's the first power tool that many people own—its value for drilling pilot holes and driving screws is tough to beat. Bus as you expand your …

How to Have More Money, Time, Fun and Happiness, Overnight and Guaranteed!

Do you remember that time, I think it was a year or so ago, when you decided that your life was going to change?<p>"That's it!" you said.<p>"I've had enough! No more dancing to the beat of somebody else's drum! No more not doing what I really want to do because what if nobody wants it/what if I suck …

Online Shopping Is Still A Pathetically Tiny Fraction Of All Shopping

But that alone won't save what is turning out to be a ho-hum Christmas for department stores and clothing chains.<p>Online sales have surged 9 percent so far this holiday season as Wal-Mart, Macy's and other retailers improved their web sites and prices to better compete with their online nemesis …

Fixing Southeast Asia's E-Commerce Bottleneck

Though it boasts a population of over 600 million people, e-commerce in Southeast Asia is fundamentally broken. Amazon, eBay and other global retailers have not put resources or focus into the region, and it is bereft of any dominant e-commerce players. Most importantly, it has no cohesive network …

Yes, It’s Real: Tim Draper Gives Details On Ballot Initiative To Make Silicon Valley A State

Silicon Valley is no stranger to unusual ideas, and today the world got to witness another: noted investor Tim Draper is proposing a ballot proposition to split California into six separate states. There were obviously a lot of questions raised by Draper’s “Six Californias” proposal after we first …

Do Your Homework Before Buying a Timeshare

Full disclosure: I've always been somewhat skeptical of timeshares. I understand the appeal of having a guaranteed vacation home in an area you love and the flexibility many timeshares offer of being able to swap your unit for a place halfway around the world.<p>But I worry that many buyers don't …

Why Your Startup Needs a Sales Methodology

Like most startup entrepreneurs, when I began my first company in 1999 I had no formal sales experience.<p>I did have the wherewithal to visit potential …

4 Ways to Develop Business Stories That Will Sell Your Services for You

Storytelling is one of the most effective ways to make a connection.<p><b>Why Telling Business Stories Works</b><p>Telling business stories can help people consider new possibilities, broaden their knowledge, think outside the box... and therefore deepen their understanding. When you tell a story (vs. listing …

Ideas are the Easy Part: 10 Concrete Steps to Eliminating Fear as an Obstacle to Successful Innovation

We've all been there. You're pitching an idea you think will do important things, and find yourself challenged by someone whose conception of discussion is to focus on the soft places at the fringe of your argument. While you advocate experimenting with a new idea, they focus on what might go …

High-Return Relationships for Holiday Networking

It's December and you're probably gearing up to network at holiday-related work events just about every night.<p>Say you're at an industry event and you make a brand new, synergistic contact. The two of you really hit it off and have a great time talking about your respective businesses. You laugh at …

The 20 Golden Rules of Business Blogging

Writing great blogs for your business is one of the most valuable marketing techniques you will find, yet it is often forgotten. In fact, small businesses who consistently blog receive 126 percent more leads than those who do not and benefit from 55 percent more visitors to their web pages. …

Which payment gateway will you choose?

When a retailer goes online, the first thing he/she worries about is the transaction of the payments. As making and receiving payments is not exactly …

CEB

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Payment Gateway Integration in iPhone App | PayPal iOS SDK & Authorize.net

Because Authorize.net does not have SDK like PayPal, we had to create a server API component in order for clients to derive the greatest benefit from …

Payment gateway integration options for start-ups in Australia

<i>Update: We’ve come up with an interactive and comprehensive tool to compare and evaluate the payment gateway providers in Australia.</i><p>When it comes to …

What the Most Successful People Have in Common

At the second day of the Inc. 5000 Conference, Lewis Schiff revealed the findings of a study on wealth and success.<p>Lewis Schiff, author and executive director of the Inc. Business Owners Council, took the stage at the Inc. 5000 Conference to talk about his research on the business strategies of …

Success

Q&A: Maynard James Keenan Knows Where to Score a Good Wig

Best known as the frontman for Tool, Maynard James Keenan’s main focus these days is winemaking and his side bands, Puscifer and A Perfect Circle. …

Music

3 Rules For Following Up With A Recruiter

You’ve been stood up.<p>You applied to a position, confirmed your resume was received, and got the wink and the gun from the recruiter that your application looked good. So you’re popping your collar, thinking you’re in like Flynn, waiting for the hiring manager to call to schedule an interview.<p>But a …

Richard Branson: It Doesn't Cost Much to Start a Great Business

Short on cash? That's still no reason to hang up your entrepreneurial dreams, says the Virgin Group founder.<p>Think you need buckets of cash to launch a business?<p>Think again, says serial entrepreneur and Virgin Group founder Richard Branson. “A business can be started with very little money."<p>The …

Entrepreneurship

Paid Search and E-commerce: 4 Things You Should Know

If you have a paid search program or plan to launch one soon, use these four tips to optimize your campaigns.<p>In 2012, online retailers spent $2.3 billion in paid search marketing across Google AdWords and the Yahoo! Bing Network, according to AdGooroo. Amazon, Best Buy, Zappos, and Target are among …

AdWords

6 Steps to a Smarter Start-Up

Innovation is about turning ideas into reality, says Frog Design's Doreen Lorenzo, but not every company has the right DNA.<p>Ideas are cheap--it's turning them into reality that's the hard part, says Doreen Lorenzo.<p>"Innovation for me is meaningful change," said the president of Frog Design during the …

Design

How To Use Social Media To Make Sales

An integral part of the sales process is getting to know your prospects and establishing relationships—and it turns out that social media can help you accomplish this quickly and easily. Follow these steps to make sales using social media.