So you want to start your own business. Being your own boss sounds incredible, but don’t underestimate the amount of work that goes into creating a successful business. To make sure you don’t miss any key steps, I’ve created a checklist for startups, based on my own experiences and some research on the web.
If you’re a real estate agent that’s working on your own (either as a sole proprietor or incorporated as an LLC), there are a few helpful tools that you should definitely consider as a way to present yourself in a professional way to clients. In this article I’ll detail a few of my favorite pieces of tech that can allow you to collaborate and communicate more effectively with other agents, and which can help set you apart and allow you to compete directly with the biggest real estate agencies in your market.
Finding motivation at work can sometimes be difficult, especially if you’re experiencing burnout from prolonged stress. A happy worker is an effective worker. Whether your company endorses a people-oriented culture or you’re left to your own devices it’s important to find balance and purpose in your work to maintain steady motivation.
Some simple changes can avoid making your business look unprofessional, and if you're a lean startup trying to cut costs at every bend in the road, it's time to pay attention.
Here are just three examples of easy things you can do to polish up your brand and make sure you don't hurt your chances of landing clients or making deals before your new business even gets off the ground.
Many offices jumped on board when the open office trend started to catch fire, demolishing walls, trashing their cubicles, and stripping all personality from their new shared workspace. Yet, while a lot of companies did switch away from the closed-in concept of offices and/or cubicles, lured by the promise of improved collaboration and accountability, not everyone bought in. And that was probably the right move.
If you're looking for a unique and one-of-a-kind experience, why not upgrade your trip to Europe with a stay in a castle hotel. Europe's history and architecture doesn't have to be experienced at arm's length or through the lens of your smartphone camera. Each of these three amazing hotels in castles give travelers the opportunity to spend a night beneath the roof of one of Europe's iconic castles.
The city of Berlin is a great place to visit, with no shortage of things to do. But I’ve always found that one way to enhance my experience touring a city filled with cultural landmarks, festivals and amazing street food is to schedule day trips. This gives me the opportunity to stretch my legs, center myself, and contextualize my time in the city.
Croatia has become one of the hottest destinations for luxury travel according to Travel Pulse. With it's beautiful Adriatic coastline, upscale beach resorts, lush, mountainous interior, and value-oriented conversion rate, even travelers on modest budgets can indulge in upscale travel in Croatia. One of the most popular (and affordable) means of transportation within Croatia for tourists is renting a car.
One of the biggest challenges for home-sellers can be in deciding how to stage small, awkward rooms for sale. If your home is a 3-bedroom, but one of the bedrooms is painfully small, you risk disappointing potential buyers. That’s where perfect staging can come in. Don’t let a potential buyer cross your home off the list because of that awkward bedroom. I’ve rounded up some tips from home staging experts across the web to provide some inspiration and ideas for your awkward space.
One of the hottest travel destinations in Europe is Croatia. With stunning beaches and hip resorts along the Adriatic, Croatia has long been one of the most popular travel destinations for travelers from Europe, but now Americans and others are catching on.
If you want to experience medieval and modern Europe in 3 days while traveling on a budget, consider driving from Zagreb to Dubrovnik. Tracing the A1 along Croatia’s iconic coastline you’ll enjoy well-maintained highways, tour ancient forts and medieval seaside villages while upgrading your stay with all the modern amenities by enjoying Croatia’s chic, modern hotels and world famous beach clubs.
If you’re planning a trip to Europe there are a few well-kept secrets that can help you stretch your dollar. While some of the items on this list might come as no surprise, my guess is that a few of these travel hacks will surprise you and help you save money on your upcoming European adventure.