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Startups Are Transforming Jobs and Economic Paradigm

Just 20 to 30 years ago you would have been considered either very brave, or very foolish to start your own business. The economic world was a different place, the internet was barely a thing and certainly not the global phenomena it is today. In the modern, digital world it is much easier to find and reach a customer base making the startup a more attractive prospect for many. It’s still a lot of work! The most successful startups accept that they need professional help to create the company and maintain the books. Getting help allows a good... 
 

Eric Lefkofsky’s Tempus Recently Gained Unicorn Status 

The worldwide stock market is essentially a way for businesses to gather money for investments. Public companies list their shares on such stock markets, effectively opening their doors of investment to anybody with money across planet Earth. However, getting a company’s shares listed on stock exchanges costs lots of money paid to both stock markets and relevant regulatory agencies that oversee business financing.  Businesses across the world routinely ask investors for sums of money to grow their respective operations prior to hitting the... 
 

We need affordable cancer care 

The high costs of American health care are well documented. A cancer diagnosis is devastating, even as we improve mortality rates across many diagnoses. This is largely due to the high costs of treatments: patients who survive still have to deal with the damage to their savings, increased debt load, and potential damage to the whole family’s finances. We need to do better. Cancer shouldn’t result in a choice between a death sentence or a ticket to a lifetime of debt. You can learn more about the top trends influencing the future of affordable... 
 

How to grow your star in the marketing world

Marketing as a sector is shifting very quickly, which presents both challenges and career opportunities. If you gravitate toward a career in marketing, then there are many different ways to break in and achieve success. You can engage in formal marketing studies. This can be valuable in teaching you the principles and some core skills, may help you build a network and a portfolio, and allow you to explore different types of marketing. If you want to work with large companies, those businesses tend to prefer hires with formal marketing credentials. However,... 
 

How Product Knowledge Improves Sales

You’re going to be lousy at selling If you don’t know how product knowledge improves sales. This is particularly true for ecommerce. In brick and mortar sales, the merchandise has an opportunity to sell itself. Potential buyers can touch and see what they’re getting. But in ecommerce, customers might only know what you tell them in your product descriptions. Good luck making a compelling case for something you don’t know.     With strong product knowledge: You Can Describe The Benefits Most people couldn’t care less about what makes... 
 

The Home Improvement Business Is Booming

The US home improvement market is worth billions of dollars and shows no real sign of slowing up. In fact, statistics confirm that despite slight fluctuations the trend has been upwards for the last 15 years. This is quite a contrast to many areas of the high street which are struggling in these difficult economic times. The prevalence of internet shopping has drawn many customers away from traditional shopping. But this is not the case with home improvements. The main reason for this appears to be the need to see items before you can incorporate... 
 

Best Tips To Find Top ECN Forex Brokers on the Internet

Forex brokers are an essential part of the life of a Forex trader. Essentially, no Forex trading can ever be possible without needing a Forex broker. However, since the industry has grown enormously, and hundreds and thousands of brokers have populated the market, therefore, it has become very difficult to find trusted lists of ECN Forex broker on the internet. However, following some tips and tricks you can find a reliable Forex broker to get along with. In this piece, we will be sharing some best tips to find the top ECN Forex broker on the internet. Before... 
 

How to Maximize  your Budget on Employee Recognition Programs

Employee recognition should be an important part of any business. It’s a great way to get your employees to be more productive, and it can be fun and effective for everybody. However, these strategies need budget to be run efficiently. Additional expenses can mean the difference between just getting by and failing. That’s why businesses should be able to identify whether they are earning or losing money on their employee rewards programs. Will Recognition Programs for Employees Provide a Return on My Investment? If it’s going to lose me money,... 
 

Making Money Online – yes you can

This is not another get-rich-quick guide. Rather the discussion is on real methods of making money online. It is unfortunate that the internet is such a free resource. This has made the platform accessible to everyone including con artists. The blessing and the curse. The desire to make quick money has led to a lot of people into getting scammed. Maybe it is because of the media that constantly feeds the masses ideas that getting rich is something that can be achieved overnight. These notions are enhanced by the high number internet millionaires.... 
 

Best Bets for Gold Medal Count at the 2016 Summer Olympics

Another four years means another Summer Olympic Games, but this time we head to the Southern Hemisphere and a very hot and balmy Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. There will be quite a few willing combatants for the top spot in the gold medal count, but only one country will truly stand out above the rest – the United States. The country’s training programs and athlete crop always seems to be a little bit more ahead of the game. They may not have to worry about Russia breathing down their necks in the ranks this year either, given their recent doping... 
 

Tips On Planning Your Evening Wedding Reception

There’s no doubt that your wedding day will be one of the most important – and memorable – days of your life. People spend months, if not years, planning their big day, with friends and family all lending a helping hand to ensure that the wedding is truly magical. From booking the venue to selecting table decorations, there’s so much to consider when organising your wedding. And the part that will require the most planning is often the evening wedding reception. With this in mind, here are some tips: The venue For most weddings,... 
 

What Exactly Does A Bodyguard Do?

Some people think that the most a bodyguard does is to protect the rich and famous by looking tough and occasionally protecting them from any possible threats or dangers. But there is in fact a lot more to the role of a bodyguard than people give them credit for – it’s not just  following around people of importance and the job itself can be incredibly tough, both to qualify for and on a day-to-day basis. According to the National Career Service, being a bodyguard takes a lot more than looking menacing; in fact, most bodyguards look relatively... 
 

10 Ways To Make Students Focus On A Subject

Students find some subjects interesting and the teacher makes little or no effort to get and retain the students’ attention. Students may face difficulty in focusing on some subjects and may require assistance from the teacher. According to order custom essay online service, getting students to focus is not easy, below are ten ways to make students focus on a subject. Involve students in the lecture Encourage classroom participation by asking questions and allowing students to ask you questions, giving the students assignments they can present... 
 

Advantages of IT Outsourcing for Startup Companies

Today, about 95 percent of the world’s top companies widely use outsourcing strategies and offshore services. Outsourcing is an excellent chance to minimise expenditures necessary for the company’s development. It is especially beneficial for startup companies, as it allows running and developing business without making huge investments. When profit is minimal and avoiding expenditures is impossible, outsourcing is a good way to save company’s expenses. Finding quality offshore services has never been easier. Today, virtually every service... 
 

How To Choose A TV Stand

One may think that choosing a plasma TV stand mount hardly requires any time or effort. However, it is not precisely so – especially, if you are looking for unique stylish interior design combinations. Surely, much will depend on your tastes and preferences; however, there are several factors you have to remember while looking for a plasma TV stand best buy. 1. Compatibility with your interior style This is particularly important if you already have finished your room decoration. Wooden corner TV stand, for instance, will look perfect in a traditional... 
 

Electric Linear Actuators and Remote Control in Your Boat

Electric linear actuators are electromagnetic devices that can operate, produce and deliver a progressive oscillatory or un-directional short stroke motion. The force developed by electromagnetism in the actuator produces a motion. Linear electric machines are associated with long linear progressive movements such as transportation and other similar operations. Electric linear actuators 12v are now preferred in a wide range of motion applications where the application needs raising and positioning, moving and many more motion applications. They... 
 

Brazil: Infrastructure Advances Making in a Global Industrial Power

To realize the potential for expansion economically, Brazil must confront its costs Brazil cost to invest strongly in its infrastructure, to ensure a global competitiveness for its domestic industry. French company Alstom has been instrumental in helping Brazil advance, as it has been active before and currently in large projects in the country, bringing cutting edge technology and innovation to the county, in the transportation as well as energy sectors, by changing used machines for new ones that are more efficient and energy savers. Financial... 
 

How to Get an Interview

Despite a falling unemployment rate, job candidates still have difficulty getting hired. In many cases, they can’t even get interviews. If you’re going to get the job, you need to get your foot in the door. Follow these four tips to make sure human resources calls you to schedule an interview. Make Your Resume Work for You Image via Flickr by flazingo_photos Your resume is the first thing that potential employers see. If it doesn’t match their expectations, it could end up in the recycling bin. That’s why you need to make... 
 

Inhaled Insulin: What Patients Need to Know

This summer, the FDA approved a diabetes treatment that could end insulin injections for good. Patients would inhale the drug, called Afrezza, before meals, and it might be released to market by the end of 2014. Although patients with chronic lung disease, such as COPD or asthma, shouldn’t take inhaled insulin, the treatment does show promise for patients, especially when combined with oral anti-diabetic medication. Controlling blood sugar could help diabetic patients reduce their risk for serious complications including kidney damage, blindness,... 
 

Has corporate golf had its day?

It might have been with us for decades, but the corporate golf day is still an effective business tool. In 2014, the world is your oyster when it comes to corporate entertainment. Whether you are looking to strengthen your relationship with current clients or entice prospective clients (or both), there’s no shortage of corporate hospitality specialists offering weird and wonderful ways of showing your customers a good time. From clown schools and cookery classes through to corporate areas at festivals, the endless quest for novelty can sometimes... 
 

Outbreaks, Epidemics and Pandemics: Understanding the Difference Could Save Your Life

Recent headlines have been alarming, if not outright terrifying: An outbreak of Ebola, a virus that causes internal bleeding and leads to death in 90 percent of all cases, was spreading quickly throughout West Africa, with some of the patients returning to the United States for treatment. Meanwhile, travelers returning from certain Caribbean nations were reporting cases of Chikungunya, a mosquito borne illness that, while rarely fatal, causes extreme pain and weakness for several days or weeks. This is all in addition to local reports of increased... 
 

Boaters Give Back: Making a Difference with Your Boating Skills

Boaters are a generous bunch and you’ll often find boating enthusiasts helping fellow boaters and organizations that are instrumental in giving back, either to the boating community or to local communities as a whole. However, some boaters who are interested in donating their skills and their time may not know where to start when looking for a volunteer opportunity. Luckily there are many charities, both regional and nationwide, that work with the local boating communities and offer services and other charitable donations to the people and organizations... 
 

Speed a Premium Logistics Service

Speed to Africa is a service run jointly from Europe with different destinations across Africa by SDV and Bollore Africa Logistics. By offering the service, the two groups can meet the increased demand through quick and safe deliveries throughout Africa giving their clients a faster and securer supply chain. Making this such a quick service is the container terminals in Africa. Bollore Africa Logistics is the leading operator of port terminals in Africa. It is the leader in container terminal management on the continent and ensures that its customers... 
 

Aluminum is Best for Building Docks and Pontoons

Aluminum docks and pontoons have many advantages over other materials. Aluminum is the best material to use when putting docks in a harsh marine environment. Each dock system made of aluminum should be built for long lasting, high performance and cost efficient for the location and project it is being built for. Whether it is an aluminum dock or aluminum pontoons the structures will have many more benefits when aluminum is used. An aluminum dock is heavy duty and made for heavy traffic. These types of docks are used at popular public places such... 
 

How Hadoop Involves Supply Chain Management

The term Hadoop has been mentioned everywhere of late. Many are wondering what it is and if it is something that executives in supply chain management need to know more about it. Hadoop is used for the most part in marketing since it is best suited for semi-structured and unstructured data such as images, call center transcripts, data from social media as well as click stream data. Therefore, marketers use the concept to improve understanding of prospects and customers and the ability to sell the correct product to them, at the correct time and... 
 

You Are Not Your Addiction: 5 Ways to Beat the Stigma of Substance Abuse Disorders

Even after all the progress the recovery community has made in recent years, the stigma of addiction remains strong in our society. Stigma prevents addicts from seeking the help they need, and can linger for years, even decades, after substance abuse has stopped, causing obstacles to employment, hampering access to government benefits, and more. But just because you’ve spent time in a drug and alcohol rehab center doesn’t mean you have to live with the stigma of addiction forever. Just by getting sober and staying sober, you are living proof... 
 

7 Little-Known Factors That Can Affect Your Hearing

In the United States, hearing loss affects up to 40 percent of people over the age of 65 and as many as 3 million children. While it’s a relatively common problem, most people wait years to address their hearing loss, which can affect relationships, work, quality of life and even mental health. While some reduction in the ability to hear is a natural part of aging, there are many factors that can make hearing loss progress more quickly and even worsen if it’s left untreated. From too much earwax to a rare autoimmune disease, here are seven little-known... 
 

Genome Sequencing Becomes More Affordable

Dr. Leslie Biesecker of the National Human Genome Research Institute and Dr. Robert Green of Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston recently co-authored guidelines for clinical genetic testing, which were published in the New England Journal of Medicine. These guidelines could help clinicians find a way to make genetic testing affordable and effective. Testing the Exome Instead of testing the entire genome, which can be expensive and time-consuming, physicians have learned that exome testing reveals mutations for many different genetic disorders.... 
 

5 Reasons Corporate Social Responsibility Departments Want to Work With NGOs

 Since the days in which royal monarchs granted charters to private companies, businesses have made many contributions to the public good. In 1915, Proctor & Gamble pioneered disability pay and retirement pensions. Henry Ford roiled the marketplace by paying workers $5 per hour, which was more than twice the market rate, long before President Franklin Roosevelt established the minimum wage with the Fair Labor Standards Act in 1938. Today, many of the world’s largest companies have sizable corporate social responsibility (CSR) departments,... 
 

Food Packaging and Front Labeling

A recent study says that food labeling on the front of a package boosts the ability of a consumer to make choices that are more informed by being able to comprehend the nutritional data better. The study dives head first into the value of having nutritional labels on the front side of food packages and containers. Scientists who carried out the study concluded that labeling on the front of a package significantly improved the reader’s ability to comprehend the nutritional data of the enclosed food, helped the reader in making a more educated decision... 
 

THE LONDON TRIATHLON KEEPS THE OLYMPIC SPIRIT GOING

It is frightening to think about how much time has passed since London hosted the most recent Olympic Games. London 2012 became such a big part of our collective lives before and during the event, yet it is two years back in history now and the buzz is building about Rio 2016. This is not a time for doom and gloom though – London remains one of the most active cities on the planet and continues to host world class sporting events on a regular basis. The London Triathlon is one of these events and as competitors go about their triathlon training... 
 

Google Buys Sound Authentication Start-up for Undisclosed Amount

Google does not take internet security lightly and in an effort to improve identity verification they have purchased SlickLogin, an Israeli start-up company. SlickLogin announced the acquisition on their website but as yet no financial details of the deal have been released. SlickLogin is an app that uses unique generated high frequency sounds played via a computer’s speaker to a smartphone, the app then analyses the sound and replies with a signal verifying the user’s identity. The app can be used to replace a typed password, or to add an additional... 
 

Grooming Horses Can Prevent Health Issues

Horse grooming is an important task in making sure your horse is healthy. It gives you the chance to inspect the horse for any injury, helps prevent unhealthy sores, stimulates blood flow and it helps to bond with the horse. By grooming the horse daily or every other day, it will make the horse not only healthier but happier as well. Grooming can be considered as a preventative measure for the health of the horse. It can help keep medical costs and visits to the vet down. If visits to the vet are less, then worrying about reaching the deductible... 
 

How to become a successful illustrator

The world of the arts has always been maddeningly competitive to enter into, with a host of creative individuals struggling to get the job they want. And, if you’re looking to be an illustrator, you’re entering an arena that’s already filled with talented and resourceful people, and even they have to cope with multiple rejections on a regular basis. But, there are ways to get ahead in the world of illustration and, if you have the right level of talent and resources, you’ll find that you can make a tidy living from your artwork. So, how... 
 

5 Dynamic Ways to Reduce Energy Consumption

Saving energy is good for the environment and good for your business’s bottom line. However, it’s no secret that energy expenses continue to be a significant overhead for almost every organisation – which means finding ways to reduce these costs should not be an afterthought. There are several ways to shrink energy consumption without affecting business operations, some free, others not, all designed to generate additional income for your firm and reduce your carbon footprint. Subsequently, the savings you make on energy costs can be reinvested... 
 

How’s Your Ticker? 6 Heart Health Tips

We all hear about how important it is to have a healthy heart, but do you really know how to keep yours healthy? Many people think they know the basics and the more obvious facts, but after doing some research, they realize how many silly things we do that hurt our health. Most of these things are very easy to cut out of our lives. Below is a list of some of the things you can do to help maintain a healthy heart. Stop Smoking Ok this isn’t a surprise. We all learned about the risks of smoking in elementary school. This is by far is the biggest... 
 

Things to Consider Before Allowing Employees to Telecommute

Technology has made businesses much more efficient, but has the time come for us to work in the comfort of our homes? Are business offices an outdated novelty that need no longer exist? Here are a few things to consider when deciding whether your business should allow its employees to work from home. It’s always a tricky subject on how to properly meet that work life balance. Tracking Performance Image via Flickr by Victor1558 A big problem that many face when considering the switch from working in an office to allowing employees use their... 
 

Top 9 Eco-Friendly Apps for Your Smartphone

Looking to reduce your impact on the environment, consume less energy, and decrease your carbon footprint? One of the first steps involves gaining knowledge, and you can find that in the palm of your hand. Harness the power of your smartphone to help you lead a greener lifestyle. Take a look at these nine apps that are designed to empower you to make choices that benefit the environment. Carbon Track Let this free app keep tabs on the CO2 emissions from your regular routine. It takes into account activities such as the amount of electricity you... 
 

How to Shop for Broadband Internet

When you are looking for new broadband internet service, you might not think about shopping around. It’s best to do some research before picking sky broadband home in order to get the best service at the best price. If you know people in the area you are looking for service, the best thing to do is ask for recommendations. Local people will be able to tell you where they have had the best broadband service and the worst. If you are new to the area and don’t know anyone, you can also read reviews for the different internet service providers in... 
 

BT TV and the Right Package for you

No matter what you demand from your cable experience, a bt tv package may be just what you’ve been searching for. Whether selecting a cable package based on your budget, personal interests, or simply on a channel preference, bt tv packages are affordable with many channel options. There are three basic packages to choose from, but many other channels may be added to your bt tv package, customizing your cable experience to fit your specific needs and interests. The first, most basic package, TV Essential, available with BT Broadband service, consists... 
 

Concern increases at the rising cost of dying

Recent research into the rising cost of funerals in the UK has sparked a great deal of debate within various circles. National and local governments, financial institutions and various members of Church hierarchy have been discussing not only the reasons for the increasing financial burden, but also what can or should be done to make the situation more affordable. When a loved one passes away, the last thing his or her family want to be worrying about is how to pay for the most appropriate send-off. The harsh reality, however, is that even the most... 
 

Reasons to Embrace the Onesie Now

There are some fashion trends you just can’t escape, and the ‘onesie’ is one of them. They’re everywhere: designer boutiques, high-street stores, online retailers, eBay, Gumtree, reality TV, magazines, music videos… The thing with trends-that-are-everywhere is, the fact they’re mainstream puts some people off all together. If you’re yet to own an all-in-one suit for this very reason, this article is for you. Having just bought my own onesie, following much hesitation, the reasons to embrace one are finally clear! The reality is you’ve... 
 

Make the most out of your favorite Baseball team’s games this season

Now that baseball season is back in full swing again, and summer is in full effect, it is really time to gather the boys around the TV to root for your favorite team a couple times a week. Usually this ends up happening at the house of whoever has the nicest, HDTV with the biggest screen, for optimal viewing conditions. Of course, there is always something that helps to turn even the most uneventful games into ones that will have you on the edge of your seat. Of course we are talking about none other than a little friendly betting between sports... 
 

Covering College Education Expenses With Savings Plans

Beyond the financial advantages of tax savings and tuition prepayment, there are more reasons to begin investing a college savings plan as soon as possible. Higher education and college education cost are rising rapidly A college education is a very valuable in today’s work environment, and likely will be even more so in the future. According to the US Department of Education, over the past decade, tuition costs have risen 51% before your public schools, 36% for four-year private schools, and 26% for two-year public schools. Financial experts... 
 

Americans Dealing With Bad Credit and Bankruptcy

Unfortunately there are many people that have had their credit rating destroyed by the economic crisis that the world is in. That is forcing many to shop for bad credit loans and consequently having to pay exorbitant interest rates for the privilege of borrowing money. Statistics recently released by the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts show that the number of bankruptcies filed between October 1 and December 31, 2012 was 273,878. This number is down 13% from 313,775 in the first quarter of 2012. Chapter 7 bankruptcies totaled 843,545, down... 
 

How to Shop for Concert Tickets

One of the most frustrating things about modern commerce, is that some companies just make it so difficult for you to give them your money. It really doesn’t make sense when you think about it. Their whole business operation is based around the fact that they need to take your money, you want to give it to them, but they don’t always make it that easy. This is especially true for things like concert tickets which have become known as being notoriously hard to book in some areas. A few companies have emerged though in an effort to make putting... 
 

Switch to BT Broadband Today and Start Saving

If you have been considering switching to BT Broadband for some time now but have been on the fence about it, there has never been a better time to make that switch. With so many BT Broadband and phone deals out there, you can save so much by switching that it simply doesn’t make sense to stick with your current provider. What is even better than just saving money, is that you get so many features from BT Broadband, it makes some of their offers almost irresistible. With every subscription you get free access to BT Sport as well as access to broadband... 
 

Notorious NBA Floppers

When a 6-foot-eight, 250 pound forward gets launched into the air after getting slightly nudged by a smaller, lighter point guard and then gets a foul call from the referee working to his favor, that’s a flop. When a player crashes to the floor like a house of cards after a getting out-boxed in a rebound play, more likely, it is a flop— especially if it’s Derek Fisher. Folks, this is the NBA today, where grown men play basketball and practice Method Acting at the same time. It’s as if the Larry O’Brien is not the only trophy at stake but... 
 

7 best European countries to teach English in

The English teaching market in Europe is booming. Contracts typically last between 6 and 12 months and the staff turnover rate is high. This coupled with the formation of the European Union and use of English as a common language in business, tefl jobs in Europe are now relatively easy to come by. But which are the best European countries to teach English in? Here is some help! 1. Turkey: The meeting of two worlds. Turkey is a developing country which bridges the gap between Europe and the Middle East. And this cross over from European western values... 
 

Choosing the right domain and hosting plan for your business

Every business worth its salt needs some kind of online presence. Even something small like a page on Facebook, a Twitter account or listing on a local directory site is better than ignoring the web altogether, but to really be heard all businesses should have a fully-fledged website. What tool could be better to bolster a brand than a website? A tangled web For businesses, websites are invaluable in terms of generating publicity, boosting visibility and marketing an entire range of products and services. They’re also essential for generating... 
 
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