The Stupidest Money Mistakes We All Make

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Sometimes, it’s helpful to think of money as a cognitive being with a mind of its own. If you neglect it and treat it poorly, it will leave you. Sadly, most people are at a loss, when it comes to how they should manage their own money. Sure, they all know that they should be trying to save money, bit by bit, but yet so many people continue to make financial steps that are at odds with their own benefit. Here are some of the many stupid money mistakes that we all continue to make, even though...
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How to Gain Success for Your Brand by Sponsoring an Event

There are a lot of tips and tricks out there with the purpose of helping your business be successful. It seems like every time you think you know how to be successful, you see another post, another article, another blog telling you that your strategies are all wrong and there are new and better ways to get people on board with your business. While it’s true that there are always going to be new ways to promote your business, that doesn’t mean that the ways you’ve been able to gain success so far...
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Promotional Ideas for Your Online Natural Beauty Store

Often, the stores that do the best online are homemade artisan goods. One area that we’ve seen people have a lot of success is with natural beauty stores. Overhead costs are low, customer appeal is high with all of the natural-living focus happening today, and you’re free to create products that you’re passionate about. However, since it is a big market online, it can take some work to set your product apart from the rest. Here are some great ideas to promote your natural beauty store and ma...
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Is It Important to Be Politically Correct?

By Alek M. Today is full of a seemingly endless stream of heated political debates about how our society should be conducted. Of these, one particular topic that is outwardly of the least significance is political correctness. During last year’s presidential election, we continuously heard remarks about how political correctness had gone crazy, and had become an oppressive force in our national conversation. Many people seemed to resonate with this idea, after being told that terms they ...
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Cutting Risk for Your Startup

Guest Post by Alek S. Starting a business can be a big risk. There’s really no way of knowing if things are going to pan out the way that you want them to or not. Indeed, in 2014 there were nearly 34,000 more business closures than new firms being created, according to the U.S. Department of Commerce. It’s important to know when you go into every business venture that there is a great chance that you could fail, and that it happens to startups all the time. However, that doesn’t mean you...
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Why Print Marketing Still Matters

By: Maurine Anderson We live in a largely digital world these days, and it has many wondering about the fate of print. Lest you think print is dead in the world of marketing, here is a look at some of the reasons that print remains a powerful player in any marketing strategy. Certain demographics do not use the internet often. It may seem like anyone and everyone is on the web 24/7 these days, but you may be surprised to hear that there are actually a great many people who simply do n...
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5 Powerful Cryptocurrencies Worth Knowing

By Alek S. Ever since Bitcoin jumped into the market in 2009 as the world’s first decentralized cryptocurrency, many have utilized the digital world that we live in to create their own currencies. While none of these currencies is going to threaten the currencies of industrial nations anytime soon, despite the fact that less and less people are using cash and global currencies are acting more like cryptocurrencies, the world of alternative digital currencies is very much alive and well right...
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Why Your Competitor Is Beating You

By: Maurine Anderson Trying to give your small business an edge over your biggest competitor? Here is a look at some of the reasons your competitor might be beating you. They use better software. Did you know that your software has the power to help you predict industry trends and pinpoint potential areas of growth? As this article points out, the most competitive and successful businesses have modeled their businesses around enterprise resource planning (ERP) software that will grow wi...
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9 Powerful Tips to Help You Stop Procrastinating

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Procrastinating: we all do it. In the face of a looming deadline, we hide our heads in the sand. Although the “sand” is usually a YouTube hole, or an endless series of unnecessary chores. It’s amazing the stupid things that we get done when we DON’T want to do something else. Cleaning my keyboard, picking out new drapes for the windows, even car cleaning are all things that I get done when I’m avoiding a more important task. Some say that beating procrastination simply comes down to willpower...
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4 Ways to Refresh Your Perspective

Our brains are built to find shortcuts. These shortcuts minimize the processing power that we waste on routine things. However, they can also get us stuck in ruts. Rockstars and painters of the 70’s looked to mind-altering substances to refresh their creativity and see things in a new way. Elizabeth Gilbert in Eat, Pray Love was all about travel as the key to discovering new truths and finding clarity. However, I’m with Marcel Proust when he says "The real voyage of discovery consists of not in ...
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