Are You Ready to Start a Business?

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Working for a monthly pay check suits many people. They like the security of set hours, a regular income, and zero stress once they leave work. The problem with that approach is that you are only ever a cog in a machine. You have very little say over your future and there will always be a ceiling on your future earnings. There is, however, an alternative. Starting a business is not for everyone. It takes time, effort, money, and a great deal of self-belief. But if you are successful, the rewards are immense. Your income is potentially limitless, so you…

5 Top Tips for a Stress-Free Move

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Source Moving carries a lot of weight, literally and figuratively. Many individuals, especially those with children, end up getting burnt out and can often fall foul of stress or minor illnesses. However, moving house doesn’t have to be an anxiety ridden event. There are steps and precautions you can take to make it relatively effortless. Start Packing in Advance   Some people will raise an eyebrow when you start packing a month in advance, but you will be cool as a cucumber come moving day. When you start packing well before your move date you have opportunity to have a…

Thinking of Investing your Money? Here’s What You Need to Know

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While most individuals plan on how to make their lives better, there’s always a difference when you look at each person’s arrangements. Wealthy folk are always making investments while those on the lower end spend every penny. The former use their monies to acquire assets that earn interest or profits in the future. Investments require making deliberate decisions to purchase assets that offer profitable returns. Smart investments need lots of research, determination and patience. Next is a look at a few tips on what you need to know when investing. Select The Ideal Platform For Your Needs Any individual who…

Industry Trends in Merchant Services to Look Out For in 2017

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The rise of online merchants along with other credit card payments has set the standard for vendors across the globe. Although technology continues to grow in great leaps and bounds, and merchant credit services are continuing to evolve bringing in greater changes to the industry of merchant services. Today, we will look at new industry trends for 2017 and what to expect. Let’s get started! Current Trend on Payment System Industry The global economy has recently gone through an enormous crisis that affects the way money circulates around the world. Currency volatility has significantly increased, and this has made international traders and…

The Ultimate Checklist for Finding the Perfect Holiday Accommodation

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The annual holiday is a time for rest and relaxation, and the venue and accommodation are perhaps the two core components, and therefore should be the centre of your focus. Assuming you have already decided on a destination, the next step is to book your accommodation, but before you rush to do that, there are a few things to consider. Self-Contained Accommodation This is without a doubt the best way to go, as you can self-cater, and with your own private area, you can entertain at will. If you happen to be in Western Australia, why not book luxury accommodation…

10 Ideas to Increase Team Spirit

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Source Team spirit in the workplace means more than waving a flag or shouting, “rah-rah, go team” at a college football team. In fact, the Princeton WordNet defines team spirit as “the spirit of a group that makes the members want the group to succeed.” People who work in an office environment where they are required to interact and cooperate are found to be more motivated and have a more productive impact than others who work on their own. Working as part of a group is not always easy and employers need to know how to foster a culture in the…

Getting A Real Education May Exclude Ivy-League Sensibility

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Cost And Success Are Not Synonymous Don’t think because some school has a $70k/year price-tag attached to it that it will deliver that value in education. Unless you have resources requisite to cover such an expenditure directly, it actually is advisable to avoid going this once venerated route in pursuit of higher education. Community college after high school—and throughout later life—will serve you better. Loan Scams College loans? No. Get a scholarship, get a Pell grant. Going the loan route is just going to put a monkey on your back. The only real way around this is to have someone you…

Use Reward Cards offered by Effectify to Save Big!

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Knowledge is a great power. This statement can be applied in all fields. Shopping and managing your expenditures are not the exception. If you knew a super effective way how you can save on everything without going to extremes, wouldn’t you use it? Of course, you would! If are interested in this kind of information that can change the way you manage your finances once and for all, this article will be of a great use for you. In fact, everyone can be effective in managing expenditures. To improve your financial flow, you don’t have to be a magician. You…

Three Examples of Smart eCommerce Social Media Campaigns

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It is impossible to overstate the value of social media as a marketing platform. A recent study conducted by the Pew Research Center of Journalism & Media revealed Facebook now reaches a remarkable 67 percent of U.S. adults. For marketers, this represents an outstanding opportunity. Recognizing this, the following three companies have enhanced their brands significantly with smart ecommerce social media campaigns. Dollar Shave Club (DSC) came out of nowhere in 2012 to completely disrupt the $13 billion shaving industry. The company’s management team freely admits DSC would not exist today were it not for social media. Among other uses, it serves as…

Innovative Ways to Improve Your Child’s Reading Skills

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Learning to read is a vital skill, but it is also one of the most difficult to acquire. Children learn to speak reasonably quickly. By the age of five or six, most kids can communicate effectively, and often they can understand quite complex conversations. Yet when it comes to reading, it takes far longer to become competent enough to understand, practically any text. Some children are quick learners and can do so by the time they are eleven or twelve. Others struggle; it may take some children several more years to become competent readers. Most parents realise that if they…