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Amp Up Your Marketing on a Budget: 7 Ways to Use Free Tools to Improve Your Digital Presence

If you’re a business owner, blogger or freelancer, chances are, you engage in some form of digital marketing for your business. You probably never intended to, and you certainly weren’t trained for it, but somewhere along the line, you figured it out because you realized your business would be dead without it. Kudos for that, marketing in today’s world is no easy ... Read More »

G7 Nations Agree on a ‘Common Vision’ for AI

HIGHLIGHTS Officials met in Montreal for a jobs and innovation forum It includes a “shared vision for human-centered AI Concerns over the hijacking and abuse of personal data on Facebook Group of Seven countries have agreed to a “common vision” for the development of artificial intelligence, a Canadian minister said Wednesday. Officials met in Montreal for a jobs and innovation forum ... Read More »

International Day of Happiness: Money can buy you happiness, but only to a certain point, says Raj Raghunathan

Raj Raghunathan, professor of marketing (consumer behaviour) at University of Texas at Austin and author of ‘If You’re So Smart Why Aren’t you Happy?’, attempts to unravel the relationship between money and happiness. Can money buy you happiness? Perhaps, to some degree, if you manage it well. On International Day of Happiness on Tuesday, Raj Raghunathan, professor of marketing (consumer ... Read More »

Rupee dives, market cautious! How a hike in US Fed rates today can impact India

The Federal Reserve’s policy meeting is scheduled today, in which the United States’ central bank is expected to increase interest rates by 25 basis points The Federal Reserve’s policy meeting is scheduled today, in which the United States’ central bank is expected to increase interest rates by 25 basis points. Ahead of the meeting yesterday, anticipating higher rates, not only ... Read More »

15 Life-Saving Tips When Hiring for a Senior Position

Finding that key person to fill a senior management position at your business can feel like an impossible task. You need a dynamic individual that can lead your team while also performing to your expectations. Identifying these individuals can be a challenge and cause some anxiety when the time comes to make that final hiring decision. That’s why we asked 15 entrepreneurs ... Read More »

10 Tips for Creating a Sustainable Sales Strategy

There isn’t just one way to increase sales for your business. There are low-cost strategies, new online platforms and important support functions you need to keep in mind in order to build sustainable success. Here are some tips from members of the online small business community for increasing sales and growing your business. Increase Sales on a Tight Budget Increasing ... Read More »

Three Things to Consider Before Opening a Miniature Golf Course

Miniature golf courses were once so popular that you could visit any large city and find multiple courses. Unlike standard golf courses that require some understanding of golf fundamentals, miniature golf is something that anyone can play. Even those who aren’t very good at the sport will still have a fun time playing a round with their family and friends. ... Read More »

A fundamental change is underway in the financial markets, and it will not be pleasant

It starts with money and rates. There is a hot debate among the bulls and the bears as to whether the recent change in equity valuations represents technical market factors that will be quickly reversed or a fundamental change that will take some time to play out. I am of the view that there is a meaningful fundamental change underway. ... Read More »

(POLL) Have You Ever Abandoned a Business Blog?

  If there’s a chance you answer “No” to this question, you’re in a very small minority. This data is a little old but figure it’s unlikely to have changed much. According to a New York Times report, as many as 95 percent of all blogs created have been abandoned. Among millions of blogs, even 5 percent is a healthy number ... Read More »

How to Make a Great First Impression in 30 Seconds or Less

If you think you have at least a couple of minutes to make a first impression, you are wrong! According to the On Stride Financial infographic below, you only have at most 100 milliseconds to form an initial impression. What this really means to small business owners is that the way you evaluate potential employees, business partners and personal acquaintances on your first-time ... Read More »