Green Focus: 4 Tips to Make Your Business Eco-Friendly

Corporate social responsibility is a big deal, and not just for the large multinationals. For SMEs and startups, an eco-friendly focus brings financial benefits, and garners a positive reputation in the marketplace. Consumers are increasingly conscious of a supplier’s green credentials, and will be more likely to choose a company that has policies of protecting natural resources. Going green also creates ensures long term jobs for employees, while preventing unnecessary environmental damage.

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Here are some ways to give your business a green focus in a way that will leave your customers with no doubt that you are serious about championing sustainability.…

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Small Business Spotlight: Texas (Infographic)

Small businesses dominate the landscape in Texas. Though most things are larger here, this isn’t true for entrepreneurs. Over 99 percent of businesses in the state are classified as small businesses. This includes over 2.2 million nonemployers and more than 791,000 small businesses hiring between 1 and 499 employees.

Texas lone star print

The state of small business in Texas is extremely favorable for entrepreneurs, particularly women. Over 28 percent of small businesses are owned by women in the state, and 19 percent are owned equally by men and women. This gives Texas the second-highest number of women-owned businesses in the country.

If you’re ready to start a business in Texas, there are several key things to consider.…

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Moving to San Diego with Your Business: Things to Know About

San Diego is a great city for business venture. It’s considered as one of the best U.S. cities for startups. These 14 entrepreneurs can vouch for that. You have every reason to move your business to the city, but you may have doubts when it comes moving yourself – and your family if you’re blessed with one – to the city.

Commuting can be tiresome, and it’s probably for the better of you and your business if you move closer to your business’ headquarters for convenience sake. Good for you, there are plenty of upsides moving to San Diego.…

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Sophisticated Simplicity – 3 Businesses That Excel With Everyday Products

The world seems to get more mind-boggling by the minute.

And as we’re bombarded with info on Bitcoin, AI and complex computing algorithms, it’s easy to forget that it’s often the simplest ideas, developed to make life more stress-free, that stand the test of time.

Jack Russell and his toilet paper rolls

But a lot of smart thinking powers the popular, practical and straightforward products we use in homes and offices.

So it’s worth digging a little deeper into this sophisticated simplicity by looking at three businesses that excel with everyday products.

1. Numatic International Ltd

Vacuum cleaner brand Numatic International Ltd might not ring any immediate bells — but there’s a good chance you’ll recognise Henry the Hoover.…

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Everything You Need to Know About an Architecture Intern and Future Architectural Roles

Internship is one of the most effective ways – not only for receiving a degree, but also for getting ready for a successful career.  In some industries like architecture, internship programs are highly competitive – which became one of the reasons for us to prepare this article.

Read on to learn more about architectural internship.

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Who is an architectural intern?

An architectural intern is a trained person who has the necessary skills, knowledge, and expertise to help in an architectural office before they have received their degree. They have not yet undertaken the required examination.

The internship is a necessary course undertaking that requires an individual to experience industrial training, which is entirely different from the theoretical training.…

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Building a Career as Photographer: 5 Tips to Make Your Photography Stand Out

With photography being a great love for many people, it can be difficult to make it a successful career, let alone business. These days, practically anyone can take out their smartphone and take a quick shot of the sunrise.

Photography as a career or business

For those who want to make photography their main source of income, there are a few tricks you should learn to make your photography stand out against your competitors. This article will list a few of them.

1. Look For Connection

Before you send your photo to the next photo contest for inspection, you should first determine if there’s a story in your photo.…

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New CBI Index Reveals a Bright Future in The Cyber Age, with Increased Security and Cryptocurrency Considerations

The 2018 CBI Index – a special report published by the Financial Times’ Professional Wealth Management magazine – have revealed that some countries offering second citizenship programmes are preparing for the cyber age by considering investment via cryptocurrency, and that a majority of these countries are utilising technology to improve their due diligence measures.

Second citizenship programme by cryptocurrency investment

Cryptocurrency & CBI

2017 and 2018 saw the rise of cryptocurrency – virtual currencies that enable financial transactions between persons without the need for banks, or other centralised financial intermediaries. Crucially, cryptocurrencies allow secure transactions through advanced cryptography recorded on a blockchain ledger.

As with many new technologies, there has been hesitation in the industry as to whether to allow investment via cryptocurrency.…

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Top 5 Items You Can Refurbish and Save Money On

Nothing in this world is built to last forever. One thing we have to remember is that the things we buy have life cycles—meaning, that they will only be fashionable or functional for a set period of time. And in the time that elapses, businesses push new products, new technologies, and faster purchasing to their consumers.

Refurbish furniture

It’s easy to fall into a trap of quickly discarding an item when it’s broken or out of shape, and getting a shiny new replacement.

This toss-and-replace kind of mentality proves costly to both our budget and the environment. Impulse-buying and panic-buying drive several industries to consume and manufacture continuously, and this adds to the waste being accumulated in factories and landfills.…

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3 Ways to Get Started in Real Estate Investments

Real estate is a popular form of investment for many reasons. For instance, it’s an excellent way to diversify your assets and enjoy significant tax advantages. Since real estate is a tangible asset, the longer you hold on to a property, the more its value will tend to improve over time. If you buy a home, for example, it’s value will increase over the years, and you’ll also build equity. For these and other reasons, real estate is usually considered a safe financial bet.

Real estate investments

Still, it’s never a good idea to own property in your own name. You will be far better off with a real estate LLC  as it will protect your personal assets from risk.…

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Automotive Tech Trends: Harley-Davidson New Electric Motorcycle

For the first time ever Harley-Davidson announced the development of a new electric motorcycle. This is something the famous firm has never done before. It’s one of the most radical pieces of news to come out of the struggling company in all of its 115 years of existence. Now the big question is, will riders embrace electric motorcycles?

Harley Davidson electric motorcycle

The Electric Motorcycle has been in Development for Years

Harley-Davidson may have just announced this to the outside world, but internally this is no new idea. They have been wanting to make this dream into a reality for quite some time. They have finally committed to some real production events to make the bike a reality. …

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