4 Tips for Making Your Boss Happy

One of the best ways to keep your job is to make your boss happy. When your supervisor is pleased with your level of performance then you are ensuring that you are stable in your position. Putting forth the right actions in order to make sure that you are secure in your job, means staying on the right path for the long haul.

Happy boss giving a thumb up

Many people fail to realize that with only a few simple adjustments they can really shine in the eyes of their boss. Standing out doesn’t only mean that you are securing your position for the long term, but it also means that you have more chances of getting a promotion or raise.…

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From Realtor to Business Owner: Start Your Own Real Estate Business

As a successful real estate agent, you probably have your hands full with satisfied clients and profitable commissions. If you love meeting with clients at all hours and working through the paperwork to help people’s dreams come true, you probably want to continue doing so until retirement age.

Real estate business

But if you’re ready for a new adventure, the promise of steadier income, and a different set of responsibilities at work, it might be time to start your own real estate business. Here are a few things you should know as you get started.

Learn About Starting Your Own Business

If you’ve been successful in real estate thus far, then you already have a knack for business.…

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6 Branding Tips for 2018

The only way to truly be competitive in the modern marketplace is to continually adapt to the new demands and challenges consumers are placing on you and your competition. While it’s easy to be complacent, allowing your business to be contented with what it has currently is a recipe for complete doom and upheaval in the future – the not so distant future!

Branding 2018

Here’s 6 branding tips you should adapt and use leading into 2018 and beyond:

1. High end “real” video – likeable, shareable, emotive – must be at the forefront of branding

I’m not talking about product placement videos either.…

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5 Things Every Entrepreneur Should Know: Tips From Real Businesspeople

Unless you’re keeping news of your pending launch tightly under wraps, you’ve probably been inundated by well-wishes and offers of assistance. Whether you know it or not, you’ve got a lot of people rooting for you.

All this support can be overwhelming, even confusing. How do you sort well-meaning but misguided advice from truly valuable nuggets of wisdom?

Startup mentoring

Turning to successful businesspeople could offer some clarity. You might not be able to get Bill Gates on the phone, but you can certainly benefit from the experience he’s gained over a lifetime of fantastic success. Ditto for any number of other high-profile entrepreneurs.…

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Andrew McCubbins and His Telemedicine Venture Helping Thousands Access Healthcare from Home from Salt Lake City Utah

Andrew McCubbins is an entrepreneur and philanthropist who has steered multiple ventures into successful multi-million dollar businesses. He believes in going against the crowd. In second grade, he was selling candy to school kids and that is when he realized he had an entrepreneurial skill that he could use to make money.

Andrew McCubbins

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Like most successful entrepreneur Andrew McCubbins has a knack for identifying problems around him and using his entrepreneurial skills to solve them. His telemedicine initiative – Bronson Medical– was started after his seven-year-old daughter got strep throat several times.

He decided that the entire process of seeing a local medical provider needed to be simplified.…

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The Facts about Startup Business Lines of Credit

The truth about lines of credit for businesses is yet to be known by both existing and aspiring entrepreneurs. This is so because most of the sources available to provide information concerning lines of credit are too generic and inaccurate. As a result, many people have found themselves in problems in their efforts to use a line of credit to establish their businesses.

Business line of credit

Prior to considering this option to revamp your business idea, here are important things you should do:

  • Learn how it works;
  • Check if you meet the qualifications;
  • Look at its merits and demerits
  • Choosing your best option.

The Myth about Lines of Credit

People out there are meant to believe that their business plan is the ultimate factor considered by a bank before it can give them business line of credit.…

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Bad Breath Can Ruin Your Career – Seriously! (Infographic)

Halitosis is nothing to joke around about. Not only does it make the people you talk to at work and in life want to vomit at the mere thought of communicating with you, it can literally kill you! Looking at the infographic on this page, you’ll note that at least 60 percent of people suffering from bad breath are also much more stressed than their minty fresh counterparts.

Bad breath in the office

There’s no “U” in bad breath!

Now, you might be fine with elevated cortisol and the effects it has on your long term health, including high blood pressure, heart disease, weakened immune system, and the slow and steady destruction of your brain.…

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The Three Pillars of Online Reputation Management

If you have run a brick-and-mortar store before, you know just how damaging one customer’s negative experience can be to your reputation in the neighborhood. Infamy carries an impact several orders of magnitude larger on the internet.

Reputation management

You are no longer dealing with the perception of the hundreds or thousands of people living in your area. It’s now about the millions of people online who may come across the complaint. That’s why online reputation management is so vital. We look at the three ways of protecting your brand on the internet.

1. Great Content

First impressions last. One of the most effective ways of increasing your credibility online is by creating high quality content.…

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Money Management – 6 Tips for Optimising Your Invoicing System

Are you being paid on time? When do you mail out invoices to clients? Invoicing can seem like a never-ending job, especially if you do not have a reliable system in place to maximise your accounting practices. If you are struggling with invoicing and billing within your business, you may need to make a change in the way you charge.

Business invoicing

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If the employees that you have completing the invoicing process are struggling with getting them out on time or appear to dislike the time of the month when invoicing occurs, you need to make a change in your company to speed up the process and make it more efficient.…

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Start Your Christmas Advertising Early With A Brand Awareness Campaign

Not every business makes use of promotional products, even though it can be a vital part of their advertising operation, but those that do (and, hey, even those that don’t yet) should always think about the impact of combining holiday themes with promotional tools. It is never too early to start getting consumers ready to consider your business a prime source for what they need.

Christmas advertising

Christmas advertising: Isn’t it too early?

Many people describe how they hate hearing about Christmas shopping specials months in advance, and it’s true: preparing for the holiday season means interrupting the warm summer months with thoughts of snow, decorated trees, and short daylight hours.…

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