With business insurance you can protect what you worked hard for

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Today if you are a businessman, you must protect your assets. Times are tough and nobody wants to lose everything in one moment. That’s why it is wise to acquire the best type of business insurance that meets your needs and your estimates. Businesses may suffer losses due to unforeseen disasters. These can include all-natural disasters like earthquakes, hurricanes, floods and tornadoes. Other risks are riot or arson. These factors...

6 key factors for business success

6 key factors for business success...

A company owner must coordinate various factors to achieve a particular goal. All aspects are equally important for making the business a success. Various departments should work in coordination with each other and the organization and financial planning should be determined properly. Modern businesses are more complicated and multi-stage. Achievements in technology and different consumer preferences are creating more challenges for the entrepreneur. All aspects of a business such...

A successful business: what you need to consider

A successful business: what you need to ...

A successful business is the purpose and content of all business owners. And the action is the fundamental key to all success. Most people fear failure in business and can not try again after failure. In general, there is no victory without failure, but victory is developed from previous failures. Basically discouragement and failure are two of the main obstacles to success so do not be discouraged by failure,...

The basics of developing your business marketing strategy

The basics of developing your business m...

The business strategy is one of those terms that may sound confusing but it really does not need to be. It can be described as a plan to show you where you're headed and how you will get there. After all, it is useless to have a fantastic product or service and a motivated workforce, if they do not know the direction they go in and what success looks...

Vast Majority of Mobile Users Visually Engage with Native Advertising

  • Edward Newcomb
  • October 22, 2014

At a recent IAB UK Digital Upfronts event, Yahoo revealed research showing that mobile users aren’t turned off by native ads. In fact, mobile users are twice as likely to say that they don’t care if content is an ad–as long as it is engaging.

Yahoo research indicated that 85% of mobile users “visually engaged” with native ads presented in the context of a stream of content, which is 21 percent higher than the number of users who engage with other mobile channel display ads.

“The mobile stream and the integrated impact of advertising and content sitting so well together, so that people don’t filter out ads, is the upside and benefits of what native is about,” Patrick Hourihan, Yahoo EMEA head of research told Marketing Week.

In a recent SearchEngineWatch.com report, Adam Stetzer proposed that native advertising may be the missing link in many small business content marketing plans.

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Tags: Mobile Users, Native

Snapchat to users ‘this is going to feel a little weird’

  • Skye Leist
  • October 22, 2014

Snapchat launched their first in-app ad today and with it came the all-to-familiar, we hope this will save us, apology.

This one might be my all-time favorite:

This weekend we’re placing an advertisement in “Recent Updates” for Snapchatters in the United States. It’s the first time we’ve done anything like this because it’s the first time we’ve been paid to put content in that space. It’s going to feel a little weird at first, but we’re taking the plunge.

The app caters to young users and it has a reputation for naughty behavior, so I get the thinly veiled, double entendres but still. . . .

 An advertisement will appear in your Recent Updates from time to time, and you can choose if you want to watch it. No biggie. It goes away after

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Tags: Snapchat, Snapchat Users

A Lot Of First-Page Google Results Are Using HTTPS

  • Skye Leist
  • October 18, 2014

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Two months ago, Google announced that HTTPS is now a ranking signal used in its algorithm. The company had been pushing the use of HTTPS (HTTP over TLS/Transport Layer Security) for quite some time, and called for “HTTPS everywhere” at Google I/O earlier in the summer.

This week at SMX East Google indicated that 30% of first-page search results have HTTPS URL, which seems to say a lot. Barry Schwartz at SMX sister site Search Engine Land reports:

Gary [Illyes] explained that while only 10% of the crawled and discovered URLs on the web are HTTPS URLs, that 30% of the first page search results contain at least one or more HTTPS URLs. So if you are looking at all the queries done on Google, 30% of the first page of the Google search results for each of those queries have at least one HTTPS URL listed in the results.

He didn’t know why that was the case but he said it was indeed something Google noticed and wanted to share.

Google said when it announced the ranking signal that it would be a very lightweight signal at least for the time being. The c

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Furniture is unwittingly designed by street artists

  • Savannah Selle
  • October 17, 2014

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While graffiti may be considered an eyesore for some, others appreciate street art for its energy and authenticity, and its already becoming commodified. Projects such as Rebel Nell have taken pieces of crumbling graffitied wall in Detroit and turned it into unique jewelry. Now an Israel-based design studio has created Street Capture, which turns wood thats been painted on by anonymous graffiti artists into contemporary furniture.

Conceived by Eran Shimshovitz and Ariel Zuckerman of Ariel Design, the project first fixes wooden boards to locations that are frequented by street artists. The boards are left to be scrawled and painted on before being returned to the studio. Theyre then cut up, treated and reassembled as pieces of furniture that feature genuine art from the streets of Israel. The project has so far developed tables, desks and cupboards out of the grungy art.

Watch the video to see the designers in action:

The project could simultaneously help consumers enjoy urban art in their homes, while also reducing the impact on public spaces.

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Tags: Designed Street, Street

How to solve nasty money problems with payday loans in no time

  • admin
  • October 15, 2014

Sometimes you need some extra money but have no idea where to look for help. Getting payday loans can be a very beneficial solution depending on your situation. The benefits of these financial products include instant approval, quick availability of funds (24 hours or less), no hassle of credit check and affordable fees.

The good feature of cash loans low interest from Ecraal.org is that you can find out instantly if you are approved or not. By filling out an application form, you simply provide your name, address and employment information either through bank statements or payslips. Lenders check this information and tell you in 20 minutes if you are approved.

Once you’re approved, the money is usually transferred into your bank account within a few hours. In most cases, a call on the phone or a few mouse clicks and you could have the money the next morning in your account. Often it’s as simple as that.

You do not need to worry about your credit mistakes, because payday loan lenders do not ask for your credit history. In addition, more often than not, if you have bad credit, it is not even a problem because lenders have your employment information, which takes the place of your credit.

The application process is quick and easy. In addition, it is discrete. Nobody needs to know the amount you borrowed and for what purposes. This is great relief if you can not get a bank to lend you money or do not have other options available to you.

If you can reasonably afford the costs associated with getting a payday loan, it is often a great solution. However, if you know you will not be able to repay the borrowed money back in a reasonable amount of time, you should consider other options. You must also make sure that you do not have the habit of taking loans, because once you start, it is difficult to stop.

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What Can Your Small Business Learn From Starbucks $1 Cups?

  • Finn Torode
  • October 12, 2014

Something is different at my local Starbucks. In line for my requisite morning latte the other day, I noticed several regulars already holding the signature green-on-white cup. Perplexed, I asked the barista what was happening. Apparently Id missed out on the launch of $1 reusable hot cups. The cups were deployed right around the turn of the new year. Available only in Grande (thats 16 ounces to the unfamiliar), they are intended for approximately 30 uses and are dishwasher safe, top rack only of course.

So why is Starbucks (who commonly sells tumblers over $20) selling these? What inspiration can your business take from it and other companies that have blazed the path? Well it depends on who you ask, but from my perspective its both an ethical and marketing endeavor.

Spend It, Make It

Obviously, businesses operate to make money. But, as the old adage goes, you have to spend money to make it.

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Tags: Starbucks, Starbucks Cups

Home Buyers Pay Extra $120K for Family’s Cat

  • Savannah Selle
  • October 12, 2014

Its difficult to put a price on a familys love for their cat, unless youre in Australia, where $122,000 seems to do the trick. A buyer bid that amount over the asking price for a home valued at about $2 million—as long as the owners threw in their cat, reports the Herald Sun of Melbourne. If youre expecting some kind of heartwarming stand taken by the Perceval family over their beloved Tiffany, forget it. They took the money and plan to get another cat at a shelter, maybe the same one where their 19-year-old son picked out Tiffany four years ago.

“We said to the agent, She goes with the house, hahaha not expecting at all to actually have a clause written into the contract saying it includes the cat,” Fran Perceval tells Sky News. She made the joke because Tiffany sat perched on a couch as potential buyers scoped out the house and drew a lot of attention, including from a child of the soon-to-be new owners. T

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