Every good general will tell you battles are more easily won when a proactive approach is taken. With this in mind, anticipating customer needs is a strategy every ecommerce merchant should employ. In the war for the hearts and minds of your customers, preemptive strikes will almost always gain you more traction. It’s one of the fastest ways to incite loyalty in customers. [Read more…]
Anyone who’s following developments in the fast-paced world of cryptocurrency is well aware that things are changing fast. Until a few years ago, most banks and governments saw bitcoin as (at best) a comical nuisance and (at worst) a threat to international law. In the past couple years, however, governments have either had to either adopt an uneasy truce with crypto or denounce it completely. Last year saw the value of bitcoin balloon to $20k per coin before dipping back down to $6k – bullish investors are currently looking towards a $10k coin price to split the difference and get things back on track. Crypto prices are still incredibly volatile, but at this point, it would be naïve to write blockchain technology off as a trend. For better or worse, crypto is here to stay.
GIS stands for geographic information science — which is quite different from geography. GIS professionals build, maintain and apply mapping systems to allow us to more accurately (and more accessibly) see and navigate the world around us. Though the GIS industry was relatively small even a decade ago, these days it is growing exponentially — and it is important to understand why, especially if you are on the hunt for a lucrative new career. [Read more…]
Engineers are an odd breed. They are overflowing with hard skills in math and science, but they often must use creativity to solve problems. They tend to be stubborn in their views of the world, but they must be flexible in how they accomplish tasks and finish projects. They are determined to learn more, work harder and be the best at their jobs, but they rarely make career moves. Engineers are unlike any other type of professional — and they like it that way. [Read more…]
You reply to emails in your sleep and wake up in cold sweats about your box of un-filed receipts. Lunch breaks get skipped, and dinner with the family is a distant memory. You can’t remember the last time you trimmed your fingernails, let alone dedicated an hour to pampering. It’s easy to slip into the routine of working all day, only to come home and work all evening, but sometimes, you need to make time for yourself. Here’s how.
Loans can be scary things to the person who has never had one before or who did have one and had an awful experience. Loans are great for emergencies, building or repairing credit, and allowing you to obtain your goals faster. There are all sorts of loans that will help you do things like buy a house, buy a car, pay off some medical debt, or even get you a new laptop. Today we are taking a look at different types of loans, how they function, what they are for, and how you can find them.
For US tax purposes, an EIN or Employment Identification Number is a unique 9-digit identifying the number for business to identify themselves in the eyes of the government. No matter how small or big your company is; when paying tax to the Internal Revenue Services (IRS) you should have an EIN. However, businesses owned by a single person can choose to pay their tax under their personal Social Security Number. A business that needs an EIN and does not feel comfortable using their Social Security Number can apply for EIN online to start their company and be sure they are safe the IRS.
I remember planning my own wedding even though it was many years ago. One thing I remember about making wedding arrangements was how fun and exciting it was. I really liked that my husband and I made the choices for colors, a theme, flowers, and everything else together.
Although we paid for most of the wedding ourselves, his parents and my mom did help out a little. Despite that, our budgets were still tight so our wedding was pretty frugal.
We were both still in college so we talked a lot about finances before getting married. Unfortunately these days not every couple has a financial discussion, like we did, before tying the knot. However, there are good reasons you should talk about finances before talking about forever.
Forex trading is a 24-hour business because it’s an international market, with trades taking place across various time zones around the world. There is no physical exchange in any set location, making it possible for trading to happen around the clock. Forex can be traded 24 hours a day, between Sunday night and Friday evening (UK time).