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Rent is often the single biggest chunk of a monthly budget. Having a roof over your head is money well spent — but handing over hundreds (or thousands) of dollars every month hurts. While paying rent is a necessary evil, the good news is you can reduce how much you have to pay by $100 (or more) with a little creativity. That’s more than a thousand dollars every year to put toward student loan repayment, getting rid of consumer debt or fattening your emergency account.
With cryptocurrency success stories of profitable Bitcoin transactions creating overnight millionaires, you’ve probably imagined yourself setting up a rig and mining. What better way to earn passive income than to have your desktop computer solve a few mathematical problems and pop out new Bitcoins? While this might have been the situation in the beginning, with nearly 80% of the world’s total number of Bitcoins already mined, you might be wondering--is mining cryptocurrency still profitable?
Japan’s national sport, Sumo, is a traditional style of wrestling with roots reaching back to Shinto festivals during the Edō period (1603-1868). Wrestlers would perform at shrines during these celebrations to entertain and honour the Shinto gods and goddesses (kami) with the hope their actions would encourage a bountiful harvest. But Japan's love of the sport can be traced back even further: traditional Japanese folklore tells us centuries-old tales of how the gods themselves would wrestle one another. While you can still catch a glimpse of sumo during certain Shinto festivals, the best way to see all the sumo action is at one of the six Grand Sumo Tournaments, called ‘bashos’, held at multiple locations throughout Japan each year.
Everything I Ever Needed To Know About Business I Learned From Steve Jobs Okay, not everything. But Steve Jobs did teach me a few things about what to do, and what not to do. The technology poet inspired, but he also aspired and strived to achieve, like every other dreamer.
When I first started freelance writing, I thought all I needed to do was write a couple of blog posts, and the customers would start rolling in. But despite sending out a few hundred emails, that didn’t happen. And the more time I devoted to digital marketing and becoming the best SEO strategist I could be, the less time I had to grow my freelance business. But with a little trial and error, I discovered ten killer ways to get new clients. And when I occasionally hit a dry patch, these simple steps always get things moving again.
Many content writers can write copy. Many copywriters can turn out great content. Both content writers and copywriters write words for clients. But although the job titles are often substituted for one another, the two terms are not interchangeable.
Instagram is arguably one of the most reliable social media platforms when it comes to creating brand awareness for your businesses. With the average user checking their feed more than 30 times each day, and with more than 600 million active users, the potential to grow your audience on Instagram is limitless. This short guide will show you how you can build your audience with ease.
A testimonial are an ideal way to boost customer confidence! It’s one thing for you to tell a potential customer how wonderful you are, but it’s another thing entirely when someone without ‘skin in the game’ gives you a recommendation. WHAT IS A THIRD-PARTY REVIEW? In its simplest form, a third-party review is an unbiased testimonial about your service or work that you’ve performed.
Do you feel that content marketing for your business is a waste of money? You aren’t alone. It’s so easy to understand why you probably feel that way. Sometimes, marketing can feel like a whole lot of nothing; fluff. Especially content marketing, right? I hear you. It’s tough to believe someone when they say a blog is the key to a successful business.
Communication is the lifeblood of every business; keeping in constant touch with your customers is vital. But gone are the days when your customers were strictly the people in your neighborhood. Now that you have clients from all over Victoria, BC, and around the globe, communication has never been more of a challenge, or more important. Did you know that email marketing is an ideal way to keep in touch with your clients? In this article, we’ll look at 5 Great reasons to send email newsletters.
Go to your favourite licensed producer (LP) website, or your local dispensary and you’ll see the terms ‘indica’ and ‘sativa’ everywhere. Generally, indica plants are short and bushy and believed to have relaxing, bodily effects, while taller sativa plants are thought to be energizing and cerebral. But ask a scientist well-versed in cannabis, and you may hear a different story. “We would all prefer simple nostrums to explain complex systems,” says neurologist and and International Cannabinoid Research Society president emeritus Ethan Russo, “but this is futile and even potentially dangerous in the context of a psychoactive drug such as cannabis.” If leading cannabis experts think the terms are problematic, how did we get to them in the first place, and what’s so wrong with them?
Liz described our interviews as "One of her favorites!" | Liz Smith is 91 years old but still writes daily for several papers including the The Huffington Post. She describes herself as the “2000 year old columnist” and she’s been dishing on Hollywood’s famous and infamous for over sixty years writing for such papers as The New York Daily News, Newsday and The New York Post. If it happened in Hollywood, then Liz Smith has been privy to it.
I talk to Tony-nominated actress during a 'great interview' | On January 14th, 2013 Holland Taylor celebrated her 70th birthday. Eight weeks later, her self-penned two-act play, ‘Ann” about the legendary Governor of Texas, Ann Richards opened at the Vivian Beaumont Theatre in New York City’s famed Lincoln Centre. It was the culmination of an intense, six-year, all-consuming effort.
Freedom Chevalier brings alive the figure of Ann Richards, politician and feminist icon, whose warmth and words still inspire today. In 1991 Ann Richards became the governor of Texas, only the second female ever to take this position in 150 years
When I first heard the news about Joan Rivers, my thought was this can’t be really happening. She was like your favourite aunt, someone you expected to always be there, offering sound, sage and sometimes completely outrageous counsel. She can’t be gone. No one else does what she does. No one. The only time I am truly happy, is when I’m on stage. I am a performer. That’s what I am. That’s it.
crossed paths with the redoubtable Elaine Stritch several times over the decades, each time more memorable and poignant than the last. She had that certain “je ne sais quoi” quality about her. You wanted to be near her because she made the moment more intense, more vibrant and alive; and perhaps every so slightly off kilter. I was supposed to interview her. Sit across from her, face to face, and ask her questions. In the end, I wonder if I would have been able to do so. Make no mistake, she terrified me; only because I feared falling short of her standards. By the time I moved to the Detroit area, life had other plans. “Elaine had,” as Bernadette Peters said yesterday, “on her terms, had left the building.”
When I first started to write “Pundit” I had little idea about writing a novel. I had written plays previously and was somewhat familiar with the method of telling a big story (as opposed to a concise 5000-word short story), but I really had no clue what I was doing. I found out the hard way. I spent countless hours tucked away in the back corner of my flat, desk facing the wall (I had read Stephen King’s On Writing, after all) and carefully crafted what I considered exquisite scenes and stunning turns of phrases that would no doubt land me a Booker Prize nomination. It wasn’t arrogance so much as a faith. I believed in my story, fell in love with K, Lisse and all the characters in the world unfolding on the pages before me, and knew others would as well.
Christmas Day in Tokyo is not what you might expect. Businesses remain open. Families don’t come together from near and far to overeat, watch sports, or play newly unwrapped board games.
With its world-class theatre, live entertainment, dining, and sporting events, Toronto is a global destination, seeing more than 14 million tourists annually. And with the number of parking spaces decreasing almost daily, driving around the Greater Toronto Area is not always an option. Thankfully, transit has you covered. The first thing you learn after spending more than a couple of days in the sprawling metropolis is that Toronto is not really a walkable city. City maps are deceptive. Routes that look easily walkable are, in reality, often several long city blocks apart. Individual neighbourhoods are pedestrian-friendly. But when it comes to exploring the 630 square kilometres that make up the megacity, save your shoe leather and look to subways and streetcars.
Being vegan can mean challenges when it comes to finding really great places to eat. But thankfully, in Toronto, cruelty-free dining is becoming easier as more and more restaurants are upping their vegan game.
Not just the centre for tech creation, Toronto is the country’s hot-bed of tech development and research, seeing new startups cropping up every quarter. And each one hopes to meet with the same successes experienced by these Toronto-based companies.
Spring is full of promise and potential – from torrential rains to hail and thunderstorms. Nearly every year, damage from thunderstorms and hail is in the millions of dollars nationwide, destroying cars, windows, landscaping and too often, homes. And while you can’t predict what Mother Nature will do 100% of the time, you can take steps to ensure she doesn’t do irreparable damage if she’s having a bad day.
If you have plans to go fishing this season, we’ve got you covered! Today, we’ll share with you some of the best spots for northern pike, smallmouth bass, musky, and salmon. And we’ll even let you in on which spots are the best for snagging a trophy catch! It promises to be a thriving year for fishing in Ontario. Which of these top spots will have you casting your line?
But if you are a golfer, or are considering taking up the sport, then you have an extra reason to love Windsor – access to some of the best golf clubs in the country! With a mix of private and public clubs, Windsor’s 29 golf courses range from practice to professional facilities. Here are just three of the best places to Golf in Windsor
Whether you’re in the hunt for whitefish in Lake Simcoe, walleye in French River, or smallmouth bass in Eagle Lake, you want to use the best lures for greatest results. And we’ve put together a list of the top performing lures in use across the province, to help your decision-making process.
Real estate agencies frequently use drones to get stunning, aerial shots of properties they have been enlisted to sell. Drones can play a life-saving role in search and rescue or surveillance maneuvers, and don’t forget recreational activities like drone racing!
Dog bites are a serious issue, regardless of the size of dog involved. Canines of every shape and size have the potential to injure seriously, sometimes fatally. Even the timidest, sweet dog can bite.
Ontario is the first Canadian province to provide free shingles vaccines to seniors, saving each eligible Ontarian approximately $170, while helping them maintain their good health.
Purchasing car insurance is challenging at the best of times, so we’ve put together six tips to help you get the right insurance coverage, at the lowest possible price.
Parkinson’s disease is a progressive, neurodegenerative disorder of the central nervous system. It primarily affects motor function and intentional muscle movement. One out of every 500 Canadians is affected by Parkinson’s, with roughly 6,600 new cases diagnosed annually. And while the exact cause of Parkinson’s remains unknown, there is hope for better treatment.
Every day, three million Canadians live with diabetes. By 2020 that number is expected to grow to 4.2 million, more than 10 percent of the country’s population. What’s worse, an estimated additional one million Canadians have the disease but do not know it.
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Whether you’re planning to rent or buy an apartment or home, it’s important to find a dog-friendly neighborhood that suits your style. If you’re one of the more than 100 million Americans who live with a dog (or two, or three…), locating the right area can make house hunting a daunting task. Groomers, general practice veterinarians (as well as emergency clinics), and pet stores are essentials found in most communities. But, if you’re specifically looking for a neighborhood that easily accommodates your canine companion, here’s what you should keep an eye out for.
In his classic pop hit, Neil Sedaka lamented that breaking up is hard to do. Sometimes, it feels like he was singing that song about the offboarding process. From awkward moments to the potential for emotional outbursts, parting ways with an employee isn't always easy.
Everyone loves an extra day off, especially when the weather is nice. Summer Fridays at your organization could offer an unparalleled return on investment by boosting engagement, morale and productivity. These days, more and more businesses give their employees this beloved seasonal perk.
77% of all Americans own a smartphone, and with 61% of all online sales coming from mobile shoppers during the holiday shopping season, it's easy to see why optimizing your store for mobile is a must this year. But, optimizing your store means more than just having a great theme - it includes everything from the first impression of design to flexible and clear checkout options.
[UK Audience] 5 tips to help you work less and live more As a nation we’re living longer, healthier lives and retiring later. There are now 1.2 million people working beyond State Pension age across the UK. Many are switching to part-time work or starting their own business. If you’re considering cutting down your hours or becoming self-employed, we’ve got 5 tips which could help.
As a small business owner, you need to be scrappy, resourceful and flexible to survive. You need to secure your place in the market by using all the tools in your tool belt and remembering that there is always room to improve. One of the best ways to fight for your business is to utilize the online reviews that are happening right now. These reviews will become invaluable to you as you learn to trust them and to trust your customer. Since you are not a household name — not yet at least — you need potential customers to see a positive online presence (including reviews) and move forward with a foundation of trust. Let’s talk about why these reviews matter, how to start getting them and how to maintain growth.
The old strategies of digital marketing don’t work anymore. The average click-through rate for display and banner ads is 0.06 percent and even Facebook ads have started to disappoint—62 percent of small business owners believe them ineffective. You need to try something new. Here are 10 ways you can use modern technology to bring your marketing out of the Stone Age. 1. Automation and Machine Learning
Developing your new enterprise, finding customers, and keeping them happy—all while trying to turn a profit—is a daunting task, especially in your business’s early days. With so much to do, it can be tempting to put off less glamorous tasks such as keeping a careful record of income and expenses. But before you put bookkeeping off for yet another day, consider these reasons why an early start on financial recordkeeping can benefit your startup in the long run.
Voice assistants have transformed the realm of consumer marketing. Now you can get closer than ever to your customers—literally, your voice is in their home. And while some may dismiss voice marketing as a viable B2B sales technique, it’s important to note that executives and business owners have also jumped on the voice bandwagon. Some 90% of executives do research from their mobile devices before making a decision and 50% use voice search in the office. It’s even been seen that those who earn higher incomes are less shy about vocalizing queries in public. Voice assistants—both on smart speakers and mobile phones—are changing your prospect’s path to purchase. While a website used to be the first place customers looked for information, now, consumer traffic is moving elsewhere. Comscore predicts that by 2020, more than half of all searches will be performed by voice. Meet your target audience where they’re at by optimizing your product or service for voice search. This article will discuss strategies that will help you leverage voice to market your business.
If your business collects any sort of online personal data (and whose doesn’t?), then you’re probably counting the days until May 25, 2018, when the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) takes effect. Although GDPR is an EU regulation which emphasizes that users must give “active consent” to any platform collecting their personal data. Here are a few things to consider when evaluating your business’ collection and use of personal data:
Tokyo is a vast metropolis comprised of 23 city wards, each one with its own alluring personality and charm. While two of Tokyo’s most popular wards, Shibuya and Shinjuku, are positioned next to each other, they can provide very different experiences. Here’s a detailed breakdown of the Shibuya and Shinjuku wards, including the top attractions and hotels. With more than 400 million annual visitors to HotelsCombined, we’ve got the insider knowledge to ensure you pick not only the right neighbourhood, but also the best accommodation.
According to the latest report on small business optimism from the National Federation of Small Business published Tuesday morning, 33% of all owners reported job openings they could not fill in April. This is the highest reading since November 2000.
While big data, or large sets of data that can be analyzed to detect patterns and trends, has become a widely understood phenomenon, “fast data” is a newer concept. Fast data, often referred to as “data in motion,” enables companies to use advanced systems and applications to make real-time decisions that have a direct and immediate impact on business interactions and observations. Now just as important as big data, fast data allows companies to analyze performance instantaneously in order to improve productivity.
Kansai used to be the commercial capital of Japan. In this region, you will have a chance to visit the beautiful harbor city Kobe, the kitchen of Japan – Osaka, Obama in Wakasa Bay, and legendary Hikone with its old castle. However, the most appealing thing for foodies is exploring the culinary map of this area which has delicious Japanese dishes which are worth traveling around the world for.
Do you have a lot of visitors coming in to your place of work on a daily basis? If yes then you should think about getting a visitor management system. You may have a receptionist manning your entrance making sure that all visitors are logging in or logging out. Now, your receptionist cannot always greet your visitors perfectly. Moreover, they might not always be able to ensure that the details being entered are the correct ones.