Showing posts with label Business. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Business. Show all posts

March 18, 2017

Making Money Online - Pricing Your Services + Things You Can Do! (Video 2)

Stephanie Elizabeth Thompson
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Stephanie Elizabeth Thompson, a beautiful and smart vlogger from Canada, provides us with some information on making money online.

February 5, 2017

Americans Need Mexico, Here's Why

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Mexico's National Flag
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President Trump has suggested a tax on Mexican imports in order to finance the wall.

January 24, 2017

Wrong Is The New Right (Laura Quinn)

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Laura Quinn, founder of Do One Thing talks about how there has never been a more important moment in history for businesses to start thinking wrong, taking different directions and finding new solutions.

January 19, 2017

Fire The Boss (Niki Okuk)

Niki Okuk
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Let's get back to cooperative economics where we own, we work and we're worker owners.

December 9, 2016

10 Things You Didn't Know About Poland

Poland is one of those countries in Europe that many people don’t know much about despite it being a very large country with a unique history and character; but that doesn’t mean that people shouldn’t know about it, because they are really missing out, so in order to help the world learn more about Poland, we bring you the 10 things you didn’t know about Poland.

September 20, 2016

10 Worst Business Decisions In History

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The world of business is infamously brutal, as some unfortunate companies can go from billion dollar deals to bankrupt within just months.

September 1, 2016

How To Build A Business That Lasts 100 Years

Martin Reeves
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If you want to build a business that lasts, there may be no better place to look for inspiration than your own immune system.

August 26, 2016

July 17, 2016

When You Buy An Apple, It's Already 1 Year Old!

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Thoughty2, a YouTuber from the United Kingdom tells us that most of the apples that we purchase are actually one year old (Oh my goodness, that is very old).

July 9, 2016

Two Reasons Companies Fail — And How To Avoid Them

Knut Haanaes
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Is it possible to run a company and reinvent it at the same time?

May 8, 2016

Top 5 Facts About Startups

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Hey, we all like cool stories about startups.

October 28, 2015

The Christmas Madness Is On

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I can barely believe my eyes and ears; the media created this Christmas frenzy back in September; which was done by advertising products that they think that our friends, family, relatives and colleagues would like to have as gifts.

October 10, 2015

BlackBerry Might Do Software Only

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Almost everyone knows that BlackBerry has been struggling to capture the smartphone market with their handsets.

September 17, 2015

Should We Be Buying Computers Regularly?

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Many of you know that we live in a society where everyone wants the latest of everything (So, it is not much of a surprise that a lot of people have a desire to own the most up-to-date computer model).

The God's truth is, that manufacturers are always producing something new and their product is marketed in such a way that it pinpoints the urgency of owning the new product.

Now, come on, let us face the facts; you and I cannot keep up with the speed at which manufacturers are rolling out their new products and if we bought a computer every time a new one came on the market, there would be no room in our homes to move around freely, because computers would take up every inch of our house (And, that would make us look like hoarders of computers).

I will admit that computers are being made with faster and more powerful processors and it is not a sin to go out and purchase a computer if you really need one.

However, we must exercise our discretion where purchases are concerned (Since a large percentage of us have no choice but to live within our budget).

If it is a computer for merely browsing the internet, or to store a few of your photographs, or to store a few of your home-made movies, you can use that computer of yours for the period of four and a half years without worrying about buying a new one.


Because, it is getting the job done; also whenever we buy a computer, we intend to get our money's worth; which usually involves years of usage.

And, in most instances, it is possible for us to upgrade the operating system of an old computer; however, if the computer is very old, I would recommend getting a new one; because we can only get so much out of an ancient computer.

If you are running a business, you can more or less get away with buying a new computer every two years; because you know that you are going to make quadruple the amount of money that you spent on the computer.

For the record, most businesses are frugal; there is a high chance of your computer at home being a more up-to-date version of what you are currently using at the office of the company that you work for (So, even the bosses do not fall for the trap of buying a new computer every time that a new one comes out on the market and you know without a doubt that they can afford it).

Advertisers made it their job to ensnare us in consumerism (And, I have to admit that they did a great job at it).

Blessed are the ones who have the knowledge of building their own computers; they do not have to spend the unnecessary amount of cash for a brand new computer.

If you are the average person, you are somewhat dependent on the computer manufacturers; but that does not mean that you are going to patronise them every time a new model is released.

You know what you need (whether it be a high-end computer to accomplish certain tasks, or an economy model for simply browsing the internet) and it is your job to ignore the marketing hype.

So, dear friend, I am of the opinion that we do not have to buy a computer every time a new one comes out on the market; therefore buying computers regularly is unnecessary.

February 5, 2015

Facebook Is Disappointing

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Recently, I created a Facebook page for The Chronicles Of Renard (At the time, I thought that it was great idea; if I had known that Facebook would want to charge me money in order to promote the page for my blog, I would not have created one).

Facebook definitely changed their policies and their algorithm; it is not the Facebook that I knew many years ago (Today, Facebook is like a total stranger to me).

If you are a blogger and you are thinking about setting up a page on Facebook with the intentions of promoting your blog, I would say this to you: "Forget about creating a Facebook page for your blog, unless you are willing to pay Facebook to promote your blog."

You are better off joining Bloglovin' (At least, people would be able to locate your blog there and the best part of all being: you do not have to pay a cent for their services).

Facebook think that they are smart, when in truly, they are not.

Now, if you do not mind paying Facebook money to promote your blog, that is fine with me. However, if you have no intentions whatsoever of paying Facebook a sum of money to promote your blog, wipe the thought clean from your mind about creating a Facebook page for your blog.

For the record, there are successful bloggers on the world wide web who do not have a Facebook page for their blog (And, that in itself, should be enough proof to highlight the fact that it is not imperative to create a Facebook page in order for your blog to gain success).

It is time that all bloggers knew the truth about Facebook; they (Facebook) are a waste of time and all that they care about is: making money.

I highly recommended using Google+ as a medium to promote your blog (And, once your settings are on Public, other Google+ members will eventually find it).

For God's sake, do not let Facebook take advantage of you.

Find other methods of promoting your blog for free (Unless, it is your desire to pay money to promote your blog).

November 27, 2014

European MPs Wants Google Broken Up

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English: Google Logo officially released on May 2010 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Recently, the European Parliament has voted in favour of breaking Google up; that is their solution to the various complaints that it favours its own services where search results are concerned.

The biggest irony is: that the politicians in Europe do not possess the power to enforce a break-up; however, their landmark vote has sent a crystal-clear message to the European regulators — a message that clearly states that they need to get extremely firm with Google.

Meanwhile, the American politicians have voiced their disappointment about the vote that was made in the European Parliament.

Margrethe Vestager, the European Union's competition commissioner, is the one who will have the final say on this matter; she is the person who has inherited the anti-competitive case; which was lodged back in 2010 by Google's rivals.

Currently, Google controls approximately 90% of the market share for the search in Europe and because of this, their rivals have asked for the commission to look into these four areas:

1.) Google's method of displaying its very own vertical search services in comparison with other competing products.

2.) The restrictions placed on advertisers in regards to moving their online ad campaigns and placing them on rival search engines.

3.) The fact that Google copies content from other websites; such as those pertaining to restaurant reviews and using the same content for their own services.

4.) Google's exclusivity in regards to selling advertisements around the search terms that people use.

This is the first time in history that the European Commission has ever ordered the break-up of a company; there are those who strongly believe that they are actually not going to do so now. 

November 17, 2014

The Absolute Bombardment Of Christmas Ads And Music: All In The Name Of Business

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Being bombarded by Christmas ads and Music is what I have grown accustomed to every year around this time.

The business community really have the majority of us under a hypnotic spell; women who have already purchased their Christmas curtains and decorations earlier in the year are still making it their priority to do some more Christmas shopping for the month of November (I just don't get it, they already bought their Christmas curtains and decorations and they are still going to go out and buy more of them).

It's as though the Christmas music and the Christmas advertisements send lots of people into a shopping frenzy.

Was that the plan all along? Oh, I certainly think so. Play Christmas music at intervals and remind the masses about Christmas through a whole set of advertisements from the electronic media and you are guaranteed to have them buying lots of things that they don't need.

Unfortunately, Christmas is no longer viewed as the time of year where people celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ; but a time of the year where people partake in material indulgences.

This is a crazy era that we are living in; one in which the business community have twisted the meaning of Christmas for their own agenda and they threw the figurative wool over the eyes of the people with those Christmas advertisements and a dose of Christmas music.

October 30, 2014

A Major Drop In Samsung's Profit

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English: Samsung Logo Suomi: Samsungin logo (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Recently, I heard that Samsung experienced a horrendous third quarter; their profits dropped to sixty percent (Wow, that is quite a drop).

Did the South Korean electronics giant do something wrong? I would say that they did everything correctly except for selling their products at an affordable price.

Almost everyone knows that they can rely on the good quality of Samsung's products. However, when customers look at the pricetags attracted to those items, they are deterred from purchasing them.

I think that their Android smartphones and tablets are exorbitantly priced; it definitely makes one look at other brands — brands that may not be well-known, but are affordable nonetheless.
The Chinese are currently giving the South Koreans a run for their money in the area of electronic items.

China has a history of mass-producing electronic items at a low cost and most of their electronic items are sold at a reasonable price.

It is no Rocket Science that people will always want more for their money.

Also, there are a lot of people who live by their self-imposed budgets; therefore, they will not spend their money on unnecessary things.

Is Samsung unaware of the fact that there are lot of people  who work for a minimum wage? Apparently, they have forgotten that!

If you were a poor housewife or husband, would you spend almost one and a half months' salary on a smartphone? No, you wouldn't!

Therefore, Samsung needs to cater for those who are not affluent members of society.

The only cheap Samsung products are those that are outdated and these days, most people are only interested in the latest cutting-edge technology and Samsung's latest line of electronic items are expensive.

October 9, 2014

Amazon Plans On Building An Actual Tangible Store

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A lot of us are aware of Amazon's reputation; the first thing that comes to mind is purchasing books online and the the occasional purchase of electronic items.

Call me, "An old school kind of guy," since I have very little interest of buying anything online (The only way I would consider buying anything online is if the desired item is hard to get in stores).

Recently, I read an article about Amazon's intentions of wanting to open a store in Manhattan, New York; it was the type of news that I found to be pleasing.

There are people like me who would rather walk into a store and purchase an item (Besides, lots of people are apprehensive of making credit card purchases on line — a fear that was brought about due to hackers acquiring one's credit card information).

Also, the experience of walking into an actual store is psychologically comforting; the fragrances of the books, the sounds of the electronics, feeling the texture of the desired item with your own hands and having a customer representative around; a knowledgeable person who is willing to answer any questions about the items that are on sale at their store (So, I do think that Amazon wanting to build an actual mortar and brick store is a brilliant idea).

We need to bring back the human way of doing things and the online automated service lacks the human touch.

If Amazon's physical store happens to be a success in Manhattan (and I have a strong feeling that it will), the company may choose to build more of their mortar and brick stores throughout the United States (And probably, other parts of the word too).

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