Rebecca Jones 

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Start Your Business Without a Bank Loan

Lots of hopeful entrepreneurs have an idea that could make a great business, but unfortunately, lack the money needed to get it started. While the logical next step would be to look to banks to launch a business, most new establishments have a hard time getting funds using this route. Banks are often reluctant to lend funds to individuals who have no proven track record of … [Read more...]

Protecting Your Intellectual Property when Developing and Hiring for a Project

When Antsy Labs, maker of the Fidget Cube, decided to delay production because of a fault they found in the first few units, they took a massive risk with heavy consequences. Their manufacturer was contracted by another entrepreneur to produce the same design, and that entrepreneur made more than $300,000 on the idea, while Antsy Labs struggled to ship units. One of the … [Read more...]

Top Cities for SEO Professionals

With so many users starting their search online for the products and services they need, search engine optimization (SEO) continues to be a growing field. Those looking to begin a career in SEO, or established professionals seeking the best job opportunities, should look to the cities that have the highest demand for their service. Recently, Conductor analyzed research from … [Read more...]

Self-Employed with a Boss?

Our ideas of self-employment often involve the image of being our own boss. That we don’t work for someone else and their bottom dollar. It is true that when we are self-employed, we aren’t working to help a CEO make more money. But we still have “bosses”. Every customer and every client we take on is our “boss”.  Fortunately, it’s a good thing. Today we want to explain why … [Read more...]

How to Utilize Every Aspect of Your Sales Funnel

The lifeblood of business is leads, and generating them has only become harder as more noise competes for the user’s attention. Engagement is a nebulous idea, but it’s a concept that you need to pinpoint if you’re going to find success with any effort. In order to maintain engagement with the brand, it’s important to utilize every aspect of the sales funnel. First, you’ll … [Read more...]

4 Ways to Keep a Small Business Going Strong

There are countless ways to sink a business. Some of them are quite creative. But most are of the mundane variety. There are more ways to weaken and destroy a small business than there are ways to keep one going strong. Sometimes the key to keeping a business strong is to be familiar enough with what would weaken the business. Some of those common pitfalls include: … [Read more...]

Protecting Your Business Against the Rising Threat of CrpytXXX

The next big threat to network security is here. A malicious program called CryptXXX has network administrators in all industries on alert because of how destructive it is. While this new kid on the block has only been around since April of 2016, it has already become one of the most dangerous IT security issues to date. It is believed that the hackers behind CryptXXX are … [Read more...]

Why Staffing Companies Are Your Best Bet for New Employees

Any business owner or manager that has ever had to hire a new employee knows just how tedious and costly the process can be. From creating a job description and advertising to interviews and screenings, there is a lot to get done. Though it’s certainly important to take your time in selecting the right person for the job, the more time and money you spend, the less energy and … [Read more...]