• Business,  Life

    5 Great Alternatives to a 9-5 Lifestyle

    When you’re slogging through the work week, desperately wishing that Friday afternoon would roll around, it can be easy to forget that the 40-hour work week was passed into law for our benefit. We used to work even more! And yet, even acknowledging that fact, there’s no denying that for some people, the 9-5 lifestyle simply isn’t a good fit. They yearn for more freedom, more independence, different scenery. If you’re one of those people, good news: these alternatives are for you! Work Remotely With smartphones, laptops, tablets, email, instant messaging, video conferencing, and virtual private networks now commonplace, many companies have finally embraced remote work environments. In fact, nearly…

  • Atlanta Among 20 Candidates for New Amazon Headquarters
    Business,  Georgia

    Atlanta Among 20 Candidates for New Amazon Headquarters

    Amazon said Thursday it narrowed the list of potential sites for its second headquarters to 20 locations. Amazon said it will spend $5 billion in the place where it builds its second headquarters and will employ 50,000 there. The company previously said it was looking at metropolitan areas with 1 million people and a stable, business-friendly environment. The remaining 20 places are: Atlanta Austin, Texas Boston Chicago Columbus, Ohio Dallas Denver Indianapolis Los Angeles Miami Montgomery County, Md. Nashville, Tenn. Newark, N.J. New York City Northern Virginia Philadelphia Pittsburgh Raleigh, N.C. Toronto Washington, D.C. The e-commerce giant received 238 proposals from cities in North America, many with lofty tax incentives and…

  • Successful Ecommerce
    Business

    5 Easy Steps to Build a Successful E-Commerce Site in Days

    Building a successful e-commerce website may seem an impossible task provided the presence of giant online stores in the digital space. However, there are many young entrepreneurs who have founded multimillion dollar companies within days. If you are looking to build a successful e-commerce website, here are 5 simple steps you can follow. Think Outside the Box Most owners are of the view that they can keep selling the same items with minor modifications. There is no harm in doing that as far as the product is fetching favorable results, but you should realize that this strategy works in the short run only. If you want to focus on the…

  • Business
    Business

    All About Business: Why You Need to Be Prepared

    Every businessman will agree that the world of entrepreneurship is no easy undertaking. It may require significant lifestyle changes or a huge financial commitment, and you must be able to anticipate such consequences before nosediving into this field. In business, preparation is key… always. This goes to small business entrepreneurs who are just starting out in their venture as well as to those who have already established their brand. Yes; in order to thrive in the industry, there needs to be constant planning and preparation for any challenges that may come your way. Giving your business direction Prior to setting off into operation, every business needs a viable business plan.…

  • Clients and Investors
    Business,  Money Matters

    Don’t Stress – Impress! Get Clients and Investors on Your Side

    Building a business often means that you need to be able to get yourself in the good books of potential clients and investors. This means you need to give off an amazing impression when you’re in their space. If you don’t give a great impression, then there are going to be a lot of far-reaching and unpleasant consequences! Not only will you not get their business (and, thus, their money), but word can actually get around in these sorts of circles. If you make a bad impression that you could very well be negatively affecting your chances of working with other clients and investors who haven’t even met you yet!…