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  • Five Things I've Enjoyed About Owning a Standing Desk

    A few months ago the folks at Autonomous sent me one of their Standing Desks and a great new office chair too. It was an interesting challenge trying this out since initially, it seemed to be more of a gimmick but then quickly proved to be something valuable that frankly should be the standard, instead of being perceived as an expensive luxury.

  • How To Stay Safe At Work - Even If You Just Have a Desk Job

    Accidents can happen anytime and anywhere. And even if you're working in an office that's supposed to be safe from any and all hazards, you're still at risk of slipping a disc or wounding yourself.

  • Tips For Getting Your Boss To Let You Work From Home

    Persuading the boss for a pass to work from home can be a tough nut to crack. Their instinct will almost instinctively force a ‘no’ from their lips but if they took the time to think about it for a little bit longer they might just find that having you working from home more often is a solution that just might benefit everyone.

  • Can't Make Your Own Product, Explore Wholesale Partnerships

    Many of you are entrepreneurs or aspiring business mavens looking for the "next big thing". In fact, while creating that big idea is the way to make the big bucks, there's another pathway that can help you get started fast. By partnering with a wholesaler it will allow you to focus on building your supply chain, marketing funnel, and industry knowledge first. Then, if you see more money you can take things to the next level by leveraging that experience and start manufacturing your own product. A great way to get started is with reselling energy supplements. While this has gotten a bad name from some in the past, there's still loads of money to be made. Let's take a look.

  • How to Pick Promotional Swag To Make People Remember Your Business

    I go to a lot of trade shows and I get a ton of swag from openings as well as just random companies looking to send me stuff. What most brands don't 'get' is that the most common stuff just gets put in a box or worse, simply thrown away. While you might think that re-usable shopping totes are the rage, let's look at some different items that are actually useful and that means a long life reminding your target about your brand. Here's some tips that you can use to help make the smart decision when selecting swag items for your next promotion!

  • How To Become a Better Blogger

    Blogging can be a lot of fun... but it's also a lot of hard work. While it's easy to dismiss people who constantly share amazing photos of them doing incredible things, it's a business. Luckily, I've learned a lot over the past decade and here are some of my tricks and advice that I'd pass on to anyone looking at blogging as more than just a way to share their random thoughts with others. If you are looking to succeed and get all the fun "perks" then you need to work hard. Here's how you can make that happen!

  • Marriott Has Made a Big Upgrade For Business Travelers

    I generally don't get much stay in where I stay when traveling. Most of my travel arrangements are made by someone else and since they are paying I generally don't care as long as it's safe, clean and comfortable. That being said however, certain things make my stay that much better. A good desk space, a comfortable chair, plenty of USB and power outlets and good - easily accessible food options that aren't over priced. In the past, none of that would have described Marriott's core brand and absolutely nobody would have described it as stylish. For me personally, the Marriott brand wasn't "bad" it was just old and out of touch. Through pure luck though, this year I've had the chance to stay in several different Marriott locations at different parts of the country and it's clear that the brand is back in a good way!

  • How College Ave Student Loans Can Help Take Life to the Next Level

    I was lucky. My parents saved up for me to go to college and I had help from my grandparents, too. Now that I’m faced with looking at getting a Master’s degree, the situation is different. I have little cash available, so graduate school loans are something I’m looking at to help me take the next step with my education.

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  • What's It Like Owning a Shop Specializing In Sex Toys For Men?

    There are a lot of great men out there developing interesting new business ideas and to many, working in the "sex industry" seems like a dream. For Daniel Becker though it was something that he arived at by leveraging traditional e-commerce expertise and simply following the money. Don't worry though, this isn't just some seedy strip club or video studio - Daniel created a store focused specifically on the male customer and helping them connect with various items specifically designed for the male customer. We think that's pretty cool so let's learn more about how and why he created The Enhanced Male!

  • Why You Shouldn't Finance Your Startup Business On a Personal Credit Card

    Years ago I had a startup idea that others told me was golden... I had clients pre-booked and I even had an industry association willing to help promote the new company. All I needed to do was present our concept publicly at an upcoming trade show, meet with people in person and start signing contracts. The only hitch is I was short on cash. Since this was a "sure thing" I looked at my credit card as a way to float the $5-10,000 startup costs. It would only be a month or two till I could pay it off I thought. Unfortunately, due to issues with my partner the company disintegrated at the show and I was left holding the bag for all those costs. Poor business planning, poor financial management, and bad luck for sure. More than a decade later I still have the scars from that decision. While I couldn't have prevented what happened, I could have improved the recovery process by consulting a company such as Lexington Law to help repair and restore my good credit faster.

  • Job Ideas For Guys That Love To Drive

    There is a sense of freedom that comes with being behind the wheel and thankfully a lot of well paying jobs involve driving. I started thinking about this while on a press trip to Flint Michigan earlier this week. While walking around the historic GM Assembly plant where the original Corvette was built and now Sierra and Silverado HD trucks are born it struck me that these guys on the line really love building trucks. There's a sense of pride that comes across while talking with most auto workers that doesn't happen at other businesses. I know a lot of you guys are also passionate about cars. So, it got me thinking... What are some of the best jobs for car lovers? Keep reading to find out!

  • What To Do When You Are Frustrated By A Career Dead End

    It's becoming increasingly more important, especially to younger workers like the millennial generation; changing your career so that you have an adequate work-life balance is becoming more important than the actual job itself.

  • Rewarding Career Change Ideas For Retired Military and Veterans

    Recently a friend of mine retired from the Marines and was looking for a new career. He tried sales and the skills he learned in the military were good for that - but he wanted something more rewarding. If you are looking for a new career, your search may be motivated by something more than just money. Even for non-veterans, many of us reach a point where we need something new in our lives. Something that is more rewarding than your average job. If this is the case, you might be struggling to pick the one that is right for you. There are many rewarding jobs out there, it is just a case of narrowing it down to the one that suits you and your family best. So, let’s look at what some options that are looking for more male applicants.

  • How To Change Your Career Path To Something You Love

    We’re often told that to achieve our dreams we need to eat, sleep, and breathe according to them. We need to make major sacrifices and commit time, money, and energy in pursuing our goals. However, with responsibilities, like bills and a family, it isn’t always possible to do that. You can’t just quit your job to persue another career, because you need money and stability. With that in mind, here are six things you should do follow your dream career while still working full-time.

  • How To Advance Your Career in a Corporate Organization

    Advancing your career in a corporate organization is confusing for many. While there are those that simply get lucky and are thrust into leadership roles, the reality is that there are many things that you can do so you are in the right place at the right time. While nothing is guaranteed that you will be able to get that promotion and advance your career quickly, these things will almost certainly guarantee that you are considered for those opportunities.

  • How to Succeed At Work and Win On Performance Reviews

    Why would you want to get better at your job? Well, no reason apart from a few little things like pay increases, promotions, and success. In fact, there are many benefits to improving your performance at work, not least the feeling of satisfaction and achievement that comes from a job well done. To that end, check out the tactics below that can help you be better at your work and ultimately boost your career prospects in the long term.

  • Tips For Dressing Right For Your Next Job Interview

    A job interview is one of the most stressful moments in a man's life. However, one of the few things in your control is how you dress. This first visual impression will ultimately set the tone for the entire engagement that is about to happen. That's why it is essential that you dress right for your job interview and kick things off right from the beginning!

  • What is Your Social Security Card and Why Is It Important?

    It is nearly impossible to live in the United States without a social security number. From getting hired to opening a new bank account, you will need a social security number. The federal government makes use of this social security number to track down the entire income in a lifetime of the citizens of United States. Your social security contribution and taxation details are all stored under this number.

  • How To Use an Essay Writing Service for More than Just Cheating

    The other day I had a company reach out to me offering essay writing services and I immediately hit delete. To someone who tries to be as moral and forthright, the idea that I can simply have someone write an academic paper for me seems immoral at best and downright fraudulent at worst. However, in this case - I took a deep breath and thought about it for a moment. There are actually some good uses for a service like this that are completely legitimate and useful. Let’s take a look …

  • Understanding British Business Customs and Work Etiquette

    Years ago, I had a job that took me to London regularly. Initially, I thought things would be easy. After all, I worked regularly with folks from London and we all spoke the same language and generally enjoyed the same music and food. Sure, there were different accents and some humor that missed the mark for both parties. However, there were some subtle business culture differences between our two cultures.

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