7 Tips To Steal The Show At Your Next Trade Fair

Trade fairs can be great marketing events for generating new leads. The biggest obstacle is having to compete with the many other stalls at the event – many of which are likely to be similar businesses to yours. Here are seven tips that will help you to steal the show. 1. Invest in branding. Investing some money into creative branding will help your stall to stand out. Branded marquees are a popular option – you can check out designs for marquees on . It’s also po...
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Credit unions seek scale and profitability in five-way merger

Five of New Zealand's credit unions are to merge and create the country's largest single union of member-owned, low-cost lenders as the sector struggles with the cost of new banking software and a recent credit rating downgrade.The... [Author: [email protected]]
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Capture Sales for Your Online Store With These Marketing Strategies

Among the major trends that have occurred in recent years, a phenomenon stands out above all: the presence of the internet in our daily routine. Millions of users access the internet every day to interact, work or benefit from an offer. This is reflected in the high number of consumers who use e-commerce platforms to purchase products without leaving their homes; air tickets, clothing or footwear, tickets, appliances, cultural products such as records or books etc. If you have an eCommerce and y...
Tags: Marketing, Sales, Social Media, Marketing Strategy, Online Marketing

After 90 years, Van Nuys Airport throws itself a little bash

Van Nuys Airport gave itself a 90th birthday party on Monday, attracting a sprinking of guests who paid tribute to the hub for its growth as a major presence in the Valley’s economy. “The airport is surrounded by over a hundred businesses,” said Councilwoman Nury Martinez as she spoke amid the din of jets taking off from a nearby runway. “The metamorphosis of the airport is a direct reflection in the San Fernando Valley that they have experienced over the past 90 years.” About 70 people gathered...
Tags: Business, News, California, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Bradley Cooper, Marilyn Monroe, Red Cross, Breaking News, Chatsworth, Local News, Casablanca, Humphrey Bogart, Sparks, Southern California

A Startup’s Guide To Become A Successful Amazon Seller

Amazon is the biggest marketplace in the world today. It is the best place for a startup to sell its products. You can sell any product on Amazon and your product can be sold to any customer in the world. It is the perfect avenue for success. Achieving success in Amazon is easy. The secret formula is time + skill + dedication. Many experts who have become established Amazon sellers collectively concur. It actually is an old and proven formula for any business endeavor. However, it doesn’t stop ...
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How To Retain The Best Employees

Keeping your best employees is critical to a business or company’s survival. Having them ensures consistent delivery of output, increased sales, higher customer satisfaction, and an overall engaged workforce. They are the company’s most tangible proof of a well-oiled organization. It is their greatest source of succession, knowledge, skills and training. To an outsider, retaining their best employees offer a snapshot of how a great employer the company is. Why does employee retention matter? ...
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Seattle will spend $75M on affordable housing over the next year

Seattle will spend more than $75 million on affordable-housing projects over the next year, Mayor Jenny Durkan said Monday. The dollars drawn mostly from property taxes and real-estate payments will help nonprofits build about 1,200 new apartments with restricted rents and preserve another 200-plus low-rent homes. Many onetime Seattle residents have been pushed out by […]
Tags: Real Estate, News, Local Politics, Seattle, Local News, Jenny Durkan

Gold ticks up as dollar stays under pressure ahead of Fed meeting

Gold prices rose slightly on Tuesday ahead of a key U.S. Federal Reserve meeting, as speculation that signs of economic turbulence may prompt the central bank to put brakes soon on its monetary tightening cycle kept the dollar under pressure.
Tags: Money, businessNews, Fed, U S Federal Reserve

Spark gives up its majority stake in Southern Cross Cable as Telstra buys in

Spark says Telstra is buying into the company that controls the Southern Cross Cable - a move that will see the Kiwi telco's majority stake watered down to a minority holding.Today, Spark owns 50.01 per cent Southern Cross Cable,... [Author: [email protected]]
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T-Mobile, Sprint win U.S. security approvals for merger

T-Mobile US Inc and Sprint Corp have won backing for their $26 billion merger from two national security reviews on Monday, clearing key hurdles in their tie-up bid.
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NZ dollar gets a lift from improving business confidence

The New Zealand dollar was higher against the US dollar after business confidence improved in December.The kiwi traded at 68.48 US cents at 5pm in Wellington from 68.02 US cents at 8am and 67.91 cents yesterday, The trade-weighted... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, US, New Zealand, Wellington, Nz

MBIE involvement in spying on political parties an 'affront to democracy': SSC

The "very close relationship" between the government's exploration regulator and private security firm Thompson & Clark led the agency to become involved in surveillance activity involving two political parties - the Green and Mana... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, Mbie, Thompson Clark

Four companies pull ads after Fox’s Carlson said immigrants make US ‘poorer and dirtier’

Tucker Carlson’s anti-immigrant rhetoric has compelled four companies to pull advertisements from airing during his prime-time Fox News show. The backlash came in response to Thursday evening’s monologue, when the host suggested immigrants make the United States “poorer and dirtier.” “Our leaders demand that you shut up and accept this,” he said, while name-checking Reps. […]
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Employment Court rules that 'donning & doffing' in meat works is paid work

The Employment Court has ruled 'donning and doffing' in meat works is paid work in a landmark decision for the industry.The court determined that the requirement to put on and remove specialised clothing and equipment at the beginning... [Author: [email protected]]
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Kiwis going mobile-only for calls, embracing fibre for broadband

Asking someone for their home number is becoming a thing of the past.Some 40 per cent of households have gone mobile-only no longer have a landline - at least one used for voice calls.That's one of the findings of the Commerce... [Author: [email protected]]
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Duncan Bridgeman: Has the tide turned for Fletcher?

COMMENT: At last some good news for Fletcher Building.The deal to sell Formica still has some boxes to tick but it does represent progress for a company looking to reset strategy after a disastrous couple of years.And at least... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, Fletcher, Formica, Duncan Bridgeman

Transpower faces sanction for handling of 2017 outage

National grid operator Transpower has been referred to the electricity industry's Rulings Panel for its handling of a major power outage in the lower South Island last year.The incident in March 2017 was caused when maintenance... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, South Island, Transpower, Rulings Panel

Japan to spend more on defense, refit 1st aircraft carrier

TOKYO (AP) — Japan plans its first aircraft carrier and big increases in defense spending and weapons capability in the coming years, according to new defense guidelines approved Tuesday that cite the need to counter potential threats... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, Japan, Ap, Tokyo

Japan cuts GDP, CPI forecasts on disasters and trade war

Japan's government revised down its forecasts for economic growth and consumer prices for the current and next fiscal years as natural disasters and weakening export demand weighed on the economy, the Cabinet Office said on Tuesday.
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Using Social Media To Grow Your Real Estate Business

The real estate market has recently made a strong recovery and property prices are rocketing up with each passing day. This huge market attracts young men and women who want to join the workforce as real estate agents to tap into the market’s potential. In such a competitive world, it becomes increasingly important for you not to just keep up with the advancements in the field but also to stay ahead of your competitors. A social media presence for your real estate business has a number of a...
Tags: Startups, Facebook, Real Estate, Instagram, Marketing, Social Media, Social Media Marketing, Others

Tax pros are targets of fake payroll direct deposit, wire transfer email ID theft scams

Dr. Seuss' The Grinch movie image courtesy Illumination Entertainment Grinches aren't always green. Sometimes we don't even know what they look like. That's the case when they set their sights on stealing not only Christmas, but your identity by sending fake emails. This holiday season, ID thieves have stepped up their phishing efforts. And some of those fake emails are going to tax professionals as part of payroll direct deposit and wire transfer scams. Tax pros targeted, too: Phishing scam...
Tags: Taxes, Irs, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Internal Revenue Service, Internal Crime Complaint Center, Information for Businesses and Payroll Service

South Korea to provide $3 billion in financial support for auto suppliers

South Korea plans a policy package to support its troubled car parts makers industry that includes providing financial support worth over 3.5 trillion won ($3.10 billion), the government said on Tuesday.
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Samana Group to launch $560 million alternative investment fund

Samana Global Business Solutions will launch its first-ever category II alternative investment fund in India, and is keen to mobilise about 40 billion rupees ($560 million) through its first scheme, the company said on Tuesday.
Tags: Money, India, businessNews, Samana Group, Samana Global Business Solutions

Napier Port profit hits record $17.6 million

Napier Port reported another record profit this year as the amount of cargo handled also hit a record. Net profit lifted 5.4 per cent to $17.6 million in the year ended September 30 on a 5 .8 per cent increase in revenue to $91.7m,... [Author: [email protected]]
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Global Markets: Asia stocks slide as global growth worries deepen

Asian share markets slumped on Tuesday as heightened concerns about a slowing global economy sent Wall Street stocks skidding to their lowest levels in more than a year.
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Self-Publishing: 3 Tips For Novellas Which Sell

Longing for the halcyon days of self-publishing? A few years back, you could publish, and sell, without concerning yourself with pesky activities like book marketing. Boost your self-publishing business with novellas and series Last week a coaching client and I were going over her proposed publishing schedule for 2019. She suddenly said: “I’ve no idea […] The post Self-Publishing: 3 Tips For Novellas Which Sell appeared first on Angela Booth's Fab Freelance Writing Blog.
Tags: Fiction, Self-publishing, Freelance, Writing Tips, Angela Booth, Novellas

Get Inspired: Great Stuff For Writers This Week

Looking for information for writers that you can use? Here’s what I’ve found valuable this week — you may find a nugget or two here as well. Great stuff for writers… The problem with the web is that there’s just so much stuff. If you’re at all like me, you save articles to read “later.” […] The post Get Inspired: Great Stuff For Writers This Week appeared first on Angela Booth's Fab Freelance Writing Blog. [Author: Angela Booth]
Tags: Productivity, Blogging, Self-publishing, Freelance, Freelance Writing, Angela Booth

Writing Fiction: 3 Tips To Help You To Create Powerful Characters

Creating characters is my favorite activity when I’m writing fiction. Invariably, if you’re having problems with a novel, there’s a big chance that you need to assess your characters. Bored by your characters? Get enthusiastic. Make them outrageous — more on that in a moment. Readers read novels for the characters. They read classic novels […] The post Writing Fiction: 3 Tips To Help You To Create Powerful Characters appeared first on Angela Booth's Fab Freelance Writing Blog. [Author: Angel...
Tags: Fiction, Self-publishing, Freelance, Writing Tips, Angela Booth, Write A Novel

Japan new defense plan bolsters fighter capability, budget

TOKYO (AP) — Japan has adopted new defense guidelines that include plans for its first aircraft carrier and increases in defense spending and arms capability in coming years, citing the need to counter potential threats from North... [Author: [email protected]]
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How To Be Productive When Working From Home

Starting up and running a business from home can be beneficial for many people, allowing people more job satisfaction, flexibility and choice over how they organize their professional life.
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