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Don’t Waste Money! 5 Ways to Cut Your Business Costs

Business insurance costs increase 10-20 percent every year. Airlines add costs to plane tickets. And suppliers increase costs regularly too. So your small business probably feels the crunch due to the annual increase in expenses. And you’ll need to figure out ways to reduce those costs. How to Cut Costs in a Small Business Take a look at these five things you can do today to save money. And boost your bottom line. Negotiate with All Vendors Don’t just leave money on the table.  Avoid taking...
Tags: Small Business Operations

Don’t trust Tesla’s new automatic lane-changing feature, Consumer Reports warns

Consumer Reports warns that last month's Autopilot updates that enabled automatic lane changing may put you at risk of a ticket or accident. Reaction times lagged what a human could do, testers say. The post Don’t trust Tesla’s new automatic lane-changing feature, Consumer Reports warns appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Cars, News, Tesla AutoPilot

Starting a Business: 12 Step Complete Guide to Start a Small Business (2019)

  There are more than 30 million small businesses in the United States, according to the Small Business Administration. In fact, small businesses make up an incredible 99.9 percent of all U.S. businesses. Small businesses in the U.S. employ 58.9 million people, which represents 47.5% of all people employed in the U.S. According to the SBA, four out of five small businesses survive one year in business. About half survive five years, and a little over 30% survive 10 years or longer. Often, the d...
Tags: Small Business, Brand Awareness, Brand Building, Brand Identity, Business Idea, Business Plan, Small Business Owner, Start Small Business

Walmart cuts prices on this Bose wireless speaker and Samsung Soundbar

Don't settle for a cheap soundbar or wireless speaker: Walmart has great sales on the Samsung HW-N550 Soundbar System and Bose SoundTouch 20 Series III wireless speaker this week. Both are great options if you're looking to upgrade the sound in your home. The post Walmart cuts prices on this Bose wireless speaker and Samsung Soundbar appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Deals, Home Theater, Bose, Samsung soundbar

43% of Cyber Attacks Still Target Small Business while Ransomware Stays On the Rise

When did you last read about a small business being hacked in the news? Once this happened rarely. But according to the Verizon 2019 Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR), 43% of cyber-attacks target small businesses. And cyber attacks on small businesses represent the largest share of all the attacks in the report. The disparity highlights a lack of resources and knowledge. So small business owners must learn more and invest in better digital security. But cybercriminals also seem aware of ...
Tags: Technology Trends

10 Questions Leaders Must Answer When Making Big Decisions

Guest post from Greg Bustin:  Leaders are in the decision-making business. Some of your decisions are bigger than others, and so to be considered successful on your terms as well as the terms of others means you must make more good decisions than bad decisions when the stakes are highest. What’s your decision-making process? There are 10 questions leaders must answer—either intentionally or intuitively, either alone or collaboratively—when making big decisions.   At the heart...
Tags: Decision Making, Leadership, Leaders, Bill Gates, Questions, Wall Street Journal, Don, Greg, Franklin D Roosevelt, Dan McCarthy, Greg Bustin, Money Power Position Lives Reputation Your

10 Tricks to Try When Looking for HR Software in the Cloud

Managing your team doesn’t need to be complicated. If you’re able to find a cloud HR software solution that works for your business, you should be able to address many of the needs of your team right from one centralized dashboard. How to Select Cloud HR Software However, there are tons of different cloud HR software products out there. And every business is likely to have different needs in this area. To find the best solution for your team, here are some expert tips to keep in mind. Consid...
Tags: Sales, Don, Westfall, Small Business Operations, Capterra, Brian Westfall

TCJA Guidance Report from TIGTA

On May 14, TIGTA released a report, Status of the Office of Chief Counsel's Issuance of TCJA Guidance. It reviewed the process for issuing guidance on the 100+ provisions of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (P.L. 115-97; 12/22/17). It also lists the guidance issued through the end of March (83 items) and what is expected from that date (95 items). A good amount of this includes Treasury Decisions, meaning final regs of the numerous proposed regs issued so far. Here is the detail of what they still pla...
Tags: Taxes, Treasury, Don, TIGTA, Professor Nellen, Nellen, TCJA, IRS guidance

I drove a $48,000 Jeep Wrangler to see if this off-road warrior could live up to its legendary SUV reputation — here's the verdict (FCAU)

The 2018 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon is a serious off-roading machine. But can the trail warrior handle everyday life? The answer is that the Jeep Wrangler Rubicon isn't interested in everyday life if there are trails to conquer — and if that's your thing, you'll be happy to spend $48,000 on the vehicle. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. I've honestly never understood the appeal of the Jeep Wrangler (and before that, the Jeep CJ) to most people. Sure, the rugged, bare-bones vehicl...
Tags: Facebook, California, US, America, Trends, Italy, Fca, Toyota, Hitler, Alicia Silverstone, Don, Toledo Ohio, Rubicon, Uconnect, Chevy Silverado, Wrangler Rubicon

Getting ready, physically & fiscally, for natural disasters

It's that terrible time of year when Mother Nature is on the rampage. In the last few days, at least 19 twisters have touched down in Tornado Alley. That dangerous weather pattern is expected to repeat and expand over the coming days. 3:57 PM - We know have TWIN tornadoes northwest of Crescent in far western Logan county, north of OKC. Both of these are currently on the ground. Storm is moving northeast at 35 mph toward Mulhall. #okwx @NEWS9 — Matt Mahler (@themahl...
Tags: Taxes, Atlantic, Noaa, Gulf of Mexico, Mother Nature, Bermuda, Andrea, Don, Logan County, Atlantic Caribbean, Florida Panhandle, Matt Mahler, Wendy People

Don’t Orphan Your Branches to Favor Digital Banking Channels

Necessary transformation for bank and credit union branches demands investment in current technologies to help them fulfill their promise. The post Don’t Orphan Your Branches to Favor Digital Banking Channels appeared first on The Financial Brand.
Tags: Finance, Don, Branch Strategies, Featured Content, Favor Digital Banking Channels

Don’t Abandon Branches to Favor Digital Banking Channels

Necessary transformation for bank and credit union branches demands investment in current technologies to help them fulfill their promise. The post Don’t Abandon Branches to Favor Digital Banking Channels appeared first on The Financial Brand.
Tags: Finance, Don, Branch Strategies, Featured Content, Abandon Branches to Favor Digital Banking Channels, Favor Digital Banking Channels

The Importance Of LinkedIn In The Modern World

In an increasingly online world, it is natural for selective processes to be done through tools and web sites. For a professional who wants to stand out and be always remembered in his area of ​​business, it is of extreme importance to be well connected both in the real world and in the virtual world. So LinkedIn is one of the best tools to increase your online presence, keep up to date, network and get new business opportunities. It is important to understand how LinkedIn works to get the best...
Tags: Startups, Social Media, Linkedin, Social Media Marketing, Others, Don

Make Appointment Scheduling Easy, 36% of Clients Avoid Businesses that Don’t

Data shows a clear rise in customer expectation. And digital technology seems to be driving this increase. A study carried out by Keap points out this very fact. More than a third or 36% of clients refuse to deal with service providers who don’t simplify their appointment scheduling. Remember this applies just to appointment scheduling. So your small business needs an easy to use platform for scheduling appointments. Or you might lose more than a third of your customers before you even talk to ...
Tags: Sales, United States, Don, Small Business Operations, Keap, Besma Bihnam, Keap Bihnam, Delivering Better Customer Service, Biham, Bihnam

Pay Yourself What You are Worth

As more and more women take the leap from Corporate America to starting their own businesses, one of the key factors to ensure the leap goes well is to focus on having confidence.  Many women doubt themselves and their abilities.  Sometimes it just takes a couple of good pals around you to say "you can do it!" The next thing you know, you you can!Another challenge for women who start businesses is determining what you should be paid.  Don't skimp.  If the money is there, take it, do good work, ...
Tags: Sales, America, Score, Don, Laurel Delaney, Women-owned Businesses, You Can Do It, Boost In Confidence, Have Confidence, Pay Yourself What You Are Worth, Hust Wilson

Skyworks Solutions: Don't Miss This Cheap 5G Stock

The chipmaker is struggling because of weak smartphone demand, but that could soon change.
Tags: Finance, Article, Don, FBN, Skyworks Solutions, Motley Fool, Fbn/markets, Fox-business/markets, E102714f-f415-547c-98ed-11fa544fa264

10 Expert Tips for Making the Most of Your Limited Small Business Resources

Small business owners have to find ways to make maximum impact with limited resources. This means making use of free or inexpensive online resources, marketing tools and information. Members of the online small business community have plenty of experience in this area. Check out their tools for making the most of what you have below. Check out Webinars to Help Choose a Business Entity When you’re just getting started with your business, choosing the proper structure and entity is a must. The ...
Tags: Google, Sales, Don, Martin Zwilling, Small Business Operations, Ramon Ray, Rachel Strella, Nellie Akalp, Lee Jackson, Katie Lundin, Stephen H Yu, Adam Henshall, Google Search Console Google Search Console, Joseph Chukwube, Ivan Widjaya Take Advantage

Attention Small Business Owners: New Warning Issued on Office Emails with Voicemail Messages

The criminals who launch phishing attacks are relentless in their pursuit to disguise their message. The latest such effort uses a notice for a new voice mail message to get you to click on it. The Better Business Bureau (BBB) just sent a scam alert warning businesses to not click on these phony office emails notifications for new voice mail messages. The BBB said the voicemail messages are so convincing, its staff was almost fooled by the scam. If the BBB almost fell for it, you can imagine bu...
Tags: Sales, Don, BBB, Technology Trends, Better Business Bureau BBB, Voicemail Messages

There's a wildly popular conspiracy theory that Facebook listens to your private phone calls, and no matter what the tech giant says people just aren't convinced it's not true (FB)

There's a widely held belief that Facebook uses smartphones to listen in on users, and then serve those users advertisements based on their speech. Facebook has repeatedly denied doing as much. Despite those denials from Facebook, and evidence from experts to the contrary, the belief is widely held and seemingly unshakable. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. There you were, talking to Gina about a potential trip this fall to Buenos Aires. "Maybe I'll go to Buenos Aires this ...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Florida, Nbc, Congress, Senate, US, Trends, US Senate, Buenos Aires, Lisbon, Zuckerberg, Don, Peters, Gary Peters, Gina

Most Americans Still Don't Know What a 529 Savings Plan Is

About two-thirds are unaware of this method of saving for a college education.
Tags: Finance, Article, Don, FBN, Motley Fool, Fbn/markets, Fox-business/markets, 59da8744-b149-551e-9285-3c825d2d7a23

Don’t miss your chance to save $700 on a 65-inch Vizio P-Series 4K TV

Walmart has launched a corker of a sale on a 65-inch Vizio 4K TV that's perfect for aspiring cord cutters and satellite fans alike. This deal sends the price plummeting from $1,700 to $1,000. The post Don’t miss your chance to save $700 on a 65-inch Vizio P-Series 4K TV appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Deals, Trends, Walmart, Home Theater, Vizio, 4k TV, Don, Vizio P-Series, 4K smart TV

How to install a Ring Video Doorbell 2

While removing your old doorbell and installing a new one may seem intimidating. Don't be concerned about your handyman skills. The Ring Video Doorbell 2 has a streamlined installation process that anyone can do in under 30 minutes. The post How to install a Ring Video Doorbell 2 appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Trends, How-to, Smart Home, Ring, Don, Ring Video Doorbell 2

19 Important Branding Lessons from the Top 5 Retailers in the US

The top 5 retailers in the US made nearly $230 billion dollars in 2018. ($228.4 billion to be exact.) They must be doing something right. Walmart, Amazon, Costco, Walgreens, and Home Depot have each built strong brand identities and all benefit from powerful household recognition and strong brand equity. As we wrote previously: A brand is the sum total of the experience your customers and customer prospects have with your company. A strong brand communicates what your company does, how it does ...
Tags: Amazon, Home Depot, US, Sales, Walmart, Earth, Walgreens, Costco, Cvs, Harvard Business Review, Alexa, Walgreen, Don, Mainwaring, Kirkland Signature, Trish

'Why won't my iPhone update?': How to fix any iPhone updating issue, from low storage space to confusing error messages

iPhone updates are essential for keeping your iPhone healthy, safe, and secure. Apple releases numerous updates each year.   If your iPhone has trouble installing an update, it is most likely because it's low on memory or has an unreliable Wi-Fi connection. You should also make sure that updates are configured to install automatically. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Apple updates the iPhone's operating system frequently — sometimes adding new features, but more often ...
Tags: Apple, Trends, Don, Wi Fi

Nolan Bushnell’s Two Simple Rules

There are a lot of stories about Nolan Bushnell. He was the electrical engineer who invented the game “pong” and founded Atari. For a while there in the 1970’s, Nolan Bushnell could do no wrong. Nolan would sit around the living room with his friends and come up with ideas of all kinds. Two of the ideas resulted in Atari and the video game “Pong.” They’re why Bushnell is in the Video Game Hall of Fame and why Newsweek named him “one of the 50 men who changed America.” The ideas worked, and the m...
Tags: Leadership, Failure, Disney, America, Success, Winston Churchill, Atari, Nolan, Personal Development, Chuck E Cheese, Nolan Bushnell, Reality, Don, Newsweek, Bushnell, Luck

Elon Musk just revealed new details about Starlink, a plan to surround Earth with 12,000 high-speed internet satellites. Here's how it might work.

Elon Musk's rocket company SpaceX plans to launch 60 internet-providing satellites on Thursday evening. The plan for Starlink, as the project is called, is to put a network of nearly 12,000 internet satellites in orbit, which could move internet data about 50% faster than existing fiber-optic cables. Starlink could bring cheap, fast internet to remote areas, airplanes, ships, and cars, plus make international teleconferencing and online gaming nearly lag-free. Financial institutions would also...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, New York, Texas, London, Fcc, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Alaska, Federal Communications Commission, Mars, Jeff Bezos, Musk, Falcon, University College London

This futuristic flying taxi startup took a giant leap towards making $70 rides a reality within 6 years

Lilium, the German flying taxi startup, completed the first maiden flight for its prototype vertical take-off and landing electric jet. Lilium has raised $100 million, last year applied for regulatory approval in Europe and the US, and hired its first CFO. Flying taxis sound crazy, but chief commercial officer Remo Gerber says they might make more economic sense than ride-hailing firms like Uber. Gerber thinks Lilium could offer $70 air taxi rides in Europe by 2025, but first it needs to solve...
Tags: Google, Twitter, Europe, London, China, US, Trends, Munich, Manchester, Morgan Stanley, Ev Williams, Niklas Zennstrom, Atomico, Don, Gerber, Remo Gerber

6 Ways to Incorporate Web UI Animation Onto Your Website

Animation is an easy way to grab user’s attention. Advances in programming make it easy to create graphics without bogging down page speed. By Matt Shealy But like every element of your website, animations used inappropriately will send visitors elsewhere. Check out the following best practices for including video, motion graphics and other types of animation on your site. Follow the basic principles of animation Disney illustrators Ollie Johnston and Frank Thomas published the definitive volu...
Tags: Business, Disney, Sales & Marketing, Css, Right Now, Don, Chambers of Commerce, Frank Thomas, Ollie Johnston, Matt Shealy, Samuel Melvin, Marina Reznik, Mehemmed Memmedov Shutterstock

The CEO behind the smash-hit PagerDuty IPO says that she looked at 51 other chief exec roles before she chose to lead the $3.9 billion company (PD)

PagerDuty CEO Jennifer Tejada looked at 51 CEO roles before deciding to lead PagerDuty, a company that helps software developers team up to tackle software outages and other problems.  Earlier in April, PagerDuty went public in a very successful IPO, and it's now valued at nearly $4 billion. In PagerDuty's early days, investors passed on the idea of a company focused on developers, but many users have since told Tejada that they won't do their job without PagerDuty. Some engineers have even sa...
Tags: Microsoft, Ipo, Satya Nadella, Toronto, San Francisco, Trends, Silicon Valley, New York Stock Exchange, Cto, Don, Solomon, PagerDuty, Tejada, Thoma Bravo, Eric Yuan, Jennifer Tejada

'Why won't my iPad charge?': How to diagnose and fix common iPad charging issues

If your iPad has stopped charging, there are many potential causes, but they're all easy to test for and fix. You should methodically test every part of the charging process, including software, the AC adapter, Lightning cable, and Lightning port. The most common problems with iPad charging include a failed USB cable and a USB port that can't deliver enough power. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. If your iPad is plugged in and refuses to charge, there's understandable cau...
Tags: Apple, Trends, Lightning, Ac, Don

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