Posts by: prolog

From Amps to Apps – Technology to Beat the Band

- - Business, Innovation
Remember the garage bands of your youth?  Getting together after school to write songs, learn lyrics and practice for hours with dreams of making it big someday.  Booking gigs and lugging all that gear around was a chore, especially if the club owner threatened to cut your pay for being late.  And how many times were you paid with beer and an “atta boy!”  Well things have changed as a recent trip to the Guitar Center showed.  Now there are many apps to teach you how to play an instrument, Read more [...]

3 Reasons Why a Virtual Office Can Add Value to Your Small Business

- - Business
Over the years, cosmopolitan cities like New York, Miami, and Los Angeles have become synonymous with entrepreneurial adventure. Just look at San Francisco and its tech playground, Silicon Valley. It is teeming with startup ventures and digital agencies, all trying to take advantage of the latest market trend. Yet, there is good reason to believe that this fertile bubble is now on the decline. According to analysts, the economic recession has made it tougher for small businesses to survive in the Read more [...]

FOMC MEETING EXPECTED TO SET THINGS CLEAR

- - Business
Whenever the Federal Reserve officials come out to raise their views on the market, the more muddled up the economists and investors get. The situation continues to be more confusing possibly up to September 21 when the FOMC meeting will kick off. The split amongst the officials is noticeable The Governor of the Federal Reserve, Daniel Tarullo, continued with his cautious interpretation of the economy while his counterpart President Eric Rosengren of Boston Fed went on to insist on the need for Read more [...]

Let’s Understand What The High Risk Merchant Account Is

- - Business, Legal
High risk merchant accounts are basically merchant accounts or are payment processing agreements that would be perfectly fit for those businesses that are labeled as high risk. Such a merchant will basically be forced to pay higher fees, adding to business costs and directly affecting ROI and profitability. That is especially the case for those companies that ended up being re-classified as being a part of high risk industry. When something like this happens and you are not ready to deal with all Read more [...]

How to Choose Insurance Company for Small Businesses

- - Business, Legal
Business liability insurance - or “commercial general business liability insurance” - safeguards a company’s assets in case of a lawsuit. It provides financial payments for any settlement or award assessed against the business, which may include legal defense fees.  It never hurts to have a good HR graduate on your team to help deal with the lesser issues though. How to Choose an Insurance Company The United States Small Business Administration provides advice about how choose an insurance Read more [...]

Benefits of the Three Sides of Project Trade Off Triangle

- - Business
Benefits of the Three Sides of Project Trade Off Triangle Project management is a practice that has been around for hundreds of years, and while methods and styles have evolved over time, the core elements remain the same: quality, scope and time. This trio of forces drives and determines the success or failure of any project, regardless of experience or industry and come together to form what is known as a tradeoff triangle; read on to find out more and why this principal is being taught in organizational Read more [...]

Make Working at Home More Fun and Be More Productive

- - Business
Working at home is a real challenge for some people. As much as you might like the idea of doing this, it could be that you miss the contact with colleagues and everything else that goes with working in an office or factory. In this case, it can be a big help to find some simple ways of making working at home more fun. As these ideas will make you enjoy your days more they will also make you more productive at the same time. Listen to Music Listening to music is a fantastic way of adding some Read more [...]

Uber Prevents DUIs Across the Country

- - Legal
The fight against DUIs has become so serious in this country, which the creators of mobile apps have begun to get on with the cause. The new Uber App is one that has been used at the Dallas Cowboys football organization in order to prevent intoxicated players from getting behind the wheel. The app actually acts as an automatic dialer, which calls the local cab company to pick the intoxicated player up at their current location. This app has been hailed as not only a great effort for the league, but Read more [...]

How to Create a Comfortable and Productive Atmosphere

- - Business
Creating a positive atmosphere in the workplace can be difficult but it is also important, as this can enable employees to work to the best of their abilities and maximise their productivity. This will greatly benefit your company, but as well as this when employees are happy, motivated and focused it also makes it an enjoyable place to work too. So how do you go about creating this atmosphere on the work floor to ensure everyone feels motivated, energised and ready for a productive day?   The Read more [...]

Favorable Trends in Houston Favor Buying a Small Business in 2014

- - Business
Based on local listing data, BizBuySell has noted a decrease in the median asking price for a small business in Houston during the first quarter of 2014. This decrease in asking price doesn't indicate a down turn in businesses though. Small business revenue is up, creating an ideal set of circumstances for those looking to buy a small business.   BizBuySell is a business-for-sale marketplace for small businesses. They found that the median asking price dropped from $204,000 in 2013 to Read more [...]