Archive for January, 2012
Running a tight household is becoming increasingly important. In fact, in these tough economic times, it’s more crucial than ever to keep an eye on your bank account and identity. When it comes to the kids, it’s important to keep their passports and medical records at your fingertips in case of emergency, but you’d be shocked by how many families actually struggle to put their hands on these super important pieces of paperwork. In the past, it’s been easiest to keep important identifying information in a safe or fireproof box inside the home. However, what happens if that somehow goes missing? In this
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You have decided to trade commodities online. Making the decision is the first step to getting started in your investing venture. Trading online gives you the option to establish and maintain your own commodities account without having to rely on a broker. Follow these three steps to get your account up and running online.
Find an Online Broker
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Before you start to trade commodities online, you first have to find an online broker. You should shop and compare different online brokers to ensure you find one that fits your needs.
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In a booming offbeat market like the oil industry, there are more jobs to look for than just those on an oil rig. Transportation, pipeline laying and maintenance, and seismic and survey jobs are all part of the Marcellus oil production.
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As most pad sites for Marcellus oil are in remote locations, everything needed for the drilling process has to be trucked in. This involves the transportation of equipment and machines, in addition to supplies and food for the employees on the rig.
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Regardless of what type of business you own, technology will come in handy, sustaining every operation and transaction. Since when technology was introduced to the business industry, business and technology has become inseparable. Most companies today rely heavily upon computers, machines, software, hardware, Internet and networking sites. That said, you should keep a competitive pool of IT employees to stay at the top of your game.
Whether you are looking to install an in-house network or to create an official website for your company, having the right IT staff is vitally essential. Here are some points that you should consider when choosing an IT employee, may it be a full-time, in-house IT staff or a freelancer on an as-needed basis:
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Utilize your resources well
If you choose to have IT staff only when you need them, then you can benefit from utilizing a staffing agency.
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World stocks rose Tuesday, assisted by an absence of bad financial news and signs that the U.S. economy may be strengthening.
Benchmark oil hit $102 per barrel while the dollar fell against the euro and the yen.
Stock markets were higher in early European trading, tracking gains in Asia. Britain’s FTSE 100 rose 0.9 percent to 5,662.63. Germany’s DAX jumped 1.4 percent to 6,100.30 and France’s CAC-40 rose 1.6 percent at 3,177.48.
Ahead of the opening bell, Wall Street appeared set for a higher opening. Dow Jones industrial futures rose 0.5 percent to 12,402 and S&P 500 futures gained 0.6 percent to 1,283.10.
Japan’s Nikkei 225 index, reopening after a three-day holiday weekend, added 0.4 percent to close at 8,422.26. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index rose 0.7 percent to 19,004.28 while South Korea’s Kospi jumped 1.5 percent to 1,853.22. Australia’s S&P ASX 200 rose 1.1 percent at 4,152.20. Benchmarks in Singapore, Taiwan, and Indonesia also posted gains.
Improving economic data out of the U.S.
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The Small Business tips today discuss rebranding strategies.
- Create a strategy first. Going into a rebranding without having a set goal or plan of attack will not only look sloppy, but it can damage your brand, reputation, and business.
- Keep your employees on the same page. Inform everyone at your business about the new rebranding campaign. This way, all employees can answer any questions that may come up about your new campaign.
- Make sure key players agree on the rebranding plan. A plan which is only agreed upon by a few of the upper level management will not work in the long run. Keep making changes until you find a plan that everyone agrees on.
- Build a timeline. It takes time to rebrand: marketing collateral, logo, social media , getting the word out, and any other odds and ends to take care of.
Amanda Gonzales turned to salsa dancing as a way to meet people.
Not only did she make some new friends, she met her future husband, joined a performance team and became an instructor.
Her latest coup cutting a rug is opening her first studio, Madison Dance Studio, in Minglewood Hall’s business plaza.
Partnering with Edgar Mendez, her first instructor and owner of Downtown’s salsa nightclub, the Rumba Room, the two held their first class on the first Monday of the new year.
Gonzales says their studio covers a lot of ground.
“We’re offering some different things, not just your usual run-of-the-mill dance classes,” said the 26-year-old English-as-a-second-language teacher.
In addition to varying levels of salsa classes, the business duo are offering hip-hop classes, capoeira, belly dance, cardio ballet, Zumba and Pilates. Also, Gonzales is offering a women’s hip-hop class, called Hip-Hop in Heels.
“We play Rihanna and Beyonce, and mix sexy salsa with hip-hop.