Types of Small Dogs: Which Breed is Right for You?

types of small dogsIf you’re thinking about inviting a new furry friend into your life, one of the biggest considerations to take into account is size. While big dogs do have their advantages, many people find that smaller dogs are the better option, since they are less expensive to feed, tend to have lower vet bills, are easier to control since you can pick them up, and can travel more easily with you. In addition, if you’re a renter, a small dog might be the best option, since they’re permitted in more rental units than larger dogs. (This article can help you choose if you’re looking for a dog for a small apartment.)

Keep in mind that two dog breeds can vary greatly, even if both breeds are small. Not every breed will be right for every family. Let’s go over the types of small dogs out there so you can choose the best pet for you.

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Are Beans Gluten Free? What Your Need to Know

arebeansglutenfreeIf you’re new to a gluten free diet, you might be discouraged by all the foods you can’t east anymore. But don’t despair! There are actually some really tasty foods that you still can eat, as well as gluten-free versions of many of your favorite foods.

But what about beans? Most doctors talk about how great beans are for your diet, so can you still have them? The short answer is maybe. While beans are naturally gluten free, they are often contaminated. Let’s talk about what kinds of beans you can have and how to ensure that your diet remains gluten free. [Read more…]

7 High Metabolism Foods: What to Eat to Speed Up Your Metabolism

high metabolism foodsMy boyfriend is one of those annoying types who can eat just about anything and maintain his stick figure physique. The reason? He has a super high metabolism. That means that he burns through calories at a higher rate, even when he isn’t exercising. Of course, eating anything you want can have other consequences, so the fact that he has a high metabolism doesn’t mean that he should eat chocolate cake and French fries every day, but a high metabolism can absolutely help you get on track for better health. And, believe it or not, there are actually foods that can promote this. [Read more…]

New Apartment Checklist: Stay Organized During Your Move

new apartment checklistAre you moving to a new apartment? Whether this is your first move or you’re an old pro at moving, having a handy checklist can make everything go much more smoothly than simply throwing things into boxes and hoping for the best. My boyfriend was in the military, so I’m no stranger to moving. Here are my best tips, along with helpful checklists for every part of the move!

Interested in buying a house or condo instead of renting a new apartment? We can help! Check out our course for beginners who are interested in purchasing real estate for more information on how to go from being a renter to being a home owner! With this expert advice, you’ll have to expend the checklist below to cover all the tasks of home ownership – and believe me, that is a good problem to have!

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A Positive Attitude at Work: 10 Tips for Success

positive attitude at work

Having a positive attitude at work can help you get a promotion, succeed on projects, meet goals, and just generally enjoy your job more. However, many people struggle with this, especially those who don’t love their jobs. How can you keep a positive attitude, even if you don’t enjoy the work you’re doing? In this article, we’ll go over 10 tips to staying positive at work.

If you’re looking for a job you love, this course can help you land your dream job.

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The 20 Best Job Interview Questions to Help You Find ‘Out-Of-The-Box’ Talent

job interview questionsThis guest post is from Shrad Rao, the CEO of Wagepoint.

Over the past few years, employees that embody skills such as thinking out-of-the-box have become the basis for a distinct competitive advantage.

These are the people you want interacting with your customers. In fact, they help create incredibly unique experiences for anyone that comes in contact with your company. They also tend to be stalwarts of your company’s culture. But more on that in a later post. [Read more…]

Sales Funnel: The Ultimate Guide to Creating Customers

sales funnelThe concept of “creating customers” may at first seem to be an odd one. Don’t you find customers, not make them? Well, yes and no. While it is extremely hard to turn someone into a customer if they have no interest in your product/service or don’t have the money to make the purchase, with a proper sales funnel, can can create fans out of people who never even knew you existed (or at least never realized how much they needed whatever you’re selling). A sales funnel can also turn an “on the fence” customer into a raving fan who refers even more people to you!

But what in the world is a sales funnel in the first place? And does it really matter, especially if you’ve been getting by so far without it?

This article is your ultimate guide to why you need a sales funnel, how to set one up, and how to constantly improve your funnel to make more money, no matter what your industry.

Hungry for even more sales tips? Check out this course from Udemy: Sales Prospecting for Beginners

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Facebook vs. Twitter: Which To Use For Your Business

Facebook vs. TwitterDoesn’t it seem like there’s another social network to learn how to use every few months? When Facebook first came out, it was for college students only, but now it seems like every business has a page. Then, Twitter joined the scene. Next came LinkedIn, Google+, and Pinterest. And let’s not forget all of the social networks that came and went, like MySpace and Friendster.

If you’re a small business owner, all of these social networks can be incredibly helpful for your brand. However, they can also be incredibly confusing. If you use every social network the exact same way, you’re doing it wrong. Today, let’s look at two of the biggest social networks, Facebook and Twitter. What’s the difference and how should you use each one. Or do you even need to use both of these social networks? It’s time for a Facebook vs. Twitter showdown! [Read more…]

5 Customer Retention Strategies to Increase Loyalty

customer retention strategiesWhile finding new customers is important, if you aren’t also focusing on keeping the customers you have, you’re missing out on the opportunity to make a lot more money. Repeat customers often purchase more, and as their loyalty grows, they become brand evangelists, sending new customers your way. Find a few customer retention strategies that really work, and you’ll see your bottom line looking healthier and healthier!

Of course, not every strategy will work for every business. Below, I’ve listed a number of customer retention strategies, but you don’t have to use them all. Pick and choose what will work best for your business, based on your customer needs.

Brand new to the business world? Check out this course on how to get your first paying customer.

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How to Start a Fashion Blog Today

how to start a fashion blogIf you love fashion and love to share you opinions online, becoming a fashion blogger might be for you! This isn’t a decision to take lightly, since blogging is a lot of hard work. However, bloggers are making a real difference in the beauty and fashion industry. Bloggers like Afrobella, Leandra Medine, and Emily Schuman aren’t just changing the blogosphere; they’re changing the entire fashion industry.

Blogs come in two broad categories: those for fun and those for profit. In either case, you can start blogging today – yes within just a few hours – through WordPress, Blogger, Tumblr, or another easy-to-use blogging platform. And for help getting started with writing your blog, I highly recommend this blog writing workshop with Tom Treanor. [Read more…]