Archives: July 2016

July 29, 2016


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Japan Is Shrinking! Not the actual size of the country but the population is shrinking dramatically. By 2060, Japan will shed one third of all residents. To give you a comparison, this would be the same as the United States losing all the residents of California, New York, Texas and Florida. Within 30 years, 39 percent of all Japan residents will be over the age of 65.  The younger ones need to get busy! Netflix Password Sharing Is Illegal Now A U.S. Court of Appeals has ruled that sharing your Netflix or HBO Go password with friends and family to...Read more

July 27, 2016

Mobile Payments Change How We Shop

Once upon a time, we bartered for goods and services using things we’d grown, made, or caught. Then we stopped paying via spices and turned to coins and paper money, but today that long-standing method of payment is practically debit cards that are both convenient and safer to carry than cold hard cash. The world of commerce isn’t done evolving though, which is why mobile payments are quickly gaining traction. Here’s what you need to know: A Cheaper Way to Pay Somewhere along the way, we got used to paying companies just to access and use our own money. Businesses...Read more

July 22, 2016


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Common Sense Pokemon Hunting Due to a rash of accidents caused by people hunting for Pokemon Monsters, we offer these practical tips:  Don’t use the app while driving or biking. Don’t trespass on private property (you could get shot). Be aware of your surroundings and don’t trip on obstacles in front of you. Strangers can see your location so be careful where you go. Travel in groups and stay in well-lit locations. And, don’t ditch work for this activity.   Kentucky Eats More Fast Food Than Any Other State says Kentucky has more fast food restaurants than any other...Read more

July 21, 2016

Five Tips To Increase Website Sales

Are you ready to start getting more from your website and internet marketing campaigns? Many business owners and managers talk about how much they embrace the web and strive to make the most out of online marketing opportunities.  However, many end up running the same type of promotions month after month, year after year.  If you want to shake things up a little, here are 5 tips to boost your profits using the internet: #1 Target Marketing A lot of businesses want to market to “everybody” when they should be aiming for a niche within their own specialty market. Try...Read more

July 20, 2016

Three Tips For Building Repeat Business

Repeat business is the key to successful longevity. It is much easier to sell to existing customers than it is to bring in new ones. Efforts must be concentrated to keep customers coming back. Here are three suggestions that will improve the way you interact with your customers and keep them coming back forever: #1 – Hand-In-Hand Products and Services Many things go hand-in-hand together. Peanut butter and jelly for example. Nuts and bolts, laundry detergent and dryer sheets are other examples of things that go together. They are basically tied to each other. You can’t really use a bolt...Read more

July 19, 2016

30 Interview Questions For Hiring A Salesperson

Honest and likable – they don’t fake it with clients They know how to establish relationships and it starts the minute they walk into an office or pick up the phone. They are outgoing.  They do research on prospects. They try to connect with everyone they meet, including the administrative staff.  As a salesperson, you need to understand that EVERYONE you talk to in an organization has the potential to kill your sale. The best sales people walk the line between persistence and annoyance. They cannot be afraid to ask for the client to sign the contract. Great sales people...Read more

July 15, 2016


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Did You Miss Nude Recreation Week? Last weekend the Shangri La Ranch resort in Phoenix celebrated Nude Recreation week with a host of lawn games and a triathlon.  Fortunately, bike riding was not included.  The event also included nude Karaoke and nude dancing.  We are assuming there was no slow dancing allowed.   Hooters Sponsors Boy Scout Camp – Parents Angry – Scouts Thrilled A Denver Boy Scout camp was sponsored by Hooters, the restaurant known for its sexy server uniforms of bright orange, short-shorts and thin white tank tops.  The camp was for Cub Scouts in the age range...Read more

July 13, 2016

Is your website mobile friendly?

Is your website mobile friendly? If it’s not, you are probably missing a really large boat. Having a mobile friendly website is not an optional consideration anymore. Statistic show that time spent on mobile in the US has increased to 51%, compared to 42% for PCs. Knowing this, we must come to the conclusion that if we’re not reaching mobile prospects via mobile organic (unpaid) searches, we are probably losing prospects to competitors who are. Beyond the visibility factor, the lack of a quality mobile user experience has some serious implications.   Frustrated Users Leave A conversion rate is the percentage...Read more

July 9, 2016

Why You Should Use SMS for Marketing – An Infographic

SMS is a great channel for any marketer.  When engaging in mobile SMS marketing, you need to provide meaningful messages that resonate with your audience.   Here’s the 8 top mobile stats that shows why SMS is such a great channel: – 97% of all text messages are opened – 23 billion text messages are sent daily – 80% of people are using text messaging for business – 70% of consumers appreciate getting text messages from their healthcare provider – 75% of people would prefer receiving offers via text messages – 70% of employees think that companies should use texting...Read more

July 8, 2016


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Microsoft Launches Pot Management Software The technology giant recently announced a partnership with KIND Financial to provide “seed to sale” software to help manage cannabis commerce and distribution.  Legalized marijuana in Alaska, Colorado, Oregon, Washington state and Washington D.C. are projected to achieve combined sales of $6.7 BILLION dollars in 2016.  Republican National Convention to Feature Nude Women Artist Spencer Tunick put out a call last month for 1600 women to protest against Donald Trump at the RNC.  The connection between nude women and Donald Trump has not been made clear.  However, there are no more spots available as more than...Read more