Category Archives: Tools and Information

5 Reasons to Explore a Salvage-Based Business |

Most of us have heard the saying, “One man’s trash is another man’s treasure.” But have you ever considered that the salvage business is actually a viable business model? Not only that, but salvage yards provide a valuable service to those looking to get rid of old cars, or clear out unused machinery or other clutter.

In fact, the items that can be salvaged and repurposed range as far and wide as a person’s imagination and effort are willing to go. A business can recycle metals, such as steel, copper, and iron. Or more common everyday goods, such as clothes, furniture and kitchenware. For example, businesses that make use of the salvage model include a wood flooring company that only uses salvaged timber. To a company that sells unclaimed airport luggage.

Here are 5 reasons you might want to consider salvaging as the backbone for your next great business idea.

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Six Words And Phrases That Make Everyone Hate Working With You | Fast Company

In general, it’s smart to say what you mean. In the workplace, people tend to use overwrought business jargon to compensate for not knowing their stuff. But there’s a less-apparent risk to doing just the reverse. If you sound like a walking Instagram comment, you might start to alienate yourself in your own office and lose your coworkers’ trust—even if they use those same kinds of words expressions when they’re texting their roommates.

Some terms and phrases are best left to casual exchanges with friends and family. Here are a few you probably shouldn’t let creep into your office vocabulary.

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Three Big Innovations Hitting Law Offices |

When one thinks of the law industry, innovation isn’t typically something that comes to the forefront. However the world of law from the personal injury lawyer to the divorce attorney is changing drastically to keep up with the pace of technology and modern trends.

Here are some of the biggest trends to keep your on eye in the coming years.

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The Trouble With Open-book Management In Your Business | Forbes

My day job is running a company called The Value Builder System™ where we help owners improve the value of their businesses, often in the lead-up to a sale. One of the core principles of creating a more valuable business is ensuring your business can run without you and this is often a factor that leads owners to consider open-book management.

I like the theory behind open-book management because the main idea is to get employees acting like owners. Empowered employees, the theory goes, are the best positioned to solve your company’s thorniest issues as they are the ones closest to the problems. In theory, people feel more like they are part of a bigger cause and this has the potential to contribute positively to a company’s culture.

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Not Even Starbucks Was Built in a Day. How to Slow Down to Grow Fast |

Something’s changed in what’s expected of the entrepreneur. Ten years ago, people were excited to just start a business, to create their own thing so they didn’t have to go work for someone else. They wanted to make a good living, buy a house, and be able to pay for their kids’ college.

But now, entrepreneurship seems like a sport. And the score depends on scale. How big can you get? How fast can you get big? How much power can you amass in the shortest possible time?

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11 Ingenious Kickstarter Ideas We Wish We’d Thought Of | Business News Daily

With entrepreneurs on the rise, there are creative businesses taking off each day. Kickstarter, a valuable crowdfunding tool for inventors, artists and entrepreneurs, helps gain financial support and attention for innovative ideas across the globe.

To stand out on Kickstarter, you must be unique. Businesses that find the most success on the platform are those that stand out from the crowd. Here are 11 Kickstarter projects we wish we’d thought of first.

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Why You Should Never Eat Food on Planes, and Other Jet-Set Tips | Bloomberg

The cabin crew’s secret to avoiding jet lag.

I eat nothing on flights. I’ve talked to a lot of stewardesses about it, and it’s a stewardess secret. Ten years ago, it was [a cabin crew member] on Singapore Airlines on what was, at the time, the longest flight in the world (17 hours from Singapore to New York). She told me that her tried-and-true trick was not eating in-flight. Basically, at superhigh altitude, your digestive system shuts down completely. Someone said to me it’s like being under anesthesia. So when you get off the plane, everything restarts and [your digestive system] has so much more work to do and so it makes you more tired.

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The Google App Feed is About to Get More Personal | Cnn Money

The company is updating the feed in its Google app to provide more in-depth, personalized context about news and information shared around the web.

Starting Wednesday, Google app users will see a new look for their feeds — under the usual information cards, the app will show related links, like fact-checks on some news stories or additional coverage. It may also show movie times for a new film, a favorite sports team’s latest scores or news related to a destination you’re planning to visit on vacation.

Users will also be able to follow topics that interest them. For instance, if you see a story about Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, you can tap on the card in which the story is displayed to follow news and updates about Bezos. The app will also factor in trending stories.

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Sexism in tech: Why a startup founder had sex with an investor – Business Insider

Byron Katie, a great teacher, looks at the world as: “My business. Your business. And God’s business.” All I have control over is my business. No one else’s behavior falls under “my business.” I do control the choices I make and the boundaries I set. That is it. That is all we each have.

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7 Best Online Proofreading Tools for Writing Error-Free Blog Content | Duct Tape Marketing

No blogger ever wants to allow any errors in their content. We do our best to have our articles and other content 100% error-free because we do not want to be viewed as some illiterate rednecks. While we know that allowing a single spelling error by accident does not make you an illiterate redneck, we also know that the Internet is a very competitive and often aggressive environment.

“What can they possibly know about anything if they write as if they never went to school!” No blogger wants to find anything like that in their comment sections. Hence, we realize that we should not rely on our writing skills alone, especially when there are some many online tools to help us ensure the quality of our content. So today, we would like to take a look at the most popular inline proofreading tools and see what makes them so popular.

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