Category Archives: Tools and Information

Sonic Soak cleans clothes on the go with sound waves | New Atlas

Finding time to wash your clothes is difficult enough at home, but it’s even more of a hassle when you’re traveling. The Sonic Soak is designed to act like a tiny, portable washing machine, using sound waves to clean clothes – including your delicates – as well as jewelry, toothbrushes, cutlery, baby items, fruit, veggies and basically whatever else can be thrown into a tub of water with it.

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3 Simple Strategies to Get New Clients Over the Next 30 Days | Getentrepreneurial.com

If you’re struggling to get more clients, there are three simple strategies that you can implement that will help.

But, more importantly, taking consistent, daily action is the real answer to getting more clients..

I’ve had many conversations with business owners these past few months who are, quite frankly, really struggling with their businesses:

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18 Gmail settings that will change how you think about your inbox | Fast Company

When it comes to managing email, you need every advantage you can get.

Google recognizes this. The company has packed Gmail with dozens of advanced options that can save you time and add powerful possibilities into your inbox. The only problem is that there are so many of them—scattered across so many places—that it’s all too easy to overlook something useful.

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How to Prevent a Cash Flow Crisis in Your Business | AllBusiness.com

Cash flow from operations is still the number-one way that U.S. small and midsize businesses finance growth. But just about every small business runs into situations where the cash just isn’t flowing. When that happens, where do you turn?

Some 37% of U.S. small and midsize businesses in the C2FO Working Capital Outlook Survey 2017 say their need for liquidity increased significantly last year compared to the previous year, while 34% say it increased slightly. All told, nearly three-fourths of small and midsize businesses in the survey have greater need of liquidity than they did in 2016.

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What Everyone Ought to Know About Followup with Clients | Small Business Trends

Knowing how to follow up with prospects correctly and avoid annoying them at the same time is key. You don’t want your follow-ups to run people away and lead to a missed opportunity so keep these tips in mind.

Include a Time-Sensitive Offer in Your Initial Pitch

I don’t know a single person who loves sending follow-ups. Thus, it’s safe to assume that everyone’s initial intention is to get an answer on the first try and avoid the whole follow up process altogether.

This should always be your goal – to send a thorough, specific, and valuable pitch that prompts the recipient to respond as soon as humanly possible.

To achieve this, consider including a deadline in your initial pitch to create a sense of urgency. If you’re freelance hoping to land a new client, mention that your calendar is filling up quickly and you’re offering a limited time trial discount.

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High-Paying Trade Jobs Sit Empty, While High School Grads Line Up For University | NPR

Like most other American high school students, Garret Morgan had it drummed into him constantly: Go to college. Get a bachelor’s degree.

“All through my life it was, ‘if you don’t go to college you’re going to end up on the streets,’ ” Morgan said. “Everybody’s so gung-ho about going to college.”

So he tried it for a while. Then he quit and started training as an ironworker, which is what he is doing on a weekday morning in a nondescript high-ceilinged building with a concrete floor in an industrial park near the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.

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10 Amazing Facts About Animal Sentience | Care2 Causes

10 Amazing Facts About Animal Sentience

Evidence of animal sentience is everywhere. Did you know that turkeys like to sing along to their favorite tunes? Or that hens talk to their babies before they are even born? Or that fish feel pain akin to that of mammals? These top ten amazing facts about animal sentience are sure to make you love and respect animals for how incredible they truly are — even more than you already do!

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37% of Japanese millennials expect to work till they die | CNN Money

37% of Japanese millennials expect to work till they die

Millennials now the largest living generation. If you type “millennials are” into Google, the search engine will suggest you complete the thought with “lazy,” “stupid” or “entitled.”

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How to Teach Kids About Money | Gen X Finance

Teaching Kids About Money: How to Go About It the Right Way

There are so many things we have to teach our children but one that is often overlooked in today’s world is teaching kids about money. Unless your child has a large trust fund in their name or some other financial windfall heading there way they will need to learn about personal finance. The earlier you start teaching children about financial matters the better.  During the most impressionable years of their lives, young people will formulate an opinion about money that will likely stick with them throughout adulthood.  With that being said, it’s important to be straightforward with kids.  They need to know the value of a dollar and you’re their best teacher.

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Filled With Blood And Drugs, These Delivery Drones Are Saving Lives In Africa | Fast Company

Inside a drone delivery center in Rwanda–the first in the world to make medical deliveries at a national scale–staff answered an emergency call in July. A hospital needed blood for a 24-year-old woman who had just given birth by caesarian section. The hospital had transfused her with two units of blood. But she bled out of those units in 10 minutes.

“In that case, that mom is likely to lose her life–not just in the developing world, but even in the U.S. that mom is in a really difficult, dangerous position,” says Keller Rinaudo, CEO of Zipline, the startup that developed and runs the drone network for the Rwandan government, which supplies it with blood and other medical necessities to deliver to its far-flung clinics. “But in this case, the doctors called Zipline, started placing emergency orders, and Zipline basically instantly did delivery after delivery.”

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