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3 Bad Marketing Habits and How You Can Do Better

Apr 21, 2014 in Business/Finance. 0 Comment

3 Bad Marketing Habits and How You Can Do Better

The worst thing about bad habits is that, oftentimes, you aren’t even aware that you have them. This is perhaps never truer than when it comes to bad marketing habits. Bad marketing habits go unrecognized in many companies, with most of them having the same bad habits. Here are some of the most common bad habits in marketing, with tips on how you can change your ways.

Everyone Else is Doing It

This is one of the most common mistakes in marketing. You look at what the competition is doing, and try the same strategy. This is usually a mistake because what works for one company may not work for another. In fact, it can create a problem for your business by downplaying the difference between the companies. On the other hand, a marketing strategy that’s different from others indicates that you’re offering something unique to consumers.

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Making a Good First Impression with Your Home Foyer

Apr 18, 2014 in Homeowner. 0 Comment

Making a Good First Impression with Your Home Foyer

The entrance to your house is the first thing your guests will experience during their visit. Because your home is a direct reflection of your taste and personality, it’s important to give your guests a positive first impression. What does your entryway say about you? Does it reflect your sense of style and make your guests feel welcome? Or is it bare, unorganized, piled with clutter, or completely chaotic? In order to create a space that is both useful and inviting, you’ll want to impress your guests with pleasant and organized surroundings. Here are a few tips that will help you create a room that will please your guest, as well as provide you with a welcoming place to come home to. 

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Cities that are On a Growing Trend

Apr 16, 2014 in Homeowner. 0 Comment

Cities that are On a Growing Trend

Forbes has released its rankings of the 20 fastest growing cities for 2014. Texas dominated the list, with Austin coming in 1st for the fourth year in a row. Dallas came in 4th, which is a slip down from 3rd last year, and Houston came in at number 10, a huge drop from number 2 last year.  

Each year, Forbes ranks the 100 most populous Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs) using data from Moody’s Analytics to assess growth in three areas: population growth, job growth, and economic growth. They combine this with the federal unemployment data and the median salaries of college-educated workers living in the area, to rank the 20 fastest growing cities in America.  

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Will Anonymous Apps Become the Future?

Apr 14, 2014 in Tech. 0 Comment

Will Anonymous Apps Become the Future?

More than ever before, people are sharing their personal lives on the internet. From social networks like Facebook and Twitter, to photo sharing sites like Instagram and Flickr, people are actively sharing anything and everything, all under their real names. From publishing the details of a pregnancy, to issuing a political manifesto, the public rules for social sharing have changed. 

Perhaps as a result of all this public sharing, a new trend of anonymous social networks has sprung up. This new wave of apps promises anonymity for people who want to participate, and yet keep their privacy intact. In fact, some people think that these anonymous apps will become the social networks of the future. Here’s a look at some anonymous apps available now.

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How Do Restaurants Get You to Spend More Money?

Apr 11, 2014 in Business/Finance. 0 Comment

How Do Restaurants Get You to Spend More Money?

We’ve all done it. Ordered that pre-dinner appetizer, had one extra glass on wine, maybe even indulged in dessert. But somehow, when the bill comes we are still shocked by how much larger the total is than we were expecting. How do restaurants do it? Think back to the last time you dined at a fancy restaurant. How quickly did they ask you if you wanted a cocktail or tell you about the special appetizer that was only available tonight? Restaurants have many tactics for opening up your pocketbook just a little bit wider. 

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