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How Big Data Affects Families

Apr 23, 2014 in Tech . 0 Comment

How Big Data Affects Families

Without a doubt, big data is changing the way our world operates. Already affecting individuals and families all around the world, big data has the potential to completely transform everything from education to healthcare. Here’s a look at how big data affects families around the globe.

What is Big Data?

Big data is the term currently being used to describe the growth and availability, as well as the collection of data. Technology advancements have made it possible to collect and store more data than at any other time in history. Data can exist in a variety of formats, including numeric, text, email, video, audio, financial and more. 

Big Data in Business

Traditionally, when we think of big data, we think of its several popular business uses. Big data is often used by businesses to target consumers with specific information that will be pertinent to their situation.

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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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Tips to Help Unique Homes Sell Faster

Apr 14, 2014 in Homeowner . 0 Comment

Tips to Help Unique Homes Sell Faster

Whether you have a house that has the shape of a giant shoe, or one that is merely different from all the other houses in the neighborhood, selling a unique home has its own set of challenges; in addition to the ones that sellers are normally up against. 

You may love the uniqueness of your home, but remember that you are attempting to appeal to a specific segment of buyers. You must also find an experienced agent that understands how to attract those buyers to your property, so they can fall in love with it, too.

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