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By: Al Gomez
Published: April 20, 2016, 7:00 pm
Brick-and-mortar stores are not going to be obsolete anytime soon, however, they have been competing like crazy with one of the world’s largest E-commerce companies: Amazon.com. Although it shut down its Amazon Local app and services as of December 18, 2015, the shopping giant has something else up its sleeve. Amazon Prime Now, a downloadable app for iOS and Android users, seems to be godsend for dozens of people who have tried it. From groceries, gifts, to goodies, the service will deliver them for free within two hours, or you could pay just $7.99 for one hour of waiting. If (Read more...)

By: Experts Editor
Published: April 20, 2016, 6:07 pm
From left to right: Lori Patterson, vice president – marketing; Dr. Gordon Tessler, PhD, lead product developer for Vios Nutrition; Kathy Woodrum, vice president – customer service; Laura Tessler, Joseph Land, co-founder; Lanae Agee, co-founder and chief wellness officer Víos Nutrition Launches; Introduces First Nutritional Supplement Víos Nutrition (Víos), a premium plant-based, nutrition supplement company based in Winston-Salem, announced the launch of the company. The company, along with its new plant-based phytonutrition supplement, PHYTE, was introduced at a special event on April 16, 2016 at Graylyn International Conference Center. Víos develops whole food, plant-based nutrition supplements designed to give customers (Read more...)

By: AlexAnndra Ontra
Published: April 20, 2016, 4:15 am
Tech startup conferences attract startups from all walks of life. Big and small, new and old, east and west coast, VC funded, or still on the lookout for funding. If you’re anyone or anything on the tech scene, it is essential to put in the time and show up at the conference. While showing up is half the battle, it is also not enough. There are certain rules and protocols which may seem like common sense to some, but all too often are neglected by startups in all stages of the business. Relax and Loosen Up- Presenting in person is (Read more...)

By: Experts Editor
Published: April 19, 2016, 5:23 am
  As an aspiring entrepreneur or Internet marketer, you likely depend on Google for your business one-way or another. Google might be the world’s biggest search engine, but the company is truly never content. They’re consistently making alterations to their alithogram and many times at the expense of businesses. If you’ve been keeping up with your SERPs, you’ll likely know that they’ve dropped substantially in the past few weeks. Unfortunately, this is nothing on your end. The sole responsibility lies at Google’s feet and their brand new change. The Basics So, what has Google done to business owners this time (Read more...)

By: Lindsey Patterson
Published: April 18, 2016, 7:40 pm
Investing in real estate isn’t for everyone. It takes time, money and a significant amount of learning. That shouldn’t scare people off, however, as millions of people have learned to invest in real estate with little or no starting knowledge, and done quite well. If you’re thinking about it, or have already made your first purchase, there are a quite few things to know before building that real estate empire you have dreamed of. Here are a few of the big factors for entrepreneurs to consider when becoming a real estate investor. Understand the budget It happens far (Read more...)

By: Lindsey Patterson
Published: April 18, 2016, 7:40 pm
Investing in real estate isn’t for everyone. It takes time, money and a significant amount of learning. That shouldn’t scare people off, however, as millions of people have learned to invest in real estate with little or no starting knowledge, and done quite well. If you’re thinking about it, or have already made your first purchase, there are quite a few things to know before building that real estate empire you have dreamed of. Here are a few of the big factors for entrepreneurs to consider when becoming a real estate investor. Understand the budget It happens far (Read more...)

By: Chris Hickman
Published: April 18, 2016, 7:30 pm
When your account gets suspended from Google AdWords, you may hear the awful words “permanent suspension.” That word permanent is more rhetoric than you might believe. You can get your suspension reversed if you’re willing to put in the effort. Google may say that your account is permanently suspended, permanently banned, even permanently banned forever.  Most people will hear that and give up on using AdWords. That’s why they use such strong language. But if you’re willing to fight for it, you can get your account back. There are some cases where a suspension is truly permanent. For instance (Read more...)

By: Melissa Thompson
Published: April 15, 2016, 6:00 pm
With the news of a new investment rule being passed by the Obama Administration, it can be confusing for finacial advisors, investment firms, and CEO's to know exactly what will attract new investments in your company or product now or in the future. While landing capital for your company relies on many factors about the product or service itself, it’s important to remember that investors are also keen to know that the person behind the brand is worth supporting. This is where knowing the types of traits, skills, and experience that investors typically look out for can come in handy. And these principles will (Read more...)

By: Shayna Marks
Published: April 15, 2016, 4:00 pm
Technology vs. Government Rages On This week, we learned that Microsoft was suing the U.S. government over a law they say is being abused to access customer information such as emails and files. Microsoft claims that the Department of Justice used this law in order to secretly view private customer data more than 5,600 times over the last 18 months. What it means to you: As the tech industry and the government continue to butt heads over free speech and national security concerns, our information, whether it be professional or personal, remains at risk of being monitored (Read more...)

By: Mark Schulze
Published: April 14, 2016, 7:16 pm
Three Tips for Launching One Successfully Online sales continue to explode and exceed growth expectations. In 2015, retailers reported $11 billion in online sales, up 15 percent from 2014, as compared to brick-and-mortar sales, which were generally down. While this is great news for home business owners, carrying out much of their commerce online, many online giants are eyeing the brick-and-mortar world for marketing and customer loyalty purposes. Even Google and Amazon are opening brick-and-mortar stores. Pop-up shops are growing quickly; they present less risk and are less expensive than committing to a permanent brick-and-mortar location. Here are three things (Read more...)

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