Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Hilton Drops Porn

 Hotel Hilton drops Porn by Jonah Engler
According to multiple media reports, Hilton Hotels made an announcement some are cheering and others are calling a “stunning decision.”, Hilton Worldwide will be phasing out video on demand adult entertainment in their hotels that currently offer the service. Hilton owns over 4,300 properties and were careful to note that most of them have not been offering these services. But those that do will stop doing so.

Monday, December 21, 2015

Business Etiquette you Cannot Live Without

Jonah Engler - Business Etiquette You Cannot Live Without
At some point in your business career, you will lose a job or miss out on a deal because you don’t understand the etiquette dynamic expected. Don’t beat yourself up, just learn from the experience and move on. To lessen the odds and soften the blow, here are a few tried and true business etiquette tips you should never leave home without.

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Becoming a Successful Entrepreneur - Do's and Don'ts

 Entrepreneur's Do's and Don'ts by Jonah Engler
Entrepreneurial success comes down to one thing - the actions that you take. Effective actions will move you closer toward your goals. However, misguided actions may cause your business growth to stall.

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

6 Ways Technology is Transforming Personal Finance

 Jonah Engler - Personal Finance Technology

The advent of the highly efficient mobile Web is transforming the way people approach personal finance and conduct transactions. To this effect, the impact of technology on personal finance can be described as making things faster, simpler and more affordable to accomplish. The following six examples of technology augmenting personal finance are among the most conspicuous these days.

Monday, December 14, 2015

Big Data Works for Business: We Can Prove it!

 jonah engler - big data for business

Despite reams of evidence to the contrary, some companies still don’t believe big data will work for their business. Sure, we can point out industry after industry implementing big data programs, large and small. We can elaborate with how and why and when they worked, what they helped improve and exactly how they can work for you … but I’m guessing, if you are still holding out, you may have already heard all that before.

Easy Online Finance and Your Future

Jonah Engler - Online Finance

In late 1999, respected tech journalist Robert Cringely wrote a cautionary and foretelling PBS column about the expansion of day trading, which he essentially labeled as a panacea.

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

How to Turn Your Finances Around in 2016

Jonah Engler - Turn Your Finances Around 2016
According to last year's resolutions, 2015 was supposed to be the year that you finally put your financial house in order. In the midst of paying bills and taking a well-deserved vacation, it did not happen. You may be a little disappointed, but it is not the end of the world. The great part about life is you can create new beginnings. This includes setting updated financial goals for 2016. Here are 5 actions you can take to turn your finances around in 2016.

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

How to Grow a Career in Finance

 Education and Finance by Jonah Engler

Graduating from college with a degree in finance is a great way to start a career. However, before graduating there are several things that every student should do in order to prepare for the future. The good news is that by preparing now, students can have a much higher chance of success many years down the road. Here are several tips for anyone who is interested in growing a career in finance.

A Guide to Beating Your Competitors

 Jonah Engler - Beating your competitor
When it comes to running a successful business, there is no single trick to beating your competition. Business owners will need a comprehensive approach that includes extensive research, a long-term plan, and patience. If you are wondering how to beat your competitors, then take a look at these tips that you will benefit from no matter what industry you are in.

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Top 4 Reasons Why Most Coffee Cafe Startups Fail

Why Cafes Fail - Jonah Engler

Coffee Cafes can be a fun and exciting business to open. Owners may believe that they will have no problem opening and sustaining a business, but the truth is that most business do fail. The following are the top reasons that coffee cafes fail.

Monday, November 23, 2015

ROI and Your Marketing Plan: Ensure a return on your Company’s Marketing Efforts

 Jonah Engler - Return on Investment and Marketing Plan

Professionals at any level share the same advice when it comes to growing your company. Invest in marketing and promoting your business as much as possible. While this method enjoys success, unless businesses market products and services to the right target market, promoting reaps little to no rewards. Businesses also need to ensure that they reach out via the right mediums to connect with consumers. To ensure a return on investment in marketing, follow the tips outlined below:

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Beware of Your Initial Funding Steps

 Jonah Engler - Funding Steps 

Anyone can start a business for any reason. Curiosity, passion, or even just trying to make money can all be motivators. That being said, if you don't at least have a plan for your full business from startup to cashing out, you can put yourself in a position that is less than ideal. More than any other step in creating your own startup, you absolutely cannot neglect the initial financing. Rather than taking the funding step as unimportant and putting yourself in a hole right off of the bat, make sure you consider these top three tips to watch out for.

Monday, November 16, 2015

Rubio's Welder Comment Has Him on the Rise

Marco Rubio - Jonah Engler

Of all the comments and soundbites to emerge from the most recent GOP debate, it is Marco Rubio’s answer to America’s unemployment problem that may well prove to be the most “presidential.” While other candidates offered platitudes and promises, Rubio got real practical, saying, in effect: “we need more welders, not more philosophers.”

Monday, November 9, 2015

How to Become a Renowned Business Personality

Business Personality - Jonah Engler

Being a successful entrepreneur is attainable with perseverance and insight. Becoming a business guru is also doable, although it requires a little more effort. Browse the pages of business journals like Forbes or Money, and you can quickly discover the secret to becoming famous in your niche. Your main goal is to share what you have done to become successful. That means you need to promote yourself as much as your product or services. The public, after all, is interested in the brains behind the business. Here are a few tips for establishing a positive professional reputation.

Better Sit Down Before You Read These Big Data Facts

Big Data by Jonah Engler

Big Data is awesome. Of course, you’d expect us to say that, but it’s not just us. Practically everyone who has experienced the wonder of data science applications in their business feels exactly the same way. Eventually, this new opportunity will become a common paradigm, then it will become Business As Usual. At that point, what people are calling the “new revolution” in business analytics will benefit every business – and every person – on the planet.

Friday, October 30, 2015

5 Ways to Grow your Net Worth Guaranteed

Jonah Engler - Increasing Net Worth

Your net worth indicates the degree of your financial success. Many people try not to think about their net worth because they have little to show for their many years of hard work. When you work hard and see your wealth grow, however, you feel a sense of accomplishment and have peace of mind, knowing that you have a secure future. If you feel stuck or need some advice for adding to your net worth, these five ways to grow your net worth guaranteed.

Thursday, October 29, 2015

How to Increase your Net Worth

Increase Your Net Worth by Jonah Engler
The only way to increase net worth is to spend less than you earn. This doesn’t always require saving from every paycheck. You can gain wealth by investing. Although speculation can pay off, there is no guarantee it will. Often it won’t.

Monday, October 26, 2015

What are the Top Investments after Graduating College?

Top Investments by jonah engler

According to a survey conducted by Adecco Staffing US, recent college graduates don’t place confidence in their future retirements. Specifically, merely 19% of study participants believe Social Security will even exist by the time these twenty-somethings retire, and just 46% believe their personal savings will completely finance their retirement lifestyle(s). If worrying “what’s next” fills your thoughts, perhaps these ideas can sooth or solace:

Monday, October 19, 2015

Is Sanders a Viable Candidate, or Does He Just Play One Online?

Bernie Sanders - Jonah Engler

For better or worse Twitter has become a force in presidential politics. A recent Twitter spat between Donald Trump. and Jeb Bush received universal media coverage while actual conversations with the candidates were given much less airplay. I’m not here to debates the merits of politics as a popularity contest. That element has always existed in this game. The question, though, is when the experts and social media disagree … who’s got the right information?

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Top Entrepreneurial Magazines

Jonah Engler - Entrepreneur Magazine

Being an entrepreneur is not an easy task. There are lots and lots of decisions that the entrepreneur needs to be make. The success of the entrepreneurship largely relies on the decisions made. They therefore require information to make the right decisions. Some of the information is available in business related magazines. Such magazines help to give the entrepreneurs insights on the current situation in the market and gives advice on how to proceed.

Monday, October 12, 2015

Amazon Once Again Attacks Big Data

Amazong Big Data Jonah Engler

Amazon has been flirting with Big Data for some time now, but the online retail giant recently made a huge move in the direction of data science. According to various media reports, Amazon Web Services is launching an “aggressive cloud data analytics tool.” Industry watchdogs are already calling it “the most aggressive to date.” The idea behind the project, called QuickSight, is an effort to make data analytics accessible to employees at every level of the organization. Amazon is promising customers better tools that will “enable AWS customers to leverage insights from data analytics across their organizations.”

Friday, October 9, 2015

Why it's Important to Use a Savings Calculator

Savings Calculator by Jonah Engler

Learning to manage your money starts with having a good understanding of how money works. When you put your money into a savings account or investment plan like a 401k or an IRA, your money earns interest and grows. When you pay for something with a loan or credit card, you owe interest on the money and it ends up costing a lot more than the initial purchase. No matter what your financial situation is, you don’t have to break out the pen and paper to make calculations. A savings calculator can instantly tell you the effect that different choices will have on your finances.

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Top 6 Financial Goals for Millennials in 2016

Jonah Engler - Financial Goals for Millennials 2016

There are many young people today that struggle with their finances. With all of the student loans that many people have taken on, it is difficult to prosper financially. However, many people in the millennial generation are trying to improve their financial position. Here are the top six financial goals for millennials in 2016.

Monday, October 5, 2015

What We Can Learn from Emergency Management

 South Carolina Emergency Management Division by Jonah Engler

With a Class 3 hurricane headed their way, the South Carolina Emergency Management Division issued warnings for residents to start planning for what could be a wet, nasty and extended period of bad weather. The warnings were fairly standard for this sort of situation, but, despite the pedestrian nature of the contact, smart people paid attention and got prepared. So, what can a business manager learn from emergency managers?

Monday, September 28, 2015

Boehner Out in DC, But Why?

The surprise resignation of House Speaker John Boehner caught even the closest DC insiders in the media completely flat-footed. Nobody expected the speaker to walk, even those who were actively trying to get rid of him. One day after he released plans to combat a possible government shutdown and in the same week fulfilled a career-making dream of hosting the Pope in a session of Congress, Boehner, a 24-year congressional veteran announced he’s leaving his post and seat in October.

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

5 Tips for Boosting Your Confidence in Meetings

 Jonah Engler - Confidence in Meetings

Participating in business meetings can be stressful, especially if you're new or discussing challenging topics. However, here are five important ways to be prepared and feel confident in a professional meeting. The more prepared you are, the likelier you are to have a successful experience.

Monday, September 21, 2015

The Pope and the PR Machine

 Jonah Engler - The Pope and His PR

There’s no doubt about it, Pope Francis is on a PR tear. Love him or hate him, you probably have a (strong) opinion about this pope … even if you’re not Catholic. Traditionalists bristle at his seeming disregard for certain longtime Catholic traditions and perspectives. Social reformers love his take on … just about everything.

Friday, September 11, 2015

Four Insights on the NYC Entrepreneurship Scene

 nyc entrepreneurship jonah engler
It seems like for just about every profession, New York City is the city of dreams. If you want to be an actor, you move to New York. If you want to work in finance, you move to New York. As it is with so many other professions, New York City is considered the dream destination for those who want to be successful entrepreneurs.

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Why Are Colleges Losing Applicants?

There are so many schools of thought about what the collegiate marketplace should look like, there’s really no way to pick a side without picking a fight. Some believe college should be transformative. Some think it ought to prepare students for a vocation, others that any education is best if “well rounded.” The prevailing wisdom holds that highly competitive schools produce the best prospects for students after graduation. So, traditionally, the list of applications to get into these institutions has been much more than actual capacity. Thousands – tens of thousands – get turned away every year.

Monday, August 31, 2015

Have You Found Your Niche? No, Seriously, What Are You Doing?

One of the biggest myths of the post-industrial age is that anyone can do any management job reasonably well as long as they have the right training and a decent attitude. The reality is, some people are just better at certain things than others. Call it an intuitive connection, a collection of specific life lessons or a combination of both … call it whatever you like … as long as you realize it’s true.

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Bizarre College Degrees that Can Lead You to Entrepreneurship

 Bizarre College Degrees that Can Lead You to Entrepreneurship by Jonah Engler

Most people think of obtaining an MBA or a similar degree in business or finance when considering work in entrepreneurship. There are, however, other more unusual degrees that can lead to success. The following are a few bizarre college degrees that can lead you to working in entrepreneurship.

Monday, August 10, 2015

Management Flaws Blamed for IRS Issues

 Jonah Engler - IRS

When taking on the IRS, you better be sure. Even if you are, retaliation remains a fear. Not that these people seem to care. According to recent reports, a bipartisan congressional investigation is blaming “management flaws” for the alleged IRS targeting of certain conservative nonprofits during the last presidential election cycle. The trouble began years ago when conservative groups alleged that IRS senior official Lois Lerner targeted conservative groups and either delayed or denied tax-exempt status. While the bipartisan committee agreed that management issues were at the root of the problem, the two sides involved came down on opposites sides of “why” what transpired happened.

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Coffee: What Caffeine Really Does to Your Body

Grabbing Coffee - Jonah Engler
Many of us consider coffee as an essential to start the day. That double shot of caffeine in the morning wakes you up and keeps you going, alert, focused and at your peak performance level. There are substantial benefits to drinking coffee and that caffeine boost; however, do you know what caffeine really does to your body? Learn about the potential side effects and possible damage to your health before sipping that extra cup midday.

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Mobile Entrepreneurship for Millennials

 Jonah Engler on Entrepreneurship

Millenials are more familiar with technology than any other generation, and every millennial must be familiar with the technologies that bring them closer to opportunities. Entrepreneurship requires a good bit of networking, and mobile networking is much easier than any other form of communication. The mobile phone in the hand of a millennial is a powerful tool for every career and business.

Monday, August 3, 2015

3 Successful Leadership Traits you Better Have

 Leadership by Jonah Engler

Some leaders are born. More leaders are made. Many, many more. Even those born with the necessary talent have to hone that talent and learn the applicable skills. Unfortunately, far too many “leadership” development processes spend much of their time on leadership style, without dealing with actual problems you will face every day. Here are three traits you must develop if you want to succeed as a leader.

Thursday, July 30, 2015

The Biggest Inventions in Mobile Entrepreneurship

 Mobile Entrepreneur by Jonah Engler

As the business world has evolved thanks to technology, more and more entrepreneurs are taking advantage of it to run their businesses much more efficiently. Smartphones, tablets, apps and more have combined to give entrepreneurs options they never thought possible. For most people who are self-employed, finding enough hours in their day poses a huge challenge. But thanks to some of today's most innovative mobile entrepreneurship inventions, it's now possible to feel as if you've got 48 hours in which to get everything done.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

The Pros and Cons of Loosening Restrictions on Entrepreneurship Visas

 Visa Entrepreneurship - Jonah Engler

Savvy entrepreneurs often strive to find the most talented, qualified individuals to join their team. Because many start-up businesses have limited capital and have a need to conserve financial resources, entrepreneurs also may look for the most qualified individuals who are willing to work for an affordable wage. While some entrepreneurs will hire American workers to fill their positions, many are interested in hiring foreigners to fill at least some of their openings.

Monday, July 27, 2015

Is Trump Becoming the Media’s Teflon Don?

 Donald Trump by Jonah Engler

Politics can create some strange realities. Trends and results that nobody could have predicted before they happened. Donald Trump may be in the process of creating such a surge. It seems New York’s own business mogul can say and do whatever he wants. No matter how opponents try to pin him to the wall, Trump comes out unscathed. Just take a look at recent weeks. Trump initially got in hot water for making some very specific disparaging remarks about illegal immigrants. Opponents painted him as a racist. Others tarred him as a hypocrite, saying he employs thousands of Central and South American immigrants. The implication was clear – Trump banks on illegals. But the Teflon Don just grinned and shook his head.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Poker and Entrepreneurship: The Striking Similarities

Jonah Engler - Poker and Entrepreneurship

It’s common for people to view entrepreneurship as risky. Both the entrepreneur himself and outsiders will have this view from time to time. Risk, though, is also one of the best things about being an entrepreneur. It’s also one of the main reasons why entrepreneurship is so close to poker.

Monday, July 20, 2015

Amazon Prime Week Blunder - Or is it?

 Amazon Prime Week - Jonah Engler 

 Amazon Prime Day was promoted as a chance for members to score major deals. It turned out to be a source for widespread public frustration that had customers across the globe lampooning the company … but did Amazon get the last laugh?

Monday, July 13, 2015

5 Essential Questions That Will Tell You If Finance is the Career For You

 Finance Jonah Engler 

Are you considering a career in finance but not sure it is the right choice for you? The finance profession can provide for an exciting and rewarding career path. But, how do you know it’s the right career for you? These five essential questions will help you make that determination:

Friday, July 10, 2015

Why The Hard Work Of Being A Finance Major Pays Off

 Finance Major by Jonah Engler

It is common practice in the human language to be more apt to want to share the negative side of things. When it comes to being a finance major, many students and those they interact with will do just the same.

Why Engineers Wind Up Having Finance Careers

 Engineers and Finance Careers by Jonah Engler

In the world of high finance, it takes a unique combination of skills to succeed. Business knowledge, dealing with a variety of people and a willingness to set a goal and work toward it are just some of the attributes most successful finance professionals bring to the office each and every day. However, what surprises many people familiar with Wall Street is the fact that more and more engineers are trading in their bridge building and product design jobs for careers dealing with stocks and bonds. While at first this may seem like an unnatural alliance, there are in fact many similarities between the two careers.

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

5 Things You Don’t Know About Business

 Businessman by Jonah Engler 

You’re probably wrong. Hey, you’re young, you have a lot of time to learn on the job. Nothing wrong with that. And if you read all that and now you’re nodding your head in agreement, you are definitely wrong. It’s never okay to be wrong. Sure, you will be from time to time, but that doesn’t make it all right. There’s a wide gulf between forgiving mistakes and excusing them. One is necessary, the other is suicide.

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Why It’s Important to Take Part in Small Business Saturday

Small Business Saturday by Jonah ENgler

Small Business Saturday is relatively new, offering customers a new way to shop at their local stores. Everyone knows what Black Friday is, which is when shoppers arrive at their favorite retail outlets bright and early the day after Thanksgiving. Cyber Monday was also implemented, which occurs during the Monday after Thanksgiving and is all done with online stores. There is now Small Business Saturday, which encourages people to shop sales at their local businesses on the Saturday following Thanksgiving. Here are some important reasons for you to participate.

Friday, June 26, 2015

5 Major Advantages of Having an Entrepreneurial Culture in Your Company

Major Advantages of Having Entrepreneurial Culture by Jonah Engler
When people feel valued, they tend to be happier and work harder than employees who feel overworked and ignored. Managers across many business fields are frequently looking for an entrepreneurial culture within their companies. This culture is encouraging for all employees to strive harder for better rewards in the future. Consider the basic advantages to this entrepreneurial culture and how they can benefit your company.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

The Marketing Mix: Why It's Essential for Your Company to Follow It

 Marketing Mix by Jonah Engler

Attracting new customers through marketing is the main goal of any growing business. Successful marketing actions are the lifeblood of a thriving business or service. Marketing enables companies to get the word out about their product or service offerings. By using the marketing mix, companies can exceed their goals.

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Network Marketing Tips to Reach Success Faster

 Jonah Engler - Marketing Tips

As a network marketing professional, you may be well aware that it will take time and plenty of effort to achieve the level of success that you are dreaming about and that others in this same line of work have already achieved. This is an area that has incredible potential for lucrative rewards, but you will need to work hard to reach the point where you want to be. The good news is that there are some helpful tips you can follow that can improve your efforts and that can help you to open doors for a faster and easier pathway to success.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

20 Great Business Ideas for Today’s Entrepreneur

 Business Ideas for Entrepreneurs like Jonah Engler

Anyone who wants to start their own business needs to take some time to carefully consider not only the type of business, but also their particular interest and skills in this area. Some types of business will require specialty training or licensing, while others are businesses that can be operated by anyone with the desire to pursue that field. Here are 20 great business ideas to consider:

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Top Tech Trends of 2015

 Top Tech Trends - Jonah Engler

Since 2015 reached the halfway mark, many top tech trends have developed. This forces businesses to adapt as quickly as possible to new tech trends to optimize their marketing initiatives and infrastructure.