Wednesday, April 29, 2015

De Blasio Plan to Eliminate New York City’s Garbage by 2030

De Blasio by Jonah Engler

The country's largest metropolis is concerned about reducing its impact on the environment, and its mayor, Bill De Blasio, has created a plan to eliminate 90 percent of NYC's garbage by 2030.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Pinteresting News: Say Hello to Smart Boards

Pinteresting by Jonah Engler

The online social media sharing platform Pinterest has launched the Smart Board, a feature that recommends images to users based on a proprietary algorithm. A user's Smart Board contains both suggested content and pins from friends and followers. The Smart Feed shows images that may interest the user based on their previous pins and is accessible to registered users when they enter the website.

Thursday, April 23, 2015

How to Successfully Staff a Company - Tips by Jonah Engler

Successfully Staff a Company - Jonah Engler

Recruitment and staffing are critical keys to success for any company. This is because the quality of a workforce determines the quality of a company. Therefore, staffing tasks and decisions will need to be made in an accurate and a timely manner. Below explains how to successfully staff a company.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Social Media & Storm Tracking: Silly or Worth While

Social Media Tracking Jonah Engler

Storm Chasers are nothing new and provide a valuable meteorological service toward helping scientists better understand large storms, tornados, and the way they form and move. Some have come under fire for the dangerous risks they take and sometimes decidedly unscientific methodology. Twitter has been hailed time and again as a platform for breaking news even before it hits the wires and is picked-up by larger news agencies. It has also come under fire for any number of things. Most important here is when tweets or news items are falsified.

Monday, April 20, 2015

Why Entrepreneurs Always Want More More More!

Entrepreneurs always want more by Jonah Engler

The simple answer is that most people want more of something – Entrepreneurs are no different. So, let’s examine what some of their specific wants for more are likely to be.

Berlin Says “NEIN!” to Uber

Jonah Engler - Uber

Uber has been banned in Berlin. Officially this time. Last year the company challenged a ruling in German court that argued the ride-sharing service did not comply with German taxi-service laws. The appeal failed in Berlin-Brandenburg Higher Appeals Tribunal, sealing the fate of Uber in Germany.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

A Lesson in Social Media from 3M

A Lesson in Social Media from 3M by Jonah Engler

In today's ever-changing corporate world, it's more important than ever to have a viable presence on social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter. However, while many companies fail to see just how much influence these sites can have on such areas as branding and customer loyalty, 3M has done the opposite. The company, famous for such products as Post-its, Band Aid and Scotch tape, has found added success by embracing these sites and letting customers know anything and everything about 3M and its products. But how did this so-called "boring" company suddenly become so hip?

5 Phrases to Avoid In Your Next Sales Pitch

5 Phrases to Avoid In Your Next Sales Pitch by Jonah Engler

The whole point of a sales pitch is for the company to not only attract potential customers or clients, but also get them to do business with you. Leads are important but sales and conversions are too. However, there are certain phrases that are used in sales pitches which only turn others off and make your efforts completely ineffective. Check out 5 phrases to avoid in your next sales pitch below:

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Pin It: Add a Pinterest Button to Your IOS Sharing Options

Pin It: Add a Pinterest Button to Your IOS Sharing Options image by Jonah Engler

Pinterest is the newest and most diverse of the social networks. You can find teenagers, housewives, teachers, athletes and seniors on Pinterest pinning any number of things that are interesting to them. You should consider adding Pinterest to your IOS sharing options to attract more people to your business and products.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

LGBT Accompaniment Required for Entry: A North Dakota Coffee Shop responds to Anti-Discrimination Legislation

LGBT Accompaniment Required for Entry by Jonah Engler
When North Dakota legislators defeated a bill that LGBT advocates said would help end sexually-based discrimination, coffee shop owner Joe Curry had a simple response: ban the legislators who voted against the bill from his shop unless they had an LGBT escort.

Crop to Cup: Revolutionizing Importer/Retailer Relations

Crop to Cup Revolutionizing Importer Retailer Relations by Jonah Engler

In August 2014, Crop to Cup moved its coffee business to the Gowanus neighborhood in Brooklyn. They were in the midst of pivoting their established roasting business to focus on selling green coffee beans that have been dried but not roasted. Their target market is the end consumer.

Monday, April 13, 2015

5 Tips for the First Time Business Owner

5 Tips for the First Time Business Owner by Jonah Engler

There's nothing quite as personally fulfilling or professionally rewarding as starting one's own business. If you have an entrepreneurial spirit and are currently developing your first business, it's important to note that attaining a profound level of success is more than possible. However, it's critically important that you adopt a strategic approach to your business-building efforts in order to see the results you want. To be sure that you get off to a great start, make sure that you're implementing the five company optimization strategies outlined below:

Friday, April 10, 2015

How to Become an Entrepreneur in NYC

How to Become an Entrepreneur in NYC by Jonah Engler

Big dreams are pursued each day in New York City. Whether operating as a large corporation or as a sole business owner, entrepreneurs in NYC are known for their competitiveness. Becoming an entrepreneur in NYC is possible with a blueprint for success.

Basing Business Decisions on Data, not Feelings

Basing Business Decisions on Data, not Feelings by Jonah Engler

The age of flying by the seat of your pants in business is all but over. Because literally everything is going digital, there is simply too much data for you to base a decision on anything except quantifiable evidence. There is also a great disadvantage to doing business by "your gut" rather than data – you can rest assured that your competition is looking at the numbers and making great business decisions based on that data.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Best College Major for Entrepreneurs

Jonah Engler - Best College Major for Entrepreneurs

The entrepreneurial spirit is the basis for financial freedom. If you are in college are looking to create an entrepreneurial future for yourself, then you must determine the best path for yourself. Depending on the school that you attend, you may or may not have a curriculum that is typically designed for the entrepreneur. However, you should definitely take a look at the course curriculum in order to determine the best fit for you. Here are some of the best majors if you want to become an entrepreneur.

Friday, April 3, 2015

Why Amazon’s Dash Debut Before April Fool’s Was Clever

Jonah Engler - Amazon’s Dash Debut Before April Fool

Amazon has just unveiled some futuristic technology, and their innovative invention was presented in an ingenious fashion! Customers should be prepared for a trip to "The Jetsons" that will change their lives forever.