A Guide to Guarantor Mortgages for Your Business

What is a guarantor mortgage? A guarantor mortgage involves having an extra person, like a family member or close friend, who agrees to guarantee the mortgage repayments for you. It is a popular way of adding extra security and strength to a mortgage application which otherwise might be disapproved and …

U.S. share of global venture capital fell more than 20% in 5 years

Year after year, startups in U.S. cities like San Francisco, New York, and Boston continue to raise an unprecedented amount of venture capital — but so do companies in other parts of the world. Now, a new report out today from the Center for American Entrepreneurship gives cause for concern …

Facebook’s weapon amid chaos and controversy: misdirection

The New York Times’ bombshell report into the past three years at Facebook paint a grotesque picture of the company’s attempts to navigate a string of high-profile controversies by using unsavory, unethical and dark PR tactics. The Times’ report, citing more than 50 sources, accuses the company of: employing a …

Bird unveils custom electric scooters and delivery

Bird, the electric scooter sharing startup worth $2 billion, is further differentiating itself from the rest of the pack with the launch of custom, rugged electric scooters. These will roll out in the “coming weeks” post-beta testing in Los Angeles, Nashville, Atlanta, Baltimore, Austin and Salt Lake City. Dubbed Bird Zero, …

Dr. Summit Shah Gives 6 Tips on Starting a Medical Practice

Dr. Summit Shah is an allergist in Columbus, Ohio. His private practice, Premier Allergy, serves thousands of local patients with cutting-edge treatments like rush immunotherapy and food immunotherapy. With 11 locations, Premier Allergy makes treatment convenient for its patients. Dr. Summit Shah is also a professor at the Ohio State …

Cross-border shopping in Europe 2018

Cross-border ecommerce in Europe is very popular. But of course, there are some differences per country. Online shopping across borders is more popular in Ireland for example than in Poland, where 62 percent of consumers shop domestically only. This is shown by the PayPal Cross-Border Consumer Research. Source: eCommerce News …

Obamacare Open Enrollment Starts Today. Here’s What to Know About This Year’s Changes

Obamacare open enrollment begins today for the roughly 11 million Americans who buy individual coverage through healthcare.gov or their state exchange. In most states, open enrollment for 2019 Affordable Care Act (ACA) coverage runs through Dec. 15. (These states have set a later deadline.) The usual advice applies this year: …

Five Ways to Respond to Online Reviews

Do your customers provide feedback about your products or services? Today, lots of customers offer feedback on all of the stores, businesses and professionals they deal with each day. That’s why many business owners and other professionals are taking advantage of online review monitoring services. Consider some common types of …

8 costly call-to-action mistakes you’re making on your website

Call-to-action mistakes on your website can be costly. If you fail to use calls-to-action (CTAs) to guide users through your site and down a path to do business with you, you could be driving away audiences and losing opportunities to draw customers and make sales. Avoid these call-to-action mistakes Are …

This Is the Clearest Sign Yet That the Trump Tax Cuts Are Having an Impact

The full effect of President Trump’s tax reforms, which passed in December, will likely take years to realize. But one immediate indicator has popped up, showing that a big goal of the bill is already materializing: tax simplification. For proof, just look at the performance of the stock of one …

What Is the Most Lucrative Ironworking Business to Begin?

Although it’s not always a popular career choice, being an ironworker is a high-demand specialty that not many people consider. Ironworkers can work in many different facets of the construction industry or outside of it. If you are looking for a way to make your ironworking skills, experience, and education …

Are Gutenberg’s Bad Reviews a Sign of Failure?

Perception is everything. And when the perception of your product or service isn’t very positive, it can really throw a monkey-wrench into your plans for success (just ask Windows 8). Frankly, it can be very difficult to shake free from this kind of negativity. At the moment, that’s what we’re …

Corvus Insurance lands a fresh $8 million to turn sensor data into actionable info for its food and pharma customers

Corvus Insurance, a two-year-old, Boston-based insurance company that uses data across more than 50 criteria to predict and prevent losses for its corporate customers in the food and pharmaceutical industries, has attracted $8 million in funding, shows a newly processed SEC filing that says the capital came from six investors. …

A Book with a Great Author Bio Resonates With Your Brand Followers

Establishing credibility for your personal brand begins with great content. A great way to showcase your expertise is a published book both in print and in the digital realm. You want to ensure that all of your time and effort gets the most visibility with a well-written biography. A personal …

The FDA is majorly restricting the sale of flavored Juul pods to fight teen vaping

It’s like taking candy away from a baby. The FDA will move to ban Juul’s fun flavors from most convenience stores to fight teen use of the product, reports the New York Times. The agency will also require stricter age verification measures for buying Juuls online. SEE ALSO: It’s going …

This Waitress Got a $10,000 Tip — and She Split It with Her Coworkers

Wait staff rely on the kindness of strangers to make ends meet, and occasionally, the risk pays off — literally. A server at Sup Dogs restaurant in Greenville, North Carolina, Alaina Cluster, arrived to work this past Friday and thought it was a normal day. Her boss, Brett Oliver, assigned …

Super Smash Bros. is peak Nintendo — Games to Play Before You Die

Jordan Minor, Kellen Beck, and Bob Al-Greene break down the characters, music, and moves that make this game a piece of Nintendo history. Read more… More about Mashable Video, Nintendo, Pokemon, Donkey Kong, and Classic Games Source: Mashable Republished by Blog Post Promoter

The trailer for Netflix's docuseries 'Dogs' will make you tear up, duh

“I can’t imagine my life without dogs.” Girl, same. Dogs, a documentary series about—you guessed it—dogs, just dropped its first trailer and it is everything a dog lover could want and more.  Executive produced by Amy Berg and Glen Zipper (who also developed the series), the six-part documentary will follow …

Uber and Lyft Are Giving Discounted Rides to Vote on Tuesday. Here’s How To Get One

Unsure how you’re going to get to your polling station to vote in the 2018 midterm elections? You’re in luck. A slew of ride-sharing companies and public transportation systems are offering free or discounted rides to polling booths for Americans around the country this Tuesday. The nationwide efforts to encourage …

Over half of workers admit to arguments about the office temperature

Almost two thirds (59 percent) of UK employees say that the office temperature is a controversial topic amongst colleagues, with over half (52 percent) admitting that it causes regular arguments. Now new research conducted by Boiler Plan highlights the extreme lengths that some office workers are willing to go to in the …