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How Your Business Can Tell a Story without Using a Single Word

Every business can tell a story and it can be done without using a single word. As most of you have seen there has been a major increase in the amount of photos and videos being shared on various social networks. Each photo, video, and infographic tells a story, whether it is a funny animal or adorable kitty, something is being said with each post.

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Who Sits On The Mobile Throne: Apple or Google?

There are plenty of mobile users who will say that they are an Apple or Google fanatic, very rarely will you hear that they are a fan of both. Therefore, these too mobile giants are always battling it out to be the one who sits on the Mobile Throne.

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Which is better for Your Brand: Facebook or Google+?

There are plenty of social sites your company can choose to join. There are the big wigs, like Facebook and Twitter, which can help you spread the word about your brand. However, Google has also joined the race and unlike twitter, allows for businesses to create brand pages.

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Tips for Buying Life Insurance

Life insurance is an important component of financial planning. Unfortunately, finding the right product and price is a daunting task, especially with so many options available. From picking the right terms to understanding the clauses, there is a lot for you to sift through when you first get started. Therefore, consider some of these tips for buying life insurance to make sure you pick the right policy for you.

 

Consider Your Needs

Only you can understand your financial situation. Therefore, only you can decide how much life insurance you need – not the broker. You can estimate your coverage by adding your debt together, funeral costs and at least six months of your income and expenses. This total is your minimum coverage required if you choose to purchase life insurance.

 

Talk to a Broker

Brokers have access to a wide variety of life insurance products and services. They can offer advice and even different options so that you can choose the right life insurance policy for you. You should use an independent broker so that you are not pushed by a broker on a life insurance policy because it is the only policy their company offers.

 

Avoid One-Meeting Recommends

After you meet with your broker, you should have a secondary meeting to come up with life insurance options. If your broker comes up with options at your meeting, they are not getting to know you on a personal enough level to recommend life insurance. Brokers who are serious about life insurance will use the initial appointment to get to know their clients so that they can research and find the best polices for them and present them at a second meeting.

 

Insurance is For Protection Only

If your broker tells you that life insurance is an investment r offers policies that have a combined investment factor, back away. Life insurance at its most basic level is for protection only – not an investment. Therefore, policies should be for protecting your loved ones and your estate and not be for investing.

 

Comparison Shop with Similar Products

When you comparison shop, it is only effective if you are comparing similar products. While some online tools compare similar life insurance policies side-by-side, others require you to read the fine print. So, make sure you read the terms, monthly or annual premium amounts, exclusions and rules to ensure that you are comparing two similar life insurance policies – even if they are provided by a broker.

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Buying a Secure Cloud Application

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The cloud market is growing fast. Everyone is looking for the best way to store their data safely and securely, and cloud applications do just that. But before you go shopping around, it’s important to understand the different components of cloud apps.

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Kickstarter and Students: Will it ‘Kickstart’ Their Careers?

What do the Robocop statue in Detroit, Ouya’s open source gaming console, and personalized motivational videos for cats have in common? They wouldn’t exist without Kickstarter. And without Kickstarter, lots of other alternative, non-corporate projects wouldn’t have received their funding, either. Kickstarter is projected to have a higher funding rate in 2012 than the entire budget for the National Endowment for the Arts. And if you’re a student, listen closely. You could have good luck in Kickstarter, and kickstart your career.

You’ll have better luck with Kickstarter than with pitching corporate projects, as the success rate for Kickstarter pitches is about 44%, whereas for corporate products and pitches, it’s closer to 5%. This means that your product or idea is about eight times more likely to be funded by Kickstarter than it is to be successfully sold and launched through a U.S. corporation. And for college students or recent graduates, school affiliated projects raise more Kickstarter funding than the average project. For the best chance of success, don’t overpromise on your project or pledge excessive rewards. Additionally, if your fundraising goals are $5,500 or lower, you have a higher chance of success. The average goal of a failed Kickstarter project is $16,365. For the best success, choose similar blueprints of projects that you admire, and ones that recieved their total funding.

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What Should You Consider Before Placing An Ad Online?

Most people have embraced the online world and whether they are using a computer, mobile device, or tablet, businesses need to make sure they are promoting there too. However, there are several things to consider before placing an Ad online.

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A Behind The Scenes Look At How Facebook Works

Have you ever wondered how Facebook works? How posts of friends show up in your newsfeed, but others don’t and vice versa? Many of us have wondered just that, but could never explain it if we were asked.

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