Bitcoin is Going Up: What’s Behind the Sudden Surge?

After starting 2019 in a similar trend to the previous cataclysmic year, the Bitcoin price finally seems to be in the ascension as we enter spring. After a month or two of sideways trading around the $3,500 to $4,100 range, the price exploded at the start of April, as if spurred by some great news, to a yearly high of around $5,640. The curious thing is that there doesn’t seem to be one major driving factor encouraging people to buy into the number one cryptocurrency by market capitalization. As of today (May 20), the price is even more promising - $7,900.

Thinking Outside the Box to Secure Business Funding

When you start your own business, you don't always have to hand over your life savings to finance your dream. Instead, think outside of the box to secure your funding. Here are five ideas for how to do it.

 

1. Enlist a Venture Capitalist

If you're willing to hand over the reins of company ownership to an outside organization, then the support of a venture capitalist could come in handy for your fledgling business. Typically, you give a percentage of the company in exchange for the capital you need to get your operation off the ground.

What's the Best Way to Conduct User Research?

You want to provide the best possible experience for your customers. But in order to do that, you need to know how they think.

This is where user research can help--if you know how to do it.

There is no one way to conduct user research, but you do want to select the right method for your desired results. Here's how to figure out what type of research you need and the best way to conduct it.

How to Open an Auto Repair Shop in a Financially Savvy Way

If you are a budding entrepreneur with a desire to open your own auto repair shop, there is both good news and not-so-good news.

First, the not-so-good news: it will cost you some money to get your business up and running. As How to Start an LLC notes, while the costs to start up an auto repair shop do vary, you can expect to pay about $4,000 a year for insurance, about $3,700 for a mechanic’s hydraulic lift, around $15,000 for a mechanic’s tool set and then fees for a business license and ASE certifications.

How to Reset your Business Website

Depending on what kind of business website you are running through WordPress, you will probably sooner or later want to reset it in order to fix something or start over. People’s interests and span of attention are often fickle so this shouldn’t come as a surprise. If you are in one of those situations right now and you want to reset your site for the first time, it might seem like a problem. Luckily there is a completely free and easy to use solution to your problem – WP Reset plugin.

Top Five Financial Secrets that Every Small Business Needs to Know

Running a small business is not easy, no matter what anyone tells you. Starting a company of any size means learning a lot of different concepts, from management to business tax, and everything in-between. Wearing so many different hats means learning on the job and juggling as you go, but it can be done.

Tips for Smooth and Stress-Free Office Move

Work is stressful as it is without having to organize and conduct an office move. However, there are ways you can organize an office move that’s less stressful and smooth for everyone involved. Here’s what steps to take to achieve that huge feat.

 

Measure twice

7 Ways You Could Damage Your Company’s Reputation

Consumers place a great deal of trust in a brand when they buy their products and services. Unfortunately, there are numerous obstacles a company could encounter that could potentially destroy a brand’s credibility, which could lead to a considerable loss of custom.

To ensure your organization maintains a positive image in an industry, read the seven ways you could potentially damage your company’s reputation.

Why is Your Law Firm Not Getting Clients?

Whether your law firm has been around for years or you’re a new kid on the block, you need business to sustain you.

That said what do you do when your law firm is struggling to get clients?

While there can be a myriad of reasons to why this is, one that may in fact be hurting you is your marketing lacks punch.

How Does User-Centered Design Improve Customer Retention?

While acquiring new customers is always one of the major goals of any business, keeping the customers that you already have is one of the most important aspects of running a company. When you’re able to retain customers effectively, it ensures a steady flow of revenue and ultimately cuts down on marketing costs, as you’ll have a loyal base that knows what they are getting from your business. One of the easier but often overlooked ways to ensure customer retention is to focus on user-centered design.

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