How's your business going to keep growing with the holidays just around the corner? What can you do when most people don't want to spend money now?
If you are concerned the cash flow won't flow and you won't have enough income for the next months, check out these ten tips:
1. Create written copy to email your subscribers and other email lists.
Just for your faithful customers, send a free how-to report, a thoughtful poem to celebrate the holidays, or a free offer of answering a question via email. This action keeps your name out in front of your audience, and it makes them feel acknowledged.
2. Create a form letter to send by email to your potential clients.
It reminds them you are available for them if they are ready to make a decision. Sample: "Dear name or group, Just wondering if this is the time for you to begin action on your book, internet marketing or web project? As you know I work with small business people who want to write, publish and sell their books, that will make a difference in others' lives, become the savvy expert and household name, and build business profits consistently." Follow with a special offer like a half hour phone session, or your free ezine or articles. Send it during and after the holiday.
3. Organize your computer files to locate the gold.
Perhaps you'll find an unfinished article that you can edit and send to the opt-in (no spam) ezines or top web sites in your field. These articles placed your coach #1 in Google and other search engines as well as listing her web site URL on 12,800 sites up 1200 from just last week. This is a good time to delete what no longer serves you.
4. Offer a strategic alliance with top people in your field.
This can take the form of exchanging tips for ezines, exchanging web links, or even promotional copy to add to your site called, "Professional Resources." When I did this with a large company's ezine of 30,000 subscribers, I received back a spot where my monthly column sits--with a different how to article each time. Just another way to get yourself out there.
5. Hire a part-time organizer-computer assistant.
Call your local high school and place an ad for their career center. It's minimum wage usually, and you can double, even triple your business results with just a little help. If you don't promote each day, you lose your momentum and potential buyer's responses. You can do the creating, your assistant can send the emails out, clean up your files, and do web marketing.
6. Send out an email survey to discover what's on your potential customer's or client's minds.
Ask them what is the number one question they would like to have you answer for them. Then compile the questions and answers. Leverage them to place on your web site, place a few in several ezines to add new content, send out as article for the opt-in ezines or for web sites, or exchange with strategic partners.
7. Take some time off.
Renew yourself with a walk to hear the birds, see the green and enjoy the smells. On my walks I take a big whiff of Starbucks coffee aromas as I pass by to my local lake. Check out nearby places such as a spa, hot mineral springs, or gardens to be silent. Include more yoga in your day.
8. Get your expenses tallied before tax season.
See what else you can do to get more deductions before the year's end.
9. Stop spending time on things you don't enjoy.
Say, "I let go of all that doesn't serve me." Look over your daily to do pages, and instead of dashing from one thing to another, list just 3 High Level Activities you want to accomplish for each day. The trick is to finish them before you wander to another lesser priority.
10. Make promotion and marketing part of your daily life.
Doing a little each day does bring great rewards. You may not get to pick the time someone uses your service or product, but ongoing promotion does work. Just found an email from one year ago from a potential client. Today he is with me as a full on client.
These tips are just the beginning. Put an easy attitude on as your build your business even during the holidays. Then, reward yourself with quality time with friends and family.
Judy Cullins, 20-year Book and Internet Marketing Coach works with small business people who want to make a difference in people's lives, build their credibility and clients, and make a consistent life-long income. Author of 10 eBooks including "Write your eBook Fast," "How to Market your Business on the Internet," and "Create your Web Site With Marketing Pizzazz," she offers free help through her 2 monthly ezines, "The Book Coach Says..." and "Business Tip of the Month" at www.bookcoaching.com/opt-in.shtml">http://www.bookcoaching.com/opt-in.shtml and over 155 free articles. Email her at mailto:Judy@bookcoaching.com.
As the Gaza death toll mounts, France and Turkey want the US president to change his mind over recognition of Jerusalem as Israelâs capital
The Palestinian president, Mahmoud Abbas, is expected to reject an invitation to meet Donald Trump in Washington, amid a strong emerging consensus among key advisers that there are âno conditionsâ for dialogue following the US presidentâs formal recognition of Jerusalem as Israelâs capital.
The issue of how best to respond to Trumpâs announcement is at the centre of a series of emergency meetings of senior Palestinian leaders, which began on Saturday. They are expected to conclude early next week with a rare meeting of the PLO central council, and have already concluded that Abbas should not meet vice president Mike Pence when he visits Israel and Palestine just before Christmas.
To the blast of electric guitars, the revving of Harley-Davidsons, applause and tears, France bade an emotional farewell to 74-year-old Johnny Hallyday, Franceâs rock and roll ânational heroâ on Saturday.
The centre of Paris ground to a halt as the wave of national grief that had overwhelmed the country following the death of the singer, known as the French Elvis, on Wednesday morning finally broke.
Foreign secretary did not get to speak to key decision-makers in Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe case: the revolutionary courts
Not long before travelling to Tehran for two days of talks, Boris Johnson described Iran as resembling âone of those Russian dollsâ, in the sense that there is a state within the outer democratic Iranian state, primarily run by the Revolutionary Guards.
At one level, the bulk of his high-stakes talks were with the outer state of the president, Hassan Rouhani, and the foreign minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif. But in his efforts to secure the release of the UK dual national Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, it could be argued that he did not gain access to the inner state and revolutionary courts, the true decision-makers in her case.
Call comes as Palestinian man stabs Israeli security guard following Donald Trumpâs announcement about Jerusalem
Emmanuel Macron, the French president, has warned US recognition of Jerusalem as the Israeli capital was a âthreat to peaceâ as he hosted the countryâs prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, on his first foreign trip since Donald Trump provoked widespread condemnation with the decision.
The joint appearance by the two men, following talks in Paris, came after tear gas was used to disperse protesters outside the US embassy in Beirut and a Palestinian man stabbed an Israeli security guard at Jerusalemâs central bus station in the first attack in the city since Trumpâs announcement.
European Investment Bank expected to approve loan on day of summit to mark second anniversary of Paris deal
The EUâs bank has come under fire for moves towards approving a âŹ1.5bn (ÂŁ1.3bn) loan for a gas pipeline from Azerbaijan to western Europe as the French president, Emmanuel Macron, prepared to hosted a climate change summit in Paris.
The latest â and many ecstatic fans are saying the best â dispatch from a galaxy far, far away has opened with a poignant tribute to its lost princess Carrie Fisher, who died last year soon after finishing filming her final appearance as Leia.
Speaking in LA, Rian Johnson, the writer and director of the film, said: âLetâs all have a blast tonight for Carrie.â He was introducing the world premiere of the latest outing for one of the most successful movie franchises.
The regional poll on 21 December that was meant to restore normality is achieving the opposite
They are the elections that many believe could shape Spainâs future by paving the way for Catalan independence. But divisions are emerging among the separatists â and the leader of the leftwing party ahead in the polls is floundering as she comes under scrutiny.
As campaigning for the 21 December elections reaches a climax, political leaders are ignoring their traditional focus on issues such as the economy and have turned this monthâs contest into a race between two blocs â secessionists and constitutionalists.
Genetic source found for disease that killed 750 round the world
Scientists have pinpointed a population of virus-infected bats, which they have linked to the mysterious outbreak of Sars disease 15 years ago. Hundreds died as the virus spread around the globe but its source was never traced.
Now, after years of searching across China, where the disease first emerged, researchers reported a few days ago that they had found a remote cave in Yunnan province, which is home to horseshoe bats that carry a strain of a particular virus known as a coronavirus. This strain has all the genetic building blocks of the type that triggered the global outbreak of Sars in 2002.
Moore, who leads Democrat Doug Jones in the polls before Tuesdayâs Senate election in Alabama, spoke to Guardian reporter Paul Lewis in August
As election day in Alabama draws near, a video of controversial Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore telling a Guardian reporter âmaybe Putin is rightâ to condemn same-sex marriage has been widely shared online.
Dolomites resorts have had to rely on snow machines since the 1980s, but now nature has finally done the job
No challenge appears insurmountable for the people who live among the dramatic and sublime peaks of the Italian Dolomites. Before a cableway was installed at Perca, a commune close to the village of Brunico in the Puster valley district, GĂŒnther Auer and his childhood friends would scale the mountain by foot to slide back down on their wooden sledges.
They might not have reached as far as the 2,275-metre plateau of Plan de Corones (Kronplatz in German), which today involves an aerial gondola ride of almost 30 minutes, but back in the 1960s they were more or less guaranteed plenty of snow. âYou never saw green or brown areas, it was all white,â said Auer, who has been a ski instructor for more than 40 years.
Sally Burch included on list of 63 journalists and NGO officials banned from December meeting over âsecurity concernsâ
A British journalist has been deported from Argentina after the government included her in a list of 63 people who are prohibited from attending the World Trade Organisation ministerial conference, which takes place in Buenos Aires on 10-13 December.
At the capitalâs Ezeiza international airport, shortly before being placed by authorities on a flight back to Ecuador, where she lives, Sally Burch said: âIâm a British journalist and Iâm being rejected entry to Argentina.â
âSin taxesâ to reverse the rapid global growth in meat eating are likely in five to 10 years, according to a report for investors managing over $4tn
âSin taxesâ on meat to reduce its huge impact on climate change and human health look inevitable, according to analysts for investors managing over $4tn of assets.
The global livestock industry causes 15% of all global greenhouse gas emissions and meat consumption is rising around the world, but dangerous climate change cannot be avoided unless this is radically curbed. Furthermore, many people already eat far too much meat, seriously damaging their health and incurring huge costs. Livestock also drive other problems, such as water pollution and antibiotic resistance.
The US ambassador to the UN has said women who accuse the president, Donald Trump, or anyone else of sexual harassment or assault âshould be heardâ. Speaking to the CBS programme Face the Nation on Sunday, Nikki Haley added âwomen should always feel comfortable coming forward and we should all be willing to listen to themâ
A Met Office yellow extreme weather warning for snow and ice has been extended to much of the east coast of England, as well as Scotland and the south-east, until at least 4pm today. An ice warning for central England and Wales remains in place.
An assessment from from the chief forecaster said:
With cold conditions and some snow lying over parts of England, as well as further rain pushing in from the southeast during the second half of the night, icy stretches have formed on untreated surfaces. At the same time some snow will fall over parts of southeast England this morning and early afternoon as well as over parts of East Anglia in the afternoon. However, most accumulations here should be above about 100 m. This is only a low impact warning with impacts much less widespread and less significant than across parts of England and Wales on Sunday.
A sun-baked Niemeyer treasure, a decaying Montana schoolhouse and a scary manmade cave are just some of the striking pieces shortlisted for the 2017 Art of Building photography awards. The winner will be announced in January
Forbidden from striking, officers in Montrealâs 4,600-strong police force wore non-regulation colourful cargo pants, checkered clown trousers and animal-print leggings in their three-year fight over pensions. They won a 20% pay rise
At the intersection of Saint Catherine Street and Bishop Street in downtown Montreal, it was hard to miss the group of police officers, standing outside the station, watching for jaywalkers. But the first thing you noticed was not the badges or the guns, but their fluorescent camouflage-print trousers.
Trapped between the Burmese army and the Chinese border, the stronghold of the Christian Kachin people is quietly gearing up for its first film festival
Laiza is a city under siege â sort of. On one side of this remote, mountainous but important settlement in Myanmarâs breakaway Kachin state lurks the dreaded Burmese army. On the other, marking the city limits, is the Chinese border. âPeople are worried,â says Dau Hku, an official with the rebel Kachin Independence Army (KIA), which controls Laiza as the de factocapital of its small and shifting breakaway territory. âEveryone knows we are within shelling range.â
In theory, the Burmese army â known as the Tatmadaw â could attack the city at any moment, and in theory, Laizans would have nowhere to run. Most people arenât officially allowed to cross the border into China.
New technology allows us to map the movements of animals in stunning detail. These seven maps from Where the Animals Go offer a glimpse into the lives of animals trying to make their way in our increasingly urbanised world
As Addis Ababa creaks under the weight of a mushrooming populace, sub-Saharan Africaâs largest housing project is under way. But who benefits?
Wrapped in a white shawl and sporting a wide-brimmed cowboy hat, Haile stares out at his cattle as they graze in a rocky patch of grass. âMy family and I have been here since I was a child,â he says, nodding at the small, rickety houses to his right. âBut we will have to leave soon.â In the distance loom hulking grey towers, casting long shadows over his pasture. This is Koye Feche, a vast construction site on the edge of Addis Ababa that may soon be sub-Saharan Africaâs largest housing project.
Koye is the latest in a handful of miniature cities that are gobbling up land all around the Ethiopian capital. Since launching the integrated housing and development plan (IHDP) in 2006, the Ethiopian government has built condominium estates like these at a pace unrivalled anywhere in Africa. To date, more more than 250,000 subsidised flats have been transferred to their new owner-occupiers in Addis Ababa and smaller towns. Situated 25km south-east of the city centre and covering over 700 hectares of land, Koye will house more than 200,000 people in row upon row of muscular concrete high-rises.
SĂŁo Paulo was built by successive waves of migration, from the Portuguese to the Japanese and Italians, and in more recent years Lebanese, Syrians, Palestinians and Bolivians â a diversity celebrated in its burgeoning restaurant scene
We are grateful to everyone whose ideas and opinions made our weeklong in SĂŁo Paulo series richer. Here are some of the thoughts â and criticisms â you shared
âIt is a great white concrete dream, or nightmare,â wrote Patrick Semple, a Guardian Cities reader, of SĂŁo Paulo, his home since February. âIt is a fabulous party, infuriating and starkly beautiful. It is more expensive than London, yet people can get by on the street.
âIt is noisy, all the time: the school day starts at half-past six, the bars close at 3am, music is as ubiquitous as the car fumes. The roads are ruinous. When it rains, rivers erupt in the gutters; when itâs hot they fill up with people. From high up, the city at night looks like Godâs chandelier has just crashed to earth.â
In recognising Jerusalem as Israelâs capital, the US president has hindered the prospect of peace in the region
The relish with which Donald Trump signed the declaration recognising Jerusalem as the capital of Israel left me with a sense of cold resignation at the obduracy of the man. He was almost gleeful; the power he now wields enables him with the stroke of a pen to bring about historical changes to our suffering world. But I was neither surprised nor angry â those emotions having long since been spent.
I have lived under Israelâs occupation for 50 years and listened to many empty declarations while witnessing the Jewish settlements expand, destroying our beautiful landscape and rendering us Palestinians strangers in our own land. Israel has never had to be concerned about the formal positions that the US observed, which considered it an occupier of the territories, including East Jerusalem, it has held since 1967, nor by the oft-repeated position that the Israeli settlements are illegal. This was because these formal positions were never followed by any implementation on the part of the US.
Further property partially collapsed and dozens of houses have been evacuated in blast which was felt a mile away
Three people have been hurt after a gas explosion destroyed a house and damaged several others.
Everybody has been accounted for after the blast, which led to the evacuation of dozens of properties in Birstall, north of Leicester. Nearby homeowners described being woken up by a huge bang which shook doors and windows.
Rolling coverage of the dayâs political development as they happen, including Theresa Mayâs statement to MPs about the UK-EU Brexit deal
Leo Varadkar, the Irish prime minister, has welcomed David Davisâs clarification of what he said yesterday (see 10.01am), Skyâs Darren McCaffrey reports.
BREAK: Irish PM says heâs âdelightedâ to hear of @DavidDavisMP remarks this morning - âvery happy with the clarificationâ via @GavReilly from TV3
Here is a summary of all the points from David Davisâs interview on LBC.
Iâm afraid the chancellor slightly misspoke ...
It says at the beginning of the thing nothing is agreed until everything is agreed. Itâs a classical European Union thing. They put it in every treaty. They put it there, not us. Itâs about paragraph 5, I think. [See 10.22am.]
Anyone in any doubt that David Davis was lying or mistaken yesterday shld read para 96 of the EU-UK agreement he made. Divorce bill contingent only on agreeing transition & âframeworkâ for trade deal; not a âtrade outcomeâ as he said on #Marrpic.twitter.com/aLwj4G7x7x
That would be a very hard way to get into Britain. You would have to be a fairly dumb people smuggler to come that way.
Whatâs the requirement of my job? I donât have to be very clever. I donât have to know that much. I just do have to be calm.
You probably donât know, I canât drink orange juice. Itâs poison to me. Itâs my Kryptonite.
MPs warn foreign secretary against pursuing investment in country with poor record on corruption and human rights, ahead of controversial London summit
Boris Johnson has come under fire over Britainâs stance on trading with Sudan ahead of a controversial forum due to take place in London on Tuesday.
A group of MPs have signed a letter to the foreign secretary warning the government against pursuing investment in a country rife with corruption and where the president is wanted for human rights violations.
President delivers threat after three of four main opposition parties refuse to take part in Sundayâs mayoral polls
Venezuelaâs ruling socialists triumphed in nearly all mayoral elections across the country, as President Nicolas Maduro threatened to ban opposition parties from future elections in the oil-rich country wracked by economic crisis.
Hundreds of supporters shouted âGo Home, Donald Trumpâ to interrupt Maduro at a rally late on Sunday in the colonial centre of Caracas, where he announced that pro-government candidates had won more than 300 of the 335 mayoral offices.
Prime minister says âsubstantiveâ reasons for challenge were lack of economic leadership and poor cabinet consultation
Malcolm Turnbull says he regrets citing 30 consecutive losses in the Newspoll when he challenged Tony Abbott for the prime ministership in late 2015, because that metric has become a political distraction.
He said he challenged Abbott two years ago because Abbott was not providing the economic leadership Australia needed and he was not treating cabinet properly.
Arenys de Munt, where simmerings of discontent first came to the boil eight years ago, prepares to vote again next week
Arenys de Munt, a two-taxi town of a little under 9,000 people that lies an hour north-west of Barcelona, hides neither its colours nor its loyalties.
Its hues are the red and yellow of the traditional Catalan senyera flag, the red, yellow and blue of the separatist estelada banner and the many colours of the strings of laconic but insistent pennants that hang between the pollarded plane trees of the high street, each reading simply: âYesâ.
Members of the tiny Japanese community, which was vilified in the 2009 documentary, speak to the Guardian about fishing and their way of life
Taiji is still in darkness when a dozen men gather at the quayside and warm themselves over a brazier. While the rest of the town sleeps, they sip from cans of hot coffee, smoke cigarettes and talk in hushed tones.
As soon as the sun edges above the peninsula, they take to their boats, steering out to sea in formation in search of their prey: the dolphin.
French manufacturer of milk brands including Milumel, Picot and Celi, which are also sold in Pakistan and Sudan orders recall after children fall ill
French baby-milk maker Lactalis and health authorities have ordered a major international product recall because of fears of salmonella contamination, following 26 cases of children falling sick in France.
Company spokesman Michel Nalet said ânearly 7,000 tonnesâ of production may have been contaminated, but the company is unable to say currently how much remains on the market, has been consumed or is in stock.
Patients too poor to settle medical debts are chained to drainpipes, starved and abused in health centres across parts of Africa and Asia, report reveals
Hospitals are detaining hundreds of thousands of people against their will every year â many of them mothers and their newborn babies â simply because they are too poor to pay their medical bills, a study has found.
The practice, which is widespread across parts of sub-Saharan Africa and Asia, sees patients chained to drainpipes, starved and abused, and forced to perform sexual acts in exchange for cash to pay off their bills, according to the paper published by Chatham House this week.
When a Sri Lankan family moved to the Gulf in search of a better life, they reckoned without stringent labour laws that would bring unspeakable grief
Holed up in an apartment on the seventh floor of a tower block in Sharjah, the family of five desperate Sri Lankans were racking up debts and disquiet at an alarming rate.
Unable to pay fines that had been mounting daily since their visas expired four years earlier, they felt trapped. The fatherâs passport had been withheld by an employer, which meant the 55-year-old could neither find work in the United Arab Emirates nor leave the wealthy Gulf state to seek employment elsewhere.
With nearly a million Rohingya driven out of Myanmar in what the UN has called textbook âethnic cleansingâ, Lucy Lamble hears about the situation on the ground in Bangladesh â and how the international community can help
Hundreds of thousands of Rohingya have fled their homes in Myanmarâs Rakhine state in the wake of a brutal offensive by the Burmese army. Traumatised men, women and children with horrific stories have arrived in Bangladesh, and NGOs and the Dhaka government are struggling to cope.
Lucy Lamble is joined by Dr Champa Patel, head of the Asia Programme at Chatham House, and Asif Saleh, senior director of communications, strategy and empowerment, from Brac, an NGO working in Bangladesh and beyond, to discuss the humanitarian situation in Coxâs Bazar and the politics of the crisis.
Dedicated nurses play a key role in helping rape survivors in South Africa, yet their future is threatened by a funding crisis that has lurched from bad to worse
Up to a quarter of women in South Africa are raped. Most survivors never report the crime, yet those who seek support may fall under the care of people like Teddy Ceba and Mabel Qhathatsi, forensic nurses who provide health and criminal justice services in Free State province.
For more than a decade, Ceba and Qhathatsi have worked together at one of the countryâs 55 Thuthuzela Care Centres, one-stop clinics that, operating at public hospitals or within communities, form a critical strand of South Africaâs anti-rape strategy.
Across West Bengal, a bank run by and for sex workers ensures they keep their earnings safe and avoid the loan sharks â and means they can get an official ID
As a sex worker in Kolkata, Rita Roy had no access to her own money. The brothel madam kept her earnings âsafeâ â shoving the notes into her bra â and whenever Roy needed money, she would never get the full amount she asked for.
Roy, 36, did not have a bank account. When she needed money to treat her fatherâs heart condition seven years ago, she was forced to visit a loan shark to borrow 2,000 rupees (ÂŁ23). In one year, 13,000 rupees extra (ÂŁ150) was due from the interest.
The government hopes its investment will lure foreign firms and boost the economy â but low wages and poor infrastructure may see it falter
Concentrating intensely, Haimanot Ayele picks up three pins from a pile and places them into a hole on a wooden board. He repeats the exercise for 90 seconds â a test of his dexterity.
The 23-year-old has travelled 56 miles to the city of Hawassa, in southern Ethiopia, to try out for a job in the textile business at the Chinese-built industrial park â a facility that should eventually cover 300 hectares (741 acres) â which was opened by the government in July 2016 to boost the economy and help it break free from aid.
After Alan Duarte lost nine of his male relatives to violence, he set up a boxing academy to help young people develop their potential. His work is now the subject of an award-winning documentary by British filmmakers, The Good Fight
The men in Alan Duarteâs family do not die from natural causes. Gun violence in the favela complex of AlemĂŁo, Rio de Janeiro, has claimed the lives of 10 close male relatives. After the death of his brother, Jackson, Duarte decided to fight back.
With a few borrowed gloves and castoff punchbags, in 2014 Duarte set up the boxing academy AbraĂ§o CampeĂŁo (Embracing Champions) to help children and young people develop their potential as well as the skills to forge a better future, despite growing up in a community blighted by armed conflict and decades of state neglect.
Rights group urges International Criminal Court to open investigation into crimes against humanity committed over past 18 months in brutal state crackdown
Police have killed dozens of children in the âwar on drugsâ in the Philippines in the last 18 months, Amnesty International said.
The rights group urged the International Criminal Court to open an investigation into crimes against humanity in the violent crackdown, including the deaths of an estimated 60 young people by police and vigilantes. Some of those killed were deliberately targeted in anti-drugs raids, while others were caught in the crossfire. There have also been âriding in tandemâ attacks, carried out by vigilantes on motorcycles, which are often paid for by police, Amnesty said.
I was extremely hesitant to share my immigration status, and my sexuality â but I did it, and Iâm stronger for it. I say to others like me: you are not alone
Put yourself in my shoes for a moment.
Youâre a child. Youâre five years old. You leave the country you were born in for another. Youâre with your mother, and all you have is a few belongings, the promise of seeing your father again, and the hope for a better tomorrow.
Two days after Americaâs closest allies denounced it in the United Nations, a day after an Israeli air strike killed two in Gaza and hours after protests erupted near the US embassy in Lebanon, Donald Trumpâs ambassador to the UN relayed his message to the world: âThe skyâs still up there. It hasnât fallen.â
Inequality predicts homicide rates âbetter than any other variableâ, says an expert â and it is linked to a highly developed concern for oneâs own status
A 17-year-old boy shoots a 15-year-old stranger to death, apparently believing that the victim had given him a dirty look. A Chicago man stabs his stepfather in a fight over whether his entry into his parentsâ house without knocking was disrespectful. A San Francisco UPS employee guns down three of his co-workers, then turns his weapon on himself, seemingly as a response to minor slights.
These killings may seem unrelated â but they are only a few recent examples of the kind of crime that demonstrates a surprising link between homicide and inequality.
We have the figures: if youâre a woman who enjoys paid work or relaxing activities, having kids will cramp your style
It seems so obvious: having kids affects men and women differently. Sure, emotionally and financially but most clearly in the simple way mothers and fathers spend their time. And when you actually look at how 10,900 Americans carve up 24 hours, the conclusion is pretty stark: if youâre a woman who enjoys paid work or relaxing activities, having kids will cramp your style. Being married with kids also isnât looking like a great idea according to the numbers.
Donald Trumpâs unilateral move to back Israelâs claim to holy city has reunited competing factions across the Middle East to a common cause
The Trump administrationâs recognition of Jerusalem as Israelâs capital has drawn widespread condemnation across the Arab world, with political leaders, commentators and locals labelling the move as provocative and a threat to global security.
The US presidentâs recognition of the holy city as Israelâs capital reveals an administration out of its diplomatic depth
âToday,â asserted Donald Trump, marking the formal recognition of Jerusalem as Israelâs capital: âI am delivering.â The question in the aftermath of a statement that has upended decades of carefully crafted diplomacy is: what has he delivered?
A recent investigative report by New York magazine found a pattern of bullying of the showâs co-hosts. Itâs time leadership is held accountable
When I was growing up, listening to NPR in the morning was more of a staple than orange juice. After graduating from the University of Michigan, my first job included a rotation at the local public radio station, WUOM. My family loves public radio. I love public radio.
More than 15 years later, in 2007, I was recruited to join what I was told would be a new morning show driven by diverse voices and themes at WNYC, along with partners the BBC, the New York Times and WGBH-Boston, distributed by PRI. I thought Iâd died and gone to professional heaven. The show would become The Takeaway. I could not know it was going to be an excruciating, painful ride that would haunt me nearly 10 years later.
A ferry carrying more than 200 passengers has become stuck in windy conditions in Calais, the local government said on Sunday. The Pride of Kent, which was bound for Dover at about midday, is believed to have run aground on a sandbank in the harbour
Horses at the San Luis Rey training centre in San Diego fled from their enclosure as wildfires engulf the area. Volunteers loosened the fence of a pen enclosing the animals who quickly ran away, panicked by the thick smoke
Iraq has formally declared its fight against Islamic State over after three years of heavy combat. Isis has been driven from all the territory it once held in the country, the prime minister, Haider al-Abadi, announced in Baghdad on Saturday, although surviving militants are widely expected to launch a guerrilla war
Donald Trump endorses Senate candidate Roy Moore at a Florida rally, warning that rival Doug Jones is a 'liberal Democrat' who would be 'completely controlled' by Democrat party leaders. 'So get out and vote for Roy Moore,' Trump tells the cheering crowd
Palestinian protesters clashed with Israeli troops across the West Bank on Friday during protests against the US decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital. In Gaza, two Palestinians were shot dead and one protester was seriously injured. The clashes erupted as Mahmoud Abbas, the Palestinian president, prepared for 24 hours of urgent consultations with other Palestinian factions, including Hamas, which were expected to conclude with the cutting of ties with US peace negotiators and the cancellation of a planned visit by the US vice-president, Mike Pence, later this month
Kim Davis, the town clerk of Rowan county in Kentucky, hit the headlines when she was briefly jailed for refusing to issue same-sex marriage licences. Now, one of the people she refused to license, Prof David Ermold, is standing for election against her in 2018. As part of the democratic process, the two came face to face at Rowan county courthouse for Ermold to register his candidacy. After shaking hands with Ermold, Davis said: 'May the best candidate win.'
The state of California has faced a number of powerful wildfires this year, some of them covering thousands of acres and destroying hundreds of homes. Fire services are struggling to bring them under control. But whatâs making them so ferocious?
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For most business owners and entrepreneurs, preparing, and communicating the financial statement section of a business plan is like trying to give driving directions to someone who doesn't speak the same language."Numbers" is the language most investors speak.
How To Eliminate Your Competition Without Bloodshed
So how do you eliminate your competition without bloodshed? You must create a niche for your business. A niche is something that makes your business different from your competitors.
How To Make $20.00 For Every $1.00 Invested
It has been said you can lift the Rock of Gibraltar if you have a fulcrum point and long enough lever. When we refer to "financial leverage" we are talking about the same principle.
Sales Marketing: 10 Tips On How To Promote Yourself And Generate Sales
A lot of people are insecure about buying something
or doing business with strangers.To make people feel comfortable to buy from you or do
business with you, give them a little information about
yourself or business.
10 Dos and Donts Of Customer Services
Email etiquette is the key to help calm down anxious and impatient customers. People assume that once they press the "send" button that we will get everything sorted out in an instant!
Of course we all know that this is not an accurate representation of how things work.
10 High-Impact Viral Marketing Strategies
Viral Marketing is allowing people to giveaway and
use your f.ree product or service in order to multiply
your marketing quickly over the internet.
How To Make Money With Your Junk Mail
The term "junk mail" is a well-known term. To the common guy or gal on the street, "junk mail" to them is advertising flyers from the local grocery store and pizza shop that arrive in their mail every day.
How to Hold An Extremely Successful Event - 10 Tips
Every event you hold can be extremely successful. Apply these 10 tips to guarantee a memorable event for everyone who attends.
How To Finally Unlock Your True Potential And Discover The Secret To Lasting Success
Did you know that there is one critical difference between average businesses and super-successful businesses?Many of the success experts who are quoted time and time again refer to this one common characteristic as the big differentiator between being mediocre and actually unlocking your true potential.Take a look at the following popular quotes and see if you can identify the common thread that ties them all together.
#1 Key To Select Right Business Partner
Having business partner or planning to start a business with partnership is a always a win-loose factor. Know one knows the partners inner instinct to deal business in several different circumstances and this is why we see the n number of broken partnerships.
How To Take Daily Big Rock Actions To Jumpstart Your Business Into Massive Momentum
Do you know exactly what actions you need to do today to be on track to reaching your big, long-term goals?Do you know which actions should be done first to make today a success?If not, don't worry about it right now. By the end of this article, you will have the tools and techniques you need to answer a confident YES to both these questions.
Top Ten Tips for Improving Your Cash Flow
Cash is king-so they say. If you work for yourself or someone else, you need to be aware of ways to improve the cash flow.
10 Reasons to Use Online Banking
With today's technology and people's need for more information it is no wonder that online banking is growing as one of the most popular uses of the internet. Here we have listed the 10 biggest benefits to start using online banking.
Making Money over the Internet : 5 Cool Tips
The Internet is a fast growing medium, trancending the personal ,geographical, political and cultural barriers. Because of its popularity and diversity, for an ambitious and hard working person, it is the right medium to make unlimited wealth th the only thing is that you should know how to do it, the knack of doing it comes only with practice ,but a non-starter doesnt get any practice.
7 Tips on How To Prepare for Business Events
Are you scratching your head after business events wondering
why you aren't finding prospects? Whether it's your first
or 100th event, here are some tips on how to prepare for
your next event that can make the difference between
scratching and smiling. These tips will help you save time,
money, create memorable impressions, and increase