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Small Business Tips

Do you run a small businesses? If so, you've probably noticed that your expenses are higher than you'd like. In this article, I will go over a few things you can do to bring down your costs.

 

1. Whenever you can, do it yourself.
You'd be surprised at how much you can do on your own. While the first instinct is to hire a professional, I encourage you to try to complete a task on your own first. A good example would be bookkeeping and tax returns. Although it may feel daunting to take on such tasks on your own, if you buy quality software such as Quickbooks and Turbotax, you will able to handle most accounting tasks on your own.

2. Buy online as much as possible.
All other things being equal, I have noticed that you can get better deals on products and services if you buy them online. This is true for everything from software to ordinary office expenses like pens and paper. Using a price comparison site like Nextag is one way to easily find the store that offers the best price for a particular item.

3. Use coupons and promo codes.
I'm always surprised by how few people take advantage of coupons and promo codes online. They are extremely easy to find. For example, when I bought checks last week, I typed in "Deluxe Coupons" into a search engine and immediately found tons of sites offering promo codes for Deluxe. It only took a few seconds and allowed me to save 40% on my order.

Pros and Cons of Using E-cigarettes

e-cigarettes from white cloudE-cigarettes have garnered a good deal of notoriety in the past few years. On the one hand, there are sensational reports of e-cigs exploding, causing injury to the user. Also, there have been quite a few articles stating that e-cigarettes contain a number of dangerous toxins.

Let's put things into perspective. Although e-cigs do ocassionally explode, they do so very rarely and usually, the explosions are related to user error, which can be anything from using the wrong chargers to making dangerous modifications to e-cigarettes.

And reports of toxins are similarly overblown. One news article I read not long ago pointed out that while E-cig vapors do contain harmful substances, it has something like 9 to 450 times less of those substance compared to smoking tobacco.

So let's clear the air and look at some of the real pros and cons of vaping.

Pros:

  1. It is cheaper than smoking. Some estimates show that a pack-a-day smoker can save over $1000 per year by switching to e-cigarettes. Make sure you use e-cigarette coupons and buy from online stores to get the best prices. I personally use White Cloud E-cig coupons myself. I think White Cloud provides the best e-cigs if you like simple setups.
  2. It's better for your health. Although vaping isn't 100% risk-free, almost all health experts will concede that it's probably much better than smoking traditional cigarettes. Notably, you aren't inhaling smoke, tar, or carbon monoxide when you vape.
  3. It's more fun. Sure, this can be a bit subjective, but you can tinker around with battery setups, experiment with different flavors, and even invent your own flavors. Vaping can therefore become an enjoyable hobby for many people.
  4. It smells better. You won't stink up your home or end up with bad breath if you smoke.

Cons:

  1. There are potentially unknown health risks. Vaping has only been around for 5 - 10 years, so the long term health ramifications are still largely unknown.
  2. E-cig batteries can become dangerous if you tamper with your e-cig setup. Just don't make modifications to your battery and e-cig setup unless you really know what you're doing.

As far as I'm concerned, the pros far outweigh the cons. To minimize the chance that you're inhaling something harmful, I like to use only US manufacturers of e-liquids. In addition, I only buy from stores that do not use Diacetyl/Acetyl in their e-liquids.

The Importance of Packaging

packaging materialsIn a previous post, I provided some tips for small businesses. Today, I'd like to hone in on another subject that is of great importance to businesses of all sizes. That subject is packaging.

Most retailers need to invest in some sort of packaging for the goods they sell. Even if you resell other people's items, you still need boxes and bags with your store's name on it. Some stores obviously just use generic bags with no business name or logo on it, but in the long run, it's in your best interest to brand your business by adding your name and logo. That's why most large companies like grocery companies always have bags that identify the store. If you have a smaller store, you may think getting such packaging materials is out of your budget, but that is not necessarily the case.

The fact is, there are several companies you can turn to if you want to have attractive, professional packaging materials produced for your business. One such company is Bags and Bows, which provides bags, bows, boxes, and other packaging materials at reasonable rates. The company also allows you to customize each product, thus providing your business with the opportunity to brand itself through its packaging materials. Note that customizing bags or boxes for the first time can be a bit tricky, but the good news is that Bags and Bows assigns you a consultant who will walk you through the entire process.

Even if you use Bags and Bows coupons from sites like Business-Reviews.com, customized products will cost more than items with no customization. For this reason, you should select carefully which packaging materials you want to customize. Also, you should consider limiting the colors you use to save a bit of money. Last but not least, always do a search for coupon codes, as there are quite a few of them available online. By using the right coupon code, you can easily save 10% or more on your orders.

A review of Match.com online dating

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One of the most prominent dating sites you should consider if you're interested in online dating is Match.com. This site has been around since the very beginning on the Internet, and has grown into one of the largest and most respected dating sites in the world. In this article, we will be taking a quick look at the site and offering our review of how well the site works.

The main thing that differentiates Match.com from many of its competitors is the level of activity the site has. Match.com has one of the largest and most active communities, consisting of millions of members, many of whom are one the site daily. Given the level of activity, it is much easier to begin communicating with other singles. Note that this is not the situation at many other dating sites, where a lot of the members are inactive or unresponsive. To be fair, Match.com has its share of dormant members as well, but you can view when the last activity was for any given member and filter your interaction to those who have been on the site recently, such as in the last week or so.

The second thing that impressed us about Match.com is the quality of members. This is probably connected to the fact that Match.com is a paid dating site. Anyone who wishes to use the full features of the site must pay a membership fee. This may seem like a bad thing since it costs money, but it is also a great way to weed out the people who are not serious about dating. You can be more certain that people who are purchasing memberships in order to find a date will take the whole process much more seriously. This is reflected in the quality of members that are on Match.com. But instead of taking our word for it, you can see for yourself by using Couponleaf's Match.com free trial offer.

As for the price of service, you'll find that Match.com on the whole is not as expensive as many other dating sites. No, it doesn't offer the level of compatibility matching that a site like eharmony does, but Match.com is a different type of dating site that allows you more freedom. You can search the site freely and communicate with anyone you wish, and this type of free interaction is not always possible at other dating sites. All in all, Match is a great dating site that should appeal to most people who want to try out online dating.

My Favorite Casino Games, and Where to Play Them Online

If you like casino games, there is good news for you. Online casinos abound, and you can likely play any of your favorite games on the Internet instead of making trips to Vegas or driving to a nearby casino. If you haven't tried any casino games, you're really missing out. Casino games, in my opinion, are among the most fun games you can play, especially when there is real money on the line.

Here are some of my favorites:

1. Blackjack
What I like about this game is that it can be played at many levels. A casual player can learn the rules in just a few minutes and begin enjoying this game. On the other hand, if you really want to increase your odds, you can invest quite a lot of time on blackjack strategy. In short, the game can be as simple or complex as you want to make it. Note that if you play this game well, you can pretty much eliminate the house's edge.

 

2. Slots
If you just want to relax, have a drink, and enjoy yourself, slots are among the best choice. There is not real decision-making or thought you need to put into this game, and yet, it can be quite exciting, especially when you have a chance of winning a giant jackpot. In fact, the jackpot is really the one big draw for playing slots. No other game gives you the chance to possibly walk away with hundreds of thousands, if not millions of dollars. Recently, I've been enjoying playing bitcoin and ethereum slot games at various online casinos. They are worth checking out if you're looking to play slots on the Internet, and you can find a list of casinos that offer bitcoin and dogecoin deposits by checking out this dogecoin casino.

3. Poker
Games like Texas Hold'em have become highly popular at casinos, but you can play this game online as well. For playing poker online, I recommend going to a dedicated poker site as they seem to have the best community and software for this game. I'll admit that playing poker at a live casino is more fun than playing online, but if you don't live near a poker room, playing hold'em online is a nice backup option.

For a long time, one big issue with online casinos was funding your account. Many credit companies rejected your transaction if you lived in a country that had unfavorable laws toward online gambling (even though the laws regarding online gambling are quite unclear and murky to begin with). This problem is no longer an issue if you use bitcoin to fund your accounts. Even if you live in a country that allows online gambling, using bitcoin to fund online casino accounts is fast and efficient, and it has become my preferred method of depositing money into my account.

A Review of Eharmony online dating

Not long ago, I wrote a review of Match.com. Now, I'd like to take a few moments discussing a different kind of dating site, Eharmony. It's likely you've heard about this site quite a bit, but unless you've used the site before, you may be a bit unsure of how the site works.

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Right from the outset, one thing you'll notice is that Eharmony requires a lot more work on the front end. A typically dating site only requires you to sign up and create a profile. This can take just a few minutes if you already have your profile description written. Eharmony, on the other hand, requires you to complete a personality test as the first step. The test is long, and it cannot be skipped. In fact, you can't even browse the site or do anything until you complete the test. This may seem a bit strict, but it makes sense when you think about it. The entire Eharmony system is based on the personality test, and your answers to the test questions are what's used to find your matches. Much has been said about the Eharmony matching algorithm. An algorithm, in its simplest form, is just a set of rules. So what are these rules based on? In the case of Eharmony, it is based on research that had been done by Dr. Neil Clark Warren, who spend years studying the science of compatibility.

One the test is completed, Eharmony will provide you with a personality profile, which is usually several paragraphs long. This is when you'll know how good Eharmony is at analyzing your personality. Most people are quite impressed at how well Eharmony describes your personality. At this point you are able to set up your profile. There are a series of questions you can answer for your profile, pictures you can upload, and a description field where you can talk about yourself.

As soon as you're done with the test, you'll most likely receive a few matches right away. Then, new matches will continue to trickle in each day. The rate at which you receive matches may seem a bit slow, but this can work to your advantage. Not only will you have more time to examine your matches, other people will have more time to look at your profile as well. You'll get a better idea of how this all works if you sign up and try things out yourself. Fortunately, there is an Eharmony free trial offer (with free communication) you can use to join the site.

As for how well Eharmony works, the evidence is quite compelling. Since its founding, Eharmony has been responsible for over one million marriages according to their commercials. For anyone who is marriage-minded, Eharmony therefore appears to be a great choice.