For many businesses – particularly B2B organizations and those selling services – summer represents the slowest period of the year. It’s a time when customers and clients vacation with family, cut back hours, and mentally check out for a few weeks. But it doesn’t have to be wasted time for your business. With a proactive and realistic strategy in place, you can make the most of the summertime slowdown.  5 Tips for Summer Slowdowns Summertime may not be the most productive period in terms of sales and revenue, but it can still be beneficial for your organization. If you and…

LASIK surgery is an inexpensive, effective way to improve your eyesight. It’s been around for years, and as time passes, new technologies and better techniques only make the surgery more effective. However, it’s not entirely risk-free.  LASIK stands for laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis, and uses a laser to precisely and carefully change the shape of your cornea. Assuming you’re a good candidate for LASIK surgery, you can generally get the procedure done in a single day, and after a brief recovery period, you’ll be able to substantially improve your vision. Most patients no longer need to wear glasses or contact…

Cyber security

As the world of internet grows without any restraints, it becomes imperative to understand the repercussions of such unbridled growth. People all around the world use the internet today and a simple smartphone grants you access to terabytes upon terabytes of data from anywhere around the world.  However, this power of technology is as applicable for the bad side as it is for the good. According to statistics, it is predicted that the quantity of data stolen over the internet can rise by up to 175% in the next 5 years. This is a huge percentage and represents the immense…

Are you thinking of pursuing a career in fashion once you’ve completed education? There are a wide range of options available aside from the ones you may expect, such as designers and models. From a career in fashion-related finance, to discovering a role in communications, the opportunities are varied. Retailers of men’s shirts, CT Shirts, take a look at what’s out there, considering some careers you mightn’t have thought of:  Garment technologist A garment technologist is a role that you might not have considered, yet its highly important in the fashion world. This role is largely about quality control and…

With robocalls more prevalent than ever, it is easy to fall victim to a tax scam. Thieves are no longer out on the street but can attack you through your phone and computer. In 2018, the Federal Trade Commission reported that more than 488 million dollars were stolen in imposter scams, which increase sharply around tax filing time. Optima Tax Relief reviews the top five tax scams that you should be aware of in order to keep your information, data, and money safe. 1. Voicemail Fishing (Vishing) Due to rampant sales calls, most cellphone users don’t answer a number they…

Offshore Oil

Offshore oil rigs can mean a profitable career path to anyone who’s ready and willing to take on the adventure. Currently, there are nearly 1,500 rigs around the world. They stand off the shores of the Gulf of Mexico, the Middle East, Australia, the United Kingdom, and other locations. If you’re thinking about an offshore oil rig career, your life will change dramatically if you pursue this line of work. Be prepared for your new job: arm yourself with knowledge. Here’s what you need to know. 1. Maritime Law Applies  The laws you have observed all your life on land…

Find the Right Lawyer

The average person doesn’t have a lawyer on speed dial. When it comes time to hire an attorney, most people can be a little hesitant or uncertain about how to proceed. When so many attorneys are practicing law, selecting the right one — one you can trust — is usually not a simple task. But it doesn’t have to be a point of contention or friction. You simply need to know how and where to look. Three Tips for Finding a Good Lawyer There’s no such thing as scarcity in the legal world. Attorneys are a dime a dozen ……

Cleaning Your Apartment When You Move Out

You won’t live in your apartment forever, no matter how much you like it. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the average American moves more than 11 times in a lifetime.  Since you’re going to be moving so many times, you better learn the art of thoroughly cleaning the place before you go. When you’re moving from an apartment, your landlord likely has a strict cleaning policy for you to follow – otherwise, he/she will deduct cleaning costs from your deposit.  According to Houston property managers, Green Residential, this standard cleaning policy is often called “white glove.” This term “refers…

Laser tattoo removal is a regulated, safe way to get rid of your body ink. That said, many people try at home methods to remove their tattoos in an attempt to save money — but they are just putting themselves at risk instead. At-home tattoo removal is perceived to be cost and time efficient, but these assumed benefits are outweighed by the health risks associated. If you want to say goodbye to your unwanted tattoo, there are totally safe, regulated ways to do so — so don’t take the easy way out with DIY alternative methods. None of them are…

Gold is on the move and if you’re in a position where you’re looking for a defensive, wealth-preservation position, the window of affordability may be closing. The stars are aligning and a combination of factors are coming together for a breakout. If you’re new to gold investing, it’s time to learn about what’s moving the market and why you should look at precious metals over some of the alternatives out there. U.S. Tariffs Tariffs have been the big economic story for several years as the Trump administration has tried to gin up its base by arguing with the rest of…