Category Archives: Business

Book launch: Start & Run a Marijuana Dispensary or Pot Shop by Jay Currie

We are pleased to announce the book launch of

Start & Run a Marijuana Dispensary or Pot Shop by Jay Currie!

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Aerial Video Storytelling

Running a drone business is not only about flying a drone. One of the important skills you need to hone is creating compelling aerial video footage for your clients.

What you will deliver for your clients will be a package of aerial video and photos from the flight. This bundle will represent your company, your skill level, and your value, so deliver a quality product to every customer every time. Standardizing your deliverable will be important so you can be consistent, and efficient in assembling it after you return from the flight site. Continue reading

The Benefits of Greening Your Office

Green conceptThe main reason to go green in your office is to help improve the state of the environment. Whether your motivation comes as a result of a local initiative or global incident, there are quick and easy solutions and ways to tackle the bigger issues that you may be facing in your organization’s quest to save the planet!

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What Is a Green Office?

A green office is one that seeks to limit the amount of environmental resources that are used to conduct business. In the process of reducing its environmental impact, a business can reduce costs, increase staff morale, and enhance brand image. No matter what your organization, business, or group is, there are many easy and affordable ways your office can go green.

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Are You Suited to Be a Small Business Entrepreneur?

So you’re thinking of opening your own business – starting a bed and breakfast, opening a restaurant, or setting up a local grocery store. Before you set off on your entrepreneurial journey, there are certain things you need to think about and get sorted out. First of all, you need to assess yourself.

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Meet the Author: John Deans

Flying a drone is an exciting hobby – and it offers a lot of opportunities to make money! If you’re a wannabe drone entrepreneur there are certain things you need to do before launching your business: get a drone (of course!), apply for appropriate certification, and… get the new fully updated edition of Become a U.S. Commercial Drone Pilot by John Deans! Why is this book a must read for drone pilots? The author explains in today’s interview.

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Meet the Author: Angela Crocker

You cannot underestimate the value of good content. Yet, many business owners still struggle to plan, organize, and create content which will align with their businesses’ mission. If you’re interested in planning and organizing your content in a better, more efficient way, be on the lookout for the new book on this subject coming this February: The Content Planner by Angela Crocker. And today you have a chance to meet its author.

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Meet the Author: Jay Currie

The topic of marijuana retailing is getting hotter each day. Are you thinking of opening your own dispensary or pot shop? Good news, a new book on starting and running such a business is coming out in September! Meet Jay Currie, the author of Start & Run a Marijuana Dispensary or Pot Shop (October 2016).

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The Future: Genetic Testing

It still seems like the stuff of science fiction, but for about $200 you can explore your own DNA through genetic testing.

One company, 23andMe (named for the 23 pairs of chromosomes in the nucleus of most cells) provides you with reports on more than 100 health conditions and traits, data about inherited risk factors, and how you might respond to certain medications, as well as information on your ancestral lineage. Continue reading

A Tip for Writing for the Web: Avoid the Cliché

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An excerpt from Writing for the Web by Crawford Kilian

Avoid clichés like the plague. A cliché is a phrase or expression that was once so new and surprising that everyone repeated it. Like an unspoiled tourist destination ruined by too many tourists, the cliché loses its whole reason for existence when everyone uses it. Continue reading