Be Ready for the Millennials or Be Ready to Find a New Line of Work

“Shoot low boys, they’re ridin’ Shetlands.” — Lewis Grizzard

Interesting quote, huh? And kind of funny, too, when you picture a bunch of big, burly cowboys coming over the hill bumbling along on little horses.

Of course, the message is pretty simple: sometimes you have to adjust your strategy to win. And one group you’ll need to adjust for is coming over the proverbial hill: millennials — those born between 1981 and 1997. And yes, they’re riding Shetlands. Put more simply: they’re different. And if you understand those differences — and adjust your aim — you and your bottom line will be just fine.

Why adjust? For one, millennials now outnumber the baby boomer generation. That makes them the single largest generation — 75.4 million strong.

But even more important than their numbers is what they’re preparing for: buying homes. According to Trulia’s 2017 housing report, 83% of millennials say … Read the rest

US Shipping Companies – The Most Professional Service Provider

The shipping industry has already seen the boom and having an amazing growth rate, which is a new age phenomenon and people are more and more depending on this particular business to get a proper solution for transporting of their valuables and other items from one place to another. Today the shipping company’s service is not confined only in ocean cargo shipping, but it has developed a lot to get the material being shifted through air and road transportation. While we talk about the transportation of various materials, the first thing comes to our mind is the safety of the material and required steps are being taken to ensure the safekeeping of the consignment.

In securing the safety measures of the consignments, the shipping boxes are playing the most crucial and important role, which is considered as the principal issue in ensuring the safety of the material. Today there are … Read the rest

Making Friends With Crocodiles: Rethinking Your 2017 Marketing Plan With Rising Interest Rates

“If you live in the river, you should make friends with the crocodile.” — Proverb

I love that quote, but let me adapt it for you, the Realtor: “If you work in real estate, you should make friends with change!”

And of course the change everyone is talking about these days is interest rates. It happened — and no big surprise. As expected, for only the second time since the Great Recession, the Federal Reserve opted to raise interest rates one-quarter of a point. And I wouldn’t be a bit surprised if we see more rate increases during 2017. Many economists agree and predict mortgage rates will keep climbing.

In fact, Lawrence Yun, the chief economist for the National Association of Realtors (NAR), expects rates for conforming loans to hit 4.5% by the end of 2017 and says that jumbo loans should be roughly in line with the conforming rates. … Read the rest

A Roadmap to Mobile App Development for Startups {7 Easy Steps}

There’s no exaggeration that a mobile app is the magic wand that can take your brand to the newer heights in the market. It is the tool that can empower a startup to outshine the competition and generate higher revenue. But, is this so easy?

No doubt, mobile app development has opened newer doors for the startups to reach their audience, cater to their needs, and enjoy higher ROI. But, there are various startups still struggling with how the leverage the benefits of this opportunity. Many startups, despite that the market is being ruled by mobility technology, are confused about how to build a mobile application with limited resources and no prior market experience.

Does this sound similar? Are you one of these startups? If so, consider this article as a roadmap to effective mobile app development for your startup.

Mobile App Development Roadmap:7 Steps Startups Should Consider

It’s true … Read the rest

Is your online business safe?

If you’re looking to start an online business, or are currently running one, it’s imperative that you consider the safety of your online venture. Hackers are becoming a huge problem for online entities; perhaps because they know these businesses are soft targets. Most people unfortunately aren’t aware that they’re at risk of cyber/online crime, and most don’t know that there are ways of keeping their data safe. While you could invest in tech and cyber legal advice – which is probably the best way to approach this situation; in the interim it may be smart to improve your current security by making a few small changes to your day to day operations.

Cybersecurity extends across the entire business – it is not the responsibility of just one individual, but rather the responsibility of each individual. If everyone understands the importance of keeping their data secure and does what they can … Read the rest