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Melissa Thompson writes about a wide range of topics, revealing interesting things we didn’t know before. She is a freelance USA Today producer, and a Technorati contributor.

5 Essential Items for Successful Deer Hunting

Deer hunting is one of America's favorite outdoor pastimes. But if you're new to the sport, then you may find that you're frequently unprepared...

7 Ways the Startup Landscape Is Changing

We're living in a golden age of entrepreneurship. Thanks to the internet and modern communications technologies, almost anyone with a Wi-Fi enabled device has...

An Upswing in the Housing Market: Here’s Why

If you watch the evening news or read headlines from financial publications, then it's easy to assume that everything is in the dumps. However,...

5 New Ways To Manage Your Appearance To Look and Feel...

Our personal appearance is often tied to how we feel about ourselves. This is both a psychological fact, and a driving force in many,...

4 New Google Analytics Hacks for Ambitious Businesses

By now, a majority of businesses are using Google Analytics to monitor, track, and manage their internet visibility and website data. However, only a...

HVAC Jobs in the USA Looking Strong in 2016

Whether record-breaking heat, floodwaters, or prolonged use break down a unit, businesses and homes call HVAC mechanics and installers at the first sign of...

2016 Global Entrepreneurship Summit Focuses on Innovation

The 2016 Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES), hosted by the White House, is currently being held for the seventh year running. This popular annual gathering...

Here’s What Brick and Mortar Stores Need to Learn from Ecommerce

Online shopping has grown an impressive amount over the past ten years. Both month-to-month and year-to-year sales data show a positive upward trend. However,...

5 Financial Strategies for Buying New Equipment for a Business

Unless your business operates solely in the digital realm, serving digital goods and services, you're going to need to invest in some physical elements...

When Should You Buy Energy Efficient Appliances?

You've heard the spiel from the salesman at your local appliance store. Your neighbor continuously talks about her new top-of-the-line dishwasher. The ads keep...

Study Shows Bank Loans Still Tight for Small Businesses

Since the Global Financial Crisis, it has been incredibly tough for small-business owners to gain access to loan funds from a bank or alternative...

Smartest Value Car Buys for 2016-2017

When it comes to buying a car, value is a subjective thing. In fact, it's nearly impossible to quantify value across the board. For...

Department of Defense Calls for a Security Automation Revolution

For the 2017 fiscal year budget, President Barack Obama proposed $6.7 billion in Department of Defense funding to combat cyberterrorism. It's designed to empower...

10 Clues You’re Dealing with a Serious Real Estate Scam

The real estate business is booming right now, and thousands of people have made their fortune in this industry. It's a great market for...

5 Top Cyber Security Tools Every Small Business Should Have

Cybersecurity is undoubtedly a top concern for all businesses, but it's increasingly seeming small businesses should really be the most vigilant in protecting themselves...

What Does It Take To Be A Successful Modern Entrepreneur?

It's impossible to define success as an entrepreneur. Try as you may, you'll never be able to develop a formula or rule for success....

5 Certifications Worth Completing in 2016

Certifications can be somewhat of a mixed bag for people considering them. Some educational certification programs can truly be valuable, and can not just...

The One Thing Volvo, McDonald’s, and Old Spice Have in Common

The biggest issue for old, established brands is that they can sometimes be viewed as boring and archaic in the eyes of today's young...

These 5 Parties Benefit From the Surge in Crowdfunding

Crowdfunding has continued to grow over the years and the benefits of this multi-billion dollar industry are experienced by millions of people around the...

5 Things to Learn From the Rich About Building Wealth

When you're thinking about building wealth, it can be valuable to look at the people who've done it well. Individuals who are already wealthy...