Summer is a great time for many things, beach holidays, home DIY, landscaping and family picnics in the country but interestingly, it is not the best time to sell your home. Basically, people are too distracted and too busy enjoying themselves in the summer to concentrate on buying a house. But if you are determined to sell your home quickly this summer then take note of these top tips. Make a fabulous first impression with curb appeal If you are selling your home in the summer, you need to make it look the part from the moment...

How far out do you block your time? A month? A week? A…day? There’s no shame in living for the moment. Life is better when it’s spontaneous, after all. But tunnel vision is no way to run a successful company, particularly not one you’re planning to grow for the long haul. If you’d like to be around for the next 10 years, you’d better be gaming out the next one, three, and five years to start. It’s easier than it sounds. Start with these six strategies to set your company up for long-term success —...

For erstwhile adventurers and those with a sense of wanderlust, an American road trip is often included on the list of dream destinations. Doing everything bigger and better, the good old US of A knows how to make its mark on the world, so it’s no surprise you’d want to see it up close and personal.  But where to go when you follow in the footsteps of those before you and hire a campervan? With so many fantastic cities for travellers to discover, it’s hard to narrow it down to just a few, but here are three that...

When looking for new motorcycle helmets to protect your head, and to ramp up the cool factor on your appearance, it’s important to know something about DOT standards for headgear. These standards are mandatory on all helmets sold in the U.S. The standards are enforced by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration—its long name lets you how important it is. Essentially the standards and regulations are in place to protect bike riders from serious injury. The Basics of DOT Helmet Certification When buying motorcycle...

The UK is officially a nation of tech lovers – that’s according to Google’s Car Purchasing Process UK report. Whether it’s upgrading to a new phone every couple of years, or swapping out our old TV’s, Brits love to stay up to date with the latest tech trends. It shouldn’t come as a surprise then, that according to the Car Purchasing Process UK report by Google, 51% of Brits plan to purchase a new vehicle in the next two years. Of these, 38% plan to buy a used car, with 62% opting for a brand new one. Here, we’ve enlisted...

The newspapers are filled with stories of prominent political parties and multinational corporations getting hacked. So many aspects of business depend on being connected, but the need to keep communications secure has never been more apparent. This need is especially true for major institutions in the financial sector, such as credit unions. Credit unions have become popular among consumers who want their financial institutions to offer local decision-making and community investment. Credit unions tend to be local organizations...

Like a good coach, effective managers can see their employees from both a professional and personal point-of-view.  They are able to ask themselves, What is this person’s strongest attributes and skills? What do they excel at the most? What are their goals and aspirations? Effective leadership goes far beyond understanding an employee based off of their performance review.  It requires having real conversations and getting to know them on a more personal level.  When it comes to cultivating a work culture that places...

Finding a new job is an exciting time in your life as well as a very stressful one. It’s not always easy to move companies and figure out a new place to go and work that’s going to make you even happier in the long run. There are tips you can take advantage of that will help you to prepare for your next job search so you can land the career you desire. Start as early as possible because securing a new position will take time and perseverance on your end. Go slow and make sure when you do accept an offer that it’s the right...

It’s no secret that millennials want to make a difference.  To young people, social issue engagement is instilled in their very identities. They want to give their time, money and skills to the causes and organizations they’re passionate about, and they want to feel that their participation is making a difference. At the same time, millennial involvement today looks very different from the participation of past generations. Derrick Feldman, President of Achieve Agency, speaks to this, saying: “Millennial engagement...

Everyone reaches a point in their lives where their desktop computer is looking a little bit worse for wear, and personal tablets and other devices are running a little bit slower than you would like. Simply visiting other friends’ houses can reveal a whole new wealth of technology that can seem tempting to invest in, almost for the sake of it. However, before you give yourself a technological overhaul, here are some aspects to consider. Acknowledge your preferences Do you have a bias towards Apple over Microsoft? If so –...