With Real Estate Heating Up, a Look at the Most Thriving Housing Markets in the Country

Posted on May 18, 2015Categories EconomyTags , , ,   Leave a comment on With Real Estate Heating Up, a Look at the Most Thriving Housing Markets in the Country

As the weather warms up, so is the real estate sector all across the country — and many aspiring home buyers will have to act fast if they want to snatch up their dream home before another buyer does. According to a recent CNN Money report, an amazing 40% of homes on the market were sold over the last two months, a recent Trulia report found. That’s an increase from 38% during the same period last year — and a … Continue reading “With Real Estate Heating Up, a Look at the Most Thriving Housing Markets in the Country”

Steve Jobs’ Business Cards Bring in More Than $10K at Charity Auction

Posted on May 14, 2015May 15, 2015Categories Business, EntrepreneursTags , , ,   Leave a comment on Steve Jobs’ Business Cards Bring in More Than $10K at Charity Auction

Under normal circumstances, nearly 9 out of 10 — 88% — of business cards are thrown out within a week.But fortunately for a California private school, one of its families had the foresight to save three of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs’ business cards when they did catering work for him decades ago. Over the weekend, those cards brought in over $10,000 at the school’s annual fundraising auction. The winning bidder, The Marin School confirmed May 11, was Tim Knowles, CEO … Continue reading “Steve Jobs’ Business Cards Bring in More Than $10K at Charity Auction”

Companies Not Making the Most of Latest Marketing Tools and Strategies, Studies Show

Posted on May 4, 2015February 1, 2021Categories Business, Sales & Marketing, TechnologyTags , , ,   Leave a comment on Companies Not Making the Most of Latest Marketing Tools and Strategies, Studies Show

Many companies are underutilizing marketing tools, leading to fewer leads and even fewer sales than they’d like, a new study released by CSO Insights has concluded. Automation provides one good example, Jim Dickie, managing partner of CSO Insights, told industry site Direct Marketing News April 17. “Marketing automation systems are basically tools, but you need a process to go along with those tools,” Dickie said. “A quarter of the companies we surveyed didn’t even have a definition of a qualified … Continue reading “Companies Not Making the Most of Latest Marketing Tools and Strategies, Studies Show”

Investors ‘Spring’ for New Mobile Shopping App, and Series B Funding Reaches $25 Million

Posted on April 27, 2015April 27, 2015Categories Business, Investing, TechnologyTags , , ,   Leave a comment on Investors ‘Spring’ for New Mobile Shopping App, and Series B Funding Reaches $25 Million

Mobile app development has become a major — and hugely profitable — part of the tech industry with the rise of mobile smartphones and tablets, but it’s unlikely that the developers behind Spring, a fairly new shopping app, ever predicted that they would generate $25 million in a Series B round of funding. But according to reports from Business Insider, Forbes, and Fortune, this eight-month-old shopping app is predicted to become “the first big mobile shopping mall,” and its latest fundraising efforts make it clear … Continue reading “Investors ‘Spring’ for New Mobile Shopping App, and Series B Funding Reaches $25 Million”

Homeowner Spending on Remodeling Projects Expected To Increase By the End of 2015

Posted on April 24, 2015January 21, 2020Categories Economy   Leave a comment on Homeowner Spending on Remodeling Projects Expected To Increase By the End of 2015

According to new data from the Remodeling Futures Program at the Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard University, homeowners have become a bit more conservative in their spending for remodeling projects over the past year, but the industry is expected to pick up speed by the end of 2015. The data was collected for the Leading Indicator of Remodeling Activity (LIRA) group, which is part of Harvard’s Remodeling Futures Program and which analyzes national spending habits for homeowners. According … Continue reading “Homeowner Spending on Remodeling Projects Expected To Increase By the End of 2015”

Cosmetic Dermatology Offers Savvy Investors Some Compelling Stocks

Posted on April 24, 2015Categories Business, Investing   Leave a comment on Cosmetic Dermatology Offers Savvy Investors Some Compelling Stocks

It should come as no surprise that dermatology is a huge industry in the United States. After all, 85% of people suffer from acne at some point in their lives, causing millions of people to seek care from the best dermatologist in the area for this and other skin conditions. However, few people seem to realize how profitable the field is: as new skin care innovations push this practice beyond tried-and-true procedures like Botox, it only grows more and more … Continue reading “Cosmetic Dermatology Offers Savvy Investors Some Compelling Stocks”

Kareo Releases New Medical Billing System

Posted on April 23, 2015Categories Business, Technology   Leave a comment on Kareo Releases New Medical Billing System

Medical billing services provider Kareo has just announced a new cloud-based billing system for its clients. Business Wire reports that the company, based in Irvine, California, developed a new system, designed to be more accessible to doctor’s offices and patients alike. Practices with Kareo software can now access their billing information on web and mobile applications. Office staff members also have secure, instant lines of communication to Kareo’s support team. “Getting paid quickly with the least amount of effort is … Continue reading “Kareo Releases New Medical Billing System”