Posts Written ByFranklin Kaplan

Balancing the books for your small business can be challenging, particularly in today’s competitive environment. Companies are always looking for methods to improve their bottom line, while still providing professional service for customers. We have put together six smart strategies to save money without compromising on quality: Ditch the Office Renting office space is the most significant cost for any small businesses. If you want to secure a professional office space without splashing out the cash, consider some alternatives. Serviced offices, for example, are cost-effective, flexible options that are set up and ready for you to move right into. Look…

The legendary 19th century gamblers who worked the riverboats on the Mississippi and inhabited every Old West town could hardly have conceived of how gambling has changed and is still changing today. Or maybe not; blockchain technology is revolutionizing the online gambling, but the world of online gambling and cryptocurrencies has something of a Wild West feel itself, and those old-timey gamblers might have felt right at home there. Essentially, a blockchain is a kind of digital ledger. That may not sound very exciting, but its adoption by various gambling sites makes those sites more transparent to users and thus…

Like something straight out of a science fiction movie, 3D printers have now made their way into our world. I think that most people would have guessed that they were decades away from moving to a novelty to a serious business device, when they debuted, but today they have become an important tool for many businesses. 3D printers use a digital file to create actual objects rather than just drawings of objects. You can load an image into a 3D printer and it uses materials to make that object. You can then utilize this object for a specific intended purpose.…

There are plenty of different scenarios where you might want to learn more about your options and responsibilities when it comes to accepting credit cards. Maybe you’re a small business who hasn’t accepted cards to this point, but you’re ready. Maybe you’re an online entrepreneur, and you’re setting up a new e-Commerce business, as another example. Whatever the reasons, there are some important things you should know before your business starts accepting credit card transactions. PCI Compliance One specific area of focus you should ensure you’re well aware of is PCI compliance. Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard or PCI…

Acquiring a good rate on a mortgage feels more like a comparison shopping. It involves more than just your credit score. The mortgage industry involves multiple factors to know if you qualify for a mortgage as well as the interest you will pay. There’s a lot that goes on. Mortgage rates differ by several percentage points based on the factors that we will tackle below.The difference can mean a higher or lower monthly payment as well as differences in interest payments over the loan’s life. If you’re looking to get the best mortgage rate there is, you need to ensure…

Worrying non-stop that your husband may be cheating on you could end up driving you nuts. That said it is important to get to the bottom of things as soon as possible. Is he spending less time with you or secretive about phone calls or emails? These may well be telltale signs that your marriage is not headed in the right direction. With that in mind, how will you deal with the situation? Be on the Lookout for Red Flags In how to tell if my husband is cheating on me, look for these signs: Spending less time at home…

Cosmetic surgery seems to be all the rage and shows no signs of slowing down. According to the Sun, Sea, Sand and Silicon project carried out at The University of Leeds, around 15,000 Australians are traveling overseas each year to undergo cosmetic surgery. Known as cosmetic holidays, they have become increasingly popular due to the lower cost of procedures abroad. And let’s face it, who doesn’t love a bit of sun? Getting your procedure done cheaper just sounds like an added bonus. But the question we need to be asking, is saving money on your surgery worth the risk? Sure,…

Keeping in line with other financial companies aligning with European football clubs, global investment firm GMO Trading has announced a regional partnership with eight-time Bundesliga champions Borussia Dortmund. The company will become the official regional partner for the football club during the club’s 2018-19 campaign. As part of its selling push this year GMO Trading is aggressively marketing its advanced trading platform. Currently clients throughout Europe are using it to trade CFDs in a secure environment that they can access anywhere and at any time. The terms of the deal include co-operative marketing initiatives between the two throughout Europe outside…