ASK A CEO

ENTERPRISE


BY: J. Kristal Whyte
PUBLISHED ON: 7/11/2017


PITCH PERFECT

ENTERPRISE


BY: J. Kristal Whyte
PUBLISHED ON: 5/10/2017


ON YOUR OWN AT FIRST

ENTERPRISE


BY: J. Kristal Whyte
PUBLISHED ON: 5/9/2017


THE ENTREPRENEURIAL TYPE FROM THE CORPORATE OFFICE | JOSEPH CALEV


BY: J. Kristal Whyte
PUBLISHED ON: 5/2/2017


INNOVATION AND INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY | KARTHIK MURTHY

Karthik Murthy Patent Attorney. Source: Murthypatentlaw.com
Karthik  Murthy
Source: Murthypatentlaw.com

BY: J. Kristal Whyte
PUBLISHED ON: 4/28/2017


Sponsored Article

ANAOH IS CURRENTLY ON THEIR SEED A FUNDING

TECHNOLOGY

Raja Kulasekran, owner of Expandme In.

Anaoh.com is a product lead and owned by Raja Kulasekran, a software engineer who studied at BITS in Pilani India. Anaoh is a product under the company Expandme In, link is www.expandme.in. The headquarters for Anaoh is to be in India, Bangalore. Anaoh is a movie crowd funding platform where users can post film projects and get funding in addition to asocial networking ability. Anaoh is an open platform where anyone in the world can upload a film project and get international funding from two sources such as the Simple Investment Plan or Mutual Fund Scheme.

Anaoh.com
Anaoh.com

Raja has identified a few of following problems in the current film industry in America: the corporate ladder isn’t easy; it’s difficult for an assistant director to become a director. It can also take years to find a producer, since there is little structure in the industry. Once a producer is found, it can also be difficult to find film distributors, and even theatres for the distribution of the movie. Finding investors can be difficult as well, the amount of investors in the film industry is a minimum amount compared to other investment projects across various industries and source of investment money can be controversial. (such as black money vs. white money according to an online thread black money is unaccounted money and white money is accounted money.*⁷). Unless the movie is a hit based on ticket sales, there is no return on investment. Investing in a film can also be a gamble, there is often no way to determine whether the movie will be a hit, equaling financial success, or a monetary loss. According to the MPAA, US and Canadian box office sales went as high as $11.1 Billion dollars in 2015, up from $10.4 the year before . The expected hit Allegiant, sequel to the popular young adult movie Divergant, had an estimated budget of $110 million, but only brought in a domestic total of $66.18 million and an additional $113 million internationally. The low return has even affected the plans and budget for future films in the series, proving that even a ‘sure thing’ can fail.

Regarding Anoah’s financing platform, there is a Simple Investment Plan, or Mutual fund scheme allotted for each movie. Anyone can invest and be part of the Anaoh network. Your money is secured through a legal investment and it becomes operated by a third party within Anaoh. Movie quality is measured through recommendations, thus to get better quality movies, users should get social recommendations on the platform.

The following are added features and solutions of Anaoh:

∙International crowd of music Industry; a Cross platform director, language, actor, actress.

∙If you have $3.14 US dollars, you can become a movie producer.

∙If you build the movie successfully, then it will be a designated production company
entire movie Industry directory at one place and it avoids obtaining a brokerage.

∙Auditing process in movie production and delivery; job listing for movie industry.

∙Anaoh operate as a movie producer for your movie or you can get one person for supporting the director.

∙Promoting online, DVD and other screening process other than theatre, because of the minimum number of theatres.

∙Do auditions across the world.

∙Have Anaoh movie awards.

∙Helps small budget movies.

∙Anaoh has the ability to produce a maximum of 10 movies during the same time. Film underground includes articles about how difficult it is to find the right producer , while Mynette Louie if indiewire.com compares finding the right producer to finding the right spouse.

FAQ:

∙Statistics: How many movies produced per year?

• IMDB lists 226,385 films released between January 1st 2016 and December 31st 2016.

• As of March 19th 2017, 64,881 films have been released since January 1st.

∙What are the pitfalls in movie production?

• A few examples are weak story, undercooked scripts, bad sound, and poor casting choices. ⁸

∙What happens if a movie fails?

If a movie fails then Anaoh will repay 50% of the amount or it will reinvest in another process (film project).

∙Is Anaoh patented Or what’s the expectation of this business?

The Idea is not yet patented. Anaoh is looking forward to getting support from the Movie Industry. Also, Anaoh is looking forward to getting support from the Finance / Bank Industry to bring Mutual Fund scheme / SIP concept into the picture.

For additional inquiries and investment opportunities contact Raja at: one@expandme.in. Add Anaoh to Facebook https://www.facebook.com/k.raja.kulasekaran. For investment inquiries contact Raja at +1 646 641 6220.

Sources
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BY: Kristal Whyte
EDITED BY: Jessica Lawler
PUBLISHED ON: 3/22/2017


EXCLUSIVE FIRESIDE CHAT WITH LEE BRILLHART FROM TEQLAA

TECHNOLOGY

Lee Brillhart, The COO of Teqlaa

BY: J. Kristal Whyte
PUBLISHED ON: 2/27/2017


INTERVIEW WITH COMOTION LABS

TECHNOLOGY

Startup Hall at The University of Washington. Source: startuphall.org

Nathan Daum from CoMotion Labs
Nathan Daum from CoMotion Labs

REPORTED BY: J. Kristal Whyte
PUBLISHED ON: 2/18/2017


WEALTHMEUNLIMITEDExpressVoice

ModDrop Reignites Torchlight Modding Community

The mod sharing platform ModDrop today announced the acquisition of the premier Torchlight modding community site, runicgamesfansite.com (RGF). The site boasts over 20 million mods downloaded and hosts more than 3,200 community uploads.

“This is an excellent community and we’re really excited to have the staff at (RGF) join the ModDrop team,” says Skylar Kreisher, founder CEO of ModDrop. “The Torchlight modding scene remains very active and we hope to further energize the community by empowering mod developers with ModDrop’s robust publishing tools.”

RGF started hosting mods for Torchlight in 2009 and expanded to include Torchlight 2 mods in 2012. Today RGF is home to the only complete collection of Torchlight mods on the internet. This brings a steady flow of new visitors to the site, which in turn encourages mod developers to continue producing great content. However, the dramatic rise in the use of ad-blocker has made it difficult for small communities like RFS to stay afloat. “Over the past several years I’ve seen a lot of game communities disappear and I didn’t want the same thing to happen to us. I’m glad that ModDrop is stepping up and offering to save sites like RGF. To put it simply, if ModDrop hadn’t appeared, you almost certainly would have lost nearly every Torchlight mod remaining on the internet,” explains founder and former owner of RGF, Chase Webb.

Developed by Runic Games Inc., Torchlight and Torchlight 2 have received high praise among gamers, with “Very Positive” and “Overwhelmingly Positive” reviews by Steam users. Built by former Blizzard employees as spiritual successors to the early Diablo games, the Torchlight games offered fans refined hack and slash gameplay in the action RPG drought between Diablo 2 and 3. Even today as Diablo 3 reigns king of the genre, the Torchlight games offer a unique and compelling experience, thanks in no small part to the thousands of diverse mods that players can use to customize their games. Finding and installing these mods is now easier than ever with the help of the ModDrop platform.

“ModDrop is about making mods accessible to everyone,” explains Kreisher. “We want gamers to experience the joy of playing and sharing mods, not the frustration of file management. We knew the user experience had to be as simple and intuitive as the technology was powerful if we wanted ModDrop to make an impact.” Today ModDrop supports over a dozen games, including popular titles like Minecraft, Witcher 3, Fallout 4 and Skyrim SE. Webb believes ModDrop will amplify community engagement by making it easier than ever to find and install mods. “It’s the kind of utility that fans have wanted for years, and we were simply unable to provide. Now with ModDrop, players can download and install mods from our (RGF) site with a single click.”

About ModDrop

ModDrop is a mod sharing platform designed to enable gamers to easily find, manage and share mods for popular PC games. With a focus on user experience, ModDrop offers robust modding solutions with simple intuitive controls that anyone can use. Launched in 2015, ModDrop has expanded to support 13 games. ModDrop is owned and operated by Olympus Games Inc., a game service company based in Seattle, Washington, United States.

About Runic Games, Inc.

Runic Games is a developer of PC and console entertainment software, designing games that focus on quality, approachability, and fun. Runic Games is staffed by a team with experienced members, including leads on “Diablo,” “Diablo II,” “Diablo II: Lord of Destruction,” “Hellgate: London,” “Fate” and “Mythos.” Torchlight won the GDC Award for Best Debut in 2009, and Torchlight II was a finalist for DICE Award’s Role-Playing/Massively Multiplayer Game of the Year, 2013. Runic Games, a subsidiary of Perfect World Co., Ltd., is located in Seattle, Washington, United States.

PR Contact: Skylar Kreisher
PUBLISHED ON: 1/28/2017


MATTHEW WERTER TALKS ABOUT THE UPS AND DOWNS OF LAW AND BUSINESS

LEADERSHIP/PODCAST

Sole practitioner of Emerald City Estate Law, PLLC.

https://soundcloud.com/user-240370148/matthew-werter-talks-about-the-ups-and-downs-of-law-and-business

BY: Kristal Whyte
PUBLISHED ON: 1/24/2017


THIS BILLIONAIRE MADE IT TO THE ‘BILLIONAIRE BOYS CLUB’

LEADERSHIP

Phil Maloof an owner of the PALM’S Casino Resort. Source: cigaraficionado.com

Not many people are billionaires, and there are many billionaires that are not in the limelight. Among the well-known billionaires are Mark Zuckerberg, Jeff Bezos, and Bill Gates. What they have in common, besides their large fortunes, is that they’re married.

BY: Kristal Whyte
EDITED BY: Caitlyn Schmidt
PUBLISHED ON: 1/18/2017


MEET AUSTIN NOWAKOWSKI A PROMISING LAWYER FOR ENTREPRENEURS

LEADERSHIP/PODCAST

BY: Kristal Whyte
PUBLISHED ON: 1/12/2017


AN INTERVIEW WITH TYRA BANKS BEAUTY BRAND PARTNER

LEADERSHIP

Source: Sandra Torgerson-Gould / Facebook

WEALTHMEUNLIMITED.COM interviewed Sandra Torgerson-Gould, a business partner of Tyra Banks, about Banks’ cosmetic beauty product line. According to Torgerson-Gould, Banks wanted to start a make-up company for years, and decided to launch this line during her years within the modeling industry.

INTERVIEW WITH DAVID SAYED VICE PRESIDENT OF BRIGHTCOVE

TECHNOLOGY/PODCAST

BY: Kristal Whyte
PUBLISHED ON: 1/2/2017


WHAT IS SEATTLE ANGEL CONFERENCE?

Source: www.seattleangelconference.com

INVESTING


ALLIANCE OF ANGELS; HOW TO PITCH TO INVESTORS

 

Source: Facebook/Alliance of Angels

INVESTING

 


tupl

TUPL A STARTUP THAT PROVIDES INNOVATIVE INTERNATIONAL TECH SOLUTIONS

Technology

 


BY: Kristal Whyte
PUBLISHED ON: 12/5/2016



Finances

PAYING OFF STUDENT DEBT

GOODS

When attending University, most students are unable to pay the costs out of pocket. Since tuition has raised drastically within the last two decades, many students turned to government loans as a way to fund their education. Many of the top universities, such as Harvard, Yale, and Princeton, come with hefty price tags, averaging around 60% per year. For students who come from wealthy families, receiving financial aid is not an option granted to them if parents are unwilling to foot the bill. So how do students pay off this exponentially large debt after graduation?

Find Employment
Most grads that come out of the top university don’t have any difficulty finding employment. That is perhaps why they attended top-brand schools to begin with. Most recent graduates are able to take the income that they use in these positions to pay off loans in monthly payments. When one position is not enough to make payments and still afford daily necessities, such as rent, food, and transportation, they seek addition ways to earn money. This is typically in the form of a part-time job. This is perhaps one of the easiest ways to pay off student loans.

Frugal Living
Many students find that living below their means is the best way to put money towards paying off student debt. Joe Mihalic, a Harvard graduate, was able to pay off his $90,000 in loans in a matter of four years by living below his means. Mihalic said that financial freedom was critical to pursuing his life goals and dreams. Therefore, it was necessary to pay off his student loans as quickly as possible. Many other former students like him found ways to save money by living with roommates, which cut down on the cost of rent. They also eat cheaply by making affordable meals with cheap ingredients.

Make A Plan
Having a plan is the best way to tackle a problem. For debt, that is the 3 to 5 year plan. Some students have been able to devise a plan on their own through careful planning. Other’s have taken to meeting a financial counselor who set up a plan for them. This plan is comprised of knowing exactly how much you will be paying each month in order to pay off the loan within 5 years.

Create A Fund
Creating a fund, even when you don’t have to pay the loans at that very moment, is what many college students have done. This is where students deposit several to a few hundred dollars into an savings account that can be used to make automatic payments. It’s money that gets set aside and is not touched. Some students set these savings accounts up before even graduating college, giving them more time to set aside money. Starting before college also gives you time to prepare for upcoming bills in case of emergency, such as being unable to find employment or losing employment.

Source: http://www.bankrate.com/finance/college-finance/repay-college-loans-fast-1.aspx

BY: Michelle Chmielewski
PUBLISHED ON: 12/5/2016
Opinions expressed by WEALTHMEUNLIMITED contributor are their own.
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Los Crudos Band

A DOPE PUNK MUSIC BAND AND A SYNOPSIS OF THE CHICAGO MUSIC INDUSTRY

ENTERPRISE

Los Crudos existed from 1991 to 1998. Being all Latinos, they paved the way for later Spanish-speaking punk bands in the USA and helped to increase the presence of Latinos in the predominantly white punk subculture.

Crudos mastermind front man Martin Sorrondeguy tended to focus a leftist political criticism towards issues affecting Latin America and the Latino community, such as U.S. imperialism , racism , xenophobia , and economic inequality. Los Crudos have been described as “one of ’90s punk’s truly great bands” and “one of the greatest hardcore bands…ever.” Paul Kennedy additionally describes them as “very popular in both the ‘crusty’ and straight edge scenes in North America.”

Their lyrics were almost always sung in Spanish; the song We’re That Spic Band” (written in response to an audience member calling them a “spic band) is the sole exception. Los Crudos’ lyrics were explicitly political, addressing issues such as class, police brutality, homophobia, and California ballot propositions directed against immigrants. At concerts, singer Martin ‘Crudo’ would often speak at length about the songs’ meanings between songs, partly as a way of getting around the language barrier (audiences weren’t always happy about this). Their music was loud, fast, and energetic with songs built around three chords or fewer. “We’re That Spic Band” and “Asesinos” (about “the disappearances of radical youth during military dictatorships in Latin America”) have both been described as their most well-known song.

The band’s first shows were in Pilsen, the Latino neighborhood in Chicago where the band members lived, and many of their lyrics were first sung there. Sorrondeguy has said that, “One of the main reasons for singing in Spanish was to communicate directly with kids in our neighborhood. In Pilsen, the band also worked closely with community agencies such as Project Vida, an AIDS prevention organization, and Project Hablo, a domestic violence support group.

Los Crudos incorporated DIY ethics into every aspect of the band’s existence, including promoting and booking shows, recording music, touring, and silk-screening T-shirts. They toured Mexico (in 1994), South America, Europe, and Japan, as well as touring the US many times. The band’s recordings were released on independent record labels such as Flat Earth Records, Ebullition Records, and Sorrondeguy’s label Lengua Armada Discos.

Los Crudos played its last shows in October 1998,in the neighborhood which they started in, Pilsen. After the band’s breakup, Martin ‘Crudo’ Sorrondeguy became the vocalist for Limp Wrist, as well as releasing a documentary about Chicano and Latino punk (Beyond The Screams: A U.S. Latino Hardcore Punk Documentary). He has also been in the bands Harto and Tragatelo. Guitarist Jose now plays in the Chicago punk band I Attack. Drummer Ebro became the vocalist for Chicago band Punch in the Face.

The band played an unannounced reunion show in June 2006 at Southkore (America’s first and largest Latino punk festival), in Chicago’s Little Village. The festival attracted more than 400 fans. They also played 2008’s Chaos in Tejas festival in Austin, Texas.

This 2016 Crudos reunion will be one for the records for sure in the Latino punk scene. And with The disappointing election of Donald Trump as U.S. President for the next 4 years. What better reason and time for an energetic, shouting, fist in the air Crudos Show!

God Bless America…

-Thorr

BY: Thorr Viernes
PUBLISHED ON: 12/5/2016
Opinions expressed by WEALTHMEUNLIMITED contributors are their own.



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IMPROVING YOUR CAREER THROUGH SOCIAL MEDIA

Technology

When it comes to improving your career LinkedIn is an essential tool that you should be utilizing.  It is one of the only social media sites that is entirely for the purpose of career goals. If you don’t have any experience using LinkedIn, or simply have an account that you never check up on—it’s time to reconsider.
Why LinkedIn?

1. Networking.
Networking is a huge advantage to career advancers, as it helps you meet and connect with people you wouldn’t normally get to.  You can find people that you know by proxy—someone that may have previously worked at your company and moved on, a friend of one of your bosses.  If you meet people at business events or during working hours, you can add them on.  The best career opportunities typically come from knowing someone on the inside.  It might make the difference between getting that interview or having your resume thrown in the trash.

2. Credentials.
Many employers like to check up on a potential employee before hiring.  With the age of all types of social media – Twitter, Facebook, etc. – this usually isn’t hard to do.  But these websites don’t give a good overview of a person professionally.  On LinkedIn, potential employers can look at your profile and get direct evidence of where you worked—either through resumes, links to published works, connection with bosses, etc.  Another great part of LinkedIn is that people can endorse you for skills that you have.  If an employer sees that you’ve been endorsed numerously for your abilities, they are going to believe it.

3. Stay Aware.
If you aren’t out in your industry constantly attending events, networking, and learning all the new technology, chances are you will get stale in your position.  However, LinkedIn offers a way to stay connected without having to leave the office.  You can join “groups” on LinkedIn based on what your career and interests are.  These groups will share relevant information, like articles and news stories, and promote classes and workshops.  They will also keep you aware of what industry events are important enough to actually attend.
Other Options
LinkedIn is not your only choice when it comes to advancing your career on social media—though it is one of the most popular.  If you aren’t sure if using LinkedIn is for you, or simply want to hit every social media platform the hardest, then here are some others to consider.

1. Glassdoor.
This is a job and recruiting site.  It’s aim is less towards making connections, and more towards finding the position that is right for you.  Job seekers will create resumes and search for jobs, but companies and recruiters also have pages and search for prospective employees.  One of the best benefits of Glassdoor is being able to see all the reviews employees have left for a company.  You can get an honest perspective before taking a job invitation.

2. Facebook.
That’s right, Facebook can be for business, too.  In fact, if you work in a freelance position, or in a smaller business industry, Facebook is one of the first things people will turn to when finding out more about you—besides a personal website.  The problem is that LinkedIn doesn’t really attract some job seekers and businesses, mostly blue-collar industries, non-professionals, and hourly workers.  If you were a carpenter, LinkedIn just wouldn’t provide you the same benefits as a platform like Facebook.  Facebook tends to be more personal and image-driven.  It allows people to connect together on a unique level that is based on location.

3. Indeed.
Like Glassdoor, Indeed is more focused on the idea of job-seekers finding jobs and employers finding employees.  It is a platform where these two types of users can connect.  You can create a profile on Indeed that goes through your experience, achievements, accomplishments, etc.  You can even upload a resume and cover letter.  Then, you can search jobs and easily apply.  However, you can also make your resume publicly visible, allowing recruiters to find you.  Again, LinkedIn is more information based, while Indeed has the idea of trying to help people find jobs.

BY: Michelle Chmielewski
PUBLISHED ON: 11/8/2016
Opinions expressed by WEALTHMEUNLIMITED contributor are their own.



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THE BEST PLACES TO MAKE A WEBSITE ACCORDING TO REVIEWS

Technology

Having an effective, attractive website is key to many modern business strategies. Especially for startups and small businesses, an affordable and easily maintainable website platform is important to success. Below are the top three website builders according to user review opinions and input.

1. Wix
Wix allows users to build professional, interactive websites. A big plus is that you don’t need to know how to code in order to create your desired design. This is made possible by the hundreds of templates available, user-friendly builder, and industry-specific tools. Wix also makes a point of constantly making updates and adding new features that cater to niche user needs. Some users say that the websites created by Wix are not responsive for mobile devices; however, options are available to customize a mobile-specific version of the layout. The service has the option to sign up for free or upgrade to one of their premium plans, which range from $5 per month to $25 per month.

2. Weebly
This builder is known for its ease of use. Weebly offers stylish designs optimized for mobile and tablet use, widgets in the editor, and drag and drop capabilities to add forms, text, and images. It includes blog-friendly features, pre-designed templates, Search Engine Optimization (SEO), e-commerce features, and visitor statistics. Users also have the option to employ HTML/CSS to customize their website design. Weebly even has an app store where you can find many add-ons such as forums and live chat. One downside users noticed is that there is no built-in business email account system. Pricing ranges from free to $49 per month.

3. Squarespace
A website builder that has recently gained a lot of hype, Squarespace, has been praised for its flexible, powerful editing platform and visually stunning design options. It provides aesthetically pleasing, designer-quality website looks optimized for use with images and graphics. Widgets, e-commerce and blogging functions, SEO, visitor analytics, and unlimited storage space are included on the platform. All of the templates available are mobile responsive and have extensive customization options; however, users report that when using a smartphone, the design may look slightly different in order for the layout to fit well on the screen. Squarespace also has a unique function that lets you edit content live, eliminating the need to alternate between the manager and preview modes and improving the ease and speed of maintenance. Price options start at $12 per month for websites and $26 per month for online stores.

Data Sources:
websitebuilderexpert.com
websitetooltester.com

BY: Caitlyn Schmidt
PUBLISHED ON: 11/6/2016



Socrata

SOCRATA IS NOT AN ORDINARY DATA VISUALIZATION COMPANY

Technology

Socrata, formerly Blist sells web data visualization publishing services, tech services, and apps, as well as educational classes on those services Socrata sells. According to their website: Socrata’s mission is to “Unleash the Power of Government Data to Improve Society,” by allowing for “unprecedented data access.” The company is headquartered in the international district of Seattle, WA, but also has offices in Washington DC and the UK. The company has some employees that work long hours with Socrata’s constituents. Socrata works with City, County, State, and Federal Governments as well as nonprofits, and international organizations.

Current software and digital trends organizations and companies around the world are making their data open and available online for people to access and use. Socrata’s target market is government entities, nonprofits, and international organizations. Some data sets include: government budget, public safety, business, neighborhoods, and graduation rates, among others. Socrata facilitates the process of adding new data sets and data visualization. Moreover, Socrata is an Amazon partner who uses its Open Data Web Services to share and analyze data.

Through Socrata, governments are able to use their existing public data to improve society. In addition, Socrata continuously adds new product offerings; they design products and work with customers. The Socrata Seattle office atmosphere is serious yet lively.

Chris Metcalf has recent graduate cheer tempered with a benevolent attitude, he is Director of Developer Experience at Socrata. He told WEALTHMEUNLIMITED.com that they don’t have public corruption data sets. However, international corruption data is available through Transparency International, the World Bank Group, and other organizations.

Socrata’s equity funding companies include: Open View, Frazier Technology Ventures, Morgenthaler Ventures, Sapphire Ventures.

BY: J. Kristal Whyte
EDITED BY: Jessica Lawler
PUBLISHED ON: 11/6/2016


Discharge

DISCHARGE BANNED IN CANADA

ENTERPRISE

Discharge are a very influential British punk rock band which formed in 1977 with the original line up of Terry ‘Tez’ Roberts on vocals, Tony ‘Bones’ Roberts on guitar, Roy ‘Rainy’ Wainwright on guitar, Nigel Bamford on bass and Akko on drums. Shortly after Nigel Bamford left the group, and Rainy moved to bass. This line up sounded much more like the Sex Pistols, but only recorded one demo. The line up and the sound changed in 1979. It became: Kelvin ‘Cal’ Morris on vocals, Bones on guitar, Rainy on bass and Tez on drums, which many consider to be the “classic” Discharge line up.

The band pioneered a heavy, distorted, and grinding guitar–driven sound and anti–melodic shouted or screamed vocals with on a focus on anarchist and pacifist themes and frequent mention of nuclear war.

Although the members of Discharge wont be coming back to Canada anytime soon, they do look forward to coming back into the states in the near future, New album End Of Days is out and available world wide.

WRITTEN AND EDITED BY: Thorr Viernes
PUBLISHED ON: 10/26/2016
Opinions expressed by WEALTHMEUNLIMITED contributor are their own.



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PLACES FOR COWORKING IN THE NORTHWEST

ENTERPRISE

Having an effective, attractive website is key to many modern business strategies. Especially for startups and small businesses, an affordable and easily maintainable website platform is important to success. Below are the top three website builders according to user review opinions and input.

1. Wix
Wix allows users to build professional, interactive websites. A big plus is that you don’t need to know how to code in order to create your desired design. This is made possible by the hundreds of templates available, user-friendly builder, and industry-specific tools. Wix also makes a point of constantly making updates and adding new features that cater to niche user needs. Some users say that the websites created by Wix are not responsive for mobile devices; however, options are available to customize a mobile-specific version of the layout. The service has the option to sign up for free or upgrade to one of their premium plans, which range from $5 per month to $25 per month.

2. Weebly
This builder is known for its ease of use. Weebly offers stylish designs optimized for mobile and tablet use, widgets in the editor, and drag and drop capabilities to add forms, text, and images. It includes blog-friendly features, pre-designed templates, Search Engine Optimization (SEO), e-commerce features, and visitor statistics. Users also have the option to employ HTML/CSS to customize their website design. Weebly even has an app store where you can find many add-ons such as forums and live chat. One downside users noticed is that there is no built-in business email account system. Pricing ranges from free to $49 per month.

3. Squarespace
A website builder that has recently gained a lot of hype, Squarespace, has been praised for its flexible, powerful editing platform and visually stunning design options. It provides aesthetically pleasing, designer-quality website looks optimized for use with images and graphics. Widgets, e-commerce and blogging functions, SEO, visitor analytics, and unlimited storage space are included on the platform. All of the templates available are mobile responsive and have extensive customization options; however, users report that when using a smartphone, the design may look slightly different in order for the layout to fit well on the screen. Squarespace also has a unique function that lets you edit content live, eliminating the need to alternate between the manager and preview modes and improving the ease and speed of maintenance. Price options start at $12 per month for websites and $26 per month for online stores.

Data Sources:
websitebuilderexpert.com
websitetooltester.com

BY: Caitlyn Schmidt
PUBLISHED ON: 11/6/2016


Fountain-pens

FOUNTAIN PENS FOR BETTER PENMANSHIP

GUEST BLOGGER

Penmanship is not merely a skill but you should have better pens to improve your penmanship. A person’s handwriting depends on the selection of his pen as well. Penmanship is a great deal in the present day and a person’s handwriting can have an effect on his image especially if he is a businessman or a student.There are a lot of pens obtainable from the shops these days and can find one for every writing occasion and style. Fountain pens can be used for every writing occasion and if much preferred amid people around the globe. A fountain pen may formulate your writing look a bit better and it stands as a useful choice for people who inescapably have problem with handwriting.

Better Writing Tool
Keep in mind to use fountain pens for better penmanship since it can help you to solve your writing issues to some extent. A lot of people used to find trouble with their handwriting and they used to look for healthier solution as well. One of the effective means to flee away from handwriting issues is finding suitable and right pens for your writing purposes. The tool that you use of writing purposes has to be engaging and fitting for you. Fountain pens come as a better writing tool for any sort of people and their any type writing functions. Hence, if you really wish to improve your handwriting style, ensure to find the best pen in the field like fountain pens.

Get Some Practice
Obviously, computer keyboards and mobile touch screens have destroyed a lot of people handwriting skills. A number of schools, colleges and universities use up fewer time on cursive handwriting at the moment. Modern generation is more and more depended on keyboards to communicate. Thus, it’s clear that a good number of people aren’t getting a sufficient amount of practice writing things out by hand. The decline in penmanship is actually our own problem but there are an amazing amount of people wish to improve their handwriting. With a fountain pen, the right paper and some practice can help you to make your penmanship better.

Make a Big Difference
A fountain pen can make a big difference in a person’s handwriting. Remember that buying a fancy pen won’t transform your penmanship and it needs a pen that is apt for your writing style. Your picking of pen can make a big difference if your hand has gotten out of form. Fountain pen has variety of pens to choose from and the LAMY Studio pen is a well-liked fountain pen amid people around the world on account of its rubberized grip and considerable weight. The performance of a fountain pen is exceptional and also offers convenience and familiarity to the users. Hence, it is a suitable option for any kind of writing purposes.

Better Writing Experience
Fountain pens can assist to get better your handwriting and presents you a better writing experience that you can formulate with a writing device. With some kind of pens, people may take a long time to get used to it but fountain pens doesn’t take long time to get into the habit of writing. Therefore, you can take pleasure in a writing experience greater to what can be had with the majority of ballpoint and roller ball pens. Another huge benefit of fountain pens is that it will guarantee that the pen is in most favorable writing shape. The writers are required to give more force to get ink when they use some kind of pens but no force is needed to get ink onto the page when you use fountain pens.

Quality Writing
Those struggling to write efficiently should keep away from the pens that cause their handwriting to get worse in appearance. With a lot of pen, the writers are requisite to give more pressure on the tip to get the ink to run and it can have harmful effects in writing. The ink in a fountain pen flows freely and offers quality writing experience to the writers. The quality fountain pens are balanced and the user need not give any extra push to get ink to write. The weight of the pen alone is enough to make a balanced writing for the writers. A fountain pen makes your writing flexible and generates your writing more clear.

Efficiency
Writing with a fountain pen is a rewarding experience because the writer can get back what he expects from his writing especially the penmanship. When you aim to buy a pen, ensure to go for fountain pen for a gratifying writing experience. Fountain pens are around from many years and efficiency of the pen is the same as in the beginning. Hence, it’s not only a fun option but also effective choice to improve your efficiency in penmanship. There are plenty of nib styles of fountain pens and it presents diverse feels and styles when you write in a paper. Fountain pens used to provide many colors of inks in a bottle. So, millions of people prefer the fountain pen as it is better in the field pen making industry due to its efficiency and variety of choices that assist writers appreciably.

Smoothest writing
Another main reason to go for fountain pens is that it has the smoothest writing and the extensive color variety of inks. You can make your writing a smoothest one by means of fountain pen. Picking a pen depends on different thing such as color of the ink, feel of the point or nib on paper, weight of the pen, brand etc. You have to give importance on how your writing may appear to others looking at your work when choosing a pen. Don’t think that the most expensive pens are the best options that aid to improve you penmanship. Fountain pens are likable for signatures on documents, note taking and for many other writing tasks due to the comfort it offers to the writer.

WRITTEN AND EDITED BY: Karen R. Robinson
PUBLISHED ON: 10/23/2016
Opinions expressed by WEALTHMEUNLIMITED contributor are their own.


THE IMPORTANCE OF AN ORGANIZED WORKSPACE

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If you’ve ever before used the excuse of being messy or unorganized, now is the time to make some changes.  It’s been proven time and again that the positives to being organized in the workplace far outweigh the negatives—because there are no negatives.  This can be as simple as making sure everything has a spot on your desk, or as complex as making sure each team member under you has a specified role and placement.  If you make the change to be more organized, you are guaranteed to see the drastic differences.

Better Impressions
If you work in a business atmosphere that includes customers, or any non-company people, entering the business, then you need to put them first.  Clients want to feel comfortable being in your building.  Clean, organized workspaces will ease their minds.  They feel like you have a system in place and know what you are doing.  Clutter could make a client feel like you aren’t only unorganized with objects, but with your business as well.  They may start to second guess if they should be using your business.

Improved Efficiency
An organized workplace gives employees the space they need to be more productive.  It also reduces stress and saves time when it comes to searching for things that are misplaced or hidden underneath other objects.  If you have structure, employees will naturally fit within that structure.  In turn, they will be able to accomplish more, and you will get a better return on investment.

Safer Environment
Safety should always be a priority, but sometimes can be forgotten in a more “dull” work environment, like an office.  However, a dusty and unclean office can potentially cause you or employees to get sick, meaning efficiency goes down.  Employees can also get sick if food items are left behind, causing mold to grow.  With things cluttered and left sitting around, people are more likely to trip and get hurt.  Not to mention if a customer trips, you could potentially be liable.

Boosted Morale
Having a clean and organized workspace shows that you are proud of the space and what you do in that space.  In turn, employees can be proud of where they work.  Workers who can take pride in their working environment are more inclined to be organized themselves, having an overall boost in morale.  Working environments can potentially see a very positive change.

WRITTEN AND EDITED BY: MICHELLE CHMIELEWSKI
​PUBLISHED ON: 10/23/2016
Opinions expressed by WEALTHMEUNLIMITED  contributor  are their own.

Organized-workspace


VALUABLE RESUME TIPS

CAREERS

You’ve found the job of your dreams, but how do you get it? They always say first impressions are key, and your resume needs to convey your knowledge and personality as if you were there in-person.

Some applicants find they have so much they want to include that they end up cluttering the page with text. Remember that the hiring manager or representative is probably looking at a lot of them, so you want to help them find what they are looking for quickly. Capital letters can be taxing to read, so stick with bolded text or a subtle change in font size or type to help the sections of your resume stand out.

There are different ways to approach what to put at the top of your resume (under your name and contact information). Students or those with less experience in their field will want to focus on education, while those with more experience will want to put their work history at the top. Think about what you’re applying for: does the position align with your education or work experience? If you don’t have a lot of experience, highlight tasks and projects you’ve performed to fill up the page.

Also consider your timeline of work. If you’re a current or recent graduate, GPA and honors history are useful. However, if you graduated a long time ago, employers are going to be more interested in what you’ve been up to recently; stick to job awards and events, as well as any volunteering experience you may have.

Hobbies and special skills are also something you want to include, both to play up your value for the job as well as show that you are a well-rounded individual. You may have skills that would suit working in a craft store as well as being a computer programmer, so think about which set the employer is going to be looking for. You can even include keywords from the job description.

Finally, proofread everything. Nothing is more embarrassing or frustrating than sending out your resume and realizing you swapped two digits of your own phone number. Have a friend review to make sure all of the information is correct, up to date, and comprehensible.

The job market can be tough, but a good resume can help you get a foot into the door of the career you’ve always wanted.

WRITTEN AND EDITED BY: JESSICA LAWLER
PUBLISHED ON: 10/13/2016

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