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Why Being a Jerk Can Be Good for Your Personal Brand

Written by 9rules Blog on July 21, 2016

Nobody likes a jerk. That’s the general truth we’re told, and it makes sense because jerks are, well, jerks. They’re inherently unlikable. So why are so many celebrities, CEOs, and other notable personalities who are characterized as “jerks” so popular? Take a look at Tim Sykes, who developed a reputation for being a douche bag and became even more successful because of it. Or take a look at Donald Trump, whose brash and boorish behavior likely contributed to his now-stunning shot at becoming president of the United States.

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11 Tips To Keep Your House Constantly Clean

Written by 9rules Blog on July 12, 2016

If you’re tired of spending hours washing dishes and sorting laundry, then you need to make some changes. Nobody has time to clean their house when dishes, clothes, and clutter have taken over every room. Furthermore, this takes away from family time after a long day of work.

In addition, cleaning can actually cause stress in your relationships. According to research, 51 percent of women will do housework daily compared to 20 percent of men. As a result, 47 percent of cohabiting couples argue about cleaning.

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Crisis Communication: Planning & Preparing [Infographic]

Written by David Jones on July 6, 2016

An infographic looking at how to plan for a crisis.
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6 Things You Should Know Before Investing in Penny Stocks

Written by 9rules Blog on June 27, 2016

You may have heard a bit about penny stocks when people talk about making strong investments. Penny stocks are an affordable way to enter the ranks of investors, and they’re quickly gaining popularity because it’s possible to see incredible returns in a short amount of time.

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Timothy Sykes is the best example of this. He took $12,000 of his bar mitzvah money and invested it in penny stocks. Within just a few years, his profits took off, and by the time he was 21, he’d made $1.65 million from his investments. (more…)

Must-Use Online Tools for Small Businesses

Written by 9rules Blog on June 27, 2016

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Small businesses are the drivers of the economy of many countries today and more are being launched. But in order for one to become competitive, they must keep up with the latest technology and use them for their advantage. Many digital and mobile technologies available today are ideal for businesses and when entrepreneurs embrace them, they can be sure to succeed in the future.

Online tools are in demand these days and depending on one’s preference, a business owner can use the free plan or the paid plan. The free tools, however, may have limited features hence, the paid plans are best if you want to use a particular service for the long term. (more…)