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6 Luxury Fashion Items Every Businessman Needs

Written by 9rules Blog on March 27, 2015

Whether you’re preparing for graduation and getting ready to enter the business arena, or you’re an experienced professional who’s finally come to his senses, you might not be fully aware of the impact of fashion in the workplace.

Women have gotten all the attention in the media for what they wear, but fashion is important for men, too … even if there aren’t as many options. In fact, the lack of options is a big part of what makes it so vital for you to master the nuances of style.

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Don’t stroll into your office without these six items

If success is your goal, you probably shouldn’t head to work without at least considering the potential impact of these six luxury fashion statements: (more…)

How to Prepare Your Child Who Wants a Degree In Art

Written by 9rules Blog on March 25, 2015

So your kid wants to be an art major, huh?

Don’t freak out; it’s not as bad as you might be thinking. Slow your heart rate, take a few deep breaths, and check out how you can help to prepare your child for their path down the road of humanities.

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Support Their Dream

One of the worst feelings a child can have is to feel they’ve disappointed their parents. As a parent, you never want your child to feel this way. They’ll get some grief from other people for their educational decision; they don’t need it from you. For this reason, it’s vital that your child feels you support their dream to get a college degree in art. It’s acceptable to ask them questions such as why they want to pursue this degree, what form of art they are passionate about, and what they plan to do after they graduate, in order to get both some answers for yourself and get them thinking about their future as an artist. (more…)

4 Benefits of Obtaining an Online Education

Written by 9rules Blog on March 20, 2015

Thanks to advancements in technology, you can now do nearly anything you want online. From grocery shopping to receiving medical assistance, the internet has made an entirely new way of life possible.

One of the greatest advantages of the internet is the opportunity to learn about anything, and one of the best ways to take advantage of this is to enroll in one form or another of online education. While this can seem intimidating for some, due to possible distractions or a fear of not being able to see a teacher or professor in person, there are many benefits for getting involved in online learning.


Save Money

There are many reasons why getting an education online can help save you money. According to Study.com, online classes often cost less per credit, there are no housing or transportation costs, parents don’t need to pay for childcare, and nearly all resources required can be found online. The lower cost of online learning also makes it possible to take an occasional class if you simply want to widen your knowledge base, rather than obtain a degree.

3 Ways Net Neutrality Will Affect You Directly

Written by 9rules Blog on March 20, 2015

With all the confusion and technical lingo surrounding net neutrality, it can be hard to know exactly what has been voted on, what will change, and how those changes will affect the average American. Since no one truly wants to read the entire document outlining every aspect of net neutrality, here are some key takeaways about how the new rules and regulations of net neutrality will affect you in your daily life.


Your Bandwidth Won’t Get Throttled

Net neutrality ensures that there won’t be any fast or slow lanes for certain types of activities you use the Internet for. This means that you won’t have to give up successfully streaming Netflix so you can successfully stream Spotify. All content should come to you at the same speed. Without net neutrality, companies would have to pay more to the Internet service provider (ISP) in order to make their content get to you faster.

In the same turn, ISPs could also slow down certain content for whatever reason. But with net neutrality, no content will be given second-class status. Had net neutrality not passed, consumers may have had to pay a special fee to get the content they were previously provided, stated Michael Weinberg, VP of the digital advocacy group Public Knowledge. (more…)

Consumer Customization: How Your Business Can Rise to the Top

Written by 9rules Blog on March 18, 2015

“Have it your way” is the old slogan we’re all pretty familiar with from the fast-food industry—and the idea behind it is making huge waves in business. Letting customers leave your business with exactly what they want is one of the best things you can do to boost sales and keep customers coming back, especially if it’s difficult to find the product they really want anywhere else.

For example, a washer and gasket company that offers special order options in which customers can order custom-sized products is especially appealing to customers since they may not be able to find what they need elsewhere. Such a service is extremely valuable to customers, and it will entice them to use the service in the future and tell their friends all about it.

What Customization Does for Your Business

An article sponsored by Bain & Company says, “A Bain survey of more than 1,000 online shoppers found that while less than 10% have tried customization options, 25%-35% are interested in doing so.” And that number is rising all the time. That’s a large number of people you can help through customization, and it’s a major chance to boost your business. Here are some of the things that customization can do for you. (more…)