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5 Tips to Keep Your Gadgets Safe From Criminals

Written by 9rules Blog on January 22, 2015

Most people nowadays own a gadget or two which they use on a daily basis for personal and work purposes. Whether it’s a combination of a smartphone and tablet or a laptop, these mobile devices provide much convenience to consumers. Not surprising at all because these modern gadgets can perform various functions. A tablet, for instance, can be used as a mobile phone allowing owners to send and receive voice calls as well as text messages and it can also be used to create reports and other documents as well as send and receive emails.

Now as these mobile devices get more advanced and become more expensive, it is just proper for any owner to protect these gadgets from people with dark motives. Be aware that thieves are lurking around targeting these personal electronic devices. They can be after two things – the information stored in the gadget or the pricey device itself. But whichever it is, it’s a must to be extra careful today notably when you’re traveling. A few seconds of lax thought and action can make your phone, tablet or laptop disappear like magic.

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Here are seven easy ways to ensure that your electronic gadget stays safe wherever you go. (more…)

Survival Tips for Startups Facing Rough Times

Written by 9rules Blog on January 18, 2015

Starting a small business is the dream of many couples. It excites them to think that they are their own boss and can earn more income moving forward.

But it has been said that business and marriage are not a good mix. In fact, the number of entrepreneurs who end up in a rocky marriage or divorce is on the upswing. Business owners are also believed to be poor in managing their work and home or family life. With the demands of their work that can make them stay up late at night and travel to other places, they are likely to encounter problems in time management and in their marital relationship.

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Married entrepreneurs should take note of certain issues that they can possibly face in case their marriage becomes rocky. Keep in mind that a divorce can negatively impact an entrepreneur, said a Los Angeles divorce lawyer from Korol and Velen law offices. (more…)

Popular Reasons for Divorce

Written by 9rules Blog on January 16, 2015

Marriage is not an easy commitment, and for the longest time, the consensus is that about half of American marriages end in divorce. In a recent survey, however, researchers found that this rate is not all that accurate.

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The New York Times published the results of this study, which shows that while divorce rates did increase in the 70s and 80s, they have dropped significantly in the last 20 years.

In fact, for couples who married in the 2000s, the divorce rate is around 15 percent! However, divorce is still not uncommon, not to mention separation.

San Diego Divorce Lawyer Sandy Meade says that while the divorce rate is going down, the reasons for divorce haven’t changed all that much. While people don’t enter a marriage planning divorce down the road, these reasons come up at some point, leading to a potentially disastrous situation. (more…)

6 Basics Your Home Business Needs

Written by 9rules Blog on January 13, 2015

Working from home is a dream come true for many business owners, and offering your employees the option to telecommute or enjoy a virtual office can be a win-win. You may be able to pay them less for the “trade” of working from home. Plus, you’ll enjoy lower overhead, happier (and more productive) employees, and ultimately your customers will reap all the benefits. However, there are a few things you (and your work from home) employees need in order to optimize the business.

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Don’t underestimate the importance of communication basics, like a landline, internet and maybe even cable (depending on your business). When your customers call in, they need to feel like they’re talking to an informed, knowledgeable expert (even if that expert is working in yoga pants). As the business owner, it’s your responsibility to make sure your employees’ home offices encourage a positive experience for your customers.
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5 Things to Consider When Incorporating in a State or Country

Written by 9rules Blog on January 13, 2015

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Of course it’s easier to hand pick where you’ll set up shop or incorporate as a startup or entrepreneur, but that’s not always the easiest time. Maybe your partner is finishing a graduate program, you don’t want to move your kids in the middle of the year, or you have geo-specific responsibilities to consider. However, where your business is located can make a huge difference when it comes to taxes, exemptions, statuses and write-offs. If moving is beneficial to your business and family (if applicable), the sooner the better.

As an American entrepreneur, different states offer different pros, cons, and difficulties when it comes to becoming a small business owner. However, don’t think you have to be “stuck” in the US if that doesn’t strike your fancy. An increasing number of businesses offer virtual offices according to Technology Review, and it’s more possible than ever to operate a “US business” from abroad. Here are a few things to consider if a move or new incorporation is in your future: (more…)