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Get free money saving travel tips in this free issue of the digital edition of Small Business Trends Magazine!
When done right with the right planning, a business trip can solidify existing relationships, put an important face to your company and perhaps even lead to new relationships — and new opportunities! But it can also be a real drag on your company’s bottom line. And for small businesses, every dime matters when you’re on the road.
In our latest magazine issue, we look at the highs and lows of travel for small business owners.
Gabrielle Pickard Whitehead shares some great money saving tips in our Travel Edition cover story. Later on in the magazine, she talks to an expert about the phenomenon of travel burnout and how it can be a drag on both your small business and you personally. And Annie Pilon shares road warrior advice for startup entrepreneurs, travel enthusiasts and the entrepreneurial business traveler.
Nash Riggins tells us how we can get away from work without totally disconnecting and Rob Starr previews details from the upcoming National Small Business Week event and gives a history of the U.S. Small Business Administration.
You’ll find all this and more in the Small Business Trends Magazine 2017 Travel Edition!
Love to travel? New to travel? Either way, this free eGuide called 100 Travel Tips can make your next holiday or business trip better! Written by Wolfgang Riebe, 100 Travel Tips offers practical and simple tips which will make your next travel experience a breeze!
This guide is broken down into three sections:
Make your next trip exciting – instead of stressful – with these effective tips.
Have you ever heard of the book Think and Grow Rich, by Napoleon Hill? Well, think again and read this is free eBook – Think Again and Grow Rich by Stanley Bronstein. Determine your definition of what it means to be rich so you can go out and achieve it.
Description: “There are two basic types of definitions of what it means to be rich. Society’s definitions and your definition. Money is not and should not be the “be-all” and “end-all” of our existence. However, for all too many people, that’s just what it is. Do you know people like this? Are you like this? If you think you already know what it means to grow rich, then perhaps it’s time for you to think again.
This book is part Stanley Bronstein’s SuperChangeYourLife.com Mission which is meant to serve as a catalyst for personal growth and development by providing people with proven information, tools and methods necessary to quickly and efficiently analyze the challenges they’ve faced, in the past, and then to design and implement simple, elegant solutions to conquer these challenges, in the present, thus maximizing their potential for personal growth and development in the future.”
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It’s that time of year again! Time for our favorite annual freebie event, Free Comic Book Day! We’ve talked about it on the podcast. We’ve blogged about it on the site. This year we made a video! In our Free Comic Book Day video review we tell you what it’s all about, show you what it’s like and give you some tips on how to make the most of this exciting event. It’s a great day out for the entire family.
Free Comic Book Day is a annual event held at participating comic book stores nationwide on the first Saturday of May. This year FCBD will be held May 6, 2017. If you like comic books, and you like free stuff, you’ll love this! For more information and to find a list of the comics available for free this year, visit www.freecomicbookday.com.
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If you like to read and you like free, we have the perfect freebie for you, a free short story e-book! Story A Day May 2013 will be available on the Kindle FREE on November 6, 2016!
Written by UK author, blogger and podcaster Morgen Bailey, this 81 page e-book is a collection of 31 fictional short stories and poetry inspired by writing prompts from the writer creativity challenge blog Storyaday.org during the month of May, 2013. The compilation includes a mix of various genres. Some are poignant, some dramatic and some humorous. All are entertaining and easy to read.
I’ve been interested in the concept of investing for quite a while now, and am still researching all the possible opportunities to grow personal wealth. Earlier this year I considered the prospects of investing a small amount of my income in penny stocks. Thinking this would be an easy, inexpensive way to dabble in the stock market without risking huge sums of money that I didn’t have, I set up an account with an online brokerage and began the process of searching for companies in which to invest.
However, as I began to research the penny stock landscape, I got cold feet. The more I read about it, the more cautious I became. After a few weeks, I realized that I didn’t know enough about penny stocks to feel comfortable enough to dive in, so I backed out of the idea entirely and without investing a single penny. I’m glad I waited.
Recently I received an invitation to review an audio book called Penny Stock Trading & Options – Trading QuickStart Guides: The Simplified Beginner Guides to Penny Stock Trading & Options Trading. Published by ClydeBank Media and available at Audible.com, this audio publication is a primer for the beginning investor who is interested in dipping a toe in the penny stock and stock options markets. Actually, it isn’t one audio book, but two, offered together in one convenient bundle for $14.95. I received a copy of this audio book free in exchange for my honest review. As it turns out, it was just what I needed.
Narrated by Peter Bierma, The Penny Stock Trading Quick Guide is a no-nonsense, easy to understand beginner’s introduction to the world of penny stocks, and in some aspects, the stock market as a whole. The first chapter starts off with the basics of stock trading, and I mean the basics, such as what stocks are, what a stock market is and how stocks are traded. From there it dives right into the specific area of penny stocks with a fast but surprisingly thorough set of tutorials. These lessons covered the risks involved, the metrics and formulas to learn and use when researching the performance of the stocks and companies in which you want to invest, and the pitfalls to watch for when trading. The audio book also warns about the many scams that permeate the penny stock marketplace.
I had already done some research into the topic, so the first few chapters were somewhat rudimentary for me. I was also aware of some of the more well-known scams, such as the pump-and-dump schemes. However, the metrics, formulas and ratio calculations were quite helpful. These were the tools I did not have on my first visit to penny stocks. I now have something to work with, a renewed interest in the penny stock arena and a little more confidence in the world of investing.
The second title in the audio book bundle, Options Trading, was a bit more awkward to get through. Also narrated by Peter Bierma, this one dealt with stock options, something I’ve heard a lot of but knew little about. It is clear this one is also written for beginners, but it also tackles an area of the stock market that is more complicated to navigate and understand than simply trading the stocks themselves. I slogged through it, and I learned a lot more from this one, but I was still left somewhat confused. To be fair, my interest in the stock market doesn’t include the specific area of stock and commodity options trading, so I’ll admit I got lost a few times. I do know that knowledge is power. The more I know about how the stock market works, the greater the chances of success with it, so I listened.
In short, Options Trading does a good job of explaining what I consider a more convoluted area of the stock market in relatively simple terms. Had it been a dryly written paperback, I would have dozed off after page 1, but it wasn’t. I can’t say that it was more interesting as an audio book, but it kept the explanations simple with enough real world analogies and examples to keep me from getting totally lost. The only downside to Options Trading is that the topic itself doesn’t work well in an audio book format without a visual element to accompany it. Some of the concepts can be difficult to grasp without a chart, graph or some other illustration to more effectively explain them. Fortunately, this package has it covered.
The audio book bundle includes a supplemental in the form of the Audiobook Companion PDF, a document in pdf format with all the charts, graphs, tables and formulas referenced in both Quick Guides. Although touted in the audio book as helpful but not necessary, the supplement is indeed important, especially when listening to the second audio book.
The pdf file isn’t bundled directly with the audio book. It needs to be downloaded separately, and the audio book includes instructions at the beginning on how to do so. Do this before you get too far into the books. Trust me, you’ll need it.
There is one issue with the audio book bundle. Each illustration in the companion pdf is labled figure 1, figure 2, etc. and the narrator refers the listener to them as the book progresses. The Options Trading book and companion are not in sync from illustrations 24 to the end of the companion. For instance, when the narrator says “please refer to figure 24 in the companion pdf”, the correct reference is figure 28. It isn’t a deal breaker, but makes an already challenging topic to grasp all the more confusing.
In summary, Penny Stock Trading & Options – Trading QuickStart Guides: The Simplified Beginner Guides to Penny Stock Trading & Options Trading is a recommended listen for anyone who wants to get into the stock market for the first time. It’s relatively easy to understand and easy to listen to, even when you are on the go. It also contains some good advice, without being preachy. Before you spend a penny on penny stocks, you may want to consider this audio book. It may save you much more.
Makeuseof.com is offering a Free guide to Pinterest. Called simply Your Guide To Pinterest by Maggie Marystone, it gives an overview of this unique online “pinboard platform of images collected, organized and shared by millions of Pinterest members and users worldwide.
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Free Comic Book Day is an annual event that will land on May 7th this year. Traditionally, it is on the first Saturday in May. On this day, comic book stores hand out specially-printed issues of comic books. Each person will get to choose a certain number of those comic books. But you only get to choose while supplies last, so be sure to get there early to snag the issues you want!
Here are some tips to getting the most out of this special day:
Most comic book shops participate in this country-wide event, but not all. Be sure to check with your local comic shop and make sure they are participating, and check their schedule so you can be ready when they open their doors.
Because each shop only lets you take a few comics, it’s best to bring some friends and family so you can all get a variety of comics.
Find out the kind of comic books being offered by checking Free Comic Book Day’s official website and looking at the list of available comics. Again, these aren’t normal comics. They are specially printed comics containing special stories or preludes connecting to other comics in those series. If you want an Avengers comic that is being offered, for example, then you will have to grab the Avengers comic with the “Free Comic Book Day” logo on the cover, and not a normal Avengers comic.
Keep in mind that these comics may be free for you, but the stores distributing them still have to pay for them. Be sure to thank the employees for your free comics!
Now that you have them, use these tips to get ready for Free Comic Book Day on May 7, 2016! If you love comic books, be sure to give all the support you can to the event that brings together comic book fans throughout the country!
Do you have a problem creating quick and healthy meals for picky eaters? Do you struggle with the problem of what to serve for dinner each night?
This book solves it! How to Get Your Kids to Beg for Veggies by Leann Forst, MBA CHHP, is a collection of quick and easy hidden veggie recipes the whole family will love. This book is a $9.95 value, and now, for a limited time, it’s available FREE!
From the book description: “Leann takes the burden off of moms & dads that want to feed their family good nutrition without the hassle of added preparation. By using veggies in the form of baby food, organic vegetable powders and other tricks, Leann sneaks additional nutrients into family favorite recipes in a snap – making picky eaters a thing of the past and bringing harmony to the dinner table”.
Some of the recipes in this cookbook include:
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