• How Do You Determine The Price Of A Commodity?

    Commodity prices are often erratic. This is because there are many factors that affect the demand and supply of a commodity, and thus affect the price too. This article aims to add further clarity to what these factors determining commodity pricing are in order to give everyone a basic understanding of how the market for commodities works.  What is a commodity?  Before delving into what these factors are it’s crucial to establish what a commodity is. Some prime examples of commodities include; Copper Crude oil Wheat  Iron ore Coffee beans Gold In economic terms, you can easily differentiate a commodity by labeling it as an asset whereby if depletion occurred…

  • Want to Start a Business? Here are a Few Tips

    If you have the entrepreneurial spirit and have always wanted to start your own business, you will be wondering how to do it. There are so many facets and nuances of starting your own business that it can be a mammoth task figuring it all out in itself, and that’s before you even start. However, if you are positive and determined, there is nothing that can stop you making an empire of your own. Here are a few things to think about for you all budding business owners: Don’t run before you can walk So, you have a great idea, and you are doing the right thing and discussing it…

  • How to Save on Heating Costs in Your Office!

    Small businesses in the U.S. spend nearly $60 billion just to heat up their offices each year, according to the EPA’s Energy Star program statistics. In addition to that, according to the NFIB, heating is among the top three expenses for more than a third of small businesses nationwide. Therefore, cutting down on your office energy consumption is not only good for the environment but your budget as well. You can save a lot of money in a few simple steps, including having your system upgraded and maintained by an expert company like Action AC, educating the employees and modifying their habits. This way you could save as much as…

  • Paper, Paper, Paper! Shoplet Has It ALL!!

    There are 53 days left of summer vacation for 6-year-old Alice. Yes, I have counted. Yes, I have marked it in my calendar. YES! I am still struggling to keep her doing an hour of schoolwork a morning but let me tell you; this kid is wicked smart but her penmanship…. well, it did not keep up with her math skills. Writing in a plain notebook gets boring so I headed to Kids Activities Blog (a great site when you have kids!) and printed out several letter worksheets for Alice to practice on. The folks at Shoplet (don’t forget to use Rakuten for 2% back!) once again have PERFECT timing.…

  • Connectivity Is The Ultimate Key To An Effective Business Model

    Pixabay Image On our little section of the web we are always looking for ways to help business owners improve their current model. Today, we’re going to look at efficiency and effectiveness. Could connectivity be the answer that you’re missing? First, what do we mean by connectivity? Essentially, if you want a lean, mean business you need to be completing processes as quickly as possible without losing quality. To do that, you need to make sure that everyone is connected. That means keeping everyone on the same page, working towards the same goal or aims that are integrated. You might think that it’s easy to ensure that your business is…

  • Shoplet Has ALL The Office Supplies I Need!! #shopletreviews

    I truly have an addiction to iPad covers! Wait, I take that back, I have an addiction to office supplies. Pens, iPad covers, Binders, Paper! All of it!! Shoplet is one of my favorite spots on the net to feed that addiction.  Shoplet is a one-spot shopping spot!  Pens??! An awesome selection of pens! Paper? Toner? Furniture? Shoplet has EVERYTHING!!!  Today, I want to share my review of two Samsill products from Shoplet. First, Office Binders. Being a blogger I accumulate a LOT of paperwork. Keeping it all in one binder makes my job easier!! This Samsill Top Performance DXL Locking D-Ring Binder With Label Holder is AWESOME!! SUPER easy…