Author: Cathy Vu

Tips for Growing Your Construction Business — From Your Marketing Strategy to Your Website Design
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Tips for Growing Your Construction Business — From Your Marketing Strategy to Your Website Design

The only way to grow your construction business is by making people aware of your company, the services you offer, and your fantastic reputation. While ideally, you want your reputation to grow organically through word-of-mouth advertising, that takes time. From your online and offline marketing strategies to your web design, every detail needs to be taken into consideration when working to grow your construction business. Here are a few tips to help you grow your business quickly. Design a website that targets your intended audience   Your website is not an area of your business that you want to try to do yourself to save money. Contractor Gorilla is a web designer that works specifically with contractors to create stunning sites to display their work and build their reputatio...
Reopening Your Church During a Global Pandemic: 5 Things You Should Know
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Reopening Your Church During a Global Pandemic: 5 Things You Should Know

When the COVID-19 lockdowns began to lessen in North America, whether religious services were “essential” became a heated debate amongst Americans, especially amongst churchgoers and the clergy.   According to an article published in The New York Times, over 650 cases of COVID-19 were linked to 40 churches and religious events that took place in the United States as some Americans resumed their “pre-pandemic activities”.   It seems that churches would be wise to air on the side of caution when it comes to reopening. Check out these 5 things you should know when considering opening your church during the pandemic:   1. Making live streaming the core service is the first step. According to the Pew Research Center, 79 percent of adults living in the United ...
Is the Automotive Industry a Good Career Path?
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Is the Automotive Industry a Good Career Path?

The automotive industry is important for the functioning of society, and like any other industry, there is a wide range of jobs available for qualified individuals. Few other industries can boast such a ubiquitous presence. From customer service to hard science, here are a few things to consider if a career in the auto industry sounds like it might be interesting. An auto career can help you hone and apply your automotive maintenance skills outside of work, though some of it might require a specialized toolbox. To help you learn these practical skills, you should probably try to get a certification or two as they will provide a paper trail proving that you know what you are doing if you don't already have experience. Automotive and diesel certifications will a couple of the kinds of...
Is Your Ex Stalking You Online? How to Stop a Cyberstalker
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Is Your Ex Stalking You Online? How to Stop a Cyberstalker

Living in fear of receiving a notification or alert from a cyberstalker is becoming an increasingly common experience. In fact, according to the Bureau of Justice Statistics, approximately one in four victims of stalking report some form of cyberstalking such as email or instant messaging. Stalkers are typically driven by a need for attention and an obsession with making their victims pay for perceived wrongdoing. More and more stalkers are using the Internet as a tool to track down victims and disrupt their daily lives. If you believe your ex is stalking you online, here’s how to take steps to protect yourself and end put an end to the stalking. Avoid unknown phone numbers Most stalkers harass victims with an endless number of texts, phone calls, and emails. After you block their main ph...
How to Start an e-Commerce Business From Home
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How to Start an e-Commerce Business From Home

One of the best things about e-Commerce is its global reach, flexibility, and convenience. You could sell products in Japan from your couch in New York. And for models like dropshipping, you don’t even have to worry about inventory or shipping. It’s no wonder a lot of people flock to e-Commerce as a source of livelihood. But even with the influx of new players, the industry is still lucrative and easy to set up. Here’s how: What You Need A Wireless router: The internet is an extremely important element of your e-Commerce business hence, your internet connection should not be compromised on. We’re not talking about going to the cafe nearby that offers free wifi or piggybacking on your neighbor’s Wi-Fi because its always on. You’ll need a strong, stable, connection that you can count on bein...
Are Our Smartphones Messing With Our Memories?
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Are Our Smartphones Messing With Our Memories?

Thanks to the invention of the smartphone, everyone has a tiny genius tucked right in their pocket. But is having that extreme level of intelligence at your fingertips disrupting your own brain functions? More than 80 percent of Americans use a smartphone and many rely on these devices for memory enhancement and analytical thinking. Smartphones have become a “cognitive crutch” in our daily lives, and the main culprit in depleting our learning and remembering is the camera feature.  Is taking photos ruining our memories? Smartphones have revolutionized our social connections. We can take multiple photos and share them immediately on social media or in a private photo-sharing app like ibi with select family and friends. The smart photo manager, ibi, allows users to store thousands of me...