This article was contributed by Chris Beck who is a Content Producer/contributor and also a well published freelance writer in the insurance and tech space. Originally from Asheville, NC and a University of South Carolina Alum. I am also an avid Gamecock sports follower... I have a family of four including a twin brother, 6 if you include our Fox Hound and German Shepard.

 

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How the Rise of Live Streaming Impacts Digital Marketing

Live streaming has evolved from a trendy phenomenon into a full-blown marketing strategy used by brands and businesses in nearly every industry. Rather than telling us about company updates and initiatives, brands are showing us. The rise of live streaming among social media’s most…

4 Startups Revolutionizing the Morning Coffee Experience

Roughly 2.25 billion cups of coffee are consumed each day around the world. The United States imports $4 billion in coffee each year from mostly developing nations, and Americans consume about 400 million cups of coffee per day. There are approximately 24,000 independent coffee…

The Top 5 Must-Have Instagram Marketing Tools for 2017

There’s not a skilled woodworker on earth who doesn’t take a great deal of pride in his or her arsenal of tools. From power jointers and thickness planers to circular saws and router bits, each tool tells a unique story of past projects —…

How to Clean Your PC for Better Performance [Infographic]

We use our PCs far more than any of us might like to admit, but in today’s technology-driven age, our computers are a necessary evil. Whether we use them for work, at home, or a combination of both, there’s no denying we are constantly…

Extending Education Beyond the Classroom

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In the 20th century and before, personalized tutors were sometimes relied on to help students who were falling behind their peers. Parents were expected to invest large sums of money when the educational system failed their children – often dropping them off at Sylvan…

Travel Brands Not Using Social Media are Missing Out

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Studies show that today’s average American distinctly loves two things — social media and travel. Smart travel brands are hopping on the social media bandwagon with Facebook fan pages, active Twitter accounts, and even Pinterest pages. More than just the latest fad, social media…

How to Find a Better Work-Life Balance

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Since its inception, the American higher education system has been continuously evolving, but no change has had a greater impact on learners than the introduction of modern technology into the classrooms. Once a path only for the privileged elite who could manage the financial…

The Evolution of the Modern Day Classroom [Infographic]

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There was a time in the not-so-distant past when young adults finished up high school and then quickly moved in one of two directions. They either enrolled in a four-year college to work toward their degree, or they got a job right out of…

Choosing the Best eCommerce Platform for your Business

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America has always been the country to promote boot strapping and becoming a self-made success story.  In fact, Corporate America is filled with these individuals who have millions and billions to boast about that stemmed from their entrepreneurial spirits and unsurpassed determination. While many…

eCommerce Is Retail’s New Storefront

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Online, or in line? Many consumers today are asking themselves this very question of whether they should order online or wait in line. With eCommerce on the rise, retail storefronts are now home pages, and departments are now in located on the sidebar. In…

Why Small Businesses Should Monitor Gas Prices

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Many different small businesses and startups do forecasting and projections to plan for future growth and challenges. In fact, forecasting may be one of the most important things a small business can do. From inventory to staffing, you need to know, more than anything…

14 Ways To Keep Your Kids Safe Online

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Technological advances have really lost their glamour. Minor adaptations of current technology isn’t as buzz worthy as the all in all new advances that were sweeping the news a decade ago. But what has taken some of the spotlight is the new ways parents…

The IT Team is Your Company’s Secret Weapon

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Most every company has an IT team, or at least one IT expert in place. Although their job responsibilities are key for keeping the company running smoothly, most employers still don’t understand how to keep them working at an optimal level. Not only that,…

Is Your Smart Meter Compromising Your Home Security?

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Let’s face it, everyone nowadays is looking for new and better ways to save power. After all, it’s a win-win for everyone – you save money on your utility bills, all while saving our fragile planet. The smart meter is one of the main…

How to Create a WordPress Blog [Infographic]

Have you ever come across a really breathtaking WordPress blog? Chances are, you’re probably subscribed to at least one of them. If you’re like most people, you’ve probably always wanted to have your own WordPress blog site, but the typical one-click install may seem…

Infographic: How to Make Your First eCommerce Sale

Ecommerce now accounts for about 10% of all retail sales and in the U.S alone, and online retail sales are expected to easily reach $300 billion over the next twelve months. How ever you look at it, eCommerce is a vital part of running…