Ashley Andrews – CosmoBC.com http://cosmobc.com Your Universal News and Offbeat Portal Fri, 18 May 2018 04:14:08 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.6 Making the Best Coffee Right at Home http://foodblog.cosmobc.com/2018/05/16/making-coffee-home/ Wed, 16 May 2018 20:47:26 +0000 http://28.602 Coffee Beans CupTo achieve the ultimate status as a coffee-lover, one must embark on the joys of making coffee at home. We aren’t discussing instant coffees or grocery store brands that are already ground for you. We are talking about going from … Continue reading ]]> How to Get the Celebrity Look Without the Price Tag http://fashionblog.cosmobc.com/2018/03/16/celebrity-price-tag/ Sat, 17 Mar 2018 02:13:59 +0000 http://26.361 Woman Stylish SunglassesIt’s not really much of a mystery why you might want to look like a celebrity—because they step out looking almost flawless with the help of the best wardrobe stylists. Still, this is no reason for someone with a taste for fashion … Continue reading ]]> 5 Fundamentals Your Small Business Needs to Grow http://bizblog.cosmobc.com/2018/03/09/5-fundamentals-small-business-grow/ Fri, 09 Mar 2018 20:45:06 +0000 http://9.5592 Business Growth ArrowsWhat are some of the things that your small businesses will need if it wants to grow? Although there are many things that you can do to expand your small business, you have to keep in mind that you are working with limited resources. There isn’t enough time, talent, or money to complete all the things that you need … Continue reading ]]> Making Your Home and Business More Earth-Friendly Doesn’t Have to Be Difficult http://homeblog.cosmobc.com/2018/02/23/making-home-business-earth-friendly-difficult/ Fri, 23 Feb 2018 23:54:52 +0000 http://30.605 Ecological HouseWe are all responsible for taking care of our planet, and right now, it’s in trouble. Scientists around the world have confirmed that climate change is happening, and many of our natural resources are in jeopardy. We can all do … Continue reading ]]> 4 Tips on Starting a Successful Food and Beverage Business http://bizblog.cosmobc.com/2017/10/19/4-tips-starting-successful-food-beverage-business/ Thu, 19 Oct 2017 23:41:52 +0000 http://9.5260 Delicious Food PhoneWhile there are many factors behind the success of any food and beverage startup, you should work on differentiating your brand as much as possible. This will help you quickly attract attention to your business as soon as you launch. … Continue reading ]]> Hosting an Office Event? Here’s How to Make It a Success http://bizblog.cosmobc.com/2017/08/15/hosting-office-event-success/ Wed, 16 Aug 2017 02:39:50 +0000 http://9.5061 Business EventThe next big event at your office is due, and your boss has given you the honor of arranging the perfect event for co-workers and clients alike. Of course, your job may well depend on the outcome, so while you’re … Continue reading ]]> Essential Elements Involved in Hosting a Spectacular Event http://bizblog.cosmobc.com/2017/07/01/essential-elements-involved-hosting-spectacular-event/ Sun, 02 Jul 2017 01:46:26 +0000 http://9.4974 Business EventNo matter how many things go online, hosting a spectacular live event can still open up doors that would otherwise be closed. Despite recent advancements in virtual reality, there’s still no substitute for making in-person connections and giving potential customers … Continue reading ]]> 4 Ways a Blog Can Help a Business Be More Profitable http://bizblog.cosmobc.com/2017/02/06/4-ways-blog-business-profitable/ Tue, 07 Feb 2017 02:05:21 +0000 http://9.4547 Wordpress BlogThe challenges of being business owner are numerous. There are many day-to-day tasks that must be completed that are sure to keep your busy. However, you may still experience a decline in profits at times, and you may need to … Continue reading ]]> Food Service and Organization http://bizblog.cosmobc.com/2017/02/06/food-service-organization/ Tue, 07 Feb 2017 01:51:17 +0000 http://9.4544 Fruit CateringIf you have a restaurant, catering company, market, or any other type of small business that requires dealing or working with food, you will know just how important it is to have an efficient and proper system in place for … Continue reading ]]> Mobile Device Management and Small Business http://techblog.cosmobc.com/2016/12/20/mobile-device-management-small-business/ Tue, 20 Dec 2016 17:38:32 +0000 http://8.6541 Mobile Phone TabletRecently, a survey of IT professionals and mobile device users in small businesses found that most of them were unfamiliar with MDM (mobile Device Management) technology, even with 79% of them having given smartphones to at least a few of … Continue reading ]]> How To Troubleshoot A Failing Business http://bizblog.cosmobc.com/2016/12/14/troubleshoot-failing-business/ Wed, 14 Dec 2016 22:52:45 +0000 http://9.4048 Business ProblemsDespite all the marketing hype from people selling consulting or B2B marketing plans, it’s much easier to work at a regular job than to build a business. Unfortunately, while jobs offer job security, it’s rare to find one that’s a … Continue reading ]]> Use These Two Proven Ideas To Generate More Leads http://bizblog.cosmobc.com/2016/11/23/proven-idea-generate-leads/ Thu, 24 Nov 2016 04:32:54 +0000 http://9.4023 Online Marketing StrategiesWhat is the best way to generate more sales leads? How can you find new customers to boost your business today? When thinking about how to generate more leads, some methods work far better than others. Two in particular that … Continue reading ]]> What You Need To Know Before Starting a Franchise http://bizblog.cosmobc.com/2016/10/18/starting-franchise/ Tue, 18 Oct 2016 21:07:33 +0000 http://9.3938 Businessman FranchiseIf you have ever thought about being your own boss—or the thought of working for someone else gives you pause—but you are not sure what you should do, you should consider the franchise route. Oftentimes, investing in an established franchise … Continue reading ]]> TV 2.0 Is Here, Are You Ready? http://techblog.cosmobc.com/2016/08/24/tv-2-0-here-ready/ Thu, 25 Aug 2016 01:15:40 +0000 http://8.6357 Android TVSo much about television has changed in just the last ten years that it is difficult to know where to start. Some of the changes are not the best. But one thing is for certain: If you just woke up … Continue reading ]]> BYOD Is the Hot New Business Trend, But Is It Safe? http://bizblog.cosmobc.com/2016/08/17/byod-hot-business-trend-safe/ Wed, 17 Aug 2016 22:06:02 +0000 http://9.3758 MacBook Tablet AdvertisingBYOD. It means “bring your own device” to work. Successful businesses understand the benefit of allowing for personal devices in the workplace. BYOD means businesses are spending less on hardware because the employee is providing their own. And, the Good … Continue reading ]]> Repeat Customers Can Bolster Your Sales Numbers http://bizblog.cosmobc.com/2016/07/04/repeat-customers-bolster-sales-numbers/ Mon, 04 Jul 2016 16:45:44 +0000 http://9.3700 We Love Our Customers. Photo by Scott Richard. License: CC BY 2.0.All types and sizes of business experience sales slumps — but when you’re starting a new business, running into a sales slump can be like walking into a wall. It’s easy to panic. Since you may not have enough money … Continue reading ]]> Getting Your Ducks In A Row For Growth http://bizblog.cosmobc.com/2016/06/08/ducks-row-growth/ Thu, 09 Jun 2016 02:07:34 +0000 http://9.3568 Warehouse Shipping InventoryEvery entrepreneur sets out to grow the business. More customers, more sales, higher profits. It’s a simple plan that is at the heart of capitalism, and it’s the goal of every operation. But what could happen that would make growth … Continue reading ]]> Siegfried and Jensen – Lawyers as Internet Marketing Experts http://bizblog.cosmobc.com/2016/06/08/siegfried-jensen-lawyers-internet-marketing-experts/ Wed, 08 Jun 2016 23:24:21 +0000 http://9.3562 Mobile Phone Social MediaLegal eagles no longer have the luxury of relying on their wits and word-of-mouth to further their practice. Social media has made it so lawyers have the opportunity to talk to the masses without having to invest a considerable amount … Continue reading ]]> Websites and Business Data http://techblog.cosmobc.com/2016/05/26/websites-business-data/ Fri, 27 May 2016 00:33:58 +0000 http://8.6005 Data Storage DevicesEvery business has data that fits into various buckets: customer data, vendor data, business data, regulatory data. All of this data is both necessary and confidential. There can be disastrous consequences when this sort of data leaks out to the general public. Continue reading ]]> Your Business Can Only Benefit From Virtual Servers http://techblog.cosmobc.com/2016/05/13/business-benefit-virtual-servers/ Sat, 14 May 2016 02:06:38 +0000 http://8.5981 Virtual ServersIsn't it time your business made the switch to virtual servers? Virtualization consolidates servers; meaning, it does the job of multiple servers by sharing the resources of a single server across many environments. Virtualization is far more cost-effective, and it enhances your business by providing superior services. Continue reading ]]> Mortgage Loan Officers: Expanding Your Clientele http://bizblog.cosmobc.com/2016/04/23/mortgage-loan-officers-expanding-clientele/ Sat, 23 Apr 2016 23:30:56 +0000 http://9.3385 Mortgage OfficerWhat do you do if you can't make enough money to make a living from your current job? One option is to become a mortgage loan officer, join a team like Eagle Home Mortgage to get marketing and sales support, and begin to build a client base. Continue reading ]]> Here’s How to Avoid Convention Flu http://healthblog.cosmobc.com/2016/04/14/avoid-convention-flu/ Thu, 14 Apr 2016 18:37:15 +0000 http://19.263 Airport TravelConvention flu goes by many names. It is the plague you get when you travel to a convention or trade show, only to come back with some nameless strain of croup resistant to all known antibiotics. It will cost you … Continue reading ]]> Asset Management: The Backbone of Any Company http://bizblog.cosmobc.com/2016/03/23/asset-management-backbone-company/ Thu, 24 Mar 2016 03:28:50 +0000 http://9.3272 Warehouse AssetsAn asset is defined by Merriam-Webster as "a valuable person or thing." For businesses, assets can take many forms. That is why asset management is so critical and why it can get complicated without the right systems in place. SaaS-based solutions make asset management much more manageable. Continue reading ]]> Expertise Over Best Wishes: Why Sticking to Your Guns Is a Solid Business Bet http://bizblog.cosmobc.com/2016/03/14/expertise-wishes-sticking-guns-solid-business-bet/ Tue, 15 Mar 2016 01:23:34 +0000 http://9.3240 Lawyer Door SignEvery business owner feels the urge to explore new strategies to grow their worth, which leads them to invest countless hours and dollars into training. This push to learn new strategies is part of their best intentions. However, after noticing far too many owners succumb to information overload and endless nit-picking with perfection… Continue reading ]]> A Few Tips For Buying Furniture http://bizblog.cosmobc.com/2016/02/23/tips-buying-furniture/ Wed, 24 Feb 2016 02:25:01 +0000 http://9.3184 FurniturePeople who care about their home want to decorate it as well as possible. They want beautiful carpets and finely crafted blankets to throw over their couch. They want contrasting colors and soft rugs. The homeowner will spend years developing their home so that it captures the quality that they want to express. Continue reading ]]> Importance of Tech Employees http://bizblog.cosmobc.com/2016/02/23/importance-tech-employees/ Wed, 24 Feb 2016 02:00:11 +0000 http://9.3181 Tech EmployeeYour company's growth may be closely tied to your use of technology. To grow your sales and profits, you need talented people who know tech. Tech experts can make a huge difference in your marketing efforts and e-commerce functionality. If you can't hire and retain tech experts, your business may suffer. Continue reading ]]> In a Bowl Full of Goldfish, How Do You Prove You’re a Betta? http://bizblog.cosmobc.com/2016/02/23/bowl-full-goldfish-prove-betta/ Wed, 24 Feb 2016 01:08:32 +0000 http://9.3173 Fish BowlOne of the hardest parts of running a business is setting yourself apart from all of the competitors who are trying to capture your shared audience's attention. It is one thing to be able to come up with a USP (Unique Selling Point). It is entirely another to communicate it properly so that it "sticks." Continue reading ]]> Enterprise Resource Planning: How to Improve Accounting Practices http://bizblog.cosmobc.com/2016/02/22/enterprise-resource-planning-improve-accounting-practices/ Tue, 23 Feb 2016 00:17:07 +0000 http://9.3162 Office ComputersYour company may operate with dozens of different computer applications. As your firm grows, using different systems can make it difficult to operate efficiently. This issue is particularly important for your accounting and financial reporting. Consider an ERP system to streamline your business processes. Continue reading ]]> Where Not to Cut Corners When Building a Startup http://bizblog.cosmobc.com/2016/02/17/cut-corners-building-startup/ Wed, 17 Feb 2016 22:03:00 +0000 http://9.3137 Startup CompaniesCapital is naturally in short supply when starting a small business. At the same time is never more relevant than when an enterprise is trying to get itself off the ground. The balance between limited funds and the investments critical to success is a juggling act but necessary. Continue reading ]]> How I Streamlined My Business to Save Hundreds of Hours (and Dollars) Each Year http://bizblog.cosmobc.com/2016/02/12/streamlined-business-save-hundreds-hours-and-dollars-year/ Sat, 13 Feb 2016 00:06:35 +0000 http://9.3125 Minimalism-Simplicity-StreamliningWhen you own and operate a business, the saying "time is money" rings doubly true. As the head of the business, your time is best spent on major game-changing activities such as leading the team, cutting big deals, and making the big decisions for taking on the competition. Continue reading ]]> Let Parmele Law Represent You In Your Social Security Disability Claim http://bizblog.cosmobc.com/2016/01/06/parmele-law-represent-social-security-disability-claim/ Thu, 07 Jan 2016 00:23:41 +0000 http://9.2970 Form BureaucracyBeing disabled is something that can not only cripple the person who is disabled but also cripple their finances. Those who are truly disabled may be stuck at home without being able to work, and workers compensation may only come in for so long. Continue reading ]]> What Should You Know About Accident and Personal Injury Law Cases? http://bizblog.cosmobc.com/2015/12/14/accident-personal-injury-law-cases/ Tue, 15 Dec 2015 02:06:22 +0000 http://9.2871 CourtroomAccident and personal injury law cases can be very complicated and overwhelming for many. An experienced accident and personal injury attorney, can assess your case and provide insight about the legal process and your different options. Continue reading ]]> 4 Effective Ways to Save on the Use of Technology http://techblog.cosmobc.com/2015/10/01/4-effective-ways-save-technology/ Fri, 02 Oct 2015 01:33:51 +0000 http://8.4769 Money ComputerThere’s no doubt about it: modern technology provides us with numerous conveniences. However, it doesn’t come without some strings attached. If you use things like your cell phone, television, internet, and laptop, then you have a pretty good idea of … Continue reading ]]> TV Tech for the Fall Season http://techblog.cosmobc.com/2015/09/15/tv-tech-fall-season/ Wed, 16 Sep 2015 00:10:42 +0000 http://8.4552 Remote Control TVIn the U.S. the biggest indicator that fall has arrived is the renewed emphasis on all things related to the TV. It is the beginning of the football season. New shows get their chance, and the old favorites get renewed. It is the time of the year when people purchase newer, better TVs. Continue reading ]]> Four Benefits Of Accelerated Learning For Business Professionals http://bizblog.cosmobc.com/2015/09/15/benefits-accelerated-learning-business-professionals/ Tue, 15 Sep 2015 23:06:15 +0000 http://9.2013 Business EducationDo you work in a business setting right now, or are you planning to change careers and become a business person? Maybe you even plan to start your own business, while you chase your entrepreneurial spirit. While you'll find arguments that people don't need a business degree… Continue reading ]]> ESignature Technology: A Time-Saving Tool for Entrepreneurs http://bizblog.cosmobc.com/2015/09/12/esignature-technology-time-saving-tool-entrepreneurs/ Sat, 12 Sep 2015 22:37:14 +0000 http://9.2001 eSignatureI can't recall the last time I sent a personal letter. I can't recall the last time I mailed someone a check. Come to think of it, I can't recall the last time I did anything that involves a pen and paper. We pay our bills online. We communicate online. We learn about local and national news online. Continue reading ]]> Why the Telephone May Be the Most Important Business Tool You Have http://bizblog.cosmobc.com/2015/09/04/telephone-important-business-tool/ Sat, 05 Sep 2015 02:37:02 +0000 http://9.1974 Phone LandlineMany have made the mistake of writing the eulogy for the lowly telephone a little too soon. People say things to the effect that the least used feature on their smartphone is the phone. Companies have demoted the phone to just another unloved app on the mobile computing device. Continue reading ]]> Keep Your Networks Open for Business and Safe From Hackers http://bizblog.cosmobc.com/2015/09/04/networks-open-business-safe-hackers/ Fri, 04 Sep 2015 21:24:57 +0000 http://9.1971 Security Password DumpYou are about to be hacked! Oh, I don't mean right this moment. But it is inevitable that at some point in the near future, someone is going to slip some malware on your system that causes your computer to do things you didn't expect, for the benefit and profit of someone else. Continue reading ]]>