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Top Tips for Hosting an Online Meeting

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Being the host or moderator of an online conference with a business video conferencing solution such as BlueJeans is very different from hosting a traditional meeting. While it is more convenient, it can still throw a person off if they aren’t used to it. When people aren’t in the same room together, it is easy for them to assume they …

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Want to Improve Conversions? Experiment with These 4 A/B Tests

Making progress with your eCommerce website involves a lot of testing. A/B testing is the most effective way to improve your website conversions to make more sales and revenue. With A/B testing, you compare two versions of a web page, pop-up, form, or other website element against each other to determine which performs the best. Since there are so many …

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Need to Hold an Urgent Meeting? Here’s How to Make It Effective

Having to hold an urgent meeting is often chaotic, since time is short and urgency is often necessitated without prior warning. This is why we are here to help you with some great tips on how to make your urgent meetings effective, so as to save time and ensure your business can maintain its high standard of performance.   A …

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Keeping Employees Engaged During Online IT Meetings

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Keeping employees on the ball during meetings can be a big challenge, especially for IT professionals who are used to moving from one task to the next very quickly. Whether you’re a trouble shooting technician or a network administrator, dealing with IT in any role is life in the business fast lane. Therefore, it can be particularly difficult to keep …

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How to Know if Your Swag Will Resonate

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  When you attend a trade show, you are likely going to see many booths offering unique giveaway items or sweepstakes-style contests to help build their brand. Many companies will set their expectations too high and assume that just providing some cool gear for information will set them up for the success they want. This isn’t always the case as …

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Making the Most of Video: How Business Can Integrate Web Conferencing

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A common predicament among IT heads is that while there’s interest in utilizing conferencing technology in a more meaningful way, there isn’t enough of a push within most company cultures to truly start integrating video. That’s because, to many, web conferencing is still an obtuse tech. Conference calls are still synonymous with aging hardware and wait times, and the cost …

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How Video Conferencing Platforms Can Make IT Personnel More Effective

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For modern businesses that have most of their data stored digitally and conduct nearly all of their business online, IT can be the heart of their operation. Making sure that all systems are functioning optimally and that everyone is able to communicate is key. Many businesses are taking advantage of technology allowing for increased mobility, which means sometimes key systems …

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How to Increase the Impact of an Online Meeting Despite Working with the Worst Personality Types

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Imagine this scenario: you have a meeting that is about to start. Good news is, you do not have to squeeze into a cramped, muggy meeting room. Instead, the meeting will be held through the Blue Jeans business video conferencing solution. Now you can stay at your desk at your desk and participate in the meeting via your desktop or …

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6 Definitive Reasons Your Company Should Be Using Video Conferencing

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Video conferencing is in full force today, and it’s growing annually. Ten years ago, video conferencing was an unreliable, somewhat experimental tool that sounded like a good idea but was horribly slow and uncomfortable in practice.   Much has changed since then – with the implementation of a number of different technologies in the business sector, video conferencing has become …

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MGM National Harbor awards two new contracts to Asian American Minority Business Enterprises

At MGM National Harbor, diversity and inclusion is a core value that is not only found in their workforce, but equally in the creation of their ideas and minority business engagement. The vision for MGM National Harbor is a resort that provides a world-class experience to all of its guests, and is built, designed and operated by a team representative …

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3 Reasons to Always Use Video Streaming Hosting

By Jake Anderson Once you understand the benefits of video streaming for your business, you should know it’s never a good idea to self-host them. This is something you probably haven’t put much thought into until now, but there are three reasons why you should always use a host. Have the Bandwidth You Need Available When You Need It Most …

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Brainstorming in the Digital Age

By Jake Anderson   Brainstorming isn’t what it used to be. Once upon a time everybody just used to get together in a room, or even a bar, put the problem on the table then work on dismantling it. Finding solutions, coming up with innovations, and cutting loose creatively has been lost to a meeting culture that is stifling and …

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Foreign Investment in U.S real estate

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In Mid-March of 2014, foreign direct investment in real estate sector in the United States reached up to approximately $9 billion, with several billion-dollar agreements still in process. Since the Chinese economy has gradually slackened and the Canadian market has become more saturated in the real estate cycle, foreign investors are turning their attention to the U.S. market now more …

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Diverse Workplaces of the DC Metro Area

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In a Forbes study conducted in 2011, 85 percent of the global enterprises surveyed agreed or strongly agreed that diversity is crucial to fostering innovation in the workplace. There are many reasons for companies to adopt more diverse hiring practices today. But diverse workplaces are often more than just hiring different people – it also means retaining those people and …

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Former Director of Mint Ed Moy Moves on to Morgan Gold

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Edmund Moy is no stranger to money. As the 38th director of the US Mint, he earned the Alexander Hamilton Medal for public service awarded by then Treasury Secretary Henry M. Paulson, Jr. In addition, as the director of the US Mint, Moy oversaw the more creation of gold coins. So it’s no surprise that after he left in the …

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What’s Next In Advertising to Asian Americans?

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By Jennifer Leeper In 2013, Nielson released a consumer report that called Asian Americans “significant, sophisticated, and savvy” and suggested that the AAPI community was an affluent and quickly growing market segment. But how are companies reaching the Asian consumer? Compared to other ethnic groups in America, Asian-Americans are highly accessible in their consumerism, because they love their smart phones …

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“Panda Sunglasses are more than meets the eye”

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by Suchi Rudra In just three months, Panda Sunglasses moved from Kickstarter project to Nordstrom showrooms. While still in school at Georgetown University, Ko and two of his friends had come up with the perfect fashion accessory: bamboo sunglasses. Like TOMS Shoes, a brand that donates one pair of shoes for each purchase, the sunglasses would be both eco-friendly and …

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Asian American Business Now Have a National Voice

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Thanks to the ACE, Asian American businesses can learn from each other; present a united front By Jenny Chen Ethnic minorities such as Hispanics and Blacks have had national organizations advocating for them – the US Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and the National Black Chamber of Commerce respectively. But until this past year, there were few such organizing bodies for …

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Leaders: Asian American Spending Power Translates to Political and Economic Clout

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By Jennie L. Ilustre Asian Americans only form 5 per cent of the total U.S. 300 million population, but over the years, their Spending Power continues to soar, and is projected to reach $1 trillion by 2017. This steady, rising consumer power was the subject of the latest report by Nielsen, top provider of information and insights into what consumers …

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Tax Deductions for Gifts

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By Chris Peden The holidays are a time of year for spending time with family and friends, and showing appreciation for the people in your lives. If you gave small gifts to your clients or employees, you may be able to deduct the cost of some of your gifts on your taxes. The IRS outlines the rules in Publication 463 …

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Alipay Brings Chinese Shoppers To U.S. Markets

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By Jenny Chen In a study by Bain and Company China comprises of one of the fastest growing online markets. On Nov. 19, 2013 Chinese e-payment company Alipay, International signed a partnership with Universal Air Travel Plan (UATP). Launched in 2004, Alipay is a subsidiary of the Alibaba group – which owns China’s largest B2B online marketplace Alibaba.com as well …

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Are Asian Americans Taking Over the Internet?

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Asian Americans find comfort, success in online platforms like YouTube By Whitney Pipkin Fueled by a desire to connect with and share their culture, Asian Americans have taken to the Internet, using tools like YouTube to tell their stories and, in some cases, launch successful business ventures. Jay Kim, managing director of AAAZA (Asian American A-to-Z Agency), calls the generation …

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What Food and Entertainment Costs Are Tax Deductible?

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By Chris Peden According to IRS Publication 463, Travel Entertainment, Gift and Car Expenses, you can deduct the costs of meals and entertainment when they “are both ordinary and necessary and meet one of the following tests: Directly-related test Associated test So what does all that mean? “Ordinary” means that it would be the type of expense that a normal …

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Are You Board Material?

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Board 2020 vision allows more Asian Americans a chance at corporate boards By Jenny Chen In the year 2020, corporate and nonprofit boards will look very different from the ones today. At least, that’s the belief that panelists Virginia Gambale, director of JetBlue; Helene D. Gayle, director, The Coca-Cola Co. and Colgate-Palmolive Co.; Michael D. Rochelle, director, Military Officers Association …

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