Travis Esquivel is an engineer, passionate soccer player and full-time dad. He enjoys writing about innovation and technology from time to time.

What Could Halt Cryptocurrency Momentum?
Jan19

What Could Halt Cryptocurrency Momentum?

Millions of investors, speculators, and crypto hobbyists have bought and sold cryptocurrency in the past decade or so, hoping that crypto would be both a powerful investment and a currency of the future. As a result, the cryptocurrency market is booming. Bitcoin, the most recognizable crypto name, has increased from a low point of around $5,000 in March of 2020 to a price of more than $51,000 as of the time of this article’s writing. Rival currencies, including Ethereum and Litecoin, have emerged as realistic competitors – and even meme currencies like Dogecoin are still floating around. On top of that, a growing number of merchants are accepting cryptocurrency as a form of payment. Nearly a third of all U.S. small businesses currently accept crypto as payment – and that number is consistently growing. Crypto optimists suggest that this is the natural momentum and that it’s only a matter of time before crypto becomes truly mainstream. There’s a lot of momentum pushing the crypto movement forward. So what, if anything, could halt that momentum? Watching the Signals First, what do we mean by “momentum,” and what could really bring it to a halt? Most investors will tell you that price is the most crucial variable, and they definitely have a point. The price of an asset is typically a good signal of both trading volume and consumer confidence; the more faith people have in a given asset, the further its price will rise. The prices of Bitcoin and other prominent […]

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11 Habits of Successful People You Can Take Over
Jan19

11 Habits of Successful People You Can Take Over

Exactly like team collaboration tools can do wonders to your employees’ productivity and business efficiency; your daily habits have the power to improve your life. The habits, like most things in life, necessitate effort and determination. To realize your full potential, you must direct your path through daily habits that prepare you for success. A recent study found that it takes 18+ days to acquire a new habit. Are you ready to take on this journey with full force? We’ve interviewed 11 successful people and asked them about daily habits that help them to succeed in business and life. Improve your team communication with Chanty Give our collaboration tool a try Please, enter a valid email Heavy usage of calendar and scheduling According to Dmytro Okunyev, the Founder of Chanty: “There might be days when you are worked up and still feel like you have achieved nothing on the important tasks. This may happen due to last-minute tasks, sudden meetings, a lot of interruptions, etc. Therefore, it is crucial that you understand the art of proper scheduling. When done right, it can help you manage your time and align everything including your personal and professional life accordingly. This habit helped me prioritize the important tasks and manage them efficiently”. Do what you love Sandeep Kashyap, the Founder of ProofHub shared his best habit with us: “When heading a business it is of paramount importance to value productivity and help your employees understand the same. In my opinion, there are countless […]

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7 Ways to Boost Your Motivation
Jan19

7 Ways to Boost Your Motivation

Lack of motivation. We all feel it. The project seems too big? You’ll do it later. You don’t have enough time? You’re too tired? Dog ate your to-do list? The excuses to not do something are endless. Many stem from feeling demotivated. Motivation is necessary to achieve your goals and keep you focused. Here are seven ways to boost your motivation and keep it high day in and day out. Define Your Big Picture Goal To boost your motivation, make your work meaningful by setting goals meaningful to you. What’s your New Reality, the desired future state you’re working toward? Once you know this, you can link your work and tasks to it to make them more meaningful to you.For example, let’s say you want to retire by the time you turn 50. To do so, you need to maximize your earnings for the next eight years and live on a strict budget to reach savings targets. When you need to put in extra hours of work on the weekend to close the next big deal, you’ll be much more motivated because you know it’s helping you work toward your big-picture goal. When you can make work more meaningful to you and your goals, you become much more motivated. Plan and Track Actions Weekly Harvard researchers completed a multi-year tracking study of the day-to-day activities, emotions, and motivation levels of hundreds of knowledge workers in a wide variety of settings to uncover the top motivator of performance. They looked at: […]

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The 85 Best Small Business Ideas for 2022 (by Category)
Jan19

The 85 Best Small Business Ideas for 2022 (by Category)

Over the past two years, we’ve seen a record number of people leave the corporate workforce in favor of gig work, freelancing, or starting a small business. And let’s be honest, everyone has at least thought of quitting their job working for The Man at least twice or thrice (a month?). That’s why we dove in to find the best small business ideas for those of you who are looking to get out of your mundane 9-5 job, or just want something new to invest your time and brain power into. In this post you’ll learn: The 25 best businesses to start in 2022 Details and salary information 60 more great small business ideas to inspire you The best small businesses to start in 2022: our verdict Knowing that people have different motivations for starting their own business, we searched for the best small business ideas in four different areas: stability, profitability, ease of starting, and creativity. Before we get into each one, let’s cut to the chase and give you our prize-winners for each category: Best small business to start from home: web developer Best stable small business: childcare owner Best profitable small business: event planner Easiest small business: notary Most creative small business: travel planner Small business ideas from home Remote work is all the rage, for good reason. Why leave your house to make money when you don’t have to? No more commute, no more expensive lunches and inescapable coworkers. We have the best small business ideas […]

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How to Use HubSpot Tools for Your SaaS Business (+ Examples)
Jan19

How to Use HubSpot Tools for Your SaaS Business (+ Examples)

Software as a service (SaaS) makes business processes a lot easier for companies. This is especially true in a world where the majority of office workers are now working remotely. No need to actually purchase anything from a store, install it, and maintain it. The tools are available from anywhere, making collaboration a cinch. And while this is the most efficient way to provide online tools, it can also be a bit more challenging to market it. Thankfully, inbound marketing can be an ideal solution for these issues. Specifically, HubSpot provides you with all the tools you need to nurture your leads and provide an extraordinary customer experience once you make the sale. After all, service is what SaaS relies on. But how so? What makes SaaS marketing so challenging, and which HubSpot tools can help address them? What Makes SaaS Marketing Unique Typically, when people make a purchase, they receive an actual product or the result of someone’s work — such as a developed website, new content, someone managing social media, or hey, a fixed car. With SaaS, however, there’s no tangible product. There isn’t even a work product that reflects hours worked by someone else. It’s like telling someone to buy an app. They won’t do it unless they know exactly what it does, why they need it, and why they should pay for it when there are so many available free options online. In addition, the customers are businesses, and B2B transactions can take a lot longer […]

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