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  • Is Bankruptcy Rising for South African Mines? - Blogtrepreneur - For Busy Entrepreneurs
    industry is the only solution But is that the only way out for producers Others are looking for options for the struggling industry to give it a turn around that some say is out of reach The Drop of Commodity Prices It is hard to argue the logic of seeing at least a few of the leading metals mining producers go belly up when the current commodities market has taken such a plunge particularly when it comes to the price of many metals including gold The 2015 market has seen the third year in a row for base metals to drop below the yearly average of the previous year s market But while big names such as Rio Tinto may be seen to be immune the same cannot be said for producers in the high cost market or smaller marginal mines A Loss of Value Even amongst the major mining names the value of the stock has dropped considerable in the last year or two With this degrading of the value comes the risk of more costs for loans to continue operations or even the possibility of banks deciding the risk is too high and calling in old loans It is exactly this situation in China that has created a run on the Chinese gold market and many fear the same situation here in South Africa A Question of Supply and Demand Even though many companies have cut down their production due to decreased demand for metals in the manufacturing trade it has not been enough to offset the changes in the marketplace Many investors are calling for a further cut in production to help the current companies achieve a total production that is more in line with real demand Without these changes more producers will need to make some

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  • 10 Legit Websites that Make it Easy to Make More Money - Blogtrepreneur - For Busy Entrepreneurs
    have a chance to make money from advertisements on your videos anywhere from 1 to 3 for every 1000 views The key to success is to provide quality content and build a following Fiverr com If there s something you re willing to do for 5 bucks you can post it on fiverr If someone needs what you re offering they contact you and bingo you ve made 5 The secret is to offer something a lot of people need and that doesn t take you more than a few minutes to do Easier said than done sure But there are people doing quite well from fiverr mturk com Mturk or mechanical turk is run by Amazon Anyone can sign up and become a doer of human intelligence tasks or HITs Other companies use the information gathered from these HITs for research and development purposes If you re really good at doing these simple mechanical tasks you might be able to earn a few dollars an hour while you re sitting around the house on a lazy Saturday usertesting com In today s ultra competitive business environment everyone wants to know their website is as intuitive and easy to use as possible Sign up at usertesting com and they ll hook you up with websites and apps that need to be tested You ll navigate the site or app and share your thoughts as you go The company will use this info to make their site more effective You ll make 10 for your trouble zirtual com Zirtual hooks busy people up with online assistants that would be you You may be asked to write emails or do some research or you may be asked to order candy and flowers for the wife of the person you re working for It s like being someone s personal assistant without ever dealing with them in person The hours involved can make it more of a real job than something you do in your spare time but then maybe that s what you want izea com Izea connects journalists and other content creators with brands and sponsors that can help monetize their popularity This assumes you already have some form of established online presence as well as a following Izea can either help you get more out of your current efforts or hook you up to website and media outlets higher up the food chain who can help turn you from a relative unknown into a sought after commodity swagbucks com Take online surveys and make a few bucks Companies are hungry for feedback on their products so they can tweak them to make them more appealing Somebody has to supply that feedback and with swagbucks and other survey sites you ll be able to turn an afternoon with nothing particular going on into earnings you can redeem for gift cards from sites like Amazon skillshare com If you have particular knowledge in a subject skillshare allows you to create instructional videos

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  • Why Individual Health Insurance Benefits Small Business Employees - Blogtrepreneur - For Busy Entrepreneurs
    that benefits small business employees because of its ability to be flexible personalized accessible and affordable especially when the employer offers a monthly allowance to defray monthly premium expenditures Flexible and Personalized Plans Employees that choose individual medical insurance through the Health Insurance Marketplace have a unique opportunity to craft a plan that meets their specific needs without providing any unnecessary coverage Individual health insurance empowers small business employees with the level of flexibility and customization that people have grown accustomed to in so many aspects of modern life From on demand TV streaming to personalized sneakers with the click of a mouse people expect the power to choose and healthcare is no exception Accessible Details Small businesses that use healthcare reimbursement software give employees simple easy access to their employer provided monthly allowance and reimbursement requests It also gives employers a hassle free way to track requests and approved allowances Notably individual health plans are permanent and portable meaning they will stay with the beneficiary even if he or she transitions to a new company The person owns the plan regardless of the place of employment This boon alleviates the need for expensive COBRA premiums Affordable Plans Cost efficiency is of course one of the most frequent questions about individual health insurance What small business employees are quickly finding is multiple facts about the affordability of individual health insurance On average individual health insurance plans cost 20 percent less than traditional group health insurance Premium tax credits give each qualifying employee up to thousands of dollars to help pay for plans purchased in the Health Insurance Marketplace Additional financial support is available for employees at small businesses that provide reimbursements through defined contributions In this scenario many employees can have 100 percent of their premium covered Factors such as

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  • International Expansion: How Video Streaming Can Aid Your Business - Blogtrepreneur - For Busy Entrepreneurs
    all meetings whether or not someone from the other branch is there or not this type of service will go a long way towards providing some means of oversight to assure the parent company that everything is going as planned The fact is that the U S U K and European consumer markets at the present are not conducive towards expansive sales attempts rather they are more conducive towards maintaining or even reducing the current marketing initiatives of companies in such countries This has made companies very nervous regarding new and potentially risky investments which makes the use of video streaming a way in which their worries can partially assuaged Differences in Language From 1990 to the present China s economy has grown to such an extent that it is now ranked as the second largest economy in the world in terms of manufacturing capability and local consumer demand The outsourcing industry in particular has contributed to this rise with hundreds of international brands and retailers relocating their factories to China in order to take advantage of the cheaper corporate tax rates and low cost of labor Not only that China s success has resulted in the creation of a prevalent upper and middle class whose spending habits have been increasing as of late and is increasingly oriented towards consuming various types of western goods and resources This has convinced many international companies to expand into China in order to take advantage of this increase in local spending power The one problem they immediately encounter though is a language barrier when it comes to local interactions Communications over email are erroneous at best and simply unreadable at worst This has led to a considerable level of confusion when it comes to implementing particular instructions That is why video streaming would

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  • Why You're Already Retired as an Entrepreneur - Blogtrepreneur - For Busy Entrepreneurs
    arrange that work schedule in a way that s more convenient for you so that you can take care of all of your personal and family needs as well You Can Slow Your Business Down at Any Point Though it s usually not possible to take anything like a sabbatical when you re an entrepreneur you can slow your business down to buy yourself valuable time to either work on the non business side of your life and later to recharge your batteries in preparation for the next business push For example though you may normally work 60 hours a week and earns 100 000 per year the time may come when you need to slow down to 30 hours and only earn 50 000 per year As an entrepreneur that type of adjustment is hardly out of the question That kind of arrangement will enable you to take on period of semi retirement or even a series of semi retirements throughout your life There will be no need to wait until you are 65 or 70 to formally retire You can slow down as you need to take care of your non business matters then accelerate your business when you re ready to go back to basics Those times of semi retirement may even be the much needed breaks that enable you to avoid burnout and to sustain your entrepreneurial career throughout the course of your life Your Business is Part of Who You Are Having your own business is a lot like having a child You create grow and nurture your business much as you would your own child The bond between you and your business is much stronger than it is between an employee and his employer You are emotionally attached to your business and in the normal course of events you probably never think about retiring That s hardly unusual for entrepreneurs Many entrepreneurs continue to maintain their businesses well into their 70s and even 80s When your business is part of who you are that s not even a stretch You can t even imagine your life without your business Retirement would be like quitting on yourself which is something you never want to do Employees are often so focused on cashing out to a life of leisure that it may be hard to imagine that an entrepreneur actually gets a large dose of self fulfillment from being a business owner and could never live without his business While an employee is very much leaving The System for retirement the entrepreneur has created her own system and has customized it to the point that she never wants to leave it Retirement Planning is More For Slowing Down than Retiring When the retirement years finally do arrive the entrepreneur is far more likely to slow down to semi retire on a permanent basis then to outright retire to a life of complete leisure The actual age of semi retirement will vary from one entrepreneur to another

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  • 8 Most Useful Websites for College Students - Blogtrepreneur - For Busy Entrepreneurs
    budgeting expense tracking debt and bills tracking bank account and credit card monitoring and investing Trello Trello is a web based application created to make project management easier It is a great tool for students who need to collaboratively work on something This online project management platform is actually being used by professional such as software developers real estate managers and even law office case managers However its functions are also suitable for the needs of students It is easy to learn and most of the essential features are accessible for free without having to tap on the freemium options The site is highly responsive and has a drag and drop interface It can also be conveniently and efficiently accessed through mobile devices Moreover it has a messaging system that includes notifications to the email accounts of team members CopyScape Proving that you did not copy an essay article report or research can be quite difficult even if you really never copied the paper you submitted to your professor To avoid getting accused of plagiarism use CopyScape to scan all of your submissions for originality This site is arguably the most popular anti plagiarism site at present It is even used by professional content developers With it you can avoid the embarrassment of submitting write ups that may still include long lines you forgot to paraphrase lines that have been directly lifted from an article or research you found online OpenStudy Open Study is an online platform for group studying What it does is to conveniently connect students so they can help each other in studying These students don t have to come from the same class or school Group studies can be conducted even by students in different parts of the world as long as they are going to

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