Greta Sewell

I’m a passionate entrepreneur from North Dakota, with over six years of experience. I have learned service design and thats why visual methods in business innovation are interesting for me.

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Simple Ways to Defend Your Home against Burglars

Simple Ways to Defend Your Home against Burglars

An unlocked door is basically an open invitation for intruders to come in and rob you of your valuables. Check out this article for some basic tricks about how to defend your home against thieves.

Despite the fact that more people are investing serious money to feel more secure in their houses, there were over 2 million burglaries in the U.S. in 2012. What’s surprising is the fact that only around 60-percent of burglaries involved forcible entry; in 34-percent of the cases, the thieves managed to smoothly find their way in. Spare keys and unlocked doors are always tempting for criminals, and experienced burglars can be in and out of a house in only a few minutes.

Sophisticated electronic security systems, reinforced glass, and solid locks are all good investments, but you should always do your best to make sure the place looks occupied and discourage intruders from targeting your...

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Four Ways to Deal with Credit Card Debt

Four Ways to Deal with Credit Card Debt

If credit card debt is piling up, you need to seriously start thinking about ways to deal with it and get back on financial track. This article offers some advice about how to tackle your debt and reduce it.

If you find yourself struggling with credit card debt, rest assured that you are not the only one. The average U.S. household credit card debt stands at $15,270. Unfortunately, there are no quick solutions to magically fix your financial troubles. You need to take control of the situation, come up with a payment strategy, and stick to it until you become debt-free. Here are some tactics that will help.

 Make a Clear Payment Plan

Start by making a list of all your credit cards. You can order them by interest rate (highest first). A good idea would be to start directing your efforts towards paying as much as possible for the first card on your list, while still managing to come up...

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Freelancer Advice: Tools I’m Using to Boost My Productivity

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I’ve been working as a freelance writer for more than a year now. It took me a long time to get used to a flexible schedule, learn how to manage my time effectively and develop a healthy work/life balance. I’ve decided to write this article to share my experience with those of you who are considering pursuing a career as a freelance writer.

I used to be a big fan of chaos. I thought that creativity was something that comes and goes, and inspiration only shows up in small doses. I didn’t realize that you can trick yourself into being inspired. I didn’t invest any time in building a healthy work routine, at least in the beginning. I was wrong.

When I first became a full-time freelance writer a little over a year ago, I got so excited about the freedom and flexible schedule that I barely got anything done. I started sleeping until noon, I became a master procrastinator and I logged in...

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Five Advantages of Working for a Startup

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Working for a startup may be riskier than joining a reputable corporation, but it can also be very advantageous. Check out this article to find out what kind of advantages we’re talking about.

Working at a startup can be highly rewarding, but it’s not the right fit for everyone, as you’ll probably have to work long hours in a less stable environment. However, you’ll have the opportunity to grow amongst passionate people and enjoy a more informal and friendly atmosphere. When you are in your twenties, a startup can be the ideal work environment; it allows you to actively participate in building a business and shaping its identity.

Considering the risk involved, people who need to support a family are usually less inclined to join a startup. On the other hand, if you are just starting your career, you should seriously consider this option. Startups allow you to learn new things, test...

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How to Buy a Home in a Fast-Moving Market

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Buying a home can be challenging. When you’re looking for one in a fast-moving market, however, things get even more difficult. This article offers some useful tips for homebuyers that need to act quickly.

The housing market is moving fast in many areas of the country. Homes in San Jose and San Francisco last an average of 18 days on the market, while Boston apartments are sold a median of two weeks faster compared to 2013.

When buying a home, it’s smart to shop around and take the time to carefully weigh your options. However, this isn’t always a possibility. The housing market is moving fast and certain apartments or houses spend only a few days on the market. When the demand for homes is high, moving quickly becomes necessary; it can make the difference between getting the house you want and losing it in favor of a speedier buyer.

We’re not suggesting you rush into a decision...

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Five Simple Ways to Save Money at Your Small Business

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When it comes to successfully managing a business, knowing how to cut costs and save money for turbulent times is an extremely useful skill for entrepreneurs. Check out this article for some useful tips on how to free up some much-needed capital.

Many small businesses fail because they don’t have an emergency fund to sustain them during times when clients are hard to come by. Lack of experience and insufficient money are the main reasons why small businesses sink. In order to avoid this situation, small business owners should develop healthy financial habits early on. Saving cash by avoiding frivolous expenses is mandatory if you want your business to succeed in these uncertain economic times. Constructing an emergency fund can keep you safe during hardship.

Keeping close track of your spending will enable you to gain a clear picture of the financial position of your company. Make...

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eHealth Summit to be Held in February for Healthcare Providers

eHealth Summit to be Held in February for Healthcare Providers

Healthcare facilities all over the country should be preparing vigorously for the looming ICD-10 deadline. CMS is lending healthcare facilities a hand by hosting a summit to discuss the challenges of implementing ICD-10.

Despite the fact that the deadline for implementing ICD-10 is slowly approaching, surveys polling the readiness of the industry to undergo the big transition report unsettling results. Apparently, 10-percent of providers still have not started an ICD-10 impact assessment, and nearly two thirds haven’t begun the testing process. The complex transition from ICD-9 to ICD-10 will impact everyone working in the healthcare industry, from providers to customers and vendors. In order to ease this transition and provide healthcare facilities with useful information about ICD-10, The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is hosting the CMS eHealth Summit in February...

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Hire More Effectively in 2014

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Planning to grow your team in 2014? Focus on making the hiring process more effective. Check out this article for useful advice on how to find talented employees faster.

Finding the perfect candidate to fill a position within your company may take considerable time and resources. Recruiters often browse through hundreds of resumes and set up numerous interviews until they finally decide on the perfect applicant. According to a study conducted by Career Builder, 24-percent of companies expect to add full-time, permanent employees in 2014. If your company is one of them, take a look at these tips to make the hiring process more effective.

 Offer paid internships

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According to Internships.com CEO Robin Richards, only one third of internships in the United States are paid positions. Furthermore, paid positions get four times as many applicants as unpaid ones. Colleges continue to...

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