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10 Professional Resolutions for the New Year

By Caroline M.L. Potter, Yahoo! HotJobs The end of the year typically prompts people to reflect on what they’ve accomplished in the last 12 months — and what they might do better in the coming 12 months. Have the lessons of the last year formed how you will approach next year? Have you even thought that far ahead yet? If you’re not sure about your goals, consider borrowing one of these 10 resolutions from professionals who have already decided what they will focus on in the new year. Here’s what they resolve to do in the new year: Focus on…

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/ By Chris Kay

6 Tips For Better Work-Life Balance

These days, work-life balance can seem like an impossible feat. Technology makes workers accessible around the clock. Fears of job loss incentivize longer hours. In fact, a whopping 94% of working professionals reported working more than 50 hours per week and nearly half said they worked more than 65 hours per week in a Harvard Business School survey. Experts agree: the compounding stress from the never-ending workday is damaging. It can hurt relationships, health and overall happiness. Work-life balance means something different to every individual, but here health and career experts share tips to help you find the balance that’s right…

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Simple Life Hacks For Enjoying Work Every Day

By Jason Shah Many people dread going to work — even entrepreneurs. They may dislike their job, the people they work with, the environment they’re in, or are simply bored of their monotonous routines. With a few simple tips and tricks (backed by science), you’ll finally be able to enjoy your job — and more importantly — look forward to going to work. Hack #1: Try Something New Every Day Psychologists assert that “nothing contributes to our happiness more than shattering the delusions to which we cling.” Opening up to trying or doing something new is often frightening at first…

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Innovating the Online Lending Industry to Boost Consumer Choice

By Chris Kay   Blue Global has written before about our strong belief that if every participant in the online lending world would take the steps necessary to establish best practices for our sector and to promote transparency and equity, we would all raise the performance bar.  Steve Jobs, the tech industry visionary and inventor behind the iMac, iPhone, iPad, iPod, and many other essential Apple products, once said, “Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.” This has never been more true, and it is now particularly apt in the online lending industry, where “outside the box” thinking is…

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Restaurant Owners Seek Alternative Lending To Expand Business

With the circulation of online lending platforms, many small businesses are finding it is an effective way to obtain capital to help their business grow. This is especially true for the restaurant industry, which is commonly considered a huge risk to banks. While restaurant owners may have experienced being denied a bank loan, they are finding online lending is a great alternative and can be an effective way to get the financing needed for opening more locations, purchasing new equipment, or expanding in other ways.   Before online lending was established, small business owners often had to put their home…

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Blue Global Media Becomes Partner In Hope At St. Jude’s Children Hospital

“The mission of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is to advance cures, and means of prevention, for pediatric catastrophic diseases through research and treatment. Consistent with the vision of our founder Danny Thomas, no child is denied treatment based on race, religion or a family’s ability to pay.”   St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital counts on partners to keep their research and facilities going. About 75 percent of St. Jude’s budget comes from public contributions. Without partner’s, such as Blue Global Media this miracle-making hospital could not survive. No parent should have to worry about no being able to afford care for his or her…

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Top Reasons Small Businesses Need Loans

Sound business management would suggest to focus on controlling expenses, and keep as much cash on hand as possible. This is especially true if a small business owner is ready to expand their company. However, many small businesses run into times when there is a need for greater capital than what is available. During these times, it can seem most reasonable to obtain a business loan. Here are some of the top reasons why small business owners will consider applying for a business loan.   Establish credit.   A short-term business loan can help establish business credit by making the…

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Blue Global Media Helps To Makes Children’s Holidays Brighter

Chris Kay, CEO of Blue Global Media is proud to support Toy For Tots, a well-known charity to bring happiness to less fortunate children. Kay is passionate about giving back to the community and inspires his employees to join him in giving back.   Blue Global’s office is set up as a toy drop-off location. “We welcome anyone who is kind enough to donate. My team and I are proud knowing that these donated toys are bringing happiness to children around the community,” Kay says.   History On Toys For Tots: In 1995, the Secretary of Defense approved Toys for…

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Alternative Lending Works To Meet Needs Of Unbanked Consumers

Alternative online lending has entered the industry as an option to traditional bank financing. This industry serves the lending needs of all consumers, including the unbanked and underbanked that may often have poor or limited credit history. Financial experts report that a growing number of consumers are either unable to obtain a bank account or tired of the cost of banking and choose to leave the traditional banking structure. By definition, the “unbanked” consumer does not use any traditional bank account, whereas the “underbanked” may use only the minimum bank service, such as a basic account, while avoiding the frills…

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