Written by TIB Staff Writer In futile attempts, they walk on eggshells, afraid that the partner might be offended. When you overtly try to please them, they accuse you of faking it and when you stop bothering them, the lack of attention might even destroy your relationship. If this sounds familiar, this article is for … More Understanding and Dealing with a Narcissistic Partner
After a series of vacations to go-to places this year, we decided to take a step back and unwind and get away into the mountains for a while. We chose Okemo Valley in Vermont as our destination for the long weekend. And the boy did all the planning and prepping, I decided to gift him … More A Brilliant Canvas, A Perfect Date and The Ultimate Getaway!
Why Businesses In Specific Sectors Are More Likely To Succeed – II Get your free, editable Growth/Forecast Charts and the Risk Assessment Modeler. Just plug in your values and start playing! (Written by TIB co-founder) In the February of 2015, I was part of the 3 Day Startup Bootcamp at University of North Alabama, Florence. The … More Guide to Starting Your Business Today with our Free, Plug-and-Play Forecast and Risk Modeler Templates!
A simple exercise with code When I first started out with my bioinformatics project while at grad school, one of the biggest challenges I faced in my research was to understand and access information from various file types. So I decided to start off the first code tutorial here with an introduction to reading and … More Code Tutorial #1: Python Code for reading a FASTA file (Bioinformatics)
I have worn many hats in my 20s so far but it has not been all roses and no thorns. Sit back and enjoy this personal post of strategic growth, career trajectories and lifestyle choices of a 20-something programmer and soon to be cloud engineer. I am a few years shy of my 30th birthday, … More Why I took a sabbatical to figure out life, and I am in my 20s!
For small business owners, investing in options, real estate, precious metals or anything else is overlooked. People whose lives and careers depend on the success of the company don’t want to take the risk. And, therein lays the pejorative term SME owners use as an excuse not to invest. It’s a gamble and one … More 4 Reasons Why Corporate Investment ISN’T Risky
One of your key concerns, as the owner of a business, is your cash flow. This is a term that describes all the money in your company. More to the point, it’s the amount of money coming and going from your business. Ideally, you want a positive cash flow as this means more money is … More Your Business Is Leaking Money, And Here Are The Main Culprits
It’s Small Business Weekday at TIB and we bring you a small business we recently discovered and absolutely loved! Natalie Rose runs her baking business out of her home in Connecticut. I discovered her business, The Cakery while browsing online to order custom birthday bakes for my boyfriend. I found a few and after a … More The Cakery’s Scrumptious Cupcakes Review!
Believe me, they sure can! I have been thinking about investing in real estate for a while now but wanderlust always takes precedence over any plans of choosing a place for settling down! We have done a few posts here at TIB that are focussed on the interiors; decor and design inspirations. We recently visit … More Can These Decor Ideas Inspire Millennials to Invest In Their Own Home?
When you own a company of any size, a public relations crisis is one of your worst nightmares. Most companies hope that these problems will never affect them, and they may even take steps to prevent them from happening. Unfortunately, these crises can occur at any time even with the best preventative measures, and you … More 3 Best Practices for Responding in a Public Relations Crisis
Finding the right hotel for your business can be hard work and this is especially the case if you are traveling on your own. You may feel as though nothing you see is worth the money and you also need to make sure that you are in a good location for meetings as well. The … More A Guide to Choosing the Right Hotel for your Next Business Trip
A couple of weeks ago the boy and I took a vacation at Atlantic City, New Jersey. We practically drove through and covered 3 states; Connecticut, New Jersey, and New York in a span of 3 days because we live and work in the east. We will share detailed posts for the entire trip but for … More Atlantic City Diaries: An afternoon at the Bungalow Beach!
A week ago I was invited for a spontaneous road trip to Atlanta with friends. Owning to the amazing weather the weekend had to offer, I agreed at once. We rented an Audi Q5 and started from Charlotte on Friday evening. Since we had plans of sightseeing and partying all on the same day, I … More A Quick Guide To a Weekend in Atlanta, Georgia
The pattern of my weekdays have been in constant flux as I transitioned from grad school to working days. Earlier, as a graduate student my weekdays started super early with me getting to lab or work at 7 am. I used to squeeze in a nap in the afternoon and then proceeded to the … More 7 Weekend Rituals You Must Follow to Make the Week Ahead Super Easy
As a part of experimenting with new ideas here on TIB, we present you our first city guide! I have been in Charlotte for a couple of months now and I am in love what the queen city has to offer. This city boasts of safe neighbourhoods and an organized and fun downtown nightlife. Not … More A Night out in Charlotte: Guide to Charlotte Nightlife
Simple outfits when done right can go a long way. I like the ease of a living with a capsule wardrobe with classic and regular pieces that go well together. Here’s a glimpse of some basic outfits that go a long way whether you are brunching on a Saturday, or just strolling by the lake … More 4 Simple Outfit Ideas for the Busy Girl!
If you are feeling down because of your finances, or have got some extra money to invest, but don’t want to settle for 2-3 percent interest, you might need to start thinking outside of the box. With the development of financial algorithms and investment schemes, you can now get a higher return while minimizing your … More Five Unusual Investments with Great Earning Potential
Image Credit Having a highly focused niche market in which you operate your business is by far your most valuable asset, as it reduces the cost of marketing dramatically, increases your prominence within your marketplace and can lead to you being viewed as a leader in your field and the go to expert within … More Your Most Powerful Business Asset
Hearing the word ‘cryptocurrency’ of late has seemed like a bit of a buzzword. It has been online and in articles, but what do we really know about it? For some it can seem like a bit of a twenty-first century unicorn, but could it be the money of the future? Unless you’ve done your … More What Is Cryptocurrency? A Guide For Beginners
If you are big on making travel plans, you must have already started planning for your 2018 trips! Saving up the cash, picking out destinations, packing and setting out to explore the world is exciting and invigorating. Although, planning for a trip is fun but it can be stressful to figure out the logistics. Money … More 4 Ways to Manage Your Money When Travelling
This is the time of travel and last minute holiday plans. If you already have your 2017 year end travel planned out, it’s not too early to start planning for your 2018 trips. As graduate students living in different cities in the U.S.A., my fiancé and I had to figure out inexpensive ways to plan … More 5 Smart Ways to Save On Travel!
Read on to find out how this app helps me organize my life as a blogger and online business owner while helping me keep in touch with the people who matter to me! … More How I Plan My Workday With Sagoon App
Why it’s important to make sure you have all your bases covered; from usability, saving on taxes and payments! … More 5 Reasons it’s Smart to Buy a Ready to Occupy Property!
As promised, here are some holiday goodies for our readers! Want to start a new career in 2018? We are launching a rather ambitious project over at the TechGirl Journal to bring free #codeforhealth help for non-programmers and biologists! If you are looking for a job change, we have you covered with our free … More Holiday Goodies for TIB readers!
Starting a small business can be difficult, but there are some key things to keep an eye to make it boom. Small businesses do work in different ways from larger ones, although they do have a lot in common. Here are some ideas to make sure your business is on track, and will have the … More How to Make Your Small Business Boom
For those who have been reading this blog for a while, you probably know we are huge believers of spontaneous travel and the millennial digital-nomadic lifestyle. Today, we bring you a review of something that goes hand in hand with the adventure lifestyle! Presenting the Survival Hax Mummy Sleeping bag. Receiving this product was a … More Survival Hax 3-Season Mummy Sleeping Bag Review
A small business means a small budget. A small budget means a limited range of strategies, tools, and ways in which the business can be promoted. However, if you want to raise brand awareness and get your products or services to reach people, you have to show them that you exist. While you’re letting them … More How to Reduce Costs of Small Business Promotion
Having a competitor makes a business interesting, as without an opposition you cannot feel the progress, success, and winning. Entrepreneurs would never put that much dedication and passion into their work without a competitor constantly at their back trying to leave them behind in the race of time. Having a competition is sometimes a tough … More How to Use Competitors to Benefit Your Business?
I wrote an article recently on how I blogged my way through graduate school in America. The article got quite a lot of interest and readers wrote to me about their plans of starting a small business or a blog but are sometimes clueless where to begin. We have always been a huge supporter of small … More It’s Small Business Saturday and We Have Something Exclusive For You!
Graduate School in America is expensive, especially so if you are paying out-of-state-tuition. In between scholarships, a campus job and a great financial support from family, expenses still seemed to be out of control at the beginning of every semester. I was a full-time blogger for 6 months after college, having left my well paying … More Blogging Your Way Through Grad School
All work and little workplace interest can turn an average employee into a pretty unmotivated creature, and every manager knows that lack of work enthusiasm is a shortcut to disaster. For this reason, the world’s most successful corporations treat workplace design as one of the top priorities for long-term sustainability, growth, and employee satisfaction and … More Make the most out of your office space and increase productivity
Are you sitting on a business idea that you reckon could be successful? Perhaps you already own a business but have an amazing plan on how you can diversify your range of products. Sadly, it’s hard to turn ideas into fully-fleshed out plans that are carried out and eventually turned into a reality. It should … More Turning New Business Ideas Into a Reality
I love subscription boxes and spend time researching boxes that are a great match for me. I prefer boxes that cover a whole lot of segments rather than just one or two. Being a millennial business owner, I absolutely love the fact that some of these subscription boxes partner with small businesses and local artists. … More FabFitFun Box Unboxing and Review
Read on to find out how this app helps me organize my life as a blogger and online-business owner while helping me stay in touch with people who matter to me! … More 5 Productivity Apps Every Millennial Needs
Anyone who says that the road to business success is easy is either a liar or got very, very lucky. The fact is that launching and running a business isn’t easy, far from it in fact. Often running a business throws up all sorts of problems, many of which aren’t easy to deal with – … More Revealed: Alternative Solutions To Common Small Biz Problems
The day started like any other week-day in the life of a full time grad student, apart from the fact that I was trying to balance my online business and my job, looking for the next big business and enterprise idea to write about when I spotted them! A tiny fleet of colorful trucks lined … More Fashion Gone Mobile: Find Out How This Chic Enterprise Works
I have been a professional blogger for a little over 2 years now, and during that time I have also been a full time graduate student and research assistant at my university. I have moved around and travelled a lot in my twenties so far, and the most I have stayed at a place has … More What to Pack for a Day Long Business Trip
I had been dreaming about my own little studio apartment with a cozy nook for all my creative endeavours, for as long as I can remember! A small, cozy place of my own where everything would be perfect. When I did get my dream house, it was time for me to pull out my décor … More 5 Steps To Transforming a Living Space into Something Spectacular!
Financing your business idea is never simple. However, it needs to be done because no business idea can succeed unless it has money behind it. Like it or not, that’s just the way things work in the world of business. However, there are plenty of options for people out there who want to get their … More Everything You Need to Know About Funding Your Entrepreneurial Plans
Source For many of us, a holiday is a period when we can relax, see the world, and forget about our everyday worries — for a couple of weeks. Then we have to come home and cope with the return to normal life, a process that few of us find enjoyable. While being able … More A Year Of Travelling: Is It Possible?
Owning your own business could be one of the best things that you ever do. Being able to work your own hours, do something that you really enjoy, as well as working hard and getting to reap all of the benefits, are some of the best things about it. Having said that, it is a … More The Things You’ll Wish You Had Known Before Starting Your Own Business
With a growing demand for independent brands and investing in local business; there’s no better time to start thinking about using your talents to make money. The American public is becoming more and more savvy about where and how they source their products which has resulted in a fresh need for smaller enterprises to emerge … More The Rise Of The Artisan Brand: Starting Your Small Online Business
Source When you first decide to go into business for yourself, it’s likely that you know it’s going to be a lot of work. With writing your business plan and coming up with the capital, you’ve got enough on your plate. But as soon as the ball starts rolling, you have to be able … More Knitting Out Your Business Space On A Budget
Image Source Going abroad, whether you’re traveling on the rough roads or if you’re staying in a resort, is a brilliantly fun thing to do. Getting to stay in another country and experience their culture and customs is an incredible experience and often changes the way you view the world, but it does come … More How To Make Sure You’re Covered Abroad
There is no doubt that owning property is a financial investment that is often celebrated as being a very wise one to make. But since the dawn of the sharing economy, there are now more ways than ever to make money by utilising different parts of your home. There are plenty of ways that you … More On the House: How to Use Your Home in the Sharing Economy
This month marks 2 years of my online entrepreneurship journey and having hired a wonderful team during the time. I have co-created a few blogs on the business/ enterprise/ travel/ lifestyle and beauty related domain. And thanks to the wonderful team, we have grown beyond what we had envisioned. Now, all of us, when we … More Announcing the TIB Scholarship for the Enterprising College Student
Image Source Whether you work from a home office, or you work in a huge corporate building, packed full of other people, we all face similar challenges and risks from our offices. When we spend upwards of eight hours in those spaces, they really need to be set up with health and comfort in … More 5 Ways Your Office Could Be Harmful To Your Health
Image source Fleeing the dog-eat-dog world of corporate business and starting your own business from home has become a more and more attractive proposition for millions. Think about everything that is bad about working in an office environment, and then think about how amazing it would be to work in a world where these-these … More The Smooth Transition Into Working From Home
There has been a boon in food entrepreneurs – or foodpreneurs – in recent years. And if you fancy yourself as handy in the kitchen, perhaps you have thought about joining their ranks. Of course, there is a big difference between recreating your great gran’s best pasta sauce recipe for a dinner party, and making … More From Kitchen To The Supermarket: How To Be A Foodpreneur
Many of the highest grossing companies in the world are based around the production of food or beverages. As well as being two of life’s necessities, they are also a chance for entrepreneurs to be creative. Though overnight success is very rare, once a product has been released into the big name supermarkets, it is … More Appetite For Success: Getting Started in the Food Business
In times of intense difficulty, an entrepreneur needs to how to deal with a crisis to move the business forward. Indeed, a crisis affects the reputation of your company and puts the very existence of your business at risk. Facebook, for instance, took a substantial hit from the data privacy scandal that involved the unauthorized … More Oops, We’ve Hit A Crisis – Business Recovery
The construction industry is a very secure one. After all, whether it’s a residential property or a 10-story office building, clients always need things to be built. Still, that means it’s also a very competitive industry. If you want to be successful as a construction business in 2018 then you really need to keep on … More The 3 Necessities For A Modern-Day Construction Business
Image Source: Photo of someone working on their computer When you have your own business, you will always want to make sure that you do all that you can to gain as many customers as possible. Remember that without customers, your company is pretty much non-existent. How do you expect to make any … More Embrace The Greed And Get The Leads
If you are thinking of setting up a business any time soon, you will probably be keen to know what it is that makes one succeed and another fail. After all, the more you can understand this, the more likely it is that you will be able to make yours succeed in the long run, … More Why Businesses In Specific Sectors Are More Likely To Succeed
Image Credit: Unsplash The humble garden is often a neglected patch of yellowing lawn and yet it has the potential to be a real lap of luxury. When you are outdoors, the rules for creating something calming and beautiful are much the same as they are inside but you have so much more freedom. … More How to Turn Your Garden into an Outdoor Room