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Shopping for Insurance Online May Be Boring, But It's Rewarding

Lee Traupel | Posted 05.04.2015 | Money
Lee Traupel

Shopping for insurance online or in person is tricky and I don't want to make this sound like a cake walk, it is not. You need to asks lots of open ended questions when speaking directly with providers and aggregating information pulled from any/all insurance comparison sites. #presson

Have Your App Call My App and Let's Do Business

Lee Traupel | Posted 05.02.2015 | Small Business
Lee Traupel

The financial services industry has embraced technology aggressively to drive customer reach, incremental revenue and branding, the more traditional insurance industry is still behind, but closing fast.

Women in Business: Filomena Fanelli, CEO/Founder, Impact PR & Communications, Ltd

Laura Dunn | Posted 05.01.2015 | Business
Laura Dunn

Filomena Fanelli is the CEO and founder of Impact PR & Communications, a boutique, strategic public relations firm based in Poughkeepsie, New York. A ...

Gaming and Gambling in Today's Smartphone Drenched World

Lee Traupel | Posted 04.29.2015 | Technology
Lee Traupel

Mobile is taking an increasing bite out of our lives - there is no longer any place safe zone from someone next to you texting, gaming, surfing or worse, yapping incessantly about God knows what. I think the next horizon or maybe distraction for many will be gambling on smartphones.

Turning Ideas Into Intellectual Property

Lee Traupel | Posted 04.27.2015 | Small Business
Lee Traupel

Ideas are cheap but tactical execution is not. We all live work in a fiercely competitive world and every idea, concept, or business model has to be carefully shepherded from that first drawing on a napkin to refined product marketing.

Is Weed Going to Be the Next Billion Dollar Buffed Vertical?

Lee Traupel | Posted 04.23.2015 | San Francisco
Lee Traupel

San Francisco's cultural legacy of identifying a need and then fulfilling it with a service is anchored by another Yahoo like web site, with a listing of San Francisco Cannabis Clubs. And, if you don't think there is a local or national market, check out their advertising rates.

Travel Insurance is Now a Prerequisite for a Worry Free Vacation

Lee Traupel | Posted 04.22.2015 | Travel
Lee Traupel

Travel insurance exists to protect you from the slings and arrows of modern travel: lost or stolen luggage, medical issues on the road, unforeseen mishaps of just about any kind -- it can take the sting out of potentially serious issues that can ruin a trip or your financial position.

The Evolution of the Modern Point of Sale System

Lee Traupel | Posted 05.01.2015 | Technology
Lee Traupel

Every business today is dealing with a world that constantly forces a business to think and act "smarter" in order stay abreast of competition and differentiate products and services.

Is the Rise in E-Cigarette Use by Teens a Positive Thing?

Lee Traupel | Posted 04.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Lee Traupel

In this brave new world of everything technology enabled we now have electronic devices that deliver a nicotine-laced fluid, which as/when vaporized...

Reputation Managment Is a Necessity for on the Go Brands

Lee Traupel | Posted 04.22.2015 | Small Business
Lee Traupel

Today, savvy brands embrace online reputation management or risk losing revenue and brand cachet. Many marketing execs and small business owners don't grasp how important online reputation management is to their business.

12 Tips to Network Like a Boss

Molly Borchers | Posted 04.17.2015 | Business
Molly Borchers

When I moved to a new city, networking helped me meet new friends. Today, networking and relationship building is more important for me than ever, whether I'm trying to find new client leads or place stories in the media for my clients.

Boomer Lifestyle Tools and Products for the Post Woodstock Generation

Lee Traupel | Posted 04.17.2015 | Fifty
Lee Traupel

Woodstock it was a mess and don't let anyone tell you different. It was hot, cold, dirty, muddy, and smelly and most of the time you couldn't even hear the music. But, epic nevertheless.

Is Siri Really Going to Replace Your Insurance Agent?

Lee Traupel | Posted 04.17.2015 | Money
Lee Traupel

The business model was predicated upon a small business owner (an "agent") who was active in the community, built relationships up over time and knew most of their customers on a first name basis.

Why Mobile Apps are the New Coin of the Realm for Busy Brands

Lee Traupel | Posted 04.15.2015 | Technology
Lee Traupel

Mobile phone saturation has arrived, regardless of the county, culture or demographics. They are embedded in our lives and an integral part of any marketer's digital reach and strategy.

Allow Us to Reintroduce Ourselves

Michael Kempner | Posted 04.14.2015 | Business
Michael Kempner

Businesses today are operating in an environment characterized by emerging risks, increased regulations, and the accelerating velocity of technologica...

How the Cloud Is Reshaping Business Communications

Lee Traupel | Posted 04.12.2015 | Business
Lee Traupel

Big enterprise level companies discovered the "cloud" five to seven years ago for lowering costs, reducing head count and enabling virtual teams to work together more cohesively in and outside the company.

Modern Tools and Vendors Reshaping the Canadian Citizenship Process

Lee Traupel | Posted 04.09.2015 | Small Business
Lee Traupel

Canada has for centuries been known as a county that believes in and supports immigration as a contributor to the core DNA of the country! Each ye...

Transformative Trends Reshaping the Insurance Industry

Lee Traupel | Posted 04.09.2015 | Business
Lee Traupel

The insurance industry is moving into a digital era, with analytics, mobile, the social cloud and privacy issues moving front and center in terms of how they engage with "mobile in hand consumers."

The Tech Assault on Traditional Real Estate Is Gaining Minimal Traction With Consumers and Related Fees

Lee Traupel | Posted 05.01.2015 | Small Business
Lee Traupel

During the last 10 plus years the Internet has permeated the bedrock of the U.S. economy. And, the smartphone is accelerating the digital economy in ways that are hard to predict.

Cultivating Brand Romance in Today's Always-on, Distracted World

Lee Traupel | Posted 04.01.2015 | Small Business
Lee Traupel

All start-ups and brands in need have the same marketing challenge. Cost-effectively finding, keeping and motivating customers to support your business, in a world where distraction rules and attention spans are just seconds.

The Pursuit of Patience

Gillian Small | Posted 03.26.2015 | Small Business
Gillian Small

This week I celebrate the six-month anniversary of my small PR business and I can't help but reflect on the main goal that I set for myself just 26 short weeks ago.

Women in Business: Amanda K. Ruisi, Founder and President, AKR Public Relations

Laura Dunn | Posted 03.30.2015 | Business
Laura Dunn

Amanda K. Ruisi, the Founder and President of AKR Public Relations brings over 10 years of experience to her full-service agency with an impressive li...

Ten 'Less is More' Brand Growth Drivers for Today's Tech-Drenched Landsape

Lee Traupel | Posted 03.22.2015 | Business
Lee Traupel

Technology is baked into every aspect of marketing -- 67 percent of marketing departments plan to increase their spending on tech related marketing: platforms, processes and measurement.

On 'Dursting': Why Media Prey Go on Camera

Eric Dezenhall | Posted 03.20.2015 | Media
Eric Dezenhall

The main question I've been asked since The Jinx bowed last Sunday is why do people in trouble feel the compulsion to go on camera -- I'll call it "dursting" -- when nothing good can come from it?

All Great Brands Start With a Stellar Name: How to Create Yours and Conquer the World

Lee Traupel | Posted 03.18.2015 | Business
Lee Traupel

Every business struggles with naming their company and for good reason. For most of you, it's a process that's unfamiliar, necessitating skills that are at times one off, with not a lot of clear guidelines for finding your way home.