So my office usually gives a Christmas gift to everyone in the office with the budget between $250-$500 usually. They try to get something semi-relevant that could be used at work and it is usually tech. Last year was the Amazon Echo year before that it was a iPad.
I have been put in charge of the idea this year. What are some of your suggestions?
>he's not entertainment industry
You can make cliched schlock and rack in money, and people will always need to be entertained, so why aren't you taking advantage yet?
Ahhh it's a /biz/ starts a thread about industries it knows nothing about thread
One word: Distribution.
You need a distribution channel with a proven revenue stream.
I could easily produce profitable fare: I have the technical ability, I have the experience. However I don't have the distribution method or following (customers).
Content in and of itself is virtually worthless without exposure, to get exposure you either need to buy airtime with a traditional broadcaster or slowly build up a niche audience through targeted advertising, publicity stunts etc. etc. etc.
Then once you have exposure, how do you monetize it?
Youtube has virtually killed content as an income source -- unless you get massive volume like Jenna Marbles or those kids, you can't make enough money. So you have to look at niche audiences and finding other sources of revenue. Home Video and mail order videos for example aren't an option any more, there's too much competition from various makers on Youtube, you need to look further afield.
Also you need to reinvent your value proposition: a comedy or a horror doesn't cut it any more if you're making traditional narrative, it needs to have a gimmick or an experience beyond the watching of the film.
Explain to a robot how to network effectively.
Recently with the election coming to a close, we have obtained important emails, wikileaks releases, and documents. We are looking to recruit /biz/ anons to help us out.
When will Ethereum reach Bitcoin's market cap?
I think end of 2017 or beginning of 2018
Ethereum is in a spot where it needs DApps
DApps fulfill the purpose of the system and attracts users. This is a predicament for people interested in short term gains in regards to Ethereum. It's a pretty simple model: Build things and sell them, but it's also hard to accomplish because the platform itself is just not ready yet for widespread adoption.
So, either a DApp gets made that is able to provide great service depsite the platforms current instability (MetaMask is a great example of this, Gnosis and Status.im are too)
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How do I get started?
I'm unemployed and need a trickle of income.
How do I start something profitable? How do I know what idea is worth going after? How do I get that one idea? How do I get and stay motivated?
I have a friend who is much younger than me and he started an indiegogo campaign that is at 250% funding with 10 days left. He met his initial goal in less than a week. It's inspiring and disappointing all at the same time.
My portfolio currently consists solely of a 401k. I put in 2% of my salary (company doesn't match).
What's the next thing I should be looking at to put my money in that I don't have to actively manage for growth, or at least protection against inflation? Vanguard mutual funds?
set up a roth IRA and contribute the annual max ($5500), just pick out one of the target date funds with vanguard if you want, that should have you set for retirement savings
after that index whatever else you want to save for other major purchases like a house or a car or something
Gold denominated forex accounts that are divided up into 10 of the most reliable high-yielding signals.
They can make well over 50% a year so even if 3/10 go bust due to mis-management you'd still cut a profit.
How much would you pay for a masters degree in engineering?
I'm debating between a state university for a MS in EE for ~25K verses a well known private university for 40k.
The private university has a few additional courses I want, maybe has a better program IDK.
Engineering doesn't work like that, it's not like software where anyone and their dog can get into a position. It's very structured when it comes to qualifications and the positions you're allowed to enter based upon them.
Corporations don't work like that*
If you need it for a job then pick the better school. I just chose a private university over cheap public school to finish my ME/AE bachelors. I only plan to work for someone else until I can get my PE though, which is why I consider a masters to be useless. My mind may change in the future though.
Hey /biz/ I'm not going in to work tomorrow fuck that, in fact I'm not going in ever again from now on
I decided to take your advice and work for myself how do I survive now
I have no idea but start doing something tomorrow.. anything.
I quit like that and became a NEET, I needed 3 years to realize that I want to do something else with my life than being a poor loser. I've just slowly started to rebuild my life and it's hard as hell. But it's gonna worth it!
Lived at home with my mother and grandparents. I eat what was in the kitchen, basically they paid for everything. I still don't have a real job, not own business or steady income but I'm getting there somehow.
>Youre a finance major? Are you like Jordan Belfort? Haha
I feel that something bad is comming. I don't know when but something really bad is comming.
How can i really protect my wealth. ( Outside of banks)
How can i profit from recession, crisis?
I don't know the answers for those, but if you know thats a valuable knowledge.
Where these guys a necessary evil in the days of mom-and-pop owned local business?
They were a necessary evil in WW2 and WW2 only. The FBI hired the mafia to look for German spies attempting to get onto the docks or even infiltrate any field of work that may put them near the docks.
Nazis had no idea how corrupt NYC unions were, they thought they were dealing with government agents trying to find them, not some mob boss who would take a bat to your knees on mere suspicion because he got 10k per "spy" caught in 1940 USD.
Howdy, /biz/. Any recommended jobs to work or material to read to get my feet wet working in real estate? I'm mostly interested in investment, rather than operations.
thoughts on globalization? is it really that bad?
also, any thoughts on Helena Norberg-Hodge and her reactionary point of view?
I think that it is inevitable. I think stupid people have made it a bad word because they think it means jobs will disappear. Jobs WILL disappear and be replaced by jobs requiring education, training, and high levels of professional skill. I think providing more opportunities for people to get those skills would really help the situation in America. Look at Germany. They are are great example of the populace being prepared for the changing work environment.
I think the distinction between economical, cultural and political globalization should be made.
Economical globalization (free trade) is good, some people will lose jobs but the benefits will compensate for that due to lower domestic prices.
Cultural globalization is usually a bad idea, since many cultures simply do not mix. I think asians mix fairly well in western countries, and tend to do good there. But middle east and northern Africans just do not mix. They're too different and don't benefit western countries at all. In the same way, western immigrant...
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Global relations is inferior to foreign relations. Trade should be managed on a country-to-country basis. Globalization is bad when it turns into people sticking their noses where they don't belong.
You did buy Etsy before earnings, right?
Post interview questions you should practice for
what are you looking for future, 3 your positive and negative traits, why are you interested in this job, what you know about this company
Remember that "What is your greatest weakness?" is a trick question. They don't want to know about your weaknesses, they want you to talk about how you overcome challenges.
My current company asked what kind of animal I'd be. I chose bear because they're cuddly yet stoic. I'm not sure what the question was meant to illicit, or how my answer pleased them.
Interviews are basically autism litmus tests. The interview learns within two minutes whether or not they'll take you on.
Feels Bad Man
It's only a hobby of mine so nothing depends on it but I'd love to be more successful. Does anyone have a little advice for beginners?
I'm not going to close the position as of now btw
I am filling out my FAFSA and it is asking How much money did my mom receive in child support last year, and how much I had in savings. What should I put to get maximum profits from FAFSA?
What is the cheapest possible living space you can purchase?
I have been looking at apartments and they're as expensive to own as actual houses here.
I don't care about size or anything, single bedroom would be fine.
Would it be worth buying a caravan? The lack of plumbing would be a bitch.
The goal is basically to secure a permanent living quarters as quickly as possible without getting fucked in the ass with a mortgage for decades of my life, even if it's basically a cupboard.
Tent, one-time 150-500 Dollars and you're gucci mane. You'll probably need a vehicle though and somewhat rural location. I've heard of people furnishing their vans or RV to live in. You'll have to spend time researching how to make up for electricity and water and what you may need to install. All of these options will have social costs, but i assume you don't care about that since you are considering extreme options in the first place.
So biz i recently recieved a large sum of money (career bonus) $33000 to be exact. I have a 2007 ford ecscape with 220000 miles on it so its safe to assume ot will die soon.
My question is should i buy a new car outright ($15000 on a new used Toyota camry) and put the rest in savings /index fund......orrrr should i just put a down payment and pay payments on it.
What would /biz/ do.
Can someone help me?
I work as a sales associate paid $8.50/hr. In reality I am a forklift driver, data entry, salesman, sales associate, designer, and general laborer all at once. The effort involved for the work is not at all proportional to the pay.
>sent up 15 feet on ladder to uncouple extremely heavy sinks by hand
>yelled at for getting pen in my car
>nig nog co-workers bullying me, written up for talking shit back
>reprimanded for not...
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>Is is a legitimate business man or just another meme to give super predators in the hood false hope of success.
>Call off sick at work
>Not really sick
I want to become a millionaire by the time i turn 25 what would be the best way to accomplish this.
Going into community college soon. What are the mistakes you made and/or things I should steer away from.
Why does /biz/ recommend to read The Idiot by Dostoyevsky? How is it related to business?
How important is self-belief to making a success of yourself? Deep down I know I can do it, but there's always a little part of me bringing me down, telling me I'm dreaming.
I struggle with this sometimes.
What helps me is remembering when I was in grade school, and you would always hear:
>4th grade is way harder than 3rd grade!
>middle school is much more difficult than 5th grade!
>High school is tougher than middle school!
>Youd better prepare yourself for college!
Then what happened? You get to those places and its never actually that bad. Nothing in life is as bad as someone will tell you it is OP.
I'm in the same boat as OP. I want to be a successful entrepreneur. It's not about the money, even though i wish to make many millions. I just really feel that being an entrepreneur will bring me peace and happiness. I dream about owning stores, seeing happy customers coming and going and making a real difference. That's what I want.
Any help /biz/bros?
How would I go about changing a culture?
I want to create a stage inbetween numale cuck, and braindead chad.
Because people are polarized into either numale cuck, or braindead chad.
I want to create a culture of empathetic, knowledgeable people, but who aren't faggots who move at a woman's every whim.
Wait a second... if I had bought the dip at 11 bitcoins and waited for the bounce then I could have sold at 3300 bitcoins and.... I would actually be a billionaire? Or am I day dreaming again?
Should I prepare the noose or should I skip rope lessons and just use the window?
What textbooks have the greatest 'buyback' value online? Or how would I find this out besides checking every one?