If it weren’t for the philanthropists and nonprofit organizations of the world what kind of shape would all of the following be in? Starving nations, towns devastated by natural disasters, the planets, the atmosphere of the planet, helpless animals, the arts, education, and all of the other worthy causes that never seem to stop. And no that doesn’t mean that ‘they never stop’ means bombarding you for money, money, money. What that means is that they never, ever stop… they never stop caring, they never stop giving, they never stop working toward a better world or situation, they never stop just because things get tough.
The Greatest Philanthropists Of Our Time
Being a philanthropist doesn’t necessarily mean working for a nonprofit organization. If you’ve done something from which people or a cause have benefited greatly you are more likely than not in the running. Here are some of the greatest philanthropists our time: Oprah Winfrey, Mother Teresa, Howard Hughes, Bill Gates, William Vanderbilt, Levi Strauss, John D. Rockefeller (the third, the second and yes, the first), Christopher Reeve, Ronald Perelman (and his parents), Dolly Parton, Paul Newman… and of course the person for whom the Nobel Prize was named in the first place, Alfred Nobel.
A True Humanitarian If Ever There Was One
Yank Barry is known not so much for his historic rendition of “Louie Louie” back in the good old days between 1968 in 1970 anymore. So what is he known for today? Nothing much, just getting nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize! How the heck did that happen? Glad you asked. Take a gander at this: this man has been the recipient of the 2011 GLA philanthropist of the year award, Gusi peace prize for social services, humanitarian award from the Red Cross, humanitarian service award from India and the Juarez Mexico hands of love award. Not only that but more than 19 international and national as well as humanitarian awards. Working with the likes of Muhammad Ali, Evander Holyfield, Manny Pacquiáo (are you sensing a trend here or is it me) he has joined the ranks of world renowned philanthropists.
Not every philanthropist wins the Nobel prize. The lady next door might be the biggest philanthropist in your community and you don’t even know it. Philanthropists don’t necessarily toot their own horns because more likely than not, there are plenty of others willing to do it for them. Namely, people so very thankful for their efforts that they cannot keep it to themselves.
If you work at home, things can quickly become stale in your home office. Most people crave the company of others and no matter how much you thought you were a hermit before switching to a home office, it can still get a bit quiet when you are working on your own. If you want to avoid a bit of that solitude while working from home, you may want to try moving things outside to see if that can help.
Lots to See and Hear
Once of the biggest benefits of working outdoors when you are home is that it is rarely silent in nature. There are always birds singing, dogs barking, bees buzzing, even the blowing wind can provide plenty of background noise and while they may not be the noises that we are used to hearing in the office, the noises can still be rather soothing and remind us that we are not alone. However, working outdoors isn’t for everyone and those soothing noises can quickly become distractions for others.
If you are planning on working outdoors, you have to plan on doing more than taking your laptop and kicking back on one of your teak adirondack chairs. It is important to remember that you are working and that this is now your job. If you are the type of person who is easily distracted, working outdoors may not be the best idea for you. In fact, moving things outside can make you even less productive than sitting inside wondering if you are the only person left on Earth. You know yourself and you know whether or not you can handle it but many people come to find out that once they give it a shot, working outdoors really is too much of a distraction.
Moving your home office outside really can be as helpful as it can be harmful, depending on the person. If you think you can handle it, though, working out in the fresh air is a great thing. Sometimes, it may not even seem like work if you are doing it right.
Most people these days prefer to shop online. It is fast, convenient, and most times, you can find the items you are looking for at much lower prices than you would find in a retail location. However, just because you have an online business, you shouldn’t think that this alleviates your responsibility to provide excellent customer service. Instead, customer service has taken a new shape in the online marketplace, making email responses the best way to get across to your customers that you care.
Email Is the New Customer Service Counter
When you are shopping at a retail location, it is simple to walk to the customer service counter to address any sort of questions or complaints that you may have. When it comes to the online marketplace, your customer service counter is their email system. Since you can’t talk to a representative face to face, it is easy to become frustrated when it appears that your questions are being ignored. If you are an online seller, you really need to consider your incoming emails from potential or current customers as a line to the customer service counter and address the concerns as quickly as possible.
Get Some Help
Once you have been online for a while and have built a nice customer base, you will likely start seeing your inbox full on a regular basis. If you are the only person in your company, it is going to become increasingly difficult to keep on top of that email inbox. Once you get to this point, you may want to explore the possibility of implementing reply-software. Many online retailers today save manpower using Reply Manager or other email reply software, which will allow you to send a response to a customer as soon as the email is received, no matter what time of day.
In order to be a successful online business, you need to offer great customer service. Since email is the new customer service counter, it is essential that you address the concerns as quickly and fully as possible, twenty four hours a day, twenty four days a week.
If your business has been lacking the new customers needed to push your company to the next level, you truly should consider online marketing. With millions of visitors each day, the virtual marketplace has almost taken the place of the shopping mall, and if your company doesn’t have an online marketing strategy, you are missing out on more revenue than you may imagine. If you are looking for a way to get those new sales prospects through the door, it is time to come up with an online campaign that can bring you the volume of customers that you need.
There are plenty of ways that business owners can use the internet to bring in profits, but if no one knows about your company, how can your company truly live up to its potential? Even those businesses with the most complex and state of the art websites will fail, if no one visits the sites to buy the services or goods offered by the business. Starting an online campaign will put your website in front of consumers that may have never even known about your company, if not for the intelligent use of marketing. Whether you choose to advertise through popular social media sites or if you want to explore the possibility of using website tracking or other tracking services, you truly need to get a leg up as quickly as possible.
Creating and implementing an online marketing strategy isn’t necessarily the easiest thing to do. As a matter of fact, if you are new to the online marketplace, you may not even know where to begin. This isn’t a problem! Luckily, there are plenty of marketing experts out there that are ready to help you plan and implement your strategy. Yes, these experts will likely cost you a bit more money, but when it comes to the success of your business, the old saying “you have to spend money to make money” really should be taken to heart.
Online marketing can mean the difference between becoming a Fortune 500 company or falling into the dot com pit of failed business ideas. While these strategies can be extensive and costly, it really is worth it once all has been said and done. Once people start seeing what your company has to offer, your sales prospects will multiply quickly, taking your business where you want it to go.
Unlike popping your pocketful of change into a slot machine and pushing the button (pulling the lever if you like old school action), betting on a sporting event takes a little more skill and know how. When you’re talking about sporting events where the outcome is not strictly determined by a human element, does it make it any more difficult? If you are going to bet on the Kentucky Derby in 2013, it is important to have at least a working knowledge of what and how to place your bets. Horse racing combines the elements of man and animal, to determine the winning element in a fast paced high stakes world of sports betting. It is not difficult, but rather than just throw down your money and yell, for me images of horse race betting conjure up scenes from the movie “Casino” with Sam “Ace” Rothstein (based on the real life Lefty Rosenthal) played by Robert De Niro, who was so knowledgeable and serious about his betting, he factored in what the jockey had for breakfast and could determine whether or not the horse was going to win.
If You Just Want to Bet
Betting itself is easy and has very simple steps, if you really don’t care how you place your bets. Go to the track. Buy a racing form. Some venders will also have tip sheets, on recommendations for your bets. Tips sheets tell a little about the horses previous race history, how the horse did, when the races were held. Check the pari-mutuel board, for the odds on each horse. The odds are expressed in ratios – 2-1, 5-1, etc. If the bet is 10-1, this means that for every dollar you bet, you will get ten dollars back. With the miracle of the internet you can check live odds for Kentucky Derby betting, to find out the latest information before placing your bet.
What kinds of bets are there?
For those more expert at betting, there are exotic betting methods – intra race betting, quintella, exactra, trifecta and superfecta, daily doubles Pick 3, win 4, and pick 6 betting. Become informed, before you slap your money on the counter, and bet only what you are willing to lose.
Do your friends plan out your Super Bowl Party a year in advance? Are your World Cup parties the only reason your friends watch soccer? Are people still talking about your last World Series party the following July? If so, you are probably a huge fan of parties and sports, and you know how to do it right. There is no reason you can’t take your parties up a notch for the Kentucky Derby and earn a little money in the process.
Bet On It!
One of the easiest ways to earn a bit of extra money from the race is to wager on the outcome. Study the Kentucky Derby 2013 contenders online and become familiar with the horses. Visit TwinSpires to watch other live horse races around the world and get an idea of how to pick your horse. Find out what other people are thinking when placing their Kentucky Derby bets by reading user comments. The more informed you are, the more likely it is that you will make the right decision when picking your horse.
Not a Betting Man?
If you aren’t really a betting man or if you perhaps live somewhere where it is prohibited, you can still get your party to make money for you. Considering your parties are legendary, offering a few extras and charging a small admission fee could generate some revenue. Chances are, you ran out and got a keg of beer to share with the guys for the party. After all, you ARE the party guy. In this case, however, rather than charge admission, why not charge a few dollars per plastic cup? While charging your friends for each beer may earn you a few glares, charging a small, flat fee for a cup they can refill as much as they would like shouldn’t be a problem.
There are plenty of ways to turn your Kentucky Derby Party into something that will generate a bit of extra money, whether you are a betting man or not. It isn’t hard and can make your party even more legendary.
Lord only knows how many people that were planning on betting on the Triple Crown race were devastated last year when I’ll Have Another pulled out of the Belmont days before it was to be run. One can only imagine what that did to the odds on the Belmont Stakes. This year you can keep an eye on everything up until the last minute and bet the Belmont Stakes online. Sites like BelmontStakes.org have all the race info you need to make an educated wager.
The Triple Crown Race to Beat All Triple Crown Races
If you’re old enough to remember, chances are you will never forget the 1973 record-setting, and still unbroken, Belmont stakes race that completed the Triple Crown and was won by none other than the horse named Secretariat. In just over two minutes that horse made history in a way that has yet to be matched or beaten. America fell in love. Sadly, America also fell in love with what was briefly a huge professional horse racing hopeful – Barbaro. Never again will there be such a heartbreaking story that captured the hearts of millions all over the world. (Though Eight Bells was a heartbreaking story in its own right.) So heart wrenching was this amazing horse’s story that a song was even written and recorded by songwriter/guitarist/animal advocate Debra Lopez, with lead vocals sung by several time WAMI winner Ronnie Nyles.
Triple Crown Betting
Since you can’t get to the Triple Crown without winning the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness, the final winning decision can’t be made until the winning of the Belmont Stakes. You can bet that the best Belmont betting sites will undoubtedly have all the information you’ll need on the 2013 Belmont horses, to place a bet on a Triple Crown winner should the opportunity arise this year. In the past only 11 horses have won the Triple Crown. Eddie Arcaro in fact, jockeyed two separate Triple Crown winners, Citation and Whirlaway. So for those of you who don’t think that the jockey matters… there you have it. The jockey may truly matter even more in horse racing than the driver of a car does in NASCAR. Jockeys have a special relationship with the horses they race. The horse trusts its jockey - they have a mutual bond and respect for each other - and many jockeys can pull that certain something from a horse when absolutely needed… a feat that others may not have been able to accomplish no matter how hard they tried.
In addition to jockeys many people determine their bets by the trainers of the horses, their owners, the type of track – i.e. turf or dirt – and whether the race is a short race or a long one.
Since nearly everything can be found online these days, you have to know that you can research live Preakness betting odds, for this year’s running of the Preakness, in order to make a more educated bet. You can do a quick look-up of the stakes, as they currently exist by logging onto PreaknessStakes.com. But is there a way to keep track of the stakes and other determining factors, as they change up until race day?
There Is an App for That
Seriously, there is an app for everything these days isn’t there? If you want to play a game, there is an app for that; if you want to manage your eBay account, there is an app for that. If you want to check on the nearest restaurants and how many stars it received upon review, there is an app for that. Want to know how to get there, guess what… There’s an app for that. So, if you want alerts and breaking news on football, baseball, basketball or even horse racing – there is an app for that. A quick search with your favorite search engine should get you to a place where you can view these types of apps and decide which one works best for you, should there actually be more than one. The general sports apps sometimes cover horse racing, but there are also more specifically focused apps.
What Kind of Information Will You Need From Your App?
Before you go crazy grabbing all the horseracing apps you can get your hands on remember that some will charge for the application and some will not. There are also different types of horse racing apps, from the basics of horse racing all the way to recent information on upcoming races and their horses, trainers, jockeys and odds. There are horse racing apps that have cartoons, shorts, trivia games and more for the person looking for something to pass the time. There are of course racing apps that cover the different types of tracks, what they’re made of, the weather, how horses generally run on them, the history of the track… You name it they’ve got it. There are even calculators that will help you determine, or so they say, the odds on the outcome of a particular race. It will also help you calculate how much to put down and how much you would win, under certain circumstances. The former of those being more reliable. There are what boils down to horseracing encyclopedia’s, in which you can find almost any tidbit ever known about horseracing and its history.
So, looking for an app that will tell you positively, without a doubt, the absolute winner for each and every horse race known to mankind? There’s no app for that.
Getting a loan from www.go-aagp.org/ makes it easy to afford just about any type or level of bundling service. It’s important to shop around, when looking for the best offer of bundling services. There are so many bundled service offers out there, that it can be very difficult and overwhelming for consumers, when its time to make the ultimate decision. It’s important to consider the costs of the individual services and how that total compares with the bundle offer under consideration. It’s also important to consider how often provider offers bundle promotions and how much better they typically are then the usual offer.
Bundled Services for All
Some of the most common providers of bundled services, in recent times include AT&T, Verizon, Time Warner Cable, Cox, Windstream, Xfinity and CenturyLink, as well. Many people love opting in for bundling services, because there is just one bill each month for multiple services. Bundling services are typically the ideal choice, for people that want to deal with less aggravation, save money and save time. Many people are able to save hundreds dollars each year, because they opt in for a bundled service package.
Looking Around for the Best Bundles
There are many different websites and reviews online, that can help people decide which bundling services are best for each particular situation. Bundling internet, TV and telephone services is becoming more and more popular, in recent times. Consumers are getting more opportunities to bundle services at home or for their mobile devices. The improved simplicity and savings are the most outstanding benefits of choosing bundling services.
Bundling services can help consumers improve and customize their own news and entertain content intake. Ordering bundled services is less complicated and easier to manage for people that often deal with busy schedules. Bundling services for insurance coverages is also becoming increasingly popular amongst many professionals. It’s also important to shop around and compare prices, from different providers. It’s always helpful to ask about specials or discounts for particular bundles, that may not be listed in the most recent publications.
Finding the right moneylenders can be very helpful, when you are trying to plan a last minute Super Bowl party. If you prepare carefully, it’s relatively easy to make money on a Super Bowl party. Working with a close friend or family member to split the proceeds with can make this year’s Super Bowl party easier to pull off. People are often concerned about saving money on a Super Bowl party, but they rarely consider how much money can be made, from these types of parties. Taking the time to make a plan as early as possible, improves the likelihood that this party will be a profitable success.
Think Outside the Check Box
Some entrepreneurs are aware of a tax code that allows them to receive rent payments from the business and deduct it on their taxes thereafter. Many times the funds received for rent are tax free income. The IRS has a tax code that allows the home to be rented out, for a half a month per year and then allows that money to be deducted tax-free. In order for the payment to be deductible, the tax payer must own a business. Some people choose to use this 15 day allowance for the Super Bowl or other special events, that are similar in nature. This is a creative way to get some extra money, from using your home to host a special event, like the Super Bowl.
Turn a Profit for the Super Bowl
There are just a few simple steps that business owners need to follow, in order to make money off of their Super Bowl party this year. The Super Bowl party needs to be treated as a business event, where the guests are considered to be prospects or clients. The business event needs to be documented, for example by using a guest list featuring all the clientele that were invited. Log special minutes for the business in order to justify using an outside facility, for the Super Bowl party special business event. The most popular reason is so the event is not disrupted, with the typical daily demands from the business.
Charge a reasonable fee for admittance to this year’s Super Bowl party. Use market research for the area in which you live, in order to develop an accurate model for pricing out the event. It also helps to take the time out to research the fees charged by local hotels in the area also. The rent that is charged for the event should make sense for the nature of the event and the size of the home as well. Using the right market data and surveys should help you establish a fair market price, for rent to attend the special Super Bowl event for your business.