A System of State-Based Regulations Define the Industry

What’s somewhat unique about the US is that regulations are state based. That not only means that betting is legal in some states and not others, but it also means rules can vary from region to region. Therefore, when you look at the top-rated US sportsbooks, it’s important to consider what’s available and where. The leading review sites, such as SBO, will note the differences between states and, moreover, outline what is available in each region. This is important because someone in Virginia might not be able to access the same sportsbook as someone in Michigan.

The interesting thing to monitor in the coming years will be the development of liquidity sharing pacts and cross-state agreements. As it stands, New Jersey, Delaware, and Nevada have an agreement that allows licensed poker operators with sites in each state to merge their player pools. For example, WSOP.com/888poker lets customers in New Jersey … Read the rest

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New data from GoDaddy highlights the future of web designer & developer gigs

With two-thirds of Americans worrying about job security and more than half looking for new careers, web designers and developers still have great gigs. This data comes from survey results we released in February 2021, polling 500 web designers and developers.

Americans love the lifestyle afforded by a career in web design and development. It’s exciting to consider the future of the industry, as emerging web professionals find their places in the community.

We found 66% of Americans needed help from a Maker of the Web to launch their ideas, and 45% of designers and developers believe their industry is growing. Our data shows the opportunities are out there. We might be looking at a fresh take on traditional web professional roles.

What makes web design and development a good gig?

Our survey shows 95% of designers and developers believe their careers are lucrative and secure. They noted the best … Read the rest

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Regula: A Renowned name in Authentication Tech Industry

Document authentication is the process to certify the authenticity of a document. Today, much of running a business involves working with banks and lenders. Having of good standing authorized is critical for international lending and for making sure your good reputation follows your business. Regula is a leading manufacturer of forensic equipment for authenticity verification of documents, banknotes and securities. The devices produced by Regula are supplied to more than 135 countries and in terms of innovation have no equals in the world. Every day, the company solutions are used by the specialists of the ministries of foreign and internal affairs, border control and customs services, airlines, banks, insurance companies in Europe, North and South America, Asia and the Middle East, Africa, Australia and New Zealand.

Ivan Shumsky, co-founder and director of Regula, asserts “Regula is a full-cycle company. And it is a unique phenomenon and a great Read the rest

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Dialing in clients’ SEO ahead of the Google Page Experience update

With the upcoming Google Page Experience update, search engines will favor websites with excellent user experience and performance. If you’re starting to get frantic messages from clients, you need not fret! I’m here to share learnings from my agency and run through the latest SEO techniques that will keep your clients visible

Why do you need to improve clients’ SEO?

SEO is a crucial element in 2021. Whether you believe it or not, your clients will not succeed if you don’t optimize their SEO strategy. Here’s why:

  • 75 percent of internet users don’t go beyond the first page of search results
  • Google takes about 94 percent of the world’s organic traffic
  • Over 81 percent of consumers search for a product or services online before making a purchase
  • Over 6.5 billion searches are conducted every day

With such statistics at hand, it’s generally unwise to ignore SEO for a website.

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Why you need a CRM strategy – including top options to consider

If your organization is using a CRM, or thinking about deploying one of the many modern options available, then creating a strategy to make the best use of this asset is sensible.

Here is a look at why formulating a CRM strategy is worthwhile, and which platforms and approaches work well.

Defining your needs to determine your choice

First and foremost, a CRM strategy should be leveraged to allow you to work out exactly what kind of CRM solution you actually need, according to the size of your business, the scope of your budget and the things you hope to achieve after adopting a new CRM.

Ultimately it is a bit of a balancing act; you need to make sure that the system you select is not just suitable for the scale of your operations at the moment, but also capable of growing and evolving along with them as your Read the rest

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Entrepreneur + activist: GoDaddy Q&A with Maya Penn

Today we’re speaking with Maya Penn, a fashion entrepreneur and environmental activist. Her company, Maya’s Ideas, is focused on sustainability in order to combat the damaging impact of fast fashion on the environment.

Maya is a keynote speaker, sustainability consultant, three-time TED speaker, artist, global activist, animator, filmmaker, social entrepreneur, coder and author. She has also received a commendation from President Barack Obama for outstanding achievement in environmental stewardship. Maya was awarded the 2016 Coretta Scott King A.N.G.E.L. Award, as well as honored at the SCLC Drum Major for Justice Awards (honorees include Rosa Parks, Maya Angelou, John Lewis and more). 

She was hand-picked by Oprah Winfrey as her youngest Supersoul 100 entrepreneur, change-maker and thought leader. 

She has been one of the youngest leaders in sustainability and environmental justice for 12 years, starting at the age of just eight years old.



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Dmitry Voronenko: Democratizing Lending Worldwide

It was the goal to lower the lending industry entry barrier and allow anyone to compete on a level playing field with large FIs that led Dmitry Voronenko to form TurnKey Lender, a company that is transforming how lending is done around the world. Dmitry founded TurnKey Lender along with his partner Elena Ionenko and currently the company serves clients in over 50 countries with 6 offices around the globe. Currently, Dmitry serves as CEO of the company leading a talented team worldwide. The idea from the start was ambitious. The goal was to disrupt the lending automation space status quo with a lightweight yet robust end-to-end lending automation platform which would be flexible and scalable enough to digitize crediting for any organization type, from banks to alternative lenders and from manufacturers to medical professionals.

Since then, TurnKey Lender has become one the leading providers of lending automation and … Read the rest

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How to acquire a domain you don’t own

Remember that one time that you thought of that perfect domain name for your new venture, and when you went to register it, it was already taken?

Seeing that message can be really discouraging. And it, unfortunately, happens fairly often. The next time you see that message pop up that says “Sorry, this domain is taken,” don’t give up. Instead, here is exactly what you should do.

Step one: Call/email your Premier Services account manager at GoDaddy with the domain you’d like, along with your budget for that domain.

And that’s it. That’s your one step, we’ll take it from there.

 

I know what you’re thinking. “Why would I call my account manager when I can just use the Domain Buy Service and start the process?”

The answer is, you can do that, but your Premier Services account manager is your partner in domain investing.

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Philipp Buschmann: Enabling Modern Banking Solutions through Advance Fintech Platform

The road to entrepreneurship is full of challenges and the one filled with unexpected dead ends. It can look exiting to launch a new idea and change into a business, but it requires many sleepless nights and years of hard work. Moreover, it takes patience to take the right decision at the right time. “An entrepreneur should be patient to wait for the right moment and curious enough to find out and feel that right moment when it comes,” asserts a tech entrepreneur, Philipp Buschmann. Philipp is the CEO of AAZZUR, a company connecting people to financial products and services that are relevant for them so they can manage their money easier and more wisely. A perfect blend of technical excellence and business acumen, Philipp is a serial entrepreneur, who also taken his first venture public. From starting as a developer in financial services to becoming an entrepreneur, Philipp’s … Read the rest

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How to use personalization to increase sales

This article was originally published on Sept. 24, 2018 and updated on April 16, 2021.

Learning how to use personalization in your marketing can be the difference between you creating ineffective messages that fly right past your target audience or you building high-performing sales campaigns your ideal prospects couldn’t ignore if they wanted to.

The rest of this post will look at how to use personalization to make your sales messages more targeted, effective and powerful.

What is personalization?

Before we look at how to use personalization, let’s clarify what personalization is. Many marketers and brands confuse the concepts of personalization with customization.

Customization is done by the customer. The customer actively makes choices that change their branded experience.

Personalization is done by the brand. The brand considers the customer’s habits, actions and interests and then, changes the branded experience based on those factors. The customer is passive and does … Read the rest

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