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What Property Managers and Landlords Need to Know About Today’s On-Demand Economy

We live in an age of immediate access to goods and services. Today’s on-demand economy is supported by tech-driven digital marketplaces that make nearly everything available on-demand. What does the on-demand economy mean to property managers and landlords? Plenty. Today’s renters have high expectations when it comes to selecting the place they call home. In the on-demand economy, renters look for convenience, amenities, safety, and services—and meeting the challenge offers an excellent opportunity to outshine your competitors by creating a great customer experience.

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Startup idea blast off: unless you get started, failure is a given. Blast off with your startup idea today

“The only thing worse than starting something and failing… is not starting something.”   -Seth Godin Learn how to maximize your startup’s potential. IdeaGist’s digital incubator can help you open doors to infinite possibilities. Find out what makes IdeaGist the largest digital incubator on the planet!   Click here to start!

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Energy conservation tips for Phoenix summers

16 energy-saving tips that will make summer in Phoenix more manageable than you think! Whether you’re a long-time resident of Phoenix or recently relocated and settling into your first West Valley home, chances are you’re at least a bit apprehensive about the cost of keeping your home cool enough to be comfortable throughout the sweltering desert summer. Staying cool and comfortable during Arizona’s summer months is vital to your health, well-being, and will to live. So the best approach is to make energy efficiency a priority.

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Metro Phoenix apartment demand attracts investors and developers

Metro Phoenix apartment demand is high—so high, one developer is tearing down a full block of 20 homes in Central Phoenix to accommodate a 329-unit apartment complex. The 20 homes, built between 1915 and 1950, met the wrecking ball this month as crews began razing the aging and, in some cases, rundown structures and clearing the 3.6-acre site, located on the block between Third and Fifth Streets, Early Drive, and Cheery Lynn Road in Central Phoenix.

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Digital strategy infinite potential: open doors to success and discovering your startup's infinite potential.

“There is no such thing as a digital strategy, just strategy in a digital world. “And while the digital age is creating a degree of uncertainty for some organizations, it is also opening the doors to exciting possibilities and ushering in an era of infinite potential.                  ~ Scott Gibson, Group Executive Digital Practice, Dimension Data. Learn how to maximize your startup’s potential. IdeaGist’s digital incubator can help you open doors to infinite possibilities. Find out what ma

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Phoenix old home renovations: preserve the iriginal architectural design details of an old home for maximum resale value

The Phoenix area is one of the most popular areas in the U.S. for home flipping. The area has a generous supply of older homes that attract real estate investors looking to renovate and resell for a profit.  When it comes to renovating older homes for resale, the rule of thumb is to do strictly what is necessary to make it profitable (without doing too little), and not only to stay within a predefined reno budget but also to avoid damaging or removing traditional interior and exterior elements

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Blockchain tsunami is the newest term for the financial technology revolution that is blockchain.

The blockchain cannot be described just as a revolution. It is a tsunami-like phenomenon, slowly advancing and gradually enveloping everything along its way by the force of its progression.      ~William Mougay Find out how to maximize your startup’s growth potential with IdeaGist’s virtual online incubator and virtual blockchain. The experts at IdeaGist help founders and their teams grow and scale a business to achieve their startup goals. Visit IdeaGist to learn what we do and how we do it.

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Rental home investment returns nearly as profitable as stocks,

The millions of small-scale rental property owners in the U.S. and others who are considering joining these ranks may be surprised to learn that, as an investment, rental home ownership is nearly as profitable as stocks and substantially more profitable than bonds, investment deposit accounts with risk, and other investment instruments according to a new study.

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Why startups fail: 20 reasons why startups fail - a comprehensive research brief

Most startups that fail do so for a multitude of reasons. Knowing the whys and hows of startup failure can help entrepreneurs plan ahead for success. From deficient product-market fit to team member conflicts, new data from CBInsights analyzes 101 startup failures post-mortems and breaks down the top 20 reasons why startups fail. After examining 101 startup postmortems, CBInsights discovered that there is no single reason for startup failure, but they did identify a pattern to each failing startup, but they did identify a pattern to each failing startup’s story.

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Blockchain is writing new rules to recreate the financial industry

There is an opportunity to recreate the financial world as we know it in the parallel universe that is the blockchain. We are writing rules for this whole new universe. ~ Patrick M. Byrne According to an article in Inc. Magazine by Bill Carmody, Founder, and CEO, Trepoint “For a company founder or even a professional who works in and around the technology space, there is perhaps no better time to invest in understanding the fundamentals of blockchain and bitcoin. Here are three reasons that startups should care about (cryptocurrencies and decentralized systems):”

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When you feel like quitting, take these 5 steps to help you reassess

If you’ve been trying to grow your business alone, discouragement can easily undermine you and make you question whether accomplishing your goal is even possible. If you’re experiencing this trepidation, you are not alone. Plenty of now successful entrepreneurs have felt this way. Here are some tips that will help you keep moving forward when you feel like giving up:

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Turning vision into action: 3 steps to achieving your goals

Whether it’s a start-up idea you’ve been putting off for too long, or a lifestyle achievement that drives your imagination, success is yours for the taking. Here are three steps that, if you’re willing to commit, can help you turn your long-held vision into action. Step 1:  See it clearly. Envision your goal—if the results seem fuzzy in any way, you’ll struggle to succeed. Take the time you need to define what “success” looks like to you.

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Start-Up Mistakes Entrepreneurs Should Avoid at All Costs

Most likely, you didn’t set out to be an entrepreneur because you thought it would be easy. Launching a new business is hard work, and the challenges, like the rewards, can seem monumental. Most startup founders and entrepreneurs make mistakes and those who are most likely to succeed learn from their mistakes. Of course, it’s best to avoid them whenever possible. Regardless of what type of business you’re in, there are some mistakes common to new business owners that you should plan to avoid at all costs.

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