Expecting? Here’s the Short on Birth Injury Malpractice.

Originally published on August 29th, 2016 on my Kinja site.

Medical malpractice is becoming more common now days and unfortunately it’s something that must be thought about when you’re expecting as well. As terrible as it may seem you have to prepare for such things, at least to be a little more informed on the issue and know what some of the signs are. Having a child is one of the most stressful times of your life, but also one of the most beautiful – and that should not be taken away from you by carelessness. I don’t mean to dismiss or devalue the pain that people go through because of these cases – but it needs to be addressed before it happens, I believe. Hopefully you can learn something here.

Read it all here.

Physical Marketing vs Digital Marketing: The Pros and the Cons

Originally published on Rumbling Lankan on August 29th, 2016.
Thank you to Nishadha!

There was a time not too long ago – even twenty years ago or less – that the internet didn’t have anywhere near as much power as it has now. As far as advertising was concerned, newspapers, magazines, mail marketing, door to door sales, and billboards  were extremely successful in terms of promotion to consumers. These things still exist today, but the world wide web has so much authority over what we consume and don’t, that most people become visually aware of products through social media. Is there even a point in taking out a newspaper ad anymore?

Read the entire article over at Rumblinglankan.com!

The Pros and Cons of Third Party Backups for Businesses

Originally published on August 24th, 2016 on Businesszone.co.uk.

If you run a business, you know that technology is never as efficient as you would like it to be. Computers crash and hackers hack – in fact, even the most efficient companies have had to deal with that. In order to protect important digital information, certain precautions should be taken. Backups are a great place to start, and after knowing the basics, there are two ways to go about backing up your work. One is keeping them in house, and another is having them held and protected externally, which is also known as third party data management. I would like to address the latter, as it is apparent to me that a lot of people are uninformed about third party data systems. You may be surprised and discover that it’s a better fit for you and your company.

Read the rest over here!

Who’s On Your Team?

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Originally posted on the Duct Tape Marketing Consultant Blog.
Published on August 24th, 2016.

Have you ever had to collaborate with people that are simply difficult to work with? You know the kind of people who ultimately have their own vision of how something should go and refuse to meet you halfway?

Specifically, choosing a marketing team can be tough because each person brings his or her own idea of what should be done, as well as the experience of success in using their own methods. However, if you are at the head of a product or campaign, it is your job to choose the correct people to work with once you’ve completed the initial steps to developing a strategy.

If you’re approaching a position in which you’re in charge of such a campaign, I implore you to ask these questions about your who you’re working with before the project even starts.

Read the rest here!

Publicity for a DIY Label: How to Do an Okay Job When You Suck at It

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Originally published on August 26th, 2016.
Article is property of Pyragraph.com.

Two years ago I graduated college as a Business Major with a focus in marketing. One year ago I started a record label. Right now I have no clue what I’m doing.

I had talked casually about starting a label ever since I was in high school, playing in bands and wanting to share my friends’ music that I thought people should hear. I admired labels like Kung Fu, Asian Man, and Epitaph—labels started by DIY musicians for DIY musicians.

I didn’t know what it meant to run a label besides getting other people’s music into listeners’ hands. But I wanted to do it and I wanted to do it right.

So I went to college and majored in Business in hopes that someday I would be able to run a label with what I learned there. I’ve learned a lot more about business and marketing from running the label than I did anywhere else, and most recently I’ve picked up some publicity tips. It’s not all traditional, but it’s what’s worked best for me. Love or hate it, here it is…

Read my questionable PR methods here.

Album Review: The Hotelier – “Goodness”

Originally published on Dying Scene on August 23rd, 2016.
Property of Dying Scene.

Christian Holden, the voice behind The Hotelier, loves to challenge the status quo and people’s’ notions of what are acceptable and unacceptable. The same attitude that went into putting a group of naked elderly people onto the album cover also went into certain musical choices on the album. A good example can be found at the very beginning of the record, where there’s an unexpected spoken word track (“N 43° 59’ 39.927” W 71° 23’ 45.27””).

Goodness is a quality record in the fact that each song seems to be thoughtfully written and catchy. “Goodness Pt. 2”, the song’s second track, opens the record by layering instrument after instrument one by one thus creating anticipation in the listener until everything crashes in toward the middle. “Piano Player”, one of the more uptempo songs on the record, holds its own for five and a half minutes, something unheard of for a more punk rock sounding song. “Soft Animal”, possibly the best song on the record, appears at a time when the record needs a kick in energy. On top of it all, it can’t be stated how much feeling Holden obviously put into the lyrics and subject matter on this album.

Read the rest here!

 

SEPARATING THE GOOD DOCTOR FROM THE FAKES OR BAD DOCTORS

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Originally posted on Americans Perspective on August 22nd, 2016.
Picture and article belong to them.

Empathy

This might seem odd but empathy is one of the most sought after and important characteristics of a good doctor. If you haven’t had an experience with a bad doctor, then congratulations! You lucked out. At the age of 14, I became very sick one summer. My father took me to see a doctor who told me I simply had the flu and that it would pass. My father sometimes recalls that the doctor acted more worried about me covering my hands when I coughed than about me getting better. See, I was limped over a chair, dizzy and nauseous, and had been throwing up and dealing with diarrhea a couple hours beforehand. I didn’t get any better so we went to a different doctor who discovered I had pneumonia. He took the extra time to do an x-ray and check to see if there wasn’t anything the previous doctor missed, instead of jumping to an easier conclusion to get me out of his office. The second doctor had empathy and he helped conquer my sickness because he was actually concerned with my health, not just his paycheck.

Read more over at Americans Perspective!

Night Driving

This article was published on August 15th, 2016.
It is property of Impact Teen Drivers.

In the final of the three stages of graduated driver licensing, there is a provisional licensing stage, which includes a nighttime driving restriction. I remember getting my license and having to wait what seemed like forever to be able to drive after dark. Maybe that’s you – maybe this article caught your eye because you are sick of being unable to drive legally past a certain hour. “I’m a good driver,” you might say to yourself. “Why should there be any limit on when I drive?”

The fact is that night driving can be really dangerous, and while it might seem like a good idea, it requires the utmost caution. Even if you are past the provisional license stage, before you choose to do an overnight or past-your-bedtime drive, you should know some things about night driving, darkness, and common supplements like caffeine that you might not already be aware of.

 Read the rest over at Impactteendrivers.org!

A Musician’s Guide To Simple Drinking

This was published on musicthinktank.com on August 1st, 2016.
It’s probably the sassiest article I’ve ever written.

People always talk about football being America’s pastime, but I still think that title should go to beer, which is also the rest of the world’s pastime. In fact, half of the reason that America’s pastime is football is because watching it often involves drinking beer. It’s a notable observation that athletes and musicians – AKA jocks and band geeks – don’t always have the greatest overlap in interests or other things in common. But they both tend to like beer. The difference between an athlete and a musician is that while the former can’t drink on the job, the latter often do. But as with all drinking, uncontrolled, there can be consequences. Here’s a guide to simple drinking: for musicians.

Enjoy the rest by clicking here!

Preparing for Natural Disasters as a Business

This article was published on Green-Blog.org on July 25th, 2016.

Many metropolitan cities are in areas that are prone to natural disasters. All kinds of businesses thrive in these kinds of areas and the consequences of a natural disaster are often very damaging. Let’s go through several different natural disasters and how you can prepare for them as a business.

Earthquakes
The structure and stability of physical places of business are specifically targeted in earthquakes. Unfortunately entire office buildings are sometimes lost. With much smaller earthquakes it is more possible that you could just lose your internet connection or some of your equipment might break. In all cases, it’s best to have insurance on your building (should you own it) and your equipment – and of course make sure your employees are prepared and trained for such a thing to happen in the best way they can be. Start by teaching your employees basic earthquake survival steps, like the ones found here.

Read the rest at my “Green Business” blog here.