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Optimize Your YouTube Channel Like a Pro with Our Expert Tips
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Optimize Your YouTube Channel Like a Pro with Our Expert Tips

Written by Emily Hill and Kevin Williams This article is part of HostGator’s Web Pros Series. In this series, we feature articles from our team of experts here at HostGator. Our Product Managers, Linux Administrators, Marketers, and Tech Support engineers share their best tips for getting the most out of your website. So, you’ve set up a YouTube channel for your business and now you need to build your audience. And not just any audience – an audience that will grow into a community that has a strong relationship with your brand.  How do you do that? Optimize your channel. As HostGator’s YouTube web pros, we know that YouTube can be a beast to work with at first, because there are so many things to learn. But that learning curve can help you grow your audience and your customer...
Freight rail offering aims to boost GPS and telematics adoption across North American railcar fleet
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Freight rail offering aims to boost GPS and telematics adoption across North American railcar fleet

A group of freight railroad industry stakeholders announced yesterday they have rolled out a joint venture, with a sharp focus on creating a technology platform they said will “transform rail shipping in the 21st century.” Entitled Rail Pulse, the joint venture’s stakeholders include: a Class I railroad, Norfolk Southern; a provider of railcar products and services, Trinity Rail; an equipment finance company focused on railcar operating leasing in North America and Europe, GATX Corporation; short-line railroad carriers Genesee & Wyoming; and a transportation service company that owns and operates a diverse network of short line railroads, terminals, ports, and mechanical shops across North America and Australia, Watco. The objective of Rail Pulse, according to its partner stakeholder...
U.S.-based shippers should expect higher ocean contract rates in 2021, says Drewry
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U.S.-based shippers should expect higher ocean contract rates in 2021, says Drewry

As we move closer to the end of the year, Drewry reaffirms its view that manufacturers and retailers should expect ocean contract freight rates on most routes to increase – not fall – in 2021, following major market changes since the COVID-19 outbreak. It is too early in the Q4 bid season to reach exact conclusions about 2021 rate changes. However, industry analysts say the signs are obvious in the spot market for ocean transportation that carriers have gained pricing power and are managing ship capacity to their advantage. Based on the Drewry Container Freight Rate Insight, a service that tracks and provides average spot container freight rates on 700+ lanes globally and analyses market trends, analysts say they can clearly see that 2020 spot rates have exceeded 2019 spot rates by a lar...
Annual Planning During Election Year
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Annual Planning During Election Year

72% of Americans believe whoever is elected in the White House will directly impact their finances — and 32% are putting off a big financial decision until Election Day. Every four years, there’s a whirlwind of uncertainty about who will win the presidential and congressional elections. This year, our economic future tops the poll of concern. The unknowns are causing leadership to take fewer risks, hold off on making necessary business decisions, and hesitant to have conversations regarding annual contracts. While we can’t predict the future and outcome, we can take control by being proactive. When it comes to business, time is money. And every business decision you delay is costing you valuable time and money. (more…)
13 Best Practices for Running a Successful Podcast
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13 Best Practices for Running a Successful Podcast

Anyone can launch a podcast, but not everyone does it well. What’s one best practice people should keep in mind if they’re looking to succeed at podcasting, and why? These answers are provided by Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC), an invite-only organization comprised of the world’s most successful young entrepreneurs. YEC members represent nearly every industry, generate billions of dollars in revenue each year and have created tens of thousands of jobs. Learn more at yec.co. 1. Share Unique, Authentic Stories People absolutely love to hear powerful stories, and one best practice I’ve learned personally is to share unique, authentic stories while keeping episodes short — anywhere between 15 and 40 minutes. Help listeners save time by breaking down challenges and sharing the mistakes you ...
UPS set to again raise peak surcharges from China to the U.S.
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UPS set to again raise peak surcharges from China to the U.S.

After stating it would decrease COVID-19-Peak Surcharges from China mainland to the United States on October 4, global freight transportation and logistics services provider UPS said this week that those surcharges will be increasing, effective October 25. UPS originally stated its intention to implement COVID-19-related Peak Surcharges in late May. “Until further notice, certain U.S. domestic packages will be subject to one or more Peak Surcharges, as applicable,” UPS said in a customer update issued in late May. “As previously announced, a Peak Surcharge applies to certain international shipments from all origins to all destinations, including the U.S….until further notice. The Peak Surcharges applied to certain international shipments will continue to apply. Peak surcharges are subjec...
Productivity in Sales
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Productivity in Sales

Sales leaders and sales managers are real confused by the whole notion of productivity. I hate to say this. But, unfortunately, it’s true. This is a problem in that it drives sales leaders to make the wrong decisions about how to improve productivity. Let’s get the basics out of the way. First, a sales person’s productivity is NOT measured by the number of hours they spend selling each day. Nor is it measured by the quantity of activities they accomplish in each of those selling hours. It’s well past time we put those myths to bed. For some reason, sales has historically used a definition of productivity that is at odds with how it is defined by economists. Productivity is the rate of output produced per unit of input. That’s how economists measure productivity the world over. Why do w...
Pressure to Improve Drug Development Drives Innovation
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Pressure to Improve Drug Development Drives Innovation

Discover the key factors shaping market dynamics and opening up growth opportunities. COVID-19 has laid down a gauntlet for biotech and pharmaceutical companies around the world. The race toward a successful COVID-19 vaccine is reshaping the comprehensive approach employed in identifying and advance treatments in the healthcare market. photo credit: Edward Jenner / Pexels In addition to a speedy and complete understanding of the relevant science and technology of each disease, companies require an upgraded level of competency across the board to translate ideas into economically viable treatments. Successful navigation toward this new, collaborative process requires companies and researchers to reimagine processes of new drug development at each phase, with an understanding of value creat...
6 Imperative Tips to Increase WI-Fi Speed in Your Workplace
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6 Imperative Tips to Increase WI-Fi Speed in Your Workplace

Despite the vast advancements in technology, we can still find lags and problems in the current infrastructures that make running a business problematic. And one of the primary issues of the vastly internet-dependent generation is slow or unstable WIFI signals. Slow Wi-Fi signals can create much trouble and inconsistencies when vital work is being progressed in a firm. For this reason, taking precautions and making updates is necessary before commencing any work. Slow connections can be frustrating and break the flow of efficient work and development of a firm. For this reason, the below-mentioned tips on better WIFI signals can work best for any company and workplace: Efficiently Place the Router The router is the mother of all Wi-Fi signals a place can receive, yet most people make its...
ERP News Magazine October 2020 – Issue #12
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ERP News Magazine October 2020 – Issue #12

ERP News Magazine October 2020 – Issue #12 – Download Here (PDF) ERP News Magazine is 1 year old! When we first started this journey, we did not know that a worldwide pandemic would have shaken the whole world in less than a year.  At ERP News Magazine, our goal has always been to ensure that businesses and software vendors are aware of the latest advances in the ERP industry. But in this unprecedented crisis environment created by the pandemic, this goal has turned into the responsibility of providing the most up-to-date information that would enable our readers to survive these uncertain times. Thanks to your participation, ERP News Magazine has been reshaped and turned into a living community. We can’t describe the pride and happiness that it brings to us! This is not just an anniversa...