What Caused the Declining Popularity of Daily Deals Online?

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There was a time when group buying virtually snatched the popularity away from all other e-commerce models. But that day is long gone. Today, group buying is anything but sought after.

The falling popularity of group buying as an e-commerce model both saddens and surprises me and I never stop wondering what actually went wrong.

In this article, I attempt to piece together all the findings that my research in this area has led to. I do hope once the dots are all connected, the reason behind group buying and its fall from popularity won’t remain a mystery to us.

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Spotlight: Welcyon Helps Adults Over 50 Get in Shape


For many people, the new year is a new opportunity to get in shape. Gyms are often overcrowded this time of year with people looking to maintain their resolutions. But for some, this type of environment isn’t conducive to getting the best results. Welcyon, Fitness After 50 is dedicated to creating a better environment for some fitness enthusiasts to thrive.

As the name suggests, Welcyon is a health club specifically for adults over 50. The business creates exercise protocols specifically designed for the needs of people in this age group.

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A City Divided: Jerusalem’s Most Contested Neighborhood (Trailer)

Throughout the past several months, Jerusalem has been a scene of clashes and violent attacks. Silwan, a Palestinian neighborhood just steps away from Jerusalem’s Old City, has been at the heart of the unrest, and is becoming one of the most contentious neighborhoods in the most contested city in the world. As settlement expansion into East Jerusalem continues, Israeli authorities have ramped up their practice of demolishing homes built without proper permits — permits which are near impossible for Palestinians to acquire. In addition to the demolitions due to lack of permits, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced in early November the reinstatement of the policy of demolishing terrorists’ homes, which Palestinians claim is a form of collective punishment. VICE News traveled to Silwan and met with Palestinians and Israelis living in this contested neighborhood at a time when Jerusalem is more divided than ever. Read “‘A Darkness in His Heart’: Terror, Martyrs, Rubble, and Repetition as Israel Resumes Home Demolitions” – http://bit.ly/1xvIjZF Read “Jerusalem Tensions Escalate As Netanyahu Pushes Settlement Expansion” – http://bit.ly/14aPn42 Read “Synagogue Attacks Mark New Level of Escalation as Jerusalem Inches Closer to Breaking Point” – http://bit.ly/1y46Doh Watch “Jewish Settlers in the Hamas Stronghold of Hebron: news (Dispatch 6)” – http://bit.ly/1CRItik Subscribe to VICE News here: http://bit.ly/Subscribe-to-VICE-News Check out the VICE News beta for more: http://vicenews.com Follow VICE News here: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/vicenews Twitter: https://twitter.com/vicenews Tumblr: http://vicenews.tumblr.com/ Instagram: http://instagram.com/vicenews

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How to Choose the Right ERP Software for Your Business

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QuickBooks is renowned the world over as an outstanding small business accounting package. It’s no wonder that QuickBooks is the #1 best-selling small business financial software, recommended by three out of four accountants. Even so, no matter how capable a software package QuickBooks may be, it’s primarily aimed at small businesses and at some point, you’re going to outgrow the software and exchange it for a full-fledged ERP system.

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WeWork Coworking Space Raises $355 Million

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A startup that leases office space to other startups is now worth an estimated $5 billion.

But the long-term fate of WeWork is debatable, even after it just raised another $355 million in funding, according to a Wired report.

WeWork is essentially a hub where startups have access to office and work spaces that are technologically ready to meet their needs. The target is the startup business that’s ready to leave the home office, garage, or basement, and expand.

WeWork offers visually appealing professional office spaces at a variety of locations.

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How to Unite Your Sales and Marketing Teams

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They go together like peanut butter and jelly. But sometimes they just can’t find their way to the same sandwich. Your sales and marketing teams must be a united group to fulfill their individual functions to the best of their ability.

If you’re struggling to pull your teams together, it’s time to implement some unifying strategies.

Uniting Your Sales and Marketing Teams

1. Ensure Both Teams Have Realistic Expectations

One of the most important elements in getting your sales and marketing teams on the same page is to get them together.

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VICE News Daily: Beyond The Headlines – December 30, 2014

Subscribe to VICE News here: http://bit.ly/Subscribe-to-VICE-News The VICE News Capsule is a news roundup that looks beyond the headlines. Today: Peruvian government evacuates Amazonian villages following raid by indigenous tribe, UN transports food aid to South Sudanese civilians by the Nile River, dozens of rare seals mysteriously die off UK beaches, and displaced Afghan families face a harsh winter in makeshift camps. PERU Tribal Attack Forces Evacuation of Amazonian Communities Around 200 men of the Mashco-Piro tribe raided a village for food and tools last week. SOUTH SUDAN UN Begins Aid Delivery Using Nile Route Sudan’s border had been closed since South Sudan declared independence in 2011, forcing shipments to be delivered by air. UNITED KINGDOM Mysterious Seal Deaths Worry Conservationists Wildlife experts have not yet determined why more than 40 rare gray seals have died off Cornish beaches over the last two months. AFGHANISTAN Difficult Winter Ahead for Displaced Families in Makeshift Camps ​Thousands have fled their homes as the Taliban retake areas previously cleared by foreign forces.​ Check out the VICE News beta for more: http://vicenews.com Follow VICE News here: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/vicenews Twitter: https://twitter.com/vicenews Tumblr: http://vicenews.tumblr.com/ Instagram: http://instagram.com/vicenews

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5 Tax Issues You Must Resolve Before Year’s End

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This time of year zooms by, and before you know it, it will be January. Waiting until then to get your business tax affairs in order can put you in a time crunch at the start of the year, so get started now to ensure you’re ready for 2015. Here are five things you can do now to ensure you get off to a great start on New Year’s.

1. Make Sure Your Corporation is Compliant

If you’re incorporated, it’s imperative that you remain compliant. That means you’ll need to file your Statement of Information and update any information that has changed in the last year for your corporation.

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Why E-commerce Businesses Still Want a Physical Presence

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For years, businesses have been focusing on boosting their online presence to sell and market their products and services. But now, some businesses are starting to do the opposite, looking for a physical presence to boost their brand and support online sales. Saddleback Leather and Love 41 are two such companies.

Run by entrepreneurs Dave and Suzette Munson, both companies already have thriving e-commerce sites where they sell their goods. But they are now working on opening a 10,000 square foot retail location in Fort Worth, Texas.

This might seem a little backwards.

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