Heater Repair and Purchasing Tips | Business

Autumn is here, and while the Texas heat is still lingering, it’s never too early to prepare for cooler weather. You may decide to purchase a brand new heating unit ahead of winter or tune up your current one. Either way, doing your research is key to saving yourself stress and frustration in the future.

The best thing you can do is find trustworthy sources for purchases, installations and repairs. In 2019, more than 4,000 consumers filed complaints about the heating and air conditioning industries. Luckily, BBB can guide you to reliable businesses.

If you’re looking to purchase and install a new HVAC unit, consider these tips from your Better Business Bureau:

  • Consider an energy audit. Conducting an energy audit before you purchase a heating system may help you determine which unit best suits your needs. Your utility company may be able to do the audit for a small fee
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Top 10 Tips for Students Managing Money During COVID-19

Tuition. Board. Books. Financial responsibilities can be difficult to manage during college, and the pandemic’s recession has only made matters more difficult. Due to faltering businesses, travel restrictions and heightened stress levels, students may find themselves out of work or stuck in an unused housing lease.

So how can students mitigate economic stress? Applied economics and management Profs. Scott Yonker, Byoung-Hyoun Hwang and Rich Curtis shared their top tips for money management during these uncertain times.

1. Monitor your spending. Hwang recommended the online platform Statusmoney.com, which allows you to track and anonymously compare your spending with other people in your age category. This financial tool makes unnecessary expenses in various categories such as cars, home and education more salient, encouraging a decrease in spending.

2. Set a budget, and stick to it. “I’d set up a budget spreadsheet enumerating all major monthly income and expense items, and strive to

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Amazon Prime Day 2020 Date And Shopping Tips

Amazon has just announced that Prime Day 2020 is happening on October 13 through October 14.

That’s right: The two-day deals extravaganza — which normally takes place in July but was delayed this year due to the coronavirus pandemic — is back with the best sales of the year on electronics, home goods, kitchen essentials, clothing, toys and everything in between.

With 48 hours of anticipated deals and discounts, savvy shoppers everywhere should start making a game plan now, in order to win big later.

Luckily, we’re the trusted experts when it comes to a sale of this size and will guide you toward bargain bliss. Here’s the inside scoop on everything you need to do to make the most of Amazon Prime Day 2020.

Shop Early Prime Day Deals 2020 here.

#1 Sign up for a free 30-day trial of Amazon Prime.

If you’re not already a

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4 Expert Tips on How to Network to Find Investors for Your New Business

Having a brilliant product, team, and business model are important starting points in your entrepreneurial journey; but at some point, you’ll need to start raising funds to take the next step. Getting in front of the right investors requires time—perhaps more than you thought—and a dedicated search for the right backer.



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Investors aren’t in short supply, but the investment opportunity that fits you is harder to come by. So, you need to make sure you’re in the right spaces and talking to the right people. Here are some fundamental steps to prime you and your company for that golden meeting, with tips from investors themselves.

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Look in the right places.

There are plenty of digital tools to find and contact investors in minutes. AngelList is the biggest and most popular, and is where most accredited investors from the U.S. and around the

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Get your home Autumn ready with these money and stress saving tips



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The weather is getting darker and colder so it might be time to have a think about getting your home Autumn ready.

September 22 signalled the start of the new season and with that comes worse weather, although the summer wasn’t particularly kind.

With falling leaves and falling temperatures, there are likely to be some jobs needed around the house to make sure you’re not shelling out more money than you need.



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Then comes, stress — plenty of us will know what it feels like to have to deal with a broken down boiler or blocked weather drain.

To avoid all of those issues Nima Ghasri, who is the Director at regulated property buyers, Good Move, has

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6 Tips for Getting Started With Project Management

Project management is a tough job. Teams and organizations are trying to work leaner, and often that means eliminating the role of a dedicated project manager. While it’s still possible to earn an advanced degree in the subject, it’s not uncommon for people with little to no experience to find themselves thrust into the role of project manager, often on top of their official job. While this can be an overwhelming experience, there’s so much powerful software for project management on the market that a small project or two may not require a project manager at all.

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If you don’t have much experience managing projects, here are some pointers to get you started. Many thanks to Peter Clarkson, formerly of Maestro Development, and Jason Westland, CEO of ProjectManager.com, for their insight on an earlier version of this article.

1. Make Sure You Have a Project

Before you start trying to

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5 tips to boost your finances while protecting the environment

There are small changes we can all make to reduce our impact on the environment. Being green can be easy and fun – and it will almost certainly save you money.

Below are a few tips to give you inspiration.

Go shopping

For eco-friendly products which help save you cash and the environment, look no further than the Eco Friendly Shop. This website stores everything from groceries and household objects to tea and books on green living. Get clicking and see what takes your fancy, whether it’s paper straws (£2.59 for 150) or bamboo fibre plasters (£6.99 for 25).

Another alternative is the Eco Shop UK, which sells a wider range of green and eco-friendly items, including makeup, bathroom products and gym essentials such as yoga mats.

It’s also worth doing your food shop online. One van can drive around with

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BBB offers tips on repairing, buying HVAC systems | Business

Autumn is here, and while the Texas heat is still lingering, it’s never too early to prepare for cooler weather. You may decide to purchase a brand-new unit ahead of winter or tune up your current one. Either way, doing your research is key to saving yourself stress and frustration in the future.

The best thing you can do is find trustworthy sources for purchases, installations and repairs. In 2019, more than 4,000 consumers filed complaints about the heating and air conditioning industries. Luckily, BBB can guide you to reliable businesses.

If you’re looking to purchase and install a new HVAC unit, consider these tips from your Better Business Bureau:

• Consider an energy audit. Conducting an energy audit before you purchase a heating system may help you determine which unit best suits your needs. Your utility company may be able to do the audit for a small fee or

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9 Tips for Blacklist Removal

Used phones can be a great way to save money on new technology. But that bargain iPhone may not seem like such a good deal when you discover it’s been blacklisted and you can’t activate the device. If that happens to you, here’s what you need to know to unblacklist a phone.

What is a blacklisted phone number?

A blacklisted phone is one that has been reported lost or stolen. In the early 2000s, cellphone theft was on the rise in Europe, so the Global System for Mobile Communications Association— or GSMA, the trade association for cellular providers—developed a database to help law enforcement track stolen phones. By 2013, the US and Canada had developed their own database of blacklisted phones.

Blacklisted phones are identified on the database by their International Mobile Equipment Identity number (IMEI) or the Electronic Serial Number (ESN). It is impossible to change a device’s IMEI

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We asked 13 founders who raised nearly $200 million during COVID-19 for their tips on wooing investors in a crisis

Remote fundraising has become common for startups as the coronavirus pandemic continues to restrict the ability to travel and take meetings in person.

Usually, founders and executives pitch prospective investors for funding at swanky city offices before an investment committee makes a decision. Subsequently, there is a lengthy due diligence process, technical and market questions, analysis of finances, plus time spent on meetings, dinners, and walks for investors to better understand founders and CEOs ahead of any completed deal. 

Since March funding rounds in North America, Europe, and Israel have been conducted entirely over video calls, changing the dynamic between founders and investors.

One such funding round was a recent $17 million raise by Israeli tech startup Ermetic, led by CEO and cofounder Shai Morag. The fundraise took place entirely over Zoom with lead investor Accel.

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