A Guide to Finding Online Deals Outside of Amazon Prime Day

Last year, Amazon sold more than 175 million products over its annual Prime Day event (which is, incongriously, two actually days long), to the tune of an estimated $7.16 billion in gross sales. And the ecommerce giant is certainly poised to again reap the benefits beginning tomorrow and through Prime Day 2020’s conclusion on Wednesday. The company has already hired around 200,000 new employees since the pandemic made online shopping virtually mandatory, and founder Jeff Bezos’s net worth has ballooned to nearly $200 billion.



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But the combination of massive shifts in shopping trends and Amazon’s near-monopolistic success have actually invigorated other ecommerce players in the market, many of whom are launching their own price-slashing events to counter Prime Day.

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Here is a shortlist of some of the biggest non-Amazon deal days coming up. (For a more comprehensive roll call, visit RetailMeNot.)

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Life Upended: Owner of tour guide business left with no income

Life Upended. The coronavirus outbreak has had a devastating impact on our nation, and it has touched Staten Islanders in countless ways. In this series, reporter Tracey Porpora will share the stories of those who have been thrust into situations that were unimaginable just a few months ago — those who have seen their life completely upended. This is the nineteenth story of “Life Upended.

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — Heather Pastore, 45, owner of the Castleton Corners-based Manhattan Greeterz Walking Tours, found success offering unique excursions of Manhattan skyscrapers and monuments over the last five years.

Two of her most requested tours were of Manhattan’s Grand Central Terminal, where she would reveal the transportation hub’s nine “secrets,” and a “9/11 downtown tour.”

In addition to her tourism company, Pastore, a Castleton Corners resident, had a successful private tutoring business for 25 years where she would give students private

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The Ultimate Guide To Starting A Side Hustle Part 6: Marketing

When you are starting a side hustle, one of the most important things you can do for your business is market. But marketing can get pretty out of control if not planned strategically. The first thing you need to do is make sure your marketing is synergistic with your sales plan. 

Years ago, I worked for an ad agency in San Diego. Out of the blue someone called our office and asked to speak to the media buyer – which was me. I answered the call and it was a local plumber, who serviced commercial buildings and businesses. He wanted to know if we could create an ad for his business to shine on the side of building at night – because he saw this done in Las Vegas the weekend before and thought it was clever. 

So I asked him, “This particular ad would only be seen during evening

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The Ultimate Guide To Starting A Side Hustle Part 5: Making Money

At this point, you most likely know what you’d like your side hustle to be. You’ve narrowed down your niche, looked into the feasibility of it, set expectations with your loved ones and defined what systems need to be created. Now it’s time to look at the money. 

Making money is thrilling when you start a side hustle. Generating a dollar out of thin air, instead of going into a job is exciting, and not always so easy. Here are a few things you will want to keep in mind when it comes to making money in your side hustle.

Define What You’re Selling

The first thing you need to do is define what you’re selling. Because you’ve already narrowed down your niche, you know who you will be serving – so now

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The Ultimate Guide To Starting A Side Hustle Part 4: Automation & Systems

A side hustle is defined as doing something on the side – which means that you’ll be juggling your other life responsibilities. So one of the best things you can do for yourself and your business is to automate, define systems and standard operations that can easily run without your constant attention. Any task that you repeat should be automated so that you can free up your time and attention. Anything that is vital to the health of the business needs to be systematized so that it can be repeated by others you may bring on down the road. 

One of my favorite business books, “eMyth Revisited” by Michael Gerber is a fantastic book on why you need to create systems and how to do it successfully. He also details out the pitfalls and burnout that can occur by not creating systems. If you are a new entrepreneur, it’s hard

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A Small Business Guide to the Online Marketplace



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E-commerce business owners flock to online marketplaces because of the massive opportunities they bring. Amazon, for example, has an estimated two billion web visitors monthly. If you were to capture a meager 1% slice of that pie, you’d be set for life.

According to Web Retailer, more than 50% of e-commerce sales in 2019 took place through online marketplaces. The figure is expected to grow over the next five years as more businesses embrace online markets as one of the best platforms to generate sales.

To make a long story short: Be visible in online marketplaces. That’s where all the action is.

Overview: What is an online marketplace?

Online marketplaces are e-commerce platforms that connect buyers and sellers. Think Amazon, AliExpress, etc. They offer many different products from various sellers, and all transactions are processed through the platform.

Because

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How to Write a Business Analysis Paper: Ultimate Guide




Business analysis can be a challenging subject because it requires a careful understanding of the business world as well as a deep knowledge of theory and the broader conditions in which businesses operate.

Many students find business analysis papers to be difficult to assemble, and they are among the papers that university students dread writing the most. However, your business analysis papers can be better and stronger with a few key tips that will help you to develop the best business analysis every time. While our tips might not be able to guarantee a specific grade, by following these tips, you can be well on your way to the best possible grade for your paper every time:

  1. Become an expert in your subject. While it may seem obvious, it is essential that you begin your business analysis project by developing a mastery of your subject matter. Business
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The Ultimate Guide To Starting A Side Hustle Part 3: Managing Your Time

If you are starting a side hustle, chances are you are managing a lot of different things while doing so. Whether it’s a day job, your home life or your own procrastination. The majority of people who want to build a side hustle are doing so because they want to leave their 9-5, they need some extra cash to make ends meet or they’ve been furloughed due to a global pandemic. Whatever the reason – no business is built by a person who is doing absolutely nothing. 

Time management is essential for any business owner, but can be somewhat tricky for someone starting up something on the side. Here are some things to keep in mind when you are starting up your side hustle with other responsibilities on your plate. 

Managing Your

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Orbis International Releases First-Ever Guide for Creating Simulation Training Programs for Eye Care Professionals

NEW YORK, Oct. 8, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — On World Sight Day, leading eye care NGO Orbis International announces the release of its Simulation Center Manual, a new practical implementation guide for training hospitals and teaching institutions looking to create and run their own ophthalmic simulation centers and training programs. Like all Orbis resources, the manual is available free of charge to ensure that eye care professionals in low- and middle-income countries – where the prevalence of vision impairment is four times greater than in high-income regions – can benefit from it.

Experience the interactive Multichannel News Release here: https://www.multivu.com/players/English/8632852-orbis-releases-first-ever-guide-for-creating-simulation-training-programs-for-eye-care-professionals/

Just as pilots learn to fly planes through simulation training before taking off from the runway, simulation training in ophthalmology allows eye care teams to build their skills and confidence safely before progressing to real-life surgeries. Simulation training can benefit every member of the eye care team – including

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