Aug 10

My Uber Experience

By Cale Loken | Startups , Technology

my uber experienceMy Uber experience is a good one, I have used Uber multiple times now, but was leery of jumping in. For me, convenience is #1, so although cost is an issue, it isn’t the top one. Like many, Uber seems to be more expensive than a taxi, but it isn’t. After jumping in, I have found that often times Uber is much cheaper than a taxi.

You can literally download the app, enter your credit card and schedule a pick up within 5 minutes. I would recommend getting a coupon code from someone as you will get your first ride free. I have used Uber to take me from my condo in Uptown to my downtown office and both ways is about half the cost of a day of parking downtown. A really nice feature I like about the app is that you can estimate the cost of your trip prior to scheduling a pick up.

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Feb 24

Sports Authority Plans to File Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

By Cale Loken | Retail

One of the nations largest Sporting Goods Retailers Plans Reorganization

Sports AuthorityIt has been reported and speculated that the Sporting Goods giant, Sports Authority would soon file Chapter 11 as they have debt coming due within the week that they may not be able to pay. They had missed a $20 Million debt payment that was due a month ago and laid off 100 employees, mostly from their corporate office, so the warning signs were there. Ahead of the bankruptcy filing, Sports Authority is trying to work out a deal with creditors for a loan to get the company through bankruptcy, and line up liquidators for the 150 to 200 stores it plans to close, one of the people said this week. I’m hearing that number is in the 140 range of store closings out of the 450 stores nationwide.

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Dec 21

A Couple Great Marketing Tools

By Cale Loken | Google , Online Marketing , Technology

marketing toolsThere are several tools that are essential to being an digital marketing consultant, so I wanted to offer them here:

Majestic.com – Majestic is a great tool to help determine how trust worthy a site is on Google. They offer Trust and Citation Flow ranking for each site based on mostly back links. Also, they categorize sites based on what type of anchor text and what type of sites are linking to a particular site. Majestic can be a great tool to find out what sites your competitors linked to, to find back linking opportunities. Plan I use is the lowest plan which is $149 for 3 months.

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Jun 30

Issac B Special at HauteLook.com

By Cale Loken | Fashion

Issac B Long Sleeve ShirtsSeriously, one of the best men’s shirts you will ever wear can be yours for a limited time sale at HauteLook.com. These Isaac B shirts normally run between $129 to $149 and they are on sale for a limited time for $24.97, with a few at $34.97. If you are looking for a new men’s long sleeve shirt, I suggest you check them out. By the way, I usually wear an XL, but need to get a XXL so keep that in mind when ordering. This is a great deal with a great selection, check them out!

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