Winds of change from Europe to Cuba

Since April 2014, Cuba is in negotiations with the European Union in order to get relations after years of serious disputes, normalize again, and although this seems a difficult task increasingly becomes a target much more possible.

In this regard, Gianni Pittella, Socialist MEP said that this negotiation “is not easy, but it is a possible target, because this is a favorable turning point”, which implies that both parties are likely to Cuba and the European Union get sign the agreement in less time than expected.
Ongoing negotiations

On Tuesday Pittella came to Havana with a group of MEPs to hold several meetings with Rodrigo Malmierca, Cuban Minister of Foreign Trade and Foreign Investment, as well as Deputy Mariela Castro, daughter of President Castro.

One of the highlights that have extended the negotiations has been the issue of human rights, respect Pitella says it has discussed human rights and improving the situation of the same, both in Cuba and the EU.

And negotiations on trade were concluded successfully in Brussels in December, just subtract reach agreements on political dialogue and international cooperation, to find a balance and to finally sign the “Agreement Dialogue political and Cooperation “.
Netherlands seeks to create commercial links with Cuba

From Holland comes to Cuba a delegation led by the Deputy Foreign Minister Lilianne Ploumen along with representatives from 77 different companies and organizations such as Unilever, Philips and Heineken, as well as representatives of the football club Feyenoord, with the intention of consolidating the various trade links between these two countries.

Part of its route include the free zone mega port of Mariel, west of Havana, where he held a baseball game between a team from Cuba and another Dutch; later on Tuesday will visit a cruise terminal in Havana along with other activities.

This visit takes place eight months after the last one held in May 2015 Dutch Foreign Minister Bert Koenders, who said that this visit was quite fruitful, as trade between the countries totaled $ 543 million during 2013, making the Netherlands in the 6th most important for the island trading partner after Brazil. It also refers to smaller opportunities like envios aereos a cuba desde miami which is very popular among cuban americans.

Thinking about visiting Cuba? Read this!

What better place than the Caribbean to enjoy a moment of relax and recharge to face the rest of the year. And for this to be achieved with maximum convenience is the best advantage of the many cheap holiday deals that target a place with an incredible history and a present colorful and complex:

This country has been able to make tourism one of its main economic activities, and practically one of the few that bring foreign currency into circulation in the country. Cuba offers a variety of landscapes and places to go, and all with a fantastic infrastructure of the hospitality industry, ready to receive the millions of visitors who come year after year to this dream place.

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For those who enjoy urban tourism and to know a city with a history of nearly 500 years, Havana is the place. Founded in 1519, its strategic location quickly became one of the main ports in the Caribbean. In later centuries its location so close to the coasts of Florida helped increase traffic sailors and traders who came to this beautiful and traditional city. The beaches of Havana are one of the main attractions this metropolis offers, combined with an incredibly large hotel place, with more than 10,000 rooms and top quality hotels. I would recommend reading noticias de cuba to learn a bit more about what to expect during your trip.

Old Havana has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1982. If there is a place in Latin America where still preserved in excellent condition much of the colonial architecture, this is the place. This location is filled with amazing museums and old buildings, in addition to house the most important restaurants and hotels on the island.

Follow your dreams no matter your age!

We had to share this story because we believe has a great lesson behind it. A good friend of ours who is a fort myers dj shared this article with us about the world’s oldest dj. The world of electronic music, has seen its fair share of ups and downs during the past year. But what makes the EDM community as it is to bring together people of all ages. Whether you are growing or someone in adulthood, the music we all know and love has no restrictions on who can listen to electronic music.

Since Martin Garrix at the age of 18 to TiĆ«sto at the age of 45, they continue to prove that age is just a number. Europe will become a focus for the growth rate of talent, it is officially time to introduce Wika Sizmt aka “DJ Wika” 74 years old.

At age 74, she is the longest existing Dj in the world and plays a full living in Warsaw, Poland. I know what you’re thinking, She plays only electronics? The answer: no, she plays salsa, rumba, and disco, sometimes ventures into other genres when it feels comfortable in the environment. With club nights taking place twice a week at Club Bolek, the general atmosphere is always pure happiness. The room can be full of people treading the seventies and beyond, but when it comes to dancing, age is just a number!

Since we know this story from our wedding dj fort myers we thought we would share it. This is a great example for anyone who is using their age as an obstacle to go out there and follow their dreams.

Why I Think You Should Be Using WordPress

I’ve been using WordPress to build my websites and blogs for a very long time, it’s one of the most flexible platforms out there to build any type of site you need whether it’s an ecommerce site or any other project you have in mind.

Right now WordPress offers so many options when it comes to designs, plugins, functionalities and more that there’s basically no better platform out there. Many people still use Joomla but in my opinion I believe is just too complicated for the average person who simply wants to have a blog setup where they can share content with others. This blog it’s build on WordPress and it’s fairly simple to run, I simply have to update the theme and plugins every once in a while and just add whatever content I want to talk about.

It can be used to build any small business website of any kind even used by some of the most popular blogs in the web right now. Here are some tips to help you get the most of using WP:

  1. Most hosting companies provide 1-click wordpress installations, if you are not technical don’t try to do stuff you don’t know how to work. The 1-click options are always quick and easy.
  2. Always have your themes and plugins updated and search the WordPress.org database for alot of cool plugins to help you get the job done.
  3. Find premium plugins to help you create a really great looking site, simply type “premium wordpress plugins” in Google and you’ll get a ton of providers

Here’s a site that was built using WordPress that I really liked:

granite kitchen countertops websiteThis is the type of professional sites you can build and if you follow the simple tips above you’ll be able to have a great looking site too.

How To Make A Living Designing Sites For Small Businesses

You don’t have to be an expert designer to know how to upload a theme, these days many small businesses don’t have time to update their sites or do anything related to their sites which is why they often look for ways to get their site optimized and often reach out to web designers.

You don’t have to be a web designer to learn how to make a site look great, WordPress is an awesome platform and there are marketplaces like ThemeForest.net that have thousands of professional looking themes that if you know a bit about WordPress you can easily charged a few hundred dollars to get a website up. Like I said you don’t have to be a professional web designer to do this, all you have to do is simply learn a bit of WordPress.

I’ll give an example, I recently completely re-design the website for a limo rental cape coral small business and it took me less than a day to do, the owner was so happy with the results and only charged him less than 500 dollars to do it, while some other guy wanted 2000.

I have also partner with a buddy of mine who owns diseno web miami and we exchange clients back and forth when either of us are too busy.

So if you want to earn some part-time cash I would say learn WordPress, you can find tons of videos on YouTube about how to build sites using WordPress. Of course get yourself a website to advertise your services and find some clients, maybe friends and family to start building a portfolio. Once you have 10-15 clients you’ll be able to perhaps go full-time by simply doing 1-2 sites per week. A simple, yet effective way to start a part-time online business. Hope this advise helps.

Do you REALLY need a mobile friendly website

Just recently a friend of mine who owns limo service cape coral was complaining that his traffic, Google rankings and leads had dropped more than 70% in a period of 7 weeks and he was going crazy not knowing what the problem was. Initially he thought it was something to do with more competitors jumping on the marketplace and then by looking at his site and doing a quick responsive test I noticed his site was not responsive.

It was one of those HTML sites that looked like it was built in the 90’s. Recently Google made a major announcement saying that it will help sites that are mobile friendly achieved better rankings on Google.

The change resulted in thousands of sites with old, non-responsive designs to basically lose spots on Google and as a result their business was affected. After convincing my friend that all he needed to do was update the design, he decided to go with WordPress and within 2 weeks his site was back up in the 1st page of Google. Sometimes we must adapt to a changing marketplace otherwise we stay behind.

I’ll leave you with a great video explaining the basics of responsive web design:

Stupid ideas sometimes make a lot of money

You have probably some stories of someone who came up with some weird invention or something so simple that you said “I thought of that” but you never did anything with it.

This happens over and over again, right now there’s someone out there who’s about to make a killing with something so stupid you would think that a 3 year old came up with it. However sometimes these simple inventions make a killing. I’ll give you an example, there’s a website that actually sells custom messages on potatoes and mails it to people. Not kidding, basically you pay $10 to have your message sent anonymously to someone anywhere on a potato. Why would people pay for something like this? Well, there are people who are watch the video below:

Yes, he is making $10,000 per month for something very simple..not so stupid now right?

Many marketing experts like Mark from publicidad en miami says that these type of businesses that come from something most people would never thought to do is usually why they work. That doesn’t mean that this is a business that will last 10-20 years, it could be just a trend that last for a few months or so but in that time the owner would have already made some very serious money.

But he is not the only one capitalizing in these weird industry, there are other people who are also making good money with stupid ideas:

I guess the question is, if you are making a killing is it really a stupid idea?

How to list your business in the local search results.

There are many stats on the web that are saying that usually 78% of consumers look online for reviews and/or information before visiting or buying from a business. That means that if you have a business that is not ranking on the first page of Google for your area then you might be missing out big time in potential customers.

In this post we’ll talk about the first steps to get started with local SEO for your business. It’s one of those things that you simply cannot ignore or you won’t be able to compete in this new marketplace.

Step #1: Know your competition.

It’s important that you know who your competitors are and what they are doing to get traffic online. No matter what type of business you have you’ll find competitors online. For example if you are a photographer who want’s to work more weddings then you’ll probably have some tough competition. No matter where you live right now whether it’s Los Angeles, Miami or even small towns like Cape Coral you’ll find competitors. Try typing something like wedding photography cape coral or any other city and you’ll see what I mean.

Step #2: Breakdown the info.

Hire someone who can research and breakdown the info on your top 10 competitors and have them provide you with a report that shows everything like backlink profile, business age, traffic estimates etc..this information is very valuable and crucial.

Step #3: Take action.

Once you have that info your next step is to find someone or a company that can help you improve what you are currently doing keeping in mind the strategies used by your competitors. If you are willing to pay for the right company usually you’ll find that the money is well spent.

How to launch a great idea into the world.

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I can probably guess that you had one of those moments in your life where you have come up with an awesome idea but don’t have clue on where to even begin. We have all experienced something like that in the past, I have personally had ideas that I thought were good at one point and then simply disregarded the idea because I thought it was too hard or simply dumb.

But I have learn that when it comes to being an entrepreneur there’s a proven method of knowing whether your idea is a good idea or a bad one.

It’s pretty simple actually, all you have to ask yourself is this:

Does my idea solves a common problem? I mean if you have a good idea for a product or service then the goal is probably to help someone out there solve a problem. Perhaps you came up with the idea because you experienced an issue or problem and you came up with a simple way to solve it.

These days what I like to do is write any ideas that I come up with in the moment, doesn’t matter what I’m doing I simply take a pen and paper and write the entire thing before I forget. Then I go back and actually analyze the whole thing and ask for opinions from people who have experienced the same problem to see if they also believe my idea can help them solve that problem.

Our society is built on creativity, the biggest millionaires and billionaires in the world are powerful because they once came up with a great idea and actually work very hard to bring that idea to life. There’s a great video on YouTube from Seth Godin that talks about this concept on getting your ideas to spread.

So if you have a great idea the first thing you should do is:

  • write it down, no matter where you are or what you are doing.
  • ask for an opinion or seek advice from someone who your idea can help
  • find someone or research ways to bring your idea to life.

I read in a book once that most people never reach their full potential, there’s no lack of creativity and ideas in this world just a lack of action because of fear, money and other factors. My advice is to you is that if you have a great idea and you have a passion to help others and solve a problem do whatever you have to do to make it happen, someday you will be glad you took a shot and went for it.