Thursday, October 30, 2014

Planning for Your 2015 Tax Refund Today

Who isn't curious about when their tax refund will arrive? A lot of people plan special trips or purchases--or particular bills and expenses--around their tax refund money. As 2014 starts winding down, would you like to know the IRS tax refund schedule for 2015?

The IRS also has resources to let you check the status of your refund by phone or online--or even using a smartphone app. So once you file, it's easy to track your refund status.

Of course, the amount of time it takes to get your refund will vary depending on whether or not you file online. Many people still prefer to file on paper, but did you know that this will slow down the time it takes for you to receive your tax refund? There are a lot of good tools for e-filing, and you don't have to be particularly tech-savvy or tax-savvy to to use them.

For a variety of informative articles on tax-related topics, check out File My Taxes Online.

Green Cleaning Products from EcoSierra

Are you interested in finding the best green cleaning products? EcoSierra, a company based in Madison, Wisconsin, has a great-looking line of eco friendly cleaning products, and they specialize in reusable, refillable products. Check out this video to learn more about their cleaning products such as all purpose cleaner, kitchen cleaner, bathroom cleaner, and glass cleaner.

I used to work with a woman who had spent many years as a chemist, and she was very careful about her choices in cleaning products because conventional products could send her into a terrible reaction because of her chemical sensitivity. It makes me glad to see this line of health-friendly products made from natural ingredients because they not only help us maintain our physical health, but they also help us preserve the environment.

EcoSierra is known for their custom "squeasy pouch" refills for their cleaning products. This system saves money and resources and sends fewer materials into landfills. The series of photos below shows how the squeasy pouches work.

I've always liked the convenience of spray products, and EcoSierra has developed their line of cleaners so that you can use the optimal product for each of your cleaning needs. Or if you prefer to just use one cleaner throughout your home, they have an all-purpose cleaner, too. The products come in gentle scents such as cucumber and grapefruit. Visit EcoSierra's website to learn more.

Monday, October 27, 2014

Introducing The ZAP Center Project

The ZAP Center Project is a technology based protocol developed to address the outbreak of significant diseases. The project has just launched an Indiegogo campaign to fund ZAP Centers in Africa (starting in Uganda) where people could receive a series of treatments through what is currently considered to be an "alternative health method." The hope is that through successful treatments documented in medical records in Africa, the use of the method will spread.

The founder and director of the project is Bryan Williams. He has worked in a laboratory setting for over 20 years, and he also has experience working with some of the poorest communities in Africa. He has witnessed first-hand the devastating effects of illnesses like Ebola, Malaria, and West Nile Virus. He hopes to help individuals afflicted by these illnesses by bringing this alternative method of addressing their health care treatment.

The methods of the ZAP Center Project are explained in more detail--and with links to several studies--on the Indiegogo page. In short, the project involves the process of blood electrification/purification as well as the use of colloidal silver, high-intensity pulsed magnetic fields, and ozonated water.

Bryan has spent a lot of time researching this project and is very passionate about it. Check out the Indiegogo site to read more about his ideas about the new ways of responding to devastating diseases.

After checking out the site--if you feel it's a worthwhile cause--please be sure to click on the Facebook and Twitter links, and leave some positive feedback concerning this Project. Here's the link: .

Friday, October 24, 2014

Introducing Ludovic Biyong, CEO of

Just under the age of 30, Ludovic Biyong is the CEO of Camernews. The name of the site combines the words "Cameroon" and "news," and includes a variety of content, from news articles to classified ads, for people who live in Cameroon or want to keep up with events there. It really is a nice-looking site with lots of content, and it's expanding every day as Ludovic continues to pour his heart into working on it.

Ludovic is a software engineer by trade. He was born in Paris but experienced living in Cameroon in 1997. In addition to Camernews, he also operates an IT consulting firm in Cameroon called PA2M.

He has built Camernews on a very low budget, leveraging his knowledge of SEO, social media, and other low-cost but high-return marketing techniques. For example, he maintains an active presence for Camernews on Facebook--check out his page here, and I think you will enjoy looking at the photos he's posted to give readers a good idea of some of the many things he loves about the country of Cameroon.

You can also learn more about Camernews on Twitter and YouTube. Much of the content that Ludovic posts is in French, but I noticed on the YouTube page in particular, you can find content in English.

I think Ludovic's work is a great example of an entrepreneur finding a project he loves.

Introducing Chameleon Social and Dating Software Script

Have you ever wanted to start your own online dating business? Think of all the unique niche dating sites you could start, with a little creativity and some tech know-how. Chameleon Social & Dating Software Script takes care of the tech part and allows you to open your own online dating website business in a matter of minutes.

When you purchase Chameleon's software, you can download and install it right away. You can also choose to have Chameleon install the software for you for free, within 24 hours of your purchase. You can also use their cloud-based hosting, which is a great option for start-ups or sites that are relatively small in terms of membership.

The software script has a lot of different options and uses. For example, you could start a dating site and charge members a fee to join the site. Or maybe your company would like to run the software to facilitate and online social network for employees. The software has both social and dating options.

There are a variety of templates/frameworks to make your site look the way you want it to look. There are lots of features like audio and video chat. In other words, it won't be a cookie-cutter dating and/or social networking site. Chameleon Social and Dating Software Script is meant to be flexible to meet a variety of different needs.

I have to say that this is a pretty clever business idea that I'd never really thought about, and I could see how entrepreneurs could use this software to build some profitable sites.