Jeff Bates

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The Key to Converting Online Sales Leads: Speed

When a sales lead rolls in via your website, there's a process to converting that lead into money for your business. As Entrepreneur.com contributor Grant Cardone points out, it can take up to eight follow up attempts just to qualify the lead, and 80 percent of all transactions require five to 12 …

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Make a Real Man's Jalapeno Popper

Bacon, pineapple, sausage—and did we mention bacon?<p>Think of jalapeno poppers and you usually envision sloppy late-night bar orders followed by mornings of regret and severe indigestion. Call it the “beer stomach” effect where, like, “beer muscles,” you only <i>think</i> you have more intestinal fortitude …

The Hobbit: The Battle of The Five Armies

We gave it a <b>B</b><p>Considering how slim the actual book was, Peter Jackson sure has taken his sweet-ass time getting to the end of <i>The Hobbit</i>. It’s starting …

Squid Masala Recipe

<b>Read more: Beyond Curry: Squid Masala</b><p>Ingredients1/2 pound squid bodies, finely sliced1 1/2 tablespoon vegetable oil1/2 cup finely diced onion (about 1 small)1/2 cup finely diced tomato (about 1 medium)2 Serrano chilies, finely minced (about 1 tablespoon)2 teaspoons grated garlic (about 2 medium …