10 Most Haunted Battlefields

10 Most Haunted Battlefields

10 Most Haunted Battlefields: From the ghosts of Roman soldiers to a barn haunted by over 1000 spirits. Few places have seen more horror than the battlefield. So it makes sense that many people assume them to be haunted. Haunted by the spirits of dead soldiers. 10) Stoney Creek:     Stoney Creek (in Canada) was the location for a battle in 1813 when America attempted to invade Canada. The battlefield is said to be haunted by dozens of soldiers who died on the day. It is also said to be haunted by the ghost of Mary Cage, a widow who lived in the middle of the field.  Ever since she died there have been constant reported sightings of her drifting through the air aimlessly while weeping over the loss of her husband; who died during the American revolution. According to local legend, when she died in 1841, both her body and her gravestone mysteriously vanished before she could be buried. 9) Marston Moor:     The battle of Marston Moor took place on 2nd July 1644. If reports are to be believed, the area is occupied by the deranged ghost of Oliver Cromwell (the man who led the winning side of the English civil war). He can be seen staggering through the foggy moor in an attempt to escape the vengeful spirits of the 4000 men killed by his army during the battle. Since the early 20th century people claim to have seen hundreds of soldiers on horseback marching across roads on one last eternal patrol. 8) Antietam Creek:      Antietam Creek was the location for the...
3 Common Reasons Why Small Businesses Fail

3 Common Reasons Why Small Businesses Fail

Businesses fail all the time. Every day, in fact. But behind every failed business is a crushed dream, impoverished founder, or in the case of many small businesses a traumatised family. This post identifies three of the most common reasons for small business failure. Pay attention to these lessons and you could avoid becoming one of the statistics of failure. No Clear USP This ought to be simple. What do you do that’s different from everyone else? Don’t imagine that you are the only business doing what you do. So for clients to choose you over your competitors you need to give them strong, clear reasons why they need your particular approach. If you don’t convey that reason fast enough, they will walk right past you. Your unique selling point needs to convey why you are the best option. Also, consider this: is your product or service something which enough people would be willing to spend hard-earned money on? Under Pricing One of the most common traps that new businesses fall into is to undervalue what they do. Certainly, low prices will attract attention, but experience teaches that it’s likely to be the wrong kind of attention. It’s a rookie mistake to think that being significantly cheaper than your competitors will bring customers running. It is much more likely that clients are bound to wonder if your product or service is worse than your competition’s work. Potential clients will be too busy looking around for the catch, to see that you are in fact the best choice. If you’re cheap, they’ll look for a reason and if they don’t find...