Wednesday, December 30, 2015
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Tuesday, December 15, 2015
The advent of the highly efficient mobile Web is transforming the way people approach personal finance and conduct transactions. To this effect, the impact of technology on personal finance can be described as making things faster, simpler and more affordable to accomplish. The following six examples of technology augmenting personal finance are among the most conspicuous these days.
Monday, December 14, 2015
Despite reams of evidence to the contrary, some companies still don’t believe big data will work for their business. Sure, we can point out industry after industry implementing big data programs, large and small. We can elaborate with how and why and when they worked, what they helped improve and exactly how they can work for you … but I’m guessing, if you are still holding out, you may have already heard all that before.
Wednesday, December 9, 2015
Tuesday, December 8, 2015
Graduating from college with a degree in finance is a great way to start a career. However, before graduating there are several things that every student should do in order to prepare for the future. The good news is that by preparing now, students can have a much higher chance of success many years down the road. Here are several tips for anyone who is interested in growing a career in finance.
Wednesday, November 25, 2015
Coffee Cafes can be a fun and exciting business to open. Owners may believe that they will have no problem opening and sustaining a business, but the truth is that most business do fail. The following are the top reasons that coffee cafes fail.
Monday, November 23, 2015
Professionals at any level share the same advice when it comes to growing your company. Invest in marketing and promoting your business as much as possible. While this method enjoys success, unless businesses market products and services to the right target market, promoting reaps little to no rewards. Businesses also need to ensure that they reach out via the right mediums to connect with consumers. To ensure a return on investment in marketing, follow the tips outlined below:
Tuesday, November 17, 2015
Anyone can start a business for any reason. Curiosity, passion, or even just trying to make money can all be motivators. That being said, if you don't at least have a plan for your full business from startup to cashing out, you can put yourself in a position that is less than ideal. More than any other step in creating your own startup, you absolutely cannot neglect the initial financing. Rather than taking the funding step as unimportant and putting yourself in a hole right off of the bat, make sure you consider these top three tips to watch out for.
Monday, November 16, 2015
Of all the comments and soundbites to emerge from the most recent GOP debate, it is Marco Rubio’s answer to America’s unemployment problem that may well prove to be the most “presidential.” While other candidates offered platitudes and promises, Rubio got real practical, saying, in effect: “we need more welders, not more philosophers.”
Monday, November 9, 2015
Being a successful entrepreneur is attainable with perseverance and insight. Becoming a business guru is also doable, although it requires a little more effort. Browse the pages of business journals like Forbes or Money, and you can quickly discover the secret to becoming famous in your niche. Your main goal is to share what you have done to become successful. That means you need to promote yourself as much as your product or services. The public, after all, is interested in the brains behind the business. Here are a few tips for establishing a positive professional reputation.
Big Data is awesome. Of course, you’d expect us to say that, but it’s not just us. Practically everyone who has experienced the wonder of data science applications in their business feels exactly the same way. Eventually, this new opportunity will become a common paradigm, then it will become Business As Usual. At that point, what people are calling the “new revolution” in business analytics will benefit every business – and every person – on the planet.
Friday, October 30, 2015
Your net worth indicates the degree of your financial success. Many people try not to think about their net worth because they have little to show for their many years of hard work. When you work hard and see your wealth grow, however, you feel a sense of accomplishment and have peace of mind, knowing that you have a secure future. If you feel stuck or need some advice for adding to your net worth, these five ways to grow your net worth guaranteed.
Thursday, October 29, 2015
Monday, October 26, 2015
According to a survey conducted by Adecco Staffing US, recent college graduates don’t place confidence in their future retirements. Specifically, merely 19% of study participants believe Social Security will even exist by the time these twenty-somethings retire, and just 46% believe their personal savings will completely finance their retirement lifestyle(s). If worrying “what’s next” fills your thoughts, perhaps these ideas can sooth or solace:
Monday, October 19, 2015
For better or worse Twitter has become a force in presidential politics. A recent Twitter spat between Donald Trump. and Jeb Bush received universal media coverage while actual conversations with the candidates were given much less airplay. I’m not here to debates the merits of politics as a popularity contest. That element has always existed in this game. The question, though, is when the experts and social media disagree … who’s got the right information?
Tuesday, October 13, 2015
Being an entrepreneur is not an easy task. There are lots and lots of decisions that the entrepreneur needs to be make. The success of the entrepreneurship largely relies on the decisions made. They therefore require information to make the right decisions. Some of the information is available in business related magazines. Such magazines help to give the entrepreneurs insights on the current situation in the market and gives advice on how to proceed.
Monday, October 12, 2015
Amazon has been flirting with Big Data for some time now, but the online retail giant recently made a huge move in the direction of data science. According to various media reports, Amazon Web Services is launching an “aggressive cloud data analytics tool.” Industry watchdogs are already calling it “the most aggressive to date.” The idea behind the project, called QuickSight, is an effort to make data analytics accessible to employees at every level of the organization. Amazon is promising customers better tools that will “enable AWS customers to leverage insights from data analytics across their organizations.”
Friday, October 9, 2015
Learning to manage your money starts with having a good understanding of how money works. When you put your money into a savings account or investment plan like a 401k or an IRA, your money earns interest and grows. When you pay for something with a loan or credit card, you owe interest on the money and it ends up costing a lot more than the initial purchase. No matter what your financial situation is, you don’t have to break out the pen and paper to make calculations. A savings calculator can instantly tell you the effect that different choices will have on your finances.
Wednesday, October 7, 2015
There are many young people today that struggle with their finances. With all of the student loans that many people have taken on, it is difficult to prosper financially. However, many people in the millennial generation are trying to improve their financial position. Here are the top six financial goals for millennials in 2016.
Monday, October 5, 2015
With a Class 3 hurricane headed their way, the South Carolina Emergency Management Division issued warnings for residents to start planning for what could be a wet, nasty and extended period of bad weather. The warnings were fairly standard for this sort of situation, but, despite the pedestrian nature of the contact, smart people paid attention and got prepared. So, what can a business manager learn from emergency managers?
Monday, September 28, 2015
The surprise resignation of House Speaker John Boehner caught even the closest DC insiders in the media completely flat-footed. Nobody expected the speaker to walk, even those who were actively trying to get rid of him. One day after he released plans to combat a possible government shutdown and in the same week fulfilled a career-making dream of hosting the Pope in a session of Congress, Boehner, a 24-year congressional veteran announced he’s leaving his post and seat in October.
Wednesday, September 23, 2015
Participating in business meetings can be stressful, especially if you're new or discussing challenging topics. However, here are five important ways to be prepared and feel confident in a professional meeting. The more prepared you are, the likelier you are to have a successful experience.
Monday, September 21, 2015
There’s no doubt about it, Pope Francis is on a PR tear. Love him or hate him, you probably have a (strong) opinion about this pope … even if you’re not Catholic. Traditionalists bristle at his seeming disregard for certain longtime Catholic traditions and perspectives. Social reformers love his take on … just about everything.
Friday, September 11, 2015
Wednesday, September 9, 2015
There are so many schools of thought about what the collegiate marketplace should look like, there’s really no way to pick a side without picking a fight. Some believe college should be transformative. Some think it ought to prepare students for a vocation, others that any education is best if “well rounded.” The prevailing wisdom holds that highly competitive schools produce the best prospects for students after graduation. So, traditionally, the list of applications to get into these institutions has been much more than actual capacity. Thousands – tens of thousands – get turned away every year.
Monday, August 31, 2015
One of the biggest myths of the post-industrial age is that anyone can do any management job reasonably well as long as they have the right training and a decent attitude. The reality is, some people are just better at certain things than others. Call it an intuitive connection, a collection of specific life lessons or a combination of both … call it whatever you like … as long as you realize it’s true.
Tuesday, August 18, 2015
Most people think of obtaining an MBA or a similar degree in business or finance when considering work in entrepreneurship. There are, however, other more unusual degrees that can lead to success. The following are a few bizarre college degrees that can lead you to working in entrepreneurship.
Monday, August 10, 2015
When taking on the IRS, you better be sure. Even if you are, retaliation remains a fear. Not that these people seem to care. According to recent reports, a bipartisan congressional investigation is blaming “management flaws” for the alleged IRS targeting of certain conservative nonprofits during the last presidential election cycle. The trouble began years ago when conservative groups alleged that IRS senior official Lois Lerner targeted conservative groups and either delayed or denied tax-exempt status. While the bipartisan committee agreed that management issues were at the root of the problem, the two sides involved came down on opposites sides of “why” what transpired happened.
Thursday, August 6, 2015
Many of us consider coffee as an essential to start the day. That double shot of caffeine in the morning wakes you up and keeps you going, alert, focused and at your peak performance level. There are substantial benefits to drinking coffee and that caffeine boost; however, do you know what caffeine really does to your body? Learn about the potential side effects and possible damage to your health before sipping that extra cup midday.
Wednesday, August 5, 2015
Millenials are more familiar with technology than any other generation, and every millennial must be familiar with the technologies that bring them closer to opportunities. Entrepreneurship requires a good bit of networking, and mobile networking is much easier than any other form of communication. The mobile phone in the hand of a millennial is a powerful tool for every career and business.
Monday, August 3, 2015
Some leaders are born. More leaders are made. Many, many more. Even those born with the necessary talent have to hone that talent and learn the applicable skills. Unfortunately, far too many “leadership” development processes spend much of their time on leadership style, without dealing with actual problems you will face every day. Here are three traits you must develop if you want to succeed as a leader.
Thursday, July 30, 2015
As the business world has evolved thanks to technology, more and more entrepreneurs are taking advantage of it to run their businesses much more efficiently. Smartphones, tablets, apps and more have combined to give entrepreneurs options they never thought possible. For most people who are self-employed, finding enough hours in their day poses a huge challenge. But thanks to some of today's most innovative mobile entrepreneurship inventions, it's now possible to feel as if you've got 48 hours in which to get everything done.
Wednesday, July 29, 2015
Savvy entrepreneurs often strive to find the most talented, qualified individuals to join their team. Because many start-up businesses have limited capital and have a need to conserve financial resources, entrepreneurs also may look for the most qualified individuals who are willing to work for an affordable wage. While some entrepreneurs will hire American workers to fill their positions, many are interested in hiring foreigners to fill at least some of their openings.
Monday, July 27, 2015
Politics can create some strange realities. Trends and results that nobody could have predicted before they happened. Donald Trump may be in the process of creating such a surge. It seems New York’s own business mogul can say and do whatever he wants. No matter how opponents try to pin him to the wall, Trump comes out unscathed. Just take a look at recent weeks. Trump initially got in hot water for making some very specific disparaging remarks about illegal immigrants. Opponents painted him as a racist. Others tarred him as a hypocrite, saying he employs thousands of Central and South American immigrants. The implication was clear – Trump banks on illegals. But the Teflon Don just grinned and shook his head.
Wednesday, July 22, 2015
It’s common for people to view entrepreneurship as risky. Both the entrepreneur himself and outsiders will have this view from time to time. Risk, though, is also one of the best things about being an entrepreneur. It’s also one of the main reasons why entrepreneurship is so close to poker.
Monday, July 20, 2015
Monday, July 13, 2015
Friday, July 10, 2015
It is common practice in the human language to be more apt to want to share the negative side of things. When it comes to being a finance major, many students and those they interact with will do just the same.
In the world of high finance, it takes a unique combination of skills to succeed. Business knowledge, dealing with a variety of people and a willingness to set a goal and work toward it are just some of the attributes most successful finance professionals bring to the office each and every day. However, what surprises many people familiar with Wall Street is the fact that more and more engineers are trading in their bridge building and product design jobs for careers dealing with stocks and bonds. While at first this may seem like an unnatural alliance, there are in fact many similarities between the two careers.
Wednesday, July 8, 2015
Thursday, July 2, 2015
Small Business Saturday is relatively new, offering customers a new way to shop at their local stores. Everyone knows what Black Friday is, which is when shoppers arrive at their favorite retail outlets bright and early the day after Thanksgiving. Cyber Monday was also implemented, which occurs during the Monday after Thanksgiving and is all done with online stores. There is now Small Business Saturday, which encourages people to shop sales at their local businesses on the Saturday following Thanksgiving. Here are some important reasons for you to participate.
Friday, June 26, 2015
Wednesday, June 24, 2015
Attracting new customers through marketing is the main goal of any growing business. Successful marketing actions are the lifeblood of a thriving business or service. Marketing enables companies to get the word out about their product or service offerings. By using the marketing mix, companies can exceed their goals.
Thursday, June 18, 2015
As a network marketing professional, you may be well aware that it will take time and plenty of effort to achieve the level of success that you are dreaming about and that others in this same line of work have already achieved. This is an area that has incredible potential for lucrative rewards, but you will need to work hard to reach the point where you want to be. The good news is that there are some helpful tips you can follow that can improve your efforts and that can help you to open doors for a faster and easier pathway to success.
Wednesday, June 17, 2015
Wednesday, June 10, 2015
Since 2015 reached the halfway mark, many top tech trends have developed. This forces businesses to adapt as quickly as possible to new tech trends to optimize their marketing initiatives and infrastructure.