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Don't Let Bad Credit Keep You From Starting a Business

NerdWallet | November 25, 2015 | Business
By Benjamin Pimentel You have a great idea for a small business based on a promising market opportunity. You're ready to take the plunge. But there's a problem: money. You...
Dr. Andrew Chamberlain

November Jobs Report: Are Labor Market Gaps Closing?

Dr. Andrew Chamberlain | November 25, 2015 | Business
With the Fed likely to raise interest rates at the upcoming December meeting, economists are watching the November jobs report closely. What's next for the labor market? Here's what we're watching for in Friday's report:
Bob Gower

Exploit Variability, Don't Eliminate It

Bob Gower | November 25, 2015 | Business
This is almost a cliché -- but we don't really understand what "complexity" actually means, or how to handle it well. Most big software operations spend a lot of energy trying to get rid of complexity when they should be embracing it. This, more than anything else, is their downfall.
Mitch Causey

When Landing Pages Convert Too Well

Mitch Causey | November 25, 2015 | Business
By adding this one call-to-action, you can capture many leads that would have previously been left on the table. There are still so many businesses that don't capitalize on this idea.
Ken Weber

Annuities and Castles

Ken Weber | November 25, 2015 | Business
Buying an annuity has always been a difficult exercise for the consumer. What Sen. Warren's report shows is that on top of the complexity, brokers selling annuities too often are presented with real and considerable incentives to push you into particular products.
Jack Garson

Shark or Bait? At Risk in the Shark Tank

Jack Garson | November 25, 2015 | Business
People who have money usually made it at their job or in their own business. The problem arises when they think they have the Midas touch--that they will multiply their savings by investing it with others.
Lorena Gonzalez

If Mega-Retailers Want to Start Black Friday Early, Employees Should Receive Double Pay on the Holiday

Lorena Gonzalez | November 25, 2015 | Politics
Forty-seven years ago, Robert Kennedy cautioned that "too much and for too long, we seemed to have surrendered personal excellence and community values in the mere accumulation of material things."

A Lot to Be Thankful For

MoneyTips | November 25, 2015 | Business
As Thanksgiving approaches, we think about all of the people and things in our lives that we are thankful for -- but how often do we think about being thankful for our economic good fortune?
Michael Friedman, Ph.D.

Engage Employees by Helping Them Fulfill Their Sense of Purpose

Michael Friedman, Ph.D. | November 25, 2015 | Business
Recruiting and keeping top talent is one of the keys to having a successful business, and there's increasing recognition that if employers do not engage their workers in an effective way, employees will take their business elsewhere.
John Arensmeyer

Take Time to Support Entrepreneurs This November

John Arensmeyer | November 25, 2015 | Business
Improving access to capital for small business owners is one of the most crucial issues for entrepreneurs. At best, a shortage of capital can keep a small business from expanding and hiring. At worst, it can prevent a business from opening its doors at all.
Harry Red

How To Start a Blog And Win 40,000 Customers

Harry Red | November 25, 2015 | Business
Collins wrote blog post after blog post about marketing. Testing ideas. Creating videos. Delivering value every time. "I think blogging is a fantastic education in marketing because every single time you put out a blog post, you essentially launch a new concept to your market and see how they respond."
Dr. Sean Wise

Should I Quit My Job for a Startup?

Dr. Sean Wise | November 25, 2015 | Business
Working on a new opportunity full-time demonstrates commitment. If you aren't able to do that, consider other ways you can show commitment. Investors want to see what is commonly known as "skin in the game."
Leisa Peterson

How You Do Anything Is How You Do Everything

Leisa Peterson | November 25, 2015 | Business
Do you skip workouts, phone-in conference calls, or only half listen to your spouse? Most of us are guilty of one or more of these transgressions, periodically. You may not realize it, but these actions may be causing more harm than you realize.
 Fyodor Lukyanov

After Turkey-Russia Clash, NATO Shouldn't Derail an Ad Hoc Anti-Terror Coalition

Fyodor Lukyanov | November 25, 2015 | World
MOSCOW -- An ad hoc coalition created for a special purpose to solve one specific task is a modern approach that has been gaining support since the turn of the century when it was first proposed by then U.S. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld. Consolidation of efforts against ISIS, proposed by Russia, France and even the United States, is an example. Such a team would need no oath of allegiance or common values, but can be quite effective over a short period of time.
Ray Halbritter

A Moral Stand Against the R-Word Makes Economic Sense

Ray Halbritter | November 25, 2015 | Sports
For the myriad businesses that work with the NFL, Adidas has shown that corporate partners do not need to be neutral when it comes to moral issues. They can support those working toward a simple goal: to stop the promotion of a dictionary-defined racial slur against Native Americans.
Gene Marks

Small Business Saturday -- Just How Naive Are You?

Gene Marks | November 25, 2015 | Business
Sandwiched in between Black Friday and Cyber Monday, this is the day that all of America is supposed to be honoring small businesses. It's our moment. We're hanging signs and putting out the displays. "Support us!" we demand to our communities. "We're small businesses!"
Yatin Khulbe

Is SEO Dead? Look at These 10 Blogs Before Making a Decision

Yatin Khulbe | November 25, 2015 | Business
Instead of getting into the trap of this question, brush up your SEO skills and upgrade your organic presence by reading these best ten blogs in the SEO industry.
Young Entrepreneur Council

Harnessing Creativity: Working For Inspiration

Young Entrepreneur Council | November 25, 2015 | Business
We all know the feeling: maybe we're staring out of the window watching the rain fall, doing the laundry or idly browsing Reddit when suddenly it hits us -- a perfectly-formed solution to a creative or business problem appears in our mind out of nowhere.

Behind the Marketing Pitch: Store Credit Cards' Real Perks and Pitfalls

NerdWallet | November 25, 2015 | Business
tore-branded credit cards often make what seem to be fantastic offers: instant access to easy credit, exclusive discounts and 0% financing. But when you take into account their limited usability and high ongoing interest rates, those perks don't always translate to much in the way of savings.

Best Cyber Monday Deals and Sales 2015: TV, Tech, Toys and More

GOBankingRates | November 25, 2015 | Business
By Elyssa Kirkham, GBR Staff Writer Cyber Monday is coming, and it promises to be a huge day for deals and sales. The holiday could even end up being more popular than Black Friday. One poll from Morpace Omnibus found that 57 percent...
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