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Ira Kalb

Facebook Continues Its Win-Win Streak

Ira Kalb | July 29, 2016 | Business
In just announced Q2 earnings, Facebook rocketed past analysts' expectations with quarterly ad revenue hitting $6.24 billion compared with $5.8 billion that was expected. Similarly, monthly active users jumped to 1.71 billion compared with the 1.69 billion expected. What's going on? Facebook...
Jack M. Guttentag

Is Making Extra Mortgage Payments Better Than Refinancing?

Jack M. Guttentag | July 29, 2016 | Business
Many mortgage borrowers view extra payments and refinancing as alternatives and are confused as to which would serve them better. This article is directed to them. Extra Payment Decisions Versus Refinance Decisions While borrowers refinance for several possible reasons, only those taken to reduce the interest rate can be viewed...
Young Entrepreneur Council

How To Avoid The Pitfalls Of Becoming A 'Wantrepreneur'

Young Entrepreneur Council | July 29, 2016 | Business
The problem is that wantrepreneurs don't seem to care about the success they'll eventually have. Instead, they only care about what they have now.
Alan Kelly

We Need a Language for Spin, Believe Me

Alan Kelly | July 29, 2016 | Business
Call it influence, persuasion, manipulation or propaganda...we need a language and a system to understand spin. From marketing to sales to PR to advertising and beyond, we need to know the moves and motives that fuel these increasingly powerful functions. Whether it's a soap maker wooing wrinkled women, ISIS social...
Brian de Haaff

5 Interview Questions That Stump Job Candidates

Brian de Haaff | July 29, 2016 | Business
We all know that labor statistics do not paint a full picture of what it is like to be a job hunter these days. Candidates need to be ready for almost anything. Sometimes it's just crazy what interviewers feel compelled to ask. Interviewers are throwing...
Krish Ramakrishnan

The Productivity Tool Your Employees Are Asking For (But Probably Don't Have Yet)

Krish Ramakrishnan | July 29, 2016 | Business
Rolling your eyes, nodding your head or giving a friendly smile can make a major difference in how your business partners perceive you. Body language, the expressions you make and how you present yourself can be the deciding factor in whether or not a meeting is successful and productive. Internal...
Michelle McQuaid

Do You Struggle To Ask For Help?

Michelle McQuaid | July 29, 2016 | Business
Interview with Professor Wayne Baker When it comes to getting what you need to be truly successful in your work, do you struggle to ask for help? Perhaps as you think about asking people to test a new approach you're developing you fear they'll say no and you'll feel rejected....
Merry Carole Powers

Women: Sugar And Spice And Everything Else Business Needs To Succeed

Merry Carole Powers | July 29, 2016 | Business
There have been a lot of reminders. There was the paltry 6-month sentence Brock Turner received for raping a young woman and the accompanying letter from his father calling the event a mere "20 minutes of action." There was the eye...
Stephan Spencer

Behind Every Successful Entrepreneur, There is a Rockstar VA

Stephan Spencer | July 29, 2016 | Business
Virtual Assistants, or VAs, are hardly discussed in the Digital Marketing industry, but they are every entrepreneur's secret weapon. We avoid bragging about our assistants because we don't want them getting poached by other folks. And poaching does happen, because finding and retaining a rockstar virtual assistant is not easy!...
Allison O'Kelly

A Midsummer Snowball?

Allison O'Kelly | July 29, 2016 | Business Too many employees coasting through their work days? Doing the minimum to skate by? Spending more time thumbing through their phones than focusing on core responsibilities? You might have a bigger problem on your hands than you realize. Sure, most...
Alex Charfen

The 4 Keys to Fixing Your Productivity Challenge

Alex Charfen | July 29, 2016 | Business
As a leader, you could be the biggest cause of lost productivity in your whole organization. For 20 years of my career, I was a consultant. When companies needed help expanding their business and optimizing productivity, I was brought in to help streamline processes and show them how to clarify...
Brian Roberts

What Are The Weirdest Business Ideas That Became Successful?

Brian Roberts | July 29, 2016 | Business
This post originally appeared on Quora. I started a gold grills business that did well. Picture: model wearing one of our grills. Photo by Dave Ochoa It generated $10,000-$20,000 in sales per month. It's also been featured in
Curtis McHale

4 Reasons You're Not Getting the Results You Want

Curtis McHale | July 29, 2016 | Business
We all want to have impact with the things we do. We want to get up and realize that we've helped people and sure many will call that success, but it's the impact to others that really brings the emotional payoff most people are looking for. But what if you're...
Advertising Week

Seducing The Girls Club

Advertising Week | July 29, 2016 | Business
While the millennial woman is light-years away from the one-dimensional housewife of the 50s, the way we address her hasn´t evolved at the same pace.
Gabrielle Pfeiffer

The American Dream Isn't Dead, It Has Just Evolved

Gabrielle Pfeiffer | July 29, 2016 | Business
Do you ever wonder how businesses used to effectively market themselves before the internet was a thing? This day and age even the underdogs have a fighting chance for a successful business now that the worldwide web is a factor. So many people are able to successfully start new businesses...
Danielle Sabrina

The Simple Advice from a Mother that Helped Launch a Multi-Million Dollar Company

Danielle Sabrina | July 29, 2016 | Business
It's an obstacle that so many working families can relate to: when my kids were younger, just getting them fed was a battle in and of itself -- nevermind actually getting everyone around the table at the same time for family dinner. If I managed to put together a decent...
Rahis Saifi

The Three Key Challenges of International Debt Collection

Rahis Saifi | July 29, 2016 | Business
Right now, there is a debate raging in the United States about whether or not debt collectors should be limited in the interest rates that they are allowed to charge. The debate was ignited by a 2015 court case that was heard by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the...
Jack Choros

Entreprenuer Makes Over 6 Figures Telling People Not To Join MLMs

Jack Choros | July 29, 2016 | Business
Although his blog gets over 100,000 visitors a month blogging about multi-level marketing companies, Jeremy Page actually doesn't belong to any of them. Instead, he uses his blog to convince them there's a better way to kill your day job. "These opportunity-seekers want freedom that the 1%-ers in MLMs have,...
Lauren Bowling

Digital Entrepreneurs: Here's How to Make Your First $1,000 in Product Sales

Lauren Bowling | July 29, 2016 | Business
I've been blogging for over four years now, but I always hesitated on building out a digital product.Part of it was not wanting to put the time in on top of working a full-time job, running this blog and a side hustle, and renovating a home in my...
David W. Richardson, CFA

Investors Should Consider the Growth Opportunities in Resource Optimization

David W. Richardson, CFA | July 29, 2016 | Business
FINDING GROWTH IN A LOW GROWTH WORLD Forward looking investors are realizing that growing populations, rising wealth (particularly in emerging economies), coupled with natural resource constraints, inadequate infrastructure and environmental degradation are profoundly shaping global markets, creating both investment risks and opportunities. These trends are accelerating the transition towards a...
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