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Six Myths About Having a Target Market

Michael Goldberg | Posted 07.30.2015 | Business
Michael Goldberg

A target market is simply whom you serve best and therefore wish to serve most. Or where you do your best work as an advisor, rep, agent, planner, broker, producer, or related wholesaler. It makes a lot of sense to discover, create, and ultimately establish a target market.

Space Age Has Finally Arrived

Greg Autry | Posted 06.09.2015 | Technology
Greg Autry

The Space Age has finally come and it promises savings for American taxpayers, new high-quality jobs and economic opportunities we can't predict yet.

Tripe in Florence's Central Market (Warning: Graphic Scenes and Bloody Private Parts)

Rick Steves | Posted 05.05.2015 | Travel
Rick Steves

One of the great sights in Florence, along with all the must-see museums, is the Mercato Centrale. The Central Market is thriving with traditional market stalls and competitive little eateries. At this tripe shop, it was easy to see that locals eat just about every bit of the cow... and some bits unique to the bull, too.

Why Aren't Spas on TripAdvisor?

Linda Harding-Bond | Posted 05.31.2015 | Travel
Linda Harding-Bond

If TripAdvisor had a spa category, it would allow the public to zoom in on which spas provide the type of service they need. Specialists could be identified for resolving targeted beauty issues for fast growing market segments including ethnic women and men.

Successfully Crowdfunding of Design Driven Startups

Soren Petersen | Posted 03.21.2015 | Business
Soren Petersen

Design Driven Startups are ideal for attracting funding on crowdfunding platforms, such as Kickstarter, Indiegogo and Crowdfunder. However, competition for funds is fierce and only the top percentile receives significant funding.

How Have 2014 Market Prophets Fared?

David H. Bailey | Posted 02.08.2015 | Money
David H. Bailey

Markets are not perfectly predicted by these analyses, and they are always subject to vagaries of market psychology. But let's not be surprised when market prophets do poorly -- after all, they are betting against a (nearly) random walk.

Secrets of a True Parisian: Part I

Sidonie Sawyer | Posted 01.24.2015 | Travel
Sidonie Sawyer

When I say the heart of the city, I mean the geometrical center, not necessarily the most vibrant or intense area of Paris. For that, practically each district has its own heart, and one can find points of interests in every section. Some are intellectual hearts; some are fashion hearts.

This Is What Happens When You Visit A Greek Market Early In The Morning (VIDEO)

David Rosengarten | Posted 09.07.2014 | Taste
David Rosengarten

The place is ringed by dining establishments, which I cannot resist, even at 9 a.m.!

The New Monetary Standard

Aurelia Condrat | Posted 07.05.2014 | Business
Aurelia Condrat

Without any doubt in this moment we can not talk about the dollar but about the "energo dollar" or "petrodollar," currencies that are not within reach of the common people which ultimately bring prosperity.

How 'Too Big to Fail' Became 'Too Big to Manage'

Bob Swarup | Posted 06.07.2014 | Business
Bob Swarup

The recent spat between the Federal Reserve and Citigroup underscores the complexity of today's banking balance sheets. The episode is a warning shot across the bows of regulators.

Are Marijuana Stock Investments a Good Idea?

The 420 Times | Posted 05.03.2014 | Business
The 420 Times

Most individuals associate investing in the marijuana industry with opening a marijuana dispensary are starting a colossal grow operation. But it just so happens that making greenbacks off the green rush may be easier than one might think.

Don't Blame Western Monetary Policy For Emerging Market Woes

The WorldPost | Nathan Gardels | Posted 02.22.2014 | World

The following is an excerpt on the role of the G-20 from a speech by Britain’s Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, given at the British Cha...

Keep Your 'Disruption' Out of Our Schools

Diane Ravitch | Posted 10.21.2013 | Politics
Diane Ravitch

Mega-corporations believe they must continually reinvent themselves in order to have the latest, best thing and beat their competitors, who are about to overtake them in the market. City after city is now suffering a "disruptive" assault on public education.

The Produce You Want to Eat in July

Blue Apron | Posted 07.15.2013 | Taste
Blue Apron

Bringing the farm stand to you.

Helpful Tips for Managing Investment Risk

Women & Co | Posted 07.22.2013 | Business
Women & Co

Regardless of our dreams, we still must contend with the uncertainty of whether we will live one decade or three decades in retirement (the more the better in my view), as well as whether our family will need our financial support or whether we will need theirs.

What Is "Entrepreneurship" in the 21st Century?

Faisal Hoque | Posted 03.31.2014 | Business
Faisal Hoque

Most ventures fail. Most entrepreneurs make a lot less money than if they worked for someone else. The road to success is often long and lonely -- brutal hours; massive amounts of stress; and a huge amount of personal sacrifice. So, why would you want to become an entrepreneur?

Empowering Ourselves Through Others

Faisal Hoque | Posted 07.06.2013 | Business
Faisal Hoque

We need to make sure our people are ready for any changes, including the most unexpected, even unprecedented challenges, which have become the norm in a rapidly changing global marketplace and society.

Growing a Small Business with 5 Essential Principles

Faisal Hoque | Posted 06.22.2013 | Small Business
Faisal Hoque

Behind every "overnight success" is a story of a person or a team toiling away for years, with very few people except themselves and perhaps a few friends and partners supporting them. Consider the following two stories.

Why the Trade in Ivory Must Be Banned

Chantal Lyons | Posted 04.02.2013 | World
Chantal Lyons

Since the economic ascent of China does not look likely to falter anytime soon, there is only one way to save elephants from extinction by poaching: a complete and permanent global ban on the trade of ivory.

Connecting Wagons: Why and How to Help Lagging Regions Catch Up

Otaviano Canuto | Posted 12.17.2012 | World
Otaviano Canuto

If it weren't for the economic performance of China, Brazil and other emerging markets, the global economic slump following the 2008 financial crisis would have been much worse.

Why The Market Gods Are Angry

Dylan Ratigan | Posted 10.04.2011 | Business
Dylan Ratigan

Let's hope that this relative market pinprick got someone's attention at the White House, or on the tour bus. Because the market's tendency is to ratchet up the pain for those who fail to recognize its message.

Dow Jones Barely Avoids Longest Losing Streak Since The 1970s

AP | DAVID K. RANDALL | Posted 10.03.2011 | Business

NEW YORK — Stock indexes came back from deep losses in the morning and ended Wednesday with small gains. The Dow Jones industrial average avoide...

Markets Drop On News Governments Will Collectively Tap Oil Reserves

Posted 08.23.2011 | Business

NEW YORK - Oil prices crashed more than $8 to a four-month low on Thursday after the world's consumer nations said they would band together to aid...

10 Companies That Will Save The U.S. Economy: 24/7 Wall Street

24/7 Wall Street | Posted 06.04.2011 | Business

By 24/7 Wall Street: America lost its lead as the world's top manufacturer to China. That is in part the basis of the argument that China's Gross Dome...

Protecting Your Post-Divorce Assets After Natural Disasters

Natalie Pace | Posted 05.25.2011 | Divorce
Natalie Pace

Divorced parents, more than anyone, can feel extremely vulnerable during disasters, especially if you are counting on investments to help you shore up...