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Watch Your Business From Across the World

Watch Your Business From Across the World

When most people think of video surveillance, they think of cameras in stores. But many businesses are using them to keep track of meetings and ensure clients and business associates stand behind their word. Cameras can also provide proof of wrongdoing, connecting the dots when people are where they shouldn’t be. At anytime and in […] Read More

This Economy Presents Opportunities, Too

This Economy Presents Opportunities, Too

It is time to stop focusing on our economic problems and to start considering the new needs created by the current economy. Opportunities for entrepreneurialism abound. It’s always good to know where growth markets are. Recently, I asked my SUCCESS Magazine board of advisors to point out the industries and businesses that are booming because […] Read More

Couples Learn to Face Economy Together

Couples Learn to Face Economy Together

Money certainly can’t buy you happiness, but that doesn’t mean that suffering finances can’t put strain on a relationship. Money doesn’t make marriages end in divorce -; in fact, financial problems might lead to as little as 5 percent of divorces in the U.S. But when money’s tight, couples feel greater strain, which can lead […] Read More

Economy, Auto Travel Make Car Maintenance Critical

Economy, Auto Travel Make Car Maintenance Critical

People today are keeping their cars longer, a trend that is putting automobile owners better in tune with their car maintenance needs. Add to that the added annual miles from a decline in airplane travel, and vehicle upkeep becomes paramount for safety, reliability and enjoyment. Best practices for car care are surprisingly easy, says one […] Read More

New Jersey Financial Expert Urges Consumers to Communicate

New Jersey Financial Expert Urges Consumers to Communicate

Communication is a necessary foundation for any good relationship, even the one you have with your financial professional. Regular meetings and connecting through conversation, not just email, create the basis for trust that will sustain your relationship and, ultimately, enable a promising financial future.Few people are comfortable “getting personal” in the beginning of a relationship. […] Read More

Dallas Financial Expert Urges Consumers to Communicate

Dallas Financial Expert Urges Consumers to Communicate

Communication is a necessary foundation for any good relationship, even the one you have with your financial professional. Regular meetings and connecting through conversation, not just email, create the basis for trust that will sustain your relationship and, ultimately, enable a promising financial future.Few people are comfortable “getting personal” in the beginning of a relationship. […] Read More

Inspiring Tomorrow’s Entrepreneurs

Inspiring Tomorrow’s Entrepreneurs

In 2008, from Nov. 17 to 23, millions of young people will attend events and network online – all to become tomorrow’s entrepreneurs. What will connect business-minded youth from over 70 countries? Global Entrepreneurship Week, the first worldwide event of its kind, was founded by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation and the Make Your Mark […] Read More

Online Platform Promotes Partnerships Between Businesses and Investors

Online Platform Promotes Partnerships Between Businesses and Investors

Historically, specialty businesses had limited ability to expand beyond their immediate geographic region. However, current technology allows such businesses to promote themselves to a larger audience. Touch Up Teak is one example of how successful online investment partnerships can grow a business. Touch Up Teak, based in Hollywood, Florida, provides a full range of services […] Read More

Tips for Using Your iPhone for Business

Tips for Using Your iPhone for Business

The Apple iPhone, one of the hottest smartphones on the market, has become an important tool for keeping mobile workers productive while providing freedom and flexibility away from the office. Many mobile workers are leaving their laptops behind and conducting business right from the palm of their hand. Here are some tips that can help […] Read More

Shape Yourself Into a Master Salesperson

Shape Yourself Into a Master Salesperson

Even if you’ve never so much as sold candy door-to-door for a school fundraiser, you have sales experience. You sell an idea when you persuade someone to your point of view or an image when you meet someone for the first time. So, even if you don’t plan on becoming a professional salesperson, you adapt […] Read More

Discount Retailer Plans Hiring Events

Discount Retailer Plans Hiring Events

The Bureau of Labor Statistics recently reported the addition of 165,000 jobs in April and a national unemployment average of 7.5 percent. Compared to the nine and 10 percent unemployment rates of 2010, the figure is promising. This May, however, could be a different story as employers typically increase hiring efforts in advance of the […] Read More

Better Business Bureau Expert Advises to Let Others Go First

Better Business Bureau Expert Advises to Let Others Go First

Sometimes being first isn’t the best idea, advises Steve J. Bernas, president and CEO of the Better Business Bureau serving Chicago and northern Illinois. According to Bernas, smart shoppers should refer to the vast collection of online reviews covering everything from hotel rooms to car dealerships. “No one should make a purchase before doing their homework,” says […] Read More

Survey: Job Seekers Care More About Paycheck Than Health Care

Survey: Job Seekers Care More About Paycheck Than Health Care

The recent government shutdown inconvenienced many Americans — from federal workers, to tourists — but how did it impact those looking for work? The health care debate was among the main catalysts for the shutdown, with both parties claiming to be the voice of the public, but has the voice of the job seeker been […] Read More

The Best Way to Find Deals on the Internet

The Best Way to Find Deals on the Internet

There is a revolution that has been taking place for quite some time in the business world, and it’s changing the way workers use the telephone and companies do business. Chances are you’ve heard of it. It’s called Internet telephony, and experts agree that, among other things, it has made office PBX systems obsolete while […] Read More

Tradesmen Shortage Looms

Tradesmen Shortage Looms

Change is inevitable. The status quo is untenable. Yet, few people and businesses are able to identify the real problem. “Many people pride themselves on being able to think outside the box,” says Jim Feldman, a renowned keynote speaker, entrepreneur, consultant and author of numerous books. “To effectively answer the question, you must first start […] Read More

Seniors at DeVry University Tackle Real Business Needs

Seniors at DeVry University Tackle Real Business Needs

For business and technology students at DeVry University, the name of the game was innovation — not just graduation — as they presented their final senior projects to industry experts and local leaders. “Students really get to showcase their talents when they present their senior projects,” said DeVry University Associate Professor Deborah Helman. “And they’re also […] Read More

Small Business Tax Tips That Add Up to Big Savings

Small Business Tax Tips That Add Up to Big Savings

In small business, it’s not about how many units of goods or services are sold. It’s about how much is left in your pocket, making every tax break matter. With small businesses still struggling to stay afloat, new laws to reduce federal taxes have come at an ideal time. Among the provisions from the American […] Read More

Year-Round Tax Tips for Small Business Owners

Year-Round Tax Tips for Small Business Owners

Successful small business owners must master operations, sales, customer service, marketing, human resources and accounting. They must also maintain accurate accounting books in order to maximize tax liabilities. A receipt-scanning program like Shoeboxed helps quickly document and track tax-deducible expenses including: – Travel expenses such as costs of plane tickets, taxis, lodging, meals and automobiles. […] Read More

Despite Tough Times, Employees Save for Education

Despite Tough Times, Employees Save for Education

As the economic recession continues, the value of education becomes more apparent. Workers who continue to further their education are more competitive in the workplace, earning more promotions and helping their employers stay afloat in the down economy. But paying for higher education or additional job training is difficult, especially as banks become more reluctant […] Read More

So Your Company Went Mobile … Now What?

So Your Company Went Mobile … Now What?

Most companies know the need to go mobile to make their workforce more productive and efficient, but many don’t know what is needed outside of buying some tablets and software.The truth is, companies simply don’t consider how a mobile employee will carry or use a tablet while out in the field — whether that be […] Read More

Businesses Find New Solutions in Today’s Economy

Businesses Find New Solutions in Today’s Economy

As the economy continues to slowly expand, businesses are seeking new media to reach their customers. In addition to traditional print, radio and online advertising, marketing directors are often required to create and implement a social media strategy. According to Forrester Research, three out of four Americans currently use social media. Facebook, Twitter and YouTube […] Read More

Business Do’s and Don’ts for a Prosperous Startup

Business Do’s and Don’ts for a Prosperous Startup

Everyone has a dream — it’s the one thing they would rather be doing more than anything else (and are sure they could succeed at). Yet, it’s something entirely different from what it is they do to pay the bills. What many fail to understand, however, is that enthusiasm for a product or service may […] Read More

Paying Too Much in Taxes? Here’s How to Find Out

Paying Too Much in Taxes? Here’s How to Find Out

Talk about sweet justice. If you’ve ever thought you’re paying too much in taxes — ya think? — here’s your chance to maybe claw some of it back from the government. Every year, the IRS bemoans how much money taxpayers needlessly wind up forfeiting to Uncle Sam — $1 billion is the latest approximate annual […] Read More

Economy Is Down, Demand for Outsourced Bookkeeping Is Up

Economy Is Down, Demand for Outsourced Bookkeeping Is Up

Small businesses can have a tougher time hacking it out in the wilderness of a rocky economy. They face enough problems in a steady market, let alone the financial challenges posed by economic downturns. Outsourced bookkeepers are looking more attractive than ever. Independent businesses must create a niche for themselves so customers develop a demand for their […] Read More

Make the Right Moves With Your Start-Up Business

Make the Right Moves With Your Start-Up Business

Maybe it’s something you’ve been dying to do for years. Or maybe – like so many others these days – the idea of starting your own business only suddenly became attractive after you’d either lost your job or felt about as secure as a politician caught sexting in the one you now have. Whatever the […] Read More

How to Navigate the Waters of Small Business Lending

How to Navigate the Waters of Small Business Lending

The small business loan industry is teetering toward inaction with little to offer lenders or owners. According to the Federal Reserve, large U.S. banks are softening loan terms for small companies 10 percent more than mid-sized and large businesses. The Wall Street Journal also reported banks and lenders’ difficulties in stirring the market for small-business lending. […] Read More

Innovative Formula Equates to Business Success

Innovative Formula Equates to Business Success

When people see closed storefronts in the neighborhoods where they live and work, they’re reminded that the toll this economy has taken on businesses affects their own lives. And yet some companies – faced with the same adverse headwinds – seem to rise to the challenge and go on to prosper as never before. Why […] Read More

Small Business Tips for Staying Afloat During a Down Economy

Small Business Tips for Staying Afloat During a Down Economy

Small businesses are the backbone of the American economy. According to the Small Business Administration, small businesses are responsible for generating 64 percent of net new jobs over the past 15 years. And in his latest stump speech, President Obama called small businesses “the places where most jobs begin.” Despite their value, the nature of […] Read More

Capitalize Your Connections at Investor Conferences

Capitalize Your Connections at Investor Conferences

Once businesses get over the hurdle of start-up costs and finding a reliable team of hard workers, the task becomes generating capital to maintain momentum. Growth and revenue projections for a business should toe the line between ambitious and realistic. One way to achieve pragmatic business goals is to use conferences and networking to stay […] Read More

3 Financial Tools to Help Grow Your Business

3 Financial Tools to Help Grow Your Business

Financial management can make or break a business. For small businesses and entrepreneurs in particular, having the right tools available to run your start-up business is essential to keeping your organization on track and financially stable. Small business owners can use these fiscal management tools to keep accurate financial records, perform basic financial analysis and […] Read More

3 Tools Every Small Business Should Use

3 Tools Every Small Business Should Use

With regards to technology, small businesses and entrepreneurs working out of a home office used to be at a competitive disadvantage. But the abundance of productivity tools and online resources for small businesseshas changed all that. Being small doesn’t have to look small — now you can run your business from beaches and terraces of the […] Read More

Small Businesses Want to Make a Big Splash Without Getting all Wet

Small Businesses Want to Make a Big Splash Without Getting all Wet

It’s usually better to be a big fish in a small pond than a small fish in a big pond, or so the saying goes. Many of today’s small and medium-sized companies are trying to figure out how to make a big splash when launching or renovating their presence on the web. How crowded is […] Read More

How to Better Monetize Your Website

How to Better Monetize Your Website

Now that the Internet is in everyone’s back pocket, it’s not just about distinguishing your website from others. It is about “Conversions,” which are based on content and how much time visitors spend on your site. High traffic doesn’t mean much if the average visitor doesn’t take time to peruse your content, sign up for your services, […] Read More

Conquer Change: Make Shift Happen in Your Personal and Business Life

Conquer Change: Make Shift Happen in Your Personal and Business Life

This is one of many unpredictable “You did what?” kinds of scenarios you can expect from the book by Feldman, a person who turned his first profit at the tender age of seven, realizing that critical thinking and problem solving weren’t just for grade school. “One of the first things I tell an audience at […] Read More

Why You’re Not Getting Hired

Why You’re Not Getting Hired

Here’s a secret — job placement isn’t a matter of inclusion, but one of elimination. In today’s economy, recruiters are deluged with resumes and have to funnel them through pre-set filters designed to separate the competition. On average, a recruiter spends only 30 seconds reviewing each application, meaning if you aren’t marketing your skills correctly, […] Read More

How to Make Contacts, Raise Capital

How to Make Contacts, Raise Capital

While the economy struggles to find its way back to some semblance of middle ground between a bull market and a bear, industry conferences can provide a welcome boost for companies looking to raise capital. To this end, Financial Services Exchange, Inc. (FSX) gives companies who need both exposure and funding a way to meet independent broker […] Read More

Getting the Right Life Insurance Balance

Getting the Right Life Insurance Balance

It is estimated that the care of sick, elderly and disabled family members and friends generally falls on the shoulders of more than 42 million Americans, and yet most people don’t think of themselves as caregivers. What begins as an act of love, can quickly turn into a mountain of stress and exhaustion as the […] Read More

Updating Workplace Ergonomics for Today’s Economy

Updating Workplace Ergonomics for Today’s Economy

We’ve heard a lot about “workplace ergonomics” in recent years, but with the economy changing — more people are working from home, whether by choice or their employers’ decisions to “go virtual,” — maybe it’s time to acknowledge the obvious: It’s just as easy to injure yourself no matter where you physically work. Think about […] Read More

Engineers as Entrepreneurs

Engineers as Entrepreneurs

Engineers have given the world many of the great innovations we live by today — Thomas Edison, George Westinghouse, the Wright Brothers and Henry Ford, just to mention some household names.But did you know what else each of those great engineers did to realize success? They founded great enterprises to support the potential of their […] Read More

Small Business Checklist for Tax-Time Technology

Small Business Checklist for Tax-Time Technology

Anyone who operates a small business, home-based business, or even a home office knows that tax time can be stressful. However, investing in the right equipment and technology can help a small business navigate tax season – and every season – smoothly and efficiently.Some tips to make technology work for you at tax time:- Digitize: […] Read More

Content Agency Provides the Best Bang for Your Advertising Buck

Content Agency Provides the Best Bang for Your Advertising Buck

These days, there are a several ways to get your company’s message out — if you have the dollars to pay for it. The problem is that small, niche companies need the same exposure (if not more) than the Fortune 500 companies, but are hamstrung by limited resources. Fortunately, advertising doesn’t have to be exclusively […] Read More

Nuclear Power Could Provide Jobs, Energy

Nuclear energy could play a key role in helping transform America, not only in the way that the nation produces energy, but also by creating new jobs. America’s 104 nuclear power plants produce three-quarters of our carbon-free electricity and are among the few bright spots in the U.S. economy. Expanding rather than contracting, the nuclear […] Read More

In Life, It’s Time to Learn to Make a Sale

In Life, It’s Time to Learn to Make a Sale

No matter your profession, you must act the salesperson. When you’re in a meeting, you’re selling your ideas. If you’re teaching, you’re selling concepts. At a job interview, you’re selling yourself. At its core, selling — or the ability to persuade a group towards your point of view — is an essential skill in both […] Read More

A Fragile Economy Can Mean New Career Opportunities

A Fragile Economy Can Mean New Career Opportunities

Thinking of a career change? Job opportunities are shifting, and now may be a good time to consider a change. But a new career may mean continuing your education. Consider improving your skill set and future career opportunity by getting a bachelor’s or master’s degree in your chosen field. Working adults can earn degrees at […] Read More

Accounting Candidates Prepare to Join Growing Industry

Accounting Candidates Prepare to Join Growing Industry

While many industries have shed jobs in the face of a shrinking economy, the historically stable accounting profession is expanding as regulatory scrutiny increases and baby boomers in the field retire. Bachelor’s degree holders are flooding back to school to advance their careers and secure high-level positions now available in accounting. If you’ve earned your […] Read More

How to Manage Your Time During a Job Search

How to Manage Your Time During a Job Search

We’ve all heard that “finding a job is a full-time job,” but what is the most effective way to manage that time? For most job seekers, the goal is to find the best job as quickly as possible, but it can be difficult to implement this plan every day. To make the most of valuable […] Read More

Don’t Let Your Looks Blow Your Interview

Don’t Let Your Looks Blow Your Interview

The perfect resume means nothing if you can’t sell yourself at a job interview. And most interviewers form an opinion before you shake their hand -; potential employers really do judge books by their covers. So, how can you dress to get your foot in the door? The most important element when dressing for a […] Read More

Bright Spot on Employment: Being a Life Insurance Agent May Be Right For You

Bright Spot on Employment: Being a Life Insurance Agent May Be Right For You

A Fortune 100 company is hiring in your community. Sound too good to be true? It’s true. While the national unemployment statistics have continued to rise, and the economic downturn continues to leave many Americans jobless, one company is reversing this trend across the country. New York Life Insurance Company is growing its business and […] Read More

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