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    Under Armour has become the second-largest athletic apparel company in the world, trailing only Nike. How did it get there, ...
  2. Other than accounting, what does a corporate finance job involve?

    Understand the various levels of positions and titles of a corporate finance job. Learn what a corporate finance job involves ...
  3. What does it mean when they refer to the churn rate of a telecommunications company?

    Learn what companies in the telecommunications industry mean when they refer to a churn rate, and discover tactics companies ...
  4. Who uses debit notes in business transactions?

    Read about the types of parties that are most likely to issue or receive a debit note in the normal course of business-to-business ...
  5. How can I protect my business from my spouse during a high net worth divorce?

    Understand what constitutes a high-net-worth divorce, and learn how business owners can protect their companies when going ...
  6. Why should companies invest in research and development?

    Understand why companies should invest in research and development. Learn the specific ways R&D can keep a company relevant.
  7. How can a social responsibility consulting firm benefit a business?

    Learn about some of the ways that a socially responsible business consultant can help corporations and other businesses over ...
  8. Who facilitates buying and selling on the primary market?

    Learn more about the primary marketplace -- home of initial public offerings -- and the major players that make buying and ...
  9. What is the difference between an investment and a retail bank?

    Learn the primary differences between retail banks and investment banks by examining the business activities, type of clients ...
  10. What is the difference between supply chain management and value chain management ...

    Discover what the principal differences are between utilizing a supply chain management system and a value chain management ...
  11. Is credit counseling as damaging as bankruptcy on my credit report?

    Learn whether credit counseling is as damaging as bankruptcy. Bankruptcy wipes out all debts, but it can cut you off from ...
  12. What industries use the loan to value ratio?

    Find out more about the loan-to-value ratio, what the ratio measures and what industries the loan-to-value ratio is most ...
  13. How does stock evaluation of an electronic retailing (e-tailing) business differ ...

    Learn how stock evaluation of an Internet retailer differs from a brick-and-mortar retailer. Since 2005, online commerce ...
  14. How can I buy shares in the primary market?

    Find out how to purchase shares in the primary market, which requires requesting a company prospectus and applying for an ...
  15. How is an unfavorable variance discovered?

    Learn how unfavorable variance is discovered through defining budget numbers, such as standard rates for labor and materials, ...
  16. Which key performance indicators (KPIs) indicate that a business is successfully ...

    Understand the importance of key performance indicators in helping a company follow its chosen strategy and achieve its corporate ...
  17. Do rising unemployment rates tend to increase or decrease investor sentiment and ...

    Discover whether rising unemployment rates tend to increase or decrease consumer confidence and investor sentiment. Unemployment ...
  18. What are examples of key operating activities in a company?

    Discover the things that make up a company's operating activities, including examples of some the key operating activities ...
  19. How To Become A Renewable Energy Entrepreneur

    The recent trend towards greener, more sustainable technology is creating many opportunities for entrepreneurial-minded individuals.
  20. Advice To New Graduates: 3 Suggestions & One Rule

    Here are three suggestions for new graduates about to enter the work force, designed to ease your passage into the work world.
  21. Grandparent’s Guide To A 529 College Savings Plan

    As a grandparent, you probably take pleasure in showering your grandkids with extravagances, but saving for their college ...
  22. How Youtube Makes Money Off Videos

    YouTube's revenue is growing even if the profits aren’t, and some growth is better than nothing.
  23. RIAs: How to Talk to High-Net-Worth Entrepreneurs

    RIAs need to think of themselves as entrepreneurs if they want to be able to attract entrepreneurs as clients.
  24. How To Calculate ROI Of A Marketing Campaign

    To make the most of your marketing spend, you need to know how to measure its results.
  25. What is a Demand Deposit?

    A demand deposit is any type of account where the money in the account may be withdrawn at any time without prior notice ...
  26. Understanding Cash Surrender Value

    The amount of money an insurance company pays the owner of an insurance policy if the policy is voluntarily surrendered prior ...
  27. What is a Bank?

    A bank is a financial institution licensed to receive deposits or issue new securities to the public.
  28. Understanding Series 6

    Upon successful completion of the Series 6, an individual will have the qualifications needed to sell open end mutual funds ...
  29. Understanding Credit Cards

    Credit cards are a type of unsecured personal loan between the credit card issuer and the credit card holder.
  30. What is a Business?

    As a general term, business means the commercial activities of an individual or group engaging in some type of financial ...
  31. Explaining Banker's Acceptances

    A banker’s acceptance (BA) is a way for two unfamiliar parties to transact business on credit.
  32. How to Reduce Risks In Small Business

    Small business owners have better tools to control risk than ever before, making the whole concept of running your own business ...
  33. Is the banking sector subject to any seasonal trends?

    Explore the unexpected seasonal trends that can be discerned regarding the banking industry and the financial services sector ...
  34. Microfinance & Macrofinance: What's The Difference?

    What are the key differences between microfinance and macrofinance? Investopedia takes a look.
  35. How are contingent beneficiaries informed of a payout?

    Understand how contingent beneficiaries are made aware of a policy payout, and learn what policy owners can do to ensure ...
  36. Why did Target's (TGT) expansion into Canada fail so quickly?

    Read about the four major reasons Target's expansion into Canada ended so abruptly and quickly after expanding into northern ...
  37. How Able Lending Works

    A new wave of peer-to-peer and peer-to-business lenders is reshaping the way borrowers obtain credit. Able's unique take ...
  38. How To Get A Mortgage On A Houseboat

    You actually can't get a mortgage on a houseboat, but you can get a loan. A floating home, however, is eligible for a mortgage. ...
  39. The Best Industries for Interns in 2015

    While the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates 50.5 million jobs openings will be created between 2012 and 2022, there ...
  40. What is the difference between an Equity REIT and a Mortgage REIT?

    Find out more about real estate investment trusts and the main differences between equity and mortgage real estate investment ...
  41. Does raising the minimum wage increase inflation?

    Explore whether raising the minimum wage increases inflation. This is a polarizing topic that is inherently linked to unemployment.
  42. Why are economists interested in the consumer surplus?

    Understand why an economist would be interested in consumer surplus. Learn why an economy would want to maximize consumer ...
  43. Is It Worth Paying For Professional Home Staging?

    Buyers need to be able to visualize a house as their future home. Skilled home staging can help them do just that.
  44. The 6 Most Profitable Grocery Stores

    These are the six largest grocery store chains operating in the United States.
  45. The Story Of Zipdial's Success

    Here is how ZipDial formed and subsequently shot to success in the Asian market.
  46. The Pros & Cons Of Being A Trader On The West Coast

    There are certain benefits and drawbacks that go with being a trader on the West Coast of North America.
  47. Study Abroad: Budget For Japan

    Find out what it would cost to get part of your education in Japan – maybe less than you think!
  48. How can an investor terminate a derivative contract?

    Read a brief overview about some of the different ways that derivatives traders can terminate their contracts early, including ...
  49. Low-Cost Curb Appeal Projects For Your Front Yard

    Some low-cost improvements to your home's exterior and front yard could increase its curb appeal and ensure a great first ...
  50. What economic factors affect the performance of the consumer packaged goods industry?

    Discover the various economic factors that most significantly impact the performance of companies in the consumer packaged ...
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  3. How To Monetize Your YouTube Channel

    YouTube's Partner Program helps users earn money through their channels. Find out how.
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    In spite of the rewards going public can bring, some companies prefer to remain private, and they are very successful in this.
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    Cyber Monday is becoming more popular than Black Friday. Here's why.
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