Small Business

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  1. Entrepreneurship Is Declining: How to Turn it Around

    A report from the Center for American Progress finds that the rate of business ownership is falling across the board, but ...
  2. Why Should Advisors Blog? Because Wealthy Investors Read Them

    Advisors who don’t blog are missing out on connecting with current or potential clients, especially high net worth ones. ...
  3. Advisors: Grow Your Email List by Using an Opt-In Box

    Email is powerful for communicating with your financial advisory clients and nurturing prospects. Here are some tips on how ...
  4. 9 Businesses That Thrive In Recession

    Some companies improve their bottom line as many people make more conservative decisions with money during a recession.
  5. 3 Secrets Of Successful Companies

    Make smart investments by spotting up-and-coming success stories early.
  6. Why CPG Giants Are Buying Eco-Friendly Startups

    With customers willing to pay a premium on green products, consumer giants are finally taking notice and buying startups ...
  7. Preparing for Succession: Retirement Advice for Advisors

    Financial Advisor Kathy Hauer gives her advice on how FAs can prepare for retirement.
  8. Leadership

    The ability of a company's management to make sound decisions and inspire others to perform well. Effective leaders are able ...
  9. Cross Culture

    The interaction of people from different backgrounds in the business world. Cross culture is a vital issue in international ...
  10. Brand Extension

    A common method of launching a new product by using an existing brand name on a new product in a different category. A company ...
  11. Augmented Product

    A commodity that has both the primary physical attributes and the non-physical attributes that are added to increase the ...
  12. What Advisors Need to Know about SEO, Social Media

    Search engine optimization and social media can have a direct impact on an advisor’s success (or failure). Here are some ...
  13. How Social Media Helps Advisors

    How can advisors use social media to help their client base?
  14. Conscious Capitalism

    A way of thinking about capitalism and business that better reflects the current state of the world and the potential of ...
  15. Top 3 Phrases to Avoid When Talking to Clients

    Steadily growing your client roster can be tough these days. Communicating effectively with customers should be one of your ...
  16. Taxable Pay Strategies for Business Owners

    Small business owners can take steps to reduce their tax burdens. Just make sure you know the full impacts.
  17. Shorting Nintendo After "Pokémon Go"? (NTDOY)

    Nintendo shares have attracted short interest as investors are questioning the staying power of "Pokemon Go."
  18. Advisors: How to Find Big Growth

    Growing your financial advisory practice to the next level takes time. Here are some strategies to try to fine-tune your ...
  19. 5 Huge Benefits of Blogging for Your Business

    If you aren't convinced that content marketing can help grow your client list, here are five benefits of blogging for your ...
  20. Why Email Marketing Should Be an Advisor Priority

    You have only so much time in your day. Email marketing makes it easier for advisors to maintain that ever-so-important one-on-one ...
  21. Why Social Media is a Necessity for Financial Advisors

    There are a multitude of reasons why financial advisors should be on social media. Here are three of them.
  22. Capital One Launches Small-Business 401(k) Program (COF)

    Capital One Spark 401k joins growing list of retirement plan providers for small businesses.
  23. Gig Economy

    In a gig economy, temporary jobs are commonplace and companies tend toward hiring independent contractors and freelancers ...
  24. How Long Should My Resume Be?

    This question troubles many people from beginners to senior executives. Here's a roundup of expert answers.
  25. Interpersonal Skills

    A lack of good interpersonal skills may lead to unsuccessful personal relationships, as well as difficulty in the business ...
  26. Inventory Flipping

    Inventory flipping refers to selling a product or property before it depreciates in value.
  27. Treasury Looks to Close Family Business Estate Tax Loophole

    The Treasury department is aiming to close a loophole that would result in higher estate and gift taxes for some wealthy ...
  28. How Advisors Can Win at SEO with Their Websites

    Given the competition from other financial advisors, it is wise for you to practice good SEO to increase your chances of ...
  29. P&G Finds Targeted Ads Not Worth It (PG, FB)

    Proctor & Gamble Co has stated that it plans to scale back on targeted advertising on Facebook Inc., citing its limited ...
  30. Randstad Holdings to Acquire Monster Worldwide for $429 Million (RANGF, MWW)

    With this merger, Randstad aims to build the world’s most comprehensive portfolio of HR services.
  31. How to Outsource Work: 2 Tips for Business Owners

    Small business owner can increase efficiency and profits by outsourcing routine functions such as bookkeeping and payroll.
  32. American Airlines To Give 30,000 Employees Pay Increases

    American Airlines joins a growing list of large U.S. firms giving large scale pay increases.
  33. Why Wealth Managers Can't Afford to Lag in Tech Literacy

    Here is some insight into why wealth managers should accelerate plans to adopt technology and be willing to partner with ...
  34. Best Tools to Identify Potential Clients

    These are some of the best tools and resources to cost-effectively identify and communicate with potential clients.
  35. Apple Bets on Apps, Services To Fuel Growth (AAPL)

    Amid falling iPhone sales and the delay of other initiatives like electric cars, Apple is focusing on big on apps and services ...
  36. Winding Up

    The process of selling all the assets of a business, paying off creditors, distributing any remaining assets to the principals ...
  37. Unlimited Liability

    A type of business where owners share joint and several responsibility for the entire amount of debt and other liabilities ...
  38. Turnkey Business

    A situation in which a firm's high-level management plans and executes all business strategies to ensure that individuals ...
  39. Take-Home Pay

    The money that an individual actually receives from working after employment taxes and the cost of benefits and retirement ...
  40. Strategic Management

    The management of an organization’s resources in order to achieve its goals and objectives.
  41. Stock Compensation

    A way corporations use stock options to reward employees. Stock compensation can be very profitable for the employee if the ...
  42. Sole Proprietorship

    The sole proprietor is an unincorporated business with one owner who pays personal income tax on profits from the business. ...
  43. Silent Partner

    An individual whose involvement in a partnership is limited to providing capital to the business.
  44. Severance Pay

    The compensation that an employer provides to an employee who has been laid off, whose job has been eliminated, who through ...
  45. Sales Lead

    A prospective consumer of a product or service that is created when an individual or business shows interest and provides ...
  46. Security Market Line - SML

    A line that graphs the systematic, or market, risk versus return of the whole market at a certain time and shows all risky ...
  47. Product Life Cycle

    The period of time over which an item is developed, brought to market and eventually removed from the market. First, the ...
  48. Penetration Pricing

    A marketing strategy used by firms to attract customers to a new product or service. Penetration pricing is the practice ...
  49. Perceived Value

    The worth that a product or service has in the mind of the consumer. The consumer's perceived value of a good or service ...
  50. Not For Profit

    A not for profit organization is a type of organization that does not earn profits for its owners. All of the money earned ...
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