Tips for Networking Effectively Offline

Most people think that nowadays, to network properly and to form new, lasting business relationships, it all needs to be done online. And whilst there is a lot of truth to this; after all, online digital marketing and networking plays a huge part in the success of businesses today; there is also a huge importance in turning off the computer and actually meeting people in person. We’ve come up with some tips for the best ways to network effectively and efficiently offline.
Attend various events
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4 Degrees with Profitable Career Opportunities

In these difficult times, the financial aspect of our life seems to be more and more important. Money is the support for everything else and this is the reason for which many people try to follow careers that are the most profitable. In our childhood years, we have big dreams of being actors, astronauts or scientists, but priorities change as we grow up. It can be difficult to make a choice from the multitude of available careers, but these are 4 degrees with profitable career opportunities that you could choose …

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Avoid Making Mistakes when Applying for Auto Title Loans

If you have an emergency requirement for cash but you have bad credit, then you may find yourself turning to auto title loans. Before you decide to do this, however, you should understand just what these loans are and how you can get the most out of them.
How Do Auto Title Loans Work?
If you own a car outright, you can use the title deed as collateral. How much you will get for it depends on the vehicle’s value. Usually, you will be able to borrow no more than 50% of …

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Brand Recognition- Why It’s Crucial For Your Business

When it comes to marketing your company, there are efforts that work in the short-term, and there are those that breed long-term results. Establishing and maintaining a consistent brand identity falls into the latter category, and is one of the most important steps any business must take to differentiate themselves from the competition, and perhaps more importantly, remain relevant. We live in an instant-gratification obsessed society, so unless you take care to use cohesive colors, designs, and logos, and maintain a similar tone throughout all your communications with your customers, …

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Investing in entertainment: Turning your hobby into a promising portfolio

Investing in entertainment can be quite a profitable venture if done correctly. This is where you as an investor can turn your hobby into a promising portfolio. Your hobby may be movies, music or sports, and getting involved in the investment side of something you love may provide not only financial reward, but also great personal satisfaction.
Risk management in entertainment sector investments
When undertaking investments in the entertainment sector, it is important to have a good risk management strategy. This is because some of the investments may be capital intensive, and …

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Financial commandments for the 20-somethings – Tips to secure your financial future

Way back in the year 2008, people in the US and throughout the world were familiar with the term ‘Recession’ and ‘sub-prime mortgage crisis’. There were reporters from famous companies that asked the financial experts to share some worthy financial advice for the 20-somethings during that time. Back then, the young generation found it tough to land up with some well-paid jobs and pay back their credit card and student loan obligations. However, it is really sad to note that whether it was the time during Recession or now, the …

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8 Benefits of Being Self-Employed

At one point or another, a lot of budding entrepreneurs, like Steve Wynn, face the same decision: leaving behind a job that offers comfort and stability, but not the room to grow. Sure, there are lot of down sides to working from home, like never being able to separate from your office and having clients feel like you’re on-call around-the-clock. Luckily, there are a ton of benefits to self-employment, too.
1. You’re in control of your life. Entrepreneurs tend to be the type of people who love taking control. When you’re …

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[26 Mar 2015 | Comments Off on Play to Learn & Make Learning Pay | ]
Play to Learn & Make Learning Pay

It can take quite a while to get to the point where someone can feel comfortable playing the markets. For many such reservations are enough to keep them out of the market for good. It can seem as though wading through all the complexity and learning a whole new vocabulary is more trouble than its worth.
Needless to say, this is a mistake. There are, however, ways to soften the blow, to develop a familiarity with the way markets and market operators work and thereby to open up the possibility of …

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[24 Mar 2015 | Comments Off on 8 Common Inventory Hassles and How to Fix Them | ]
8 Common Inventory Hassles and How to Fix Them

Inventory problems are very common, but they aren’t insurmountable. Here are 8 common problems and how to deal with them quickly and effectively.
You have Too Much Inventory
If you’re nervous about running out of stock, you might be tempted to overstock. Don’t. Start with a decent projection of sales and use your tracking software to help you calculate the rate of product turnover. This helps you manage inventory risk and reduce overstocking.
You Have Inaccurate Tracking 
If you aren’t tracking things, or you’re not tracking them very well, this will have a huge …

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[23 Mar 2015 | Comments Off on Benefits of a Financial Advisor | ]
Benefits of a Financial Advisor

A financial advisor is someone who assists another person with their financial decisions. They can’t make a decision for their client, but they will provide their best professional advice. When money is tight, a person can benefit from having an advisor close by.
What They Do
Financial advisors will usually have a profile on the Internet, which displays what they are currently doing. Pete Briger’s profile, over on Xing, does exactly this. A profile will usually consist of the individual’s current position within a company, how long they’ve worked there, and where …

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[17 Mar 2015 | Comments Off on 7 Things You Should Know Before You Become a Landlord | ]
7 Things You Should Know Before You Become a Landlord

Some people envision being a landlord as the best gig in the world. What could be better than just sitting back with your feet up watching the cash roll in? Nothing, that’s what! Except, that doesn’t actually happen when you’re a landlord. If you plan on becoming one, here are 7 things you should know first:
1. You Won’t Always Have a Tenant
There may be times your property doesn’t have a tenant. What does this mean? You’re going to have to foot the bill. You need to make sure you have …

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[16 Mar 2015 | Comments Off on The IRS and Generation X | ]
The IRS and Generation X

The only things certain are death and taxes. But if there is one thing we know about the young, it is that they have almost no sense of their own mortality. So for them, taxes is the only certainty. Ah… to be so young…
While it would be nice if we allowed everyone under thirty to earn as much as they can completely tax free, such a thing will never come about in our lifetimes. In the U.S., if a newborn could earn money, the newborn would pay income tax. That …

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[16 Mar 2015 | Comments Off on Key Rental Property Investing Tips for First Timers | ]
Key Rental Property Investing Tips for First Timers

If you’re one of the many people who wants to invest in real estate, there are a few things you need to know before you rush into a deal. Get these wrong, and you will never profit from your property.
Buy Properties, Don’t Speculate
It’s fashionable to speculate in real estate and, in fact, this is one of the things that helped fuel the real estate bubble in the run up to the 2008 financial crisis. Buy properties, but don’t speculate in them. You should be buying property for fundamentally good and …

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[9 Mar 2015 | Comments Off on Alternate Schemes for Financial Help | ]
Alternate Schemes for Financial Help

Alternate schemes do not mean payday and short-term loan providers. These types of companies that prey on the financially weak with exorbitant interest rates and fees should be avoided if possible. Generally there are multiple different ways to increase your income even if you do not qualify for Income Support, Employment and Support Allowance or Budgeting Loans. There are a number of alternate loan schemes that you should attempt, most of them you can apply for at the same time.
Charitable Grants
Besides the government support systems in place there are also …

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Keep Your First Home Safe

As a first-time home owner, you need to take preventative actions for keeping your first home safe. It’s easy to forget to do this with all the excitement of moving in, meeting the neighbors, and finally living the American dream of homeownership.
Yet while there is nothing wrong with a healthy dose of celebration, this doesn’t mean you have to be naïve and avoid realism.
What’s realistic is taking into account other people’s envy. In fact, they have no respect for how hard you worked to own a home and furnish it. …