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Great Advice For The Part-Time Entrepreneur

Perhaps you’ve been talking about starting your own business for a while, but never followed through. Some of your friends may have countered you with that old saying “don’t quit your day job”. I know those words stink of pessimism, but there is some truth to them. Dropping everything for a new business isn’t exactly practical. However, you can still test the water by starting your venture part-time. Here’s some advice for this.
A big part of your success is going to be the business you choose to set up. When …

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Crude Oil Continues to Rise as Inventories Drop at Cushing OK

Crude oil prices continue to move higher on Wednesday as a larger than expected inventory draw help keep the petroleum complex buoyed. Heating oil prices broke out and continue to trade at fresh 7-month highs. Crude prices topped $51 per barrel, as production in the continental U.S. continued to decline.  Additionally, inventory levels for crude oil declined in Cushing OK, which kept upward pressure on the entire petroleum complex.
Imports were actually down but offset by a large increase in production in Alaska. According to the EIA, U.S. crude oil imports …

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5 Ways To Find The Money To Expand Your Business

When the time comes to expand your business, you will have to spend some money. If you’re thinking about how to find that money, here are five options to consider.

Use a Venture Capital Firm

A venture capital firm is one that works alongside you to find investment in your business. They find wealthy investors and then use their cash to invest in businesses. They act as a link between companies and wealthy people who are looking to take on risky investments. You can contact these firms directly, and then the …

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[16 May 2016 | Comments Off on US economy in 3 numbers | ]
US economy in 3 numbers

The Financial Times have released a video featuring their US managing editor Gillian Tett titled ‘The US in 3 numbers’, in which Gillian lists the 3 numbers she believes represents the current US economy.Whether there are actually 3 numbers you could list to sum up the economy of an entire county we don’t know, but check out the video and see whether the FT have done a good job:

The three numbers are –40% – the percentage of so called ‘imports’ which are actually made in America. During the manufacturing process of a car, parts can actually cross the US/Mexico …

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[14 May 2016 | Comments Off on Which Payment Options Should an Online Store Offer? | ]
Which Payment Options Should an Online Store Offer?

Once seen as something that could be dangerous, paying for goods and services online is becoming more and more widely accepted into the mainstream as the internet becomes more secure and offers better protection for shoppers’ bank and credit card details. In fact, online shopping has become a widespread phenomenon, with many customers taking to the internet in the comfort of their own homes in order to make purchases rather than braving the shops, especially at busy times of the year such as during the holiday season. With online shopping …

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[13 May 2016 | Comments Off on How To Recover Your Business From Financial Difficulty | ]
How To Recover Your Business From Financial Difficulty

Every few months we see another high street store go from being a much loved brand to yet a company struggling under the weight of financial difficulties. None of us are exempt from this – we can all suffer financial setbacks. This can come in the form of someone messing up profit projections, or it can come in the form of new market competition. Either way, it’s important to realise that recovering from these setbacks isn’t impossible. Here’s what you can do to recover your business from financial difficulty.
Stop and …

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[12 May 2016 | Comments Off on What Does It Take To Create A Business That Stands Out? | ]
What Does It Take To Create A Business That Stands Out?

Why is it some businesses quickly become highly revered with popular brands? Yet others struggle to break even each year. It can feel like some of the most successful companies had little to do to achieve their fame and accolade. And it’s always the person behind the brand that stands out. So how do we achieve that recognition for our efforts? Is there a clever trick to creating a business that stands out?
The Woman Behind The Business
Many of the most successful companies have a CEO that lives a very public …

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[9 May 2016 | Comments Off on Could Current Demographic Trends Be A Negative Influence On Economic Growth? | ]
Could Current Demographic Trends Be A Negative Influence On Economic Growth?

In the 21st century, the study of international demographics has reached a new and extremely sophisticated level. Demographic trends are studied by thousands of professionals in every branch of industry all across the world. Although demographic studies rarely make international headlines, it is nonetheless true that some of the conclusions that these experts are coming to are cause for definite concern. If even a few of them turn out to be accurate, the state of international finance and industry could due for a period of some radical and rather uncomfortable …