D.M. Baysah

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How Your Brand Can Beat Goliath

There was once a running joke at Virgin Mobile when it came to our marketing spend: What Virgin Mobile would spend in one year, AT&T would spend on one episode of “American Idol.”<p>Many disruptive brands struggle with how to best manage their marketing budgets while they strategize around how to …

The Habits of Self-Made Billionaires (Infographic)

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Self-made billionaires have one business strategy in common: They took enormous risks. There is no careful, cautious path that leads from humble beginnings to Bloomberg's list of the richest people in the world.<p>Of the 100 richest people …

Branding Is King

A company is only as good as its branding. Branding creates awareness, secures top-of-mind, builds affinity and customer loyalty.<p>In the West, and in …

Denver's hot housing market burns first-time buyers

<b>When Kait McNamee and Ryan Turch decided they wanted to buy their first home earlier this year, they thought the experience would be relatively straightforward.</b><p>But nearly five months on, it has been anything but. Various parts of the process have been "devastating", "depressing" and "soul …

Real Estate

Just in time for summer: Dwindling supply of Cape Cod mansions

The Obamas' favorite summer retreat is getting more expensive.<p>Sales and rental prices on Cape Cod in Massachusetts have surged in recent years, with the rising stock market and housing recovery. Prices and demand are especially strong at the top end of the market, brokers say, with ocean-front …

Real Estate

Survey Says 60 Percent of Homeowners Will Remodel This Summer

Home improvement big-box stores, get ready. If you think homeowners are sitting idly by this summer trying to beat the heat with their feet up, think again. According to the Zillow Digs Summer Home Improvement Trend and Spending Survey, 60 percent of homeowners plan to make a home improvement or …

The Most Expensive Homes For Sale In America Right Now

There are many reasons the de Guigne estate in Hillsborough, Calif., could be called a trophy property. For starters the 16,000-square-foot Mediterranean mansion was constructed a century ago and has remained within the same family since. Located at the end of a 4,500-foot driveway, the historic …

Cities with the most abandoned homes

One in five homes in the foreclosure process stands vacant after being abandoned by owners. While the housing market is on the mend, some cities still struggle as they wait for thousands of homes to complete the process.<p>Nearly one in three homes in foreclosure are abandoned in Indianapolis. In five …

Mortgage approvals reach 16-month high signalling upturn in housing market

The number of mortgages approved by British banks rose by a quarter in the 12 months to May, but over the same period the value of outstanding loans …

Home prices up 12.1% in April

Home prices rose a record 12.1% in the year ending in April, the Standard & Poor's Case-Shiller index showed Tuesday.<p>From March, prices were up 2.5% for the 20-city composite index.<p>All 20 cities showed positive year-over-year returns for at least the fourth consecutive month.<p>"The recovery is …

Bill Gates Buys Equestrian Estate In Florida For $8.7 Million

Seattle-based Microsoft founder Bill Gates — and second richest man in the world — remarkably, doesn’t own an excess of properties. Previously, when his horse-loving daughter competed in Florida, the multi-billionaire rented homes for his family rather than buying.<p>Not any longer. According to South …

How to make the most of running your business from home

When most people envisage business owners, they might assume someone running a successful enterprise will be a suited and booted executive sitting in …

Square’s newest product, the Stand, takes aim at the old school cash register

In July, payments startup Square will be taking an ambitious step in trying to become the go-to assistant for small businesses. The company will be launching Square Stand, which is basically a cash register with sales analytics software. The device will go for $299 and be available in stores next …

Small Business

Now Entering North Verizon: See a Map of The Corporate States of America

In his magnum opus, <i>Infinite Jest</i>, the late author David Foster Wallace wrote of a future where the name of each calendar year was auctioned off to the highest corporate bidder (the ultimate ad buy-in). It is perhaps in the same spirit that writer and graphic artist Steve Lovelace has created a map …

David Foster Wallace