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It’s Time to Start Investing in Your Personal Brand

Stop and think for a moment. What would you say is the most important thing to ensure career success? Is it your impressive range of product …

Marketing

6 Powerful Tips For Creating The Right Brand Experience At Your Event

A great brand will create a brilliant customer experience both before and after sales. Consistency and focus are a must and the larger companies such as Apple and Virgin know that to do this there must be successful and continuous event marketing to both draw new customers and keep older ones …

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8 ways blogging can build your startup's brand

As the number of sites on the Internet floats around one billion, the challenge with every new startup is to be found and stand out.<p>More importantly, …

Public Relations

4 Ways Your Small Business Can Crush It in Your Local Community

People truly support small businesses. Are you maximizing the power of this collective goodwill in your surrounding neighborhood?<p>Small businesses, you deserve kudos.<p>You number 28 million in the United States alone, a figure which the Small Business Administration notes accounts for 54 percent of …

Country Living

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The 10x rule for great startup ideas

No one talks about it, but one of the worst, most damaging uses of your time as an entrepreneur is dedicating yourself to a good startup idea.<p><b>Wait, what? A good startup idea is a waste of time?</b><p>A good startup idea will show you just enough promise and progress to keep you working on it, potentially …

Startups

The legend of 'El Chapo': Cartel chief cultivated Robin Hood image

<b>(CNN) —</b> Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, already a nearly mythical character in Mexico, added to his legend over the weekend by escaping from prison yet again.<p>After his last escape, in 2001 in a laundry cart, he eluded authorities for more than a dozen years.<p>During that time, the stories told about him …

Mexico

Reynosa Violence: Gunfights Rocks Mexican City on U.S. Border

Gunfights broke out and vehicles were set ablaze on Friday in one of Mexico's biggest cities along the U.S. border, after security forces arrested a leader of one of the main drug gangs in the area.<p>Activity in parts of Reynosa, a city across the Rio Grande from McAllen, Texas, ground to a halt on …

Are You Disrespecting Your Customers And Your Employees?

Based on the Gallup World Poll, a huge study of over 800 thousand people across 158 countries, Weiting Ng of SIM University in Singapore and Ed Diener of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign recently published a paper in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology called: What …

4 Things All Wealthy Women Know

The earnings of the fairer sex have soared by nearly 30 percent in the past three decades, and experts believe that by 2018, women may control half of the riches in the U.S. Want to join the ranks of these loaded ladies? Start reading.<p>Whether you want to have enough money to hobnob with the likes …

The Difference Between Small Businesses and Startups: Crazy Thinking

A startup entrepreneur who fails in an idea is akin to a chemist who builds an experiment that doesn't bring the result - it is part of the process.<p><i>This question originally appeared on Quora: What is the difference between a startup and a small business?</i><p><i>Answer by Balaji Viswanathan, Product Manager</i> …

The 10 things in advertising you need to know today

<b>1. We spoke to HTC's new chief marketing officer Idris Mootee about how he plans to make the brand "brilliant" again.</b> It's all about "human connectiveness," he said.<p><b>2. Apple's iAd is about to add more targeting capabilities.</b>Data, like phone numbers and email addresses, will be used for targeting<p><b>3.</b> …

Athletic Apparel

How to Retire as an Entrepreneur

Just because you feel young and invincible now doesn't mean you'll always feel that way. Start thinking about retirement no matter what your age.<p>Entrepreneurs are often workaholics. I've seen it time and time again. It's almost impossible to successfully start and run your own business unless you …

Retirement

5 Traits Of The Perfect Customer Service Employee

Perfection doesn’t exist—but some people just happen to possess the characteristics that make them more suited for playing the role of customer …

Top 15 Websites Every Small Business Owner Must Know in 2015

Recommended for You<p>It doesn’t matter whether you own a small business with no employees, or a large company. It is important that you always stay on …

6 Things You Can Do At Night to De-Bloat And Promote Weight Loss

Make those after-work hours work harder for you.<p>Of course nights are great for going on dates, binge-watching Netflix, doing work, chatting on the phone—you name it. But you know what <i>else</i> they're great for? Setting yourself up for bigger and better weight-loss results. Just follow these tips to get …

10 Mistakes Even Savvy Stock Investors Make.

Even experienced traders are not infallible. Three investing professionals share their insights on the most common mistakes investors make in the stock market.<p>Click here for the full story: 10 Mistakes Even Savvy Stock Investors Make

Flying Private Doesn't Have to Break the Bank

New services are offering the convenience of private jet travel without the usual price tag.<p>Airfare seems to be getting more and more expensive, and airlines aren't exactly upping their amenities game in order to make up for it. As a beleaguered frequent business traveler, you do have some hope, …

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Moving in together? Read this first

My daughter Hannah is planning to move in with her boyfriend.<p>It is time to offer some unwanted fatherly advice.<p>Nobody wants to hear that …

In Love? 9 Financial Facts To Know About Your Partner Before Commitment

Valentine’s Day is coming up, so engagements are on at least a few people’s minds. A 2013 study found that six million people were planning to pop the question or expecting to answer on cupid’s holiday.<p>If a major commitment is on the horizon for you and your loved one, you’ll also need to start …

7 Crucial Questions to Ask Yourself before Hiring an Assistant

An expert's 7 essential questions for identifying the ideal assistant.<p>Let's face it, we could all use a few more hours in the day to get things done. One way to free up time is by hiring an assistant, allowing us to offload some of the more repetitive tasks and focus on our core competencies. The …

Employment

10 Personalities That Are Guaranteed To Have A Hard Time Finding True Love

By Julie Leung,<p>Comment<br>• FlagFlagged<br>• http://tcat.tc/1Cv46VQ<p>It’s easy to lose yourself over a man, but what if it happens before you even meet him? …

McDonald's Made a Major Marketing Faux Pas

The fast food company upset many of its Mexican customers with an ad declaring that the McBurrito would replace tamales.<p>McDonald's has alienated customers in Mexico by suggesting that the McBurrito would replace tamales.<p>"Tamales are a thing of the past," McDonald's said in an advertisement posted …