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5 Important Steps To Getting Your Business Case Approved

So you want to get things done, implement new ideas, expand your department, develop a product, launch a campaign, hire a new resource, or get new equipment or systems?<p>Approval for the costs or resources is the only thing standing in your way, but you are competing with other departments and other …

11 Questions To Ask Before Buying A Home

Whether you're buying your first home or you're a seasoned owner, answer these questions for the knowledge and confidence to find home sweet home.<p><b>1. What elements are must-haves in your home and what can you forgo?</b> When house hunting, decide on a few elements you can't live without and let the rest …

Real Estate

Best places to buy a home abroad

If a summer break sparks your sense of adventure, Caroline McGhie kicks off your property search overseas<p>Ever thought of buying a pad in Paris, Amsterdam or Venice? As Europe pulls out of the recession and global markets expand, the idea of owning a bolthole in a glamorous continental city looks …

7 Common Mistakes That Cause Homebuyers to Overpay

Homebuyers often undermine their own best interests and end up overpaying, many real estate agents say.<p>First-time homebuyers, as well as those …

Understanding Real Estate Demand and Supply for Buyers and Sellers

Understanding Real Estate Demand and Supply for Buyers and Sellers<p>Updated on October 9, 2013<p><i>I am a licensed REALTOR® since 1989. Although I am</i> …

Why Sales Organizations Fail

What prevents a sales organization from achieving success? After studying hundreds of sales organizations, I have found the answer to this question is directly related to the challenges associated with their development stage.<p>Every sales organization can be classified based upon whether it is in a …

Strengthen Your Strategic Thinking Muscles

Have you been told that you need to be more strategic? Whether through 360 feedback or after a failed promotion attempt, being told that you aren’t strategic enough really stings. Worse is when you try to clarify what “more strategic” would look like and get few tangible suggestions.<p>Being more …

The 7 Steps To Delivering A Mind-Blowing TED Talk

Transform your run-of-the-mill presentation ideas by applying the “seven Cs of original messaging.”<p>It’s been said that there are no original ideas. But what may seem like old hat to you could become the next compelling TED talk.<p>You can transform your presentations by mining your expertise, …

Public Speaking

16 Free Online Business Courses That Are Actually Worth Your Time

Increasingly, it's possible to get an extremely well-rounded business education from the best professors in the world without enrolling in a university or even leaving your house.<p>While online courses won't necessarily give you the pay boost of a traditional two-year MBA and probably won't land you …

Five Books You Should Read Before You Turn 30

Someone who saves money for retirement is probably going to be in a better situation come 65 than someone who didn't start saving until they were 45.<p>Here are five books that I think everyone should read before they turn 30. Reading and understanding these will give you an edge, however slight, that …

Monkeys make better trades than the average fund manager

Published: 04 Apr 2013<p>Last Updated: 09 Oct 2013<p>That's right. A monkey picking investments at random could beat funds tracking the US stock market, …

Pinterest, a new marketplace for fakes

Six months after launching its first range of business accounts (in October 2012), successful social media site Pinterest is becoming a new …