Business

3 Tools This Veteran Entrepreneur Swears By To Run His $14 Million Business

When it comes to online retail, Nine Line Apparel's Founder Tyler Merritt says there are three core tools for success and rapid growth.<p>When Nine Line Apparel launched as an ecommerce store back in 2012, they had no idea how quickly they'd grow. But grow they did: With a three-year growth rate of …

eCommerce

21 Secret Facts About Successful Online Businesses That Nobody Understands

There are a lot of misconceptions about what it takes to run a successful online business. I find that even experienced business owners often underestimate the time, energy and skill it takes to really succeed online.<p>This post will look at 21 “secret” facts that set successful online businesses …

Small Business

How Can I Earn Tax-Free Income? Here Are 9 Ways.

The answer to the "How can I earn tax-free income?" question may surprise you -- because there are actually lots of ways to collect dollars without …

Retirement

These 5 Job Interview Mistakes Make You Look Really Unprofessional

Job interviews are critical times for anyone looking to get hired. Why not make a great first impression?<p>Job interviews are critical times for people looking to get hired--you've passed the resume test but have yet to wow the people you're about to meet with your respective prowess. But it's the …

Employment

8 mistakes I made as a manager and how you can avoid them

Winning business is so distractingly sexy that we keep making the same mistake over and over: we prioritize business development over fostering good …

Leadership

The Perfect Portfolio - For Retirees

I recently tabled the Perfect Portfolio that offered very generous risk adjusted returns.<p>The portfolio did well for the accumulator through the last …

Retirement Planning

Why Airbnb is Disruptive Innovation and Uber is Not

Growing quickly and being disruptive are not the same thing. Comparing these two high-growth startups can help you figure out if your product is genuinely disruptive.<p>I used to think that disruption referred to any dramatic breakthrough innovation in a certain field. But when I researched the origin …

Business Analytics

David Versus Goliath: This Startup Is Helping Retailers Fight Back Against Amazon

Experts have noted for months that multiple factors are slashing away at traditional businesses, including the rise of e-commerce and shifts in consumer behavior toward convenience and experience. But Toronto-based Rubikloud believes that artificial intelligence and machine learning can tip the …

eCommerce

It's Not Enough to Give Employees Flexible Work Schedules. Here's What Adobe's Doing - Bloomberg

Six months after her baby was born, Amanda Sanchez still couldn't imagine returning full-time to her job in marketing at Adobe's Lehi, Utah, offices. …

The Workplace

How to Spy Out Your Competitor’s Backlink Profile and Gain 20% More Links to Your Site

I want you to try something.<p>Right now, think of your top competitors.<p>They might be doing better than you, or they might be giving you a run for your …

SEO

Can You Actually Become a Millionaire on an Average Salary?

Becoming a millionaire is part of the American dream, but is it out of reach for the average person?<p>Becoming a millionaire has long been part of the …

Retirement

A banker-turned-Googler explains how a finance background makes you the ideal candidate for tech jobs

When Sameer Syed worked as an investment banker at JP Morgan, he knew that every email had to be perfect.<p>"You didn't want to make a mistake in an email and have someone senior read it," he says. "They might be like, 'This guy doesn't really care about his work.'"<p>This pressure to get the details …

Wall Street

Obama’s $400K speech makes him Wall Street’s new ‘fat cat’

When he was president he called them “fat cats,” but now he’s likely thanking them for a huge payday.<p>Former President Barack Obama, less than 100 …

Wall Street

Facebook Digital Advertising Plan Is A Game-Changer

Facebook recently announced a plan to bring the Facebook Audience Network to mobile web pages to challenge Google. The deal drew immediate praise from industry watchers, with some calling it a game-changer.<p>It is a big deal for Facebook, although not for the reasons some believe. This move is not …

Advertising

3 Habits of Exceptionally Strong Women Leaders

Comparing yourself to others is holding you back. Here are 3 ways to leave that old habit behind and get people to see your true strengths!<p><i>By Kirsten Blakemore Edwards (@KirstenBeMe), MA CPCC, Consultant at Partners In Leadership</i><p>At some point in their careers, most women have asked themselves, "How …

Leadership

Rule Number 1 In Investing

With all due respect to Warren Buffett, the number 1 rule in investing is not anything close to "never lose money." In fact, the entire notion is …

Investing

US home prices rose at the fastest pace in nearly 3 years

WASHINGTON – U.S. home prices rose steadily upward in February as more homebuyers chased fewer available properties, a trend that many analysts say may not be sustainable.<p>The Standard & Poor's CoreLogic Case-Shiller national home price index, released Tuesday , increased 5.8 percent in February, …

Real Estate

The truth behind Trump’s “trade war” with Canada

Trump didn't start the fight over Canadian softwood lumber<p>For 35 years, the US and Canada have been locked in an endless fight about imported lumber — a cycle of tariffs and truces that has repeated itself under every president since Ronald Reagan.<p>President Donald Trump, though, has found a way to …

Globalization

Surprise! Millennials are impoverished workaholics

Millennials are a maligned, misunderstood part of the workforce — which is a problem, because they’re also the biggest part of it.<p>According to a new …

Millennials

The Canadian dollar is tumbling

The Canadian dollar is weaker after reports the US is planning a move that may escalate a long-running trade dispute with Canada.<p>The currency is down by 0.5% at 1.3565 per US dollar as of 7:52 a.m. ET.<p>US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said on Monday that his department will slap new anti-subsidy …

Markets

This Platform Wants to Give Influencers and Brands Peace of Mind About Follower Counts

With ad safety a growing concern, those in the influencer marketing space don’t want to get left behind. Fohr Card, an influencer platform that …

Social Media Marketing

Another Bubble Bursts in Hong Kong

Hong Kong’s stock market is becoming a byword for dangerous bubble-blowing.<p>The latest stock to burst is Fullshare Holdings, a Chinese property developer valued at around $7 billion. Its stock slumped 12% on Tuesday, before the company suspended trading in its shares. The plunge came after …

Markets

30 Unconventional Questions That Even the Best Hiring Managers Aren't Asking

To truly unearth job candidate's character, aspirations, and cultural fit look beyond conventional interview questions.<p>When we discuss entrepreneurial success, we talk about the power of failure, the impact of smart time-management, and the importance of networking. But none of this matters if you …

Employment

A social media manager's guide to staying organized

Do you die a little every time a new social network debuts, because your schedule is so over-loaded that you simply don't have time to manage another …

Social Media Marketing

Ten Of The Most Successful Companies Built On Kickstarter

Crowd Funding

Index Funds Are Finally Sexy. What a Shame.

When Peter Lynch managed the Fidelity Magellan mutual fund from 1977 to 1990, he was the most famous investor in the country, bigger even than Warren Buffett. During his tenure, Magellan earned an average annual return of 29.2 percent, while its assets grew from $18 million to $14 billion.<p>Once the …

Stocks

No one is talking about the most insidious part of Trump's lumber tariff

The Trump administration has started slapping tariffs on US trading partners. On Tuesday, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross announced plans for a tariff on Canadian lumber.<p>Where that stops, nobody knows.<p>But we do know where it starts from. At its core, this tariff comes from a deep disrespect for the …

Markets

Mark Cuban Just Called This Company 'the World's Greatest Startup'

This company is "undervalued" and highly innovative. And, no--it's not Apple or Google.<p>Mark Cuban knows how to spot a good thing from a distance.<p>The Shark Tank star and entrepreneur is a pretty good judge of prowess.<p>He has famously said he missed the boat (or, car) on the ride-sharing service Uber, …

Business Strategy

Skateboarding Legend Tony Hawk's 3 Tips to Take Your Business to New Heights

Life is too short to not enjoy what you do.<p>While Tony Hawk is known today as a record-breaking skateboarding icon, the 48-year-old -- who went pro when he was just 14 -- vividly remembers a time when his career in the sport, and even the fortunes of skateboarding itself, were uncertain. It was …

Entrepreneurship

US Home Prices Rise Faster Than Expected in February

U.S. single-family home prices accelerated at a faster pace than expected in February, supported by a low inventory of housing stock, a survey showed on Tuesday.<p>The S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller composite index of 20 metropolitan areas rose 5.9 percent in February on a year-over-year basis, after an …

Real Estate