Return on Investment

Why Your Sales Strategy Needs to Become a Social Media Strategy, Immediately

4 valuable findings from LinkedIn's second annual State of Sales report that can help you close more deals<p>Social media's presence in the sales world is an old story by now, but the latest figures suggest its power in the space is stronger than you might think.<p>LinkedIn recently gave me an early look …

Social Media Marketing

Saving Illinois: Getting More Bang For The State's Bucks

<i>Illinois is teetering on bankruptcy and other states are not far behind, largely due to unfunded pension liabilities; but there are solutions. The</i> …

Business

There Are Dangerously Few Women In The Boardroom. That's A Problem

There’s something very interesting going on: women are speaking out.<p>We’re in the middle of an extraordinary cultural moment. For the first time, we’re having a real, expansive, public conversation about the ways, both subtle and overt, that anti-woman bias – or, let’s be entirely frank here, …

Leadership

The Long Case For Apple

Fundamental quality, value, and momentum are powerful return drivers for stocks over the long term.<p>My proprietary indicator, the Power Factors …

Stocks

National Grid: Time To Buy

A 7% dip makes this stock much more attractive.<p>Potential bond alternative?<p>Future growth will come from the US.<p>I wrote about National Grid (NYSE:NGG) …

Stocks

Bank Profits Near Pre-Crisis Peak in U.S. Despite All the Rules - Bloomberg

The last time big U.S. banks made so much money, the financial world was heading toward the brink of collapse. This time, it’s stiff regulation …

JPMorgan Chase & Co

Bank Of America Second Quarter Earnings: Still Mediocre

Bank of America posted a return on equity of 8.0 percent for the second quarter up from 7.4 percent one year ago; certainly an improvement, but still …

Business

Why data is at the center of leadership shakeups in retail

Should merchandising and marketing fall under the same umbrella in the new retail paradigm? Contributor Rohit Gupta says yes, explaining how …

Customer Experience

Morgan Stanley Earns a Victory Lap - Bloomberg Gadfly

Morgan Stanley should relish being the odd one out.<p>Like its five bigger peers, the firm on Wednesday posted results that handily beat Wall Street's …

Markets

Return On Equity At Record Low - The Big Picture

From Torsten Sløk, Deutsche Bank:<p>The all-time highs we are seeing in equity valuations is having a significant impact on corporates. One distinct …

Finance

Digital is one of the worst mediums when it comes to RoI: Stephen Broderick

<b>New Delhi:</b> Stephen Broderick, chief executive officer of global marketing auditor Firm Decisions, is bullish about the Indian market. His company, …

India

Millennial Money: Let's start with KiwiSaver

Bevan Read/STUFF.CO.NZ<p>Join our four millennial business reporters on their money journey.<p><b>Millennials are accused of being unwise with money. Four</b> …

New Zealand News

IBM: Not Your Dividend Growth Stock Right Now

IBM just released another disappointing quarterly result.<p>It is unclear when IBM’s turnaround will happen.<p>IBM pays dividend equivalent to a yield of …

Stocks

Is This the End of the Tiny House Trend?

While the trend from minimalism back to maximalism marches on, could the overall size of our spaces follow suit? A new home buying regrets survey …

Real Estate

7 Things Every Entrepreneur Needs to Know About Getting Funded

She who owns the financial model owns the deal.<p><i>What is the best advice for women entrepreneurs in terms of funding? originally appeared on Quora:</i> <i>the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world</i>.<p><b>Answer by Bonnie Foley-Wong, CEO Pique</b> …

Women Entrepreneurs

So You're an Author Without a Social Media Presence: Now What?

Photo credit: lilongd via VisualHunt.com / CC BY-SA<p>When I work with authors who have a book launch coming up, and they’ve so far kept social media …

Social Media Marketing

These high quality small cap stocks may have slipped under your radar

<b>What are we looking for?</b><p>We are looking for high quality U.S. small cap stocks that might slip under your radar.<p><b>The screen</b><p>We screened our U.S. stocks universe, including American depositary receipts, with the following criteria:<p>A market capitalization of more than $500-million (U.S.) but less than …

Stocks

Three ways to track your “return on investment” on social media

<i>By Kirryn Zerna.</i> Ambitious small business owner Matt Grant faced the chilling problem of a decline in attendees for his outdoor fitness training …

Social Media Marketing

3 Soft Skills to Consider for Improved Employee Return on Investment

Output and skills play the primary role in measuring the value of your employees, but there are soft skills that help increase the return on …

Investing

Don't Look in Dustbin for Retail Stocks - Bloomberg Gadfly

The conventional wisdom is that brick-and-mortar retailers are dying, and online retailers are killing them. Pick your stocks accordingly.<p>Investors …

Stocks

Corning, Inc. Provides Solid Cash Flow At Low Price

Corning, Inc. consistently generates higher returns on capital than industry peers.<p>The firm's largest business segment generates its best operating …

Stocks

Citigroup beats forecasts as revenues rise to $17.9bn

Citigroup has given investors hope that the recent rebound in its performance is more than a blip by beating Wall Street expectations with an …

Markets

Is Citigroup Really That Much Worse?

Citigroup is trading at a very modest price to book multiple compared to other major U.S. banks.<p>The banks performance over the most recent decade has …

Stocks

What Now, Citi Investors?

Citi lags behind its peers when it comes to returns on capital.<p>The company trades at a very low price to book ratio.<p>Shares could provide ample total …

Stocks

12 Ways to Actually Get an ROI Using Influencer Marketing

49 percent of people rely on recommendations from influencers. What's your plan to get them interested in you?<p>Influencer marketing is all the rage in today’s day and age. Yet, it's no guarantee: You may have every intention of generating high-level results, but getting a return on investment (ROI), …

Digital Marketing

Calculating the Value of Automation

<b>When it comes to processing panels, CNC machining centres, such as Perforex from Rittal Automation Systems, are light years ahead of the alternative,</b> …

Engineering

Automation in the Warehouse: Asset or Obstacle?

David Allais, founder and chairman, PathGuide TechnologiesInvesting in automation doesn't mean it will solve every goods-handling issue or be the …

Automation

ANZ Wealth's $4.5b price tag optimistic, says CLSA

Questions are being raised about the $4.5 billion price tag ANZ has put on its Australian wealth business, as bidders enter the final stage of a sale …

Investing

Is Wal-Mart An Abusive Customer?

<i>Apparently taking lovability lessons from United Airlines (at least pre David Dao), ex-Uber boss Travis Kalanick and Pharma-bro Martin Shkreli, Wal-Mart (WMT) decided to lay down the hammer on suppliers</i> <i>telling them that they’ll be fined</i> <i>not only if deliveries are late but also if they’re early and</i> …

Stocks

Warren Buffett's REITs

Warren Buffett is picky about his real estate investment trusts. Of the 200 REITs publicly traded in the U.S., Buffett has purchased only one for his 47-stock portfolio at Berkshire Hathaway and one more for his personal holdings. Buffett purchased both of the REITs in the past two years, …

Investing