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Jul
30

Why You Need a Marketing Plan to be Successful

First, you will need to have a strong desire to be successful because all successful companies have a well planned and executed marketing plan. Marketing Research will be the first component for your marketing plan. You may be doing this in house or you may elect to hire a marketing consultant, a top advertising service, or possibly a special marketing research firm. You should obtain and capture all data about your company along with your products and services to help you properly ease any potential advertising difficulties. You are often able to get some promotion data from an industry trade

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Jul
29

Understanding Annuities

What is an annuity? An annuity is a financial product that allows you to be paid an income in return for a lump sum. It’s an agreement between an insurance company and individual where the individual makes a series of payments or a lump sum to purchase the annuity, and then the issuer agrees to regular payments that are made to the annuitant. Examples of annuities are regular deposits into a savings account, monthly insurance payments, or home mortgage payments. Annuities are defined by the frequency of payment days, which could be made weekly, monthly, quarterly, yearly or any other

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Jul
26

Understanding Binary Options

Digital options or popularly known as binary options are a simple way for investors to monitor the rise and fall of the price in the world market. Even if this kind of options trading is quite less complicated compared to other methods, the investor still requires to know the reward and the risk prior to getting into it and utilizing his monetary reserves. An investor must know that binary option varies from other types of trading. If you decide to become a part of these trading options, you need to be aware of its different aspects such as risks, fees,

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Dec
30

The Pumpkin Plan by Michael Michalowicz

The Pumpkin Plan was an excellent book, I finished it quickly because I really enjoy Mike Michalowicz writing style, humor, and the ways he tells a story. Mike is a very talented writer and really spells out his entrepreneurial style in this book with some of his great stories. I will come right out and say I’m an avid reader of Mike’s blog, which can be found here. It’s an excellent blog on business and entrepreneurship and I encourage all of my blog readers to read it as well. In this book, Mike talks about all of the missed opportunities,

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Jul
8

The Google Story by David Vise and Mark Malseed

The Google Story was about seven years old when I read it, but I have read several Google books in the past and am fascinated by the company so I figured why not give it a read. Right off the bat I want to commend the authors David Vise and Mark Malseed, this was a very interesting and well written book. It reads much like a timeline of what events Google went through, the mistakes they made, and the progress they achieved that helped lead them to the enormous success of a company they are today. The book starts out

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Jul
6

Quiet by Susan Cain

Quiet by Susan Cain is a great book, in it she talks about introverts and the power they can have in business and society. According to Cain, over a third to half the world’s population are introverts. Cain talks about how in Western cultures extroverts are looked at with great promise, those of us who are who are talkative, bold, outgoing, and charismatic tend to be thought of as more successful, smart, and important than those of us who prefer to keep quiet. However, the opposite is true in Eastern cultures (i.e. China is used in Cain’s book, although you

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