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Archive for March, 2013

Mar
31

Finding a Financial Advisor

How does one go about Finding a Financial Advisor? There are plenty of places to look like the yellow pages, online, etc. However, you want to find the Financial Advisor that’s right for you. Some questions you should ask yourself before looking for a Financial Advisor might be what your short and long term investment goals might be? How does this Financial Advisor stack up to others in my area? What type of Financial Advisor is best for me? These are all valid questions and ones you should take seriously when making important decisions like your financial future. A financial

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Mar
30

Business Debt Collection

Have you ever had a client that just didn’t pay their bills? Chances are you have, and this happens with small and large clients. If you find yourself in this situation, don’t panic because that’s probably the worst thing you can do. Frequently, the biggest challenge for any business owner can be getting paid. I have found myself in this situation before when I’ve done freelance work for others. Also, having been in sales for a variety of companies over the past fifteen years I have seen many accounts go past due. There is always that client you want to

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Mar
28

Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything by Steven D. Leavitt and Stephen J. Dubner

Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything by Steven D. Leavitt and Stephen J. Dubner was an excellent book that changed the way some people thought about the economy, including myself. I really enjoyed Freakanomics for many reasons, the primary one being that it looks at the economy in a different light. Leavitt is less interested in numbers and data and more interested in why people act the way they do. Dubner on the other hand, is a numbers geek and we can see evidence of this throughout Freakanomics with charts, graphs, and statistical evidence to support

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Mar
28

Start Up Nation by Dan Senor and Saul Singer

Start up Nation is a great book about the country of Israel and the economic miracle they went through beginning in the late 1980’s. It talks about the diversity of problems they went through from being located in a hostile Middle East region and how they overcame adversity to become one of the most successful countries in the world with technology and startups. Throughout the book, you learn about the impact some of their technologies had on major companies like Google, Microsoft, and Berkshire Hathaway (just to name a few). The big question this book addresses is how is it

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Mar
24

Higher Rates means better Quality Customers

Have you ever thought about raising your rates in your current line of business? If you’re just starting a business are premium rates or lower rates the best way to go? What would premium rates mean to your business both short term and in the long run? Would your business be able to survive in its industry if it charged premium rates? Are higher rates or lower rates the best way for your business to maximize profits? These are all excellent questions you need to ask yourself if you’re going to start a business. Higher rates means better quality customers,

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