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Archive for August, 2014

Aug
22

What is Crowdfunding? Why should my Company care?

In a nutshell, crowdfunding is fundraising by appealing to a crowd. The crowd is provided to the fundraiser(s) through an online platform. The online platform will be called the middleman in this post. The middleman is supposed to make sure that the fundraiser’s claims are true and that, in certain situations, they are credit worthy. The fundraiser is able to appeal to the crowd instead of to a bank institution or one individual at a time. There are several types of crowdfunding, but the most popular are patronage types, pre-selling of products, equity selling and loan lending. Patronage and loan

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Aug
21

Straddle option trading simplified

In finance a straddle is an investment strategy that involves the purchaser of stock to profit based on how much the prices of the underlying security moves, regardless of the actual direction of the price movement. This is known as a straddle. The purchase of particular option derivatives is called a long straddle, and the sale of the option derivatives is called a short straddle. Straddle option trading can be done in two ways and investors can use call and put options on a stock to “straddle” the trade. This where the idea of straddling comes from, it requires the

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Aug
20

Rebuilding your credit after bankruptcy

If you’ve wrecked your credit after filing for bankruptcy and you are in a pit of hopelessness then don’t worry, there is a solution. You can still fix your finances and rebuild your credit, and this time you will be even more prepared in the future. See this as a first step to getting your finances in order for the rest of your life that will lead to a bright future. If you don’t already have a checking and savings account then open one up first at a local bank. If you feel savvy, then compare the rates and consider

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Aug
19

Effective Dedicated Email Marketing

Being in digital sales and marketing for quite some time I think dedicated email marketing is still the most effective way to reach your customers. If you have an effective dedicated email marketing strategy your business can propel itself to the next level. There are so many different parts to the email process and strategy that you have to be aware of in order to put together an effective campaign. First off, the copy is only part of a successful email strategy. The subject line, creative, offer, call to action, and the list makeup are all just as important. Don’t

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Aug
18

Using Technology to Boost your Career

Technology has been the driving force in our lives, our career, our business and our society at large and it is even one of the greatest things that have happened to mankind since the industrial revolution. Embracing technology is the greatest thing that can happen to ones career and as a career person, the use of technology is important if you must witness an uplift in your business. The technology skills needed to boost your career goes beyond knowing how to use a computer system. Having a broad knowledge of how to use the Microsoft office and Google is not

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