Month: April 2017

These moves will be your foundation for establishing positive financial habits that will move you closer toward your goal. The millennial generation is at the point now where they’re starting to think hard about how to build long-term wealth for themselves. When I was young, I was really bad with money, but now I’ve learned that when it comes to building personal wealth, often the…

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Today, smart businesses are embracing mobile applications faster than any other type of new technology. Unfortunately, the high costs associated with developing an engaging mobile application prevent many businesses from embracing this technology and taking their business to the next level. Fortunately App.Rentals was created to solve this problem. Mobile applications represent the next logical step in the evolution of your business. Regardless of your…

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Learn how to use hashtags on Instagram to achieve balanced results. Most businesses focus on either profit or popularity when using social media marketing. Either they are focused on getting lots of followers and tons of engagements, or they are knee-deep in direct response data, split testing and data mining to achieve more sales. But just as Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups were born out of an…

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Marijuana is likely to be legal throughout Canada next year and the markets are eager to get in on the ground floor. Canada continues to trail blaze when it comes to legal marijuana, with national legalization on the table in 2017 and even Snoop Dogg traveling north of the border to partner with an Ontario-based marijuana company. Now, Canada also has the first Exchange Traded…

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They admitted that they blew it. It’s a question I get asked all the time. Do I buy a Mac for my business or a PC? More than a decade ago, the answer was pretty clear: Get a PC. For years, Microsoft owned the corporate ecosystem. Servers ran Windows. Networks were more easily configured for Windows. Thousands of Microsoft employed, trained or partner-geeks were available…

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Sleep-loving millionaires share the secrets to their success. We’ve all heard how successful entrepreneurs wake up well before the crack of dawn and get a metric ton done before 5 a.m. However, as a successful entrepreneur who struggles with mornings, I wanted to let the late risers out there know that there is hope for you, too. So, I spoke with a variety of millionaires…

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United Airlines’ recent press shows the looming shadow one negative customer service can cast over your brand. These customer service concepts can help. If your growing business has not made customer service a top priority, it’s time to reevaluate your to-do list. After all, in this digital era, great customer service can be be your best (and least expensive) marketing tool. Consider, for instance, that positive…

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Executives who have lost touch with reality have sunk many once-thriving businesses. When John Stumpf appeared before Congress to explain why Wells Fargo had to fire 5,300 employees over a five-year period for creating more than 2 million fake accounts, the bank’s long-time chief executive emphatically denied that the misdeeds were a systemic part of the company culture. And yet, a recent internal investigation concluded…

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Whether it is your co-workers or your outside competition, this is the secret to becoming everyone’s go-to rock star. To build a good reputation, work hard, be conscientious, considerate and meet all of your deadlines. “Those are all great things and what you should be striving to do,” says former Green Beret Sergeant Major (retired) Karl Erickson. “But on the downside, they all take time to prove to…

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Too often, businesses fail to identify their employees’ strengths and toss money into training that won’t take. Employers who want to invest in employee development through a talent mobility program need to know each employee’s strengths and weaknesses. Unfortunately, as the 2015 Talent Mobility Research Report by Lee Hecht Harrison found, only 42 percent of companies understand their employees’ unique skills and experience. When they…

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