Tag: Lease to own

A FICO study found that public records of adverse civil judgments are too often wrong to rely on when calculating credit ratings. Being a successful entrepreneur can mean enduring insults from competitors and even lies from jealous peers. Once you climb to the top of your industry, though, this doesn’t bother you. When you’ve established a good reputation, those people can’t really hurt you. However,…

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Reddit? Outbrain? Taboola? Have you considered these yet? It seems like these days everyone is running  Google AdWords and Facebook Ads campaigns. Those networks are great at producing results, but they aren’t the only good digital ad networks available. Below are three other types of ads also highly effective for many companies. If you aren’t already using these platforms to increase brand awareness and sales,…

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  As the San Francisco reporter for The Next Web, I attend a lot of events. Sometimes multiple events in a single day. From keynotes, to fireside chats, to demo days, to roundtables about apps and market penetration, they all want the press to be there covering the onstage antics. But, not all events are created equal. While some make coverage a relatively painless process,…

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Converting window shoppers into buyers is just a matter of psychology. The lifeblood of any business, at the heart of success in any endeavor, is the existence of a compelling and irresistible offer. Whatever it is that you decide to peddle, whether it’s a product, service or information, the better you are at crafting the offer around it, the more likely you’ll be to succeed….

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Content is king but no king rules without courtiers. The internet has made the task of managing a brand reputation much more complex. Each and every company has an image to build, protect and preserve. News can spread these days within seconds — both good and bad. The internet has also set a new standard in terms of business to consumer relationships. In fact, 88 percent…

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Even the best ideas must be presented in a way the listener will understand and remember. Effective communicators rely on structure. You may be the smartest person in the room, but if you can’t communicate what you know, you’re not of much value to others. The million-dollar ideas inside your head are worthless if you’re unable to express them to potential partners and investors. Communication is…

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The TV personality may want to rethink his leadership style. If you think your boss is tough, be happy you don’t work for television personality Steve Harvey. Harvey — who stars in the upbeat daytime talk show full of jokes and relationship advice The Steve Harvey Show — is known for his silly, out-there personality. However, what’s on the screen is definitely not what you…

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In the last few years, there has been a consistent growing of the app market. Usage and downloads of the apps have increased tremendously. The smart phone industry is still witnessing a growth and developers are looking at more app monetization strategies. What complements it is the fact that most people use mobile apps – most of these apps are free of cost and easy…

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The startup world is an endless sea of strategies, goals, objectives and to-do’s that relentlessly grows the deeper you delve into it. Maybe it’s the “entrepreneurial way,” but the grand-slam approach of setting a single, massive goal for the year poses more hardship than ease for the simple fact that too much is oftentimes just that — too much. After all, putting forth an all-out effort…

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Success makes life easy but there is no easy path to success. Difficult times forge strong character, but that doesn’t make enduring hardship any easier. Humans are predisposed to avoid hardship and run away from uncertainty. However, the elements that we fear are the same ones that forge. They forge character, resilience, decision making and all those “things” that ultimately separates winners from losers. Just think…

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