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What is Involved in Project Management

No matter what type of business you run, once it reaches a certain size, you will need to hire staff or freelancers to help you grow it further.  In order to do this, you may find yourself transitioning into a project management position.  Project management isn’t something that is easy, although it is something that can be learned through a project and program management degree.  To get an idea of what is involved, keep reading. There are five main processes involved in project management, which are initiating, planning, executing, monitoring and controlling, and closing.  You will need to apply knowledge,…

The Online World Is Global but You Have to Think Local

If a company is to be relevant today, and particularly brick and mortar companies, they must engage in local SEO (search engine optimization). A local SEO company can assist them with this, focusing on various techniques and strategies that will send the website to the first page of Google in local searches. This is vital for those businesses who rely on local clientele. We are told again and again that the world is becoming more global, and that marketing efforts should reflect this. While this is certainly true, there are many businesses that have only a very small interest in expanding…

Can Furniture More than Half a Century Old Be Classed as Modern?

Source It seems that, wherever you go, a new mid century modern furniture store in Los Angeles appears. It is the buzzword of today, particularly in the interior design world. However, what does “mid century” really mean? After all, mid century would point to the period between 1930 and 1960, but that would be at odds with the term “modern”. But then, what is modern? If something was created in 1950, it would have been considered modern at that time. But would it still be modern today? For many of us, modern is synonymous with new, and whenever a new version…

What Do You Need To Start A Business?

For many Americans, the idea of starting a business seems alluring. Instead of working for someone else, you can create your own hours and earn your own money. However, most of us believe that the process to start a business is long and complicated. After all, don’t you need to fill out a ton of paperwork and invest a lot of capital? Well, while some companies do need money to get started, that shouldn’t stop you from starting with the basics. In fact, starting a new business can be rather simple, if you follow these steps. Come Up with a…

4 Tips for Effectively Presenting Complex Information to an Audience

Source Delivering an effective presentation is about more than how you speak and act onstage; it’s about what you say. All the charisma and confidence in the world can’t make up for a presentation full of content that flies right over the audience’s head. In certain industries, it’s a constant challenge to break down dense, complex information for an audience with varying degrees of familiarity. While you might have years of expertise under your belt, it could be mostly new for those watching. So how can you convey complex information as part of an accessible, interesting presentation for everyone in the…

How to Get Financing For Your Business

If you have a business idea that you would like to turn into a success story then the hardest part about it is getting it off the ground in the first place. Finance is something that many successful  business owners like Lloyd Claycomb must focus heavily on when they are running a business which goes to show just how tough it is for those starting out. Thankfully we do live in a  world where there is lots of options for funding for new businesses and there are many ways in which you can get it. Today we are going to take…

Ways In Which You Can Get Started With Investments

If you want to grow your wealth then the best way to put your money to work is through investments. I was always a little skeptical in the past about investing my money, I have never really been a risk taker but after a conversation with a mutual friend Micheal Blitzer Kingstown Capital hedge fund manager, I realized that if I was smart, there would be far less risk. So far I have  healthy portfolio of investments and I’ve seen some strong returns on many of them, not all of them of course, but I have made far more than I…

Benefits of Commercial Real Estate Investing

There are many great options for investing your money today. The stock market is at record highs and looks to be heading even higher. Bonds have been steady and always guarantee a low to no risk consistent return. Gold appears to be moving up also, although at a much slower pace than it did at the start of the decade. All of these investment areas can and have been bringing investors good to decent returns lately. But over time, the best established way of getting high returns on your investment has been through investing in commercial real estate.  And the…

How Your Family Can Benefit From a Financial Advisor

When I first moved into my home with my wife and new baby I remember talking to my Dad about financial matters and he told me that it would be a good idea to consult a financial planner. At the time I was pretty worried about my finances, what with the new baby and home to pay for and I honestly felt as though I could not afford any further outlay. Around two years after this conversation with my Dad, I spoke with a family friend of ours Michael Briese, who is a financial advisor. After this conversation with Mr…