• Financial Support

    Emergency Fund 101: How to Get Started

    It’s one thing to plan to save every month and another to start doing it. Whether it’s because you aren’t sure how much you’ll need or you just don’t know how to begin, the first step to getting an emergency fund is to start one. This post will go over the steps you need to take to build a pre-determined emergency fund from start to finish. Everyone knows the importance of an emergency fund, but most people don’t understand how to get started. In general, an emergency fund is a pool of money that you can draw from when you have an unexpected expense, whether that be a car breaking…

  • Financial Support

    Why Women Need to Invest

    Women need to invest. Not just for their future, but also for their present. Women who do not invest for their future and their present could severely hamper their economic future. Many women think they simply need to be more educated on the financial aspects of investing. While this is a great idea, it’s also something that most guys already know. You see, most women aren’t as familiar with the financial world due to the fact they’re not as interested in it as men are.  Here are some reasons why women need to invest. • Know your strength Investing for women is often a lot tougher than it is for…

  • Financial Support

    3 Tips for Negotiating with Debt Collectors

    It’s easy to get caught up in the stress of dealing with debt collectors. They show up at your door, call your boss, or email you when you’re at work. Whether you owe $10 or $10,000, it’s hard to ignore the fact that you owe somebody. The good news is that most debt collectors are only after the money you owe them- not your sanity, your privacy, or your dignity. As the economy improved, the amount of debt rapidly increased across the board. People were borrowing money to pay for big-ticket items like cars, homes, and college educations. Unfortunately, the economy took a downturn, and people were left with few…

  • Business Advice

    How to Build Your Network

    There’s no doubt that the networking game is more competitive than ever. With the advent of social media and all things digital, we now have a far greater opportunity to succeed through the recruiting and employment process. In fact, LinkedIn reports that more than 85 percent of hiring managers now rely on online networking to find the best employees. An important part of a successful career is building strong connections with people who can help you. To succeed, you need to recruit people who can help you grow, and those who can help you get ahead in your career or find a new job. You also need to keep your…

  • Taxes

    How to Organize Your Finances

    If running a business one of your goals or services comes to mind, you should organize your finances. Without organization, your financial records will become a mess and confusion will corner your business or personal life. After getting your financial records organized, you will have a front-row seat to better manage your monies. And once you’ll get your records organized, you’ll be able to pay off your bad debts and start spending money smarter. Knowing where to start is a good place to start, to find out where your finances are going. One of the simplest ways to organize your finances is to create folders. Label the ones you’ll need…

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    How to Create an Effective Sales Funnel Case

    Are you considering expanding your business? Here are some tips. And here’s how these might or might not work in your business. First, consider marketing and expand your database to allow you to increase your customer base. There is an expense to this – but marketing is an expense that will help to make more money back. Consider rewarding your customers for referrals – Avoid paying customer to capture unqualified referrals, but treat each customer as a valued resource. This is a well established strategy used by large firms like Starbucks, Amazon.com, Google… to mention just a few. Consider printing your own business cards – In the 70’s this was…