From Texas to Florida, a large swath of the United States was recently slammed with back-to-back hurricanes, leaving flooded streets, damaged buildings and wreckage all around. Huge economic costs will be associated with these hurricanes. Economic Impact AccuWeather President Joel Myers believes the combined costs of the two storms could collectively cost the United States … Continue reading “Be Smart About Giving to Hurricane Victims”
Whether a business owner wants to sell a website or he has been approached by an individual expressing interest in purchasing it, understanding what it’s worth is essential to a fair sale for everyone involved. Initial Factors To determine what a website is worth to a potential buyer, it needs to undergo a performance review. … Continue reading “How to Value and Sell a Website Effectively”
The U.S. equity markets ended the third quarter of 2017 seemingly impervious to acts of nature, as major Hurricanes Harvey and Irma hit Texas and Florida, as well as to escalating tensions between North Korea and the Trump White House. Other issues that potentially affect the markets include possible changes to the Federal Reserve’s leadership … Continue reading “What’s Ahead for the U.S. and Global Markets in Q4 2017”
This is the first of a series of articles discussing various types of high-concept investment styles. This month we start with goals-based investing. Goal-based investing became popular after the Great Recession of 2008-09. Many salaried, middle-class workers lost their jobs, had to stop contributing to their 401(k) plan or, worse yet, had to make hardship … Continue reading “High Concept Strategies: Goals-Based Investing”
How much time do your employees squander on various distractions that take their time and attention away from work? Recent surveys from staffing organizations suggest that almost half of participating employers believe the majority of their workers lose one to two hours a day in productivity due to distractions. In some instances, employers estimated that … Continue reading “Are You Plagued by Productivity Busters”
In the past, small business owners sometimes lacked the resources – both financial and human – to capitalize upon the latest productivity and customer service technologies. Fortunately, the pace of change and the proliferation of new software programs have begun to make innovative technology accessible and affordable. Chatbots – software programs that can hold a … Continue reading “Small Business Embracing Chatbot Technology”
Continuing Appropriations Act, 2018 and Supplemental Appropriations for Disaster Relief Requirements Act, 2017 (H.R. 601) – This act temporarily lifts the nation’s debt ceiling, funding the federal government through Dec. 8, as well as delivering the first installment of emergency aid for victims of Hurricane Harvey. It also temporarily extends the National Flood Insurance Program … Continue reading “Disaster Assistance, Heroes and Gang Members”
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