How Personal and Business Credit Can Make or Break Your Business

“The Nav American Dream Gap Survey, 2015, revealed of small business owners surveyed, 45 percent did not know they have a business credit score, 72 percent did not know where to find information on their business credit score and 82 percent didn’t know how to interpret their score,” reports the U.S. Small Business Administration.

Credit score

Despite the important role business and personal credit play in owning a business, many business owners aren’t aware of the credit factors that influence their businesses. These factors can make or break the future of a business: their ability to grow, receive funding, acquire partners, etc.…

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4 Patterns for Forex Profitability

There are many factors that determine profitability for Forex traders. It is difficult to pick one factor that will lead to a profitable experience in the Forex market so many traders will look for patterns that will predict a successful trading strategy. These patterns will hopefully guide Forex traders towards great decision making and profitable Forex trades.

Forex trading

Let’s examine some of the patterns that have been seen in successful Forex trading.

Pattern #1: Mitigate your losses

The first important pattern to note is that no matter how many of your trades are successful, if you are losing more on your losing trades than you are gaining on your winning trades, your Forex trading will not be profitable.…

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Are Bitcoins a Good Idea?

Bitcoins have certainly caused enough interest that even highly successful and traditional companies have started including them into their portfolios as well. Recently, Singapore’s Silver Bullion has started accepting payment in this currency as indicated by their payment options page here https://www.silverbullion.com.sg/AboutPayments.aspx#payment-bitcoin.

Bitcoins - good investment?

But still, how good of an idea is it to invest in Bitcoin? Is it stable? Can you trust it to keep your money safe? Well, the short answer is that it depends on who you ask. There are several things you need to consider before you invest and decide where you stand on these questions.

However, one thing is always sure.…

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Simple Ways to Cut on Business HR Costs

Every single department in a company now has to trim as many expenses as possible in order to increase organization overall value. HR departments are not an exception. Curbing expenses with human resources is normally a difficulty because this is usually not something that was needed in the past. Many CEOs have no idea what to do.

Cutting costs

The following methods presented by Productiv Inc should help out most CEOs that are having troubles reducing costs for HR departments.

Consider A New Healthcare Provider

Besides the fact that you can look at plan costs when you shop around, you can also analyze different ways to reduce the program expense in the first place or employee premiums.…

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How CEOs Can Dominate Their Investment Portfolio

Some believe that a CEO is defined by financial prowess and an astute awareness of the markets. However, this is sometimes not the case.

There are many examples of such individuals who have lost great deals of money due to bad portfolio decisions. In fact, the Stanford Graduate School of Business has found that hubris associated with top management positions often leads to poor judgement calls.

CEO investment portfolio

So, how can a CEO improve the performance of an existing portfolio in order to maximise profit margins and minimise risk? Let’s examine some methods recommended by professionals.…

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5 Practical Ways to Cut Costs and Improve Profit Margins

A business can exist in three financial stages – the business can be operating at a loss, it might be breaking even, and it might be booking profits sustainably. The ideal financial state for a business is to be profitable consistently and sustainably, that’s the only way to ensure that the business will survive and thrive. However, many businesses are only barely making a profit because operational expenses often eat too deeply into their margins.

Financial analysis

This post provides insight into five ways you can cut costs to improve your margins.

Rethink your office space needs

You can start cutting your business expenses by reviewing your office space needs to know how much of an office space you really need.…

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Media Auditing – can your small business benefit from it?

Media generally takes up most of the marketing budget for a company, as they pay to have their adverts on the TV, radio, internet ads, as well as sponsored posts on social media. In some cases, this is one of the biggest spending areas a company will make. Apple, for example, increased its ad spend by a massive 50 per cent in 2015, to a record breaking $1.8 billion.

A media audit allows companies to check the adverts and media they’ve paid for have appeared in the right places, at a competitive price. For example, it’s not worth having an advert for dentures play in the middle of a children’s TV programme, regardless of how cheap the airtime is.…

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Commercial Auto Insurance: What Business Owners Need to Know Before an Accident Happens

If you run a business that has even just one vehicle, then you should look into getting commercial auto insurance. This will help you avoid large payments when an accident occurs and can give you peace of mind every time the vehicle is on the road.

Classic company van

Chances are that you were already required to purchase coverage for bodily harm and property damage when you purchased the vehicle for your business, but policies like that do not cover damage to the vehicle itself. This can leave you high and dry after an accident in the company van, car or truck, even if it wasn’t your employee’s fault.…

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Defined Direction – What Skills You Should Look to Develop When Entering the Business Landscape

When you started university, you didn’t necessarily know what exactly you wanted to accomplish. With so many roads from which to choose, a clear path is not necessarily visible right away. After a time, however, you concluded that you wanted to get into business after uni. Now that you’re closing in on a graduate diploma of applied finance, or a master’s degree in marketing, or whichever business path you’ve chosen, it’s time to consider the outside world a little more.

Happy businessman

If you do plan on owning and operating your own business after you leave our institution, there are a few different skills that you should look to develop.…

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How to Get an Instant Loan of up to £2,000 for Your Business

Getting a loan nowadays has become a common practice because of all the expenses one needs to cover in a single income. Especially in the UK, it is inevitable to apply for a loan whether you have a good credit rating or a not-so-perfect score.

Instant loan

These loans are required for debt consolidation, to pay for a new car, college fees, emergency and unforeseen hospital bills, business expenses or capital, and so on. But at times getting a loan becomes difficult because banks typically look at your credit score and if it is less than perfect, they usually decline your application.

The same goes for credit unions and other organisations out there because they need some guarantee that you would be able to repay the loan amount without defaulting.

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