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Invoicing Etiquette: 5 Tips for Productive Communication

Sometimes getting paid for your work can be more difficult than actually doing it. Tracking down outstanding payments, asking for money and following up with clients can feel like a cat-and-mouse game at times. Wouldn’t it be nice if there was an easier way to ensure that you receive accurate and timely payments for your […]
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4 Marketing Trends That Will Revolutionize the World of Banking in 2017

In the past few years, the financial services sector has seen rapid changes. For instance, mobile phones are now playing a greater role in the buying of goods and services. Also, people would rather use online banking services than visit a banking hall. Furthermore, social media has changed how financial institutions interact with and market […]
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How Big is the Solar Industry in the US?

The statistics about solar energy in the US paint an interesting picture. For starters, the solar industry is thriving, and projections for the industry remain positive. Ongoing investment, adoption by households and businesses, and economies of scale in solar production are adding to the growth of the solar industry. Back in 2006, the Solar Investment […]
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Streamlining B2C operations

Banking is in essence a transactional business, involving millions of daily transactions. Efficiency is paramount to keeping costs low in banking, and it is not only large banking groups that need to focus on efficiency but also smaller banks, which can see significant improvements in customer service levels as well as cost savings if they […]
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Goldman Sachs is Not Ironclad

Goldman Sachs (GS) is currently trading at $215.88 per share (April 20, 2017), up 0.80% or $1.85 after plunging from $228.90 on April 18, 2017 to its current level. The sharp drop in the share price is a direct result of GS missing earnings expectations. Goldman Sachs (GS) currently has a market capitalization of $85.88 […]
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Vodafone Scraps Roaming Charges in 40 Countries

Starting 15 June, Vodafone has confirmed that there will be no roaming charges for clients using their mobile in 40 foreign countries, with a Brexit-friendly launching deal. There is, however a catch in the deal as it only applies to new customers joining the mobile provider network. Existing and new customers will pay monthly contract […]
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What makes some states more popular to specific financial services providers?

The United States of America stands out as the leading economic powerhouse globally; a reputation it has held for several centuries now. The assumptions most people often have; especially those who have lived in the US, is that the whole of the US is equally developed with citizens having equal access to quality service delivery […]
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How to register a business in Hong Kong

Do you want to expand or start a business abroad? Hong Kong has for many years stood out as an attractive destination because of its business environment. It is an international financial hub with over 30 banks having their branches in Hong Kong. As a special administrative region, the operations are independent of mainland China. […]
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How to register a company in HK in four easy steps?

Many are the times when people ask; what is the best place to run a business offshore? In the west registering a business and operating it is an uphill task. Even when you manage to register the company, your operations are greatly curtailed by restrictive regimes, punitive tax systems, and unstable banking system. Top investors, […]
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Tips for Successfully Running a Growing Business

Early in an entrepreneurial venture the owner and founder will likely wear all the hats and handle multiple responsibilities. It’s a pretty heady time and you can feel like you are hurtling through space at high speed. As your business expands, though, there are lots of areas that will need special attention to ensure that […]
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Cloud-Based Software: Is It Really All It’s Hyped Up to Be?

Whenever you hear people talk about the cloud, it is as if everybody is obsessed with those fluffy white objects in the sky. But if you are at all updated with what the cloud actually is, then you would know that it actually refers to a type of computing that allows you to access your […]
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From Novice to Pro: Stern Options Simplifies Binary Options Trading for Newbies

The buzz surrounding binary options trading is catching up in the developed world especially among the millennials, but this growth is being accompanied by confusion among the new traders on how get it right from the onset. The thought of just making a yes or no decision and then waiting for returns if your decision […]
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Innovative Ways To Generate Funds For Your Startup Business

Raising money for your startup is not such an easy task, especially if you’re a first time entrepreneur. There are a few tips that you could keep in mind when venturing out for funds, such as the following. Seek a loan Borrowing the money from a bank is often a little difficult, if you have […]
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Entering Into The World Of Forex Trading

If you want to invest your money online, consider forex – one of the fastest growing and most exciting fields in the investment industry today. Finding a forex broker is easy, too; all you have to do is find online broker reviews and forex brokers reviews that show you what various brokers have to offer […]
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The Good, Bad and Ugly of the Mortgage Sector – Don’t Let Recent History Repeat

At the moment there is a cry for new talent in the mortgage sector of the finance industry because there is some concern that at its rapid state of growth we will see another crisis akin to the sub-prime lending crisis that led up to the market crash of 2008. Those working in the lending […]
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5 Alternative Ways To Fund Your Small Business

Probably the most important factor when it comes to running a small business is ensuring that you have the necessary funding and cash flow needed to stay afloat. Small business lending by large banks has declined substantially since the credit crunch in 2007 and the 2008 financial crisis, which made it difficult for many small […]
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Could Glass Steagall Act be Reinstated Soon?

Tightening of financial regulations in the US is at the center stage of this year’s US presidential elections campaign. Both the democrats and the republicans seem to be reading from the same script on some of the proposed policy changes that are meant to strengthen the US financial sector, reduce its risk exposure and build […]
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Why Franchisors Won’t Tell You How Much Franchisees Make

 How much do franchisees make? That’s news that’s seldom disclosed. It’s easy to find out how much it costs to get into a franchise. It’s almost impossible to get much information about potential ROI. This makes it difficult to decide if you should or should not start a franchise business. When it comes to cost, franchisors spell […]
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The 8 Biggest Revenue Hospitals in the Country

Because we don’t have a free government led healthcare service in this country, our hospitals run more like businesses, and thus some make more money than others. How much money a hospital makes can be down to number of patients, services, quality of specializations, and quality of the doctors; doctors with advanced PHDs, MDs and […]
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Understanding Car Insurance in Georgia

While every state has their own car insurance laws that are pretty standard, there are also many auto insurance policies that differ between states. Things like geography, demographics and even the number of drivers out on the road can affect your car insurance rates. Pay attention to some of the following reasons outlining why obtaining […]
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The Ins and Outs of Co-Signing a Guarantor Loan

If you are a parent or a close friend or relative of someone who needs a co-signer for a loan, should you agree to it? What are the advantages and disadvantages of being a co-signer, or guarantor, of a loan? More often than not, this arrangement ends up being an acceptable one because the borrower […]
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Coca-Cola (KO) Downgraded to “Hold” at Vetr Inc.

Coca-Cola (NYSE:KO) was downgraded by research analysts at Vetr from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report released on Tuesday. They currently have a $47.12 target price on the stock. Vetr‘s target price points to a potential upside of 7.21% from the stock’s current price. In other news, EVP J Alexander Douglas, […]
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Disadvantages of Using Credit Cards to Finance Business

A business needs fund. When you are just starting to establish your own business, it means you don’t have business credit yet but a personal fund of your own. It’s hard to get a bank loan and investor funding when you’re just starting up. But when you have this hot idea on what business to […]
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Top Financial Planning Tips for 2012

There are creative ways to get yourself together financially. Many people that are in debt need planning help. It isn’t always easy, but there are some wonderful ways to easily take better control of your future with financial planning tips for 2012. Money Management Apps One of the best things that people can do is […]
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Understanding Buy to Let Mortgages

For many middle class families and individuals, there is an untapped financial opportunity waiting to be utilized. More and more, banks and financiers are willing to set up loans specifically for this unique investment method. While there is not as much “strike it rich quick” upside, there is generally a steady, strong investment potential that […]
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