Business & Finance
Consider opportunities to get paid to recycle so you can go green and make a buck at the same time.
Recycle old cell phones: tecycle old cell phones through a charitable organization that provides phones to people who need them and use the donation as a tax deduction. Even if the phones are not reused, their parts will be recycled.
Go green and do some good: get cash for recycling used ink cartridges or turn them in at office supply retailers for discounts on other goods. Think big and organize Read more [...]
If you own a small business, choose the right time-tracking software to help take control of your company’s expenses and increase employee productivity.
You need to know why you’re buying time-tracking software. You can use it for increased employee productivity, payroll expense control or time-billing accuracy for clients. There are various types available to help you do this.
There is software that keeps track of employee leave or vacation time as well as who’s working on what task. Read more [...]
Challenge yourself to find more ways to grow on the job and thereby achieve the success you deserve.
Show up on time: this should be obvious but you really must show up on time, ready to work and ready to get things done. Punctuality will be noticed and result in advancement, eventually.
Fight boredom: if you sometimes feel a little bored at work volunteer for new projects to stave off boredom which will also give you the opportunity to learn new skills. If your job has become a rote exercise, Read more [...]
Whether you are calculating the square footage of a piece of land, your house, or a room, the steps are similar.
Calculating square footage for a lot : calculate the square footage of your piece of land by multiplying the width of the lot by its depth. For example, if your land is 55 feet wide and 100 feet deep, your lot’s square footage is 6,050 square feet. If your lot has an odd shape, break it up into rectangles and squares. Calculate the square footage of each section, and add the results.
Calculating Read more [...]
Whether you have big dreams or small dreams, finding the right investor for your business is key to making them happen, and knowing where to look makes all the difference.
First of all you need to write a business plan outlining your vision, how you brand, your customer base, team, and revenue stream, and how much money you need to support your plan or idea. You can find help writing a business plan from books, software, or through a local business advocacy organization. You could always ask family Read more [...]
Remember that a car salesperson can't talk you out of your hard-earned cash without your cooperation! When buying a car, take charge of the negotiation by preparing thoroughly beforehand.
Determine the amount you can pay so ask your credit union about a loan before talking to a dealer to compare rates. Find out how much cash your credit union will approve. This helps you limit the price range of cars you look at and test drive.
Go online to research the invoice price, which is the amount the Read more [...]
If you want to get pre-approved for a mortgage, remember that agents consider proactive buyers valuable. Study the ways to make sure you are qualified and ready as it's such a big step.
Make sure that you manage your money properly by paying monthly bills on time, in preparation for a pre-approved loan. Plan for a total home loan payment, including fees, taxes, and insurance, that should be between 28 and 35 percent of your gross income.
It’s a good idea to consult with two or three lenders Read more [...]
The real GDP (gross domestic product) of a country measures the value of its economic activity. But how can you calculate it? Follow these steps to be able to do it.
A country’s GDP is the sum of the prices of all goods and services produced in its economy during a set period of time.
The real GDP is the sum of all produced goods and services at constant prices gleaned from a specified base year. Real GDP permits a comparison of economic growth from year to year in terms of production of Read more [...]
Becoming a knowledgeable consumer takes a little extra effort, but it pays off in the end.
You must be wary of all offers you receive as a consumer. The promises made by companies trying to get your money may be exaggerated. You should check out businesses with the Better Business Bureau before you spend money on a product or service.
It’s a sad fact but not all offers are legitimate so don’t assume that because an offer that is labeled “no-risk” is in fact what it purports to be. Sometimes Read more [...]
Market your home based business as if you were a Fortune 500 enterprise. Learn to cover all the bases and focus your efforts to gain the greatest return.
The first thing you have to do is define the market for the product or service of your home-based business. Research and experiment to determine your customer base and appeal and adjust your approach accordingly.You will also need to analyze the competition to better promote what you have. Remember that successful entrepreneurs always find a Read more [...]