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Top 10 Cities to Work and Live In

Several decades ago, the greatest cities to work in the United States were obvious, classic choices – New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago or Detroit. Times, however, have changed rapidly and mercilessly. After the collapse of the banking system, the demise of print media, and the bankruptcy of Motor City, these places are vulnerable to the lure of more modern…
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How to Finance a Short Sale

A short sale is a real estate transaction for the purchase of a home before a bank forecloses on it. Short sales allow the owner of the home to sell the home below the market price and are subject to approval by the holder of the loan on the property. A short sale home often has the owners still living…
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Preparation Needed for Selling a Business

So you’ve decided it’s time to sell your business. You may want to retire, or you simply want to unload the company before the market turns against you. How do you go about finding someone to actually buy your business? Determine Your Business’ Valuation Before you can sell anything, you have to determine its market price. If your business is…
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Which Organizational Structure is Right for Your Business?

When setting up a new business, you should pay careful attention to designing your company’s organizational structure. This should be decided according to your company’s size, industry and aims. You should think of organizational structures as communication flowcharts. Poorly conceived organizational structures will result in sluggish, inefficient communication in which managers at various levels are required to deliver information to…
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Projected Growth Industries for the 21st Century

As investors, business owners or entrepreneurs, it’s important to understand the shifting sands of the top industries for growth in today’s economy. Some discrepancies are obvious. For example, print media would be classified as a dying industry, while smartphones and tablets are regarded as a surging one. Others are less apparent but far more important – such as the decline…
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Tips for Protecting Your Intellectual Property

Every great business starts with a “perfect” idea. In the fast moving, dog-eat-dog world of corporate business, however, ideas are stolen, duplicated and imitated as soon as they are conceived. If you have that million dollar idea, how can you go about protecting it while still attracting the attention of prospective investors? Your first step, before presenting your idea to…
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Condo vs. Townhouse

One of the biggest financial decisions people make in their lives is when they decide to become a homeowner. For many, particularly in more urban environments, the choice becomes one of investing in a condo or a townhouse. The differences between the two types of residential property can be very important and have a big impact on your decision of…
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Recruiting for Small Businesses – Getting a Competitive Edge

As a small business owner you want to seek out the best and brightest employees, but how do you compete with big business?  Here are a few tips that will give your business the competitive edge in recruiting and hiring. They have name recognition.  It’s time for you to get the word out.  Sign up for career fairs in your…
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