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Three Mistakes Entrepreneurs Make At The Outset

Many entrepreneurs make three crucial mistakes at the outset. They do not pay sufficient attention to customers’ preferences; they ignore their competition because their product thrill them, and third, they neglect to follow their business strategy. Indeed, some have no strategy. Typically, they make these three errors because they succumb to the pressure to make a quick return on borrowed funds. In the January 2014 issue of Harvard Business Review (HBR) Roger Martin identifies rules to prevent common mistakes when developing a strategy. He states in this […]

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10 Tips for First Time Home Buyers

Planning to buy a home? Here are some things to be aware of: 1. Lender: Step one – meet with a lender FIRST to find out if you qualify to buy and how much you can afford. 2. Income: Spending no more than one fourth of your income for your home is best. That way you can afford other expenses and, hopefully, keep your home if one partner looses their job. 3. Plan ahead: Make a wish list. Start with what would you love in your home, […]

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How Donors Should Assess a Charity Before Giving a Donation

We’ll soon be entering into the biggest fundraising season of the year as we go into September, which will ultimately lead us to the holiday months. Despite the fact that fundraising reached the highest levels in 2017, including surpassing $400 billion, fundraising revenue has declined in the first quarter of this year, which should serve as a red flag for nonprofits. While I hope that fundraising revenue picks up for the nonprofit sector, I also believe that donors should support only charities that are demonstrating impact, growth, […]

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The Risks Of Trying To Market – Time, The Housing Market

After more than a decade, as a Real Estate Licensed Salesperson, in the State of New York, I have observed, and listened to, many potential buyers and sellers, who seemed to believe, they had the knowledge and expertise to market – time, the real estate market, and, if buying, purchase at the lower – end, while, if selling, do so, at or near, the height of the real estate market. Just as, in nearly every other financial market, doing so, is nearly impossible, and, often, quite risky. […]

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Holiday Packages Guide – 5 Tips for Finding an Affordable Deal On Your Holiday Getaway

There are affordable holiday packages all around the world – you just need to know where to begin your search. Whether you want sunshine, a cozy mountain getaway, big city adventure, etc… there are many nice places to go during a holiday. To help you get started with your savings, here are a few tips: 1. Schedule your getaway off-season. Tourist season in warm, beach destinations is usually during winter, and tourist season in colder climates is usually during the summer. Do the exact opposite, no matter […]

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Is Owning Rental Property, For You?

For some individuals, owning, and operating, rental, real estate properties, is a great idea, while, for others, this might not be the case! The difference, not only applies, to the specific property, but, also, each individual’s personality, attitude, and personal, specific strengths and weaknesses. Some factors include, of, course, financial ones, including the necessary reserves, needed, for purchasing a property, starting with the down – payment, closing costs, reserves for repairs, upgrades, renovations, and contingencies. In addition, some individuals are better – suited, for, owning rental property, […]

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Meet the startups in the latest Alchemist class

Alchemist is the Valley’s premiere enterprise accelerator and every season they feature a group of promising startups. They are also trying something new this year: they’re putting a reserve button next to each company, allowing angels to express their interest in investing immediately. It’s a clever addition to the demo day model. You can watch the live stream at 3pm PST here. 21Squared – 21Squared is the first fashion app dedicated to help plus-size women find the perfect outfit. 65% of American women are considered plus-sized but […]

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