‘Test-Drive’ Job Candidates for Hiring Success

‘Test-Drive’ Job Candidates for Hiring Success

As a small business owner, you don’t have the time or resources to waste on a lengthy hiring process. When you think you’ve found the right person for the job, you’ll likely want to get him or her on board ...

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20 Ways to Make a Terrible First Impression

20 Ways to Make a Terrible First Impression

Whether you’re off to a job interview, doing a sales pitch, networking or meeting new co-workers, making a good first impression is key. Acting professionally, being knowledgeable and upbeat, and engaging with people all seem like obvious ways to do ...

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7 Surprising Ways Procrastination Can Boost Productivity

7 Surprising Ways Procrastination Can Boost Productivity

That’s pretty heavy, right? Procrastination is literally the murderer of your opportunities. Putting off to tomorrow what you could get done today has a bad rap, but it’s not entirely deserved. Forget what your grandmother and first grade teacher and ...

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Small Businesses Can Benefit From Freelancers, Too

Small Businesses Can Benefit From Freelancers, Too

Need new talent, but don’t have the resources or desire to take on a full-time employee? Hiring a freelancer is the answer. And with freelance hiring on the rise, you’ll just be one of the numerous businesses jumping on the ...

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Property Taxes: Why It’s Not Just About How Much You Pay

Property Taxes: Why It’s Not Just About How Much You Pay

Property taxes are an additional expense homeowners must factor into their budgets. But the idea is in return they get certain services — like public safety and public schools. A recent study released by financial technology company SmartAsset states the nearly 100,000 people ...

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5 Characteristics of Successful Entrepreneurs

Most people who have ever been employed by someone else have entertained thoughts of starting and owning their own business. They may see successful entrepreneurs and business owners living the ‘good life’ and wonder, “Why can’t that be me?” The ...

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3 Ways To Maximize Your Marketing ROI

3 Ways To Maximize Your Marketing ROI

Welcome to a world where customers rule. The days of telling buyers what to think about products and services are long gone. As my EY colleague Woody Driggs says, marketing is about more than selling. It’s about telling a story ...

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6 Ways to Decide Which Mutual Fund is Right for You

When it comes to making investment decisions and preparing for retirement, many investors fall prey to snap judgments based on a mutual fund’s star rating or simply become overwhelmed by information overload. The good news is that there is a ...

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Facebook tests an unconventional new ad unit in India

Facebook’s new “missed call” ad unit in India demonstrates the social giant’s capability to capitalize on the distinctive behaviors found in emerging markets. Because voice calls and data plans are expensive in India, people regularly call and hang up to ...

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10 Mac apps worth $400 – but you name the price

StackSocial has launched its latest Name Your Own Price Mac Bundle. This one, dubbed “The Summer Blockbuster,” features a few of our favorite apps like Fantastical, Flux, Gemini, and more. In full, it’s 10 Mac Apps worth $400, but you name ...

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