Perks: How Businesses Are Attracting and Keeping New Talent

The national unemployment rate, as of December 2018, is 3.9 percent. If you look at the data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, you can see the rate has trended downward over the past ten years. This is excellent news for people looking for work, and for our society overall. It does have one negative [ keep reading ]

The Importance of Investing

Although saving money is arguably more important than ever before, it has sadly become increasingly difficult. These days, the majority of Americans are living paycheck to paycheck. The cost of living in the United States continues to skyrocket while wages remain virtually unchanged. For decades, financial advisors have stressed the importance of saving money. But, [ keep reading ]

Is Your Business Idea Worth a Go?

Have you been dreaming of starting your own business? Perhaps, you’ve been working in the 9 to 5 world (which likely often winds up being longer) and answering to a higher authority on the job for years. What you’ve really wanted for as long as you can remember is to be your own boss, to [ keep reading ]

Trade School Versus College (An Alternate Path to Business Success?)

It’s surprising how many people in the U.S. attend college simply because “It’s what you do when you live in America and turn 18.” So many young people enter college without having a clue as to where they’re headed in their futures. They don’t have specific goals; in fact, some say they don’t even want [ keep reading ]

Unsolicited Advice to Big Businesses Big and Small

I volunteer in the children’s department of our church twice a week prepping activities for kids every Sunday. Because of the large volume of children that visit weekly, we often order various supplies from different companies large and small. After seeing numerous types of packaging, I have some unsolicited advice to offer. Please refrain from [ keep reading ]

Good Deed Turned Small Business

I’m all about small business, whether it be admiring people who come up with creative ideas and courageously take a risk to launch themselves into the marketplace or patronizing local shops and small businesses in my community and online as well. This nation was built on small business. Unfortunately, during the Industrial age, greed, power [ keep reading ]

Is There a Small Business in Your Future?

As the first steps of a new year are being taken around the world, many people, perhaps yourself included, are also taking a few steps back to analyze and review the overall picture of their lives. A new year has long been synonymous with the making of resolutions. It makes sense. New year, new plan, [ keep reading ]

Set a Plan to Pass the Torch

When you think back to the time when your business was nothing more than a dream, it might make you smile. Fast forward a few decades that were filled a lot of hard work and unending effort, and you reach the memories where you felt satisfied that your business was a success. As you approach [ keep reading ]

What Are the Economic Drivers of the South African Rand?

In order to successfully trade the South African Rand (SAR) a trader will have to be aware of the major economic drivers affecting fluctuations in the currency’s valuation. Some of these factors will include the South African Reserve Bank (SARB), the commodities market and carry trade strategies. Keeping a close eye on these factors will [ keep reading ]

What Are the Economic Drivers of the New Zealand Dollar?

The New Zealand dollar (NZD) is considered a major currency in the forex market. Although it is not as heavily traded as other major currencies, such as the U.S. dollar and euro, the New Zealand dollar is still significantly traded by currency traders. Therefore, it is important for forex traders to understand the economic drivers [ keep reading ]

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