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Get Your Small Business Off The Ground: What To Do

New entrepreneurs often feel nervous when facing the task of laying the foundation of their company. Many businesses fail, and starting one means that you are already rolling the dice. But there are ways to increase your chances of success. If you have the proper foundations for your business, then you can face the usual problems that a business faces …

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Reverse Mortgages: How They Work and the Types of Reverse Mortgages Available to You

If you’re a senior, you’ve probably heard about, or have been offered, a reverse mortgage at one point or another. If a ‘reverse mortgage’ sounds a bit confusing and sketchy, don’t worry: it’s a completely legitimate way of earning monthly payments off of your house’s equity, especially when coursed through legal and accredited lenders. That being said, a reverse mortgage …

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Building Lives: How Non-profit Organizations Can Help the Homeless

Homelessness in America has been steadily increasing in the past decade. According to HUD’s Point-in-time (PIT) count, it was recorded that 17 out of every 10,000 Americans were homeless on one night in January 2019. In 2020, the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic only exposed its awful severity. Bloomberg reported that while governors and mayors issued lockdowns across the nation, more than one …

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How You Can Effectively Survive as a Freelancer

Despite the many criticisms hurled against the gig economy, many members of the labor force still favor it against the traditional 9 to 5. This is understandable enough, especially if we are talking about millennials and their need for freedom. Yes, there are obvious benefits to be had from engaging in the gig economy. Flexibility proves to be the oft-cited advantage …

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How to Ace Your First Virtual Job Interview

To prevent covid-19 from spreading further, plenty of companies have switched to remote work through the use of project management apps, videoconferencing systems, and other remote communication and collaboration tools. Companies that are still hiring have also switched to virtual job interviews instead of face-to-face interviews. For many job seekers, trying to communicate their brand narrative and pitch their qualifications …

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Why Franchising Is The Way To Go

If you’re looking at starting a business this year, consider going for a franchise business. It has several benefits other than brand recognition that will help you become a successful business owner and get the best returns on your investment.   1. You have independence with people who are willing to guide you to success. Franchising is a great way …

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