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If you’re thinking about your post-retirement plans, or if you’re just itching to do something with your savings – it’s no surprise that the word “investment” comes into mind.  If investing in real estate has crossed your mind for some time now and you’re ready to take the plunge, take a step back and assess your actions and motivations. If you’re planning to invest in this particular venture, make sure to consider certain risks that may make or break your plans. Be wary…

To help in the strategic planning for your business check out the new challenges and opportunities available with predicted retail trends in 2014. Let’s have a look at useful suggestions and insights for online and offline retail. #1. Multiple-Channel Retailing Will Be the Standard You need to keep up with what technology potential customers are using to browse the internet, including when inspecting offline stores and when they make purchases.  You also need to realize that you…

When a certain private company tends to lose all its profit and is about to submerge, the best option to rise up and raise the capital is to take the reverse merger. This is the time when a private company will be able to embrace opportunities of becoming a public shell company. Shareholders will be receiving large amounts of ownership and at the same time take control of the board of directors. As the private and public company merge into one, reverse merger process is completed. What do you…

In your lifetime, you’ll hear more cliches than you can shake a stick at. They come at you left and right, but sometimes you don’t even notice them. Unfortunately, there’s a few finance cliches which are going out of style, so let’s bid them a farewell before they bite the dust altogether. #5. A Shoestring Budget Personal finance is a buzzword these days, with a focus on debt and budgeting. It’s no secret Americans spend what they don’t have, either because…

This post originally appeared on allbusiness.com, and is written by Nellie Akalp. Nellie is a regular contributor to Tweak Your Biz. As the days get shorter and the calendar counts down to 2014, it’s time to take stock of any loose ends for your business. If you’ve got an active business, you’re undoubtedly looking at things like end of the year deductions. But that about an inactive business? For one reason or another, it might be time to shut the doors on your business. For…

Starting your own business may be the most logical decision you make. While the benefits of regular, full-time employment (a steady paycheck, healthcare and more) are comforting, many professionals like you decide to work for themselves after years of accumulating and honing their particular expertise. Others may have been laid off from work and have been unsuccessful in finding acceptable full-time employment, but have something valuable to offer in the form of their own business. About one…

I play golf every weekend with the same two guys, and we grab a quick meal after. It’s a weekly routine that we don’t break in any but the rarest circumstances. As usual, we have lively debates about everything under the sun on the course when traversing the distances between holes, and at the club after. Since we’re an eclectic mix of professions including a surgeon, a financial consultant and radio talk show host (sounds like the beginning of an ‘x, y, and z walk into a bar’ joke…

Being successful in business doesn’t happen by accident. Being an entrepreneur involves careful planning, educating yourself on all aspects of your venture, and finding the right team of people who have the skills that your project requires. There are certain skills that you yourself need to develop in order to get ahead. Following a few simple guidelines can get you on the right path to success. If you skip them, you will spend most of your time wondering what you’re doing…

Faster than a speeding bullet—that’s how fast you can make and receive payments on your smartphone or tablet. Well … maybe we’ve exaggerated just a little bit. But, there’s no doubt the mobile revolution sweeping the technological world today has altered the way we process credit card payments. Imagine a futuristic cashless society where payments can be made with a touch of your phone. This may happen sooner than you think as mobile payment processes are gradually gaining popularity…

Lorna Sixsmith is quite possibly the busiest woman in Ireland.  She’s a mum, wife to a dairy farmer, farmerette, social media consultant, blogger, columnist and author. So how did she find time to run a crowdfunding campaign to raise money to publish her first book? In this blog post, Lorna shares her experience of running the campaign, including motivation, strategy, highs and lows, challenges, achievements and lessons learned. Tell us about the book The book is called “Would…