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The Biggest Tax Mistakes Are Usually The Easiest to Avoid

Most of us send our tax forms off in mid-March, watch our refunds get deposited into our bank accounts and then breathe a sigh of relief that we don’t have to worry about the hot mess that is taxes until the following winter. Believe it or not, though, waiting until the eleventh hour, trying to claim everything […]

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Markets.com Review

Markets.com, founded in 2006 is headquartered in Cyprus, and is owned and operated by SafeCap Invesments Limited. It is regulated by the Cypriot body CySec, along with the UK's FSA. Markets.com is not available to U.S. customers. Platforms Clients of Markets.com can choose between four separate trading platforms regardless of account type: The MetaTrader (MT4) which is the industry's most popular platform; the Markets.com Trader which is a downloadable, Windows-based platform that is easy to install and operate; Markets.com Java Trader is for traders who may not always be at home while accessing the markets and can benefit from the excellent security features of a JAVA-based platform;  … [Read More...]

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Business Plans Lead to Profit

Small firms are losing out on profit by not having a business plan, according to new research. Companies with a business plan are consistently more profitable than those without one, according to findings from business and finance software provider Exact. The power of planning Small enterprises with a plan are almost 20% more likely to increase profit margins and more than twice as likely to achieve their business goals. Around 70% of small businesses that had a plan in place last year turned a profit, compared to 52% of businesses without a plan, says the research.  Clearly, business plans are conducive to profitability. Results Over a third of the UK’s 4.8 million small … [Read More...]

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Six Drop Shipping FAQs Answered

You have a wonderful website and it’s being going quite well. However, it seems that business has leveled out. You need more products on your website and you want to give your inventory a fresh, new, infusion. You’ve already heard of ecommerce drop shipping and it does seem like a good idea. With drop shipping, you do not have to buy extra items. The vendor will retain his stock but he will provide content, images, description and details that you can upload on your website. All you have to do is promote the products online and get orders. Once the customer orders come through, you have to forward the orders to the vendor. The vendors will then pack and ship the item to the customer. This … [Read More...]

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Bring Your Own Network (BYON)

Many of today's smartphones can transform into personal Wi-Fi hotspots, allowing employees to use their laptops and tablets anytime, anywhere. However, unless every computer in the company is restricted from connecting to any unauthorized network, employee hotspots expose the company to liability, malware and data loss. Also, employees often use their hotspots to view information they don't want their employers to track, so personal networks in the workplace can place a significant drain on productivity. Each company should determine whether to allow or ban BYON. If it's allowed, then define it in the “acceptable use” section of employee BYOD policy, clearly stating when and how employees … [Read More...]

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BYO-Everything: The Latest BYOD-Related Acronyms and What They Mean for Your Business

The IT lexicon has become an acronym-plagued alphabet soup. You finally have a handle on LAN, WLAN, VLAN, DNS, VPN and all of those acronyms ending in –aaS, but now the BYOD (bring your own device) world has started a collection of its own. BYO-everything has many implications both for the way you work and for your BYOD security and mobile device management decisions, so it's important to get a handle on the latest BYO-trends. Bring Your Own Applications (BYOA) If employees want to use their own devices, then it makes sense that they'd want to use their own applications. However, BYOA carries inherent security concerns. For example, depending on their terms of use, many mobile apps share … [Read More...]

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Weekly Round Up – May 15, 2014

Before we get to the good reads! Check out this beastly resource on The Mileage Plus Credit Card: How it Made my Trip an Affair to Remember, and let me know what you think. A Few Good Reads Here are a few of my favorite reads from the past week. 1. Young Adults, Student Debt and Economic Well-Being:  Student debt burdens are weighing on the economic fortunes of younger Americans, as households headed by young adults owing student debt lag far behind their peers in terms of wealth accumulation, according to a new Pew Research Center analysis of government data. About four-in-ten U.S. households (37%) headed by an adult younger than 40 currently have some student debt—the highest … [Read More...]