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Oct 24, 2016
3 actions to start a local business
What are 3 actions most effective at starting a local company? óJay B., KS
My answer was to try 3 small scale tests.
Thatís how youíll build knowledge of what works, build an initial following in the market, and build assets toward your next, bigger step.
What can you do to test a business idea? Try something temporary: pop-up for a day, a week or a season
Try something tiny: look for just a few hundred square feet to set up in
Try something together: set up your business inside an existing business, coworking space, maker space, shared art studio, or shared commercial kitchen
Try a truck or trailer: use more than one town to gather enough customers More info...
Oct 24, 2016
How To Avoid Top Three Political Scams
I know what youíre thinking: Isnít all national politics a scam right now? Iím not going to answer that. Iíll leave that up to you.
What Iíd like to do is direct your attention to the man behind the curtain. You could be led into a scam through fake political calls.
Sure, you can get scammed in other ways than through political deception. Scam callers can lift your personal information if youíre not careful. More info...
Oct 20, 2016
Is this the end of investing as we know it?
An investing earthquake is underway and it's threatening to end traditional money management as we know it.
Investors are pouring their money into so-called passive index funds that blindly track market indexes using computers.
It's a shift that is coming at the expense of funds that are run by mere mortals, aka invesment managers, who try to pick stocks that will outperform the market.
The trend is especially pronounced in the United States, where 28% of the industry's $17 trillion in assets are currently invested in passive funds, up from just 13% in 2008, according to data from market research firm Morningstar. More info...