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Opening a retail outlet is an ambitious, competitive, and costly endeavor. The capital outlay includes branding, hiring employees, installing fixtures, purchasing stock, and finding that ideal space to showcase your business. With these expenses in mind, it’s easy to see why many retail entrepren...
08/18/2018
A loyalty program is a great way to interact meaningfully with your customers. But coupons, discounts, and special sales don’t engender loyalty. Successful loyalty programs engage with program members beyond mere purchase transactions and require continuous, intentional, strategic care. The compo...
08/18/2018
Everyone knows the importance of making a good first impression. It's no different when it comes to your home’s curb appeal, which refers to your property’s overall appearance from the street.To make your home's "frosting" as appealing as possible, you’ll definitely want to think about planting s...
08/15/2018
Imagine a world where humans never have to worry about wasted commute times. Imagine being able to use that time to work, spend quality time with your kids, plan dinner, or catch up on some much-needed z’s. Sounds magical, doesn’t it? That magic could be coming to a street near you, as driverless...
08/15/2018
Maintaining good landlord-tenant relationships is vital to ensuring a good return on your investment property. Poor relationships with tenants will likely result in higher vacancy rates and lower annual revenues.True, each landlord-tenant relationship is unique; however, when handling tenant issu...
01/20/2016
The New Oxford American Dictionary defines opportunity cost as "the loss of potential gain from other alternatives when one alternative is chosen."With interest rates and home prices expected to rise in the near future, the opportunity cost of not purchasing a home in today's market may grow, acc...
10/04/2015
Just as watches, phones, and household appliances have gotten smarter and become more versatile thanks to technology, so, too, have light bulbs. Lightbulbs are evolving rapidly from objects that simply illuminate dark rooms to smart, multipurpose devices.Lightbulbs are commonly available today wi...
10/04/2015
If you're dreaming of becoming a homeowner, or planning to upsize, you'll need to tap your savings for a down payment and to support your mortgage application. Are you there yet?If not, you're not alone: Most adults over age 55 are behind on savings, according to a survey of 968 respondents condu...
10/04/2015
Seventy-seven percent of home sellers think their homes are worth more than the agent's recommended selling price.A recent study published in the Journal of Housing Economics and quoted in RISMedia found that homeowners are overestimating the value of their properties by 8% on average.The study h...
08/17/2015
So you're about to take the plunge into homeownership. Once you've figured out you can buy a house and how to finance it, the next thing you need is a list of attributes you want in your dream home.First do some research. Information is readily available at the click of a mouse. Establish what's ...
08/17/2015
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