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Tips for Meeting a Client for the First Time

Meeting a client for the first time can be exciting and stressful but it is part of an on-going business. In order to handle this meeting successfully and make a positive impact, you need to take some steps before and after the meeting. Show More Summary

What happens when things go wrong?

Service resilience is too often overlooked. Most organizations don't even have a name for it, don't measure it, don't plan for it. I totally understand our focus on putting on a perfect show, on delighting people, on shipping an experience...        

In Japan, a plan to expand military's powers faces growing resistance

Japan's ruling coalition came in for a shock recently as parliament mulled legislation pushed by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to expand the powers of the nation's Self-Defense Forces.

5 Budget Friendly Online Marketing Techniques for Small Businesses

For corporate firms and large brands with marketing budgets worth millions, shelling a few thousands of dollars for their monthly marketing is no great deal. However for small scale businesses, every penny counts and the budget spent in marketing has to garner an immediate ROI. Show More Summary

RBA Governor: Unorthodox Central Banking Here for a While Yet

The unorthodox world of central bank policy, in vogue since the global economy plunged into a deep banking and markets crisis almost a decade ago, will remain the norm for some time yet, according to the head of Australia's central bank.

TSB is now officially Spanish

Spain's Banco de Sabadell has effectively completed its takeover of British High Street bank TSB for £1.7 billion ($2.67 billion). The deal was first announced in March but has today cleared its final regulatory hurdle. The Bank of England's...Show More Summary

Deutsche Bank: A Grexit isn't as big of a deal for the eurozone as everyone thinks

The fate of Greece hangs in the balance this week as its set to default today ahead of its Sunday referendum. European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker made a last-minute offer to Athens in a bid to reach a bailout agreementShow More Summary

Not another ‘how I’m getting leads on Twitter’ article

One Realtor will mention how they attained a client from their Instagram post, another agent will begin doing the same thing, and then another, then another. So in this age of autonomy, how is anyone expected to get business from Twitter when all of their counterparts are doing the same? By giving educating your users...

Crime Scene Cleaner and 4 Other Trades That Pay Surprisingly Well

These days, the dream of owning a home with two dogs, a gaggle of kids, and a white picket fence will cost you something fierce. In most pockets of this country, the median U.S. household income of $52,000 simply won't cut it. But you needn't enroll in law or medical school to earn a fine living....

Best of real estate tech: June 2015

Although technically it's only a few days in, it feels like we're knee-deep in the buggy weeds of summer. It's been a crazy one for me. For the next week and a half, I won't be sitting through software demonstrations or chatting with tech execs because of some long-distance hiking and a relocation. Back-to-back. And in the meantime, here's what I liked about June...

Willis and Towers Watson Aim to Merge in $18 Billion All-Share Deal

The agreement would create a professional services, risk management and insurance brokerage firm with more than $8 billion in annual revenue.

Zambia ‘rations power supply to mines’

Zambia is struggling to meet the local demand for electricity. ||| Lusaka - Zambia has started rationing power supply to mines, an industry source said on Tuesday, as Africa's second-biggest copper producer struggles to meet electricity demand. Show More Summary

Crytpocurrency can only be exchanged for kid’s drawings and can only be spent on school supplies

Created by UNICEF and H&M Conscious Foundation, Unicoin is a cryptocurrency which will engage kids and promote access to early education.

Incomes Rise for Bottom 99% Even as Inequality Worsens

Getty Images By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABE WASHINGTON -- Solid job growth is finally boosting paychecks for the rest of us. Incomes for the bottom 99 percent of American families rose 3.3 percent last year to $47,213, the biggest annual gain...Show More Summary

Travel Checklist: 7 Money To-Dos to Tackle Before Your Trip

Getty Images By Emma Miller The lead-up to a much-awaited vacation can be thrilling -- from researching the best day trips to ogling a resort's online gallery of amenities. Three outdoor pools! But to successfully leave real life behind...Show More Summary

How Does Your 401(k) Stack Up?

Getty ImagesIs your 401(k) overflowing with cash or riddled with high costs and poor investment options? By Emily Brandon A good 401(k) plan can help propel you to a secure retirement. Your 401(k) plan often gives you a tax break, employer contributions and investment growth, all at the same time. Show More Summary

5 Best and Worst Things to Buy Generic

Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images By Caroline Hailey Whether you're single or married, have a large or small family, finding ways to save money is always a challenge. And with so many generic options out there, it's often tempting to just...Show More Summary

The Pros and Cons of Sharing Your Money Goals

Getty ImagesUnveiling your financial aspirations on social media can lead to supportive connections and advice. By Kimberly Palmer After Matthew Robinson heard about Linkagoal, a social networking site for people who want to share their goals, he decided to join. Show More Summary

Unorthodox central banking here for a while yet: Stevens

RBA governor says pre-GFC modus operandi 'may be quite some time away' for central banks.

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