Sponsored By Holiday Inn, MBAs Drive Purpose Driven Businesses

I’m a sucker for a good story, and for brands who can showcase their mission statements, and their mandates really well. I normally can’t help but be moved by stories of companies helping communities that gather together and rebuild from the ground. You won’t find a better example of that than Holiday Inn.

The video below is the amazing story of a brand (Holiday Inn) that put its money where its mouth is, and helped a great movement called MBAs across America by providing them a great place to stay when they are on the road. . The movement, started by Casey Gerald, pairs MBAs with entrepreneurs for 6 weeks to help grow their businesses, and as a byproduct, help the communities surrounding those businesses thrive. One of the best examples of the success of the program is how well it’s working in Detroit- a city that needs all the help it can get.

 

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Why You Should Invest In Property Before Age 30

I know it’s not something that we think when we’re tackling our student loans out of University or have to think about finding that perfect job that lets us grow and feel accomplished, but hear me out.

Purchasing an investment property is the best thing you can do for your finances after setting up your retirement plan. Yes, it has to be the best investment property, and they are tons of resources out there that will help you find out what type of landlord you’re ready to be. I tend to watch a ton of Income Property with Scott Mcgillvary on HGTV (I can’t help it- the man has amazing hair!).

Side note- I’m speaking at the same conference as Scott next weekend, and am beyond thrilled!

Investing in an income property is one of those that if set up correctly will pay for itself, and with minimum involvement from you, and will allow you to invest in other ones with the equality built in.

 

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A Budgetary Workout for Your Business

Trying to budget is a lot like exercising – while we all know that we should do it, avoiding it and being a slob seems a heck of a lot easier. And when we get round to it every once in a while, the strain really shows.

But if you’re running a business, you can’t afford to pull a financial muscle, lest you descend into a spiral of debt. Yet, according to Bloomberg, 8 out of 10 businesses fail within the first 18 months of opening their doors – and poor financing is largely to blame.

So, if you’re trying to make the most of your finances, what do you need to do to avoid pulling a monetary muscle?

Know Your Alternatives

While larger banks might not be willing to trust an ailing company, you could turn to the numerous alternative finance companies that focus on your niche sector.

Factoring companies, construction finance, crowdfunding, equity crowdfunding and many more are available to the business in need of cash – and they’re becoming more successful by the year, raising billions for SMEs.

The best of these businesses will cater to your specific market and, like a bellowing personal trainer, help get your finances in check.

A Budgetary Workout for Your Business

Find a Finance Aficionado

If you find that financial jargon flies over your head like a soaring decimal point, then it’s time to get an accountant in on the act.

With an effective accountant, your finances will be in a much healthier state, leading to fewer errors that might pique the tax man’s interest. More than this, your accountant can act as a suitable sounding board to help you make the right choices for your business.

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How safe am I if I get my Medications Delivered?

If you aren’t able to get to the pharmacy to collect your medications it’s a relief if you can get them delivered to your home address.  It saves all the worry that you may have about how you are going to get them.  But do you have concerns about having your medications delivered to your home?

People may think what could possibly be the problem with being able to get the medication you need without leaving your home, and it is an excellent service.  But you may be thinking about issues withsecurity.

How do you feel about providing your address?

Some people, especially seniors, may be concerned about everyone at the pharmacy having access to details of where they live.  If this applies to you then it’s a good idea to ask around about how reputable the pharmacy is.  You should also discuss your concerns with the manager of the pharmacy who’ll be able to take you through the security procedures thatthey have in place to make surethat your personal details are only used in a legitimate manner.

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