Category Archives: Business

Starting a Home-Based Bicycle Repair and Sales Business

Bicycles are a continually popular transportation and recreation option. Rising fuel prices and increasing concern about the environmental impact of motor vehicles has only helped the image of bicycles as a “green” transportation option. The popularity of bicycles, coupled with the fact that bicycles last nearly forever with a bit of attention, makes a bicycle […]

A Brief History and Introduction to Finance

Have you ever asked yourself when did finance first appear in history or how it was born? Probably we will never know, but the only thing that we know for sure is that it is a very ancient concept that goes back to the ancient civilizations. The concepts of borrowing and lending and the calculations […]

How to Take Over the Family Finances When a Spouse Gives Up

Most married couples, for the sake of convenience, have one spouse handling the majority of the bill payment duties. From balancing the check book to deciding upon investments, that one person is generally responsible for updating the other spouse on the financial health of the household regularly. But what happens when you find out that […]

Tips for Paying Your In-Home Business Bills on Time

One important aspect of your home business is to keep close watch of your finances. Keeping close tracks of your home business bills is a very important part of successfully running your business. Your business credit is very important to get the items you need and keep your business afloat. EEspecially when you hit those […]

4 Surefire Ways to Go Bankrupt

Think you’ve got it all together? Well, so did many people who are sitting in a lawyer’s office at this very moment. They’ve got their bankruptcy papers in hand, and they are ready to file. Their thoughts? “I never thought this would happen. I did everything right. I don’t know where I went wrong. Mama […]

Receiving a Check Marked Full & Final Payment: Businesses Struggle Because Customers Do Not Pay in Full on Time

A partial payment in full and final settlement is frequently used to settle debts with the written agreement of the creditor, in which case it is legally binding. When a customer is late in making payment this can affect cash flow and can have consequences for the survival of a small business. If a cheque […]

Wall Street Bonuses — A Reality Check: Executive Compensation is More than Just Rewarding Ability

Is the employee or the employer really the decisive contributor to the money they made? How much were the resources and vast assets of a brokerage company the basis for its ability to earn large bonuses? What really matters in a time of financial implosions is to distinguish between the value of the institution and […]

Finding or Keeping a Job in the Financial Sector: Economic Crisis Means Rethink Your Strategy

Every industry has been hit with the economic crisis, and at this time of year many dread the feared pink slip or lay off. Stay ahead of the game in the Financial industry by rethinking your strategy. Adjust Your Expectations The gravy train was nice while it lasted, but it’s over. Forget the $500k salary […]

Business Culture of Singapore: A Primer on Singaporean Business Etiquette

Due to Singapore’s rich cultural history, several distinct ethnic groups including Chinese, Malay, and Indian, combine to shape business culture in Singapore. Business travelers must be familiar with the business etiquette of the specific ethnic heritage of their Singaporean counterparts to make the best impressions, but there are a few cultural characteristics that are shared […]