Quitting you job and starting your own business, can be a quite scary and daunting process. Nearly 50% of the new businesses fail within first five years and only 3% of those remaining ever make it to the 10 year mark. The reason that majority of the businesses fail is due to simple lack of planning. While there is no formula for success but there are some rules every business should follow to be on the right track.
The increasing number of new businesses are creating more demand for fresh capital in the US. The new startups are looking to raise funds via a crowdfunding platform. However, a majority of startups are not aware of crowdfunding platforms. Several states are relaxing norms allowing non-accredited investors to park their money in startups.
Even if Yahoo is still one of the popular websites worldwide after Google and Facebook, the board is considering selling off its web properties. The decision is still pending until Friday.
After witnessing peak level this year, the Chinese investments in the US property markets have suddenly changed the direction. The Chinese government's restrictions on capital outflows and devaluation of Yuan have become major hurdles for the dragon country's investments in the US housing sector. The economy slowdown and sluggish financial markets were prime reasons tha propelled Chinese investors to invest heavily in overseas markets mainly the US, London and Canada.
Parents are caretakers as well as providers of their children. But when children grow up, they get dependent on their parents in every manner.They then lack financial management skill in themselves which not only financially and emotionally drain the parents but also cause long-term harm to children.
The world is now going gaga over the recent settlement development of 2014 hacking case between Sony and its current and former staffs. Preliminary reimbursement approval is granted by US Judge.
The US consumer spending rose only by 0.1%, below the 0.3% forecast while savings rate rose to the highest in the past three years. According to the US Commerce Department's data for October, Americans are savings faster than spending.
Google Donates up to $1 Million on Education projects through Android Pay Apps for a Charity Campaign.
New entrepreneurs face many risks and challenges in pursuing a new venture. One of the main challenges is managing personal finance. Here are some guidelines on how to better manage an entrepreneur's money matters.
Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Dr. Priscilla are thinking a lot about education for children these days. The couple is expecting their first child soon and they are working on how American schools need to change.
Tax-related identity theft occurs when someone's social security number is stolen. The thief then gains access to the client's personal data information and financial data. There are few recommendations to prevent oneself from falling victim to such cases.
British spies are developing an offensive cyber capability to fight Islamist militants, hackers, criminals and hostile powers.
People who travel for business two weeks or more a month report more symptoms of anxiety and depression and are more likely to smoke, be sedentary and report trouble sleeping than those who travel one to six nights a month, according to a latest study conducted by researchers at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health and City University of New York.
President Trump said Friday he is declaring a national emergency on the southern border, tapping into executive powers in a bid to divert billions toward construction of a wall even as he plans to sign a funding package that includes just $1.4 billion for border security.
Amazon's decision to abandon plans to build a new campus in Long Island City, Queens, has drawn cheers from several politicians, community organizers and other locals opposed to the expansion.
One of the hottest topics at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland has been Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's proposed 70% marginal tax rate on all income above $10 million.
In recent decades, Europe has experienced a downward trend in the annual number of deaths. Not only was this trend not arrested by the economic recession that started in 2008, in fact, the rate of decline increased during the recession years.
Discovering that your new designer handbag or gold watch is a fake is costly and annoying, and counterfeit medical devices or drugs could have even more serious consequences. But seemingly as soon as manufacturers develop a new method to ensure product authenticity, counterfeiters find a way to outsmart it. Now, researchers have created an "unclonable" tag that can never be replicated, even by the manufacturer. They report their results in ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces.
The traditional model for setting auto insurance premiums has been to base rates on the motorist's driving history, age, gender and even marital status (in some states). Thanks to new technological options, insurance companies, and motorists have started to work together to give the insurance companies access to better data on an individual driver's risk level, and give the same driver a sense of greater control over how much he or she will pay in insurance premiums.
Consumer brands have long used old-fashioned focus groups, interviews and surveys to best gauge consumer wants, desires and needs as part of processes that range from product development, to marketing and sales. As machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI) have emerged, there is an increasing interest in the ability to harness these solutions to save time and money, and to yield more reliable consumer insights.