Is Social Media Still Growing?

Business @ the Speed of Thought, social media, entrepreneurs, Chatbots, social messaging platforms, OTT apps, smart advertising

  Is Social Media Still Growing? by Amy Lignor   It was in 1999, Bill Gates wrote a book titled, “Business @ the Speed of Thought.” Within these pages, the man who became the computer world’s wizard made massively bold predictions that, at the time, sounded ridiculous and outrageous to those who read them. But […]

Add Value with Summer Home Renovation Projects

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  Add Value with Summer Home Renovation Projects by Amy Lignor   There are a whole list of summer activities for you and the kids planned. Most of them, of course, you want to be nothing but fun, such as grilling outside on the patio or swimming in the pool. However, having the backyard pool […]

Your Investment Adviser Has New Rules

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  Your Investment Adviser Has New Rules by Amy Lignor   So, what is a fiduciary? It’s quite simple, really. A fiduciary is any person whose recommendations for buying or selling allocations are in the client’s best interest. They are the people out there who give you that ultimate advice when it comes to contributions, […]

The Hottest Locales for Small Business in the U.S.

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  The Hottest Locales for Small Business in the U.S. by Amy Lignor   No, Silicon Valley is not being replaced. However, with the Kauffman Foundation releasing its annual Startup Activity Index last week showing, in detail, trends in U.S. business startups for 2017, it was revealed that California has been booted out of first […]

The Best Car Investments of 2017…So Far

Honda Accord, Malibu, Maxima, Mazda3, Volkswagen GTI, Honda Fit, Kia Forte, Buick LaCrosse, Hyundai’s Sonata

  The Best Car Investments of 2017…So Far by Amy Lignor   When the automobile industry ushered in its ‘best’ with the New Year, the rankings were released by U.S. News & World Reports, as well as other critics out there. And some have most definitely lived up to the hype. As we get ready […]

The Brotherhood of Politics and the Economy Drop Mortgage Rates

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  The Brotherhood of Politics and the Economy Drop Mortgage Rates by Amy Lignor   The political arena and the financial arena always walk hand-in-hand. As it is with the healthcare field being up in the air right now and people rushing to their doctors in order to get their “free” health services before they […]

Making Money Online

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  Making Money Online by Amy Lignor   Yes…there are books, audiotapes, videos on YouTube, seminars, webinars and every other ‘nar’ you can possibly think of that offer up information on how YOU can be a millionaire using nothing but your own home computer. Of course, if wealth were that easy, no one would be […]

Buying & Selling: Learning the Art of the Tag Sale

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  Buying & Selling: Learning the Art of the Tag Sale by Amy Lignor   When people speak about making a few extra bucks, there is more than one way to skin a cat these days. Perhaps you’re trying to save up for a vacation for the family to take this summer. Perhaps you are […]

Auto Sales Have Not Soared As First Predicted

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  Auto Sales Have Not Soared As First Predicted by Amy Lignor   When 2017 first began, it was stated by financial and industry “experts” that the auto realm would continue to have yet another amazing year. 2016 was a thrill ride when it came to auto sales, yet now that sales figures have been […]

Made in the U.S.A. Should be the #1 Path for Businesses

Shark Tank, overseas manufacturers, Made in the U.S.A., Grado, MAINGEAR, URB-E, Apple, MAGLITE, Tesla, Zippo, American Jobs

  Made in the U.S.A. Should be the #1 Path for Businesses by Amy Lignor   The popular show called “Shark Tank” offers investors that back up small businesses – businesses that then turn around and make millions and are able to hire more and more American workers each year, still mentions something that breaks […]