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

Kauffman Foundation, Knight Foundation, South Florida, StartupBootCamp, small business startups, Miami

  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

international tensions, weak economic data, Treasury securities, 2017 mortgage rates, Trump’s decisions, find the best lender

  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

legitimate ways to make money online, surveys, Freelance writing, online selling, work-at-home, Reputation

  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

collectible books, Art of the Tag Sale, knickknacks, true investment, timing, things to consider, important tips

  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

latest figures, interest rates, Consumer debt, worst prediction, Bloomberg, Federal Reserve Bank of New York

  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 […]

How Are Retail Sales in 2017?

National Retail Federation, economic forecast, online sales, e-commerce sales, Matthew Shay, Michael Kors, Taxes, Trump

  How Are Retail Sales in 2017? E-Commerce Reigns by Amy Lignor   Despite consumer uncertainty, as well as a very sluggish beginning to 2017, the U.S. retail sales industry is projected to increase 4% this year. Headlines show that many retailers and companies posted “soft” holiday sales to end 2016, which caused some notable […]

Business Industries to Explore in 2017

Software Development, children's services, senior care, financial advisors, quirkiest businesses, business opportunities, profits

  Business Industries to Explore in 2017 by Amy Lignor   It’s no surprise that with the popular TV show “Shark Tank” taking over the headlines, promoting small businesses and giving people the chance to ‘make it big,’ that the industry researchers have gotten together a list of the very best opportunities when it comes […]

Spotlight on Africa

Africa, Amina Mohamed, Agenda 2063, social change, the vision, climate change, social justice, peace

  Spotlight on Africa by Amy Lignor   As the year winds down and comes to a close, it is Africa that is receiving some headlines that call for many changes and improvements to be made in the coming years. It was Ambassador Amina Mohamed (Nairobi, Kenya) that spoke recently about the African Union Commission […]