Today’s business owners face a challenging marketplace. Customers expect exceptional good and services- as well as secure payment options. Cash-only businesses suffer in today’s economic climate. Unable to cater to a larger customer base, their revenue is stunted and cannot keep up with the competition. At Targeted Merchant Solutions, businesses can take advantage of our merchant equipment, merchant services and marketing services. At the end of the day, it’s all about positioning your business towards long-term success.
A lot has been written on the connection between proper nutrition and workforce productivity (Read our White Paper). But if you’re looking for a quick, easy-to-digest summary of how great meals can lead to greater productivity, check out this Infographic. In it you’ll see the results of a 2013 study published in the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine that suggests that the key to higher profits may actually be what you put on your employees’ plates. It’s all part of our Economics of Comfort™ platform, which drives profits to your bottom line by increasing worker loyalty, safety and productivity on the job.
Online Trading Academy, a leading source for investor training has come up a list of what’s hot and what’s not for investment opportunities for 2014. The trading academy has 34 financial educational centers all over the world and they also have a full online curriculum. The investment opportunity forecast for 2014 are from some of their top traders. From the hot traders, like the shorting and hedging where individuals learn to invest like pros playing both sides of the market. The frontier markets that are high-risk with minimal regulations and low volume. The options that are buy/sell option premiums that get wider in a volatile market. The traders who are in the middle of what’s hot and what’s not, like futures and metals that had great and undiscovered opportunities last year. The education in investing, where investors are learning to invest on their own, instead of using advisors and brokers. To the traders that are in the what’s not area of the list, IPO’s and Bubble stocks like Google, Apple, and other social media companies whose bubble may or may not burst in 2014. Great information for those interested in the market and investing. Take a look at the infographic below from the Online Trading Academy.
What is a “1031 exchange?” In this graphic by 1031Gateway Investment & Exchange Opportunities we will cover how to defer federal, state, and depreciation recapture taxes under Internal Revenue Code section 1031, what it means for properties to be “like-kind,” the major 1031 rules and timelines, and how to step up your basis by willing your investment property to your heirs.
Many seniors are uncertain about their options when it comes to remaining in the family home long term or downsizing. This is why, as we age, it is becoming increasingly difficult to make these decisions so it is a good idea to have a plan in place as early as possible. Read on for our thoughts on home health care for the baby boomer generation and learn about various ways to pay for private assistance and care from the American Advisors Group.