It’s no surprise that affording college is a top concern among today’s parents. Tuition costs are at an all-time high and continue to increase at around 3 percent each year. As a new mom, you could one day end up paying at least $200,000 for a four-year degree.
Most companies have come to appreciate the importance of diversity. At least from a PR perspective. Meanwhile, harnessing the power of diversity is about more than just putting a picture of a minority employee up on a company website. It is about truly understanding and utilizing the asset that having people with other ideas and perspectives on board represents.
Women are carrying most of the nation’s student debt. Here’s what can be done for graduates bearing a heavy debt burden. The student debt crisis is the next financial disaster waiting to happen, and women are bearing an unfair proportion of this burden.
Marketing is undergoing tectonic shifts. To navigate and accelerate the new era of social media, you should no longer ask what your followers can do for you, but ask what you can do for your followers. Following a seminar by Shama Hyder, social media guru and branding expert, at SXSW, we explore how rethinking your role as a brand in the age of social media can help you build brand loyalty.
It can be both an exciting and overwhelming process building your company brand. There are tons of questions to answer, like what personality traits your brand will exemplify and how you'll communicate with your audience.. In a nutshell, constructing your brand identity forces you to ask, "Who am I?" Thankfully, there are a few keys to ensuring your brand comes off polished, effective and authentically you.
Being heard in the boardroom can make or break your ability to be effective at work. If you're talked over, ignored or left out of decision-making, it's a lot more challenging to enjoy complete ownership of a project or idea. And gender plays an undeniable factor in who is likely to get the floor.
Have you read the news? Of course, you've read the news. Amazon is acquiring Whole Foods in a deal worth $13.4 billion. It's huge - and not just for the price tag. Amazon is finalizing its push into the grocery business and acquiring another income stream into its already bustling enterprise - expanding its brick-and-mortar footprint. Here's why that's smart.
Have you always dreamed of being your own boss? Do you have a side hustle you want to turn into something more? You aren't alone. Making your own money doing what you love is a part of the American dream. However, maintaining cash flow can be a real challenge.
Alternative investments are big business, and they are gaining in popularity. Around $3.8 trillion in assets are under management in venture capital (VC) and private equity (PE), and a whopping $495 billion in aggregate capital raised. According to DarcMatter, some alternative investment funds have seen a 70 percent jump in participation over the past two years. It's no wonder. They provide a way for wealthy individuals to invest in unlisted and growing companies (big upside) while offering a source of funding for startups and mature companies that want to escape traditional financing structures.