Budgeting & Planning

How to Be Savvy About Your Budget for Marketing and Promotion

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Picture1Who here would love to work for themselves one day? Does it seem an impossible pipe dream filled with financial woe and complication? Whether you’re looking to own your own business or you’re in charge of a marketing budget for someone else, it’s not impossible to make your marketing and promotion budget stretch without compromising quality, ROI, or engagement. By being savvy with what you have, you can impress your boss or even become your own.

Why Startups Need Financial Planning

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Having a startup company means that a lot of planning is necessary to ensure the success and growth of the company. It’s not something that you can easily get into and expect great results. It requires planning, deciding risks, choosing the correct path to success, financial planning, etc. Without proper financial planning, your company is doomed to fail. If you plan on having a startup company, it’s obvious that you don’t have a lot of funds to pour into the company constantly. This is the reason you’ll need financial planning. You’ll need to figure out the expected profit and the amount of money you’ll put into this company. After that, you’re on the path to launch it! Let’s see why startups need financial planning.

New Year, New Budget

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Spending less to save more money is one of the most commonly made new year resolutions. If it’s on your 2017 priorities list, do you have a plan in place? Your money isn’t going to save itself. Instead of letting this resolution fall by the wayside — like the 41.6% of people whose resolutions don’t make it into February — follow these budgeting tips to keep your finances fruitful the entire year and beyond.

5 Ways to Improve the Alliance between Finance and Marketing

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marketingFor many years, it has been assumed that the team members of a marketing team are creative individuals who have no consideration for finance and budgets. It has also been assumed that the members of the finance team are only concerned for making drastic budget cuts, and reducing the budgets of other teams to the bare minimum. These assumptions can make any kind of working relationship between the finance team and the marketing team difficult and tenuous.  However, for any business to be successful then there needs to be an alliance between the two teams.  Marketing is becoming a more and more important focus for many businesses, and even small businesses should have a marketing budget. Therefore, marketing and finance need to encourage an alliance to the benefit of the business. There are five key ways in which this relationship can be improved.

How Will Your 2017 Budget Fair?

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2017 is moving quickly. Last month, with the changing of the calendar year, a torrent of resolutions were set by people wanting to get in shape, to eat better, to find a better job, and of course — to spend less money. Making and attempting to maintain a budget is one of the classic New Year’s resolutions, and although keeping a promise to yourself past the first few months of the year may seem nearly impossible, there are a few productive ways to give yourself a better chance to succeed. Without further ado, here are a couple of tips to help you close your wallet and open your mind up to big savings.

4 Tips To Help You Build Strong Credit

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Getting a credit card is an important step in anyone’s life. These days, you have to establish a track record as soon as possible to ensure that you get the best rates on auto loans and mortgages. Having a good credit score and history also helps when buying insurance or when applying for a job. What are some ways that a credit card can help you establish that track record?

Everything You Need To Know About Mortgage Rates

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Are you considering buying your first home this year?  If so, you will probably find yourself in the sometimes-confusing world of home financing and mortgage rates. This is a place where you are likely to encounter a realm of new banking terms and rules that will take some getting used to in order to feel confident. Here are a few fundamental points about mortgages you should know before signing on to this important financial investment.

5 Financial Goals That Must Make Your Resolution List

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List of New Year's 2017 Resolutions to improve personal finances, retirement plan, pay off credit cards, create a budget, and save more money. Party horn blower, Christmas ornaments, streamers, and snowflake ornament add festive feel to this image. Shot in studio with Canon 5D Mark II DSLR camera.

Every New Year brings another round of resolutions that probably see a slow demise by the end of January. However, if there is one resolution you must stick to this new year, then it should be in the financial segment. Retirement planning, social security, etc., are things you must not take lightly. Let us look at 5 financial goals that you should make in 2017: