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Generally speaking, small cap value stocks aren’t the most glamorous stock picks. They’re not brand names that you’re going to brag to your friends about at cocktail parties. The term “small cap” derives from having a comparatively small market capitalization, meaning that they are companies with fewer shares on the market than major corporations like …

When clients are sitting in a lobby waiting to see their lawyer, dentist or doctor, their minds may begin to wander. They may think about worst-case scenarios, bad news, costly procedures – and by the time their appointment begins, they’re agitated and nervous. Some of that client angst can be alleviated with the use of …

Fall is a season of renewal just as much as spring, although in the fall we’re looking forward to events like the upcoming holidays and to hunkering down for the winter. Early fall is an ideal time to do some inventory around your house, and to get some cleaning tasks out of the way while …

Chances are, if you are thinking about buying a home, you need a mortgage. It is a costly purchase that few can afford outright. There are two basic types of mortgage products on the market—the fixed rate mortgage and the adjustable rate mortgage. The former is the more popular option for a variety of reasons. …

June 25, a.k.a. Half Christmas Day, probably got you thinking about your real Christmas plans for this year. It’s fun looking forward to decorating the tree and sipping hot chocolate by the fire. But for those trying to live a green lifestyle, it’s hard to justify buying or chopping down a tree that’ll be used …

Congress recently started making preparations for the EOBR mandate, a law that requires freight companies to install electronic onboard recorders in each truck. While the mandate won’t go into effect for a few more years, freight companies should start preparing now so they’re not penalized when it’s time to enforce the law. But the EOBR …

It has been said that you never have a second chance to make a first impression, and that certainly holds true with first-time visitors to your business. Your storefront says a lot about what you do as a company, as well as your business practices and the pride you take in your work. With that …

Traditional business cards aren’t worthless. In this hyped-up, logged-in, always-on society, some people think that old-fashioned dead-tree business cards are about as useful as a slide rule. That would be nearly accurate if you think of business cards only as a way to give people your contact information. However, modern business cards can and should …

If you’re looking to lift the creativity factor at your business, inspire great ideas among your staff or just boost office morale, an office decor update is a great place to start. Whether you’re thinking of doing a major overhaul or just making a few tweaks, changing the look and feel of your professional workspace …

Planning a business trip is not for the weak, let alone planning one that takes place in another country. There are considerably more worries than regular travel – getting to meetings on time, remembering to pack necessary business items and coordinating transportation, to name a few. Here are some tips for planning a smooth business …

What do Facebook and Twitter have to do with catering food? A whole lot! And if you aren’t making use of these powerful marketing tools for your venture, you’re missing out on a wealth of opportunity that other caterers are cashing in on. Need some guidance? Here are tips for how to use social media …