April 30, 2021

Month: April 2021

The 4 Nonnegotiable Traits of a Strong Personal Brand

Marina Byezhanova is an Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO) member in Montreal and founder of Brand of a Leader, a personal branding agency that builds and scales the personal brands of entrepreneurs who make an impact. We asked Marina about the pillars personal brands are built upon. Here’s what she shared:

Personal branding is a hot topic these days, which means that advice on it abounds. Rebrand your LinkedIn page. Spend time on Clubhouse. Invest in video creation. The list of suggestions (and platforms to spend time on) is ever-growing and changes faster than most of us can keep up with.

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The 4 Phases To Becoming A Billion-Dollar Business

Business growth and acceleration have always been important aspects of creating value for any business. Oftentimes, companies pursue these processes through organic means like growing sales teams or accelerating investments in lead generation. Inorganic methods, such as acquiring a business, is another way to pursue growth. However, challenges can arise when integrating businesses, especially one where disciplines and approaches might differ from how the acquired company currently operates.

I recently spoke with Craig Powell, CEO of Motus, who developed a methodology that helps guide entrepreneurs and their teams through each stage of business growth.

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Black Pound Day Aims to Support U.K. Black-Owned Businesses

LONDON — For Aimée Felone, whose children’s bookstore in London stocks tales with ethnically diverse characters, the Black Lives Matter protests last summer were, in a word, overwhelming.

“We had attention like we’ve never had before,” Ms. Felone said. People across the country clamored for books about antiracism and sought out Black-owned businesses like her store, Round Table Books, as a way to help reverse years of economic racial inequality. In early June, the store’s sales went through the roof.

But pandemic restrictions had shuttered the store’s warehouse. After two weeks, the four-person team was struggling to fulfill online orders.

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Looking for a life insurance agent? How to choose the right one for your needs

The right life insurance agent can help you pinpoint the best policy for your family. (iStock)

As you get older — and especially once you have a spouse, children or other dependents — securing a life insurance policy is critical.

But life insurance is different from other types of insurance policies you might be used to shopping for and there are several to choose from, too.

To ensure you’re getting the best-suited plan for your family’s needs, it’s typically best to have a trustworthy agent guide the way.

Are you considering a life insurance policy? Compare life insurance

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What ‘Non-Financial Assets’ Should Be Included in Your Estate Plan?

Most estate planning attorneys do a fantastic job helping their clients set up the proper legal structures to transfer financial assets, but they often don’t consider the intangibles. That’s where legacy planning comes in. Legacy planning goes beyond your financial assets and considers your impact on your family and the world.

7 Components of a Non-Financial Legacy

Consider including these intangible components in your estate planning process:

1. Beliefs, Values and Vision

The first step is identifying what you believe in. I recommend writing a Personal Legacy Statement to serve as a compass to living in a way that creates

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Got your third stimulus check? The IRS may now have bonus money for you

Got your third stimulus check? The IRS may now have bonus money for you

As the IRS continues to pay out the pandemic’s third stimulus checks, for up to $1,400, the tax agency is circling back and sending out extra money to hundreds of thousands of Americans who already received relief money in the current round.

More than 730,000 bonus checks, worth over $1.3 billion, have gone out this week. That’s on top of nearly 700,000 of what the IRS calls “plus-up payments” that were distributed last week.

Do you have more stimulus money coming? You may qualify if

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