Important Role of Financial System in the Economy

Edna B. Shearer

The financial sector provides six major functions that are important both at the firm level and at the level of the economy as a whole. 1. Providing payment services. It is inconvenient, inefficient, and risky to carry around enough cash to pay for purchased goods and services. Financial institutions provide […]

The Three Levels of Planning

Edna B. Shearer

There are three levels of strategic planning: Corporate, business, and functional. Strategy may be planned at each level, but the plans for every level of an organization should align to insure maximum unity of effort. Without alignment, departments and functions will be working at cross-purposes, and the overall corporate strategy […]

Local SEO Services to Promote Your Local Business

Edna B. Shearer

For the past few months, I was struggling to get my restaurant business in Denver, Colorado on the initial pages of Google Places, Yahoo Local and Bing. I finally found the perfect solution to all my difficulties – local SEO. I contacted a professional SEO company providing local SEO services. […]

Business Etiquette

Edna B. Shearer

Business etiquette is in essence about building relationships with people. In the business world, it is people that influence your success or failure. Etiquette, and in particular business etiquette, is simply a means of maximising your business potential. If you feel comfortable around someone and vice versa, better communication and […]

Risks in International Business

Edna B. Shearer

Just as there are reasons to get into global markets, and benefits from global markets, there are also risks involved in locating companies in certain countries. Each country may have its potentials; it also has its woes that are associated with doing business with major companies. Some of the rogue […]

Online News – Pros and Cons

Edna B. Shearer

The newspapers were hardly getting used to the news being telecast on the television, when all of a sudden the advent of the internet brought a crucial blow to the newspaper industry. Most of the newspapers have not been able to withstand the onslaught of the internet and have been […]