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Online Education: How Can It Change the World?

There is a lot of talk about the student debt crisis in the United States. An average graduate in the U.S. has a student loan of $35,000 still to be paid off. That is just insane! The high cost of college education is an issue not only in America, where student loan debt has reached an...

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Freelancing Careers in Financial Services - Opportunities and Challenges

Is it possible to have a freelancing career in financial services? Yes, certainly – the financial services industry has undergone a radical transformation in recent years, thanks to the internet and cloud computing. There are today a number of jobs in the financial industry that can be done...

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Data Automation Using Excel - What Can You Do?

Excel has been around for more than 30 years now, and it still remains the best tool for data automation. Entering data is a laborious process, which takes up a lot of your time if you do it manually. Instead of getting stuck in the sort of grunt work that adds no value whatsoever to your...

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Tips to Increase Your Work Productivity Daily

Are you worried about losing focus or concentration at work? Do you feel mentally exhausted every night? Do you struggle with deadlines all the time? Well, then read on, this article is just for you. We all want to be more productive at work, but it’s easier said than done. We fall behind...

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Valuation Methodologies for Start-Ups

In this article, we briefly discuss the different valuation methodologies for startups. This is only an introduction to the different methodologies. For a more detailed study, you should sign up for our online course on Financial Modeling Skills - Multiples Based Valuation. So who is this...

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Are You Also Teaching Practical Skills To Your Students?

College education has become more expensive than ever before. The average student debt of a college graduate in the United States is as high as $37,172, up by $20,000 since 13 years ago. It’s the same in India and other countries, where parents spend their lifetime savings on their kids’...

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Are You Providing Effective Training To Your Employees?

You’ve spent a lot of time and effort on recruiting your employees. Some of them are recent graduates, and completely new to the corporate environment. Others have been around forever and need to update their skills urgently – most of what they know is outdated. That is why you have or want...

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5 Steps to Create an Effective Business Presentation

So you want to know how to create an effective business presentation…. There are many apps or tools for creating business presentation these days. But PowerPoint is still the best presentation software program out there. So when we talk about a business presentation, we are referring to a...

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How Do You Measure ROI on Learning?

What’s the Return on Investment on Learning? It’s easy to say that the ROI on learning is immeasurable, and that learning has nothing to do with monetary cost/benefit analysis. That may be true in a perfect world, in an ideal world, but we do not live in such a world. Everything has a cost in...

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How Much Time Does It Take To Learn Something New?

One of the questions we are asked by online learners all the time is – how much time does it take to learn a new skill, such as Data Analysis, Financial Analysis, Intermediate-Level Excel or Business Presentation. Well….that depends on your commitment and ability to focus or concentrate. Josh...

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