Category: Business

Retailers Exceeded Expectations For Back to School Season

October 1, 2013

Retailers used discounts as arrows when aiming at sale goals for the month August. Typically the U.S’s second-biggest selling period of the year for retailers, this season shoppers saw an increase in discounts to encourage them to shop back to school. This proved to be a smart payoff as sales increased .2 percent from July […]

Raub Report September 2013

September 20, 2013

“The Renter Nation!” This phrase was coined several years ago with the premise that Generation Y, those twenty somethings that will make up the majority of new households, and numbering nearly 10 million more than the Baby Boomers, would prefer renting over owning.  That would be a very big demographic shift with a big economic […]

Before You Call It A Day

September 19, 2013

Jacquelyn Smith recently published an article on, “16 Things you should do at the End of Every Work Day.” The list was composed of simple things that can make a huge difference in the way you feel when you leave the office and the way you feel when you return the next day. Here […]

6 Cover Letter Mistakes to Look Out For

September 17, 2013

Luke Roney, editor of, published an article for the U.S. News & World Report LP about the 6 Cover Letter mistakes you should avoid based on real cover letters. Some of these may appear obvious but they are worth repeating. Don’t be Self-Serving. While everyone wants a job that benefits them financially, personally and […]

Plan Your Way to a More Productive Schedule

September 4, 2013

While most professionals maintain a schedule very few plan a schedule. What does that mean? For example; every Monday you have a 3:30 meeting with your financial adviser this isn’t really a plan but a schedule. You want to save 20% of your income over the next year so you create a budget with your […]

The Importance of Face to Face Communication

September 3, 2013

There are so many ways to communicate with clients. You can post to Facebook about your newest merger, you can blog about the importance of what you do, then you can tweet about the blog. There are endless mass marketing programs available including electronic and paper. Millions of automated sales calls are made a day. […]

Goal Achieving or Stress Relieving

August 30, 2013

Goal achieving- A profit making activity that supports your business plan. Stress Relieving- A nice break but doesn’t directly bring in profit. Activities that can consume your day, things that make you feel busy but aren’t actually productive just soothing. A wise old broker once said, “Always ask yourself, ‘is this a commissionable activity?’” Does […]

San Antonio Retail Listing Exhibits Slow and Steady 1st Quarter

August 1, 2013

Slow and steady appears to be the trend for San Antonio- area retail properties based on First Quarter Reports. NAI REOC reported that the 47 million square feet retail market closed with a vacancy rate of 11.0% citywide, consistent with the previous quarter. Although the rate maintained the same for the past 2 quarters the […]

Texas Boom Creates Jobs

July 31, 2013

The monthly review of the Texas Economy, composed by the Real Estate Center, for the month of July shows a positive turn in the job sector. According to the report Texas’ seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell to 6.5 percent, which is below the national rate, currently at 7.6 percent. Between June 2012 to July 2013 […]

Why People Do and DON’T Do Business With You

July 25, 2013

There are two common mistakes in the business world. Mistake #1 People assume that if they aren’t giving someone a tangible object for a tangible reward, that they aren’t a sales person. This couldn’t be more wrong! We are all sales people! Each day with our thoughts and actions we are constantly trying to sell […]

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