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Melissa Playford, Editorial Staff

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Melissa Playford has started several successful businesses but has also had her fair share of failures and setbacks. Melissa now generously passes on her learned experience through her prolific writing on a variety of business topics that are of interest and commentating on the business world as a whole.
Microsoft Corporation is an American multinational tech company. It is headquartered in Redmond, Washington. Microsoft develops, manufactures, and sells computer software, personal computers, consumer electronic devices, and other related services. Bill Gates and Paul Allen founded Microsoft. It was founded at a time when owning computers didn't mean much. But...
Exxon Mobil is an oil and gas operations company. It is a company that is saddled with the responsibility of exploring, developing, and distributing crude oil and natural gas. Notably, this duty is carried through the companies' divisions and affiliates. Exxon Mobil produces and sells petrochemicals like aromatics, polyethylene,...
The stock market is coming together of buyers and sellers who trade in stock. It is nothing like a grocery for buying bread or meat. Firstly, the solitary option is not just to buy stocks; stocks can as well be sold. Secondly, there is a more thorough process for...
The values of stocks, bonds, and other securities cannot be guaranteed. They constantly fluctuate with different market conditions. However, there is the U.S. Security and Exchange Commission (SEC). Their role is to enforce laws given as to how investments are offered and sold. Therefore, it is expedient to be...
Over the years, companies used to anticipate the times they would go public on the stock exchange floor. Going public for companies was the trend. Many company owners would dream of gonging the bell to open trading at the New York Stock Exchange. But, in recent times, there has...
Generally, companies are not obliged to pay dividends. It is within the discretion of the company to determine whether or not payment of dividends is suitable. Here is a helpful tip for those who don't know what dividends are. Dividends are corporate earnings that are usually paid to shareholders. ...
Since the start of the 21st century, household names such as Bill Gates, Warren Buffet, Jeff Bezos, Mark Zuckerberg, and Larry Ellison have been at the top of the billionaire rich list. Therefore, it is important to learn one or two lessons from their distinctive understanding of making money. Of...
Apple Inc. is an American tech giant that is situated in Cupertino, California. Apple designs, develops, and sells consumer electronic gadgets, computer software, online products, and services. It's a multinational technology company alongside Google, Microsoft, Amazon, etc. However, it is noteworthy that this tech giant makes a profit or...
Minerals are non-renewable resources for the construction, manufacturing, and energy companies. For states that are endowed with many such resources, it has proven to be a dependable contributor to the economy. However, it must be explored in a well conservative manner. Hence, the U.S. Natural Resources Conservation Service. To...
Innovative ideas are essential for a company's growth. Innovative ideas create long-term value for companies with the support of consumers, markets, and stakeholders, etc. In other words, innovative ideas help companies leverage various relationships to create an opportunity for future growth. It is important to know that when innovative...