From a mental institution to helping others

By Swiyyah Woodard

Her beginnings are recognizable to those familiar with tragedy. When Woodard was just three years old her father walked out, leaving her mom to raise both her and her siblings. At the age of five, she was molested by her brother, and later physically abused by her mother’s new husband.“The abuse was so severe that God blocked it from my memory,” explained Woodard who has spen

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Technology in real estate, taking your business to the next level

By Nancy D. Butler

Successful businesses can have a tendency to resist change. It's easy for the successful to remain complacent as long as all seems well and there are no obvious threats to their prosperity. Competition willing to change and thrive on change can by-pass you and become the company of choice.Think about what the real estate business was like 10 years ago as compared to today. Now project what

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Du posts dividend, but must remain innovative

By Nancy D. Butler

Nancy Butler is a professional speaker on asset management and other financial topics with her own business, Above All Else, and whose commentary has appeared in such publications as USA Today, Money Magazine, the Chicago Tribune, AARP and The Day."Companies that pay dividends are typically thought of in the public eye as more stable than those that do not." Butler told Gulf News Jou

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Marketing Your Business To Grow - Sales: What Are Some Proven Tactics?

By Nancy D. Butler

Get in the news.Many small businesses have a low budget for marketing. It is important that the public know who you are and what you can do for them. One way to do that at almost no cost to the business is a news release.Any time your business has something noteworthy, send it to all local newspapers and to all organizations you belong to that has a newsletter. An example might be that you

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How can you get the most benefit from attending a business meeting or conference?

By Nancy D. Butler

You took the time and spent the money to attend a meeting or conference. You drove or flew there and could have been doing a million other things instead. How can you get the most benefit from attending?Step out of your comfort zone and take control over the value you come away with. I have often found that not only do I get useful information and ideas from the speakers at the meetings I atte

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Systematize to Maximize Future Business Potential

By Nancy D. Butler

Being organized and having a system in place to manage your leads can not only bring in more business but can also better assure potential business doesn’t “fall through the cracks”.There are two systems to be sure you have in place. One to keep track of leads and another to have an automated plan in place to market to them on a systematic basis. One great software program ca

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Going It Alone: Overcoming the Challenges of Single Parenting

By Nancy D. Butler

Fun-Filled Activities on a Single-Parent BudgetJust because you are supporting your family on a single income, it doesn't mean the fun has to stop. With a little creative budgeting and planning, you can foster memories that are both fun and free.According to Nancy Butler, a Connecticut-based certified financial planner, low-cost entertainment options are unlimited for families on a bud

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Nancy Butler, Author of Above All Else, Success in Life and Business and A Realtors Guide to Greater Success

By Nancy D. Butler

Book Titles:Above All Else, Success in Life and BusinessA Realtors Guide to Greater SuccessWebsite URL:  www.aboveallelse.orgSocial Media Links:Twitter: twitter.com/njbutler1Linkedin: linkedin.com/in/nancybutlersuccessFacebook: facebook.com/aboveallelsesuccess What are your books about?Above All Else, Success in Life and BusinessWhile in the process

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32 Family Finance Experts Reveal Their Top Tips for How Families Can Save Big Money

By Nancy D. Butler

Nancy D. ButlerWhile in the process of a divorce, Nancy took her children and with no child support, alimony or other source of income, moved 70 miles away and started her own asset management and financial planning practice. After building the business to approx. $200 million in assets under management, she sold the business. Nancy is now a national professional speaker and consultant to help

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Are You Asking for Enough? How--and why--to ask for more.

By Nancy D. Butler

  Stop being all things to all  clients.When business coach Nancy Butler  first started her financial planning business, her goal was to deliver reat service that met all of her clients’ individual needs, “regardless of the amount of money I earned,” Butler says. As a result, “I realized that I was doing much too much work for most of my clients and no lo

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