Welcome to our latest Financial Friday Round-Up, our weekly column filled with the best things for you to read, watch, or listen to regarding finance around the web. Below you will find a podcast interview with an expert investor, how to build a team of mentors, a new credit card perk to help small businesses, and more.
This episode of the podcast Invest Like the Best features guest Charlie Songhurst, formerly of Microsoft where he served as head of strategy. This hour-long listen is full of insight, but pay particular attention twenty minutes in when he gives reasons for why entrepreneurs should make recruitment a top priority as early as they can.
Mentoring is an important part of success in any field—those who are mentored often surpass employees who are not, in both performance and earnings. The more the merrier, this article from Forbes argues. Why stop at one mentor when you can have a whole team helping new employees? These tips will show you how to build an unstoppable mentoring team for your business.
American Express has announced a new perk that encourages cardholders to spend more at small businesses, aiding those entrepreneurs who have struggled since the onset of COVID-19. Learn more about their efforts to get Americans to start “shopping small,” and how you can use this perk for both your community and your own savings.
This week gave us another handy list for Kiplinger on how to get the most from your tax return. These ten tips focus on how middle class filers can optimize their returns to save as much money as possible. Hopefully you have already done your taxes for this year—that deadline is right around the corner—but nevertheless this is important information to have for future filing.
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