man participating in an earnings call
13 December 2019

What are the Best Questions to Ask on Earnings Calls

13 December 2019,

An earnings call is a great tool for investors, both established and newcomers alike. The financial performance of a company is laid out and participants are given the chance to inquire about the status of the company. This is why a new investor should know how to listen to an earnings call and ask the right questions. Questions that will not only help you get to know more about the inner workings of a company, but also help you decide on your investment strategy.


Below are some of the best questions you can ask on an earnings call:

man listening to an earnings call
6 December 2019

How to Listen to an Earnings Conference Call

6 December 2019,

Listening to an earnings call is a great way to get insights regarding the financial performance of any publicly-traded company. Since this kind of large conference call is open to the public, you can get immediate data and a closer perspective on these companies. The best thing is, whether you’re someone who plans to be an investor or just someone who wants to know more about the intricate world of businesses, you can utilize these earnings calls for your own. But before that can happen, you need to know how to listen to an earnings conference call. 

The first thing you need to do is to listen to the previous earnings call of a company. Take note of the benchmarks and metrics presented there and use it later to compare to the current data. You can also read reports from various analysts or news about that earnings call to have

writing meeting minutes
27 November 2019

Good Templates You Can Use for Meeting Minutes

27 November 2019,

Whether it be face-to-face meetings or virtual meetings via large conference calls, taking good notes is a must in order to create usable minutes. These are, after all, the written records of the meeting — enumerating and describing the highlights of the session from agenda, attendees, action plan, decisions, and more.

A premade template can make it easier for the notetaker to create the official meeting minutes. People usually have trouble creating meeting minutes and choosing a format. However, with a premade template, all you have to do is input the necessary details in the fields and you’re good to go. Check out these templates we found that you can use for your meeting minutes:

Microsoft Office Templates

Microsoft Word has its own templates for all kinds of documents and among those are templates for meeting minutes. You’ll be able to see and use these templates on the Word

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22 November 2019

Best Strategies for a Smooth Earnings Call

22 November 2019,

Four times a year, at the end of every quarter, publicly traded companies conduct earnings calls to discuss their financial performances — their achievements, their setbacks, and their future plans. This is exactly why an earnings call is significant for numerous companies and businesses. This is a chance to impart their story, their success, and their goals to the public and various influential people such as investors, analysts, journalists, and more. Because of this, making sure your earnings call is a success is more crucial than ever. 


Here are strategies to ensure a smooth earnings call:

Pick the right time and date

The first thing you need to accomplish is to pick the right time and date. Earnings calls are usually conducted at the end of every quarter, usually within a month after that quarter is completed. This means that there’s a great chance other companies will have their

remote working increase happiness
13 November 2019

How Remote Working Can Increase Your Happiness

13 November 2019,

Remote working opportunities have continued to steadily grow all around the world for the past several years. A workforce research study conducted by Upwork surveyed 1000 hiring managers of randomly selected American companies, exploring different aspects of work behaviors. It indicates that small businesses and start-ups predict that 38 out of 100 employees in their organizations are estimated to shift to remote full time, part-time and casual positions over the next 10 years. This also shows that remote jobs are continuing to expand to more positions across several industries, especially in Texas and California.

Another study indicates that 91% of American employees think and feel that they’re more productive with a remote arrangement. The same report indicates that they’re also generally happier. This research was performed with the help of 509 randomly selected full-time employees across various positions at US-based companies and small businesses in a diverse range of industries. …

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