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Top 6 Best MBA Books Reviewed

Studying for an MBA is tough but the good news is that there are plenty of great books that can help you acquire the knowledge you need. Even if you don’t plan to officially study for an MBA you may find it very useful to study these books; although these books have been mostly written for those sitting the exams they can be a great reference resource for anyone. Here are just the top 6 best MBA books reviewed.

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What Is B2B?

B2B has become a common expression used by those who are eager to market their products or services. It is shorthand for ‘business to business’ and refers to transactions between businesses rather than between a business and a customer – this is called B2C. Some companies put a lot of their focus on B2B marketing and there are some very good reasons why they might want to do this.

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What is a Form W-9?

If you work as a freelancer in the US then the chances are that you are going to need to submit a Form W-9. While this form will be used for tax purposes you don’t actually use it to pay taxes.  This only form applies to people who actually work in the States as a freelancer – those outside the US will generally need to send a W-8.

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What is Telecommunications?

Telecommunications devices are all around us and it includes some of the oldest technologies in our human history. In simple terms it means transmitting a signal over a distance, but this can be anything from smoke signals to iPads. The telecommunications industry then is one of the largest and most important because the ability to communicate with people who are not standing right beside us has become increasingly important. Could you imagine a world where the only way we could communicate was by face to face? It would mean no more telephones, emails, television, or anything else that is part of the telecommunications world.

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What is a Tariff?

The word ‘Tariff’ is Arabic in origin and it basically means ‘that fees need to be paid’. When we use the word ‘tariff’ in economics we are referring to a tax that is placed on imported goods, but it can apply to exported goods as well. There are a number of good reasons why a tariff might be placed on goods, but there are economists who argue against the use of this type of tax – they see it as interfering in the free market.

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Top 5 Best CPA Books Reviewed

A certified public accountant not only has to pass tough exams to become qualified but is also expected to stay constantly updated. There is a lot of studying involved in this line of work but luckily there are many great books that can help with this. Here is just the top 5 best CPA books reviewed.

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What is Market Segmentation?

Sometimes it is useful to think of the population of consumers as being made up of different sub-groups. Dealing with all consumers as just one big homogeneous whole can make marketing to them difficult, but when they are divided into smaller groups it makes things a lot more manageable. Market segmentation is an important idea for anyone who wishes to understand or make a profit in today’s market place.

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What is the Difference Between Debit and Credit When I Use My Bank Card?

Some of us may not be aware of this but it is possible to use our bank card as a debit card or a credit card in a lot of shops. The decision to choose either of these options will have pros and cons and it is therefore a good idea to consider these fully before deciding on either option.  If you are using your bank card as either a credit or debit card the money is still going to be taken from your account.

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