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University Applications and Admissions: Expert Advice



University Applications and Admissions: Expert Advice

TopUniversities.com asks admissions staff to share their advice on how to make university applications as painless as possible. So, you’ve done the research, you’ve talked it over with your nearest and dearest, you’re pretty confident that you’re going to get the grades you need, and you’ve finally concluded that studying abroad is right for you. Congratulations: you’ve made one of […]

Inside Tips on University Admissions



Inside Tips on University Admissions

Gaining admission to a top university can be extremely competitive. Tim Rogers – former head of admissions at the prestigious London School of Economics and Political Science – offers some advice to help you get ahead of the pack. Following the instructions online or in printed material is certainly one of the best ways of getting into one of the world’s […]

France and Germany Lead Euro Zone to Higher Growth



France and Germany Lead Euro Zone to Higher Growth

PARIS — The euro zone economy grew slightly faster than expected in the last three months of 2013, an official report showed on Friday, bringing welcome news for the global economy amid signs of slowing in the United States and China. Although growth in the 18-nation currency union is still weak, at a 1.1 percent […]

Chinese ‘Diaosi’ May Have More Purchasing Power Than The Nation’s Super-rich



Chinese ‘Diaosi’ May Have More Purchasing Power Than The Nation’s Super-rich

“Diaosi,” or “losers” in Chinese, is one of those words that became popular online virtually overnight. It refers to young men with few prospects who live with their parents and spend most of their free time and what little disposable income they have online, but lately the term has evolved to encompass more of the […]

Focusing Your Business’s Social Media Strategy



Focusing Your Business’s Social Media Strategy

You’ve heard time and again that social media marketing is the key to your business’s success. But, do you know where the corresponding lock is? Or how to use it? Social media can seem like a behemoth of a marketing strategy sucking up all your time with results that trickle in at first. Well, fear […]

SBA Disaster Assistance During FY 2013



SBA Disaster Assistance During FY 2013

Fiscal year 2013—the period between October 1, 2012 and September 30, 2013—was one of the busiest in recent memory for SBA’s disaster assistance program. SBA approved a total of 46,817 disaster loans for $2.8 billion during FY 2013.  The majority of those loans were made to homeowners and renters recovering from the devastation caused by […]

SBA To Sign Alliance with United South & Eastern Tribes, Inc. to Expand Outreach to American Indian Communities



SBA To Sign Alliance with United South & Eastern Tribes, Inc. to Expand Outreach to American Indian Communities

SBA’s Office of Native American Affairs will take another step to expand outreach to American Indian communities and American Indian owned businesses when we join the United South and Eastern Tribes, Inc. (USET) on Feb. 4, 2014, to sign a Strategic Alliance Memorandum (SAM). Together, SBA and USET will work to boost entrepreneurship opportunities for Tribes and small […]