They started their career as infants whereby they were tasted in the single role of Michelle Tanner -the cute baby of the Full House
family. They were hired at the age of six months and filming began when they were nine months old.
Everyone loved Michelle Tanner, the wisecracking baby and little girls around the world went berserk over Michelle. With this, the Olsen twins’ parents saw this as an opportunity to promote their little twin girls’ image.
At the age of 7, Mary-Kate and Ashley with their then-manager, co-founded Dualstar Entertainment – a global brand management company with the specific goal of leveraging the popularity of these little twin girls.
Mary-Kate and Ashley made several straight-to-video movies as well as TV shows and even licensed their names to furniture and clothing lines for preteens — girls age 5 to 12. As they matured, their fashion sense bloomed. Mary-Kate and Ashley then moved on to start a clothing line in Wal-Mart stores for girls age 4-14 as well together with a beauty line called “Mary-Kate and Ashley: Real fashion for real girls”.
I’ll never forget the day I watched a secretary outsell a team of sales veterans.
The company sold consulting services. That morning I’d met with some of their less successful reps. Most of them knew exactly why they weren’t selling. “Our prices are just too high,” they assured me repeatedly. I’d heard it before. As we all know, price is often the single biggest obstacle for acquiring new business. It’s also the number one excuse of unsuccessful marketing and salespeople.
Now, I was riding with Helen Daniels, secretary to the boss and the person who’d handled new business inquiries before the pros had been hired: handled them, I’d been told, with great success. I wanted to see just how she’d done it.
ERP software delivered at client site (on-premise and license being installed at client server and after go-live ERP application either maintained by client’s IT team or outsourced to ERP vendor. Deploying these ERP software in a company with several departments can cost hundreds of thousands (depends on currency) in upfront licensing cost, and also requires a team of IT consultants to customize and integrate it with the client’s other business applications and database.
Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) is a new and growing method in ERP software delivery and maintenance. SaaS is a software distribution model in which applications are hosted by an ERP service provider and made available to customers over the Internet. It is very similar to leasing a car rather than buying it.
Many people find themselves struggling with debt every year. Hundreds of people are bankrupted each day. Even as you read this article, someone is being made insolvent.
Understanding money no longer means understanding the currency itself, since actual physical money is now less than one tenth of all currency. ‘Money’ is now credit cards, travellers’ cheques, shares and electronic funds transfers, all of which require proficient knowledge of today’s complex financial world.
Debt is a scary place to be. Everyday our mailboxes are flooded with advertisements, catalogues, and “pre-approved” credit card offers hoping to deplete our savings and draw us deeper into debt. It can
be emotionally as well as financially threatening, putting a strain on families and relationships which in turn can potentially increase the chain of financial difficulties.