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Advantages and Disadvantages of an Entrepreneurial Business Structure

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What is a business structure? A business structure relates to how the business is organised with regards to who makes the decisions and instructs which part of the business. Often drawn as a diagram, it shows the relationship between decision maker(s) and different departments within the business. The entrepreneurial business structure In the entrepreneurial business structure, any decision that needs to be made is made centrally, either by one person or at head office, the results of which are then communicated to workers. This is the most ‘rigid’ of organisational structures, as workers have little to no say or input […]

New ‘The Mummy’ footage shows terrified Tom Cruise drowning in rats

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The operating word for The Mummy, Universal’s first in its multi-installment monster-movie franchise, seems to be “terrifying.” Plane crashing, swarmed by ravenous rats, falling down a deep hole, drowning, being chased by swimming zombies while drowning, being mummified and buried alive, stalked by big hairy spiders — it’s all there and more.  The studio showed an extended trailer for its June 9 release at Cinemacon on Wednesday, with Tom Cruise introducing via pre-recorded video — and even his word-emphasis was on “terrifying.” (To make sure we understood that scariness was the priority here, Uni showed a beautiful montage of its […]

Is It a Toy? Is It Art? Everyone Agrees It’s a Collectible

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Larger figures are produced in limited editions, making them highly valuable to collectors. Smaller toys are often sold in blind packaging, similar to trading cards, giving the buyers an extra thrill of mystery. That has led to a trend called unboxing, in which excited fans open an entire case all at once in the hope of getting a rare figure and posting the frenzy on YouTube. Video Inside the world of collectible toys NYT reporter Gregory Schmidt takes a tour of Midtown Comics in Times Square to look at collectible toys by Kidrobot and Funko. He talks with Brian Charles […]

10 Steps to Going Paperless

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Not only does generating a paperless workplace help businesses save money and spend less, but it also puts them on the road to being more environmentally-friendly. If you are thinking about exchanging the file cabinets bursting with mountains of documents for a paperless system, but are not sure where to start, take a look at the following 10 steps to going paperless. Going Paperless at Work Share Files Digitally Instead of relying on the printer to print off hordes of documents, share files with colleagues through digital methods, such as Google Docs. Furthermore, as this free service via Gmail continuously […]

Stunning art blog tells the stories of immigrant cab drivers from around the world

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Many of us slide into the back seat of taxis and quickly bury ourselves in our phones to avoid conversation.  But a new blog is encouraging you to call shotgun and start chatting — especially with drivers of immigrant backgrounds.  Riding Up Front, a new “nonprofit art gallery blog,” tells the stories of immigrant and refugee cab drivers from around the world now living in the U.S., hoping to challenge anti-immigrant rhetoric. The featured stories are submitted by immigrant passengers, recapping real conversations they’ve had with their drivers, and then illustrated by artists. The blog’s mission is to promote awareness […]

What is COPPA and How Does It Affect How You Promote Your Business?

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Small businesses beware: If you run a website, an online service or a mobile app that collects information from children under the age of 13, you could be liable for hefty fines if you don’t comply with the Children’s Online Protection Privacy Act (COPPA). What is COPPA? In a nutshell, COPPA forbids website operators from collecting any personal information from any child under the age of 13 without explicit parental permission. Personal information can include things as simple as names and addresses or even more complex identifiers such as geolocation identifiers, pictures or audio files, where such files contain the […]

How To Create a Highly Profitable Niche Market For Your Small Business

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Have you been in situations where you were wondering what to do to differentiate yourself from your competitors?You want to stand out from your competitors, but you don’t know how? To compete and win in the market place nowadays, you need to do something unique that nobody else is doing,and that uniqueness is to create a niche for your business. A niche is something that makes your business different from your competitors. Recently, I was having a chat with someone at a networking event, and I asked him, what makes him different from his competitors, and he said “our price”-meaning […]

4 Benefits of Innovation in Business

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As a business owner, you should always look for new ways to improve your business. You must find ways to solve problems, increase productivity, and edge out competitors. I’ve been in business for 30 years, so I can tell you competition and problems never go away. How do you find new ways to do things? You need creativity and innovation. Without those two things, you will be stuck doing things the same old way. And, you’ll end up copying your competitors so you can keep up with them, instead of creating original ideas that will help you grow beyond your […]

Blog: Two keys to more than a century of innovation at Xerox

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What would you do if it was your job to tediously copy by hand, for hours on end, day after day, intricate, confusing, detailed patent applications? Get a new job, right? That might be true for most of us, but it wasn’t true for Chester Carlson. Instead of looking for a better gig, Carlson invented a better way, namely, the process that led to the Xerox copier. I first wrote about Carlson and his amazing journey and invention in my book, The Big Idea. Frustrated by his day job, Carlson went home every night to his place in the Astoria […]

This girl did unspeakable damage to her hair (Paid Content by Dove)

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Hairstyling fashion changes almost as often as the clothes on the cat walks, and with so many varied options for achieving the latest ‘do we’re often tempted to go for something bold and new on a regular basis. Like the girl in the video, we find ourselves swapping and changing our style to stay fresh and current – a hairstyle can really complete any look, but at a price.  But we found that there’s a secret to keeping hair damage at bay, and you need to watch this to find out. We can all relate in some way because using […]

How I Pitched My Business and Raised $2.3 Million in VC Funding

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I grew up in a family where excellence was expected; my parents wanted us to be the best at whatever we wanted to be. If you were going to go to the trouble of learning to play the piano, why not be the best piano player you can? Since I came out already a bit of a perfectionist, it’s hard to say which way the causality flowed on following the family mantra. I mention that before I explain how I’ve been able to raise $2.3 million for the SaaS startup I founded because sometimes we see success coming out of […]

10 Facebook Groups You Can Rely on for Management Advice

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Finding good information for startups is hard to do; there is a lot of noise out there. To discover who our entrepreneurs listen to when trying to stay on top of trends and techniques, we asked 10 Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC) members this question: “What public-facing Facebook groups or pages do you rely on for management information and advice?” Best Facebook Groups for Entrepreneurs Here’s what YEC community members had to say: 1. Dreamers // Doers “Dreamers // Doers is a great resource for female entrepreneurs (or soon to be entrepreneurs!) who are looking for advice and, more importantly, help in making their […]

6 Essential Tips for Surviving the First Five Years in Business

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A new business venture is like a new marriage: it’s really exciting and fun; then it’s a lot of work and fun. Then it’s a lot of work and not so fun; and then it’s just a ton of work mired with headache after headache and you are learning way too many hard-earned lessons and wondering how you got here.  But if you can survive the first two to three years, you will likely make it for the long haul and reap the rewards, which are bountiful. Here are 5 Tips that make a difference: 1. Make a commitment. When […]

Smart Ways To Business Growth And Expansion

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Aim for growth and expansion is what most businesses do especially in a highly competitive business scene. If a business doesn’t work toward those two objectives, it’s basically setting itself up for an early demise for the goal of the competition is to disable the slow and weak. Business growth and expansion can be achieved through following time-tested success principles and these principles create focus for all the efforts aimed at growth, and at the same time, they uphold good standards for every activity executed toward the goal. If you’re preparing your enterprise for growth and expansion, it’s essential to […]

Want Customers to Stay Awhile? Offer Free WiFi

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If you’re looking for ways to make customers spend more time in your retail business, restaurant, or shop, here’s one to consider: offering free WiFi to customers. By providing a service that just about everyone needs, you’re building in value to your customers and giving them a reason to stay longer in your place of business. Not only that, but you could boost sales by up to 50%! Tips on Setting up Free WiFi for Customers Who Should Offer WiFi? Of course, not every type of business would benefit from offering free WiFi to customers. If you run a business […]

An early attempt to predict who’s guilty in ‘Broadchurch’ Season 3

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Warning: Contains spoilers for Broadchurch Season 3, Episode 5. We still have three episodes left to go in Broadchurch Season 3, and at the moment there are way more questions than there are answers. That doesn’t mean we can’t make wild predictions, though. In an attempt to fill the nightmarish void before Episode 6 airs, I decided to have a go at predicting who the guilty party, or parties, are this season. I remember trying to guess who the murderer was back in Season 1, and — despite getting the spelling of Olivia Colman’s name hopelessly wrong in my tweet […]

Getting Into the Bulk Fuel Delivery Business

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Whether you own your own gasoline business or if you own a fleet of trucks, having your own bulk fuel delivery company may be just what you need for the future success of your business. It will help you get your own fuel in large amounts at discount prices so that you can save money. There are several steps that you need to follow to get your new business up and running. The first step that you need to do is to write a plan for your business for your lending institution of choice. This forms the backbone for your […]

Google has more problems as YouTube ad boycott reaches another country

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It takes only minutes on YouTube to find ads from major brands next to hateful videos promoting extremism and racism.  Though the issue has been longstanding, a global brand boycott of the platform has been gathering steam. It’s now reached Australia, with Telstra and Foxtel swearing off YouTube. At least, for now. As first reported by Fairfax Media, the Australian arms of Vodafone and Nestlé have also joined the boycott. A spokesperson for the cable TV provider Foxtel said the company is “actively engaged with Google” to ensure its ads are not run next to offensive content, but it still […]

These new educational apps will help Syrian refugee kids learn and play

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Children play educational game  ‘Antura with Letters’ on a smartphone in Jordan.Image: Courtesy of Antura and the Letters By Matt Petronzio2017-03-28 20:32:02 UTC Two new apps won an international technology competition to help Syrian refugee children learn, play and cope with trauma. The mobile games Antura and the Letters and Feed the Monster received top honors for EduApp4Syria, which leverages the widespread availability of smartphones to develop free, educational alternatives for millions of Syrian children forced out of school due to conflict. The competition is a joint effort from the Norwegian government, the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (Norad) and […]

Mapping a Crazy Business Idea

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Idea and Imagination Mapping help Boost Your Business Success In days of old, inventors and innovators acted quickly on ideas that could form the foundation of something transformational for the world. Great thought leaders such as Henry Ford, Dale Carnegie and Mark Zuckerberg are three heros that come to mind. Their secret was in their courage to map out their crazy ideas even in the face of opposition. More people than ever are leaving traditional jobs by choice or involuntarily and moving into the realm of business ownership. Facing intense odds at success, those who are leaving the corporate scene […]

Trump plans office to bring business ideas to government

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Catherine Lucey, Associated Press Updated 1:39 pm, Monday, March 27, 2017 Photo: Pablo Martinez Monsivais, AP FILE – In this Monday, Jan. 23, 2017, file photo, White House Senior Adviser Jared Kushner, right, listens to President Donald Trump speak during a breakfast with business leaders in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington. Trump is set to announce a new White House office run by his son-in-law, Kushner, that will seek to overhaul government functions using ideas from the business sector. less FILE – In this Monday, Jan. 23, 2017, file photo, White House Senior Adviser Jared Kushner, right, […]

What we know about Elon Musk’s plan to go full super villain and play with your brain

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Elon Musk wants people to willingly implant electrodes in their brains so they might upload and download thoughts, and he’s building a company to make it happen.  This is Musk’s latest technological frontier. He’s working on an electric car revolution through Tesla and trying to send people to Mars with SpaceX. Through Neuralink, Musk plans to merge humans and machines through a technology called neural lace. Let’s take a look at what we know and don’t know about what Musk wants to do to the human brain.  What is neural lace? Neural lace is a super-thin mesh-like material that can […]

Going Into Consulting? Prepare for Scope Creep – Planning, Startups, Stories

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Are you new to consulting? Planning to start soon? Beware of scope creep. It’s a real problem in a lot of professional services. I ran into it in my years of consulting related to high-end planning and market research. Scope creep is what happens when you’ve done the consulting (or programming, design, engineering, etc.) you promised but your client wants more. I ran into it a lot during my consulting years, doing business plans for clients. Imagine my disappointment as I delivered a finished plan along with an invoice for my fees, only to be asked for more work. Suddenly, my money was […]

Trump’s climate order puts ‘China first’ in clean energy

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President Donald Trump is vowing to put “America First” — just not when it comes to the global clean energy race. The president on Tuesday signed a sweeping executive order that experts say could leave the United States lagging behind China and other nations as manufacturers and investors throw trillions of dollars into renewable energy projects. The order will start unraveling the Obama administration’s key efforts to address climate change. Flanked by coal miners and cabinet officials, Trump vowed to revamp fossil fuel production and erase “job-killing” restrictions on power plants and pipelines. “Together we are going to start a […]

7 Ideas to Improve Brand Loyalty Through Email Marketing

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Email marketing serves a number of purposes, integrating multiple separate marketing channels and funneling your audience into one place. However, most email marketers end up narrowing their focus to only one email marketing goal: click-throughs. It’s certainly important to optimize your emails for click-throughs, as more traffic to your site usually translates directly to more revenue. However, there’s another dimension of email marketing strategy that could lead to an even longer-term return on your investment: brand loyalty. This is how you can generate repeat business on a consistent basis. If you can facilitate greater brand loyalty through your content marketing campaign, […]

Local Marketing Efforts That Will Gain You Strong Foothold In Your Community

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If you are a small business looking for ways to trounce your biggest competitors in the industry, it would be a big idea to focus first on dominating the local market. The local strategy does not mean that you do not have big dreams for your business, but it is rather a plan to gain that strong foothold to the people closest to you before spreading your wings to the rest of the world. Businesses that have a strong presence and good reputation in their localities have better chances of easily penetrating other areas. A local marketing plan will therefore […]

These terrible photos might explain why Donald Trump rejected an offer to throw a first pitch

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Have you ever seen this photo before?Image: Cj Gunther/EPA/REX/Shutterstock By Sam Laird2017-03-28 20:39:20 UTC Womp womp.  Hours after a report Tuesday morning that President Donald Trump was “in talks” to throw out the first pitch at a Washington Nationals game on Major League Baseball‘s Opening Day, that dream was dashed.  Now we’re left with so many questions. Politico reported Tuesday morning that Trump was “in talks” to throw out the first pitch at Nationals Park on April 3. What exactly “in talks” meant was not clear (more on that in a minute). But by midday Tuesday, the White House cited […]

Here’s How To Address It

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By Natalie Burg Just because employees aren’t talking about mental illness on the job doesn’t mean it’s not an issue at your organization. According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, about 1 in 5 people in the United States experience mental illness in a given year. “It’s everywhere, in every level and every socioeconomic category. Mental illness doesn’t play favorites. It strikes every workplace,” said Nancy Spangler, president of the Kansas City-based workplace mental health consultancy Spangler Associates. Some of the most common mental disorders, such as stress disorders, depression and anxiety, are actually so common that they fly under the […]

A Rabbi Walks Into a Bar — and Enforces the Law

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Walking into Bell Wood Bar, dressed in a dark jacket and black skullcap, Rabbi Semelman greeted Eitan Ratpan, one of the owners, and went behind the counter. The bar looks like any you may find in a college town; the most popular menu item is a chicken wrap. Photo Rabbi Semelman pointing out a bottle that he suspects of being in violation of the bar’s kosher status. Credit Rina Castelnuovo for The New York Times The rabbi pulled a bottle of Mombasa Club Strawberry Edition gin off the shelf. “This is not O.K.,” he said. “It is infused.” Mr. Ratpan […]

‘Serial’ team’s new podcast is a murder mystery ripe for bingeing

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Remember that magical fall of 2014 when all everyone could talk about was Serial? The murder mystery podcast from This American Life happened to be serialized — a new episode every week — but their latest endeavor, S-Town just dropped in full. S-Town is about a lot of things, with a voice distinct from Serial and production quality of equal caliber. John, a This American Life listener, asks producer Brian Reed and the investigative team to come to his “pathetic little Baptist shit town” and explore a murder and a sexual assault allegation. All eight episodes dropped Tuesday morning, so […]

20 Fundraising Ideas For Non-Profit Organizations

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Nonprofit organizations are always looking for ways in which to raise money to support their respective operation. The following list provides some traditional methods for generating revenue but it also includes some ideas you may not have previously thought about or considered. Assess which methods might work best for your organization, then develop and implement your fundraising plan. 1. Applying for foundation and government grants, based on your mission statement and the areas they fund. 2. Negotiating contracts with governmental entities and/or the private sector to provide specific services. 3. Selling advertisement space in your newsletter. Consider offering different levels […]

Your next Netflix obsession ’13 Reasons Why’ is full of love, revenge and death

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Maybe it’s life after 2016, or maybe it was life all along, but death seems to be everywhere. It broke us on TV last year and was the subject of everything from dark comedies to Oscar winners to cinematic train wrecks.  The latest examination of the uniquely fraught pain of loss is Netflix’s 13 Reasons Why. The series tells the story of Hannah Baker’s life — more specifically, why she ended her life. She’s left behind a series of audiotapes detailing the 13 reasons, all of which are people. Each episode peels back the layers of mystery surrounding Hannah — […]

Trending best business ideas for 2017 – St George News

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Business ideas | Image by ipopba / iStock / Getty Images Plus, St. George News FEATURE — The best business ideas are innovative and creative, but to be successful, you also need to choose a concept that is in demand. While this article won’t replace your own research, it is a good primer on the type of businesses that are likely to be trending upward for the foreseeable future. Senior care services As people live longer, the number of elderly and retired people will continue to grow. Two business ideas that take advantage of our country’s changing demographics are home care […]

A look at life-sustaining planets beyond Earth (Paid content by EA Mass Effect Andromeda)

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For as long as man has looked up at the heavens, he’s pondered one question: Are we alone in the universe? While the answer remains unclear, there’s a tonne of research being conducted to determine just what life-sustaining planets beyond Earth might exist — and what they might look like. There’s no shortage of imaginative renderings and fiction about what such worlds may entail, as well. Countless movies and works of literature envision fantastical worlds full of complex life forms and spacecraft that travel at physics-defying speeds. In EA Games’ latest installment of the Mass Effect series, Mass Effect: Andromeda, […]

Far From Silicon Valley, Emerging Tech Hub Pulls Workers To Northern Louisiana

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Finding the right tech talent is hard no matter where you are. Finding it along Interstate 20 in northern Louisiana has been particularly challenging. Historically there have been few prominent employers to attract and anchor a consistent workforce along this mostly rural stretch that runs west through the small cities of Monroe, Ruston and Shreveport — and many hills in between. But state agencies and leaders in private industry are working together to turn what locals call the I-20 corridor into a prominent, self-sustaining tech ecosystem for capable professionals and internationally relevant innovation. One of the first major public-private collaborations […]

7 Women Business and Leadership Role Models From the Bible to Inspire Christian Women in Business

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Christian women today have many women mentors and role models from Bible days on which to base their business and leadership ventures. The qualities and characteristics of these women from long ago provide patterns for running successful enterprises as well as for being involved in government, legal matters, community organizing and even military operations. Most of these women were married and some functioned from their homes. The activities of these women are often not discussed, leaving some of the best means of motivation and encouragement for contemporary women unknown. This article presents a brief background along with the qualities and […]

Demand Validation: How to Find Out If Customers Want to Buy Your Product

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Before you start your business, it’s essential that you make sure that customers are interested in buying your product. Taking this one step will save you weeks (or possibly even months) of lost time, and potentially save you thousands of dollars. In this article, I’ll show you how you can make sure your customers are interested in your product before you spend any time building your business. The wrong way Several years ago, my team and I worked hard building a new product. We were certain that our current customers would want it and we toiled for close to a […]

Good News for Franchises? Joint Employment Regs Appear Doomed

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Labor Secretary designee Alexander Acosta’s views on a controversial Obama-era joint employer regulation that business leaders have accused of stunting job creation came to light during his confirmation hearing recently. His use of the term “untraditional” is being seen by some small business/franchise advocates as the first shot fired across the bow at the expansion of the joint employer standard that has been the subject of extensive debate in the House and Senate. Groups like the International Franchise Association (IFA) have long argued the expansion allows for a potentially unlimited liability standard that’s widely applied by labor unions and class […]

Indian Twitter is standing by Nigerian students facing racial violence

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Image: Association of African Students in India / FACEBOOK PAGE By Sohini Mitter2017-03-28 12:15:17 UTC Indians on social media have come out in support of Nigerian students who faced racial attacks in a Greater Noida shopping mall on Monday.  They have called out the inherent racism in the country and expressed shock and disappointment at the brutality meted out to these students who have been accused of cannibalism after a local student’s death last week.  Meanwhile, the Association of African Students in India has, in a Facebook post, advised Nigerian students “to remain indoor and abstain from lectures” until their […]

How to Deal With High Turnover at Your Store

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Turnover is part of life in retailing. After all, this industry tends to attract young employees, part-time workers and others who may see retail as a stepping stone rather than a career path. Still, when turnover is higher than usual, it can leave you struggling. If your store is suffering high turnover, here are some steps you should take to reduce employee turnover. How to Reduce Employee Turnover Conduct Exit Interviews When employees quit, find out why they’re leaving. If they’re honest, you’ll learn whether employees are quitting for reasons that have nothing to do with management, such as moving or […]

Ikea wants to put your whole house online. But for goodness’ sake why?

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If a botnet comprised of Ikea smart home devices ever knocks out the internet, at least you’ll know it’s been done with Swedish efficiency. On Tuesday, the homewares company announced it would be continuing the trend of connecting inanimate objects to the internet as part of its Ikea Home Smart project.  But must we? Humans don’t have the best track record in this area. Just this week, The Register reported that even an internet-enabled commercial dishwasher had a potential security bug. Admittedly, these are some good looking objects to have around the home. The Smart Lighting package consists of bulbs […]

Importance of Interpersonal Communication in a Family Business

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Definitely developing interpersonal communication skills is vitally important in today’s world and specially in a family business. Even though you are an individual contributor, you still need to communicate effectively with your colleague members and family members too. Almost all kinds of work require communicating with people in order to be successful at their job. Actually when we communicate in a family business we swap ideas, we swap symbols that stand for ideas. Words are symbols that do not have inherent meaning, we simply use them in certain ways to convey an idea or give it a meaning, and no […]

7 Tips for Telling Content Unicorns from Content Donkeys

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Most of your content is DOA: Dead on Arrival (or maybe Donkey on Arrival). Individuals, businesses, and brands are producing a ridiculously enormous amount of content every minute. That means your content is getting lost in the noise. But wait. Every marketing expert ever agrees that the secret to content marketing success is creating quality content. And you’re creating quality content, right? So … why is most of your content still failing? Simple: Your definition of “quality content” is completely wrong. Most marketers have bought into some fantasy that it’s about attributes rather than statistics. They evaluate content “quality” based […]

RunTheCEO: the 10k run where budding entrepreneurs can pitch their business ideas to CEOs

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Who runs the world? CEOs, and they move at a furious pace. Even if you have a foolproof idea for a business pitch, it’s hard to get 10 minutes with the backer you need to make your start-up dreams a reality. Time is money, and both are in short supply when you’re stuck at square one.  That’s where RunTheCEO comes in. The brainchild of Mancunians Alexander Howarth, 23, and Olivia Marks, 22, a West Hampstead couple who have been dating (and running) for five years, its model is simple: take a CEO on a 10km run through Hyde Park, where a […]

Truecaller gets payment support and Duo integration as it trickles to feature phones

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For Truecaller, an app that offers real-time caller ID and spam protection, the past two years have been nothing short of a rollercoaster ride.  On one hand, the eight-year-old service continues to grow strongly in developing markets, and has also chalked out plans to attract people globally. On the other hand, several features that made Truecaller so popular are now shipping out of the box with iPhone and Android smartphones.  So what does the Swedish company doing to survive in the market? Partnerships, mostly, it said today at an event in New Delhi.  On Tuesday, Truecaller announced it has inked […]

Lorde impersonator fools partygoers into thinking she’s the real thing

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The Lorde impersonator must’ve been that good.Image: Mike Coppola/Getty Images for People.com By Johnny Lieu2017-03-28 05:39:43 UTC Lorde is from New Zealand, so the prospect of the singer dropping into a local party for an impromptu performance is unlikely, but not impossible. Some attendees at the weekly “No Lights, No Lycra” party, which takes place at Auckland’s Grey Lynn Library, were convinced she was there performing Monday night.  After all, the event had promoted a very special guest: “This week we have a bit of a surprise and you will NOT want to miss it,” read the event’s description on […]

50 Marketing and Sales Promotional Plans – Next Set of 15

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Hi, we are back again with more promotional plans. Our ’50 Promotional Plans’ have been compiled to help retail businesses reach out to their target market more effectively. Since there are so many creative promotional models out already, retailers can use the best fit to get the maximum visibility, better cost-effectiveness, improve branding and achieve greater sales. We had previously discussed promotional ideas such as Happy hours, Free trials, Customer care, Complimentary products, Group discounts, Cross promotion, Motivational offers, Fun offers, Group offers, Free service, Spares with product, Selling attractive packages, Freebies, Free shipping, Referral schemes and Block renewals. These […]

Iron Man isn’t happy in sneak peek of ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ trailer

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SPOILER ALERT: The following post contains spoilers for the second full Spider-Man: Homecoming trailer. Yes, I just warned against spoilers for a trailer. It’s like that now. Peter Parker is just trying to hold it all together. “It all” being the Staten Island Ferry, which is breaking in two parts — split lenghtwise — in the new trailer for Spider-Man: Homecoming. It’s the money shot: Spidey is using his webs to literally stitch together a giant boat full of passengers. And he’s got some help arriving on the big ferry’s flank. That’d be Iron Man, who is spending most of […]

This fake news simulator is the depressing video game America deserves

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It’s something that’s come to be reviled, the very thing that may have cost America a presidential election — fake news. And the horrible phenomenon that’s been called out by everyone from former President Barack Obama to Apple CEO Tim Cook now has a video game all about it. Yes, you can actually climb inside the minds of real-life humans who distribute lies for money. Fake It to Make It describes itself as “a social impact game about fake news.” By that definition, it’s less a celebration of fake news and more a socially conscious dissection of it. Well, that’s […]

How To Start A Business From Scratch

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If I were to start a business from scratch today, the first place I would start is not with what form my business should take. Everything in business should flow from one place: the customer. What the customer wants, how much he or she is willing to pay, how we will solve the customer’s problem, and so forth. If we start an S corporation or an LLC can be thought about and done later on. Businesses Fail The main reason we start at the customer and solve his or her problem is because we need the foundation of a product […]