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Good tracking, but lacks actionable insights

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Fitness trackers have historically been kind of, well, ugly. That changed last year with the Fitbit Alta, a sleek device that compromised a bit on fitness functionality. The company’s back with an upgrade, the Alta HR, which aims to give fashion-savvy workout warriors an appealing device with better features. It contains a version of Fitbit’s PurePulse heart rate monitor technology, previously found in the bulkier Charge 2 band and Blaze smartwatch.  The Alta HR mostly accomplishes its goals, but it leaves a bit to be desired when it comes to down and dirty fitness tracking. The heart rate monitoring is […]

Uber wants to hire a head of brand strategy to ‘clarify the narrative’ of Uber

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Image: justin sullivan/getty images  By Kerry Flynn2017-03-27 22:36:20 UTC Looks like Uber needs some help.  Business Insider‘s Biz Carson uncovered Monday a new job opening at Uber, the ride-hailing company currently under intense public scrutiny in the wake of a series of ongoing public relations and human resources scandals. So what’s the latest hire? If you guessed “Chief Public Perception Janitor,” well, close enough: The company’s now looking for a head of brand strategy, which, presumably involves doing anything and everything differently than what they’re doing right now.   “This person will spearhead company-wide efforts to study, shape, and measure […]

Here’s How to Build a Wildly Engaged Following

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Why is it so hard to get people interested in what you’re doing? Seriously. So many other companies and bloggers make it look so easy. But it’s not. Even for them. Building an engaged following takes much time and effort. You have to make sure you’re giving a distinct value that others are not giving. The tips given in this post will help you build a strong following who is excited about your brand. How to Get Blog Followers Who Are Truly Engaged Give Them the Content They Want You’ve probably heard it a million times. Content is king. There’s […]

3 Huge Reasons Why Your Small Business Should Be On Snapchat

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Most small business owners and start-up entrepreneurs are well-aware of the power of social media, and upon getting started will rely heavily upon social media to build awareness of their business and their brand. Among the obvious choices we have when starting out are the following: Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.  And the conventional wisdom is that small businesses should be on all three of these platforms. I agree. However, I submit that there is a fourth social media platform that is a must for anyone getting started with their business, and that platform is Snapchat. Yes, I said it. Snapchat. […]

How to Start a Diaper Cake Business – And Make Money Doing It

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The great thing about starting a diaper cake business is the fact that you will always have customers and low cost word of mouth is your best advertising medium. There are, on average, 10,657 babies born each day in the United States. That’s nearly four million births annually and if anything, those numbers will continue to increase each year. Diapers and formula are the two largest material expenses when raising a child for the first three years of that child’s life. A mother will go through more than 3,500 diapers a year at a cost of nearly $2000 by the […]

‘Town Hall’ is here, but don’t expect to start DMing with Trump

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Mark Zuckerberg has gotten better at recognizing the political impact of Facebook. But the platform’s new “Townhall Feature” has a bit of a slow start.Image: Eric Risberg/AP/REX/Shutterstock By Marissa Wenzke2017-03-27 21:13:26 UTC Thanks to a pretty cool new feature on Facebook, you can now send direct messages to your elected representatives. Just go to your “Settings” tab and enter your address to see a list of your reps and policymakers at the highest levels—including the vice president and president. And start chatting away. But even though we’re sure you’ve got plenty of things to message Donald Trump about, you’re going […]

5 Ways To Stay Active At Your Desk

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If you’ve been on the internet at all in the past few years, I’m sure you’ve been informed that your 9-5 desk job is killing you. While it’s true that the hours spent behind a desk are bad for you, there are a myriad of ways to help counteract the negative effects. Below you’ll find a few good ideas to help keep you moving during office hours: 1. A New Seat When you’re spending a good portion of your day at your desk, it makes sense that you’d want to splurge a bit when it comes to the thing you’re […]

This new breastfeeding help chatbot frustrates more than it informs

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Nursing a baby at 3 a.m. – especially when it’s not going well – can lead you down a Google rabbit hole. When all you want is for your baby to stop crying so you can both get back to sleep, getting hold of reliable and relevant information as soon as possible is vital. In an effort to help new out new nursing parents at exactly this dark hour, Public Health England (PHE) has launched an interactive Facebook Messenger chatbot to encourage longer breastfeeding relationships.  In a blog post the chatbot, PHE chief executive Duncan Selbie said the UK has […]

Trump to unveil team that will use business ideas to overhaul government

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President Trump plans to unveil a new White House office Monday with sweeping authority to overhaul the federal bureaucracy and fulfill key campaign promises — such as reforming care for veterans and fighting opioid addiction — by harvesting ideas from the business world and, potentially, privatizing some government functions. The White House Office of American Innovation, to be led by Jared Kushner, the president’s son-in-law and senior advisor, will operate as its own nimble power center within the West Wing and will report directly to Trump. Viewed internally as a SWAT team of strategic consultants, the office will be staffed […]

20 Home Improvement Franchise Opportunities

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Home improvement projects are on the rise, as more and more homeowners give their properties a facelift to reap higher levels of equity. According to a new report from Harvard’s Joint Center for Housing, ‘nesting is investing’ – the phrase coined for home improvement and repair expenditure – is set to reach $321 billion in the United States in 2017. With the demand for making improvements to the home on the rise, property improvement businesses are gaining momentum. If you want to put your DIY, management, and business skills on the pedestal they deserve, why not sell your wares in […]

‘Your leggings are welcome.’ Delta: ‘Duh’

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The United Airlines terminal is viewed at Newark Liberty Airport .Image: Spencer Platt/Getty Images By Nicole Gallucci2017-03-27 10:13:35 -0700 United Airlines has released an official statement addressing its recent dress code ban, while Delta, sassy rival airline, is busy trolling. On Sunday morning, activist Shannon Watts drew attention to the airline’s controversial dress code policy on Twitter,  explaining that two girls wearing leggings were told by a United Airlines gate agent that they would not be able to board their flight to Minneapolis unless they changed clothes. Naturally, Twitter users lost all chill and Delta used the opportunity to its […]

How to Choose Hot Dog Cart Names

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The name of your hot dog stand is an important statement that you make to the public about your products and service. It is important to send the right message so you must have an appropriate name. A great choice of name could really have an impact on attracting customers to your stand while a bad choice could drive them away to the competition. In this article we look at some ideas for choosing hot dog cart names and we discuss why having a great one can be a factor that will contribute to your level of success. The Importance […]

More Than Obamacare Repeal, Small Businesses Want Congress to Rein In Costs

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“We thought, ‘Thank God,’” Ms. Swenson said of the Affordable Care Act’s continuation. “We’re not young. The car is starting to break down a bit. If we lost this policy, we might not be able to get another.” Continue reading the main story As a bloc, small-business owners have been among the health care law’s most vocal opponents. The most powerful trade group for small businesses, the National Federation of Independent Business, is a fierce critic of the law and challenged its constitutionality before the Supreme Court. Some 60 percent of small-business owners want the law repealed, according to two […]

Facebook Now Allows Live Video Broadcasts from Your Laptop or Desktop

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Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) is taking live streaming to another level as it recently announced that users can now, in addition to smartphones and mobile devices, broadcast live video directly from their laptop or desktop computers. Facebook Live from Computer and Laptop Devices “While it’s been possible for people to go live to Facebook from mobile devices since last year, desktop or laptop computers provide a stable camera setup that can be beneficial to many types of Facebook Live broadcasts — from Q&As to vlogs to tutorials to any broadcast from someone who isn’t on the move,” the company said in an […]

The secret weapon that will make your next computer super fast

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If you’ve ever waited for a webpage to load, took a lap around the office while your computer rendered 4K video or watched in dismay as your favorite video game stuttered to life, you know that computers are struggling to keep up with all the data. Intel isn’t down with that. On Monday, the chip maker announced the ship date for Optane, a memory module that can change the data game. It takes the speed and fluidity of RAM and combines it with the storage capabilities of Flash memory. “Storage needs dramatically increased over the last several years,” said Intel […]

Lightspeed Makes Point of Sale and eCommerce Tools for Small Business

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Montreal-based Lightspeed makes point of sale and eCommerce tols for small businesses. The cloud-based point of sale software for independent retailers and restaurants was founded by CEO Dax Dasilva in 2005 as a four employee startup that has grown to having nearly 600 names on the payroll with seven offices scattered around the globe. Along with POS solutions for retail stores and restaurants and eCommerce products that include tools for product and inventory management, Lightspeed also offers Omnichannel, a single umbrella solution to integrate online and in store channels under one centralized management system. Currently, the company has 40,000 customers. Lightspeed […]

Your internet service provider shouldn’t be allowed to spy on you, but they can (and will)

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Image: Shutterstock / nuvolanevicata By Dane Jasper2017-03-27 12:39:27 UTC Dane Jasper is cofounder and CEO of Sonic, the largest independent internet service provider in Northern California.  Last week Senate Republicans voted to abolish vital internet privacy rules created by the Federal Communications Commission. Lobbyists for big telecom companies want these rules abolished, but Sonic disagrees, and we urge the House of Representatives to reconsider this attack on Americans’ privacy. Consumers deserve their privacy when they use the Internet. Internet access is an essential part our lives today. The vibrant and dynamic ecosystem of amazing applications, tools, people and content has […]

How to Balance Cash Flow in a Seasonal Business

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When you’re considering the importance of cash flow, it’s necessary to look at cash flow for a seasonal business. Seasonal businesses are very common, especially in locales where travel and tourism are important industries, where the weather has an impact on outdoor business operations, and where retail sales slow during the winter months. Think the buying habits surrounding toys around the holidays, swim suits, skis, and fireworks, among others—these seasonal businesses have special challenges with cash flow and deal with stocking up for the big season and lasting through the thin seasons. Techniques for managing cash flow in a seasonal […]

Business Financing Strategies – Proof of Product

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For individuals that aspire to start a business or even for those that are in the early stages of business operations, one of the key components for attracting investors or obtaining traditional credit via a bank loan is offering a product and / or service with sustainable demand. Warren Buffet talks much about one of his priority criterion for business investment is the sustainable demand derived from a company’s “competitive advantage. How does this translate in a practical way to start-up and early stage businesses? It is a well-known fact that the engine of the US economy is small business. […]

What is the Telegram Messenger App and How Can You Use It for Your Business?

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Telegram is much more than your average messaging service. The cloud-based app takes instant messaging and private communications to the next level. Telegram’s growth to more than 100 million monthly active users is fueled by its ease of set-up, intuitive interface, rich feature set and security. Small businesses can use the Telegram platform to manage their communications, but also leverage its audience as a new frontier in marketing. What Exactly is the Telegram Messenger App? Imagine the ease of text messaging and the power of email. Now add the ability to access it anywhere, on any device, sending any file type, […]

Young entrepreneurs prepare to present business ideas | News, Sports, Jobs

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Members of the Young Entrepreneurs Academy’s first class are gearing up to present their business ideas to the local business community. The 22 class members — some who have partnered — will present their plans to an investor panel beginning at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Devorris Downtown Conference Center. “There will be 16 presentations. Each student has five minutes to present, and then the investors have the chance to ask several questions. At the conclusion of the presentations, the investor panel will deliberate to decide on funding allotments and ultimately determine Blair County’s top YEA! business,” said Jim Kilmartin, […]

Hong Kong elects its first female leader and makes her the butt of a rude joke

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Hong Kong has its first female chief executive. But Carrie Lam — a former civil servant who held the city’s No. 2 position as Chief Secretary for Administration — comes to power over a divided city that is increasingly resistant to Beijing, which she is loyal to. On Sunday, Lam was elected in by a committee selected from the city’s business and political establishment, not the people. Opinion polls showed she won only 29.1 percent public approval compared with fellow candidate John Tsang, a former financial secretary who won 55.6 percent. So when she won, people quickly jumped on her […]

Why You Should Always Talk to Strangers as an Entrepreneur

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When I was a kid, my parents told me “you should never talk to strangers.” While this was a common refrain among parents worried about the safety of their kids, it is a very bad life philosophy to learn, particularly if you want to become an entrepreneur or investor in start-ups. Networking and being able to talk to people you don’t know is one of the most valuable skills you can have in the world of entrepreneurship. Social psychologists and sociologists have demonstrated repeatedly the power of networking and social interaction in a variety of settings from selling products to […]

‘The Walking Dead’ is going to war in the Season 7 finale

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This recap contains spoilers for The Walking Dead Season 7, episode 15, titled “Something They Need.”  Season 7 of The Walking Dead has been a lot of hurry up and wait: First, we were waiting for Rick to hurry up and grow a pair so he could take the fight back to Negan, while we spent eight depressing episodes watching our heroes being emotionally and physically tortured by a handsome schoolyard bully with a penchant for monologuing.  Now that Rick has grown said pair and decided to “rise up,” as the show’s posters proudly proclaim, we’re waiting for the gang […]

70 Percent of U.S. Workplaces Affected by Opioid Painkiller Abuse

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A disturbing majority of businesses in the U.S. are being negatively impacted by prescription painkiller abuse and addiction among employees. Opioid Addiction Statistics A survey recently released by the National Safety Council reveals more than 70 percent of workplaces are feeling the negative effects of opioid abuse. Nearly 40 percent of employers said employees are missing work due to painkiller abuse, with roughly the same percent reporting employees abusing the drugs on the job. Despite the prevalence of addiction in offices across the country, employers are doing little to mitigate risk. Record pill abuse in workplaces is coming at a […]

Why Online Presence Matters for Businesses

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Making it big in business can be extra challenging most especially in this digital age. The irony with all the existing marketing and promotion strategies is that it has also made the competition much stiffer and difficult. Well, big businesses have it much easier because they have enough working capital to spend on print and broadcast advertising. They can also launch massive promotion campaigns among their target audience by conducting events. On the other hand, for small businesses, their resources are quite limited. They can do flyers, brochures, calling cards, among others. However, they would find it disadvantageous to engage […]

Not Just Nice Stories: Using Tech to Turn your Brand Stories into Powerful Sales Triggers

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With a solid content marketer on your team you can guarantee that great copy is written, fantastic content is shared, and your brand story is honed to perfection. But is it delivering sales? Marketing can’t just be about the best stories and highest quality writing. It has become a tech-driven discipline and even if you’re consistently producing exceptional quality content, if it’s not being seen and not delivered in a strategic, effective way, it won’t deliver results. Underpinning the success of marketing your brand and marketing technology, is the need to coordinate and integrate with IT. 78% of US marketers […]

India blocks ‘The Danish Girl’ from airing on TV

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Image: THE DANISH GIRL / OFFICIAL TWITTER PAGE By Sohini Mitter2017-03-27 07:58:40 UTC India’s film censorship board has barred Sony Pictures’ channel from telecasting Oscar-recognized film, The Danish Girl.  The movie was slated to air on Sunday. However, the film authority objected to its supposedly “sensitive storyline” and dubbed it “unsuitable” for audiences below 18. In The Danish Girl, Eddie Redmayne plays the main character grappling with his gender identity, and is based on historical events of the world’s first sex reassignment surgery. The broadcaster tweeted: “We regret to inform you that Sony Le Plex HD is unable to telecast […]

Val Kilmer can’t stop tweeting about Cate Blanchett and it’s unsettling

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Val Kilmer isn’t one to forget crushes, even if it’s verging on the creepy. In 2006, Kilmer told Elle that Australian actress Cate Blanchett — who he worked alongside on The Missing three years earlier — was a famous woman he’d most like to have on speed dial.  Kilmer didn’t tell her of his feelings on the set of the film, but just gathered she knew of his uh, thirst. He said at the time: “I think she probably got a sense of it when I not only forgot my dialogue in the scene, I forgot that I was acting, […]

Online Home Business Entrepreneur – Bucking Up

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One of the most detrimental ‘habits’ or ‘traits’ for anyone doing anything is a sense of entitlement. Nobody owes you anything other than what they have literally agreed to. It is particularly harmful to people who are learning to start their own business if they believe someone else is responsible for their success or failure. Being new, being computer illiterate, etc are not valid excuses where we are entitled to someone else doing our work (unless they have agreed specifically to do so or we are paying them). If we don’t know something then we need to learn it. ‘Information […]

EPA chief calls historic climate treaty a ‘bad deal’ because this is our life now

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The Trump administration has made no secret of its plans to dismantle the climate policies of former President Barack Obama. But what Trump officials bring in fervor, they sometimes lack in understanding. Scott Pruitt, head of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), railed against the Paris Climate Agreement in an interview with ABC News on Sunday. He called the landmark climate change accord a “bad deal” that unfairly penalizes the United States, while giving a free pass to other major polluting countries. “What was wrong with Paris was … that China and India, the largest producers of [carbon dioxide] internationally, got […]

The Changing Nature Of Work And How Smart Companies Are Adapting

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Last year my mom and dad retired after 39 and 41 years of teaching. My mom taught high school health and physical education for all 39 while my dad taught 5th grade for all 41, both at the same school corporation…the entire time. To go a step further, my dad never changed physical classrooms once over the course of his career. He drove the same route to work every morning, taught in the same classroom and worked the same hours until he dusted off the chalk board for the last time in June 2016. I, on the other hand, have […]

Sexy small-business startup ideas

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Sexy small-business startup ideas Subscribe today for full access on your desktop, tablet, and mobile device. Subscribe Now Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about Sexy small-business startup ideas You might want to look to the bedroom for your small-business idea. Because, and I know this might shock you, sex sells. Post to Facebook Try Another Audio CAPTCHA Image CAPTCHA Help {# #} CancelSend Sent! A link has been sent to your friend’s email address. Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. Rhonda Abrams, @RhondaAbrams 12:03 a.m. ET March […]

WWII’ rumor is more legit than you realize

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It’s time to shoot Nazis again, apparently. The annual Call of Duty hasn’t been announced yet, but a set of allegedly leaked photos suggests the new game will return to an old setting: the second World War. The same military conflict that was at the center of the first three Call of Duty games, as well as 2008’s World at War. The mystery begins with a series of posts shared across multiple subreddits — including WWII, CallOfDuty, and CoDCompetitive — all linking back to an Imgur page. The images shared there appear to be either photos or mock-ups of a […]

Trump taps Kushner to lead a SWAT team to fix government with business ideas

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President Trump plans to unveil a new White House office on Monday with sweeping authority to overhaul the federal bureaucracy and fulfill key campaign promises — such as reforming care for veterans and fighting opioid addiction — by harvesting ideas from the business world and, potentially, privatizing some government functions. The White House Office of American Innovation, to be led by Jared Kushner, the president’s son-in-law and senior adviser, will operate as its own nimble power center within the West Wing and will report directly to Trump. Viewed internally as a SWAT team of strategic consultants, the office will be […]

Trump taps Kushner to lead overhaul of government using business ideas

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President Donald Trump plans to unveil a new White House office on Monday with sweeping authority to overhaul the federal bureaucracy and fulfill key campaign promises – such as reforming care for veterans and fighting opioid addiction – by harvesting ideas from the business world and, potentially, privatizing some government functions. The White House Office of American Innovation, to be led by Jared Kushner, the president’s son-in-law and senior adviser, will operate as its own nimble power center within the West Wing and will report directly to Trump. Viewed internally as a SWAT team of strategic consultants, the office will […]

Setting Up a Standard Home Office Will Give Your Home Based Business a Better Chance of Success

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INTRODUCTION It has become a fad these days for people to set up one form of business or the other at home. Part of the reason is the relatively low startup and running costs of such Home Based Businesses. One of the ways to ensure success of your Home Based Business is to establish a standard home office. In this article, we’re going to discuss the type of fixtures, furniture and equipment that should be acquired and the beneficial effects they have on the success of the business. What is a Home Office? It’s a specific place in your home […]

UK targets WhatsApp and encrypted messaging after London attack

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The UK government wants there to be “no place for terrorists to hide,” and that includes on encrypted messaging services. The company first on its agenda? WhatsApp. Speaking on the BBC’s Andrew Marr Show on Sunday, Home Secretary Amber Rudd called for companies that provide secure communication apps to work with law enforcement. “We need to make sure that organisations like WhatsApp, and there are plenty of others like that, don’t provide a secret place for terrorists to communicate with each other,” she said.  “It used to be that people would steam open envelopes or listen in on phones when […]

Meet the woman behind ‘Feud’s’ most fascinating character

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You’d have to possess a pretty colorful character, not to mention some serious acting chops, to steal scenes away from Jessica Lange while she’s channeling screen diva Joan Crawford. Fortunately, Jackie Hoffman has both. From the moment she makes her first appearance in Feud: Bette and Joan, you can’t take your eyes off Hoffman’s tightly-wound but infinitely patient Mamacita — Crawford’s sternly Teutonic live-in housekeeper, valet, mother confessor and all around Gal Friday, who is never far from the movie star’s side and always faithfully and fiercely on her side, even when Crawford believes no one else is. Mamacita is, […]

Now that SXSW is over, here was, for sure, my favorite part

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SXSW is 10 days of fun. Many of colleagues (I see you Brett Williams) teased me (on Slack) for having a “great time with all the work down there.” But, hey, it’s actually work. Attending panel after panel, speaking on your own panels, BBQ after BBQ, happy hour after happy hour isn’t easy — no matter how fun it looks from everyone’s Snapchat (or Instagram, Messenger, WhatsApp, Facebook) Stories.  When I came back, and even during the whole ordeal, I found my favorite part to be the 45 minutes that I spent away from all the hullabaloo. It was the […]

Utah youth entrepreneur students get chance to present ideas to

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SANDY, Utah (ABC4 News) Several Utah students are getting a chance to present their own business ideas and during the annual Investor Panel Shark Tank Event being held at Living Planet Aquarium in Sandy.  The students are all part of the Sandy Area Chamber of Commerce Young Entrepreneurs Academy. Two of those students sat down with ABC4’s Glen Mills to talk about the upcoming events.  Madelyn Clawson, 16, a junior at Brighton High School and Willow Sutton, 11, who is home-schooled within the Granite School District, are participants with the Academy.  Madelyn has been a member of the Academy for five months and […]

How to Start a Medical Marijuana Business in California

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Medical Marijuana Stores or Medical Cannabis Dispensaries are nothing new in California. They have been around since the law was passed in 1996 making medical marijuana legal in California. Before 2016, you could open a medical marijuana dispensary in California by complying with local city and/or County requirements. But now we have two new licensing laws that regulate the marijuana business in California. First, we have the Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act which was enacted September 11, 2015. This new law creates a new regulatory scheme that regulates all aspects of medical marijuana production and sale. That law went […]

‘Beauty’ still a box office beast as ‘Power Rangers’ opens at #2

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Another weekend, another pile of money for Disney. Beauty and the Beast finishes its second weekend at the domestic box office with an estimated $88.3 million. It’s another #1 weekend for the live-action remake of Disney’s animated classic from 1991. No one expected Beauty to come close to its debut, which clocked in at a record-setting $174.8 million. But don’t read too deeply into the seemingly large 49 percent audience decline from the first weekend to the second. This is actually at the lower end of average for most Hollywood blockbusters. The story was largely the same overseas. Estimates point […]

Tips for Finding the Right Balance Among Managing, Doing and Leading

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iStock I often attend four-hour meetings, and the world doesn’t blow up. Why can’t I turn off my email for that same amount of time? Sarah Schott is vice president and chief compliance officer at Northwestern Mutual. One of the biggest challenges managers face is making the best use of time. There never seems to be enough time to check everything off the to-do list. So on any given day, what should be tackled first? Supporting the work of your team? Getting your own work done? And will you ever find the time to take a step back from the […]

These scientists turned spinach leaves into beating heart tissue

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The heart-healthiest food ever?Image: david paul morris/Getty Images By Maria Gallucci2017-03-26 16:07:46 UTC Popeye was fond of cramming cans of spinach to beef up his cartoon biceps. Now scientists say the leafy green really could help build a real-world muscle, only this time, it’s the human heart. A team of U.S. researchers found a way to use the veins of the spinach leaf to build a miniature version of a beating heart muscle. Their discoveries offer a potential solution a major challenge confronting biomedical engineers: how to repair and regenerate damaged organs and tissues.  If proven to work, scientists could […]

6 Super Cool Chiropractic Marketing Ideas to Increase Patient Appointments This Summer

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Good ole summertime is here and so begins the summer slump (no pun intended) for chiropractic practices. Several times throughout the year chiropractors face the challenge of keeping patient flow consistent, but it’s a fact, patient appointments always seem to decline a little more during summer season. Reasons vary; but the biggest reason is people just get busy and their routines have changed. When the normal school routine has ceased for the summer months, another routine starts up and what happens is the trip to the chiropractor gets left out of the summer routine. I guess it’s easy to do. […]

Social Jukebox Provides Alternative to Hootsuite, Edgar

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If you’re looking for a way to manage your social media accounts, you may want to give Social Jukebox a try. What is Social Jukebox? Social Jukebox is an automated social media management tool that allows you to load content into a “jukebox” and schedule how often you want your social media posts to go out. This system is completely automatic. The tool allows you to easily link with your LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter accounts. How does it Work? It’s pretty easy really. You just need to choose your pricing plan and click subscribe. The free plan gives you 2 jukeboxes, 5 stored […]

10 Essential Steps to Prepare Yourself for a Job Interview

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So your resume got noticed and you’ve been asked to come in for a face-to-face interview—congratulations! But in order to shine during the interview and land that job offer, careful preparation beforehand is essential. You need to be ready in advance for the questions you will be asked, have done your research on the company and the job, and have all the necessary documents and references at your fingertips. Before the big day, be sure to review these helpful pre-interview tips so that you go into your meeting feeling confident and ready to impress your potential new employer. 1. Do Extensive Research […]

6 things about adulthood that ‘Kenan & Kel’ did not adequately prepare me for

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If you were raised in the ’90s, it’s not that far of a reach to say that television played a sizable role in your upbringing. Luckily for us ’90s kids, we just happened to grow up with some of the best television in recent memory and everything seemed to have a specific life lesson embedded into its content.  For instance, Kenan & Kel was packed with life lessons. Whether it was “don’t do drugs” or “Kel loves orange soda (LOL),” each episode seemed to hammer home a point about life. But there are just some things that, alas, it was […]

Look Reveals the Hidden Practical Value in Hide and Go Seek Skills

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Usefulness Content Freshness Looking at a situation from different perspectives is a key undervalued asset for businesses heading into the future chaotic age of business. In “Look: A Practical Guide for Improving Your Observational Skills” , professor and strategy consultant James Gilmore guides readers through a powerfully simple framework for turning the basic skill of observation into something extremely more powerful. You might assume good leaders already possess observational skills. You might assume that products are properly inspected or that editors have pored over every detail in a manuscript. You might […]