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Why Silicon Valley Income Inequality Is Just a Preview of What’s to Come for the Rest of the U.S.

Sometimes what happens in one startup hub also happens in every other startup hub. Silicon Valley companies continue to pump outdisruptive technology that’s fueling regional and national economic growth. But according to a new report, they’re also producing income inequality. A team of researchers at the Everett Program at UC Santa Cruz studied federal and regional income statistics and […]

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Business

Here’s How to Get Excited Again When You’re Bored With Your Business

Every now and then, entrepreneurs feel a little stuck and uninspired about their businesses. What they once approached with passion and excitement now evokes nothing stronger than a pronounced “Meh.” If that’s the case, then it’s time to stoke the fires. You’re not ready to give up on your business yet, so it’s time to do something about this […]

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Business
Lead

Tired of the Same Old Coffee Meeting? Try One of These 5 Activities Instead

“Let’s grab coffee sometime!” It’s one of the most common things I hear when someone wants to catch up, network or do business. It tends to follow a rote agenda as if it were any other business meeting, and the conversation sometimes stays a bit on the superficial side. Don’t get me wrong. I’m not […]

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Business

7 Steps You Can Take To Help Make Your Business Paper-free

Businesses have long recognized the benefits of paper reduction, including environmental benefits and significant cost savings. But even the most conscientious company probably has quite a few pages landing on the office printer every day. It can seem like an unavoidable part of getting work done. Even a small amount of paper waste can take its […]

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Business

Personalized Discounts: How Targeting a Customer’s Interests Can Help Increase Sales

Coupons and exclusive discounts have long been a way to win customers. Everyone likes a deal, especially when that deal feels as though it is only available to a small portion of the buying audience. When executed the right way, discounts can incentivize customers to try out a new business or look at a known business’s latest […]

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Entrepreneurship

7 Leadership Lessons From U.S. Secretary of Defense James Mattis

Marine Corps Gen. James Mattis was a well-respected and popular military leader long before most civilians had ever heard of him. Many people have heard stories about Mattis, who currently serves as U.S. Secretary of Defense, particularly during the time of his nomination. Nicknamed “Mad Dog,” the general is known for his intellect, candor and […]

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Business

3 Insights From Elon Musk’s Chief Automotive Designer You Can Apply to Life and Business

Tesla has disrupted the automotive market and helped shift major carmakers towards producing electric vehicles at an accelerated pace. The company always seems to be up to something innovative, like it’s newest announcement about an electric pickup truck to be released sometime in 2020 or thereabouts. You always hear Elon Musk’s name when people talk about these developments, but one […]

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Business

20 Businesses You Can Start for Less Than $20

Whoever coined the phrase “You have to spend money to make money,” probably had more than $20 in mind. Yet in today’s business landscape, it’s entirely possible to start your own company with a little help from President Andrew Jackson–and succeed! You can start the following 25 businesses for less than $20. So empty your piggy bank, open your mind, […]

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Personal Finance

5 Smart Strategic Moves to Improve Your Credit (and Your Business) in the New Year

We all know there’s a healthy hacker culture in the entrepreneurial world. For decades, coders have hacked their way to creating new products and businesses. More recently we’ve heard about “growth hackers” attempting to increase the size and reach of their companies. Or “bio hackers” who take Soylent or stick to certain diets to keep the weight off. Recently, I’ve started […]

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Business
Grow Your Business

How to Get More Online Customer Reviews

We know that, in today’s world, online customer reviews are the new word-of-mouth for your business. The better the reviews, the better the reputation of your business, and the more likely that the people who research your business online will end up being your customers. But the number of stars your business gets in the […]

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