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2018
New technology is created each day to augment life and business. Computing capability is becoming more efficient and powerful by the minute. This trend gives all of us, everywhere, access to incredible innovations and valuable information. Many company leaders struggle to embrace new technology quickly. However, it’s important to understand that a computer can accomplish certain tasks better and faster than you can....
“Do as I say, not as I do” might once have worked for both parents and stern bosses, but these days leadership by demand is no longer sufficient. Modern employees want to see you in action, leading by example. When your actions actively work against the things you say (whether in direct conversation or through the creation or enforcement of...
We all know people who seem to be able to work from anywhere. Kids tee-ball game? An excuse to catch up on email. Exercise bike? Perfect time for some reading. However, quite a few of us don’t operate that way. Those who seem to excel at these random remote working locations however can still benefit by thinking...
It’s easy to feel negative about the economy these days. While statistically the U.S. seems to be growing economically, wage growth hasn’t kept up with cost of living in the last 20 years. A just-released report from the University of California Santa Cruz found that more company profits are going into the hands of the rich. Meanwhile,...
As a business leader, one of the highest-leverage ways to accelerate your growth, knowledge, and meet new potential business connections is through networking. Meeting others offers up the chance to learn about new topics, gain unique perspectives — and can even lead to future business partners. This growth can materialize by meeting people through intros, at events, or...
A just-released research report from Fiverr finds more than 40 percent of freelancers see health insurance as the most pressing issue they’re facing leading up to the 2018 midterm elections, while  41 percent of “side hustle” freelancers say benefits is a key reason why they maintain a full-time job. The online freelance platform interviewed more than 1,200 freelancers for...
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...
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...
  Don’t be caught unprepared when some of the biggest shopping days of the year hit. In 2017, around 164 million Americans planned to shop during Thanksgiving weekend, according to a survey by the National Retail Federation. That includes both Black Friday andCyber Monday. With Thanksgiving weekend just weeks away, now is the best time to organize your business...
Becoming an entrepreneur, owning your own business, setting your own hours, being the boss … for many of us, it’s a dream come true. At the same time, though, many business owners wake up one day and wonder, “How did I get here? And how can I get out?” People strongly attracted to the idea of creating...
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