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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...
Giving away your time or even a free version of your product can lead to eager new customers. Even in what many consider volatile economic times, executives around the world are spending prodigiously on marketing their businesses. According to a 2018 CMO survey by Deloitte, Duke University, and the American Marketing Association, marketing budgets are expected to grow in...
Passion and mindset are important but never more important than cold, hard numbers. In its simplest form, business is math. If the unit economics work in a business’s favor, then the business will succeed; otherwise, the business will fail (unless leadership is able to inject a fistful of venture capital into the operation). Even if...
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I am a tech writer and journalist for more than 20 years who contributes to several respected online publications including BusinessInsiderInc., and Entrepreneur. In addition to journalism, writing about social good companies…

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