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I know people who brag for not having watched a movie in months. They proclaim to be hyper-focused and productive, thereby not “wasting time” on “silly” things like movies. I get it. Sitting down for two hours to watch one film might feel unproductive or like wasted time to busy entrepreneurs, compared to working more or just relaxing. But...
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Digital journalism is in a state of upheaval to say the least. Last summer, the New York Daily News let go of about half of the people staffing its newsroom. In the last few weeks, thousands of journalists have lost their jobs at well-known media outlets such as Yahoo, Vice, Buzzfeed and Huffington Post, to name a few....
These days, it’s hard to find a business that doesn’t use email marketing. While social media accounts and websites increase your audience and brand awareness, your email list is what often creates real opportunity to engage and build trust with people–and, eventually, sell to them. Email marketing offers a powerful return on investment (ROI). According to a 2015 study...
A little self-care for the body and mind are essential to business success as well as personal fulfillment. While wholesale lifestyle changes are one way to accomplish that goal, you can also substitute smaller changes and still see impressive benefits. Practicing the self-care habit helps you avoid health issues that keep you from working (or...
Negativity seemingly always bombards us in the news and in our social media timelines these days. If you want to combat this, one surefire method is to adopt a social good strategy for your business. For many years now, companies both large and small have sought to improve the world through corporate social responsibility by implementing practices...
Recent research shows that 75 percent of all startups ultimately fail, many of those within the first year of their existence. Nobody likes failure, obviously, even as we recognize that there are many lessons to be learned when you start a business. Still, when we’re talking about a failed startup, the cost of failure can be pretty steep — sunk...
Major League Baseball (MLB) was founded in 1869 with its first team, the Cincinnati Red Stockings. The league reaches its 150th anniversary this year. MLB existed just four years after the Civil War ended. It was around before women had the right to vote, and a full 70 years before World War Two. Such longevity is less common...
Entrepreneurial mistakes are inevitable. The process of planning, launching and running your own business is a heady time, full of long hours and exciting challenges. Pure adrenaline, excitement and sometimes lots of caffeine propel new entrepreneurs through hazy days that often run into one another. Some days, it feels as if there isn’t time to...
Customer support is an unsexy, but extremely high-value function for most businesses. Signing up new customers usually gets more celebration than when a customer renews, but both are absolutely vital. You can sign up dozens of new users, but if they don’t stay with your service, the bottom line suffers. Not only do you lose customers,...
When you look around these days, it’s easy to feel a little alarmed by the state of interpersonal relations. Whether at work or in our personal lives, it’s just not easy to get along with everyone. Whatever the cause, it seems many of us are having an increasingly difficult time communicating well with each other, and it often...
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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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