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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...
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,...
There’s been a trend in recent decades toward open office spaces. This is great for collaborative work because you don’t have to go anywhere to have a quick conversation with your colleagues. However, when you need to focus and get some independent work done, it can be difficult to do so with all the noises of...
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...
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...
We’re all after the same thing in life: happiness. And, for many of us, our level of success defines our happiness. Success is very appealing and almost every human being fantasizes about it. But, daydreaming about success and actually attaining it are two different things. Some people don’t take the steps necessary to achieve what they...
Humans are sensitive creatures. We perceive more than we believe we do from the outer world. Outer sensations affect our behavior, emotions, and state of mind. Psychologists know that very well. They apply different techniques that affect the senses to improve the mental state of their patients on a daily basis. But how can this strategy help you? It turns out...
Interviews can be fun. People who do them a lot know an interview really doesn’t have to be a nerve-racking or difficult experience. The stigma that surrounds the interview is that you always think you have to project the best version of yourself. When you interview a lot you know that, more than anything else, you need to be real....
For managers, an open-door policy means employees feel free to approach them at any time with questions or concerns. For employees, an open-door policy is no longer a choice, since open-plan offices have removed cubicle walls in many workplaces. While “collaboration” is now the buzzword of almost every workforce, it comes at the expense of productivity....
As you may very well know, social media isn’t always easy to handle when it comes to marketing your business. You’ve read article after article on how to succeed and maintain relevancy in the social media world, but it can be hard to keep up with the ever-changing platforms. What follows are seven social media...
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