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How to bounce back to even greater success

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One of today's entrepreneurship catch phrases is resiliency. How well can businesses bounce back from tsunamis of economic disasters?  Melissa Lamson, chief executive officer of Lamson Consulting, and Meghan M. Biro, analyst, brand strategist, podcaster...
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Hardware Startups: 3 Strategies For Succeeding

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“Hardware is hard” -- there are good reasons for the saying. At least compared to software, hardware typically takes longer to build and is harder to upgrade, since there is no such thing as...
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Employee engagement: Who do you trust?

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Compiling data on employees is a matter of trust. That is easily breached when confidential information turns out not to be so confidential.  The result is a big hit on employers who want their people...
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A Roadmap to Simplicity

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I used to travel a lot on business trips and see this sign in Copenhagen Airport saying: “Problems can be complicated, solutions cannot.” I thought it was wise. It managed in one small sentence...
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Deep Learning, Top Technology Trends for 2019, Fintech Glossary & more…

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Here is the value added content from my Twitter feed for this week. Hope you learn, enjoy & get something out of it. If you like the content you can always follow me on...
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We Need to Stop Confusing Social Programs with Socialism

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The United States has always had a problem with accepting a true capitalistic, market-driven economy. Americans love to sing the praises of free markets but loathe allowing them to work as intended. We state over...
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What Would Government’s Place in a Free World Look Like Anyway?

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Political science arguments aside, discussions surrounding the role of government are critical more than ever. Politicians, economists, and policy makers have long argued the role of government and the rights rulers have over their...
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Is Brand Advocacy Worth the Risk?

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Small businesses that take a stand for their brand roam the high-risk, high-reward world of advocacy. Do brands that advocate for causes risk driving away customers, or are they on to something that contradicts...
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Will Obama Return to Politics?

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Former President Barack Obama is arguably the most popular living former president. Not only is he a global presence with a tremendous youth following, he is also still relatively young by political standards. He...
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How do Amazon’s Premium Shipping Options Compare to Other eCommerce Platforms

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Online shopping continues to grow as a percentage of overall sales and each major retailer and platform is looking for ways to stand out. The main focus for differentiation right now appears to be...
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Give customers reasons to cheer you on

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Building client relationships is crucial for any business. Customer support – and fandom in the form of word of mouth – will determine if a startup survives. Simply put, if you're in business, you must...
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Fundraising During A Pandemic? 4 Ways For Startups To Be Most Effective

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The fundamentals of pitching a startup during a pandemic are no different than pitching in normal times. In fact, there is a strong argument for looking at the crisis as an opportunity to start...
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Influencers Perform in the Spotlight

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Influencer marketing is a game of standing out. The result is a memorable -- and credible -- connection to a product or service. This is where Magda Urbaniak plays the field. Whether at conferences or...
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Automation is poised to lead us out of the crisis, and empower people –...

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As we prepare to enter the second half of 2020 and attempt to reopen the economy after its global prophylactic shutdown in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, manufacturers across the globe are currently confronting...
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Entrepreneurs and Unemployed People: The Two are Shockingly Similar

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Let’s just preface this whole thing with the fact that it started with a joke of a Venn diagram. One of my friends made an off-hand comment that she needs to start coming to more...
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Why Twitter Can’t Make Money Charging a Subscription Fee

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Twitter comes in a respectable second place amongst social media firms with a very respectable 336 million worldwide active users (67 million in the United States) falling behind only Facebook, which tops the charts at 2.27 billion (242...
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Welcome new hires as they make themselves at home

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In-person interactions have given way to remote work in many corporations around the world. Managers are picking and choosing the best of Zoom, Webex or other applications to see them through the “new normal.” This...
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Smart Dubai – World’s First Blockchain-powered Government initiative

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The transformation of this small fishing village in the middle of the Arabian desert about 30 years ago to a major business hub and go to tourist destination for millions of people has been...
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Party Round? When Startups Should And Shouldn’t Take It

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Party rounds, or mass syndication, is when a startup raises from multiple investors, none of which individually has a large enough stake, instead of having the traditional notion of a lead and follow investors....
How to Invest

How to Invest in Yourself and Your Business

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I started planning for Lightning AI more than three years ago. I was working as a marketing manager, and every day I was repeating the same tasks over and over again. I knew that...