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From a 401(k) plan to pet insurance for Fido, in today’s tight labor market, workers expect far more than just health insurance from their employers. For small businesses, that’s been a problem. There are more small companies and startups than ever before yet, because of their size, these firms have traditionally been at a disadvantage when
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The latest division in Hong Kong isn’t driven by posters and protests — it’s driven by consumers’ wallets as people vote with their money. The city’s economy shrank in the second and third quarter of 2019, marking a technical recession and the first time in a decade its economy weakened for two consecutive quarters. The
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Working in harmony with competent people you like and trust means that ideas and plans go further, faster, and more effectively. It’s the difference between feeling supported and overwhelmed. Between success and failure. Between doing the work you were designed to do and chasing your tail putting out fires. If your business requires a team
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Below are two questions I’ve received recently as a customer service consultant and customer experience turnaround expert.  Let me know yours.  Q: I’m having trouble even finding people to work here who don’t have tattoos or piercings or both. Not to mention applicants with have hair colors not found in nature, or what very creative stylings of the facial
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Generation Z is here. Are they ready for the world? Getty If you look around, you might notice how teenagers have changed. As the parent of a Generation Z child, I can attest to the fact that much of the research regarding this upcoming generation is correct.  Generation Z is an incredible group of kids
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Although an essential stage in the launch of a small business like a restaurant, creating a business … [+] plan for a startup should be different. In a startup, tomorrow’s plan is going to depend on the execution of today’s hypotheses. Data and customer insights will dictate what you need to do next. Getty A
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Businesspeople shaking hands in an office Getty We’re all more than what’s on our resume. But while a lot of leaders pay lip service to that idea, relatively few walk the walk when hiring. It’s understandable: Before you trust people to help shape your company’s future, you want to learn all you can about them.
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Pros and cons of starting a service based or product based company. Getty As an entrepreneur there are two routes you can take: either create a service-based business where you trade your skill or knowledge for money or create a product-based business where you sell products to people. If the successful business is offering a
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Hundreds of Well-Known Restaurants Hit by Card-Stealing Malware Landry’s kicked off the New Year by disclosing that its payment systems had been infected by credit-card-stealing malware for most of 2019. However, the malware could have stolen the card data only if waitstaff mistakenly ran customer credit cards through restaurant food-and-drink order-placement systems instead of credit-card
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Exactly what is a Green Rabbit? Ask Gregory Balestrieri, CEO of the Braintree, Massachusetts-based company, and Joe Melville, chief growth officer, and the cousins will tell you it’s the solution to your time-sensitive problems shipping perishable items, and stuff that melts, like chocolate. Green Rabbit headquarters in Braintree, Massachusetts. Green Rabbit Green Rabbit evolved in
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Getty With a new decade just around the corner, you might find yourself even more inclined than usual to set New Year’s resolutions. However, resolutions on their own aren’t enough. Studies have shown that approximately 80% of people don’t actually stick to their resolutions past the month of February, so how do the select 20%
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Share to facebook Share to twitter Share to linkedin Getty As the calendar changes from one year to the next, it’s an incredibly common time to set resolutions. However, these resolutions tend to be focused on personal development rather than professional. Setting professional, career focused resolutions alongside the personal ones will help you achieve success
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Diego Bejaran Gerke, 29, is in the business of bringing remote workers together—at locations around the planet. His company WiFi tribe, arranges for groups of gig workers, entrepreneurs and remote workers to live together in group housing in a place such as Bolivia, Bali or Oman—where he was living when we spoke recently—for a month at
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In February 2006, a student at the University of California-Berkeley sued Target because its website was inaccessible to the blind. The lawsuit put the issue of online accessibility for disabled people on the map, says Sean Bradley, founder of AudioEye. Dealer.com uses AudioEye to make sure its website is accessible to people with disabilities. AudioEye
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Anton Kogan in 2017 when he won $20,000 in a pitch competition for his business, Emma’s Premium … [+] Services, through Rutgers Business School. Rutgers Business School As packages full of toys crisscross the globe this holiday season, FedEx curriers are toting hundreds of fully cooked $20 turkeys to New York State’s 50 correctional facilities.
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Roxanne Assoulin men’s jewelry Roxanne Assoulin Roxanne Assoulin is a maven of reinvention. The New York-based jewelry designer has traversed the fashion industry for four decades, evolving her business strategies with the ever-changing retail climate.  She started her career in the 1970s, when she created hair accessories and leather bracelets, segueing into semi-precious materials in
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