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Structural Change Is Necessary For Gender Equality In Entrepreneurship

Sun, 30 Apr 2017 09:00:00 -0400

Learning about Canada's gender-sensitive budget changed the way I think about gender gaps in entrepreneurship.


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Why You Should Lead With Motivation In Answering The Only Three True Job Interview Questions

Sun, 30 Apr 2017 08:25:00 -0400

Of strengths, motivation and fit, motivation is now the most important criteria for selection.


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A Security Company Just Hacked The Marketing World

Sun, 30 Apr 2017 08:00:00 -0400

SaaS company Duo Security more than doubled its annual recurring revenue in 2016 using an innovative marketing mentality that's engendered some real customer love.


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Hey, Boys And Girls, It's Twitter TV! (And Other Small Business Technology News This Week)

Sun, 30 Apr 2017 07:00:00 -0400

Here are five things in technology that happened this past week and how they affect your business. Did you miss them?


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Syrian Refugees Brought One Thing With Them: A Cookie Mold. Now, It's The Foundation Of A Business

Sun, 30 Apr 2017 02:49:00 -0400

A community has banded together in Decatur, Ga., to help a Syrian refugee family start a cookie business.


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New Survey Finds Adult Children Want Their Parents To Age At Home

Sun, 30 Apr 2017 01:03:00 -0400

A new survey finds that adult children want their parents to age at home. They worry about it. And they want to talk about it.


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Be A Visionary For Company -- And Your People, Too

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 23:34:00 -0400

In the busy world of entrepreneurship, leaders often focus their energies on business strategy. But what if this same energy and time investment was made to create a vision for your employees? Here's why your people need visionary leadership.


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AHA Brings Latest Research On Heart Disease Out Of The Lab And Into Older American's Homes

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 22:13:00 -0400

In a first-of-its-kind collaboration, home care startup Honor and the AHA on May 1 will bring the AHA’s latest heart disease and stroke research out of the lab and directly into the homes of patients suffering from heart disease or recovering from a stroke.


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Learn How One Millennial Sold A Tiny, Niche Business For $1 Million-Plus

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 20:34:00 -0400

Dan Faggella, 29, sold his niche ecommerce store for more than $1 million. Here is his advice on how to sell a business for a great price.


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How To Confront Conflict With Compassion

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 18:51:00 -0400

Conflict is an entirely natural part of any human relationship, and if you manage it with caution and empathy, conflict can even make your work better.


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Why To Follow Up With Potential Freelance Clients And How To Do It Right

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 17:34:00 -0400

As a freelancer, you might not feel like much of a salesman. But if you want to cold pitch or land gigs through referrals, then you need to know how to pitch and follow up.


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Trump Says You Shouldn't Judge The First 100 Days, But His Were The Best Ever

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 17:33:00 -0400

President Trump thinks the tradition of giving a president a letter for his first 100 days is silly. “It’s an artificial barrier,” he says -though FDR set a high bar with his flurry of landmark legislation in 1933. On the other hand, he obviously believes he deserves an "A." Cartoon by Joe Heller.


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Why Some Console Gamers Stay Loyal, Through Thick And Thin And Inferior Hardware

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 16:43:00 -0400

Investing in a video game console is very similar to buying a new smartphone or Apple computer. There really isn't any way to upgrade them, there is merely purchasing a newer model. Cartoon by Steve Napierski.


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Bus Ticketing In Myanmar Goes Digital, Thanks To This Brother-Sister Team

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 16:35:00 -0400

Thet Mon Aye and Zarni Nway Oo, a sibling entrepreneur duo, launched Star Ticket as a way to bring Myanmar’s bus system from an analog era into the digital age.


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How This Wearable Smart Patch Analyzes Your Sweat To Monitor Your Body

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 16:05:00 -0400

This new startup has a wearable smart patch that can detect your state of health via your sweat. A winner of Google's first Demo Day in London, the Switzerland and California-based startup believes that smart wearables for precision medicine can improve your health.


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Female Fintech Founder On Series F And The Future Of Payments

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 15:16:00 -0400

Friede says Nvoicepay, a B2B payments technology company, didn’t do anything the traditional way. They closed small rounds along the way as they made money. She considers it a point of pride that they’ve raised $25M and it’s taken them to Series F to do it.


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Donald Trump Doing Comprehensive Tax Reform In Tweets

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 15:06:00 -0400

Tax Reform Act of 1986 was preceded by a Treasury report of over 700 pages. Trump's plan could be communicated in about 20 tweets.


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Making Tax Reform Fair For Small Businesses

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 13:07:00 -0400

The small business sector is very excited about the prospects of tax reform, both at the personal and business level, as long as pass-through entities are treated the same as big corporations.


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How To Prepare To Fundraise While You Are Still In Your Day Job

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 12:51:00 -0400

Away Co-founder and CEO Steph Korey shares how her experiences at high-growth startups helped her raise $11 million for Away and provides three strategies for aspiring founders to make the most out of their time at a venture-backed startup to streamline their future fundraising process.


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This Startup Helps Food Stamp Recipients Make Their Benefits Last

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 12:48:00 -0400

Propel's free app lets the 45 million recipients of food stamps check their balances from their smartphone.


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Going Viral Should Never Be The Goal

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 10:53:00 -0400

Why creating marketing messages that resonate and move customers to take action should be a marketer’s top priorities.


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The *Only* Effective Way To Deal With Conflict

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 09:00:00 -0400

Giving feedback in a way that gets truly heard is a challenge every leader faces at one point or another. Here's how Radical Candor enables us to empower those around us, inspire the behavior changes we desire, and ensure feedback hits the mark every time.


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Six Ways Listening Improves The Customer Experience

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 08:59:00 -0400

Listening doesn’t have to just be between people. It can be between a brand and its customers, or its employees. Customers and employees are talking, sharing feedback and opinions, and companies are listening intently for opportunities to capitalize on what they learn.


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'Skull Island:' The Epic Battle Between Walmart And Amazon

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 08:41:00 -0400

The epic battle between Walmart and Amazon is threatening to turn traditional retail industry into a ‘skull island,’ filled with shattered neighborhood stores, changing a decades old culture of shopping experience.


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America's Most Trustworthy Financial Companies, 2017America's Most Trustworthy Financial Companies, 2017State Auto Financial CorpSandy Spring BancorpCommunity Trust BancorpCapital Federal FinancialLakeland Financial Corp.Navigators GroupUnited Fire GroupT. Rowe Price GroupCentral Pacific Financial Corp.Associated Banc Corp.

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 08:41:00 -0400

According to analysis by MSCI - a US-based provider of market indexes, and equity portfolio analysis tools - these companies have consistently rated highly in AGR scoring on accounting and governance, and are considered truly trustworthy. They are arranged here according to the number of years they have appeared on the MSCI trustworthy list.

Years On Forbes-MSCI Trustworthy List: 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013

Current AGR Score: 99

Average AGR Last 4 quarters: 91

Years On Forbes-MSCI Trustworthy List: 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013

Current AGR Score: 90

Average AGR Last 4 quarters: 89

Years On Forbes-MSCI Trustworthy List: 2016, 2015, 2014

Current AGR Score: 99

Average AGR Last 4 quarters: 99

Years On Forbes-MSCI Trustworthy List: 2016, 2014

Current AGR Score: 99

Average AGR Last 4 quarters: 99

Years On Forbes-MSCI Trustworthy List: 2016, 2014

Current AGR Score: 99

Average AGR Last 4 quarters: 99

Years On Forbes-MSCI Trustworthy List: 2016, 2013

Current AGR Score: 99

Average AGR Last 4 quarters: 98

Years On Forbes-MSCI Trustworthy List: 2016, 2013

Current AGR Score: 96

Average AGR Last 4 quarters: 93

Years On Forbes-MSCI Trustworthy List: 2016, 2015

Current AGR Score: 85

Average AGR Last 4 quarters: 92

Years On Forbes-MSCI Trustworthy List: 2016, 2014

Current AGR Score: 99

Average AGR Last 4 quarters: 91

Years On Forbes-MSCI Trustworthy List: 2016, 2013

Current AGR Score: 88

Average AGR Last 4 quarters: 91


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The Right Way To Interview A Job Candidate

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 19:25:00 -0400

Is there a better way to interview job candidates than to read from a list of traditional, scripted questions? Here is a better way!


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Land And Air Travel Aren't Enough For Elon Musk. He's Going Underground

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 19:11:00 -0400

The restless Tesla/SpaceX CEO is bringing his concept of a tunnel-based transportation system for Los Angeles and other cities into focus -- without sharing cost, budget or timing details.


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How Mobile Phones And Microfinance Empower Women In The Philippines

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 18:03:00 -0400

Hapinoy aims to empower sari-sari store owners through business support, financing connections and mobile tech training.


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"Do the Fun Thing": How Stacy London Helped Me Overcome Insecurity and Own My Look

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 16:35:00 -0400

"The key to all style comes from self-awareness," explains Stacy London to Morra Aarons-Mele, host of Hiding In The Bathroom, on how to dress for your career - and your insecurities.


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