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One-Third of New York’s Small Businesses May Be Gone Forever - The New York Times

Small-business owners said they have exhausted federal and local assistance and see no end in sight after months of sharp revenue drops. Now, many are closing their shops and restaurants for good.

Business & Finance | Business

US Manufacturing Soars to 15-Month High: ISM

US manufacturing activity surged to a 15-month high, according to ISM survey, exceeding economists' expectations

Science & Technology | Technology

Apple beats on earnings and announces stock split, sending shares toward record high - MarketWatch

Apple Inc. brushed off the COVID-19 crisis to report record June-quarter results that came in ahead of expectations, and the company said in plans to split...

Business & Finance | Careers & The Workplace

6 Ways to Create a Positive Work Culture for Remote Teams

Company culture may have an organic component, but there are ways CEOs can foster positive engagement -- and boost morale.

Business & Finance | Business & Finance

Employees Could Take A Company Down During COVID - Workplace Coach Blog

Question: Our small business is hanging on by a shoestring. Three of our employees attended a fourth of July barbecue. None of them wore masks. Another barbeque guest was COVID-infected. One after another each of our employees became become ill, forcing m

Science & Technology | Technology

10 social media mistakes and how to avoid them

Learn how to sidestep common social media mistakes when using popular platforms like Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to grow your business.

Business & Finance | Business

Intel grew revenues 20% to $19.7 billion in Q2 2020, but key manufacturing upgrade delayed | VentureBeat

Intel reported that revenues grew 20% to $19.7 billion in the second quarter as the pandemic spurred people to buy PCs to work from home.

Science & Technology | Social Media

Twitter says it's looking at subscription options as ad revenue drops sharply

Twitter is actively exploring additional ways to make money from its users, including by considering a subscription model, CEO Jack Dorsey said Thursday. The move comes as Twitter suffers a sharp decline in its core advertising business.

Science & Technology | Tech

Rapid Prototyping to Speed Up Developing Your Startup App Idea

Prototyping can de-risk product development by providing entrepreneurs with key insights to build an app that customers need and will buy.

Business & Finance | Business

How to Market to Consumers At Home

You aren't the only business owner trying to figure it out, but here are some ways to get started.

Science & Technology | Tech News

Apple dedicates Apple․com homepage to late congressman and civil rights activist John Lewis

Apple has updated the homepage for Apple․com this weekend to honor Congressman John Lewis, who passed away on Friday at 80 years old. Apple’s new homepage foregoes all product promotion, instead showing a picture of Congressman Lewis alongside one of his

Business & Finance | Business & Finance

Inspiring a Sense of Urgency in Your Team | Inc.

If your business is doing well during Covid, challenge the team to maintain a sense of urgency and see if you can grow your business even more.

Business & Finance | Business & Finance

AI tool lets startups determine the value of their e-commerce business in 24 hours for free - TechRepublic

Valuation was developed by the co-founder of alternative capital firm Clearbanc, who spent six years on the Canadian version of "Shark Tank."

Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

Cyberbullying & And The Return Takedown - Workplace Coach Blog

Question: Several months ago, a new employee in my wife’s workplace downloaded a free Amazon.com app called Burn Book. After that, more and more of her coworkers downloaded the app and joined a Burn Book twitter account.  They started posting nasty ran

Science & Technology | Social Media

Instagram is Making it Easier to Kickstart your Small Business

Instagram Shops, IGTV, and Pinned Comments are just a few recent updates to help small businesses market their products and services.

Business & Finance | Business

6 Ways to Improve Your Small Business SEO in 2020

Small businesses face immense competition from established brands, but there's still plenty you can do to boost your SEO without substantial funds.

Business & Finance | Business

We asked over 150 VCs if they are doing remote deals. Here’s what they said. | VentureBeat

40% of firms confirmed they have already done a fully remote deal as a result of restrictions put in place due to COVID-19.

Business & Finance | Business & Finance

Employee Fakes COVID To Get 2 Weeks Off - Workplace Coach Blog

When your employee or coworker calls to let you know he tested positive for COVID, you respond immediately with sympathy and worry, and then spring into action and offer what help you can. If you are his employer, you tell your employee to take care of hi

Business & Finance | Business

Congress Looking at Narrowed Perimeters for Distributing Remaining PPP Funding

Lawmakers are considering stricter perimeters for small businesses to qualify for the second round of PPP funding. Lawmakers will iron out the specifics of these restrictions, upon returning from recess on July 20

Business & Finance | Business

If you're self-employed, here's how you can get a tax break for your home office

If you work a side hustle from home, you can get a tax break for new business-related supplies like a new laptop or printer.

Business & Finance | Business

What It Takes to Launch a Successful Online Clothing Brand in 2020

If you have the right drive, know-how and positioning, you can start a business that will do well for years to come.

News | News

Senate passes PPP extension through August - Axios

The House still needs to pass the Senate version of the bill, and Trump will need to sign.

Business & Finance | Business & Finance

Dow caps off best quarter since 1987 as strong economic data drives gains | Markets Insider

US stocks rose on Tuesday as better-than-expected economic data outweighed mounting concern over a second wave of COVID-19 cases. The Dow Jones ...

Business & Finance | Business

The PPP Ends Today. Here's What's Next | Inc.

The latest bill wending its way through Congress is a much more targeted version of the Paycheck Protection Program. Here's an early look.

Business & Finance | Business

An Alarming 53 Percent of U.S. Restaurants Are Now Permanently Closed, According to Yelp

Half of the restaurants that were on the food rating site in March of 2020 aren’t coming back.

Business & Finance | Business

Microsoft is closing all of its retail stores for good | TechCrunch

As other retailers begin the slow, cautious move to reopen, Microsoft has announced that it will be permanently shutting down the vast majority of its retail stores. There are some exceptions, including flagships in urban hubs including London, New York C

Business & Finance | Business

How to Successfully Establish a Board of Advisors and Directors | Inc.

Many startup founders I know avoid establishing a formal advisory board or board of directors for as long as possible, with the excuse that this is just another burden, or it has more risk than value to the founder.

Science & Technology | Technology

Apple will soon let developers challenge App Store rules | TechCrunch

Apple has announced an upcoming change to App Store rules that could mark a major shift in how the marketplace operates. Developers will soon be able to challenge not just the rejection of an app, but the rule that prompted that rejection. Bug fixes will

Business & Finance | Business

The new startup playbook: It's about avoiding ridiculous 'unicorn' habits | VentureBeat

Suddenly, aspiring to be a ‘unicorn’ doesn’t just seem like fantasy. It feels utterly ridiculous.

Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

Why Now Is the Right Time for Creativity, Collaboration and Service

This is exactly the right time for inventive thinking, collaboration and customer obsession.

Politics | Politics

Aunt Jemima's Great-Grandson Enraged Her Legacy Will Be Erased | Chicago, IL Patch

Erasing Aunt Jemima Lets Quaker Oats Off Too Easy - Chicago, IL - MARK KONKOL COLUMN: Aunt Jemima's great-grandson says "retiring" racially charged brand erases his family legacy, America's ugly history.

Business & Finance | Startups

Y Combinator’s Startup School relaunches to be ready when you are | TechCrunch

About three years and more than 100,000 participants later, Y Combinator is relaunching its free online bootcamp Startup School as a continuous year-round program. “Over the last 15 years, startups have exploded and it’s no longer just students working on

Business & Finance | Business

Why Defunding Police Will Hurt America’s Small Businesses

Small business owners must use their leadership platform to be voices of reason against the defunding police movement and expose it as a canard for a political agenda. Nothing good comes from anything that harms America’s small businesses.

Business & Finance | BUSINESS

The 5 Best WiFi Routers for Working From Home 2020 | Inc.

Boost your internet to handle all of your work needs with these powerful and affordable options.

Business & Finance | Business

Six Ways To Make The Most Of Your LinkedIn Content Marketing

The content you choose to focus on, whether that be in terms of creating it yourself, posting it, liking it or commenting on it, is the springboard off of which others will engage with you.

Business & Finance | Business

Forget the Moat and Make Your Startup a Tropical Island

Building a business should be like creating a destination, not erecting a fortress.

Business & Finance | Business

4 Things to Check to See If Your Business Is Ready to Reopen | Inc.

As non-essential businesses prepare to resume operations, recognizing the signs that your business is--or isn't--ready to reopen is a crucial next step.

Science & Technology | Tech News

New Apple Leak Promises Stunning MacBook Pro

The anticipation continues to build ahead of Apple’s upcoming virtual WWDC, and the biggest impact on Apple's future will be with MacOS.

Science & Technology | Technology

Apple becomes the first $1.5 trillion U.S. company—despite COVID-19

The company’s huge market valuation may suggest that investors believe Apple will come out stronger post-coronavirus.

Business & Finance | Business

3 Flexible Work Schedules Your Employees May Love

When nothing is 'normal' about your business right now, operating as usual won't always work. Here are three revised schedules you can try.

Business & Finance | Business

As An Investor, Here Is My Best Advice For Startup CEOs

What is your advice for startup CEOs?Answer by Yung Wu, CEO of MaRS Discovery District

Business & Finance | Women Entrepreneurs

Self-Care Messaging and IGTV Help This Startup Thrive Amid Covid-19

This direct-to-consumer houseplant company benefited from shelter-in-place mandates, says co-founder and CEO Eliza Blank. But a quick pivot to digital and a focus on wellness helped bring in a sales boost.

Science & Technology | Technology

Big Tech's Section 230 law: What it is and why some want it changed

The Justice Department is hosting a workshop to examine the scope of the Big Tech protection law known as Section 230.

Business & Finance | BUSINESS

Autonomous car company Aurora increases hiring amid industry struggles | VentureBeat

Autonomous vehicle startup Aurora committed to hiring employees as it welcomes new executive hires and interns and crosses the 500-employee mark.

Business & Finance | Business

Small business owners can now apply for PPP loan forgiveness: Everything to know

Small business owners need to track the money they’ve spent and assemble documentation backing their claims. 

Business & Finance | Business

Just putting it out there: It's embarrassing to exist on LinkedIn

I've never been big on social media, but there's one platform I absolutely can't stomach the courage to exist on: LinkedIn.

Business & Finance | Business

Meet The Harvard Grads Whose Startup Just Raised $30 Million To Help Employers Verify Sensitive Data

Truework announced it had completed a $30 million Series B funding round, led by Activant Capital, with participation from returning investors Sequoia Capital and Khosla Ventures. Individual investors include Forbes 30 Under 30 honorees William Hockey of

Business & Finance | Business & Finance

Hertz Files for Bankruptcy After Rental-Car Demand Vanishes

Hertz Global Holdings Inc. filed for bankruptcy in Delaware after sweeping travel restrictions and the global economic collapse destroyed demand for its rental cars.

Business & Finance | Business

This Startup's Pivot Aims to Help Other Struggling Businesses Amid the Pandemic | Inc.

The pandemic wiped out most of the SnapBar's photo booth business. In response, the founders immediately launched a gift box service that also helps other local companies.

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How the Coronavirus Is Affecting America’s Vinyl Record Industry | Pitchfork

Pressing plant shutdowns and a drop in demand are putting the format’s long-running comeback in jeopardy.

Business & Finance | Business

How to Choose Between Incubators and Accelerators

The line between the two is blurry--pick the right one for your business.

News | In The News

Coronvirus Impact: Pier 1 Imports to close all stores, cease retail operations - ABC7 Los Angeles

Pier 1 Imports wants to close all its stores for good as it struggles financially during the pandemic.

Business & Finance | Business

How a Pizza Shop Owner Turned DoorDash's Own Fee Structure Against It

While delivery apps continue to screw over small businesses, one pizza shop has managed to strike back.

Business & Finance | Business

3 Ways to Maximize Your Team's Productivity | Inc.

Three key areas that can help you and your teams be more productive during, and after quarantine.

Science & Technology | Tech News

Facebook just bought GIPHY to better bake GIFs into Instagram - SlashGear

Facebook has acquired GIPHY, with plans to fully integrate the GIF-search tool into apps like Instagram and Messenger so as to make finding animated responses

News | News

Coronavirus could shut 70,000 Israeli businesses this year, report warns

Since start of pandemic, there has been a 70% drop in number of new businesses, mainly due to economic uncertainty, Dun & Bradstreet says

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Say Amazon actually buys AMC Theatres. What would that be like? | Fortune

A deal is merely speculation at this point. But it's not hard to imagine a Whole Foods-style makeover at the world's largest movie theater chain.

Politics | Politics

Elon Musk gives Alameda County, California, officials the finger in defiance of COVID19 restrictions

Elon Musk’s Alameda County, California, Tesla factory isn’t supposed to be operational right now due to COVID19 restrictions.

Business & Finance | Business

How to Get Your PPP Loan Forgiven, When to Give it Back, and What's Coming Next

In Inc.'s exclusive National Small Business Town Hall, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's policy chief discuss a range of new issues many business owners now face.

News | News

EXCLUSIVE: Where Nordstrom Has Closed Stores for Good

Eliminating 13 percent of the Nordstrom department store fleet underscores the impact of COVID-19.

Science & Technology | Technology

How Instagram's First Investor Steve Anderson Struck Gold As A One-Man Deal Machine

Steve Anderson paints his toenails blue and works alone out of a former children's photo studio. He's also the second-best venture capitalist in the world.

Business & Finance | Business

Why now may be the perfect time to start your business, according to the bestselling author of The Lean Startup

The best time to be an entrepreneur is "when everyone is running for the exits," according to The Lean Startup's bestselling author, Eric Ries.

Business & Finance | Business

Is This the End for Open Offices? Let's Remember Who Invented Them

It was more than 25 years ago, and they were calling it the office of the future.

Science & Technology | Tech

Smartphone shipments dropped 13% globally, and COVID-19 is to blame | TechCrunch

We knew it was going to be bad — but not necessarily “lowest level since 2013” bad. As Apple was busy reporting its earnings, Canalys just dropped some of its own figures — and they’re not pretty. After two quarters of much-needed growing, the global smar

Business & Finance | Business

LinkedIn's CEO Just Shared the Best Work at Home Advice You'll Read Today

While at times it may seem impossible, it's more important to your productivity than ever to make sure you build buffer time into your schedule.

Business & Finance | Business

Pandemic forces fundraising founders to accept ‘discounts across the board’ | TechCrunch

Startup founders who are fundraising in this climate should expect venture investors to take a huge chunk out of their valuation expectations. “What we’re seeing across the board is discounts,” says Mike Janke, co-founder of early-stage cybersecurity inve

Business & Finance | Business

Trader Joe's Won't Do Delivery Or Pickup. For An Extraordinary Reason | Inc.

Not every supermarket chain thinks the same way. Some prefer to stick to certain principles.

Business & Finance | Business

Amazon reportedly accessed third-party seller data to develop private-label products

Amazon employees have accessed sales data from independent sellers to help the company develop competing private-label versions of popular products sold by those sellers, according to a report from The Wall Street Journal. That practice would go against t

News | News

California barbershop, hair salon reopen after Newsom pushes to continue lockdown

A barbershop and a hair salon in the same northern California town decided to defy the statewide stay-at-home order by opening for business amid the coronavirus public health crisis.

Business & Finance | Business

4 Steps to Get Your PPP Loan Forgiven | Inc.

There are many rules around Paycheck Protection Program loans, particularly when it comes to loan forgiveness. Here's what you need to know.

Business & Finance | Business

How can I get a small business loan under the coronavirus stimulus package? Here's your guide to the process

How long does it take for a small business to get an emergency loan under the coronavirus relief package? USA TODAY answers these and other questions.

Business & Finance | Business

What’s a chief technology officer worth to a startup raising money?

In his weekly advice column, Maynard Webb tries to suss out what a startup founder is really looking for: Tech support, or a soul mate?

Business & Finance | Business

COVID-19 And Startups: The Ugly, Bad And Good—And How To Help

Startups around the world are feeling the COVID-19 pain, although there are some hopeful signs. And there are actions government might take to help.

News | In The News

Not-So-Small Companies Are Getting Small-Business Loans Under PPP : NPR

The government's $349 billion Paycheck Protection Program had to be thrown together quickly, and the criteria for which companies can receive benefits were kept loose.

News | News

The Return of Drive-Ins Could Be the Theater Industry's Last Hope - Movie News Net

In case you hadn’t noticed, things are not looking great for the movie industry. Yes, the big film studios should be okay in this time of economic pause, as people at home are streaming content at an unprecedented level. But most theater owners have

Business & Finance | Business

Farewell, workplace burnout: will coronavirus slow the manic pace of our modern lives?

Here’s hoping the pandemic forces a rethink of our obsession with work and the culture of busyness

Business & Finance | Business

Tech Startups Offer Stock, Not Salary, During Virus Crisis

A growing number of startups are offering stock-for-salary trades to preserve cash as the tech industry reels and economic uncertainty mounts during the coronavirus crisis. Bloomberg's Shelly Banjo reports on "Bloomberg Technology." (Source: Bloomberg)

Business & Finance | Business & Finance

Advice for New Entrepreneurs Entering the Covid-19 Era | Inc.

It's an especially strange and scary time to be an entreprenuer. But some advice remains true whatever the economic and business climate.

Business & Finance | Business

How to Re-open Your Business | Inc.

Here are some questions to ask as you prepare to re-open your doors once the pandemic subsides.

Business & Finance | Business

The Keys to Getting Your Customers Back | Inc.

Don't expect a return to business as usual. You've got to give people a reason to trust your company.

Business & Finance | Business

This venture firm is offering fast funding in a time of uncertainty | TechCrunch

The early-stage venture firm NFX is launching a seed-funding initiative today that invites founders to apply for seed funding of $1 million to $2 million in exchange for 15% of their company. Why is this interesting? It’s not because of the size stake tha

Science & Technology | Social Media

Startups Weekly: Where social startups will get funding in the future | TechCrunch

While consumer tech has matured as a startup category in recent years, many investors continue to be bullish on specific trends like online gaming, voice, and the unbundling of platforms in favor of focused social networks.

Business & Finance | Business

The 90-Day Action Plan to Steer Your Business Through the Covid-19 Crisis

Sageworks co-founder Brian Hamilton offers expert advice on preserving cash, guarding employee morale and making sure your business is at the front of the line.

Business & Finance | Business

What You Must Know Before Applying for a PPP Loan With Multiple Lenders

If two lenders submit a Paycheck Protection Loan application to the government on your behalf, it may trigger a fraud alert.

Business & Finance | Business & Finance

How one European VC firm is reacting to the economic crisis | TechCrunch

Public markets around the world have been tanking for the past few weeks, and many companies simply can’t operate during a lockdown. Sheltering in place has had some terrible economic consequences, with a record number of Americans getting laid off, inc

Business & Finance | Business

How Old-School Manufacturers Learned To Make Ventilators — Virtually Overnight

The U.S. has a desperate need for ventilators to save patients who become critically ill with COVID-19. Across America, manufacturers are scrambling to fire up assembly lines to produce more than a hundred thousand of them–and to figure out what to do d

Business & Finance | Business

Auto insurers are offering discounts amid the pandemic. What you need to know

With fewer people on the road, auto insurers are offering customers discounts. Consumer advocates say they could be doing more.

Science & Technology | Technology

Wanted: People who know a half century-old computer language so states can process unemployment claims - CNN

On top of ventilators, face masks and health care workers, you can now add COBOL programmers to the list of what several states urgently need as they battle the coronavirus pandemic.

News | The News

What America Loses With Every Shuttered Main Street Restaurant

In the wake of coronavirus, our communities will be immeasurably poorer without the kind of small restaurants that made me who I am today.

Business & Finance | Business

Amazon to Shut Down Its In-House Shipping for Now | Inc.

The service was meant to compete with UPS and FedEx, but will 'pause' effective June 5. 

Science & Technology | Social Media

Pinterest shares jump as company issues early first-quarter guidance

Pinterest said that it hasn't seen much exposure to the advertising segments most hurt by the coronavirus pandemic, including travel, automotive and restaurants.

Entertainment | Entertainment

AMC Theatres May Never Recover and Shut Down for Good

Movie theaters have been shut down for weeks due to the world's current state of affairs, and some might not be able to open their doors again..

Business & Finance | Business

GrubHub/Seamless’s pandemic initiatives are predatory and exploitative, and it’s time to stop using them | TechCrunch

Times are exceptionally hard, especially for local restaurants, which were always in a precarious business even before the COVID-19 pandemic hit. But when times are hard, people pull together, right? Or at least they don’t take advantage of the suffering

News | Interesting Stories

What Everyone’s Getting Wrong About the Toilet Paper Shortage

Around the world, in countries afflicted with the coronavirus, stores are sold out of toilet paper. There have been shortages in Hong Kong, Australia, the United Kingdom, and the United States. And…

News | In The News

L.A. moves to prosecute eight businesses that refuse to close amid coronavirus

Coronavirus: L.A. moves to prosecute eight businesses that refuse to close, in violation of Safer at Home directive.

Business & Finance | Business

The Biggest Changes to the Small Business Loan Program This Week | Inc.

The Small Business Administration released a 31-page document outlining the latest changes to the Paycheck Protection Program.

Business & Finance | Business

Applying for Small Business Loans? Here's How to Prepare | Inc.

Getting loans through the U.S. government's Paycheck Protection Program may take more time than originally intended. Here are a few things you can do to help speed up the process.

Business & Finance | Business

Covid-19 Relief Loans: Here Are the Fed's New Rules

Here's the latest guidance on the Paycheck Protection Program and economic injury disaster loans.

Business & Finance | Business

How to Manage Salaries During Covid-19 | Inc.

Five strategies to make the best decisions about cutting salaries, furloughs, and layoffs, that are in the best interest of your employees and your business.

Business & Finance | Business

How Your Small Business Can Survive The COVID-19 Pandemic

How can small businesses survive the turbulent times coming ahead in 2020? Here are a few tips.

Business & Finance | Business & Finance

Small Businesses Could Land SBA Loans in as Soon as 2 Weeks. Here's Who's Eligible

In an exclusive Town Hall with Inc., U.S. Chamber of Commerce executive vice president and chief policy officer Neil Bradley explained the resources that will soon be available to business owners in the economic stimulus package.

Business & Finance | Business & Finance

A Survival Guide for Early-stage Start-ups

Successfully navigate an early-stage start-up through its first couple years in business and your odds of survival are much greater. But how, exactly, can you do this?

Business & Finance | Business

The Great COVID-19 Panic of 2020 & Why Startups Shouldn't Worry - Newchip Accelerator

I'm writing to you from a "corona clinic" today experiencing this both as a patient and a stakeholder in the midst of it all. First off, I am not a licensed medical practitioner, nor professional, though I have seen an uptick in licenses "o

Business & Finance | Business

The Essential Guide to Business Continuity in a Crisis | Inc.

Inc.'s solutions center offers expert advice on handling panicked customers, interrupted supply chains, webinars, Zoom meetings, hyper kids, and a work environment that changes by the hour.

Business & Finance | Business & Finance

Facebook announces $100 million program for small businesses impacted by coronavirus

Facebook said the grants will be available for up to 30,000 eligible small businesses in over 30 countries. That would be an average of $3,333 per business.

Business & Finance | Business

What the Federal Reserve's Interest Rate Cut Means for Consumers

A look at how the Fed's interest rate cut could affect your savings accounts, credit card rates and more.

Business & Finance | Business & Finance

How coronavirus could lead to a permanent remote workforce | VentureBeat

If companies see a payoff from their emergency work-from-home policies, those policies could stick, impacting our cities, the environment, and much more.

Business & Finance | Business

U.S. internet well-equipped to handle work from home surge

BOSTON (AP) — The U.S. internet won’t get overloaded by spikes in traffic from the millions of Americans now working from home to discourage the spread of the new coronavirus, experts say. But...

Science & Technology | Tech

Bill Gates leaves Microsoft board

Bill Gates founded Microsoft in 1975 with Paul Allen, who died in 2018. Gates is also leaving the board of Berkshire Hathaway.

Business & Finance | Marketing

5 Tips to Kick Off a Content Marketing Strategy the Right Way | Inc.

There is a direct correlation between the quality of the content your company produces and the strength of your brand.

Business & Finance | Business

‘Shark Tank’: Why these toothpaste company founders turned down a 6-figure deal with Mark Cuban

"It is shocking when someone says 'no' to me," "Shark Tank" investor Mark Cuban said after Bite Toothpaste Bits turned down his offer of a $325,000 investment. "When was the last time that even happened?"

Travel | Travel

United Airlines Just Made A Truly Misguided Decision That May Wreck Customer Goodwill. The Question Is Why | Inc.

Don't tell your customers all the good things you're doing and try and quietly slip through the bad.

Business & Finance | Business

How To Make Your Early-Stage Startup Valuable To Acquirers

Most startups end up getting acquired. Entrepreneurs that build a successful startup deserve the option to sell their venture and get compensated for standing out when the majority failed. Here’s how to make your early-stage startup valuable to acquirer

Business & Finance | Business

Business advice from Howard Schultz: The ‘humanity’ of a company will create long-term value – GeekWire

Schultz, who led Starbucks as CEO for more than two decades and is a rumored presidential candidate for 2020, shared some words of wisdom at an event in Seattle Thursday.

Science & Technology | Social Media

Early Facebook employees: Where are the first 20 now?

Facebook launched 16 years ago, and a lot has changed since then. Here's where the company's first 20 employees ended up.

Business & Finance | Business

Richard Branson isn't motivated by money

"I know in America, people are fairly fixated on money, billionaires, millionaires and so on. I'm not," Branson tells CNBC Make It.

Science & Technology | Social Media

Facebook pulls out of the SXSW conference citing coronavirus concerns

Facebook has pulled out of the SXSW conference in Austin, TX, due to concerns about the ongoing coronavirus outbreak. Facebook’s move follows Twitter, which announced today that it would be pulling out of the conference as well.

Business & Finance | Business

3 Simple Ways to Use Communication to Enhance Your Brand's Customer Experience | Inc.com

When done right, the way you communicate can even become a beloved part of your customer experience in your startup or growing business.

Business & Finance | Business

5 things every new business owner needs to know before starting

When starting a business, it is critical to have five things to help get a headstart on success: a formal plan, the right partners, and a handle on spending, customers and marketing.

Science & Technology | Tech

Inside the Seething Boardroom Drama That Poisoned HQ Trivia

The app was America’s favorite gameshow until a toxic culture and co-founder feuding drove it off the air. Now, the CEO wants to bring it back.

Entertainment | Podcasts

5 Podcasts That Will Make You a Better Marketer

In as little as ten minutes a day, you can refine your marketing skills and apply new strategies to your business. These five podcasts offer digestible and actionable tips and tricks from expert marketers that cater to even the busiest professionals. Add

Business & Finance | Business

How a Web Design Company Crowdfunded Millions and Completely Disappeared

The Grid suddenly locked customers out of their websites and went silent for a year. Now, the CEO says he was naive. "I can imagine there's a few people who are pissed off."

Science & Technology | Technology

When that ‘AI company’ isn’t really an AI company | TechCrunch

Artificial intelligence is one of the most important fields in technology right now, which makes it ripe for buzzword-savvy startups to leverage for attention. But while machine learning and related technologies are now frequently employed, it’s less comm

Business & Finance | Business

Why You (and Your Employees) Need to Refocus Your Vision Statement

Defining your 'why' is what separates your business from the masses, the mission you live beyond the drive for profit. It also inspires loyal employees, and gives them a chance to invest in something greater than themselves.

Business & Finance | Business & Finance

How to raise money – it’s a journey not an event | VentureBeat

Every year I teach classrooms full of students who leave class understanding the basics of how to search for product/market fit — and thinking their next goal is to “get funded.”

Business & Finance | Marketing

How to Engage Hundreds of Micro-Influencers to Scale Your Brand

To get your product and company maximum exposure, consider utilizing micro-influencer marketing to generate content and make more sales.

Business & Finance | Business & Finance

Why Dropbox shares are soaring after it reported earnings | TechCrunch

While the broader SaaS category has seen huge valuation gains in recent quarters, Dropbox has not. But perhaps the environment is changing for the company with its latest results.

Science & Technology | Tech News

Leak reveals launch timing for a brand new product unlike anything Apple has made before

There's really no question at this point that 2020 is shaping up to be an extremely busy year for Apple, and much of the focus from fans is on one product line in particular. Needless to say, we're talking about Apple's iPhone lineup.

Business & Finance | Careers & The Workplace

Take Fewer Meetings, Write Fewer Proposals-- And Still Grow Your Business. Here's How | Inc.

By asking qualifying questions of business prospects and trusting your instinct you will take fewer meetings and write fewer proposals -- and still grow your business. You'll preserve your mental energy, too.

Gaming | Gaming

Report: The PS5 is so expensive to make, Sony may sell it at a loss

The PS5 reportedly costs as much as $450 a unit to make, due to hardware costs. If it wants to compete with Xbox, Sony may have to sell it for less.

Science & Technology | Social Media

3 Strategies to Revive And Grow Your Facebook Business Page

Business pages are still valuable, but the way to leverage them has changed.

News | News

'Things didn't feel right': Some SmileDirectClub customers report problems

NBC News investigation finds that SmileDirectClub's at-home dental aligner kits may do more harm than good. Some patients lost teeth, others needed braces.

Business & Finance | Business

Is Venture Capital Worth the Risk?  | The New Yorker

Nathan Heller on how the industry shaped the past decade and could destroy the next one.

Business & Finance | Business & Finance

Top 6 Marketing Money Wasters

Avoid these common but costly mistakes to save yourself headaches and cash.

Business & Finance | Business

5 Exciting Email Marketing Trends to Watch in 2020 | Inc.

Happy email subscribers equal higher engagement rates and conversions.

Business & Finance | Business & Finance

5 Technology Tools to Help Your Sales Process | Inc.

Salespeople and teams should learn how to increase sales and revenue by using technology to augment their efforts.

Business & Finance | BUSINESS

The Average Age Of A Successful Startup Founder Is 45

Many factors may explain why middle-aged startup founders are on average more successful, but work experience seems to play a critical role.

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As Regulations Roll Back, Could Clean Water Protection Business Dry Up?

The Trump administration is stripping clean water protections put in place by President Barack Obama, and some in the industry worry that the regulatory changes will threaten their business.

Business & Finance | Business

You need a minimum viable company, not a minimum viable product | TechCrunch

Before attempting to scale your minimum viable product, focus on cultivating your minimum viable company.