Why Start-Ups Should Make Use Of Market Research

Whenever you are about to embark on a major life decision or project, you will ask friends, family, or knowledgeable acquaintances their opinion. It can be very useful, but how much more helpful might it be to get the views of a broad cross-section of the public, who aren’t known to you personally? They would be less biased, less affected by your obvious enthusiasm and passion for the project, and less concerned with how the success or failure of your venture could personally affect them. That ...
Tags: Startups, Others, Market Research, Friedman, Startup Advice, Alex Friedman, Jackson Hole Economics

Sherman Oaks Chamber to host virtual conference to help firms navigate new business environment

If you’re a business trying to navigate the path back to something close to normal amid the pandemic, the Sherman Oaks Chamber of Commerce is organizing an online conference to help make that happen. A half-day interactive virtual conference to help small businesses will be from 8 a.m to noon on Tuesday, June 30. Related links LA County coronavirus hospitalizations continue to climb as officials plan to crack down on businesses LA businesses pick up the shattered pieces, with help from goo...
Tags: Business, Small Business, La, Sport, Soccer, Local News, LA County, Top Stories LADN, Sherman Oaks Chamber of Commerce, Sherman Oaks Chamber, Karen Strack Unibail Rodamco Westfield, Westfield Breakout

Facebook will label politicians’ posts that violate its policies after all

Social media companies have always struggled to find the right balance between enabling free speech and while moderating inappropriate content. But since Donald Trump entered the White House, this debate has taken on a complicated new layer: Should private companies censor the President of the United States, even when he violates the company’s posting guidelines After years of waffling, Twitter finally began taking a stand this year, placing warning labels on misinformation and hiding (but not r...
Tags: Startups, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, White House, United States, Donald Trump, Insider

Guide To Improving Customer Communication – A 2020 Edition

When running a business, there’s one element that is more important than any other: the customer. If you don’t have customers purchasing your products or services, your company will quickly cease to exist. It’s that simple. Due to the importance of customers, your communication with them should be a primary concern. Not only can this help to convince potential consumers into buying your wares, but it’s also a significant factor in ensuring current customers keep coming back for more. If you’re ...
Tags: Google, Startups, Facebook, Twitter, Customer Relationship Management, Others, Customer Management, Customer Communication, Managing Customers, Improving Customer Communication

3 Businesses That Have Fared Spectacularly During The Lockdown

In the shark-infested waters of business, startups are teeny tiny plankton being gobbled up by the bigger, more intricately evolved aquatic species of the corporate world. Most of them will be devoured before they even learn how to swim. But every now and again, there’ll be a start-up platform that grows a fin and some legs, and swims its way to the top of the food chain. Now that this tortured analogy is over – and has shown its writer’s VERY limited understanding of evolutionary biology – we ...
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The Wisdom of the Ages and the Fast Track to Success

The neophiliac is one who loves what is new and novel, finding what’s new and now to be more valuable than what came before it. One can, however, take this preference to an extreme, believing that something new and novel is better than old things, a common mistake when one is young and resists the idea that because something is old it isn’t valuable. You can find much of human development in the idea, “Too soon old, too late wise.” Most who want success would do better to look backward for wisdo...
Tags: Sales, Success, Mindset, Anthony, Anthony Robbins, Grant Cardone, Jim Rohn, Stephen Covey, Rohn, Covey, Lindy Effect

Dermatologist And Entrepreneur Dr. Tim Ioannides’ Journey To Curating A Meaningful Career

When most people think about medical professionals, they seldom consider the business aspect of a medical career, nor would they relate entrepreneurship with the same individuals. However, aside from providing patient-centric medical care in their particular niche of medicine, medical professionals seek to curate careers that allow them to partake in important research, remain professionally fulfilled, explore a passionate field, and provide the services they render to be most important. Like a...
Tags: Startups, Florida, Mohs, Indian River, Advice For The Young At Heart, Entrepreneur Advice, University of Miami School of Medicine, Department of Dermatology, Jackson Memorial Hospital, Ioannides, American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, Tim Ioannides, American Board of Dermatology In, Treasure Coast Dermatology, Lucie Martin, American Society for Mohs Surgery

Interesting development: IRS to add interest amount to late-issued tax refunds

If you're still waiting for your federal tax refund, the Internal Revenue Service has a bit of good news for you. When you finally get the amount that you overpaid on your 2019 taxes, Uncle Sam will tack on a bit on interest to make up for your wait. Actually, it's more than a bit if you compare it to current interest rates for most accounts. The IRS this week announced this week that it will be paying a 5 percent annual interest rate on refunds issued between April 15 and June 30. Since the IR...
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Oil giants may face job cuts as coronavirus threatens recovery

ExxonMobil denied speculation that it is planning on cutting 5-10 percent of its workforce this year.
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Facebook policy changes fail to quell advertiser revolt as Coca-Cola pulls ads

Company follows Unilever’s lead after platform announces shift in how it handles hate speechFacebook has announced changes to its policies around hate speech and voter suppression, but the measures have done little to quell the wave of companies pulling advertising from the platform amid backlash over how the company handles hate speech online.The CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, on Friday announced tweaks to a number of policies, hours after the multinational Unilever said it would pull its advertisements...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Business, Technology, Media, Social Networking, Unilever, US news, Coca Cola, Verizon Communications

Coca Cola gives up on social media advertising entirely

The company won't advertise on social media for 30 days
Tags: Facebook, News, Coca Cola, Trends, Social Media, Breaking

Wells Fargo continues work from home policy to September - Bloomberg News

Wells Fargo & Co employees will be working from home till at least Sept. 7 due to the coronavirus pandemic, Bloomberg reported on Friday. Until reopening in September the bank will continue with its current operating model, which includes about 200,000 employees working from home, while maintaining safety measures in locations that remain open, the report said, citing a statement from Wells Fargo spokesperson.
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Here's Why We Think Viva Leisure (ASX:VVA) Is Well Worth Watching

Some have more dollars than sense, they say, so even companies that have no revenue, no profit, and a record of...
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TuSimple seeking $250 million in new funding to scale self-driving trucks

TuSimple, the self-driving truck startup backed by Sina, Nvidia, UPS and Tier 1 supplier Mando Corporation, is headed back into the marketplace in search of new capital from investors. The company has hired investment bank Morgan Stanley to help it raise $250 million, according to multiple sources familiar with the effort. Morgan Stanley has sent potential investors an informational packet, viewed by TechCrunch, that provides a snapshot of the company and an overview of its business model,...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Startups, Hong Kong, Texas, China, Tech, UPS, Beijing, Automotive, United States, Arizona, Shanghai, San Diego, Morgan Stanley, Embark

How to blur a background in photos

Wondering how to achieve a bokeh effect in your photo? We’ll show you how on iOS, Android, Windows, and Mac.
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22 Mistakes Entrepreneurs Make When Pitching to Investors

Revised and updated June 26, 2020 By Richard D. Harroch, Neel Lilani, and Kate O’Laughlin Entrepreneurs have to pitch investors to raise financing. Many entrepreneurs from earlier stage companies make common mistakes that could be avoided. Read below for some tips on how to improve investor interest and increase the likelihood for financing. The mistakes are categorized as follows: Mistakes to avoid when planning investor outreach Mistakes to avoid in the investor pitch deck Mistakes to avoid d...
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Microsoft is giving up on its physical stores

Back in 2015, Microsoft opened its flaghip physical store just five blocks away from the iconic Apple cube in Manhattan. Featuring both Surface products and a curated set of partner hardware, it seemed a warning shot — a statement that the company was getting serious in its efforts to rival Apple’s mindshare. Today, less than five years later, Microsoft announced it will be closing all of its physical stores, at least in their current form. The company plans to ‘reimagine’ four locations — Londo...
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Three Startup Financing Myths You Should Avoid

by Rizwan Virk, author of “Startup Myths and Models: What You Won’t Learn in Business School“ If you are building a startup, you’ll find no shortage of people who are willing to give you advice, particularly when it comes to raising financing. Unfortunately, much of this advice is wrong. Well not, wrong exactly. Most startup advice, like most myths, have a kernel of truth to them, but you have to know when to apply it and when to skip it. Here are three pieces of advice that are tossed around S...
Tags: Startups, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Microsoft, Yahoo, Mit, Silicon Valley, University of Pennsylvania, Justin Timberlake, Jerry Yang, Latin America, Markus Persson, Social Network, Kleiner Perkins, Sean Parker, Aileen Lee

In leaked memo to advertisers, Facebook's top ad exec promises an external audit of its safety tools and practices and tries to talk fleeing advertisers off the ledge

In a new memo sent on Friday, Facebook's VP of global marketing solutions Carolyn Everson assured advertisers that the company is serious about addressing the major concerns of civil-rights groups leading a boycott of the platform to protest hate speech and divisive content. Everson said that the company was committing to a third-party audit of its Community Standard Enforcement Report (CSER). She also said that Facebook was considering nine product recommendations by the boycott organizers. E...
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Microsoft’s decision to shutter its retail stores is a mistake

Taking a cue from Apple, Microsoft had the concept of modern retail experience almost perfect. So why give up?
Tags: Microsoft, Opinion, Trends, Computing, Apple Microsoft, Microsoft Store, Microsoft Stores, Coronavirus

Reddit cofounder Alexis Ohanian is leaving his venture capital firm Initialized Capital

Reddit cofounder Alexis Ohanian is leaving his VC firm Initialized Capital. Per an Axios report, Ohanian is interested in pursuing pre-seed investing versus the seed-stage investments that Initialized is known for. The departure comes weeks after Ohanian stepped down from Reddit's board and instead urged the company to fill the role with a Black candidate. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Alexis Ohanian is leaving the Silicon Valley venture capital firm Initialized, accordi...
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GM wants judge removed in legal fight with Fiat Chrysler

DETROIT — General Motors asked a federal appeals court Friday to overturn an order that requires its CEO to meet with the head of Fiat Chrysler by next week to try to settle a lawsuit related to corruption by union leaders.GM also asked the appeals court to remove U.S. District Judge Paul Borman from the case.GM is suing crosstown rival FCA alleging that it got an advantage by paying off union leaders to reduce labour costs during contract talks. FCA's former labour chief, Al Iacobelli, is ...
Tags: Business, News, General Motors, Ap, Mary Barra, Fca, Gm, Detroit, Fiat Chrysler, Ed White, Mike Manley, United Auto Workers, TOM KRISHER, Borman, Al Iacobelli, Paul Borman

Commenting platform Spot.IM becomes OpenWeb

Spot.IM, which offers a platform for publishers (including TechCrunch) to manage their user comments, announced this week that it’s rebranding as OpenWeb. CEO and co-founder Nadav Shoval told me that the new name reflects a vision that’s far grander and more ambitious than the company’s initial product, a location-based messaging service. “We all felt that this is the time to be proud of what we actually do,” Shoval said. “It’s about saving the open web.” Specifically, Shoval is hoping to move...
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Synergy One Lending Buys Brand, Forward Retail Channel from Mutual of Omaha

San Diego, Calif.-based Synergy One Lending, which formerly included reverse mortgage lender Retirement Funding Solutions (RFS), announced this week the management-led asset purchase (MBO) of the company’s distributed retail channel and the Synergy One brand from Mutual of Omaha Mortgage. Led by Synergy One CEO Steve Majerus and President Aaron Nemec, company leadership expressed significant optimism for the future of Synergy One in a press release announcing the purchase. Terms of the deal w...
Tags: Featured, Finance, Omaha, RFS, Aaron, Pasadena Calif, San Diego Calif, MBO, Lenders, Nemec, Majerus, CIT Bank, Security One, Synergy One Lending, Walter Investment Management Corp, Torrey Larsen

Mutual of Omaha Sells Synergy One Lending Brand, Forward Retail Channel

San Diego, Calif.-based Synergy One Lending, which formerly included reverse mortgage lender Retirement Funding Solutions (RFS), announced this week the management-led asset purchase (MBO) of the company’s distributed retail channel and the Synergy One brand from Mutual of Omaha Mortgage. Led by Synergy One CEO Steve Majerus and President Aaron Nemec, company leadership expressed significant optimism for the future of Synergy One in a press release announcing the purchase. Terms of the deal w...
Tags: Featured, Finance, Omaha, RFS, Aaron, Pasadena Calif, San Diego Calif, MBO, Lenders, Nemec, Majerus, CIT Bank, Security One, Walter Investment Management Corp, Torrey Larsen, Mutual of Omaha Bank

Trump jokes that he helped design US Navy's newest 'yacht with missiles'

President Donald Trump jokingly accepted responsibility for the aesthetic design of the US Navy's latest series of guided-missile ships. "The ships that they were building, they look terrible," Trump said. "I would change designs, I looked at it. I said, 'That's a terrible-looking ship, let's make it beautiful. It'll cost you the same, and maybe less.'" "It's like a yacht with missiles on it," he added. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. President Donald Trump jokingly accept...
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Enrollment in LAX Global Entry for bypassing customs is starting up again

LOS ANGELES — U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced plans Friday to reopen the Los Angeles International Airport Global Entry Enrollment Center early next month, but only for conditionally approve applicants. Beginning July 6, conditionally approved Global Entry applicants will be able to complete in-person interviews, and applicants must schedule enrollment center interviews in advance via the applicant’s Trusted Traveler Programs account. The Global Entry program allows expedited cleara...
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Luckin Coffee’s board is forcing out its chairman (also, chairman is forcing out the rest of the board)

Sometimes you can’t just get a [L]uckin’ break. After announcing this morning that it is ending its fight to stay listed on Nasdaq, China-based coffee chain and delivery company Luckin Coffee announced that it is requiring that its chairman, Lu Zhengyao, resign in a filing with the SEC. Luckin Coffee will unluckin’ly delist from Nasdaq following fraud allegations It also announced in its SEC filing that the chairman has requested the firing of independent director Sean Shao through a sha...
Tags: Asia, Finance, China, Tech, SEC, Nasdaq, Shao, Yang Jie, Luckin Coffee, Luckin, Lu Zhengyao, SEC Luckin Coffee, Nasdaq China, Sean Shao, Zeng Ying

I've reviewed a few Hisense TVs in the past, but the company's latest $699 Quantum Series display is the first that I can wholeheartedly recommend without reservations

  Hisense's new 65-inch H8G 4K TV is a budget-friendly High Dynamic Range (HDR) display with impressive picture quality. The TV includes local dimming for deep black levels, along with quantum dot technology for wide color capabilities. The Android TV platform is integrated as well, enabling extensive smart TV support with Google Assistant voice control.    For a current sale price of $699.99, the 65-inch H8G is one of the top performers in this price range.   Table of Contents The market...
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