Super Bowl LIV and Your Small Business, What are You Worried About?, Growth Priorities for Small Business and Other Things Entrepreneurs Need to Know

16 Things Small Business Owners Need to Know   Super Bowl The 54th Annual Super Bowl kicks off Sunday, February 2nd. But, of course, everyone is buzzing about it now. Check out posts #1-3 to learn more. 1— Keep Your Team Productive During Super Bowl Week Guest post by James Carroll, VP of Global Sales at TetraVX Keep Your Team’s Head in the Game: More and more employees are requesting to work remotely—which could be a nice compromise for employees looking to stay at home the day after the Su...
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Pinterest launches virtual makeup ‘Try On’ feature, starting with lipstick

A new Pinterest feature will allow users to virtually try on products, starting with lipstick, before they shop from retailers like Estée Lauder, Sephora, bareMinerals, Neutrogena, NYX Professional Makeup, YSL Beauté, Lancôme, and Urban Decay from L’Oréal. To use the new feature, pinners will first open Pinterest’s smart camera, “Lens,” while in Search, then click “Try it” to explore the different lipstick shades available. To shop the products, you just swipe up. Another way to access Try on is...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Social, Startups, Facebook, Ecommerce, Makeup, Pinterest, Instagram, Social Media, E-commerce, Beauty, Lipstick, L'oreal, Lens, Ulta

Best of Trader Joe’s 2020: Customers have a new favorite item

After a long run as the favorite product of Trader Joe’s customers, the legendary Mandarin Orange Chicken has been dethroned. Customers still adore that quick, convenient frozen meal and have ranked it top entree and No. 3 product overall, but another product has captured the top spot in the 11th Annual Customer Choice Awards: This seasoning blend is the customers’ overall fave for 2020. (Courtesy of Trader Joe’s) It’s the Everything But the Bagel Sesame Seasoning Blend, which must also rank...
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CES 2020: What is the Future Now?

CES, the Consumer Electronic Show, is more than just a trade industry convention for appliances, technology and inventors. For over 50 years, this is where the world meets to experience tomorrow today. CES is the showcase for the gimmicks, gadgets and game changers that we can expect to see influencing how brands seek to create iconic moves. Artificial Intelligence was the central theme of CES 2020. Connectivity of devices and databases has now been achieved through sensor and ‘edge’ computin...
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We asked execs at 20 startups like Brex, Kabbage, and N26 to define 'fintech' in their own words. Here's their pitch for what deserves the buzzy label.

Business Insider surveyed 20 startups about how they define the word fintech, and their responses varied widely. Beyond Big Tech and Wall Street, startups most would call "fintechs" are scooping up billions in VC funding from traditional venture firms and corporates alike.  Some of the people we asked see fintech as an emerging sector, while others pointed out that the ATM, invented in the 1960s, was the first fintech innovation. And some wondered whether big tech firms experimenting with chec...
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We asked 14 big backers like Bain Capital Ventures, Kleiner Perkins, and Point72 what counts as a fintech. They had a wide range of opinions on a $24 billion question.

Business Insider surveyed 14 investors to understand how they define the word "fintech." Responses varied greatly. Some think it's pretty straightforward, while others think it's complicated and wide-ranging. Some VCs said the term "fintech" isn't really a thing anymore, and others think "fintech" could mean applying finance to everything, as opposed to applying tech to finance. But even though the investors didn't settle on one clear answer, a lot of their money is converging. In 2019, VCs po...
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Existing-Home Sales Climb 3.6% in December

Washington, D.C. – January 22, 2020 ( Existing-home sales grew in December, bouncing back after a slight fall in November, according to the National Association of Realtors®. Although the Midwest saw sales decline, the other three major U.S. regions reported meaningful growth last month. Total existing-home sales,1, completed transactions that include single-family homes, townhomes, condominiums and co-ops, increased 3.6% from Novemb...
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Competing in the Age of AI

THE BIGGEST CHANGE being brought about by AI is not human replicas, but the emergence of digital operating models. These models aren’t the sexy, headline-grabbing side of AI, but they are profoundly affecting how we do business and the way leaders of the twenty-first century must think. Marco Iansiti and Karim Lakhani, professors at Harvard Business School, explore these changes in Competing in the Age of AI with examples of businesses in many industries. “When a business is driven by AI, softw...
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Tesla's electric-car business is now so good that it might be able to forget about self-driving cars. That could be a significant bonus for the company. (TSLA, GM, GOOGL)

Tesla's share price has rocketed to all-time highs in recent months. The epic run-up hasn't required anything new to happen on Tesla's self-driving front. Meanwhile, Alphabet's Waymo and GM-affiliated Cruise have been making significant progress with their business models. Tesla, fortunately, hasn't needed autonomous mobility or a robotaxi service to propel its narrative. Click here to read more BI Prime stories. Since late October of last year, Tesla's stock has been on a tear, with shares g...
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Announcing the 2020 Class of the BSH Future Home Accelerator, powered by Techstars

Today I’m thrilled to announce the ten companies joining the BSH Future Home Accelerator, powered by Techstars. This year, as we extended our program focus to the Future of Home Living and included B2B, we’re very excited to present companies working on a large variety of topics such as co-living, sleep management, cooking, personalized skincare and AI as a service. With a renewed commitment toward diversity, we are welcoming founders to our 2020 class from more than ten nationalities, with...
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6 fast ways to protect your computer from scammers, according to the FTC

In the first half of 2019, there were an estimated 3,800 data breaches that exposed over 4.1 billion financial, healthcare, and government records.According to cybersecurity experts, there is no such thing as a 100% safe internet. Fortunately, there are ways to make it harder for scammers and hackers to steal your information.VPNs, better password practices, and knowing how to spot a non-encrypted website are a few of the ways that internet users can protect themselves. If you're reading this...
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How will AI shape the future of storytelling?

Technology will change the way that humans tell and experience stories in the future. Palmer presents an idea for AI film that watches the viewer and changes the narrative based on their emotional responses to chaotic events.By acting as a feedback loop, the AI will make storytellers aware of their implicit bias and become conscious of subconscious behaviors.
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15 Ways to Effectively Communicate Company Goals With Your Employees

As a leader, it’s important to understand the goals and vision of your company. It’s arguably even more important to convey that information to your employees, who play a huge role in turning those goals and vision into reality. Strong lines of communication ensure everyone is on the same page, leading to greater growth for your business. To help you do this, we asked Young Entrepreneur Council members the following question: Q. What is your preferred method for communicating company goals and ...
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Microsoft's top healthcare exec says one of CEO Satya Nadella's biggest innovations was to 'violate the horizontal nature of Microsoft' and go after more specific customers (MSFT)

One of the biggest changes Satya Nadella has made at Microsoft is shifting the company from a focus on making general-purpose products to ones that can be tuned for specific industries, says Dr. Peter Lee, head of Microsoft Healthcare.  The idea is to focus on deepening its expertise in the industries to which it wants to sell — like healthcare, Dr. Lee's particular patch. The focus is apparent in Microsoft's recent hires from industries like healthcare, energy and financial services. Microsof...
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Satoshi Nakaboto: ‘Bitcoin rises another 5% in one day’

Our robot colleague Satoshi Nakaboto writes about Bitcoin every fucking day. Welcome to another edition of Bitcoin Today, where I, Satoshi Nakaboto, tell you what’s been going on with Bitcoin in the past 24 hours. As Hannah Arendt used to say: Talk to a stranger on a bus! Bitcoin price We closed the day, January 28 2020, at a price of $9,358. That’s a respectable 5.00 percent increase in 24 hours, or $446. It was the highest closing price in eighty-two days. We’re still 53 percent below Bitcoin‘...
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How to use Byte, the new 6-second video-sharing app hoping to succeed Vine and compete with TikTok

Byte is a newly released app for watching, creating, and sharing six-second videos. The app is already being touted as a successor to the popular app Vine, which shut down in early 2017, and a worthy competitor to TikTok, the app that's adored by Generation Z and behind some of the internet's most viral memes. Here's how to use Byte, which was released publicly on Friday, to discover clips and create videos of your own. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The long-awaited succ...
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Singapore tightens AML restrictions on cryptocurrency companies

Cryptocurrency businesses operating in Singapore will need to register and be licensed to continue serving customers in the country. The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) said on Tuesday that the Payment Services Act will now be enforced. First passed in January last year, the act gives the regulator supervisory authority over all paymentbusinesses in the country. [Read: Singapore’s financial regulator wants its banks and blockchains to be friends] Companies now have a month to register with...
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5 meta-skills to supercharge every aspect of your life

Meta-skills are talents that inform every domain of life and govern your ability to improve other skills.There are many meta-skills out there, but feeling, seeing, dreaming, making, and learning are likely the most important when trying to remain competitive in the modern world.Automation is going to reduce the demand for specialists; mastering these skills will make you a stronger individual in the automated future. It used to be the case that learning a particular trade or skill me...
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A day in the life of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, who works up to 60 hours a week and has a squad of 12 employees to help him with social media

Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg eliminates nonessential choices from his life and sets ambitious personal goals to help him balance his work and home life. Zuckerberg spends 50 to 60 hours a week at Facebook, and his work ethic has made him especially popular with employees. The billionaire's daily schedule includes exercise, family time, and lots of travel. The first thing Zuckerberg does when he wakes up each morning at 8 a.m. is check Facebook, he once said according to The Telegra...
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Google Docs is suffering an outage (GOOG, GOOGL)

Google Docs suffered an outage on Monday. People running into issues accessing Google Docs reported problems on social media and website-outage tracker DownDetector. Users attempting to access documents online were prompted with an error message that read: "Google Docs encountered an error. Please try reloading this page, or coming back to it in a few minutes." Business Insider has reached out to Google for more information on the issue and to request an ETA for when the service would return on...
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Inside Amazon: Everything we know about the e-commerce giant's growing advertising business

Amazon is steadily building an advertising business that competes with Google and Facebook. Amazon's ad business doubled year-over-year and made $10 billion in 2018. Analysts expect for it to grow significantly more over the coming years. Amazon is increasingly rolling out new ad video and search formats and measurement tools to win budgets from big brands. At the same time, Amazon's ad business is experiencing a number of growing pains like proving to advertisers that its platform can increas...
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Data skills could soon be more important than people skills. Train up with these courses

The ability to use raw data to read the true impact of business decisions has become a game-changer, a skill you can learn with The Data Analytics Expert Certification Bundle ($49, over 90 percent off from TNW Deals).
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US authorities seize almost one million dollars in counterfeit $1 bills

At Minnesota's International Falls Port of Entry, US Customs and Border Protection seized $900,000 in $1 bills in a shipping container from China making its way on a train from Canada into the United States. The bills were packed inside 45 cardboard boxes. From US Customs and Border Protection: Due to the vigilance of CBP officers, a rail container was referred for a Customs Exam Station inspection on Dec. 14, 2019. During the examination, CBP discovered 45 cartons of possible counterfeit c...
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Top 7 Women’s Fashion Trends For 2020

People had prepared for the 2020 fashion glam since the past year. As the year began, various women’s fashion trends launched with the year. However, of those trends, here are the top ones we’re loving. 1. The Vintage Jumpsuit April 2016 2020 came with a bomb of the jumpsuit fashion reawakening. Interestingly, this is not the regular body-tight suit; it is the utilitarian suit with a waist belt. Sleeveless styles, halter neck, collared necks or and styles where the sle...
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An early backer of $7 billion UiPath explains why the number of European tech entrepreneurs from lesser-known cities will boom

An early investor into software automation startup UiPath says the number of tech entrepreneurs emerging from lesser-known European cities is set to boom. Accel investor Andrei Brasoveanu said the emergence of successful companies out of Europe was leading to a kind of trickle-down effect. European tech startups raised $34 billion in the first 11 months of 2019, almost $10 billion more than the amount invested across the whole of 2018. 29 cities across Europe attracted $100 million or more of ...
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Salty Mars water could hold proof of primitive life

The Curiosity rover on Mars has sampled ancient lake deposits from Gale Crater on the Red Planet, showing water that once existed there was dense with salt and minerals. By studying mineral deposits on Mars, researchers hope to better understand the composition of water on the surface of that world in the ancient past. Water, on Earth or on Mars, leaves distinctive chemical traces, and examination of mineral deposits can reveal significant information about long-lost seas. Researchers study the ...
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To change your administrator email in Windows 10, you'll need to use a workaround — here's how to do it

There's no direct way to change the administrator email on a Windows 10 computer, but there is a workaround.  In order to change your Windows administrator email, you'll need to create a new user account, which will then become an administrator account. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Microsoft doesn't provide any direct way to change the administrator email on a Windows 10 account — they make it difficult so that users won't do it accidentally. However, if you actually do...
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Motorola is warning people not to add screen protectors to the new Razr, and says bumps and lumps under the screen are 'normal'

Motorola released a video to point out a few things about the new $1,500 Razr that people should know before using the phone. Some of the tips are obvious, like avoiding sharp objects or wiping it dry if it's exposed to a splash of water. Other care tips include folding the Razr before putting it away in a pocket or bag, and to avoid using your own screen protector, as the phone already has one.  Motorola is also setting expectations by telling users that lumps and bumps under the screen are n...
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See inside the $45 million 2-mansion Virginia estate once owned by AOL's cofounder that just became the most expensive DC-area home ever

This riverfront estate outside of Washington, DC was once owned by AOL cofounder James V. Kimsey. It just sold $45 million, the most expensive sale ever in the DC area, according to reports. The estate consists of two buildings, a larger main residence, and a historic, smaller guest house designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. This estate, once owned by AOL cofounder James V. Kimsey, just became the most expensive home ever sold in the DC area at $...
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Seasoned Fundraising Leader Sought to Help Open World-Class New Orange County Museum of Art

Orange County Museum of Art seeks a highly skilled and effective fundraiser to oversee completion of its $73M capital campaign ($50M secured to date) and build a development team in preparation for the museum’s opening of its new home as part of Segerstrom Center for the Arts in 2021. Director of Development – Orange County Museum of Art – Help open a world-class museum! The Orange County Museum of Art (OCMA) is seeking a highly skilled and effective fundraiser to oversee the comple...
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