Oct 16, 2018

When Business Executives Become Reluctant Statesmen by Andrew Ross Sorkin


        How can we get out of this?That was the question repeatedly asked during a series of phone calls over the weekend by the biggest names in finance — Jamie Dimon of JPMorgan Chase, Larry Fink of BlackRock and Stephen Schwarzman of Blackstone — about how they could extricate themselves from a conference in Saudi Arabia they were scheduled attend next week.With the disappearance of t...

Oct 15, 2018

Fear On The Factory Floor Is Bad For Business by Madeline Janis


        In the past 20 years, U.S. manufacturing jobs have become more insecure and precarious.  The use of temporary workers has increased dramatically, with 47% of the U.S. temporary workforce consisting of manufacturing and industrial workers. While the economy improves, manufacturing wages have continued to decrease and over ⅓ of manufacturing workers are now on some form of pub...

Oct 03, 2018

These 3 Creative Justifications Sound Good on Paper, When in Reality They're Slowing You Down by Tommy Mello


        Who here has ever been tempted to cut corners with their business? I'll admit it, I have.Sometimes, you get that voice at the back of your head, saying: You've already spoken with your sales reps last week; that's good enough. You have a gazillion things on your to-do list... you don't need to check in with them again.Now, I call this the "creative justification" trap. You know t...

Oct 02, 2018

3 Big Ways Tech Is Disrupting Global Finance by Peter H Diamandis


        Disruptive business models are often powered by alternative financing. In Part 1 of this series, I discussed how mobile is redefining money and banking and shared some of the dramatic transformations in the global remittance infrastructure.In this article, we’ll discuss:Peer-to-peer lendingAI financial advisors and robo tradersSeamless TransactionsLet’s dive right back in…Decentr...

Oct 01, 2018

How getting social can build your business by Jillian Harding


        Having founded three companies that help entrepreneurs market themselves and their products, Bobbie Carlton knows a thing or two about building a brand. Carlton runs Boston-based firm Carlton PR & Marketing, and also founded Mass Innovation Nights, a monthly event that takes place in and around the Boston metro area that helps founders launch products, in addition to Inn...

Sep 28, 2018

3 Signs A Business Is Not Worth Your Money by Adam Sarhan


        Warren  Buffett invests in businesses, not stocks. Warren only invests in a business he understands. Warren also wants to know the company's competitive advantage, and he wants to make sure the business will be worth more in 5-10 years than what he pays for it today. If he can check those boxes he is more inclined to invest in the business. I'm often asked how do I know what...

Sep 19, 2018

Five Reasons The Payments Business Is Ripe For Big Change by Rohit Kulkarni


        The wholesale disruption of the payments industry has finally begun.Major banks, credit card companies and financial giants have long controlled payments but their dominance looks increasingly shaky. Since 2014, investors have poured $130 billion into ground breaking technologies like Blockchain and mobile payments. Fears about customer data and privacy and regulatory changes may...

Sep 10, 2018

Adobe looks to AI to lift customer experience business by Ron Miller


        For years, marketers have been trying to optimize the online shopping experience to better understand their customers and deliver more customized interactions that ultimately drive more sales. Artificial intelligence was supposed to accelerate that, and today Adobe announced enhancements to Adobe Target and Adobe Experience Manager that attempt to deliver at least partly on that ...

Sep 06, 2018

These 3 Levels of Trust Will Make or Break Your Business by Jerry Flanagan


        The most essential element of a business isn’t revenue or investors or employees or even customers. The most essential element of a business is trust.At least that’s what I realize looking back at the last decade of building my business. When I started hauling junk in 2011, it was just my wife, Tracy, and me. She handled the back office and I would go sit in my truck in a Home Dep...

Sep 05, 2018

Six Tips For Financing A New Business With Limited Capital by Forbes Finance Council


        For those who want to start a new business, startup capital is often a big obstacle. Depending on why you want to start a business — for example, if you're leaving a job — you may not necessarily have the money you need to get it off the ground. In that case, you'll have to find creative ways to make your ideas a reality. Fortunately, there are plenty of ways to craft smart busin...




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