May 18, 2018

When Should Entrepreneurs Write Their Business Plans? by Francis J. Greene & Christian Hopp


        It pays to plan. Entrepreneurs who write business plans are more likely to succeed, according to our research, described in an earlier piece for Harvard Business Review. But while this might tempt some entrepreneurs to make writing a plan their very first task, our subsequent study shows that writing a plan first is a really bad idea. It is much better to wait, not to devote too ...

May 16, 2018

Apple is building a new campus for 20,000 employees — and we just got big hints where it could end up by Kif Leswing


        Apple may be closing in on a location for a new campus it announced earlier this year — and it could end up being located close to Duke University, where CEO Tim Cook and several other top Apple executives went to school.North Carolina's Research Triangle region is being considered by Apple for a new campus, Triangle Business Journal reported on Wednesday.The process is said to b...

May 15, 2018

Microsoft is launching a new version of its $22,000 mega-tablet — and it looks super-futuristic by Matt Weinberger


            Microsoft has at last given us our first look at the Surface Hub 2, its upcoming mega-tablet.The device, which the company announced two months ago, represents the first major update to the $22,000 Surface Hub since it launched in 2016. The new version, which like the first was designed to be used in conference rooms, will go on sale next year.Like its predecessor, ...

May 09, 2018

Internet Giants And Small Business Owners Declare 'Red Alert' On Net Neutrality by Janet Burns


       Internet users are seeing red this week as leading websites join with small businesses to demand digital protections in Congress.Many of the web's most popular sites are on 'Red Alert' as part of a nationwide campaign to save net neutrality rules thrown out last year under Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai. In light of the U.S. senate's push to rescind the chang...

May 08, 2018

Google could outdo Apple and introduce new Android features to combat people's phone addiction by Shona Ghosh


        Google is planning to add settings to its operating system, Android, that are designed to help people manage how much time they spend on their phones, The Washington Post reported Monday.There's no detail beyond that, but Google is likely to announce the features at its annual I/O developer conference, which kicks off Tuesday.If Google lives up to expectations and does introduce ...

May 07, 2018

I started a business with less than $500 in just two weeks and it's already profitable after week one by Zack Guzman


        As a reporter at CNBC Make It who's covered some of the most incredible ways people have made money online — including a 28-year-old whose company has made millions buying things at Walmart and reselling them on Amazon and an entrepreneur who started selling board games out of his living room — I was curious to find out if it was as easy as they made it seem.Could someone like my...

May 04, 2018

2 bankers-turned-CEOs who started a business after hours have figured out the best way to resolve any disagreement by Shana Lebowitz


        Nick Martell and Jack Kramer don't always agree.The cofounders and co-CEOs launched MarketSnacks, the daily finance newsletter for millennials, in 2011. Since then, they've found a reliable strategy for resolving disagreements and making business decisions as efficiently as possible.Kramer calls it "I think versus I know," and the idea is not to guess what their readers want, but...

May 03, 2018

Factory orders rise, but business equipment spending slowing by CNBC


       Orders for transportation equipment increased 7.6 percent, lifted by a 44.5 percent jump in the volatile orders for civilian aircraft. Transportation orders rose 8.9 percent in February. Orders for machinery fell 1.9 percent, the largest drop since April 2016, after rising 0.6 percent in February.Orders for mining, oil field and gas field machinery surged 2.6 percent. Orders for mo...

May 02, 2018

Nokia is selling its digital health business back to the co-founder of Withings by James Vincent


        Nokia has announced plans to sell its struggling health tech business back to Éric Carreel, co-founder of Withings, the French startup Nokia bought in 2016.Terms of the deal have not been announced, but the Finnish tech giant is surely taking a substantial loss>However, the rebadged Withings products clearly weren’t making enough money for Nokia: in October 2017, the company anno...

May 01, 2018

Gibson files for bankruptcy, planning to renew its guitar business and dump its 'innovations' unit by Bloomberg


        Gibson Brands Inc. filed for bankruptcy with a turnaround plan that will give some of the company's lenders equity ownership of the iconic American business that has supplied guitars to B.B. King, Elvis Presley and Pete Townshend.A restructuring support agreement with senior secured noteholders will help it repay bank loans while going through a "change of control" transaction, a...




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