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How we can protect truth in the age of misinformation


Fake news can sway elections, tank economies and sow discord in everyday life. Data scientist Sinan Aral demystifies how and why it spreads so quickly -- citing one of the largest studies on misinformation -- and identifies five strategies to help us unweave the tangled web between true and false.

How startups can get traction by attending trade shows

Are trade shows worth it for your startup?The answer is yes. While many businesses forgo trade shows for other forms of advertising, if you do this, you're leaving money on the table.Trade shows create an incredible opportunity for your startup to be seen. It's a great place for people to try your product and see it in person.What's more, Meeting Professionals International found there's a 40% close rate for meetings you have in person. Let's say you're selling hot tubs at a trade show – that's ...
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How to stop procrastinating


How to turn your hobby into a successful business

Everyone has at least one hobby, whatever it might be – it could be playing video games, watching TV shows, practicing sports, going to the beach, hiking, or anything else that can help you unwind at the end of the day. Hobbies can be done alone or as a part of a group and they are extremely important for our mental health, as they make us feel happier and more relaxed.Not everybody wants to turn their hobby into a career but, for some, their passion can be a lot more than just a fun way to pass...
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Your business is talking, do you have the tools to listen?


 Learn how to unlock the data within your own company to chart the smartest growth plan possible.

How surveying your employees can improve your startup

As a standard business practice, most companies survey their customers. You may have even sent surveys of your own. Businesses survey their customers to gauge customer loyalty, see how likely customers are to refer a business to family and friends, and to measure their overall satisfaction with the products and services they are using.Customer surveys provide powerful data that can help your startup improve. So, it stands to reason that asking your employees for their opinions can even further y...
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Which type of crowdfunding is best for your small business?

So you could use a little cash injection for your small business, but you're not sure you can get a traditional small business loan. Short of winning the lottery (or draining your personal savings), what options do you have for funding? Crowdfunding may be for you. ​[Read full article on Entrepreneur]

How startups can offer career advancement opportunities to their employees

The job market is tight, and the number of voluntary separations by employees is rising year over year. It's an employees' market, and it's more important than ever to take care of your staff. What does this mean for your startup?To be successful and retain the best employees, you want to put the professional development of your team at the forefront. The most talented workers want to enhance their skills.This is good not only for your team but for your startup. Here's how startups can offer car...
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The best funding resources for disabled entrepreneurs

 Here are a few potential resources to help ensure your disability is no longer and impediment to achieving your entrepreneurial goals. [Read full article on Entrepreneur]

Michelle Obama: It’s okay to not have it all


Michelle Obama said living by the popular mantra of "having it all" is selfish, that no one is supposed to have it all. The former US first lady told that to 200 emerging leaders from over 33 nations attending the Obama Foundation Leaders: Asia-Pacific Program in Kuala Lumpur.

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