Why Success Shouldn’t Be Defined By Revenue, Shareholders, Or Even You


And unlike traditional taxi services, it elected to move across the state lines that the District of Columbia straddles, providing a one-stop shop for a ride home. Wikipedia is another perfect example of this. Instead, it’s a sign of the times.

Yes, Marijuana Is Still Illegal in the U.S. (And Here's Why)

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Although 25 states and the District of Columbia have legalized the use of marijuana in some form, the federal government still isn't on board

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Hospitals- The Key to Healthcare Reform [Guest Post]

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Interview with Chip Kahn, CEO of Federation of American Hospitals. US elections are six weeks away and “Obamacare” is the wedge issue of the 2014 campaign. Hospitals represent the largest component (32%) of this spending.

N. Carolina mother, child sue DC police

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AP) — A North Carolina woman and her son who were pepper-sprayed during protests at last year's presidential inauguration in Washington have joined a lawsuit against the District of Columbia police department GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP)

35 states and DC back bid to collect online sales taxes

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AP) — Thirty-five state attorneys general and the District of Columbia this week signed on to support South Dakota's legal bid to collect sales taxes from out-of-state internet retailers SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP)

DC to consider travel ban to any state with anti-gay laws

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WASHINGTON (AP) — District of Columbia lawmakers will consider banning official travel by city workers to any state with laws that discriminate against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people

Meet the 'Small Business Person of the Year'

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Meet Victoria Tifft , president and CEO of ClinicalRM , a Hinckley, Ohio-based government-contract medical-research firm. On Monday, Tifft was named "Small Business Person of the Year" at National Small Business Week in Washington, D.C.

Attorneys general: Restore guidance to aid student borrowers

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BOSTON (AP) — Attorneys general from 20 states and the District of Columbia are faulting Education Secretary Betsy DeVos for rolling back Obama-era guidance they say is helping protect student loan borrowers

DC police detain man with assault rifle at pizza shop

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WASHINGTON (AP) — District of Columbia police say they're detaining a North Carolina man who was reportedly armed with an assault rifle at a pizza restaurant near the northwestern edge of the city

Hyundai, Kia reach $41.2m settlement with multiple states

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million to 33 states and the District of Columbia to settle an investigation into their fuel economy ratings DETROIT (AP) — South Korean automakers Hyundai Motor Co. and Kia Motors Corp. will pay $41.2

Turning the Unemployed Into Entrepreneurs


Self-Employment Assistance (SEA), a provision in the Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012 , legislation passed by Congress and signed by President Barack Obama in February, allows the states to “ empower unemployed workers to start their own businesses.”.

The FCC Just Approved A Proposal That Will Completely Change The Internet As We Know It

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The FCC voted today 3-2 to approve creation of an "internet fast lane." But based on today''s 3-2 vote, it sounds like most of the FCC commissioners are already on board. The Internet has become an essential tool for Americans and for the growth of American businesses.

DC mayor bans city workers from travel to North Carolina

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WASHINGTON — District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser has banned city employees from official travel to North Carolina, joining a growing list of governors and mayors who've forbidden trips to the sta

Net Neutrality Ruling a Blow to Web Startups

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with comments from Michael Beckerman, President and CEO of The Internet Association. A federal appeals court dealt what could be a fatal blow to net neutrality on Tuesday, potentially forcing businesses to pay more for fast, reliable delivery of their Web content. A D.C.

One Crucial Thing You Probably Don't Know About Security Breaches

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A complete PR debacle, of course. Because data security and privacy laws are enacted by state, there is no one single standard of when a company has to notify customers about data loss. Instead, you come under the laws of each and every state in which people have done business with you.

So You Want to Start a Cannabis Business: Advice for the Absolute Beginner

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Over half of the United States already have legalized cannabis in some form—that’s 29 states plus the District of Columbia. First, you’ll need to decide which sector of the marijuana industry to go into. Interested in starting a business in the cannabis industry?

Lending Club vs. Prosper

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Lending Club holds an edge over Prosper but only in terms of volumes. The base line doesn’t suggest an advantage in favour of one. A presumption to severity of the policies is least desired and only cuts down on their options. Investors on the other hand, are always expected to maintain a contingency fund as the defaulters and bad debts are a part of business though they are not usually defined in their return on investment folio. You take it any time of the day.

How Do Digital Signatures Work?


Digital signatures are the wave of the future for document management. The complex process of printing, signing, scanning, and e-mailing signed documents is now outdated. This type of cryptography relies on a public key algorithm with two numerical keys.

The Venture Capital Secret: 3 Out of 4 Start-Ups Fail


To order presentation-ready copies for distribution to your colleagues, clients or customers, use the Order Reprints tool at the bottom of any article or visit www.djreprints.com. Order a reprint of this article now. SIGNIFICANCE PROMINENT. --> The Venture Capital Secret: 3 Out of 4 Start-Ups Fail. About three-quarters of venture-backed firms in the U.S. The Wall Street Journal reveals its third annual ranking of the top 50 start-ups in the U.S. Facebook.

The Washington Redskins Trademark Fight

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The Trademark Act of 1946 prohibits the registration of trademarks that are immoral, scandalous, or generally offensives to a relevant segment of the population. Years of appeals followed. As such, the case of Blackhorse v.

Best Locations In The US For A Tech Startup


Let’s say you have a great business idea that leverages the power of technology to meet a certain consumer or lifestyle need. As of 2016, the Kauffman Foundation found that certain cities are emerging as the new American tech hubs. The capital city of the U.S.

From Surfing Vacation Dream to $24 Million Business

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Since transforming their business model, Billy Taylor and Brook Harvey-Taylor, founders of eco-conscious fragrance retailer Pacifica, have seen their company experience a five-year run of explosive growth. In 1997, the couple decided to use some of the scents in environmentally-friendly candles. The second runner-up honored was Jeni Merrill, the founder of Merrill, Inc. , state, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and Guam.

They're Baaack! Higher Swipe Fees on the Way

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A federal appeals court has handed a defeat to a coalition of retail groups that challenged as too high the Federal Reserve''s cap on how much banks can charge businesses for handling debit card transactions. The fees were typically based on a percentage of the purchase price.

Could You Survive a Cyberattack?

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In December 2011, computer hackers broke into the network of Stratfor, an Austin-based company that provides global intelligence services to individuals and businesses. The attack also destroyed four of the company''s servers. As CEO of Stratfor, I take responsibility.

10 Standouts at Small Business Week

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Ohio's Victoria Tifft was named the 2012 Small Business Person of the Year, but there were 51 other nominees. Here are 10 more stories of great entrepreneurs--and how they did it. Some of the most impressive parts of National Small Business Week in Washington, D.C.,

Meet the Man Funding the Cannabis Industry

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In early 2011, Brenden Kennedy left his post as the COO of SVB Analytics —taking his Yale MBA with him—to found Privateer Holdings , the first private equity firm devoted to cultivating start-ups in the cannabis space. You could consider Kennedy one of these serious players.

What it Takes to Navigate the Marijuana Industry

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In just the first three months since marijuana was legalized, the state has raised $25 million from businesses for taxes, licenses, and fees, according to the Colorado Department of Revenue. In my mind, it''s states'' rights--it''s the crucible of democracy.

Essential Startup Funding Tips from 8 Seasoned Investors


Contact Us Submit News Contact Us Write for Us Spark of Genius Series Mashable | The Social Media Guide Business Mashable on Facebook Join Us! Mashable Mashable reached out to angels, seed stage investors and VC firm partners and asked them to share their wisdom with the rest of us.

What's Next for Net Neutrality? The Ball's in the FCC's Court.

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FCC, gives broadband providers the power to function as a gatekeeper of sorts--offering "fast lanes" and "slow lanes" for content based on what the end-user is willing to pay. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit found flawed. "If

Rise & Fall (& Rise) of David Steinberg

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He rose to the top of the Inc. InPhonic, his seller of mobile phones and services, was No. But as Steinberg pounded furiously toward revenue of $400 million, the company started to sway beneath him like a rope bridge on a windy day. We were processing millions of transactions.

DMV 100 Student Meetup | SkyFarm Interactive | #studentfounders

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There were students from Georgetown, American University, George Washington University, Catholic University, Gallaudet University, the University of Maryland, George Mason University, Johns Hopkins University, Howard University and the University of the District of Columbia.

Five Golden Taxes Of The Holidays

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By Gail Cole, Avalara December brings retailers plenty of holiday cheer, but it can also bring plenty of stress. After all, the holiday season accounts for 30% of total annual sales for some retailers. And then there’s sales tax, which is stress-inducing at any time of year.

7 Ways Businesses Can Dodge Obamacare

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A handful of experts interviewed by The Fiscal Times outlined the following seven tactics for dodging health care reform, including the pros and cons. A lot of people are not aware of the simplest thing." In terms of ethics, that''s egoism.

Top Social Media Measurement and Tracking Tools


Social media audiences have effectively become another universe of prospects to tap, which means measurement and tracking is essential to yielding from these visitors both direct and indirect revenue. While Facebook and Twitter offer their own analytics tools, a host of third-party offerings exist to pick up where they leave off. The breakdown: “We get most of our Facebook data by marrying up Facebook Insights data with our Web analytics from Adobe Sitecatalyst.

Episode 12: How to Define Your Target Market, Guest Eric Siu, and the #MinimumWage | The Bcast

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Share your point of view on Twitter, or email us to let us know! Competitive Research (with Eric Siu of SingleGrain) – (12:42). For a lot of small businesses, they start to think they’re making some sales, they’ve got a product. I’ve had a ton of fun.

Could U.S. District Court Banish Obamacare Penaties?

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District Court case could take down Obamacare--along with the penalties for businesses that don''t comply. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Sebelius, a case that opponents of the health care law hope could put a final nail in its coffin. A D.C.

What Did You Do On Your Summer Vacation?

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For a group of 120 of the brightest teachers in the country, the answer to that question is lock themselves in an Atlanta hotel for a different kind of hackathon. And in a post announcing the release of the Teachfest content, Bill Gates shared his thoughts on what Learnzillion is up to: This past summer, TeachFest brought together more than 120 teachers in Atlanta for the “ultimate study hall.” The first of 2,000 lessons are going online this fall.

This Federal Contractor Can Survive the Shutdown. Here's Why

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FCi Federal focuses on a type of government contract not affected by the Congressional budget fight. Meet Sharon Virts-Mozer, the founder and CEO of FCi Federal, which provides "back office" services to federal government agencies like the State Department and U.S.

Best Way to Navigate Online Health Exchanges: Go Offline

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So it turns out that lots of people were eager to shop--or at least window-shop--in the new healthcare marketplaces, which opened yesterday. The Department of Health and Human Services reported that 4.7 The health insurance exchanges finally made their big debut.

5 News Stories Not to Miss This Week

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Travel Report: Expect Delays American Airlines grounded hundreds of flights last week because of a massive computer problem that affected primary and back-up systems for hours. Lufthansa canceled 1,700 flights because of a union strike. Well, sort of.