Sun.Mar 19, 2017

10 Writings Tips To Get Maximum Impact From Any Plan

Startup Professionals Musings

If you want people to invest in your idea, then my best advice is first write a business plan, and keep it simple. Don't confuse your business plan with a doctoral thesis or the back of a napkin. Keep the wording and formatting straightforward, and keep the plan short.

10 Mistakes Most People Make During an Interview (and What To Do Instead)

Inc Startups

Discover the 10 huge mistakes that most people make during an interview and what they should do instead

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Make this the next book you read, or better yet, listen to

Jeff Hilimire

I just finished listening to Trevor Noah’s book, Born a Crime , on Audible. He reads the book, which is why I highly recommend you consider listening to it. Trevor Noah, if you aren’t aware, is a comedian from South Africa. He replaced Jon Stewart as the host of The Daily Show.

Want To Raise Brave Girls? Science Says Do This (Most Parents Are Afraid To)

Inc Startups

It makes sense, if you let it. Just watch this

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The Importance Of A Local SEO Strategy

YoungUpstarts

by Amir Noghani, General Manager at GWM SEO Agency. Google’s main consistency is that it’s constantly changing. There have been many changes in local search during the last couple of years, some of the most recent being 3-pack ads in local results.

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Hacking Sleep (Part 1)

Jason Ball's TechBytes

My sleep habits for all practical purposes are about as perfect as real life permits. I excercise almost daily, I eat well, and I follow the old “early to bed early to rise” philosophy. I travel frequently, but if I’m at home, I’m dialed in. However despite doing everything “right”, I noticed I was dragging in the mornings. Day after day. I would go to bed early and wake up before my alarm could go off. Solid 8-9 hrs of sleep. But still felt tired.

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What Brands Can Learn About Forming Positive Brand Advocacy From Southwest and Stephen Colbert

Inc Startups

The old adage "You scratch my back, I'll scratch yours" might sound cliche, but over the past couple of years, I've learned that it actually does hold some weight

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Skill-Set Switcher – 5 Steps For Reclaiming Your Employment Prospects

YoungUpstarts

We spend a staggering 9,000 hours at work every year. In total, this equates to around one-third of our entire lives. So, if you do not have a job that you love, time at the office can be a major source of frustration.

The FinTech Industry Goes Personal

Inc Startups

The FinTech Industry Goes Personal

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What I’ve Been Reading

Ben Casnocha: The Blog

Two very long books. 1Q84 by Haruki Murakami. I really enjoyed working my way through this novel. If you’re new to Murakami, I wouldn’t start with this one.

On differentiation

Hippoland

Storytelling goes a long way in fundraising for your company. One of the biggest components of this is differentiating your product / your company from others. Differentiation is very difficult — there are so many entrepreneurs who are doing something similar to you and also so many alternatives that achieve the same results as your product / solution.

Yum Yum Better Ice Cream will return to Greensboro, owner says

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

Yum Yum's owner said there's a possibility the restaurant will be serving hot dogs this week, but that customers will have to wait longer for ice cream

VR: The World Through a Different Lens

Austin Startup

Latinitas Reports from SXSW 2017 Generating perspective through storytelling is not a completely new concept and filmmaking is one of the mediums that has had a stronghold on this for quite a while now.

NCAA Tournament picks up steam just before Sweet 16

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) AP) — The first three days of this year's NCAA Tournament lacked the drama and multitude of upsets the previous few tournaments had, more March Meh-ness than madness

Donnell Creech plans to take SXSW by storm this year while developing effective ways to progress…

Austin Startup

Donnell Creech plans to take SXSW by storm this year while developing effective ways to progress diversity in tech Donnell Creech is a black tech professional striving to improve workplace diversity and leadership development among minorities in the field of tech.

Tipping Off: On to the second weekend of the NCAA Tournament

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

It's on to the weekend that many consider the defining mark of a season. Reach the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament and a season is a success. Two wins from the Final Four and all the weekday games are

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Thank you, SXSW

Austin Startup

Let’s stop and recognize all of the amazing people on the SXSW team who work all year round to make these two of the best weeks in Austin. Their focus is always putting everyone else in the limelight, but they deserve a lot of credit for making it happen year after year.

No. 1 seed North Carolina survives to beat Arkansas 72-65

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

GREENVILLE, S.C. Kennedy Meeks had 16 points and a huge tip-in with 44.2 seconds left to help North Carolina barely avoid a huge upset by rallying to beat Arkansas 72-65 in Sunday's second round of the NCAA Tournament

Five entrepreneurs get free plane tickets to pitch for $100,000 in seed funding from Austin’s top…

Austin Startup

Five entrepreneurs get free plane tickets to pitch for $100,000 in seed funding from Austin’s top angel investors Every week we meet incredible entrepreneurs from all over the country and all over the world who would move to Austin if they only had some funding. This April, one startup is going to get their chance!

Confederate flag flies next to NCAA arena in South Carolina

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

GREENVILLE, S.C. — A small group of protesters flew a large Confederate flag from the top of a parking garage next to the arena hosting two men’s NCAA Tournament games

Schenn's OT goal lifts Flyers over Hurricanes

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Travis Konecny tied it with 42.9 seconds left in the third period and Brayden Schenn scored 38 seconds into overtime, lifting the Philadelphia Flyers over the Carolina Hurricanes 4-3 on Sunday night

Thornwell leads South Carolina to 88-81 NCAA upset of Duke

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) AP) — Sindarius Thornwell had 24 points, Chris Silva scored 13 of his 17 points in the second half and seventh-seeded South Carolina stunned No. 2 seed Duke 88-81 on Sunday night to advance to its first Sweet

Texas moves on to Sweet 16 over NC State 84-80

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Brooke McCarty scored 23 points and No. 3-seed Texas got a put-back basket from Joyner Holmes with 4 seconds left to the send the Longhorns to the Sweet 16 for the third year in a row

Duke ready for Oregon in 2nd round of women's NCAA tourney

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) AP) — Duke has been tough to beat in NCAA Tournament games at Cameron Indoor Stadium. Oregon will try to do it with three freshman starters

For many older Americans, costs rise under GOP health plan

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

NEW RINGGOLD, Pa. (AP) AP) — Among the groups hardest hit by the Republican plan to replace the Affordable Care Act is one that swung for Donald Trump during last year's presidential race — older Americans who have not yet reached

Winning numbers drawn in 'Cash 5' game

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) AP) _ The winning numbers in Sunday evening's drawing of the North Carolina Lottery's "Cash 5" game were

Winning numbers drawn in 'Pick 4 Evening' game

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) AP) _ The winning numbers in Sunday evening's drawing of the North Carolina Lottery's "Pick 4 Evening" game were

Winning numbers drawn in 'Pick 3 Evening' game

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) AP) _ The winning numbers in Sunday evening's drawing of the North Carolina Lottery's "Pick 3 Evening" game were

Volunteers restore replica Occaneechi tribal village

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

HILLSBOROUGH, N.C. (AP) AP) — John "Blackfeather" Jeffries, in a Marine cap and bear-claw necklace, sat on a bench watching volunteers plant tall, cedar poles in the grass

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President of embattled Uber leaves after 6 months on job

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

SAN FRANCISCO — Jeff Jones, president of the embattled ride-hailing company Uber, has resigned just six months after taking the job, the company confirmed Sunday

French apples could be boon to local industry

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

HENDERSONVILLE — When St. Paul Mountain Vineyards first wanted to grow French vinifera, or grape vines, in Henderson County, most thought it was likely doomed for failure

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Confederate flag flies next to NCAA arena in South Carolina

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) AP) — A small group of protesters flew a large Confederate flag from the top of a parking garage next to the arena where two men's NCAA Tournament games are being played

NC man indicted in shooting death of wife of 53 years

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. (AP) AP) — A second grand jury has indicted a man in the shooting death of his wife of 53 years on a lesser charge than the first grand jury rejected

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NC teen dies month after fall at Hanging Rock State Park

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) AP) — A North Carolina teenager who slipped and fell more than 50 feet at Hanging Rock State Park last month has died