Fri.Feb 23, 2018

8 Keys To Migration From A Consultant To A Freelancer

Startup Professionals Musings

Being a consultant is a role that works with big companies, but I have found that it doesn’t get much traction in small businesses and startups.

Entrepreneur Helping Couples Strengthen Their Bonds Through Fun and Less Planning


You would be wrong to think a date night has to be formal and require extensive prior planning.

Ryan Wuerch Plans to Build Dosh into a Billion Dollar Company Disrupting the Ad-Tech Market


By LAURA LOREK Publisher of Silicon Hills News Dosh, an app that gives consumers cash back for purchases, is disrupting the $200 billion advertising technology industry from Austin. Ryan Wuerch, founder and CEO of Dosh, said Austin is one of the best places to create a big consumer tech company.

5 Mistakes Your Startup Can’t Afford to Make

The Startup Magazine

Starting a business is never easy, but you also can’t afford to make certain mistakes that could hinder the launch or overall success of your company. Unfortunately, startups are often launched by people with no business background, and mistakes often come in troves.

Importance Of Cryptocurrency That You Need To Know


Cryptocurrency has created quite a buzz ever since the prices of certain types of cryptocurrencies suddenly rose. As we see, this has become a new trend in the world of investment for real fair reasons. People who invested in them have been benefitted in unimaginable ways.

Leaders: Don’t pick up the oar!

Jeff Hilimire

Most leaders and entrepreneurs are awesome at their craft before they find themselves in a leadership position. They kick butt as they move up the ladder, over-delivering and achieving great results, and then they find themselves in a position to lead. The problem is that leading usually does not include doing the things that they naturally kick butt at. So they tend to fall back to the “doing” in lieu of actually leading.

Multiple Marketing: Why Consistency Matters In Advertising


Advertising and marketing serve one essential purpose: to bring in business. Your logos, patterns, color choices, word choices, and more all are designed to persuade people to do business with you, whether you’re offering tutoring services or selling a product.

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5 Ways to Make Money as an Entrepreneur

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

For many who dream of leaving their jobs and starting their own business, figuring out a genuine way to do this can be daunting. The truth is there is rarely just one way to do it. There are many methods you can employ to make money on the side, build capital and be your own boss. These 5 tips can go a long way towards getting you there. Consider investing in real estate. Tried and tested, real estate is still the best way to make money as an investor.

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Hiring Matters More Than Ever At The Startup Level


Despite records being broken on Wall Street, the economy is not the best it has ever been, a reality that most people will acknowledge. However, this does not mean that you are out of luck when it comes to making money. If you have a special skill, you can start a business and be your own boss.

KFC Just Handled a Public Relations Crisis Perfectly with a Single Picture

Inc Startups

KFC had their worst nightmare come true. They ran out of chicken. Here's how they handled it. Marketing

4 Things Millennials Should Consider Before Forex Trading


Millennials have a reputation for jumping into things and thinking about them later. When they hear about the opportunities forex trading provides, they may not stop to consider everything they need to be successful and minimize their chance of risk.

KFC's New 3-Letter Apology For Its Lack of Chicken Shows Immense Emotional Intelligence

Inc Startups

Striking the right tone is hard. Especially when you've made a big clucking mess. Marketing

How Can I Check My TIN Status?

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

Before undertaking many business processes, including filing for taxes, setting up bank accounts, hiring employees and applying for permits and licenses, businesses need a tax ID number, also known as an employer identification number or EIN. In many cases, a business receives the number within an hour of an online application. In certain scenarios, such as applying outside of regular business hours, one might experience a delay.

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Harvard Study Says This Is How Long You Should Wait to Respond to a Customer

Inc Startups

It won't take even five minutes to do this. Sales

A Venture Capitalist Just Told Us How To Make The Perfect Pitch

Lightspeed Venture Partners

The post A Venture Capitalist Just Told Us How To Make The Perfect Pitch appeared first on Lightspeed Venture Partners

The 4-Letter Trick Fighter Pilots Use to Make Tough Decisions Fast

Inc Startups

How to make good decisions when you're under the gun -- literally or metaphorically. Strategy


SX Startups: Antescofo Amplifies Music

Austin Startup

The Forrest Four-Cast: February 23, 2018 Fifty startups from around the world have been selected to present their skills, creativity and innovation at the 2018 SXSW Accelerator Pitch Event on March 10 and 11.

5 Terrible Management Habits That Will Drive Away Good Employees

Inc Startups

If you've worked for such a person, chances are you left because of these things.

Greensboro students walk out of classes to protest gun laws, remember Florida victims

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

GREENSBORO — An estimated 400 to 500 students walked out of Grimsley High School on Friday morning to protest current gun laws and to remember the victims of the school shooting in Parkland, Fla., on Feb.

In 7 Words, Millionaire Comedian Chelsea Handler Drops Some Epic Career Advice

Inc Startups

Leadership, commitment, reliability, creativity, entrepreneurship and innovation are all linked. Get inspired.

Duke Energy Progress rate hike allows coal ash costs, less penalty

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

Hearings for the rate increase for Duke Energy Carolinas, which includes the Triad, were supposed to start Tuesday but were postponed until March 5 so all sides could digest Friday's decision on the Duke Energy Progress rate increase

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Want to Build a Great Marketing Strategy? Start by Making Human Connections--Here's How

Inc Startups

In today's mass-reach world, it is easy to be blinded by scale. But in a world of seemingly infinite reach, that one-to-one connection is more valuable than ever. Marketing

Bare in the woods: Naked man fires gun, flees after crash

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) AP) — Authorities say a man crashed his vehicle into another car, got out, stripped naked, fired a gun into the air and ran off into the woods in North Carolina

New Research Says You Will Need This 1 Rare Management Skill to Be Successful

Inc Startups

As the new poster boy for "Managing Compassionately," LinkedIns Jeff Weiner has just raised the bar for leaders everywhere.

Penguins pick up Brassard, trade Cole in 3-team deal

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) AP) — The Pittsburgh Penguins acquired center Derick Brassard from the Ottawa Senators on Friday night in a three-team deal that sent defenseman Ian Cole to Ottawa and forward Ryan Reaves to the Vegas Golden Knights

How a Young CEO Turned His Family's Failing, Third-Generation Business Into the No. 2 Egg Brand in America

Inc Startups

I was a political science major and minored in economics, just perfectly well-equipped to be an egg farmer," says Jesse Laflamme, CEO of Pete and Gerry's Organic Eggs.

Kaminsky helps Hornets beat Wizards 122-105

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

WASHINGTON (AP) — Frank Kaminsky scored a season-high 25 points, Kemba Walker had 20 of his 24 points in the second half, and the Charlotte Hornets beat the Washington Wizards 122-105 on Friday night

Why Your Next Sales Pitch Should Be No Longer Than a TED Talk

Inc Startups

Research into cognitive load proves that TED Talks have figured out the ideal length of a presentation. Sales

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Kessel, Malkin lead Pens past Canes 6-1 for 6th straight win

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) AP) — Phil Kessel and Evgeni Malkin each had two goals and an assist and the Pittsburgh Penguins routed the Carolina Hurricanes 6-1 on Friday night for their season-best sixth straight victory

Leaders From LinkedIn, Amazon, And Tesla Say These Are the 5 Trends Shaping Talent Development

Inc Startups

Leaders in the learning and talent development space discuss trends affecting the future of corporate training. HR/Benefits

Graham's body to make journey from mountains to Charlotte

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

ASHEVILLE — The Rev. Billy Graham's body will be brought to his hometown of Charlotte on Saturday as part of a procession expected to draw crowds of well-wishers

Kylie Jenner Just Taught Snapchat a $1.3 Billion Lesson (and It Only Took 1 Tweet)

Inc Startups

The social media maven tweeted on Wednesday that she doesn't use Snapchat anymore. The next day, shares of Snap dropped 6.1 percent. Social Media Toolkit

Kyle Busch wins Atlanta pole, Wallace still in spotlight

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

HAMPTON, Ga. (AP) AP) — Darrell "Bubba" Wallace Jr. was the hot topic even as Kyle Busch won the pole Friday at Atlanta Motor Speedway

Why You Shouldn't Hesitate to Fire a Top-Performing Employee

Inc Startups

When your top producer is killing your culture, they simply have to go. Company Culture

High Point Police: Man served with protection order Monday tried to kill woman Friday morning

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

HIGH POINT — Police are looking for a High Point man wanted on an attempted murder charge in the shooting of a woman Friday morning


How to Hype Up Your Product Before It's Ready for the Market

Inc Startups

Start to build community as early as you can, so when the product is ready, people are lined up. Marketing

Greensboro man dies after motorcycle collides with car

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

GREENSBORO — A Greensboro man died Thursday afternoon after his motorcycle collided with a vehicle