Author Archives: BetterSMB

Is micromanagement a leadership style?

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Is micromanagement a leadership style? The word is often used as a way to describe attention to minute details by a manager, and people subjected to micromanagement often view it negatively. New research from Roshni Raveendhran, a professor at University ...

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Make your business’ marketing more inclusive

A recent blog post at the Small Business Administration notes that you might be pushing some potential customers away if your marketing imagery doesn’t reflect them. America is more than 18 percent Hispanic, more than 12 percent black, nearly 6 ...

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A number to know: Building a payments giant

$35 billion The amount that Fidelity National Information Services will spend, in cash and stock, to acquire Worldpay Inc. READ MORE AT THE WALL STREET JOURNAL >

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Business news roundup

As Lyft makes its appeal to investors before its IPO, it’s taking a subtle swipe at Uber.  CNBC > Middle-class homeowners who live in high-tax areas are feeling the sting from the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act CBS NEWS > ...

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Study: Overconfident people more likely to make bad crowdfunding investments

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Do you believe in yourself? If so, you may want to think twice before investing in crowdfunded ventures. New research from Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business shows that people who overestimate their talent at investing are three times more ...

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A number to know: Oprah’s investment loss

$58 million Oprah Winfrey lost nearly $58 million on paper from her investment in Weight Watchers International Wednesday morning as the company’s stock fell more than 36 percent. READ MORE AT USA TODAY >

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Business news roundup

The number of billionaires in China went down by 161 because of a plunge in Chinese stock markets and weak currency CNN BUSINESS > FedEx unveiled SameDay Bot, an autonomous delivery service to be tested in some markets this summer. ...

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Some tax tips for the 2018 season

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The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act could change the way you do your 2018 taxes. Moskowitz LLP, a San Francisco tax law firm, has the following tips for the 2018 tax season:

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Business news roundup

Amazon’s deal to build a new campus in New York was supposed to be foolproof. Why did the deal fail? CNN > Amazon made $11.2 billion in profits in 2018, but will pay $0 in taxes. Here’s why.  THE GUARDIAN ...

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A number to know: Company valuation

$6 billion The market value that Xiaomi Corp. stock lost in a a three-day rout, as analysts have trimmed profit and sales forecasts for the company while China’s martphone market slows down. READ MORE AT BLOOMBERG >

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