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Happiness at work doesn’t just depend on your employer

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When Google promoted a software engineer named Chade-Meng Tan to the role of “Jolly Good Fellow”, his career – and the entire culture of Silicon Valley – took a sharp turn. Meng, a cheerful employee valued for his motivational qualities, ...

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A number to know: A proposal for debt collectors

7 The number of times per week a debt collector may place phone calls to a debtor, under rules proposed by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. (No limit is proposed for contacts by electronic mail or text message, though the bureau has ...

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Business news roundup

Drugmaker Bristol-Myers Squibb is taking on $19 billion in debt to pay for its planned acquisition of biotech company Celgene BARRON’S > Bird has released new electric scooters and claims they can last more than 10 months in a sharing ...

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Business news roundup

Ford is investing $500 million in an electric truck maker, Rivian. CNBC > The federal government is expanding an investigation into malfuctioning air bags, adding 12.3 million vehicles to the inquiry. NPR > When small business owners hire their teenagers, keep ...

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Just thinking about coffee may be enough to boost your focus

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Workplaces of all kinds are places where you can smell coffee's fragrant aroma, appreciate its brown color and her the sound of its percolation. It's no secret that business and coffee go well together, because caffeine has been shown to help with focus.

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Avoid these 4 mistakes when apologizing

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Apologies are something we love to receive and hate to give. And especially as a leader, they are tough. They require a great deal of humility, which challenge your pride and ego. They are an open admission of failure and ...

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Find out the best day of the week to get gasoline. USA TODAY > Walmart is planning to add more robots to its stores. Learn why. CNN BUSINESS > Feeling overwhelmed can make business owners despise the thing they built ...

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A number to know: Increasing wages

$20 The minimum hourly wage that Bank of America intends to pay its employees, with wage increases coming over the next two years. The bank plans to raise its minimum wage to $17 on May 1. READ MORE AT CNBC ...

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Don’t count out direct mail for your marketing

A recent blog post at the Small Business Administration suggests your business may benefit from using direct mail to market to consumers. Direct mail? Even as the world is going digital? Yes, for a number of reasons, the author of ...

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Report: All minority groups grew in buying power, but not at equal rates

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All racial and ethnic minority groups are making financial gains, according to a new report from the University of Georgia. This year’s Multicultural Economy Report from the Selig Center for Economic Growth, part of the University’s business school, says the ...

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Popular social media channels for small business

Popular social media channels for Small business BetterSMB A recent blog post at the Small Business Administration takes a look at eight social media channels that your business could use for promotion. Noting that nearly 3 billion people around the ...

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A number to know: Making money with ideas

$10 million Expected 2019 revenue for Vericool, a packaging insulation company created by a former gang member who wants his product to replace polystyrene foam. (The company has a $40 million order backlog.)

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