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Author Archives: Jason Whong

Business news roundup

Here’s a list of nine things you may not have known are tax deductions AOL FINANCE > The holding company for Sears has sold the DieHard battery brand to Advance Auto Parts for $200 million MARKETWATCH > With the new year comes new overtime rules for ...

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Businesses need a strategy for marketing and advertising

Kelsey Abernathy and Daniel Fucich, two graduate students pursuing doctorates in molecular biotechnology, were both involved in an environmental entrepreneurship program that led them to start their company, AlgenAir.

When launching a new product or service, the amount of attention you give to marketing could mean the difference between success and failure. Joan Schneider and Julie Hall of Schnider Associates wrote in the Harvard Business Review that the biggest ...

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This book says you can close deals faster with science

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What if you could use science to close your deals faster? What if it took only an hour or less to read a book about using science to close your deals faster? John Asher posits that you can do both ...

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‘Optimizing Growth’ with big data and predictive algorithms

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For your business to succeed, it needs to grow. But growth these days is harder than it has ever been. Jason Green, Mark Henneman and Dimitar Antov aim to show readers the way forward with new growth strategies made for ...

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Business news roundup

All of the private equity clients of Goldman Sachs are preparing for a recession. BLOOMBERG > When America calculates its gross domestic product, should it include proceeds of illegal activities? THE WALL STREET JOURNAL > Scammers are increasingly targeting individual small businesses with ...

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A number to know: That’s a lot of coffee

35,000 The square footage of a new five-story Starbucks Roastery in Chicago, which is the company’s largest location. READ MORE AT CNN BUSINESS >

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Business news roundup

Popeye’s, which recently had difficulty keeping adequate supplies for its chicken sandwiches, says you can bring your own bun to get one. MASHABLE > A pilot spilled coffee on a control panel, and a plane had to divert. BBC > Small business owners ...

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Turning negative reviews into an opportunity to respresent your brand

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Your business needs a plan for how to interact with websites and apps that let customers write reviews and leave ratings. Websites such as Yelp, Avvo, Google and others have taken customer service beyond the physical boundaries of your business, into the ...

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This book could help your business capitalize on the connected device economy

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W. David Stephenson wants readers of "The Future is Smart" to know that the "Internet of Things" — the concept that everything can be connected to other things on the Internet — is nothing short of a revolution, because now businesses that embrace the technology can get data about practically anything in real time, a feat that until recently was impossible.

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Becoming a data visualization nerd is easier when you read her book

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It's far too easy to make a quick pie chart that utterly fails at communicating the point that you found obvious as you combed through the data. That's where Stephanie D.H. Evergreen's "Effective Data Visualization" book comes to the rescue.

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A number to know: A lot of money to lose

$3 billion The amount that Chinese police say investors lost in a ponzi scheme called PlusToken that used cryptocurrency. READ MORE AT COINTELEGRAPH >

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A number to know: The value of fresh meat

30% The average spike in sales of quarter-pound burgers at McDonald’s, after the chain switched burger patties of that size to fresh beef  from frozen. READ MORE AT CNN BUSINESS >

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Choice of business structure important for business owners

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An owner’s choice of business structure can have wide-ranging impacts, including how the business is taxed, how protected the owner is from liability and what kind of reports and business processes are required. Choosing a structure for a business can be easier ...

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How to have business success in computer-driven world? Try being an ‘Algorithmic Leader.”

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The world is now increasingly dominated by algorithms, processes or rule sets that make calculations that affect real people. When you see digital advertisements that appear to be targeted to your interests, an algorithm chose those ads for your. When entertainment ...

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