Tesla will start charging a monthly fee for ‘premium’ data usage | Mashable

The free ride is almost over, late-arriving Tesla drivers.

A new update on the auto maker’s website confirms that Tesla data access will divide into two tiers starting on Jan. 1, 2020. It doesn’t affect every customer (more on that below), but many of them will soon need to choose between the free “Standard Connectivity” tier and the $9.99/month “Premium Connectivity” tier.

If all you want from your car’s data access is basic maps and navigation, plus the ability to stream media over Bluetooth, then Standard is the way to go. You’ll still have access to the fancier features (if you want them) whenever your car is connected to Wi-Fi.

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This is a crucial week for global trade | CNN

There’s just one week to go before the United States is scheduled to impose a new round of tariffs on $156 billion of Chinese imports. Meanwhile, both sides are still working toward an elusive “phase one” trade deal that could bring some relief to battered global economies.

President Donald Trump said this week that it might be better to wait until after the 2020 US presidential election to strike a deal with China. That assessment came just a week after he said negotiations were in their “final throes.”

Investors should by now be wise to jawboning from the White House. Yet the consensus is that both countries are in fact moving toward a deal. Beijing offered a concession on Friday that may prove pivotal, pledging to reduce tariffs on US soybeans and pork.

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Love It or Hate It, Tesla Cybertruck Is Revolutionary | Live Science

With a collective gasp and puzzled looks, the world was recently introduced to Tesla’s newest vehicle. The so-called Cybertruck is an angular, stainless steel, all-electric pickup truck that quickly became polarizing.

The launch didn’t go very smoothly. The truck’s windows shattered when its lead designer smashed them with a metal ball, causing Tesla founder Elon Musk to curse under his breath. Some love its futuristic look. Others hate it. Even Lego made fun of it.

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LLC vs. S-Corporation: What’s Better for Your Business? | Business News Daily

The business structure you choose dictates your path to commercial success, but choosing the right entity requires extensive research and personal reflection. Each structure has its own set of guidelines, benefits and drawbacks.

How do you know if you should set your business up as a limited liability company (LLC) or an S-corp? We spoke with accountants and business advisors to get their take.

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How to Take Advantage of the 80 20 Rule to Succeed in Life | life Hack

The world of productivity has several hacks or tricks to help you manage your time. The amount of time management tactics to productivity strategies out there is both amazing and overwhelming.

Of course, to make matters harder for people, a lot of these methods have been tried by various people who have stood by them… To-do list systems, the Pomodoro Technique, Parkinson’s Law…

All of these strategies are great strategies in their own way, but one strategy stands above all else: The 80 20 rule. Out of the many, this particular strategy has been used the most and is regarded as the most helpful in developing time management and other concepts in life.

But what’s so special about this rule? How does it give you success and how do you use it? Let’s explore the specifics.

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Hazel’s packets keep fruit from going bad| Fast Company

This tiny sachet the size of a sugar packet can be placed in a crate of fruit and it makes the produce last roughly three times longer than usual. The technology, from a startup called Hazel Technologies, was created as a simple way to tackle one piece of the world’s problem with food waste. In the U.S. alone, each year, $218 billion is spent growing, processing, delivering, and throwing out 52 million tons of uneaten food, often because it goes bad before someone can eat it. Another 10 million tons of food never makes it off farms.

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Holidays In Europe: 12 Beautiful Cities With The Best Christmas Markets | Forbes

Snowflakes are already falling softly on the roofs of the wooden chalets at the Christmas markets of some of the most beautiful cities in Europe as the aromas of mulled wine, cookies, gingerbread, roasted chestnuts and cinnamon spice perfume the air and festivals of lights illuminate the old streets and plazas.

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Give Your Small Business a ‘Cash Health’ Checkup for the New Year | AllBusiness.com

As we wrap up the year and prepare for the next, make sure to give your business a cash health checkup. This is more than looking at a statement to see if there is money in the bank or to check the profit margin. It’s analyzing where you are, deciding where you want to be, and outlining a strategy to get you there.

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71% of Instagram Influencers Don’t Call Themselves Influencers | Small Business Trends

If you’re struggling to spot Instagram influencers for your influencer marketing campaigns, then it’s time to change your approach. This is because most influencers have had it with the term ‘influencers’.

Creator or Influencer?

According to The 2019 Influencer Survey, 71% of Instagram influencers don’t actually call themselves influencers. Only 29% of Instagram celebrities give themselves the title of ‘influencer’.

Small Business owners with a limited budget often collaborate with micro Instagram influencers. And it goes with saying that the success of any influencer marketing campaign largely depends on finding the right Instagram influencers.

If you know what Instagram influencers call themselves, it will be easier for you to spot them. So, the next time, you should look beyond the ‘influencer’ title.

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How to Transition from Small Business Owner to CEO | business.com

Learn how small business owners can transition from day-to-day duties to the CEO role.

All entrepreneurs get lost in the details of the business, but that approach is not scalable.

Having a CEO performing CEO duties is crucial to the health of the company.

By focusing on the big picture, entrepreneurs can more effectively identify what they want to accomplish and how to go about it.

All entrepreneurs have probably heard the well-worn advice “Work on your business, not in it.” It sounds like just another corporate cliché, but it’s a necessary caution because any entrepreneur is in danger of getting sucked into nitty-gritty employee work instead of assuming the big-picture CEO role. Take it from me.

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