Monthly Archives: September 2018

Oh No You Didn’t! 3 Tips for Employee Fraud Prevention |

As a small business owner, you might be well-versed in fraud prevention. However, many employers fail to realize that fraud can happen anywhere, by anyone – including your own workers.

No matter how close your team might be, or how careful you are when recruiting, you should always be prepared for fraud by employees. Here are three employee fraud prevention tips for employers.

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Magic of Physics Makes This Fridge Chill Food Without Fans or Electricity | Digital Trends

Coolers are big business on Kickstarter, dating back to the multi-function Coolest Cooler, which racked up an epic $13 million in pledges several years ago. Now a new refrigeration system has landed on the popular crowdfunding platform — and it’s missing one big feature. What feature is that? Just a little thing we call the need for electricity!

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Amazon opens new store, 4-Star | Business Insider

Amazon is letting its customer ratings do the talking at its new store.

Called Amazon 4-Star, the new concept will stock items that customers have rated four stars or above, on average, according to a blog post announcing the store. That means it will include only the best of the best; Amazon says the current assortment averages 4.4 stars.

It opens Thursday in Manhattan’s SoHo neighborhood.

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Think Differently About Success | The Startup Magazine

The ability to create success starts with a mindset that aligns with taking action, learning rapidly and adapting to change. Successful people think differently about success. It’s not all about your IQ or the kind of car you drive. True success is having a growing network of people you know how to tap into, achieving fulfillment in what you do, and being able to see opportunity everywhere.

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Instagram: The dog that launched a social media giant | BBC News

Instagram has attracted a billion users since it was launched in 2010. Now, its founders have announced they are quitting the company.

Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger have overseen the app’s rapid rise. But what made their idea so successful? And how has it continued to grow?

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Why Amazon Ads Could Be a Disaster Waiting to Happen |

When investing, it’s always a good idea to spread the wealth. Whether you invest only as much as can be insured, or you use different financial managers with unique areas of expertise, your goal is to maximize your capital. Everyone gets a piece of the pie, and within portfolios there’s still more diversification.

When it comes to digital marketing, advertisers are wise to spread their budgets around, but the places to spend in an effective way have dwindled. Over the past few years, fewer and fewer players in online advertising have a piece of the pie–especially those trying to protect consumer information–and advertisers looking for the best conversion rates have increasingly directed their ad budgets to a handful of companies where privacy practices and protections are less than stellar.

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China splits the internet while the U.S. dithers | TechCrunch

There are few stories as important right now as the internet being ripped asunder by the increasing animosity between the U.S. and China. Eric Schmidt, the former chairman of Alphabet, said last week at a private event in San Francisco that “I think the most likely scenario now is not a splintering, but rather a bifurcation into a Chinese-led internet and a non-Chinese internet led by America.”

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A Small Google Chrome Change Stirs a Big Privacy Controversy | WIRED

THOUGH CHROME LAUNCHED in 2008 as a scrappy upstart, it has for years been the dominant web browser, with over 60 percent market share on both desktop and mobile. So when Chrome adjusts its features or policies, it impacts a huge chunk of people worldwide. And a recent change to how Chrome treats logins has shown how poorly those alterations can go over.

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How to Find Almost Anything With Google (Infographic) | Entrepreneur

You can find pretty much anything online. However, it can be difficult to sort through the abundance of content. Luckily, with a few hacks, you’ll be on your way to find anything you’re looking for with Google.

Your first step should always be to use Google’s quick answers, the results that pop up in the outlined box at the top of a search results page. To get the most out of quick answers, be as specific as possible. For example, if you are searching for a flight update, type in the airline and flight number. Google’s quick answers will show that flight information at the top on the page. Tip: the more exact you are, the better.

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List Building: Facts & Figures |

If you’re new (or newer) in business, you may have heard that you need to be “building your list”, or “the money is in the list” or any variation thereof.  So let me take a minute today to explain to you exactly what this means, and why there’s so much emphasis on this business-building strategy. Think of this article as your list building overview!

Why Building An Email List Is Important

Before you can set about bringing in new subscribers every day (a.k.a. building your email list) you need to understand why this is such an important business building strategy. If…

You’re struggling to get clients

Your income looks more like a ride on a theme park roller coaster

Not enough people buy your products or register for your programs

You’re losing confidence in your ability to build your business


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