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3 Rules for Business Success as a Woman Entrepreneur |

As the founder and CEO of Garnysh, a Silicon Valley-based fitness and technology company, I know a thing or two about surviving in business. And as a woman entrepreneur, I’m even more knowledgeable about the challenges female entrepreneurs face in that cutthroat world.

Here are what I consider to be three rules for business success that are easy to remember and can make a big difference in how you approach running your business.

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How to Choose a Laptop for Your Small Business | Small Business Trends

Laptops continue to increase in popular for business use. And not only do they allow you and your team to get work done from anywhere. But many also provide all the power, storage and speed that you really need. And this allows you to perform your day-to-day functions.

However, with the increasing popularity of laptops, there are also more devices to choose from than ever before. Wading through all the brands and specs can get complicated, especially for small business owners who already have tons of other tasks on their plate.

How to Choose a Laptop

Whether you’re looking for a laptop that you can use personally in your home office or a selection of devices to supply to a small team, here are some helpful tips for those who aren’t sure how to choose a laptop for business use.

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Who Wants the Global Talent | Management Consulting Connection

For all of its faults, the United States has been the destination of choice for emigrants since – well – for half a century. Personally, I have friends and family who got their green cards just within the last few years. The US continues to be a magnet for talented and ambitious risk takers. Bill Kerr, Harvard Professor, titled his most recent book, The Gift of Global Talent: How Immigration Shapes Business, Economics, and Society and his thesis is simple – even if the data collection was difficult – immigrants drive a large % of growth, innovation, and entrepreneurship. People want to live and work here, and that’s largely been a big blessing. Factoid: 40% of US cancer researchers are immigrants.

US economy = huge demand

Times are good (yes, looking at the stock market this week, you might not think so), and unemployment in the US is at a 50 year low. As of October 2018, there were 7M unfilled jobs in the United States.  This includes 450,000 highly-skilled manufacturing jobs. It’s a fairly basic tenet of economics that suppliers will try to fulfill demand. Here’s a data point, H1B visa season starts April 1. There are 85K visa to allocate, and typically there are 300K applications after one week.

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Why Maine Banning Indian Mascots Is A Marketing Wake Up Call | Forbes

From a marketing standpoint, why would an organization want a symbol that many Americans deem offensive?

In May of 2019 Maine banned the use of Native American mascots in its public schools and colleges. No more whooping braves, no more grinning chiefs, no more tomahawk yielding warriors in loin clothes. This is part of a national movement that is picking up momentum.

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Tips for Writing Better Blog Headlines |

If you write blog content, you know how important it is to receive positive engagement from your audience.

With so much competition out there, it’s getting more and more difficult to catch readers’ attention and convince them to click on your article headline rather than someone else’s. That’s why it’s essential to decode what headlines are click-worthy to your audience and which ones they’ll easily ignore.

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Red Magic 3 Review: The Gaming Phone You’ve Been Waiting For | Digital Trends

The idea of a dedicated gaming smartphone has always been attractive, but it’s only in the last couple of years that the idea has really taken off, thanks to brands like Razer and Asus. With a host of new releases this year, it looks like gaming phones are here to stay, and if the Red Magic 3 is anything to go by, it’s time you took them seriously.

The Red Magic 3 is lightning fast, boasts a gorgeous big display, has loud dual speakers, and packs a huge battery. It even has a dedicated gaming switch on the side and an internal fan to keep you gaming for longer. It boasts a truly impressive spec sheet packed into a device that looks as though it just fell out of a space marine’s pocket, but the real magic trick here is that Nubia is offering the Red Magic 3 for just $479.

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6 Signs It’s Time to Give Your Website a Facelift | The Startup Magazine

In today’s competitive and constantly evolving business climate, a strong web presence is crucial. Your website is one of the most reliable, effective and future-proof marketing assets you can have. It should be set up to make access to information simple and immediate. A well-constructed website design that is easy to navigate and engages potential customers ensures you give a wonderful first impression.

Website design and underlying technology is always progressing. It is important to make changes to your website to stay current with competitors and improve business. Simple layouts, content management, comfortably followed navigation, and attractive aesthetics are fundamentals to keep in mind when freshening up a website for business.

In most cases, users judge a business’s credibility by their website. As such, it’s imperative that your website catches and keeps their attention. Here are six important signs that the time has come to update your site.

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Apple dissolves iTunes into new apps | BBC News

Apple has announced that iTunes is to be replaced by Apple Music, Apple Podcasts and Apple TV.

There had been speculation that the tech giant was planning to shutter the music service it launched in 2001.

The firm also revealed a number of new privacy measures at its annual developer conference in San Jose.

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Finally OK With Cloud Storage? What to Know Before Switching Data Providers |

A decade ago, storing data in the cloud seemed risky. Today, cloud-based, software-as-a-service applications such as G Suite, Office 365, and Salesforce have made outsourcing data storage simple. But not risk-free. One big issue: With each of them, data is stored in a format that won’t work well outside that application. It can make switching from one to another tricky.

Just ask the Intern Group, a startup that places students in international internships. In 2016, the company consolidated its data. Some was in Google Sheets, some was in the customer-relationship management application Highrise, and some was in a second CRM app, Contactually. Intern Group wanted to consolidate within Vtiger, yet another cloud CRM app.

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Questions About Treasury Bills, Camping, Old Stoves, Prepaid Tuition, and More! | The Simple Dollar

I have about a dozen credit cards that I use at different retailers. My parents always had a card for each retailer so they could get bonuses. My fiancé had a stroke when he heard this and said that I needed to get rid of some of them because I am at strong risk of identity theft and bad credit. Thoughts?

– Mary

Your fiancé is correct in that the more credit cards you have, the more likely it is that you’re going to get hit with identity theft. The chances are still low, but the more entries you have in credit card databases, the more likely it is that you’re going to eventually have your credit card number or your identity stolen.

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