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10/22/2018   Reuters Business
UBS allows all its staff to travel "freely in and out" of China and it is business as usual there, the Swiss bank said, after local authorities last week asked one of its bankers to delay her departure from Beijing to meet with officials.
10/22/2018   Reuters Business
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries is arranging 220 billion yen ($2 billion) in financial support for its aircraft unit, which has struggled to deliver its first passenger plane, national broadcaster NHK reported on Tuesday.
10/22/2018   Seattle PI Business
Twitter says it has removed accounts linked to conspiracy-monger Alex Jones and Infowars. A Twitter spokesman confirmed Tuesday that the accounts had been removed. There was no additional comment from the company. Twitter permanently suspended @realalexjones and @infowars from Twitter and Periscope in early September. It said it based that action in reports of tweets and videos that violated its policy against abusive behavior. The company said it would continue to evaluate reports regarding other accounts potentially associated with @realalexjones or @infowars and would take action if it finds content that violates its rules or if other accounts are used to try to circumvent their ban.
10/22/2018   New York Times Business News
By some estimates, only 1,000 or so researchers can claim to understand the technology. Finding more could become a national security issue.
10/22/2018   Seattle PI Business
SINGAPORE (AP) — Asian stocks slid on Tuesday as worries about softening Chinese growth rattled investors, following a rally that was not picked up by Wall Street overnight. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's Nikkei 225 index gave up 2.0 percent to 22,154.29 and the Kospi in South Korea tumbled 2.4 percent to 2,108.77. The Shanghai Composite index, which closed more than 4 percent higher in the previous session, fell 1.4 percent to 2,616.55. Hong Kong's Hang Seng index dropped 2.0 percent to 25,622.83. Australia's S&P-ASX 200 dipped 0.9 percent to 5,852.00. Shares fell in Taiwan and throughout Southeast Asia. WALL STREET: Broad losses for banks, health care and energy companies pulled most U.S. indexes lower after early gains on Monday.
10/22/2018   Reuters Business
Philip Morris International Inc will sell cheaper versions of its IQOS "heat not burn" products in Japan from Tuesday and introduce new upgraded products next month to expand market share, its chief executive said.
10/22/2018   Seattle PI Business
NEW YORK (AP) — Walmart says it will work with third-party sellers to make millions of items available for free two-day shipping on orders over $35. The company is also simplifying the returns process for eligible products bought from marketplace sellers. That includes allowing shoppers to return the items at any one of its 4,700 stores. Previously, only select items were eligible for free two-day shipping. Walmart will begin to roll out the improvements in mid-November as it seeks to better compete with online leader Amazon ahead of the holidays. Amazon already allows its sellers to offer free two-day shipping. Last year, more than half the items sold on Amazon were from third-party sellers.
10/22/2018   Reuters Business
Asian shares fell on Tuesday as earnings season nerves in the U.S. dented Wall Street, while a cocktail of negative drivers from Saudi Arabia's diplomatic isolation to concerns over Italy's budget and Brexit talks depressed sentiment.
10/22/2018   New York Times Business News
Mr. Wang was an entrepreneur and deal-maker who built a multibillion-dollar software business, then was a majority owner of the New York Islanders.
10/22/2018   WSJ Business
U.S. steelmakers prevailed in their push for the Trump administration to impose tariffs on imported steel and aluminum. The industry also succeeded in a later effort to make some tariffs disappear.
10/22/2018   Reuters Business
Constellation Brands Inc , the U.S. producer of Corona and Modelo beers, is looking to sell some of its U.S.-based wine brands, in a deal that could be worth more than $3 billion, according to four people familiar with the matter.
10/22/2018   Reuters Business
A U.S. judge on Monday affirmed a verdict against Bayer AG unit Monsanto that found its glyphosate-based weed-killers responsible for a man’s terminal cancer, but said the $250 million punitive damages portion of the award had to be reduced.
10/22/2018   WSJ Business
A California judge on Monday reduced by more than $200 million a jury verdict linking Bayer AG’s Roundup weedkiller to cancer but upheld the jury’s findings that the company acted with malice.
10/22/2018   Reuters Business
Microchip firm Qualcomm Inc is joining Amazon.com Inc to spread the use of Amazon's Alexa voice assistant in wireless headphones, the companies said on Monday.
10/22/2018   WSJ Business
Real-estate investors are poised to buy up property in whichever city Amazon.com picks for its second headquarters. Some bold investors aren’t waiting.
10/22/2018   Seattle PI Business
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York City Police Department scrambled Monday to find ways to quickly replace thousands of body camera devices it suddenly stopped using after an officer said one caught fire and exploded as he headed out on patrol over the weekend. The department shelved about 3,000 of its newest model Vievu LE-5 units, about one-fifth of its body camera inventory. Officers using other models will continue to wear them, the department said. Deputy Commissioner Jessica Tisch said pulling the LE-5 cameras from use made it unlikely the department would meet its goal of equipping the vast majority of officers with body cameras by the end of the year.
10/22/2018   WSJ Business
Oculus VR co-founder Brendan Iribe announced over social media Monday that he is leaving Facebook Inc., the latest in a series of executives to exit from the company.
10/22/2018   Seattle PI Business
LONDON (AP) — The chair of an influential British parliamentary committee said Monday that the government has failed to take seriously the threat posed by Russia and other malign actors in the digital age The comments come three months after the influential parliamentary media committee warned of a democratic crisis due to the manipulation of information. Committee Chairman Damian Collins said that the government has fully accepted only three of the committee's 42 recommendations. "We need to see a more coordinated approach across government to combat campaigns of disinformation being organized by Russian agencies seeking to disrupt and undermine our democracy," he said.
10/22/2018   Reuters Business
Netflix Inc announced on Monday it will tap debt markets for a second time this year, aiming to raise another $2 billion as the streaming video pioneer invests heavily in production of original shows and content acquisition to fend off intensifying competition.
10/22/2018   Seattle PI Business
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A co-founder of Facebook's virtual-reality division is joining the exodus of executives to leave the company after striking it rich in lucrative sales of their startups. Oculus co-founder Brendan Iribe disclosed his decision to leave Facebook in Monday tweet, as well as a post on his Facebook page. His departure comes 2 1/2 years after Facebook parted ways with Oculus' other co-founder, Palmer Luckey. Both Iribe and Luckey joined Facebook in 2014 after selling Oculus to the company for $2 billion. Iribe had been Oculus' CEO until 2016 when he shifted to a lower-ranking job in the virtual reality division.
10/22/2018   Seattle PI Business
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says he wants to push a new middle-income tax cut through Congress after the midterm elections, though he's not offering specifics on the plan. Trump said Monday he's looking to cut taxes by about 10 percent for middle-income people. The proposal follows the massive tax law that Republicans muscled through Congress late last year and Trump signed as his major legislative achievement. With the midterm elections in two weeks, polls have shown only tepid support among voters for that package of individual and corporate tax cuts that took effect Jan. 1.
10/22/2018   WSJ Business
Whole Foods, Walmart, Trader Joe’s are among the retailers affected by salmonella and listeria worries. More than a dozen companies have recalled millions of pounds of food.
10/22/2018   WSJ Business
Uber’s top deal maker, Cameron Poetzscher, has resigned from the company, less than a month after a Wall Street Journal article revealed allegations of prior sexual misconduct in the office.
10/22/2018   Seattle PI Business
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Netflix plans to borrow another $2 billion to help pay for the exclusive series and movies that its management credits for helping its video streaming service reel in millions of new subscribers during the past five years. The additional debt load announced Monday isn't a surprise. Netflix needs more cash because it has been spending more money than its business generates since its expansion into original programming with the 2013 release of "House of Cards." Netflix expects to burn through $3 billion this year. The $2 billion that Netflix plans to raise in a bond offering will be lopped onto it existing debt of $11.8 billion. That includes another $1.9 billion debt offering that Netflix completed earlier this year.
10/22/2018   Seattle PI Business
___ As Trump rails, US allies take lead in changing trade rules GENEVA (AP) — While the Trump administration and China fight over trade, Canada and the European Union are quietly trying to update the rulebook of commerce that has barely budged since the start of the internet. The question is how to fix the World Trade Organization, which oversees trade rules and settles disputes as part of a global order the U.S. helped create after World War II. ___ Elon Musk says his transit test tunnel close to completion HAWTHORNE, Calif. (AP) — Elon Musk says he's planning to offer the public free rides through a tunnel he bored under a Los Angeles suburb to test a new type of transportation system.
10/22/2018   Reuters Business
Cameron Poetzscher, who oversaw a string of high-profile deals at Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL], has resigned, weeks after a report on allegations of sexual misconduct against him at the ride-hailing firm.
10/22/2018   Reuters Business
U.S. stocks closed lower after choppy trade on Monday, as some investors showed signs of earnings season nerves, while political worries in Europe led the dollar to strengthen against the euro and sterling.
10/22/2018   Reuters Business
The S&P 500 and the Dow fell in choppy trading on Monday as energy and financial stocks lost ground and caution grew ahead of a slew of earnings reports this week.
10/22/2018   New York Times Business News
Shares of carmakers have slipped more than 25 percent this year, as higher interest rates, lower sales and rising trade tensions bite.
10/22/2018   WSJ Business
Economic data in the coming week will include the Commerce Department’s reading on third-quarter gross domestic product as well as durable-good orders for September.
10/22/2018   WSJ Business
Super Micro Computer said in a letter to customers that a media report claiming a malevolent hardware chip was installed in its motherboards is incorrect and that it is conducting a review in light of the story.
10/22/2018   Reuters Business
Gilberto Benetton, a co-founder of Italian clothing retailer United Colors of Benetton who masterminded the family empire's diversification into construction, transport and catering, has died at the age of 77.
10/22/2018   Seattle PI Business
Stocks gave up an early rally Monday, giving the benchmark S&P 500 index its fourth straight loss. Banks led the broad slide, which also included declines by health care and energy companies. The losses outweighed gains by technology and consumer-focused companies. On Monday: The S&P 500 index fell 11.90 points, or 0.4 percent, to 2,755.88. The Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 126.93 points, or 0.5 percent, to 25,317.41. The Nasdaq gained 19.60 points, or 0.3 percent, to 7,468.63. The Russell 2000 index of smaller-company stocks gave up 2.54 points, or 0.2 percent, to 1,539.50. For the year: The S&P 500 is up 82.27 points, or 3.1 percent. The Dow is up 598.19 points, or 2.4 percent. The Nasdaq is up 565.24 points, or 8.2 percent.
10/22/2018   New York Times Business News
The fees, imposed by more urban hotels in the last few years, cover amenities like high-speed internet access. Many travelers booking online, though, might not realize they will be charged.
10/22/2018   Reuters Business
Japan's Calsonic Kansei, owned by U.S. private equity firm KKR, has agreed to buy Fiat Chrysler's Magneti Marelli for 6.2 billion euros ($7.1 billion) to form the seventh-largest independent car parts supplier.
10/22/2018   WSJ Business
Airlines’ fuel budgets are about to get squeezed by unlikely competitors. Shipowners around the world are expected to start switching next year to cleaner-burning diesel fuel, ahead of emissions regulations taking effect in 2020.
10/22/2018   WSJ Business
Japan’s Calsonic Kansei agreed to buy Fiat Chrysler’s auto-parts business for $7.1 billion, a deal that will catapult the combined company into the top ranks of global auto suppliers.
10/22/2018   Seattle PI Business
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Monday: Hasbro Inc., down $3.03 to $95.01 The toymaker had a disappointing third quarter and said it will cut jobs as it deals with the effects of Toys R Us bankruptcy. Bristol-Myers Squib Co., down $3.42 to $50.88 The company said regulators want three more months to review data from a potential lung cancer treatment regimen. Jacobs Engineering Group Inc., up $4.93 to $77.21 The company agreed to sell its chemicals and resources business to WorleyParsons of Australia for $3.3 billion in cash and stock. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV, up 58 cents to $16.
10/22/2018   New York Times Business News
Many businesses are distancing themselves from the kingdom — but few are cutting their ties completely.
10/22/2018   New York Times Business News
Zak Ringelstein is running against Maine’s Senator Angus King, who is heavily favored to win in November. But for Mr. Ringelstein’s supporters, it’s the message that matters most.
10/22/2018   New York Times Business News
Video of the incident prompted calls to boycott the budget airline, and British officials promised to raise it in Parliament.
10/22/2018   Seattle PI Business
NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 4 p.m. Banks led a broad slide in U.S. stocks on Wall Street, giving the S&P 500 index its fourth straight loss. Bank of America and Citigroup each fell 3.3 percent Monday. Energy stocks also fell as the price of crude oil spent most of the day lower. Halliburton lost 3 percent. Hasbro led toymakers lower with a 3.1 percent drop after reporting weak earnings. Technology and consumer-focused stocks rose. Amazon climbed 1.4 percent. The S&P 500 index fell 11 points, or 0.4 percent, to 2,755. The Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 126 points, or 0.5 percent, to 25,317. The Nasdaq composite added 19 points, or 0.3 percent, to 7,468.
10/22/2018   WSJ Business
Hasbro continued to struggle in the aftermath of Toys “R” Us’s demise, as liquidation sales damped demand for orders and finding new places for the lost business created complications.
10/22/2018   Reuters Business
It's not the U.S. economy, stupid. It's China's.
10/22/2018   Reuters Business
Oil futures were little changed on Monday after paring earlier losses despite Saudi Arabia's pledge to raise crude production to a record high, two weeks before U.S. sanctions potentially choke off Iranian supplies.
10/22/2018   New York Times Business News
Stocks are still up a lot since Mr. Trump was elected, but recent selling has eroded investors’ gains.
10/22/2018   Reuters Business
Richard Branson is quitting as chairman of Virgin Hyperloop One, saying the company, that plans to build a supersonic transport system in the United Arab Emirates and other countries, needs a more actively involved leader, the firm said on Monday.
10/22/2018   Seattle PI Business
HAWTHORNE, Calif. (AP) — Elon Musk says he's planning to offer the public free rides through a tunnel he bored under a Los Angeles suburb to test a new type of transportation system. In a series of tweets Sunday, Musk said the tunnel is almost complete and there will be an opening event on the night of Dec. 10 and free rides for the public the next day. The tunnel runs about 2 miles (3.2 kilometers) under the streets of Hawthorne, where Musk's SpaceX headquarters is located. Musk has described a system in which vehicles or people pods are moved on electrically powered platforms called skates at speeds up to 155 mph (250 kph).
10/22/2018   New York Times Business News
The Trump administration wants to shift to a capitalist free-for-all in orbit. But the readiness of commercial space outposts to take NASA’s place is far from certain.
10/22/2018   Reuters Business
U.S. equity short sellers are rooting for a Republican sweep of Congress in U.S. elections on Nov. 6, which are seen as partly a vote on President Donald Trump's pro-business policies, a leading Wall Street short seller said on Monday.
10/22/2018   Reuters Business
British chip designer Arm Holdings Chief Executive Officer Simon Segars has pulled out of the Saudi Arabia investment conference this week, a source familiar with the matter told Reuters on Monday.
10/22/2018   Reuters Business
Greece's largest carrier Aegean Airlines picked U.S. engine maker Pratt & Whitney to power up to 62 Airbus A320neo aircraft, the carrier said on Monday.
10/22/2018   Reuters Business
Wells Fargo & Co will pay $65 million to settle claims that it misled investors about its "cross-selling" business strategy, the New York Attorney General's office said on Monday.
10/22/2018   Seattle PI Business
Credit scores are about to get a tweak that might help those with weaker credit. Fair Isaac Corp., the company behind the widely used FICO score, announced Monday that it will begin testing a new type of credit score next year with credit reporting agency Experian and technology company Finicity. The new UltraFICO score requires consumers to agree to share added personal information, such as data from their personal checking, savings or money market accounts. The extra information is intended to provide a more in-depth picture of how they use their money and build on traditional information for credit scores, which are based largely on payment history.
10/22/2018   New York Times Business News
UBS acted after one of its advisers to wealthy clients was not allowed to board a flight home, and was asked to speak with the authorities.
10/22/2018   New York Times Business News
Some Chinese pet owners don’t trust local food and will even taste it themselves before serving it. For them, the fight means fewer and pricier choices.
10/22/2018   New York Times Business News
Researchers whose findings last year pointed to a downside from raising the minimum wage have taken another look and the reality is more nuanced.
10/22/2018   WSJ Business
Kimberly-Clark said it was switching chief executives in the midst of a restructuring program intended to boost profits as it struggles with weak sales.
10/22/2018   New York Times Business News
The consulting firm said it was “horrified” that a paper it produced on public reaction to Saudi Arabia’s austerity measures may have been used to silence dissidents.
10/22/2018   WSJ Business
Fair Isaac’s UltraFICO Score, launching in 2019, is meant to boost the number of borrowers approved for credit cards and personal loans by factoring in how consumers manage their bank accounts.
10/22/2018   New York Times Business News
Even though American and European executives are staying away, companies are unlikely to sever ties or avert future deals after the killing of Jamal Khashoggi.
10/22/2018   Seattle PI Business
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Hasbro, wrestling with the demise of Toys R Us and elusive shoppers spending a lot more on high-tech gadgets, fell well short of third-quarter expectations Monday and said it will cut some jobs to save costs. The toy maker, whose brands include Monopoly and Play-Doh, did not specify the exact number of layoffs, but said it will affect a "mid-single digit" percentage of its worldwide workforce. Hasbro had about 5,400 employees at the end of last year; a 5 percent cut would put the layoffs at about 270 jobs. Hasbro said it will absorb charges of as much as $60 million in the next quarter related to paying severance. Mattel, Hasbro's rival, said in July that it would cut more than 2,200 jobs.
10/22/2018   Seattle PI Business
LONDON (AP) — Britain's Court of Appeal says that supermarket chain Morrisons is liable for a data breach in which staff members' personal data were placed on the internet by a rogue employee. A group of just over 5,500 employees sued after a senior auditor leaked the data, including names, addresses and bank details. The employees sought compensation, arguing the breach exposed them to identity theft. The case revolves around Andrew Skelton, who was found guilty in 2015 at Bradford Crown Court of fraud, securing unauthorized access to computer material and disclosing personal data. He was jailed for eight years.
10/22/2018   Seattle PI Business
NEW YORK (AP) — General contractors and other small businesses in the home remodeling industry can expect revenue to slow in 2019, the result of rising mortgage rates and sluggish home sales. That's the prediction of Harvard University's Joint Center for Housing Studies, which last week issued its quarterly report on home remodeling. The center's index of remodeling activity projects spending on renovations and repairs will gradually slow into the third quarter. Spending is expected to rise 7.7 percent in the current quarter compared to a year ago, and 6.6 percent in the July-September 2019 period. A 6.6 percent gain is healthy, but it nonetheless is a sign that the remodeling boom of the past few years is waning.
10/22/2018   New York Times Business News
The anonymous group’s campaign highlights Facebook’s continuing trouble with political advertising.
10/22/2018   WSJ Business
Kellogg’s Honey Smacks cereal will begin returning to U.S. shelves next month in limited quantities following a nationwide recall over salmonella concerns.
10/22/2018   New York Times Business News
When the algorithms that drive social media move on, the children who were separated from their parents remain in detention facilities along the Rio Grande.
10/22/2018   New York Times Business News
The investment group KKR is to acquire the Fiat Chrysler parts supplier Magneti Marelli at a price that seem incongruous in the sector.
10/22/2018   Small Business CEO

Starting your own business has never been an easy thing to do, as it brings a number of difficulties and challenges. All business owners have their ups and downs, some of them even having to find ways to avoid business bankruptcy.

One of the strategies that can help you get your business on its feet again is to get a small business loan. However, a lot of small business owners make mistakes that decrease their chances of getting a loan.

These are the 8 most common mistakes people make when applying for a business loan.

1. They don’t prepare to get a loan

A number of small business owners simply fail to prepare all the details before applying for a loan.…

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10/22/2018   Seattle PI Business

Set on almost one full acre of private, pristine waterfront is this Lopez Island home, listed at $849,000.

10/22/2018   Seattle PI Business
TOKYO (AP) — A top U.S. energy official said Monday that Asia is the center of growth in energy demand and offers a great opportunity to expand American liquefied natural gas exports. U.S. Deputy Secretary of Energy Dan Brouillette told reporters in Tokyo that the U.S. is working with Japan and others to build facilities for U.S. LNG exports and improve their energy security. Japan is the world's biggest importer of LNG. "The world is right here in Asia," Brouillette said. "Demand for LNG is very, very high here. There is an enormous amount of opportunities not only for U.S. businesses but also for Japanese businesses as well as other Asian businesses.
10/22/2018   Seattle PI Business
SINGAPORE (AP) — World markets rose on Monday, brushing off potential concerns about slower growth in China and a downgrade in Italy's credit rating over its plans to ramp up public spending. KEEPING SCORE: Germany's DAX added 0.6 percent to 11,624 and France's CAC-40 was 0.4 percent higher at 5,102. Britain's FTSE 100 gained 0.7 percent to 7,096, while Italy's FTSE MIB was up 0.8 percent at 19,238. On Wall Street, the future contracts for the Dow Jones Industrial Average and the Standard & Poor's 500 were both up 0.3 percent. ASIA'S DAY: The Shanghai Composite index jumped 4.1 percent to 2,654.88 and the Hang Seng in Hong Kong surged 2.3 percent to 26,153.15. Japan's Nikkei 225 index reversed early losses, gaining 0.4 percent to 22,614.
10/22/2018   New York Times Business News
Trying to solve an economic mystery.
10/22/2018   New York Times Business News
A group called the Future of Computing Academy wants scientists to explain both the good and the bad potential of their research.
10/22/2018   New York Times Business News
On any given day in America, about one-third of adults will eat fast food, according to the C.D.C.
10/21/2018   WSJ Business
U.S. and European trade negotiators are focused on aligning regulations on goods and services as they seek to cement a July trade cease-fire between President Trump and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker.
10/21/2018   Small Business CEO

Back offices are where a lot of the work that it takes for a business to operate happens. And, while consumers only see the front office, the back office is often where the overhead starts adding up and time is spent.

Solving the messy back office problems

Administrative tasks can be very time-consuming, and if you need to start saving time in the back office to help your business grow, these tips can help.

1. Automate Your Taxes

A lot of time is spent on taxes, and owners are doing their own business taxes, it can take up to five hours per week, or twenty hours a month, to keep taxes up-to-date.…

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10/21/2018   WSJ Business
For most of the last two decades, the share of women participating in the U.S. labor force was in decline. Thanks to a strong economy, that long-running trend shows signs of reversing.
10/20/2018   WSJ Business
The housing market is stumbling through its longest slump in four years, as the divergence between a booming U.S. economy and weakening home sales that many had dismissed as temporary now looks poised to continue.
10/20/2018   WSJ Business
Since handing over the reins at Morgan Stanley, John Mack has been working with financial-technology startups, dabbling in bitcoin and watching as Wall Street gives way to a mellower brand of finance.
10/19/2018   Small Business CEO

One trait successful entrepreneurs almost all have in common is the ability to say “no” — to dodgy proposals, out-of-left-field ideas, clients who bring a whole rat’s nest of strings to the relationship.

Still, many business owners like to think they can do it all. Maybe you’re one of them.

Business process outsourcing

What separates the truly great from the just-pretty-good is the ability to know when you’re better off outsourcing non-core business processes to outside partners capable of doing them right. These process might be super specialized and high-value; they might be wholly commoditized; or they might fall somewhere in the middle. What unites them is the simple fact that they’re not central to your core operations — your moneymaker, as it were.…

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10/19/2018   WSJ Business
China’s economic expansion slowed to its weakest pace since the financial crisis, as top financial regulators launched an extraordinary coordinated effort to calm jittery investors.
10/19/2018   Small Business CEO

If you want your business to succeed, one of the things you need to take seriously is branding. Your company’s unique identity is what sets it apart from everyone else, a representation of your story and goals to your customers. Take Dunkin Donuts’ latest rebranding, for instance — dropping the word “Donuts” from their name. This is their effort to show their vision of becoming the “store of the future.” As a customer, you will not go to Dunkin just for their donuts anymore, but for their coffee, sandwiches, and shakes as well.

As a small business, your job to create the kind of identity that differentiates you from everyone else may be challenging.…

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10/18/2018   Small Business CEO

Spread betting is a trading method activity that can help you achieve substantial rewards with regards to your capital, if done right. There are many opportunities for trading and speculating in the financial market but spread betting is something special, that requires you to have special skills to speculate on the market and whether you’ll make a profit. Although spread betting comes with high risks it also comes with big rewards.

Spread Betting

To ensure that you do not fall victim like those who have failed at spread betting I’ve put together a list of things to help you improve your trading game.…

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10/18/2018   Small Business CEO

ABS stands for Always Be Selling – everyone knows that, right? After all, if you relax on your sales strategy for even a moment, your customers could forget you, your competition could gain an edge, and your business could fold completely. But, while you should continue to practice sales, you should also know that there is a lesser-known meaning of that business-related acronym: account-based selling.

Account-based sales - B2B sales

Account-based selling or ABS is a sales strategy that targets specific customers (called accounts), learns about them in-depth and predicts which accounts will be most receptive to making purchases after which sales tactics. If you have mastered the art of Always Be Selling, it might be time for you to learn a little more about the other ABS.…

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10/17/2018   Small Business CEO

If you’re looking at setting up a new business, the statistics for success are never great motivation. According to the Small Business Association, 30% of startups fail within their first two years, while 50% fail within five. After a decade, around two-thirds of all new companies will have closed their doors for good. Furthermore, the second most common reason for failure is lack of cash.

Why startups fail?

Managing expenses properly plays a pivotal role in the well-being of any company, but budgeting during the early days of your business’s existence forms the cornerstone of a healthy game plan for long term success. With this in mind, we’ve decided to highlight three easy ways of squeezing every penny, to ensure that your shoestring budget-run business has every chance of being a roaring success for many years to come.…

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10/15/2018   Small Business CEO

If you are in a position where you generally hire people and enable them to earn a source of income, it is also very important that you put effort into keeping these employees happy as well, and this includes putting in additional effort in order to make sure this is so.

Customer Support Representative (CSR)

If you have customer support representatives it is even more important that you put some effort into keeping them happy. Here are some reasons why this is so important:

#1 Their Mood Affects Tone

A customer service representative who is not happy with the way things are going down is going to have a tough time modulating their tone and making it so that customers feel comfortable talking to them.…

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10/12/2018   Small Business CEO

Social media is by far one of the simplest and most cost-effective marketing strategies you could use for your brand. It’s also one of the most difficult to master. Not only that, but many business owners still don’t seem to see it as a valid marketing tool for some strange reason. But with the right team, social media could be your most powerful marketing tool and it will provide a much better return on your investment than any other form of advertising.

Social media savvy people

Here are some reasons why you should consider working with a reputable social media agency.

What do they Do Exactly?

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10/10/2018   Small Business CEO

When it comes to running a business successfully these days, you have to have a strong online presence. Maybe, in the past, having a great ad campaign on billboards and mailed out to customers was enough, but now, having a great website and a strong social media presence makes a huge difference.

Whether you’re a dropshipping company that’s always working with wholesalers, or an eco-friendly forward-thinking ecommerce shopping business, you need to get noticed online. And if you aren’t sure how to do this, or you want to revamp your efforts and get your business’s name on the map, you have to use the right strategies.…

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