Archive for September, 2015

What start-up ideas are brewing out of Singapore?

What start-up ideas are brewing out of Singapore?
Majority of these start-ups who come are in idea / angel stage, hoping to get feedback on their product, business plans, fund-raising and a variety of topics. Some come as a solo … Some have great business ideas but are not sure of technology and how …
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Co-operative invites young people to join ideas board
Allan Leighton, chairman of the Co-operative Group, said: "This is an amazing and unique opportunity for young people to help shape the business they are members of to better meet their needs and the needs of their peer group moving forwards. "At a …
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10 Ideas for Small Business Marketing on a Shoestring
If you run a small business and have a specific budget set aside for marketing, consider yourself among the elite few. The ideal marketing budget is unique for every business and often seems impossible to tie back to your bottom line with any precision.
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Posted by - September 28, 2015 at 2:18 pm

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Strapped for cash? Wrap your car

Strapped for cash? Wrap your car
This is not a scam. Wrapify, a seven-month old San Diego startup, will pay you $ 400 to $ 600 per month to do nothing more than drive your car as you typically would. To work. To the mall. To a friend's house. And you'll probably make more money when you …
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14 Billion Reasons You Must Look At These 5 Underutilized Local Marketing
Co-op advertising is a way for national brands to get exposure on the local level. And it helps local businesses who can leverage the power of those brands to support their own business reputation. But there are significantly more tangible benefits for …
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Posted by - September 28, 2015 at 3:18 am

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Are Bosses Necessary?

Are Bosses Necessary?
This spring, by order of the CEO, Tony Hsieh, the company abolished managers, eliminated job titles, denounced its own organizational hierarchy, and vested all authority in a 10,000-word constitution that spells out a radical new system of self …
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Can IP Integration Be Automated?
John Swanson, senior manager, marketing and business development of DesignWare IP and tools at Synopsys reminded that certain levels of automated assembly are pretty straightforward. “There are common interfaces that can be defined – you can …
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Posted by - September 27, 2015 at 3:29 am

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FROM THE FARM: Advanced Master Beef, Master Goat programs planned

FROM THE FARM: Advanced Master Beef, Master Goat programs planned
The 2015 Multi-County Advanced Master Beef and Advanced Master Goat program classes are planned for October. … Norman, Montgomery County Extension director; USDA Natural Resource Conservation Service cost-share programs and environmental concerns …
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Pope Francis & The Sharing Economy
So while Pope Francis' DC message was largely about sharing as individuals and as leaders, we can transfer the concept to our economic approach. Companies that are siloed with tiers of upper management will eventually go the way of the dinosaur; those …
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Posted by - September 25, 2015 at 11:28 am

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AOL, Millennial Face Uphill Battle to Capture Mobile Ad Dollars

AOL, Millennial Face Uphill Battle to Capture Mobile Ad Dollars
With its acquisition of Millennial Media, AOL says it wants to be a bigger player in the mobile ad market. But according to eMarketer's latest US ad spending forecast, catching rivals Google and Facebook … "As it continues to leverage its unique …
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Small-Business Owners Split on Importance of Search
In April 2015, Capital One Spark Business polled US small-business owners about which marketing tactics had brought the most ROI. Just 13% chose search engine optimization (SEO), though 18% chose online advertising, which could include search …
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How to Make Animated GIFs
People use animated GIFs are for a range of small business marketing applications—everything from blog images, product marketing, advertising, and education. We'll show you how to create an animated GIF, plus the trick to pinning GIFs on Pinterest.
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Posted by - September 24, 2015 at 5:17 am

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Willamette MBA school ranks among top schools

Willamette MBA school ranks among top schools
Willamette University's Atkinson Graduate School of Management has been ranked as one of the top business schools in the country by Forbes magazine for its Master of Business Administration (MBA) program. Forbes ranks schools based on the return on …
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Meet The Class of 2017 At Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management
The 492 MBA students who will step on the lakefront campus next month at Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management will be among the school's most diverse and accomplished incoming classes since the launch of its MBA program in 1920. For …
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Posted by - September 20, 2015 at 11:28 am

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The 8 Key Rules of Starting the Business of Your Dreams on a Shoestring Budget

The 8 Key Rules of Starting the Business of Your Dreams on a Shoestring Budget
It's a new age for aspiring entrepreneurs, where anyone with a dream or a hobby should be turning it into a business. The bad news is that many are already doing it, … Site marketing is easily extended through blogs, Twitter, Facebook and social …
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72andSunny Wins thinkLA's AdJam: Battle Of The Agency Bands
18, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — AtthinkLA's annual AdJam: Battle of the Agency Bands presented by GlobalWide Media on Thursday, September 17th, nine advertising agencies competed for the AdJam Axe, performing their favorite songs from movie soundtracks. While …
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Hierarchy issues can overpower creativity
It means getting to know people better, empowering people to speak freely and trusting that while we are all responsible for different parts of an idea, we are all in this business because of ideas that matter. Advertising gave us Apple's most …
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Posted by - September 19, 2015 at 8:17 pm

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Comcast Targets Big Businesses to Offset Consumer TV Defections
Since 2007, Comcast has sold internet, TV and phone service to small and mid-size companies, many with less than 500 employees. Some of its biggest customers are hospitals. It has been one of the fastest growing parts of Comcast's business, generating …
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Google Continue To Help Small Businesses With New Primer Service
Google have frequently launched initiatives in order to help small businesses grow, back in March they launched a project called Let's Put Our Cities on the Map. Now they have brought a new app to the play store in order to aid businesses market their …
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Twitter self-service ads now available to UAE businesses
Small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) across 200 countries will now be able to buy ads on Twitter in 15 languages – not yet in Arabic though. In a media statement, the social media company says it has expanded its self-service ads platform from 33 …
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Posted by - September 19, 2015 at 3:16 am

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Twitter goes global with self-service ads

Twitter goes global with self-service ads
Following the expansion, small and medium-sized businesses will be able to easily buy ads on Twitter in 15 languages. The company has also … "It's a really big step," said Twitter's Vice President of Global Online Sales, Richard Alfonsi. "It makes …
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Ad-block software is approaching 200 million users — here's how publishers
Ad-block software usage may be more common than previously thought. There are nearly 200 million monthly active users (MAU) of ad-block software globally, according to data from a new study by PageFair and Adobe included in our latest ad-blocking …
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Content Marketing Best Practices From Online Influencers
Invest in paid advertising-Investing a little in online advertising to support content can also pay off, says Parks. "If I create a compelling blog post, I will put advertising dollars behind it on Facebook," he says. "For $ 20, I'm able … For …
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Posted by - September 18, 2015 at 9:16 am

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Latest Business Management Major News

The 50 Most Powerful Women went to these universities
One woman on the list has achieved major success without any secondary degree (No. 51 Taylor Swift) … Graduate: Indian Institute of Management, Yale University. 3. Ginni Rometty … Graduate: University of Alabama, Columbia Business School (MBA). 5.
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Blurred governance: Mylan's illusions vs. BofA's realities
“As executive chairman, he says, he retains four responsibilities: talent management, major M&A, dealing with “all the issues” (read: any controversies), and the not-so-minor task of “leading the strategic direction of the company.” He insists that …
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Posted by - September 17, 2015 at 3:33 am

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There could be a silver lining behind the ad-blocking apocalypse
It's no coincidence that all three of the media companies who were on the Digital Media Strategies panel are focusing their business models on “native” advertising or sponsored content, which in many cases isn't blocked by ad-blocking software. Vox and …
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Can Americans 'Piggyback … on Canadian Social Security'? Ads Say So
"We can't opine on whether a particular business practice is legal or not," said Frank Dorman, an agency spokesman. The FTC hasn't filed any cases against Agora Financial, he said. Patten, who reviewed the "Canadian Social Security" ads, said they don …
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Posted by - September 16, 2015 at 10:23 pm

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IRS casts Yahoo's proposed spinoff of shares in Alibaba deeper into uncertainty

IRS casts Yahoo's proposed spinoff of shares in Alibaba deeper into uncertainty
The deal is designed to save billions in taxes and to placate investors who have long demanded Yahoo Chief Executive Marissa Mayer reverse the fortunes of the beleaguered Sunnyvale, Calif., company, which has struggled in its core business, selling …
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9 Social Media Hacks Every Small Business Can Benefit From
When a customer clicks on the ad, he or she is taken directly to your site to check out. Keep in mind, your website must use Shopify, Etsy, Amazon or Bigcommerce as its e-commerce platform for this tool to work, but it makes buying simple for your …
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Posted by - September 16, 2015 at 9:22 pm

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Latest Business Management Training News

AssurX Announces Latest Training Management Software Update
AssurX training management software is an intuitive, flexible system that ensures proper training compliance, even in complex, fluid environments. Mapping precisely to real-world operations, the software includes a detailed and auditable electronic …
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Volunteer management training offered this week
The Helpline Center will offer training this week for those who work with volunteers. It takes place Aug. 25 and 26 at the Non-Profit Center, 1000 N. West Ave. Topics include managing volunteers, building a more effective volunteer program, volunteer …
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Posted by - September 15, 2015 at 11:30 am

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Latest Small Business Web Advertising News

FirstImpression is Changing the Online Advertising Industry Forever
I sat down with Roy Peleg, CEO and Almog Even, Chief Web Officer of FirstImpression, a company which began in Israel, and one that specializes in ad placement and offers a revolutionary solution for online advertising. FirstImpression …
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Business Rx: Gold Lasso looks to wrangle up some investments
Eventually, Ashery saw huge competitors – Oracle, IBM, Salesforce – coming in to swallow his big organization clients while a host of other smaller competitors started to nibble away at the bottom of the market. He was caught between a rock and a hard …
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Media companies just closed the web gap, and now there's a mobile chasm
In this case, it's mobile, where they are looking at another massive reduction in revenue, even if they do manage to build a sustainable business. It's not like the growth of mobile should come as a big surprise to anyone. … pull off than web …
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Baidu's Robin Li bets order in chefs are the future of China's internet
Baidu Chairman and CEO Robin Li sees connecting China's millions of small and micro businesses as a more lucrative future than traditional search advertising revenues. Getty Images. by Tim Culpan. For more than a decade, Baidu's Robin Li has been the …
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Posted by - September 15, 2015 at 11:17 am

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Latest Small Business Advertising And Marketing News

Using Video In Marketing: Why Wouldn't You?
Well before you answer, let me tell you if you are not using video, you're not alone. Here's one more stat to chew on: Only 24% of brands are using online video to market to consumers . Big And Small. As for the 24% of brands who are using video, you …
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Shelton Small Business Spotlight: Trapfalls Marketing Group
We created and executed their playbill, with full advertising and cast member details. Many local businesses supported this show and the community came out in large support. It was a fantastic show with very talented young adults, directed by the …
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A Powerful New Tool In The Local Business Toolbox: Content Marketing Is Going
Ninety percent of all organizations use content in marketing efforts, and 80 percent say that custom content should be the central focus of those marketing efforts, Demand Metric reports. Put it another way: Businesses large and small think custom …
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Posted by - September 14, 2015 at 12:16 am

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Latest Business And Management News

Magellan Rx Management Hosts 12th Annual Specialty Summit
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–A sold-out crowd gathered in New York City from September 1-3, 2015, where Magellan Rx Management, the pharmacy benefit management division of Magellan Health, Inc. (NASDAQ: MGLN) recently hosted its …
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Marijuana Business: Canadian University To Start Cannabis Management Course
A Canadian university is offering a program that will train people in the business of growing and selling marijuana. The Kwantlen Polytechnic University in British Columbia province will teach students how to manage weed business under new pot …
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Holmes offers new Business Management Tech program
Holmes Community College is proud to announce that it is now offering a new Business Management Technology program in Goodman, Grenada, and Ridgeland beginning this fall. The program is one of the institution's Business and Office Technology (BOT) …
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Posted by - September 12, 2015 at 3:27 am

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AOL in Deal With Microsoft to Take Over Display Ad Business

AOL in Deal With Microsoft to Take Over Display Ad Business
When the deal for Verizon to buy AOL was announced last month, executives from both companies said AOL was an appealing acquisition because of its advertising technology. On Monday, AOL showed some of the value in announcing a deal with Microsoft.
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How Television Won the Internet
Online-media revolutionaries once figured they could eat TV's lunch by stealing TV's business model — more free content, more advertising. Online media is now drowning in free. Google and Facebook, the universal aggregators, control the traffic stream …
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Posted by - September 11, 2015 at 2:16 am

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ASG inks AU$9m Department of Education and Training deal

ASG inks AUm Department of Education and Training deal
It will support CIMIC's JD Edwards enterprise resource management and business intelligence suites globally. In the first half of the 2015 financial year, Vocus Communications acquired one of ASG's datacentres for AU$ 11.7 million. ASG remained a tenant …
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Nasdaq Private Market and Morgan Stanley Wealth Management to Launch Wealth
SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Nasdaq Private Market, LLC and Morgan Stanley Wealth Management (MSWM) today announced a joint initiative to make available wealth management education and services to employees and participants in …
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Why Jargon Has Prevailed: Consultants, MBAs, and the Management Scientists
In 1959, for example, the highly influential Gordon and Howell report on the state of business education called for a reinvigoration of the scientific foundations of business educations. Over the years, many critics have attacked Taylor's theory. Today …
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Seymour Johnson awarded 2015 energy, water management award
SEYMOUR JOHNSON AIR FORCE BASE, N.C. (AFNS) — The 4th Civil Engineer Squadron was recently awarded the 2015 Federal Energy and Water Management award, which recognizes individuals and organizations for significant contributions to energy …
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Posted by - September 10, 2015 at 11:28 am

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Latest Small Businesses Advertising News

Mobile to Account for More than Half of Digital Ad Spending in 2015
"Some of the shift is happening organically from digital ad spending dollars, but also we see additional dollars moving from traditional media and new money coming from local advertising and small businesses." The shift to mobile ad spending is being …
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Internet Marketing Advertising Agency 'Website Marketing Pros' Scores a Big
The online marketing & ad agency WebsiteMarketingPros.com (WMP) appear to have hit a winner out of the ballpark for SBOs both north and south of the border! Although headquartered in British Columbia, Canada, WMP's team members come from a global …
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The Small Business Guide to Creating a Perfect Logo
Your logo is not just a picture; it's your brand's identity. Used in virtually all marketing materials, from your website and business cards to advertisements and social media, it plays a prominent role not only in people remembering your brand, but …
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Posted by - September 10, 2015 at 3:21 am

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6 Ways to Market Your Small Business for Less Than 0
For large brands with big marketing and advertising budgets, one or even several hundred dollars is just a drop in the monthly marketing budget. But for entrepreneurs and small business owners, every dollar counts – and investments need to pay off in …
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Chitika Cidewalk Takes Small Biz Advertising Mobile
Chitika, a Westborough, Mass.-based online advertising network, has launched a new product that helps small businesses reach mobile users at just the right time and in the right place. The app, dubbed Cidewalk (iOS and Android), allows marketers to …
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Posted by - September 9, 2015 at 3:18 pm

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