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Three Mistakes Entrepreneurs Make At The Outset

Many entrepreneurs make three crucial mistakes at the outset. They do not pay sufficient attention to customers’ preferences; they ignore their competition because their product thrill them, and third, they neglect to follow their business strategy. Indeed, some have no strategy. Typically, they make these three errors because they succumb to the pressure to make a quick return on borrowed funds. In the January 2014 issue of Harvard Business Review (HBR) Roger Martin identifies rules to prevent common mistakes when developing a strategy. He states in this […]

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Buy Plane Tickets Online and Keep These Factors in Mind to Get a Good Deal

There is really no need to hire a travel agent these days. Everything a consumer needs to find and buy plane tickets online is available at their fingertips. No matter where you want to go and when you need to get there, you can book your entire trip online and plan the itinerary. Just type in the dates, departure city, and destination city and you will be presented with a variety of options from dozens of airlines. Compare information such as the rate, number of stops, estimated […]

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Buy Plane Tickets Online and Keep These Factors in Mind to Get a Good Deal

There is really no need to hire a travel agent these days. Everything a consumer needs to find and buy plane tickets online is available at their fingertips. No matter where you want to go and when you need to get there, you can book your entire trip online and plan the itinerary. Just type in the dates, departure city, and destination city and you will be presented with a variety of options from dozens of airlines. Compare information such as the rate, number of stops, estimated […]

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The Risks Of Trying To Market – Time, The Housing Market

After more than a decade, as a Real Estate Licensed Salesperson, in the State of New York, I have observed, and listened to, many potential buyers and sellers, who seemed to believe, they had the knowledge and expertise to market – time, the real estate market, and, if buying, purchase at the lower – end, while, if selling, do so, at or near, the height of the real estate market. Just as, in nearly every other financial market, doing so, is nearly impossible, and, often, quite risky. […]

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Holiday Packages Guide – 5 Tips for Finding an Affordable Deal On Your Holiday Getaway

There are affordable holiday packages all around the world – you just need to know where to begin your search. Whether you want sunshine, a cozy mountain getaway, big city adventure, etc… there are many nice places to go during a holiday. To help you get started with your savings, here are a few tips: 1. Schedule your getaway off-season. Tourist season in warm, beach destinations is usually during winter, and tourist season in colder climates is usually during the summer. Do the exact opposite, no matter […]

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Chick-fil-A is trying to get into your home

New York (CNN Business)Chick-fil-A thinks the future of fast food isn’t in the restaurant; it’s in your living room. The new restaurants don’t have dining rooms, so the locations have larger kitchens. They’re also cash-free: Customers have to use DoorDash or a credit or debit card. Chick-fil-A encourages customers to order directly from its mobile app. And Chick-fil-A put the locations by highways and major roads in Nashville and Louisville to facilitate deliveries. That makes the test locations “pretty differentiated from our regular restaurants,” Pipkin said. Chick-fil-A […]

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Michael Kors Facebook AR ad in News Feed test run

Facebook is inserting your face right into the ads in your news feed thanks to AR.Image: FACEBOOK You’ll soon be able to try on sunglasses and buy them without ever leaving your Facebook app. SEE ALSO: Facebook ‘split memes’ are driving everyone crazy The social media company announced Tuesday that it’s beginning to test augmented reality advertisements in the News Feed.  For the uninitiated, augmented reality (AR) is a technology that overlays digital images onto real world objects. For example, when people play Pokemon Go on their […]

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Meet the startups in the latest Alchemist class

Alchemist is the Valley’s premiere enterprise accelerator and every season they feature a group of promising startups. They are also trying something new this year: they’re putting a reserve button next to each company, allowing angels to express their interest in investing immediately. It’s a clever addition to the demo day model. You can watch the live stream at 3pm PST here. 21Squared – 21Squared is the first fashion app dedicated to help plus-size women find the perfect outfit. 65% of American women are considered plus-sized but […]

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FDA Cracks Down on E-Cigarettes to Curb Teen-Vaping ‘Epidemic’

Teenage use of e-cigarettes has reached “an epidemic proportion,” the Food and Drug Administration said Wednesday, announcing that Juul and four other e-cigarette manufacturers have 60 days to “convincingly address” use by minors or the agency could take their products off the market. In a briefing, FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb said the companies failed to consider the public health impact of their products or their legal obligations. “In my view, they treated these issues like a public relations challenge,” he said. E-cigarettes don’t burn like traditional cigarettes; […]

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IPUs? These New Chips Are Minted For Marketing

IPUn. Short for intelligence processing unit, a new kind of computer chip optimized for AI. Way back in the early 2000s, when the first Xbox came out, researchers discovered they could hack video­game consoles for scientific uses. It seems the devices’ graphic processing units, or GPUs, designed to render flying gore and mayhem, also ran physics simulations faster than the CPUs in ordinary computers. Today, researchers still use GPU chips, not just for modeling but for artificial intelligence. Since each one contains lots of mini brains that […]

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