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    1. What Accountants Can Really Do For You

      What Accountants Can Really Do For You

      Stumbled upon this fascinating piece from Business Insider. It's called 6 things you probably didn't realize your accountant can do for your small business.

      There are some really thought-provoking ideas in it. Here's one that we found really interesting:

      accountants help clients gather the information and data necessary for a loan, from quantifying the current financial condition and credit need to identifying repayment sources. With this data, accountants can also work with clients to craft compelling loan applications that can improve the chances a bank will approve the request.

      There are more insights to be gleaned from ...

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    2. Some Strategic Skills That You'll Need in Order to Survive Recession With Your Job Intact

      Some Strategic Skills That You'll Need in Order to Survive Recession With Your Job Intact

      The economy and job market is often a cycle of boom and bust. Your needs, however, are not.

      This piece from Business Insider shares some skills that we must acquire in order to keep our jobs even during trying economic conditions.

      Here's a short excerpt:

      Disruptive change is one of the most common challenges of a recession. Reorganizations, workforce reductions, and budget cuts are common and difficult to absorb. An organization that can quickly move from outdated habits and practices to new, more effective ways of doing things will be far more successful.

       To learn about the other 4 ...

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    3. Tips For Millennials on How to Achieve Financial Freedom

      Tips For Millennials on How to Achieve Financial Freedom

      Here's a noteworthy article from the Business Insider called You Control Your Money or Money Controls You.

      There is a lot of good advice here. This one's both helpful and very insightful:

      For those that are in debt, Lowrey advocates for a "debt attack plan." This could either be a debt snowball approach, in which a debtor pays down their debts in order of the smallest balance to largest balance, or a debt avalanche approach in which the borrower pays down their debts in order of highest interest rate to lowest. 

      Lowry says that the debt snowball approach ...

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    4. Some Financial Advice That Backfired

      Some Financial Advice That Backfired

      Jen Glantz's shares some experiences in this fascinating article where we all could learn from. It's called 3 Pieces of Financial Advice That Cost Me Thousands of Dollars.

      In it, she shares some stories about her own experiences and helps us glean some insight from them. Here’s one lesson that's particularly thought-provoking:

      Before putting all of my spare cash into a retirement fund, I should have considered the next few years first. Now, I'd tell anyone to put what you can into your retirement savings, but make sure you have a cash emergency fund, too ...

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    5. Creating an Environment Where Innovation Efforts Don't Go to Waste

      Creating an Environment Where Innovation Efforts Don't Go to Waste

      Thought we’d share this fascinating article from Business Insider UK. It’s titled 77% of Internal-Innovation Efforts Fail. Here's a 4-step Checklist for Ensuring That Doesn't Happen to Your Company.

      It offers some stimulating ideas. Here’s one that we thought was genuinely noteworthy:

      You've got to have some metrics that start to build a culture and the capabilities of intrapreneurship, but eventually you also have to draw a line in the sand and get clear about how long you are willing to experiment on this.

      To find out more about these ideas, look into the ...

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    6. Aribnb's 'party house' problem could spoil its public listing. Here's why its new rules to stop the rowdy blowouts might not even work.

      Add one more "risk factor" to the upcoming prospectus Airbnb will release when it makes its stock market debut next year: Party houses.

      The home-sharing service has built a booming business by making it easy for anyone to rent their homes to vacationers or business travellers looking for an alternative to a hotel. But the instant and easy access to homes has also caught the notice of teens and others looking for place to throw wild parties.

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    7. What Makes an Entrepreneur

      What Makes an Entrepreneur

      Here's a compelling article from the Business Insider. It's called 4 Research-Backed Signs You're Meant to be an Entrepreneur.

      In it, Shana Lebowitz shares some of her fascinating observations. Here’s one that’s particularly thought-provoking:

      One important component of self-control is persistence in the face of failure. For example, one student interviewed won an online business competition in high school by trying out different strategies for selling used electronics until he found one that stuck.

      Have a look at the complete article for more of the Shana Lebowitz's insights.

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    8. Advice for a Running Start in Your Career

      Advice for a Running Start in Your Career

      This article from The Business Insider caught our interest. The author calls it 4 Smart Things I Did During College to Kickstart my Dream Career.

      It offers us some fascinating nuggets of wisdom. This one was particularly thought-provoking:

      I found that the best way to learn about job openings was through the connections I made by going on informational interviews. When an assistant or editor position opens up, the first candidates considered are usually recommendations from staff or contacts of the hiring manager.

      Check out the rest of this article from the website linked below…

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    9. Mark Cuban Has Some Advice for Parents With Entrepreneurial Kids

      Mark Cuban Has Some Advice for Parents With Entrepreneurial Kids

      Here's a compelling 2018 article from the Business Insider. It's called Mark Cuban Explains the Steps Any Parent Should Take When Their Child Has an Idea for a Business - Whether You Think It's a Good Idea or Not.

      In it, the Shark Tank entrepreneur shares some perceptive ideas. Here’s one that’s particularly thought-provoking:

      It doesn't matter if it's the video game Fortnite or making and selling slime. Finding something they want to learn about and helping them find things to read about sets a natural path to turning that knowledge into a business ...

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    10. The Supply-Chain Needs to Evolve

      The Supply-Chain Needs to Evolve

      Here's an engaging piece from the Business Insider. It's called How 3PL Providers Can Thrive in Light of Their Changing Relationship with Retail Partners.

      It offers some excellent insights. Here's one of them:

      Both 4PL providers and in-house supply chain management teams need to get comfortable collaborating with longtime competitors if they are to thrive in the managed supply chain environment.

      To learn more about the evolving supply-chain, check out the rest of this fascinating article...

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    11. Work That Women Do That Largely Goes Unrecognized and Unpaid

      Work That Women Do That Largely Goes Unrecognized and Unpaid

      This is a shareworthy article from the Business Insider. It's called Women Spend 7 More Years Working than Men and Get No Money or Credit for It.

      It shares insights from Melinda Gates on the state of women in the workplace. Here's one interesting point from the article:

      In her work, Gates noticed "unpaid labor" — or cooking, cleaning, childcare, and other household tasks — holds women back the most from achieving their dreams. On average, the time women spend performing unpaid labor amounts to seven more years than men. That's the time it takes to complete a bachelor ...

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    12. Are You a Toxic Workmate?

      Are You a Toxic Workmate?

      This is a shareworthy article from the Business Insider. Deep Patel, an entrepreneur and author of this post titles it, 11 Bad Personality Traits that Can Turn People Off and Hurt Your Career.

      He shares some deep insights into how personalities affect organizations. Here's one of these insights that we found thoroughly thought-provoking:

      Yes, planning and scheduling are a necessary part of any business, but you also need to weigh the importance of following through with a particular strategy or method versus what you may gain (or lose) by sticking to your guns. Any successful company will sometimes need ...

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    13. How the Good Old Excel File Can Be The Best Expense Tracking Tool

      How the Good Old Excel File Can Be The Best Expense Tracking Tool

      We thought we would share this article from Business Insider. It's by finance writer Sheryl Lock and it's about how keeping an old school Excel file proved to be the best way to track her expenses.

      She shares some valuable insights in this piece. Here's one that's thought-provoking:

      Budgeting and personal finance is all about finding the system that works best for you, the one that will best help you stay on track with your goals. I love that there are so many products available these days to help people better manage their money. However, if ...

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    14. Why Your Current Employer Might Be So Willing To Help You Land a Job Elsewhere

      Why Your Current Employer Might Be So Willing To Help You Land a Job Elsewhere

      We found this important article from Business Insider and thought that we would share it. It's by Shana Lebowitz.

      In it, she talks about the willingness of some companies to help their employees get hired at another firm. There's a lot of factor to this and this one is probably the most thought-provoking out of all of them:

      Robert Glazer, CEO of performance-marketing agency Acceleration Partners, runs a Mindful Transition program, in which employees are encouraged to openly discuss their long-term career goals — even if those goals involve leaving their current team or the company. In HBR, Glazer ...

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    15. Early Retirement Blues

      Early Retirement Blues

      Have you seen this article on Business Insider? It's called Aspiring Early Retirees Need to Prepare for a Key Change. When we read it, we immediately thought that we should share it with you.

      It covers the story of Tony, an early retiree, and the insights that led him to go back into the workforce just two years later. Here's a point that we thought was crucial:

      A typical nine to five forces you to socially interact with your coworkers five days a week. Take work away, and the automatic human connection goes with it; socializing becomes much ...

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    16. How Crowdsourced Delivery is Leveling the Playing Field

      How Crowdsourced Delivery is Leveling the Playing Field

      Have you seen this article from the Business Insider? It's called Making Same Day Shipping Cheaper Through Local Couriers. We instantly that of sharing it here upon reading it.

      It shares important information. Here's a definition that we thought we ought to share here:

      Crowdsourced delivery, also known as crowdsourced shipping, is an emerging method of fulfillment that leverages networks of local, non-professional couriers to deliver packages to customers' doors. While most common in meal and grocery delivery, this model seems to be springing up everywhere as traditional retailers look for ways to cut costs and maximize supply ...

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