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January 06, 2020
Female-owned businesses are the US economy’s quiet success story.
A report earlier this year found that 42% of all firms are female-owned and women started 1,817 businesses a day (yes, you read that right) in the past year.
 
Unlimited vacation isn’t as crazy as it sounds – and it can save you money.
Because 2019 was a year of very tight unemployment, many small businesses offered unlimited vacation to find and keep employees. They are a potential great benefit and not as costly or as risky as they seem.
 
“Slutty Vegan” became a hit in Atlanta – a city known for its barbeque.
Pinky Cole, a food truck owner opened her first brick-and-mortar vegan eatery called Slutty Vegan and saw more than 1,200 people line up outside its doors on the very first day. She plans on opening more locations in 2020.
 
Older people are the dynamic demographic running America’s small businesses.
America’s small businesses are still dominated by people in their 50s and 60s. According to a survey, 57%of small business owners were born between 1946 and 1964.
 
SOURCE: theguardian.com, 12/22/19
December 06, 2019
Northern Elephant Seals – Piedras Blancas, California
In the early 1990s, two dozen northern elephant seals hauled out of the Pacific Ocean to start a breeding colony at Piedras Blancas, a ragged point off the central California coast hallway between Los Angeles and San Francisco. Today, the colony numbers more than 23,000 seals scattered along 6 miles of shore during winter – the largest mainland elephant seal colony in North America.
 
For details, go to elephantseal.org, where you’ll also find a webcam transmitting live images of the...
December 06, 2019
  • Report any fraud on your credit card to the FBI website ic3.gov, even if your bank has already voided your card.
  • Change any passwords that duplicate passwords you use on other sites. A password manager is a good investment (and some are free).
  • Don’t use debit cards, only credit cards for remote purchases; your liability is greater with debit cards.
  • When shopping online, paying with PayPal can add an additional layer of protection; it won’t reveal your card number or bank details.
  • Don’t swipe a card at the pump. Pay inside instead.
  • Set up...
November 15, 2019
Research indicates that a fifth of startups won’t make it past the first year. To give your business a shot at success, consider these tips:
 
November 15, 2019
Tech experts believe that unless you’re the owner of a 2016 iPhone 7 or earlier – or angling for Instagram influencer status – you probably don’t need an iPhone 11. Most were hard-pressed to find features they couldn’t live without on the 11 – and surprised at how well the X has aged.
    November 15, 2019

    A. Janus Yeager, 49, of Dixon, Illinois, was arrested as she motored toward home with an inflated kiddie pool on the roof of her SUV. CBS2 Chicago reported that Dixon police officers pulled Yeager over after being alerted that there were two children in the pool. Yeager told police she took the pool to a friend’s house to inflate it, then had her daughters ride inside it “to hold it down on their drive home.” Yeager was charged with two...

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