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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
November 15, 2019
Yes, they are called “Easter Eggs” – but have nothing to do with Easter, per se. In tech, an Easter egg is an undocumented feature in a tech product, set in motion by a sequence of commands that nobody would hit accidentally.
 
Google Easter Eggs
November 15, 2019
The last issue of Accelerator highlighted the best small business MARKETING apps.
 
Here are two of the top small business apps for FINANCE and ACCOUNTING:
    November 15, 2019
    Last month, a solid 18-karat gold toilet, titled “America” by its creator Maurizio Cattelan, was stolen from an exhibit at Blenheim Palace, the Oxfordshire birthplace and family home of Winston Churchill.
     
    November 15, 2019
    • There are more insects on earth than there are grains of sand on all the world’s beaches combined.
    • Some fruit flies have sperm almost 2.5 inches long.
    • Indian stick flies can mate for an “insane” 79 days.
    • Mosquito-borne...
    November 15, 2019
    Last year a hotel in London began offering vending machines with engagement rings. And over Labor Day weekend, the owners of New York’s Rockefeller Center, Tishman Speyer, opened the Vend in the concourse, one floor below where the annual Christmas tree sits. That room contains six elaborately stocked vending machines, one of which contains a diamond engagement ring. 
     

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