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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
If you are new to YouTube’s BookTube, a community of readers who make videos about books, get started with these channels:
 
HarperCollins’s Book Studio 16
The publishing house shares short interviews with authors, as well as cover reveals...
October 23, 2019

1,022 – that’s the number of nouns recognized by Chaser, thought to be the world’s smartest dog, who died in July at age 15. Chaser’s owner, a psychology professor, trained her by holding up an object, like a dog toy or Frisbee, repeating its name over and over, and then hiding it and asking her to find it.

SOURCE: New York...

October 23, 2019
  • It wasn’t always called the Pumpkin Spice Latte. One of the original name ideas for the latte was Fall Harvest Latte. It became “PSL” because baristas needed an abbreviation for cups.
October 23, 2019

According to Harvard Business Review, “we’ve all been in the awkward situation of meeting someone new and having to build rapport quickly – at networking events, industry conferences, charity events, etc.  You probably break the awkward silence with this standard question: ‘So, what do you do?’”

October 23, 2019

Hey, Tweety Bird – Sylvester might never have been your biggest problem. Turns out that bird bones first thought to be the remains of an ancient eagle actually belonged to a prehistoric bird scientists came to name, “Squawkzilla.” At about 3 feet tall, the bird would probably have stood nearly as tall as the average American 4-year-old.

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