China Becomes World’s Biggest Online Community
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China Becomes World’s Biggest Online Community

Amid tight control, the country's population has set a record by crossing a mark of 800 million Internet users China has always been in the news for internet censorship owing to laws and administrative regulations. Amid this tight control, the country’s population has set a new record by crossing a…

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Management Theories Every Small Business Owner Should Know
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Management Theories Every Small Business Owner Should Know

Small business owners and managers can benefit from learning about the theorists whose work has given rise to many of the leadership approaches as well as the best (and worst) practices used to guide and grow organizations of all sizes. By putting these approaches within a larger historical context, business…

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How This Direct-Mail Piece Packs a Small but Powerful Punch
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How This Direct-Mail Piece Packs a Small but Powerful Punch

The following excerpt is from Robert W. Bly’s book The Direct Mail Revolution: How to Create Profitable Direct Mail Campaigns in a Digital World. Buy it now from Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Apple Books | IndieBound For many products and offers, especially complicated ones, you’ll need to send a full direct mail package or a self-mailer to…

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What Are the Duties of a CEO?
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What Are the Duties of a CEO?

A CEO is the highest-ranking executive manager and decision-maker of his or her organization. A company's top executive's duties can be far-reaching and extensive. From deciding on a strategic direction for the company to maintaining awareness of what competitors are doing, CEOs are required to lead, manage and operate at a…

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Upwork to Charge Freelancers to Bid on Jobs, Further Squeezing Those Who Rely on the ‘Gig Economy’
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Upwork to Charge Freelancers to Bid on Jobs, Further Squeezing Those Who Rely on the ‘Gig Economy’

Global freelancing platform Upwork announced a sweeping policy change on Tuesday that will impact hundreds of thousands of freelancers -- particularly new and/or low-earning users. “Connects,” the virtual tokens freelancers use to submit proposals for jobs, will no longer be free beginning sometime between May and June 2019. Instead, Connects will cost $0.15…

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Why VC Funding is Slowing in Growing Aussie Startup Ecosystem
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Why VC Funding is Slowing in Growing Aussie Startup Ecosystem

The Australian startup ecosystem is flourishing. Last year, 712 new startups started operating in the country, and venture capital investment into Australian startups jumped 36 per cent, to reach a record high of $1.25 billion. But that’s not the full story. A report by the government department of industry, innovation…

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Challenges Faced by Marketers in the Healthcare Sector
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Challenges Faced by Marketers in the Healthcare Sector

The focus has shifted to Returns against Investment rather than grandeur and visual appeal. Effectiveness is the key factor. Resource uses are planned meticulously as costs have escalated. Marketers today are hustlers. The job profile is not limited to just reaching customers (read doctors) but also encompasses factors like retention,…

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5 Tips for Growing Your Subscription Business
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5 Tips for Growing Your Subscription Business

As the SaaS industry grows, and even video games move closer to a subscription basis, this is a good time to take a look at subscription model-oriented growth strategies. Remember, subscription-based businesses have their own unique benefits and pitfalls. Customer acquisition isn't everything, and you need to take extra care in order to…

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5 Factors Accelerating Growth of FinTechs in Asia
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5 Factors Accelerating Growth of FinTechs in Asia

The Asian market is extremely vibrant and attractive. High smartphone penetration and high internet speeds mean that barriers to operate and engage have been reduced. Most Asians are significantly financially literate. Disposable income is also rising across the region, which means more financial activity or the need to “bank” one's money and manage…

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What the Future of Video Tech Looks Like
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What the Future of Video Tech Looks Like

From cinema and TV, to VCRs and DVDs, to live feeds and MP4s, the humble video has had a constant role in our lives for over a century. When it comes to the future of content in the digital age, there is no question video is, and will continue to…

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How Tech-fluent Talent is Accelerating Change at Private Companies
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How Tech-fluent Talent is Accelerating Change at Private Companies

Companies around the world are finding that the exponential growth of technology requires a new skill for their employees: digital fluency. Private companies are no exception. From teams that oversee robotic processes, to talent managers who hire through video assessments, digital-fluent workers increasingly are the ones who are best positioned…

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3 Fundamental Ideas on How to Succeed as an Entrepreneur
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3 Fundamental Ideas on How to Succeed as an Entrepreneur

It's widely agreed that we need more entrepreneurship for economic growth and a higher standard of living. But more is not always better. In fact, there can be too much of a good thing, in entrepreneurship as in so many other things. The reason is that economic growth comes from successful entrepreneurship that is…

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Decoding The Role of Technology In Securing Smart Cities
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Decoding The Role of Technology In Securing Smart Cities

Smart cities are the next and inevitable step in urbanization. As more people migrate to large cities in search of employment and better standard of living, cities are getting increasingly congested and difficult to manage. Large scale urbanization at a rapid scale has left most of the large cities of…

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What’s Your Dream Gadget?
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What’s Your Dream Gadget?

Technology is fast evolving, making the impossible possible. It has brought about ease of living in our lives through various communication tools, apps, gadgets etc. We asked some entrepreneurs about their dream gadget and got interesting answers.     JULIEN GUEUNING AND CHRISTOPHE BRANCHUR Image credit: Entrepreneur Asia Pacific We…

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How this 30-year-old College Dropout Created a Tech Unicorn
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How this 30-year-old College Dropout Created a Tech Unicorn

Melanie Perkins was 22 when she flew from her home in Perth, Australia, to the Silicon Valley in the US to pitch a startup idea to a multimillionaire. Although Bill Tai, the famous technology investor, initially didn’t pay much attention to the college dropout’s “future of publishing” idea, he did…

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Why Time Is Your Most Important Business Resource
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Why Time Is Your Most Important Business Resource

It’s no secret that proper time management is a crucial element of success regardless of who you are or what you do. Nonetheless, far too few business professionals appreciate time as one of the most important resources around, and precious little is being done in the average workplace to make…

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How these Singapore-based AI Startups are Taking the Lead with Seed Funding
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How these Singapore-based AI Startups are Taking the Lead with Seed Funding

Earlier this week, artificial intelligence (AI)-driven HR-tech startup Snaphunt bagged $1million funding from Singapore-based BEENEXT. Now, another Singapore-based AI-based fintech startup, Rely, which differentiates itself with Buy Now Pay Later feature, has raised funding. Inspiring Tales The growth journey of Snaphunt took off when founder Tulika Tripathi bootstrapped the venture…

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FedEx Will Trial Autonomous Delivery Robots This Summer
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FedEx Will Trial Autonomous Delivery Robots This Summer

FedEx is making its first moves into autonomous delivery. The company announced today that it's working on the SameDay Bot, a small vehicle that can travel independently along sidewalks and roadsides, helping retailers make same-day and last mile deliveries to their customers. The bot is being developed using the same technology…

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