• STARTUPS
    Declines in Traffic to Your Retail Store May be Slowing – Finally!

    U.S. brick-and-mortar stores including small businesses are showing signs of life again. In the retail month of July 2017, in-store analytics company RetailNext found stores’ traffic decline was the lowest since January 2016. Sales also experienced a relatively low year-over-year decline, which is a positive sign for the retail industry as a whole. RetailNext Retail Performance Pulse […]

  • ENTREPRENEURS
    4 Ways to Master Risk in Your Small Business Without Breaking a Sweat

    Risk is something that few people enjoy. Sure, there are always daredevils who push things too far, but the majority of people are relatively cautious. And while there’s something to be said for protecting yourself, successful entrepreneurs don’t shy away from risk altogether. The Role of Risk in Entrepreneurship and Business When most people think […]

  • ENTREPRENEURS
    New T-Mobile REVVL Smartphone Should Fit Small Business Budget

    A smartphone for only $5 per month can give your small business an affordable solution to bring your workforce together, which is what T-Mobile (NYSE:PCS) has done with the REVVL. A Look at the T-Mobile REVVL At only $125, the T-Mobile REVVL is a smartphone with features good enough to perform all basic communication, image capturing, […]

  • NEWS
    Small Restaurants Likely Will Notice Impact of Chinese Aluminum Foil Tariff

    The Trump administration is considering a plan to tax aluminum foil imports from China after finding that the country is heavily subsidizing aluminum foil. Looming Aluminum Foil Tariffs The Department of Commerce could impose a reciprocal 16.56 to 80.97 percent tariff on aluminum foil after the department discovered that the Chinese government supported aluminum producers. “The United […]

  • Paul Kelly: Life Is Fine review – some of his best songs in years

    In the A–Z of Paul Kelly’s career – something he spent some 550 pages discussing in his excellent “mongrel memoir” How to Make Gravy, which obliquely discussed in alphabetical order the inspirations, motivations and memories lurking behind more than 100 of his songs – attention always turns back to his third album, Post, the one […]

  • STARTUPS
    Can protein startups and their investors take on Big Cow?

    For many of us, our first experience with fake meat involves rubbery tofu that tastes more like sneaker sole than seared filet. As we forage on, next come the veggie burgers, the soy dogs, the meatless meatballs, the caramel-brown vacuum-sealed lumps called field roasts. Eventually, we grow accustomed to these chewy, protein-dense, vaguely meat-like foodstuffs. […]

  • Maggie O’Farrell: ‘I’ve revealed the secrets I’ve spent my life hiding’

    In an average year, Maggie O’Farrell comes close to death several times. Seized with terror, she dials 999 and is rushed to hospital in a white-knuckle dash that navigates the border of life and death. Breathing becomes impossible, the skin bubbles and blisters; as consciousness fades, cardiac arrest can be just minutes away. The death O’Farrell must […]

  • MOTIVATION
    Robin Hood effects’ on motivation in math

    Source: Universitaet Tübingen Summary:Students from families with little interest in math benefit more from a school intervention program that aims at increasing math motivation than do students whose parents regard math as important. A study indicates the intervention program has a “Robin Hood effect” which reduces the “motivational gap” between students from different family backgrounds […]