• STARTUPS
    More People Open Marketing Emails on Thanksgiving than Black Friday, Study Finds

    With Thanksgiving, Black Friday, Cyber Monday and Small Business Saturday among the biggest sales days for businesses, research from small business email marketing solution Constant Contact shows consumers are opening less and less email marketing messages on Black Friday. However, these same consumers aren’t shy about checking those emails on Thanksgiving (Nov. 23, 2017 in the US). Email Marketing […]

  • SUCCESS
    14 Factors Contribute to Viral Success, Study Finds

    Getting your content to go viral can provide a huge boost to your business. Unfortunately, there’s no surefire way for you to ensure viral success. However, recent findings from BuzzSumo suggest that there are several factors that can contribute to whether or not a post has a good chance of reaching that coveted viral status. Below are some of the […]

  • LIFE
    Many Avoid End-Of-Life Care Planning, Study Finds

    People with chronic illnesses were only slightly more likely than healthy individuals to put their wishes down on paper in a living will. Jodi Jacobson/Getty Images Before being deployed overseas for the Iraq war in 2003, Army reservist Don Morrison filled out military forms that gave instructions about where to send his body and possessions […]

  • MOTIVATION
    Study Finds People Harness Anxiety For Motivation

    Long Story Short Trying to cut down on your anxiety? New research says you may need to think twice about that. Long Story If you’re a young professional, there’s probably a good chance you’re trying to work on your anxiety. A recent study suggested that more Americans than ever before are stressed, depressed and increasingly anxiety-ridden. A Telegraph story […]

  • SUCCESS
    14 Factors Contribute to Viral Success, Study Finds

    Getting your content to go viral can provide a huge boost to your business. Unfortunately, there’s no surefire way for you to ensure viral success. However, recent findings from BuzzSumo suggest that there are several factors that can contribute to whether or not a post has a good chance of reaching that coveted viral status. Below are some of the […]

  • ENTREPRENEURS
    Veteran Finds Dream Franchise — Caring for Others

    When William Bruck first heard of the Visiting Angels franchise opportunity, he wasn’t interested. After two deployments with the U.S. Army, Bruck was working on his MBA and researching different business opportunities. He received a franchise information packet from Visiting Angels, a company that provides personalized in-home care to seniors with more than 500 locations […]

  • STARTUPS
    37 Percent of Discussions on Gig Economy Negative, Study Finds

    Media calls it the force that could save the American worker. But independent workers feel differently about the gig economy. According to a new media analysis by Cision, on behalf of The Rockefeller Foundation, about 37 percent of overall discussions on gig economy is negative. Clearly, there’s a “disconnect between news coverage of the independent […]

  • MOTIVATION
    Price, Shipping Costs Motivate International Buyers, PayPal Study Finds

    Good news for online merchants selling products and services to customers in international markets. According to a new PayPal Cross-Border Consumer Research 2015 report (PDF), cross-border sales are on the rise, and the U.S. is the most preferred destination for online shopping. The findings reveal a number of interesting consumer insights. Key Takeaways The research investigated […]

  • STARTUPS
    Price, Shipping Costs Motivate International Buyers, PayPal Study Finds

    Good news for online merchants selling products and services to customers in international markets. According to a new PayPal Cross-Border Consumer Research 2015 report (PDF), cross-border sales are on the rise, and the U.S. is the most preferred destination for online shopping. The findings reveal a number of interesting consumer insights. Key Takeaways The research investigated […]

  • SUCCESS
    Logitech Finds Success by Moving Beyond PC Legacy

    Logitech Finds Success by Moving Beyond PC Legacy Pioneering computer mouse maker Logitech isn’t ready to walk away from the personal computer business just yet, even though its chief executive spends all his time these days thinking how to expand into faster-growing accessory markets. Bracken Darrell, the company’s design-minded president and CEO, has devoted his […]