1. RECENT Small Business News

    1. Why the FIFA Indictment Is Just the Tip of the Iceberg

      Why the FIFA Indictment Is Just the Tip of the Iceberg

      An investigation by the Justice Department has resulted in the stunning arrest of seven executives from international soccer's governing body, and another probe by Swiss officials could mean more allegations to come. The United States has never won the World Cup, and for decades we have been considered a second-rate soccer culture--the U.S. squad is currently ranked 28th in the world.

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    2. Spending Growth in Cloud Computing is Astounding: Here's 7 Reasons Why

      Spending Growth in Cloud Computing is Astounding: Here's 7 Reasons Why

      Recent data shows that businesses are spending more than ever on the cloud and all indications are that there's no cap on how much will be spent in the coming years. According to this infographic from Raritan DCIM, cloud business process service (BPaaS) spending is increasing at staggering rates.

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      Mentions: ERP TJ McCue
    3. The Four Entrepreneurs Changing The Messaging Industry

      The Four Entrepreneurs Changing The Messaging Industry

      Messaging isn't just about disappearing photos or replacing text messaging - they're changing the very way that humans are communicating. Drew Hendricks is a tech, social media, and environmental addict. He's written for many major publications, such as Forbes and Entrepreneur. In March it emerged that Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba plans to invest $200 million in ephemeral messaging king SnapChat at a valuation of 2015. Slack, the enterprise work messaging platform, is valued at $2.8 billion.

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      Mentions: IBM British Forbes
    4. Mark Cuban on the 3 Things His Shark Tank Companies Get Wrong

      Mark Cuban on the 3 Things His Shark Tank Companies Get Wrong

      The 'Shark Tank' host recently spoke at Inc.'s iCONIC conference about the problems that plague many of his entrepreneurs. Graham Winfrey is a staff writer for Inc.com. He previously covered alternative investments at Private Equity International magazine, prior to which he worked at Business Insider and MSNBC.com. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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      Mentions: New York Brooklyn
    5. 3 Hacks for Optimizing for Productivity From Asana Co-Founder Justin Rosenstein

      3 Hacks for Optimizing for Productivity From Asana Co-Founder Justin Rosenstein

      This question originally appeared on Quora: What are some little-known productivity tips from various professions? Answer by Justin Rosenstein, @rosenstein, co-founder of Asana, team productivity software, on Quora I'm a software developer, designer, and entrepreneur. I'm the co-founder of Asana, team productivity software that many great companies (e.g. Uber, Pinterest, Dropbox) use to run their companies.

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      Mentions: Google
    6. 10 Critical Skills You’ll Need to Succeed at Work in 2020

      10 Critical Skills You’ll Need to Succeed at Work in 2020

      Which skills will be most in demand in the coming years? This infographic shows you how to set yourself up for success. Larry Kim is the founder and CTO of WordStream, provider of the 20-Minute PPC Work Week and the free AdWords Grader. You can subscribe here to Larry’s business growth tips by email. Many factors and ingredients work together to create a recipe for success in work and in business.

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      Mentions: PPC
    7. Why Social Media Mistakes Hurt More Than Just Reputation

      Why Social Media Mistakes Hurt More Than Just Reputation

      Matthew Yeomans is the founder of Sustainly, a membership community providing companies and agencies the information they need to deliver authentic and creative sustainability content. He is the author of the Social Media Sustainability Index. It is a truth universally acknowledged by all business leaders nowadays that when something goes wrong you can be sure the whole world is going to hear about it, and they're going to hear about it very, very fast.

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      Mentions: Canada
    8. How to Get Out of an Unnecessary Meeting

      How to Get Out of an Unnecessary Meeting

      How much time do you spend in unnecessary meetings each week? Here's your playbook for getting out of them so you can be more productive with your time. Jayson DeMers is the founder and CEO of AudienceBloom, a Seattle-based content marketing and social media agency. You can contact him on LinkedIn or Google+. Unnecessary meetings are one of the most unfortunate institutions in the modern workplace.

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      Mentions: Google
    9. What is a sale for? (48 hours)

      When things go on sale, (while supplies last, our annual savings event, end-of-season markdowns) it is a combination of scarcity and abundance. Abundance because there's more here for the person who takes action. More variety, more for your money. And scarcity, because sales never last forever. We can get a lot of mileage out of telling ourselves and our friends that we bought it on sale. Sales are effective for two kinds of mindsets: The person who is wired to enjoy the sport of the sale.

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    3. Having my own standards is why I could keep going in times when no one laughed. Or when I thought the person I was interviewing might throw a punch at me.
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    Richard Turcott
    Richard Turcott

    Richard Turcott is a small business advocate, career tech start-up CEO/CMO, customer experience enthusiast, 14x marathon runner, 2x ultra-marathon runner and 20+ year marketer.

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