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How Playing Devil’s Advocate Became a Lucrative Strategy

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May 21, 2020 14 min read Imagine if your local news station decided to hire two weather reporters. The first uses state-of-the-art technology to offer probabilities on storms, temperatures and precipitation. The second predicts snow every day without fail, even in the South, even in July. It sounds absurd, doesn’t it? But in a world where social media, pop culture and commerce connects us across continents — where we have thousands of competitors who all use the same technology and create similar offerings — everyone is trying to capture their own sliver of the target market. And for those who manage to really sink their hooks
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You are not alone – dealing with anxiety during a time of crisis

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Anxiety is a reality, particularly in times of crisis. In as much as digital media can be riddled with facts and unproven conspiracy theories, the realities of the Covid-19 crisis cannot be disputed. Schools have closed. Gigs are cancelled. Playing and chilling with friends in person is a thing of the past. Meeting up with peers to discuss business ideas, entrepreneurial mentoring and societies, and planning to upskill with new skills; all that seems but a distant memory. In days like these, anxiety can and does arise. It is now, more than ever before, that your mental health needs to
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Bevy.com raises $15M to power virtual events and community – TechCrunch

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This might seem like the worst time to be building an event software business, but it seems to be working for Bevy.com, which just announced that it has raised $15 million in Series B funding. Co-founder and CEO Derek Andersen explained that the company had already started moving into virtual events when the conference business ground to a halt thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic. And it’s seen demand explode in the last few months. For example, he pointed to how Duolingo has used the platform to host 1,000 events in the past six weeks, while Startup Grind went from a single virtual
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What Does It Mean to Have Multiple Trademark Owners?

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One of the many risks business owners face is one that rarely comes to mind—but could put your business in a dangerous position. We’re talking about trademark protection for your intellectual property. A trademark is a word, phrase, name, or symbol that identifies the source of a product or service and distinguishes it from competitors. You can trademark your company name, product names, logos, and taglines.Running a Business Without Trademark ProtectionWithout the protection of a federally registered trademark:Your company or product name could be stolen. Without trademark ownership, it’s easier for companies in other states or other countries to hijack
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Face To Face And In Telemedicine, Patient Experience Depends On Consulting These 7 Hospitality Elements In Healthcare

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Note that the opinions in this piece, which was co-written by Micah Solomon, Patient Experience Consultant and President, Four Aces Inc. and Hope Greig, FACHE, Mayo Clinic Patient Experience Operations Administrator, are of the authors, and do not necessarily represent their respective institutions. Getty Even in normal times, let alone in the face of today’s extraordinary added stressors, medicine is a heads-down endeavor, a concentrated, science-driven quest for healing. No patient comes to a healthcare setting primarily for the touches of hospitality they’ll find on offer. They’re not here to enjoy the thread count of our clearly non-Egyptian bedsheets, or
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This $35 Bundle Can Help You Recession-Proof Your Personal Finances

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Protect your personal and business wealth through tough times. Grow Your Business, Not Your Inbox Stay informed and join our daily newsletter now! May 16, 2020 2 min read Disclosure: Our goal is to feature products and services that we think you'll find interesting and useful. If you purchase them, Entrepreneur may get a small share of the revenue from the sale from our commerce partners. Many entrepreneurs have a background in finance and investing, which certainly comes in handy while growing a business from the ground up. However, others do not have that background, and in worrisome economic times
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Surround yourself with friends, family and mentors who feed your flame 

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Perhaps there is truth in the Indonesian proverb that states that “a firm tree does not fear the storm.” In a hurricane, it helps to be grounded and surrounded by people who will look out for your good, encourage, protect and support you. When the winds of life howl, you’d better have an army of loved ones and mentors around you because it can make all the difference. Your associates matter During the national lockdown, there were many voices. It is normal to differ. Yet in times of pressure, when your strength is weak, and you’re at the verge of
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Origin wants to make accessible physical therapy women’s new normal – TechCrunch

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“I spend a lot of time being angry — but I’m still hopeful. Gender bias in medicine is systemic,” says Carine Carmy, the fast-talking CEO and co-founder of Origin, during a condensed chat about her startup mission to make physical therapy for women and mothers accessible and affordable across the US, both online and through a network of physical clinics. The unexpected arrival of the COVID-19 pandemic led the LA-based startup to rework and accelerate its original launch plan — shifting its first focus to getting a telehealth service up and running fast. They launched a “virtual care” service at
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Kathy Cano-Murillo Shares 4 Things To Keep In Mind If You’re Starting A Second Career

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Kathy Cano-Murillo, founder of Crafty Chica Kathy Cano-Murillo Kathy Cano-Murillo has been committed to debunking that opportunities for growth disappear after you’ve grown out of your first career. Through her example she’s underscoring that there’s always room for a second one. Cano-Murillo was an established writer when she spotted a gap in the craft industry that was too big and too obvious for her not to try to fill and so began her second career. “I loved writing feature stories about other people accomplishing their dreams,” shares Cano-Murillo. “One day I realized I wanted to be the one to be
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How To Be Good To Yourself

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Getty There’s an old joke that goes something like this: a Buddhist monk orders a hot dog from a vendor and gives him a ten dollar bill, but receives no change. When asked, the vendor responds, “But, change comes from within.” Most of the articles I’ve written on the freelance revolution are business focused, or focused on the professional success of freelancers and the organizations that depend on them. But, as we reach the end of a year – a good year for the freelance revolution – minds turn inward and on more basic issues: friends, family and whether we are living
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