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Do you have $500 you could access for an emergency? If you do, you're in the minority of Americans. According to a 2017 Bankrate survey, 59 percent of us don't have $500 to cover an emergency. By ...


Are collaborative partnerships the future? Great Falls owners find success in shared spaces:


The sound of stainless steel racks being slid into ovens and the chatter of customers ordering their morning coffees can be heard through the open door between Cory Block Bakery and Enbar Craft Cocktail ...


Artificial Intelligence Might Soon Invade Your HR Department, Thanks to These 3 Ex-Googlers:




How Patagonia Grows Every Time It Amplifies Its Social Mission:




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We have one spot that just opened up in our co-working space. It is dreamy, downtown and some really wonderful people. Mamalode has room for one more in our downtown coworking space at 259 West Front ...


Warren Buffett Says Integrity Is the Most Important Trait to Hire For. Ask These 12 Questions to Find It:




Steve Case's Rise of the Rest fund (third coast focus) makes first investments, adds investors Reid Hoffman, Megan Smith:


Steve Case-led venture capital firm Revolution continues to advance its Rise of the Rest seed fund https://www.revolution.com/entity/rotr/ , announcing nine of the fund's first investments and adding ...


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15 Favorite Interview Questions to Completely Disarm Job Candidates (in a Really Good Way):




Google's New Ad Blocker Changed the Web Before It Even Switched On:


On Thursday, Google Chrome, the most popular browser by a wide margin, began rolling out a feature that will block ads on sites that engage in particularly annoying behavior, such as automatically playing ...


Why Amazon Pays Some of Its Workers to Quit:




This Investment Platform Funds More Diverse Companies By Focusing On Data, Not Founders:


By focusing just on numbers it predicts will drive success-culled from billions of data points in its system-CircleUp has come to support companies with a wider range of founders than traditional VCs. https://www.fastcompany.com/40527386/this-investment-platform-funds-more-diverse-companies-by-focusing-on-data-not-founders?utm_source=postup&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Fast%20Company%20Daily&position=8&partner=newsletter&campaign_date=02142018 ...


This Is What VCs Talk About 5 Minutes After Founders Finish Pitching:




Today's TED Talk - The surprising ingredient that makes businesses work better:


What is it about unfairness? Whether it's not being invited to a friend's wedding or getting penalized for bad luck or an honest mistake, unfairness often makes us so upset that we can't think straight. ...


Google makes its special AI chips available to others:


A few years ago, Google created a computer chip to help power its giant artificial intelligence systems. These chips were designed to handle the complex processes that some believe will be a key to the ...


A CEO who gives his employees $2,000 to go on vacation says there are 5 reasons the policy is good business:


Since 2011, SteelHouse CEO Mark Douglas has had two policies that have transformed the way his company operates. Not only do employees at the marketing and advertising company get $2,000 a year to ...


Why Family-Business Entrepreneurs Should Embrace Private Equity Funding:




The secret ingredient that makes some teams better than others:


Culture defines any business, but it's one of the hardest things to manage. In this extract from her new TED Book, Margaret Heffernan lays out the often-overlooked element necessary to build an effective, ...


Correcting misconceptions about SBA loans:


A number of myths persist about loans backed by the Small Business Administration, says Navin Shah, vice chairman of Embassy National Bank. He outlines why it might make sense to apply, noting that ...


5 Ways Today's Market Allows Startups To Scale Faster - Startup Professionals Musings :


As an active angel investor, I'm accustomed to hearing entrepreneurs pitch their expectation to quickly create a new dominant brand, based on their disruptive technology. In the past, such statements ...


Mindfulness: How Being Present Can Make You a Better Manager:


Mindfulness is a popular mantra these days. There are dozens of books on how to practice it in all aspects of life, from eating to relationships to education. For Gretchen Steidle, practicing mindfulness ...


Starting a Business for This 1 Reason Will Lead to Success:




4 Things Women Entrepreneurs Need to Know Before Approaching Angel Investors and VCs:




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The Incredible Science Behind Why Amazon Filled Its New Office With 40,000 Plants:




Google spent years studying effective teams -- and one trait stood out:


The best companies are made up of great teams. You see, even a company full of A-players won't succeed if those individuals don't have the ability to work well together. That's why not too long ago, ...


Shake Shack founder on changing the way restaurants do business:


"Everyone on Earth is walking around life wearing an invisible sign that says, "Make me feel important." And your job is to understand the size of the font of this invisible sign and how brightly it's ...


6 Unexpected Burdens That Come With Outside Investors:


As an angel investor to startups, I'm still surprised to find entrepreneurs who expect investors to give them money, and assume no strings attached. Would you do that if it was your money? If the entrepreneur ...


8 Lessons From Military Strategy For Entrepreneurs:


Becky Sheetz-Runkle, in her insightful book for small businesses, "The Art of War for Small Business," http://www.amazon.com/The-Art-War-Small-Business/dp/0814433812 gave me a whole new perspective. Marty ...


Smartups - Focus on This One Thing, and You'll Build a Successful Business Eventually. Ignore It, and You Might Never Make It.:


If you try to juggle multiple business ideas, it can be like trying to hold a hammer in each hand. http://www.sfgate.com/news/article/Focus-on-This-One-Thing-and-You-ll-Build-a-12533434.php *** Here's ...

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