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Berlin's Coyno Launches Bookkeeping Tool for Bitcoin

A Berlin startup hopes to become the Mint.com of bitcoin with a user-interface that visualises transactions and holdings across a variety of …

Bitcoin

5 Basic Needs of Virtual Workforces

According to data from Global Workplace Analytics, the number of remote employees in the United States has gone up by 79.7 percent since 2005. In the U.S., around 3.3 million people work from home.<p>But these are not just freelancers. More organizations are adopting a fully remote work culture. …

Why Building A Community Around Your Business Is The Key To Success

Williamsburg is often associated with hipsters, HBO’s "Girls" and long rides on the L train.<p>But after finding initial success at their flagship establishment in Scranton, PA, Matt Byrne and co-founder Matthew Rosetti found the area to be the perfect location to open their second specialty running …

Can Treating Low-Wage Workers Well Become The Hot New Business Strategy?

By Jessica Leber10 minute Read<p>In the auditorium of a drab office building Jacksonville, Florida, almost 200 employees of the health insurer Aetna …

Employment

Invest in Your Employees for a Successful Business - Personal Branding Blog - Stand Out In Your Career

If you want your business to be successful, it is essential to invest in your employees. When people feel being valued, they work harder and …

Why I'm still bullish on U.S. stocks

U.S. stocks have been going up for six years now. That's a lot longer than the typical bull market cycle, which usually lasts about 3.5 to 4 years. So how much longer can this upswing last?<p>There are plenty of reasons for investors to be nervous right now: the Federal Reserve is likely to hike …

How to get 6pc income from a stocks and shares Isa

Here we name three ways to get 6pc income from the stock market – without buying shares<p>Investors who place a high priority on maximising their income today can achieve returns of more than 6pc, with the <b>income free of further tax if the investments are held in an Isa</b>.<p>But such high income - 12 times …

BMO, TD lower interest on 5-year fixed mortgage to record low 2.79%

Bank of Montreal has lowered its five-year fixed mortgage rate to 2.79 per cent from 2.99 per cent, effective immediately. Late on Tuesday, TD Canada …

Canadian Real Estate

How Marketing Executives Use Twitter: Top Content Sources, Most Retweeted Handles

Nearly half (47%) of the content links shared by marketing executives on Twitter come from mainstream media sources, according to a recent report …

New Report: Content Marketing Performance – A Framework to Measure Real Business Impact

It’s safe to say that in 2015, the vast majority of businesses are creating content for marketing (B2C 77%, B2B 86%) 2015 CMI/MarketingProfs.But to …

Marketing

Influencer Marketing Just Hit the Big Time

Brands’ ability to directly message to customers and prospective customers continues to diminish and/or become more expensive due to audience …

Social Media

7 powerful public speaking tips from one of the most-watched TED Talks speakers

<i>This post is in partnership with Entrepreneur. The article below was originally published at</i> <i>Entrepreneur.com</i><i>.</i><p>By Kim Lachance Shandrow, …

Five quick tips on speaking powerfully

General managers of major-league baseball teams meet to gauge other's interest in their players while perusing the list of available free agents looking to add key personnel to their teams. While my hometown team, the Toronto Blue Jays, hold the distinction of MLB's longest playoff drought, which …

15 Insights Into Giving A Great Presentation

You'll gain confidence when you're well-practiced in proper technique and understand how an audience absorbs information.<p>Brazilian company SOAP Presentations, which has designed presentations for major clients like Samsung, Microsoft, and Google, collected 15 bits of insight that can help you …

Samsung

Power of the Pitch: How to Make the Best Possible Impression with Only a Minute to Work

It’s amazing how powerful one minute can be for an entrepreneur.<p>Every entrepreneur has imagined the moment where they will have to boil down their …

Create Slides People Will Remember

<b>Nancy Duarte</b>, author of the <i>HBR Guide to Persuasive Presentations</i>, explains how to avoid PowerPoint hell. For examples of great and not-so-great slides, see Nancy’s blog post, Do Your Slides Pass the Glance Test?

4 Secrets To Acing A Business Pitch

Nothing ruins a Saturday morning sleep-in like the deafening drone of a leaf blower or the ear-splitting wail of a car alarm. Thankfully, <b></b>you’ve invented a clever little device that attaches to the inside of a window and reduces outside noises to a whisper. You created a prototype, and a focus group …

Entrepreneurship

Free App Friday: 5 Cool Tools For Finding The Job You Really Want

Job listings, résumés, interviews, and more. Finding a new job isn’t always easy, but these apps can help streamline the process.<p>Job hunting is like moving. It sucks, but you somehow seem to force yourself to do it every five years. These free apps can considerably improve the experience of finding …

Employment

12 Things You Must Never Reveal About Yourself At Work

You can’t build a strong professional network if you don’t open up to your colleagues; but doing so is tricky, because revealing the wrong things can have a devastating effect on your career.<p>Sharing the right aspects of yourself in the right ways is an art form. Disclosures that feel like …

Job-Searching Guides : job hunting mistakes

If you are in the process of looking for a new job, these job hunting mistakes will help you know what not to do. From recruitment agency Armstrong …

10 Essential Job Hunting Apps for iOS, Windows, Blackberry and Android

Want a better job? Who doesn’t? There are plenty of reasons why people look: More money. A better title. Shorter commutes… But job hunting can be a …

Apps

What makes a recruiter reject your resume in seconds?

When it comes to job hunting, your resume can make or break your chances ... very quickly.<p>Three-quarters of human resource professionals said it takes them less than five minutes to review a resume before deciding whether a job applicant makes it to the next round, according to a recent survey from …

Gen Y money: Job hunting? You need to spend smart to look smart

<i>Welcome to our Gen Y money blog, where a recent grad chronicles her real-life journey to becoming a financially independent adult.</i><p>One of the best interview tips I've heard is that your potential employer might not remember if you look good, but they <i>will</i> remember if you <i>don't</i> look good.<p>Investing in …

Here's the one question a serial entrepreneur recommends asking yourself to determine your next career move

In fact, " Lifestyle Entrepreneur: Live Your Dreams, Ignite Your Passions and Run Your Business from Anywhere in the World ," is the title of his best-selling book, which explains how people can create income streams that fund the lifestyle they want to live.<p>For Krieger, that's a semi-nomadic …

Online Life

Negative interest rates are here to stay — so get used to them

Today Germany sold five-year bonds at a negative yield (meaning that <i>investors were paying the German government to borrow</i>) for the first time in history. And they are not alone. Across Europe the five-year government debt of Finland, the Netherlands and Austria is also trading at negative yields, …

Economics

David Stockman Warns "It's One Of The Scariest Moments In History"

"The Fed is out of control," exclaims David Stockman - perhaps best known for architecting Reagan's economic turnaround known as 'Morning in America' …

Stock Markets

Warren Buffett thinks investing in Tesco is like living with an infestation of cockroaches

In his annual letter for his Berkshire Hathaway shareholders, released Saturday, Buffett revealed that he lost £288 million ($444 million) in the embattled British supermarket and he is "embarrassed" by taking too much time in exiting the beleaguered stock.<p>Above all, his letter showed that he …

Investing