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Next Insurance raises $29 million to create customized policies for small businesses

Next Insurance, a startup that wants to make it simpler for small businesses to find coverage, has raised a $29 million Series A. The round was led by Munich Re/HSB Ventures, the venture capital arm of German insurance company Munich Re. Existing investors including Markel and Nationwide, also …

How to create your first mobile app?

Setting a Goal<p>Before starting the development process, one of the most important steps that are overlooked is to set a realistic goal. The app that …

Apps

10 Must have business apps for better productivity

Share11<p>Tweet<p>Share25<p>+1<p>Shares 36<p>When you run a small business, you’re often pulled in several directions all at once. Not only are you in charge of …

13 top U.S. microlenders for your small business

This article is reprinted by permission from NerdWallet.<p>What is a microloan, and is one right for your small business?<p>If you’re a small-business …

How Businesses Can Easily Leverage Social Media For Brand Awareness And Sales

STUFF YOU MAY LIKE<p>So how do you leverage social media for brand awareness and sales? How well are you using social media for your business marketing …

7 Best Startup Tools to Build a Strong Company from Beginning

Some of the top companies have used these desktop gadgets to get started. Heres 7 online tools that will help make your business startup a success.

33 startups to watch in 2017, according to VC investors

Who better to ask than the startup experts, the VCs that watch the industry, guide the startups, hear their pitches, and invest in them?<p>So we reached out to a handful of top VCs and asked them which young or growth-stage startups will boom in 2017.<p>We asked them to particularly focus on …

Small businesses will have to pay less tax if they accept digital payments, says Arun Jaitley

The finance minister said the presumptive income for such establishments would be 6% instead of 8%.<p>Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Monday said …

India

Microsoft And LinkedIn Officially Tie The Knot And Other Small Business Tech News This Week

Here are five things in technology that happened this past week and how they affect your business. Did you miss them?<p><b>1 – Microsoft and LinkedIn are officially married.</b><p>The tech giant completed its roughly $26 billion acquisition of the social media company this week. (Source: Wall Street Journal)<p><b>Why</b> …

Small Business

Workplace by Facebook begins to take shape

Workplace by Facebook has been in general release for just two months now, but it’s clear that Facebook has big plans for its enterprise social product. Just this week, at TechCrunch Disrupt in London, the company announced a new platform to integrate enterprise applications with Workplace, putting …

Want to Raise Your IQ by 23 Percent? Neuroscience Says Take Up This Simple Habit | Inc.com

There are two types of intelligence: crystallized intelligence and fluid intelligence.<p>Crystallized intelligence is your ability to utilize information, skills, and experience already learned -- basically, it's cerebral knowledge. This tends to build as you age, and is emphasized in most Western …

The emotional life of men: 'you'll be right' isn't enough anymore

I love my father. He’s kind and caring.<p>He grew up in a rural family of boys. He learnt from his father, who in turn learnt from his father, that expressing emotion didn’t coincide with his maleness. Not only was vulnerability not a choice, it just wasn’t an option. Things were left unsaid. The …

Mental Health

How Indian Startup Belong Is Using Machine Learning Algorithms To Hire Smarter For Companies

For a long time, hiring in India (or for that matter anywhere in the world) meant candidates would have to be active on job portals and scout through the various jobs listed. It would then be up to the recruiter of a company to go through all the CVs and schedule interviews with potential …

Machine Learning

5 TED Talks Every Business Owner Needs to Watch

When you’re running a small business, the last thing you need is to waste time watching videos online. That is, unless those videos might help your …

This 27-Year-Old Founder Quit Wall Street To Bring Solar Power To The World

“I literally love what I do so much that it doesn’t feel like work. There’s nothing like embarking on a career path focused on making a positive difference in the lives of others,” says 27-year-old Sterling McDavid, founder of The Starling Project, which launched this year.<p>The Starling Project is a …

Wall Street

The myth of self-control

Psychologists say using willpower to achieve goals is overhyped. Here’s what actually works.<p>As the Bible tells it, the first crime committed was a lapse of self-control. Eve was forbidden from tasting the fruit on the tree of knowledge. But the temptation was too much. The fruit was just so …

How to become an entrepreneur - and why you're never too young to start

For those wanting to start their own business, being an entrepreneur is a role typically defined by long hours and large financial risks. The world …

Here's Why It's So Hard to Start a Business in the U.S.

A new report from the World Bank ranks the United States 51st in the world when it comes to the ease of launching a new company. So what's making life so difficult for the nation's entrepreneurs?<p>Hey, at least we beat the crap out of Malta.<p>In the World Bank's annual report on the ease of doing …

Help is on the way for startups making a pitch for investment dollars

Securing funding can be daunting: Consider that nearly half (44 per cent) of Canadian entrepreneurs have been rejected by an investor, a recent study …

The Anxiety Secret Too Many People Are Carrying Around

One night around 3 a.m., I awoke suddenly, with a tightness in my chest. I could feel my heart pounding, fast, and my mind racing with desperate …