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3 Steps to Build a Results-Driven Influencer Marketing Program

As marketers we are always embarking on new and untested waters to keep our sales funnel full of qualified leads, keep customers engaged and ensure …

Marketing

15 Ways To Play The Growing Multi-Billion Artificial Intelligence Market

Reports estimate the A.I. market to become a multi-billion market thanks to average annual growth rates of over 30%.<p>There are different ways to play …

Artificial Intelligence

Introverts are natural disruptors – Here’s why

Co-founder of Quiet Revolution and author of <i>Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking</i>, <b>Susan Cain</b> works to make introverts …

Personality

5 Stocks Priced Under $10 That You Must Buy

Bargains can still be found in this bull market.<p>The stocks below may be cheap, but they all offer impressive value for the money and big upside …

Investing

3 Stocks Your Kids Will Brag About Someday

Buy shares of these three company now. Your children will thank you later.<p>As we work to instill good values in our children, we generally try to …

Investing

3 High-Yield Stocks to Hold Forever

These three investors have identified income-generating stocks that are worth holding for the ultra-long term.<p>Holding a stake in great businesses …

Investing

This blockchain-powered platform lets you enjoy live concerts — in virtual reality

Virtual reality is only getting bigger. The VR market is tipped to be worth more than $33 billion within the next two years. With the market growing to such heights, different industries are grappling with various ways to make the most of the opportunity, including the entertainment and live events …

Virtual Reality

These 13 stocks will see explosive sales growth that will help them crush earnings season, Goldman Sachs says

The coming first-quarter earnings season is one of the most hyped in recent memory.<p>It's supposed to offer a pick-me-up for a market that has navigated one obstacle after the next — whether fears of a global trade war, regulatory scrutiny in tech, or President Donald Trump's recent Russia-centric …

Investing

Blockchain and the sharing economy — a match made in heaven? This startup plans to prove it

These days, it seems that consumers are willing to share just about everything in an effort to save a bit of their own money or to earn something extra. From renting a bike to get around in urban areas to monetizing your car as a Lyft driver, it seems like almost everyone has gotten involved in the …

Blockchain

Why MongoDB Shares Rose 35% in March

A solid fourth-quarter report sparked glowing analyst responses, followed by buyout speculation on the back of a sector peer receiving a $6.5 billion …

Databases

The Best Tour Companies for Single Travelers

You don't need a travel partner to take a memorable vacation. In fact, traveling solo can be a rich and rewarding experience in its own right. Solo …

Solo Travel

Why is Sydney being split into three cities?

<b>(CNN) —</b> Sydney has an ambitious plan. The most populous city in Australia has announced that it wants to split into three cities -- in as little as 20 years' time.<p>The radical "Greater Sydney Region Plan: a Metropolis of Three Cities" plan was released last month by the Greater Sydney Commission, a …

Australia

Ex-Googler's E-Commerce Site Valued At About $15 Billion

A Chinese e-commerce site called Pinduoduo, or PDD, has raised more than $1 billion at a valuation of about $15 billion, roughly 10 times the level …

eCommerce

With its subscription model, this Indian startup wants to make menstrual hygiene a habit

For years, Tanvi Johri, a business school graduate from New Delhi, had suffered allergies and chaffing rashes caused by the regular sanitary napkins available in the market.<p>So, when she decided to turn entrepreneur in 2016, she chose to not just find a solution to this problem faced by millions of …

Menstruation

This Gravity-Defying Japanese Architect Is Breaking the Rules

Does architecture need to be freed? And, if it does, freed from what? I was a little skeptical both of the title of the new show at Paris’ Fondation …

Architecture

Soylent has arrived at Walmart

The meal replacement drink was only available online until last year<p>Soylent may have been a polarizing powdered drink when it first went on sale four years ago, but it’s clearly developed a following outside of the startup world as a drink that’s said to be a substitute for a meal. And it may have …

Flavors

A lingerie startup used feedback from 6 million women to make the perfect wireless bra — and it works for larger cup sizes

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase</i><p>True & Co<p>Like most people who regularly navigate Facebook, I've grown a bit suspicious of all the ads chasing me.<p>Don't get me wrong, I've …

Clothing

Pot Producer Hydropothecary Wins 200-Ton Quebec Supply Deal

Focusing early efforts on its home province is paying off for Quebec marijuana producer The Hydropothecary Corp.<p>The Gatineau-based company on …

Canada

Koio, a direct-to-consumer leather sneaker brand, picks up $3 million

Retail has been revolutionized over the last decade, with brands like Casper and Warby Parker offering high-quality goods at lower costs simply by selling them through the internet.<p>Koio, a relatively new high-end sneaker brand, is looking to get in on the new retail wave, and the company has some …

Warby Parker

The Harvard Business Review Entrepreneur's Handbook: Everything You Need to Launch and Grow Your New Business

Publication Date: <b>February 13, 2018</b><p>The one primer you need to develop your entrepreneurial skills. Whether you're imagining your new business to be the next big thing in Silicon Valley, a pivotal B2B provider, or an anchor in your local community, the "HBR Entrepreneur's Handbook" is your essential …

Management

Liberis raises £57.5M to offer finance for small businesses paid back via customer card transactions

Liberis, the London-based fintech that provides finance for small businesses, has raised £57.5 million in new funding to help support the company’s growth. The alternative finance provider makes loans against a company’s future credit and debit card sales.<p>The majority of the new capital being …

Small Business

3 Dividend Stocks for In-the-Know Investors

These investors have identified three income-generating stocks that could strengthen your portfolio's foundation for years to come.<p>The best dividend …

Investing

Ask HR: How do I ask for a raise? And what to do about ageism

<i>Johnny C. Taylor Jr., a human-resources expert, is tackling your questions as part of a series for USA TODAY. Taylor is the president and CEO of the Society for Human Resource Management, the world's largest HR professional society.</i><p><i>The questions submitted by readers and Taylor's answers below have</i> …

The Workplace

The Era of Fake Video Begins

The digital manipulation of video may make the current era of “fake news” seem quaint.<p>In a dank corner of the internet, it is possible to find actresses from <i>Game of Thrones</i> or <i>Harry Potter</i> engaged in all manner of sex acts. Or at least to the world the carnal figures look like those actresses, and …

Virtual Reality

Five countries primed for start-up success

Starting a business anywhere takes grit, determination and a marketable idea, but these places make it just a little bit easier for start-ups to get off the ground.<p>Starting a business anywhere takes grit, determination and a marketable idea, but certain countries make it just a little bit easier …

Entrepreneurship

3 Growth Stocks to Buy and Hold for 25 Years

Holding any stock for multiple decades might sound crazy, but it's proven to be a path to huge profits. Here are three stocks worthy of (very) …

Investing

Why Africa's free trade area offers so much promise

African heads of states and governments pose during African Union (AU) summit for the agreement to establish the African Continental Free Trade Area …

Economic Development

4 Top Stocks for Investing in Pharma's Next $35 Billion Market

A NASH dash is on -- and these drugmakers could come out on top.<p>Like pop music hits and sports teams, diseases can rise in the rankings. A relatively …

Biotechnology

Why Lithium Is About To Replace Oil

The market for Lithium (Li) is about to explode.<p>What we are witnessing now is nothing less that the transition from a carbon- to a lithium-based …

Lithium

7 Ways to Get People To Like You From an FBI Behavior Expert

Meeting new people can be awkward. What should you say? How can you make a good impression? How do you keep a conversation going?<p>Research shows …

Self-help