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The Amount of Money Bloggers Make for 1 Instagram Will Make You Jealous AF

Yeah, you're definitely in the wrong line of work.<p>The blogger business is booming. According to WWD, a sponsored Instagram post with a top blogger can cost a brand between $5,000 and $25,000. That's nearly five times the going rates just a year and a half ago.<p>Add to that income from affiliate …

10 Franchises That Swept the Nation in 2015 | Inc.com

The decision to franchise opens up many additional questions for business owners already bogged down with a myriad of responsibilities. Where do we want to expand? What makes a good potential business location? And whom can we trust to gain intimate access to our business?<p>Many of the businesses …

Startups

An investor just poured $10.6 million into an on-demand massage startup

These days, you can find an on-demand app to deliver you almost any product or service with just a few taps, and massages — yes, massages — are no …

Startups

Legal Marijuana Blooms Into the Fastest-Growing Industry in America | Inc.com

Back in 1938, <i>Popular Mechanics</i> ran an article about how cannabis (specifically, hemp) was the new "billion-dollar crop." It may have taken nearly eight decades, but according to a report released this week, the legal cannabis industry is now worth well over twice that.<p>The report, by ArcView Market …

Cannabis

Etsy crafts IPO, putting New York tech startups back on the map

Etsy Inc. is about to show Silicon Valley that Brooklyn's hipsters can also do initial public offerings.<p>The website where people sell handmade crafts and vintage goods may be the biggest technology IPO to come out of New York since 1999. Etsy, which offers items such as a $529 turquoise 1957 Royal …

10 Things You Didn't Know Your Mac Could Do

From the editors of PopularMechanics.com, that MacBook on your desk might be even more powerful than you think.<p><b>1) Have Your Computer Read to You</b><p>Don't feel like reading that enormous document yourself? One of the accessibility features in OS X is its ability to read text aloud. Highlight the section …

How LinkedIn's Reid Hoffman taught Stanford students to build billion-dollar businesses through personal networks (in 4 quotes)

The founder of LinkedIn visited Stanford University’s super-popular tech startup class and dispensed some advice on how to lead a business to Internet fame. The course is curated by noted investor Sam Altman, who has opened up his Rolodex of tech celebrities and asked them to teach the next …

Yardarm Sensor brings real-time tracking to police firearms

Connected technology largely focuses on the average consumer, being used with devices that monitor homes, keep track of kids, locate lost pets, wake …

Guns