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Thailand’s Booming Medical Tourism Market Bolsters Rebounding Economy

Monica Topliss pauses while eating breakfast in her Bangkok hotel to explain why she flew 7,300 kilometers from her home in Australia to go under a …

Drinking more coffee is associated with a longer life, according to new research

There's something truly magical about a cup of coffee. A steaming cup in the morning can help you face the day, a sweating glass of iced coffee will perk you up in the afternoon heat, and a warm mug after dinner helps settle your meal.<p>Yet people frequently try to limit their coffee consumption for …

Holistic Medicine

The Secret to Setting Your Freelance Rates Perfectly

Setting your rates is one of the trickiest parts of being a freelancer. When it comes to freelance rates, there is no standard. Part of the perk of …

Employment

I've been working for myself for a decade — here are 4 ugly truths about freelancing no one tells you

Suddenly that afternoon workout wouldn't be out of reach, and I could release my wardrobe of work clothes into the wild, never to be seen again.<p>At the time, I was so tired of the 9-5 grind, the pointless meetings, and unfulfilling work that consumed most of my career. I knew I needed a change. …

Employment

Startup Spotlight: Vault launches app that helps people save for retirement with their paychecks

There are a few financial challenges we all face, and saving for retirement is one of the biggest.<p>But the process is confusing and often expensive, …

Retirement

The Freelancer Generation: Why Startups And Enterprises Need To Pay Attention

John Rampton Contributor<p>John Rampton is founder of online invoicing company Due.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>As compliance pressure mounts, businesses turn to regulatory technology<br>• What regulation crowdfunding in the JOBS Act means to entrepreneurs and startups<p>Gone are the days of the 40-hour work …

Employment

4 Actions to Take If You’re Retiring in 2017

Months before you walk away, gold watch in hand, there are some steps to take to maximize your benefits, take care of taxes and pave the way for a …

Retirement

When To Retire And Why Workers' Savings Fall Short For Comfortable Retirement In The US

<i>This article originally appeared on the Motley Fool.</i><p>If you're still working and you're wondering if you're on target with your retirement savings …

What's the best way to invest? These smart portfolios and ETFs will grow your cash.

You have big goals. One day you'll own your own place, have a family, retire early — or at the very least you won't be living paycheck to paycheck. …

Investing

The Key Essentials to Long-Term Investing Strategies

If you’re an investor who wants to focus on long-term results rather than short-term wins, you need to know how to apply asset allocation and …

Infographic: Multicultural Millennials Take Brand Loyalty Seriously

Multicultural millennials make up nearly half of the demographic. And new research from Buzz Marketing Group sheds light on media, tech and shopping …

Multiculturalism

Why the 4 Ps of Marketing Might Be Outdated

The 4 Ps of marketing have been used for decades. But for modern B2B companies, they may be an outdated model.<p>The 4 Ps of marketing, also known as the producer-oriented model, have been used by marketers around the world for decades. Created by Jerome McCarthy in 1960, the 4 Ps encourages a focus …

Marketing

Why the Best Leaders Actually Work Behind the Scene

<i>The MPW Insiders Network is an online community where the biggest names in business and beyond answer timely career and leadership questions. Today’s</i> …

Leadership

The power of colour in branding

Click image to enlarge<p>There's no question that colour has a major impact on the branding world – these outstanding uses of colour in branding are a …

Graphic Design

Startups serving senior market see big opportunities, challenges ahead

The average age of the Breezie customer is 86, says Jeh Kazimi, founder and CEO of a British company that provides a simplified tablet interface for …

Startups

Looking for the Next Billion Dollar Tech Market? Aging Experts Offer 6 Resources to Understand Seniors' Needs

It's no secret that the global adult population, 65 and over, will triple the next few decades, from 524 million (2010) or 8 percent to about 1.5 billion (2050) or 16 percent. The better-developed countries will have the oldest residents. So, if you're a tech developer in search of an industry that …

Meet the 29-Year-Old Disruptor Turning the Senior Care Industry on Its Head

<i>This profile is part of “The Fortune Entrepreneurs” list. See the full package here.</i><p>Don’t let Josh Bruno’s charming smile and young age fool you. He …

New Jersey

RPT-Rapidly ageing Thailand tells businesses to hire more elderly | Reuters

(Repeats earlier story, no changes to text)<p>By Pairat Temphairojana<p>BANGKOK, Feb 10 (Reuters) - Pornsak Bowornsrisuk pulls an umbrella towards him to shield his head of thick grey hair from the blazing sunshine at the Bangkok bus terminal he manages.<p>“You’ve got to be damned tough to do this job,” …

Asia

50 Steps Every Entrepreneur Must Take to Build a Business

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Starting a business is one of the most challenging and rewarding things you’ll ever do. The process is simpler than you might imagine, but to try to boil it down to five or 10 steps is an underestimation and an injustice. The following 50 …

Small Business

5 Habits Of Truly Disruptive Leaders

Disruption and leadership might seem opposing forces. Here’s how the best leaders reconcile the two.<p>On its face, leadership’s goals don’t seem to line up with dictionary definitions of disruption. Here’s <i>Merriam-Webster</i>‘s:<p><b>disrupt:</b> (<i>verb</i> dis·rupt \dis-ˈrəpt\) to cause (something) to be unable to …

Leadership

The Essential Guide to Writing a Business Plan

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>President Dwight D. Eisenhower once said, “In preparing for battle I have always found that plans are useless, but planning is indispensable.” If you’re starting a business, you should have a business plan regardless of whether you’re …

Small Business

Old people are finally going crazy for social media

According to a report by Pew Research Center last month, 35% of all adults aged 65 and older said they're on social media. That's more than triple what was reported in 2010, when only 11% said they were social media users.<p>That still vastly lags behind young adults (ages 18 to 29), who said 90% are …

Pew Research Center

Is this the beginning of the end for ‘Made in China’?

Tracking<br>the rise of<br>'China plus one'<p>China is often described as the workshop of the world given the global reliance on its workforce to mass-produce products at low cost.<p>But the “Made in China” label has come at a higher price for some multinational companies in recent years. Labour costs are …

3 Things To Know Before You Raise Funding | Inc.com

The business world today has been flooded with startups, and with them has come the attitude that any restriction on a founder's vision can be poisonous to a company's success. But many ventures -- as well as many of the people who launch them -- can benefit from the help of outside investors in …

Venture Capital

China to allow all couples two children to counter ageing population | Reuters

BEIJING (Reuters) - China will ease family planning restrictions to allow all couples to have two children after decades of a strict one-child policy, the ruling Communist Party said on Thursday, a move aimed at alleviating demographic strains on the economy.<p>The policy is a major liberalisation of …

China

Does Your Marketing Strategy Enable Customers to Have an Experience?

This post is co-authored with Andrew Essary<p>********<p>If you haven't been in hibernation over the last few years, you ought to be well aware of the incredible changes the world has undergone. How we work, operate, live and even think has been transformed by the power of a constantly connected mobile …

Let’s talk about Product Management

I spent over a decade as a product manager at a number of different companies. One thing I realized was how little we talked about the job of product …

Product Management

5 steps to standing out when you first meet a VC

I often ask entrepreneurs I’m meeting for the first time to imagine that our meeting just ended and it was a great success from their point of view. Then I ask, “What made this such a great meeting for you?”<p>It is a dependable way to guide a conversation to a meaningful outcome and lead …