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The Future Of Work For People 50+ Will Surprise You

“Genius clubs” to channel older workers’ talents. Mandatory retirement — at 80. A “dynamic” work/life path, instead of today’s linear path. The end of the expectation of rising pay as you age. Volunteering: the new status symbol. Unions for older workers. These are some of the fascinating forecasts …

Employment

What Is An Account-Based Marketing Strategy?

Account-based strategies deliver a 171% uplift in annual contract value (ACV) according to TOPO research published in Q4 2016. These strategies …

Nine First Questions To Ask When You're Buying A Business

So, you’re planning to buy a business and think, “Hey, I’ve made big purchases before – a sofa, a car, a house – this can’t be that different, right?”<p>Wrong!<p>Paraphrasing Mark Twain, the difference between making a large consumer purchase and buying a business is like the difference between lightning …

The Danger of Competing on Price (And How to Avoid It)

While most compete by lowering prices, I prefer to compete by raising them instead. Here's how.<p>When I'm asked to vet a business idea, one of my first questions is always about differentiation. And, I'm never surprised to see that aspiring or new entrepreneurs typically only look at one competitive …

How Your Small Business Can Beat a $1 Billion Competitor

The size of a small business can be a huge asset. Here's how.<p>It's undeniable: Big companies can do big things. Deep pockets, extensive resources, lots of manpower... wouldn't it be nice?<p>But that's part of entrepreneurship's thrill. To be a successful entrepreneur, you must be nimble; you have to do …

4 Ways The Republican Health Care Plan Uniquely Screws Older People

And why that matters for everyone.<p>Social Security ― often called the third rail of American politics ― is getting some competition for that title from another issue: health care for seniors.<p>The American Health Care Act, the Republican Party’s Obamacare replacement, causes disproportionate pain to …

5 Human Practices To Improve Your Business Practices

Values That Get Results<p>Gone are the days when the wheelings and dealings of corporate executives were wholly removed from customers' purchasing decisions.<p>These days, people want to know about the brand behind the products or services for which they're shelling out hard-earned cash. They want to …

A Blueprint for Customer Service That Will Be Your Secret Weapon

This good old-fashioned principle may not be as glamorous as the latest automation techniques. But it is extremely effective in helping you grow.<p>Automation, systems, and productivity are all the rage in the startup world these days. And while they will help you run your business better, these …

Mark Cuban Says This Will Be the No.1 Job Skill in 10 Years

It's not coding.<p>Study after study has shown that millions of jobs are at risk of becoming automated in the coming years.<p>And the U.S. is not prepared, …

9 Simple Ways for Winning Back the Lost Customers

Customer churn is an important metric since it is quite inexpensive to retain existing customers than it is to get new customers – getting business from new customers means working leads all the way through the sales funnel, employing your marketing and sales assets during the practice. The growth …

How I Set Aside Two Days Each Week To Work On Just One Thing

You already know about time “batching,” but when those batch periods slide all over your schedule, they aren’t much good to you.<p>My company recently surveyed more than 350 U.S. business owners on the biggest time-wasters in their workdays. The results weren’t much of a shock, with email coming up on …

Fool.com: Your Order

<b>Money for a Lifetime:</b> 7 Simple Steps to Getting the Most From Social Security + <b>Motley Fool Rule Your Retirement</b><p>Dear fellow Fool,<p>You're now just one …

Modern & Mid-Century Furniture for Your Home and Office

The Difference Between Protest America 1968 And 2017

The largest coordinated national and international protest in American history snuck up on me, like a long-lost friend's unannounced visit. I spent half my life pining over being slightly too young and too conservative to have been together with Woodstock's 400,000. But there I was 48 years later, …

San Francisco

New Changes to Social Security You Should Know About

A Breakdown of the Changes Coming to Social Security in 2017<p>Updated April 19, 2018<p>During the campaign debates leading up to last year’s election, …

FINANCE PROFESSOR: Trump's 'failed trade economics' could push the US back into recession by 2018

In Don Quixote fashion, President Trump is attempting to battle global windmills that he has little control over.<p>Jobs have been lost and American factories closed not because of bad trade policy but because of natural global market forces.<p>His Twitter threats and strongman tactics might encourage …

Economics

This Adjustable Standing Desk May Be the Only Table a Small Space Dweller Needs

If you spent 2016 typing all day at your desk, your health resolution probably included a few sitting hacks this year. If you’re considering a standing desk, you couldn’t make a smarter move. Whether you’re writing lines of code, making jewelry, embedding macros in spreadsheets or crafting clever …