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Ginger Page is the 24/7 writing tutor you need on any device

Ever fielded a text or email so chock full of typos and grammar errors that it felt less like reading and more like code breaking? The sad fact is that the advent of quick, on-the-fly digital communication has done its fair share of damage to the English language.<p>Unfortunately, if you suffer from a …

How to Increase Your Employees' Satisfaction Without Giving Them a Raise

It's not just about the money.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It's a common misconception that money is the main driver of employee satisfaction. It is, after all, a fairly reliable measure of how much a company values its employees. Naturally, employers would think …

Employee Engagement

Business Development Strategy: A High-Growth Approach

Your business development strategy can be key to the success or failure of your firm. In this post, we’ll explore how to create a strategy and …

You could get an extra $1,000 back in your tax refund with this little-known tax credit

Believe it or not, the government will pay you to save.<p>I'm serious. Check this out.<p>It's called the Saver's Credit, and it's one of the most valuable tax credits available. But sadly it's one of the most overlooked.<p>If you're a low- or middle-income worker, you can take this tax credit if you …

Personal Finance

How to make $400,000 a year writing about what you love — according to someone who's doing it

After posting my blogging income report from last year (where I made $401,681 with my blogging side hustle), I've been getting a lot of reader questions about how much money can you actually make blogging? I think blogging is the perfect side hustle because you can do it in your own time, you can …

Marketing

Don't Hire Remote Workers Who Can't Ace These 6 Interview Questions

Let's face it: not not everybody has what it takes to be successful working from home full time.<p>Remote workers are giving our calcified attitudes about collaboration and office culture a much-needed shake-up. They're just as--if not more--productive than co-located workers, and enjoy a high level …

Develop Your Hiring System Like a Product to Eliminate Bias and Boost Retention

Dan Pupius was the consummate Googler. For six years, he built infrastructure that still supports Maps and Gmail — and won the company's coveted …

So you’re interviewing for a product manager role…

You’ve gone through two interviews with GreatCompany, Inc, and they’ve invited you in for a third. The next step might be a 3+ hour interview or …

Top 12 Raspberry Pi alternatives | ZDNet

MinnowBoard Turbot Dual Ethernet Quad-Core<p>The MinnowBoard Turbot Dual Ethernet Quad-Core is a powerful quad-core board featuring 2GB of RAM and 8MB …

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Is marketing-as-a-service the future of marketing?

In the past decade no other department/component in the enterprise has changed more than Marketing. What used to be a function based on creativity and an almost comical lack of measurability is now a complex, multi-discipline, metrics-driven, function with direct bottom-line impact.<p>Not …

Marketing

Where's the Real 'Next Silicon Valley'?

A new report digs into the metrics of America’s emerging tech hubs, and finds some surprises.<p>High-tech talent is a key driver of the wealth and competitiveness of cities. But it’s highly concentrated in places across the United States and the world, following a winner-take-all pattern and …

Venture Capital

The law firm Cooley is updating its packet of startup tips and financing documents

The law firm Cooley is putting out a new package of seed investment documents for public viewing on its “GO” microsite, the firm said today.<p>It’s a way for entrepreneurs and early-stage investors and business owners to access what the firm considers to be best practices for early-stage investment …

Google Employees Weighed In on What Makes a Highly Effective Manager (Technical Expertise Came in Last)

Is it possible to engineer the perfect boss? Google was up to the task, and found data that will forever change the keys to getting promoted.<p>Google is widely known as an advocate of data-based decision making. So, it came as no surprise when it looked to its statisticians to help decode the secret …

Employment

10 Apps and Tools to Make Your Small Business Better and More Efficient

When you don't have the resources to build custom solutions, you can rely on these affordable (or free) fixes.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>For many startups, achieving meaningful growth -- the kind that gets the attention of investors and potential buyers -- means …

Small Business

In Just 3 Words, Amazon's Jeff Bezos Taught a Brilliant Lesson in Leadership

It's a great lesson for the workplace. And outside of it.<p>Yesterday, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos published a new letter to shareholders, in which he refers to the company's timeline as "Day 1," allowing Amazon to continually move forward.<p>What does Day 2 look like?<p>"Day 2 is stasis. Followed by …

$9 billion startup Stripe is automating the complicated process of starting a company

Now the $9 billion payments company has realized that Atlas is something entrepreneurs throughout the United States want too.<p>Atlas automates the complicated process of starting a company into a filling out a short web form. Atlas then takes care of incorporating a company in Delaware, setting up a …

Startups

Why Do People Buy Things? It's Not Why You Think, According to a Brilliant Harvard Professor

Most marketers focus on the wrong information, says bestselling author Clay Christensen.<p>Why do people buy things? If you answered, "Because they want them or need them," you're only partly right, according to Clayton Christensen, Harvard professor and author of the bestselling <i>The Innovator's …

Raspberry Pi rival NanoPi NEO's answer to cheap NAS: Build your own for $31

Why buy a network-attached storage device when you can build your own in 10 easy steps?<p>The maker of Raspberry Pi Zero rival NanoPi NEO has released a …

This mini industrial robot costs less than $1k

Niryo One is powered by Arduino, Raspberry Pi, and the same ROS software as the latest cobots, but at one tenth of the price.<p>Industrial robots have …

2 ways to analyze an income statement

However, you can't look at these financials in isolation - it's important to compare a company's results to other companies in the selected industry, companies outside of the industry, and against other years to determine whether or not that company might actually be an attractive investment.<p>This …

Investing

Starter kits: new Pi Zero W kits and HATs from Pimoroni

Pimoroni has released four new project starter kits for the new Raspberry Pi Zero W computer. The components are now available separately.<br>Four new …

Microcontroller

How Falling Stock Prices Can Make You Rich

When Buying Ownership in Good Businesses, Stock Market Crashes Are Your Friend<p>Updated March 23, 2018<p>One of the most popular topics among new …

6 Steps to Writing Copy That Actually Converts

Most of the time, the art of exceptional copywriting boils down to understanding how to trigger action and emotion in your readers.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You could be the most incredible writer in the world, but that enviable talent won't do much for you as a …

Marketing

Raspberry Pi Facial Recognition Using AWS Rekognition And Pi-Timolo

Developers, Raspberry Pi enthusiasts and makers that have projects that could benefit from facial recognition might be interested in a new Raspberry …

Raspberry Pi

How A High-Earner Couple Got $100,000 Into Roth IRAs Via The Backdoor

If it’s tax season, it’s Roth season. High-income earners can’t open Roth IRAs directly; but there’s a backdoor way in. Since 2010 Congress has allowed Roth conversions for all taxpayers, regardless of income, so high-income earners can get Roths by first opening a traditional IRA that’s …

Here's a 6-Figure Service Business You Can Start for Under $100

Stocking shelves in the grocery store looks like a starter job but it is actually a lucrative business.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As you go about your grocery shopping, focused on the items that you need to get, you probably don’t realize that there’s an incredible …

Small Business

Matrix Voice Open Source Voice Recognition Platform (video)

Makers, hobbyists and developers that are looking to create projects or control projects using voice recognition, may be interested in a new open …

Raspberry Pi

ClusterHAT review: Raspberry Pi cluster computer kit

ClusterHAT is an ingenious solution to the problem of building a cluster computing. Learning distributed computing is something of a challenge, and …

Raspberry Pi