Gabriel Vargas

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Small Business Is Using More Contractors

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When commentators discuss the trend towards increased use of independent contractors at American companies, they tend to focus on large businesses. That’s natural since information on what big companies do is easiest to access. However, …

HIPAA Omnibus Rule

By Carols Leyva<br>Published: February 3, 2013<p>HIPAA Omnibus Rule Summary<p>I have argued before that the HHS HIPAA Omnibus Rule ("the Rule") is neither a</i> …

HIPAA Violation Results in $4.8 Million Settlement

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No Harm, No Foul – Appellate Court Finds No CMIA Claim Without Actual Injury

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Are your HIPAA ducks in a row? The next round of OCR HIPAA audits is approaching

JD Supra Privacy Policy<p>Updated: May 25, 2018:<p>JD Supra is a legal publishing service that connects experts and their content with broader audiences of …

OCR to Begin Phase 2 of HIPAA Audit Program

July 30, 2014<p>Embed<p>The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office for Civil Rights (OCR) will soon begin a second phase of audits (Phase 2 …

Google Classroom Offers Assignment Center for Students and Teachers

Google is launching Classroom, a new offering in its Google Apps for Education to provide students and teachers with a central place to create, store, organize and provide feedback for classroom assignments.<p>The service, which is in beta and available only in some schools, allows teachers to:<p><b>Create</b> …

10 Tips For First-Time Entrepreneurs

I didn’t plan to be an entrepreneur. I’d just moved back to Los Angeles after spending two and a half years in San Francisco while attending Presidio …

Bike-mounted 3D printer turns trash into twinkling tokens

Mobile printers are shrinking in size as they grow in popularity. A group of young makers in Taipei has taken advantage of the smaller size of the machines to take the technology to the streets of their city.<p>"We wanted to do something to bring both recycling and 3D printing closer to average …

Lab grows blood for human trials

"Real blood is for suckers." That's a promotional slogan for Tru Blood, the fictional beverage that helps wean vampires off human blood in HBO's show "True Blood." Soon, however, it might become a catchphrase in hospitals across the globe, as researchers in Ireland and the UK work toward the …

Design & Development News | The Next Web

Imagine you are trying to buy something online -- plane tickets, an app subscription, a pair of sneakers. If you are an English speaker with an email address ending in .com, .org, .edu or .net, that process probably goes pretty smoothly for you. But if your email address ends ...<p>To the layman UX …

Number of Coworking Spaces Has Skyrocketed in the U.S.

In 2005, the U.S. boasted precisely one coworking space. That number today is...well, much higher.<p>You've heard of coworking spaces--the sorts of innovative open office spaces that allow for entrepreneuers, freelancers and remote workers to share furniture, a roof, and Wifi.<p>Maybe you've even visited …

How the Timbuk2 Brand Went From Basement to Famous

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>The following is the 13th in the series</i> <i>"Live Your Brand"</i> <i>in which branding expert Melanie Spring takes us along on her three-week road trip across the country to meet innovative entrepreneurs whose experiences offer lessons learned to</i> …

How to Go 'Cha-Ching' With an Affiliate Program

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Whether you're developing software or making delicious hot sauce, a strong product is vital. Nonetheless, the linchpin for any successful startup is the ability to market and sell your products. However, for lean startups with not a lot …

Why You Should Commit to Small Daily Improvements and Other Must-Read Business Tips

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>A roundup of the best tips of the week from Entrepreneur.com.</i><p>Big goals don't provide immediate gratification. To reach them, you have to commit to small improvements in your daily habits, says Jeff Olson, founder and chief executive of …

4 Lessons In Building A Brand

Lessons on how to build a successful brand from popular snowboarding company Neff Headwear.<p>Love it or hate it, your success this year and beyond depends on your ability to shape a brand: your career’s, product’s, department’s, or company’s.<p>Here are some counterintuitive lessons from a man who built …

By this time next year, you could be 3D printing custom comfortable inserts for your shoes

For nearly a year and a half, Kegan Schouwenburg ran the enormous Shapeways factory in Queens, New York. Her colleagues joked about her running a …

9 Ways To Create Time, Space and Stillness For Meaningful Work.

I am fascinated by people who do meaningful work. People who create, share and nurture ideas that move us toward a better future. They somehow …

Survey: Email Is 40 Times More Effective Than Facebook and Twitter

This story originally appeared on PR Daily<p>What? You've opened up that thing called "Outlook Express," and you're writing an email?<p>Surely you know that this form of marketing and communications is as pass? as floppy disks and cell phones the size of Shaquille O'Neal's shoe.<p>Or is it? Now comes a …

When Launching a Company, Consider These 5 Things

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>While entrepreneurship is in vogue (2012 was a 14-year high), the success rate for new businesses is disheartening. Indeed, according to the Small Business Administration, only about half of all establishments survive five years or more. …

Is Your SEO Strategy Ready for Google's New Algorithm?

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Last fall, Google rolled out one of its largest changes of the past decade - an entirely new search algorithm, nicknamed "Hummingbird." In contrast to the past updates, Panda and Penguin, which modified existing search algorithms and …

How to Build a Sustainable Business

We all know sustainable manufacturing is good for show. Here's how we make it work for the bottom line.<p>I was introduced to the concept of sustainable design while attending a TED conference in Monterey, California, in 2005. During one presentation, William McDonough described the principles …

All Our Crap Has Made the Man Bag a $9 Billion Business

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>In a time when cell phones flipped, cargo shorts ruled, smartphones did not exist, and tablets were …

Don’t laugh at the “man purse”—it’s now a $9 billion luxury business

All is not well in the luxury world. Stalwart luxury buyers in China are cutting back, according to recent statements from Burberry and Richemont, among others. New data from research firm Euromonitor International confirms that the industry is in a bit of a slump. Global luxury sales are on track …

Cool Things: Pad & Quill’s New Leather Bags Collection

I’ve written about and reviewed a number of iPad cases from Pad & Quill over recent years. They’re handcrafted cases that are always striking looking and exude quality.<p>Recently the nice folks at P&Q have extended their line and now offer a series of leather bags that are just exquisite looking. …

Mobile Devices

Video tutorial: Messenger bag

Professor Pincushion shares a video sewing tutorial showing how to make this messenger bag. It’s trimmed out with contrast bias tape. You can …

The Origin of the 8 Hour Work Day and Why We Should Rethink It

One of the most unchanged elements of our life today is our optimal work time or how long we should work -- generally, every person I've spoken to quotes me something close to 8 hours a day.<p>And data seems to confirm that: The average American works 8.8 hours every day. At least, those are the …

8 Powerful Social Media Marketing Tools for Savvy Businesses

New social media tools seem to pop up every day. Here are some definitely worth checking out.<p>With a seemingly endless list of social media tools out there today, you might need help sorting out the best from the rest. Here are my picks:<p><b>1. Mention: Google Alerts for the social web.</b> Mention is one of …