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The best free online business courses starting in April

<i>This post from LinkedIn Influencer John A. Byrne appeared originally on LinkedIn.</i><p><i>Educated … Empowered … Equal.</i><p>That's the dream if you're a working woman. For every woman who leans in, far more are left out.<p>Often overlooked and underpaid, many women still tip-are tip-toeing a cultural minefield in …

Cleveland

Microsoft lets you build apps for Windows 10 in less than 10 minutes

Microsoft has made tweaks to App Studio that allows users who don’t have prior knowledge of code to submit an app in less than 10 minutes.<p>Traditionally, users would need to install Visual Studio and tap out reams of code, but with Microsoft’s new step-by-step process, you can build an app using a …

Software

Rainier Provisions

Valentine’s Day is looming, so those who are eager to impress their significant other with a romantic gesture had best start planning their …

Pico de Gallo

11 Ways Successful People Stay Happy

You should never sacrifice happiness in order to be successful.<p>The book <i>If I Knew Then</i>offers advice on careers, finances, and life from the Harvard Business School's Class of 1963. It's interesting to note that no one says having a ridiculous amount of business success and money is the key to …

Happiness

3 Simple Habits of Extremely Effective Leaders

Some leaders go above and beyond simply being good--they are truly great. You can be too.<p>We all know leaders who work hard at their craft, and many are really good at what they do. However, some leaders go above and beyond simply being good--they are truly great leaders.<p>But how exactly can you …

Leadership

Looking for a hands-on cooking class to help build up your repertoire in the kitchen? Here is a list of Vancouver’s best cooking classes, designed to …

Everyone has a dish that makes them feel all cozy and nostalgic. A dish that immediately puts a smile on their face, the second they smell it cooking.<p>…

Recipes

There's an 'invisible' trait that makes leaders more effective — here's how to develop it

The difference seems to lie at least partly in charisma — a trait that can be hard to define but relatively easy to spot.<p>Yet a growing body of research suggests that charisma is both definable and replicable. Scientists who study charisma say it's less a natural gift bestowed only upon some lucky …

Public Speaking

7 Ways to Be a Better Leader in 2016

The end of the year is here. It's time to focus on 2016.<p>Saying you want to be a better leader doesn't do much to propel your business forward without a strategy in place. If you're not sure where to start, you're not alone. In a survey by Deloitte, top executives in the U.S. are confident in their …

Software Eats Software Development As Andreessen Invests $10M In App Outsourcer Gigster

Send Gigster your app idea and it sends you back that app. No coding. No hiring. No wrangling freelancers. Just a fundamental shift in how software gets built. That’s why Andreessen Horowitz has led a new $10 million Series A for Gigster just 18 weeks after its launch.<p>The lauded venture firm was …

Everwise, A Mentoring Matchmaker, Raises $8 Million

Everwise, a New York-based company whose online service connects executives willing to volunteer their time with people looking for mentorship — from new entrepreneurs, to budding sports coaches, to people looking to rise through the ranks of Fortune 500 companies — is taking the wraps off the …

Bringg Raises $5 Million So Any Business Can Offer An Uber-Like Experience

If on-demand is the future of delivery, a startup called Bringg aims to help established businesses better compete with the likes of Amazon and Uber going forward. The company has now raised $5 million in Series A funding to further develop its web and mobile platform that businesses to move into …

Best Commission-Free ETFs

Are you a cost-conscious fund investor? Check out our list of the best zero-commission ETFs. The list combines what discount brokers offer in commission-free fund buying with our own take on cost efficiency in portfolio management.<p>Funds from Vanguard and Schwab dominate the winners’ circle, but …