Small Business Media Weekly

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High-end Brazilian job recruitment marketplace Revelo raises $4.6 million

Revelo, a job marketplace that puts the responsibility on companies to contact candidates, has raised $4.6 million in its latest financing.<p>The company, unlike traditional job boards, puts high-end, high-profile Brazilian job seekers at the center of the search, and makes companies reach out to them.<p>…

Startups

DxO's snap-on smartphone camera is coming to Android

DxO, the company best known for its lens and camera scores, is also behind one of the nicer smartphone-attached cameras out there, the $499 DxO One. Up until now, it has only supported the iPhone and iPad, but the company has revealed that it will soon release the DxO One Android via an early …

Cameras

27 Leaders and Experts You Should Follow to Help Build Your Business on the Side

Check out these books, podcasts and video series if you want to turn your side hustle into a major business.<p>It's not easy to build a business on the side, and you don't have a lot of time to for trial and error or taking care of mistakes. That's why the best thing you can do is to learn from the …

Success

How to Become an Einstein or Da Vinci: 4 Steps to Mastering Your Craft

Everyone has the ability to become a master at something. But give yourself time--a lot of time.<p>There's no denying it--watching people do what they're good at is fun. From chess players to basketball players, we not only enjoy seeing others excel, but often we will pay to see them do so up close. …

Creativity

Oracle Cloud IoT enterprise connectivity

Within the Oracle Cloud portfolio you will find the Oracle Internet of Things (IoT) Cloud Service. The IoT Cloud Service from Oracle provides a …

Internet of Things

Lend your eyes to a blind person with the “Be My Eyes” Android app

In addition to talking with your friends, browsing the web, and watching videos online, our mobile devices can also be used for helping others. A great example of this is an app called <i>Be My Eyes</i>, which launched on iOS devices a few years back and has now finally made its way to Android.<p>The app …

Assistive Technology

How to Get 1,000 New Email Subscribers in 30 Days

Noah Kagan, our guest for Tough Love Tuesday, provides a step-by-step guide on what exactly you need to do to grow your email list.<p><i>Editor’s Note: In</i> <i>"Tough Love Tuesday,"</i> <i>we’re connecting side-hustling entrepreneurs with support, resources and advice from amazing experts. Sign up for our</i> <i>email</i> …

Digital Marketing

Omnyway raises $12.75M to connect advertising and mobile commerce

Omnyway announced today that it has raised $12.75 million in Series A funding.<p>Previously known as OmnyPay, Omnyway has built technology around what it calls “augmented digital commerce” — basically, helping retailers stay connected to consumers through their mobile phone during the in-store …

Startups

6 Smart Things Super Productive People Do to Get More Things Done Every Day

These science-backed techniques will drastically improve your ability to get more done.<p>Ever wish you had more than 24 hours in a day to get more things done? I'm with you. In the struggle to be more productive amid so many distractions, we need tools and techniques that work to our advantage …

Self-improvement

Ten uncomfortable deeds that will pay off forever

T.S. Eliot was clearly onto something when he asked, “If you aren’t in over your head, how do you know how tall you are?” The very act of stepping …

Self-improvement

8 Ways to Work Smarter and Improve Productivity

Get more done without working more hours.<p>We all have the same amount of time in a day, and there is no way to get more of it. It doesn't matter how successful or wealthy one is -- we are all capped at 24 hours per day.<p>We have to subtract some for sleeping, eating, commuting and just living …

Time Management

4 Productivity Hacks for Entrepreneurs

Many entrepreneurs try to do more than they should.<p><i>By Colin McGuire, CEO of Boomn.</i><p>Being a successful entrepreneur means clocking long, dedicated hours. But, as Henry David Thoreau is thought to have said, "It's not enough to be busy, so are the ants. The question is, what are we busy about?" When …

Productivity

The Critical Differences Between Cash Flow and Profit

Even if you're not an accounting expert, misunderstanding cash flow and profits is bad for business. Here's a crash course.<p>Kirk W. McLaren is an Entrepreneur's Organization (EO) <i>member in Washington, D.C. and CEO of</i> Foresight CFO<i>, a strategic financial management and accounting services firm that</i> …

Small Business

ROSS Intelligence lands $8.7M Series A to speed up legal research with AI

Armed with an understanding of machine learning, ROSS Intelligence is going after LexisNexis and Thomson Reuters for ownership of legal research. The startup, founded in 2015 by Andrew Arruda, Jimoh Ovbiagele and Pargles Dall’Oglio at the University of Toronto, is announcing an $8.7 million Series …

Machine Learning

5 Common Marketing Mistakes That Can Cost You

Marketing mistakes cost your company both in actual dollars spent and lost revenue.<p>I work with companies to address their overall marketing strategy and implement the supporting tactics.<p>In my work, there are 5 mistakes that I see most companies make preventing them from reaching their marketing …

Marketing

Genius ways companies get kids to market for them

From check-ins to treasure hunts, today’s promotional campaigns rely on kids’ influence to go viral<p>This article originally appeared on Common Sense Media.<p>In 1975, there was one song every kid knew by heart: "Two-all-beef-patties-special-sauce-lettuce-cheese-pickles-onions-on-a-sesame-seed-bun." By …

Marketing

Why startup coders need to know Ruby on Rails

Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission.<p>If you're interested in gorgeous open offices, …

Programming

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M.O.R.E. T.I.M.E.- The Pillars of Small Business Success

Want Your Best Employees to Never Leave You? Successful Leaders Do Any of These 4 Things Daily

If you possess these abilities, expect a steady rise to the top.<p>Whenever I deliver keynotes on leadership topics, I make sure to touch on the most important aspect that a leader needs to become truly exceptional: Valuing their people.<p>If that has triggered your own thinking about whether your …

Leadership

Putting Big Data into action, Rick West introduces Jicco.

Continually optimizing the use and application of Big Data, Rick West re-joins the Technology = Equality Community to introduce his latest Big Data …

Big Data

Wu-Tang Clan's Ghostface launches cryptocurrency firm

The rapper's firm hopes to raise $30 million during its initial coin offering, CNBC reports.<p>Wu-Tang Clan rapper Ghostface Killah has co-founded a cryptocurrency firm and hopes to raise $30 million during its initial coin offering, according to a CNBC report Wednesday.<p>Killah's firm, Cream Capital, …

Wu-Tang Clan

Becoming an Effective Leader Helped Turn My Struggling Business Into a Thriving Franchise -- Here's How I Did It

You can make the decision to become a leader at any time. I recommend you start now.<p>Most business owners don't have a marketing problem, sales problem or staffing problem -- they have a leadership problem. Leadership is always the problem, and leadership is always the solution.<p>True leadership has …

Leadership

LinkedIn to launch Talent Insights, a new analytics tool, as it dives deeper into data

LinkedIn, the Microsoft-owned social network for the working world with some 500 million members, has made a large business out of recruitment — with some 11 million job listings on the site at any given time, and the recruitment market providing the company with its largest source of revenue.<p>Now …

Recruitment

A simple exercise for getting your priorities straight: Forget about work and relationships

The TV Land sitcom <i>Younger</i> is a great show to watch when you’re in need of some light-hearted distraction. But as I recently discovered, it can also prompt a useful bit of soul-searching.<p>After watching an episode in which a Marie Kondo-like author named Kiko Kagami tries to help people clarify their …

Writing

Silence your inner critic with Mary Cheyne on Episode #71 of the Technology = Equality Podcast.

How do you get over yourself and your fears?<p><i>Listen in and learn how to silence your inner critic, the unspoken hurdle professional</i><p><i>public speakers</i> …

Why Not Knowing Anything About an Industry Could Be Your Biggest Advantage

Newcomers often see opportunities veterans miss. However, knowing how to leverage those opportunities is the key.<p>You may not be shocked to learn that the majority of today's emerging youth population see themselves as entrepreneurs. Instead of seeking that corner office in a large company, they …

Entrepreneurship