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Top 25 Annual Fintech Conferences Your Business Needs Attend

The rapid growth of the fintech industry has been matched by the mushrooming number of international conferences.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As fintech continues to attract interest among a wide range of industries and offer more applications for some of the key …

3 Attractive Income Stocks Whose Dividends Could Double

Image source: Getty Images.<p>Dividend stocks can be the foundation of a great retirement portfolio. Not only do the payments put money in your pocket, which can help hedge against any dips in the stock market, but they're usually a sign of a financially sound company. Dividends also give investors a …

How Millennials Will Change The Face Of Finance & Investing

Millennials are not only the largest generation in U.S. history, they will also receive the greatest transfer of inherited wealth ever.<p>It’s also been observed that Millennials are changing how businesses operate through their unique preferences and behaviors surrounding spending, lifestyle, and …

Demographics

The 3 Stages of Failure in Life and Work (And How to Fix Them)

One of the hardest things in life is to know when to keep going and when to move on.<p>On the one hand, perseverance and grit are key to achieving …

Motivation

How My Company Makes Millions From Only $5,000 a Month in Advertising

Proven advice that will help you make millions while bootstrapping your business, just like we did.<p>You don't need fancy commercials and big agencies to market your product. The best brands today were built from tiny marketing budgets.<p>Dollar Shave Club started with a viral video that cost $5,000. …

20 signs you're on your way to becoming a millionaire

I've been there and felt like it was unattainable and something that would never happen to me.<p>Then I started reading, studying and mimicking countless different successful millionaires.<p>In reality, it's a lot more common than you think and completely possible if you have the right mentality to …

The Battle Lines for the Consumer Have Been Drawn

Banks have always fought to gain power and market share, knowing their competition and serving a marketplace that had relatively few choices. The …

7 Toxic Money Habits That Harm Your Financial Future

<i>Spend less, save more.</i><p>This advice is doled out whenever anyone mentions they’d like to start investing in real estate but have no money.<p>This is a …

Here's Why the Stock Market Is About to Collapse

The global economy is in what is known as a Kondratiev Winter, and the stock market is at a tipping point. This is where nominal to incremental highs …

Five historical things to look out for in... Bank

Bank has been the beating financial heart of London since the Middle Ages, with Jewish money lenders eventually replaced by twelfth-century Italian …

What record low interest rates mean for savers, economy

Record low interest rates were meant to be a temporary response to the global financial crisis.<p>But eight years later, rates are still near zero or even below in much of the developed world, and some experts are warning of long-term side effects: a hit to pension savings, pressure on banks, and …

10 Important Reasons to Work Seriously On Your Small Business Blog - Small Business Trends

How the heck do they do it?<p>You know who I’m talking about. I’m talking about those successful small business entrepreneurs who get tons of business …

Satan’s Credit Card: What The Mark Of The Beast Taught Me About The Future Of Money

Silicon Valley has sold us on a cashless, cardless, walletless, supposedly frictionless future — but as I learned living in it for a month, we're not quite there yet.<p><b>It’s the dead</b> of winter in Stockholm and I’m sitting in a very small room inside the very inaptly named Calm Body Modification …

Great Salespeople Are Born, but Great Sales Forces Are Made

In sales, where charisma and extroversion can be advantages, some people attribute success more to inborn personality traits than to skills that can be coached or taught. Yet the fact that companies in the U.S. alone spend more than $20 billion annually (by conservative estimates) to train …

Central banks are about to go to war

History has shifted, and we're leaving the era of central bank convergence and entering the era of central bank divergence, i.e. open conflict. In the good old days circa 2009-2014, central banks acted in concert to flood the global banking system with easy low-cost credit and push the U.S. dollar …

Build Your Brand as a Relationship

The way we think about brands need to change. In the past, they were objects or concepts. You had a relationship <i>with</i> a brand. But in this social age, brands <i>are</i> the relationships. By defining a brand’s particular kind of relationship, companies can create greater engagement, differentiation, and …

Improving Customer Satisfaction with Simple Analytics

Let’s say that you’re a customer service operations manager with a ton of data sitting on your desktop — customer service call stats, email data, customer satisfaction reports, etc. You’re staring at a mountain of customer shipping and delivery data, and an always-open daily dashboard counting …

Indonesia Exploits Malaysia Shutdowns to Lure Islamic Investors

Indonesia is drawing interest from Middle Eastern banks seeking to tap the world’s biggest pool of Shariah-compliant investors as some Islamic …

Asia

How to kick-start ‘agile’ on your marketing team

VentureBeat is bringing together a group of forward-thinking marketers to learn more about agile at the VB Agile Marketing Roadshow in San Francisco on September 24. Join the conversation by registering today!<p>Few approaches, processes, or methods can be taken off the rack and immediately put to …

Creating Content for Millennials: Why It Matters + Strategies for Succss

Millennials are the most sought-after — and difficult to understand — demographic for marketers today. With purchasing power expected to hit $1.4 trillion by 2020, it’s imperative that brands connect and engage with this audience through content marketing.

Mark Zuckerberg addresses the UN, declaring universal internet access a global priority

Mark Zuckerberg addressed the UN today — twice — calling on the global panel to make universal internet access a priority.<p>During the 70th annual U.N. General Assembly session, Zuckerberg first addressed the U.N. Sustainable Development Conference, and went on to deliver the keynote address at the …

Mark Zuckerberg

Are You Sure You Want to Be a Manager?

Renowned restaurateur Danny Meyer likes to tell newly promoted supervisors that they have just been given the “gift of fire.” As a boss they now have a new and potent power, but Meyer wants to ensure they understand the appropriate — and inappropriate — uses of this gift. Fire, Meyer explains, can …

China’s Slowdown: The First Stage of the Bullwhip Effect

For the last two months, global supply chains have been experiencing the first stage of a bullwhip effect triggered by uncertainties about the severity of China’s economic slowdown. While the contractions in business activity along global supply chains will cause companies to cut capital …

Design Thinking Comes of Age

There’s a shift under way in large organizations, one that puts design much closer to the center of the enterprise. But the shift isn’t about aesthetics. It’s about applying the principles of design to the way people work.<p>This new approach is in large part a response to the increasing complexity of …

The First Question to Ask of Any Strategy

The senior team of a large player in the global wealth management business recently asked me for my opinion on their strategy. They had worked long and hard at coming up with it. Their “Where to Play” choice was to target wealthy individuals who wanted and were willing to pay for comprehensive …

When Everyone Is Doing Design Thinking, Is It Still a Competitive Advantage?

Design thinking has come a long way since I wrote about it here in 2008. The most valuable company in the world places design at the center of everything it does. Designers are on the founding team of countless disruptive startups. Domains such as healthcare, education, and government have begun to …

Winning By Accident or Intention

A lot of salespeople win deals by accident. Many of the sales organizations they work for also win by accident. But better salespeople—and better …

3 Easy Ways to Exercise Your Brain’s Creativity | Inc.com

I met Balder Onarheim earlier this summer during a trip to Copenhagen. We found some simpatico based on our mutual interests in helping organizations optimize creativity.<p><b>Balder, please explain your background and what the Copenhagen Institute of Neurocreativity is.</b><p>I'm actually trained as an officer …

5 Tips for Off-the-Cuff Speaking

If it’s true that many people fear public speaking more than death, it’s equally true that businesspeople are condemned to a thousand small deaths in client pitches, in boardrooms, and on stage. And that death can turn slow and torturous when you are asked to speak unexpectedly with little or no …

Create a Conversation, Not a Presentation

Nicholas Blechman for HBR<p>When I worked as a consultant, I was perennially guilty of “the great unveil” in presentations—that tendency to want to save key findings for the last moment and then reveal them, expecting a satisfying moment of awe. My team and I would work tirelessly to drive to the …