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Direct debits are convenient but can cost you

Comment: Why there's a price to pay for the convenience of direct debits.<p>Direct debits have probably made your life a little easier. But their very existence provides a potential sting in the tail for millions.<p>Queuing to pay bills in a branch or post office is fortunately a distant memory for most …

6 Signs Your Company’s Culture Stinks

Are your manager’s hands too clean?<p>Work-health index and industry surveys (like this and this) that put ‘culture’ at the core of why talent is attracted to or repelled from organizations abound. But you can’t miss what you don’t have–and for most startups, the beliefs and behaviors that create …

The Sticky Connection Between Smoking Pot And Being A Super Successful Entrepreneur

What makes an entrepreneur?<p>A combination of privilege, smarts, and risk-taking–with the potential for seriously high earnings.<p>That is according to a new paper from the National Bureau of Economic Research. The scholars Ross Levine and Yona Rubinstein combed though a major longitudinal survey of …

Rosalia Mera, World's Richest Self-Made Woman, Dies At 69

Rosalia Mera, cofounder of Spanish brand Zara and the wealthiest self-made woman on the planet, has died. She was 69.<p>Mera was vacationing on the island of Menorca with her daughter, Sandra, according to the Spanish news site <i>ABC.es</i>, when she suffered a brain hemorrhage on Wednesday. She died 24 …

First-time investor? These are the funds to consider

We asked some financial advisers which funds were ideal for novice investors. Here are their suggestions.<p><b>Anna Sofat, Addidi Wealth</b><p>"Set up a regular savings stocks-and-shares Isa and invest in a FTSE All Share tracker such as Legal & General's."<p><b>Martin Bamford, Informed Choice</b><p>"I would opt for …

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How Jon Oringer became Silicon Alley's first billionaire

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/business/1002000/1002070_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524650921_1a3e03b457dfd935a480fae65c695bf7<p><b>Jon Oringer, 39, founded 10 companies before he hit on the idea for Shutterstock, the successful stock-photo website that has made him Silicon</b> …

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Here's Some Companies That Did Not Want to Talk About What They Do With Your Personal Data

In researching a book on the business of personal data, I have contacted many dozens of companies over the past year to learn what information they collect about us, what they do with it and whether or not they share or sell that data with others. The effort seeks to give consumers insights and, in …

4 ways to grow your business through events

Hosting or speaking at an event will do more than just get you free food.<p><b>1. Build a community</b><p>During events or conferences, you not only build a …