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Stripe Now Lets Any Business Instantly Pay Its Workers

Lyft calls it Express Pay. As soon as drivers finish a shift, they can immediately deposit their pay in the bank and start using it—rather than wait …

“The Courage Solution” Proposes the Truth as a Business Strategy

Courage isn’t a one-time feature of business (or really any part of life); yet we often tell stories like it is. We tell the story of the “garage …

Small Business

Sources: Peter Thiel Is Investing In Kreditech’s $100M Series C Round

While Greece and its creditors continue to play a game of chicken, a startup out of Germany putting a big data spin on the business of loaning money is raising a large round of funding.<p>TechCrunch has learned that Kreditech, an online finance startup that loans money to consumers who have little or …

Smart Data: 3 Reasons it's the Future of FinTech

The finance industry is being disrupted in a big way by emerging technologies like artificial intelligence, machine learning, blockchain technology, and big data<p>Despite these advances, the industry continues to lag behind, slow to incorporate new technology into their business practices.<p>But there …

Google's OnHub router uses IFTTT to automate your life

Google's $200 OnHub router arrived last year, delivering fast WiFi in a device that touted an easy setup and automatic security updates. In the months following its arrival, the company has also added features like guest mode and band steering. Today, OnHub became even more useful as Google …

Freshdesk Introduces Freshsales, CRM with Something Extra - Small Business Trends

Freshdesk, the company known for its online customer support and help desk software, has unveiled a new software as a service solution aimed to help …

Upwork, the world's largest online workplace

Each option includes access to Upwork's large pool of top-quality freelancers.<br>Choose the level of service you need.<p>Professional freelancers and the …

LendingClub And OnDeck Will Die In The Next Recession

LendingClub’s (and that of other p2p lenders) business model is a race against time, but without a finish line.<p>Already, LendingClub’s algorithm is …

The City

Youmo Modular Power Strip

When it launches, this LEGO-like power strip will have a base cord, US and EU sockets, a USB port, a wireless charger and a home automation module. …

Deal: RIF6 Cube Projector

This palm-sized projector measures just 2″ x 2″ x 1.9″, projects images up to 120″ diagonally, and connects connects via HDMI to iOS, PCs, game …

Corporate Law for Lawyers Starting a Practice

For professionals willing to fly the coup and start a practice, alone or with other partners, their choice of legal entity is of utmost importance. They may choose to organize as a professional corporation, general partnership or limited liability partnership (“LLP”), but they may not organize …

Malpractice

Creating a digital marketing plan for Start-ups and Small Businesses

SME/SMBs are often overlooked for marketing best practice advice. Our new RACE planning guide addresses this.Marketers tend to love talking about the …

Marketing

When people ask to borrow money, the words they use can foretell whether they’ll pay it back

The words people use say a lot about their personalities, emotions, and thinking. And the ones they use when asking to borrow money, it turns out, also says a lot about whether they are likely to pay others back.<p>According to a new study, borrowers who try to appeal to their prospective lenders’ …

Finance

These 16 life hacks will change the way you use Gmail

But that doesn't mean it can't be better.<p>A bunch of apps and plug-ins floating around the internet can make your experience using Gmail so much more enjoyable. With these amazing add-ons, you can see when people are tracking your emails, automatically know everything about people who email you, and …

Sell Smarter Using Sales Intelligence Solutions

The article “9 Sales Apps to Help Small Businesses Sell Better” demonstrates how small businesses can sell better by taking the phrase “knowledge is …

Small Business

Biz2Credit Lending Index May 2015 Says Institutional Lenders On Top

Small businesses continued to get most of their loans approved by institutional investors this past July, the most recent Biz2Credit Small Business …

Small Business

Scientists find how obesity gene works, a clue to treatment

Scientists have finally figured out how the key gene tied to obesity makes people fat, a major discovery that could open the door to an entirely new approach to the problem beyond diet and exercise.<p>The work solves a big mystery: Since 2007, researchers have known that a gene called FTO was related …

20 of the best hotels in Italy

And there are no places in Italy like these amazing hotels, named the best by our Condé Nast Traveler readers.<p>From the ivy-covered Hotel Raphaël to the Grand Hotel Majestic on Lake Maggiore, here are the best hotels in Italy.

Going Abroad? Save Big Money On Your Phone Bill With 'Flyp'

If you hate the idea of having a work phone and personal phone, paying long-distance calling overages and feeling obligated to pick up calls from unknown senders, there's an app that can help resolve these problems for you. Its solution: Set up multiple phone numbers on a single device, and do it …

Public Access to Startup Investments

In the United States, for the first time since 1933, you do not have to earn more then $200k annually or be a millionaire to invest in startups. As long as the startup raises less than fifty million dollars annually, anyone can now get into the game at the ground level.<p>In the past, crowdfunding has …

15 Useful Google Spreadsheet Formulas and Functions You Must Know

Google spreadsheets are popular online tool for anyone who wants the power of excel on web. Google doc spreadsheet functions and formulas are not …

Software

On the Red Couch with Todoist Founder and CEO Amir Salihefendic

<i>When Amir Salihefendic was a student, he took on several side jobs and craved an organizing tool beyond his text files and Palm Pilot. So he created Todoist, a paperless to-do list and task manager that helps break big, overwhelming projects into manageable pieces. On Flipboard, the Todoist</i> …

Productivity

Sell From Instagram, Pinterest Now Possible with Buy Buttons

For small businesses, the big networks are almost always Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Google+. However, for Ecommerce businesses or businesses …

How I made almost $24,000 in 4 weeks freelancing online

Not because the question is stupid, but because, well, there really is no "right" answer.<p>The truth is that almost <i>anything</i> can make money.<p>But first, you have to change your mindset.<p>You must start viewing your skills and experiences as bankable, valuable resources with paying for.<p>You (yes, you) can …

Employment

How To Better Predict Unicorns

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Tom Jacobs is CTO at Kepler Analytics.</i><p>Of course Airbnb is worth a billion dollars. There’s an expensive asset there sitting unused. People often struggle to make rent. Hotels are expensive.<p>Of course Uber is worth a billion dollars. Taxis are awful, expensive and unreliable, and I’m …

Startups

Google Launches Project Fi, its Mobile Service for Nexus 6 Users

The Google mobile network is at last official: The company has launched its Project Fi service in the United States exclusively for Nexus 6 owners.<p>Detailed in a blog post, Google said Project Fi will cost $20 a month for the basic plan (talk, text, Wi-Fi tethering and coverage in 120+ countries), …

Android News

Displio Gives You Mini-Updates Anywhere You Put It

We’re getting used to smart devices and the growing Internet of Things, but Displio is still a product that catches us a bit off guard. It displays …

Toss the Luna on your mattress to make your bed smarter

Wrist-worn sleep trackers are so 2014. The Luna mattress cover tracks your sleep, heats your bed to just the right temperature and has a built-in smart alarm to wake you up at the right time.<p>There's a new sleep tracker on the market, but instead of wearing it on your wrist, this one cozies up with …

Sleep