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Let the light in: no ordinary Victorian terrace

Radical refurbishment of a former squat in east London has created an award-winning family home<p>A dramatic, interlocking plywood staircase, engraved with email exchanges between architect and client; worn external window frames repurposed inside; and a glass floor in the hallway. This is no ordinary …

The 3 Most Important Traits for Startups, According to Someone Who Funds Them

Nowadays, young entrepreneurs in record numbers are doing what would have seemed impossible even just 10 years ago: they're starting their own companies from scratch -- often with little to no startup capital, and sometimes while they're still completing their degrees.<p>With the democratization of …

How to find the best way to raise money for your business idea

Crowdfunding, venture capital, angel investing - there seem to be so many different ways to get funding for my business.<p>Which one is best and are …

Sometimes the most qualified applicant is not the most obvious

Kat Cole Contributor<p>Kat Cole is the group president of FOCUS Brands and a member of the United Nations Global Entrepreneurship Council.<p>Hundreds of thousands of jobs that require both business and technical skills are open in the U.S., which means it’s likely your company is hiring for an important …

EC details how Apple used Ireland to only pay $558 in taxes on each $1.1 million in profit

In a wide-ranging ruling, the European Commission detailed how Apple used its Ireland operations to massively reduce its taxes for more than a decade.<p>Commissioner Margrethe Vestager, who is in charge of competition policy, held a press conference Tuesday condemning Apple in strong language for …

This Meditation App Wants to Help You Cut Down on Digital Distractions

Meet Meditation Studio, the newest app that wants to help you find mindfulness at the push of the button.<p>For most people reading this, the last thing that they see before they go to sleep will be the screen of their smartphone. Upon opening our eyes, an alarm and a page full of notifications …

An Entrepreneur Learned The Importance Of Making Time To Manage Time

As his life grew more complicated, Marcus Whitney realized he needed to schedule large blocks of time just to manage his calendar.<p>When Marcus Whitney took the plunge into entrepreneurship, he realized he needed to start managing his time differently. The year was 2008, and Whitney, then 32, already …

What It's Like to Be an Empath

If you feel the Earth's pain before an earthquake or have a panic attack because someone near you is anxious, you might be an empath too.<p>If you search for any article about "empaths," you'll find it has thousands of likes and hundreds of shares on Facebook, and in the comments, dozens of people …

Four Small-Business Marketing Management Tips for Summer 2016

Summer provides numerous marketing opportunities and a chance to plan cash flow for the entire year<p>Now that summer officially is here, the days are long and the warm weather spurs us to engage in more outdoor activities. Most colleges and many high schools have hosted their graduation ceremonies, …

5 Employment Laws All Small Businesses Should Know

When you run a small business, managing employees is a time-consuming part of your job. From schedules to vacation time, there's a lot to think about when it comes to dealing with human resources within your business. Among the many concerns you face daily is employee satisfaction.<p>Common sense …

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Supreme Court to act on gun ownership cases

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Days after the worst mass shooting in the United States, the Supreme Court is poised to act on two cases highlighting the raging debate over what types of guns and ammunition may be banned and who should have the right to possess firearms.<p>Justices will meet behind closed doors …

Obama warned of a massive loophole in US gun laws for terrorists just 12 days before the Orlando shootings

The gunman, 29-year-old Omar Saddiqui Mateen, a US citizen, reportedly pledged allegiance to the Islamic State, the terrorist group also known as ISIS, ISIL, or Daesh, during the shooting.<p>President Barack Obama called the massacre "an act of terror and an act of hate."<p>He also used the incident to …

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