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21 Most Effective Free Online Marketing Tools for Small Business

Google Analytics, Trends, and Trello are the best and essential free online marketing tools for small business. But, there are a lot of free …

Small Business

Dad quits 9-5 banking job to become a hairdresser - and now he earns £650,000 a year

A brave dad who quit his City job to become a hairdresser, now has an annual turnover of £650,000 a year.<p>David O’Neal ditched the high life to open …

Milton Keynes

Chatbot maker needs humans to sell product abroad

When I listen to an automated answering system and its recorded voice, I also hear another voice.<p>It's my father's, inside my head, and he's saying, "Just get me a real person."<p>The tech world knows all about this reluctance in some, even as countless other users accept the speedy, semi-personalized …

Chatbots

3 Under-the-Radar Dividend Stocks Yielding More Than 4% That You Won't Want to Overlook

These cash flow machines should generate a growing income stream for investors in the years to come.<p>Dividend-paying stocks have historically …

Investing

Bi-Weekly Economic Review

Economic Reports<p>Economic Growth and Income<p>Personal income for December was better than expected at up 0.4% on the month and 4.11% year over year. …

Markets

Asia's soaring gas demand opens window for new LNG projects

NUSA DUA, Indonesia/SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Soaring gas demand from China, India and Southeast Asia is sucking up an LNG supply glut previously expected to last for years, opening opportunity for new production from East Africa to North America that had been deemed part of the overhang.<p>Trade flows in …

Oil & Gas Industry

5 rising U.S. cities where homeownership is affordable

Dynamic, growing downtowns you can actually afford<p>“It costs <i>h</i><i>ow</i> much?”<p>Those not living in overpriced coastal cities are familiar with the conversation; a friend from New York or San Francisco visits, comments on a charming home, and then freaks when they realize that it costs a fraction of even the …

Urban Design

B.C.-based team makes final round in Canada-wide technology competition

A group of over 200 companies and organizations that was born in B.C. hopes for a big boost in funds after they made it on to the shortlist for …

Canada

UJET, a startup that wants to speed up customer support, raises $25M led by GV

UJET, a startup that makes software to improve customer support, said today that it’s raised a $25 million Series B led by GV (formerly known as Google Ventures). Other participants in the round include returning investors Kleiner Perkins and DCM Ventures and new backer Citi Ventures.<p>The round …

Venture Capital

Outdoorsy, the ‘Airbnb of RVs,’ rolls up $25 million in fresh funding

According to serial entrepreneur Jeff Cavins, more than 35 million people each year look to rent an RV — 38 percent of them so-called millennials. Yet they often walk away from the experience empty-handed. The reason, he says: there are fewer than 100,000 commercial owned vehicles available from …

RVs

14 Teeth Whiteners That Actually Really, Really Work

Charcoal powder, whitening paste, and LED kits that won't break the bank but will definitely whiten your smile!!<p><b>We hope you love the products we recommend! Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a small share of sales from the links on this page. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock</b> …

Shopping

This handy app turns your LinkedIn profile into a gorgeous CV

While most websites let you apply for jobs straight with your LinkedIn profile, it doesn’t hurt to keep a polished CV around in case you need to submit one for the vacancies you’re eyeing. But building up a sleek resume could be a hassle, especially if you struggle with designing stuff.<p>Available …

Ratehub taps $12-million in venture funding from Boston-based Elephant Partners LP

Alyssa Furtado, co-founder of the financial-technology company Ratehub Inc., strode with confidence on to the set of the CBC's <i>Dragons' Den</i> in mid-2016. Ratehub's growth was surging. Ms. Furtado offered the Dragons a tenth of the company: "Today I'm asking for a million dollars."<p>Among the Dragons, …

Venture Capital

An investing platform founded by a 25-year-old went free — and now it's facing a backlash from its rivals

Chicago-based investing startup M1 Finance made a bet that it could become a financial services juggernaut by charging its users nothing to use its platform.<p>Now, some larger players in the automated investing space are criticizing the move.<p>M1, which was founded by CEO Brian Barnes when he was 25, …

Finance

10 years after cold calling his way into a job, this Ghanaian founder just got $15 million to grow his thriving start-up

When Abe Ankumah, CEO of the network analytics company Nyansa, finished his MBA at Harvard, he knew he wanted to make his way back to California where he had completed his undergraduate degree.<p>So the Ghanaian-born entrepreneur picked up his phone and asked for a job.<p>"I cold called the Aruba …

Internet of Things

The quantum leap with EMF Motor

<i>Twenty years ago, this Engineer co-developed a new concept of electric motor, which was supposed to be far superior to the traditional motor. The</i> …

An early stage startup investor made its term sheet public to increase transparency in tech investment

Early stage startup investor Forward Partners has published its pre-seed term sheet, giving entrepreneurs a detailed look at what they can expect from a funding deal.<p>You can see the term sheet below.<p>A term sheet is a non-binding agreement between a startup founder and their investor, and covers …

Venture Capital

Online platform Shareconomy aims to expand capacity utilisation for manufacturing sector

Indian economy has the manufacturing capacity in excess and to make sure that all of it should be used effectively and with efficiency, a pune based …

Top Holdings Of Real Estate ETFs

Previously, I analyzed the top holdings of 32 dividend ETFs and presented a ranked list of the 50 top dividend growth stocks held in these ETFs.<p>This …

Omron Healthcare shows off wearable blood pressure monitor for your wrist

Medical giant Omron Healthcare is showing off a blood pressure monitor that you can wear as a wristwatch and that can deliver clinically validated accuracy.<p>The Japanese company has also created a digital platform to track and store heart health data and easily share it with your physician. I’ve …

Wearable Tech

Your 2018 Guide to Investing in Marijuana Stocks

What you really need to know about buying marijuana stocks this year.<p>It's no exaggeration: 2018 should be the biggest year ever for marijuana …

Review: Modsy – the (relatively) affordable AR-inspired alternative to your own interior design consultant

Even when moving home is for all the right reasons, it still has to count as one of life’s most mixed experiences. While the end result is hopefully a better home in a better location, the process also involves a great deal of stress, work and expense. In the case of our own recent move, we can …

Mid-Century modern

A startup aims to help the 18 million US men diagnosed with erectile dysfunction pay attention to their 'check-engine light'

Roman's office looks just like any other startup's setup. There are a few rows of desks, an office dog (Thor), and a little pharmacy stocked with the branding you've come to know from startups: clean, simple color schemes packed up in personalized boxes.<p>But the first sign this isn't just another …

Biomedicine

Marketing School | Digital Marketing | Online Marketing: How to Buy Back Your Time so You Can Make More Money | Ep. #513

In Episode #513, Eric and Neil discuss how important it is to find places where you can buy back your time so you can focus on what’s important to …

10 Smart Kitchen Devices Every Aspiring Home Chef Needs

If you’re a health-conscious consumer, taking control of the food you eat and what chemicals make their way into your home are probably prime …

Smart Homes

A Swedish Upstart Takes On WhatsApp, Reaching $95M In Revenue

If every migrant were gathered in one country, it would be the fifth-largest nation in the world, 250 million people.<p>Yet, few businesses recognize them as an opportunity. Many governments, including the U.S.’s Trump administration, seem to see them as a burden.<p>Enter Stockholm company Rebtel. The …

Entrepreneurship

Pivoting to video is the biggest trend in media — but it may not prove as lucrative as publishers hope

In 2015, BuzzFeed tasked five employees with a single objective: Craft the perfect viral Facebook video.<p>To ensure maximum share-ability, such a video had to be short — no more than 40 seconds long — and enjoyable either with or without sound as users scrolled their feeds. The team found its …

Advertising

These secret codes will unlock Netflix's hidden categories - and there are LOADS of them

If it takes you ages to find what you want on Netflix then this handy hint will make things a lot easier<p>Netflix has a lot of content to choose from - …

These truly wireless earbuds are like AirPods, but they cost $40 instead of $159

Apple’s AirPods weren’t the first truly wireless earbuds to hit the market, but they created a tidal wave of followers that now offer similar …

You Can Now 3D Print a Model of Your New House

For most people, staring at blueprints is a real chore. Nobody really knows what all those little lines mean, and, wow, they're just so <i>blue</i>. Most …