Star Wars Spoof Raises Question: Do You Know Your Employees?

Since February 2010, CBS television series “Undercover Boss” has been a window into what employees experience in the workplace, and their reactions. But a recent Saturday Night Live sketch takes a very extreme approach to how bosses may react to some of the inevitable … criticism. And with the latest edition of the “Star Wars” […]

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Brightly Wearable Tech Tells You When You Need a Bathroom

Though it’s not a fun thing to discuss, incontinence is a fairly common issue for people above a certain age. For now, most people who experience it have to deal with adult diapers or opt for surgery. But very soon, technology might be able to provide a better way for people to deal with incontinence. […]

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How “Investor Preference” Will Help You Attract Funding

“Back in the day” (late 1999) I was a part of an investor group that contributed $1 million for a 35  percent ownership stake in a startup technology venture that held a lot of promise (don’t they all?).  You can probably guess the next chapter in this story. The tech bubble burst, the NASDAQ dropped […]

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How Good a Deal Did You Get on Your Smartphone? ZTE Still Has You Beat

It doesn’t matter how great a deal you got on your last business smartphone, there’s one company that almost certainly has it beat. How much would you pay for a phone with the following specs? 6-inch display with a 1,920×1,080-pixel resolution Octa-core Snapdragon 617 processor 13-megapixel rear camera 5-megapixel front camera 2GB of RAM 32GB […]

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50 Low Tech Businesses You Can Start

So, you have the entrepreneurial spirit but not a lot of tech know-how? Despite all of the high-tech startups that have popped up in recent years, there are still plenty of small business options out there that don’t require you to know the difference between CSS and QR codes. Below are low tech business ideas you […]

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50 Low Tech Businesses You Can Start

So, you have the entrepreneurial spirit but not a lot of tech know-how? Despite all of the high-tech startups that have popped up in recent years, there are still plenty of small business options out there that don’t require you to know the difference between CSS and QR codes. Below are low tech business ideas you […]

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8 Ways to Protect You and Clients from Financial Fraud

The predicament unfolding at Wells Fargo where 5,300 employees were fired due to phony bank accounts opened to “boost their sales figures and make more money” is not new in the financial world. Unscrupulous practices have occurred for years in varying degrees. In 1985, a just-fired employee at a New York-based commercial bank stood in front […]

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What to Teach When You are Teaching Entrepreneurship

A couple of weeks ago, I started teaching my fall semester entrepreneurship classes. Even though this is my 26th year teaching the topic, I was confronted once again with the question of what to teach. For me, this isn’t the oft mentioned debate of whether entrepreneurship can be taught at all. As someone who has […]

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