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This is What You Need to Do in the Wake of the Overtime Injunction

In a surprising turn of events, U.S. District Judge Amos Mazzant, in Sherman, Texas, blocked the new overtime rule just a few days before it was meant to go into effect. The Fair Labor Standards Act rule, which had been scheduled to take effect December 1, would have doubled to $47,500 the maximum salary a worker can earn and still be eligible for mandatory ...

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50 Tips for Marketing Your Business This Holiday Season

The holiday season is upon us. And it provides many unique opportunities for all different types of businesses to market to customers in new and unique ways. Whether you own an online business, a local store, or even a B2B company, there are ways you can promote your business throughout the coming months. Here are some ideas you can use ...

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3 Ways to Travel the World for Free Through Entrepreneurship

Traveling the world and experiencing new cultures and ways of life is a dream of many human beings. The thrill of an airplane lifting off, the excitement of getting a visa stamp from a foreign country, and the first taste of food that you would have never dreamed of eating all make life a little more interesting. As we come ...

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YouTube Users, Would You Switch to Twitch?

Twitch’s plan to have a piece of YouTube’s pie is no longer a secret. The Amazon-owned video-streaming platform has been adding more and more services that have traditionally only been available on YouTube. In August this year, Twitch updated its video upload feature, allowing users to upload videos directly to the platform. This means that streamers can now apply their production ...

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These Professionals Are Excited About the Rise of Workplace Robots

While many people fear that the rise of robots will impact their jobs, HR professionals think advances in robotics and automation technology will actually be beneficial to employees and companies. A recent study, “Workplace of the Future,” conducted by research firm Future Workplace and tech company Konica Minolta, surveyed 619 human resource professionals. Most agreed that automation technologies will increase ...

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Bing Adds Holiday Hours for Business Listings

As the holiday season gets into full gear, businesses of all sizes are keeping odd hours. Whether you are shopping for a last minute gift or you just need to grab a bite to eat, the Bing holiday hours feature will let you know who is open and when. Bing Includes Holiday Hours on Business Listings According to Bing, it ...

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7 Signs Your Employees Are Unhappy and What to Do About It

As an entrepreneur, you have a lot of responsibilities. You have to come up with new ideas, lay the foundation for the business, make executive decisions and set an example as the leader of the organization (not to mention attend to your regular responsibilities, like sales and marketing). Related: Unhappy Workers Cost the U.S. Up to $550 Billion a Year (Infographic) So ...

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Making the Most of a Post-Brexit U.K.: What Opportunities Exist for U.S. Small Businesses?

With Britain’s breakaway — affectionately called Brexit — from the European Union pending, U.S. small businesses may be wondering what economic opportunities exist in the U.K. post-Brexit? For the answer, Small Business Trends turned to Professor Stephen Roper, Ph.D., Director, Enterprise Research Centre, Warwick Business School, Coventry, U.K. He responded to our questions via email. Post-Brexit Small Business Opportunities “The ...

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RBS to pay investors $1 billion in bid to avoid fundraising trial

By Andrew MacAskill and Kirstin Ridley | LONDON LONDON Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS.L) has agreed to pay 800 million pounds ($1 billion) over allegations it misled shareholders during a fundraising at the height of the financial crisis. The state-controlled British bank said on Monday it had struck a deal with three of the five investor groups involved in the ...

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Rescue of Italian bank Monte Paschi in danger after Renzi's defeat

MILAN A 5 billion euro ($5.33 billion) rescue plan for Italian bank Monte dei Paschi di Siena (BMPS.MI) hung by a thread on Monday after Prime Minister Matteo Renzi’s heavy defeat at a weekend referendum tipped the country into political turmoil. The bank, saddled with bad loans, needs to raise the money by the end of the month to avoid ...

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