Thursday, November 7, 2019

The World's Oldest Businesses

10 Ancient Businesses Around the World That Still Exist
Source: Brittney Morgan via Business News Daily
Image by analogicus from Pixabay

In the United States, it's a big deal when a company has been around for more than a century, but travel the globe and you might be surprised to find that there are businesses around today that have been open for more than a thousand years.

From England to Japan and everywhere in between, businesses like breweries, hotels, restaurants and more have been successful for centuries, withstanding the test of time. Some of them are even still run by descendants of the family members who started these ancient businesses in the first place.

Dating all the way back to A.D. 705,
here are 10 Ancient Businesses Around the World That Still Exist.
Attribution: Brittney Morgan via Business News Daily

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Monday, October 7, 2019

How to Make a Little Extra Money

Even if you work a full-time job, there may come a point when you realize that earning a little extra money could go a long way in improving your financial situation.

In fact, according to a recent study, as many as 44 million Americans have an extra job or “side hustle” to make extra money. More than a third of them are making more than $500 per month from their side jobs.

This leads to a very important question: what is the best way to earn extra money without abandoning your current job?

With millions of Americans working more than one job, you won’t be alone if you decide to travel down this path. The key to success is to find an enjoyable way to make extra money, all without jeopardizing your primary source of income.
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Even if you work a full-time job, there may come a point when you realize that earning a little extra money could go a long way in improving your financial situation. In fact, according to a recent study, as many as 44 million Americans have an extra job or "side hustle" to make extra money.
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Even if you struggle with the idea of working a full-time job and generating a side income, it couldn’t hurt to be open to opportunities. You might even find a way to earn money from doing something you enjoy.

As you learn more about available opportunities, you may stumble across something that piques your interest and fits into your schedule.

The additional income can be used for anything from building an emergency fund to paying off debt. Or you may want to fund a special trip. Whatever you do with the extra money, it could provide more financial flexibility, and that alone may make it worth dipping your toe into the gig economy. Attribution: Article via Discover

Sunday, September 8, 2019

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Wednesday, August 14, 2019

The glass door reads “Aging with Attitude.” —

Inside Senior Planet, the tech-savviest retirement community on earth.
Article by Lauren Smiley: Meet the next generation of entrepreneurs. They’re all over 65.

“When you live in an ageist society, your dreams, which might seem totally normal to you, are a threat to other people,” he warns. He’s speaking not only in rapid-fire sentences, but in paragraphs now. “People are trying to hold you back—because they’re afraid of their own aging. Or because you’re competing with them economically. Because they don’t want to have to introduce somebody else’s ideas into their young-person culture, his holy roller sermon coming to its emotional peak. “People are a pain in the ass!” — Tom Kamber

'Just imagine what it’s like when you’re 75.'
Read why Kamber created Senior Planet, a tech-themed community center that preps seniors to hack their way through a world conspiring to keep them sidelined. The glass door reads “Aging with Attitude.” With its sleek grays and wood tables, it rivals the WeWork next door in the Chelsea district of Manhattan. Attribution: Lauren Smiley via MIT Technology Review:

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Monday, July 8, 2019

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Monday, June 3, 2019

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Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Hard landings are rare for a savvy real estate mogul—

Thanks to a U.S. tax code.
“The real estate industry is notorious for throwing off lots of deductions, and real estate developers are notorious for paying very few taxes.” — Steven Rosenthal


Over more than a half-century of investing in New York real estate, Harry Macklowe built a reputation as a dealmaker willing to take big risks. With help, he spun real estate profits into an art collection with hundreds of pieces, including Andy Warhol’s Nine Marilyns and sculptures by Alberto Giacometti.

In the 1980s, Macklowe gained notoriety after his company demolished single-room occupancy buildings near Times Square in the middle of the night; he built a hotel on the site, named it after himself, then ended up surrendering the property to the lender a few years later. The lifestyle of this investor hasn't been problems free. The ups and downs of Harry Macklowe; “He keeps trying to swing for the fences, and you’ve got to admire that.”— Full article.
Attribution: Patrick Clark and Benjamin Stupples via Bloomberg Businessweek

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Wednesday, April 3, 2019

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The ICIMS' eBook, 19 Recruiting Tips for 2019, shares everything you need to improve your recruitment strategies and stay ahead of the competition.


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Friday, March 15, 2019

The Future of Work? The Global Talent Crunch Has Begun

The Global Talent Crunch
The Korn Ferry study finds:
A global talent crisis could cost nations trillions of dollars in unrealized annual revenues.
A major crisis is looming over organizations and economies throughout the world.

By 2030, demand for skilled workers will outstrip supply, resulting in a global talent shortage of more than 85.2 million people. Signs are already emerging that within two years there won’t be enough talent to go around. In countries with low unemployment and booming manufacturing production, including the Czech Republic, Poland, Hungary and Slovakia, a labor shortage has already accelerated automation and increased use of robotics—not to replace people, but because there aren’t enough of them to fill the factories. Left unchecked, the financial impact of this talent shortage could reach $8.452 trillion in unrealized annual revenue by 2030.

The United States alone could miss out on $1.748 trillion in revenue due to labor shortages, or roughly 6% of its entire economy. While leaders are betting heavily on technology for future
growth—a 2016 Korn Ferry survey found that 67% of CEOs believe technology will be their chief value generator in the future of work—they cannot discount the value of human capital.

This study estimates the impending talent crunch by modeling the gap between future labor supply and demand. The study uncovers to what extent of the talent shortfall in 20 major economies at three milestones: 2020, 2025, and 2030.
The global perspective. Read What's Inside via Korn Ferry:


The talent crunch—an imminent
skilled labor shortage affecting both
developed and developing world economies.

Friday, February 8, 2019

This Entrepreneur Refuses to Settle:

 I’ve trained myself to hear ‘not yet’ instead of ‘no.’ 
Stacy Garcia, founder of Stacy Garcia Inc., a licensing and design company, travels frequently as part of her job as an entrepreneur and business owner. Her company, which focuses on interior design products, has roots in hospitality design, and today includes a collection of global lifestyle brands and product lines including textiles, carpeting, furniture, and lighting.

Part of Garcia’s success is due to her “never settle” attitude. “When I believe in something, I never settle until I’ve accomplished it,” she says. “I don’t stop just because I’ve heard a few ‘no’s.’ I’ve trained myself to hear ‘not yet’ instead of ‘no.’ This challenge is what has made my journey so meaningful, and so much sweeter when I finally get the ‘yes’ I deserve.”
Image: Stacy Garcia via Mashable
Garcia’s frequent business trips are part of a growing trend in the U.S.
The number of annual domestic business trips is forecast to reach more than 483 million by 2020. Work trips tend to be disruptive, but by implementing a smart approach to travel, it’s possible to keep your routine relatively intact while you’re on the road.
For Garcia, this means keeping the bar high and staying at hotels like Hyatt House hotels, which offer spacious, apartment-style suites that include comfortable living and sleeping areas and fully equipped kitchens, as well as amenities like free breakfast with omelet bar, workout rooms and on-site laundry facilities.

Mashable spoke with the designer about how she balances business travel with her daily routine in order to survive and thrive when she’s out of her comfort zone.
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Your business travel survival guide
By Mashable Brand X with Hyatt House

Business travel survival guide: How and why this entrepreneur refuses to settle

Stacy Garcia, founder of Stacy Garcia Inc., a licensing and design company, travels frequently as part of her job as an entrepreneur and business owner. Her company, which focuses on interior design products, has roots in hospitality design, and today includes a collection of global lifestyle brands and product lines including textiles, carpeting, furniture, and lighting.

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Neglecting your business relationships

Now’s the time to evaluate your business related habits and strive to do better.
When it comes to furthering your career, the people you know are often just as important, if not more so, than the things you know. That’s why you can’t afford to neglect your business contacts, even if making time for them is challenging in its own right.

Though you may not manage to sit down for lunch with your various associates on a monthly basis, you should, at the very least, reach out to each person in your network every few months to check in–especially since you never know when those folks might have a solid job/business opportunity that’s perfect for you. Steer clear of neglecting your business relationships, and to you with best wishes; 2019 will be your most successful one yet.
Attributions: Article segments by Maurie Backman
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