Links Collection of Today in Small Business: ‘We’re the Uber of Whatever!’
What’s affecting me, my clients and other small business owners today.
- Crude oil prices are at their lowest since June 2012.
- Important measures indicate low inflation for September.
- Economists are not enthusiastic about the Republican economic agenda.
- A start-up aims to solve a financial problem most people don’t realize they have.
- Ahead of winter, a new coat company tries to disrupt the market.
- An “on demand” beauty service raises $7 million.
- Here are five important traits for a start-up management team.
- Here is why more companies are claiming to be the Uber of whatever it is they do.
- Here are 50 side businesses you can start today.
- Entrepreneurs in the music industry fail for these reasons, according to an industry expert.
- Here is why Detroit is a great city for female entrepreneurs.
- If you’re over 40, you may be perfectly suited to be an entrepreneur.
- Here is how one company pampers its workers.
- As activists push for a higher minimum wage, McDonald’s plans more automation.
- A survey suggests that finding work as a freelancer is about word of mouth (and here is why the freelance economy is growing).
- Two labor strategy consultants explain the labor-volatility index.
- This Facebook employee is tasked with making sure the site’s users are nice to one another.
- Seventy percent of job candidates say online applicationsdiscourage candidates.
- The maker of Camel cigarettes is banning smoking in its offices.
- Amazon is likely to top $100 billion in revenue next year — but hasn’t made a quarterly profit since 2011.
- Lloyds Banking Group plans to cut 10 percent of its work force.
- In an unusual marketing move, there will be a limited release of the “Guardians of the Galaxy” soundtrack on cassette.
- You can purchase a titanium toothbrush for $4,000.
- Here are a few budget-friendly ways to market your business with events.
- Twitter introduces a new way to sign into apps without using passwords.
- This application will “supercharge” Twitter alerts.
- A top Saudi Arabian cleric says Twitter is the “source of all evil.”
- Here is why our aging baby boomer population could mean trillions of dollars in business opportunities.
- These are the sectors where the “Internet of Things” really matters.
- This “genius” app solves math problems using a phone’s camera.
- A company is selling an Ebola-themed Halloween costume.
- These are some successful habits of fast-growing franchises.
- A lock service filed a federal lawsuit against Google, Yellowbook and Ziplocal, charging that the companies allow unlicensed locksmiths to advertise on their search engines.
- Groupon goes after Yelp and Google with millions of individual business pages.
- Microsoft and IBM strike a cloud-computing deal.
- Amazon becomes more enterprise-friendly with the introduction of its AWS Directory Service.
Around the Country
- Kentucky is one of 29 states where it is legal to refuse service to anyone perceived as being gay or transgender.
- Kansas is facing still more fiscal pain.
- Bryan Cranston takes a swipe at a Florida woman who started a petition to rid stores of “Breaking Bad” toys.
- This is the story of a cereal shortage in one small town in Colorado.
- Pennsylvania’s governor is sending millions of taxpayer dollars to big businesses.
- Indian store owners in Jackson, Miss., say they are being targetedby criminals.
Around the World
- This secret ingredient is propelling Britain’s emerging chocolate makers.
- China’s leadership is making headway in an ambitious plan to liberalize the nation’s economy.
- The eurozone economy is still “in a danger zone.”
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