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The inspirational reason why the CEO of a $250M company limited his salary to $140,000

by Chris McLeod African boy's hands holding stick

MEMPHIS—Can you imagine growing a family business from 10 employees to more than 1,000 until it was worth over $250 million and limiting yourself to a salary of $140,000?

That is what Alan Barnhart and his brother did in Memphis, Tennessee.

I had the opportunity to participate in a day-long “Journey of Generosity” workshop sponsored by Generous Giving, a faith-based nonprofit founded and  ...

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Startups - Brewing success

Upstart breweries face challenges of finding a name ... and protecting it

by Owen Covington GateCityGrowlers 3

GREENSBORO, N.C.—Mike Rollinson knows how to brew beer, and with his partner Jim Jones, they have the business know-how to launch a new brewery in downtown Greensboro.

What the nascent brewery was lacking was a name — one that Rollinson said he wanted to be unique and easy to remember.

And in today’s crowded craft brewing industry, with new breweries seemingly popping up weekly, landing  ...

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Startups - The 1099 economy

Uber teams with Enterprise to let drivers rent cars for ridesharing

by Greg Avery Ride Sharing App

DENVER—Uber is using Denver as a test market for a program with Enterprise car rental service that lets Uber drivers rent cars to use when picking up ridesharing passengers.

The pilot program with Enterprise Rent-A-Car is limited to the Denver area.

The aim is to help hundreds of new Uber drivers rent sedans for UberX and UberSelects services. If it works, the program could spread to other  ...

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4 tips for living a balanced life, in the office and at home

by Young Entrepreneur Council worklifebalance

Work-life balance might as well be a myth in today’s business world. Technology has made it easier than ever to get things done, but has also made it more difficult to leave work at the office. Who can blame you for working when you get home at night Your email is just a tap away on your phone, and chances are you’re watching TV on the same device you use to open spreadsheets.

Luckily, I  ...

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Startups - Silicon Nation: Seattle

This startup store can create a 3-D mini-you

by Steve Wilhelm Holo small

PUGET SOUND—Here’s a chance to have an avatar of yourself that looks just like ... yourself.

This is one of the business angles Dawn and Alex Morse are pursuing with their just-opened Kirkland, Wash., company, HoloDeck 3D Studios.

The Morses’ storefront operation, which they say is the first of its type in the Northwest, produces an instant 3-D image of people, or pets. The digital file can  ...

10 hours ago
Innovation - Infuriating Apple

​Apple to ditch headphone jack with iPhone 7: Report

by Gina Hall Apple earbuds

SILICON VALLEY—Remember when Apple switched to the Lightning charger and you had to buy all new accessories? Get ready to ditch your old earbuds, because Apple’s about to do something similar to the headphone jack.

The iPhone 7 will reportedly come without a headphone jack, according to Japanese blog Macotakra and reported widely among Mac blogs. Apple will include Lightning-enabled  ...

11 hours ago
Media - Embattled upstart

10 possible replacements for Yahoo's Marissa Mayer

by Riley McDermid Marissa Mayer

SAN FRANCISCO — There's a new list out of 10 potential replacements for embattled Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer, and it runs the gamut from corporate head honchos to tech insiders, SunTrust Robinson Humphrey said this week.

You can see our slideshow of who they picked below.

The report from analysts Robert Peck, Rodney Hull, Kunal Madhukar and Sagar Vachhani floated a variety of possible  ...

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