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The complicated truth of extended Thanksgiving hours

With the Black Friday shopping season now creeping into Thanksgiving Day and with discounts abounding, some analysts suggest that holiday retail is turning into a zero-sum game. Read more »


5 apps, sites and tools Gen Y uses to win at business

by Kayla Matthews, ProductivityBytes Web tools

S tartups themselves are nothing new. Even the creativity and innovation with which Gen Y approaches its startups is nothing new – just ask Steve Jobs, Reed Hastings, or Larry Page and Sergey Brin.

What is new about the way Gen Y is creating its startups is the way they're going about it.

With so many resources, supporters, and process solutions available at their fingertips, it's hardly  ...

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5 ways to get to know your customers better

by Young Entrepreneur Council Do you know your customers?

We've been around long enough that I've had the opportunity to observe many interactions between our team members and their clients. One thing that strikes me time and again are the little things we do in an effort to become subject matter experts within a client's vertical. I think this is one of the markers of success for any consultancy and something customers should look for when evaluating  ...

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Travis Kalanick thinks Uber's worth $40B and so, apparently, do VCs

by Cromwell Schubarth Travis Kalanick

U ber's recent bad publicity apparently hasn't slowed its fundraising, with a new round reportedly being sought at a valuation of between $35 billion and $40 billion.

Bloomberg cited unnamed sources who said that T. Rowe Price Group and Fidelity Investments are considering participating in the round, which it said is expected to raise about $1 billion.

If the San Francisco mobile ride app company  ...

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INFOGRAPHIC: Here's how to build the perfect LinkedIn profile

by Alex Dalenberg

Running out the clock on this always kinda weird Wednesday before Thanksgiving? Maybe spend a few minutes updating your LinkedIn profile. This handy infographic by Neil Patel of QuickSprout, cofounder of Crazy Egg, Hello Bar, and KISSmetrics, has plenty of ideas big and small for upgrading your presence on the professional networking  ...

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From sour beginnings, John Kinskey shares about his journey to his dream job

by Upstart Business Journal editors Johnk profile pic

J ohn Kinskey founded AccessDirect, a Kansas City-based mail and marketing service company, in his basement at the age of 17. It took Kinskey hard work and a number of sour smells to achieve his dream of being an independent businessman.

Kinskey shared a little about his experiences from his early morning paper routes and milk sniffing to realizing his childhood dream.

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Oh, behave! Do's and don'ts of holiday parties

by Upstart Business Journal editors

Who doesn't love a good office party to ring in some holiday cheer? You might not if your behavior at that party goes too far and leads you to lose or job. So, before the nog starts flowing, check out these tips from G&A Partners, a professional employer  ...

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Suze Orman leaving CNBC for new 'Money Wars' show

by Teresa Novellino Financial advisor Suze Orman

S uze Orman, who built a reputation for giving straight-ahead personal finance advice to viewers on CNBC's "The Suze Orman Show" every Saturday, is developing a new show about one of money's darker aspects: the fights it can cause among family and friends.

The daily show will be titled "Money Wars," and it will run five days a week and be produced by Telepictures, a unit of Warner Bros. Studios  ...

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