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WeWork is giving kindergarteners business classes

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Image: wework Co-working space provider WeWork is looking towards a new generation of entrepreneurs—many of whom probably don’t know what that word means. The $20 billion startup said Monday that it’s launching a private elementary school inside one its trendy New York office spaces with a pilot class of seven, including a child of founders Adam and Rebekah Neumann, Bloomberg reported. SEE ALSO: The Wing continues its women-only co-working/social club takeover “In my book, there’s no reason why children in elementary schools can’t be launching their own businesses,” Rebekah Neumann told the news site in an interview. The venture, which […]

Learn how to use Facebook Ads effectively for just $15

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Get your ad all over everyone's feed.Image: pixabay Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. Facebook isn’t just a place for getting into political arguments with your uncle and liking pictures of your ex at 3 a.m. It’s also a place for business. Everyone from your dentist to your local Olive Garden uses Facebook Ads to communicate with hyper-targeted groups of people. If you use social media for business, then you can learn these skills by taking the Facebook Advertising: 2017 Facebook Ads Certification Course. SEE ALSO: PhoneSoap 2.0 is […]

How the Humble Hospital Scrub Became a $10 Billion Business

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The line between symbiosis and mortal combat is a fine one, both in the C-suite and at the cellular level. Michael Singer and Ben Favret thought they had the former when they began making plans for a better, safer line of medical apparel—a super scrub, if you will. Singer is chief executive officer of Strategic Partners, a manufacturer that controls an estimated 40 percent of the U.S. market for scrubs. Favret, a former pharmaceutical executive, is founder of Vestagen Protective Technologies, a startup launched in 2009 with the goal of making a bacteria-proof medical uniform. “He just seemed interesting, infectious in his enthusiasm,” Singer said of […]

This Trader Made 295% on Cryptocurrency Derivatives

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Jay Smith has little doubt the cryptocurrency market will crash. The price of bitcoin has increased sixfold in the past year, despite a 25 percent plunge this month triggered by China’s crackdown on digital tokens. Not a week goes by without startups launching new ones to fund everything from dentistry to Las Vegas strip clubs. Even Paris Hilton is tweeting to her 16 million followers about her cryptocurrency investments. If that isn’t a jump-the-shark-moment, what is? Jay Smith Plus500 Ltd. offers leverage of 30 to 1 on such bets, while XTB International Ltd, registered in Belize, touts its award as the […]

How to launch a successful startup: Advice from serial entrepreneurs in the know

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Image: pixabay In 2017, the “entrepreneurial bug” is prolific. For those bitten by it, there is nothing more invigorating than the seed of a successful business idea. But in our startup-saturated society, with an abundance of businesses that promise to disrupt everything from the daily commute to dental floss, the truth is that only a small percentage of companies ultimately make the cut. When it comes down to it, entrepreneurship is hard — and reaching the upper echelons of success requires a serendipitous cocktail of dedication, passion, people, and sometimes, a little bit of plain luck. The right advice is […]

Trump Is Pouring Millions Into Money-Losing Scottish Golf Course

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From the 300-plus crystal chandeliers to the gold-plated taps in the bathrooms, Donald Trump has transformed a hotel overlooking one of the world’s most legendary golf courses into an eponymous glittering palace. Members gathering for their tee times on a recent cloudy Wednesday say they love many of the changes at the Trump Turnberry resort in Scotland, but they doubt the president will ever make his money back. “It’s a personal investment in aggrandizement,” says Mervyn Caplan, a member for the past 17 years, sipping tea in the clubhouse. “He’ll never get a return on the capital he’s invested.” So […]

End of the road: will automation put an end to the American trucker?

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Americas 2 million truckers have long been mythologised in popular culture. But self-driving trucks are set to lay waste to one of the countrys most beloved jobs and the fallout could be huge Jeff Baxters sunflower-yellow Kenworth truck shines as bright and almost as big as the sun. Four men clean the glistening cab in the hangar-like truck wash at Silicon Valley has its eyes on trucking. Google, Uber, Tesla and the major truck manufacturers are looking to a future in which people like Baxter will be replaced or at the very least downgraded to co-pilots by automated vehicles that […]

Pet dogs are the new must-have accessory at the smarter office

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Companies are using animal magnetism to reduce stress in the workplace and hang on to staff After a half-hour walk to work each morning, Joy likes to grab a drink and head to her desk where she promptly curls up underneath it and has a nap. Joy is an eight-month-old golden retriever and she goes to the office with her owner, Carol DuPuis. These days, especially at tech companies, youre as likely to find a dog in the office as you are a pot plant or watercooler. For startups particularly, allowing dogs is an easy, cheap way of attracting and […]

Greek debt crisis: People cant see any light at the end of any tunnel

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The Greek government says the country has turned a corner, but that is not the experience of people on the ground The worst is clearly behind us. Panaghiota Mourtidou pondered the words with a gravity unusual for the jovial volunteer. Even now, several days after the Greek prime minister, Alexis Tsipras,

The healthcare gap: how can a child die of toothache in the US?

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When a 12-year-old boy lost his life as a result of an untreated tooth abscess in Maryland in 2007, his story revealed how hard it can be for people on low incomes to get the dental care they are entitled to On 11 January 2007, about 30 miles from Baltimore, a boy named Deamonte Driver a normally energetic child came home from school not feeling well. He kept complaining of a headache, his mother, Alyce Driver, said. His grandmother took him to Southern Maryland Hospital Center, not far from semi-rural Brandywine, where his grandparents red-and-white trailer home stood in the […]
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