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How To Hire a Great Data Scientist for Your Startup

As technology continues to advance every day, the world steadily collects more and more data. The more data we collect, the harder it becomes to collect, manage, and derive insights from the data. Every year the volume of data collected from a number of sources like day-to-day business transactions, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Systems, Sales information, marketing assets, and more.  How To Hire Your First Data Scientist The State of...

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6 Steps to Finding Investors for First Time Entrepreneur in 2021

For entrepreneurs, money isn’t the root of all evil. It’s probably more accurate to say that the lack of money is the most likely reason for a startup to fail. One common mistake for entrepreneurs is that they don’t start as early as they can in rounding up the investment money they need. If you’re starting your own business, then your preparations must also include finding out how you can...

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How to Develop a Business Growth Strategy 2021

According to surveys, only half of the total number of new startups survive up to their fifth year and just a third of that number make it to their tenth year anniversary. It’s the most concrete proof of how tough running a business can be, even if you don’t really intend to grow it to an exponential size. How do you avoid becoming a part of the statistics, though? How...

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FIGS Names Jeffrey Lawrence CFO as Company Revolutionizes the Healthcare Apparel Industry

FIGS, the direct-to-consumer company transforming healthcare apparel, has appointed Jeffrey Lawrence as Chief Financial Officer. Lawrence, who previously served as CFO of Domino’s Pizza, joins the wildly popular healthcare apparel company known for creating innovative, comfortable, and supremely functional scrubs. FIGS is revolutionizing the healthcare apparel industry by selling its premium quality products through its customer-friendly, direct-to-consumer website. Before FIGS, healthcare professionals had to choose from poor quality, boxy, and...

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How Your Startup Can Attract Top Talent in 2021

Establishing a startup is one of the most exciting things to do, especially if you have a particularly unique and one-of-a-kind idea. However, there are also lots of challenges that come with it. It’s certainly like starting a business, since it is, technically, a venture, but with a few additional hurdles that add thrill to the experience.  Among these challenges, hiring top talents will be one of the trickiest ones...

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What is Omnichannel Commerce and Why It’s Important for Brands in 2021

For the uninitiated, the term ‘Omnichannel Commerce’ may sound very daunting. Some might even think that it’s one of those fancified words that only complicates simple concepts. In reality, however, it’s a very straightforward term that refers to a sales approach that uses multiple streams to create a unique and comprehensive customer experience. Every business should consider giving this concept a try as it can be an excellent way to...

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How to Hire an AI and Machine Learning Engineers

Artificial Intelligence (AI) and machine learning is a rapidly expanding field thanks to the rapid development in technology which made real-life applications possible. The development of these technologies has led to several real-life applications in travel, healthcare, education, manufacturing, search engines, social media, and more which led to the increase in demand for AI and Machine Learning Engineers. The State of AI and Machine Learning There generally two types of...

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The Future of Education and the Age of Aquarius 

December 21st marked the beginning of “The Age of Aquarius”  which officially started on the day of the Winter Solstice. Astrology tells us that the meeting of Jupiter and Saturn in the night sky represents major social, political, and cultural changes called the Great Conjunction. This heralds new beginnings as well as the crumbling of walls and borders that have been established for generations. Isn’t it appropriate to call this...

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Digital Transformation: Future-Proof Your Business With Technology

If there’s one thing for certain that the past couple of months proved, it would be that keeping up with tech is essential for businesses. This was already the idea even before the pandemic hit, that traditional businesses need to start considering using technology to their advantage. Not a lot found it necessary to jump on the bandwagon and now they’re scrambling to make huge changes in their operations. According...

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TypeRacer, The Internet’s First Online Competitive Multiplayer Typing Game Gets Modern Overhaul

TypeRacer, the Internet’s original online multiplayer typing competition, today announced the game’s first major platform overhaul since debuting in 2008. As part of the announcement, parent company TeachMe is bringing the action to mobile with the launch of TypeTexter, which allows millions of players to turn their smartphones into on-the-go competitive typing arenas. TypeRacer is also expanding the number of content players has access to, bringing in quotes and passages from even...

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Speculations vs True Specs: How Did the Predictions Hold Up for the Latest iPhones

The third quarter of the year is always an exciting time for tech fans as Apple always announces their latest offerings around this time. Apple fans and tech buffs are often sent into a tizzy speculating what the tech giant has in store. Predicting what could be the new innovations tend to occupy a lot of people’s minds as the brand is known for surprising the public. For 2020, they...

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How Restaurants & Bars Survive the COVID-19 Pandemic

Restaurants have always been some of the most dynamic businesses in the world as tastes and trends constantly change. Keeping up with the latest is necessary so you can always offer something new and exciting to your patrons. This is possibly one of the top reasons why the restaurant industry was able to come up with a lot of great ideas to adapt during the pandemic. While the major challenge...

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Better Times Ahead: US Recovery Forecasted by UCLA Anderson

With economies opening and restrictions loosening around the country, things are definitely looking up for the population. The promise of a vaccine to protect the public from the coronavirus is allowing us to hope for better days ahead. But can we really look forward to improved conditions at this point in time? According to the experts at UCLA Anderson, we certainly can. The earlier days of this year may have...

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7 Statistics That Prove Email Marketing Isn’t Dead

The advent of the Internet brought forth email as one of the world's established communication channels. It has remained relevant for two decades. Finding its use in workplaces, businesses, and even in personal communication. Despite this, there is a clamor among marketers that it might be a dying medium. It served well as a marketing tool. Though the advent of other marketing strategies like PPC and SEO overshadowed it.  This...

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Misha’s Kind Foods, Dairy-Free Cheeses Now Available at Whole Foods Market

Misha’s Kind Foods, a Black-owned, dairy-free cheese manufacturer, has officially arrived at 10 Whole Foods stores across Southern California including the multi-national supermarket chain’s new Sherman Oaks location. The self-distributed and popular cheese brand will premiere their top-selling brands at each store and has also begun rolling out into other health-food stores including Lassens Natural Foods & Vitamins, with more announcements coming soon. "We are passionately committed to providing healthy...

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How To Sell Luxury Products on Social Media

Some people believe that luxury products sell themselves. The brand recall will already attract customers, new and old. But this is only partially true as brand reputation can only get you going so far. With the stiff competition in the luxury segment of every industry, a brand can’t just sit pretty and wait for customers to find their way to them. Effective steps should be taken. Fortunately, there are tons...

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5 Tips to Help Your Small Business Survive During the Pandemic

No one can argue against the fact that these are some tough times for everyone. The fatal risk we face every day is not just threatening to our health and wellbeing but is also impacting our source of livelihood. Some are hit worse than others and it significantly adds to the stress and anxiety most of us may already be suffering from. If you’re a small business owner, chances are,...

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4 Best High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) Apps To Get You Back In Shape Fast

Who says you need to get a gym membership to get in shape? The best thing about workout apps is that you can use them anytime, anywhere. And, with the pandemic, many gyms remain closed - these home workout apps are a great way to get you moving. Below are a few of our favorite workout apps that require minimal equipment, give you actual results, won't blow the bank.  Best...

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What to Expect from eCommerce in the Times of Pandemic

There has been a major shift to e-commerce in recent months but what does it hold for the retail industry? In 2019, statistics show that about 1.9 billion people have used the internet to shop or buy a particular good. This number has been steadily growing since the previous years, showing that there’s a growing appeal to e-commerce. A huge shift to online shopping happened in 2020, however. With the...

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