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November 2016

How This Unlikely App Made It to the Top of the App Store Rankings

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Image credit:ymgerman | Shutterstock.com The top of the Apple iOS store is dominated by apps from Facebook and Google along with the occasional game. Climbing near the peak of the rankings of late is one service that doesn't fit that mold at all. Remind, which provides a free secure app for school teachers to communicate with students and parents, soared as high as No. 11 this week on the iPhone as the new school…

3 Reasons Why a Latino Family’s Tiny Cheese Business Became a Giant

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Image credit:Cacique (USA) | Facebook Everyone becomes an entrepreneur for a different reason. In my case, I combined a market opportunity with my personal history and passion for America’s diversity. And in that respect I was hardly unique: There are many of us in businesses with roots that grew from decisions our families made. In fact, according to a study by the Conway Center for Family Business, more than “35 percent of…

12 Sites That Will Teach You Coding for Free

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Image credit:Luis Llerena | Unsplash There was a time when knowing how to program was for the geekiest of geeks. That’s not exactly the case today. As most entrepreneurs, freelancers and marketers will tell you, learning how to program can help you succeed. Over the past year, I've been learning to code. It's helped me to become a much better entrepreneur — I can dive in when my team needs to fix a…

SAT Scores Fall to Lowest Level in 10 Years

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Image credit:Shutterstock There's no obvious reason why average SAT scores continue to fall, but continue to fall they do. Yesterday the College Board reported the average score for the Class of 2015: 1490 out of a maximum 2400. It’s the lowest average since the SAT overhauled the test in 2015, and continues a five-year downward trend. At 3-hours and 45 minutes, the test is divided into a math, reading, and…

Can’t Find a Job? Try This Instead.

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Image credit:kate hiscock | Flickr Remember the Occupy Wall Street movement, aka the uprising of the masses against the tyranny of the one percent? I bet you’re wondering whatever happened to that? What happened is it fizzled out in a heartbeat, and for one simple reason: It wasn’t credible.   The movement did not represent the 99 percent as claimed. It represented the victim mentality of entitled slackers who wanted things…

How Entrepreneurs Can Balance School and Business

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Image credit:Pexels Although many would-be entrepreneurs may think it’s best to wait on their budding business idea until they graduate, some savvy entrepreneurs are jumping into business while still in school. How do they manage both?     Figure out your priorities. While some student entrepreneurs try to have it all (a high GPA and a profitable business), Stephanie Shyu, co-founder of AdmitSee.com, a peer-to-peer social network for college students to…

Why Entrepreneurs Should Go Back to School

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Image credit:drpavloff | Flickr Kids aren’t the only ones who went back to school this month. Entrepreneurs, too, are heading back to the classroom and are reaping many benefits from breaking out their pencils and notebooks. Kyle Jensen, director of entrepreneurship programs at the Yale School of Management, says he’s seen many entrepreneurs return to school after starting a business in order to gain the formal education they may have…

5 Problems Business School Won’t Prepare You For

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Image credit:InnerSpirit | Flickr I’m a huge proponent of education. Secondary education introduces you to new concepts, ideas, information and even new people who can help you advance later in life. While they’re certainly not a requirement to become an entrepreneur, business school and similar accredited programs can help you understand the fundamental principles necessary to create and launch a reasonably successful business. Unfortunately, there’s a limit to how much classroom learning…