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  • The Complete 35-Step Guide For Entrepreneurs Starting A Business

    07/15/2018 4:04:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    Forbes ^ | July 15, 2018 | Richard Harroch
    Starting a business entails understanding and dealing with many issues—legal, financing, sales and marketing, intellectual property protection, liability protection, human resources, and more. But interest in entrepreneurship is at an all-time high. And there have been spectacular success stories of early stage startups growing to be multi-billion-dollar companies, such as Uber, Facebook, WhatsApp, Airbnb, and many others. In this article, I give an overview of 35 key steps for entrepreneurs who are starting a business, with links to additional articles addressing some of the topics in more depth. 1. Understand the Commitment and Challenges Involved in Starting a Business Starting...
  • Reality check: Does name-blind hiring help improve diversity?

    07/15/2018 3:12:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    Global News ^ | July 15, 2018 | Jane Gerster
    There will be no names on the hundreds of resumés the hiring committee of a Toronto law firm sifts through this summer. Lenczner Slaght plans to remove every name from every resumé submitted as part of the 2019 summer student hiring process, which begins next month and will see upwards of 450 candidates whittled down to fewer than 10 hires. It’s an attempt to prevent unconscious bias from seeping into hiring decisions and knocking white women and men and women of colour out of the running on the basis of non-white and non-male sounding names....
  • Seoul's Central Asian enclave undergoes demographic change

    07/14/2018 10:29:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Korea Times ^ | Kwak Yeon-soo
    Near the subway station of Dongdaemun History and Culture Park just west of downtown Seoul, there's a small ethnically diverse enclave along the alleys, better known as Central Asia Street, packed with restaurants and shops displaying signs in Russian. It's a home away from home for ethnic minorities from Mongolia, Uzbekistan and other Central Asian countries. The neighborhood is often called Mongolia Town as Mongolians are the dominant population in the neighborhood. But the early settlers were Russians and the neighborhood was once known as Little Moscow. In the wake of the "Wind of Change" that swept Eastern Europe in...
  • On 'The View,' Meghan McCain defended Trump voters to the point of exhaustion: 'I literally can't'

    07/14/2018 6:40:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 57 replies
    Yahoo! Entertainment ^ | July 13, 2018 | Jon San
    The View is known for its heated discussions, but they’re usually between the liberal Joy Behar and conservative Meghan McCain. On Friday, McCain argued with conservative commentator Tara Setmayer, who said some Trump supporters are in a “cult” because they believe his every word. McCain quickly interjected, “Please stop saying that, please stop saying that.” Setmayer replied with “I stand by it. … There’s a large group of people who blindly follow what this man says. … That is a cult!” (VIDEO-AT-LINK) McCain noted that Setmayer previously made a similar “cult” quip about the GOP. Only two weeks ago on...
  • Critics slam 'embarrassing' Mayor Khan for feuding with Trump while London faces rising knife deaths

    07/14/2018 5:15:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 14, 2018 | Lukas Mikelionis
    London Mayor Sadiq Khan slammed President Trump’s criticism of him as “preposterous” after allowing a giant Trump balloon at anti-Trump protests in London, but critics question whether the mayor should be devoting his energy to tackling crime rather than “embarrassing” the city in front of the whole world. Trump reignited the feud with Khan in an interview with The Sun newspaper, saying the Mayor of London “has done a terrible job” when it comes to terrorism and crime. “I think he has done a bad job on crime, if you look, all of the horrible things going on there, with...
  • Royals have suspended their Papa John’s promotional deal (Kansas City MLB)

    07/14/2018 4:43:35 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 23 replies
    Kansas City Star ^ | July 12, 2018 | PETE GRATHOFF
    Papa John’s pizza founder John Schnatter resigned Wednesday as chairman of the board after he apologized for using a racial slur during a conference call in May. After news of Schnatter’s use of the N-word during a training call, Major League Baseball indefinitely suspended its Papa Slam promotion with Papa John’s, Yahoo Sports reported.
  • Emboldened by Trump, Proud Boys’ confrontations raise concerns in the Northwest

    07/13/2018 9:57:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies
    The Seattle Times ^ | July 13, 2018 | Hal Bernton
    The Proud Boys, a right-wing men’s group, is claiming a higher profile role in the region, with two members involved in a confrontation outside the Vancouver Mall that raised concerns for some about a miscarriage of justice. VANCOUVER, Clark County — Mykel Mosley walked out of the Vancouver Mall and saw something that made him angry: a pickup flying what he says was a Donald Trump flag. The African-American teenager yelled out an obscenity about Trump. Two men got out of the truck, and chased Mosley, one of them spinning him briefly to the ground. A video, posted online, shows...
  • Yankees suspend relationship with Papa John's after founder uses N-word

    07/13/2018 5:34:41 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 38 replies
    Newark Star-Ledger ^ | July 13, 2018 | Mike Rosenstein
    The New York Yankees have joined the growing list of businesses which are distancing themselves from Papa John's. The club released this statement Friday afternoon: "In response to the reprehensible remarks made by Papa John's founder and owner, the New York Yankees are suspending their relationship with the company." Papa John's founder John Schnatter resigned as chairman of the board on Wednesday, hours after Schnatter apologized for using a racial slur during a conference call in May.
  • North Korea may be sitting on a $6 trillion resources stockpile

    07/13/2018 12:06:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    Business Insider ^ | July 13, 2018 | Sam Jacobs
    Recent negotiations between North Korea's Kim Jong Un and US President Donald Trump have provided a glimmer of hope for the hermit kingdom's economic outlook. Markets are now watching to see whether the North Korean leader follows through with his pledge to denuclearise. The next step will be policy reforms, which will open North Korea's economy to foreign investors. Credit Suisse analyst Trang Thuy Le estimates North Korea could become a $100 billion economy within 10 years if it takes a path towards modernisation. Even it happens, a $100 billion economy still comprises just 0.1% of today's global GDP....
  • Our politics now stupidly trivializes tragedy

    07/13/2018 10:09:48 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    The Ledger ^ | July 13, 2018
    Last month Donny Deutsch, former host of his own CNBC show and a frequent contributor to MSNBC, was on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” discussing the blossoming crisis of family separation on the Mexican border. At one point Deutsch observed, “If you vote for Trump then you, the voter, you, not Donald Trump, are standing at the border, like Nazis, going ‘you here, you here.’” That scummy comment — disparaging more than 60 million Americans, including a majority of Polk County voters in the 2016 presidential election, as akin to the pure evil of Adolf Hitler’s murderous regime — slid by the...
  • The Strzok Hearing Shows How Deeply Corrupt DC Has Become – Defiance And Chaos Rule The Floor

    07/13/2018 9:59:26 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 18 replies
    Blunt Force Truth ^ | July 12, 2018 | Terresa Monroe-Hamilton
    watched parts of the Strzok hearing today and it ticked me off. I was so angry, I couldn’t even write on it. I’ve calmed down a bit now and I wanted to give you an update on today’s treasonous activities. The Democrats actually applauded Strzok’s obstruction today. The first thing I saw this morning after Denise Simon kindly pointed it out, was Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD) highlighting the number of guilty pleas and indictments secured by Special Counsel Robert Mueller. As he spoke, Democratic staffers then held up five large posters showing the three Trump campaign officials – including Michael...
  • ‘That’s scary!’ – Jim Jordan explains explosive revelation from Peter Strzok testimony

    07/13/2018 9:43:12 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 46 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Jul 13, 2018 12:12 am | Carlos Garcia
    Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) explained the pivotal piece of the puzzle about the origins of the Russian investigation that was revealed by Peter Strzok in his testimony before Congress Thursday. Jordan explained that the justification of the Russian investigation came from flawed documents including the “Trump dossier” that was created through the efforts of Democrat-linked entities like Fusion GPS. “Today, think about that, the top DOJ official Bruce Ohr actually hands parts of the dossier to the FBI,” Rep. Jordan told Sean Hannity on his show Thursday. “And remember Bruce Ohr’s wife Nellie worked for Fusion GPS, who was paid...
  • China trade surplus with US widens unexpectedly (again)

    07/13/2018 12:34:43 AM PDT · by cba123 · 14 replies
    DW Deutsche Welle ^ | Today, one hour ago
    China's surplus with the United States has hit a fresh record, adding to the current trade conflict between the world's two largest economies. Beijing blamed the imbalance on structural problems in the US. Beijing announced Friday that China's surplus with the US hit an all-time high of $28.97 billion (€24.85 billion) in June, with exports reaching a record $42.62 billion in June. The news came as the two economic superpowers stand on the brink of an all-out trade war that would have a huge negative impact globally. Please see link for full article...
  • Derek Jeter's Marlins cut ties with Papa John's

    07/12/2018 7:57:16 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 37 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | July 12, 2018 | Scott Chiusano
    Major League Baseball is doing its best to cut all ties with Papa John’s and its racist founder, with Derek Jeter and the Miami Marlins leading the charge. A recording of John Schnatter using the N-word was uncovered by Forbes on Wednesday, and the ex-CEO stepped down shortly after.
  • Over 210,000 sign petition against South Korean gay pride festival

    07/12/2018 4:17:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The London Telegraph ^ | July 12, 2018 | Julian Ryall in Tokyo
    More than 210,000 people have signed a petition on the web site of the South Korean president’s office demanding that an “abominable” gay pride festival scheduled to take place in central Seoul this weekend be cancelled. The three-day Seoul Queer Culture Festival is marking its 19th anniversary this year and will include art exhibitions and a film festival. The highlight of the event will be the Seoul Queer Parade on Saturday afternoon around Seoul Plaza, the historic square in front of the city’s old City Hall that was the fulcrum of the March 1919 independence movement and the June 1987...
  • Report: Red Sox in contact with O's for Machado

    07/11/2018 7:36:29 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 9 replies
    MLB.com ^ | July 11, 2018 | Manny Randhawa
    With the Yankees reportedly having "increased interest" in trading for Orioles All-Star Manny Machado as the July 31 non-waiver Trade Deadline nears, the Red Sox have also been in contact with Baltimore about the slugging shortstop, according to the Baltimore Sun. Machado, a free agent this offseason, is in the midst of his best season in the Majors, entering Tuesday hitting .309/.379/.555 before belting two home runs against the Yankees at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. Per the Baltimore Sun report, a Red Sox scout was in attendance.
  • Democratic Rep Pulls Out Coat Hanger

    07/11/2018 3:09:49 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 53 replies
    Mediaite ^ | July 11, 2018 | Ken Meyer
    Congresswoman Lois Frankel (D-FL) made a drastic statement on Wednesday to enunciate her opposition for Brett Kavanaugh‘s nomination to the Supreme Court. Ever since Kavanaugh was tagged by President Trump, Congressional Democrats have promised staunch opposition to Kavanugh’s confirmation — arguing that the nominee would rollback abortion rights along with many other progressive Supreme Court rulings. Kavanaugh’s position on Roe v. Wade is not as easily defined as it is for others who were on Trump’s SCOTUS short list. But nonetheless, Frankel is making her opposition to Kavanaugh crystal clear. How you ask?
  • China Is the Automotive Alternate Universe

    07/10/2018 3:00:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    Popular Mechanics ^ | May 4, 2018 | Bradley Berman
    A state-controlled economy is forcing the world's largest car market to embrace electric car solutions, and fast. Here's what China can tell us about the automotive future. I clung for life to my translator as we spun in circles through shoulder-to-shoulder crowds, trying to take in the sheer madness of the Beijing Motor Show. An American can catch a few familiar sights; there’s a Chevy Volt, but branded as the Buick Velite 5 in China, a place where Buick remains a premium brand. I spy a Toyota Camry, but here it’s called a “Levin” and is a plug-in hybrid. Mostly,...
  • Where is John McCain???

    07/10/2018 12:03:01 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 56 replies
    freerepublic.com ^ | 7/10/18 | ColdOne
    McCain is a camera hog....where has he been?
  • Nunes Targets the Real Collusion: The Media and DOJ

    07/10/2018 8:12:25 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 7 replies
    American Greatness ^ | July 10th, 2018 | Julie Kelly
    Congress is finally closing in on the biggest perpetrator of the Trump-Russia election collusion hoax: the American news media. After taking an eight-year break from its vital role as the executive branch’s watchdog, the media have been on a frenzied, anti-Trump bender since 2016. Every conspiracy theory, every rumor, every dubious source has been chased down and breathlessly covered by once-credible news organizations. (This shameful interview on CNN with a drunken former Trump campaign aide could be a new low in journalism.) Despite sanctimonious protestations that the media are not—as President Trump suggests—the “enemy of the people,” their collective conduct...