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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...
  • Cruise line plans to hire up to 200 at-home agents in Triad (North Carolina)

    07/14/2018 6:20:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    The News and Record ^ | July 12, 2018 | Richard Craver, The Winston-Salem Journal
    The Triad’s economic-development groups said Thursday they have successfully recruited Norwegian Cruise Line to create a work-from-home agent cluster in the region that could lead up to 200 full-time jobs. The agents, serving in an entry-level position, will be the first point of contact for guests and travel agents looking to design a vacation on the cruise line, which visits 300 destinations globally. The cruise line plans to begin its hiring process with interviews taking place Wednesday. It said it may take as long as 18 months to complete its hiring initiative. The interviews will be held at Forsyth Technical...
  • Mueller Indicts 12 Russian Spies [semi-satire]

    07/14/2018 12:49:42 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 19 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 15 July 2018 | John Semmens
    Desperate to divert attention from the smirking and demonic Peter Strzok, Special Counsel Robert Mueller sent Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein out to announce a second round of indictments of Russians for interfering with the 2016 election. This follows the February indictment of 13 Russian firms that seems to have fizzled. The gist of the charges is that 12 Russian cyber spies penetrated Democratic Party computers via a "phishing" scheme and used this access to obtain and publish confidential Party communications that embarrassed the Democrats. "The scheme was remarkably simple," Rosenstein said. "An email containing the link hillary-clinton-favorable-rating.xlsx was sent...
  • Update: Detroit School Board OKs Hiring Teachers Who Took Only Online Courses

    07/14/2018 12:46:06 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    Deadline Detroit ^ | July 12, 2018 | Alan Stamm
    Detroit recruiters can hire online teacher training graduates to help fill about 200 classroom vacancies this fall. Education reporter Koby Levin follows up on her Chalkbeat Detroit preview of the desperation move: Detroit’s main district is proceeding with a plan to hire teachers who are certified but have received no training in the classroom — adding an element of controversy to efforts to fill hundreds of teacher vacancies by the end of summer. The board of education on Tuesday approved a hiring plan proposed by Superintendent Nikolai Vitti, signaling that the district will lean partly on programs that offer so-called...
  • 3D printing jobs update: CEL, Simplify3D, RP Support, Additive Industries

    07/14/2018 12:11:36 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet
    3D Printing Industry ^ | June 28, 2018 | Beau Jackson
    As a growing manufacturing industry, 3D printing is ripe with new job opportunities from enthusiastic and applied individuals. In this latest 3D Printing Jobs update, we have open positions in both the U.S. and Europe, including vacancies in metal 3D printing, software development and design engineering. Sign up to 3D Printing Jobs now to make the most of current and upcoming positions. If you’re an employer looking to fulfil a new role, you can also post a job on our specialist site here. Happy job hunting! Design engineer / mechanical systems designer, CEL, UK CEL is a British design firm...
  • News Summary At This Hour

    07/13/2018 8:32:29 PM PDT · by Nextrush
    Nextrush Free ^ | 7/13/2018 | Nextrush/Self
    Tens of thousands perhaps more are set to march and rally in the center of British government, Whitehall, in London at 10am this morning Eastern time, 3pm in London for the latest "Free Tommy Robinson" event. A leaflet promoting the event says that US Representative Paul Gosar of Arizona is one of the speakers. Robinson was arrested May 25th when he live streamed outside of a child sex abuse trial involving a case of industrial scale with Muslim defendants. He was jailed for 13 months for contempt of court and now is in solitary confinement in a prison with a...
  • Austin firm The Zebra - the ‘Kayak for car insurance’ doubling staff size, moving HQ to E Austin

    07/13/2018 12:20:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Austin American-Statesman ^ | July 10, 2018 | Omar L. Gallaga
    The Zebra, an Austin company that last year raised $40 million and has been backed by Texas billionaire Mark Cuban, has big plans for 2019. The Zebra says it expects to double its workforce from about 100 employees to 200 by the end of 2019. And next summer, it expects to move into a new 40,000-square-foot set of offices in a newly constructed five-story building at 1801 E. Sixth Street. This company’s growth has come under the leadership of Keith Melnick, who was named CEO of The Zebra last year. Melnick -- one of the founders of the popular travel-reservation...
  • Twilio Opens Buckhead Office, Plans to Hire 50 (Georgia)

    07/12/2018 7:14:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    Atlanta Inno ^ | July 9, 2018 | Madison Hogan
    Twilio, a San Francisco-based cloud communications platform company, has opened an office in Buckhead. According to company representatives, Twilio plans to add more than 50 employees at the new office in the next few years, including positions in sales, human resources and engineering. The Atlanta office will hold a recruiting event for some of these positions from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. July 10 at WeWork Terminus. “Incredible momentum in Twilio’s customer base is fueling our need to expand the company’s presence in new regions,” George Hu, Twilio’s chief operating officer, said in a statement. “Atlanta brings us closer to...
  • Dutch city to unveil world's first 3D-printed housing complex

    07/12/2018 12:01:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    Space Daily ^ | July 11, 2018 | Agence France Presse
    The southern Dutch city of Eindhoven plans to unveil the world's first 3D-printed housing complex next year, which its inventors believe could revolutionise the building industry by speeding up and customising construction. Printed in concrete by a robotic arm, the project backed by the city council, Eindhoven Technical University and several construction companies aims to see its first three-bedroomed home go up by June 2019. Known as Project Milestone, a housing complex of five homes of various shapes and sizes will be built over the next three to five years, financed by private investors, said Rudy van Gurp, one of...
  • French Family Becomes the First to Move into a 3D Printed Home

    07/09/2018 6:38:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    All3DP ^ | July 9, 2018 | Hanna Watkin
    A French family of five has just become the first to ever move into a fully 3D printed house. Constructed in just 54 hours, the inhabitable structure is 1,022 square feet large, and includes four bedrooms and a central living area. A French family recently became the first in the world to move into a fully 3D printed house. The spectacularly sized family home was built as a part of a project that aims to use additive manufacturing to construct buildings in a quick and affordable manner. This 3D printed home was constructed in a collaborative effort involving the University...
  • 7 companies hiring in blockchain right now

    07/09/2018 8:44:06 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    Silicon Republic ^ | July 9, 2018 | Eva Short
    If you’re looking to get a start working with one of the most promising emerging technologies there is, check out this list of employers hiring in blockchain now. The position blockchain is in now is comparable to the one cloud technology was in back in the early 2000s. While it has yet to penetrate the public consciousness, the tech and business sectors are both abuzz with the possible applications. Everything from identity verification to energy trading is possible (and already being done) with the technology. Mark Curtis, speaking to Siliconrepublic.com a while back, explained that the latest iteration of his...
  • Brick-And-Mortar Retail Isn't Dead: Just Look At Who's Moving Into Toys 'R' Us's Empty Stores

    07/08/2018 7:55:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    Forbes ^ | July 8, 2018 | Andria Cheng
    Toys “R” Us, which closed the last batch of its U.S. stores just over a week ago, has left behind not only nostalgia but also hundreds of empty stores across the country. But you’d be mistaken if you think this paints a gloomy picture of brick-and-mortar retail. As much as consumers mourn the death of Toys “R” Us, their sad and sweet memories may soon be replaced by curiosity and even excitement over who’s moving into the bankrupt retailer's old homes. Arts and crafts retailer Hobby Lobby, off-price chains Burlington Stores and T.J. Maxx and Marshalls parent TJX are just...
  • America’s Prologue To Tragedy

    07/08/2018 11:16:39 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/08/18 | Dave Merrick
    Today, as the noose is tightening, we are sacrificing ourselves and truth for the cyber-illusion of a virtual utopia built by these new landlords Mr. Zuckerberg has now passed Warren Buffett in billions, taking over the spot for the third richest man on the planet. As Bob Dylan has said, “Money doesn’t talk - it swears.” And young Mark might be the most powerful guy on earth, even despite his wealth, simply because he runs a growing ‘nation’ that contains more people than Russia, China and the USA combined. As I have said before, to watch our Congress officially ‘interrogate’...
  • NEWS SUMMARY AT THIS HOUR

    07/04/2018 8:52:11 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 1 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 7/4/2018 | Nextrush/Self
    There were plenty of organized fireworks displays at designated locations tonight but many more unofficial ones everywhere...... British anti-terrorism police are investigating a new incident which resembles the one that caused a row with Russia earlier this year. They say that two people have been exposed to the nerve agent Novichok....... The Syrian government opened up a barrage of missiles and rockets and shells tonight across the Southern Deraa countryside, a reboot of the offensive against jihadist opposition forces that rejected Russian mediation efforts. Fierce fighting with numerous casualties is being reported in social media..... There was a heated debate...
  • A Match Made in Hi-Tech Heaven: Israel and South Korea

    07/04/2018 5:26:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    The Media Line | July 4, 2018 | David Lee
    Link only due to apparent copyright issues: http://www.themedialine.org/biztec/a-match-made-in-hi-tech-heaven-israel-and-south-korea/
  • Survey: Which Amazon HQ2 city would you live in? (FReep a poll)

    07/04/2018 11:55:55 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    Geek Wire ^ | June 25, 2018 | Monica Nickelsburg
    In Amazon’s remarkable second headquarters competition, talent is the name of the game. That’s why we want to find out which city in the running for Amazon HQ2 has the best chances of attracting people like our talented GeekWire readers. One of Amazon’s chief considerations in picking a location for its second headquarters is the ability to attract and retain the valuable tech workers who power the e-commerce giant’s business. Tech companies compete fiercely for a relatively small pool of skilled talent and Amazon wants to place HQ2 in a city that will help it gain a recruiting edge. Last...
  • Incels embrace Capital Gazette shooter — but only after they learn he harassed a woman

    07/02/2018 4:01:50 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 71 replies
    We Hunted the Mammoth ^ | June 30, 2018 | David Futrelle
    By David FutrelleSeveral hours after the news broke that a gunman had shot five people dead at the Capital Gazette newspaper offices in Annapolis, Maryland, but before we knew much of anything about the shooter himself, I took a look at the forums on Incels.me to see if anyone on the site was saying anything about this latest mass killing.Incels, after all, have an almost reflexive tendency to praise or excuse anyone who kills a high enough number of the “normies” incels consider their sworn enemies, and many of them worship incel mass killer Elliot Rodger as a virtual saint.But...
  • Unsealed documents detail tactics in Clinton email probe

    07/01/2018 6:02:25 AM PDT · by Libloather · 15 replies
    Politico ^ | 6/30/18 | JOSH GERSTEIN
    Court documents approved for release in the lead-up to a massive Justice Department watchdog report on the FBI investigation into Hillary Clinton's private email account offer fodder for both critics and defenders of the bureau's work. The newly-unsealed court filings, obtained by POLITICO, may well serve as a Rorschach test about the Clinton email probe. They demonstrate that the FBI's investigation did not rely solely on the voluntary cooperation of those involved, since agents and prosecutors used a combination of search warrants and other court orders to gain evidence relevant to the probe. At the same time, the records do...
  • Walmart Made An Incredibly Sharp Move This Month Hiring Valerie Casey

    06/30/2018 7:08:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    Forbes ^ | June 30, 2018 | Chris Walton
    This month some important Walmart news did not get the attention it deserved. The news wasn't some flashy announcement about virtual reality or about some new service for busy Manhattanites. It was something much more subtle and much more substantive. It was the hire of Valerie Casey. Google "Valerie Casey" even today and only two listings make mention of her newfound connection with Walmart on the first page of the returned search results. This amount of attention is unjustifiably slight. Let this piece then serve as the hire's coming out party. Shrewdly, Walmart has made Valerie Casey, formerly of Frog,...
  • Democratic IT Aide Says Imran Awan Solicited Bribe From Him In Exchange For Contract With...

    06/30/2018 12:56:39 PM PDT · by Libloather · 30 replies
    True Pundit ^ | 6/30/18
    Democratic IT aide Imran Awan solicited a bribe from an IT vendor in exchange for contracting opportunities with the office of then-Rep. Gwen Graham, the vendor alleged to The Daily Caller News Foundation, adding that Imran spoke to him in detail about his alleged financial fraud schemes in the House. The Department of Justice knows of the source — the longtime owner of a major House IT company — and what he is prepared to testify, a high-level official in Jeff Sessions’ DOJ with knowledge of the investigation confirmed. But the vendor said no law enforcement ever even tried to...