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John Campbell

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What would it be like if each and every one of us had a stable income that we could provide for our clothing, food, and shelter with? I recently read about the idea of Universal Income , an idea that has support from both the right and the left of the political spectrum. Why? One main reason is the convergence of robotics and artificial intelligence. when that happens, and it's not too far away, many jobs that are handled by human beings will be taken over by intelligent robots. So, think tanks on the right and left are studying this, and how an idea of Universal Income could work. Sweden is about to put into place a universal income allotting the equivalent of $2700 per month per person. I wonder how that's computed. Per each person in a household, or per each person of working age, even if the advancements of society have put them out of work. Anyways, here's my musing on this idea. I post this in this community, because the nature of what we do is to create, innovate, and to recognize needs, and try to fill them. How would you approach our world, if Universal Income were to become a reality? 
Universal Income? For everybody? I read an article this past Saturday, shared in the Conversation Community at Google+, about the idea of Universal Income. It was re-posted from an article written at FastCompany.com by jour...
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One of our former moderators +Visnja Zeljeznjak  is working on something like this this.
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Rosette Obedoza

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Hi Rosette,

It would be most helpful if you a) say whether this is your post or someone else's and b) summarise the article briefly. That way people can be enticed to read it and you'll get more engagement.
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Ibrahim Sankanu

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Most people and even Organization have developed a functional blindness to their own defects. They are not suffering because they cannot resolve their problems, but because they cannot see their problems. Einstein put it in this way: the significant problems we face cannot be solved at the same level of thinking we were at when we created them 
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SIR Rathnayake

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My Husband is in Houston and unable to go to work out of Home . He has had brain surgery and awaiting few more surgeries on the way . 

I would like to request if there are any websites /  any opportunity that my husband can do from home .. Like Typing /  Filing /  Notices etc .. anything that he can do from home would be appreciated . 
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You might also try registering on freelance sites, for jobs that can be done remotely.
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Denielle Lue

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Where is the best place to find a copywriter for landing page content? TIA
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Digital content is my expertise. Let's connect and chat!
https://ca.linkedin.com/in/boshmediadawnboshcoff
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Andreea-Elisabeta Muresan-Leau

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I’m looking to revamp the design of my website. Got the designer in-house, so that’s settled. However, should I go for a freelance copywriter or should I hire a content writing agency? I’d really like to hear about both the pros and the cons.
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Thank you guys for all the answers and help ! I agree that the people inside the project have the best vision and insight, but I don't think they have the marketing skills. So far I've asked the people I collaborate with to create the best draft they can. We'll see where we go from there. Thank you once again.
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Davina Ngei

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Being an entrepreneur is difficult, and there will be many failures along the way. When failures come, your first instinct might be to buckle down and hide. That's why my newest post will discuss the steps that you should take when you fail in business, so that you move forward instead of being stuck.
I don’t like failure, and I can assume that you don’t either. Not only is failure painful and humiliating, it usually means that the return on our time, effort, and money is zero. Unfortunately, as much as we hate failure, it is guaranteed. In fact, the only way that you can avoid failure is if …
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Thank you +Aleta Curry. I'm glad you enjoyed it :)
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Ibrahim Sankanu

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That is amazing. I wonder what the cost of something like that would be. 
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Jeffrey Charles

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Hello everyone! I have finally launched The Entrepreneurial Sales Mastery Podcast! But I need some help. 

I created this podcast because I wanted to help more entrepreneurs succeed. As you already know, starting and growing a business isn't easy. 

This podcast is designed to make it easier to earn more clients and grow their business by learning how to sell more effectively. Each episode will provide you with actionable sales tips, tactics, and techniques that will make it easier for you to influence other. 

I'd like to get your feedback and suggestions on what I can do to make the podcast as helpful as possible. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
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Hello
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I probably will start doing interviews down the road. Right now I'm doing a more topical format where I focus on giving practical sales tips for entrepreneurs who want to become better salespeople. Check it out and let me know what you think!
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shahzeb Azmat

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hey everyone am new here.. any business men or women here?? that can help me or make me their partner..? kindly reply or text me on hangouts.. am waiting 😊😊
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Hi shahzeb, what kind of partnership are you offering for business owners
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Sanjay B Dalal

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Need to drive innovation and generate new ideas for your growing business?

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"Everyone wants to be more creative and bring new ideas to the table. But which innovative ideas are actually worth pursuing? And why do innovative companies often see creativity dwindle over time? Our new ebook answers these questions and more." Source: Stanford

Go here: http://www.ogoing.com/eBooks/Updates/1415138

(you will need a free account to download)
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Most people would like to start their own business, but very few ever do, Why?  First, they feel that they lack the know how (a business plan) and secondly the fear of failure. 
There are no shortcuts to success and there are many lessons to be learned, which is why we created EntrepreneurYouNiversity.com, to give people the knowledge and confidence needed to be decisive and make smart choices, to start a business and live their dreams. 
The course is free, but the knowledge and guidance you will gain is priceless; it will change your outlook and possibly your future. Start today by learning the five essentials it takes to succeed in business.  bit.ly/4BizSuccess
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Karlene Rivers

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I've discovered www.peek.usertesting.com today, what a fantastic free tool for small businesses! You get a free 5 minute video of someone reviewing your website and talking about it, really useful stuff, highly recommend 
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Thanks for sharing Karlene, that is phamazing! 
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Benjamin McQuade

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I have a proposal to give everyone the opportunity to watch the "Big Game" on Sunday and I need everyone's help to make this go viral.

The business world loses allot of money, time, productivity the Monday after the BG on Sunday because people are too worn out from partying before, during, and after the BG.

So I propose that the NFL as an experiment for one BG they start it 3 hours earlier, now I realize that since I live on east coast and the BG starts at 615pm it would mean that the west coast would be watching the game at 1215pm instead of 315pm and Hawaii at 1015am instead of 115pm.

I think everyone who loves football and wants to enjoy the BG and still be able to return to work the next day would benefit, big business would benefit.

I think the NFL can try this for one year just to see what kind of impact it has.

So I'm asking everyone who agrees to try this to spread this message with the following hash tag #nflstartbg3hrsearlier

And let's all of us enjoy the BG!!!


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Joyce Odidison

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The saying goes, “Too much of anything is good for nothing." In my new blog, I discuss how too much good stress can apply to that rule.
Good stress gets us out of bed in the morning, it gels us to brush our teeth and take a shower every and the door to work or school.
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Joyce, thank you for sharing. Stress can be good or bad and can really improve creativity levels. I agree with "too much of anything is good for nothing..."

Thanks for the great article :)
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Sanjay B Dalal

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#Weekend #Fun "Tell them we're drowning in maroon ink. It sounds better." Take a break from work and enjoy small business owners and entrepreneurs!

#smallbiz #smallbusiness #entrepreneurs #accounting #finance #accountant
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William Clark

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Former NFL player Marques Ogden Talks, Struggle Success and Triumph after his small business collapsed leaving him bankrupt in his new book
Former NFL player Marques Ogden has seen his share of success in multiple aspects of life. From his Graduation from prestigious Howard University to his draft day into the NFL leading to playing fo...
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Nick Moretti

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Hello my fellow entrepreneurs! I want to know which Google Business Tour you enjoy better. Take a look and please let me know which is your favourite. Like and share my friends! https://plus.google.com/104676424279216083235/posts/2vGt2KDiH4a
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Ibrahim Sankanu

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Strive Masiyiwa
Series: The eagle in a storm (Part 1 - Intro).

The new year opened with turmoil in the Chinese stock markets as prices fell dramatically, leading to a global selloff. In just one week, global stock markets lost over $2 trillion US dollars! Other news in the global markets saw the price of a barrel of crude oil fall below $35 per barrel, down from a high of $62 per barrel less than 12 months ago. That’s down 50% in 12 months and 71% in 24 months!

Since the beginning of last year, 2015, the price of copper has fallen by 30%; iron ore is down by 42%; platinum has also been a disaster, losing more than half its value from less than three years ago. Agricultural commodities have not fared much better on global markets. Last week the South African rand hit an all-time low of 16:1 against the United States dollar and it’s still falling!

Your small business in Harare, Lagos or Nairobi may not have anything to do with China, or with any commodity like oil, iron ore, or platinum, so you might be asking yourself, “What’s that got to do with me?” Answer: EVERYTHING! It has everything to do with you, and its impact is going to be very personal... Brace yourself, there’s a storm on its way!

You might even be sitting at your desk as a civil servant, or supervising children at school as a teacher, or upholding the law as a policeman; or maybe you’re a pensioner, and you’re also saying to yourself, "I'm not in business; I don't know anything about these things, so what’s it got to do with me?” Answer: EVERYTHING! It has everything to do with you, and its impact is going to be very personal... Brace yourself, there’s a storm on its way!

You look at the sky and see rolling black clouds. The wind is picking up and you say to yourself, “A big storm is on the way.” Even though rain isn’t yet falling, you know the signs of a heavy rain storm and that you must button things down and secure yourself properly. Or maybe you’re one of millions on the continent today suffering another rainless sky, for months on end, putting your fields, crops, livestock, perhaps your whole life at risk...

These are "signs" in weather conditions. Those who are experienced in such things can usually say with a degree of certainty that a storm is coming. However, if you do not understand these matters, or you blissfully decide to ignore them, you’ll suffer a serious drenching or worse.

In business economics we also have signs, and we're seeing these warning signs right now. They're not any different from the black clouds and the wind, or the clear sky and the drought. They're all linked. The stock markets of China and New York may seem far away, and global commodity prices and exchange rates may seem irrelevant to your village, but they’re linked to the real economy in which you live and work!

The next 12 months or more will be very tough, particularly in emerging markets. Many African countries will find it hard going. Consequently, it will be tough for citizens, especially those who are most vulnerable. The weaker your country's economy going into the storm, the tougher it will be. Similarly, the weaker your company or employer, the tougher it will be...

__There is a storm coming.

Now let me tell you about the flight of the eagle. Prophets and Kings of the bible world absolutely loved watching this majestic bird. They believed the eagle is the only bird that flies during a storm. It's developed a flying technique (a skill) they call "mounting" the wind (as though it were climbing a stairway). The eagle has so mastered the storm that it not only flies during storms, but can find opportunities to prosper; it can actually use the storm to its advantage.

Even in these storms, those with the correct mindset will prepare themselves. They will train themselves to understand the times, and learn to prosper in its headwinds… they will mount on wings as eagles!

Yes, it’s going to be very tough, and for some of you, tougher than anything you could have imagined, but you must not be discouraged or wearied. And when you come through it, you will be much better at what you do. Just don't be afraid, and don't panic. In this series I will remind you of some of the things you must do to prosper like the eagle.

This year we must be serious, very serious. Africa expects it of us.

To be continued. . .
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Jordan Alexander

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Payment processing can often be confusing. Interchange, cost +, qualified, there's so many alternatives for pricing tiers, but what to they mean, and how do you ensure that your getting the best processing rates?

We created a breakdown of credit card processing rate structures, with a simple example so you can understand how credit card brands, and MSP's figure out your rates.

https://www.helcim.com/us/pricing/qualified-mid-non-qualified-tiered/
 
If you're starting a new business, here's some advice from the Google Small Business Advisors who've been there.

Are you a veteran #smallbiz owner? Share your advice for a brand new business in the comments below. 
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