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9/21/2018

It's easier to get qualified leads on the phone after you've positioned your brand as a leader within its industry, writes Scott Oldford. Use targeted messaging to speak to a specific group of people, and avoid wasting time on unqualified or unpromising leads, Oldford writes.

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Entrepreneur online
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9/21/2018

A "renewed commitment" to global values and rules, along with greater "political will," is needed if the world is to achieve development goals set out for 2030, warns United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres as the UN General Assembly begins its 73rd session. He says financial constraints and a lack of coordination could hamper progress and reform efforts.

9/21/2018

A report by the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women says Kyrgyzstan is systemically violating human rights by failing to protect women and girls from abduction, sexual assault and forced marriage. The committee is calling for officials in the country to strengthen laws and enforcement surrounding sexual violence.

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United Nations Committee, CEDAW
9/21/2018

Different social networks require different sizes for marketing images. Emily Lydon offers a guide to sizing for nine social networks, including Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest.

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Social Media Examiner
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Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest
9/21/2018

There are two common ways to lighten a business' debt burden: consolidation and refinancing. Fundera CEO Jared Hecht explains the distinction between the two and explores what to consider before making a choice.

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Forbes
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9/21/2018

Contract workers may offer certain cost advantages over full-time employees, but there are limits to consider. Here is a look at the key distinctions between these two kinds of workers and the consequences of improper classification.

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Business News Daily
9/21/2018

No formal report was issued as a result of a Government Accountability Office investigation of National Labor Relations Board budgeting. The GAO "did not detect any impoundment of funds, so there are no further steps to take at this point," according to a Democratic aide.

9/21/2018

An Eightfold.AI report found 73% of company executives say finding talent is a challenge, but 84% of employees stated they want to change jobs. A fair salary, positive company culture and enjoyable work were among the top reasons employees said they would stay at their current company.

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TechRepublic
9/21/2018

Airbnb is requesting that the Securities and Exchange Commission amend a rule to enable the company to provide equity to its hosts. "We would like our most loyal hosts to be shareholders, but need these policies to change in order to make that happen," Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky said.

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Axios
9/21/2018

Some of the startup strategies that are often classified as mistakes are not necessarily fatal, writes Aytekin Tank. For example, Google has proved that it is possible, in certain cases, to build a hugely successful company that doesn't start with a clear business model, he writes.

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