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11/15/2018

A goal-setting worksheet can help professionals reach their targets by plotting activities in a specific manner, writes Mike Schultz. The worksheet can help individuals better plan out their time and identify habits they want to change, Schultz writes.

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11/15/2018

Strong economic growth and wages led inflation to nearly meet expectations in October, with the core consumer price index registering a 2.1% year-over-year increase, according to the Labor Department. The steady growth of inflation is likely to ensure the Federal Reserve maintains its plan for gradual interest-rate hikes, according to Societe Generale Senior US Economist Omair Sharif.

11/15/2018

Zendesk has debuted its Sunshine customer relationship management platform, which is intended to help companies track customer and journey data. Zendesk also announced its Sell and Explore tools, which offer sales automation features and data analytics, respectively.

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11/15/2018

The Google My Business app has been redesigned to include a new Customers tab, which helps businesses see their followers, reviews and messages in one location. Google My Business has also added messaging functionality so businesses can respond to customer messages without leaving the app.

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11/15/2018

Several practical, financial and legal considerations all need attention as a business establishes its employee pay schedule. Matt D'Angelo reviews the various factors that should figure into a schedule that best suits both the business and its workers.

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11/15/2018

Here are several tips for crafting high-conversion ad copy, beginning with communicating a clear brand voice.

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Social Media Examiner
11/15/2018

Daniel Otto, who has spent 23 years as a chef, is fulfilling a lifelong dream with the opening of Old Town Newhall Junction in Santa Clarita, Calif. "It has been a great journey, but we are excited to finally open to the community," he said.

11/15/2018

You don't need to file a separate tax return for your business if you operate as a sole proprietor, but there are few key points to keep in mind, writes Louis DeNicola. DeNicola explains the forms and information you may need to file your taxes.

11/15/2018

There are several key questions to ask to get a better grasp on your business' finances, writes Angela Nadeau of CompuData. Consider how long bookkeeping tasks take and how your team manages operating metrics, she writes.

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11/15/2018

Employees of the electric car startup Faraday Future have sued Evergrande, its main backer, alleging that the Chinese company intended to send Faraday "off a financial cliff." The suit comes after a similar case that was brought last week by Faraday's parent company.

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