Making Time for Professional Development When Owning a Business


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Whether you’ve been a business owner for years, or you’ve just begun your journey into entrepreneurship, professional development is likely one of the last tasks on your mind. With so many business needs pulling you in multiple directions, it can be easy to forget to spend time developing yourself.

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Visa: Biding Time (NYSE:V) | Seeking Alpha

Prepared by Tara, senior analyst at BAD BEAT Investing

We did some big buying in Visa (NYSE:V) in March and April, and we went so far as to tell our members that this was an absolute gift under $150. When shares hit $200, we recommended pocketing some trading gains. Make no mistake, shares are attractive if they fall back under $200. We think there is more room to run here, but let the market hit the stock. Right now it has been biding time. Make no mistake, the stalling of the global economy due to COVID-19 shutdowns have caused obvious volume declines for Visa and related companies. It is simply a fact. We will closely be watching Q4 numbers when they are reported in a few weeks. The most recent earnings show us some key metrics were mixed, but these are the metrics you should be watching when Q4 is

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When lawyers can’t meet with clients face to face, how are they still developing business? During times of uncertainty, the key to successfully adapting business development is to lean into opportunities, be flexible, and communicate quickly and often.

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Why Right Now Is the Best Time Ever to Start a Business

“I am really concerned about starting a new company right now. I think the world is too unstable and it’s just too risky,” a very close friend of mine was relaying to me the other day. “I have a job. I don’t want to voluntarily quit, have my company fail and then struggle to find something on the other side.”



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“You need to look at things differently,” I responded. “You need to look at the extraordinary opportunities and the lower barriers to entry for starting a company right now. You can have access to people and talent that you would not have had previously.” 

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“Yes, I know, but I am still worried,” my friend immediately responded. “I guess I want to have my cake and eat it.” 

As technology futurist Kevin Kelly would say, right now is the best time to start a

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Building a U.S. THC Brand, One State at a Time: Cannabis Weekly

(Bloomberg) — How many brands of soft drinks can you name off the top of your head?

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Nearly everyone can come up with Coke and Pepsi, but go further down the list and it quickly diverges, based on regional breakdowns and local loyalties. That’s what the nascent cannabis industry is dealing with, too. Cannabis firms that want to dominate the sector are facing a rule of numbers — there’s only room for a few big names in any category, and breaking into American households with name recognition is a monumental task.

In the CBD industry, products can at least sell across state lines, so becoming the “Oreo” or “Tylenol” of CBD is within reach for the most successful players. But for companies pitching products that contain THC, the psychoactive ingredient in marijuana, brand-building gets tricker. Because regulations vary by state, crucial brand-building elements like formatting and packaging can

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Get Access to Kim Perell’s Side Hustle Accelerator for Just $30 for a Limited Time

With the world economy sputtering and businesses closing all over the country, you may not think right now is a good time to start a business. But it is a good time to start a side hustle. With the flexibility of remote work, companies are looking for innovative ways to save money and recruit the best talent, making contracts and consulting work more in-demand. Regardless of your skills, Kim Perell’s Side Hustle Accelerator Course will help you start earning some extra income as soon as possible.



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Kim Perell is an award-winning entrepreneur, investor, and bestselling author who has been an early-stage investor in more than 80 startups, 16 of which were acquired by Fortune 500 companies. She’s been featured on CNBC, Fox Business, MSNBC, and hosted Good Morning America’s Side Hustle Showdown. Perell regularly appears as a judge on Entrepreneur’s Elevator Pitch series.

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The Ultimate Guide To Starting A Side Hustle Part 3: Managing Your Time

If you are starting a side hustle, chances are you are managing a lot of different things while doing so. Whether it’s a day job, your home life or your own procrastination. The majority of people who want to build a side hustle are doing so because they want to leave their 9-5, they need some extra cash to make ends meet or they’ve been furloughed due to a global pandemic. Whatever the reason – no business is built by a person who is doing absolutely nothing. 

Time management is essential for any business owner, but can be somewhat tricky for someone starting up something on the side. Here are some things to keep in mind when you are starting up your side hustle with other responsibilities on your plate. 

Managing Your

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Fox Business gives Trump an hour of air time to lie about voter fraud (among other things)

It was also a success more broadly for the president, too, given that it was essentially an hour-long conversation between himself and a supporter. The network’s Maria Bartiromo, whose evolution into an explicitly pro-Trump advocate has been steadily obvious, served as little more than a hype woman, setting Trump up with softball questions and encouraging his responses. It wasn’t the first time she has played such a role, but it was nonetheless remarkable to see the scope of her disinterest in posing any challenge to the president.

This was true from start to finish, with Trump going on extended riffs about his opponents, real and perceived, including multiple assessments of Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server more than seven years ago. But nowhere was Bartiromo’s failure to hold Trump to account more obvious — and potentially more dangerous — than in her sycophantic support of his claims about

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‘It’s a tough time right now’: Central Georgia gym and fitness center owners optimistic about future

Even with the green light from Kemp, gyms are struggling to stay open with the COVID-19 restrictions and guidelines in place.

Governor Brian Kemp gave gyms and fitness centers the green light to open back up at the end of April.

On Tuesday, 13WMAZ spoke with two business owners to see how things have been going.

Gina Heaton is a member at Max Fitness in Warner Robins and she says she’s happy to be back in the gym.

“I love to exercise, it’s my outlet. It’s a stress reliever… especially with everything going on,” Heaton said.

The owner, Tom Crawford, says they have new guidelines and safety measures in place.

“Separation on all our treadmills and cardio. It’s every other piece of equipment to give the six-foot. We ask all members and guests to please wipe down equipment, but we come right behind them doing the same thing,” he said.

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5 strategies for CISOs during a time of rapid business transformation

A survey of business leaders by PwC finds the pandemic is causing rapid changes in the roles CISOs play, and offers five tips for ensuring that security remains stable as we enter a new normal.

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A study of business leaders by PwC has found that the role of chief information security officers (CISOs) have grown considerably due to the COVID-19 pandemic, with 40% saying they’re now having to fill both an operational role and the role of a digital transformation leader.

SEE: Return to work: What the new normal will look like post-pandemic (free PDF) (TechRepublic)

One of the major reasons CISOs are being pushed so hard could be because PwC found 40% of businesses have sped up digital transformation efforts due to pandemic shutdowns, with many having already advanced to year two or three of their five-year transformation plans.

All of these changes call for new modes

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