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How Amazon, Apple, Ebay, Facebook and Google Will Continue to Disrupt The Business World

0Small Business Trends: Can you talk a little bit about the Five Titans, and why you selected them? Lori Schafer: Sure, I’ll say researching and writing about what I refer to as the tech titans – Amazon, Apple, eBay, Facebook and Google – I believe they are literally out to transform every company and many of us in the world. ... Read More »

Detroit is Trying to Become the Next Major Tech Hub

Detroit isn’t exactly known as a tech hub. But some people and organizations are looking to change that. One such organization is TechTown Detroit, a non-profit business incubator located in an old General Motors factory in the city’s Midtown neighborhood. The TechTown Detroit building is a five-story building currently playing host to about 40 small businesses. And the organization is ... Read More »

Is America in the Midst of a High Tech Entrepreneurship Boom?

If you read the business press, you probably think the answer is yes. The popular media is full of stories about start-ups like Facebook, Groupon, Instagram, Linkedin, Snapchat, Twitter, WhatsApp, Yelp, and Zinga. American entrepreneurs are starting high tech companies at a feverish pace, the media experts say. Perhaps you shouldn’t believe everything you read in the popular press. Careful ... Read More »

The Best Gadget Gifts for Geeks

Editor’s note: For an earlier list of similar items see Best Gadget Gifts for Geeks, Toop Picks for 2015. If you’re looking for some unique gifts for the people on your holiday gift list, you might consider purchasing some new tech gadgets. There are plenty of different items available with varying price tags and functionality. Here are some gadget gifts ... Read More »

Here Are Some Last Minute Facebook Advertising Tips for the Holidays

If you haven’t been working on your holiday advertising game plan since September, you’re actually late to the party. Many successful marketers start holiday-specific advertising early in the fall to get exposure among users and influence consumer shopping early on, especially on Facebook. In fact, I can recall seeing gift-giving, holiday-related advertisements on Facebook as early as the beginning of ... Read More »

30 Hot Trends in Millennial Fashion for the Office This Winter

Looking to update your work wardrobe for the upcoming winter season? There are plenty of great options out there for trendy office fashion that’s both comfortable and professional. This winter, you can see many classic trends like blazers, fitted pants and pencil skirts updated in new and unique ways. And you can also see some more trendy items that can ... Read More »

Wealth management and private banking: Understanding the differences

The financial services industry certainly isn’t the easiest to understand, which is probably why professionals are paid so handsomely. While we could filter through all of the confusing terms that are branded around, today we’re going to take a look at wealth management and private banking and dissect the differences. Often, these are terms that overlap. Nevertheless, there are some ... Read More »

Google Cardboard: The ins and outs explained

We recently came across an article on Google Cardboard by Chris Manente, which we couldn’t help but pass comment on. Manente went on to discuss the huge potential this VR device had, particularly in relation to its apps. However, in comparison to at least some of Google’s products, there appears to be little attention placed on the hardware and it ... Read More »

The Link Between Technology, Social Work, and Conflict Resolution

In the field of social work, conflict resolution happens every day. However, the way social workers are dealing with conflicts may be changing as technology becomes introduced to the field. The use of technology is not without its critics, though. Seeing how technology can be used to help with conflict resolution and other hurdles in this field can enable people ... Read More »

New EPA Fuel Efficiency Standards: Will They Hurt the Economy?

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) shocked the auto industry by finishing a report on fuel efficiency standards before its scheduled 2017 release date — a move that has critics accusing the agency of rushing through rules before President-elect Donald Trump takes office. “The EPA has abandoned its own timeline in an effort to ram through another unrealistic and costly mandate,” ... Read More »