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BizEquity Partners with Equifax in a Bid to Democratize Business Valuations

What is your business worth? Do you have any idea? BizEquity, an online provider of business valuation big data, recently announced it has entered into a strategic partnership with Equifax (NYSE: EFX), an information solutions and global insights provider, to help answer this very question. The companies say they’re offering a joint business valuation service that will help small business ... Read More »

8 Ways to Protect You and Clients from Financial Fraud

The predicament unfolding at Wells Fargo where 5,300 employees were fired due to phony bank accounts opened to “boost their sales figures and make more money” is not new in the financial world. Unscrupulous practices have occurred for years in varying degrees. In 1985, a just-fired employee at a New York-based commercial bank stood in front of his former co-workers to ... Read More »

Does Your Bank Count Debits to Intentionally Create More Overdrafts?

Nearly 40 percent of the biggest U.S. banks surveyed order transactions in a way that leads to increased overdrafts, according to a new report by the Pew Charitable Trusts. Pew analyzed 44 of the 50 biggest U.S. banks and found that 18 of them process debit transactions — purchases, payments and withdrawals — in order from the highest amount to ... Read More »

The 6 education stories to watch in 2017

Original photo: Creative Commons/alamosbasement When it comes to education issues, the term “community engagement” gets tossed around a lot — and rightfully so. In order for local policy makers and educators to make greater strides toward closing the achievement gap they need to hear from those who are too often left out of these conversations. Parents, students and community members are ... Read More »

My Disability Matters: The social media site helping to connect people with disabilities

PHOTO: Mr Reardon hopes the website will provide a forum for people with disabilities to support each other. (ABC News: Felicity Ogilvie) RELATED STORY: New social network connects people with disabilities online MAP: TAS A social media site created by a Tasmanian man and designed for people with disabilities is being praised by users as a useful place to make ... Read More »

Govt cyber cell to watch social media posts

Representative image GURGAON: Your social mediaposts are under close watch. The Haryana government has decided to ratchet up its cyber policing with a centre for digital investigations that it will inaugurate on Wednesday in Gurgaon. The Digital Investigation Training and Analysis Centre (Ditac) will focus exclusively on social media content, picking up anything it feels is “inflammatory” or “illegal” in ... Read More »

‘Force Snapdeal to dump Aamir Khan: BJP IT chief told social media cell’

Following his comments in November 2015 that were perceived to be critical of the government, the BJP social media cell organised a campaign to get Khan removed as the brand ambassador of Snapdeal. The BJP social media cell was instructed, among others by the party’s IT cell head, to build pressure via social media on e-commerce platform Snapdeal to drop ... Read More »

5 Keys to a Great Small Business Marketing Strategy

What’s the difference between the confident entrepreneurs who lead growing businesses and owners who can’t get out of survival mode?  It all comes down to this:  All successful businesses have a clear marketing strategy that makes everything they do more effective. Unfortunately, many busy small business owners get so caught up in tactical daily marketing execution like building a website, ... Read More »

Why B2B Startups Fail – And How to Prevent It

Why do startups fail in the B2B world?  Any number of reasons.  Today we’re going to take a look at some of the main reasons, and more importantly, what you can do about it. The numbers are daunting.  Startup failure rates indicate 50% of small businesses are out of business within five years. However, rather than focus on the negatives, ... Read More »

HubSpot Files for IPO, Hopes to Raise $100 Million

HubSpot, the inbound marketing company founded by Brian Halligan and Dharmesh Shah in 2006, has filed its intentions for an Initial Public Offering. The company says it hopes to raise $100 million from sales of public stock, according to its S-1 filing with the Security Exchange Commission. Hubspot says it plans to list shares on the New York Stock Exchange ... Read More »