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1. LinkedIn Shares Plunge Almost 44 Percent
- Monday, February 08, 2016
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Investors have given LinkedIn a poor job review in the form of a dramatic sell-off that wiped out nearly $10 billion in the professional networking service's market value after it issued a surprise forecast for slower growth this year.
2. Stocks Lose More Ground as Jobs Report Disappoints
- Monday, February 08, 2016
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks posted steep losses Friday, ending the week with broad declines, as investors fretted over a report showing that U.S. job creation slowed last month.
Technology stocks fell especially hard, and shares of LinkedIn had their worst day in history.
3. Logistics Startup Exec: Amazon Gunning for FedEx
- Tuesday, January 26, 2016
The number of voices in the technology world convinced that Amazon has stuck a target on the back of FedEx – as well as its larger competitor, UPS – continues to grow.
The latest is Matthew Hertz, director of operations at package shipment startup Shyp. He took to social networking service LinkedIn in recent days to pen a commentary about why Amazon’s emergence as a significant logistics alternative appears to be a matter of when, not if.
4. All I Want For Christmas Is A New Job
- Wednesday, December 23, 2015
I hope this holiday season has been a great one. If you’re like many people, a new job may be on your Christmas list. Whether you’re looking for a better work environment, more money or something else, December brings up thoughts of something new.
5. Next Evolution Of Social Media
- Wednesday, December 16, 2015
This column is the fifth in an 11-part series on the Top Ten 2016 Marketing Trends. Check back for the remainder of the series and a deep dive into each of these trends.
With the New Year almost upon us, it’s time to adjust your marketing strategy to propel your company’s growth in 2016. Reflect on what worked and what didn’t with your 2015 plan, and consider trends on the horizon that could further amplify your results.
6. Getting Ahead This Holiday Season
- Wednesday, November 18, 2015
One of the biggest misconceptions about the holidays is that your career can take a back seat until January. Don’t get me wrong. Family festivities and reconnecting with close friends is important. But putting your career on the back burner for two months is a big mistake.
7. Get Real Results From LinkedIn
- Wednesday, November 04, 2015
One out of every three professionals on the planet is on LinkedIn and that includes a whopping 60 percent of Memphis-area professionals. That’s why, if you sell to other businesses or B2B, LinkedIn has the power to transform your company.
8. Work Stress is Bad for Your Health
- Friday, September 11, 2015
If you’re feeling stressed at work, it turns out it may actually be bad for your long-term health. Researchers from Harvard and Stanford found that work stress can be as bad for you as secondhand smoke.
9. The Online Trap
- Friday, July 24, 2015
I’ll admit it; I’m an online junkie.
I’ve been on the Internet practically every day since its invention. I studied computers in college and had a long career as an online marketer.
10. How to Change Careers Later in Your Life
- Friday, July 10, 2015
This week, a reader reached out to me with a question many people are facing. She says, “A friend is seeking to leave education after 13 years and re-enter business where she worked as a tech writer. She teaches math and computer science and is incredibly detail-oriented, smart, concise and reliable. … I was wondering if you had any advice for someone changing careers – or going back to a career after a decade-long hiatus.”
11. Engaging Followers Via LinkedIn
- Wednesday, July 01, 2015
LinkedIn, the world’s largest social media platform specifically targeting the business community, has grown to roughly 350 million users in 2015 according to Statista. And businesses have taken note with more than 4 million of them flocking to create company pages in order to tap into this critical mass of business professionals.
12. 'Underqualified' for a Job? You Can Still Apply
- Friday, June 26, 2015
If you’re like most people, there was a time in life when you were underqualified for a job. This is typically the case when you apply for your first job. It can also happen when you make a big career change midstream and have to start over.
13. The Importance of LinkedIn
- Friday, June 05, 2015
There’s a question I hear at least once a week, “Should I have a LinkedIn account?” Job seekers often wonder if LinkedIn is a waste of their time, if anyone will ever see their profile, and if they need a photo. Absolutely, without a doubt, my answer is always yes.
14. Job Search Advice: Care Enough to Prepare
- Monday, May 25, 2015
So, you want a job? We’ve been on a hiring frenzy at the Studio. Sadly, the drudgery of the interview process has wasted too much time and energy.
More than 90 percent of the time, we end up playing a role that seems more like a professional coach, friend or therapist, trying to help the candidate figure out their core strengths and where they may potentially make a good fit in our culture. Then we stop being so nice, realizing this is their job, their ticket to the meeting.
15. What Grads Must Do to Secure Employment
- Saturday, May 23, 2015
Career counselors at many Tennessee colleges and universities say interest from corporate recruiters is higher than they’ve seen it in years.
There are more job postings, internship opportunities, pre-employment trainee classes and technology training programs for all skill levels, but if a recent graduate needs help in pursuing a career, schools want the new alums to come back to them.
16. Study: Top Tech Firms Bypassing Asian Workers for Executive Jobs
- Thursday, May 07, 2015
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Google, Yahoo and other major technology companies are far more inclined to hire Asians as computer programmers than to promote them to become managers or executives, according to a study released Wednesday.
17. The Power of the Follow-Up
- Friday, April 17, 2015
As I reflect back on the past week, I’m reminded of the Multicultural Career Expo. Nearly 1,400 job seekers had the opportunity to connect with more than 50 employers.
Before the event, many people asked me what to do during the event. Oftentimes though, the most important work comes later. Whether you’re attending a job fair, interviewing for a job or networking, the rules are the same.
18. This Year's Fight for the Tech Industry: Patent Trolls
- Wednesday, April 15, 2015
WASHINGTON (AP) – The same week that Alex Haro and Chris Hulls raised $50 million for their mobile app, Life360, the business partners got a letter. It said they had three days to pay licensing fees to a company they had never heard of because their app violated its patented technology.
19. Updating Your Strategy
- Friday, April 10, 2015
When it comes to job searching, one thing’s for sure. Times have changed. Over the past 20 years, the process for getting a job has been transformed. Most companies require you to apply online, and some even interview you via video chat.
20. What Social Channels Work Best
- Wednesday, March 11, 2015
The recent news that Google is reorganizing Google Plus probably only registered on the radars of hardcore social media users and marketing professionals.
It is unclear what is going on over at Google with regard to Google Plus and what it will become with the reported switch to Google Photos and Streams. Frankly, many consumers just haven’t been clear on how best to use the product since its launch more than three years ago.
21. Personal Brand Building
- Friday, February 20, 2015
When’s the last time you thought of yourself as a brand? If you were a car, would you be a Ford or a Mercedes? Would you be a SUV or a convertible?
When you’re job seeking, it’s strange to think of yourself as a brand or a product. It would make the most sense if all hiring decisions were based on your abilities and whether or not you could do the job.
22. Facebook, LinkedIn Join to Help Women in Tech
- Monday, February 09, 2015
MENLO PARK, Calif. (AP) – Facebook and LinkedIn want to boost dwindling numbers of women studying engineering and computer science with a collaborative initiative announced Friday that they hope will eventually fill thousands of lucrative Silicon Valley jobs long dominated by men.
23. What We Can All Learn From Techies
- Friday, January 16, 2015
Sunday night, when most of us were relaxing and watching the Golden Globe Awards, I received a text from a friend. It said, “I spent some time today figuring out a new video software.” And, it had a link to a fun short video.
24. European Job Hunt
- Friday, January 09, 2015
When I visited Dublin, Ireland, in 2013, I was surprised at what I found. It was a European city that in some ways reminded me of home. People were incredibly friendly. The culture was built around music, food and socializing. The city’s core is a similar size to Downtown Memphis, and it’s built around a river.
25. Making Career Resolutions for the New Year
- Thursday, January 01, 2015
Happy New Year! The holidays flew by this season. If you’re in disbelief that we’re starting a new year, you’re not alone. Just learning to say “2015” may take a little time.
26. Make These LinkedIn Resolutions for 2015
- Wednesday, December 24, 2014
Much like the old adage that we only use 10 percent of our brains, you may fall into the camp of LinkedIn users leveraging less than a tenth of what this robust business-networking platform has to offer.
27. Preparing for January
- Friday, December 19, 2014
In less than three weeks, the race will be on. Are you ready? You may wonder what race I’m talking about. It’s time for one of the most important races of your life. The race to your dream job.
28. Networking to the New Year
- Friday, December 12, 2014
December is my favorite time of year for networking. It sounds a little crazy, right? The holidays are for family and loved ones. It’s a time of gift giving, cookie baking, and sing-alongs. It’s a time to visit those you haven’t seen in over a year, and if you’re lucky, to build snowmen with your children.
29. 8 Social Media Missteps To Avoid
- Wednesday, December 10, 2014
Social media can be an effective marketing channel and the cost to entry – the hard cost that is – is relatively low. Consider, though, your annual salary multiplied by the number of hours you and your team spend on social media each year, and you will no doubt want to ensure that you are getting the most out of that significant time investment by avoiding these common missteps.
30. Don’t Stop Your Job Search During the Holiday
- Friday, December 05, 2014
One of the biggest mistakes job seekers make is to stop looking for work over the holidays. Once Thanksgiving rolls around, our priorities shift. We decide companies aren’t hiring anyway, and we move on to other things. We begin to focus on putting up decorations and buying gifts.
31. Reinventing Your Career
- Friday, November 07, 2014
The desire to want to change careers is a common experience. Turning that desire into reality is a different story. Navigating dramatic shifts in one’s career can be both complex and confusing. The frustration causes many people to drop the idea altogether.
32. Timing Is Everything
- Friday, October 24, 2014
Timing is everything; at least, it can be. Whether it’s in life, relationships, or job seeking, timing can strongly influence the outcome of a situation.
When you’re searching for a new career, there are many things you should do, such as update your resume and cover letter. You want to keep your LinkedIn profile current, and have a nice suit on hand for interviews. You should spend time growing your network and applying for jobs.
33. Free Tools to Help With Your Job Search
- Friday, September 26, 2014
This week, I had the pleasure of interviewing Mike Steinerd from Indeed.com. Indeed is the No. 1 job site worldwide with over 140 million visitors per month. We talked about everything from how fast you should apply for a job to companies you should consider if you’re looking for work-life balance.
34. Are You Sharing Too Much?
- Friday, September 19, 2014
When it comes to job seeking, sometimes less is more. Everything we do – from the clothes we wear to our resumes to our social media accounts – says something about us. These things are pieces of our personal brands.
35. 10 Secrets to Easy Business Marketing
- Monday, September 08, 2014
We’re the best kept secret in town! I have heard it more than a few times when someone is describing their business, their institution or services. It’s almost bragging rights to be a secret.
36. Apple's Tech Jobs Held Mostly By White, Asian Men
- Wednesday, August 13, 2014
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Apple primarily relies on white and Asian men for its top-paying technology jobs, feeding the perception that Silicon Valley's economic boom is largely excluding women, blacks and Hispanics.
37. Cold Email Mastery, a Click Away From Anyone
- Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Cold calling is a tough business, though a necessity for many companies. The cost of sales is high, as is sales rep rejection and fatigue. Imagine if email could significantly improve your engagement rate with otherwise cold prospects. If executed well, it can, explains Scott Britton with life-longlearner.com, the forensic accountant of the email world whose company was acquired by Constant Contact for $100 million in 2012.
38. Lessons Learned From Millennials
- Friday, August 08, 2014
Much of the research about employment suggests older workers are waiting longer to retire. This means many seasoned professionals are also still job searching. And, many of those are struggling to find their way.
39. Memphis Professor Heads to New York
- Monday, August 04, 2014
University of Memphis journalism professor Dr. Carrie Brown has accepted a new job with the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism in New York.
40. Networking How To’s
- Friday, July 18, 2014
One of the best ways to advance a career in a competitive market is through networking. In many ways, it’s both the easiest and hardest part of a search. Today, I received two questions on the topic of networking best practices.
41. 5 Steps to Grow Your Email List
- Wednesday, June 18, 2014
One of the most cost-effective strategies for driving Web traffic and generating online leads is email marketing. Unfortunately, most small and mid-sized companies have an email database filled mostly of current clients, business partners and other friends of the firm. To put a fire under your email marketing and dramatically boost results, follow these five steps for growing your email database.
42. Conquering Rumors
- Friday, June 06, 2014
It seems that every week there’s another rumor. Some big corporation is going to lay off its employees. A company’s going to relocate to another city. A department is going to be restructured.
43. Transitioning Between Corporate and Nonprofit
- Friday, May 09, 2014
Career transitions are all the rage these days. Whether it’s moving between jobs more frequently or updating your skill set midstream, change is happening. One trend growing in popularity is employees who are making a move between the nonprofit and corporate worlds.
44. Retailers Get Creative With Pinterest
- Monday, April 28, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) – Target, Nordstrom and other big chains are pinning their hopes of attracting shoppers on social media.
Retailers increasingly are using Pinterest, a social media site that allows users to create collections of photos, articles, recipes, videos and other images that are called "pins," to draw business to their own sites.
45. Relationship Building Blocks
- Friday, April 25, 2014
When you’re working to turn over a new leaf in your career, you start with the basics: an updated resume, a catchy cover letter, new business cards and a fresh LinkedIn profile. These pieces are requirements of your search, but they’re not where the important work happens. The foundation of a long-term career is built on networking.
46. Cleaning Off the Cobwebs
- Friday, March 28, 2014
When new jobseekers start their search for the perfect opportunity, they’re often met with one of two concerns. Either “I’m too old” or “I’m too young.” Those who are older feel their experience will be overlooked because they have too many gray hairs. Those who are young feel their lack of experience will trump their abilities.
47. Becoming Your Own CEO
- Friday, March 21, 2014
I’ve heard the same story at least three times in the past two weeks. A high-performing worker went in for a performance review with the boss. The boss said something along the lines of, “You’ve done a great job. I appreciate you. I can’t offer you a promotion, or a raise, but please don’t leave. I need you here.”
48. Defining Luck
- Friday, March 14, 2014
Some people seem to have all the luck. From the outside, they appear to get every promotion, make more money, drive a nicer car and live in a nicer house. It’s like they are surrounded by a ray of sunshine all day. This seems especially true of celebrities, company heads and professional athletes. How do they get so lucky, and when will my luck change?
49. RedRover Adds Corporate Veteran to Ranks
- Friday, March 14, 2014
It started with Ilenia Buggy scanning LinkedIn and stumbling across RedRover Sales & Marketing, the Memphis-based agency with the catchy canine-infused theme that caught her attention.
After learning more about the company, which was founded in 2006, and studying its website, Buggy’s recollection is matter-of-fact: “It became very clear to me I needed to be part of this team.”
50. Making the Most of Career Fairs
- Friday, March 07, 2014
As college graduates prepare to enter the working world in May, corporations begin to ramp up their hiring. More jobs are posted, and recruiters increase their search efforts. Even if you graduated from college years or decades ago, this can be a perfect time to look for a new opportunity.
51. Instagram Tips for Businesses
- Friday, February 28, 2014
For the past couple of years, more and more businesses have been communicating with their audiences through Instagram.
By definition, Instagram is an online photo-sharing and social networking service that enables its users to take pictures and videos, apply digital filters to them and share them on a variety of social networking services. I applaud the creators of Instagram for taking everyone’s favorite social media feature – photos – and using it as the core of the platform.
52. Networking With No Fear
- Friday, February 28, 2014
Last week, as I pulled toward my parking space at home, the adorable 3-year-old boy who lives next door ran up to my car. “I haven’t seen you in a while!” he exclaimed in the most excited voice I’d heard all week. “How have you been?” I rolled down my window and chatted with him until his grandmother quickly rushed over to sweep him up.
53. New Women’s Business Group Grows In Memphis
- Wednesday, February 19, 2014
A new business group for professional women and business owners has launched in Memphis and is meeting at Napa Cafe next week to hear a veteran sales strategy consultant talk about authenticity in the digital world.
54. Starting Over: When Corporate Goes Kaput
- Friday, February 07, 2014
For many employees in the Memphis area, the story is all too familiar. You wake up one day and go to work, just like it was any other. You wear the same clothes, drive the same route, and eat at the same place for lunch. Things seem fine at first, but something starts to feel a little out of whack.
55. Your Calling Card
- Friday, January 24, 2014
These days, the way in which you present yourself has become more complicated. It’s no longer just about being well groomed with a firm handshake. Your Facebook page, LinkedIn account, email address, business cards and phone number all say something about you. They are all pieces of your personal brand.
56. New Year, New You
- Friday, January 03, 2014
January is the perfect time to begin working on your 2014 plan. As you prioritize your New Year’s resolutions, consider a career cleanup along with your plans to go to the gym more often. If you’ve been thinking of a career change, whether it’s an internal promotion or moving to a new company or field altogether, this is the perfect time.
57. Keeping Up Job Searches During the Holidays
- Friday, December 27, 2013
Now’s the time to get started on your resolution to find a new job in the new year. The holidays are the perfect time to begin your search. Yes, many HR departments are on vacation and hiring appears to halt. But, it’s a great time for you to lay the foundation to stand out in 2014.
58. Ex-Senate Staffer Appears in Court on Porn Charges
- Friday, December 13, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) – The fired chief of staff for Sen. Lamar Alexander made his first court appearance Thursday on charges of possession and distribution of child pornography.
Ryan Loskarn answered softly, "Yes, sir," when U.S. Magistrate Judge John M. Facciola asked Loskarn whether he understood that he was charged with serious offenses.
59. Big Tech Companies Lash Out at Government Snooping
- Tuesday, December 10, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) – Silicon Valley is escalating pressure on President Barack Obama to curb the U.S. government surveillance programs that vacuum personal information off the Internet and threaten the technology industry's financial livelihood.
60. Social Media: Best of the Rest
- Wednesday, November 06, 2013
Part two of a two-part series. With more than 200 major, active social media networks cited by Wikipedia, it’s easy to get overwhelmed with all of the choices available. Given the considerable amount of time that businesses are investing in social media marketing, it’s vital to focus those efforts on the right networks versus every network.
61. Investing in the Right Social Media
- Wednesday, October 30, 2013
Part one of a two-part series. For the majority of industries, social media is an essential arrow in a company’s quiver of marketing tools.In fact, more than half of businesses using social media marketing for more than three years report an increase in sales over that period, according to the 2012 Social Media Industry Report.
62. Twitter Dishes Tantalizing Tidbits in IPO Treatise
- Monday, October 07, 2013
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Twitter, a privately held company built on blurbs, has finally laid itself bare in documents that read more like a treatise than a tweet.
The roughly 800-page filing Twitter Inc. released late Thursday on its way to an eagerly anticipated IPO contains tantalizing tidbits about its growth and its attempts to make money from its influential short messaging service.
63. LinkedIn Asks Court to Let it Disclose FISA Data
- Thursday, September 19, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) – LinkedIn has asked a secret court to allow it to disclose the number of national security orders the company has received under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act.
64. Be Aware of Your Company’s Finances
- Thursday, September 19, 2013
Ray’s Take In the “good old days,” many individuals felt comfortable with a lifetime employment approach to their careers. Perhaps they might not become wealthy, but they felt their jobs and pensions were secure. They would then blithely go about their tasks without paying attention to what else was going on in their company. The world is very different now, and it is now essential to regularly scan the health of your career, the company you work for and its competitors.
65. Mutually Beneficial Networking
- Monday, August 26, 2013
Many business professionals think of networking as mainly attending events and exchanging business cards. Then you go back to your office and connect on LinkedIn or some similar networking service and wait for the magic to happen. And it rarely does.
- Wednesday, June 12, 2013
Kiwanis Club of Memphis will meet Wednesday, June 12, from noon to 1 p.m. at The University Club of Memphis, 1346 Central Ave. U.S. District Judge John Fowlkes will speak. Cost is $18 for nonmembers.
- Tuesday, June 11, 2013
The National Association of Women Business Owners, Memphis chapter will meet Tuesday, June 11, at 11:15 a.m. at Chickasaw Country Club, 3395 Galloway Ave. Shelley Baur, owner of One Source Associates, will speak, and the 2013-2014 officers and board will be installed. Tickets in advance are $25 for members and $30 for nonmembers; tickets at the door are $35. Visit nawbomemphis.org.
- Saturday, June 08, 2013
The Daily News will present Literatini, benefiting Literacy Mid-South, Thursday, June 13, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at The Booksellers at Laurelwood, 387 Perkins Road Extended. The event will include martinis and food, an auction, live music and a wine pull. Tickets are $50 per person or $75 per couple. Visit literacymidsouth.org.
69. Keller Finds Right Culture at RedRover
- Friday, June 07, 2013
Catherine “Kitty” Keller is one of the newest members of the team at RedRover Sales & Marketing, and her addition comes at a time of a steady swelling of the ranks, a recent batch of awards and consistent business growth for the firm.
70. Your Mobile Device: Friend or Foe?
- Friday, April 12, 2013
Who is more important: you or a group of your fellow nonprofit volunteers or professionals? What signal are you sending when you direct your attention to your mobile device instead of the group’s discussion? If you believe the work of the organization or institution is unimportant, say so and work with your peers to restructure meetings. If not, give your attention to the business at hand. Each of you has carved out time from your busy schedules to attend the meeting: make the most of it.
71. Social Resumes and the Job Search
- Friday, April 05, 2013
As an adjunct accounting professor at the University of Memphis, I am constantly trying to prepare my students for their future. Part of that preparation is exposing the students to tools that will assist them in their search for employment.
- Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Black Business Association of Memphis will meet Wednesday, Feb. 27, at 8 a.m. at the association’s office, 555 Beale St. Jozelle Booker of Memphis Light, Gas and Water Division will discuss what MLGW’s recent disparity study means for minority businesses. Visit bbamemphis.com.
- Tuesday, February 26, 2013
The Orpheum Theatre will present “Anything Goes” Tuesday, Feb. 26, through March 3 at the theater, 203 S. Main St. Visit orpheum-memphis.com or call 525-3000 for showtimes and tickets.
- Monday, February 25, 2013
Rhodes College will host Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, presenting “A New Vision of Islam in America,” as part of its free Communities in Conversation Series Monday, Feb. 25, at 7 p.m. in the McCallum Ballroom of the Bryan Campus Life Center on campus, 2000 North Parkway. Visit rhodes.edu.
75. 9 Things Apple Could Do With $137 Billion
- Monday, February 11, 2013
Apple Inc. has recently come under attack for its practice of stockpiling cash. At the end of last year, the company was sitting on $137 billion – and the heap keeps growing.
76. Top 10 Smart Marketing Trends for 2013
- Thursday, December 27, 2012
Make it your resolution to execute these Top 10 smart marketing trends in 2013.
1. Visual Storytelling – Thanks to image-centric sites like Pinterest and Instagram, 2012 became the year of brand visualization. Visual content is now in higher demand than ever before and brands must step up and tell their story through more than words.
77. Political Outsourcing
- Monday, October 15, 2012
It has been 12 years since Shelby County voters have encountered a Democratic or Republican presidential nominee on the general election ballot who had some kind of political presence in the region, if not the city, before they made their bid for president.
78. National Small Business Workshop Coming to Memphis
- Wednesday, October 03, 2012
A small-business-themed workshop tour presented in part by the New York Stock Exchange is stopping in Memphis next week.
The NYSE, small-business lender Accion and Yelp, which operates a business ratings and review website and app, earlier this summer joined forces to launch their “Small Business Connections Tour,” part of the organizations’ NYSE Big StartUp initiative.
- Friday, September 21, 2012
Catholic Charities of West Tennessee’s Mobile Food Pantry will be holding a nonperishable-food drive during the grand opening of the fred’s Super Dollar at 7143 Winchester Road Friday, Sept. 21, from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Contact Alie Lifsey at firstname.lastname@example.org.
80. 5 Best Practices For Leveraging Pinterest
- Thursday, August 16, 2012
Part two of a two-part series Virtual scrapbooking site Pinterest has quickly taken the world of social media by storm, leaving some business owners and marketers scratching their heads about how exactly to leverage their time investment accordingly.
81. Business Focus
- Monday, August 13, 2012
Memphis’ small-business community got a shot in the arm earlier this month.
Tennessee’s three-day sales tax holiday ran from Aug. 3 through Aug. 5, and it drew shoppers to retailers that carry certain clothing items, school supplies and computers.
82. Build an Advantage By Creating Talking Points
- Friday, July 27, 2012
You just said yes to fundraising for an organization you believe in. It could be your child’s school, your alma mater, a local hospital or an advocacy organization. You felt confident you could help when you took on the task, but now, upon reflection, you wonder what you have gotten yourself into.
83. Startup Weekend Helps Bring Ideas to Life
- Tuesday, July 24, 2012
In LinkedIn founder Reid Hoffman’s recent book “The Startup of You,” he recalls a billboard in Silicon Valley that asks passers-by – many of them presumably being startup founders – a simply question: What makes you so special?
84. Weak Hiring Shows Economy Still Hurting
- Monday, July 09, 2012
WASHINGTON (AP) – A third straight month of weak hiring shows the U.S. economy is still struggling three years after the recession officially ended.
U.S. employers added just 80,000 jobs in June, and the unemployment rate was unchanged at 8.2 percent, the Labor Department said Friday.
85. Cybercrime Disclosures Rare Despite New SEC Rule
- Monday, July 02, 2012
WASHINGTON (AP) – Hackers broke into computers at hotel giant Wyndham Worldwide Corp. three times in two years and stole credit card information belonging to hundreds of thousands of customers. Wyndham didn't report the break-in in corporate filings even though the Securities and Exchange Commission wants companies to inform investors of cybercrimes.
86. Tech-Savvy Jostes Helps Grow Small Businesses
- Friday, June 22, 2012
To Liz Jostes, a social media and small-business consultant, now is a great time to be a small-business owner.
Between search engine optimization, social media and other tech tools available today that weren’t around or weren’t as robust a few years ago, “the little guy” can compete on a wider playing field than ever before.
87. Questions Abound in Grizzlies Sale
- Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Robert Pera, a young tech industry multimillionaire, is close to adding a new title to his resume: NBA team owner.
88. Facebook Leaning Toward Nasdaq, Reports Say
- Monday, April 09, 2012
NEW YORK (AP) – Facebook will list its shares with Nasdaq, according to media reports.
That would be a big win for the Nasdaq, which competes fiercely with NYSE Euronext Inc., especially for an initial public offering as large as Facebook's, pegged at $5 billion.
89. New Network Affiliation Bolsters Investec Realty
- Monday, April 02, 2012
Commercial real estate firm Investec Realty Services has broadened its reach beyond the Memphis market thanks to a partnership with the international network of Sperry Van Ness.
A recent franchise affiliation increases the company’s footprint from 10 brokers in Tennessee to more than 700 affiliates in 145 markets, plus another 35,000 brokers who subscribe to the Sperry Van Ness network.
90. Study: Social Media Plays Role for Job Searchers
- Friday, March 02, 2012
At Obsidian Public Relations in Downtown Memphis, it’s not unusual to find employees on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and other social media sites as they handle their clients’ PR needs throughout the day.
91. Miconi Finds Success During First Year
- Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Start-up firm Miconi Project Management has completed several projects in the Memphis area in recent months, and has more in the pipeline.
Warren Miconi founded the firm on April 1. It provides real estate project management and consulting services to clients with operations in Mississippi and the Mid-South.
92. Yelp Looking for $12 to $14 per Share in IPO
- Monday, February 20, 2012
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Online review service Yelp rated its own business Thursday, setting an IPO target of $12 to $14 per share that could value the 7-year-old company as high as $840 million.
93. Status Update: Facebook to Go Public, Raise $5B
- Thursday, February 02, 2012
NEW YORK (AP) – Facebook made a much-anticipated status update Wednesday: The Internet social network is going public eight years after its computer-hacking CEO Mark Zuckerberg started the service at Harvard University.
94. Tech Companies Team Up to Combat Email Scams
- Tuesday, January 31, 2012
NEW YORK (AP) – Google, Facebook and other big tech companies are jointly designing a system for combating email scams known as phishing.
Such scams try to trick people into giving away passwords and other personal information by sending emails that look as if they come from a legitimate bank, retailer or other business. When Bank of America customers see emails that appear to come from the bank, they might click on a link that takes them to a fake site mimicking the real Bank of America's. There, they might enter personal details, which scam artists can capture and use for fraud.
95. SEC Warns of Social Media Schemes After Fraud Case
- Thursday, January 05, 2012
WASHINGTON (AP) – Regulators are warning the public to be wary of social media sites that could be offering bogus investment schemes.
The warning follows civil charges filed by the Securities and Exchange Commission against an Illinois-based investment adviser who tried to sell fraudulent securities through Linkedin.
96. European Finan. Crisis Tops AP Picks of '11 Biz Stories
- Thursday, December 22, 2011
NEW YORK (AP) – Europe took the financial world on a stomach-churning ride in 2011.
The rising threat of default by heavily indebted European countries spread fear across financial markets and weighed on economies worldwide. As the year came to a close, banks and investors nervously watched Europe's political and financial leaders scramble to prevent the 17-nation eurozone from breaking apart.
97. Business Gift Giving Guide
- Wednesday, December 07, 2011
'Tis the season for showing appreciation for our clients that allow our businesses to operate.
What should be a fun activity can wind up being a chore, as finding a memorable gift that aligns with your clients’ interests and fits within your budget is no small feat.
98. FarmVille Creator Hopes to Raise About $1B in IPO
- Monday, December 05, 2011
NEW YORK (AP) – Hoping to harvest some fresh cash, the online game company behind "FarmVille" said Friday that it plans to raise $1 billion in an initial public offering of up to 100 million shares.
99. Report Says Facebook Seeks $10 Billion in IPO
- Wednesday, November 30, 2011
NEW YORK (AP) – Facebook might finally be laying down the groundwork for a highly anticipated initial public offering, long expected to take place sometime after April 2012.
The Wall Street Journal is reporting that the world's largest online social network is looking to raise as much as $10 billion in its IPO. The Journal cited people familiar with the matter but did not identify them by name.
100. Groupon Shares Jump in Public Market Debut
- Monday, November 07, 2011
NEW YORK (AP) – Groupon, the company that pioneered online group discounts, saw its stock climb by nearly a third in its public debut Friday, showing strong demand for an Internet company whose business model is considered unsustainable by some analysts.