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These Are The 10 Top Stock Holdings Of Paul Singer

Paul Singer is a hedge fund magnate, who founded Elliott Management in 1977 with $1.3 million. The hedge fund firm now has over $45 billion in assets under management. Though Singer has been diversifying the investments across a variety of assets, he is known for activist positions as well. His firm has pushed for changes […] Paul Singer is a hedge fund magnate, who founded Elliott Management in 1977 with $1.3 million. The hedge fund firm now has over $45 billion in assets under management. Though Singer has been diversifying the investments across a variety of assets, he is known for activist positions as well. His firm has pushed for changes at several companies, including Twitter, AT&T and SoftBank. 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Save it to your desktop, read it on your tablet, or email to your colleagues (function($) {window.fnames = new Array(); window.ftypes = new Array();fnames[0]='EMAIL';ftypes[0]='email';}(jQuery));var $mcj = jQuery.noConflict(true); Q2 2021 hedge fund letters, conferences and more Ten Top Stock Holdings Of Paul Singer We have referred to the latest 13F filing (as of June 30, 2021) of Elliott Management to come up with the ten top stock holdings of Paul Singer. Following are the ten top stock holdings of Paul Singer: Uniti Group Founded in 2014, it is a real estate investment trust company that deals in the acquisition and construction of mission infrastructure in the communications industry. Singer owns 20,475,739 shares of Uniti Group Inc (NASDAQ:UNIT), having a market value of more than $216 million and accounting for 1.64% of Elliott Management’s portfolio. Singer first invested in Uniti Group in Q3 2020. Uniti Group shares are up more than 9% YTD and over 21% in the past three months. E2open Parent Holdings Founded in February 2021, this company offers supply chain management software. Singer owns 27,973,575 shares of E2open Parent Holdings Inc (NYSE:ETWO), having a market value of more than $319 million and accounting for 2.42% of Elliott Management’s portfolio. Singer first invested in E2open Parent Holdings in Q1 2021. E2open Parent Holdings shares are up more than 8% YTD but are down over 3% in the past three months. It is headquartered in New York. Arconic Founded in 2019, this company makes aluminum sheet, plate, extrusions and architectural products. Singer owns 10,391,409 shares of Arconic Corp (NYSE:ARNC), having a market value of more than $370 million and accounting for 2.80% of Elliott Management’s portfolio. Singer first invested in Arconic in Q2 2020. Arconic shares are up more than 6% YTD but are down over 13% in the past three months. It is headquartered in Pittsburgh. Nielsen Holdings Founded in 1923, this company provides global marketing data collection and analytics services. Singer owns 16,600,000 shares of Nielsen Holdings PLC (NYSE:NLSN), having a market value of more than $409 million and accounting for 3.10% of Elliott Management’s portfolio. Singer first invested in Nielsen Holdings in Q3 2018. Nielsen Holdings shares are down more than 6% YTD and over 21% in the past three months. It is headquartered in New York. Peabody Energy Founded in 1883, this company is in the business of coal mining. Singer owns 27,124,787 shares of Peabody Energy Corporation (NYSE:BTU), having a market value of more than $458 million and accounting for 3.47% of Elliott Management’s portfolio. Singer has recently reduced his stake in Peabody Energy. Peabody Energy shares are up more than 480% YTD and over 66% in the past three months. It is headquartered in St. Louis. Evergy Founded in 2017, this company offers electricity through its subsidiaries. Singer owns 10,541,914 shares of Evergy Inc (NYSE:EVRG), having a market value of more than $637 million and accounting for 4.82% of Elliott Management’s portfolio. Singer first invested in Evergy in Q4 2020. Evergy shares are up more than 13% YTD and over 2% in the past three months. Marathon Petroleum Founded in 1887, this company refines, markets and transports petroleum products. Singer owns 10,570,000 shares of Marathon Petroleum Corp (NYSE:MPC), having a market value of more than $638 million and accounting for 4.83% of Elliott Management’s portfolio. Singer first invested in Marathon Petroleum in Q2 2019. Marathon Petroleum shares are up more than 44% YTD but are down over 3% in the past three months. Twitter Founded in 2006, this company manages a micro-blogging platform that allows people to express themselves and have a conversation in real time. Singer owns 10,000,000 shares of Twitter Inc (NYSE:TWTR), having a market value of more than $688 million and accounting for 5.20% of Elliott Management’s portfolio. Singer first invested in Twitter in Q1 2020, and has significantly raised his stake in the company recently. Twitter shares are up more than 18% YTD but are down over 5% in the past three months. Howmet Aerospace Founded in 1888, this company offers engineered solutions for the aerospace and transportation industries. Singer owns 41,065,000 shares of Howmet Aerospace Inc (NYSE:HWM), having a market value of more than $1,415 million and accounting for 10.71% of Elliott Management’s portfolio. Singer first invested in Howmet Aerospace in Q4 2015, and has marginally reduced his stake in the company recently. Howmet Aerospace shares are up more than 8% YTD but are down over 10% in the past three months. Dell Technologies Founded in 1984, this company offers information technology hardware, software, and service solutions. Singer owns 24,832,943 shares of Dell Technologies Inc (NYSE:DELL), having a market value of more than $2,475 million and accounting for 18.72% of Elliott Management’s portfolio. Singer first invested in Dell Technologies in Q4 2018. Dell Technologies shares are up more than 35% YTD and almost 1% in the past three months. It is headquartered in Round Rock, TX. Updated on Sep 23, 2021, 9:45 am (function() { var sc = document.createElement("script"); sc.type = "text/javascript"; sc.async = true;sc.src = "//mixi.media/data/js/95481.js"; sc.charset = "utf-8";var s = document.getElementsByTagName("script")[0]; s.parentNode.insertBefore(sc, s); }()); window._F20 = window._F20 || []; _F20.push({container: 'F20WidgetContainer', placement: '', count: 3}); _F20.push({finish: true});.....»»

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Advertisers demand agencies prove their eco credentials

In this week's Insider Advertising newsletter we're covering sustainability metrics in RFPs, supply-chain issues for ad plans, and Facebook's comms. Hello and welcome back to Insider Advertising, your weekly look at the biggest stories and trends affecting Madison Avenue and beyond. I'm Lara O'Reilly, Insider's media and advertising editor. If this was forwarded to you, sign up here.As we gear up for the big holiday quarter, Facebook advertisers are already experiencing their nightmare before Christmas as Apple's recent privacy changes take effect. In a blog post Wednesday, Facebook said some advertisers' post-iOS 14 difficulties were hitting harder than they had expected. Some of those issues could be attributed to Facebook underreporting conversions on iOS devices by about 15%, the company said. Direct-to-consumer and so-called performance advertisers in particular are bracing for a bumpy Q4.Let's get you caught up on this week's other big advertising news:Marketers are pushing their ad agencies to be eco-friendlySupply-chain shortages are affecting ad plansFacebook is embarking on a more defensive comms approachIt's not easy being green Investors can make this happen, if they want to. Frank Bienewald/LightRocket via Getty Images It's been a little over five years since big brands like General Mills and HP made headlines by setting out requirements for their ad agencies to diversify their workforces.Now, an increasing number of advertisers are also asking agencies pitching for their business to lay out their sustainability commitments, the Insider correspondent Patrick Coffee reports, quoting one agency exec who said it's now part of every pitch.But while sustainability metrics are now front and center of many RFPs, I'd wager that few advertisers are at the point where they can audit compliance with the promises being made."It's an important part of any process, but many of the areas can be quite challenging on an ongoing basis," Ryan Kangisser, the managing partner of strategy at the media-advisory firm MediaSense, told me. What's more, as the coronavirus pandemic forced nearly all businesses to significantly rev up their e-commerce operations, some advertisers could do well with turning the mirror back on themselves. Global delivery volume records that were set last year are likely to be smashed once again in the holiday quarter."As e-commerce gets bigger, we all have to recognize the energy and power required to fuel all the e-commerce sites and clicks and transactions that are exponentially exploding at the moment," said Richard Robinson, a managing director of the pitch consultancy Oystercatchers.Yet, Robinson said, when brands are leaned on to ask who is ultimately responsible for sustainable e-commerce within their companies - The CMO? CDO? IT? Supply chain? - many execs still don't have a solid answer."The e-commerce kahuna is everyone's inconvenient secret at the moment," Robinson added.Hey big spenderAs e-commerce spending continues to soar through 2021 and beyond, so too is retailer spending on digital ads.Retail has long been the biggest-spending sector on digital ads in the US - which makes sense, as it's the category with the clearest visibility about whether the ads drove a sale. eMarketer; Taylor Tyson/Insider Insider Intelligence forecasts US retailer digital ad spending will blast through the $50 billion mark in 2022 - "a mark that no other industry will approach in the next couple of years," the Insider-owned research company's analysts wrote. In fact, Insider Intelligence doesn't predict any other single category will spend more than $20 billion in digital ads a year until 2023.In the meantime, retailers and e-commerce companies like Walmart, Target, and Instacart are busily building their own ad businesses and taking on the market leader Amazon by using their valuable first-party data to help advertisers target the shoppers most likely to buy their products. Insider Intelligence estimates that US retail media ad spending will grow almost 28% to reach $24 billion this year.You can't always get what you want FILE PHOTO: A General Motors assembly worker works on assembling a V6 engine, used in a variety of GM cars, trucks and crossovers, at the GM Romulus Powertrain plant in Romulus, Michigan, U.S. August 21, 2019. Rebecca Cook/File Photo Insider's senior reporter Lauren Johnson reports: Supply-chain issues are affecting ad spend, Ad Age reported, and it's not just mom and pops grappling to stock their shelves.Automakers like GM are also contending with big issues that make it hard to get their products to people, and big names are cutting advertising spend as a result, according to four agency sources who handle ad buying for the auto industry.One ad buyer said GM brands like Ford and Chevy, as well as the Dutch automaker Stellantis, cut ad spend earlier this year in response to computer-chip shortages that slashed production cycles, adding that car brands shifted their messaging from selling new vehicles to encouraging people to buy used cars at local dealerships. Representatives for Ford, Chevy, and Stellantis did not respond to requests for comment.Agency sources said that such cuts had hit mostly TV advertising and that in cases in which only some of a brand's products were unavailable, advertisers redirected digital ad spend to promote in-stock items with performance tactics like programmatic advertising that can track sales of products.Read more: KFC isn't advertising chicken tenders on TV because of supply-chain shortagesSorry seems to be the hardest word Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg in New York City on Friday, October 25, 2019. AP Photo/Mark Lennihan A few years ago, as sure as spring would turn to summer and summer to fall, it felt as if the latest Facebook mea culpa was only ever a few months away. (The Washington Post even made a handy timeline.) Yet while Facebook has been significantly ramping up its own ad spend of late, don't expect to see any more full-page apology ads from the social network in your favorite newspaper anytime soon.As The New York Times reported, amid the weight of negative scrutiny on the company, Facebook's communications execs are pressing on with a different strategy: No more apologies.That attack-dog approach has been in plain view following The Wall Street Journal's explosive "Facebook Files" investigative series, which uncovered a litany of serious issues on that platform that the company appears to be aware of but has failed to fully address.Facebook's vice president of global affairs, Nick Clegg, fired back with his "What the Wall Street Journal Got Wrong" blog post. Mark Zuckerberg, who personally hasn't responded to The Journal's reporting, instead wagged his finger at The Times for implying he had posted a video of himself riding an "electric surfboard" instead of a hydrofoil. Over on Twitter, a Facebook representative sought to play down The Times' reporting of "Project Amplify," the social network's initiative to show people positive stories about the company on the platform.Meanwhile, the heat on Facebook shows no sign of petering out:Another Facebook ad boycott could be around the cornerSenators said they'd investigate Facebook's internal research into Instagram's effects on the mental health of young usersOne of Wall Street's top internet analysts says Facebook and Instagram user satisfaction just dropped to all-time lowsRecommended readingWaze CMO Erin Clift has left amid leadership shake-up at the Google-owned company - InsiderRoku is rolling out a new tool to compete with Facebook and Google for the $16 billion local advertising market - InsiderAT&T CEO John Stankey says he's unhappy with the company's brand and is planning a more future-facing refresh - CNBCVideoAmp has begun testing its cross-platform TV- and video-measurement ratings alternative with five major ad holding companies - CampaignAudi is looking for a new ad agency to handle its $185 million ad business - InsiderTikTok insiders describe how parent company ByteDance's culture principles, called 'ByteStyles,' are used to reward and reprimand - InsiderSee you next week - and in the meantime please do continue sending your feedback and news tips for this newsletter to loreilly@insider.com Read the original article on Business Insider.....»»

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Binance says it de-platformed Russian crypto exchange Suex earlier this year even before it was sanctioned by the US Treasury

"Make no mistake - this is a positive development for the industry and the millions of innovators, consumers, and investors," Binance said. Changpeng Zhao, CEO of Binance. REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi Binance said de-platformed Suex earlier this year, even before it was blacklisted by the US Treasury Department. The agency sanctioned the Russian crypto exchange for its role in laundering financial transactions for ransomware actors. "Make no mistake - this is a positive development for the industry and the millions of innovators, consumers, and investors," Binance said. Sign up here for our daily newsletter, 10 Things Before the Opening Bell. Binance Holdings, the world's largest cryptocurrency exchange, said it de-platformed recently sanctioned Russian-owned cryptocurrency exchange Suex earlier this year, even before it was blacklisted by the US Treasury Department, according to a blog post published Wednesday.Suex on Tuesday was sanctioned by the Biden Administration for its role in laundering financial transactions for ransomware actors. This marked the first time the Treasury has ever blacklisted a cryptocurrency exchange.The agency added Suex to its Specially Designated Nationals list, blacklisting 25 blockchain addresses the Czech Republic-based company used. The designation would generally ban all US citizens from engaging in transactions with them. "We de-platformed these accounts based on internal safeguards," Binance said. "Information regarding the addresses in the announcement, as well as other information from our internal investigation, was shared with the appropriate authorities."Binance added that several accounts related to the addresses that the Treasury flagged were identified by its investigative team earlier this year."Make no mistake - this is a positive development for the industry and the millions of innovators, consumers, and investors across the globe that contribute to blockchain's growth each day," Binance said.An analysis of transactions of Suex showed that over 40% were associated with illicit actors, according to the Treasury's announcement, adding that the crypto exchange also facilitated illicit funds from at least eight ransomware variants.Suex, according to Binance, is just the latest illicit entity it took action against. Most recently, its efforts included the Fancycat operation and Bulletproof Exchanger Project."At Binance, we recognize what it means to be the industry leader versus simply being the largest player in the industry," the company said. "As an industry, we must tackle this challenge head-on in partnership with law enforcement across the globe."Binance itself has not been without controversy. It is being probed over possible insider trading and market manipulation by US regulators. It also recently announced shutting down cryptocurrency derivative products for existing customers in Australia by the end of the year to appease regulators.But in September, Binance, which was founded in 2017 and does not have a formal headquarters, said it needs centralized headquarters to work well with regulators all over the world. The admission comes after months of being slapped with multiple warnings, and in some jurisdictions, banned from operating due to its failure to register with local regulators.Read the original article on Business Insider.....»»

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"Fortnite" may not return to iPhones for up to 5 years, if ever

Sorry "Fortnite" fans: It's starting to sound like the world's biggest game may never return to Apple's iPhones. Epic Games It sounds like "Fortnite" isn't coming back to the iPhone anytime soon. Epic says it won't bring the game back to the iPhone unless Apple allows alternate payment forms. Apple says it won't even consider allowing Epic back until the the companies' legal spat is over. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. It sounds like "Fortnite" won't be back on Apple's iPhone anytime soon. Based on the most recent exchanges between "Fortnite" maker Epic Games, Apple's App Store leader Phil Schiller, and a member of Apple's legal team at Gibson Dunn, relations between the two companies are as icy as ever.In a letter sent by Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney to Apple App Store leader Phil Schiller, things start out friendly enough. Sweeney started by asking Schiller to reinstate Epic's development account, which is needed for "Fortnite" to operate on Apple's iOS."Epic has asked Apple to reactivate our 'Fortnite' development account," Sweeney said to Schiller. "Epic promises that it will adhere to Apple's guidelines whenever and wherever we release products on Apple platforms." He added that this "depends on whether and where Apple updates its guidelines to provide for a level playing field between Apple In-App Purchase and other methods of payment." In other words, "Fortnite" will only return to iPhones when Apple allows Epic to circumvent Apple's App Store payment system - an argument that was at the heart of the recent lawsuit between Apple and Epic.In a response, Apple's attorney said the company isn't even considering that reinstatement until the legal spat between the two companies, "becomes final and nonappealable." And that may not be for another five years, Sweeney said."'Fortnite' will be blacklisted from the Apple ecosystem until the exhaustion of all court appeals," he tweeted on Wednesday, "which could be as long as a 5-year process." An image of the "Fortnite" update that included the ability to pay Epic Games directly rather than paying through Apple. Epic Games Apple has repeatedly refused to allow alternative payment methods on the App Store, citing security concerns, and kicked "Fortnite" off the iPhone last year when Epic quietly added a way to pay Epic directly rather than paying through the App Store.Subsequently, Epic sued Apple.The result of that lawsuit, which Epic is appealing, was relatively minimal: In Apple's case, the App Store is being forced to allow app makers the ability to link out and sell items directly to their users via external payment methods. That means app makers will be allowed to directly link out to alternative ways for purchasing, giving them a new way to avoid App Store commissions.Apple has charged app makers on its iPhone and iPad App Store a commission for sales, ranging from 15 to 30%, which Epic Games sought to circumvent in an update to its hit game, "Fortnite," in August 2020.Epic, meanwhile, was ordered to pay millions in royalties to Apple, and Apple doesn't have to allow alternative forms of payment on the App Store. Moreover, Epic is missing out on untold millions of dollars from potential "Fortnite" players on iPhone and iPad. Apple declined to comment for this story, but confirmed the veracity of the letter from its lawyer. Epic Games representatives highlighted a post on Epic's blog published on Wednesday that built on Sweeney's tweets."Apple lied," Sweeney said in the blog post. "Apple spent a year telling the world, the court, nd the press they'd 'welcome Epic's return to the App Store if they agree to play by the same rules as everyone else.' Epic agreed, and now Apple has reneged in another abuse of its monopoly power over a billion users."Got a tip? Contact Insider senior correspondent Ben Gilbert via email (bgilbert@insider.com), or Twitter DM (@realbengilbert). We can keep sources anonymous. Use a non-work device to reach out. PR pitches by email only, please.Read the original article on Business Insider.....»»

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Facebook falls 5% after it says Apple privacy update led to negative performance for advertisers on the platform

Facebook shares tumbled on Wednesday as the company estimated it has underreported iOS web conversions by roughly 15%. Apple's privacy changes are hitting Facebook's business. PixieMe/Shuttstock Facebook shares pulled back 5% during Wednesday's session after an update about advertising on its platform. Facebook said it has underreported a performance metric for ads on Apple's iOS system. Apple issued its latest iOS update with privacy features on Monday. See more stories on Insider's business page. Facebook shares dropped Wednesday after the social media heavyweight said it has underreported advertising-related performance stemming from privacy changes made by Apple on its mobile operating system. Shares fell as much as 5% to $340.69 then trimmed the pullback to 4%. Facebook said in its business blog that it's hearing from clients that their costs for advertising have increased and that it is becoming more difficult for them to measure the impact of their campaigns on its platform. "In some cases, this is due to underreporting on our part. Our estimate is that in aggregate we are underreporting iOS web conversions by approximately 15%; however there is a broad range for individual advertisers," Facebook said. iOS refers to Apple's mobile operating system, with iOS 15 launched on Monday. Apple continued rolling out privacy features for its system which include giving iPhone users the ability to block email tracking by advertisers. Facebook said it noted during its July earnings call that it expected iOS updates to have a greater impact in the third quarter compared with the second quarter. Facebook said it believes "real world conversions," like sales and app installs, are higher than what's being reported for many advertisers. It said actions that it's taking include improving conversion modeling and stepping up investment ahead of the 2021 holiday season, a crucial period for advertisers. "We're optimistic about our multi-year effort to develop new privacy-enhancing technologies that minimize the amount of personal information we process, while still allowing us to show personalized ads and measure their effectiveness," said Facebook.Read the original article on Business Insider.....»»

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Wednesday links: inevitable corrections

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Amazon Presses On U.S. Government To Legalize Marijuana

Amazon Inc (NASDAQ:AMZN) has urged the U.S. government to legalize marijuana, as the e-commerce giant is prompting Congress to pass a federal law to decriminalize its use. With this, the company intends to ease the employee screening process amid the labor shortage. Q2 2021 hedge fund letters, conferences and more Marijuana Screening According to CBC […] Amazon Inc (NASDAQ:AMZN) has urged the U.S. government to legalize marijuana, as the e-commerce giant is prompting Congress to pass a federal law to decriminalize its use. With this, the company intends to ease the employee screening process amid the labor shortage. if (typeof jQuery == 'undefined') { document.write(''); } .first{clear:both;margin-left:0}.one-third{width:31.034482758621%;float:left;margin-left:3.448275862069%}.two-thirds{width:65.51724137931%;float:left}form.ebook-styles .af-element input{border:0;border-radius:0;padding:8px}form.ebook-styles .af-element{width:220px;float:left}form.ebook-styles .af-element.buttonContainer{width:115px;float:left;margin-left: 6px;}form.ebook-styles .af-element.buttonContainer input.submit{width:115px;padding:10px 6px 8px;text-transform:uppercase;border-radius:0;border:0;font-size:15px}form.ebook-styles .af-body.af-standards input.submit{width:115px}form.ebook-styles .af-element.privacyPolicy{width:100%;font-size:12px;margin:10px auto 0}form.ebook-styles .af-element.privacyPolicy p{font-size:11px;margin-bottom:0}form.ebook-styles .af-body input.text{height:40px;padding:2px 10px !important} form.ebook-styles .error, form.ebook-styles #error { color:#d00; } form.ebook-styles .formfields h1, form.ebook-styles .formfields #mg-logo, form.ebook-styles .formfields #mg-footer { display: none; } form.ebook-styles .formfields { font-size: 12px; } form.ebook-styles .formfields p { margin: 4px 0; } Get The Full Walter Schloss Series in PDF Get the entire 10-part series on Walter Schloss in PDF. Save it to your desktop, read it on your tablet, or email to your colleagues. (function($) {window.fnames = new Array(); window.ftypes = new Array();fnames[0]='EMAIL';ftypes[0]='email';}(jQuery));var $mcj = jQuery.noConflict(true); Q2 2021 hedge fund letters, conferences and more Marijuana Screening According to CBC News, Amazon is pursuing the legalization of marijuana, as “screening job applicants for cannabis makes it hard for the company, the nation's second-biggest private employer, to expand its workforce.” Beth Galetti, Amazon's senior vice president of human resources, wrote on the company’s blog on Tuesday: “We strongly believe the time has come to reform the nation's cannabis policy, and we are committed to helping lead the effort.” “Today's status quo is unfair and untenable,” she added, as retailers are facing difficulties to come up with cannabis rules for workers due to inconsistencies between local statutes and the federal law. The e-commerce giant reported that conducting interviews and tests with future employees could be reduced by up to 30% due to the application of marijuana detection tests. As a result, Amazon announced in June that it would stop conducting marijuana toxicology screenings on those who apply to work for the company. Other Interests Amazon is the second-largest private employer in the U.S. after Walmart (NYSE:WMT). The e-commerce firm is changing its hiring policy, as states continue to legalize the use of marijuana and change the laws that prohibit employers to carry out cannabis tests. “Pre-employment marijuana testing disproportionately impacts people of color and acts as a barrier to employment," Galetti wrote. "We've found that eliminating pre-employment testing for cannabis allows us to expand our applicant pool.” Still, Amazon conducts toxicological tests on workers for other drugs and carries out "impairment checks." The company also said that some positions in the company may require a cannabis test according to Department of Transportation guidelines. However, another compelling reason for Amazon and other big companies to push for cannabis legalization through pressure on the federal government is the business potential. It is estimated that the legal marijuana products industry could reach $100 billion annually by 2030. This market generates more than 300,000 full-time jobs, a figure that even exceeds the number of dentists in the U.S. Amazon and Walmart are part of the Entrepreneur Index, which tracks 60 of the largest publicly traded companies managed by their founders or their founders’ families. Updated on Sep 22, 2021, 9:28 am (function() { var sc = document.createElement("script"); sc.type = "text/javascript"; sc.async = true;sc.src = "//mixi.media/data/js/95481.js"; sc.charset = "utf-8";var s = document.getElementsByTagName("script")[0]; s.parentNode.insertBefore(sc, s); }()); window._F20 = window._F20 || []; _F20.push({container: 'F20WidgetContainer', placement: '', count: 3}); _F20.push({finish: true});.....»»

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Robinhood is launching its long-awaited crypto wallet next year and will begin testing the feature with users starting in October

The uncapped waitlist for the crypto wallet will be released on Wednesday ahead of the launch. Rivals Coinbase and Gemini already offer their own. Jakub Porzycki/NurPhoto via Getty Images Robinhood is launching its crypto wallet early next year. It will test the wallet as part of an "alpha program" in October, Robinhood crypto COO Christine Brown told Insider. The uncapped waitlist for the wallet will be released on Wednesday ahead of the launch, she added. Sign up here for our daily newsletter, 10 Things Before the Opening Bell. Robinhood Markets is launching its long-awaited cryptocurrency wallet early next year after the online brokerage firm fine-tunes the new product based on user feedback, cryptocurrency chief operating operator Christine Brown told Insider. The firm will test the new product as part of an "alpha program" in October. Alpha testing will enable Robinhood to give some users early access to pre-released versions of the app while receiving real-time comments."We're building in public," Brown told Insider. "We're going to have a handful of select customers come in and build alongside us ... We're giving them the ability to actually shape what we end up releasing later on."The feedback they gather, Brown said, will be shared in the company's blog. The uncapped waitlist for the cryptocurrency wallet will be released on Wednesday ahead of the launch, she added.Robinhood's users have been waiting for a cryptocurrency wallet feature, and rivals Coinbase and Gemini already offer their own. Robinhood Although Robinhood users can trade cryptocurrencies, a wallet will allow them to manage their holdings within the app. At the moment, users cannot store, manage, or swap digital assets in and out of their accounts, making exchanges like Kraken and CEX.IO more attractive for crypto traders. But beginning October, some users will be able to store and secure their crypto on the investing app and receive supported cryptocurrencies into their account.Though it has lagged some rivals in the space, chief product officer Aparna Chennapragada said the phased rollout of the wallet was deliberate. The popular trading app, she said, was prioritizing three things backed by research: general accessibility, product safety, and customer feedback. "Robinhood has always been about broadening the access and expanding access to the market so we want to develop the product in a way that works for everybody," Chennapragada told Insider, adding that the wallet is meant for both "crypto nerds" and beginners. With the new feature, she said Robinhood is building towards its vision of being a one-stop-shop service where users can trade stocks and cryptocurrencies. CEO Vlad Tenev announced in July that the company was aware of the demand for a wallet, and users could expect one at some point. In March, he promised the company would get one to users "as fast as possible."Robinhood, which says it will maintain commission-free crypto trades, said nearly 60% of its users bought or sold digital assets on its platform, and that many new customers made their first trade in crypto, rather than stocks.The platform also launched its recurring crypto investment feature on Wednesday. It allows users to automatically invest in tokens on a set schedule.Digital assets made up 51% of Robinhood's transaction-based revenue in the second quarter of this year, with dogecoin trades making up 62% of crypto revenue, the company said.Read the original article on Business Insider.....»»

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A major far-right platform got hit by a data breach, revealing the names and addresses of Proud Boys, QAnon, and Texas Right to Life backers

The hacking group Anonymous claimed credit for the September 13 hack of Epik. Some 15 million names, phone numbers, and addresses were leaked. QAnon and Trump supporters at the "Stop the Steal" rally in Washington, DC. Andrew Lichtenstein/Getty Images Hackers accessed Epik, a web platform that hosted sites run by groups like QAnon and the Proud Boys. Some 15 million names, email addresses, and phone numbers were leaked in the September 13 hack. The hacking group Anonymous has claimed credit. See more stories on Insider's business page. A major web platform that helped far-right groups like the Proud Boys and QAnon operate online has been hit by a huge data breach.Around 15 million names, phone numbers, email addresses, and physical addresses held by Epik were revealed in the September 13 leak.The hacking group Anonymous has claimed credit for the breach.In an email to customers on September 15, later shared to Twitter by the data scientist Emily Gorcenski, Epik confirmed that it experienced an "unauthorized intrusion."Epik's previous clients have included the Texas Republican Party, Parler, Gab, 8chan, InfoWars, BitChute, the Proud Boys, members of QAnon, the pro-gun forum AR15.com, the pro-Trump site The Donald, and the neo-Nazi blog the Daily Stormer, according to ArsTechnica and NPR.Anonymous said that it accessed around 180 gigabytes of archived information, saying it was a "decade's worth of data from the company." News of the breach was first reported by the journalist Steven Monacelli.Last Friday, Epik CEO Rob Monster held a four-hour online Q&A to address the hack, in which he said there had been a "hijack of data that should not have been hijacked." Many far-right and conservative groups have struggled to maintain web-hosting services as a result of their incendiary content. The website ProLifeWhistleblower.com, a site created by the Texas Right to Life movement that allowed people to submit tips about people helping facilitate abortions in Texas, was kicked off GoDaddy on September 2.Parler, a social media site popular among far-right groups, was dropped by Amazon Web Services following the January 6 attack on the US Capitol.Epik has also kicked out right-wing clients before.It banned 8chan after the manifesto of the Christchurch, New Zealand, mosque shooter was posted on the forum in 2019. In 2018, it also dropped Gab, another far-right social media site, after it hosted anti-Semitic commentary made by the perpetrator of the 2018 Pittsburgh synagogue shooting.Experts believe hacks like the one claimed by Anonymous will drive the groups to companies outside the US."A breach like this will force some of these actors to find security providers outside of North America, in Europe, to possibly step up their security game," Gabriella Coleman, a professor of anthropology at Harvard University, told CNN.While Anonymous said the attack was aimed at identifying people behind right-wing sites, the personal details of some people who are not Epik clients were also released as part of the hack."The breach exposed a huge volume of data not just of Epik customers, but also scraped ... records belonging to individuals and organizations who were not Epik customers," the data-privacy monitor HaveIBeenPwned said.Read the original article on Business Insider.....»»

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Incorporate Humor on Social Media With Real Estate Memes for More Engagement

In real estate, social media has become an important marketing tool. From promoting your listings and services to sharing educational and informative content with your sphere of influence, having a multichannel presence is essential for agents everywhere. In a time where consumers mindlessly scroll through their feeds, having some fun with your marketing methods can […] The post Incorporate Humor on Social Media With Real Estate Memes for More Engagement appeared first on RISMedia. In real estate, social media has become an important marketing tool. From promoting your listings and services to sharing educational and informative content with your sphere of influence, having a multichannel presence is essential for agents everywhere. In a time where consumers mindlessly scroll through their feeds, having some fun with your marketing methods can attract and engage even the hardest-to-reach prospects. In addition to educational and promotional posts, it can be helpful for real estate professionals to mix some humor into their social strategy. But how do you combine the professionalism of real estate marketing with the whimsy of relatable and engaging content? Real estate memes! That’s right…these playful and humorous images can help you not only attract a new audience to your page, but also keep your followers, clients and prospects engaged and entertained—especially millennials, the largest generation of homebuyers. According to Forbes, there are more than 3 billion social media users, and at least 60% are looking for funny and entertaining content. Millennials, on average, look at an estimated 20-30 memes every day, which can ultimately lead to a 60% increase in engagement with 10x the reach. But no matter the generation or demographic, these images use positive emotions and humor to break the ice, engage with your audience and even increase your brand exposure. Here are some tips for agent, brokers and brands who are looking into using real estate memes in their social strategy: Develop Your Meme Library Before you dive into posting real estate memes, it’s important to curate a library of memes that you can reference for the right purposes, whether it be leveraging existing memes or creating your own. Memes, especially those that are trending, have a short lifespan; be sure to collect enough so you don’t have to reuse the same one twice. Giphy, for example, has thousands of free, shareable memes and gifs that you can share across social media, blogs or even in emails and newsletters. Imgflip and Canva are two free platforms you can use to create and develop your own unique memes. They both offer different templates, fonts and even images that you can choose from. Imgflip also has a library of existing memes that you can choose from. You can search for real estate-specific memes, or simply look to see what’s trending and utilize it to fit into your post. Match Your Brand Identity  If you decide to use memes in your social strategy, be sure that they align with your brand identity and voice. If you are a niche or luxury brand, find memes that speak to a more specific or eloquent humor. Remember, these are still a form of marketing, so you want to be sure you are speaking to the right people. Real estate memes are often shared based on real-life concepts and situations. In real estate, many agents know those awkward moments, from a seller being present at an open house to asking for referrals, so use them! Be sure to stay away from any inappropriate language and imagery, as this can hurt your brand and potentially cause you to lose your audience, ultimately losing potential prospects and existing clients. Understand Your Audience Just like planning out your other posts, such as articles and resources that you intend to share, you want to study your audience and the demographics of your clients and prospects to ensure you are reaching the right people with the right content. If they don’t like your content, they may not share it within your network or they may simply unfollow you and move on to another agent. For example, if you’re trying to reach millennials or Gen-Z buyers, memes can be a trendy and engaging form of content that will draw attention to your page. However, if your audience is an older demographic, and that is who you are targeting, there is a chance that memes can make you unrelatable. Relatability is important for real estate agents, especially on social media. Look into your insights, get to know the people who frequent your pages and share your content, making sure you remain genuine and authentic in your posts. Avoid Politics  Memes are also a fun way to make lighthearted jokes on social media. However, you never want to take a joke too far, or even touch on a subject that can create hostility and invite uncomfortable or unnecessary conversation. Politics is a topic that all brands and agents should stay far away from, both in the memes you share and the rest of the content you post. By diving into too many divisive topics, you can split or alienate your audience, which may ultimately lead them elsewhere. Avoid using images of political figures, as well as any topics that focus on politics, such as highlighting a specific political party or weighing in on a local or national election. Here are some examples of how you can use memes in your real estate social media marketing plan below! IMAGES: Check out the latest ACESocial Blog for more memes you can share today! Paige Brown is RISMedia’s content editor. Email her your real estate news ideas to pbrown@rismedia.com. 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Netflix announces deal to buy Roald Dahl Story Company

Netflix said Wednesday that it will acquire the Roald Dahl Story Company, expanding on a partnership that began three years ago to create a slate of animated TV shows. "These projects opened our eyes to a much more ambitious venture --- the creation of a unique universe across animated and live action films and TV, publishing, games, immersive experiences, live theatre, consumer products and more," Ted Sarandos, co chief executive officer and chief content officer, and Luke Kelly, grandson of Roald Dahl and managing director of the Roald Dahl Story Company said in a blog post .. Stories such as The BFG, The Twits and Fantastic Mr. Fox "and their messages of the power and possibility of young people have never felt more pertinent," they said. Market Pulse Stories are Rapid-fire, short news bursts on stocks and markets as they move. Visit MarketWatch.com for more information on this news......»»

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The 15 best online marketing courses and certificate programs in 2021

Platforms like edX, Coursera, and LinkedIn Learning offer free or affordable online marketing courses and certificate programs. When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. Sites like edX, Coursera, and LinkedIn Learning offer free or affordable online marketing courses and certificate programs. Marco VDM/Getty Images Understanding marketing, social media, and SEO can help you move up in your career or business. Sites like edX, Coursera, and LinkedIn Learning offer free or affordable online marketing courses. Below, we outlined the best online marketing courses and certificate programs. Online marketing is all around us, from social media ads to our Google search results and even sponsored blog posts. If you're a business owner, are contemplating a change of careers, or simply want to learn new in-demand skills, understanding the ins and outs of online marketing can be a game-changer. There are different types of marketing professionals. Some may dedicate their time to creating print or digital advertisements, while others focus on social media channels or work with content writers to find the best keywords to boost their SEO ranking and Google search results. As with many professions, there are a lot of learning opportunities available online, from free introductory courses to in-depth certificate programs from platforms like edX, Coursera, LinkedIn Learning, Udemy, and Skillshare. Whether you want to expand your knowledge (or even just see if a marketing career seems interesting enough to commit yourself to), taking an online marketing course can help take your career or business to new heights. The 15 best online marketing courses and certificate programs:Online marketing coursesOnline marketing certificate programs Online marketing courses Introduction to Marketing kyonntra/Getty Images Available on edXLength: 6 weeks Cost: Free; $150 for a certificate of completionThis University of British Columbia course is designed for beginners and anyone interested in gaining a better understanding of all marketing jargon as well as strategies and techniques. Students learn a range of topics including market research, how to gain customers, and how to use social media.   Digital Marketing Foundations LinkedIn Learning Available on Linkedin LearningLength: 2 hours and 9 minutesCost: Free with a 1-month free trial; Linked In Learning subscription $19.99 or $29.99 per monthWhether you're a novice or have some experience with online marketing, this relatively short class teaches you how to figure out your audience and target customers by using SEO, digital ads, and social media to meet your goals. The Complete Digital Marketing Course Udemy Available on UdemyLength: 20 hoursCost: $21.99 (normally $149.99)Whether you're considering a new career, want to expand your professional skillsets, or want to get your business off the ground, this intensive and immersive course can help. Topics range from market research, Google Adwords, and using WordPress for copywriting. Digital Marketing Analytics: Tools and Techniques Morsa Images/Getty Images Available on edXLength: 4 weeks Cost: Free; $399 for certificateIf you want to learn how to analyze marketing data, consider this self-paced course from the University of Maryland that covers what you need to know and the tools to use for a positive marketing presence that actually gets results. Topics include search engine optimization (SEO), web analytics, Big Data applications, and more. Digital Marketing | The Complete Google Ads Masterclass Skillshare Available on SkillshareLength: 13 hours and 11 minutesCost: Free with a 7-day trial; $8 per month or $29.88 per year for a Skillshare subscriptionOne of the many aspects of online marketing is creating advertisements on Google. This class is geared for anyone who wants to grow their business or wants to expand their skills, where you quickly learn how to use ads to increase traffic to your website, convert your target audience into customers, analyze ad campaigns, and more. Digital Marketing Strategy: Profitable Sales Funnel Fundamentals Instructor Maggie Stara provides tips and tricks to commerce on social media in this course. Skillshare Available on SkillshareLength: 3 hours and 19 minutesCost: Free with a 7-day trial; $8 per month or $29.88 per year for a Skillshare subscriptionDesigned for marketing novices, this course teaches different strategies on how to turn your target audience into customers and increase your sales by understanding metrics and using different pricing scales.  SEO Foundations LinkedIn Learning Available on Linkedin LearningLength: 2 hours and 38 minutesCost: Free with a 1-month free trial; LinkedIn Learning subscription $19.99 or $29.99 per monthIf you're interested in honing your SEO skills for your job or your own business, this course is designed with that in mind. The class focuses on using the principles of SEO, such as using keyword search, internal and external links, as well as implementing an SEO strategy to achieve notable results. Online Advertising & Social Media yellowdog/Getty Images Available on edXLength: 4 weeks Cost: Free; $499 for certificateKnowing how to use social media as a marketing tool is a skill in its own right. This University of Maryland course covers everything you need to know, including the importance of SEO, lead generation, video advertisements, and content marketing. Social Media Marketing Udemy Available on UdemyLength: 3.5 hoursCost: $18.99This course is specifically designed for business owners who want to finetune their social media marketing skills. It teaches students how to use different types of social media and create a social media strategy, while also covering the risks involved. The Strategy of Content Marketing Westend61/Getty Images Available on CourseraLength: 19 hoursCost: Free to audit (no certificate) or with a 7-day trial; $49 per month subscription after trial endsThis University of California, Davis course highlights the importance of content writing and how to use it to attract customers, create a strategy that you can measure, and write engaging copy. This course also features assignments for hands-on learning. Google Universal Analytics Essential Training PeopleImages/Getty Images Available on Linkedin LearningLength: 2 hours and 39 minutesCost: Free with a 1-month free trial; LinkedIn Learning subscription $19.99 or $29.99 per monthDigital marketing is complex, but if you want to understand all the happenings behind the scenes of how your business comes up in search engines and how people interact with your website, this class is for you. Online marketing certificate programs Digital Marketing Fundamentals Professional Certificate University of Edinburgh Available on edXLength: 4 monthsCost: $313.20 for the program; individual courses can be audited for free (no certificate)Curious about all the marketing jargon and different strategies that are used to target customers? This fundamentals certificate program from the University of Edinburgh explains everything you need to know to conduct a competitor audit as well as create your own marketing strategy. Digital Marketing Strategy and Planning Specialization Andia/Universal Images Group via Getty Images Available on CourseraLength: 3 monthsCost: Free to audit (no certificate) or with a 7-day trial; $49 per month subscription after trial endsA series of three courses, this Specialization from the Digital Marketing Institute is designed for beginners who want to learn about various aspects of marketing, including social media and content writing, as well as how to design and implement a marketing strategy that effectively converts your target audience into customers. Digital Marketing Specialization Christina Morillo/Pexels Available on CourseraLength: 8 monthsCost: Free with a 7-day Coursera trial; $79 per month after the trial endsPart of the University of Illinois's online MBA degree, this Coursera Specialization covers the data analysis and web tools needed to identify a core audience before diving into the principles of digital marketing. Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Specialization Westend61/Getty Images Available on CourseraLength: 5 monthsCost: Free to audit (no certificate) or with a 7-day trial; $49 per month subscription after trial endsUnderstanding how SEO works is crucial for any business or organization. This four-course Specialization from the University of California, Davis teaches you the basics of SEO, from conducting a keyword search to optimizing a website and analyzing web reports. Upon completion of the certificate program, you'll be able to identify and recommend SEO best practices to future clients.  Read the original article on Business Insider.....»»

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Google To "Exercise Option" To Buy $2.1 Billion Manhattan Office Building

Google To "Exercise Option" To Buy $2.1 Billion Manhattan Office Building Google plans to purchase a Manhattan office building for $2.1 billion, the most expensive for any single US office building since the virus pandemic began, according to WSJ.  The deal for the St. John's Terminal building in the Hudson Square neighborhood of Manhattan comes as the tech giant already leases the building and plans to exercise the option to buy in the first quarter of 2022.  The plans add to Google's massive footprint in Manhattan. The company previously announced it would invest $250 million into the metro area to expand its headcount from 12,000 to 14,000 over the next few years. "Our decision to exercise our option to purchase St. John's Terminal further builds upon our existing plans to invest more than $250 million this year in our New York campus presence. It is also an important part of meeting our previously announced racial equity commitments, which include continuing to grow our workforce in diverse communities like New York," Google said in a blog post.  The site will be Google's most prominent office outside of California, coming in at 1.7 million square feet. The deal is a positive sign for commercial real estate in the metro area, beaten down during the virus pandemic. Still, most of the company's workforce remains remote and may not return to the office until January.  Google also seems unphased by the real estate turmoil in China, where the possible default of the country's largest property developer, Evergrande, could be imminent and ripple through property markets.  Tyler Durden Tue, 09/21/2021 - 19:05.....»»

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Facebook, Under Fire Over WSJ’s Revelations

Pressure on Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) is mounting after The Wall Street Journal’s revelations have exposed how the tech giant is prioritizing profit over the welfare of its billions of users worldwide. 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Save it to your desktop, read it on your tablet, or email to your colleagues. (function($) {window.fnames = new Array(); window.ftypes = new Array();fnames[0]='EMAIL';ftypes[0]='email';}(jQuery));var $mcj = jQuery.noConflict(true); Q2 2021 hedge fund letters, conferences and more Investigation The investigation by the newspaper brought to light how the company has consistently failed to appropriately tackle user-affecting issues “highlighted in internal studies conducted by the company’s own employees,” as asserted by CNBC. Not only has Facebook being accused of failing to address the virality of the most divisive content on its platform, but also of ignoring how Instagram affects the mental health of teen users. Two months previous to the Journal’s report, President Joe Biden has accused the firm of “killing people” due to its inability to tackle COVID-19 misinformation and vaccines, which has –according to Biden– affected the vaccination process in the U.S. CNBC reports that, after the WSJ revelations, Facebook’s vice president of global affairs Nick Clegg went on the defensive by publishing a blog post titled, “What the Wall Street Journal got wrong –about Facebook.” Further, the WSJ revealed how a Facebook employee recommended Mark Zuckerberg to “reduce the algorithmic boost given to harmful content that captured eyeballs and outsized attention.” Uncomfortable Revelations According to the report the Facebook CEO said he would turn down the idea “if it materially impacted users’ interactions with one another.” Further, the company has been exposed for ignoring how Instagram affects the mental health of female teenagers, as the company itself established that 32% of them said the app made them feel bad about their appearance. “Not only has the company failed to make improvements, but it’s now planning a version of Instagram for kids under 13,” says CNBC. In relation to the reports, Facebook’s Nick Clegg wrote in his blog post: “Facebook understands the significant responsibility that comes with operating a global platform.” And without addressing any specific claims by the WSJ, he said: “We take it seriously, and we don’t shy away from scrutiny and criticism. But we fundamentally reject this mischaracterization of our work and impugning of the company’s motives.” Senators Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) announced a probe into how Facebook has dealt with Instagram’s impact on teenage girls while asserting, “We are in touch with a Facebook whistleblower and will use every resource at our disposal to investigate what Facebook knew and when they knew it – including seeking further documents and pursuing witness testimony.” Facebook is part of the Entrepreneur Index, which tracks 60 of the largest publicly traded companies managed by their founders or their founders’ families. 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Google to purchase Manhattan office building for $2.1 billion

Alphabet Inc.'s Google said Tuesday that it plans to buy the St. John's Terminal building in Manhattan for $2.1 billion as looks to bolster its presence in New York. The company intends to make the building the "anchor" of its new Hudson Square campus, per a blog post. The company expects the St. John's Terminal transaction to close in the first quarter of 2022, and it intends for the site to be open by the middle of 2023. Shares of Alphabet are up 0.4% in Tuesday morning trading. They've gained 14.3% over the past three months as the S&P 500 has risen 5.1%. Market Pulse Stories are Rapid-fire, short news bursts on stocks and markets as they move. Visit MarketWatch.com for more information on this news......»»

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Home-Based Business: Why Working for Yourself is a Great Idea?

The year 2020 left us numbed with a whole new share of problems. If there is one thing to learn from living through lockdowns and pandemics, it’s that a lot can change in a year. We came to know ourselves, to better understand what we’re truly capable of and why acquiring new skills even in […] The year 2020 left us numbed with a whole new share of problems. If there is one thing to learn from living through lockdowns and pandemics, it’s that a lot can change in a year. We came to know ourselves, to better understand what we’re truly capable of and why acquiring new skills even in our 30s is still a viable and normal way of coping with the “new normalcy.” The year 2021 taught us something different. Namely, that we’re capable of making challenging decisions no matter the outcome. 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Get the entire 10-part series on our in-depth study on activist investing in PDF. Save it to your desktop, read it on your tablet, or print it out to read anywhere! Sign up below! (function($) {window.fnames = new Array(); window.ftypes = new Array();fnames[0]='EMAIL';ftypes[0]='email';}(jQuery));var $mcj = jQuery.noConflict(true); Q2 2021 hedge fund letters, conferences and more Many of us dream of becoming our “own boss,” taking the plunge and starting a business. While it may be a daunting thought to battle, if you consider the success of nearly 28.8 million small businesses throughout the US alone, you will reach the conclusion that starting a business is a lot easier than it used to be. The truth is you don’t necessarily have to find a “real job” to move on with your life. Believe it or not, there are plenty of ways to earn by working on your own terms than people think. Here are a few reasons why you should start your home-based business today. Your Business, Your Schedule If you’re sick and tired of being told what to do and when to do it, then starting your own business might give you the time flexibility you’ve always dreamed of. Stay up late, sleep in, work half days, or take off every Friday – it’s up to you. The bad news? Not that bad, unless you’re committed to working harder and better, as the early days of your business will be the busiest. However, you will eventually gain more free time as you progress and learn to delegate tasks more efficiently. Need more time for your family? Having your own business means you don’t need to request time off for emergencies and other personal matters. It’s way more convenient when it comes to time, but you may still need to put in long hours, especially when getting your business up and running, Turn Your Passion into Profit Fond of baking or cooking? Why not take the leap and build yourself a home-based bakery? There’s no wrong passion. If you want to fulfil your dream of being a professional baker, there’s no better time to start than now. Of course, like with anything in life, starting from scratch is a long road ahead, not to mention the many responsibilities that come with managing a business. As a food-industry business, you’re exposed to risks. In the insurance world, that means your business operation has the potential to cause something bad to happen to someone - or something. There’s also a chance that someone or something else could cause your business harm. There are loads of examples of risks for bakeries, including property damage, trip and fall accidents, food poisoning, and more. In fact, many risks involved with running a bakery result in something getting broken, someone getting hurt and something getting stolen- usually your bakery equipment. Suppose your business were to be sued for an accident, in that case, you could face thousands of dollars for damages, injuries and more. But that’s where bakers insurance can help. If you’re ready to start your home-based bakery, you should, by all means, consider purchasing bakery insurance. That’s yours to take, which means you have to be fully committed to these responsibilities without compromising your passion. We tend to be passionate about things we’re good at; we relish activities that come naturally to us. However, being good at something you’re passionate about isn’t always enough to create a successful business. The most successful entrepreneurs take their passion and build on it by learning, developing, and cultivating their skills. To feed your passion and make a business out of it, you need to commit to continually improving your experience and skills so you are always moving forward and growing your passion. Become an Expert in Your Field Why wait for someone to give you a chance to be the best at something you’re passionate about when you can create your own opportunity? As the old saying goes, “Do one thing and do it well” rather than wasting your time and money on big ideas that carry little weight. However, becoming an expert takes time. Considerable amounts of time. But many professionals already pour lots of sweat and dedication into becoming an expert in their field. Therefore, in order to build and maintain your expert position and help your business grow, you should dedicate some time for: Studying – Successful entrepreneurs are also students for life. Keep reading books, attend online and offline education webinars or lessons, attend conferences, seminars events, consider networking events. Practicing – Practices make perfect, and you know it. Extending your network of connections in your field and practicing things you learned in your study time. Presenting – An important part of being an expert is learning to share your expertise and finding relevant people. Today, there are many ways to share your knowledge through blogs, articles, eBooks, podcasts, and videos. Enjoy Less Competition Many businesses that started 2020 on the right foot have closed their doors due to the pandemic. Others that managed to stay on top are just now strategizing. The good news? These businesses' gaps left in the market should be seen as opportunities for startups and small businesses to thrive. More often than not, entrepreneurs start businesses when they are up and flourishing, and few will consider 2021 the year to start a business as the world resuscitates itself after a pandemic that wreaked havoc through our economies. For business owners, having fewer competitors means one less thing to stress about. Give Back to the Community Our world is riffed with problems. And more often than not, a lack of funding causes problems. A small business would put you in place to do something about the issues you see and care about in your community. You could even become a social entrepreneur and focus your effort on social value. The world needs valuable people, and you could easily become one who could help young people through challenging times or start a business to assist single parents. Usually, when you focus on doing good instead of making a profit, everyone wins. Last but certainly not least, you will be able to achieve the goals and dreams you had about financial freedom and being able to be your own boss. Updated on Sep 20, 2021, 12:41 pm (function() { var sc = document.createElement("script"); sc.type = "text/javascript"; sc.async = true;sc.src = "//mixi.media/data/js/95481.js"; sc.charset = "utf-8";var s = document.getElementsByTagName("script")[0]; s.parentNode.insertBefore(sc, s); }()); window._F20 = window._F20 || []; _F20.push({container: 'F20WidgetContainer', placement: '', count: 3}); _F20.push({finish: true});.....»»

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5 Ways to Rebrand Your Real Estate Business

With so many professionals involved in the business of helping consumers buy and sell homes, the competition is fierce. Having a strong brand identity will help you stand out from the crowd and connect with prospects. Here are five ways you can keep your brand top-of-mind, no matter how steep the competition gets. The post 5 Ways to Rebrand Your Real Estate Business appeared first on RISMedia. For agents and brokers who have been in the real estate business for some time now, you’ve likely noticed several changes in the space. From adopting new technology to targeting a whole new generation of homebuyers, it’s important to adapt and make necessary changes with the times. Rebranding is a great way to put your real estate business back into the spotlight and showcase who you are, what you stand for, what services you provide and your ability to adjust to the ever-changing landscape of this industry. But to ensure a successful rebrand, you need to have a clear understanding of the importance of real estate branding and how to properly craft your brand identity. Why Is Real Estate Branding So Important? No matter what town, city or market you’re in, real estate agents and brokers are everywhere. With so many professionals involved in the business of helping consumers buy and sell homes, the competition for gaining and maintaining leads and clients is fierce. Having a strong brand identity will help you stand out from the crowd and connect with prospects looking for a trusted, experienced and authentic agent and brand. Here are five ways you can keep your brand top-of-mind and ensure future business success, no matter how steep the competition gets. 1. Define Who You Are and What You Stand For Every brand should have a mission statement, especially in real estate. A mission statement allows you to put your brand and beliefs into words, giving leads and prospects a chance to see how you can help them in their buying or selling journey. Write down what you stand for, why you chose to get into real estate and what sets you apart from other agents and brands. Remember, every agent, broker and real estate brand around you is your competitor. A strong mission statement and a clear understanding of your strengths, services and niche will help you not only determine your value, but highlight it to the people that matter most to your business. 2. Refresh Your Brand Colors and Logo Redesigning your logo and updating your brand color scheme is an especially important step for agents and brokers who have been in business for more than a decade. There is a new generation of buyers and sellers in the market; and it’s important to stand out on social media, so it may be time to refresh your graphics and overall design. This can include renaming your business, updating to a more modern logo, transforming your business’ aesthetic and changing up your company’s color scheme. Websites like Pinterest can help spark some trendy and modern ideas. Other platforms, like Canva, can help take your new branding to the next level with marketing materials, both print and digital. 3. Modernize Your Website and Blog Though many agents and brands have websites where prospects can read a bio and see current listings, a dated website may not reflect your modern business. Since having a strong online presence is more important than ever, having a website that is not only accessible, but also readable and visually appealing, is vital. If you have already updated your website, a blog may be a great addition. Real estate blogs are a great way to show your expertise while offering additional resources and information to your audience. Just be sure to keep it updated with fresh information and follow SEO best practices to ensure readability and returning eyes. 4. Embrace Your Niche or Specialties Like all real estate professionals, your goal is to help your clients buy or sell. But it takes more than just the basics to stand out in your market. It’s important to highlight your unique selling proposition, or your market niche, to separate you from the competition. Ask yourself what you do better or differently from the other agents and brokers in your area. Maybe you specialize in first-time homebuyers or relocation services. Or, maybe you are in the niche of vacation homes and luxury properties. No matter where your focus lies, it is important to embrace and promote these aspects of your brand so that you will be identified for your specialty and become the go-to source for specific real estate needs. 5. Hype Up Your Rebrand on Social Media From the planning stages through to completion, you want to make sure that social media is at the forefront of your rebranding strategy. This is especially important for agents who have a larger following. As you start the process of your rebrand, you can post teasers on your social media platforms letting your audience know that you will be making some changes, both big and small. You don’t want to come out of left field with a brand-new logo, color scheme or website, as this can create confusion with your existing audience. Create a bank of new social graphics that you can utilize on all platforms, and even consider filming a video of yourself explaining the rebrand for an added visual element. Be sure that your branding, message, links and handles are consistent across all of your platforms so that people can easily search and find you. If you decide to move forward with a real estate blog, be sure to share that content across your social accounts to ensure maximum exposure. In order to set yourself apart from the competition to improve and grow your real estate business, a rebrand may be the answer. If you haven’t updated your branding in a long time (or ever), if your logo and brand colors are outdated, or if you are simply looking for a way to stand out, refreshing your design, message and overall branding is a great start. Be sure to stay true to yourself and what you stand for while adapting to this ever-changing industry—and in no time, you will be on top! Paige Brown is RISMedia’s content editor. Email her your real estate news ideas to pbrown@rismedia.com. The post 5 Ways to Rebrand Your Real Estate Business appeared first on RISMedia......»»

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Use This Weekend to Revamp Your Listing Presentation

As a real estate professional, you should be spending ample time working leads and trying to convert them into actual, paying clients. One of the best ways to do this is by using a highly impactful listing presentation. A listing presentation can be extremely valuable to your business; it is essentially an interview to represent […] The post Use This Weekend to Revamp Your Listing Presentation appeared first on RISMedia. As a real estate professional, you should be spending ample time working leads and trying to convert them into actual, paying clients. One of the best ways to do this is by using a highly impactful listing presentation. A listing presentation can be extremely valuable to your business; it is essentially an interview to represent a potential seller in a real estate transaction. Take some time this weekend to create or revamp your listing presentation with these helpful tips in mind: Use Graphics The best listing presentations are those that clearly position you as an expert in your local market. Be sure to use graphics in your presentation. Likewise, be sure the information the graphics illustrate is hyperlocal because it needs to be relevant to the exact market you serve. Also, make the content digestible for normal buyers and sellers, and not filled with jargon that only other agents would understand. Powerful Scripts Picking up the phone or meeting with potential clients in person is still one of the most tested ways to convert leads. Reliable scripts that pertain to different buyers and sellers who you may encounter should be part of your lead generating arsenal. You should already be using scripts for cold calls, but take time this weekend to go over them and see if there’s anything that may require tweaking. Valuable Statistics Buyers and sellers will want to know your qualifications before they decide to work with you. Be prepared with all your certifications and designations at the start of a listing presentation. Additionally, include some valuable sales statistics, such as the number of homes you’ve sold in recent months and the average sales price of the homes you’ve sold. Your listing presentation can be the difference between a new client and a blown lead, so be sure to take some time this weekend to revamp yours! Agents, what are some other techniques you use to beef up your listing presentations? Jameson Doris is RISMedia’s social media/blog editor. Email him your real estate news ideas to jdoris@rismedia.com.  The post Use This Weekend to Revamp Your Listing Presentation appeared first on RISMedia......»»

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Using Labor Day Weekend to Earn Referrals

Labor Day weekend is here! Successful agents take advantage of any major holiday to reach out to their clients, and Labor Day is no exception. Since most Americans will be off work on Monday, it’s the perfect time to ramp up your referral outreach. This weekend is usually one of the hottest in real estate, […] The post Using Labor Day Weekend to Earn Referrals appeared first on RISMedia. Labor Day weekend is here! Successful agents take advantage of any major holiday to reach out to their clients, and Labor Day is no exception. Since most Americans will be off work on Monday, it’s the perfect time to ramp up your referral outreach. This weekend is usually one of the hottest in real estate, as the Thursday before Labor Day consistently ranks as one of the best days of the year to list a home. How can you use this weekend to stay top of mind and see those referrals roll in? Here are a few ideas: Go door-knocking. Of course, with the COVID-19 Delta variant taking hold across much of the U.S., this approach requires safety measures. If you’re able to go door-knocking this Monday though, the upside could be enormous considering most people will be home if they are not away on vacation. So be sure to mask up, pack hand sanitizer and be considerate of those who may not be comfortable opening the door when you knock. Increase your call-arounds. If you aren’t comfortable with going door-to-door in your area, a solid alternative is to up the call-arounds that you tend to do on weekends. How much time do you usually block off for prospecting calls? Double, even triple, that this weekend. Take advantage of Monday, in particular. You’ll likely catch many more people than your normal 9-11 a.m. weekday calls when most people are at work. Host a barbeque. Like door-knocking, hosting a small event will require having safety precautions in place. Consider only inviting your sphere of influence and keeping the number of guests low. But this weekend is your chance to celebrate summer one more time. In between servings of hot dogs and hamburgers, don’t forget to remind guests about just how useful you can be to them with anything related to their home. Be sure you’re taking advantage of holidays, like Labor Day, to earn referrals. While many agents will take the weekend off, you can earn a competitive edge over them if you put in some work this weekend. Agents, what other techniques are you using this weekend to reach out to clients and boost your referrals? Jameson Doris is RISMedia’s social media/blog. Email him your real estate news ideas to jdoris@rismedia.com. The post Using Labor Day Weekend to Earn Referrals appeared first on RISMedia......»»

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Research links: playing lotto

Tuesdays are all about academic (and practitioner) literature at Abnormal Returns. You can check out last week’s links including a look at... LongreadsA new Michael Mauboussin piece on the challenge of innovation in sports and investment managment. (morganstanley.com)The curriculum Verdad Capital uses to help interns learn about finance and markets. (mcusercontent.com)ResearchThere is no one-size-fits-all definition of quality. (blog.validea.com)Was the value premium always smaller than presented? (alphaarchitect.com)Comparing equal and cap-weighted indices during crashes. (insights.factorresearch.com)What, if anything, can the history of Bitcoin tell us about its place in a diversified portfolio? (alphaarchitect.com)Institutional investors outperform on a gross basis, but after fees not so much. (advisorperspectives.com).....»»

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