The really difficult thing in Kickstarter is to drag the first funders

Kickstarter projects actually raise money faster just before they reach their funding goal than once they have enough support to definitely move forward, research shows. That finding is a revelation in an industry that raised
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Most people can’t tell native advertising apart from actual news articles, according to new research. There are all kinds of ways to avoid advertising, such as using ad-blocker software, fast-forwarding through commercials, or choosing ad-free media streaming services like Netflix. This has forced advertisers to get creative to put their messages in front of digital consumers. Also known as sponsored content, native advertising inserts paid messaging right into the mix alongside news articles. Buzzfeed was
/ Feb 4

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Kickstarter projects actually raise money faster just before they reach their funding goal than once they have enough support to definitely move forward, research shows. That finding is a revelation in an industry that raised more than $5.2 billion across more than 6.4 million fundraising campaigns worldwide last year, according to Statista, a market and consumer data site. Conventional wisdom (and some economics research) suggests that once a Kickstarter project is funded—ensuring it can move
/ Feb 19

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On secondhand marketplaces like eBay, people trust online sellers who post their own high-quality photos of items for sale more than they trust those who use stock images or poor-quality photos, according to a new study. The findings could help online marketplaces improve trust in their sites by offering guidelines on how to take better photos or introducing augmented reality features that instruct users to change lighting or camera angles, the researchers say. This is
/ Jan 18

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Most people believe that creating a happy implies having fun in the house all day long. While fun is great, it is a temporary fix for a permanent need. Happy homes are not the result of superficial emotionalism but rather a constant supply of stimuli that produce positive feelings, memories, and attitudes. Fortunately, making a happy home does not require a lot of financial investment. Just a few tweaks and tricks will do the magic.
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Financial adviser misconduct is broader than a few heavily publicized scandals
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Over 650,000 registered financial advisers in the United States help manage over $30 trillion of investible assets and represent approximately 10% of total employment of the finance and insurance sector. However, despite their prevalence and importance, financial advisers are often perceived as dishonest and consistently rank among the least…

Board and management must be independent to prevent corporate misconduct
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The more a company’s board is independent from management, the less likely it will become entangled in corporate misconduct, according to new findings, from a meta-analysis of 135 studies, published in The Journal of Management. The site of independence also matters. Independence on the audit committee particularly shelters firms…

How to get better results at work lunches?
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A new study asks: Could the way we serve and eat meals boost cooperation? The answer appears to be yes.

When people in a business negotiation share not just a meal but also a plate, they collaborate better and reach deals faster, according to the new research from professor Ayelet…

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Over 650,000 registered financial advisers in the United States help manage over $30 trillion of investible assets and represent approximately 10% of total employment of the finance and insurance sector. However, despite their prevalence and importance, financial advisers are often perceived as dishonest and consistently rank among the least trustworthy professionals, a perception shaped by highly publicized scandals in the industry over the past decade.

In “The Market for Financial Adviser Misconduct” published in the latest issue of the Journal of Political Economy, authors Mark Egan, Gregor Matvos, and Amit Seru document the extent of misconduct among financial advisers and examine the labor market consequences of such misconduct.

By constructing a panel database of the roughly 1.2 million financial advisers registered in the United States from 2005-2015 containing the employment history of each adviser, the authors analyzed all customer disputes and disciplinary events and financial matters reported by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) from advisers’ disclosure statements during that period.

“We find that financial adviser misconduct is broader than a few heavily publicized scandals,” the authors write. One in thirteen financial advisers have a…

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Every business relies on information technology these days. Over 80% of business operations across various industries are stored digitally, either in the cloud or on-site using servers and storage systems. The digitalization of business operations means better information security is needed as a way to protect the business itself. There is a lot to learn from the healthcare industry when it comes to information security. From early on, our healthcare information system took security seriously.
/ Dec 20

eCommerce

When choosing a point of sale solution, one of the key considerations is how easy it is for customers to pay. Today, there are more payment options than ever. Only accepting cash and credit cards can potentially limit sales. As more and more consumers are using phones and other mobile devices to pay, using a point of sale solution that can accommodate this can be a major leg up. The Value of Mobile Payments Businesses
/ Jun 20

Startups

As digital technology continues to evolve there are revolutionary changes in the business world. Advanced softwares allow huge volumes of work to be done in short durations of time and paperwork has become a thing of the past. Government’s around the world have embraced these advancements, using new initiatives to design and transform the tax systems in their countries by digitalising them. As a result, individuals and businesses are now able to file their VAT
/ Feb 12

Startups

Kickstarter projects actually raise money faster just before they reach their funding goal than once they have enough support to definitely move forward, research shows. That finding is a revelation in an industry that raised more than $5.2 billion across more than 6.4 million fundraising campaigns worldwide last year, according to Statista, a market and consumer data site. Conventional wisdom (and some economics research) suggests that once a Kickstarter project is funded—ensuring it can move
/ Feb 19

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  • 5 ways retail stores could work better for online shoppers
    As stores close their brick-and-mortar outposts in the hopes of shifting sales to their websites, online purchases could suffer as well, according to new research. Anuj Kumar and his family used to shop at Macy’s, both at the store and online. But when the store at their local mall closed, Kumar, a professor at the […]
  • With AI, jobs are changing but no mass unemployment expected
    Ekkehard Ernst, Chief of Macro-economic policies and job unit at the UN International Labour Organization (ILO), says the manufacturing sector does not stand to profit most from AI, at least not in developed countries, and will not suffer the forecasted demise. The jobs more likely to be impacted are in service sectors such as construction, […]
  • Think the ‘invisible hand’ controls markets? Maybe not
    While many economists assume the “invisible hand” theory influences markets, new research finds a disruptor has turned this long-held concept—which Adam Smith introduced in 1759—on its head. The disruptor does not have anything to do with technological advancements or innovation like one might expect—in fact, it’s much simpler. It’s a third party who interrupts a […]
  • International tourism arrivals hit record high in 2017
    The latest edition of its Tourism Highlights, published on Monday, shows international arrivals reached 1.323 million last year. The figure represents an 84 million increase over 2016, and a new record, with the sector also recording “uninterrupted growth” in arrivals for eight consecutive years. Europe and Africa led the regions with increases in arrivals, with […]
  • Workers with open office seating are less stressed
    Workers in open office seating experience less daytime stress and greater daytime activity levels compared to workers in private offices and cubicles, according to a new study. That greater physical activity at the office is related to lower physiological stress during after-work hours outside the office, researchers say. This is the first known study to […]
  • How our brains keep us from saving money
    While many factors are at play, we can blame our brains—at least to some degree—for our poor saving habits, according to a new study. The average American working-age couple has saved only $5,000 for retirement, while 43 percent of working-age families have no retirement savings at all, according to a 2016 analysis of a Federal […]

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Video ads are necessary because of their effectiveness. Various studies ensure that users retain 95% of the information transmitted in a message when it arrives through a video. When faced with the text, they only retain 10%. Also, users are 27 times more likely to click on a video ad than on a banner. Animoto It is another great easy-to-use video creator, ideal for companies and for their content strategies. In fact, recently the brand
/ Sep 13

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Influencer marketing on social media is just hidden marketing
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Social marketing at the movies
One in five young people lose sleep over social media
Social media use associated with depression among US young adults
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  • Theranos: the biotech company of the “ten billion dollar fraud” will disappear
    The biotechnology company that promised to revolutionize blood tests with a promising and technological system, Theranos, comes to an end. Its founder, Elizabeth Holmes, took less than a year to go from being considered the new star of Silicon Valley to being described as a big fraud. This company has notified its shareholders that it […]
  • Top tips to help you recruit the best employees
    A company is nothing without the people behind the scenes who run it. The better your employees, and the better that they can work together, the more success your company will see. Hiring the right people, however, can feel like a daunting task. How can you truly know the person you are interviewing? They can […]
  • Job titles in insurance
    Within the world of insurance, there are many different terms and titles for those that work in it. If you’ve ever wanted to know more about these job roles and what they do, then this is the blog for you. Actuary These are the people that spend a lot of their time thinking about the […]
  • How to become a registered nurse
    There is always going to be a calling for registered nurses, and if you think it is your job in life to answer that call, then becoming a registered nurse is an exciting and exhilarating journey for you to take. Before you do decide this is the career path for you, however, you have to […]
  • How to maintain your business’ finances
    Money, or a lack of it, will shape how a business operates. First, it is important to note that having no money means that the company cannot perform properly, or even pay its employees what they deserve. No matter how dedicated people are to an organization, money affects every single life choice that you make, […]