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Winter Storm Disrupts Automakers, Retailers and Delivery Services

UPS said weather could cause delays in areas not directly hit by the storms. Packages may take longer to get from one place to another, and many delivery services move goods through big sorting hubs in the middle of the country to serve both the East and West Coasts. UPS’s main air hub is in Louisville, Ky., and it also has a hub in Dallas, for example.

The winter storm prompted the United States Postal Service to close post offices, processing hubs and other facilities in Texas, Alabama and Mississippi, according to its website.

The storm has also affected Amazon,

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Managing Start-Up Business Blues


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Entrepreneurship is such a rewarding life adventure and creates such an excitement in the new entrepreneur due to their accomplishment and/or level of success. Entrepreneurs are more than likely individuals with minds that go like a Duracell battery — self-motivated individuals who are goal-oriented and results-driven. However, despite the adrenaline rush, some entrepreneurs have learned that the beginning stage can also be a battleground for ambitious founders.

Many new brand and business builders who are seeking to create a legacy and construct a solid business foundation

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5 innovation behaviors that business leaders must adopt in the next normal

Scott D. Anthony is a Senior Partner at Innosight and former Managing Partner of the firm. As the leading expert on disruptive innovation and strategic transformation, Innosight brings a unique set of lenses to growth strategy. In his more than a decade with Innosight, Scott has advised senior leaders in some of the largest companies in the world. He has extensive experience in emerging markets, particularly in India, China, and the Philippines. In 2019, Anthony was recognized as the 9th most influential management thinker by Thinkers50, a biannual ranking of global business thinkers. In 2017, he was awarded the Thinkers50

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3 Signs Your Business Is Making A Positive Difference (And How To Adjust If It’s Not)

Making a living is one thing — making a positive difference in the world is another. Or is it? More and more often, today’s entrepreneurs are finding ways to make a positive impact on society through their business. Sure, they’re still working hard to make sales, but at the same time, they’re focused on something bigger than themselves.

While addressing poverty in your local community or trying to save the planet are certainly worthy causes, these are far from the only ways you can make a positive difference with your business. In fact, the

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Zuckerberg told staff: ‘We need to inflict pain’ on Apple: WSJ report

Reports of a long-time feud between Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Apple CEO Tim Cook have resurfaced, with The Wall Street Journal reporting on angry comments apparently made by Zuckerberg in 2018. 

Per the Journal, as a row brewed over Facebook’s data collection practices, Tim Cook gave an interview on national television. During the appearance, Cook claimed Apple would never have found itself in the same position as the social media company.

According to the Journal, people familiar with the matter said Zuckerberg’s comments in private went far beyond his public response that Cook was being “extremely glib.”

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New report ranks Montana as #1 state to open a small business

GREAT FALLS — Many factors contribute to how successful a small business is, but according to a recent study, Montana is the best state to open a small business.

The study done by The Blueprint found that Montana was ranked the number one best state to open a small business in 2021.

The factors used to determine the ranking included tax climate, consumer spending within the state, and the rate of new entrepreneurs.

They also considered the business survival rate over five years, labor costs, and climate. Here are the top five:

  1. Montana
  2. South Dakota
  3. Florida
  4. Texas
  5. Idaho

The bottom

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