Bill Gates is investing in European companies that solve the less obvious parts of climate change

His Breakthrough Energy Ventures fund is teaming up with the European council to invest in companies focused on agriculture, manufacturing, and transportation. BY BEN PAYNTER2 MINUTE READ Bill Gates has coined a new way to think about climate change, and is leading a team of investors to help solve it. The concept is called “the 75% problem”–a […]

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‘A real opportunity’: Cannabis entrepreneurship lifting some First Nations communities

It’s a quiet, cool autumn morning in early October and Medicine Wheel Natural Healing is bustling. In the span of an hour, dozens of customers visit and crowd the counters in the shop, manned by a security guard, looking at cannabis flowers, concentrates, oils and infused topical creams available for purchase. Employees wearing headsets enthusiastically […]

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Social Media for Business: A Marketer’s Guide

Credit: Gonzalo Aragon/Shutterstock Your small business needs to be on social media. If you aren’t, you’re missing out on cheap and effective marketing tools. With almost 70 percent of Americans on social media, your social media campaigns can reach a lot of people. “Social media provides targeting capability, as well as reach and scale, at a lower […]

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Wall St. Hopes for Strong Earnings After October’s Ugly Start for Stocks

Wall St. Pins Hopes on Strong Earnings After October’s Ugly Start for Stocks The quarterly parade of updates on profits and losses will either give credence to fears about the economy or ease them. Last week was all about fear. This week, investors could turn to greed. After the stock market was rocked by its […]

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ThirdLove’s secret to designing the perfect-fitting bra for the modern woman

ThirdLove made this year’s CNBC Upstart 100, an exclusive list of fast-growing ventures less than five years old. The company so far has raised approximately $30 million in funding, with an annualized revenue growth of 450 percent over the last two years. The underpinnings of ThirdLove’s success is its Fit Finder technology, a 60-second quiz […]

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Here’s where all the jobs are — in one chart

Here’s where the jobs are — in one chart The professional and business services industry led job gains for September. The leisure and hospitality sector lagged, according to the Labor Department report. The professional and business services industry led job gains for the month of September, besting laggards like the leisure and hospitality sector, according to […]

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US jobless rate hits 49-year low of 3.7%

Image copyrightGETTY IMAGES The US unemployment rate fell to 3.7% in September, the lowest rate since December 1969. Figures from the Department of Labor also showed the US economy created 134,000 jobs during the month, fewer than were expected. Significant jobs growth was seen in professional and business services, healthcare and construction. Average hourly earnings rose […]

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3 Tips to Build a Multinational Company, From an Entrepreneur Who’s Done It Twice

Starting with a single-office setup and just one 9-to-5 time frame could unnecessarily limit an organization’s growth potential. Gone are the days when every successful business started with the same blueprint. Technology and globalization have made it much easier for startups to achieve rapid growth in multiple locations at once. And Startup Genome’s Global Startup Ecosystem Report 2018 supports […]

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As U.S. Cracks Down on H1-B Visas, Latin America Adds Fast-Track Alternatives for Entrepreneurs and Investors

More and more entrepreneurs are setting up offices in Latin America where they can still hire talented foreigners without any visa hassle. Image credit: Cristobal Baeza | EyeEm | Getty Images  7 min read As the United States closes up its borders and becomes more hostile to even legal immigration, countries across Latin America are […]

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