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19 February 2020

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  • Want to Succeed on YouTube? Ask Yourself This One Question, Says E-commerce Expert Sarah Chrisp.
    19 February 2020
    Is this serving the viewer?
  • Euroseas: Q4 Earnings Insights
    19 February 2020

    Shares of Euroseas (NASDAQ:ESEA) rallied 4.31% to $3.39 after the company reported Q4 results.

    Quarterly Results

    • Earnings per share fell 357.14% over the past year to $0.32, which missed the estimate of $0.20.

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  • Ally Financial To Acquire CardWorks For $2.65B
    19 February 2020

    Ally Financial, Inc. (NYSE: ALLY) shares are trading lower on Wednesday after the company announced it will acquire Cardworks for $2.65 billion

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  • Spotlight: Behind the Leaf Reveals Business Resources for Women
    19 February 2020


    Some communities have traditionally been underserved when it comes to business conferences and support. Women and minorities in particular haven’t had access to as many resources as others. But Behind the Leaf wants to change all that by providing resources and support for women owned business.

    The company runs a business conference for women entrepreneurs in South Florida. Additionally, they a book fair for female authors along with other types of support to help women and minority entrepreneurs succeed. Learn more about the company and the team behind this mission in this week’s Small Business Spotlight.

    What the Business Does

    Provides resources and support for women business owners in South Florida.

    Marketing Consultant Vivian Olodun told Small Business Trends, “Behind The Leaf serves its community by providing free workshops and paid conferences to expose women business owners to useful tools readily available to their nonminority and male counterparts. There are many strategies available to female small business owners. But the lack of access, in the form of delivery and implementation continues to be a common obstacle.”

    Additionally, Behind the Leaf hosts the Flourish Media Conference powered by Capital One Bank. And then there’s PublisHER, a traveling book fair for women authors.

    Business Niche

    Providing access to necessary funding.

    Olodun says, “We are the only business conference where the speakers donate towards a small business grant awarded to conference attendees.”

    How the Business Got Started

    After making important connections.

    Olodun explains, “Six years ago I met two women that would help me change everything small business owners knew about digital entrepreneurship.

    Olodun met Sasha Revolus, a brand consultant and non-profit guru, and Dr.Tracy Timberlake, a Digital Business Strategist and founder of PLATFORM, a mentorship program that helps entrepreneurs build their digital businesses. Together, they created the vision for Behind the Leaf.

    Biggest Win

    Hearing positive feedback from event attendees.

    Since helping entrepreneurs is the organization’s goal, hearing success stories is a big win.

    Olodun says, “Their testimonials about doing business together, connecting with investors and planning projects together in their hometowns makes my heart sing.”

    Biggest Risk

    Niching down.

    Usually, client based businesses can reduce risk by working on multiple projects. However, Behind the Leaf found that strategy wasn’t working. So the team decided to change things up.

    Olodun adds, “We had to make adjustments that made us a one client organization. That was scary. We took a risk putting all our eggs in one basket. The result was some of our best work!”

    Lesson Learned

    Choose the right partners.

    Olodun says the team would do things a bit differently if they could start over again. Instead of settling for less than perfect matches, they would have looked for perfect partnerships right away. Additionally, they would have removed some players from projects more quickly.

    How They’d Spend an Extra $100,000

    Supporting various projects.

    There are a few different areas where Olodun and the team would invest. For example, she outlined capacity building projects already on the books, along with digital advertising.

    Favorite Quote

    “If you want to go fast, go alone. And if you want to go far, get a team.” -Anonymous.

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    Find out more about the Small Biz Spotlight program

    Image: Behind the Leaf; Dr. Tracy Timberlake, Sasha Revolus, Vivian Olodun

    This article, "Spotlight: Behind the Leaf Reveals Business Resources for Women" was first published on Small Business Trends

  • Every Entrepreneur Should Learn These Essential Copywriting Skills
    19 February 2020
    Whether you want to be a freelance writer or build brand recognition, copywriting is a crucial skill.
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    19 February 2020
    What scientists are uncovering about the gut-brain connection.
  • Download: Quarterly Shipper Rate Report
    19 February 2020

    The FreightWaves Quarterly Shipper Rate Update is a new report crafted with contributions from US Bank and Recon Logistics.

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  • Truckstop Building Alliances In The Freight Matching Wars
    19 February 2020

    Today, Kevin and Andrew have two special guests: Bill Vitti, chief commercial officer of Truckstop, explains the recently announced partnership with Knight-Swift Transportation Holdings (NYSE: KNX); then Peter Rentschler from Carrier Direct discusses his takeaways from last week's Stifel Conference in

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  • Cardiovascular Disease: A major cause of health loss and a global burden
    19 February 2020

    Cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) are one of the leading causes of death and health loss in people in the US. As per a study by the National Vital Statistics Report, every 37 seconds, one person dies of Cardiovascular diseases in the US. 

    Cardiovascular diseases also known as heart disease encompasses a wide range of conditions & disorders that affect the normal functioning of heart and blood vessels. 

    Some of the common cardiovascular diseases are heart failure, ischemic heart disease, stroke, rheumatic heart disease, high blood pressure (hypertension), coronary artery disease, atrial fibrillation, arrhythmias, pericardial disease etc.

    Depending upon the point of occurrence cardiovascular diseases can be categorized into four types-

    • Aortic disease
    • Peripheral arterial disease
    • Strokes and TIAs
    • Coronary heart disease

    One of the most common reasons behind the increasing cardiovascular diseases prevalence is poor lifestyle, which results in poor nutrition, drug abuse, tobacco use, smoking, obesity, high cholesterol, diabetes, and lack of physical activity.

    In addition, the family history of the person, ethnic background, age and gender also have a little contribution. Depression and stress are other factors that lead to cardiovascular disease in younger generations.

    The past century is observed as a remarkable century for humankind as countries around the globe witnessed tremendous industrial, social and economic development. And the Healthcare sector was not left behind. The healthcare industry, over the years, experienced dramatic improvement, so did the life expectancy of people while tackling infectious and nutrition deficiency. However, at the same time novel diseases known as chronic diseases such as asthma, diabetes, cardiovascular disease (CVD), cancer, Arthritis, and viral diseases such as hepatitis C, also emerged. 

    As per the reports by WHO, about three-quarters of deaths due to CVDs are developing countries. These countries lack an effective and equitable primary health care system for early detection and treatment, which becomes severe if detected at later stages and ultimately leads to higher numbers of deaths and lower quality of life. 

    As per the CDC report, about 647,000 Americans die from heart disease each year, responsible for 1 in every 4 deaths. And today, almost half of the United States’ younger generation is affected by CVDs. Smoking, high blood cholesterol, High blood pressure, are the main factors for heart disease in adults living in America. 

    Talking about the global level, Ischemic heart disease causes the highest number of fatality globally annually followed by stokes.

    As the number of CVD cases are increasing at an alarming rate, it is causing a direct burden on the social and economic progress of the countries, especially the low and middle-income countries. According to the CDC, the US spends around USD 219 Billion each year

    Heart disease costs the United States about $219 billion each year from 2014 to 2015.3 This includes the cost of healthcare services, medicines, and lost productivity due to death.

    Early diagnosis and management can reduce the risk of CVDs. Adopting healthy lifestyle like regular exercise, avoiding smoke & alcohol, medication, managing the body weight, keeping the cholesterol, blood sugar and blood pressure at normal level can reduce the chance of cardiovascular diseases to a larger extent.  A balanced diet also plays a greater role in reducing the risk of CVD diseases, a diet with a lower level of sugar, salt, and saturated fat are regularly advised as an early precautionary measure to tackle the future risk of CVD.

    The post Cardiovascular Disease: A major cause of health loss and a global burden appeared first on DelveInsight Business Research.

  • 10 Exciting Travel Apps To Erase Your Travel Woes
    19 February 2020

    We feel stuck in a rut when we are bogged down into a routine for a couple of months. We could push ourselves for another couple. But after the fifth month we certainly need a break and plan one. So how do you go about planning? Travel apps make planning easier, travel smoother and affordable. […]

    The post 10 Exciting Travel Apps To Erase Your Travel Woes appeared first on Appscrip Blog.

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