There is a growing consciousness about the desire to keep one’s messages private. Some are concerned about hackers, or worry about the government spying on them, but most people just agree with the general principle that what you say in your chat conversations ought to stay between you and the people you chat with.
It’s not a pleasant idea to think that your messages could be archived for perpetuity on a large company’s server or analyzed by some algorithm. The quest for privacy has birthed a whole generation of apps that promise to give you exactly that. Services like Telegram and Signal have turned the phrase “end-to-end encryption” into a popular discussion. We're here to help you figure out what this is all about and which apps to try.
No matter how rewarding your full-time job may be, there’s one thing that’s even more meaningful than great pay and solid benefits: working for yourself.
Choosing the path of entrepreneurship is without a doubt riskier than being content with holding a 9-5 job, and requires way more sacrifice. However, once you’re reaping the lifestyle benefits of being your own boss and hustling your way into making significantly more money than you ever could at your day job, the hard work will have all been worth it.
Taking a successful business model from someone else and building on it is no crime. In fact, it is how most leaders build businesses. It doesn’t always take a “stroke of genius” to get to the top. But when those once-in-a-lifetime ideas strike, your window to act may be small. I don’t accept the idea that all of the good ideas have been taken. These five unique businesses are proof that you can find prosperity, even in a market that may not have even existed when you first had your idea.
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When working with clients, Will focuses on helping them meet their business goals, and in the process he often helps them double or triple their business. In fact, many of his clients find that his company not only stirs their imaginations with his creativity, but also leaves their competition shaken and wondering, “Now what do we do?”.
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The European Commission, the EU's executive arm, is ordering Apple to pay $14.5 billion in taxes to Ireland. But Ireland doesn't want the money, and Apple says it shouldn't have to pay. And the kind of tax breaks that the EU accuses Ireland of offering Apple are similar to the kind of deals common in, and legal in, the US.
Ready to take on the world of entrepreneurship? Now's the time to do it.
Thanks to social media, crowdfunding and alternative lending options, and the constant evolution of technology, this year is a great time to start a business.
Not sure where to begin? There's good news — with new trends popping up constantly, there are plenty of ways for aspiring entrepreneurs to capitalize on them.
Here's a list of 19 business ideas to inspire your entrepreneurial spirit in 2016.