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Category: Business Insights

Five Ways to Help Small Businesses in an Emergency

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Many small businesses are being forced to close because of the panic pandemic that is sweeping up the world and which the United States has recently been pulled into.  Focus on Solutions is one of the values we hold dear here at The Gents Place, and we want to share some of those solutions to help our […]

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LinkedIn: Better than You Thought

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LinkedIn was first founded in 2002 as a social network entirely focused on the professional aspect of people’s lives. In time it added job listings and advertising and first became profitable in 2007. It IPOed in 2011 and was eventually acquired by Microsoft in 2016 for $26 billion. It now boasts over 500 million members […]

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Trades, Teams, and Loyalty

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This summer in particular has been packed with NBA news. A Canadian team won the championship for the first time, perhaps in part due to one of the best players in the league being injured during that series. The leading players of both of those teams are now signed with new teams, and overall a […]

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Ten Years of Shark Tank

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“How long have you been watching Shark Tank?” Daymond John asked. Eighteen-year old Max Feber, founder of Bruw Coffee (who ended up getting a deal with Dallas-based shark Mark Cuban) quickly answered, “Since I was about 8 years old.” The show has now been around long enough to have created its own mini-generation of budding […]

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Do Business Cards Still Matter?

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Digital devices have managed to make standalone cameras, watches, and even house keys begin to disappear.  Complementing this dematerialization caused by technology, a wave of minimalism is sweeping many developed nations that have been on decades-long buying sprees.  Unnecessary, unloved things are marked to be donated or tossed.  Are business cards still relevant in such […]

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Networking: forget what you think you know

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There are a number of reactions a given person might have to the word “networking.”  Some might shy away from the idea of meeting strangers.  Others see it as a great opportunity.  But what is clear is that many people are doing it wrong.  That’s because networking shouldn’t be something you do, it’s simply who you […]

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