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Small Business Saturday Topeka

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The succinct statement details the government's pending official definitions of blockchain regulations. Publicly advertised rationales may appear comparatively innocuous or indeed prudent yet such official justifications are an obvious attempt at the curtailing rather than development of decentralized technologies. Even rudimentary, preliminary investigation of the statements highlight what may generously be labelled as contentious logic. "China is set to publish official standards on blockchain technology next year, with one official telling Xinhua they will "give the industry some guidance" on the technology. Li Ming, a director of the Blockchain Research Office under the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT), told Xinhua's Economic Information Daily that work had already begun on forming the standards. Li, however, made clear that while standards would provide some guidance to blockchain developers, authorities did not expect official guid…

Small Business Saturday 2018

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I attended an event a few weeks ago that was chock-full of inclusion. Not in that reflexive, annoying, politically correct way. In that 'honoring everyone and celebrating what diversity offers' way. In every detail, effort was made for this intention to be realized. What did it serve to do? It made us more mindful. It encouraged us to unabashedly recognize, speak about, and celebrate differences. It connected us. It sparked creativity in ways to do and see things. Wouldn't you love to have more mindfulness and clarity, more innovation and connection in your organization? Of course, putting this into action in an organization is considerably more complicated than in a 4-day event. Still, I was moved by the effort and by the dramatic effect. It highlighted what is possible. Freeing ourselves up from trying to pretend difference isn't there, or wishing it wasn't, takes us away from the impact we could have. Impact, as I define it, is where your amazing self (or …

Small Business Grants

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Some have said that the Trump Administration has made the US is an unfriendly place to do business for foreign companies. The political opposition says that the threat of tariffs and trade wars causes uncertainty in global markets and is not good for the US economy. Those who call themselves 'traditional free traders' have sided with Trump's political opposition, at least temporarily. Personally, I see just the opposite. First, I see more foreign money coming into the US market to seize the opportunities of low corporate tax rates, and as a way to avoid potential tariffs. Further, I see temporary tariffs as a shot over the bow that the US will not be played with unbalanced trade agreements or lack of fair trade agreements. These temporary trade tariffs will bring billions into the US government's coffers while trade negotiations happen, and our foreign counterparts will rush back to the table to renegotiate with more favorable terms. No international company wants to…

Tusiness Technology Jobs

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Business technology in small businesses can mean a lot of different things and can be interpreted in many different ways. But it will always come down to the same thing - the technology implemented and used by a business must provide the maximum amount of efficiency for the minimum amount of cost and maintenance. Technology in business must be well planned and implemented in a sensible manner and a plan for technology management must be developed and adhered to. This may mean moving more of your business systems onto the internet to increase the mobility of your business, or identifying and investing in new systems which will do the same job but in a more efficient manner. How Can the Internet Help My Business? If you are looking to save money for your business, the internet is an excellent place to start. If your business includes a small call centre to provide customer service, you could save a lot of money in the long run by investing in changing the phone system to an IP telep…