• Start Up

    Side Hustles for These Times

    Leverage your specialized knowledge to earn money and build up your skills. Grow Your Business, Not Your Inbox Stay informed and join our daily newsletter now! July 30, 2020 1 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Peter Voogd describes several ideas for entrepreneurs looking to make extra money and improve their skillset. These side hustles include: Connecting product sellers to receptive audiences with referrals and drop-shipping in which manufacturers shop directly to customers Managing social media accounts for small businesses Selling health and fitness services online (facilitating home workouts, for example) Selling food services that cater to health-focused people with limited access to specialty meals Making how-to…

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  • News

    We haven’t even seen the coronavirus’s full impact on consumers, says this VC

    Early on during the pandemic, I heard a common refrain: This time, unlike in 2008, Main Street was getting stung first and foremost—meaning consumers would initially face the brunt of the downturn. It seems as if the fallout was less than what many had feared. Certainly the unemployment rate has risen dramatically: The figure stood around 11.1{4bae5313c1ffa697ce99995897f7847f1ebf3bca0fb7c37396bb602eb24323d3} as of June. But while some consumer-facing startups have suffered from the pandemic, consumer spending has actually shown increases. However, uncertainty looms over the rest of the year. To dig into this, Term Sheet spoke with Rick Yang, general partner at New Enterprise Associates and head of the firm’s consumer investing practice. Yang…

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  • Finance

    Big Tech’s rough day is followed by Big Tech’s amazing day

    This is the web version of Data Sheet, Fortune’s daily newsletter on the top tech news. To get it delivered daily to your in-box, sign up here. Wednesday was Big Tech’s right-brain day, a day of storytelling, counterprogramming, and fending off creatively-told congressional attacks on their virtues. Thursday was dominated by the numbers, the left-brain analysis that showed how at least three of the big four are faring in the world’s darkest times. In a word: well. Amazon, Apple, and Facebook surged in the second quarter, each for their own reasons. Amazon’s cloud business soared, and it bore fruit from its investments in delivery, satisfying sheltered-in-place customers. Apple sold a little…

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  • Leadership

    Don’t forget the climate crisis, CEOs say

    This is the web version of CEO Daily. To get it delivered to your inbox, sign up here. Good morning. The climate crisis has been crowded out in recent months by the health crisis, the economic crisis and the racial justice crisis. (Too many crises.) But needless to say, it hasn’t gone away. Fortune assembled a group of members of its CEO Initiative yesterday, led by Dow CEO Jim Fitterling and Nestle CEO Mark Schneider, to talk about strategies for addressing the problem. The conversation was held under Chatham House rules, so I can’t report individual comments. What was striking to me about the conversation, though, is this: Until a dozen years ago,…

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  • Start Up

    How a New Crowdfunding Model Offers Guaranteed Refunds and Protection

    Dynamic Coin Offerings (DYCOs) leverage blockchain technology to add accountability to teams. Grow Your Business, Not Your Inbox Stay informed and join our daily newsletter now! July 28, 2020 5 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Entrepreneurs and investors often struggle with finding a happy medium that balances risk, reward and accountability. The problem is, company accountability is hard to track and is often a catalyst for investments gone bad. A study by Harvard found that angel investors reported that only 11 percent of their portfolio yielded a positive return. This means nine out of 10 angel investments typically end poorly, with investors not having any control over the…

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  • Leadership

    Data confirms England had highest COVID-19 death rate in Europe

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