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Diego Maradona’s “Hand of God” jersey from 1986 World Cup fetches highest price ever paid at auction for a piece of sports memorabilia
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Diego Maradona’s “Hand of God” jersey from 1986 World Cup fetches highest price ever paid at auction for a piece of sports memorabilia

The shirt worn by Diego Maradona when he scored the controversial "Hand of God" goal against England in the 1986 World Cup has sold for 7.1 million pounds ($9.3 million), the highest price ever paid at auction for a piece of sports memorabilia.Auctioneer Sotheby's sold the shirt in an online auction that closed Wednesday. It did not identify the buyer.Maradona scored two goals during the quarter-final game in Mexico City on June 22, 1986, just four years after Britain and Argentina had fought a war over the Falkland Islands. The Argentine great's first goal was ruled a header, but the ball had bounced off Maradona's fist, out of sight of the referee. Maradona said afterward that it had been scored "a little with the head of Maradona, and a little with ...
How to Create Meetings that Matter – Small Business Show 369
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How to Create Meetings that Matter – Small Business Show 369

You may not be fond of meetings at your Small Business, but they can be productive and serve a purpose. Today your hosts Shannon Jean and Dave Hamilton jump back into this topic to discuss strategies that can help to make your meetings less painful and perhaps even useful. Join us! 00:00:00 Small Business Show #369 for Wednesday, March 2, 2022 00:01:31 Can You Play? — I Don’t Meet My Company’s Diversity Requirements Sponsors 00:18:31 How to Create Meetings That Matter Do We Need to Have a Meeting? “What exactly are we meeting about?” – Everyone should be able to answer the question in 5 words or fewer – Christopher Frank, VP @ American Express. Stack the deck: ask each participant to figure out a question about a relevant topic? Start on time Have an end time Avoid Status Updates Every...
Nine mindset changes that will turn you from employee to entrepreneur
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Nine mindset changes that will turn you from employee to entrepreneur

Many entrepreneurs start up their own businesses because they are relative experts in their industry/profession. Most want to achieve greater financial and personal control by “going it alone”. In many cases, these people have also identified ways in which they can do things differently and better to the industry norm and want to do just that. What none of these motivations automatically address is the requirement to transition from an employee mindset to a business owner mindset. This is a vital shift to understand and act on early as the remit of a business owner is much broader. Being a business owner includes multiple roles, competing priorities and skillsets, all of which to be mastered or managed in order to become truly successful. Four mindsets to your finances Rich ...
4 Home & Auto Tech Innovations You Should Be Aware of
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4 Home & Auto Tech Innovations You Should Be Aware of

Whether it’s innovations in the car industry or for the home, trends are trends for a reason  — because they are popular, and people love to keep up with them. While there were many tech trends in 2019, the new year is looking pretty good as well.  The American public has been fascinated by the automobile since Henry Ford drove the first Model T off the assembly line in 1908. Since then the technological advances in the car realm have been nothing short of spectacular  — and 2020 is destined to impress yet again. First of all something very important that you’ll need for everything on this list to work, Wireless communications. Yes, it’s essential. Check this offers high range and quality. Electric Trucks While electric vehicles are steadily becoming more efficient, they...
Small Businesses Lost 120,000 Jobs during April, according to monthly ADP Report
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Small Businesses Lost 120,000 Jobs during April, according to monthly ADP Report

Small businesses lost 120,000 jobs from March to April, according to the ADP National Employment Report issued May 4, 2022. That’s despite the nation seeing an overall gain in jobs of 247,000 (medium and large-sized businesses) during the same time period. Franchise jobs also saw an increase, gaining 47,400 jobs.Why are small businesses losing jobs?ADP Chief Economist Neela Richardson said small businesses are struggling to find workers.“Labor supply shortages caused job gains to soften for both goods providers and service providers,” she said. “As the labor market tightens, small companies with fewer than 50 employees struggle with competition for wages and increased costs.”Small businesses with 1-19 employees lost 96,000 jobs, with the majority of those losses (about 83,000) in the servi...
Join me for National Small Business Week! » Succeed As Your Own Boss
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Join me for National Small Business Week! » Succeed As Your Own Boss

National Small Business Week is celebrated during the first week of May every year and takes place from May 1 to 7 this year. This week aims to honor the entrepreneurs of our country who have played their part in bringing new ideas to life and growing our economy.  Different events are hosted in different places, and top entrepreneurs from every state are given awards for their performances. Apart from recognizing the top entrepreneurs, the goal of this week is also to encourage small business owners to learn online marketing skills and strategies to scale up their business operations. In 1963, after the proclamation from President John F. Kennedy, the first National Small Business Week was created. After this inaugural celebration, the week became an annual practice to encourage and insp...
How to Prepare for Leadership in Healthcare
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How to Prepare for Leadership in Healthcare

Healthcare is a massive sector and it requires great, passionate leaders at all levels. Healthcare leaders can manage a small team, a department, or even the entire hospital. They work in all areas of healthcare, from hospitals and clinics to research companies and pharmaceutical businesses. It doesn’t matter where you work, either. Your job as a leader in healthcare will always impact the quality of care that patients receive and also the job satisfaction of your staff. With burnout on the rise and an increase in challenges, there has never been a more pressing need for talented, passionate healthcare leaders. There is always room to improve and many ways to prepare for a role in leadership. By focusing on healthcare in particular and by also working to develop a great set of soft skill...
Nine New Low-Interest Loans Awarded to Support Business Expansion, Job Creation in Seven Pennsylvania Counties
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Nine New Low-Interest Loans Awarded to Support Business Expansion, Job Creation in Seven Pennsylvania Counties

Governor Tom Wolf announced the approval of nine new low-interest loans through the Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority (PIDA) to support business growth in Beaver, Berks, Bucks, Dauphin, Erie, Fayette, and Lancaster counties that will help create and retain more than 375 total jobs. “The PIDA loans approved today provide the support needed for these nine businesses to expand and succeed,” said Gov. Wolf. “Through the acquisition of new property, the expansion of existing buildings, and the purchase of new equipment, this funding ensures these businesses can grow their operations right here in Pennsylvania.” To date in 2022, PIDA has approved $8,845,000 in low-interest loans that have resulted in $16,170,748 in private investmen...
Elon Musk sells $4 billion in Tesla stock, probably to help finance his Twitter deal
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Elon Musk sells $4 billion in Tesla stock, probably to help finance his Twitter deal

Detroit — Elon Musk has sold 4.4 million shares of Tesla stock worth roughly $4 billion, most likely to help fund his purchase of Twitter.Musk reported the sale in a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission on Thursday. The shares were sold over the past few days, at prices ranging from $872.02 to $999.13. The world's richest man, who is the CEO of Tesla, tweeted that he doesn't plan any further sales of the company's shares. He still owns just over 168 million shares in the electric carmaker, via a trust, Agence France-Presse points out. Most of the sales took place on Tuesday, when Tesla shares closed down 12%, a huge single-day drop. Analysts said Tesla investors fear Musk will be distracted by Twitter and less engaged in running the ele...
Netflix canceling shows amid rare subscriber slump
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Netflix canceling shows amid rare subscriber slump

Netflix's shrinking subscriber base and stock price are a reckoning for the company, raising questions about its growth prospects in the increasingly competitive streaming business."At almost every single impasse they have faced before, the company found a way to safely maneuver before hitting the wall," MoffettNathanson Research analysts said in a report. "However, this time it feels different as the first quarter 2022 earnings release, investor letter and video interview portrayed a company that was more surprised by things and less clear than ever about the path forward."  In response, Netflix is already moving to cut costs by pulling the plug on a number of shows. The latest casualty is an animated series created by Meghan Markle, known by its working title "Pearl," that was on...