Want to Make More Money? 10 Experts Share 10 Tips to Grow Your Business

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Seriously, it’s a great way to learn from industry experts and share their key takeaways with your community. As a bonus, you’ll grow your professional network along the way.

When I first started the Launch Your Business podcast my goal was to help other entrepreneurs avoid the many – many – mistakes I made when I first started my business. I knew what content to share because I know what information would have helped me out when I first started.

What I didn’t know was that I’d learn so much during the process and as a result, grow my business as well. So now I’m sharing my top ten takeaways from the guests that have appeared on my show.

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Pat Flynn: Don’t build your business in secret

This one is from our first episode with Pat Flynn. If you think you have a great idea for a new product, business, or service you should be developing that with your potential customers.

Don’t invest too much of your time, energy, and money before you’ve tested your idea with the market. Talk to your audience and get feedback so you can launch with more confidence. Pat shares a step by step process on how to do so during this episode.

Nir Eyal: Time management is pain management.

Look at it this way: You’re either going to deal with the discomfort of getting something done when you don’t feel like it, or you’re going to deal with the discomfort of not moving forward.

In this episode, Nir shared incredible advice for overcoming the lure of distractions, and choosing the long term benefit provided by focused work. After

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ERP-driven Business Success and Customer Rights Take Center Stage at Acumatica Summit 2023

Cloud ERP Company Surpasses 10,000 Customers, Announces Updated Customer Bill of Rights and Celebrates Customer Success at Annual Event

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 30, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — Acumatica, the world’s fastest-growing cloud ERP company, today outlined how its community of customers, partners and developers shapes business technology that is responsive to the real-world needs of small and mid-sized businesses (SMBs). The company announced these valuable impacts and articulated specific rights customers should expect from their technology vendors in an opening day keynote address at its annual Summit event in Las Vegas, Nev., which was attended by more than 2,800 customers, partners and analysts.

The opening keynote address featured Acumatica CEO John Case, who underlined the cloud ERP provider’s dedication to supporting SMBs as they face the challenges of today’s economy. Case noted that, despite the economic environment, Acumatica continues to grow, surpassing 10,000 customers. He credited the continued momentum to the Acumatica Community, which understands the needs of its customers.

“The Summit is a key touchpoint in an ongoing dialogue that takes place throughout the year in community forums, in meetings and at events,” said Case. “It’s the voices of our customers that drive us all forward in everything we do.  Summit is a great opportunity to learn from the entire community – our customers, our partners, our people.”

Case also announced an update to Acumatica’s Customer Bill of Rights, which was initially published in July 2019. The new version expands on core principles to reflect the current business environment and the evolving organizational needs of today’s companies. In a blog post published today outlining each of the ten rights, Case wrote that Acumatica “firmly believes that all businesses have certain core rights in their dealings with technology vendors. Beyond just talking about it, today, we are

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President Biden Announces Appointments to the President’s National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee

WASHINGTON – Today, President Biden announced his intent to appoint highly qualified and diverse industry leaders as members of the President’s National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee. The National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee (NSTAC) advises the White House on the reliability, security, and preparedness of vital communications and information infrastructure. These appointees will join previously appointed NSTAC members to provide national security and emergency preparedness solutions by providing innovative policy recommendations backed by a unique industry perspective. In addition to today’s announcement, President Biden also named new leadership to the committee.

  • Scott Charney, Chair, President’s National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee
  • Jeffrey K. Storey, Vice Chair, President’s National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee
  • Johnathon E. Caldwell, Member, President’s National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee
  • Mark David Dankberg, Member, President’s National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee
  • Noopur Davis, Member, President’s National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee
  • Barbara W. Humpton, Member, President’s National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee
  • Kimberly B. Keever, Member, President’s National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee
  • Kyle J. Malady, Member, President’s National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee
  • Kevin R. Mandia, Member, President’s National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee
  • Maria N. Martinez, Member, President’s National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee
  • Jeffery Scott McElfresh, Member, President’s National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee
  • Bryan J. Palma, Member, President’s National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee
  • Neville Richard Ray, Member, President’s National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee
  • Corey E. Thomas, Member, President’s National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee

Scott Charney, Chair, President’s National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee

Scott Charney currently serves as Vice President for Security Policy at Microsoft, where he works with public and private sector organizations to develop and implement strategies that help secure the IT ecosystem. Prior to this position, he led Microsoft’s Trustworthy Computing Group, where he was responsible for enforcing Microsoft’s mandatory security engineering policies and implementing the company’s security strategy. Charney currently serves

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We’re Interested To See How 10x Genomics (NASDAQ:TXG) Uses Its Cash Hoard To Grow

Even when a business is losing money, it’s possible for shareholders to make money if they buy a good business at the right price. For example, although software-as-a-service business Salesforce.com lost money for years while it grew recurring revenue, if you held shares since 2005, you’d have done very well indeed. But while history lauds those rare successes, those that fail are often forgotten; who remembers Pets.com?

Given this risk, we thought we’d take a look at whether 10x Genomics (NASDAQ:TXG) shareholders should be worried about its cash burn. In this article, we define cash burn as its annual (negative) free cash flow, which is the amount of money a company spends each year to fund its growth. The first step is to compare its cash burn with its cash reserves, to give us its ‘cash runway’.

Check out our latest analysis for 10x Genomics

Does 10x Genomics Have A Long Cash Runway?

A cash runway is defined as the length of time it would take a company to run out of money if it kept spending at its current rate of cash burn. When 10x Genomics last reported its balance sheet in September 2022, it had zero debt and cash worth US$452m. Looking at the last year, the company burnt through US$161m. That means it had a cash runway of about 2.8 years as of September 2022. Notably, however, analysts think that 10x Genomics will break even (at a free cash flow level) before then. If that happens, then the length of its cash runway, today, would become a moot point. The image below shows how its cash balance has been changing over the last few years.

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NasdaqGS:TXG Debt to Equity History February 2nd 2023

How Well Is 10x Genomics Growing?

We reckon the fact that 10x Genomics

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Global Retail Core Banking Solution Market Report 2022: Increase in Applications for IoT Solutions in Banking Sector Boosts Growth – ResearchAndMarkets.com

DUBLIN–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The “Global Retail Core Banking Solution Market Size, Share & Industry Trends Analysis Report By Component, By Deployment Mode (Cloud and On-premise), By Organization Size (Large Enterprises and SMEs), By Application, By Regional Outlook and Forecast, 2022 – 2028” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering.

The Global Retail Core Banking Solution Market size is expected to reach $7.4 billion by 2028, rising at a market growth of 9.8% CAGR during the forecast period.

One of the key aspects influencing the market growth is how well the retail core banking solutions help clients manage their finances over a secure channel and provide flexibility in accessing their bank accounts. Additionally, the use of retail core banking solutions gives low-cost funding to banks, aids in their establishment, and maintains an efficient Customer Relationship Management (CRM), which are all predicted to propel market expansion over the course of the projection year. The sector is also growing due to customer mobile and online banking demand.

Banks are under pressure to implement better tactics that may offer their customers straightforward payment options due to the increasing competition from different mobile payment wallets and other Fintech applications, which is expected to drive the market’s growth. The competitors in the market are also focusing on new product launches to maintain a competitive edge.

Market Growth Factors

Increase in applications for IoT solutions in banking sector

Due to their many high-throughput and productivity-boosting uses, networked technologies like edge computing and IoT devices are gaining significant popularity on the global market. Additionally, many vendors are producing IoT devices, boosting the penetration of linked devices in the contemporary business environment. Radiofrequency identification (RFID), low-energy Bluetooth, near-field communication (N.F.C.), low-energy wireless, LTE-A, low-energy radio protocols, and Wi-Fi-direct are standard protocols and technologies used by IoT systems.

Growing demand

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CycurID Technologies Goes BIG

VANCOUVER, BC, Feb. 2, 2023 /CNW/ – CycurID Technologies Ltd., (“CycurID” or the “Company”), is pleased to announce their working partnership with Blockchain Intelligence Group, the crypto investigation and training company.

CycurID (pronounced “Secure ID”) Technologies Ltd. is a Canadian-based digital identity management and cybersecurity firm that has developed a reusable digital identity app, immeTM (pronounced “I’m me”), that uses adaptive Artificial Intelligence, Biometric Authorization and Zero-Knowledge Protocols to provide full privacy of users’ data with no individuals credentials or any data being stored or kept by CycurID or their partners.

Gord Jessop, CycurID’s COO/Co-Founder, said, “We believe that verification and authentication are the foundations of digital trust. For crypto to truly become mainstream and to overcome all of the negative news which pervaded much of the crypto markets in 2022, it is essential that those functions are performed to the highest standards, and that is why we have decided to work with Blockchain Intelligence Group.”

Blockchain Intelligence Group’s solution, QLUE™, powers complex investigations into nefarious activity involving crypto. Last year alone, Blockchain Intelligence Group helped win two major court cases for 10s of millions of dollars and set case law in S. Africa for crypto asset seizure. BitRank Verified® has risk-scored more than 13.7B addresses to de-risk digital asset transactions.

“Blockchain Intelligence Group believes in protecting the public from bad actors and fraud,” says Lance Morignn, President, Blockchain Intelligence Group. “We are thrilled to support cutting edge innovators like CycurID.”

Jessop stated, “Being able to provide assurance to consumers, regulatory authorities and to anyone involved in the crypto-currency sector that CycurID’s products such as the imme™ Wallet can be relied

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2022 fourth-quarter and full-year revenues

2022 fourth-quarter and full-year revenues

  • 2022 fourth-quarter revenues of €1.1m (-22%)

  • 2022 full-year revenues of €4.2m, with +2% Software revenue growth and a stable client portfolio compared with 2021

  • Recognized and increasingly innovative technology

  • Continued business development and cost optimization strategy

AMA CORPORATION PLC (“AMA”), a pioneer for assisted reality solutions and a publisher and integrator of B2B software solutions for smart workplaces, is reporting its revenues for the fourth quarter and full year in 2022, ended December 31, 2022.

2022 revenues

Consolidated revenues (IFRS) unaudited,
in million euros, at constant exchange rates

2022

2021

Change at constant exchange rates

First quarter

1.1

2.2

-52%

Second quarter

1.0

1.8

-44%

First half

2.1

4.0

-48%

Third quarter

1.0

1.3

-18%

Fourth quarter

1.1

1.3

-22%

Second half

2.1

2.6

-20%

Full-year

4.2

6.6

-37%

The AMA Group (“AMA”) recorded €4.2m of revenues in 2022 (unaudited and at constant exchange rates), compared with €6.6m in 2021, with revenues linked to its core business, selling the XpertEye software suite, climbing 2% to €2.5m, while equipment sales (connected equipment and glasses, smartphones) contracted 68%. These trends continue to reflect the wait-and-see approach observed for clients and prospects facing a deteriorating economic environment.

AMA generated these 2022 revenues with more than 490 clients (as many as in 2021), primarily major groups in diverse sectors, including Merck, Alstom, Air Liquide, Boehringer and KPMG.

AMA has continued to work with its main large clients and welcomed 115 new accounts on board in 2022. 87% of the 15 largest clients in 2020 and 2021 (representing more than 50% of bookings) renewed their contracts or placed new orders in 2022. Nevertheless, AMA recorded a reduction in the average basket for its clients, which face an uncertain economic environment leading them to defer or scale back their investments in

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National Mentoring Month: Mentoring is Critical to Professional Development at Cintas

Published 01-27-23

Submitted by Cintas

CINCINNATI, January 27, 2023 /CSRwire/ – January is National Mentoring Month. Originally created by the youth organization Mentor, National Mentoring Month was established to help bring awareness to the power and impact of mentoring, and inspire people to get involved by providing enrichment and support to others.

People who connect with others – especially those who mentor young and diverse individuals – help open doors, expand horizons and ultimately help create opportunities for young people that they may not otherwise have dreamed of, or had access to.

At Cintas Corporation (Nasdaq: CTAS), the Fortune 500 business services company, executives view mentoring as an opportunity to enrich and expand the professional lives of the company’s employee-partners.

The success of the company’s business relies on the passion, expertise and dedication of its workforce, and Cintas has prioritized its commitment to its employee-partners’ career development.

Cintas’ organizational structure presents opportunities for employee-partners to pursue new work experiences while remaining with the company. The company’s strong desire to promote from within and support its ongoing growth with internal resources whenever possible signals its dedication to supporting the ongoing development of its employee-partners.

Cintas takes a holistic approach to its workforce’s performance and advancement, and utilizes various development opportunities to continue fostering its employee-partners’ knowledge, experience and leadership.

Mentoring is a universal element of the company’s development strategy, and a central component of Cintas’ employee-partners’ development of Cintas’ employee-partners.

Mentoring opportunities are available to all of the organization’s almost 43,000 employee-partners, no matter their job or tenure. In addition, mentoring is a key component of Cintas’ annual succession planning process and has provided tremendous returns in helping develop the company’s current and future leaders.

The company has established a framework to help best position mentors to guide their mentees on

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Three outsourcing trends to look out for in 2023

The IT services market is robust. The sector continues to grow, despite multi-faceted crises, including the hike in energy prices, which have contributed to a seven per cent year-over-increase in the fees of service provider contracts in Q3 2022 (compared to Q3 2021).

However, major changes are taking place in sourcing practices. We’re seeing traditional infrastructure projects, which have long been the core business of providers, taking a back seat. Instead, aspects of the sourcing process that directly contribute to value creation for the enterprise client now have priority. As a result, we’re seeing framework conditions, objectives and rules in the relationship between enterprises and IT service providers change at an astounding pace.

As organisations digitise more of their legacy systems and processes, we’re seeing new requirements for process design that interact closely with the innovations that the IT industry is producing. The need for adjustment in sourcing is increasing all the time. In 2023, organisations will need to realign existing partners’ performance requirements continually and include new service providers in the existing partner ecosystem where necessary. We’ll also see an increase in the number of internal stakeholders who will have a say in the design of IT. Therefore, promoting cooperation between the client’s IT function, the business itself and service providers will be a key success factor for effective sourcing.

Trend 1: Business process outsourcing (BPO) providers will focus on customer value

Traditionally, back-office processes (like accounts and HR) have been the domain of BPO providers, but as more of these processes are digitised, BPO providers are looking beyond their core areas to find new ways to deliver value to clients. Banks and insurance companies have been among the quickest players in the market to react to this development. The range of outsourced value-creation processes is growing and

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New 5G pilot at Orange Jordan’s Innovation Hub

Orange Jordan held a new 5G pilot at the Innovation Hub, located at the Orange Digital Village in Abdali, as a continuation of its first 5G pilot in the Kingdom launched in the Orange Boulevard shop.

Chairman/CEO of the Telecommunications Regulation Commission (TRC), Eng. Bassam Sarhan, members of the TRC board of commissioners, partners, and media attended the event, as well as the CEO of Orange Jordan, Thierry Marigny, and a number of the company’s executives.

The pilot granted participants the opportunity to live the 5G experience firsthand, visiting Petra and enjoying football games with virtual reality, in addition to other simulations and speed tests.

Orange Jordan’s 5G pilot comes after signing an agreement with TRC to pave the way for the introduction of the new technology in the Kingdom.

CEO of Orange Jordan, Thierry Marigny, said that the pilot is part of the preparations for what reality can become with 5G technology and its transformational impact on several use cases, noting that Orange Jordan seeks to introduce the cutting-edge technology by enabling people to experience it themselves.

Marigny added: “Orange launched the 5G lab to be an open, collaborative space for everyone, especially entrepreneurs and project owners, to explore the uses of this technology. Then, we launched the first 5G pilot in Jordan in the Boulevard shop and now in the Innovation Hub to continue enriching digital experiences and keep everyone connected to what matters to them”.

Marigny thanked TRC for their efforts in supporting the ICT sector and said he is happy that Orange Jordan is the first to launch the pilot of 5G, a technology that will enable massive developments thanks to its unprecedented features, mainly low latency, and high speed, which will drive uses of AI, AR, and VR, enhancing experiences of individuals and sectors such

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