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Moms and Dads are finding new gadgets to soothe, educate, monitor and entertain their kids. What's happening? At the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas this year, gadgets designed for families were all the rage. Gizmos like Elmoji, the code-teaching sesame street robot and Snoo, the self-rocking

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Side gigging and independent contracting is the future What’s happening? The independent workforce (self-employed full- or part-time) makes up about 31% of the private U.S. workforce or 41 million people, an increase from last year, according to The State of Independence Report. That includes more than 13

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But the future for STEM-related ventures remains hot. What's happening? Diversity in STEM simply doesn't exist.  The US Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts a 17% growth rate in STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) jobs through 2024, 5 points higher than non-STEM jobs.  Yet the National Science Foundation reports that

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Women Will Face Significant Retirement Challenges. What's happening? The poverty rate has always been higher for women than for men. But longer life expectancy, divorce rates, and career challenges seem to be widening the gap. Why should you care? Even if life-after-work seems to be light-years away, having enough money

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When your client base grows from 4 legs to 400 legs, you may need more technology. For women  entering the booming $60B pet industry, the potential for rapid growth may find founders scrambling to build a loyal client base with excellent service while keeping up with

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Pets are Almost Hotter than Robots! If you’re in the pet business, the phrase ‘dog days of summer’ holds an optimistic meaning.  Business is barking…err, booming.  According to the American Pet Products Association’s Annual Report, Americans spent nearly $6B more on pet products and services in 2016

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We're celebrating National Hot Dog Month and the dog days of summer with tales of franks and pets. Although Sharks (as in Shark Tank) don't count as pets, Julie Busha's Slawsa is the perfect healthy accompaniment to hog dogs and much more. When Julie Busha answered a

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