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We asked the members of the 2020 Female Founders 100 for their best advice about coming up with, and testing, the idea that will form the foundation of your company. These are the highlights.

Malai
Question everyone about everything, and seek out reasons why you might be wrong. Then go with your gut.

SweetBio
If 90 percent of people think your idea is a good one, you’re already too late.

Anna Sheffield
It’s important to just take those bold leaps in the beginning, even if it is a little terrifying, and know that if you don’t make the perfect thing the first time, that’s OK. You’ll continue to improve. Starting on that path will lead you to where you need to go.

CQ Fluency
Think big, but choose wisely.

Everlywell
Remember that even some of the biggest companies didn’t realize, at the beginning, that they could address a global mass

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According to a new study at Johns Hopkins Medicine, blocking the effect of a certain protein may prevent inflammatory reactions triggered by the overactive immune responses in Covid-19 patients.

The study, published in the journal Blood, said that a protein called Factor D — a serine protease that stimulates glucose transport for triglyceride accumulation in fats cells and inhibits lipolysis — should be blocked.

The researchers noted that there may already be drugs in development for other diseases that can block this protein.

The researchers explained that when SARS-CoV-2 attacks the ACE2 receptors to proliferate and infect more cells in the human body, it also prevents Factor H from using the sugar molecule to bind with cells.

Also read: Coronavirus can persist for four weeks on paper currency, says research

Factor H’s main function is to regulate the chemical signals that trigger inflammation and keep the immune system from harming

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BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Oct. 12, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — October 12th 2020 – Houston McMiller at Business Credit America, Inc. has over two decades of experience helping entrepreneurs find ways of funding their business. He has advised a range of clients from individual freelancers to small start-ups and Fortune 500 companies. His expert advice on business loans, personal loans and business credit cards has helped thousands of individuals make their business aspirations become reality and find the funds they need to thrive. He also offers specialist tips and tricks on how to increase credit scores, and how to repair bad credit.

Houston’s popular eBook Insider Bank Secrets has been cited by major news associates such as ABC, NBC, CBS, and Fox, so you can rest assured that he has the knowledge and skills to help your credit and boost your business. The book reveals detailed blueprints on how small businesses

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Democratic Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer doubled down on her claims that Republican leaders are galvanizing extremist groups. 

Whitmer was a target of a failed kidnapping plot by at least six men who had ties to the militant “boogaloo” movement that allegedly urged its members to conduct surveillance on the governor’s private home.

“I have always felt safe,” Whitmer said in a Sunday interview with “Face The Nation” on CBS. “But I do believe that there are still serious threats that groups like this group, these domestic terrorists, are finding comfort and support in the rhetoric coming out of Republican leadership from the White House to the State House,” she added. “So I remain concerned about safety and integrity going into this election”

This past week, federal prosecutors charged six men for plotting to kidnap Whitmer and seven other men for terrorism-related crimes. Whitmer stated in a press conference and an

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Josh Linkner, Detroit Free Press Business Columnist
Published 7:01 a.m. ET Oct. 11, 2020

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Fiona Fairhurst was facing a challenge. The competitive swimmer headed up Speedo’s research and development division and was charged with inventing a new swimsuit for Olympic athletes to help them win in their ultra-competitive sport. 

Prevailing wisdom at that time was to make swimsuits as small and smooth as possible.  If you’ve ever seen the cringe-worthy dad at a public beach wearing a suit that is far too small, you know exactly what I mean.

Instead of pursuing an incremental gain based on conventional approaches, Fairhurst  took a more open-minded view. For inspiration, she began to study the fastest aquatic animals in the sea. Realizing that sharks were among the quickest, she drew inspiration from the high-speed predators to completely reimagine what a swimsuit could be. 

The Speedo FastSkin suit looks nothing like its predecessors. 

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If Congress approves a second stimulus check by the end of 2020, how much money could you expect as a payment? There are a number of variables that factor in, so we built a handy calculator to help make estimating the amount as easy as possible.



a hand holding a remote control: The CNET stimulus payment calculator can help you estimate how much money you could get from the IRS if a second check comes to be. Sarah Tew/CNET


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The CNET stimulus payment calculator can help you estimate how much money you could get from the IRS if a second check comes to be. Sarah Tew/CNET

The IRS is expected to follow the same guidelines as with the first stimulus check of up to $1,200 per person, but with a twist. If and when Congress signs off on a second direct payment, there could be changes to qualifications for you or your family members, which could result in more money for you. However, there are two different proposals for what that means, so things could get tricky.

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Tom Friedman, Special to the Register
Published 7:00 a.m. CT Oct. 10, 2020

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USPS Hawkeye District Manager Jim Herrmann says the postal service is prepared for the expected increase in absentee ballots

Des Moines Register

I don’t know about you, but I am getting close to the point where I do not want to turn on the television. 

It’s not the reruns or the regular programming that has me shying away.  It is the political ads that are running, constantly running.  It doesn’t matter if it is the morning news, the 10 p.m. news or any program in between.  You just can’t escape the negativism that is bombarding us.

When a negative ad came on recently for the umpteenth time, talking about a candidate that wants to tax me more, or take away social security or health care or my right to something or another, a thought hit me. 

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The political potency of a potential tax on retirement income to motivate elderly voters in the debate over a graduated-rate state income tax was on full display Thursday as a leading senior advocacy group warned that could be next if the amendment is not approved.

Only a day after AARP Illinois joined with other senior advocacy groups in decrying amendment opponents for contending the proposal could lead to a tax on retirement income if it is ratified, the group sent out a mailer saying “state lawmakers may be forced to consider adding a tax to retirement income”or cuts that will especially hurt seniors if it is voted down.

“Voting yes on the graduated income tax could help the state raise around $3 billion a year to deal with the budget crisis and ensure funding of essential services,” the AARP mailer said. “It also protects older taxpayers by ensuring they aren’t

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a woman standing in front of a brick building: Emily Grey, business coach and owner of The Flourish Market. Emily Grey


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Emily Grey, business coach and owner of The Flourish Market. Emily Grey

  • Now that the pandemic’s thrown a wrench in meetups and in-person gatherings, businesses will have to adjust their plans to find and pitch customers from home.
  • Seven business owners and coaches shared tips with Business Insider on successfully growing a business remotely.
  • You can start by tapping into your existing network or revisiting connections you’ve lost along the way.
  • Offer free time and resources to struggling clients — being generous during a difficult time deepens relationships and referrals. 
  • If you’re looking to add to your clientele, interact with potential clients in online communities and home in on a compelling, tight pitch to immediately capture interest. 
  • This article is part of a series called Resources for Resilience, focused on providing tips and inspiration for small businesses who are learning
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  • Now that the pandemic’s thrown a wrench in meetups and in-person gatherings, businesses will have to adjust their plans to find and pitch customers from home.
  • Seven business owners and coaches shared tips with Business Insider on successfully growing a business remotely.
  • You can start by tapping into your existing network or revisiting connections you’ve lost along the way.
  • Offer free time and resources to struggling clients — being generous during a difficult time deepens relationships and referrals. 
  • If you’re looking to add to your clientele, interact with potential clients in online communities and home in on a compelling, tight pitch to immediately capture interest. 
  • This article is part of a series called Resources for Resilience, focused on providing tips and inspiration for small businesses who are learning how to survive and thrive in today’s economy.

When all the spring conferences, trade shows, and networking events were canceled, it was

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