When celebrities arrive on a red carpet or at a special event, they seem so naturally put together with bold hair looks that make a statement, often inspiring an attempt at imitation by the public during their next salon appointment. However, a trendsetting hair moment captured by countless photographers and shared almost instantaneously around the world has become a major business in its own right. And for Chris Appleton, award-winning celebrity hairstylist, business is booming.

Appleton, 37, discovered his passion for hairstyling when he was around nine years old in his hometown of Leicester, England, using his mom as his first hair subject and quickly realizing the power of hairstyling going far beyond just the physical look. “I used to do her hair and I wanted to make her look like a Hollywood star,” Appleton recalls about his mom. “I

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Credit unions are worried about member acquisition and profitability — and for good reason.

As the coronavirus pandemic became widespread earlier this year, officials shuttered non-essential businesses, sending the economy into a tailspin and the unemployment rate skyrocketing. Even as some Americans get back to work, credit unions are still uncertain about maintaining their bottom line.

That makes sense since many institutions closed branch lobbies, potentially limiting new account openings, and loan demand has been tepid, which can cut into earnings.

“It’s a challenging environment and credit unions are challenged right now,” said Jeffrey Paille, a partner at consulting firm Bonadio Group. “Consumers are looking for safety and comfort, and that manifests itself in consistency. Changing financial institutions is not something people are eager to do right now.”

In a survey from Arizent, the parent company of Credit Union Journal, American Banker and others, 68% of respondents said there were

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One of the most important variables that investors have been carefully watching and trying to predict in the past few months is inflation. The massive rise money supply to avoid economies from plunging into a deflationary depression has led market participants perplex about the potential consequences in the medium to long term. We have seen that uncertainty over inflation expectations have already started to surge significantly since March as more and more investors are convinced that inflation will eventually surprise the market and start to rise unexpectedly.

Inflation is an important variable for asset allocation as some risk off assets may start to perform very poorly if we see a surge in prices. Figure 1 shows three different measures of US inflation in the past 25 years: CPI, core CPI and core PCE (CPI is more volatile as it includes more volatile items such as food or energy). Even

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When you start a business, one of the first questions you ask yourself is if you should be doing this alone or if you need help. This decision determines whether your company is a solopreneurship or a partnership. Some entrepreneurs work better by themselves, but others realize the benefit of having a partner.

In some operations, it’s beneficial to have someone you can rely on to share the burden. In the most fortunate cases, you and your partners complement each other’s strengths and weaknesses, ensuring a better success rate for your business. In other cases, a partner could muddy decision making or over-complicate a simple business. To help business leaders who are still on the fence, eight experts from Young Entrepreneur Council examine the important factors to explore when deciding whether to take on a business partner.

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Another down day of trading starts a new week, following the selloff that began Thursday and Friday last week after setting fresh all-time highs in the Nasdaq and S&P 500 on Wednesday. The Nasdaq is suddenly 10% off its highs as of Tuesday’s close, with the Tech industry alone down 4.6% on the day. All sectors in the S&P 500 were down Tuesday, with Energy at -3.7%, including an 8% drop in Natural Gas.

We’re not really seeing anything in the market we weren’t seeing during the weeks and weeks of run-up. There is still no new stimulus package passed by Congress to replace the CARES Act, which expired in late July. We still see outbreaks of Covid-19 in various regions of the country, including a recent report that a motorcycle festival in Sturgis, South Dakota may have spread the coronavirus to an astounding 260K people. Previously, the market had

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In today’s digital age, where companies constantly compete to people’s attention and turn it into profit, running a business requires a lot of writing. And we mean, A LOT. There’s your website, and then your blog, your social media posts, your newsletters, your advertisements, your guest posts, and what have you.

Basically, the list goes on, and if you think that’s all there is to it, there’s also SEO, keyword research, editing, publishing, and of course, distribution. All of that requires immense amount of work and it’s highly unlikely that you’ll use your hours to do all of that when you’re already handling other aspects of your business. In fact, there are a lot of business owners that don’t even have the skill to do it.

computer-4839981_1920 Writers can make or break your content marketing. So make sure you hire good ones. Photo: Photo from Pixabay (CC0)

So what do you

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Whether you’re trying to gain access to international markets, have a product or service that is more appealing to a foreign market than domestic customers or simply want to take advantage of a new business-friendly environment, there are many reasons for starting a business overseas.

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While such opportunities can be extremely lucrative, they don’t come without their fair share of challenges. By being aware of the potential pitfalls that come with international business, you can get your own company started on the right track.


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1. Tricky tax situations

Operating a business overseas will naturally introduce new tax complications in addition to what you would already deal with running a domestic business. If your business is based in the United States but operates overseas, you might be able to qualify for the foreign earned income exclusion (FEIE), which exempts some of your earned

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SHENZHEN, China, Aug. 20, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Zepp, a professional-grade brand for the digital management of users’ wellbeing, today unveiled a refreshed line-up of wearables, kicking off with the Zepp E series. With wellbeing at the top of everyone’s agenda in 2020, the all-new Zepp E series harnesses the power of AI and cutting-edge technology to convert vital health statistics into actionable insights, helping users to more effectively monitor their physical and mental wellbeing.

The inspiration behind Zepp’s upgraded line-up stems back to its successful history in using sensors to empower humans to go further. Ten years ago, Zepp created waves in the North American exercise market by using a unique wearable sensor device to monitor and analyse exercise data, enabling athletes to double their training results. Fast forward to 2020 and Zepp is being reimagined with a premium new look and feel. Targeting busy professionals who seek a

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