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Add ‘RIP’ to your business strategy

Add ‘RIP’ to your business strategy

What many of the participants were looking for were the right ingredients to start their own business.

What they left with was a complete recipe to launch, sustain and capitalize a business, with a li

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  • Written by Wiley Henry

Miami Mike, the manager

Miami Mike, the manager

In the entertainment industry, the manager is primarily responsible for providing advice and guidance as to the career and development of an artist. It takes a person with the patience of a saint to deal with the creative brains of talent.

When it comes to creativity and accomplishment in the industry, few can argue that DeAndre Cortez Way, better known as Soulja Boy, doesn't fit in the category. But it takes a village to make sure that Soulja Boy – the rapper, record producer, actor and entrepreneur – remains relevant and on top. Part of that village is Michael J. Sykes, who is better known as Miami Mike, the manager of Soulja Boy.

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Twitter moves to hide porn on Vine app

Twitter moves to hide porn on Vine app

Amid concerns over adult content popping up on its new Vine video app, Twitter appeared Tuesday to have restricted how users can share sexually explicit clips.

As with Twitter, Vine users can create and search hashtags (#CNN, #news, #tech, for instance) to share posts with a wider audience or find lots of content about the same subject.

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  • Written by Doug Gross/CNN

Your credit score and how to look beyond

Your credit score and how to look beyond

The ability to manage personal credit apparently is one of those things that gets better with age. A consumer reporting agency study indicated that people aged 66 and older had the highest average credit scores, followed by those aged 47 to 65.

Your credit score can affect your ability to obtain credit and the interest rate you pay. So having a high score could be helpful to your overall financial strategy. But a good credit rating doesn't always mean you are in a strong financial position. Consider these other factors for each age group.

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Panel shares secrets to owning, operating a successful business

Panel shares secrets to owning, operating a successful business

A woman attending a business symposium at Bethlehem Baptist Church wanted to know how she and her husband could prosper their small family-owned business in the Hollywood community in North Memphis, although neither one has been paid a salary in five years.

Natasha Donerson, CEO of Success Unlimited, a coaching and consulting firm serving businesses throughout the world, took the question and asked the woman about location, number of employees, how long she and her husband had been in business, their product, and whether they'd consider moving.

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  • Written by Wiley Henry

A backup plan for the unexpected

A backup plan for the unexpected

As people work longer, they often carry major financial responsibilities, such as mortgages and college loans, into their later years. Someone who has high medical expenses or a spouse who no longer works may have to shoulder a heavier load than a younger person.

If you're still working, have you considered what might happen if you were suddenly unable to earn a paycheck as the result of an illness or injury? Would you have to dip into your retirement savings to pay bills? Could you afford your medical expenses if you lost your income?

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Tips for a modern resume

Tips for a modern resume

Economic downturn and declining job forecasts can paint a dismal picture of the future. A resume must paint a better picture in five areas to showcase an applicant as the ideal candidate.

The modern resume tells an interesting and quality story about a person's life experiences through its appearance and by highlighting professional objectives, academics, leadership skills and special talents.

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