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Alate Partners seeks to change how real estate is managed

Venture capitalists Relay Ventures and Canadian real estate firm Dream have come together to launch Alate Partners, a business focused on accelerating the development of technologies that enhance or augment how real estate is designed, built, and managed. Growth in the property technology (so-called ‘proptech’) market is significant, with real estate tech startups raising $3.4 billion in funding last year, Read More


Amazon HQ2 rumors rattle New York and DC real estate markets

It hasn’t been announced yet. It wouldn’t happen for months, if not years after it was announced. But Amazon’s possible arrival in Northern Virginia and Queens, New York, has already sent shockwaves through surrounding real estate markets. Mara Gemond, a longtime Arlington, Virginia, realtor, never did much business in the dingy cluster of office buildings next to Reagan Airport known Read More


Man killed, business owner injured during parking lot confrontation

An Albuquerque business owner shot and killed a person casing vehicles in his company parking lot, according to Albuquerque Police. Now, APD is investigating what led up to the deadly encounter. It happened Friday night near Jefferson and I-25 at Chavez Concrete Contractors. Police say they were called to Chavez Concrete Contractors around 9 p.m. on Friday near Jefferson and Read More


The New Amex Business Gold Card: 4x Bonus Categories, A 25% Points Rebate, And More

Forbes has partnered with The Points Guy for our coverage of credit card products. Forbes and The Points Guy may receive a commission from card issuers. For a long time the Amex Business Gold Rewards Card was the credit card I spent the most on. The ability to select which bonus category I wanted to earn 3x on was great, Read More


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Running a Small Business: How to Look Professional and Polished

You might run an up-and-coming business. It has great potential with more clients becoming interested in it every single day. However, there’s something missing from the momentum. Improve your business’s outlook by giving the impression of professionalism. Try these polishing strategies to see your business soar. Maintain Quality Products or Services No business can be polished or professional unless it Read More


Emerging Trends To Watch Out For in the Indian Education Sector

Today the Indian education sector has reached a certain turning point where many educators and institutions are shifting their focus on redesigning content and achieving better learning outcomes. They are integrating new technologies into the education system and when we look at the results, these new systems are creating a huge impact among students and learners. We are now seeing Read More


7-Eleven is testing new ‘scan-and-go’ technology

7-Eleven is making more moves to go cashierless — or at least give customers the option to. Starting Monday, 14 stores in Dallas will have scan-and-go technology built in the company’s mobile app, so customers can scan and pay for items on their phones. “Scan & Pay” is meant to build customer loyalty in the 7-Eleven brand by allowing customers Read More


Hazards Of Direct Or Indirect Real Estate Ownership Under An IRA

The tax benefits of owning real estate in an IRA plan certainly seem appealing at first glance. Under a self-directed IRA, you can control your investments, and the tax benefits of owning real estate in an IRA plan certainly seem appealing at first glance. In a Roth IRA, contributions are made with after-tax dollars, and the earnings on your investments Read More


Sexual Harassment Is Rampant in Health Care. Here’s How to Stop It.

  Many factors make an organization prone to sexual harassment: a hierarchical structure, a male-dominated environment, and a climate that tolerates transgressions — particularly when they are committed by those with power. Medicine has all three of these elements. And academic medicine, compared to other scientific fields, has the highest incidence of gender and sexual harassment. Thirty to seventy percent of Read More


You and Your business are at a crossroads: where will you go next?

“We did not want to take the business to the next level. It was at the point where it needed probably another five years investment in time and money, and another layer of staff. For us it had been a hard 10 years, a 24/7 slog. Potentially, we could have put in another five years and doubled its size. But Read More