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Big news emerged from M&A land earlier this morning, when travel search giant Skyscanner revealed it had been acquired by one of China’s biggest online travel companies, Ctrip, in a deal worth £1.4 billion (USD$1.74 billion).

Banks involved in the blockchain consortium R3 CEV have expressed interest in investing $59 million in the company’s first funding round, less than half its overall target, a person close to the deal said on Friday.

An entrepreneur needs to be a jack of all trades to become an expert of one. Adaptability is essential. You rarely stumble upon a formula that works -- it requires dedication, flexibility and the willingness to jump into a new role at the drop of a hat.

The 5 Phases of Cash Flow

Something that we find true for almost all the businesses we work with is that it costs their owners twice as much and takes twice as long as they'd envisioned to make those businessses profitable.

Smart Marketing Tips for New Restaurants

As you consider various marketing vehicles, keep this in mind: Research conducted by the National Restaurant Association (NRA) reveals that word of mouth is still the best method of advertising. More than four out of five con­sumers are likely to choose a table-service restaurant they haven’t patronized before on the basis of a recommenda­tion from a family member or a friend. So make the foun­dation of your marketing program an absolutely dazzling dining experience that customers will want to talk about and repeat. Freddy’s Frozen Custard owner Scott Redler says, “I truly believe people are going to try you, and if you take care of them when they come in the door, that’s your best marketing. It’s proven to be true for us.”

Everyone loves a deal. Realizing this, businesses have long used print-based discount offers such as coupons in newspapers to sell products. But, as consumers have increasingly obtained information online, businesses have seen an increase in consumers' demand that these businesses shift all their marketing strategies to digital.

Not so long ago, my post-work routine looked like this: After a particularly grueling day, I’d sit on the couch and veg for hours, doing my version of “Netflix and chill,” which meant keeping company with a cold pint of ice cream. I knew the ice cream and the sitting were probably a bad idea, but I told myself this was my well-deserved “reward” for working so hard.

As a start-up, you don’t always have the luxury of access or big budgets as some of the more established firms, while building your brand. On the plus side, the fact that you are a young company means that you are nimble, can adapt quickly and are far more receptive to change. In the race towards making your brand’s mark in today’s overcrowded and oversaturated market, it counts to play smart. At Morning Fresh, we take bootstrapping as a fun challenge to push ourselves to create, innovate and constantly come up with strategies and ideas that can give us maximum visibility and impact with a smaller investment. Here are some of our key learnings:

Artificial intelligence (AI) is a thrilling prospect for most people, even if some have a nagging feeling in the back of their minds that robots will ultimately replace them. And, given the number of jobs that have already become automated, that fear is not unwarranted.

6 Life-Hacking Apps for Digital Nomads

Digital Nomads rely heavily on technology nowadays. Not only to earn a living, but also to stay organized and productive. The easiest and most efficient way they do this is by using apps that help them with their everyday needs while running their businesses on the road. There are tons of apps out there so trying to decide which ones to use can be tough.