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April 2017 / 44 posts found

White House: Fintech ‘Changing Relations’ to Finance

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White House: Fintech ‘Changing Relations’ to Finance US government interest in fintech continues to trend as the White House hosts a dedicated event – and says fintech is leading reforms for consumers and institutions alike. White House Acknowledging Fintech The remarks were made by Adrienne Harris, Special Assistant to the President for Economic Policy following the FinTech Summit event Friday, which she led. “Technology is changing the way consumers relate to their finances, and the way institutions function in our financial system,” Harris’ blog post summarizes. The event played host to a range of financial industry figures – “stakeholders from [...]

Using Blockchain to Keep Public Data Public

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Using Blockchain to Keep Public Data Public In early February, President Trump’s administration made a change to the White House website. The site’s digital updates are often small and insignificant — updating a photo, fixing a broken link — and therefore may go unnoticed. But this one was different, and it could have an impact on every single American. The update eliminated the White House’s open data. On the surface, those 9 gigabytes of data sets may seem inconsequential: They include White House visitor logs, the titles and salaries of every White House employee, and government budget data. But that information helps [...]

Must-Do’s for Effective Social Media Marketing

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Must-Do's for Effective Social Media Marketing Marketing experts give their best advice on how to grow an audience, regardless of your budget.   A lot of businesses do social media marketing wrong. They hear everyone screaming, “You must have a social media presence,” but what that entails isn’t always spelled out correctly. Social media marketing should be effective and affordable, and when done correctly, it can help scale businesses of all sizes. Just like with traditional channels such as television commercials, radio spots, and print ads, your results are going to be minimal at best if you broadcast your message [...]

What Does A Biz Dev Person Actually Do?

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What Does A Biz Dev Person Actually Do?   Theory of Business Development According to the Grand Unified Theory of Business Development, Biz Dev is simply about pursuing opportunities for long-term growth from customers, markets, and relationships.  Sounds simple enough, but has anyone ever set out to describe what a “Biz Dev Person” actually does?  How do they spend their day?  What should you look for when hiring someone for a Biz Dev role?While Business Development may still mean many different things to many different people, at its core I believe a Biz Dev job is focused on 3 activities: [...]