One of the biggest roadblocks holding us all back from that awesome business idea is the belief that we don't have enough money. Enough money to kickstart the project, enough money to keep it going and enough money to turn a decent profit. We asked an expert about how to overcome the financial pitfalls that often face budding entrepreneurs. The thing is, even if you do manage to start a successful project you might find money worries creeping up to sabotage you just as you're gaining momentum.
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After design issues and tech hiccups, the influx of smart rings we've had our fingers firmly crossed for is finally here. We've already reviewed one of the designs from Ringly as well as the Oura Ring, and although smart rings all have different styles and USPs, it's hard not to put them head-to-head (or should that be fist-to-fist?) and try to find out which is the one ring to rule them all. In my search for the perfect smart ring, over the past few weeks I've been testing out Motiv's offering.
@bethanyrutter Do you find Olaplex makes a difference? I've been having it put on the last few times & I'm not sure the £££ is worth it? OR my hair is just so beyond repair now that nothing would make it feel 'normal' again...
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".