Believing in your own business idea is easy. Getting others to believe in it enough to fund it? Not so much. When pitching your idea to investors, you need to be clear, concise, and on top of your numbers. You also need to avoid these five mistakes, Entrepreneur says. Not all investors are going to be a good match for your concept, whether it’s because they do not typically invest in your type of business, or they wait to invest until businesses have reached a stage yours is not yet in.
In many workplaces across the country, mental health does not get the same respect as physical health. You can easily take a sick day for having the flu, but when you feel depressed, anxious, or overworked? Well, it may not be as simple to get time off for that, Forbes states. All employers should recognize that an employee’s mental health is crucial to his or her work performance, and that he or she should be able to recharge when needed.
As executive director of Gulfshore Ballet, Lisa Tafel balances her time behind a desk and at the studio teaching. The contents of her bag keep her prepared. The bag: “A handbag to me is a fun fashion accessory so I select different ones with my daily routine in mind. I tend to choose a street-smart handbag that fits everything I need.”Assorted snacks: “I always have a bag of Bob’s Red Mill glu- ten-free oatmeal ($2.49, bobsredmill.com), protein powder, apples, bananas and mixed nuts.
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 Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
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, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
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".