The Wire: Small Business Week Edition

And the Best Day of the Week to Send Email Is… (Drum Roll Please)

Few things in business are as mundane and perfunctory as email. I used to joke with people that my professional job title should be Email Processor. (This was before spending a lot more time in apps like Slack and communicating on social media instead.) Yet, if you’re starting a company and need to broadcast your …

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More than 1 Million U.S. Small Businesses Now Sell Products on Amazon

Amazon is celebrating Small Business Week by touting the massive breadth of its network of small retailers. The e-commerce giant disclosed on Thursday that more than 1 million U.S. small businesses sell their goods on its platform, The Wall Street Journal reports. Amazon had previously said that it sells goods from more than 2 million third-party retailers but hadn’t specified how …

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Amazon Just Introduced a New Version of Echo and It’s a Really Brilliant Move. Here’s Why

My 2-year-old daughter loves our Amazon Echo, especially now that she’s learned to say “Alexa” consistently with recognizable diction. But I’ve been a little concerned what these kinds of devices will do long term, from a child development perspective. Is it a good thing or not, for example, that today’s kids will never know a world …

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The Survey Results Are In: Millennials Hate Boomers

$75,000 in debt. That’s the number I remember hearing when I met a  Millennial in a coffee shop a couple of years ago. I couldn’t quite imagine what that meant. Stress, for one. Every job is tense and possibly temporary, because you don’t know if it will last. If it doesn’t, you don’t know if …

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