Bringing you the latest news on small business and more—this week we’re covering 3D printing, millennials at work, and what you need to know about Black Monday.
This past week was one of the bumpiest in stock market history:
- An 8.5 percent drop on China’s Shanghai Composite Monday prompted panic around the world, including a 1000-point opening drop on the Dow Jones index.
- Since then, the American stock market has bounced back a bit, while Chinese and other markets have continued to slump.
- Markets are still shaky, and there’s reason to believe the correction isn’t over yet.
Oil prices took an especially large hit this week, and have barely recovered from a six-year low on Monday.
Can a market correction be good for your business? Gene Marks has a few reasons to look on the bright side.
Pope Francis’s upcoming visit to the U.S. has sparked a surge in Papal merchandising.
From a business perspective, so far 3D printing has failed to live up to the hype.
Best Buy has been seeing the financial benefits of their growing relationship with Apple.
A newly-released study on workers in their 20s had some interesting findings on what motivates millennials.
Advice from the headlines
- Keeping your business secure has taken on new meaning in the digital age. Here are a few tips on how you can protect your business, online and off.
- PlanVision CEO and founder Mark Zoril offers some great insight on how to offer employees a retirement plan.
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