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    The latest news from the world of home business. Cutting edge interviews from well-known personalities, news figures, and industry experts. Information on the SBA and government support.

    “At the current rate of change, it will take until the year 2085 for women to reach parity with men in leadership roles in our country.” This staggering estimate, just reported by the Center for American Progress (CAP), persists despite “over the past two decades, a considerable body of research has emerged to lend incontrovertible proof to the idea that when women thrive, organizations thrive — and nations thrive, too.

    On Redefining Himself, Transforming His Career, Losing Weight for Dallas Buyers Club, Being a Father, And Having a Happy-Go-Lucky Spirit

    By Jan Janssen / The Interview Feed

    Photo Credits: Reuters

    One of the handsomest actors in Hollywood, Matthew McConaughey reached a point in his career several years ago where he decided to shake up his image. Instead of continuing to play the charming romantic hero, he would seek out more serious roles in smaller, independent projects. Recent films like Killer Joe, The Paperboy, The Wolf of Wall Street, and Mud have seen him playing against type as he tries to widen his range in darker kinds of stories. That determination to redefine himself is nowhere more evident than in his recent film, Dallas Buyers Club, co-starring Jared Leto and Jennifer Garner.

    By Jan Janssen / The Interview Feed

    Fresh off the success of her female buddy comedy, The Heat, Sandra Bullock bit the big screen again with arguably one of the most serious and demanding films of her career. Gravity, directed by Alfonso Cuaron, co-stars Bullock opposite George Clooney as astronauts stranded in space after their shuttle is struck and virtually destroyed after being struck by debris. As the only two visible actors in the film, Gravity becomes the vehicle for an exploration of the imagination as Bullock’s and Clooney's characters drift in orbit communicating with each other via built-in helmet microphones. 

     

    Looking to take your small business to the next level? Adding a blog to your company website can be an effective way to position your company as a thought leader and promote brand awareness within your audience.

    Prepared with a Game Plan

    By Deborah Jeanne Sergeant

    You may need to make some tough decisions about your business, whether because of the economy or changes in your life. The decision could include shuttering the business and opening another. It's important to develop an exit plan. Kamerion Wimbley, defensive lineman for the Tennessee Titans, has spent a decade planning for his future retirement from the gridiron. A serial entrepreneur, Wimbley founded several successful—and varied—businesses, including barbershops, restaurants, a real estate investment company, dog kennel, marketing firm, and car detailer. 

    Home Business Magazine® spoke with Wimbley about his best tips for new entrepreneurs and making smart business decisions in a tough economy.

     

    On The Problem With Famous People, Why Life Does Not Get Better Than At His Villa At Lake Como, L.A. Buddies, and How To Deal With Constant Loss Of Privacy

    By Jan Janssen, The Interview Feed

    Photo Credits: Reuters

    The word charisma doesn’t even begin to describe the aura that surrounds George Clooney. He’s the epitome of the debonair playboy. The natural-born movie star. The no-strings celebrity multimillionaire with the devil-may-care-grin who divides his life between work and his idyllic Italian villa. Clooney is the ultimate movie star whose neon smile and magnetic personality rival that of Hollywood’s greatest screen legends. Clooney has reached a point in his life where his legacy is the only thing which matters. 

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    Her Business Tips, Her New Album, Her New Sound, Her New “Good Girl Gone Bad” Look, and Her New Life

    By Marcel Anders / The Interview Feed

    Photo Credits: Reuters

     

    “I want to inspire other girls to be that way. I think girls should be more outspoken.” – Singer and Actress, Miley Cyrus

    While on a promotional trip to Berlin/Germany, Miley Cyrus talked about her new album, her new sound, her new look, her new life — as a 20 year old that has outgrown Disney, bad pop music, and bad journalism. Wanting to be a role model and a rebel girl at once, the Nashville native explains why she intends to keep her private life private, why fashion and cutting edge producers are so important, and why flirting with the "good girl gone bad" image is not a calculated business move — at least in her case.

     

     

    The trend of “aging in place” is creating alternative career opportunities for those entering the health care field. Specifically, more nurses are finding their first or mid-career jobs caring for people in their homes, versus the four walls of a hospital or other health care facilities.

     

    Helping Veterans Become Entrepreneurs

    The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) announced the SBA Veteran Pledge Initiative, a commitment by its top national, regional and community lenders to collectively increase their lending activity to veterans by five percent per year for the next five years.

     

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