Five Reasons to Keep Your 9 to 5 Job

Microbusiness Owners

By Anthony Hilb 

The idea of keeping a 9 – 5 job may seem impractical to individuals who are starting to succeed with their new microbusiness venture. I have always been well aware of the benefits of keeping a 9 – 5 job while owning a microbusiness, yet I did not have one when I started my first business because I was lucky enough to quickly find customers and earn enough to maintain a decent lifestyle with my wife.

As I am getting older, I have realized a 9 – 5 job suits my personality and my microbusiness ownership goals. Fortunately, I am working for an excellent company called ABRA Auto Body and Glass, and I completely identify with their vision. If you are like me and enjoy working for your company, here are five reasons you should keep your 9 – 5 job:

  1. As I have mentioned in many other…

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7 Venture Capitalists Predict What Will Happen In 2015

TechCrunch

From cloud wars to the certainty that there will be hacks, venture capitalists believe that 2015 will be a year of tumult and (in public markets anyway) triumph for the startup world.

Here are the visions that the general partners, managing directors and partners from firms such as NEA, IVP, Cue Ball Group,General Catalyst Partners and MDV have when they gaze into their crystal balls.

Together these firms have more than $22 billion under management, so they’re not only seeing the future, they’re often shaping it.

1. Jon Sakoda, General Partner, NEA

Cloud Wars – The Empires Strike Back:  The cloud computing wars started years ago, but, largely speaking, Amazon has been uncontested and has quietly become the dominant player in the space. In 2015, Amazon will face a multi-front war as Google will launch its assault on Amazon’s traditionally strong presence in the developer ecosystem, and Microsoft will combat Amazon in the…

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All Of Samsung’s New Smart TVs Will Run Its Tizen Operating System

TechCrunch

In its latest attempt to make the operating system happen, Samsung announced today that all of its smart televisions will include a Tizen-based platform in 2015.

In theory, this means that the new smart TVs will be able to sync with other Samsung devices that use Tizen, the company’s own open-source operating system. For example, they can stream content over wi-fi or connect automatically by Bluetooth. In its announcement, Samsung said its “Tizen’s compatibility with other devices establishes Samsung’s Smart TVs as the control center of any Smart Home.”

This, of course, means that Samsung will have to drum up developer interest in the OS, which was first announced in 2012, but so far as failed to emerge as a viable competitor to Android.

That hasn’t stopped Samsung rolling out products use Tizen. The decision to build Tizen into all of its smart TVs isn’t a surprise because Samsung has previously…

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