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Zoning

Definition: The division of a city or county by legislative regulations into areas (zones), specifying the uses allowable for the property in these areas

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Venture Capital

Here's How AI Is Changing VC Funding

Venture capital firms are using machine learning to make their investment decisions. Here's how to use AI for better business insights and better access to funds.
Persistence

Even Through Humble Beginnings, Persistence Wins Over All, Says Gary Vaynerchuk

The VaynerMedia co-founder and CEO goes back to his start in a heartfelt blog post.
Open Every Door

The Surprising Secret to Authentic and Powerful Leadership

OpenTable CEO Christa Quarles says vulnerability is what actually gives you strength.
Blockchain

Stop! Before You Launch an Initial Coin Offering, You Need to First Build a Community.

Consumer communities built by Blockchain businesses can give novice consumers the resources they need. to connect to those already familiar with the product and concept
Cannabis

Cannabis Industry Heads to Washington to Tell Congress What It Needs to Thrive

Legal marijuana is on track to soon be a $40 billion industry. It could be much bigger still if Washington allowed it.
Real Estate Investment

The New Tax Law Has Made It a Great Time to Invest in Real Estate. Here's How to Get the Most From Your Investment.

Paying attention to both the investment and operational sides of the business will make it a success.
Snapchat

Snapchat: 'We Completely Understand' the Redesign Hate

Snap is planning to add tabs in Friends and Discover that it says will 'make it easier to find the Stories that you want, when you want them.'
Twitter

Twitter: No Political Bias in Crackdown of Suspicious Accounts

Twitter's fight against bots and abuse collided with some right-wing pundits who suspected the company was targeting conservative voices.
Net Neutrality

Net Neutrality Ends in April, Unless Congress Acts

Opponents of the FCC's order are planning to fight back in court. Democrats are also trying to reverse the repeal in Congress.
iPhone

How to Replace Your iPhone Battery

With about 30 minutes, $25 and a few tools, you can breathe new life into an aging iPhone.
Responsiveness

How to Find Out Who's Talking About You Online

Get ahead of the commentary with these simple tips.
Elon Musk

19 Times Elon Musk Had the Best Response

This is the break you were looking for.
Facebook

Why These People and Brands Are Fed Up With Facebook

The social platform is facing scrutiny and backlash for its longstanding reluctance to take responsibility for its actions -- or its failure to take action at all.
Habits

7 Habits That Will Help You Lead a More Successful and Productive Life

Your habits empower you to achieve your goals just as easily as they can derail you.
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