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Taylor Corp. Completes Acquisition of Assets from Standard Register
August 10, 2015

Taylor Corp., one of the largest privately held companies in the U.S., has completed its acquisition of the assets of Standard Register. The combined company has more than 12,000 employees working in more than 80 companies with operations in 32 states and nine countries.

15 Habits of Mentally Tough People
August 10, 2015

We all reach critical points in our lives where our mental toughness is tested. It might be a toxic friend or colleague, a dead-end job, or a struggling relationship. Whatever the challenge, you have to be strong, see things through a new lens, and take decisive action if you want to move through it successfully. It sounds easy. We all want good friends, good jobs and good relationships. But it isn’t. It’s hard to be mentally tough, especially when you feel stuck.

Amazon's Push-to-order Dash Buttons Are Now on Sale for $4.99
August 10, 2015

When Amazon announced the Dash Button on March 31, it seemed like an early April Fools' joke: it had made a button you can buy that would place an order for something—a single, specific product—whenever you pressed it. But the Dash Button was very real and designed to be a convenience for helping people reorder commonly used household goods, like toilet paper or laundry detergent. They were initially available for free to Prime members, but only by invitation. They're now available to be purchased by all Prime members for $4.99 each.

AIA Impresses Attendees with National Sales Summit
August 7, 2015

More than 330 AIA Corporation distributors, suppliers and corporate employees convened at the Hyatt Regency at the Arch in St. Louis from July 29 to 31 for Neenah, Wisconsin-based AIA Corporation’s largest event of the year, the 20th annual National Sales Summit.

Jessica Alba’s Company Receives Complaints of Ineffective Sunscreen
August 7, 2015

The Honest Co., co-founded by Jessica Alba, faces heated customer complaints as parents say they and their kids have gotten sunburned while using its Honest SPF 30 Sunscreen, posting pictures of their sunburns on social media and logging unsatisfactory reviews on Amazon since April.

Michael Evans, who retired from the U.S. investment bank in 2013, forged a reputation as one of the most prolific deal-makers in Alibaba Group Holding Ltd.’s native China during a seven-year stint in Hong Kong.

Now he is tasked with leading the e-commerce giant’s expansion outside its homeland, an assignment that will be particularly tough in the U.S. given regulators’ sometimes hostile attitude to Chinese firms buying American technology assets.

7 Lessons Entrepreneurs Can Learn from Tom Hanks
August 7, 2015

Tom Hanks' long and varied career—actor, producer, writer, director and app developer—makes him among Hollywood’s elite, and he’s done it while maintaining a reputation as the nicest guy in Tinseltown.

His likability and ambition were apparent from the start. When he was just an 18-year-old kid, he wrote a letter to acclaimed director George Roy Hill that outlined all the ways Hill could ‘discover’ him as a star. The letter exemplifies the entrepreneurial tenets we often talk about on this site: Hanks took a risk, saw an opportunity to network and had a clear vision of what he wanted.

The good news is any increases to the federal funds rate target are expected to happen gradually. But many in the business-for-sale marketplace are already asking how higher rates will impact buyer behavior.

The answer may not be as straightforward as it seems. Why? Because even though it seems like higher rates will discourage borrowing, it's possible that incremental rate increases could boost lending for business acquisitions.