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4 Common Entrepreneurial Mistakes Destroying Your Business


With the end of 2017, you may look at the stock market and think businesses can do no wrong right now. That’s because the SP 500 is up 20 percent on the year, and similar numbers have been recorded for major stock markets in both Europe and Asia.

But, don’t be fooled. Everything goes in cycles and if you’re in this for the long haul you must iron out the mistakes undermining all your hard work.

Here are my four of the most common entrepreneurial mistakes destroying your business, and what you can do about them.

Related: 6 Career-Ending Mistakes You Should Never Make on the Job

1. You haven’t learned the needed skills.

Nobody should do business without truly knowing what they’re doing. Take former day trader and mass murderer Mark Barton as an example. In 1999 in Atlanta he lost his life savings and inheritance through

Read more at: https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/306911

Las Vegas Business Leaders Ponder Impact of Mass Shooting

LAS VEGAS—More people visit this glittering entertainment mecca every month than live here year-round. There are 34% more hotel rooms than in New York City, far outpacing any other market in the country.

To say tourism is the lifeblood of the local economy here is an epic understatement: Leisure and hospitality accounted for nearly a third of regional employment in 2015, compared with a national average of about 11%, according to consulting firm Applied Analysis.

Read more at: https://www.wsj.com/articles/las-vegas-mayor-predicts-limited-economic-impact-from-mass-shooting-1507460403

California mass killer spared death sentence – Business Insider

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A California judge ruled Friday that a
convicted mass killer will be spared the death penalty amid a
long-running scandal over authorities’ use of jailhouse
informants.

Judge Thomas M. Goethals said 47-year-old Scott Dekraai would not
be sentenced to death for killing eight people in a 2011 shooting
rampage at an Orange County hair salon.

The ruling leaves only the possibility that Dekraai will be
sentenced to life in prison.

While acknowledging the “horrendous” nature of Dekraai’s crime,
the judge found that failures by the prosecution team would
prevent a fair penalty phase of the trial.

Dekraai’s defense attorneys had argued that repeated failures by
sheriff’s authorities to reveal records related to informants
show the agency can’t be trusted

Read more at: http://www.businessinsider.com/ap-california-mass-killer-spared-death-sentence-2017-8