Logics One Day With Ryan Tedder Celebrates Tomorrow

first_img Email Logic, Ryan Tedder’s Hope-Filled “One Day” logics-one-day-ryan-tedder-celebrates-tomorrow Logic’s “One Day” With Ryan Tedder Celebrates Tomorrow Facebook Twitter If you need something that’s looking “up” in your day, the artists encourage you to look ahead with fresh determinationPhilip MerrillGRAMMYs Jul 27, 2018 – 4:38 pm Rapper Logic received Song Of The Year and Best Music Video nominations for “1-800-273-8255” at the 60th GRAMMY Awards earlier this year, enlisting the help of Alessia Cara and Khalid to deliver the song’s powerful suicide helpline message. On July 26 he released “One Day” featuring Ryan Tedder to fight feeling down from a different point of view.Logic testifies from his hard upbringing: “I made it out and if I can, you can, no doubt.” The song plays with the tension between his pleasure and relief of getting paid millions and the one-to-one connection he tries to establish with the listener, whose struggles he relates to. Skip “the lights and cameras, right now it’s just you and me,” is his posture, insisting on a close-up. Taking the chorus, Ryan Tedder packs Logic’s argument into the song title’s two words, never trivializing how much the trip to tomorrow can take out of us today. News A GRAMMY nominee along with his band, OneRepublic, Tedder’s three GRAMMY wins are from his work as producer/songwriter for other artists — all wins for Album Of The Year, including for his work with Adele on her sophomore album 21 at the 54th GRAMMY Awards and her follow-up 25 at the 59th GRAMMYs. Tedder also earned a win alongside Taylor Swift for 1989 at the 58th GRAMMY Awards. The man has some good luck with numbers!These are trying times, and while catching a musical break doesn’t meet everything needed, Logic and Tedder are ardent and persuasive. They just might convince people to keep on keeping on, not because it’s the only thing they can do but because better days are ahead.Catching Up On Music News Powered By The Recording Academy Just Got Easier. Have A Google Home Device? “Talk To GRAMMYs”Read more https://twitter.com/RattPack/status/1022701719489327104last_img read more

The Wilmington Insider For July 8 2018

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below is a round-up of what’s going on in Wilmington on Sunday, July 8, 2018:Happening Today:Weather: Sunny, with a high near 84. Calm wind becoming south around 5 mph in the afternoon.In The Community: The Wilmington Farmers Market continues its season from 10am to 1pm on the Swain Green (across from the Town Common). See this week’s lineup HERE.In The Community: The Wilmington Town Museum (430 Salem Street) is holding its Monthly Open House from 2pm to 4pm.  Come get a free tour of the historic Harnden Tavern.In The Community: The Middlesex Canal Museum and Visitors’ Center (71 Faulkner Street, North Billerica) is open from noon to 4pm.  Learn about the canal, which travels through Wilmington.In The Community: The Town Beach is open today.  Lifeguards are on duty from 10am to 8pm. Admission is FREE for residents. Proof of residency is required. Learn more HERE.Food Shopping: Food shopping in town this week?  In case you haven’t seen this week’s circulars, Wilmington Apple has you covered:This week’s circular from Market Basket (260 Main Street) can be found HERE.This week’s circular from Lucci’s Market (211 Lowell Street) can be found HERE.Elia’s Country Store (381 Middlesex Avenue) does not have an online circular, but the store posts its hot entree schedule and other specials on its Facebook page HERE.(NOTE: What did I miss? Let me know by commenting below, commenting on the Facebook page, or emailing wilmingtonapple@gmail.com. I may be able to update this post.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… Related5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Sunday, July 14, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Sunday, August 4, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Sunday, July 28, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”last_img read more

Bill Gates puts robots cowfree burgers on list of breakthrough tech for

first_img Tags Share your voice Bill Gates Post a comment Bill Gates curated the MIT Technology Review’s 2019 10 Breakthrough Technologies list.  Getty Images Cancer vaccines and smooth-talking AI assistants are all on Bill Gates’ list of technologies to watch for. The MIT Technology Review on Wednesday released its 2019 10 Breakthrough Technologies list, which was curated by Gates. It was the publication’s first time having a guest editor choose what would land on list. “Bill’s list reflects his belief that we’re approaching a tipping point in humanity’s technological development — from technologies that mostly make life longer to those that mostly make it better,” said Gideon Lichfield, editor-in-chief of the Review, in a release. “His choices highlight some of what he considers the most important challenges and opportunities of our time.” Here are the 10 technologies, ranging from climate change to health care to artificial intelligence:Robot dexterity: robot hands that can manipulate unfamiliar objects on their own.New-wave nuclear power: both fission and fusion reactor designs that can bring down carbon emissions.Predicting preemies: a blood test that can warn of a preterm birth.Gut probe in a pill: a swallowable device that can show the digestive tract and perform biopsies.Custom cancer vaccines: a treatment that helps the body’s own immune system to target only tumor cells.The cow-free burger: plant-based and lab-grown meat alternatives that could cut emissions from the food industry.Carbon dioxide catcher: techniques for absorbing CO2 from the air and locking it away.An ECG on your wrist: smartwatch’s ability to monitor someone’s heart health and get early warnings of problems.Sanitation without sewers: a self-contained toilet that can tackle disease and unpleasant living conditions.Smooth-talking AI assistants: advances in natural language processing that make digital assistants capable of more natural conversations.You can read more about the technologies in the MIT Technology Review.  Gates earlier this week answered questions from Redditors during his Ask Me Anything session, including his thoughts on taxes, climate change, terrorism and other lighter topics.  Tech Industry Sci-Tech 0last_img read more

Offline smartphones sales plummet in India Micom grows faster than Amazon and

first_imgThe logo of India’s largest e-commerce firm Flipkart is seen on the facade of the company’s headquarters in Bengaluru on July 7, 2017. REUTERS/Abhishek N ChinnappaDriven by attractive promotions and exclusive launches of popular brands, Smartphones sales in the e-commerce zone continues to flourish in the Indian market.Data from a market research firm Counterpoint shows that online smartphone segment captured a whopping 38 percent share of total smartphone sales during the first quarter of 2018 whereas last year in the same quarter, the online sales stood at 34 percent. Offline smartphone sales declined by 3 percent year-on-year in the first quarter.Xiaomi, which has disrupted the Indian smartphone market in the mid-segment, continues to grow and consolidate its position. Strikingly, Mi.com has grown faster than big rivals Amazon and Flipkart. Xiaomi which already has created its market by offering exclusive deals on Amazon and Flipkart is now growing its own portal by active media strategy and engaging MI fan community.Data presented by Counterpoint reviles that in online space Mi.com increased its market share to 14 percent in first quarter of 2018 up from 10 percent during the same quarter last year. While, Flipkart increased its online market share from 51 percent to 54 percent in Q1, 2018 as against Q1, 2017. Amazon recorded a fall of 3 percent in its market share of 33 percent from last year; however, it continues to dominate the e-commerce market in the premium smartphone segment chiefly because of its exclusive partnership with OnePlus.Xiaomi also maintained its lead in India’s online smartphone market with 57 percent share in the first quarter of the current year, followed by Samsung at 14 percent and Huawei that captured 8 percent share. In recent years, Chinese mobile companies have dominated the Indian smartphone segment by launching series of models in the mid-segment bracket.Apple’s push to start a manufacturing plant in India also shows Tim cook’s aggressive plans to capture the emerging cell phone market in India. In order to maintain its market share, companies are tying up with e-commerce players to give exclusive deals to the customers. The battle is expected to grow tighter with the entry of Walmart in the Indian market and Jio phone with cheap data plans.last_img read more

Social media marketing is the latest buzzword Rohan Singh

first_imgRohan SinghPR HandoutRohan Singh, who is a successful name in the world of social media management, shared how social media is becoming a famous business for many.Rohan helps celebrities to use their social media accounts in a more responsible way and also helps them to solve their problems in using social media. He is not just famous in India but also internationally.”Social Media Marketing is the latest buzzword for marketers who wish to optimize their online presence and increase their sales. It is quickly becoming the most significant part of successful internet marketing strategies owing to the benefits of Social Media Marketing. Businesses around the globe are discovering methods through which social media can contribute to their success and help them grow their online business. Incorporating social media marketing strategy in DM campaigns is must in today’s time to ensure effective brand recognition, loyalty and awareness,” Rohan said in a statement.Rohan, who is also a professional photographer and traveller, shared his passion got a life only because of social media existence.”Earlier people did not belive in photography but as social media was introduced the buzz of photography and travelling started trending. It has became comman that many travel and click just to keep their social media accounts upto date,” he added.last_img read more

Khaleda in court

first_imgBNP chairperson Khaleda Zia appears before the Special Judge Court-5 at Bakshibazar in Dhaka. Prothom Alo file photoBNP chairperson Khaleda Zia on Thursday appeared before the Special Judge Court-5 at Bakshibazar in Dhaka, to defend herself in the Zia Orphanage Trust graft case.The Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) chief reached the makeshift court around 11:00am to place her self-defense for the fifth day.Earlier, Khaleda appeared before the court four times where she claimed herself innocent, alleging the case had been filed on political ground.According to the charge sheet of the case, the BNP chief, her son Tarique Rahman and four others embezzled more than Tk 21 million by forming the charity.The court had earlier issued an arrest warrant against Tarique in the case.In July 2008, the Anti-Corruption Commission filed the Zia Orphanage Trust graft case with Ramna police station accusing six people, including Khaleda and her son Tarique, for misappropriating millions.last_img read more

BNP expels Sylhet rebel mayoral candidate Selim

first_imgBNP Sylhet City unit general secretary Badruzzaman Selim. Photo: UNBBangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) on Tuesday expelled its Sylhet City unit general secretary Badruzzaman Selim for contesting the city polls defying the party decision, reports UNB.The party also expelled Mymensingh’s Tarakanda upazila unit BNP member Masud Rana Khan for breaching the party discipline.A party press release, signed by BNP assistant office secretary Taiful Islam Tipu, said the two BNP leaders were expelled from the party for violating party discipline and engaging in the activities that go against party interests.The party also asked its leaders and activists not to maintain any contact with the two expelled leaders. BNP nominated incumbent mayor Ariful Haque Chowdhury as its mayoral candidate in Sylhet city polls billed for 30 July.Selim who submitted his nomination paper to contest the polls did not withdraw his nomination on Monday last, the last date for withdrawing the candidature. Besides, Jamaat leader Ehsanul Mahbub Jubayer are also there in the race ignoring the BNP-led 20-party alliance’s decision.last_img read more

Khaleda bail extended until 31 July

first_imgThe High Court on Wednesday extended until 31 July the bail of BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia in the Zia Orphanage Trust graft case, reports UNB.An HC bench of justice M Enayetur Rahim and justice Md Mostafizur Rahman passed the order following a petition filed by Khaleda’s lawyers.Earlier on 18 July, the High Court extended the bail of the BNP chief until 26 July in the case.On 5 July, a petition was filed with the High Court seeking extension of its earlier order granting a four-month interim bail to Khaleda Zia in the Zia Orphanage Trust graft case.On 12 March, the HC granted a four-month bail to her in the case which expired on 12 July.Meanwhile, the hearing in the Niko graft case filed against 11 people, including Khaleda, was deferred to 3 September by Special Judge Court- 9, a makeshift court of Bakshibazar, on Wednesday.Judge Mahmudul Kabir passed the order.On 8 February, the Dhaka Special Court-5 convicted the former prime minister, and sentenced her to five years’ imprisonment in the Zia Orphanage Trust graft case.She was then sent to abandoned central jail at Nazimuddin Road in the city.last_img read more

Indian national detained for entering Bangladesh illegally

first_imgAn Indian citizen was detained from Chapainawabganj district’s Shibganj upazila on Saturday morning, reports UNB.Banirul Sheikh, 33, was held after entering Bangladesh illegally through Maksudpur border around 8:00am, said Sazzad Sarwar, director of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) 53 Battalion.It is unclear why he had come to Bangladesh without valid travel documents.Meanwhile, three Bangladeshis – Abdullah, 42, Al Mamun Reza, 35, Suman, 20 – were detained with 300 bottles of contraband phensedyl in the early hours of the day. All of them are residents of Shibganj’s Ghughudanga village.Two separate cases were filed at Shibganj police station, Sazzad said.last_img read more

Schools colleges asked to form committee to prevent sexual violence

first_imgMembers of the Transparency International Bangladesh group stand in a human chain during a protest in Dhaka on 21 April, 2019, following Nusrat Jahan Rafi`s murder by being set on fire after she had reported a sexual assault. Photo: AFPThe government has ordered some 27,000 schools to set up committees to prevent sexual violence, an official said Sunday, after a teenager who accused a teacher of sexual harassment was burned to death.The killing of 19-year-old Nusrat Jahan Rafi has sparked outrage across the South Asian nation of 165 million people and put police action in the case under the spotlight.Protesters in the capital Dhaka staged demonstrations for an 11th day on Sunday, seeking “exemplary punishment” for the killers of the girl.Police say she was lured to the rooftop of the Islamic seminary she attended in Feni, south of the capital, where her attackers ordered her to withdraw a police complaint against the head of the school.When she refused, she was doused in kerosene and set on fire.Nusrat died in hospital on 10 April after suffering 80 per cent burns. At least 20 people, including the head teacher, have been arrested.Activists say the murder has exposed a “culture of impunity” surrounding sex crimes against women and children, and that fact that those who report harassment often suffer a backlash.Amid nationwide protests, the Bangladesh government has ordered more than 27,000 schools and colleges to form five-member committee to prevent sexual violence, an official said.”The committee will be led by female teachers. They will take steps to prevent sexual harassment and take up any complaints,” the director of the Directorate of Secondary and Higher Education, Shahedul Khabir Chowdhury, told AFP.He said the committees were being formed by an order from the country’s high court, which in 2009 laid down a set of guidelines to prevent sexual harassment of women and children at workplaces, schools and on the streets.Nusrat went to police in late March to report the harassment and a leaked video shows the local police station chief registering her complaint but dismissing it as “not a big deal”.Police said at least five of those under arrest, including three of Rafi’s classmates, tied her up with a scarf before setting her on fire. They had planned to pass off the death as a suicide.Prime minister Sheikh Hasina has vowed that all those involved will face action and police say they are investigating why more was not done to protect Nusrat.More than 100 protesters at the country’s elite Dhaka University held hands to form a human chain as part of continued demonstrations over the grisly murder.”I joined the protest because Nusrat Rafi’s murder was a wake-up call for all our women,” Dhaka University student Antara Labiba told AFP.”I am also a victim of sexual harassment. I think most women in Bangladesh face sexual harassment in their families, schools, markets and workplaces,” she said.The Manusher Jonno Foundation, a non-government group, says there have been at least 39 cases of children under 18 being raped in Bangladesh since 2 April.Another eight have been subjected to sexual harassment, the group says.last_img

Wreckage of Salas aircraft found

first_imgGeneral view of the front cover of the match day programme paying tribute to Emiliano Sala before a match on 2 February, 2019 Photo: ReutersThe missing plane carrying Argentinian footballer Emiliano Sala and his pilot has been found, investigators said on Sunday.Sala, 28, was travelling from France to join up with his new club, Premier League side Cardiff City, in a light aircraft manned by David Ibbotson on January 21 when it disappeared close to the Channel Islands.Tributes were paid to the striker on both sides of the Channel over the weekend as hopes faded he would be found alive, and Britain’s Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) on Sunday told AFP the plane’s wreckage had been discovered.”I can confirm it has been found,” a spokesperson said, adding a statement would be issued on Monday.Sala’s father Horacio spoke of his shock from his home in Progresso, Argentina, telling Cronica TV: “I can’t believe it. It’s a bad dream.”Horacio was the only member of the Sala family to stay behind in Argentina as the others rushed to France to try to help with the search.”I talk to them every day. But since I don’t have WhatsApp it’s expensive to call them or for them to call me. But anyway, they kept saying days were going by, and that there had been zero word on Emiliano, or on the plane,” he said.Suspected debris from the plane washed up on the Normandy coastline in France last Wednesday.Sala was travelling in the Piper PA-46 Malibu plane after transferring from French team Nantes in a 17 million euro ($19.3 million) move — a record deal for the Welsh team.It vanished from radar around 20 kilometres (12 miles) north of Guernsey, with pilot Ibbotson the only other person aboard.David Mearns, whose private company, Blue Water Recoveries, was hired by Sala’s family to search for the plane, said on Twitter that the wreckage was spotted early Sunday.”There’s a substantial amount of wreckage on the seabed,” he wrote, adding: “This is about the best result we could have hoped for the families.”Top footballers were among more than 4,500 contributors to a crowdfunding page that raised over 300,000 euros ($343,000) to look for the wreckage.Speaking after Cardiff’s match against Bournemouth on Saturday, manager Neil Warnock said Sala would have been “really proud” of the team after they won 2-0 in their first home match since the plane vanished.Programme notes, penned by owner Vincent Tan and the rest of the Bluebirds’ board, said events had shaken “Cardiff City to its very core” and that they were now playing for Sala and pilot Ibbotson.There were a series of heartfelt tributes before kick-off, with Sala’s photograph appearing on the front cover of the matchday programme and the two captains laid floral tributes on the halfway line before what the club called a “silent reflection”.Sala’s name, in the Argentina colours, was also spelled out behind one of the goals as supporters held cards aloft.last_img read more

Ways to use essential oils

first_imgAll essential oils are highly concentrated, volatile, aromatic liquids that are purely extracted from the fruits, seeds, flowers, barks, stems, roots, leaves or other parts of a plant. However, there are specific ways to use them, say experts. Here are some popular essential oils and the ways to use them:Lavender essential oil: Well-known for its soothing, calming properties, lavender is wonderful for accelerating healing time for burns, cuts, stings, and other wounds. Its specific properties include being an analgesic, antifungal, antiseptic, sleep inducing and disinfectant. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfPut a few drops on your pillow just before going to bed for a clam and sound sleep.Mix 1 or 2 drops with coconut oil to soothe occasional skin irritations. Add 2-3 drops with olive oil for nail care.Rosemary essential oil: This oil is colourless to pale yellow oil with a herby aroma. Astringent properties of this oil cleanse, hydrate and rejuvenate skin, making it firm and gorgeous. It helps with wrinkles and under-eye bags as well as conditions damaged skin and lighten scars. Its anti-inflammatory properties are useful in reducing swelling and puffiness of skin as well as in healing burns. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveMix rosemary essential oil with any carrier oil before applying on hair and skin and massage gently.For hair growth, add 4-5 drops of the oil in 1 tsp of coconut oil. Mix this until it reaches a smooth consistency and evenly apply onto your hair and scalp. Leave it overnight. Wash off with lukewarm water and pat dry your hair.Ylang Ylang: Known for its unique floral aroma, ylang ylang essential oil was used as a natural hair growth remedy in Victorian England and has continued to be used to treat fine and limp hair. Add 2-3 drops of the oil to coconut oil for a deep hair conditioner.Put it into an Epsom Salts bath for relaxation.Tea tree: Antibiotic, anti-fungal, antiseptic, expectorant and antiviral, its often used to inhibit viral and bacterial infections. It can even be used to kill insects, protect a wound and expedite the healing of a scar.Mix it with any carrier oil before applying on hair and skin. Massage gently. Do not apply directly on hair or skin.Add 2-3 drops to olive oil for lip care or diffuse to get clean and refreshed surrounding aromatically.For acne, mix a few drops of the essential oil and 2 teaspoons of aloe vera gel. Apply to the affected area. Leave for 3 to 4 hours or overnight for better result. Rinse with water and pat dry. Repeat regularly for effective results.Eucalyptus: This oil helps to improve respiratory issues such as sinusitis, bronchitis and allergies. It has the ability to reduce congestion and improve mental clarity as well. Eucalyptus contains a number of important properties and serves as a decongestant.Mix it with any carrier oil before applying on hair and skin. Massage gently. Do not apply directly on hair or skin. You can add a few drops to a hot bath. The steam and the aroma will relax the mind and body. As eucalyptus oil isn’t water soluble, mix it with half teaspoon bath salt of choice before adding it to water.Peppermint: The invigorating and fresh mint aroma of the peppermint essential oil works to stimulates the mind and clear the sinuses.Use a drop of it with lemon in water for a healthy, refreshing mouth rinse.Rub one drop of the oil on the temples, forehead, over the sinuses and on the back of the neck to relieve head pressure.Mix it with any carrier oil before applying on hair and skin. Massage gently. Diffuse to get energised and increase alertness.For clear skin add 4-5 drops of peppermint oil in two tablespoons of grated cucumber and two tablespoons of green clay. Whisk the ingredients and apply the paste as a face mask. Let it dry and wash with lukewarm water. Rose: This oil can be used to achieve young, healthy and moisturised skin. The delicate aroma of the oil is useful for relieving anxiety and stress.For glowing skin, add to any skin cream/lotion to enhance its effect by increasing its absorption by the skin.To treat acne, add 4-5 drops in 1 tsp coconut oil and apply thrice a day.last_img read more

5 Data Management Challenges Facing Small Business Owners

first_img Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. 6 min read As small business owners, we generally wear all the hats. And if we’ve grown to where we aren’t wearing all the hats at the same time, we at least rotate through them a few times a month.One hat that is becoming increasingly important – and scary — to wear is the data scientist hat.Although data scientists come in many forms, with varied skills, a small business data scientist is mostly responsible for parsing through and analyzing data to present key findings about a business. The goal is to use data and the findings to address challenges, find opportunities, and ultimately, help a business save time and money.While most of us don’t have the luxury of hiring a bona fide data scientist to handle these figures, there are a few things you should know and consider as you run your business and aim to become as efficient as possible in your business functions.Here are a few data management challenges and tips for handling each.1. Data Strategy: Do you have one?The overarching and driving structure of managing data is a data strategy. A data strategy is essentially a roadmap that identifies how a company will collect, handle, manage and store content. While a data strategy can vary in its breadth and depth, a simple strategy explaining each component is vital.As an example, I run a small fitness studio. We collect data through a third-party site and all of the collected data is stored within their platform. However, we have the capability to download reports and export content, such as email addresses and member lists. We do not, however, have the ability to access individuals’ financial information, e.g. credit card numbers, from the platform, which provides a level of security for our members and keeps us removed from that sensitive data.We have implemented a barebones data strategy, which outlines who has access to member data, which computers can be used for downloading reports and how we use our mobile devices to access data. We also have restrictions on permissions for anyone who can log into our third-party site from the backend.While this may seem like overkill for a five-person operation, we want to be careful with our data and know exactly who is interacting with it and how.2. Data collection: What and how? For the most part, there are two immediate questions that plague a data strategy and drive the roadmap.What data do you want to collect?How will you collect that data?Since data collection can happen in various formats – print, digital and in-person — the means in which data is shared and collected is a serious concern. When dealing with sensitive and personal identification information, the outlet for collecting this should be secure.Another example – credit card information is incredibly sensitive these days — especially with the recent onslaught of data breaches that has put credit information and identities in jeopardy. The rule of thumb is that if you don’t have to touch this information, don’t. Use online portals or a chip reading device that can be used directly in front of customers. Or use a merchant service that will process and encrypt data to ensure top-level security for these transactions.3. Data storage: Where? Once you have data, you have to store it. While data storage can be relatively cheap these days, you don’t want to use a service that doesn’t have bank-level encryption, has a bad reputation or no reputation at all.Data should be stored through a trusted platform that can be expandable and scalable based on your company’s current and future needs.For instance, data storage spaces, such as Dropbox and Google Drive, will allow you a certain amount of free space, then it will begin charging when you hit a certain threshold. This can be convenient since you may not want to invest in a huge amount of storage if it isn’t necessary, but you also don’t want to have to completely switch platforms when you grow.The key thing to consider here is security. Make sure that wherever and however you store your data, it’s safe.Related: Data-Driven Marketing in 2016: Bigger, Faster, Better4. Data Sharing: Who? After you solved the puzzle of data collection and storage, the kicker in putting data to work is data sharing, which can also be referred to as data integration.Because so many of the best data storing programs are cloud-based – leaving data off your hardware devices, which can be a good thing — these systems are becoming smart enough to talk to each other and foster integration between programs.For instance, with a program such as Neat, which is used to store receipts and expense data, the challenge used to lie in extracting that data and importing it into another platform, such as QuickBooks Online or other accounting platforms.Since technology continues to improve, and these platforms keep getting smarter, data in the form of expense reports can easily be exported from Neat’s premium service to QuickBooks Online within a few clicks. From an operational and accounting standpoint, this could be a game changer, and it’s absolutely a timesaver, as it creates streamlined and automated workflows.Another example is contact imports. If you use Neat or another scanning software to collect contact information, you want to be able to easily export these contacts into a CRM or email service provider (ESP) to manage your database. For our fitness studio, we use a couple-click process to import our opt-ins from the third-party site into Constant Contact for our monthly mailer.Related: You Can Become a Data Scientist. Yes, You.5. Data use: When? The last item in your data strategy is understanding when and how you will use your data. Understand the implications of using your data and ensure you have permissions for that use.No one is particularly excited when they receive an email they never signed up for, or a charge they didn’t agree to. Be very careful about how you use the data you collect, and do not violate any of your data use policies, which should be publicly posted and available for anyone who is willingly offering up data.Related: 10 Questions to Ask When Collecting Customer DataHere’s a few additional considerations.As you get deeper into your data strategy, consider the following:Data policy posting and enforcementData hacks and responsibilitiesData protectionSmarter and more informed data management can go from being the elephant in the room to one of the best business enablers you can unleash for your small business, so long as you do it right.  Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global Register Now » September 6, 2016 Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box.last_img read more