When and Why Should I Hire a Marketing Agency For My Small Business?

When and Why Should I Hire a Marketing Agency For My Small Business?

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One of the biggest challenges for small business owners is getting a break from the day long enough to focus on marketing. This is a big deal considering that nearly half of American small business owners run marketing entirely on their own and often spend less than two hours a week on it. Those with marketing departments often have small, stressed-out teams of two or three tasked with doing the work of a dozen people.

Enter the marketing agency. When a small business owner brings in external support, it saves them and

 
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Tracing the history of electronics through the Old Calculator Web Museum

Tracing the history of electronics through the Old Calculator Web Museum

Our series on the birth of the transistor — and with it, the birth of our modern technological world — brought us to some interesting places. It turns out the transistor really does live in just about every technological advancement you can think of amid all of the electronic innovations over the years.

When researching the significance of a novel approach to transistors called MOSFET, we learned that this was the technology that really unlocked the transistor’s potential. It allowed for them to continually get manufactured smaller and smaller, which meant you could fit more and more of them on

 
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An open-source smartphone app for the quantitative evaluation of thin-layer chromatographic analyses in medicine quality screening

An open-source smartphone app for the quantitative evaluation of thin-layer chromatographic analyses in medicine quality screening

Design of a locally producible box for photographing TLC plates under UV illumination

In TLC analysis with the GPHF Minilab, the spots of the APIs are most commonly visualized by their fluorescence quenching under UV illumination. For photography of such TLC plates under standardized conditions, the 3D-printed cradle described by Yu et al.41 was modified here with three aims: (1) creating a design which is locally producible in low-resource settings; (2) better protection of the UV-illuminated TLC plate from ambient light, to improve image quality; (3) usability with smartphones of different sizes. Several designs were developed and tested, resulting

 
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10-year-old author from Calais reaches #1 spot on Amazon’s International Bestseller status

10-year-old author from Calais reaches #1 spot on Amazon’s International Bestseller status

CALAIS, Maine (WABI) – Earlier this year, Calais 5th grader Harleigh Clark approached her grandmother, a book publisher, about her dream of becoming an author.

“After we talked a little bit about what that would mean, we decided we’d go ahead with the project, but that it wouldn’t be all fun, that there would be a lot of work, and there would be things that would be hard,” said her grandmother Lanette Pottle.

Flash forward months later, and she’s reached the number one spot on Amazon’s International Bestseller status with her book, “Can You Teach Me?”

“It’s about a little

 
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The anti-social network: These NYC teens are ditching their smartphones

The anti-social network: These NYC teens are ditching their smartphones

This story originally appeared on Dec. 13 in the NYCity News Service, run by the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY.

Logan Lane was 11 when she got her first smartphone. Like many kids, she started using Instagram, Snapchat and TikTok.

When she was 14, the pandemic hit. School went virtual. Her social media usage skyrocketed.

Lane felt overwhelmed as she found herself online for too many hours each day.

“I was fed up with the over-saturation of my life and the social aspects of it being connected to my online presence,” she said. “And I saw

 
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