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Entrepreneurs are typically strapped for cash and have to be discerning about how to spend money. As such, it often makes sense to do things yourself. But if you’re running into walls and keep having to hire people anyway, it may be time to master some skills to help your business scale. We’ve rounded up some of the best educational resources on the web to assist. Plus, you can get them all for an additional 60 percent off during Entrepreneur’s Three-Day Annual VIP Sale when you use code VIPSALE60 through 9/20.



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1. Coding – $12 (Orig. $112) with promo code: VIPSALE60

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Coding is one of the most important skills any entrepreneur can learn. In this nine-course bundle, you’ll study web development, data analysis, and much more to help your business grow. Why pay someone to build a website when you can just do it yourself?

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Singapore Airlines Pilots Agree to Deeper Pay Cuts to Save Jobs

(Bloomberg) — Singapore Airlines Ltd. pilots have agreed to further pay cuts to remain in employment, the carrier said Saturday.



a screen shot of a video game: Instrument panels and screens are seen inside an Airbus SE A350 XWB full-flight simulator at the Airbus Asia Training Centre (AATC), a joint venture owned by Airbus and Singapore Airlines Ltd., during a media tour at the Seletar Aerospace Park in Singapore, on Tuesday, June 20, 2017. Airbus announced on the eve of the Paris Air Show formalized plans to upgrade its A380 superjumbo with fuel-saving winglets as the European planemaker seeks to revive sales of the flagship model.


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Instrument panels and screens are seen inside an Airbus SE A350 XWB full-flight simulator at the Airbus Asia Training Centre (AATC), a joint venture owned by Airbus and Singapore Airlines Ltd., during a media tour at the Seletar Aerospace Park in Singapore, on Tuesday, June 20, 2017. Airbus announced on the eve of the Paris Air Show formalized plans to upgrade its A380 superjumbo with fuel-saving winglets as the European planemaker seeks to revive sales of the flagship model.

The city-state’s flag carrier and the Air Line Pilots Association – Singapore reached the agreement Friday and the company will implement the measures for all remaining pilots in Singapore Airlines and SilkAir with effect from Oct. 1. The deal will help to mitigate further job losses for pilots, it

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How to Save Higher Education

There has never been a crisis in American higher education like the one we are facing today. While fall enrollment numbers are still in flux as colleges scramble to deal with an out-of-control pandemic, there is no question that all but the wealthiest institutions are facing deep financial pain and potential catastrophe. Even relatively conservative estimates like those published by the college financial planning firm Edmit suggest that, thanks to declining revenue and investment returns, one-third of all private colleges are now on track to run out of money within six years—a nearly 50 percent increase in estimates from 2019—and many are vulnerable to bankruptcy much sooner. Public universities, meanwhile, are about to be hammered by steep cuts in government funding, forcing them to raise prices, cut services, and turn away students, including millions of newly unemployed workers. 

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Congress, President Trump must step in an save aviation jobs

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American Airlines said in July that it plans to layoff or furlough nearly 1,500 employees in Mecklenburg, 739 in Wake County and 370 in Forsyth County starting Oct. 1 unless federal protections for the aviation industry are extended. The protections expire Sept. 30.

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Congress, help the aviation industry

I am an American Airlines flight attendant based in Charlotte. COVID-19 is the worst crisis to hit the industry in the history of commercial aviation.

Congress passed the Payroll Support Program to save aviation jobs and stabilize our industry. However, thousands of jobs will disappear on Oct. 1 if Congress does not extend PSP.

Aviation is essential to a strong economy, including Charlotte’s local economy. Extending PSP can only happen if Congress and the White House negotiate and pass a stimulus bill.

Washington: Do your job so I can do mine. Americans will be ready to travel

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AI-controlled sensors could save lives in ‘smart’ hospitals and homes

As many as 400,000 Americans die each year because of medical errors, but many of these deaths could be prevented by using electronic sensors and artificial intelligence to help medical professionals monitor and treat vulnerable patients in ways that improve outcomes while respecting privacy.

“We have the ability to build technologies into the physical spaces where health care is delivered to help cut the rate of fatal errors that occur today due to the sheer volume of patients and the complexity of their care,” said Arnold Milstein, a professor of medicine and director of Stanford’s Clinical Excellence Research Center (CERC).

Milstein, along with computer science professor Fei-Fei Li and graduate student Albert Haque, are co-authors of a Nature paper that reviews the field of “ambient intelligence” in health care — an interdisciplinary effort to create such smart hospital rooms equipped with AI systems that can do a range of things

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Mario Draghi Says Stimulus Must Create New Jobs, Not Save Old Ones

(Bloomberg) — Former European Central Bank President Mario Draghi urged governments to channel stimulus funds toward sectors that can create new jobs for young people rather than spending money to defend the status quo.



Mario Draghi wearing a suit and tie: Mario Draghi, president of the European Central Bank (ECB), gestures while speaking during a rates decision news conference in Frankfurt, Germany, on Thursday, July 25, 2019. The ECB sent its strongest signal yet that monetary support for the euro-area economy will be stepped up after the summer break, with lower interest rates and renewed asset purchases on the table.


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Mario Draghi, president of the European Central Bank (ECB), gestures while speaking during a rates decision news conference in Frankfurt, Germany, on Thursday, July 25, 2019. The ECB sent its strongest signal yet that monetary support for the euro-area economy will be stepped up after the summer break, with lower interest rates and renewed asset purchases on the table.

“Subsidies will have to go down but at the same time jobs will be created,” Draghi said at an online event. “It’s very good if the government succeeds in giving jobs and taking out subsidies, and again it’s especially good for young people.”

Draghi has largely kept a low profile after retiring from the ECB

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Sales tax revenue may save Blount County Schools from losing state funding | News

Sales tax revenue coming in higher than projected this spring may save Blount County Schools from losing nearly $5 million a month in state funding starting in October.

BCS plans to ask the County Commission to approve a change this month to the general purpose school budget that wouldn’t alter the amount the district spends but would change the source of money.

The district planned to use more than $1 million from its undesignated fund balance for costs related to COVID-19. The budget amendment would rely on $580,000 of that coming from an increased sales tax revenue estimate instead.

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Without that infusion of area revenue, BCS would fail a “maintenance of effort” (MOE) requirement from the state, which is designed to keep local governments from cutting education spending.

Area revenue in the BCS general purpose budget totaled $42.58 million for the 2019-20 school year. However that was

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