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Teaching Children Entrepreneurship
Wondering how teaching children about entrepreneurship can change their lives? Empowering kids at a young age to learn about running a business can lead to increased independence and the potential for higher earnings over the long-term. This happens with the help of supportive parents that foster development. Nurture and Motivate a Passion for Business  Children don’t have to run a business, or even have a job, in order to recognize entrepreneurial opportunities. Helping your kids to recognize businesses in their daily routine can help them with self-discovery, creative insight, and an appreciation for monetary value.  Thinking of ways to incorporate business lessons into your child’s lives include identifying the cost of their favorite toys, saving money to purchase something of higher value, or involving them in selling things online. Finding chores around the house and negotiating how much doing that chore should cost is another great way to nurture business sense. Encourage Your Kids to Ask Questions When children explore their environment or learn new concepts, they often ask questions to help them with general understanding. Instead of providing them with direct and firm answers, allow their curiosity to help them discover the world around them on their own terms.…
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The Future of AI and Machine Learning
Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) are continuing to extend to virtually every new technology embedded service, product, or application. In today’s business world, being able to anticipate the future of AI and ML trends can help leaders transform their current operations, adapt their processes and reach long-term goals. Defining AI and ML AI has been developed to include any technique that enables computers to mimic human behavior. ML is a subset of AI that incorporates statistical methods to enable machines to improve themselves through experience. ML powers intelligence systems through deep learning tools that compute multiple layers of rules, data and networks. For decades, AI was a prediction that was initially associated with robots. Today, AI and ML are incorporated in almost everything we use, commonly denoted as “smart technology.” Intelligent systems are becoming significant aids in comfort, communication, and time-saving applications. In recent years, AI and ML have transformed most industry sectors, including retail, manufacturing, finance, and healthcare. Companies that adopt these technologies can expect a faster evaluation of context and data, improved efficiency and expansive growth in their markets. Future Benefits of AI and ML in Business Processes AI and ML-powered systems have improved the way…
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Best Practices to Apply in Business
If you’re a business owner, you may be overwhelmed with new problems on a regular basis. In order to improve the performance of your business, obtain sustainable growth, and become more profitable, it’s in your best interest to follow the best practices of successful companies. Clearly Define Your Business Strategy In order to get the most value from your business, carefully defining your strategies helps to keep everyone in your organization focused on short-term and long-term goals. Strategies don’t have to be overly complicated, and some simple examples include: Reducing costs and waste Developing new markets and becoming more competitive Adapting to new technologies Increasing efficiency, productivity or quality Improving employee skills through training Creating a business strategy helps to assess your current environment, identify strengths or new opportunities, and eliminate weaknesses or threats. Hiring a third-party to review your business strategy can provide an objective point of view and add value elements to your strategies that you might have overlooked. Improve Your Operational Efficiency Best practices in operations help to convert materials and labor into goods and services as efficiently as possible, in order to maximize profit. Examples of best practices used by operational managers include: Purchasing equipment or…
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Inspiring Young Coders From All Around the World
When we think of people in coding, kids are probably the last to come to mind. But as technology continues to advance, so is the calling for more STEM professionals, with many industries looking to younger generations to become the next industry leaders. Here are some of the most inspirational young coders today. Error: Error not Found Image Credit: Traffic India Office on Twitter Error: Error not Found is the winning team of this year’s Zoohackathon, a two-day tech competition where young minds contribute their ideas to help the animals of India. These young representatives from the University of Delhi developed an open source text-based application called Wildlife Guru, which lets users report illegal wildlife trade activities. Team Error: Error not Found won because their coding work has the potential to help millions. Chattanooga Girls Image Credit: WTVC In today’s society, the demand for digital devices in every aspect of life has led to a burgeoning cybersecurity industry. In fact, statistics from Maryville University reveal that the field is growing three times faster than any other IT role, with the demand for the number of cybersecurity specialists nearly doubling between 2013 and 2019 alone. Despite this, >Government Technology claims that there is still a…
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Future Careers in Technology
The tech industry is a force to be reckoned with. In fact, the Bureau of Labor Statistics expects 13% growth within this sector by 2026. With many new jobs on the horizon and a plethora of opportunities still to come, it's important that today’s children be educated for tomorrow’s top careers. There’s a huge calling for employees in the tech industry, and it’s never too early to get started. Programs like the after-school classes at iCode provide kids with the stepping-stones to future careers in technology. Throughout this article, we’ll examine more closely the top five tech careers currently trending, and what’s expected in these fields. 1. Applications Software Developer Scientific projections put the software industry at nearly 950,000 American developer positions by the year 2030. With a median salary of more than $100,000 annually, it is a worthy goal for any tech superstar. Individuals in the app software developer field do more than just whip up fun games for mobile devices. They produce the programs you use every day on your computer, laptop, tablet, and more. Students considering a job as an applications software developer should attend a university with a strong computer science program. Software developers require an…
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iCode, DFW’s premier school for computer science, coding and robotics, and Medology 360!
Frisco - 11/9/2017 - iCode, DFW’s premier school for computer science, coding and robotics, and Medology 360, a startup offering services in lead generation, business analytics, innovation collaboration and digital presence optimization, are collaborating to bring local students real life hands on coding experience. Abid Abedi, CEO of iCode and Dan Ma, CEO of Medology 360 are excited to announce the incubator for Medology 360 at iCode which will use iCode students skills  in algorithms, Databases, Java, Python, website, Agile and much more to interface on a project.iCode has become an incubator  for students to work with startups like Medology 360 as more and more parents become aware of the need for an education in computer science and the demand for qualified programmers and software engineers.  The new project is expected to begin within the next few weeks at the iCode East Frisco Campus.According to Computer World, IT jobs will grow at a steady 22% by 2020 with the highest growth in healthcare.  When we look at the growth and the base salaries which, according to Chicago Tribune, begin at $108K,  there’s will be a growing need for partnerships like iCode and Medology 360.iCode offers a comprehensive computer science curriculum…
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