Ex-Tesla employee Martin Tripp posted dozens of photos that he alleges came from inside of Tesla (TSLA)

September 13, 2018

John Moore / Getty Images Tesla whistleblower Martin Tripp took to Twitter on Wednesday night, tweeting photos he alleges came from inside the company. He told Business Insider he feels they are central to his ongoing legal battle with the company. They include images he says are of battery scrap, trailers containing battery waste, and documentation of punctured battery parts in Model 3 vehicles. Tesla denies that any punctured battery…


Heroes Management Services: Running a lucrative holiday lighting business

September 9, 2018

Photo: Heroes Management Services This is part one in a two-part series. The sequel article will publish on TLC tomorrow. The origin story of Heroes Management Services is a unique one, as this Omaha, Nebraska-based business was an idea proposed by partners Mike Marlow and Augie Roper. In January 2014, when they met Taylor Olberding, who was working a part-time job installing Christmas lights, they asked him if he was…


Talla’s Intelligent Knowledge Base 2.0 Answers Customer Questions with Machine Learning

September 8, 2018

There’s a new AI tool for small business that automates chatbots and blends that innovation together with machine learning to help employees and customers find the updated information they need quickly.  Boston-based Talla recently released it’s Intelligent Knowledge Base 2.0. Small Business Trends spoke with Rob May, Founder and CEO of Talla, about this latest version and what it can do for sales teams, customers and any small or medium…


Overcoming Hate with Sally Kohn

September 2, 2018

Sally Kohn is the author of the fantastic book, The Opposite of Hate. which explores how we can bridge our differences and speak respectfully with those we passionately disagree with. She has has been published in the New York Times, The Washington Post, and delivered multiple TED Talks on emotional correctness, clickbait, and correcting the culture of hate. In this episode we go deep into what it means to fight hate….


Getting Your Brand Started with Vertical Video Content on IGTV

IGTV is the next generation of video that allows marketers to build branded channels with long-form vertical video content. Here’s how to get started with this powerful new app from Instagram. Instagram released IGTV in late June as the marquee piece of an event in San Francisco. At the time of the release, Instagram CEO Kevin Systrom described IGTV as an “evolution” in how people consume digital content. “It’s time…

August 28, 2018

Equipment World now taking nominations for Big Iron Dealer of the Year award

August 13, 2018

Nominations are now open for Equipment World’s first Big Iron Dealer of the Year award. Equipment World is a sister publication of Total Landscape Care. This honor is open to dealers and rental companies of all sizes and seeks to recognize these companies for excellence in industry and community engagement. Dealers/rental companies in North America can apply for the program themselves by using this form. These companies can also be nominated by their…


Trump drops the sanctions hammer on Iran — but Putin could come to Tehran’s rescue

August 7, 2018

Michael Gruber/Getty Images; Olivier Douliery-Pool/Getty Images; Samantha Lee/Business Insider President Donald Trump’s administration announced on Monday it would reinstate sanctions  on Tehran after it withdrew from the Iran deal. Iran has responded with military threats, but backed it up with very little real action. Iran’s economy is tanking for a number of reasons. The sanctions from Trump in August, and again in November, could seriously rock the Islamic Republic, which…


How to Sell on Instagram Like the Pros [Proven Tips & Strategies]

August 1, 2018

By now, you’ve most likely heard that the Instagram platform has surpassed 1 billion monthly active users worldwide and that 400 million+ people are using Instagram Stories on a daily basis. But, did you know that Instagram now makes up more than one-third (36%) of Facebook’s total ad revenue? A revenue number that is expected to grow to $5.4 billion in the U.S. alone in 2018 and $9 billion globally by…


Tesla’s head of engineering is officially leaving the company as Elon Musk celebrates Model 3 production milestone (TSLA)

August 1, 2018

Hollis Johnson/Business Insider Doug Field, Tesla‘s head of engineering, won’t return to the company after a taking a leave of absence, The Wall Street Journal first reported. Tesla confirmed Field’s departure to Business Insider. Field joined Tesla in 2013 and led development for the Model 3. The company struggled to ramp up production in the months after it was launched in July 2017. In April, Tesla CEO Elon Musk indicated that…


Are You Embarrassed by Your Video Marketing Efforts? Don’t Miss This Virtual Conference

July 30, 2018

If you are using video as part of your marketing strategy, #CouchCon wants you to pull up a chair and join the virtual conference on Tuesday, August 14, 2018. You will learn how to optimize video marketing with experts from Wistia, HubSpot, LinkedIn, Unbounce, Buffer and others. The conversation will include Wistia CEO Chris Savage, who will discuss new ways you should think about video, the marketing funnel and opportunities…