According to co-founder of BenchOn, Tim Walmsley, “Investors are searching for a team that has the commitment, resilience, and ability to execute a business model.”,In the highly competitive startup industry, it is now more important than ever to make your business stand out and in this week’s Let’s Talk we asked several business leaders for their tips on ‘how to get investors to sit-up and listen’.,Whilst investors at different stages will look for different things, a business model that enables an in-demand product to be distributed within a sizeable market and supported by strong key metrics will always get their attention.,By understanding why you exist, and listening to the facts and trends of your customers, consumers, you can translate this into a clear opportunity for your business provides the solution that investors can more easily understand and appreciate.,Investors are searching for a team that has the commitment, resilience, and ability to execute a business model.

But unlike HBO and “Game of Thrones,” WGN and the Cubs aren’t hyping their final season together after 72 years.,In my first year as Cubs beat writer in 1997, WGN televised 144 games.,The following January, the Cubs owners — Tribune Co. — decided to reduce the WGN schedule to 92 games, placing 62 games on CLTV, the company’s local cable news channel.,Fans gradually grew accustomed to watching more games on cable, and in 2003 the Cubs, White Sox, Bulls and Blackhawks began their own sports channel, Comcast SportsNet Chicago, which is now NBC Sports Chicago.,WGN will televise the Cubs' season opener — likely for the last time »

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Money Is An Untrustworthy Motivator

The research on workplace motivation consistently concludes that employees aren’t primarily motivated by financial incentives.,If you want to boost motivation, focus on what actually makes people happy at work: positive relationships with co-workers, challenging work that provides a sense of meaning and purpose, and adequate autonomy to get the job done.,Motivation Is Driven By Empowered Ownership read more

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The 71-year-old Kroenke didn’t just bring the Rams back to L.A. from St. Louis in 2016.,“The Rams certainly needed a new stadium and Los Angeles is a big enough market to attract private funding.,And what would they have said about dropping $5 billion (believed to be the biggest private, current development project in the world) on a stadium to move a football team to Los Angeles?,Both the Raiders and the San Diego Chargers also wanted to move to Los Angeles, but neither ownership group – even when they paired together – could present the stadium plan that Kroenke could.,(AP) Kroenke felt a corner was turned earlier this season when a game against Kansas City had to be rescheduled from Mexico City and on seven days notice, which included a period of devastating wildfires and a mass shooting, 77,000 fans showed up to support local charities. read more

The future is taking shape in the concrete pillars and sloped canopy roof of a transformative new stadium that will serve as home to the Super Bowl-bound Los Angeles Rams and the Los Angeles Chargers when the world’s most expensive sports complex opens in 2020.,[Rams-Patriots Super Bowl guide] Moreover, after decades in which taxpayers shouldered much of the cost of new sports arenas, the privately funded stadium is being closely watched as a potential new model for first-rate NFL venues built without public subsidies.,It is the vision of Rams owner E. Stanley Kroenke, a Missouri-born billionaire developer and sports mogul, who took to heart NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell’s insistence that any new stadium built for pro football’s return to Los Angeles must be iconic and serve as home to two teams.,(Allison Zaucha/For The Washington Post) NFL's most expensive stadium Though the Kroenke organization won’t confirm the cost or provide details of its privately funded financing plan, NFL owners in March agreed to raise their debt waiver to accommodate the Los Angeles project.,[Sally Jenkins: Gifting Daniel Snyder any money or land for a new Redskins stadium would be absolute madness] Just a decade ago, it seemed the Dallas Cowboys had set a spending mark that wouldn’t be topped when they opened ATT Stadium at a cost of $1.3 billion, with the city of Arlington helping team owner Jerry Jones finance the project with tax hikes and bonds.

Liz was raised in Albany, California, and began a lifelong devotion to music, playing the flute with the Oakland Youth Symphony Orchestra, the Bay Area Wind Symphony and first chair at Albany High School.,In 2002, Liz left journalism and returned to her first love, music.,She bought and quickly expanded the business, building a new 5,000-square-foot venue for her Creative Music Center and passionately supporting music education on a local and national level.,Liz was elected to the board of directors of both the National Association of School Music Dealers (NASMD) and the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM).,Liz is survived by her husband, Mike, a sports and entertainment marketing executive in Westport, her daughter, Samantha, and her son, Charlie.

Elizabeth Comte Reisman, a former award-winning journalist and the owner of Creative Music Center in Monroe, died Wednesday at the age of 55.,Elizabeth Comte Reisman, a former award-winning journalist and the owner of Creative Music Center in Monroe, died Wednesday at the age of 55.,Photo: Contributed Photo

Elizabeth Comte Reisman, a former award-winning journalist and the owner of Creative Music Center in Monroe, died Wednesday at the age of 55.,Elizabeth Comte Reisman, a former award-winning journalist and the owner of Creative Music Center in Monroe, died Wednesday at the age of 55.,Photo: Contributed Photo read more

In fact, job burnout is so commonplace in today’s workplace that believe it’s sabotaging efforts to retain employees.,There are numerous factors involved in job burnout — some are able to be influenced by employers and others are uncontrollable — but one of the more interesting debates rages around the idea of technology.,To many, technology is the solution to curbing burnout rates and engaging employees at meaningful levels.,Technology can also be used in a number of other ways to keep employees excited and engaged.,Clearly, there are pros and cons of technology in the workplace as it relates to employee burnout.

The games are only available to Spectrum cable TV subscribers.,If you live in the Los Angeles TV market, or other TV markets that Dodgers claim as home markets, such as Las Vegas, you can not get the games through the MLB.com TV package or through the MLB Extra Innings package.,When the channel first started, it was only available to Time Warner Cable subscribers in the Los Angeles area and to Bright House subscribers in Bakersfield.,Charter Communications, the other big cable TV player in the Los Angeles area, acquired Time Warner Cable and Bright House and created the Spectrum brand in 2016.,By this time many teams were showing most or even all their games on TV in their local market, usually in a combination of a local TV station and a regional sports network.