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    The latest news from the world of home business. Cutting edge interviews from well-known personalities, news figures, and industry experts. Information on the SBA and government support.

    On Redefining Himself, Transforming His Career, Losing Weight for Dallas Buyers Club, Being a Father, And Having a Happy-Go-Lucky Spirit

    By Jan Janssen / The Interview Feed

    One of the handsomest actors in Hollywood, Matthew McConaughey reached a point in his career several years ago where he decided to shake up his image. Instead of continuing to play the charming romantic hero, he would seek out more serious roles in smaller, independent projects. Recent films like Killer Joe, The Paperboy, The Wolf of Wall Street, and Mud have seen him playing against type as he tries to widen his range in darker kinds of stories. That determination to redefine himself is nowhere more evident than in his recent film, Dallas Buyers Club, co-starring Jared Leto and Jennifer Garner.

    On Past Serious Roles, Going into the Unknown with Comedy, Playing a Version of Herself,  Being Grateful for her Life and Career
    By The Interview Feed
    Photo Credits: Reuters

    Gritty, meaty roles made Charlize Theron a standout star in Hollywood, but her latest film is a toilet humor-strewn comedy western, A Million Ways To Die In The West. And, she tells Keeley Bolger in this interview, it's one of her best.
     

    Management Tips that Produce Results

    The people in your company who are dealing with your customers — the clerks, the caregivers, the customer service reps — are where the rubber meets the road. That’s why it’s essential for the company leaders — the men and women in the offices that are often far from the front lines— to be where the action is on a regular basis.
     

    Insure your retirement fund by taking steps to safeguard it.

    You have insurance on your home, your car, your health. How about your retirement plan? Insure your retirement fund by taking steps to safeguard at least a portion of it. As you get closer to retiring, the amount you safeguard will be what you need to rely on for your retirement income.

    On Turning 50, Being Considered To Be Grumpy, His Kids, Religion, Pope Francis, Faith, The End Of The World And His New Movie Noah

    Actor Russell Crowe plays the lead role of “Noah” in the blockbuster film Noah. In this interview, he shares his business advice and insights about life and the movie Noah with Home Business Magazine readers.
     

    On Playing a Disney Princess in the Film Frozen, Her Voice, Sibling Rivalry, Friendships, and Her Upcoming Veronica Mars Movie

    Kristen Bell provides the voice of a perky princess named Anna, who desperately wants to connect with her inexplicably icy older sister in Disney’s new animated adventure Frozen. The youngest of three, Bell could relate to the love-hate relationship that often exists between siblings.

    “At the current rate of change, it will take until the year 2085 for women to reach parity with men in leadership roles in our country.” This staggering estimate, just reported by the Center for American Progress (CAP), persists despite “over the past two decades, a considerable body of research has emerged to lend incontrovertible proof to the idea that when women thrive, organizations thrive — and nations thrive, too.

    By Jan Janssen / The Interview Feed

    Fresh off the success of her female buddy comedy, The Heat, Sandra Bullock bit the big screen again with arguably one of the most serious and demanding films of her career. Gravity, directed by Alfonso Cuaron, co-stars Bullock opposite George Clooney as astronauts stranded in space after their shuttle is struck and virtually destroyed after being struck by debris. As the only two visible actors in the film, Gravity becomes the vehicle for an exploration of the imagination as Bullock’s and Clooney's characters drift in orbit communicating with each other via built-in helmet microphones. 

     

    Looking to take your small business to the next level? Adding a blog to your company website can be an effective way to position your company as a thought leader and promote brand awareness within your audience.

    Prepared with a Game Plan

    By Deborah Jeanne Sergeant

    You may need to make some tough decisions about your business, whether because of the economy or changes in your life. The decision could include shuttering the business and opening another. It's important to develop an exit plan. Kamerion Wimbley, defensive lineman for the Tennessee Titans, has spent a decade planning for his future retirement from the gridiron. A serial entrepreneur, Wimbley founded several successful—and varied—businesses, including barbershops, restaurants, a real estate investment company, dog kennel, marketing firm, and car detailer. 

    Home Business Magazine® spoke with Wimbley about his best tips for new entrepreneurs and making smart business decisions in a tough economy.

     

     

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