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10 Ways to Get Free Wi-Fi Wherever You Go

Back in 2011 the U.N. declared Internet access a human right, yet whenever you leave the house or office, it's hit or miss if you will have access to Wi-Fi.

I blog a lot and really can't work without Wi-Fi. Does anyone else relate? I struggle working at places that have slow Wi-Fi. My business can't operate without fast, reliable Wi-Fi.

I have learned a few ways over the years how to get access to Wi-Fi wherever I go. Here are 10 ways to get Wi-Fi any time, anywhere in the world.

Former Costco Executive Launches First Ever Certified Organic Fast-Food Chain

A former Costco executive is launching America's first fast-food chain that has been certified organic by the USDA.

Erica Welton was a food buyer for Costco for 14 years before leaving to launch the restaurant chain, called The Organic Coup.

"We saw this huge shift happening at Costco with people purchasing more and more organic food," Welton told Business Insider.

Welton bought into the trend, as well, purchasing mostly organic and unprocessed foods for her own family.

But when she was pressed for time, she had few options for quick organic meals on the go.

How Startups and Legacy Companies Can Both Cash In on Market Trends

Health seems to be on almost everyone’s mind today and this was highlighted recently when New York City became the first city to require warning labels for salt.

When there is any major trend, smart entrepreneurs and established business leaders alike look for opportunities and the current focus on health is not only serving to slim down American waistlines, it has the potential to fatten up profits for a wide variety of companies.

Here’s a great example of this symbiotic relationship:

5 Ways to Have Yourself a Secure Little Online Shopping Season

Cybercriminals take advantage of the fact that there is flurry of purchases and online transactions on popular shopping days like Black Friday and Cyber Monday -- and it doesn’t slow down until the New Year. Last year, on Cyber Monday alone, online sales came to $2.5 billion in the U.S. Additionally, Forrester Research expects retail transaction volume to increase by 11 percent during November and December -- meaning it’s very likely consumers (and conversely, retailers) will see an uptick in security threats.

When Managing Weak Performers, Follow the 'Rule of Thirds'

Let’s face it, not every staffer can be a star employee. Jeffrey Hayzlett, CEO of The Hayzlett Group, a strategic business consulting firm, explains this point as the ‘rule of thirds’ in his latest book Think Big Act Bigger. Says Hayzlett, one-third will get it right away, one-third will eventually get it and one-third never will.

In this short video, Hayzlett explains how to deal with the bottom-third and why being a little pigheaded and irrational regarding weak performers can help your company achieve big things in business.

3 Tax Issues That Will Challenge Business Owners in 2016

If the end of the year is starting to feel like déjà vu all over again for business owners, that’s because it is. The biggest tax issues facing employers in 2016 are similar to those of 2015 -- the Affordable Care Act and the tax extenders. In addition, there are a few other tax and wage legislation changes that business owners should keep in mind when preparing for the 2016 tax season.

Related: 75 Items You May Be Able to Deduct from Your Taxes