These days, it is almost impossible to find a small business where everything is done at the home location, by full-time employees. We are in the age of outsourcing. These approaches allow your startup to grow more rapidly, save costs, but costly mistakes can lead to business failure.
Cash-strapped municipal governments might see selling their water utilities as a quick answer, but they should critically evaluate the proposals received, understand the amount of control they are ceding to a private entity, and determine if their constituents can afford the switch.
Often, those who start a business are looking for a sense of control - mastering their own destiny. They are the ones piling the work onto their plate, taking on added burden where possible. It is sometimes, then, counterintuitive to think about ways to reduce workload and increase efficiencies.
Vietnam's tech industry is booming. Software and electronics exports soared in recent years, and a domestic market for tech products and services is steadily gaining strength.
During the 2010 campaign for governor, Scott Walker famously promised to create 250,000 jobs in his first term. Toward this end, one of his first acts as governor was to privatize the state's economic development agency.
The Obamas are proving singularly inept at choosing appropriate venues to highlight their initiatives.
Flirting with a 2016 presidential bid, Trump is striking a populist chord with his stance on trade, and it's a departure from that of the Republican establishment and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
The reality is that family-making today increasingly includes a mixture of sophisticated science, contracts, and negotiations. Unfortunately, at times some of that negotiating is characterized by unequal bargaining power, coercion, international outsourcing, and mechanized deliveries.
If your work schedule is already overloaded, PR (or other specialized business development activities) might be a great thing to move to your "to contract" list. Hiring outside help can decrease your workload and alleviate psychological pressure.
Most people may think that marketing technologists are people reserved only for big businesses with huge budgets, but if anything, this new type of hire is exactly what small businesses need. Here are a few ways small businesses should use marketing technologists:
It appears that the Democrats in Name Only Who Bought into Slick Willie Clinton's promotion of NAFTA two decades ago have done an about-face--or perhaps were run out of office?
By making the choice to outsource some or all of the marketing your company needs, you can make sure that experienced, talented professionals are working with your business to get it the attention it deserves on social media, on the Internet, at trade shows, and much, much more.
For some that are struggling just to get by, it can be the only way the business manages to pay employees and keep the lights on. For others with a little more of a safety net, a big tax refund is a major opportunity.
Writing is a vital skill that is applied in many areas of life, especially for those who are entering the workforce, whether they are doing so as an employee or a business owner.
Marketing is becoming more tech-savvy than the IT department. According to CIO Magazine CMOs are going to spend more than CIOs on technology, software and services.
Entrepreneurship runs in the blood of Akshay. His father was a Silicon Valley tech veteran who encouraged Akshay to intern in startups early on starting at 14 years old.