I'm surprised that the NAACP has been silent on an issue that strikes at the heart of the organization's mission. That is, federal contracting with small businesses owned by minorities has dropped significantly in the last year.
It's no secret to business owners that there are great deals to be had in this tenant-friendly economic climate. However, if you combine inexperience, emotion, and an inflexible landlord, you have a recipe for some disastrous decisions.
It's the big companies in this country that are truly the engines of our economic growth. It may be politically correct to celebrate the little guy. But it's the big guy who should be receiving the attention.
Even as recent headlines detail yet one more investment debacle at a behemoth Wall Street bank, small businesses and credit unions continue to carry the water for America's communities and ultimately, our entire nation's economic well-being.
For a small business, online gossip or negative reviews can be the difference between securing or losing a potential customer (and sometimes hundreds of them). So, how do you manage your online reputation? Here are four best practices for your small business to implement.
If our students emerged from their universities better prepared for life in the business world, there would be more opportunities awaiting them. So to that end, here are just a few courses I believe every fine business school should offer.
In one short month summer will be here, and millions of Linksters, also known as "The Facebook Generation," will be working in small businesses as office assistants, interns, busboys, lifeguards and camp counselors.
By the '70s, rock had become a bloated mass with few points of entry. That paradigm was smashed by punks like the Clash, who, armed with talent, bypassed the existing machine. Visionary CEOs like Mark Zuckerberg have done the same.
A design shopping site emerges, investors line up, and soon Demi Moore is tweeting about sales and signups go moonward. It all happened. Fab now has 160 design-obsessed staffers. We stammer when we say it too -- one-sixty. They had 10 when Fab launched 11 months ago.
We have crossed the line. Internet and technology use has ceased being about helpful tools to grow and sustain a business. Instead, in many cases it has become an obsession, a compulsion and an addiction.
People come pre-wired with expectations of how businesses should be run. Do people show up for work at 9:00 a.m.? Is it OK to show up for work in a hoodie and unshaved? How about remote employees -- is that OK or too much trouble?