Have you ever shown up to a major presentation, or a big meeting, or a conference, or a job interview, only to be overcome with a panic-stricken feeling when you realize, to your horror, that you forgot something huge?
I would like to think that one of the advantages in being a small business is the ability to flexibly adjust with the setbacks. On top of that, the holidays are here with stress... but may be an opportunity for the resourceful.
Indeed, surviving as a new firm is far from guaranteed, no matter how good your product or service. By following some of these tips from our experience, hopefully your business will not only survive, but flourish.
As the labor market begins to recover and loosen up, job applicants will naturally have more options of potential employers -- including whether to sign on at a large, established firm or to look for work at a startup instead.
Without a specific strategy and action plan behind your social media activities, your time and efforts will be a waste. So, let's take the upside down triangle model of social media and direct all of your efforts into a schedule that will help you know exactly what you are doing and why.
A well-written article about your startup's latest funding round or big promotion is arguably more effective than a paid-for advertisement, and it serves as a testament of success to your investors and clients.
Black Friday may have just passed, but I wish Los Angeles were seeing more green today. The solution to our city's budget shortfall is not to tax or cut, but to grow our economy. That's why I'm leading the charge to eliminate Los Angeles' gross-receipts tax on businesses.
Unlike many, who literally fought their way to savings on Black Friday, I chose to shop online and visit local merchants. Black Friday and Cyber Monday are great but these days seem to pass local stores by -- well, not anymore!
Small Business Saturday has gathered momentum since American Express began the promotion in 2010 to provide smaller companies more exposure during one of the most important shopping weekends of the year.
R&D folks need the freedom to play, to innovate, to grow the next big product. This cannot and will never happen if an R&D engineer is spending eight hours a day, five days a week, filling out forms and reports instead of developing products.
I can't say that Dirty Jobs never jumped the shark (since I literally leaped over one in season two), but we stuck to the mission statement. We worked hard. And we had a hell of a good time. It was, as they say, a very good run. To everyone, thanks very much.