Every layoff is accompanied with a tough call home. Every new hire, a dinner to celebrate. This video is the story of Joseph. Like many other Americans he was laid off during the height of the recession. He then took a risk and opened a business.
Whether your company is fully established or is in the "start-up" phase, here are six things you can do to improve your business' findability and increase its exposure to potential customers in the interactive space.
It will clearly help this country over the long term by keeping those people who our own universities educated here, where many of these students want to be, rather than forcing them to leave. It seems so fundamentally right that it's unbelievable these rules weren't changed decades ago.
Just in case your overflowing email inbox and chaotic to-do list weren't proof enough, according to a national study released earlier this month, one in three American employees are chronically overworked.
In a rough economy, how do you decide how and what to be paid? Should you charge an hourly rate or by the specifics outlined for each project? What about charging a fee based on the value you bring to your clients?
While we may not all share the same political ideology, we all do have one thing in common: every day we get up, leave home and head to our respective enterprises. That is how we survive and hopefully prosper.
The Obama administration's current proposed programs are incompatible with the dynamism that enables small business job growth. But with a more flexible approach, President Obama could deliver a winner.
In the first experience, your users decide how much of their time or money they will invest in your company. Will they become a lifelong devoted fan, sharing your company with all their friends or will they drop off after the first signup?
By investing in our small businesses, we invest in job growth. One of the best ways to help small businesses lift more Americans into the middle class is to remove the economic barriers that are holding small businesses back.
Positive engagement is the social proof people need to do business with you, especially if someone they know is engaging with you, too. This social proof helps build trust, something you just can't buy with advertising.
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.