Why are record numbers of Americans on food stamps? Because record numbers of Americans are in poverty. Why are people falling through the cracks? Because there are cracks to fall through.
Men could learn a lot from women about building strong customer relationships. Here are three things we learned from women business owners that could help all entrepreneurs increase their success.
Not all brands are created equal.
What causes someone like Bill Gates to go from piecing together computers in his garage to building a colossal empire making him one of the richest men in the world? Join me today on my journey to greatness as together, we get inside the mind of business great Michael Szabados.
Unless you're a millionaire, don't plan on buying a nice home in the San Francisco area anytime soon. The high number of technology workers making million-dollar salaries is driving up the cost of real estate far beyond what most individuals and families can dream of paying.
Many companies now have dispersed team members. We love the freedom to hire amazing people regardless of where they live. However, how do you run meetings like a rockstar when your entire team is not around the same physical table together?
Always smiling and engaging with customers, it is hard to believe these men face a constant and frequently dangerous battle: competing with other food vendors.
Much like social media platforms today, networking "in the flesh" requires a certain strategy. No, it's not just schmoozing, but rather a deliberate art with a projected outcome. Call it "schmoozing with benefits," if you will.
One of the most common questions I get asked when talking about the history of Shutterstock is: "Did everything change after the IPO?" And my answer is always the same: "Hmm... Nope!"
How would you like to be treated if you were your employee? As the business owner, not only are you the only one who can answer that question, but it is your responsibility to ask and answer it. After all, no one knows your employees and your business like you do.
Despite the odds, we aren't facing these problems that, they say, accompany growth.
Telling business stories can help people consider new possibilities, broaden their knowledge, and think outside the box. And when your business stories are remembered, they will sell your services for you (word of mouth) for days, months and even years down the road.
While Venker's views are certainly consistent with an ideology accepted 60 years ago, her views fail to acknowledge major structural changes that occurred over the past 60 years in the United States.
Food starts with F, as do other items that I regard as MUST HAVE ingredients in food, such as Fun, Fabulous, Flirty and Fantastic. We were not meant to sit down to our meal and feel bored!
Of course, it shouldn't take a serious recession to remind us that we should be grateful for our good fortunes. But in a world where it's all too easy to lose sight of what's going right, there may be long-term gains from short-term losses.
Generations X and Y have been taught to explore the world with just a few keystrokes, yet we value real-world interaction. We can order anything we want online, but we place a renewed value on shaking the hand of the people who grow the food, create the art and build the businesses.
Detroit entrepreneurs start companies that are high-growth and high-technology, but also require very specifically-skilled people in order to grow.