As the uproar over the CBO analysis demonstrates, the issue of whether jobs are gained or lost as a result of a minimum-wage increase depends largely on how we analyze the vast amount of research that has been conducted on the question over the past half-century.
While it is true that the dominant provisions of the ACA (particularly, the Employer Mandate) apply only to "large" employers with more than 50 employees, there are still several provisions that affect all employers, including small businesses with 50 employees or fewer.
After talking to several people with significant experience in the industry, I realized that traditional publishing was not going to be easy.
A leader's use of fear inducing strategies can be as much a sign of limited leadership capability as it is a sign of genuine and urgent crisis. After all, it's much easier to scare the life out of people, than it is to inspire them with a compelling vision of the future.
The military has its own language, and so does the corporate world. Most vets need guidance in translating military terminology to convey what they have accomplished. Companies working with ex-military should be aware of this language gap.
Tomorrow is today. If we or our organization are waiting for things to get better, we're missing the point: It's up to us to make things better now.
Equity crowdfunding is now bringing investment online, and changing the way early stage capital is invested in given industries.
We often equate the role of a leader in an organization or business to that of a fish in a fishbowl. The true heart-centered leader doesn't stay in the bowl. He or she gets out often, mingles with employees, and studies the day-to-day operations.
So if you told me even five years ago that I would own and run a small business with my husband (in the fitness industry, no less!), I would have spit out my Frappuccino and laughed hard. Really hard. We opened our gym in the East Village in June of 2013. I have never "worked" a day since.
In 2009, Startup Weekend held its first "Women's Edition" event alongside Women 2.0 in San Francisco. The event proved to be a success, yielding 19 strong startup teams.
Having a successful business provides a test to the motivated, financially sound and mentally adept. On the other hand, starting a business is relatively easy.
We'd all gotten in the habit of building things. Sometimes you're the founder, sometimes you're a team member, and sometimes you're just in the vicinity and scheming. But once you become a builder, it's hard to let go.
Building a startup is, with absolute certainty, one of the most difficult journeys someone can embark on. Sleepless nights accompany early mornings and the looming taste of coffee and whiskey never quite leave your taste buds.
With such a low percent of net interest margin, the best possible outcome on a loan for these money making lenders is to get paid back all of its principal and make a small spread on the interest.
Even when confronted with evidence that their attitudes and behaviors harm others, the response is a stark lack of empathy or insight and ruthless callousness. If that weren't bad enough, there's the vengeful intense anger and rapidly shifting moods to contend with.
Regardless of whether or not there is any truth in these speculations, the Oscars and Emmys are prime opportunities to increase one's PR quotient, win or lose. While much has been, and will be, written about both the winners and the losers, PR is measured in more ways than just winners and losers.
With everything happening online, you can find thousands of examples of people getting fired because of posts they put up on social media. But how many businesses use online searches before hiring?
You've invested in employees. They do a good job for you. Help them get healthier. By doing so, they will be more productive and happier, saving on your bottom line.