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Job Outlook: A Peek Into the Hospitality Industry

Contributed to jobs.net by Kim Evans<p>Jobs in the hospitality industry are growing at the fastest rate of any industry except for health care. The …

Keep the Passion, Change the Game

As an entrepreneur, passion is mandatory. But sometimes the industry you're passionate about isn't exceptionally profitable. The answer: keep the passion, change the game.<p>Many of the world's most successful entrepreneurs began their companies by solving a personal (but universal) problem. They …

Small Business Success Requires Two Kinds Of Passion

Over the years, when I’ve counseled budding entrepreneurs, it always amazed me how many haven’t conducted anything close to a prudent amount of research in the run up to starting their businesses. Indeed, they often act as if they must get their business started right now or they’ll just pop.<p>That …

The Key Solution to your Small Business Strategy

Many marketers at small businesses understand how important content marketing is, but simply lack the time and resources to execute the practice to …

Why team building is important to your business strategy

<b>Improves communication</b> – interaction and networking helps break any existing barriers and divisions that may already exist within the company …

Minimum wage and healthcare to pose challenges to small businesses in 2015

Recently, small business owners took to the streets to protest government policies in France. French Prime Minister Manuel Valls then announced reforms to boost the economy. They include increasing the number of businesses operating on Sundays and opening up regulated sectors to competition. The …

5 Ways to Create a Work-Life Balance in Your Small Business

Small business owners are known to have busy schedules, many different responsibilities, and a steady flow of important decisions to make. Despite …

You're Either an Entrepreneur or You're Not. There Is No In-Between.

<i>Franchise Players is Entrepreneur’s Q&A interview column that puts the spotlight on franchisees. If you're a franchisee with advice and tips to share, email</i> <i>ktaylor@entrepreneur.com.</i><p>A whopping 45 franchise locations in nine states isn't enough for franchisee Shahid Hashmi. He's always eager to …

The Most Important Investment a Startup Can Make

To build your reputation, invest in building your first customer's reputation--even if you take a hit on it<p>Entrepreneurs like to imagine themselves in the spotlight: the objects of customer adulation. For a new business, that's the wrong perspective. Instead, startups should direct the spotlight …

The 5 Early Mistakes That Almost Killed This Founder’s Startup — and How He Survived

After Clark Benson sold his company eCrush in 2007, he had two choices: He could either take a sabbatical or he could jump right in and start …

A Reality Check on Your First 2 Years as an Entrepreneur

Home, sweet home, makes a very fine office when you're just starting up. Especially when you're working these kinds of hours.<p>These days, startups boast some of the coolest offices around. But their first digs? Rarely are they that hip. Before they moved into an ultra-sweet work space, CrowdSurge …

Stay At Home Mom Launched $24 Million Franchise in her Living Room

When Shannon Wilburn hosted a consignment sale for friends in her living room in 1997 with friend Daven Tackett, she didn’t know it was the start of …

Giant Cookie Business Created After Losing Job of 30 Years

Losing a job is almost never a good thing. But don’t tell that to Barbara Schechter.<p>The New Jersey native was 57 when she lost her job as a marketing …

14 Businesses You Can Start on the Side - Business Broker & Business Advisory Services - Richmond & DC

You may be working full time and happy with your job or you may be stuck in a part-time rut and desiring something much more. Starting your own …

Stumped on a Startup Idea? Check Out These 4 Resources

If you're looking for your next startup idea, look at these 4 resources for not just the idea but an execution plan, a co-founder, funding and even a ready product.<p>While the best way to discover startup ideas is to find a solution to a problem that you personally face or with a subject that …

How to start a startup without ruining your life – SuperHi – Medium

<b>Note: This article is from 2014. It’s a little bit out of date now. There’s a updated version for 2017 over on the SuperHi blog here:</b><p><b>How to start a</b> …

LinkedIn pays $6M over employee wage violations

Following an investigation by the US Department of Labor, LinkedIn has paid nearly $6 million to hundreds of its current and former employees.<p>The investigation found that the social network for professionals was in violation of the country's Fair Labor Standard Act by failing to record, account, …

Formula: How Much To Put in A Retirement Account

Do you have enough money in your 401(k)? I have a formula that answers that question. You may not like the answer.<p>The formula was created a year ago by some financial industry experts; there’s more on their methodology in this article.<p>Here’s the bottom line, in tabular form:<p><i>Source: Fidelity</i> …

Graph Shows How $15 Minimum Wage Affects Your Big Mac Price

On Friday, <i>The Daily Signal</i> released a graph demonstrating the full impact of what would likely happen if a $15-per-hour minimum wage went into effect …

Kyrie Irving: Injury on 'freak' play

CLEVELAND -- Kyrie Irving managed to find a silver lining -- and a sliver of hope for the Cavaliers' playoff chances -- while dealing with his latest …

Asian Inspired Bedrooms: Design Ideas, Pictures

Asian design is arguably one of the most popular styles that is currently making the rounds. With interior designers borrowing generously from the …

The Secret Behind Beyoncé's Shoes

Imagine being the person responsible for getting Beyoncé ready for a red carpet event or world tour. How would you handle the pressure? What would you put her in? What would you talk about? Joke about? I mean, what is it like to stand next to a QUEEN on a regular basis?<p>That's how Ty Hunter goes …

The Definitive Guide to New Haven Pizza

<i>There are regional pizza styles across the US, but none is perhaps more storied than New Haven-style pizza. Here now, Connecticut food writer Amy Kundrat breaks down the style and explores the city's historic pizzerias.</i><p>There is pizza, and then there is apizza. <b>New Haven-style pizza</b> is the latter; a …

We're Obsessed: McQueen Had Us At Snake

Our new heroine.<p>That old adage of buying something you love in every color just might have something to it. Take for instance, the Alexander McQueen Heroine bag—and the mini version in particular. It's structured, but not overly ladylike, comes complete with a top handle and a shoulder strap, fits …

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Add this Tweet to your website by copying the code below. Learn more<p>Add this video to your website by copying the code below. Learn more<p>Hmm, there …