A combination of low unemployment and a large number of job openings has put leverage into workers' hands. People have the ability to switch jobs in order to make more money or get perks that their current
Back in the 1950s and '60s, Milwaukee bustled with African American-owned businesses. But a combination of changing demographics and concentrated poverty dimmed the community's once-bright glow of entrepreneurship.
Want to succeed in growing your small business? Then one skill you’d be wise to learn is how to manage and motivate millennials. After all, millennials – those born roughly between 1980-2000 – are now
https://mp4media.gannett-cdn.com/28911775001/28911775001_6023943692001_6023938596001.mp4 Who woulda thunk that a simple backlink on a website would change the world? Not you, not me, but to two Stanford
There are a few different ways to start a business. First, you can jump into the deep end from the get-go. All in. 100%. This means you don’t have another gig or job and that the new business is your business.
When I started my small business, I was committed to treating my employees well. As an employee, I’d worked for bosses who took their employees for granted, and I knew how de-motivating that could be.
A recent survey by Paychex found that only 30% of small-business owners felt even “somewhat confident” that they will be financially ready to retire at some point. The culprit? A lack of savings. Almost
Small business owners: King George III had nothing on you as a tyrant. When the colonists in America rebelled against that despotic English king, they were fighting to take charge of their own lives. as
The job market, at least in some professions, has gotten very competitive. Workers in in-demand fields can afford to be picky. Even entry-level positions in retail have become harder to fill, as the number
There I was, in The Hague (the city, and not, fortunately, the international criminal court). In front of me were sumptuous trays of lobster and steak and wine, and as I jostled for a seat, I saw an opening
It’s time to recognize the facts: The U.S. is in a trade war. Some victims of the war are almost certainly going to be small businesses and small farms. Maybe even yours. Even if your small business does
Question: I have been in business for myself for quite a while and am encountering a new problem. These days, employees increasingly want to work remotely, which is OK with me. While they generally get
You’ve got 20,000 followers for your small business on Facebook. You sell hundreds of products a month on Amazon. Your restaurant increased its sales by linking up with an online food delivery service.
MEMPHIS – When Kinyah Braddock was 6, her father laid out a challenge: He asked her to come up with an idea and launch a business by her 10th birthday. "Apparently, I met that goal," Kinyah, now 10, told
Danny Brewer knew that the entrepreneurial life was for him when he saw that the address of one of his bosses after college was, literally, “No. 1, Easy Street.” This was about a decade ago and soon thereafter
It’s National Small Business Week, so you’ll hear a bunch of platitudes about small business: “Small business is the backbone of the economy, creates new jobs, is the American dream, yada, yada…” All but
Think what you will about President Donald Trump’s decision to pull the United States out of the Paris climate agreement (dumb and shortsighted). Think also what you will about the Green New Deal (appropriately
As African American parents, Pamela and Jeffrey Blair of St. Louis, Missouri, always taught their four children about their history and helped them to develop a positive self-image. They told stories their
Is there anything more delicious than first signs of spring –blooming flowers, longer days, warmer nights? Well, an empty inbox might come in a close second. So how about we have our cake and eat it too?
A federal judge has struck down a small-business health insurance plan widely touted by President Donald Trump, marking the second setback in a week for the administration’s health care initiatives. U.S.
Now, it may seem crazy, or craven, to use a social message to sell skin cream, but there’s an important lesson for you, small business owner, behind this marketing ploy. Today’s millennials expect companies
LANSING, Mich. – DeAnna Ray-Brown was standing under a 10-foot-by-10-foot hot pink tent in single-digit temperatures when it struck her: This might be something. More than a year ago, Ray-Brown was serving
Dani Geraci opted out of full-time work at an advertising agency after her first child was born. When her second child was 10 months old, Geraci decided it was time to put her business skills back to in