Every small business owner wants to know how to increase sales, improve their marketing and motivate their employees. But first, let’s make sure we keep your company safe – your data, your money, your
My very first job in high school was scooping ice cream at a local shop. I worked the first week for free because the boss said I needed “training.” When he tried to get me to work the next week for free
Chen Liu, on the Motley Fool, said recently: “If I were you, I would be very cautious about the stock market this year.” Why? “I am a firm believer in the October Effect. The October Effect is [the historical
Sept. 11, 2001, is a day marked forever in the history of America. It’s a day to remember the tragedy of thousands of innocent lives lost, the heroism of first responders, the affliction of those who their
The statistics are staggering: Plastic is now the most common element found in oceans. • The Great Pacific Garbage Patch is three times the size of France. • More than 8 million tons of plastic enter world’s
If yours is a small business interested in selling through online platforms, there’s a ‘new’ online platform looking for you. While I’ve used the term ‘new,’ Alibaba.com – part of the Alibaba Group is
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.
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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