Rents for commercial spaces continue to rise for various reasons, and the increase cuts across all communities. However, local businesses in lower-income communities are the worst hit. Local governments have a role to play in protecting the interests of small business owners. Here are some strategies that cities can implement to keep commercial rents affordable for local businesses.
Source: www.techcrunch.com The On Demand Food Co., “Sprig” Shuts Down It is important to realize that just because you have a solid idea, and lots of capital behind you, sometimes things don’t go as planned. Here is an article about the on-demand food company Sprig, that despite it’s best efforts, closed down today. It just […]
Why have you chosen to become an entrepreneur? Is it that the 9-t0-5 lifestyle doesn’t agree with you, that your creative energies wither and die when you are forced to work in a cubicle? Do you just want to be your own boss? Or is it that you are determined to do the work you know in your heart you are meant to do, no matter what it takes? Learn more about the upside and the downside of entrepreneurial qualities here.
Here is a great article for Millennials everywhere. It discusses how millennials have had it easier than previous generations and explains why. It also has 9 Financial Tips Millennials need to be aware of.
Anyone who grew up before the 2000s has probably heard their fair share of jokes about Skodas, and how prone they were to breakdowns. Anyone who grew up after the 2000s would probably raise an eyebrow at that. The company, which has a history in both bicycle repair and arms manufacturing, has performed one of the most dramatic turnarounds in quality and reputation in the history of the industry since it became a VW subsidiary and has become one of the most well reputed brands in the UK—a rival to the likes of Audi—to the point that the Skoda Yeti was rated the best car overall in 2013 by Auto Express.
I found it interesting to read in a Forbes article that most people see learning and development opportunities as more important to them than attractive salaries, job security and even the job being interesting. So it is vital that time, effort and ultimately money, are spent in the most appropriate on training for your employees.
This is a wonderful article sent to us by Colour Graphics whereby they explain a lot about the power of color. I used to have a clothing store so I know first hand how important color is. Women and men both were always drawn to certain colors – and often those colors would change season to season. So if you are in business, or thinking about being in business, it’s a good idea to learn a touch about color and set up your company and promotional materials just right! CLICK TITLE TO READ MORE
For almost as long as humans have existed, there has been evidence of gambling in some form. Thousands of years ago the Ancient Romans rolled dice made from bone while in China the game of Keno was just being invented; the popular modern game of Backgammon was first played in Persia over 3,000 years ago. Here is a little bit of gambling history.
Internet leads are still the dominant source of franchise sales, but what are franchises missing putting by all their eggs into the lead portal basket?
Nothing says Thanksgiving quite like a pecan pie. But, pecan pie is more than just a great Thanksgiving dessert — it also content marketing at it’s best.
The invention of the wheel without a way to execute on that idea was worthless.
According to one anonymous startup consultant, most of today’s young entrepreneurs who’s first real work experience is in an internet startup, will turn to franchising in their late thirties. “There’s a point in everyone’s life, when they need to do something real. There will be a point where they can’t live on energy drinks and […]
Successful entrepreneurs are supposed to be outgoing, risk-taking workaholics. But there are actually nine different types of entrepreneurs, each with their own style and interests, allowing more of us the chance to enjoy the joy of entrepreneur’ing: 1. Adviser: Some entrepreneurs are paid for giving advice, such as lawyers, accountants, and financial advisers. 2. Administrator/Organizer: […]
Something I planned to touch on later, in part two (or three) of my Behind the Curtain series, but that seems very apropos to today, the day after the Boston Marathon bombing, is one of my primary rules for maintaining my sanity: ignore the news. I used to be a news junkie. If something exciting […]