North Carolina is taking a beating in the press in recent days. After the state legislature passed a bill some say is prejudicial against the LGBT community, many national brands asked the governor to repeal the law. Now, Starbucks has joined them. Continue reading
Business administrators cannot afford the luxury of allowing dust to settle on their management skills. The best way to become a better business manager today is to stay on top of the newest styles of management. This requires business managers to take the time to continue to renew and update their skills through management training courses of study. Continue reading
The total cash investment that shareholders and debtholders have made in a company is called Invested Capital. Investing capital into a business or stock is always a risk for shareholders, but with savvy business maneuvers, finding investments with the least risk and the most return can nearly ensure return on the invested capital. Continue reading
Owning nine wireless franchises in the New York Area means I have some specialization in this topic.
Back in 2002, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) implemented the Sarbanes-Oxley Act. This significant Act included specific Sections defining how public companies controlled against risk of fraud. In this post, you will learn about the history and evolution of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act and how the SEC currently defines a “financial expert.” This will help ensure your company is in compliance with current SEC regulations as regards finance experts who serve on your audit committee.
Smartphones, tablet, phablets and everything in-between seems to be perched in everyone’s hands. The mobile revolution allows nearly everyone to be connected throughout the day. With the advent of the smartphone only a few short years ago, it’s safe to say that the mobile industry is here to stay. As 2015 winds down, take a glimpse at some of the top trends forecasted for 2016.
Employee attitudes are an essential reflection on any business, and customers recognize when employees are discontented with their jobs. Part of this links to monetary compensation and benefits, but there’s more to jobs than just compensation.
Employees respond to employers understanding their needs in the workplace, and when they make small and inexpensive changes to satisfy those needs.
When it comes to being an entrepreneur, personality plays a large role in how successful a person can be. The majority of people lean very definitely towards an introverted personality. That’s not to say that their quiet demeanor should be mistaken for “mousiness”.
Introverts get their inspiration from abstract thoughts and concepts. When they are quiet, it is because they are in deep thought, contemplating the best solution to a problem. They do not allow outside distractions to veer them off course. Continue reading
All due respect to mighty Apple, it’s tough to argue that any company is working harder than Google to combine innovation and domination of the digital world. Google doesn’t always win with its ideas – cough, cough Google Glass – but, no matter how many times they strike out, they keep coming back into the box for another swing.
Having the right name for your business is so important because it encourages people to want to make use of your company and services. Your current business name might simply be lame, and this can negatively affect your entire company in more ways than just one. There are a few ways you can tell if your business name needs a change. If you’re noticing that revenue is not what you expect or that people are not responding well to your business in general, it could simply be the name. Changing it can definitely help to keep things flowing for your company. Here are 4 Tips on Business Name Changes.
When it comes to fashion in New York City, the rules are always changing. What is in vogue one day will be completely out of style the next day. However, this doesn’t just apply to women. Men have to deal with trends that are constantly changing as well. For men who shun the hipster look and prefer to go business casual, finding ways to breathe new life into that same old business professional look can be stressful. However, it can be done if you know the right tips and tricks. Here are some tips on achieving the perfect business casual look in NYC.
With global markets shifting rapidly on a daily basis, the finance industry is more exciting and challenging than ever. Finance corporations are expanding exponentially, but it is important to recruit and hire the best candidates for this type of career. Here are some tips to keep in mind when interviewing and hiring new employees in the finance sector.
A large number of entrepreneurs start an independent business every year. However, few survive the freshman year. Statistics prove that the new franchise owner is more successful than the independent business owner. A franchise makes it possible for the owner to work with an established name and distribute their products. Certainly, owning a franchise is the ultimate key to success. However, it is important to own a franchise that is growing and shows signs that it will continue to grow well into the future. These franchises offer the best opportunities for success. Let’s take a look at the top growing franchises in 2015.
Quasi-franchising is a relatively new type of business model. The model gives aspiring business owners the opportunity to become a part of a franchising venture in a much more flexible way. Entrepreneurs can reap the benefits of having a franchise without having to deal with the red tape.