The year 2008 represented the worst economic crisis America faced since the Great Depression. The recession not only affected the U.S., but soon spread to other regions that do business with America. Fortunately, through the efforts of governments, corporations and individual citizens, the economy is recovering.
Our parents experienced a completely different job market than we did. In their time, it was normal to work for the same company for a lifetime and never worry about losing their job. In our time, working for the same company for even five years is a remarkable achievement. Continue reading
Did you get into business to do work or to make money? If it’s the former, trust me on this, you will be happier working for someone else. Let them take all the risk. You enjoy the work and cash those checks every payday. BUT, if you are one of those rare heroes wanting to make more than a living doing something you enjoy, then listen up, because nine guys just like you just failed … and went back to work for someone else. Continue reading
So you’re a brand new manager. Congratulations! You worked very hard to get here, and now you’re at the mountaintop. See those other peaks in the distance? Those are where you really want to be. Where you’re standing now? It’s only a foothill. Yes, it took a lot of time, effort and education to get here, but you have a lot more work ahead of you.
Entrepreneurs often start solo, whether it’s in their parent’s basement or garage. But over time, as their business idea gains some traction and becomes a living, breathing life form, they get barraged with a variety of tasks and responsibilities that simply cannot be tackled by one person. As a result, entrepreneurs often have to transition from their solo act to a business team.
Job growth is the engine that keeps the American economy moving forward. Ever since the recession several years ago, the United States has continued to struggle to regain all of the jobs lost from the recession. Although the unemployment rate continues to improve there are still drastically fewer people in the work force than in 2007. This is an issue because that output of the economy is based on worker productivity and job availability. There are essentially two parts to the monthly jobs report, the public and private sector. The private sector is measured by the ADP and helps to show the projected growth of jobs in the future.