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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
The cost of rent across the United States is as varied as it’s population. A multitude of factors will influence monthly rental rates. Adequate availability of apartments, proximity to metropolitan areas, developed public transportation system are just a few factors which can determine what you can expect to pay.
Being an entrepreneur isn’t just about being charismatic and daring enough to venture into making your own business. It takes creativity and imagination to be able to actually come up with a business idea that’s worth having. So, if you’re getting the itch to do something new and want to try your hand at making something of your own, it’s time to break out your thinking cap and start thinking about how to become an idea machine.
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
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.
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.