Facts & Figures


Small Business Saturday expands beyond American Express, and the company is fine with that



Small Business Saturday expands beyond American Express, and the company is fine with that

From: Bizjournals Photo: SCOTT EELLS / BLOOMBERG Small Business Saturday shoppers may not know it, but the event started as a campaign for American Express. Now, the company says it is “immensely proud” that Small Business Saturday has grown into a movement. The New York City-based financial services company launched Small Business Saturday in 2010 as […]

5 critical questions for entrepreneurs



5 critical questions for entrepreneurs

From: Bizjournals.com Photo: ISTOCK (ANDREYPOPOV) Small business owners have to deal with two universes every day: the marketplace, and what I call the diaper-changing stuff (DCS). The marketplace is the fun place, where you buy and sell stuff. Playing in the backyard of this universe is why you became a business owner in the first […]

3 survival tips for going from a small to a large business



3 survival tips for going from a small to a large business

From: Bizjournals.com Photo: ISTOCK (PEOPLEIMAGES) My work has not changed much but the switch from swimming in a small pond to floundering in the ocean is huge. I sit in meetings and watch simple decisions get totally mired down in everyone’s special interests and agendas. Any advice on helping me survive? Alice says: Yes, hang in […]

Looking for work? Here are the U.S. cities that are adding — and shedding — the most jobs by the day



Looking for work? Here are the U.S. cities that are adding — and shedding — the most jobs by the day

From: Bizjournals.com Another day, another 62 jobs gained in Boston. That’s the pace of private-sector job creation in the city over the past decade, qualifying the Greater Boston area as the eighth fastest-expanding job market in the country since 2006, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Boston’s rank was part of a nationwide […]

Important year-end tax reminders for employers



Important year-end tax reminders for employers

From: Bizjournals.com Employers should remind employees to review their form W-4 withholdings by the end of each year. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) suggests that employees submit any changes by December 1 to ensure that the revisions are effective for the new year, so employers should send employees a reminder sometime in November. If not […]

How new rules will affect your investment management



How new rules will affect your investment management

From: Bizjournals You cannot legislate morality, but you can try. The financial services industry has been buzzing about the recent Department of Labor (DOL) ruling concerning retirement assets held on behalf of clients. The bottom line is financial advisors should be acting in a fiduciary capacity, putting their client’s interests first instead of acting as […]

How to tell if you’re a born entrepreneur



How to tell if you’re a born entrepreneur

From: http://www.bizjournals.com/ One of the axioms of the entrepreneurial community is that the working world consists of two basic types of people: born entrepreneurs and born employees. I don’t think it’s necessarily that simple, but it’s true that the vast majority of people go to work for a fairly set number number of hours each week […]

​Why professional development matters to the success of a company



​Why professional development matters to the success of a company

From: http://www.bizjournals.com/ When it comes to continuing education, many executives may be reluctant to invest in conferences and seminars for their employees. This is especially true in industries where continuing education isn’t a requirement. Just because an employee has graduated from college or gotten their master’s degree doesn’t mean that they should stop learning. In fact, […]