Richard Branson is the founder of Virgin Group, which consists of more than 400 companies around the world. Branson recently published to his newsletter an interesting post on innovation in small business, and how it doesn't require you to have huge research and development budgets in order to build a great (and possibly global) brand. Branson … Continue reading Richard Branson Shares Innovative Ideas for Small Businesses
Small Business Facts: Between 1993 and 2009, 65 percent of the 15 million net new jobs were created by small firms. (Source: U.S. Dept. of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Business Employment Dynamics) 70 percent of small business owners are making changes for organizational growth. (Source: BizTech, "The Elements of Small Business" July, 2012) IT … Continue reading Who Says Small Business is Small?
Operation HOPE Founder, Chairman, and CEO, John Hope Bryant is zeroing in and addressing our world's biggest issues: dignity, financial literacy, financial dignity, flawed definition and model of success, entitled and disconnected youth, students belief that K-12 schools lack immediate relevance to the "real world", lack of entrepreneurs and small businesses, and a weakened infrastructure. This … Continue reading John Hope Bryant on Redefining Success
The New Yorker has tackled the issue with small business and ObamaCare (Affordable Care Act) and the drama that many small business owners have been buying into when it comes to how this Act impacts their businesses and employees. It also sucks the air out of those who have been fueling a fear flame that … Continue reading The New Yorker Tells Small Business to Embrace ObamaCare
Inside the June 2013 issue of Inc. magazine there is an interesting article that highlights scientific research on the brains of leaders. David A. Waldman, a management professor at Arizona State University has been studying the neurological patterns of successful entrepreneurs and senior managers to see what they have in common. Waldman and his colleagues … Continue reading What Science Says About the Brain and Leadership Skills