SpringPad Shutting Things Down June 25th: Users Devastated

So as emails rolled in notifying users that the SpringPad app was shutting down June 25th, the natural inclination is to question its closing. After clicking on the provided link you can read that SpringPad is shutting down (with many employees going over to Google) due to lack of funding, or as they put it: … Continue reading SpringPad Shutting Things Down June 25th: Users Devastated

Corporate Senior Leaders: At the End of the Day it is Your Responsibility

By Natasha Foreman Bryant, MBA In my more than twenty years of starting, operating, and managing businesses, mine and others, I have learned numerous lessons along the way. Coupled with my experience as an employee for several small, medium, and large corporations, these lessons have shown me that many mid and senior managers aren't seeing … Continue reading Corporate Senior Leaders: At the End of the Day it is Your Responsibility

How Will an Increase in the Federal Minimum Wage Affect Your Company?

U.S. Chamber Deputy Chief Economist J.D. Foster recently wrote that raising the minimum wage will result in lost jobs. If employers believe they cannot afford to pay their employees the difference in wages, they would rather opt (or feel pressured) to terminate them than struggle with the added expenses. This was the knee jerk reaction … Continue reading How Will an Increase in the Federal Minimum Wage Affect Your Company?

The New Yorker Tells Small Business to Embrace ObamaCare

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

A Startup’s Biggest Mistakes

Anyone who has ever started a business can recall at least three mistakes that they made and later learned from. Meridith Dennes shared her top three mistakes for Project Eve. Dennes wrote that she made the mistake of paying too much for formation. Dennes' company shelled out a $5,000 retainer to a top Wall Street … Continue reading A Startup’s Biggest Mistakes

Say Good Bye to the CMO and Hello to the CCO

There is an interesting and insightful article written by Dominique Turpin, the President at IMD, that you should strongly consider reading that discusses the quickly declining role of the Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) in today's corporate structures. Turpin writes that the decline is due to several key factors such as a lack of immersion in … Continue reading Say Good Bye to the CMO and Hello to the CCO

UPS to Drop 15,000 Spouses from Employee Healthcare Plan

By Natasha L. Foreman According to an article written by Jose Pagliery for CNN Money, United Parcel Service (UPS) intends to drop 15,000 spouses from their employee healthcare plan, and the company blames "ObamaCare" (Affordable Care Act) for their decision. Simply put, spouses who are working and eligible to receive insurance through their jobs are … Continue reading UPS to Drop 15,000 Spouses from Employee Healthcare Plan