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?
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
By Natasha L. Foreman If you live in or will be in the Atlanta area Wednesday, January 16th then there's only ONE place that you need to be from 9:30am to 11:30am, and that's cheering on and supporting aspiring youth entrepreneurs at Operation HOPE's HOPE Business In A Box (HBIAB) pitch competition at Jean Childs … Continue reading Operation HOPE is Giving Aspiring Youth Entrepreneurs the Chance to Shine
By Natasha L. Foreman, MBA So I am still pumped up from viewing the Cameron Herold TEDTalks video. See, Cameron did not know it but he was speaking about me as much as he was speaking about himself. He was speaking about the very things I am and have always been passionate about. He shared … Continue reading Reflecting on Cameron Herold’s Youth Entrepreneurship Call to Action
According to market research firm IBISWorld, they have identified five industries for startups that are expected to take off in 2012 and continue to excel for years to come; those sectors include: 1. Corporate Wellness Services: the average annual growth rate is projected to reach 8.7% and annual revenue growth rate will reach 9.8% by … Continue reading Market Research Firm Highlights 5 Fastest Rising Industries for Startups
Happy New Year! Last year was pretty intense at Foreman & Associates. It felt much like that transition from middle school to high school, with so many unknowns, and at times very overwhelming. But just like those days many many many years ago, once we got our footing right and started to feel the rhythm … Continue reading Our Outlook for 2012