Are You an Enlightened Entrepreneur?

Check out this podcast from the "Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders" group at Stanford University. It's entitled "The Enlightened Entrepreneur" featuring Shirzad Chamine, entrepreneur, Stanford Lecturer, coach (to some of today's top CEOs and executive teams), and the brain behind the "Positive Intelligence" approach that helps individuals master the mind to find true happiness and success. All … Continue reading Are You an Enlightened Entrepreneur?

Richard Branson Shares Innovative Ideas for Small Businesses

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

John Hope Bryant on Redefining Success

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

Operation HOPE is Giving Aspiring Youth Entrepreneurs the Chance to Shine

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

Our Outlook for 2012

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

Management Quote of the Day

“Look I don’t want to reinvent the wheel, let’s just do a little spit and polish, and spruce it up a bit…let’s combine my thoughts with what you worked on and make this a masterpiece…” Natasha L. Foreman (while working on details for a 2012 project).   Copyright 2011. Natasha L. Foreman. All Rights Reserved.

Watch Out Before Reclassifying Workers

An Internal Revenue Service crackdown on employers who improperly use independent contractors could force many small-business owners to make tough choices: Staff up and raise operating costs, or risk an audit that could have pricey penalties. "Small-business owners have an incentive to keep their headcounts below the level that will trigger a new regulatory burden … Continue reading Watch Out Before Reclassifying Workers