Imagine you opened a store—say, a supermarket filled with fresh produce and household products. As the owner of this store, you would naturally check the register at the end of the day to find out how much money you'd made and how many total sales you'd completed. You would also carefully track the inventory to find out which items were selling and which were collecting dust on the shelves.
Even if you haven't listened to a podcast lately, you have undoubtedly heard that the medium is booming. With so many voices and so little time, it can be difficult to know who and what is actually worth listening to. Here are four business podcasts, what they are, and why you should consider listening to each.
Health insurance coverage is perhaps the single most important benefit a business can offer. Healthy workers are happier workers, and surveys suggest that health plans have become more vital than ever for both attracting and keeping employees. In 2015, 57 percent of employers offered health benefits to at least some of their workers, accordingto the Kaiser Family Foundation.
As an entrepreneur, you’ve learned to play the game. But what happens when the rules change? By now you’ve probably heard that some changes are coming to overtime pay regulations. Wondering what exactly are those changes, and how will they impact your business? Not to worry, we’ve got you covered. Here are three things you need to know about the new Overtime Rules.
Our newest profile takes a look at Kabbage, an Atlanta-based financial technology company that launched in 2009. Kabbage offers a fully automated financing platform that allows small businesses and online merchants to apply for short-term loans. While traditional lenders rely on income statements and tax records to assess creditworthiness, Kabbage uses data from online businesses and financial service accounts. Borrowing decisions are determined within minutes of applying and funds are available on the spot.
You probably understand the importance of a good personal credit score—that's why you're diligently paying off those credit card bills from your Christmas vacation in Cancún. Lenders, landlords, and employers rely heavily upon your credit score (and your more detailed credit report) to gauge your overall creditworthiness. A good score is a foundation for financial success. A "poor" score means high interest loans, difficulty getting approved for an apartment, and skeptical looks from employers.
Talk to any entrepreneur who has run a business or startup, and they'll tell you there are a thousand tips and tricks they learned through trial and error that they wish they had known at launch. That earned knowledge includes what tools and apps to invest in to get an operation up and running and provide customers with a reliable level of service.
This week we're talking with Watermelon Social, a New York City-based personal branding and social selling agency that launched last year. Watermelon Social has already made a name for itself by providing entrepreneurs, senior professionals and corporate teams, with the same branding and marketing outreach services that blue chip companies employ.
When you’re in the early stages of building your company, it may seem like Seneca didn’t have a clue what he was talking about (with all due respect to the famous philosopher). There never seems to be enough time to get everything done. And making matters worse, most entrepreneurs are balancing a number of competing priorities—including friends, family, and sanity—while they manage their operations.
It’s already May and students across the country are trying to secure a summer internship (while their parents and grandparents cross their fingers). Many businesses are happy to have the extra help—but before you commit to taking on a student or recent graduate, you should carefully consider what value an intern will bring to your organization and what benefits they will gain from the experience. Here are some specific factors to consider.