National Small Business Week is here until May 11th. What does this week mean and what can you do?
It’s the 21st century and information is just right at the tip of our fingers – thanks to the wide, wide, internet world. However, in spite of all the availability of information and the easy access to it, many people are still under the cloak of hoaxes and myths – and the business world is no exemption.
Another school year is ending, and with it comes an abundance of local news reports of students from local high schools presenting business plans to a group of judges. Students, judges, and audiences all participating in a mock version of Shark Tank, the highly popular television show. From the perspective of both educators, parents, and community businesses, this is a win-win for all concerned. Business plan competitions captures an optimism about the community thriving in a hub of local startups.
If you've founded a new and growing business, chances are you can't be a team of one forever. One important skill for entrepreneurs is finding the right people to work alongside you — whether those people are employees, contractors, or agencies. And making a poor choice in selecting people, can be quite costly for a company with limited resources.