Business

Good Financial Business Decisions: Here Are 4 Reasons You May Not Be Making Them

Many small business owners lack the skills to make good financial business decisions. But it is not always a result of their lack of experience, interest or education in this difficult area. The Effect of Human Nature on Financial Decision Making According to John Howe, author of “The Foolish Corner: Avoiding Mind Traps in Personal Financial Decisions”, it involves human nature and the ... Read More »

Amazon Creates Alexa Workshops for Small Tech Entrepreneurs

Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) and Galvanize, a 21st-century school for entrepreneurs, engineers, and data scientists, are going to be holding Alexa Skills development workshops to teach developers, designers, and technology buffs how to build skills for Amazon Alexa, the operating system for the company’s smart speaker Echo. Amazon’s Echo has 70.6 percent of the emerging voice-controlled speaker market compared to Google’s 23.8 percent, this according ... Read More »

New ‘Buy American, Hire American’ Order May Do Little for Small Businesses

President Donald Trump just signed an executive order that could potentially have an impact on small businesses — but not necessarily right away. The “Buy American, Hire American” order includes several components. Here’s a basic breakdown. Buy American Hire American Order First, the order targets the H-1B Visa program, which allows American companies to bring in foreign workers with highly specialized knowledge. Some have ... Read More »

Tech firms driving business travel out of India

Airlines from India have increased frequencies over the past decade to the US to tap growing traffic. Air India flies non stop to Chicago, New York, San Francisco, Washington and will launch flights to Los Angeles at the end of the year. Photo: Mint New Delhi: Indian IT companies may be facing American headwinds, but business travel from India to the ... Read More »

James Damore has an ‘above decent’ chance of winning his legal case against Google

James Damore, the man fired by Google after he published a manifesto that suggested women may have a disadvantage in tech because of their biology, may well prevail in the legal case he has filed against his former employer. That’s because he filed his complaint against Alphabet (Google’s corporate parent) under a provision of the National Labor Relations Act that protects workers’ rights ... Read More »

50 Small Business Ideas for Solopreneurs

Starting a business doesn’t mean you need to hire a whole team. There are plenty of business opportunities out there that you can start and grow completely on your own. If you’re interested in starting a solo business, here are 50 solopreneur business ideas. Solopreneur Business Ideas Virtual Assistant Virtual assistants handle various tasks for businesses like email, scheduling and social media ... Read More »

Digital Marketing and Your Small Business: 9 Books to Spark Your Upgrade

Moving into the future, businesses need expertise in an ever-increasing array of marketing tools: email marketing, social media marketing, Google Ads, blogging, growth hacking, lead generation, SEO, SEM, etc. Understanding which tools and strategies to use to achieve your business objectives can be difficult. That’s where this book list fits in. This list contains nine books that cover almost every aspect of digital marketing, ... Read More »

US economy creates 209,000 jobs in July

The US economy saw strong jobs growth in July, helped by a wave of hiring in the hospitality industry. The Bureau of Labor Statistics said 209,000 jobs were created in July, which was more had been expected. The unemployment rate edged lower to 4.3%, matching May’s figure which was the lowest since 2001. Employment in food services and drinking places rose ... Read More »

Trump Predicts Golden Age for Small Business at White House Event

President Donald Trump says that small business is the “engine of the American dream”. Trump hosted an event this week at the White House to note the importance of small businesses to the American economy and to gather feedback from entrepreneurs. Trump Predicts a Golden Age for Small Businesses Trump also promised to keep moving forward on rolling back regulations ... Read More »

Small Business Job Growth is .70 Percent Slower Than Last Year

The latest Paychex | IHS Markit Small Business Employment Watch  reports the pace of small business job growth has slowed for the fifth consecutive month. It’s .70 percent slower than July of last year. That puts the numbers under a nationally established baseline for growth for the first time in six years. However, wages seem to be increasing at a decent rate across the country. ... Read More »