Small business owners and gig economy workers may enjoy freedom and often benefit from increased flexibility. However, they miss out on the retirement plans and contributions that many full-time workers receive. So, how should a small business owner plan for retirement in the absence of company-sponsored plans? Angela Park...
Creating a business that works for social good requires a business owner to value people over profitability. Listening to customer feedback is an essential part of building a business that helps people. The process for starting a business that works for social good is similar to the process...
The road to entrepreneurship is often a treacherous one filled with unexpected detours, roadblocks and dead ends. There are lots of sleepless nights, plans that don't work out, funding that doesn't come through and customers that never materialize. It can be so challenging to launch a business that it...
A business name is more than just words – it is a representation of your company and brand. The process of choosing a business name may seem simple at first, but there are many factors that play into creating a successful one. David Poulos, director of marketing at Pinnacle Advisory Group,...
Despite the rise in open-concept office designs, cubicles remain popular in businesses all around the world. Unlike open-concept designs that often have employees sharing large workspaces, cubicles provide employees with a space of their own. While they don't have nearly the same level of prestige that the corner office offers,...
A recent study by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce revealed that Mississippi, Nebraska and Maine are the three states where small to medium businesses have grown the most year over year. This is according to sales in Amazon stores, specifically. More than half of the items sold in Amazon stores are...
Dan Cable, professor of organizational behavior at the London Business School, argues that although managers need an element of control to get results, change efforts should happen with less work and more play. For more insights, visit the Transformation Talks podcast series. Read more: https://www.strategy-business.com/podcast/Empowering-employees-with-creativity-during-a-transformation?gko=9c91f
Immigration is a cornerstone of the American identity, but it's also a cornerstone of American entrepreneurship. From industrial titans like Andrew Carnegie to modern corporate leaders like Elon Musk, non-native business men and women have shaped the American economy for hundreds of years. The Center for American Entrepreneurship found more than...
Becoming an entrepreneur takes hard work. For some, becoming an entrepreneur means leaving their job and pursuing a path outside the corporate world. Others might start a business directly out of college or as a side gig while they work at a different company full time. Regardless of how...
WhatsApp is by far the world's most popular messaging platform. With over 1.5 billion active users, the Facebook-owned service is one that businesses can't ignore as a potential connection point to customers. The main premise of WhatsApp Business is that it allows organizations to quickly message with current and possible...