It may be tempting to dive right in when you have a great startup idea, but failing to create a detailed business plan is where many entrepreneurs go wrong. A solid business plan can be the difference between just an idea and a successful business. It allows you to set...
U.S. equity markets closed sharply higher Wednesday as an early rebound in crude oil prices broadened into a solid advance that handed the Dow its fifth straight gain and the Nasdaq a fourth win in a row. More than 75% of the 197 industry groups tracked by IBD moved higher...
Lombard has added a new strategy to its financial playbook that officials say will support redevelopment of 100 acres along Butterfield Road: including parts of the Yorktown Center shopping mall. Trustees on Thursday unanimously approved a tax-increment financing district called the Butterfield Yorktown TIF, which will create a fund that can...
Heading north on Interstate 5 out of Pierce County on a recent Sunday afternoon, motorists could read the electronic signboard listing approximate driving times to various destinations to the north. Oddly enough, one of the three destinations displayed, Seattle, was followed by the notation “N/A.” Since those display boards provide...
With countless projects, tasks and employees to manage, it's easy for leaders to feel drained and misguided. But when was the last time you acted mindfully — slowed down, took a breath and focused on just one singular thing? Mindful leadership simply means that you are highly aware of what's...
As a leader, you want your company's culture to be as positive and efficient as possible. A major part of this is ensuring that every employee is in the role best suited for them, based not only on interests and talents but also on personality. For instance, an introverted worker might...
The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services' (CMS) Meaningful Use program has been almost synonymous with the adoption of electronic health records (EHR) systems in medical practices and hospitals across the country. At first, the program included attractive incentive payments for early adopters. Today, meaningful use attestation is used...
Social networks like Facebook and Twitter are often go-tos for businesses and brands, but many companies can also benefit from the visual aspects of a platform like Pinterest. Ready to take on one of the most pin-teresting social networks out there? Here's everything you need to know before you...
Erika Alessandrini was working out on her treadmill when a great idea came to her – a career-coaching app she could use to help her clients. Alessandrini looked at her smartphone, and she was surprised to find there wasn’t an app that met her needs. So, like all resourceful entrepreneurs,...
Best Podcasts As an entrepreneur, you should always search for intellectual growth opportunities. Gaining more experience and knowledge helps you better yourself and your career. But with a hectic schedule and numerous responsibilities, it can be difficult to further your education. However, today's tools and devices allow us access to information...