Bottom Line: In the era of social media and big data, maintaining consumer relationships is a lot trickier than it used to be. In the old days, if you wanted to ask someone out on a date, you summoned up the nerve, tried to gauge their interest, and actually said the...
More people are working remotely than ever before, and the number will continue to increase as more companies try to improve work-life balance. The International Data Corporation (IDC) expects deskless employees to account for about 72 percent of the total American workforce by 2020. "Telecommuting is rapidly becoming one of most attractive benefits...
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...
Apple recently announced three new iPhones: iPhone8, iPhone8 Plus and iPhone X (pronounced ten). The iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus will be available for preorder on September 15, and the iPhone X will be available for preorder on October 27. But for those planning to buy an Apple smartphone,...
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...
Comcast's full-year results obscure the contrast between the media conglomerate's declining legacy video business and its growth segments. And the acquisition of Europe's biggest pay-TV group Sky at the end of 2018 further blurs the picture. For instance, in 2018, Comcast reported revenue growth of 11.1% and operating growth of 5.5%. But Sky contributed almost 50% of...
Imagine this: You've made it to the end of an extensive interviewing process with your dream company only to find out that your background check did not come back clean. The worst part? What they found is not true. Unfortunately, this is not a rare occurrence. Many job seekers are...
Looking for a professional employer organization (PEO) in 2017? Our guide gives you everything you need to know about what a PEO is, what it offers, the pros and cons, and how to choose one. If you already know what you're looking for, visit our best picks page to see which...
Business as (Un)usual Most businesses are frightfully normal. After all, what sells better than common goods and services that everyone needs? But humans are unusual creatures with unusual habits and desires, which has allowed some strange businesses to carve out a niche for themselves. These 12 businesses are among those that...
A workforce development initiative in Fort Smith will get added leverage through the Fort Smith Chamber of Commerce with the addition of a vice president and an additional $500,000 dedicated to workforce training after the first of the year. The vice president of workforce development position is made possible thanks to $1.3...