Most entrepreneurs feel they work too much, yet a majority would rather outsource certain assignments than turn to their own employees to get the job done, according to a survey conducted by The Alternative Board.
The Affordable Care Act (ACA) fails to address the insurance concerns of small business owners, most of whom are paying higher premiums this year than in 2012, a business advocacy association maintains. But what’s unclear is just how much those price increases are due to the ACA. Read more
The former president of a transportation company in Texas was sentenced in federal court last month to five years in prison for hacking into his former employer’s computer network and stealing proprietary business information he intended to use for his start-up. The case underscores the fact that much like major corporations, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are targets for industrial espionage. Read more
Thanks to the Internet, we now have such applications as peer-to-peer file sharing, peer-to-peer tech support, and peer-to-peer fundraising. A new online activity that’s gaining traction among small businesses is peer-to-peer lending. Read more
In Epic Content Marketing: How to Tell a Different Story, Break through the Clutter, and Win More Customers by Marketing Less, Joe Pulizzi offers the critical keys to help businesses cut through the noise, commotion, and bad information that is right now cluttering up your customers’ digital space. Read more
After rising tensions in the Middle East froze the Congressional agenda for the first part of September, a temporary reprieve has put the domestic agenda back on track. But partisan and even inter-party conflict continues to stymie progress. Read more
This is part one of an exclusive three-part series intended to delve deeper into the dynamics of sustainable manufacturing, what it means, how it is achieved, and the value it can bring to the business enterprise and customers. It also covers the challenges and opportunities associated with creating a culture of sustainability in a manufacturing environment. Read more