Why the Lean Startup Changes Everything
Why the Lean Startup Changes Everything
As an entrepreneur, you’re no doubt in constant search of new ways to grow your business. But who wants to slog through another lengthy how-to book on the entrepreneurial process?
There’s another way. If you want some entertainment with your education, the documentary film may be your medium. Grab some popcorn and sit back to take in the business lessons in these 10 must-see documentaries. http://www.entrepreneur.com/slideshow/224516
Some classes have closed but there are still some great opportunities with openings, some on-campus and some online. Classes start Auguste 20, 2012::
ACCT 101 Practical Accounting
ACCT 145 Individual Income Tax
ACCT 201 Financial Accounting
BUS 120 Intro to Business
BUS 130 Small Business Mgmt
BUS 132 Marketing
BUS 134 Retail Mgmt
BUS 135 Personal Selling
BUS 138 Advertising and Promotion
BUS 170/171 Entrepreneur I/II
and many more!
In Chief Executive’s eighth annual survey of CEO opinion of Best and Worst States in which to do business, Texas easily clinched the No. 1 rank, the eighth successive time it has done so. California earns the dubious honor of being ranked dead last for the eighth consecutive year.
This year, 650 business leaders responded to our annual survey, up from 550 in 2011. CEOs were asked to grade states in which they do business among a variety of areas, including tax and regulation, quality of workforce and living environment. The Lone Star State was given high marks foremost for its business-friendly tax and regulatory environment. But its workforce quality, second only to Utah’s, is also highly regarded.
As a freelance art director without employer-sponsored health insurance, Anthony Scerri couldn’t afford doctors’ visits and medications to treat his various allergies and other ailments. Then he found insurance through the Freelancers Union, an organization that aids independent workers through free advocacy, education and resources.
He paid a monthly premium of $476 for medical, dental and vision coverage from January 2010 until he took a full-time job last October—nearly half of what he would have paid for private insurance and a lot less than the thousands of dollars he would’ve shelled out for treatment without insurance.
“If I didn’t have the freelancers insurance,” says the 28-year-old from New York. “I honestly don’t know where I would be.”
There has been a steady rise in the number of freelance workers over the past few years as people laid off during the recession still struggle to find full-time work or decide to venture off on their own. There are roughly 42 million independent workers in America, or 30% of the U.S. work force, according to the Freelancers Union. Yet while freelance work affords people flexibility, they must do without the perks of having a full-time employer, mainly health benefits and a steady paycheck. MORE AT… http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970203646004577214951442790604.html?mod=googlenews_wsj
Great employees are reliable, dependable, proactive, diligent, great leaders and great followers… they possess a wide range of easily-defined—but hard to find—qualities.
A few hit the next level. Some employees are remarkable, possessing qualities that may not appear on performance appraisals but nonetheless make a major impact on performance.
Here are eight qualities of remarkable employees:
At least two weeks before you sign a franchise agreement, you’ll receive a Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD) from the franchisor, as mandated by the Federal Trade Commission. Drafted by franchise attorneys, these complicated documents typically run to hundreds of pages, and the language can be intimidating.
But fear not: With the help of some top attorneys, we have taken a detailed look at the 23 items in the FDD. Here, we’ll walk you through, explaining the importance of each item and pointing out potential red flags.
While you’re planning your expansion, you’re going to find that talent is in short supply, especially in these five areas. More info at….