More than $3.1 billion! That’s how much is being spent by businesses
annually on remedial writing training. According to a study from CollegeBoard, a panel
established by the National Commission on Writing, blue chip businesses
are spending as much as $3.1 billion on remedial writing training each
year for their employees. Today, in a business world driven by online content, this is especially true. But poor writing skills can be improved.
Small business owners can now get
an online, fast decision on loan approval. The new product, FastFlex
Small Business Loan, also offers a competitive interest rate to small
businesses with short-term credit needs.
A recent Harvard Business
School survey indicated that it's easier now to open a business compared to a decade
ago, and that barriers have been lowered considerably. In support of aspiring entrepreneurs, lifestyle coach and media expert Harriette Cole has created an avenue to get the
information, training and contacts needed to bring their business
ambitions to life. Last month, she launched her DREAMLEAPERS retreat, and here, she talks to TNJ.com about it.
Soldsie lets people shop via Facebook and Instagram. The e-commerce service allows businesses to sell straight to people on Facebook and Instagram through the comments section. The idea for Soldsie, which first launched in May 2012, is so intriguing and viable that it raised $4 million in Series A funding from First Round Capital. Here, founder Chris Bennett tells us more about this unqiue venture.
Amplify 4 Good, an Atlanta-based nonprofit, assists underserved communities in solving problems by using the
resources they already have available. In order to achieve this,
the company has built a huge database with an ecosystem of resources,
mapping needs and creating recommendations for collaboration. Here, founder Joey Womack tells TNJ.com the who, what, when, where, and why behind it.