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.
Hiring a lawyer can be a significant expense. Thankfully, there are a lot of resources offering free and low-cost legal forms, information and advice for small business owners. Here, we explore a few of them.
Kofi Frimpong doesn’t play around when he gets an idea. This
twenty-something Princeton grad is a successful serial entrepreneur who founded MealTics, an online crowdfunding
platform that makes it easy for people to donate meals from their
favorite restaurants to local soup kitchens and homeless shelters.
The growth of your small business is intertwined with your growth as an
entrepreneur. While your product or service is undoubtedly
important—indeed, essential—to future success, there are a lot of
companies out there with “great ideas” that never took off. Take a look
at yourself and your business to see if you possess, or can cultivate,
the three indicators of future success.
The concept behind a website called Freshsessions is plain, simple, and
successful: it helps artists book studio time and find studio
engineers easily. And it was created by a young African American
entrepreneur named Dan Miller.
The website for a San Francisco-based art and design studio called Mind
Traveler Design says its team is made up of dreamers and visionaries.
Specializing in character development for video games and film, the
boutique firm seems to approach the industry with a mix of quirky humor,
a bit of irreverence and a lot of creativity.
There is no denying it. Social media can help make or break a business,
especially a small-business startup. And one of the keys to success with
social media is to get other people to share your content. In fact, according to a study by Shareaholic, in 2014, social media
shares drove more traffic to websites than did search engines. Here, we share tips on making your content sharable.
When Tricia Lee opened up Polish Bar in Brooklyn in 2005, it was a
new concept. And actually, it was Brooklyn’s first nail polish bar. Lee came up with the idea after working for MAC Cosmetics for eight
years. In the years since Lee launched her trendsetting business, many have followed but Polish Bar has survived and thrived.