It is hard to unlearn the messages that we have heard repeated since we were children. One of them is “Business is a stiff and formal place. To be human and spontaneous is fun, but it isn’t professional!”
Microsoft is keeping up with the Joneses: In a blog post Wednesday, the company declared it would start honoring requests to remove nude photos and videos shared online without the subject's permission—known as revenge porn—from Bing search results, following in the footsteps of a number of tech giants that recently announced similar policies.
Canned interview questions are basically useless, especially if you are
looking to find the right hires to fill key positions in fast-paced
business environments. Cookie cutter questions may work for larger companies that value conformity over creativity, but not for entrepreneurial startup ventures.
According to the SBA, there were about 28 million small businesses in the country in 2010. However, only 50% of new businesses will survive for 5 years and a mere third are expected to remain in operation for more than 10 years. Consider these stats when starting a business and you may improve your chances of raising enough capital to set the wheels in motion.