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.
Even though headlines regularly point out the security threat
landscape in the digital world with more audacious data breaches,
businesses have grown complacent. Perhaps it is information overload. The recent breach at the IRS is one great example. In light of
this and other events, it really makes you question, what can a small
business with limited resources really do when even the IRS can’t manage
to stop an attack?
Boston Scientific Corp. must pay $100 million to a Delaware woman who blamed the company’s vaginal-mesh inserts for leaving her in constant pain and unable to have sex, in the first verdict after the company agreed to begin settling cases over the devices, and the biggest yet.
The Millennial generation (people born from 1982 to 1993 and also known
as the Gen Y) is fast becoming the most important demographic in the US. However, as most business owners will tell you, reaching this
demographic group can be a big challenge since they do not respond to
traditional marketing techniques.
The convergence of two technologies, the Internet and social media, has
empowered consumers as never before; add mobile to that equation and
that power has become instantaneous – available anytime and anywhere.
If you're part of the 38 percent of Kickstarter campaign owners whose project met its goal, congratulations twice over: You've already nearly doubled your chances for success the second time around, according to new data.