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.
Following her many successes, interior designer Courtney
Sloane has opened a brick-and-mortar store in Jersey City, NJ, called
Sloane Square, a lifestyle retail showroom. Sloane, creative and artistic director of 20-year-old Courtney Sloane
Design, is an award-winning interior designer whose roster of A-list
clients has included the likes of Queen Latifah, Diddy and Jay-Z.
In June, Maria Contreras-Sweet, administrator of the U.S. Small Business
Administration, announced that Mike Muse of Muse Recordings was named SBA’s My Brother’s
Keeper Millennial Entrepreneur Champion. The role is another accomplishment in a long list for the co-founder of Muse Recordings.