Small business owners and managers face many uncertainties about the future. But the future of a business is not entirely a matter of chance. Proper planning and budgeting can dramatically increase the likelihood a business will attain its goals.
The U.S. Commercial Service of the U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration uses its global network and international resources to connect small to medium-sized U.S companies with international buyers worldwide.
Is your company on the right track in terms of its philosophy? Your company can lose its way and its employees can be without a clear direction if you haven’t formulated a set of core or corporate values and a company mission statement.
Many laws have been enacted to provide equality in the workplace. Laws such as the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Equal Pay Act of 1963 were meant to enforce employer compliance to ensure that all employees are treated fairly, without fear of discrimination.
The collective buying power of Blacks in the United States is expected to hit $1 trillion by 2011, but most of that power will be exercised outside the African-American community if current practice holds true.