In our consumer culture of shiny-new-object syndrome, it is increasingly unlikely that a brand will survive—much less thrive—for more than a few seasons. But for 162 years, Levi Strauss & Co. has done just that.
Based upon data compiled and analyzed from 1983 through 2011, the
Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has found that today’s small business
owners are paying less in interest expenditures on loans than did their
predecessors of 30 years ago. According to the IRS study – conducted and
measured in inflation-adjusted numbers – the typical small business
owner in 2011 paid 4 times less than did a sole proprietor in 1983.
Entrepreneurs love technology and apps -- we welcome anything that allows us to be more productive on the go with open arms. With more than 1.2 million apps in Apple’s App Store, it’s impossible to keep track of them all -- and very easy to let a gem slip past.