Crowdfunding began as a social experiment and has been validated by
thousands of consumers in a short period of time. New data suggests that
this type of funding has facilitated more than $1.5 billion in global
business transactions. Crowdfunding is known as an individual
contribution for non-monetary benefits.
Many business owners spend a lot of money buying the latest tools and
gadgets for their employees after hearing promises of how they will
improve productivity and increase sales. With all of the technological
advancements that have come about in recent years, many business owners
are left trying to figure out what to invest in and what to stay away
from. Here are a few things to consider about how to make your
Reports are swarming around the Internet that the social business
network, LinkedIn, has been compromised. According to ZDNET.com and many
other tech sites and blogs, there is a major issue at hand that could
worsen. The sites are reporting that more than 6.5 million passwords
have been leaked.
The International Telecommunications Union (ITU), which is part of
United Nations, wants to assume management of the Internet, and its
members will debate the plan when the group meets in Dubai in December.
At this point, U.S. Congressional officials state that they intend to
resist the effort wholeheartedly.
Is the recession really over? Not so, according to many business owners.
US Bank conducted a survey of over 1,000 small business owners, and 71
percent replied that the Great Recession was still here three years
after it ended.
Does your supplier diversity simply look good on paper, or is it a
robust program that involves the collective effort of many? While most
companies understand that a supplier diversity program will benefit
their business, they often do not understand that the benefits they
receive depend on the effort they make. A quality supplier diversity
program requires honest analysis, solid planning, collective effort,
outreach and training.
Recently, Senator Dick Durbin (Democrat-Illinois), Chris Smith
(Republican-New Jersey) and Bobby Rush (Democrat-Illinois) introduced
"The Increasing American Jobs through Greater Exports to Africa Act."
This proposed act seeks to increase trade and investment between the
U.S. and Africa.
The Times-Picayune, one of the nation's oldest newspapers, is dropping
its daily circulation after 175 years and plans to issue three printed
editions a week starting in the fall. With the change, the newspaper
would become the largest metro newspaper in the nation to drop daily
circulation in this digital age.