As I continually listen to economists and other “experts” prognosticate about the current
and future state of the economy, it is interesting to hear all of the reasons why we are
in the current state we are in…the housing bubble, bailouts, too much debt, the role of
government in business, greed, excessive salaries, not saving enough, banks not lending
Most Popular Blog Posts of 2010
I recently saw this video and enjoyed its message. I think its message is clear - entrepreneurs are changing and improving the world. Many people incorrectly think that entrepreneurs start businesses for money. Money is a means to an end, while the challenge of building something that makes a difference is the reason they get up in the morning to pursue their passion. Kudos to the entrepreneurs of the world - enjoy this video!
Based on total number of unique visitors to each of our blog posts through the year, here are our top ten blog posts of 2009. Enjoy!
I've been hearing lots about how start-up, emerging, and medium-sized businesses are positioned to do very well in these rough economic times. In fact, I have even preached it. But is it really true? Is it happening?
I regularly check a blog written by Small Business Labs, and one of their recent posts inspired me to take a look at a few of the facts starting to filter in that will either validate or invalidate the claim that small businesses will generally do well in these difficult economic circumstances.
National Small Business Association(NSBA) is actively lobbying Congress to mandate 25% of future bailout money go to financial help for small businesses in the form of loans. What if all of it did? What impact would that have? Everyone is talking about how entrepreneurial companies and small firms will hire all the talent and pull us out of this recession, eventually.
Everyone is declaring gloom and doom in 2009. But social networking is exploding.
LinkedIn is planning for significant growth in 2009, as are all of the other major social networking companies. In this article from the USA TODAY, they profile LinkedIn along with its departing and new CEO.
Every business owner can learn from and improve their business from the example of the US economy. Please allow me to explain: When an economy is in a recession, it experiences negative growth. In other words, it gets smaller instead of bigger. Even just a little bit of negative growth can cause significant turmoil, as we are seeing in today’s economic environment.
The Association for Competitive Technology (ACT) recently put together a series of policy recommendations to the incoming administration that are specific to helping small and medium sized technology businesses. You can read it here: STIMULUS PACKAGE
They also have a forum set-up for anyone that would like to contribute any ideas, suggestions, etc.