4 Good Reasons Why Small Businesses are Dropping Health Insurance
APRIL 22, 2014
So far, few small businesses have signed up for group health insurance through the new exchanges created by Obamacare. As of April 8, Connecticut''s marketplace had sold plans to just 78 businesses, covering a total of 330 people.
Why (and how) you should let your customers do the advertising for you
Duct Tape Marketing
JANUARY 8, 2016
Since that time, I have been responsible for the creation and promotion of many more websites, some of which have gone on to become full-fledged, successful businesses. George resides on the Connecticut coast, where he enjoys photography, his family, and starting new businesses.
Minimum Wage Hike: Why What Happens in Connecticut May Not Stay in Connecticut
MARCH 27, 2014
State Dems say hiking the state minimum is good for workers, Republicans say it''s bad for business. Connecticut lawmakers Wednesday approved raising the minimum wage to $10.10 I am proud that Connecticut is once again a leader on an issue of national importance ," Malloy said.
Tips For Running A Bed And Breakfast
OCTOBER 2, 2012
MSNBC Your Business To The Rescue. I also lead the business rescues segments for MSNBC’s Your Business. On the most recent episode I was tasked with going into a struggling Bed and Breakfast in Connecticut. Tips For Running A Bed And Breakfast (or any business).
Sick Leave for Your Employees: Why it Matters
MARCH 16, 2014
Beginning next month businesses in New York City that have 20 or more employees will be required to provide a minimum of 5 paid sick days for those workers every year. Is the tradeoff worthwhile and is it fair that businesses (especially small businesses) should have to meet this requirement?
How Women Can Achieve Success In Male Dominated Professions
SEPTEMBER 11, 2015
As baby boomers begin to retire, and the need for diversity in the workforce continues to rise, the role women play in business has become extremely important to the growth and sustainability of organizations worldwide. By Kathy Jensen, Partner at CST Group .
How Technology Helps You Stay Relevant
JULY 11, 2013
Small business owners across the U.S. For the 23 million small businesses in America, technology is key to leveling the playing field with big corporations. We asked some of the small business owners of the year how they use it to get ahead.
How to Prepare Your Office for Bad Weather
JANUARY 21, 2014
When they do, they come with a whirlwind of logistical, safety, and human resource challenges for businesses both small and large. Addressing the effects of severe weather on your business before it strikes is be the key to effectively managing your workforce.
The Venture Capital Secret: 3 Out of 4 Start-Ups Fail
SEPTEMBER 23, 2012
Loading… Business. Business. Small Business. SMALL BUSINESS. more in Small Business. dont return investors capital, according to recent research by Shikhar Ghosh, a senior lecturer at Harvard Business School. The National Venture Capital Association estimates that 25% to 30% of venture-backed businesses fail. Languishing businesses were counted as survivors. Small Business » Subscriber Content Read Preview.
7 Ways Top Performers Train Themselves to Win
FEBRUARY 3, 2014
Here''s what they learned on the field that can help you in business. After he retired, he ran fast-food franchises and founded several other businesses before starting a software firm called Knowledgeware Inc., business schools. "I''ve
Get More Done: 18 Tips for Telecommuters
AUGUST 14, 2013
Catherine Waldron, education specialist, with Enfield, Connecticut-based language curriculum company QTalk Publishing , agrees, and says she showers and dresses for work every day. It may sound trivial but it''s not--also buy yourself a comfortable business chair," he says.
“Write 3 Letters” You Are Not that Good
JULY 28, 2011
The whole company quieted down and went back to business as usual. It is hard to not take these events personally, but you can’t; it’s business. A Navy Captain once told me a story of his retirement ceremony from a hospital in Connecticut. Other articles can be found in the Charlotte, NC- small business section of Examiner.com. Well you are that good, but let’s come back to that. First a joke: A new CEO was hired to replace an outgoing CEO.
Episode 105: From Corporate to Captain with Chris Murphy
JULY 18, 2016
This episode with Chris Murphy, we discuss the process of transitioning from a corporate position (where money is given to you), to starting and building your own business and being profitable while doing it! Chris Murphy has a highly diversified background as a business owner and manager, financial analyst, and a consultant to entrepreneurial/owner-managed businesses. Chris serves as a Certified Strategies Business Coach for Strategies out of Centerbrook, Connecticut.
When DIY Is A Terrible Idea
OCTOBER 20, 2014
However, DIY is a terrible idea when the task is complicated and failure can bring down your entire business. This is why taxes are the ultimate DIY snare for business owners. Entrepreneurs and small business owners feel that filing tax returns (sales; payroll; franchise, etc.)
Episode 108 : Rolling In The Dough With Paul Finney and Marcie Hanhart
AUGUST 8, 2016
This episode with Paul Finney, we learn on how a food business can be profitable! Specializing in delivering healthy home style nourish meals to boomer, seniors, and anyone too busy to cook. Formed in 2000 October Kitchen in Connecticut’s Premier meal delivery service serving central Connecticut. Recently featured in the Hartford Business Journal: [link]. Marcie Hanhart has been a business coach, consultant and advisor to companies for over 35 years.
6 ways startups can improve sales lead generation (without selling their soul)
The Next Web
NOVEMBER 15, 2013
Gregg Schwartz is the Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Strategic Sales & Marketing , an industry-founding lead generation firm based in Connecticut.
5 Things You Need to Know About Hiring Contractors
MARCH 12, 2013
Did you know that the IRS and the Department of Labor have teamed up to audit businesses ? Many small businesses use contractors, and it's fine if you do. Connecticut based employment attorney Daniel Schwartz says that not all industries are created equal when it comes to audits.
Hard Lessons in Modern Lending
OCTOBER 30, 2012
For business owners, the process has been a difficult education in the current-day workings of financing. It didn't matter that JBC's business had recovered; the decision had been made months before. In the process, banks were abandoning businesses that were recovering, too. "It
Your Company's Big Credit Card Problem
AUGUST 7, 2012
Small businesses are turning to consumer cards because they have more protections than business cards, but there are risks. Small businesses have been in a bind about borrowing since the onset of the financial crisis in 2008, when bank lending fell off a cliff.
New Year’s Data Security Resolutions
JANUARY 4, 2013
by Phillip Alexander, author of “ Home and Small Business Guide to Protecting Your Computer Network, Electronic Assets, and Privacy “ Now that is 2013, here are some New Year’s resolutions to consider, with a data security angle.
What the Latest Quiet Delay in Obamacare Really Means for Your Business
DECEMBER 2, 2013
As all the President''s horses try to put Healthcare.gov together again for individuals, the small business site has quietly been put on hold. Politics is one thing, though, and business is another.
Inside Uber's Latest Taxi Launch
JANUARY 14, 2013
Standing on the corner of Connecticut Avenue and K Street, right arm held high? a bill with council approval automatically becomes law after 10 business days if the mayor has neither signed nor vetoed it.)
Small Agencies Cash In On Obamacare Ad Blitz
SEPTEMBER 26, 2013
But from Connecticut to Hawaii, other states are going full-steam ahead to promote their exchanges with slick marketing campaigns that would make a Madison Avenue proud. Most of the beneficiaries of the boomlet in Obamacare advertising are small, entrepreneurial marketing shops.
Subway's Fred DeLuca: Nail the Basics, Then Expand
MARCH 6, 2013
The founder of the world's largest fast-food chain discusses how he learned to scale his company, and what's different about business in 2013. Forty-nine years ago, at the age of 17, Fred DeLuca used $1,000 of a friend's money to open a sandwich shop in Bridgeport, Connecticut.
7 Things You Need to Know Today
APRIL 9, 2014
editorial team to help you and your business succeed. Time to Hire a Pro Penalties related to employment taxes cost businesses $4.5 On most days, you may sit there thinking about what it would take to grow your business from SMB size to Fortune 2000 level.
Best Way to Navigate Online Health Exchanges: Go Offline
OCTOBER 2, 2013
Small-business shoppers are not impressed. With the solid four hours delay on the Connecticut , New York , and federal sites, we had significant technological difficulties getting access to any of the exchange information.
Are Obamacare's SHOP Exchanges Doomed?
FEBRUARY 3, 2014
Due to technical glitches and limited plan options, relatively few small businesses have signed up for health insurance via SHOP exchanges. Oregon''s small-business exchange is on hold with no specific date to open; Maryland''s SHOP won’t launch until April.
Are You Breaking Tax Laws Without Even Knowing It?
MAY 7, 2013
Thus, it could easily become a huge headache for your business. Right now, for example, someone in California who buys something from a private seller in Connecticut--say, a 1:720-scale model of the U.S.S. Deducting personal expenses as business expenses.
Stop Wasting Your Employees' Money
APRIL 24, 2013
As a business owner, if you''re offering your employees a retirement plan, it''s probably pretty lousy, University of Connecticut School law professor James Kwak wrote recently on the blog Baseline Scenario recently.
Another Hard Lesson in Modern Lending
MAY 6, 2014
Nearly six years after the financial crisis, banks are lending to small business again, with loan volumes creeping back toward pre-recession levels. Small commercial loan volumes were up 1.4 Those hasty efforts to clean up bank balance sheets had a negative impact on many small business owners. As a result, Moyal couldn''t buy the machinery and his business plummeted--then, the bank sued him to get the down payment back.
Where to Go for Disaster-Recovery Help
OCTOBER 30, 2012
A number of federal agencies offer resources for business owners who need help getting back on their feet post-Hurricane Sandy. As East Coast-based business owners begin picking up the pieces Wednesday following Hurricane Sandy’s devastation, many are trying to figure out next steps.
5 News Stories Not to Miss This Week
APRIL 29, 2013
Small businesses embrace a higher minimum wage, a VC doles out sage advice, and innovation comes to two products that don''t need it: beer and donuts. Especially for small businesses , said the National Federation of Independent Business.
Post-Sandy Update: FEMA Extends Disaster Loan Deadline
DECEMBER 10, 2012
After asking for an extension, New York state small businesses are granted some relief. 28 for New York small and mid-sized businesses, said Carol Chastang, a spokesperson for the Small Business Administration. Deadlines for Rhode Island businesses are Jan.
The Nation’s Top Young Entrepreneurs
NFIB Young Entrepreneur Foundation Blog
NOVEMBER 30, 2010
Inc Magazine 30 under 30, and top earning young internet entrepreneurs we’ll be serving up some great role models for current and future business owners. He started the business in 2007 as a way to encourage the collection of and investment in U.S.
Big Money for Cheap Legal Services
JANUARY 5, 2012
The San Francisco start-up's products, used by hundreds of small businesses, include free, interactive legal templates that users can adapt to specific legal needs, save, and share. LegalZoom did $60 million in business last year."
Taxes and Whine in Silicon Valley
APRIL 11, 2012
That is why farmers get paid money to actually not farm, GE can get away with paying no taxes, and large businesses can force massive tax concessions on municipalities on the threat of moving. There seems to be some confusion on what taxes are and how they get enacted.
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the vc in me
NOVEMBER 10, 2008
This blog broadcasts my thoughts on sectors of interest in my role as a venture capitalist as well as other ideas or tidbits on the business of entrepreneurship. They go beyond online marketing and order taking into business process outsourcing and sharing best practices among the community. Posted by: Jeff Paul Internet Business | March 12, 2009 at 10:25 PM. Posted by: business process outsourcing | August 20, 2009 at 02:24 AM. the vc in me. Welcome!
From Nothing To Something. How To Get There.
OCTOBER 23, 2010
It is the first in a series of posts he’s writing about the decisions a young entrepreneur needs to make when she/he is first starting a business. This is the first post in what’s going to be a series of blogs on how to go from nothing – no connections, no team, no money and no knowledge of how the startup industry really works – to operating a growing business. Now, if you have a business guy along for the ride, that works too.
Finding Your Co-Founders
OCTOBER 23, 2010
The number one question you all asked after reading my last blog post about starting a business from scratch was “how do I find my co-founders? If one of you wants to sell fast and the other wants to build a billion dollar business, that’ll make for pretty serious friction down the road. In consumer internet, that usually means one front-end user-facing developer, one back-end server-side developer, and ultimately a business person (details will come in a later post).
the vc in me.: Generational Disruption in Media
the vc in me
JUNE 6, 2007
This blog broadcasts my thoughts on sectors of interest in my role as a venture capitalist as well as other ideas or tidbits on the business of entrepreneurship. They didnt really care about "user generated content" and were limited in their "self expression" They valued prints and gifts and businesses like Snapfish and Shutterfly were built to satisfy their needs. Three Must Haves For A Successful Online Business Opportunity. the vc in me. Welcome!