Why Success Shouldn’t Be Defined By Revenue, Shareholders, Or Even You


And unlike traditional taxi services, it elected to move across the state lines that the District of Columbia straddles, providing a one-stop shop for a ride home. In December 2012, the Council of the District of Columbia and the mayor shut down the District of Columbia Taxicab Commission’s efforts to block Uber. Wikipedia is another perfect example of this. Instead, it’s a sign of the times.

Does Your Small Business Need Workers’ Compensation Insurance?


The number and type of employees triggering the workers’ compensation insurance requirement varies, and each state has different exceptions to that requirement. The Number of Employees You Have Matters. In a handful of states, if you have three (3) or more employees you must carry workers’ compensation insurance. In a handful of states, if you have five (5) or more employees you must carry workers’ compensation insurance. The Size of Your Business Might Matter.

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Best Locations In The US For A Tech Startup


Let’s say you have a great business idea that leverages the power of technology to meet a certain consumer or lifestyle need. If you believe that your idea is worth the effort of putting together a business plan and going through the development and funding process, you may have a potentially lucrative tech startup. As of 2016, the Kauffman Foundation found that certain cities are emerging as the new American tech hubs. The capital city of the U.S.

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Debunking 4 Commonly Believed Myths About Healthcare For Small Businesses


by Sally Poblete, CEO of Wellthie. However, it is essential to separate fact from fiction when considering providing your small business employees with the valuable gift of healthcare. The health of your employees is not a determining factor. Small Business fully insured plans are “guaranteed issue,” which means that qualified employees, regardless of health status, can get coverage. However, most employers contribute anywhere from 50%-100% of the employee only cost.

Doki Doki Announces Donation of $15,000 For the Stand with Austin Fund and the National Federation…

Austin Startup

Doki Doki Announces Donation of $15,000 For the Stand with Austin Fund and the National Federation of the Blind of Texas The Raise Your Voice event featured Austin artist Peelander-Yellow doing a live show on the Dabel platform to raise funds for the blind community and small business of Austin.

How Do Digital Signatures Work?


Digital signatures are the wave of the future for document management. The complex process of printing, signing, scanning, and e-mailing signed documents is now outdated. Digital signatures make it possible to obtain secure, reliable, and legally binding signatures remotely for a variety of purposes. This type of cryptography relies on a public key algorithm with two numerical keys. A digital signature is generated using the private key of the signer.

DMV 100 Student Meetup | SkyFarm Interactive | #studentfounders

Campus Entrepreneurship

There were students from Georgetown, American University, George Washington University, Catholic University, Gallaudet University, the University of Maryland, George Mason University, Johns Hopkins University, Howard University and the University of the District of Columbia. David Martell, a finance student at Mason presented his firm, SkyFarm Interactive , and his vision of a new family friendly digital world — a Disney for today and tomorrow.

Sick Leave for Your Employees: Why it Matters

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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. This could represent a meaningful expense for many of those businesses, but also represents a meaningful opportunity to increase productivity, improve employee morale, and develop a stronger company culture of caring and confidence. 7 Habits of Highly Effective Employees.

Turning the Unemployed Into Entrepreneurs


Self-Employment Assistance (SEA), a provision in the Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012 , legislation passed by Congress and signed by President Barack Obama in February, allows the states to “ empower unemployed workers to start their own businesses.”. Department of Labor just announced that $35 million in funds were available to “develop, enhance and promote SEA programs in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S.

What Did You Do On Your Summer Vacation?

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For a group of 120 of the brightest teachers in the country, the answer to that question is lock themselves in an Atlanta hotel for a different kind of hackathon. And in a post announcing the release of the Teachfest content, Bill Gates shared his thoughts on what Learnzillion is up to: This past summer, TeachFest brought together more than 120 teachers in Atlanta for the “ultimate study hall.” The first of 2,000 lessons are going online this fall.

How to Cultivate a Female-Friendly Cannabis Brand

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With recreational cannabis use legal in nine states (and soon a 10th, Michigan), the District of Columbia, and in Canada, the cannabis industry is steadily growing. Women are responsible for 70-80% of consumer spending in the US.

Why Your Nonprofit Board Needs a Risk Committee

Board Effect

According to an investigative report from The Washington Post in 2013, more than 1,000 nonprofit organizations stated that they’d had a significant diversion of assets that stemmed from internal sources between 2008 and 2012. By providing boards with comprehensive information on risk management, boards can operate more efficiently because they have the benefit of recommendations by the risk management committee. Benefits of a Risk Management Committee for Nonprofit Organizations.

So You Want to Start a Cannabis Business: Advice for the Absolute Beginner

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Over half of the United States already have legalized cannabis in some form—that’s 29 states plus the District of Columbia. That said, the path to a successful cannabis business is not a smooth and easy one to navigate—it’s full of confusing laws and regulations, steep taxes, and many other unforeseeable roadblocks and hoops to jump through. First, you’ll need to decide which sector of the marijuana industry to go into.

Barney Frank says: Don't Mess with VCs or Angels

Seeing Both Sides

Barney Frank was crystal clear in his briefing with a group of CEOs that I participated in this afternoon: he is going to make sure that the final Financial Reform bill that gets worked out with the Senate won't mess with the angel or VC communities. He confidently stated that the Senate would pass a bill by Memorial Day and that the reconciliation process would be done such that the President would sign a bill by the 4th of July. .

The Venture Capital Secret: 3 Out of 4 Start-Ups Fail


To order presentation-ready copies for distribution to your colleagues, clients or customers, use the Order Reprints tool at the bottom of any article or visit www.djreprints.com. Order a reprint of this article now. SIGNIFICANCE PROMINENT. --> The Venture Capital Secret: 3 Out of 4 Start-Ups Fail. About three-quarters of venture-backed firms in the U.S. The Wall Street Journal reveals its third annual ranking of the top 50 start-ups in the U.S. Facebook.

Top Social Media Measurement and Tracking Tools


Social media audiences have effectively become another universe of prospects to tap, which means measurement and tracking is essential to yielding from these visitors both direct and indirect revenue. While Facebook and Twitter offer their own analytics tools, a host of third-party offerings exist to pick up where they leave off. The breakdown: “We get most of our Facebook data by marrying up Facebook Insights data with our Web analytics from Adobe Sitecatalyst.

Economic Diplomacy and Tech Startups: the “What” and “How” of an Honorary Consul of France in…

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Economic Diplomacy and Tech Startups: the “What” and “How” of an Honorary Consul of France in Austin, Texas I do not have diplomatic immunity, but special license plates are available to me for purchase. State Department, and the State Department included in their background check an in-person inspection of my residence: they had to make sure they could protect me should circumstances demand it. All this for the post of Honorary Consul of France.

Episode 12: How to Define Your Target Market, Guest Eric Siu, and the #MinimumWage | The Bcast

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Share your point of view on Twitter, or email us to let us know! Competitive Research (with Eric Siu of SingleGrain) – (12:42). For a lot of small businesses, they start to think they’re making some sales, they’ve got a product. Sometimes they do just fine on that sort of premise. Can we do a quick overview of the benefits? You want some more specificity for a number of reasons. Jonathan: Then SOM, S-O-M, stands for share of market.

Essential Startup Funding Tips from 8 Seasoned Investors


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