Monthly Archives: August 2011
When businesses are looking for ways to reduce travel costs, they turn to Tango, a video calling application developer. The company recently raised $42,000,000 in a second round of funding.
Anyone starting a business encounters either of two types of responses from friends. One is congratulatory best wishes; the other is a warning that taking a normal job is safer. Those who warn you about safety are dead wrong. When you possess the plan and ability to tackle a market condition with your own initiative, [...]
Much to the delight of parents everywhere, it’s time to send the kids back to school. That’s not to say that you don’t love your children but absence makes the heart grow fonder, right? Along with all of those first day of school handouts, there sits a familiar brochure: The fundraiser. Everything has opportunity to [...]
When Congress enacted the CARD Act, legislation that protected consumers from unfair treatment by credit card companies, Washington was praised for enacting real world legislation that would have effects that would be felt by anybody using a credit card but does the CARD Act protect small businesses? The answer is simple: It does not and [...]
With a focus on helping small businesses, Pixelfish provides customized video production for advertising and promotion purposes. The company recently announced that it had procured $2,100,000 of new capital from both existing and new investors. This follows the acquisition of $1,400,000 in October 2010.
When the stock market loses 20% of its value, very few negative effects are immediately felt in the small business community but if you recently formed an LLC or own a business startup you, as well as most of the nation’s business owners are certainly apprehensive wondering what’s next.
Even those with the best of intentions have found themselves with a PR problem on their hands when trying to acknowledge events that strike an emotional nerve in the hearts and minds of Americans. One small business is learning this first hand.
On August 16th the Obama administration announced new incentives aimed at helping small businesses in the rural parts of the nation thrive in a challenging economic environment. These incentives will be spearheaded by the SBA and available to all rural small businesses and business startups regardless of the type of business.
“Go out and start something!” That is what New York Times reporter and best selling author Thomas Friedman is telling the country’s citizens these days as the global economy shows very little sign of recovery.
Anderson Schoenrock realized in 2007 that the investment banking industry was undergoing systemic changes. This process has accelerated in the past few years. A sound career path is no longer assured by working for a large investment firm, which could fold at any time. Entrepreneurial opportunities are certainly lacking.