Category Archives: Business Trends
Maine Secretary of State Charlie Summers is exploring the possibility of offering an online corporate monitoring and notification service to help business entities combat corporate identity theft.
Recent studies continue to show a disturbing fact about women: They’re paid a lot less than men despite being collectively more highly educated than men. The most recent study found that for every one dollar a male employee earned, a women doing the same job earned just 72 cents.
Is there a difference between the self employed and entrepreneurs? According to a study released by the New America Foundation, the answer is, yes. The study suggests that the amount of small businesses forming in America is actually falling although statistics show that new business formations are on the rise.
There’s no doubt that the interest in entrepreneurship has seen a boost over the past half decade. With so many people laid off from their careers, many are looking to entrepreneurship as a means to better financial security. They no longer want to put their financial wellbeing in to the hands of another company that [...]
Using existing technology to create better products for a proven market is usually a recipe for new business success. This is the strategy of Mindshapes, which offers educational games for children on mobile devices.
When President Obama signed in to law the Jumpstart Our Startups, or JOBS Act as it is better known, business startups all over the country become instantly excited. Finally, there would be a new funding source that allowed new businesses to find the funding they needed without having to rely on banks or venture capital [...]
People start new companies to pursue passions that implement their personal brand upon ideas. A concept doesn’t have to become a global phenomenon to achieve considerable success. But many businesses do have potential wide appeal. Even a company that’s not destined to become a household name might have a product that sells to a broad [...]
After months of encouraging jobs reports, the number of new jobs to come online in March of 2012 plummeted. This is just one example of how difficult the nation’s economy is to navigate since the 2008 and 2009 crisis.
There are a lot of ways to measure the strength of the economy but most of the measures you hear about in the financial news media are unimportant to you, the everyday consumer and entrepreneur. Strange acronyms like CPI indexes help very little when you’re deciding whether this is the year to open your business.
When you dreamed of starting a business was there a problem you were trying to solve or was your future business startup a franchise or other existing model? According to the Kauffman Foundation, the largest foundation in the world dedicated to supporting entrepreneurial growth, almost half of all business startups are founded by “user entrepreneurs.” [...]