(NewsUSA) - Fifty-four years ago, President John F. Kennedy signed into effect a proclamation that established a week to celebrate the contributions of small U.S. businesses. Every president since then has continued the tradition.
(BPT) - Each workday, the average American spends 8.8 hours at work or on work-related activities, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. That’s even more time than people spend sleeping. And because we spend so much time at work, it's in your and your employer’s best interest to make workplaces the happiest environment it can be. Workplace comfort and happiness is highly impactful in retention and recruitment, as well as an individual’s productivity, satisfaction and ultimately, a company’s or business’s ROI. It’s not just free snacks, pizza or bagel Fridays, big windows or colorful conference rooms and ping pong tables. In fact, there’s a science behind what drives happiness in the workplace and what can be done to achieve it, through light, furniture, ergonomics and movement.
(NewsUSA) - Cable TV? That was so three years ago.
(StatePoint) There’s an exciting career revolution taking place for those who want to call their own shots, set their own schedules and control their destinies. Say hello to the “gig economy,” a booming new job market.
(NewsUSA) - An innovative venture fund is creating opportunities to support the American Dream by providing capital and resources to small businesses. ProgressWorks is a non-profit 501(c)(3) U.S. job-creation venture fund with a mission to facilitate job creation and retention in the United States. Its vision is to impact the growth of employment through targeted investment, strategic partnering, and resources that reduce the challenges small businesses face when seeking capital.
(NewsUSA) - Florida is becoming the modern-day Wall Street for many international and U.S. banking companies. Today there are 141 commercial banks in Florida with more than $140 billion in assets, and 18 international banking conglomerates who have their U.S. headquarters in the state.
(StatePoint) If you run a small business, you know that there is almost always work to be done. However, much of your time may be spent on tasks that you didn’t foresee before you opened shop. Indeed, up to 25 percent of a business owner’s time can be consumed by human resources and benefits administration, according to the Small Business Administration.
(NewsUSA) - America's economic engine is fueled by innovation. The ideas and inventions that emerge from researchers' labs or the garages of budding entrepreneurs have spawned powerhouse companies, even new industries.
(BPT) - Starting your own business can nurture your entrepreneurial spirit, earn you some money and give you the opportunity to spend more time with your family — including your pets. So what job can you do that doesn’t necessarily require a degree, affords you time flexibility, is in a growing industry and will be something you love?
(NewsUSA) -Every veteran entrepreneur needs capital, but investing in them via regulated channels may be the best bet for investors.
(NewsUSA) - For college students who aspire to work in financial markets, there is no better way to experience trading than participating in CME Group's annual Trading Challenge.
(NewsUSA) - Affordable mobile telecommunications in Africa are expanding through a joint venture between two Virginia-based companies.
(NewsUSA) -The ability to invest in cash-flowing and profitable entrepreneurs has disappeared with the loss of the regional exchanges in Philadelphia, Chicago and Seattle, among others. Local investors have lost the ability to invest locally -- easily.
(NewsUSA) - Young adults have ambitious future plans and want to experience a lot throughout their lifetime.
(BPT) - Today’s political climate seems to offer less room for inclusion than ever before. The polarizing campaigns and election in the United States left many divided. And across the ocean, the approval of Brexit shook the European continent to its core.
(NewsUSA) - Lifelike animatronics, next-generation "surgeons" and mechanical warfighters -- words that might create visions of a Sci-Fi blockbuster. However, these innovations in high-tech robotics are real and you need look no further than Florida to find them. The history between the state and robotics is a long one. Since the birth of IBM PC in Boca Raton in 1981, the "Second Machine Age" has been thriving in the Sunshine State.
(NewsUSA) - Not long ago we only used cell phones to make calls or send cryptic, short-hand text messages. Now, we rely on our phones for storing our contacts and calendar appointments, watching videos, checking email, managing our connected devices and, of course, keeping up on social media. In fact, phones have become such a crucial part of our lives that many people sleep with them.
(NewsUSA) - Many companies have recognized the road to their success runs through Pittsburgh. Popular brands like American Eagle Outfitters and Dick's Sporting Goods are headquartered in the city, and powerhouse companies like Amazon, Google, Uber, Shell, Facebook, and Apple have made recent investments or are expanding operations in the region.
(NewsUSA) - Small, local newspapers have been valued community resources across the United States for approximately 200 years, but many have faced challenges from increasing costs and difficulty keeping up with the latest technology. However, one form of new technology can help these papers survive. A specifically designed platform can help small community papers contribute to their survival by capitalizing on mobile revenue options.
(NewsUSA) - "The customer always comes first" should be every company's mantra. However, a lot of companies say it, but don't act on it. So, how do we make sure we're living up to that mindset?
(BPT) - If you feel like you’re working more, but getting less done, you’re not alone. Employees are working an average of 44 hours per week, of which only 29 were considered to be productive, according to a new survey of 1,200 full time office workers.
(StatePoint) Whether you just entered the career world or have been in the workforce for years, if you’re hunting for a new gig, it’s time to discover this year’s hottest jobs.
(BPT) - Knowing how to support a grieving co-worker can be one of the most challenging situations you face in your workplace. You want to express your sympathy and help your colleague, but you also don’t want to cross any professional boundaries.
(NewsUSA) - The college application process and the college prep testing that goes along with it can be overwhelming for students and families. Tests such as the SAT and ACT are an important element of the application process, and therefore a source of anxiety. However, only about 30 percent of public schools have an advisor dedicated to college prep.
(StatePoint) No matter what your work or family circumstances are, your days are likely a juggling act.
(NewsUSA) - A real-life David and Goliath battle is brewing in California wine country, as smaller wineries fight to compete against behemoth wine companies--corporations and private equity funds that are changing the face of the West Coast's wine industry forever with a frenzy of acquisitions.
(NewsUSA) - Promotional products are more popular than ever, based on data from a 2016 consumer survey conducted by Promotional Products Association International (PPAI). The survey respondents were evenly split between men and women, and included millennials (43 percent), generation X (35 percent), baby boomers (19 percent), and the "silent generation" of older adults (3 percent).
(StatePoint) Face-to-face meetings are a high priority for the small business community, according to a new survey.
(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - As the calendar flips to another year, many employees will consider starting the new year on the hunt for a new job. In today's changing workforce, it is more important than ever for companies to realize that a salary alone is no longer enough to recruit or retain strong employees. According to a recent survey by https://www.aflac.com/smallbusiness">Aflac, small businesses deserve a round of applause for their ability to keep employees happy. The report found that 85 percent of small-business employees are happy in their current job and more than half (51 percent) agree that most of or all of their happiness in their current job is because is a result of working for a small business.
(NewsUSA) - The Greater Fort Lauderdale, Florida area has become a hotbed of new dining options that embrace traditional favorites and current food trends, from farm-to-table spots to breweries and gastropubs.
(StatePoint) The ability to stretch a budget can help businesses or those who are self-employed weather lean times and flourish in good periods, and being efficient with time can mean surviving a busy season with your sanity intact. But these principles can be hard to uphold.
(StatePoint) In this digital age, you may go days without using a pen and paper, but there are many reasons to skip the devices and stick to writing things down. From staying organized to planning your week to tracking career growth, here are a few things to take note of when it comes to taking notes.
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(StatePoint) Many people dream of quitting their jobs and starting their own businesses. But in a time when only half of new small businesses survive five years or more, according to the U.S. Small Business Administration, how do you know if you have what it takes to withstand a competitive market?
(StatePoint) Being at the helm of a small business can be overwhelming. Whether you’re already your own boss or are thinking of making the leap, these tips from small business owners can help you get organized and boost productivity.
(StatePoint) Social media has changed the rules of privacy for almost everyone. But for people diagnosed with cancer, social media use comes with the additional complications of online disclosure, which can have unintended consequences.
(StatePoint) Employers report a lack of skilled talent as one of the biggest threats to meeting business objectives in 2016. Job seekers who take note of what skills and characteristics companies are seeking could have a competitive advantage.
(StatePoint) Looking to staff up your small business? Don’t underestimate the importance of getting your hiring decisions right. The smaller your business is, the more important your choices become.
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