What’s New in Small Business? The U.S. Small Business Administration released a snapshot of what’s new for small businesses in the United States this morning. Culling from data effective August 2018, the Agency reported on trends in the establishment and growth of America’s small businesses. According to the SBA’s recent Advocacy alert, there were 3.02 million small businesses in the United States (as of 2015) … Continue reading What’s New in Small Business?
Guest contributors, Dr. Eileen Appelbaum and Dr. Hye Jin Rho, of the Center for Economic and Policy Research in Washington, DC, explore standout data on the gig economy workforce laid out in the 2018 Bureau of Labor Statistics Report. While the general perception is that this is a growing share of employment in the United States, the authors unveil some surprising results about gig workers. Continue reading Just One Percent of Workers Do Gig Work as Main or Secondary Job
Seinfeld fans may recall George Costanza’s stress reduction mantra Serenity, now! This outburst momentarily relieved him of stress caused by his interfering and embarrassing parents. While we can laugh at the hijinks that cause frustration for the popular sitcom’s character, stress isn’t much fun in real life. Apparently, speakers during Wednesday’s Harvard School of Public Health forum, The Health Burden of Stress: What … Continue reading Stress got you down? Harvard panel says you’re not alone
In developing a SWOT analysis, business owners are taught to identify and evaluate the venture’s strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats. Often, these entrepreneurs detail what they know about the competitors, and devise plans to upstage, or eliminate, the threat to the company. But, what if your competition isn’t who you think it is? I am not trying to diminish the importance of knowing which companies … Continue reading Your Competition Isn’t Who You Think It Is