Writing for a prominent publication can expand your audience, but getting the opportunity can be a challenge. Dorie Clark and Sue Williams explain how to break into this exclusive field of writers, beginning with being sensitive to each publication's preferred level of formality.
Seasonal workers and interns are covered by many of the rules and regulations governing full-time employees. This article looks at several factors to consider when hiring seasonal workers, including vacation time, working conditions, and hours and pay.
Startups account for the vast majority of net job creation, per research in a Federal Reserve Bank of New York report. However, new businesses may fail for a number of reasons, including lack of capital and an inadequate sales and marketing strategy, says business adviser Nelson Merchan.
Ensuring that your business can be found in search results doesn't mean customers will buy from your company, Wesley Young notes. Your store's physical location is a key factor, writes Young, who offers six tips for using location to your advantage.
Sarah Cunningham Mastriano started building her company, called A Lovely Universe, on nights and weekends while also working another job. Now Mastriano runs the store, which sells clothing and gifts, as a seasonal business and does freelance jobs the rest of the year.
Personnel decisions are too often based on vague emotions rather than rational thought, writes Victor Lipman, founder of Howling Wolf Management Training. It's important to ensure your business has measurable goals in place as well as a "regular mechanism for assessing employee performance," he writes.
A number of startups are developing virtual reality technology that could reshape the world of e-commerce, writes Sujan Patel, co-founder of Web Profits. Leap Motion, for example, is working on technology that could allow users to cycle through a selection of products simply by waving their hands.
A startup called Blokable is looking to address the lack of affordable housing in certain areas with "plug-and-play buildings" that come complete with appliances and electrical systems. The units can serve as stand-alone buildings or be combined in different ways.
WeWork develops its culture through a yearly "summer camp" that brings people together from around the world, according to Megan Dodds, a community manager for the company. This year's summer camp will be in the UK and will feature speakers, creative events and music.