Going into business for yourself can be daunting. Many entrepreneurs have succeeded, but many have also failed. Before launching a business, ask yourself these questions: Do you have the psychological make-up to handle a start-up? The process of starting, building, growing and managing a business is hard and sometimes frightening work. Most successful entrepreneurs have … Continue reading “Questions to Ask Before Starting a Business”
Happy Halloween! With the scariest holiday of the year coming in just a few days, we wanted to provide some small business horror stories to help you avoid the same mistakes in this week’s Trending on Thursday. We also detail strategies small businesses can use to get more involved in their community, offer easy stress … Continue reading “Trending on Thursday: Small Business Horror Stories and More”
It’s officially late October, which means it’s well past time for businesses ready for the holidays. If you’re feeling a little behind this year, don’t worry. This week’s Trending on Thursday has some great tips for getting your small business on track for the holidays, which are expected to have a significant revenue uptick from … Continue reading “Trending On Thursday: Time to Prepare for the Holidays”
In a poll done by the American Transportation Research Institute, nearly two-thirds of respondents said their chief concern of all the issues facing the trucking profession is the fallout from electronic logging devices.
Hundreds of new businesses are started every day, but only about half survive five years or longer.1 Some fail because the original business concept was ill conceived and others fail because of external factors such as a deteriorating economy. However, most businesses fail due to decisions the owner makes. Here are some common pitfalls you should … Continue reading “Avoiding Common Small Business Start-Up Problems”
Do you live in the Midwest? If so, you’re in one of the best regions in the country to start a small business. We round up how the rest of the country fares in this week’s Trending on Thursday, and look at the best ways to combat seasonal downtime for business, explain the best way … Continue reading “Trending on Thursday: Top States for Small Businesses and More”
Truckers spent approximately $1.59 per mile last year, according to recent data crunched by the American Transportation Research Institute. That’s down 6 percent from 2014.
The world is shifting to mobile. Sixty-eight percent of Americans have smartphones and the number is sure to increase in the coming years. That’s why this week’s Trending on Thursday takes a look at how to “win” the mobile battle for eyeballs and dollars. We also provide innovative strategies for getting out of a creative … Continue reading “Trending on Thursday”
The idea that the internet could connect any device with an on/off switch to people and other devices, often without human intervention, must have seemed like science fiction at the end of the 20th century when the term “internet of things” (IoT) was first coined. The IoT transformation is happening so quickly that companies are … Continue reading “Incorporating the Internet of Things into Business Strategy”
The tidal wave of big data is making its way into healthcare. Medical practitioners, researchers and hospital executives are tantalized by the prospect of integrating huge amounts of patient information from disparate sources to develop diagnostic profiles, direct treatment and proactive therapies, and improve follow-up care. Healthcare administrators are beginning to realize big data’s potential … Continue reading “Big Data Is Coming to Healthcare”