• NEWS
    70% of Your Employees May Want to Work From Home this Holiday Season

    In between opening Christmas presents and cooking the turkey, a whopping 66 percent of employees will be checking work emails on Christmas Day. This was the finding of a survey by West Unified Communications Services on remote workers and changing working patterns. The study, which surveyed more than 600 full-time U.S. employees about their holiday work plans, […]

  • ENTREPRENEURS
    The Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide For Women, By Women Entrepreneurs

    Here’s a selection of companies led by visionary women who are using their businesses to build more people and planet-friendly products. PRIMALLY PURE Primally Pure, an all-natural, non-toxic skincare line founded by Bethany McDaniel, argues that nature is smarter than science. With her family running an organic livestock farm in Murrieta, California, aptly named Primal Pastures, […]

  • ENTREPRENEURS
    5 tools every entrepreneur needs to up their game

    If you are an entrepreneur, then time is your most valuable resource. Every single day, you are inundated with endless emails, phone-calls, and meetings. Taking control of yourself and your life can be nerve-wracking at times. Building a startup business is like figuring things out while getting many other things right as well. Entrepreneurs are […]

  • Women-led startup turns domestic abuse survivors into entrepreneurs

    Amonth ago Christine and her children were living in a shelter for survivors of domestic violence. Now she lives in her own apartment and runs a business selling aromatherapy products on the side while working as an admin assistant. She credits that transition to a not-for-profit called FreeFrom, which helps women who have left abusive partners launch […]

  • ENTREPRENEURS
    Get to Know These Key Financial Terms

    There’s no shortage of small business advice about marketing, social media and inspiration to not give up, However, the small business owner must pay attention to the financial nuts and bolts of business operations. It’s the best way to make the wisest business decisions. You may encounter terms on business websites or when working with an accountant […]

  • NEWS
    How to Get Lenders to Want to Finance Your Business

    Many small businesses fail in the first few years, and one reason why is running out of money. If you’ve ever watched the television shows Dragon’s Den, Shark Tank or The Apprentice, you will know that one of the most important ways to achieve business success is to get the finances right. That means thinking […]

  • ENTREPRENEURS
    5 Small Business Financing Options for Startup Entrepreneurs

    Credit Cards According to a 2012 National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) study [click the image above for the full infographic], 79% of small business owners used credit cards to start or grow their business. That says a lot about the significance of using credit cards to capitalize a small business. According to another study (PDF) conducted […]

  • SUCCESS
    John McDonough: A Decade of Blackhawks Succes

    CHICAGO – Blackhawks players and fans should hoist a glass tonight. It was ten years ago to the day that Rocky Wirtz took control of this end of the family business and stole John McDonough from the Cubs. “I had no intention to leave the Cubs. I knew that it was going through the sale […]

  • SUCCESS
    Working for the success of Bermuda

    The One Bermuda Alliance leadership challenge, which came to its conclusion on Saturday with the election of Jean Atherden, failed to generate the type of interest that would signal enthusiasm. Perhaps because the prospects are too familiar and, without the roar of an inspired crowd watching as a prize gladiator enters the Coliseum, it becomes […]