Posts Tagged ‘expert perspective’

Connecting Talent: Is Technology a Problem?

Connecting Talent: Is Technology a Problem?
We’re a Chamber of Commerce with about 2,000 members. We meet one-on-one with about 700 individual business owners/managers each year. From small businesses to Fortune 500 enterprise, the number one need they express to us is frustration over trying (and failing) to find qualified workers. The...
December 28th, 2012 | Expert Perspective | Read More

Expert Perspective: The Real Reason Your Team Doesn’t Trust You

Expert Perspective: The Real Reason Your Team Doesn’t Trust You
As an entrepreneur, it’s easy to get wrapped up in your product, your customers, and scaling your business as quickly as possible. It’s a high growth, high risk environment. But in the swirl of all that activity, one thing is often ignored until it’s too late: building trust with your...
October 18th, 2011 | Expert Perspective | Read More

Is operating a franchise business the right move for you?

Is operating a franchise business the right move for you?
Who doesn’t love the idea of being their own boss, controlling their own destiny, having more job security, making their own hours, and feeling a stronger sense of purpose? America was built on this premise of the pioneering spirit, forging new avenues of revenue and business creation. In fact,...
July 25th, 2011 | Expert Perspective | Read More

Jessica Jackley talks ProFounder, crowdfunding

Jessica Jackley talks ProFounder, crowdfunding
As most small business owners will tell you, acquiring funding from traditional sources for a young venture can be challenging, if not impossible. Enter ProFounder. Launched in 2010, ProFounder is an online crowdfunding platform that allows entrepreneurs to raise investment capital from their communities. ProFounder...
May 12th, 2011 | Expert Perspective | Read More

Growing the Economy by Going Green

Growing the Economy by Going Green
Last month, I stood on the factory floor of the Willard and Kelsey Solar manufacturing plant just outside Toledo. The plant pulsed with action as dozens of workers operated machines using cutting-edge technology to churn out thin, film solar panels. Just a few short years ago, this building stood empty...
March 22nd, 2011 | Expert Perspective | Read More

Suze Orman’s New Book Has Advice for Entrepreneurs

Suze Orman’s New Book Has Advice for Entrepreneurs
Straight-talkin’ finance guru Suze Orman will be in Columbus next week to promote her latest book, The Money Class. And, oh, what a class it is. In the book, Orman, who has written eight consecutive New York Times bestsellers, asserts that the American Dream as we knew it “is dead,”...
March 11th, 2011 | Expert Perspective | Read More

10 New Year’s Resolutions Designed to Jumpstart Your Small Business in 2011

10 New Year’s Resolutions Designed to Jumpstart Your Small Business in 2011
Happy holidays! As we wrap up the books for 2010, now is the perfect time to begin planning how you’ll take 2011 to the next level. I’ve compiled a list of 10 New Year’s resolutions for your small business. 1. Build a plan to succeed. If you want to be successful, you have to have a plan....
December 29th, 2010 | Expert Perspective | Read More