Employees Poised to Demand Higher Raises in 2015 - 1/12/2015 - Bureau of Labor Statistics report shows a jump in the U.S. "quit rate" as more than one-third of workers indicate a willingness to leave their current jobs if they don't receive a raise this year.
Venture Capital Enters the Pot Tech Startup Arena - 12/29/2014 - VCs begin funding cannabis tech startups, committing more than $90 million in capital, as "potrepreneurs" innovate new ways to introduce technology solutions to the marijuana community.
The Worst Passwords for Your Small Business - 1/23/2015 - With mobile security and other IT challenges looming large in the minds of small business owners, SplashData releases its annual list of the worst--and most dangerous--passwords of 2014.
Chasing the Staff Pick Designation on Kickstarter - 12/24/2014 - Many entrepreneurs view Kickstarter's Staff Picks as the brass ring of alternative funding. Here's how to increase the likelihood that your project or startup reaches the site's coveted Staff Pick status.
Are Business Schools Producing More Entrepreneurs? - 1/9/2015 - Business schools are getting a lot of attention as catalysts for startups. But as more business schools jump on the startup bandwagon, some are questioning their validity as a training ground for next generation entrepreneurs.
Small Business Regulatory Costs by State - 1/5/2015 - The SBE Council reports that when it comes to the costs of regulatory policies, South Dakota is the most favorable state for small businesses, while California finishes dead last.
The Most Secure Franchise Hotel Brands - 12/31/2014 - Franchise terminations are relatively common in hotel franchising. To avoid an early exit, here is BlueMauMau's list of the four safest hotel brands for franchisees.
Franchising Posts Big Job Gain in November - 12/17/2014 - The franchise industry added 25,000 jobs in November, posting the largest hiring increase in months--thanks to a significant rebound in the auto parts and dealers sector.
Google Announces Video Viewability Reporting - 1/8/2015 - Search giant will provide advertisers with information about whether or not audiences are watching their video ads, helping them make more informed video marketing decisions.