Today in Small Business: Mark Cuban’s Rules
A weekly roundup of small-business developments. What’s affecting me, my clients and other small-business owners today.
Washington Here are four charts that will help you track whether the Federal Reserve will taper its quantitative easing. It seems the sequestration budget cuts are hurting small consulting firms: “The $85 billion in budget cuts officially began March 1, but owners like LaJuanna Russell started feeling the effect last summer. Government employees cut contracts in advance, anticipating they’d lose funding. Among those badly hurt were businesses that provide training and consulting services not considered essential. Like Russell, they’ve had to lay off workers as their revenue plunged.”
Start-Ups Mark Cuban’s 12 rules for starting a company.
Employees This infographic examines whether employees and business owners see eye-to-eye when it comes to how they view their companies. An organization with 30 employees wastes more than 150 hours — or four weeks — every year tracking vacations.
Management Research reveals that more business travelers are taking time for themselves as well. Gregg S. Lipman says there is much management wisdom that you can glean from ’80s movies like “Stripes”: “What can I say about a movie whose tagline was, ‘The story of a man who […]