Writing a mission statement is kind of like inputting where you want to go on Google Maps; the more specific you are, the more likely you’ll arrive at your destination. The cool thing is that as you type in more data (city, street, then address), the more the map zooms in until you have a […]
I couldn’t find any statistics that measured how many entrepreneurs actually earned a degree in business, but I did find several lists that mentioned company founders who succeeded without a college education: DreamWorks’ David Geffen, Hobby Lobby’s David Green, Tumblr’s David Karp, Whole Foods’ John Mackey, John Paul Mitchell’s John Paul DeJoria, Oracle’s Larry Ellison, […]
You know what’s great about owning a small business in this current period of time? It’s never been easier to access customers, to manage a business, and to connect with suppliers and investors. You know what stinks about owning a small business nowadays? It’s never been easier to access customers, to manage a business, and […]
There are several reasons why you should calculate the true value of your business. You may be considering selling it; you may be searching for the partnership of investors; the decision to expand a project could be on the horizon; insurance options may need to be addressed, etc. The problem is, it’s your business. Of […]
I was watching TV last week and I saw this crazy report about a company in Sweden that implants RFID (radio-frequency identification) chips into their employees’ forearms. With just a swipe of their arm they can unlock security doors, work the photocopier, and access many other tools without the hassle of ID cards or numerous […]
The rapid growth of the “Sharing Economy” has given birth to a new breed of service-based marketplace businesses that are changing the way we think about “work.” The slow decay of the 9-to-5 office job has given rise to the power of freelancers and solos to work when, how, and where they want. The role […]
Employee reviews. Those go right up there on the annual list of fun things to do just under getting your teeth cleaned and right above going to visit your in-laws. As a non-confrontational person, just the thought of giving someone negative feedback makes me want to hide under the table. Unfortunately, employee reviews are necessary […]
UpCounsel has expanded again! Yep, we’re ready to launch in the great state of Illinois and we couldn’t be more excited. We’ve been testing out the markets in Chicago and have quickly come to realize that our partnership with these outstanding businesses and attorneys is something quite special.
The new labor economy is in full swing . . . and simultaneously just getting started. Now that the B2B world is becoming keen on the concept, and the dramatic improvements that online marketplaces have made, we only see acceleration ahead.
We’ve all had that “oops” moment. You know, the one where you ask a non-pregnant woman when she is due or you open up a meeting with a joke and nobody laughs. Those are the moments that we wish we could stick our head in hole and just hide until someone else makes a bigger […]