There seems to be a strong correlation between the financial health of an organization and the leadership culture and behaviors within that organization. When reinforcing strong leadership, trust and collaboration throughout the organization better financial performance was realized. Likewise, when key behaviors were missing so were the financial gains.
Are you writing a business plan? Planning to expand into new markets?
Then it’s worth knowing that Uncle Sam offers access to free data that can help you understand your market and analyze consumer trends and demographics. In fact, the federal government is the largest producer of data in the U.S. with numerous offices dedicated to collecting, analyzing and providing free access to their findings – good news for budget-conscious small business owners, but where do go to find that data, and how do you use it once you’ve got your hands on it?
“Here we go again.” It is the collective groan heard from employers across the country as they braced for the annual EEOC’s fiscal-year-end filing campaign. With 48 EEOC-initiated lawsuits filed in just the last 30 days, employers were understandably concerned. But when the EEOC’s 2013 fiscal year closed yesterday with a total of 134 lawsuits filed, and the dust settled, we saw a picture emerge about how the EEOC targeted employers in its enforcement efforts this year, and gain insight into what’s to come.
You want to start a business, do you? You want to tell the boss to “take a flyin’...” and venture out on your own. Yeah! The question is: are you serious, or just wishing on the moon tonight?