Hard work, a keen focus and top-notch partners and team members are among the elements needed to build a multimillion-dollar business. Members of the Forbes Agency Council share their best tips for achieving success.
While fries are the traditional side at many quickservice restaurants, franchises are trying out a wide variety of new options, including corn on the cob and couscous. Tater Tots and onion rings are among the popular alternatives brands offer.
National Labor Relations Board Inspector General David Berry indicated board member William Emanuel should have recused himself from a December decision that rolled back the joint-employer standard created by the Browning-Ferris case. Emanuel previously worked for the law firm Littler Mendelson, which represented a contractor of Browning-Ferris.
A few fundamental steps can help businesses stay competitive in the age of online retail, writes Larry Alton. It's important to create a compelling in-store experience, use your online presence to drive foot traffic and explore techniques such as geofencing.
Building on 25 years' experience in retail, Dana Davidoff opened Tia Dana in Waynesville, N.C., to sell lifestyle and home decor products. "This store is a reflection of my personality and things I like," she said.
Staying organized can be a challenge when you're running your own business, writes Tommy Wyher. He discusses how to keep various aspects of your business running smoothly, including HR, financial management and inventory management.
Women and girls, who account for 70% of the people living in poverty worldwide, receive very little support under US budget priorities, write Rachel Clement and Teresa Casale of the International Center for Research on Women. Supporting women and their businesses can help resolve and prevent conflict around the globe, they write.
Co-working spaces are increasingly providing services working parents need but traditional employment does not offer, such as child care. Some are also women-focused, such as the Wing in Manhattan and Play, Work or Dash in Virginia, and several provide networking and career seminars for women.
It makes more sense to think of seed funding as a phase rather than a single round, writes Hunter Walk. Many startups are raising more money before the Series A round, and it makes sense for a company's plans to evolve as situations change.
Uber Express POOL, previously only available in San Francisco, is being expanded to cities including Miami, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. The feature allows riders who are willing to walk small distances or wait for short periods of time to benefit from routing that's more direct.