Federal Reserve chief Janet Yellen told an audience in London that another financial crisis "in our lifetime" is unlikely and that banks are much stronger than before. Yellen also rejected calls to significantly ease financial regulations.
It's extremely difficult to sell to millennials without a competent mobile app and social media marketing, writes Elle Toussi. Be willing to pair with social influencers to boost your signal, and make sure your messaging is informative and concise.
The International Monetary Fund has reduced its US growth forecasts to 2.1% in 2017 and 2018 because of concerns over the effects of federal policies. In particular, the Trump administration's budget proposal would put a "disproportionate share of the adjustment burden on low and middle-income households," constricting growth, the IMF said.
Seven cinephiles are looking to revive the social and discovery experience of brick-and-mortar video stores with their planned opening of the Beyond Video Collective in Baltimore. "Movie-watching has become a much more solitary experience since the advent of laptops and digital streaming," says co-owner Dave Barresi, "but video stores complement that experience by being available for customers to drop in and browse any time of day."
While most professionals assume that a mentor should be an older person, there are advantages to having a younger mentor, writes Kathy Bloomgarden. For instance, a younger mentor can keep you up to date on new technology trends while providing you with a fresh perspective.
Search engine optimization is crucial, but it can be challenging for small businesses with tight budgets and limited expertise. With that in mind, Marcus Miller explains what SEO is and how SEO tactics can work for smaller enterprises.
Small businesses that need funding may not yet qualify for bank loans. Doug and Polly White look at the alternatives, which fall under the categories of taking on debt in another form or offering equity.
Female entrepreneurs tend to receive less funding from venture capitalists than their male counterparts. A study uncovered one of the reasons by focusing on the differing types of questions asked of men and women seeking VC backing.
Security breaches involving brick-and-mortar premises and digital data can be equally devastating for businesses, especially if they haven't taken reasonable precautions. Sage Singleton reviews 10 basic security steps that your business should take on both fronts.
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