When progressive companies began to experiment with telecommuting arrangements in the 1980’s, many supervisors questioned whether productivity would decline. Jump ahead 35 years and we find that the naysayers were proven wrong. The old managerial dynamic of believing that close supervision is the way to achieve results no longer applies. Even if you work in… Read more »
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A Few Reasons Why Start Ups Should Sponsor Charity Events
I walk into the event, give my name, take my complimentary pen, and am given a glass of sweet sparkling red wine. I pop an hors d’oeuvre in my mouth from one of the passing trays and start to circle the room. It feels a lot like a party, but it’s also an integral and… Read more »
BigFish Capital Gives Back
Recently we were approached to attend and sponsor an event supporting an awesome cause, and we jumped at the chance. America On Track was founded with a simple mission: to improve the social conditions of children that are under-privileged, under-served, and overlooked. Many of the children supported by this charity have one or both parents… Read more »
Vanity Project or Worthwhile Venture?
Creating a start-up business is always exciting, but it is a process that needs to be done with care. A lot of people make the mistake of putting a lot of money into a project because they really want it to become big, rather than creating something that truly fits the needs of the market…. Read more »
3 Tips for Getting your Startup Off and Running
Get that startup started Starting up a business can be both challenging and exciting. Every entrepreneur has a vision of success in their future, but reaching that goal is difficult and time-consuming at times. If you are considering starting up your own business, be sure to keep these tips in mind. They will help you… Read more »
Why Start Ups Are Important to the Economy
Whenever someone looks at how well an economy is doing, it is important that they take serious look at small businesses and start up companies. Why are start ups important? The number of companies that are starting up during a given period of time (usually the quarter of a year that the economy is measured… Read more »
Choosing an Investor: From Funding Source To Business Partner
Before you spend time looking for the appropriate investor, you need to conceptualize the fact that you are selecting a partner, not just a source of funding. As a startup or small business owner, you may have to forge a relationship with your investors. You want to work with someone who respects your product, is… Read more »
Different Types of Funding: Crowdfunding and Angel Investors
For startups, making the decision to work with an angel investor or crowdfunding is one that can be hard to make. To understand which one complements the financial framework of your startup, you will need to understand what is angel investing and crowdfunding.