Prior to starting The New York Enterprise Report, I worked with small and midsize companies for more than a decade. I observed that most companies were very good at making their products or delivering their services. What they lacked was a "full suite" of executives who had the knowledge and...
The death of the static homepage, immigrant entrepreneurs, and health care’s sticker shock—here’s what I’ve been reading lately. The Static Website Is Dead—Long Live Personalized Content
As part of our 10 year anniversary issue, we are asking fellow business owners how their industries and businesses are changing. (See www.nyreport.com/2013AndBeyond to read some responses and perhaps add your own).
The election is over – what’s next?
As a general rule, the United States taxes U.S. citizens, resident aliens, and domestic corporations on their worldwide income. This may also include their foreign activities. As a result, some U.S. taxpayers attempt to place foreign income beyond the reach of the U.S. tax jurisdiction.
If you and your company want to help other small businesses in the tri-state area who were affected by the storm, there are many ways you can offer your money, your time, or your services. Donations
If your business is struggling from the effects of Hurricane Sandy, here are some organizations and resources that you can use to get back on your feet. Disaster Loans
Don’t Be a Sore Loser Lost a big client? Get over it, says business owner Robert Basso. In his latest blog, he offers his advice on how to bounce back—and learn—from a big loss by asking yourself, and your team, the right questions. Here’s one of them: Do you know why?
Over the past nine years, I’ve been fortunate to have met many rock stars. Of course, the rock stars of my world aren’t just the ones playing sold-out concerts—the rock stars of my world are successful entrepreneurs. And what I have learned from their stories is that success comes from three...
Execution strategies from the Giants, battling your online addiction, and how to raise your kid to be a better entrepreneur than you - here's what I've been reading lately. Don’t Muddle the Huddle
It’s 4:55am and another terrible night of sleep. I go to bed late wishing for more time, and wake up early because of the things I forgot to do yesterday. My family is growing – another one on the way so add the problem of space to a whole slew of issues I’m going through.
Have you gone to a website of the federal government lately? You may be surprised to learn that they appear to be slanted almost entirely to workers. Employers have to work very hard to find information about topics of concern to them on these sites. Examples:
I recently had lunch with Steve Etzler, CEO of BDI. BDI produces first-rate conferences for certain industries such as finance, healthcare, and marketing, among others. Steve and I were discussing the role of social media with respect to producing events and he shared some strategies that he uses...
It’s debated whether the old Chinese proverb, “May you live in interesting times” was viewed as a blessing or a curse. Given the current pre-election state of the economy, small business owners can sympathize.
Last Sunday evening when I pulled into the parking lot of a restaurant I frequent, the place was empty. Apparently, the town had had a street fair that had just ended. The sidewalk tables around town were being dismantled and the barricades blocking access to certain streets were gone.
Podium Rock, a new business event that’s part theater, part rock concert, and part presentation, is taking place on October 25th. Podium Rock aims to help businesses innovate, grow, and engage with both clients and employees by offering business owners creative and inspiring ideas.
Inner City Capital Connections, a free program that helps urban companies grow and find new capital, is now accepting applications for their program until October 19th. Companies accepted to the program will receive education on investment and equity, and will be matched with investors who can help...
The NYC Department of Small Business Services has teamed up with Coro New York Leadership Center for the 2013 Neighborhood Leadership Program. Now in its second year, the program brings together 20 New York City-based individuals and helps them develop their leadership skills.
On October 3, President Obama and Governor Romney met in a 90-minute debate focused on the economy. Questions touched on the economy, taxes, the deficit, energy, and education. Each candidate talked a little about small business. How much is a little?